Monthly Archives: March 2010

Olympus PEN E-PL1

The new Olympus PEN E-PL1 is triumphing over its previous models; with a surprisingly small camera body packed with technology normally found in bigger and heavier professional DSLR cameras and HD camcorders. This third-generation PEN has been designed and manufactured for photographers who always wanted better pictures and considered a DSLR, but were intimidated by the bulky size and complex interface. Fantastic for beginners, or for those who want something that looks, feels and acts a little differently!

The new PEN E-PL1’s simple design and easy interface enable users to easily create amazing images never dreamt possible – equalling an affordable and simple all-in-one package that travels with you to capture life in the high quality that your memories deserve. Here are some of the features of this fantastic digital camera:
11-point Autofocus
Lithium Ion Battery
Continous shooting speed at 3 frames per seond 
Sensor Shift Image Stabiliser
LCD Display 2.7 inch
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
12 Megapixels 
SD Memory Card
HD Movie with Sound
Live Guide
19 Scene-Select Modes
Intelligent Auto (iAuto) Mode
Face Detection
iEnhance System
Simple Pop-Up Flash
Olympus Dust Reduction System
TruePic™ V Image Processor
Multiple Software & Accessory Options
Waterproof to 40m

To find out more about this fantastic new Olympus PEN masterpiece, come in to Kirks Cameras and our friendly team will happily help you out!

Olympus Mju Tough 8010 – Technical Specifications

The Mju Tough 8010 is an ideal digital camera for active Australians who need a camera that will stand up to the elements. This amazing digital camera is ground-breaking in its genre –  waterproof to a depth of 10 metres, shockproof against falls from as high as two metres, snowproof at temperatures as low as -10°C and can withstand loads up to 100kg. If you’re a photographer on the go, the team at Kirk’s Cameras know you will love it!

The design andf structure of this strong camera has been taken from previous models – put together to create the best yet! The Mju Tough 8010 assures reliable, high-quality shooting under conditions that ordinary cameras are unable to endure – perfect during a holiday or extreme sporting event. No matter the situation, the Mju Tough 8010 will take first class pictures of your adventures every time. Offering the outstanding imaging power of a 14-megapixel CCD, the Mju Tough 8010 also boasts a powerful 5x zoom and high performance Dual Shakeproof image stabiliser.

Here are just a few more of the incredible features:

Battery Type Lithium Ion Battery
5x Digital Zoom
Dual Image Stabiliser
LCD Display 2.7 inch
Shutter Speed 1/1000 sec
14 Megapixels
SD Memory Card
Min Aperture F3.5
Optical Zoom Range 3.6x
Waterproof to 10M 
Double lock Waterproofing
HD Movie recording
Photo surfing
Shockproof to heights of 2 metres
Crushproof to 100kg
Snowproof to -10°C
Tap Control

There are plenty more amazing features that can only be seen to be believed – so be sure to come on down to Kirk’s Cameras in Ringwood today to see a demonstration of the Mju Tough 8010!

Samsung NX10 – Specifications & Review

The brand new Samsung NX10 is a ground-breaking digital camera that provides photographers with an interchangeable lens system and optimum image quality in a compact body – a strong alternative  to the traditional DSLR camera. Users can now be as creative as they would with a DSLR, with the simplicity and fun of a digital camera. This camera is superb for those photographers who are not quite ready to take the jump to DSLR, but want something that is beyond a simple point-and-shoot.

The Samsung NX10 incorporates a quick auto focus, 14.6 megapixel size CMOS sensor and large 3.0 inch AMOLED screen, allowing users to easily view their images – even in bright sunlight or on overcast days. To add to the excitement, photographers can now record video in full HD. The quick AF system is Samsung’s latest and greatest, used in many of their popular DSLR models – guaranteeing that you will never miss a moment!

When analysing the physical appearance of the Samsung NX10, there are truly many high points. Available in two colors, black and silver, the Samsung NX10 is small, light weight and ergonomically designed to ensure maximum portability for everyday use. Travelling with the NX10 is a breeze – and certainly ideal. The interface is user-friendly; with self-explanitory icons and buttons available for the user’s convenience.

Samsung continues to extend the usage of AMOLED screens across many products, using a large 3.0 inch AMOLED screen in the new Samsung NX10. The AMOLED system provides easy viewing options even in bright sunshine and at those awkward viewing angles, meaning users no longer need to shield their screen with their hand or tip backwards and forwards. 

The Samsung NX10 contains a wide variety of features and abilities to put professional quality images within reach of the entry-level photographer – easily. The NX10 provides users with the opportunity to make use of advanced manual controls – to gain the optimum results at all times. A Smart Auto function hass recently been introduced which automatically detects the surrounding environment of the shot and selects the ideal shoot mode.

The Smart Range feature also enables the photographer to easily express both bright areas and dark areas in the same image – ideal for an unusual, unique photo. The Supersonic Dust Reduction system keeps dust particles clear of the image sensor that can often impair an image, ruining a perfect photo. There are many individual shooting modes, such as Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Dawn and many more – perfect for capturing those unique situations.

Come on in to Kirk’s Cameras in Ringwood today to find out much more about the Samsung NX10 – we guarantee you will be impressed!