Canon broke the news of their new EOS 60D digital SLR today. The new EOS 60D brings an unexpected change to Canon’s digital SLR line up as it’s now positioned somewhere between the entry-level xxxD/Rebel series and the 7D. It sports a couple of upgrades versus the 50D, but also a few downgrades as well (most notably build quality and accessibility of some settings). This makes the 7D somewhat of a spiritual successor to the 50D… and the 60D a […]
Sony introduced two pairs of new digital SLR cameras today dedicated to the entry-level SLR market. The first pair, part of Sony’s new SLT series, feature their new Translucent Mirror Technology which uses a translucent mirror to pass light to both the autofocus sensor and CMOS simultaneously. Since the mirror doesn’t need to move (Sony has substituted the optical viewfinder with an electronic one), it allows the SLT camera bodies to be smaller and the cameras can continuously shoot/focus more […]
Nikon has just introduced their new entry-level digital SLR model along with four SLR lenses. The Nikon D3100 sports improvements in various areas and a bunch of new features.
(Entry-level digital SLR camera)
14.2 effective megapixels (DX size APS-C CMOS sensor, 1.5X crop)
Nikon F-mount (1.5X crop factor); autofocus only available with AF-S type lenses
3 inch LCD
ISO speed range of 100 – 3200 (Expandable to 12800)
Full manual controls with RAW mode and live view
11 point autofocus
1080p full HD (1920 x 1080) […]
Canon has come up with three new compact cameras today. The PowerShot S95 and PowerShot SX130 cameras are fairly subtle upgrades to last year’s models, with notable improvements in the movie recording department, but nothing game-changing here… The SD4500 Digital ELPH/IXUS 1000 HS is the most interesting of the bunch, I must say. Not only is it the first ELPH/IXUS to have such a large amount of optical zoom (that’s a whopping 10X lens with image stabilization), it also sports […]
Not having a noticeable bunch of updated features in their latest 3 compact camera models, Olympus has wisely kept a low-profile in announcing their new MJU/Stylus 7050, FE5050 and FE4050 cameras. These three cameras are really, really incremental updates to their recent predecessors with just mere up in megapixel counts (14 megapixels for the first two models, 12 megapixels for the latter). Other specifications remain the same as the previous models.
After showing off proof of concept, prototype and pre-production units on the camera for quite a while now, Fujifilm is finally ready to launch the world’s first 3D compact camera! And here it is – the Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3 (What a mouthful) sports dual image sensors, dual lenses (kinda reminds me of Kodak a few years ago, minus the part about 3D), has a built-in “glasses-free” 3D display and can take photos AND videos in 3D!
Fujifilm FinePix […]
Nikon has just announced two new compact Coolpix cameras today – the follow-up to their very unique “projector-camera” as well as a pretty conventional, entry-level model. As of now, Nikon remains the only manufacturer making digital cameras with built-in projectors.
Nikon Coolpix S1100 pj
14 effective megapixels
28 – 140 mm (f3.9 – f5.8) 5X optical zoom lens
Optical image stabilization (Vibration Reduction)
3 inch touchscreen LCD (460,000 pixels)
Built-in projector can project images/video in playback up to 47 inches in size (up from […]
Casio announced two basic additions to their digital camera line today. Both are essentially the same camera inside but with different designs (and price!).
Casio Exilim Z800 and S200
14 effective megapixels
27 – 108 mm (f3.2 – f5.9) 4X optical zoom lens
2.7 inch LCD
No manual controls; fancy-named Premium Auto mode automatically picks a scene mode
Single Frame Quality and Single Frame Zoom sharpen and enlarge pictures respectively, with less quality loss than conventional digital zoom
720p HD (1280 x 720) 20 FPS […]
14 effective megapixel CCD
35 – 105 mm (f3.0 – f5.6) 3X optical zoom lens
Optical image stabilization
3 inch touchscreen LCD
Face, smile and blink detection; Smart Auto with auto scene selection
Built-in Wi-Fi allows you to wirelessly upload and email photos
720p HD (1280 x 720) 30 FPS movie mode with sound
Takes micro SD/SDHC memory cards
Uses a lithium-ion battery
Available in September for $250