Epson Perfection V330 Photo

The Epson Perfection V330 Photo scanner features an impressive 4800 x 9600 dpi optical resolution, four customisable buttons for easy one-touch operation, a built-in transparency unit for scanning film, and a 180-degree lid for scanning oversized objects. The scanner uses ReadyScan LED Technology for faster scan speeds, no warm-up time and lower power consumption. Epson’s … Read more

Nikon COOLPIX P300

The Nikon COOLPIX P300 is a stylish compact camera with a remarkably powerful f/1.8 lens, starting at 24mm (35mm equivalent) with 4.2x optical zoom. High Refraction Index glass further ensures sharp images with high contrast. Combined with its powerful 12.2 Megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, this camera gives excellent image quality even in dim lighting conditions. … Read more

Vanguard Auctus Plus 323CT

Members of TIPA were struck by the versatility of the Vanguard Auctus Plus tripod, which makes it equally suitable for both studio and outdoor use. It incorporates a dual-function wheel gear that adjusts central column height securely while supporting heavy gear; solid, sealed leg locks; All-terrain Feet that convert from anti-rust spikes to angled, textured … Read more

Epson Stylus Photo R3000

This 13-inch wide printer seems designed for the enthusiast photographer who wants to make prints to show and share. The unit features high-capacity cartridges, networking and wireless connectivity, plus what Epson dubs Advanced Media Handling, which in practice means ease and convenience for the printmaker. We were very impressed by the black and white output … Read more

Nikon D7000

The Nikon D7000 impressed us as the definition of a state-of-the-art DX-format DSLR (APS-C size) with a 16.2 MP CMOS sensor, six frames-per-second framing rate for up to 100 shots and full 1080p HD movies with full-time AF. With twin SD card slots, a 100% viewfinder and bright 3-inch LCD for Live View operation, the … Read more

Vanguard Skyborne, series

The ergonomic Vanguard Skyborne backpacks provide generous space for cameras and lenses and numerous pockets for small accessories. Its cleverly designed bottom and top access points enable the user to go from travelling to shooting mode in just a few seconds, without having to remove the backpack from ones body. The shoulder straps are angled … Read more

Epson Stylus Pro 4900

The 4900 impressed us as a unit that has wide appeal to serious fine art, studio and commercial photographers with controls that allow even those without print shop experience to get the most from it. This versatile wide format 17-inch sheet and roll printer features an external rotary cutter and an LCD panel for ink, … Read more

Olympus E-5

For a very reasonable price, the Olympus E-5 provides benefits that rival those found in some professional SLRs: complete weather-sealing, comprehensive functions, excellent responsiveness, 100% viewfinder, good noise control, dual CF/SD slots, built-in image stabilisation, all in a rugged magnesium-alloy body. Add to this Olympus’ Dust Reduction System, which has proven to be among the … Read more

Fujifilm 3D Print service

3D photo and video may be a growing trend, but being limited to viewing photos only on a 3D television at home may cramp its potential. With the introduction of the 3D Print System, Fujifilm revives a process and blazes new ground as it brings 3D printing into the digital age. TIPA members salute the … Read more

Olympus XZ-1

The Olympus XZ-1 has one of the fastest zoom lenses in its class, the iZuiko f1.8-2.5 6.0-24mm (28-112mm equivalent angle of view in 35mm cameras.) Rather than succumb to the continuing Megapixel race, the light-reception area of each pixel of the 1/1.63-inch, 10 Megapixel CCD has been doubled. The XZ-1?s AF illuminator, Dual Image Stabilisation, … Read more