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Samsung unveils potent 14.6-megapixel DSLR

Posted in Digital Cameras by Nino Marchetti on February 1st, 2008

Samsung GX-20Samsung has unveiled a monster 14.6-megapixel digital SLR which looks like it could make almost any category of photographer happy. It is called the Samsung GX-20 and pricing is set at around $1,400.

Chief among the features of the Samsung GX-20 is a high performance CMOS sensor which can handle ISO settings up to 6400, a 2.7-inch LCD screen, improved sensor-based shake reduction and a viewfinder which yields a 95-percent wide field of view.

Samsung said the GX-20 will be available in March. You can get the full details after the jump, courtesy of ecoustics.

Kodak adds new 10-megapixel digital camera

Posted in Digital Cameras by Nino Marchetti on January 31st, 2008

Kodak Easyshare Z1012 ISKodak is bringing into focus this week for consumers its latest Easyshare digital camera. This new model is called the Kodak Easyshare Z1012 IS and it will price at around $300.

The Kodak Easyshare Z1012 IS is a garden variety 10-megapixel shooter, sporting a compact design, 12x optical zoom and optical image stabilization. It has face detection technology and an ISO of up to 3200.

Kodak is going to release this camera in the first half of this year. You can get more details after the jump.

Sony offers up two new alpha DSLRs

Posted in Digital Cameras by Nino Marchetti on January 31st, 2008

Sony α (alpha) DSLR-A300Sony yesterday announced two new digital SLR cameras which make use of “Live View” technology to “frame photos on the camera’s LCD without sacrificing auto-focusing speed common to other live-view systems.” These cameras are the Sony alpha DSLR-A300 and DSLR-A350, priced at around $800 and $900 respectively with an included lens.

These new Sony DSLRs offer up 10.2 and 14.2 megapixels respectively. Other features found in common include image stabilization, APS-C CCD image sensors, up to 730 shots per full charge when using the optical viewfinder and an anti-dust system to keep the CCD image sensor clean. The DSLR-A300 will be available in April, while the -A350 will be out in March.

You can get more details after the jump.

Panasonic DMC-FS3 blends style, features

Posted in Digital Cameras by Nino Marchetti on January 30th, 2008

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3Have you had enough digital camera announcements yet? Sorry – got another one for you. This time around we have a compact shooter called the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3 and pricing is set at around $200.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3 offers up 8.1 megapixels and a a f2.8 Leica DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens with 3x optical zoom. Panasonic has also outfitted this camera with a new image processing engine, a 2.5-inch LCD screen which automatically adjusts its brightness level and your choice of five body colors.

Panasonic expects the DMC-FS3 in stores in February. For more details check after the jump.

Lumix TZ5 – another with wide-angle and HD video

Posted in Digital Cameras by Darrin Olson on January 29th, 2008

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 digital cameraPanasonic announced the DMC-TZ5 as another Lumix camera heading for shelves soon with very similar features to the DMC-FX35 model including a wide-angle lens and high-def video recording. The TZ5 loses a little in megapixels compared the FX35 with 9.1, but gains in just about everything else.

The DMC TZ5 Lumix has a 10x optical zoom, generous 3-inch LCD display and a 28mm wide-angle lens that can get almost twice as much panorama compared to typical lens. It also features Panasonic’s big 5 Intellegent Auto features for automatic adjustments for exposure, scene selection, image stabilization, facial detection of as many as 15 faces and ISO Control to adjust shutter speed for moving images. This model can also record video with 1280 x 720 HD resolution at 30 frames per second with an HD out component cable port.

Panasonic is expecting to have the TZ5 available by the end of March with a retail price of just under $350. More detailed release information below:

New Panasonic compact cameras offer manual control

Posted in Digital Cameras by Nino Marchetti on January 29th, 2008

Panasonic DMC-LZ10Panasonic unveiled today some new Lumix LZ-Series compact digital cameras which are point and shoot models with a decent set of features. These are the DMC-LZ10 and DMC-LZ8, priced at around $250 and $180 respectively.

Both LZ-Series models feature Leica DC VARIO-ELMAR lenses and wide-angle shooting — 30mm on the LZ10 and 32mm on the LZ8. Manual controls are available for use, there’s 5x optical zoom and battery life is provided via AA batteries.

Panasonic says the DMC-LZ10 and DMC-LZ8 will both be available in February. More details after the jump.

Panasonic’s latest Lumix with wide-angle lens

Posted in Digital Cameras by Reuben Drake on January 29th, 2008

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX35 10.1 megapixel digital cameraAmong the many shooters hitting the market today from Panasonic, the latest added to the Lumix lineup was announced as the DMC-FX35. This model has Panasonic’s first wide-angle lens at 25mm giving the ability to get almost double the width into the picture.

The Lumix DMC-FX35 takes photos at 10.1 megapixels with a 4x optical zoom, and can also recored 720p high-def video 1920 x 1080 ready to play on your widescreen at home. If pictures are too slow and high-def video is just too much this Lumix also has a high-speed burst of photos that can take up to 6 per second and go non-stop, limited only by the size of the memory card.

Nikon busts out Coolpix S600

Posted in Digital Cameras by Nino Marchetti on January 29th, 2008

Nikon Coolpix S600Nikon is showing off its early 2008 load of digital cameras this week and one which is in the spotlight is the Coolpix S600. It is priced at around $300.

The Coolpix S600 is a compact, stylish 10-megapixel shooter available in a black body color. It offers a 4x wide-angle 28-112mm Zoom-NIKKOR lens, technology to compensate for camera shake and ISO abilities up to 3200. Start up time is rated a quick 0.7 seconds, according to Nikon.

