Stories by Rick LePage

Toybox: Olympus Evolt E-510 digicam solid

While many digital SLRs are compromised in terms of features, Olympus is bucking the trend with its Evolt E-510. This 10.2-megapixel camera, priced around $1600 +GST with a 14-42mm zoom lens, is designed for the photo enthusiast who has a basic sense of photographic technique and wants a camera that can handle almost any situation. And while its depth of features might be a bit daunting to some, overall the E-510 is a solid, flexible camera that takes very good pictures under most conditions.

Nikon D40x DSLR delivers quality boost

Last December, Nikon released the D40 , an entry-level digital SLR with a very good 3x zoom lens at a nice price, around $1000. A mere four months later, Nikon announced the D40x, an enhanced version of the D40 that takes the original’s resolution from 6.1 to 10.2 megapixels and offers better ISO sensitivity and a slightly better burst mode.