Simon Joinson

Simon Joinson

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Lives in United States SEATTLE, WA, United States
Works as a Editor, writer, photographer
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Joined on Jul 9, 2002
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Just posted! Canon SX100 IS review
Just Posted! Our review of the Canon Powershot SX100 IS, the first model in Canon's brand new line of 'budget' superzoom digital cameras. The SX100 IS comes with a 8MP sensor, 10x zoom and a number of manual controls, occupying the gap between Canon's tried and tested A-series and the more upmarket Powershot S5. In its press material Canon claims the SX series offers exceptional performance in the hands of any member of the family; to find out how it performed in our capable hands check out the review after the link ...
Just posted! Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 review
Just posted! Our detailed, in-depth (33 page) review of the Sony DSLR-A700. The A700 is aimed at the serious amateur / semi-professional market with its sensor-shift stabilized twelve megapixel CMOS chip, high resolution three inch LCD monitor, five frames per second shooting and Konica Minolta heritage such as Eye-start auto-focus. The A700 needs to compete with the Canon EOS 40D, Nikon D300 and Olympus E-3, and those are the exact cameras we have used for our comparison (hence the delay in this review, they arrived during the review process).
Just posted! Panasonic DMC-L10 review
Just Posted! Our review of the Lumix DMC-L10, Panasonic's second Four Thirds digital SLR. The L10 joins the increasingly crowded 10 megapixel mid-range DSLR pack with a few unique features, including a fully articulated swing/tilt screen, full-time live view AF (contrast detect) and a high quality 28-100mm equiv. optically stabilized Leica kit lens. Designed as the ultimate 'step up' camera for compact users looking to move to the next level the L10 brings Panasonic's friendly user interface and familiar features (such as face detection and scene modes) to the SLR space. So is it worth the $1299? Check out our in-depth review after the link...
Just posted! Fujifilm F50fd review
Just Posted! Our review of the Fujifilm FinePix F50fd, successor to the F31fd and flagship of Fujifilm's Compact range. The F50fd has some massive shoes to fill. Its predecessor, the F31fd, was widely regarded as the best performing compact camera at high ISO sensitivities. The F50fd is a complete redesign, sports some new features such as image stabilization and Face Detection 2.0, and has doubled the pixel count to an impressive 12MP. Will it be able to match or even surpass its predecessor’s image quality? See how it performed in the review after the link ...
Just posted! Fuji FinePix S8000fd review
Just posted! Our review of FujiFilm's FinePix S8000fd. The S8000fd strives to offer point-and-shoot convenience with the option of manual controls in a body with an unfeasibly long 18x zoom lens. In what has already become a crowded market segment, can the S8000fd be all things to all people? Find out after the link.
Olympus EVOLT E-510 review

Just posted! This one's long overdue, but we've finally finished our in-depth review of the Olympus EVOLT E-510 digital SLR, a camera we've been using for a few months now. An upgrade to the E-500 and 'big brother' to the E-410, the E-510 offers a compelling mix of features in a compact body, including CCD-shift stabilization, 10MP LiveMOS sensor and a wide range of customization options. So does the E-510 offer as much in use as it does on paper? Find out after the link...

Just posted! Nikon Coolpix P5100 review
Just posted! Our review of Nikon's flagship compact camera. Offering manual exposure controls in a small, magnesium alloy body, the P5100 is probably best considered a 'photographers' compact.' The extra manual controls don't come at the expense of the face detection and vibration reduction features seen on most contemporary compact though. At its launch, Nikon promised improvements over the slightly disappointing P5000 and it is the first compact to have Nikon's Expeed branding applied to it. So can it cut it in a world of competitive compacts and budget-priced DSLRs? Read our review to find out
Just posted! Panasonic DMC-FZ18 review
Just Posted! Our review of the latest Panasonic 'super zoom', the Lumix DMC-FZ18. Essentially an upgraded version of the FZ8 the new model is one of several models released this year to sport a whopping 18x (28-504mm equiv.) zoom lens and an 8MP CCD sensor. We were slightly underwhelmed by the last 18x / 8MP camera we reviewed, but Panasonic has an excellent track record when it comes to image quality and usability, so we had high hopes for the FZ18. Did it live up to them? Check out the comprehensive review after the link to find out!...
Just posted! Canon PowerShot G9 review
Just Posted! Our review of the Canon PowerShot G9, successor to the G7 and flagship of Canon's extensive compact camera range. The G9 is very much a case of evolution, not revolution, with a new 12MP sensor and bigger screen plus a few new features including the one thing missing from its predecessor, RAW shooting. The G7 received a rather mixed response at launch (suffering from a surfeit of expectation as much as anything else), so does its successor restore the 'G' series to its former glory? Check out the in-depth review after the link to find out...
Just posted! Canon A570 IS review
Just Posted! Our review of the Canon PowerShot A570 IS, one of a whole batch of new A series compacts launched earlier this year. The A570 IS is a keenly-priced, fully featured 7MP camera with a 4x stabilized zoom and a wide range of photographic control on offer. Sounds like a bargain, but is it any good? Find out after the link...