A compact camera for under 75 euros - a little can go so well? The test revealed: The Canon PowerShot A810 shows class-typical defects of the image quality and the speed of the autofocus. For this, the A810 is due to the ease of use suitable for beginners.
The good news first: The PowerShot A810 is small (95 x 61 x 30 mm), lightweight (175 grams) and thus fit pants pocket. And canon nb 5l battery does not cost much at online retailers can order them already for under 75 euros. Good arguments for a purchase? With security. Especially since the controls are nice and big and easy to take in what just older people makes using the camera. There is also a question mark button that says beginners basic functions at your fingertips.
Long battery life
Furthermore, the A810 uses standard AA batteries or rechargeable Canon nb 4l battery. In practice, this leads to an amazingly long period from 340 to 1150 photos. A pleasant side effect of this power solution: The space required for the AA cells, something like a handle on the right side, so the camera is very handy.
5X zoom and many effects
The canon nb 6l battery A810 offers a 5x zoom that covers a focal length range from 28 to 140 mm (according to small picture). The light strength lies in good f2, 8 in wide and weak f6, 9 telephoto setting. An image stabilizer is missing. The camera screen of the A810 measures 2.7 inches and also only 230,000 dots - a secure control of the sharpness is so difficult.
Video records the PowerShot 720p with mono sound. Is a manual shooting mode, it neither video nor photos, but this is as expected at this price range. Only the white balance, you can influence. Various effects programs invite for distorting the images, as with fish-eye, miniature or toy camera effect.
Image noise and weak details
The resolution is increased in comparison with the predecessor Canon lp e8 battery A800 clearly. Offered these ten megapixels, the A810 has to offer now 16 megapixels. But 60 percent more sensor resolution on balance lead to a slightly lower quality. Even at ISO 100 in the 100-percent view on the PC monitor noise can be seen in the pressure drops but only from ISO 800 to truly negative. The maximum resolution increases only slightly to a maximum of 1393 line pairs per picture height. The attention to detail can already at ISO 400 by clearly visible. Fringing the edges of objects are visible in wide angle as Tele with two pixel intensity.
The autofocus is too slow for snapshots. In the laboratory we determine a shutter lag of 0.69 seconds at wide angle and telephoto setting of 0.81 seconds. The time at power and the image processing talks to around two seconds acceptable.
Canon PowerShot cheapest compact camera offers a reasonable price to the equipment, which includes what is necessary for occasional photos. By easy, intuitive operation and large buttons, the A810 is also suitable for the elderly. The canon eos 550d battery picture quality reflects the competitive price again. In daylight it's fine, low light noise disturbs and lacks details. The autofocus is too slow for snapshots.
The case of the Xperia P is made of aluminum, makes a good impression and is very scratch resistant. A dual-core processor with two one gigahertz and a gigabyte of RAM ensure brisk reaction rate. The space is 16 gigabytes (GB), of which 11.5 GB usable. A memory card slot does not exist. As an operating system from Sony delivers Android 2.3.7 (Gingerbread). An update to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) will follow soon.
Surfing uses the UMTS smartphone, it supports GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA. Wi-Fi with tethering feature and Bluetooth are available as well as NFC and GPS. In the role of the phone, the Sony Xperia good voice quality. With the browser and the UMTS brisk pace it also collects points.
The four-inch screen diagonal of 10.2 inches and a resolution of 960x540 pixels is not only extremely sharp, but with 883 candelas per square meter (cd / m) also the most brightest of all smartphones. By comparison, a Samsung Galaxy S3 lit with 267 cd / m². The ("White Magic" -) Trick: Sony has every pixel donated an additional white - instead of white light as usual just to mix red, green and blue.
For maximum brightness, the white extra pixels is designed to function in darker areas, it remains off. Sun in bright sunlight makes surfing fun. Just a pity that the font in the program menu is badly advised small. The screen is scratch resistant but not as resistant as the housing.
As an entertainer makes the Xperia P a good figure. Photos and videos can be played on any TV just to play, either by micro-HDMI cable or directly from the Photo Gallery app via Wi-Fi (DLNA). Also an FM radio is present. The Sony vgp-bps8 Xperia P lies a 8.1-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash. The laboratory determined an effective resolution of 4.8 megapixels and an befreidigende photo quality (score: 3.06). The camera includes Sony's Exmor R sensor, a digital image stabilization, face and smile detection. The secondary camera on the front page is for video telephony.
