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Nikon Coolpix P500, Fuji HS20, vs. Canon SX20IS

This is only a vs. review in the sense that the Canon SX20IS was my current camera when I started looking for something new. I have been using superzoom bridge cameras for several years now…the Sony H9 and H50 in … Continue reading

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Canon Powershot SX20IS: first thoughts

I have a new camera! After considerable research, I ordered a Canon Powershot SX20IS. A new camera is always fun. It is almost like getting new eyes…or learning to see all over again. Of course, you carry your photographic habits … Continue reading

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Netbooks for Traveling Photographers: Take Two

Over on Cloudy Days and Netbook Nights: Netbooks, take two.

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Sanyo Dual Camera VPC-CG10

If you follow me on Twitter you know that my Sanyo VPC-TH1 took an unexpected dip in a tide pool when I lost my balance crossing rocks a few weeks ago. It is now immersed in a jar of rice … Continue reading

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P&S HD Video: Sony Webbie HD vs. Sanyo TH1

There have always been what amount to Point and Shoot video cameras, but only recently have the files they produce become as easy to deal with as jpeg image files. During the last year, and especially the last month or … Continue reading

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Photo Sharing Services

So, Whats The Big Deal About Photo Sharing? Until the advent of Internet Photo Sharing Services, many of us had real difficulty finding an appreciative audience for our photography. Few ever managed to get published in magazines. A few managed … Continue reading

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Netbooks for Traveling Fotogs??

(Ed. Note: For an update on this piece, with a review of the HP Mini 311 with ION graphics from a traveling photographer’s point of view, see Take Two on Cloudy Days and Netbook Nights. For more on the Netbooked/Cloud … Continue reading

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Three of a Kind: comparison of Sony H50/H9/A200

In three parts: Three of a kind…Sony DSC H50 Comparison Review General considerations… Three of a Kind: Part 2, Image Quality Yes…image quality Three of a Kind (well, now down to one) New features and conclusions…

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Three of a Kind (well, now down to one)

New features of the Sony DSC H50 Every generation of new digital cameras must have new features. This is a law as immutable as gravity…a certainty only equaled by the inevitable upward creep of pixel count. Last year’s feature of … Continue reading

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Three of a Kind: Part 2, Image Quality

So what about image quality already… The physical layout of the camera is important, but of course, it is really all about image quality. If the image quality of the H9 had been consistently excellent I would not now own … Continue reading

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