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Olympus expanded its DSLR line-up today with the E-600. The E-600 is essentially a lower-cost version of the E-620 which was launched earlier this year, but with a few changes that help reduce the cost and differentiate between the two models. Targeting users who are moving up from a basic point-and-shoot, the E-600 offers a 12.3-megapixel image sensor along with Olympus’ TruePic III+ Image Processor and in-body Image Stabilization. You’ll find a 2.7-inch Live View HyperCrystal III LCD that can swivel 270 degrees on the E-600. To help eliminate blur caused by camera shake, the E-600 uses three image stabilization modes. Designed for general shooting, the IS-1 mode adjusts the sensor on both the... Read more...
Casio announced the new EXILIM Zoom EX-Z280 and EX-Z33 compact digital cameras today. Both models target new digital camera owners or families looking for a second or replacement digital camera. The EXILIM Zoom EX-Z280 is a 12.1 megapixel digital camera with a wide-angle 26 mm 4X optical zoom lens. The EXILIM EX-Z33 is a 10.1 megapixel digital camera with a 3X optical zoom lens.Both new cameras will be available this September. The EX-Z280 will be offered in a silver body for $179.99. The EX-Z33 will come in black, light pink, vivid pink, silver, and blue for $119.99. Read on for a closer look at what each of the new models has to offer. EXILIM Zoom EX-Z280 The EXILIM Zoom EX-Z280 features a... Read more...
Sony has officially announced the rumored full-frame A850 and mid-range A550 and A500 DSLR additions to its Alpha family. The A850 offers a few less features than the A900 but keeps the same 24.6 megapixel sensor and knocks the price tag down to around $2,000 for the body. The new A550 and A500 offer 14.2 and 12.3 megapixel sensors, respectively and offer tilt-able LCDs as well as fast burst shooting speeds. Read on for additional details as we take a closer look at what each of these new models has to offer. Sony A550 &A500 DSLRs TheA550 andA500 use a new generation of Sony Exmor CMOS image sensors that offer low-noise processing for high-quality pictures. Sony calls the A550 “the first... Read more...
Canon announced six new PowerShot cameras today, including the new flagship PowerShot G11 and Canon’s first ever touchscreen PowerShot. All of the new cameras feature Canon’s Optical Image Stabilization and use the DIGIC 4 Image Processor. The cameras also have an upgraded version of Canon’s Smart AUTO technology that can track moving faces and detect 22 different shooting situations. Some of the new models also have the ability to capture 720p High-Definition video. Let’s take a closer look at some of the key features for each new camera. Canon PowerShot G11 As the latest addition to Canon’s flagship PowerShot G-series line, the new PowerShot G11 is designed for users who want a pocket-sized... Read more...
Casio announced two new additions to the EXILIM digital camera lineup that attempt to make it even easier to take good photos. For starters, the new EXILIM Zoom EX-Z450 and EXILIM Zoom EX-Z90 feature Intelligent AF, a new function that can detect your photographic subject and adjust the focus and exposure of the image accordingly. This Intelligent AF can detect even non-human subjects. In addition to adding Intelligent AF, Casio has improved its Dynamic Photo function in both cameras by making it faster and easier to operate. The Dynamic Photo function lets users cut out images of a moving subject and combine them with a different still image to create animated electronic greeting cards and other... Read more...
Samsung unveiled three new compact digital cameras designed with social networking in mind. The new TL225 and TL220 are DualView cameras that have two LCDs—one on the front of the camera and another on the back. Samsung’s new CL65 provides numerous means of connectivity, offering geotagging, Bluetooth 2.0, DLNA, and Wi-Fi capabilities. Samsung DualView Cameras: TL225 & TL220 With the growing popularity of social networking, many more people are taking self portraits. By adding a 1.5-inch LCD on the front of the TL225 and the TL220, Samsung is making it even easier for users to turn the camera on themselves and capture an excellent profile picture. The cameras also incorporate Samsung’s new... Read more...
Pentax’s latest camera is ready to jump in the pool with you. The new Optio WS80 is a waterproof and dustproof model that features a 10 megapixel sensor and a 5x internal optical zoom lens. This palm-sized camera measures less than an inch thick. You’ll also find a 2.7 inch LCD with 230,000 dot resolution on the Optio WS80. In addition to capturing still photos at depths up to five feet, the Optio WS80 can also record high resolution, HD video up to 720p at a full 30 frames per second. Other features include Fast Face Detection that can see up to 32 faces in as little as 0.03 of a second, Smile Capture and Blink Detection, PENTAX Shake Reduction technology, and an ISO sensitivity up to ISO 6400.... Read more...