With the White Magic technology Sony Xperia P actually offers a particularly bright display that is easy to read even outdoors, this is the endurance manageable. The dual-core processor, the browser and the good pace UMTS ensure a flowing operation. Even the good phone sound pleased. The Xperia P is of high quality and, with the light bar or an additional eye-catcher. Too bad that Sony is lagging behind with the update to Android 4.0.
Lenovo has unveiled at CES 2013 new, especially handy mobile companion with touchscreen and Windows 8. When 11S IdeaPad Yoga is a convertible Ultrabook with 11.6-inch display, Ivy Bridge processor and so-called "multi-mode" functionality
The IdeaPad Yoga 11S and ideapad y450 battery has as its closest relatives through a particularly moving display hinge, which helps rotate the screen almost at will and can tilt. Thus the device four modes are available, including the notebook and the tablet mode. The other two called Lenovo as "state" and "Tent".
The unveiling weighs 1.4 kg and according to the manufacturer is 17.2 millimeters thick. The 11.6-inch display with 1,366 x resolves to 768 pixels, and uses IPS technology is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass from unpleasant minor injuries.
Inside the Yoga 11S and ideapad y430 battery is an Intel Core processor of the third generation type Core i5 or Core i7. Intel's CES press conference was to learn already, that it should be installed at the chip at one of the upcoming CPU models with 7-watt TDP. For the graphic display of the integrated GPU Intel HD Graphics 4000 processor is responsible.
In addition, donated the Lenovo Yoga 11S and ThinkPad sl410 battery up to 8 gigabytes of DDR3 RAM, SSDs with up to 256 gigabytes of storage, an HD webcam, and support for Wi-Fi b / g / n and Bluetooth 4.0
The Convertible Ultrabook will provide up to 6 hours of ThinkPad t400 battery life. An external interfaces, the device has 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0, HDMI, a 2-in-1 card reader and a 3.5 mm audio jack.
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga aims to offer 11S from June 2013 in the colors "Silver Grey" and Clementine Orange "on the German market. The manufacturer suggested retail prices will be announced shortly before the official market launch.
Compared with adult Ultrabooks bring the hybrid concepts based on Android with a decisive advantage in battery life. Up to 18 hours to the combination of keyboard dock and tablet hold the Lenovo IdeaTab S2110A. The total weight of the combination is then no longer record: almost 1200 g load the luggage. The MacBook Air with its larger 11.6 inch display puts it, for example, to 1080 g, but even with five hours of battery life by much shorter.
The decisive factor in the hybrid concepts, no matter what device classes are now combined, is the consistency of the individual components. What use is a good keyboard when the tablet can not convince, and vice versa? To come straight to the point: Lenovo has done his homework and eliminates most criticisms of the 7-inch device IdeaTab 2107A at the new product presentation.
Specifications Lenovo IdeaTab S2110A
Display: 10.1-inch IPS display, 1280 x 800 pixels, glossy
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core APQ8060A (1.5 GHz)
OS: Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4:03
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Storage: 16GB eMMC Flash
Tablet Interface: Micro-HDMI, micro-USB power port
Interfaces keyboard dock: USB power port, 2x USB 2.0
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11n (b / g / n), Bluetooth 4.0
Sensors: Light sensor, speed sensor, position sensor
Dimensions / weight Tablet: 259 x 178 x 9 mm / 564 g
Dimensions / weight keyboard dock: 265 x 190 x 23 mm / 632 g
Battery : 6Cells ThinkPad t400 battery
Other features: 5 megapixel camera (rear) with flash, 1.3-megapixel camera (front), GPS, SD memory card slot in the dock.
The tablet can be twisted easily, creaks but not least. Therefore when twisting the screen brightness varies and it is disturbing effects show on the display when you press on the back side near the frame. Particularly stable does not the back wall. The ThinkPad sl410 battery plastic back has a diamond-shaped structure, which it feels rough, but not unpleasant.
The keyboard dock is mounted on four rubber feet that provide on smooth surfaces as good as any grip. The device slips easily. Warping the images reveal the base unit. The work surface is according to pressure. Overall, the keyboard dock looks but robust.
