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Samsung to release two compacts with great bang-for-buck value – the PL20 and ES80

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Samsung is aiming at the masses with its PL20 and ES80 budget compacts. The 14 megapixel PL20 (picture below) is the better of the two with a 27mm wide-angle lens and 720p video recording at 24 fps. It offers 5x optical zoom, all this in a compact point-and-shoot body of the reasonable 20mm thick body.

The Samsung PL20

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Olympus unveils the SZ-10, VR-330 and VR-320 superzooms and VG-110 budget compact

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Olympus has a thing for superzoom compacts so it’s little wonder that three of their four camera announcements today belong in that category. Today the company lifted the curtain of the DSLR-like SZ-10, packing 18x zoom lens, the ultra-wide angle VR-330 and VR-320 that zoom up to 12.5 times and the affordable VG-110.

The star of the show, the Olympus SZ-10, packs a 1/2.3” 14 MP CCD sensor and f/3.1-4.4 lens that covers the 28 – 504mm range in 35mm equivalent. The SZ-10 3” LCD screen features 460k dots, which is Read more »

Canon EOS 600D and EOS 1100D aim at the entry-level DSLR market

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Today Canon announced a couple of new additions to their DSLR portfolio. The 600D (or T3i in the US) is an update to the 550D, while the 1100D (T3) is a long due refreshment to the 1000D affordable-priced DSLR.

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Canon announces four new Point&Shoot cameras, FullHD and HDMI all around

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Canon opened a bag of point-and-shoot cameras – all 5 of them can record 1080p video with stereo sound but they have other tricks up their sleeves too, things like manual controls, touchscreen, HDMI, GPS, slow-mo videos and so on.

I’d like you to meet the Canon IXUS 310 HS, SX230 HS/SX220 HS, IXUS 220 HS and IXUS 115HS. Sure they are a mouthful in on sentence, but believe me they are worth the attention… Read more »

3D shooting, 1080p video, powerful zooms and ruggedness, enter the new Panasonic compacts

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Panasonic announced four new cameras to join the eightsome from CES. This time, it’s all about HD video, 3D photos, zoom, touchscreens, geo-tagging and even some ruggedness.

Meet the four new models – the Panasonic TZ20 (ZS10 in the US), TZ18 (ZS8 in the US), FX77 (FX78 in the US) and the FT3 (TS3 in the US)… Read more »

Eight new Panasonic compact cameras go official at CES 2011

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So many compact cameras are being thrown at us at this year’s CES that I’m starting to feel a little dizzy. Panasonic, just like the other major players in this game felt the need to introduce a large bag of digicams that are hard to tell from each other.

The first two new additions to the Lumix lineup are FP5 and FP7, which sport internal zooming. The dirt cheap S1 and S3 couple follows. Then, there is also the no-nonsense FH2 and FH5 and finally, and most excitingly, the FH27 and FH25. Read more »

Sony unveils the 3D-capable TX100V and 10 more Cyber-shot compacts

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Sony starts 2011 with the announcements of 11 new members of its Cyber-shot family of compact cameras. There’s a 3D-capturing shooter, four other full HD-recording point-and-shoots and six budget-minded snappers.

The star of the day is the 16 megapixel Sony TX100V. Built around a backlit Exmor R sensor, the TX100V is doing 3D still shots and sweep panoramas. This is also the first compact camera that can record 1080p footage at 60 frames per second. The final treat is the 3.5” OLED touchscreen display at the back. Read more »

Olympus announces E-PL2 Micro Four Thirds and XZ-1 enthusiast compact cameras

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Olympus announced several new additions to their portfolio at CES 2011 including the enthusiast compact XZ-1 and the Micro Four Thirds E-PL2. Along with those, the company unveiled a couple of rugged ultra compacts (TG-610 and TG-310), a budget camera (VG-120) and a superzoom compact (SP-610UZ).

Olympus PEN E-PL2 is built around the same 12 megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor as its larger and more expensive sibling, the Olympus E-P2. The E-PL2 comes with a larger and higher resolution screen than its predecessor – 3” and 460k dots vs 2.7” and 230k dots. There’s also a built-in flash. The camera also comes with a redesigned version of the collapsible 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens. Read more »

Fujifilm Finepix HS20 is the superzoom camera to rule them all

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Fujifilm has just announced the new FinePix HS20 superzoom camera with 30x zoom lens. Dubbed by its creators “the ultimate all-in-one” Fujifilm Finepix HS20 packs some serious punch under the hood.

The camera is built around a 16 megapixel backlit 1/2” EXR-CMOS sensor that allows FullHD 1080p video capture at 30fps. There’s also a high-speed movie mode for creating 80/160 and 320 fps videos (though the greatest framerate is only available for 320 x 112 pixel videos). Read more »

Samsung SH100 digicam packs Wi-Fi, can be your Galaxy S slave

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Samsung just announced the Wi-Fi-enabled SH100 ultra compact digital camera. It packs a 14 megapixel 1/2.33 CCD sensor and 5x zoom lens covering the 26-130mm range in 35mm equivalent, which sounds nice on its own. However its Wi-Fi functionality marks the start of a whole new chapter in the digicam evolution.

It’s not so much about the point-and-shoot allowing Wi-Fi file transfers per se – we’ve seen that before. It’s more about what else it does with it – for instance, you can use your Galaxy S smartphone to establish a connection to the SH100 and control it remotely. How about that? Read more »

Samsung announces NX11 EVIL and WB700 superzoom compact cameras

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Today Samsung announced a couple of new digital cameras that will be exhibited at CES 2011 expo, which will start early next year. The more interesting of the couple is the Samsung NX11 mirror-less camera with an APS-C sensor, which comes with the intriguingly sounding new i-Function. The other announcement is the WB700 compact with a zoom lens covering the ample 24-576mm range in 35mm equivalent, which even boasts RAW capabilities.

The i-Function of the NX11 EVIL camera allows you to change setting like shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, with balance and ISO straight from the lens. Read more »

12MP Panasonic GF2 announced, brings touch focus to the Micro Four Thirds family

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Panasonic just announced the latest addition to their Micro Four Thirds camera lineup. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 as its full name goes is a really compact camera built around a 12MP CMOS sensor.

Capable of capturing Full HD (1920 x 1080) videos at up to 30 fps and weighing only 475 grams with batteries and lens, the GF2 should appeal to enthusiast photographers that don’t fancy the extra weight of a DSLR camera. Read more »

Make way, Panasonic introduces 18MP touch-driven GH2 and a 3D lens to go with it

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Oh, boy, is this year’s Photokina good! Panasonic is the next big player to make a major announcement at the interchangeable lens camera front. The Panasonic DMC-GH2 belongs to the Micro Four Thirds gang and packs a new 18MP multi-aspect sensor, which produces 16MP shots.

The Panasonic GH2 also offers full HD video capture and manual video shooting controls plus a sweet 460k dot tilt-and-swivel 3-inch touchscreen with smoother Live View thanks to the doubled live stream framerate. Read more »

Sigma announces SD1 flagship DSLR, 46MP of Foveon goodness

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At the start of Photokina show Sigma announced their new SD1 flagship DSLR. And by the looks of it, it might be the next big thing in photography. Packing a new 46 MP APS-C Foveon sensor the camera promises to deliver so much detail that you’ll never be temped to look back.

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720p video capture plus a pocket projector – that’s 3M Shoot-N-Share

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3M Shoot-N-Share is a nice pocket gadget capable of capturing 720p videos. But its most important feature is the integrated pico projector for showing your works directly on the wall.

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