Well, well--what have we here? As the world of point and shoot cameras gets ever more saturated, it's growing tougher and tougher to differentiate between the masses. Sony's newest two, however, are easy to spot from the crowd. The Cyber-shot DSC-TX1 and DSC-WX1 are the company's first two cameras to utilize back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS sensor technology, a new approach to optics that supposedly provides "unprecedented advances in low-light performance with approximately twice the sensitivity of cameras with traditional image sensors."For anyone who has used a point and shoot model for any length of time, you'd understand that low-light performance is always a low point. Hardly any P&S... Read more...
Well that certainly didn’t take long. Yesterday, we told you about a new Nikon camera / projector combo known as the COOLPIX S1000pj. Today, Nikon made this camera official and announced three others, one of which that has a new touch-screen interface. All of the new cameras incorporate Nikon’s EXPEED digital image processing concept. They also feature an enhancement to Nikon’s Smart Portrait System with a new Skin Softening feature, Vibration Reduction (VR) Image Stabilization, and Scene Auto Selector. Check out videos of the new S70, S640, and S1000pj here. COOLPIX S70 Starting things off, we’ve got the COOLPIX S70, a 12.1 megapixel model that builds on the success of Nikon’s previous generation... Read more...
Details are still pretty sparse, but Nikon Rumors is reporting that Chasseur d'Image (a French magazine that has a history of publishing rumors that turn into reality) has published an article that talks about a new Nikon camera with the code name Nikon VP650. According to the report, the Nikon VP650 is expected to be announced in August and shipping in September. What’s really cool about the Nikon VP650 is that it will have an integrated LED projector that could project up to 8x12 images in good quality in the dark. The VP650 will be a compact camera. Another report from Photo Review offers some additional information, calling the camera the Coolpix S1000pj. According to Photo Review, the camera’s... Read more...
The annual PMA camera conference isn't even close to happening again, but a slew of camera companies have seen fit to introduce new point and shoot models this summer. The latest of which appears to be Samsung, if a new teaser website is any indication of the company's true intentions.The "Tap And Take" web portal just launched today, but it really doesn't do a lot of explaining. Instead, Samsung has designed it to tease viewers for ten straight days until its newfangled "Smart Cameras" are officially unveiled on August 13th. According to the company, the teaser campaign is quite deliberate, and the devices are on schedule to be launched this month. Each day from now until August 12th, viewers... Read more...
Kodak has added three new 12 megapixel compact cameras to its lineup. Leading the introductions is the EASYSHARE Z950 Digital Camera with a 10x image stabilized Schneider-Kreuznach optical zoom lens. The company also refreshed its ‘M’ range by adding the EASYSHARE M381 and EASYSHARE M341 digital cameras. All three new cameras have Kodak's Smart Capture scene recognition and exposure system. Kodak EASYSHARE Z950 You’ll find a 3-inch LCD and HD picture and video capture capabilities on the Z950. To help you get the best possible picture in any setting, this camera incorporates Kodak’s Smart Capture feature which automatically adjusts focus, flash, and exposure. Other features include a fast click-to-capture... Read more...
Confirming rumors that we'd heard over the past few weeks, Nikon has today introduced two new Digital SLR cameras in its expanding Dxxx lineup. The two cameras couldn't possibly be more different, with one of these aimed at amateur/professionals and the other aimed at those looking to finally make the leap to the DSLR world. Starting with the former (the D300s), we've got a new higher-end model that seems like a souped-up D90 in most respects. Basic specs include a 12.3MP CMOS sensor, a 51-point autofocus system, SD and CompactFlash memory card slots, one-button LiveView, a new Quiet Shutter Release mode,  Active D-Lighting bracketing, faster 7 frame-per-second (fps) continuous shooting... Read more...
Panasonic launched three new 12.1 megapixel LUMIX cameras with distinct purposes. The new LUMIX FZ35 is a superzoom camera with an 18x zoom and HD video recording capabilities. The LUMIX FP8 focuses on looks, but also offers HD video capabilities. Finally, the LUMIX ZR1 is touted as featuring the "world's first 0.3mm thin aspherical lens." All Panasonic LUMIX cameras feature Intelligent Auto (iA) Mode and now offer POWER Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S.), which features double the repression power compared to the previous image stabilization system (MEGA O.I.S.) to help capture blur-free images. Read on as we take a closer look at each of these new cameras which are expected to be available in... Read more...
Ricoh may not be the first brand you think of when it comes to digital cameras, but the company has some good offerings. Take the new GR Digital III, for instance. This new camera features a fast 28mm, f/1.9 lens. That’s something you don’t usually see on a point-and-shoot digital camera. The GR Digital III also uses a new 10 megapixel CCD sensor and image processing engine that is designed to reduce noise without loss of resolution or saturation. Another cool feature of the GR Digital III is its burst speed of up to five RAW shots a second—that’s comparable to DSLRs. The high-resolution, 920,000 dot 3-inch LCD on the back is pretty impressive too. Look for this camera to be available in the... Read more...