The lenovo y510 battery tablet is stuck in the display hinge. When operating, it shakes and bounces slightly. The hinge itself has been very powerful holds, but not good. If you lift the device, the tablet tilts time already fully back. 90 degrees of inclination from the hinge lifts the keyboard dock at the back so that it reaches a slight tilt. A practical effect that has not, as the increase is too small to affect the tap.
As connections Lenovo built in tablet portion only a headphone jack, a micro HDMI port, for example, to video on an HDTV-capable monitor or TV output and a Micro-USB port for power and synchronization with the PC.
The ThinkPad t60 battery keyboard dock has a little better. Two full-size USB 2.0 ports are next to a micro-USB socket on the left page. Front, there is a SD card reader. Which one would also want the tablet, such as a microSD version, so that people without keyboard dock access to multimedia content have an SD card.
The tablet is not only slim, but for a 10-inch model with 564 g also one of the lightest in its class. Against it the ThinkPad sl500 battery hard keyboard dock with 632 g. Together the combination is therefore crucial to 1195 g - this is not "unacceptable", but loaded the luggage but then more than suggested by the small size allows.
Lenovo donated both the tablet and the keyboard dock, a battery with 23 watt hours. The battery on the keyboard dock also charges the tablet battery if it should no longer have the full capacity.
We put the screen on full brightness and had a YouTube video in full screen mode via wireless play continuously. Alone with the dock battery lasted through the Lenovo IdeaTab about 4 hours and ten minutes. Given the brightness of the display is a very good value. The runtime could not be determined exactly: About 20 minutes for the battery capacity indicator stood at Tablet to 100 percent when keyboard dock to 0 percent. One of the ads must be wrong, we touch on the subject to the keyboard dock.
The jewel of Windows 8 is the tile surface by the Group from Redmond now called Modern UI. She is dedicated to the touch and can be operated with a touch screen is best. No wonder, then, if more and more PC notebook bring a touch sensitive screen. From about mid-January will deliver the Dell Inspiron 15z notebook with 15.6-inch large touch screen for 899 euros.
Dell advertises the 15z notebook as Ultrabook. The model complies with touchscreen but not Intel's Ultrabook specification. It is equipped with 25 mm height 2 mm simply too thick. Intel writes maximum before 21 mm thickness, for touch screen devices up to 23 mm. In practice, this makes no difference, but the customer does with the Dell Inspiron 15z 5523 just no Ultrabook.
Specifications Dell Inspiron 15z 5523
Display: 15.6-inch, 1366 x 768 pixel, glossy
Processor: Intel Core i5-3317U (1.7 - 2.6 GHz)
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GT 630M (2 GB DDR3), Intel HD Graphics 4000
Memory: 6 GB DDR3 RAM (1600 MHz)
Storage: 32 GB SSD, 500 GB HDD (5400 rev / min)
Interfaces: 4 x USB 3.0, card reader (SD, MMC, xD, MS, SDIO), HDMI
Connectivity: Wi-Fi (b / g / n), Gigabit Ethernet
Dimensions / Weight: 384 x 25 x 251 mm / 2400 g
Battery : 6Cells Dell inspiron 14z battery 6 hours standby time
Other features: 0.9-megapixel webcam, a DVD burner, Kensington lock port
In order for users at work do not fall into despair, the manufacturer Dell vostro 1520 battery has placed around work surface and cover as well as on the sides of a silver frame. The hand rest is composed of a magnesium alloy.
Not only has Apple. Rounded corners that are on the Inspiron 15z Dell m911g much rounder One hardly dares to speak of at all corners. The whole thing gives the notebook not a happier, however, a subtle verspielteres appearance.
The power button nestled somewhat obliquely to the underside of the left display hinge. It works - the manufacturer has it sunk into the casing - chunky.
The display can be twisted generously, which will be announced by misrepresentations. It does not make a strong impression, to which contributes another peculiarity of the lid. Under the big Dell wu946 logo is a lot of air. The range can be several millimeters press down, which accompanies the cover with a dull crack. If you lift the lid, the rear springs back to its original shape.
The base unit has a stable. You can spiral into much narrower frame and creaks softly. The work surface is visible after printing on. Especially in the area above the Dell k450n keyboard, the material is too soft and yielding.
On the bottom in addition to the usual four rubber feet provide a fifth, smaller for maintenance. It provides more stability, so that the palm rest of the Dell Inspiron 15z not deflect too much down. The grip of the feet is excellent. Even on smooth counters, the notebook can only move with force.