Long Zoom Lenses

Hands-on Review

Fujifilm has recently released an array of new S series digital cameras, which combine long zoom lenses with the ease of use of a point-and-shoot system. With this amalgam of characteristics in mind, the physical construction of these cameras incorporates balanced ergonomics along with impressive image quality.

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1 year ago
Hands-on Review

The recently introduced Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM lens is the first lens to be part of Sigma’s Global Vision Sports line, and as such, strives to be a highly precise and optically sound lens that can function well in fast-paced situations. 

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Nikon has just announced the new AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4 ED VR telephoto zoom lens for their Nikon F bayonet mount. This lens is compatible with both FX and DX formats, but provides an equivalent 105-300mm focal length when used with DX sensors.

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2 years ago
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The new 16.3-megapixel Pentax K-5 II DSLR camera will replace the current Pentax K-5 in Pentax’s DSLR lineup. It features a 16.3-megapixel CMOS image sensor with integrated AD conversion circuitry, which works with Pentax’s PRIME II Imaging Engine to deliver high-resolution, rich-gradation digital images.

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Pentax has introduced a new 16MP point-and-shoot digital camera designed for the photographer who wants a high resolution, versatile camera that can travel anywhere.

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Olympus has just announced the new Stylus SP-820UZ, a 14MP compact digital camera with a 40x optical zoom that enables you to shoot pictures and Full HD videos, and it’s powered by four AA batteries.

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2 years ago
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Canon has announced the release of two new point-and-shoot cameras in their popular PowerShot line: the SX500 IS and the SX160 IS. Both of these cameras include a 16 megapixel CCD sensor, DIGIC 4 image processor, and are capable of recording high-definition video at 720p resolution.

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2 years ago
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Along with fast reflexes and the ability to keep a half step ahead of the action, sports and nature photographers depend heavily on the flexibility and performance of their gear. If you’re a Sony shooter with a penchant for sports and nature photography, you’ll be interested in Sony’s new SAL 500mm f/4.0G, an A-mount super-telephoto that according to the specs and features is quite a hunk of glass.

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2 years ago
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Sony has just introduced nine new Cyber-shot digital cameras, and while these cameras span a wide range of technologies, they all rely on a number of core concepts that help you to make the best photographs possible in a given situation.

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2 years ago
Hands-on Review

One of the things we appreciate about cutting edge lens technology is that it’s now possible to squeeze insanely wide range zoom lenses into palm-sized camera bodies.

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3 years ago
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Leica has announced the arrival of its latest V-LUX series bridge camera, the Leica V-LUX 3. The new camera, which retains the familiar DSLR-like profile of its predecessors, features a 12.1MP (1/2.3") CMOS sensor that can capture stills at up to 12 frames per second at full resolution, as well as 1920 x 1080 / 60p Full HD video.

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3 years ago
Buying Guide

Not long ago, point-and-shoot cameras had zoom lenses that seldom went beyond the optical range of a 35-105mm lens on a conventional 35mm camera. Not so anymore. Thanks to numerous advancements in optical technologies, digicams now feature 8x to 14x zooms that despite their 20 -something to 200-300mm-plus focal ranges, still slip easily into your pocket.

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3 years ago