For professional use and convincing pictures in each situation:


Features: Nikon D70

*6.1 effective megapixels

*New Nikon DX Format CCD image sensor for 3,008 x 2,000-pixel images

*New advanced digital image processor to optimize image quality, control auto white balance, auto tone and color control

*Accurate white balance regardless of lighting conditions achieved by Nikon's acclaimed 3D Color Matrix Metering with the 1,005-pixel RGB sensor

*Continuous shooting at 3 frames per second for a continuous burst of 144 pictures when using JPEG NORMAL - Large setting, and a SanDisk SDCFH 256MB (ultra II) CompactFlash™

*Immediate power-up has the D70 ready to take pictures before your finger can reach the shutter button

*High performance System LSI uses next-generation programming to greatly increase the speed of all processing and writing operations

*High-speed, high-precision 5-area AF system

*Maximum shutter speed of 1/8,000 sec. for full creative control

*Seven new automated Digital Vari-Program selections including Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, and Night Landscape for crisp and vivid results that match the intended shot

*New generation color reproduction system offers a choice of three color modes

*New JPEG and NEF Combination Filing System enables simultaneous recording of NEF (RAW) and JPEG data for the same shot to optimize and accelerate workflow

*Large LCD monitor with user-friendly menus

*New AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED zoom lens designed to deliver high performance and outstanding value as a perfect match for the D70

*Built-in auto pop-up flash features exclusive i-TTL flash control, fast 1/500 sec. flash sync shutter speed, and supports Nikon's Creative Lighting System

Sigma EF-500 DG Super

Guide number: 165 in feet / 50 in meters 105mm (ISO 100)

Power source: 4x AA Alkaline or 4x NiMH batteries

Charge time: Approx. 6seconds (when using alkaline batteries) Approx 4seconds (when using NiMH batteries)

Number of flashes: Approx. 220 flashes (when using alkaline batteries) Approx. 100 flashes (when using 4x NiMH batteries)

Flash Duration: Approx. 1/700seconds

Projection Angle of the Light: Automatically set to match the lens between 28mm and 105mm. Also covers 17mm wide angle when the built-in diffuser is deployed.

AF Auxiliary lamp: Red LED

Bounce: Up 60, 75, 90
Down 7

Swivel: Right 60, 75, 90/
Left 60, 75, 90, 120, 150, 180

Dimensions (W x H x L): 3.0 X 5.5 X 4.6 inches / 77x139x117mm

Weight: 11.83 oz. (325g)

Compatible Cameras : Sigma SA, Canon AF, Minolta AF, Nikon AF, Pentax AF


For snapshots and short Movies

KonicaMinolta Dimage Xg

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Xg specifications

Sensor • 1/2.7" Type CCD
• 3.2 million effective pixels
Image sizes • 2048 x 1536
• 1600 x 1200
• 1280 x 960
• 640 x 480
File formats • JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
• MOV (Motion JPEG)
Quality levels • Fine
• Standard
• Economy
Movie clips • 320 x 240, 15 / 30 fps
• 160 x 120, 15 / 30 fps
• Normal / Night Movie / Movie frame capture / Movie clip capture
• Limited only by storage (streaming)
• With audio
Lens • 3x optical zoom
• 37 - 115 mm equiv.
• Folded optics (vertical mounted, prism)
• F2.8 - F3.6
Digital zoom Up to 4x
Auto focus • Video TTL
• Wide area / Spot focus area
Manual focus No
AF assist beam No
Closest focus 15 cm (5.9 in)
Shooting modes • Program AE
• Scene
• Movie / Audio
Scene modes • Portrait
• Sports
• Landscape
• Sunset
• Night portrait
• Night view
Metering • Multi-segment (256 segments)
• Spot
Sensitivity equiv. • Auto (ISO 50 - 160)
• ISO 50
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
Exposure compen. • -2.0 to +2.0 EV
• 0.3 EV steps
Shutter speed 4 - 1/1000 sec
Noise reduction User controllable
White balance • Auto
• Daylight
• Cloudy
• Tungsten
• Fluorescent
Self-timer 10 sec
Flash • Built-in
• Modes: Auto, Auto with red-eye reduction, Fill, Flash cancel
• Range (wide): 0.15 - 3.2 m (Auto ISO)
• Range (tele): 0.15 - 2.5 m (Auto ISO)
Continuous mode • Single
• Continuous (1.5 fps)
• Multi-frame (9 shots in a single image)
Viewfinder Optical
LCD monitor • 1.6" TFT LCD
• 85,000 pixels
Direct print PictBridge compatible printers
Other features • Audio recording (up to 15 sec)
• Image pasting
• Crop
• Date imprint
• E-mail copy
Connectivity USB 2.0 (full speed)
Power • Lithium-Ion NP-200 rechargeable battery
• Charger included
Storage • SD / MMC card
• 16 MB SD card supplied
Dimensions 86 x 67 x 20 mm (3.4 x 2.6 x 0.8 in)
Weight (no batt) 120 g (4.2 oz)

