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  • 42nd Street Photo Recommends The Nikon Coolpix S60 For The Casual Photographer

    Posted on February 19th, 2009 Staff Writer

    For a lot of people, photography isn’t so much a hobby as it is a daily part of their lifestyle. Everyone knows someone that carries their camera with them everywhere they go, whether to work, a family outing, or a night on the town with their friends. If you don’t know someone like this, chances are you’re that person, and this is the perfect camera for you!

    The Nikon Coolpix S60 is considered an ultra-compact digital camera, as it fits nicely into a pocket, or can act as a fancy, image-capturing bracelet around one’s wrist. It’s sleek and simple design may confuse users as to where all the settings are, since the only buttons on it’s body are the on/off button and the shutter to snap pictures. The 3.5 inch touch screen handles the rest.

    While the response on the S60 touch screen has been known to lag a little, this will probably go unnoticed by the casual photographer, for whom this Coolpix model was designed. However, even though it is a casual user’s digital camera, this does not mean that it is not packed with the features that larger compacts come with, like 5x zoom, 10 megapixel image-capture, optical image stabilization and a mini HDMI port for directly connecting the unit to an HDTV.

    The Nikon Coolpix S60 comes in six fashionable colors, so you’re bound to find one that fits your style.

    For more information on the complete line of Coolpix digital cameras, please visit 42photo.com.

  • Pick Up The Canon Powershot G10 At 42nd Street Photo

    Posted on February 6th, 2009 Staff Writer

    At 42nd Street photo, in New York City, we’re not biased towards any particular kind of camera. While we might recommend a DSLR camera to more serious photographers, point and shoot cameras like the Canon Powershot G10 must be given due credit. While not a digital single lens reflex camera, this next model of the popular Powershot series has stepped up to the plate and is batting with the majors.

    Featuring 14.7 Megapixel resolution, and a CCD sensor to match, the Canon Powershot G10 surpasses many DSLR cameras in quality and image pixel-count. It also has a 5x optical zoom (a 44-128mm equivalent to 35mm film), superior face detection via DIGIC 4, and 80-1600 ISO.

    Along with its impressive technical specifications comes a vivid 3.o” color LCD screen, and the capability to shoot in high quality RAW format, like many DSLR’s can. The body design is nothing as spectacular as the Sony DSC-T300 we previously mentioned, but it is a good looking camera at a relatively small size (just above compact), and a fairly light weight of 12.3 ounces.

    Along with the Canon Powershot G10, like with most point and shoot digital cameras, comes the convenience of auto settings, as well as the ability to shoot in manual settings. It is versatile, convenient, and a good buy for anyone from the casual the professional photographer. Pick up this incredibly affordable digital camera and 42nd Street Photo today, online at 42photo.com or in our New York camera store.

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28K Best Camera For A Low Price

    Posted on February 3rd, 2009 Staff Writer

    At 42nd Street Photo, we always try to offer the best possible price on digital equipment, but more importantly, we try to offer the best brands for the price your paying. It definitely helps when the manufacturer makes a fantastic product for a good price, and this is most certainly the case with the Lumix DMC-FZ28k from Panasonic.

    While Panasonic is is no stranger to quality and affordability, the Lumix DMC-Fz28k packs a little extra for the money you’ll spend on it. Everyone knows that Canon makes a fine digital camera, but many have hailed the Lumix as the better buy over it’s direct Canon competitor, the SX10 IS. It is said to be faster, lighter, brighter, and on top of that, it shoots movies in HD, while its Canon counterpart does not.

    In the DSLR world, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28k has it where it counts, and doesn’t add any fluff. Compared to its predecessor, the FZ18, it offers 10.1 megapixels, versus the FZ18′s 8.1 mp. The HD movie capture is an improvement, as well as its wide angle capabilities, zoom range and quality.

    While many might view the upgrade from the 18 to the 28k a natural progression, we view it simply as building on something that already exceeded our expectations.