Today, Samsung release a whole slew of new cameras, like this one, the new ST6500, a 16-megapixel compact point and shoot. Interesting to the design is that the body is curved around the lens at a small angle, said to make for a more ergonomic feel in the hand.
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Casio is no stranger to teaming up with major toy makers, licensing super-cute cartoon characters, using them on existing digital camera models and offering up super-cute limited editions to a fanatic fan base. After cartoon cats Doraemon and Hello Kitty, it’s now time for Rilakkuma, an adorable teddy bear.
In March last year, Pentax unveiled the X70, a 12MP “hybrid” digital camera with 24x optical zoom that currently sells on Amazon for $380. And today Pentax in Tokyo announced [press release in English] the successor, the X90. As to be expected, the new model has been upgraded in some areas. → Read More
Pentax released their seventh generation SLR, the K-7, last summer, and it turned out to be a great camera. And today Hoya Pentax in Japan announced [press release in English] a limited edition of the K-7 (simply dubbed “Limited Silver”) whose main selling points are a silver-colored body and a “golden section ratio” focusing screen. → Read More
Two weeks ago, we reported about Amazon starting to sell white and red versions of Panasonic’s excellent GF1 digital camera in America (through a reseller). And today, Panasonic in Japan announced [JP] the camera will be available in two more body colors, namely “blade” silver and “fairy” pink. → Read More
It’s Stussy‘s 30th birthday next year, and for some strange reason the fashion company collaborated with Japanese electronics maker Ricoh to celebrate the occasion in the form of a Stussy-branded digital camera [JP]. Technically, Ricoh didn’t change anything in the GR DIGITAL III the Stussy camera is based on (and which was released in August this year), meaning the new exterior design will most… → Read More
Tokyo-based Kenko-Tokina, normally known for its camera accessories, has announced a cute Disney-themed digital camera [JP] for the Japanese market today. Spec-wise, this 8MP point-and-shoot camera isn’t anything special, but that’s what you’d expect from a camera whose case shows Mickey Mouse giving Minnie a bucket of hearts. → Read More
Here’s something yourself or your sister might be particularly interested in: A digital camera that helps you to pretty up pictures taken with it on the go. The so-called Love-Digi Moving Photo Camera [JP] is made by Japanese toymaker Takara Tomy and based on the cultural phenomenon of Purikura, photo booths in Japan that especially teenage girls use to create decorated snaps of themselves. → Read More
The Pentax K-x was announced last month, and it seems to be a very decent entry-level camera. We already reported the device will be available in a few different colors in Japan, while the US only gets black, white, and red models. And today Pentax said in Tokyo [JP], they are ready to roll out a very special version of the K-x, which is a particularly colorful model inspired by the so-called Kore… → Read More
I just came back from the CNET Japan Innovation Conference 2009 [JP] in Tokyo, where Cerevo, currently one of the most ambitious tech start-ups in Japan, showed its self-developed digital camera aimed at heavy social media users for the first time.
The company has just seven employees (two of them are part-timers) but big plans: Cerevo intends to dramatically simplify the process of uploading and… → Read More
Ricoh in Japan today unveiled the CX2 [find the press release in English below], an update to the CX1 that went on sale in March this year. And they upgraded quite a lot of the main specs. You still get a 9.29MP CMOS sensor, but the burst rate at maximum resolution is at 5fps now (up from 4) and Ricoh also improved the optical zoom from 7.1 to 10.7. → Read More
Casio Japan unveiled [JP] two new Exilim point-and-shoot cameras today, the EX-Z450 and the EX-Z90. The main selling point of the devices is the ability to detect objects (not only human beings) and to then automatically set the focus and exposure area to give you high-quality pictures.
The EX-Z90 can be considered weaker than the Z450. It features a 12.1MP sensor, a 2.7-inch LCD screen, 3x… → Read More
Also announced today from Pentax are the P80 and E80 digital cameras.