The Nikon Coolpix S600 will be available in March. You can get full details after the jump.

Nikon introduces the advanced feature Coolpix P60

Posted in Digital Cameras by Darrin Olson on January 29th, 2008

Nikon COOLPIX P60 digital cameraNikon has a whole lot of digital camera releases lined up today for the upcoming PMA with one being the new Coolpix P60. The P60 is a 8.1 megapixel shooter that features Nikon’s EXPEED digital image processing and a 5x Zoom-NIKKOR lens. The stylish body also houses a Vibration Reduction image stabilization and has manual settings that let you control the exposure modes or take advantage of the automatic mode.

The camera comes uses SDHC media, has a nice-sized 2.5-inch TFT LCD and runs off of two AA’s so you don’t have to worry about remembering to pack that special battery charger. The Coolpix P60 also has an light sensitivity range up to ISO 2000 giving better pictures in lower light conditions and avoid blurry photos of things flying by.

Nikon unveils upgraded, compact D60 SLR

Posted in Digital Cameras by Darrin Olson on January 29th, 2008

Nikon D60 10.2 megapixel Digital SLR CameraNikon threw out a new digital SLR today with the D60, basically a repeat of the D40X we saw earlier last year with some nice added features. This camera stands out as one of the smallest, most compact SLR models on the market with the same 10.2 megapixel image processor as its predecessor.

Some nice features in the D60 that can’t go unnoticed include the Retouch Menu for in-camera editing of images and the Stop-motion feature that lets you string together a number of still JPEGS to create a stop-motion animation. A fast shooting mode brings the ability to shoot 100 JPEG stills at 3 frames per second, which is pretty fast but still a little behind the 12.2 megapixel Canon Rebel with 3.5 fps.

New small Fujifilm shooter does 12x optical zoom

Posted in Digital Cameras by Nino Marchetti on January 26th, 2008

Fujifilm FinePix S1000fdAnother impressive new Fujifilm digital shooter making the rounds this past week was the Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd. The company says this camera has the distinction of being the word’s smallest 12x optical zoom model on the market at the moment.

The Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd, priced at around $250, sports 10-megapixels, face detection technology with automatic red eye removal and a new panoramic shooting mode. It also has a 2.7-inch LCD display and electronic viewfinder.

This particular Fujifilm SLR-like digital camera will ship in April. You can get the full details after the jump.

New Olympus camera offers 20x wide angle zoom

Posted in Digital Cameras by Nino Marchetti on January 26th, 2008

Olympus SP-570 UZAnother new digital camera…we know. This time around Olympus brought us word this week of the Olympus SP-570 UZ, priced at around $500. The company notes this particular model for its 20x, wide-angle optical zoom (26-520mm equivalent).

The SP-570UZ, besides the optical zoom, offers up an impressive 10-megapixels coupled with a f2.8-4.5 lens. You get a bevy of advanced features with this particular Olympus model, including a 2.7-inch LCD with anti-glare, dual image stabilization, face detection, shadow adjustment and full manual control.

This new Olympus camera will be available come March. Get the full details after the jump.

Fujifilm goes 12-megapixels in F-Series

Posted in Digital Cameras by Nino Marchetti on January 26th, 2008

Fujifilm FinePix F100fdFujifilm showcased this week, among other digital cameras, a new addition to its F-Series line up. This new one is the Fujifilm FinePix F100fd, priced at around $380.

The Fujifilm FinePix F100fd is a 12-megapixel shooter outfitted with a Fujinon 5.0x wide angle optical zoom lens and a 2.7″ wide angle view LCD. Chief among the features of this model, said Fujifilm, is “Wide Dynamic Range, Dual Image Stabilization, Face Detection 3.0 Technology with an Automatic Red Eye Removal function and ISO settings of up to an unprecedented ISO 12800.”

The FinePix F100fd is expected to debut this March. Get the full details after the jump.

EasyShare Z812 IS shows Kodak isn’t DOA quite yet

Posted in Digital Cameras,Kodak by Nino Marchetti on August 30th, 2007

Kodak EasyShare Z812 ISKodak has unveiled a small army of new digital imaging products for the consumer market, including three digital cameras, a HD television dock and a digital picture frame. One of the more interesting items from this lime up is the EasyShare Z812 IS zoom digital camera.

The Kodak EasyShare Z812 IS, priced at around $300 and available now, offers up eight-megapixels of resolution and a SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH 12x optical zoom lens. It is capable of capturing still images (16:9 aspect ratio) and video (720p at 30fps). You’ll also find this camera sports features like optical image stabilization and ISO settings up to 3200.

Kodak EasyShare C513

Posted in Digital Cameras,Kodak by Darrin Olson on July 24th, 2007

Kodak EasyShare C513 digital cameraToday Kodak announced its first Easyshare camera that utilizes the companies new KAC-05011 CMOS image sensor. The Easyshare C513 is a point-and-shoot model targeting the entry-level camera buyer. What really makes this camera stand out aside from the new, higher quality CMOS sensor is the price tag. At a mere $99 the novice photographer can get a 5 megapixel camera that helps them take high quality photos with minimal shooting experience.

Digital cameras with CMOS sensors have traditionally been a little cheaper than those with CCD as they cost a little less to make but also didn’t have the image quality you would find with a CCD. This new CMOS image sensor from Kodak promises to provide an affordable digital camera without skimping on the picture quality or the functionality of the actual camera.

The C513 also has 3x optical zoom, digital stabilization, can capture …