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Casio unveiled its latest budget-friendly compact camera today, the EXILIM Zoom EX-Z29. While not a major departure from previous EXILIM Zoom cameras, the EX-Z29 adds a higher resolution sensor to the series. This new model maintains the EXILIM line’s user-friendly features and compact design. The EXILIM EX-Z29 will feature a 10.1 megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom lens, and a 2.7 inch LCD. Targeting casual photographers, the camera features 23 Best Shot modes with pre-programmed settings for a variety of shooting conditions. Face detection also helps users take quality photos without adjusting camera settings. Other useful features include Anti-Shake DSP, which reduces blur caused by shaky hands... Read more...
General Imaging, the worldwide exclusive licensee for GE branded cameras, unveiled its first cameras in March 2007. And while the brand may not have quite the same name recognition in the world of photography as Canon or Nikon, General Imaging definitely offers some feature-rich cameras at affordable prices. This year at PMA, General Imaging added ten new models to its digital camera lineup. All of the new models feature at least 9 megapixels of resolution, and seven of the new models boast of 12 megapixels or more. Of particular note are the G3WP, which is waterproof, and the E1250TW, which has a touchscreen display. Here’s a quick look at each of the new models. Click on any of the... Read more...
Samsung officially unveiled its new NX Series of hybrid digital cameras today. Similar in concept to the Micro Four Thirds camera system, the NX Series differs in that it uses a larger, APS-C sensor. The new NX Series is designed to combine the performance and image quality of an SLR with the convenience and portability of a point and shoot. Like conventional DSLRs, the NX Series uses an APS-C sized image sensor. This provides a greater surface area to gather light and produce higher-quality images than you’d find on smaller digital camera systems. But unlike a DSLR, the NX Series does not use a mirror box or optical viewfinder. Instead, it uses an EVF (Electronic Viewfinder). By using an EVF,... Read more...
Targeting consumers who are looking for an entry-level DSLR with a lot of extras, Olympus announced the new E-620 digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera. The E-620 inherits quite a few in-camera shooting effects previously found on the $1,299.99 E-30 announced in November, but at a much lower price. Some of these creative features include easy-to-use Art Filters and Multiple Exposure mode. With the creative Art Filters, you’ll get Pop Art, Soft Focus, Light Tone, Grainy Black & White, and Pin Hole modes. These Art Filters are available from the mode dial on the right side of the camera body. Thanks to the E-620’s Multiple Exposure function, you can overlay images directly in camera. This... Read more...
High dynamic range enables impressive graphics while gaming. It can also create incredible photographs from your still images. Traditionally, photographers would take multiple images at varying exposures and then use a program to merge them together using HDR. While photographers have used this set of techniques for years to produce eye-catching images, the feature hasn’t been available in-camera until now. Ricoh announced the CX1, a new digital camera with a dynamic range double shot mode. This mode takes two images in succession with different exposures and then combines them automatically to present the best of both images. Dynamic range double shot mode expands the camera’s dynamic range... Read more...
Although the show doesn’t start for another 12 days, Canon (like other manufacturers) is taking advantage of the PMA show to attract attention to its new digital cameras. Most of the ten new cameras feature Canon’s DIGIC 4 Image Processor, which improves camera performance and image quality. One of the new features made possible by this chip is Canon's new Smart AUTO, which selects the appropriate camera settings based on shooting conditions.  Smart AUTO uses data from Canon's Optical Image Stabilization, Genuine Face Detection, and Motion Detection Technologies to select the correct settings. Another new addition to the PowerShot line is Blink Detection Technology. Instead of preventing... Read more...
The PMA tradeshow is always a hot spot for digital imagining manufacturers to introduce new products and new technologies. In preparations for the PMA show, Fujifilm introduced its first waterproof camera, the FinePix Z33WP. The 10MP FinePix Z33WP can be submersed up to 10 feet. It features a 3x optical Fujinon zoom lens and a 2.7-inch, 230,000 pixel LCD. The Z33WP also includes SR AUTO for automatic scene recognition. The FinePix Z33WP will be available in late March at a retail price of $199.95. Fujifilm’s new FinePix Z30 boasts of a 2.7-inch LCD, 10MP sensor, and a Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens. It too features SR AUTO in addition to Face Detection Technology and Blog it with Dual Blog Mode.... Read more...