The 12-megapixel P80 is capable of recording HD video (720p) at 30fps and features an improved face detection function to recognize your mug even when it’s at an angle. Said function can see up to 32 faces in about 0.03 seconds. An ISO of 6400 should help in low light situations. The P80 will be available in September for… → Read More
</a Pentax recently announced their brand new W-series camera, the W80, and today they’re introducing its little brother, the WS80. The 10-megapixel shooter features a 2.7-inch LCD, 5x internal optical zoom, HD video capture (720p at 30fps) and a waterproof case that’s less than an inch thick that’s capable of withstanding up to five feet of liquid. The WS80 starts shipping next month for… → Read More
Three new cameras from Panasonic inbound.
Finally, someone besides Samsung is claiming a world’s first. Claiming the hat today is Panasonic with the Lumix ZR1 digital camera. The latest Lumix features a 0.3mm thin ashperical lens, which is a world’s first. Other notable features include a 25mm ultra-wide-angle, 8x optical zoom Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens and a start-up time of 1.1 seconds. The… → Read More
I really screwed up by not learning to read and write the language of my people. But that’s what the Internet is for!
Anyway, the rumored NX-series digital SLR-like camera, the NX-10, from Samsung will supposedly be coming in November, but I’m more interested in the Sci-Fi camera that this guy in Korea is talking about. Sounds bonkers. → Read More
Samsung has some budget digital cameras for ya. The pair packs the same 12.2 MP sensor along with 5x optical zoom. What sets them apart however is that the PL70 is equipped with a 28mm wide angle lens where the PF55 has a standard 35mm lens. Plus the PL70 has digital and optical image stabilization instead of the PL55′s digital stabilization. And if that wasn’t enough, the SL720 can shoot 720p… → Read More
We like innovative products as much as the next nerd, but we’re thinking that Fuji might be beyond its time with this 3D camera. It sounds sweet. The Fujifilm camera can produce 3D pics by using two lens that are spaced out a lot like human eyes. It then uses fancy software to combine the two images into one 3D picture that can then be viewed on either a special digital photo frame or on a special… → Read More
Why must Pentax Japan deny the US of those badass special edition cameras, like the silver K20D or the camo K2000? Pentax Japan must really hate us because they’ve released a limited run of 300 honey yellow Optio W80s, which were announced last week in a trio of ho-hum colors. Pentax Japan → Read More
Today marks the arrival of the optio W80. It’s not only waterproof, but now it’s shockproof, dustproof and coldproof. Dunk it under 16-feet of under, drop it from 3.3-feet high or subject it to sub-freezing temps (14 degrees… → Read More
The Olympus E-P1 is shaping up to be one of the must have cameras of 2009. The camera was just announced last week after months of speculation, but it’s finally available for pre-order from numerous retailers. The prices are just what we thought they would be with the body running $750 and a 3x zoom kit costing $799. The rest of the options go up from there. → Read More
So I’m at the Hotel on Rivington in Manhattan at the Olympus press conference and we’re getting the first hands on with the Olympus E-P1 in North America. Dana Wollman from Laptop was kind enough to be my hand model so these aren’t my hands on the Olympus, but I am shooting with one. I’ve included two test images shot at ISO 200 and ISO 6400 shot with the 14-42mm lens. Oh… → Read More
Remember that Samsung digital camera from a few months back with the analog battery and memory card gauges? Well, we finally have all the specs and it’s shipping out next week. → Read More
Casio Japan announced a new point-and-shoot camera today [JP], the EXILIM Hi-ZOOM EX-H10. The 12.1MP camera is a follow up to the EX-V7 and EX-V8 the company released in 2007. It features an impressive 10xoptical zoom (wide-angle starting at 24mm) and can shoot 1,000 images on a single battery charge. According to Casio, this is three times more than other cameras in this class have to offer. → Read More
Overview In my never-ending search for a high image quality compact digital camera, I came across the Panasonic DMC-FX37. This little compact caught my eye with its long list of premium features and tiny footprint. It’s got a wide-angle Leica lens, image stabilization, 720p HD video recording, and a 4x zoom. That’s a pretty compelling list of features for such a small camera. I’m… → Read More