08/01/2013, Back in the day when our phones did not come with cameras, the need for dedicated cameras, whether it be a cheap compact or a professional DSLR, were still needed. These days our smartphones are more than capable of taking impressive shots, leading some camera manufacturers, such as Nikon, to express their concern over how the compact camera market is shrinking. Well it looks like Nikon’s fears weren’t unfounded thanks […]
08/22/2012, Olympus announced the new STYLUS SP-820UZ iHS, its flagship Ultra Zoom camera that features an impressive 40X optical zoom in a stylish and light body (485g). Thanks to the Super-Resolution Zoom, you can get up to 80x digital zoom magnification. The 22.4 mm lens (equivalent to 22.4- 896mm on a 35mm camera) offers a super-wide angle which is great for shooting panoramas and urban photography. The camera looks great for […]
02/27/2012, Sony updated Cyber-shot lineup started to roll out in January with the beautiful Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V, a brand new glass-design point and shoot camera. Among other things, the new Cyber-shot product line features an improved “Exmor R” CMOS sensor that delivers higher pixel count (up to 18.2 MP), improved low light image capture and faster AF speed of approximately 0.13 second in daylight, 0.25 seconds in low-light. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 […]
02/27/2012, Sony is rolling out its new Cyber-shot lineup with an updated “Exmor R” CMOS sensor with higher pixel count, a new Clear Image Zoom feature, enhanced bi-directional Optical image stabilization with “Active Mode”, improved low light image capture and faster AF speed of approximately 0.13 second in daylight, 0.25 seconds in low-light. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 is the rugged model of the product line and, despite its toughness, it delivers […]
01/09/2012, [CES 2012] Olympus has announced its top-of-the-line addition in its compact camera entry level offering, the Olympus VR-340. The slim metal casing packs 10x super wide optical zoom lens (24-240mm equivalent) equipped with a new 16 megapixel sensor and a 3.0-inch high-resolution LCD. To improve performance in low-light conditions, the VR-40 offers higher ISO and AF Illuminator. The camera will be available in March, in white, silver, black, purple and […]
01/09/2012, [CES 2012] Olympus’ Tough line has made some headlines this year with the release of the Tough-810, the world’s first 100kg crushproof camera. The Olympus Tough TG-320 will not be Olympus’ new flagship rugged camera but merely an upgrade of the Tough TG-310, the colorful mid-range model of the line. Featuring a new 14-megapixel sensor and a 3.6x wide-angle optical zoom lens (28-102mm equivalent), the Olympus Tough TG-320 is waterproof […]
01/09/2012, [CES 2012] The S-series is Olympus’ mid-range offering in its point-and-shoot category featuring ultra zoom capabilities. Touted to be super-slim by the manufacturer, the new Olympus SZ-12 gets a 14-megapixel CCD sensor, a 24x optical wide-angle zoom lens (25-600mm equivalent*), a 3-inch LCD display (460K) and built-in Dual Image Stabilization. Thanks to the Telephoto Macro feature, you can capture the small details of an object and shoot at very close […]
01/04/2012, [CES 2012] Besides its DSLR-styled lineup, Fujifilm is introducing its compact cameras at CES 2012. Fujifilm is focusing on offering fast and wide angle zoom lenses across all its product lines including its compact category, namely the F-Series that include the FinePix F770EXR, the FinePix F750EXR and the FinePix F600EXR. At the top of the line, the FinePix F770EXR offers a GPS in addition to the newly improved 1/2” 16 […]
11/16/2011, If you’re in the market for a new compact camera, Ricoh has recently unveiled their brand new CX6 compact camera, a camera whose AF lock in time is being boasted as taking a mere 0.1 seconds. If you’re wondering why this sounds familiar, it is because the CX6’s autofocus system is the same one used in the CX5 camera that was launched earlier this year.
09/16/2011, Looking for a fixed-lens, high-end, compact camera? Ricoh might have the answer for you with their recently unveiled GR Digital IV camera, which is the successor to the company’s GR Digital III. With the GR Digital IV camera, there are some upgrades that hopefully some of you will find to justify the price.
09/01/2011, Samsung has just announced the NX200 camera at IFA 2011. The Samsung NX200 is a mirror-less camera that is in the same family than the NX100. This model ups the ante with a 20.3 Megapixel APS-C* sensor, which is bigger than the micro four third (micro ¾) sensor found in select competitors like Olympus and Panasonic. For example, my Canon 50D DSLR also uses an APS-C sensor (*APS-C describes the […]
01/24/2011, If you’re shopping around for a new compact camera to suit your active lifestyle, you might want to check out Panasonic’s latest Lumix DMC-TS3. The successor to the TS2 is quite a rugged device and is waterproof up to 40 feet underwater, shockproof to approximately 6.6 feet and also freezeproof to 14 degrees Fahrenheit, not to mention being dustproof too. Other fancy features of this camera include a built-in GPS […]
12/29/2010, Another day and another rumor from 43rumors: according to their source, there will be a bunch of new cameras from Olympus and Panasonic unveiled at CES. The XZ1 is a high end compact camera featuring the same sensor as the Panasonic LX5 (10 MP, 1:1), a great 28-112mm f/1.8-2.5 Lens and a OLED LCD (610k resolution). OLED is good to lower the power consumption, but it is not ideal for […]
09/21/2010, Leica’s V-Lux 1 has been around for some time now, and now the company has introduced the V-Lux 2 at Photokina, which looks very much like the Panasonic DMC-FZ100. The camera is priced at GBP675 ($1,047) and will sport a 14.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, 24X zoom lens, 460K pixel 3-inch tilting LCD display. The camera will also be bundled with Adobe Photoshop Elements 8, adding a little more value for your […]