August 2008

Advanced 14.5 megapixel Coolpix pushes the limits
Nikon introduced the Coolpix S710 as part of its Fall 2008 lineup. With this camera Nikon pushes the resolution limit available in inexpensive consumer cameras even farther. You now get 14.5 megapixel, a number almost unimaginable just a few years ago. Compared to the 12.1 megapixel Coolpix S700 it replaces, the S710 offers a bit more in almost every respect: You get a 3.6X zoom instead of just a standard 3X. The display has grown to 3.0 inches. As far as sensitivity goes, the S710 can go up to an insanely high ISO 12,800. And the S710 offers Program, Aperture, Shutter, and Manual exposure modes in addition to the usual scene modes. Add to that the latest tricks and features and the US$379 S710 is a compelling buy. [Read description and specs of the Nikon Coolpix S710] -- Posted Thursday, August 14, 2008 by chb

Elegant new 10-megapixel Nikon with 3.5-inch touch screen
Ever since the Apple iPhone hit the market, touch screens have made a comeback. Nikon joins the party with the new 10-megapixel Coolpix that has a terrific high-res 3.5-inch touch screen that replaces all the hardware controls. The S60, which comes in five eye-catching colors, has an internal 5X folding optical zoom to bring things close. There is optical lens-shift image stabilization to reduce blur, and you can shoot at up to 3200 ISO. Like most new cameras, the US$349 S60 includes a wealth of in-camera goodies and technologies. [Read description and specs of the Nikon Coolpix S60] -- Posted Wednesday, August 13, 2008 by chb

And more digital imaging book reviews!
There are so many great digital imaging/photo books coming out, we can hardly keep up reading them! Check Carol Cotton's Digital Camera How-To Guides 2008 recommendations (II). -- Posted Wednesday, August 6, 2008 by chb