Samsung extended its popular SL-Series line by introducing four new models. The new 12.2MP SL820 and SL620 have 3-inch LCDs with a 5x optical zoom. The SL820 utilizes a 28mm wide angle lens, while the SL620 offers a standard 35mm lens. Both of these new cameras have Optical and Digital Image Stabilization to help reduce blur and ensure a crisp shot. The new SL820 also offers high-definition video recording at a resolution of 720p, a first for Samsung’s SL-Series. This camera has HDMI connectivity for easy connectivity to an HDTV through a cradle. The SL820 uses H.264 compression. The SL620 can record video at a resolution of 640x480 using MPEG-4. You can use the camera’s 5x optical zoom and Optical... Read more...
In an attempt to make taking good pictures even easier, Sony announced five new Cyber-shot cameras (models DSC-T900, DSC-T90, DSC-W290, DSC-W230, and DSC-H20) with intelligent technologies that will sense surrounding conditions and adjust camera settings accordingly. The T900, T90, W290, and H20 models incorporate intelligent auto mode, which detects scene conditions and adjusts settings to match. Sony combined three key technologies in these cameras to enable them to take better pictures. The Intelligent scene recognition feature in these models can detect up to eight scenes and recognize objects, faces, and lighting conditions. In just one-thirtieth of a second, intelligent scene recognition... Read more...
Yesterday, Nikon announced eight new point and shoot cameras. Today, FUJIFILM is entering the spotlight with three new models that should be available just before the big PMA (Photo Marketing Association International) show in early March. Here’s a look at the new cameras and the features they offer. FinePix F200EXR The first new model, the FinePix F200EXR, introduces the Super CCD EXR sensor, which was developed to produce higher image quality instead of focusing on an increase in megapixels as other manufacturers have done in the past.  “Consumers have realized there’s more to a good picture than just the number of megapixels, and with our Super CCD EXR sensor we prove that true image... Read more...
Nikon is refreshing its COOLPIX line with eight new point and shoot models. Of the eight new cameras, four are Style Series models, one is a Performance Series camera, and the final three are Life Series models. All eight COOLPIX models feature Nikon’s NIKKOR lenses and Nikon’s EXPEED digital image processing concept. The COOLPIX line also gets a handful of new features with these announcements, including a Smart Portrait System that captures smiling faces without blinks; an Enhanced Face-priority Auto Focus that can detect up to 12 faces and adjust exposure accordingly; and a Scene Auto Selector that can select the best shooting mode for the situation. Here’s a brief look at what each of the... Read more...
Rather than risk being lost in the flurry of CES, Panasonic waited until today to unveil its latest sub-$300 cameras. Two of the new cameras are part of Panasonic’s FS-Series line, and feature a slim and compact build at a lower price than the company's higher-end FX-Series. The third camera is part of Panasonic’s LS-Series line. This line isn’t quite as compact as some of the other lines, but it is more affordable. As a successor to the FS5, the Lumix DMC-FS15 will offer 12.1MP with a 5x optical zoom and a 29mm wide-angle lens. This camera will have a 2.7-inch LCD with 230,000 pixels. Panasonic improved the Intelligent Auto Mode in this camera from previous models to add Intelligent Exposure... Read more...
Good morning folks!  How's everybody doing today?  I hope you're all doing well.  We here in the HH labs are up to our usual hijinks, overclocking, benchmarking, evaluating, and the like.  Before we get to posting our next review though, we've got some news to tide you over.  Not too much going on this morning, but it'll pick up by tonight I'm sure...  Asus K8N-E Motherboard Review @ PCStats: "In any case, in this review PCstats will be focusing on the brand new Asus K8N-E Socket 754 motherboard. This little baby is powered by nVidia's nForce3-250Gb chipset, and comes loaded with features like an additional four port Serial ATA/RAID Silicon Image controller,... Read more...
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