Digital Cameras

  • Will Sony consolidate its dSLR lineup, starting with the A200 & A300?

    Will Sony consolidate its dSLR lineup, starting with the A200 & A300?

    While I’ve never seen a Sony dSLR “out in the field,” so to speak, I’ve been assured that the company knows its way around a single-lens reflex mechanism. To that end, there’s a rumor currently zipping about the Internet that pertains to two of the company’s dSLRs, the A200 and A300. It seems Sony is planning to consolidate the two models into one, and would… Read More

  • Pentax bargainizes the K20D, lowers price by $200

    Pentax bargainizes the K20D, lowers price by $200

    If you were vacillating over which entry-level DSLR to get this year, your decision was just made a little more difficult by Pentax. Their K20D, which is by all accounts an excellent camera, has had its price dropped by two bills. Those are some serious savings, kemosabe. $800 recommended means you can get it for a song once the big e-tailers start undercutting each other. They did this… Read More

  • Mysterious Samsung camera sports AMOLED screen, gauges

    Mysterious Samsung camera sports AMOLED screen, gauges

    A link at Amazon went live momentarily and revealed this complicated-looking point and shoot, the TL320. Its two most interesting features would have to be its AMOLED screen, which should help save battery life, and a pair of awesome-looking gauges on the top like on the TL9. Instead of a digital readout, there are actually physical empty/full indicators. I guess the reaction to the TL9… Read More

  • Canon releases 10 cameras in one night – thanks, Canon

    Canon releases 10 cameras in one night – thanks, Canon


    Just when I thought it was safe to relax and read a little bit, my inbox lights up with a damn tidal wave of point-and-shoots. If you’re in the market, you’ll be doing more in-depth research and of course the outliers of this batch will be tested and compared to others, so for the moment we’ll just take a quick look at their styling, specs, and standout features. Read More

  • New Canon point-and-shoots leaked

    New Canon point-and-shoots leaked


    Looks like Canon updated their site’s database a little too soon; a pair of point-and-shoots no one’s ever seen made it in there. Oops! They’ve since pulled the data, but the intrepid Canon Rumors snagged screens and stats before Canon realized the mistake. Here are the two new shooters in their modest glory. Read More

  • Are you ‘Generation Y’? Because if you are, the Fuji FinePix Z30 point-and-shoot is for you!

    Are you ‘Generation Y’? Because if you are, the Fuji FinePix Z30 point-and-shoot is for you!

    Man alive! You think the American economy is in rough shape? Japan’s economy shrank 12.7 percent from October to December of last year, the sharpest fall since the end of World War II. Combine that with the unusually strong Japanese Yen, which makes Japanese products, like the new Fuji FinePix Z30, FinePix J20fd and J250, more expensive in foreign (non-Japanese) markets, and you’ll… Read More

  • Rumor: Panasonic to buy part of Leica?

    Rumor: Panasonic to buy part of Leica?


    There’s nothing solid on this yet, but there are murmurs (from respectable, if not necessarily reliable sources) that Panasonic may be girding its loins to buy itself some Leica. Perhaps not all of it, perhaps just a little bit, but they’re definitely sniffing around. Given Leica’s skill with glass and Panasonic’s with consumer electronics, they might make a good team… Read More

  • SLRs creeping up on medium formats quality-wise

    SLRs creeping up on medium formats quality-wise


    Big players like Leaf and Hasselblad had better do something soon, or Nikon and Canon will be doing more than nipping at their heels. This little set of tests done by French firm DxO seems to confirm what many of us understand intuitively: that the pro DSLR is fast closing the image quality gap with medium format digitals. Read More

  • Fujifilm's fine new F200EXR features that sexy new sensor

    Fujifilm's fine new F200EXR features that sexy new sensor

    A long time ago, on a site design far, far away from the current one, we mentioned that Fujifilm was preparing to release a totally awesome new sensor for point-and-shoots. A fundamental reorganization of the photodiode pattern results in… well, if you want to know, read the post. But the point is that they’ve made a more intelligent sensor instead of just packing more megapixels… Read More

  • Nikon's new point-and-shoots aren't breaking any molds, but hey

    Nikon's new point-and-shoots aren't breaking any molds, but hey

    Okay Nikon, so you’ve got a touchscreen on your budget camera now. Do you want a cookie? Oh, you want sales. I’m sorry, I can’t bake that. But I can report on your new point-and-shoots. Let’s go with that. Nikon is very proud of their new touchscreen camera, and I’m sure it’s very nice, dear. But others have been doing it for longer, and it’s probably… Read More