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Canon IXUS 510 HS

There's something to be said for simplicity in design. While curves can help define a product, a complete lack of them can just as easily make it stand out in the crowd.

Sunday, 29 April, 2012, 12:00am

Out and about

Stars in their eyes

Designed for children aged eight and up, the Esa Telescope 225X is powerful enough for children to see close-up action in the sky. The telescope comes with a zoom lens of 15x to 225x, a finder and a 300mm telescopic tube to aid visibility, as well as an adjustable tripod. HK$699 at ItsImagical, Ocean Terminal, unit G29-34, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2375 6020

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Olympus SZ-30MR

You might not be able to change the lens on the Olympus SZ-30MR, but a jaw-dropping 24x (25mm to 600mm) wide-angle zoom lens should cover the bases for most photo enthusiasts.

From wide landscapes to super close-ups, the SZ-30MR is more than capable of doing the job.

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Ricoh CX5

Ricoh was one of the first camera makers to make wide-angle lenses a standard feature for point-and-shoot models. Now the company wants to expand that capability with a huge zoom lens like those typically reserved for much bigger cameras.

The new Ricoh CX5 gives you a 10.7x optical zoom, or 28mm-300mm in standard camera terms.

6 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Kodak Playsport ZX3

High definition used to mean big, expensive cameras that cost thousands of dollars. But today you can get HD performance in smaller, more affordable packages like the Kodak Playsport ZX3.

13 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Canon Powershot SX210 IS

Compact digital cameras used to come with a standard 3x optical zoom. If you wanted to get a closer shot of anything, you either had to move or buy a much bigger camera with a larger zoom.

9 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

New image

Add zest to your pictures with the new L100, a digital point-and-shoot camera built with smart functions usually found in high-priced snappers. The stylish Samsung Electronics camera has a 2.5-inch display, 8.2-megapixel resolution and a 3x optical zoom lens.

27 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

BIG PICTURE

Built to withstand harsh conditions, the new Sports Miniket from Samsung Electronics is a rugged companion worthy of an Indiana Jones-type adventure or a weekend hike in the hills. The six-in-one device provides video camera, still camera, MP3 player, web camera, portable storage and voice recorder functions. It is packed in a weather-resistant, moisture proof and shock-absorbent rubber case.

2 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Modest shell hides impressive zoom, video features

The first thing you notice about the Olympus Camedia C-770 is not very much. This camera will not win any design awards.

1 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Modest shell hides impressive zoom, video features

Product: Olympus Camedia C-770 Ultra Zoom Price: $4,280 Pros: 10x zoom lens, mpeg 4 video support Cons: Uninspiring design

The first thing you notice about the Olympus Camedia C-770 is not very much. This camera will not win any design awards.

31 May 2004 - 12:00am

Cheap digital stuck in permanent slow motion

Product: BenQ DC C50 Price: $3,380 Pros: A good price for a five-megapixel camera Cons: Frustratingly slow

Top-of-the-range five-megapixel cameras are rarely priced under $5,000, so the $3,380 DC C50 from BenQ looks like remarkably good value.

However, while you may save a couple of thousand dollars by buying it, that saving comes at a price.

6 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Cheap digital stuck in permanent slow motion

Top-of-the-range five megapixel cameras are rarely priced under $5,000, so the $3,380 DC C50 from BenQ looks like remarkably good value.

But while you may save a couple of thousand dollars by buying it, that saving comes at a price.

6 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Focus on cameras returning

THE camcorder has given the conventional stills camera industry a real run for its money.

Many families have opted for moving pictures rather than the more traditional snaps of their nearest and dearest.

But the managing director of Sigma Optical in Hong Kong, Johnathon Leung Ning-chong, said the camera industry was now fighting back.

26 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Clue to a better video image

POLICE in the United States use black carbon powder to dust for fingerprints.

Any reader of detective novels will realise that identifying a black fingerprint on the sort of black plastic rubbish bags that Hongkong uses is no easy matter.

16 May 1993 - 12:00am