Thursday, September 27, 2007

Photography Soup Express (Sept 27)

Around the Internets

  • The Online Photographer has recently posted a review of the Canon G9 by Ken Tanaka.
  • Discover new forums: The Digital Imaging forum at DSLreports consists of the DI Technical forum and the general photography DI Chat forum.
  • Can't wait for the next Canon Digital Rebel Kiss SLR? Photography Bay takes an early look at what features the next Digital Rebel may have. Consensus is that it will be named 450D, going from 300D (original), 350D (XT) and 400D (XTi). Given the naming, I think the US name for the 450D will be ...crispy :)
  • Catch up with the latest wave of new news at the Imaging Insider. Some of the stories: A kerfuffle at Jessops, more photographers detained for "suspicious activity", an underwater housing for the Nikon P5100, an early look at coming up with creative Halloween themed photos, techniques, reviews, podcasts, how-to, tips, press releases and product announcements including a couple from Sandisk, and tons more! Read all about it!
  • Photography Blog reviews the Canon SD870IS, aka Canon Ixus 860IS. Well done Canon, you have managed to globally confuse us. This is the one that starts at wide angle (28-100mm-ish equivalent) so it stands out a bit from the dozens of other cutesy subcompacts. Read on to find out what they found out! (Spoiler Alert: The conclusions are on page 6).
  • Speaking of reviews, if you missed it yesterday, here is the Canon 40D review at
  • Didn't you just wish there was a blog that covered the Nikon D3 and nothing else? Well, your wish came true! Visit Nikon D3 News.
  • Lots of tips, techniques and how-tos on lighting at Strobist, a blogger Blog of Note.

    Readers Questions
  • Question #1: Is the 1/2.3" ccd sensor bigger than the 1/2.5"?
  • Answer: Yes! And 1/1.8" is bigger than both, 2/3" is bigger than 1/1.8", etc, etc. A good explanation of sensor sizes can be found in dpreview's glossary.
  • Question #2: What's the difference between casio ex-z*** and casio?
  • Answer: The full name of Casio cameras is Casio Exilim EX-Z*** or EX-S***. But for shortcut, a number of people prefer to just say Casio Z1050, instead of Casio EX-Z1050 or Casio Exilim EX-Z1050.
  • Question #3: Are there any expert reviews of the Ricoh R7?
  • Answer: Not at the moment as far as I know.
  • Question #4: Is the Fuji S8000fd using a SuperCCD sensor?
  • Answer: Unfortunately no. It uses a standard CCD sensor. But it's not a big deal because the advantages of SuperCCD are seen at the 1/1.7" size, not the smaller 1/2.5" and 1/2.3" or 1/2.35" sizes. See question #1 for more on sensor sizes.
  • Question #5: Is the Olympus E3 using a Kodak Trine sensor?
  • Answer: I wish I knew! The rumors are flying all over the place. Kodak or Olympus, if you wanna let me know in confidence, I promise I won't post it here (right away) :)

    Reading is fun-da-mental!

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