Olympus is expanding its lineup once again, this time with three new FE Series models as well as a new STYLUS model. Among the additions to the FE Series, you’ll find the FE-5020 and FE-4000 models with wide-angle zoom lenses in a super-slim body. The new STYLUS-7010 packs a 7x wide-angle zoom lens. FE-5020, FE-4000, and FE-46Olympus’ new FE-5020, FE-4000, and FE-46 cameras feature a 12-megapixel sensor, in-camera Magic Filters, and a new AF Tracking feature that keeps your subject in focus. Some of the included Magic Filters include Pop Art, Fish-Eye, and Pin Hole modes. For no-fuss shooting, the cameras offer an intelligent auto mode that will automatically choose the most appropriate shooting... Read more...
Canon has developed an optical image-stabilization technology for upcoming DSLR lenses that will compensate for both angle camera shake and shift camera shake. The new Hybrid Image Stabilizer (IS) technology will be commercially available in interchangeable SLR camera lenses planned for release before the end of this year. Changes in the camera’s angle while the shutter is open can significantly alter captured images. Shift-based shaking generally occurs when a camera moves parallel to the imagining scene and is most pronounced in macro photography and other close-range shooting. Hybrid IS uses several methods and corrective procedures to help compensate for camera shake. An angular velocity... Read more...
Fujifilm unveiled six new FinePix models, including sub-$100 entry-level models as well as advanced megazoom cameras. At the upper end, you’ll find the new FinePix S200EXR and the F70EXR cameras, which offer the company’s high-quality Super CCD EXR sensor. Four of the models are sub-$200 models, including the bargain-priced, 10-megapixel A170 ($90) and the 12-megapixel A220 ($100). Here’s a closer look at each of the new models: FinePix S200EXRThe FinePix S200EXR is Fujifilm’s newest flagship megazoom camera with a 14.1x zoom lens (30.5mm – 436mm equivalent) and the ability to shoot VGA video at 30fps. Fujifilm calls the FinePix S200EXR its most advanced DSLR-bridge camera to date. This 12-megapixel... Read more...
Don’t be fooled by the Nikon Coolpix L100’s DSLR-like looks. Although the L100 looks like a high-end camera that could compete with the functions of a DSLR, it’s really a relatively simple point-and-shoot with a wide angle 15x zoom lens as well as image stabilization, a 3-inch LCD, and a high speed burst shooting mode of 13fps that surpasses that of many cameras.The L100 is part of Nikon’s Life series of digital cameras that are known for their simple and easy to use functions. As Nikon describes it, the Life series is “Powerfully capable–yet simple, at an entry-level price.” Indeed, the L100 offers plenty of fully automatic controls for the user who wants to simply point and shoot.... Read more...
For anyone who has paid close attention to the movie market this year, you'll know that 3D is being shoved down our throats faster that we can decide whether or not we even like the taste. While 3D has been around for decades now, only recently has Hollywood (and in turn, everyone else) decided that 3D is the next big money maker. Most major motion animation studios have decided that all future films will be made in 3D, and even NVIDIA has decided it prudent to openly support the format. All that being true, we guess we can't be too surprised to hear that a mainstay in the camera realm is looking to hop on the bandwagon with a consumer-level 3D camera. You heard right, a point-and-shoot digital... Read more...
Olympus’ latest camera is not a point and shoot, and it’s not a DSLR. Instead, the new E-P1 is the company’s first Micro Four Thirds camera. This 12.3 megapixel camera blends the high-quality image capabilities of a DSLR with high definition video capabilities, stereo Linear PCM audio recording, and in-camera creative options. What’s even better is that all of these features are packed into an ultra-portable body.“The E-P1 is designed for the mobile, visual generation that lives active lives online and off, and its portability ensures that it will go with you wherever life takes you,” said John Knaur, senior marketing manager, Digital SLR, Olympus Imaging America Inc. “As someone who has shot... Read more...
Do you remember Panasonic’s new Lumix DMC-GH1 that can record HD video? Panasonic has finally announced recommended pricing and availability for the camera. Expect the Lumix DMC-GH1 to be available for purchase in June for a suggested retail price of $1,499.95. The camera will come as a kit with the LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm/F4.0-5.8 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. lens. This lens features a silent motor and continuous auto focusing capabilities to assist with HD movie recording. As you’ll recall, the Lumix DMC-GH1 is Panasonic’s latest Micro-Four Thirds camera with a 12.1 megapixel Live MOS sensor that can record high definition videos with built-in Dolby Digital Stereo Creator for quality sound. The camera... Read more...
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