December 2006

10-megapixel Casio EX-Z1000
In April of 2006, the Casio Exilim EX-Z1000 was the first announced 10-megapixel compact. Apart from the stunning resolution at a very reasonable price it offers a terrific 2.8-inch wide screen, a sleek and slender body, and no fewer than 36 shooting modes. It also has great battery life and sports a frendly, ergonomic design. But did Casio truly take advantage of scoring this historic first? We've been shooting with the Z1000 for several months, so read our review of the Exilim Z1000 and find out! -- Posted Wednesday, December 27, 2006 by chb

With so many megapixels for so cheap, what separates digital cameras these days?
We get to play with hundreds of digital cameras every year. We review them all for you, so you can make more informed buying decisions. That is especially important these days where seemingly every digicam has 5 to 8 megapixel and costs very little. So what separates them? Read our overview to learn what to look out for when you buy.
With so many megapixels for so cheap, what separates digital cameras these days?
-- Posted Monday, December 18, 2006 by chb

Our Holiday Top Picks!
Looking for a digital camera gift for a loved one? Our top picks are the Casio S600 and S770 if you want something sleek and sexy, the Fuji F650 with a nice zoom and huge LCD, the Samsung Pro815 with ist 15X zoom for those who want to get real close, the Olympus FE180 as an awesome low-cost deal, and the Olympus 720 SW for those who love the outdoors and water. -- Posted Sunday, December 10, 2006 by chb

Review: Nikon Coolpix P3 with wireless LAN!
The Nikon Coolpix P3, a compact 8.1 megapixel digital camera that packs considerable power and some notable features such as an active vibration reduction mode and 802.11b/g wireless communication. That is the same wireless LAN notebook computers have and it can make transferring and printing pictures a lot easier. How does it work? And how good is the vibration reduction mode? [read Nikon Coolpix P3 review] -- Posted Friday, December 8, 2006 by chb

Review: Casio Exilim EX-Z850
The Casio EX-Z750 won our last ultra-slim roundup of no fewer than 13 contestants with an almost perfect score. Last summer Casio replaced it with the Exilim Z850, which is part of their "Zoom" line of cameras. It looks almost identical, has 8.1 instead of 7.2 megapixel, longer battery life, and costs less. We've road-tested the Z850 for several months. Is it the same homerun the Z750 was? [read Casio Z850 review] -- Posted Tuesday, December 5, 2006 by chb