Tested cameras

KonicaMinolta Dimage A2

I´ve tested this camera for two weeks and then i send it back. It´s great to handle this camera, but the picture quality isn´t so fantastic, how you should can expect from a camera in this league. It has a lot of special features which are very useful to take great pictures, but that wasn´t enough to convince me.

Predecessor cameras

Sony DSC F828

Features of the Sony DSC-F828 Cyber-shot:

8.0 effective mega pixel Sony Super HAD CCD
7x optical zoom, 14x digital zoom, 35x Smart zoom
Rotating Carl Zeiss T lens system
Dual manual zoom/focus ring with mechanical manual zoom
NightFraming and NightShot
Full manual aperture and shutter controls
Hologram AF
MPEG Movie VX Fine mode
Dual memory slots: Memory Stick and Compact Flash
Compatible with Memory Stick PRO and Microdrive
Recording formats: JPEG, GIF, TIFF, RAW, MPEG
STAMINA infoLITHIUM battery supplied
Approximate STAMINA battery life with supplied NPFM50: 3hours 45mins
or 450 shots Compliant with industry-standard PictBridge® technology to
enable direct connection to printer via high-speed USB 2.0 without need for a PC

Panasonic DMC FZ10

A SLR type mega optical zoom camera for amateur photographer.

Panasonic is introducing a top-end ‘enthusiast digital camera with an innovative
12x optical zoom. The four-mega pixel Lumix DMC-FZ10 features a Leica Vario
Elmarit lens and is also the first camera to feature Panasonic’s new MEGA OIS
image stabilising system for reducing jitter and blurring.

Casio Exilim EX 4

4MP camera with a huge color LCD monitor.

But the picture quality isn´t very convincing.

Canon IXUS v3

A very handy camera which takes excellent pictures in its league.

Additional function(s) Movie clip recording
Dimensions 87 x 57 x 27 mm
Weight 180 g
Sensor Resolution (effective) 3.2 megapixels
Photodetectors (effective) 3.2 million
Optical zoom 2x
Digital zoom 3.2x
Storage type(s) CompactFlash Type I

Still image capture resolution 2048 x 1536; 1600 x 1200; 1024 x 768;
640 x 480
Digital video capture

Minolta Dimage S404

High Points

4-megapixel CCD delivering image resolutions as high as 2,270 x 1,704 pixels.
4x, 7.15-28.6mm lens, equivalent to a 35-140mm lens on a 35mm camera.
Maximum aperture of f/3.0 at full wide-angle and f/3.6 at full telephoto.
Automatic and manual focus control, adjustable focus area. 2.2x digital enlargement.
Real-image optical viewfinder and 1.8-inch color LCD monitor. Auto and Manual
exposure control. Shutter speeds from 1/1,000 to 4 seconds, with maximum
15-second Bulb setting. Program AE, Aperture Priority, and Manual exposure
modes. Built-in flash with five operating modes. Adjustable White Balance with
six settings, including a Custom setting. Multi-Segment and Spot metering modes.
Sensitivity equivalents of 64, 100, 200, and 400 ISO. Auto-Exposure Bracketing,
Continuous Shooting, Voice Memo, Self-Timer, and Movie modes. Special "Scene"
exposure modes (Macro, Portrait, Landscape, Night, Text, and Text with Macro).
Optional remote control. Image color, sharpness, saturation, and contrast adjustments.
Histogram display for checking exposure. JPEG and uncompressed TIFF file formats.
Images saved to CompactFlash Type I memory cards. Power from four AA NiMH
or alkaline batteries, or optional AC adapter.

HP Photosmart 318

My first digital camera. Only a internet snapshot camera with 2MP without optical zoom.