PMA 2007

  • FireFly anti-dust device

    FireFly anti-dust device

    Sure there are a ton of new digital SLRs with built-in dust reduction systems, but how can you be sure that you’ve got all the dust off? Because most of those systems use variations on the same technology – the imaging sensor or glass covering the sensor is vibrated at high speeds – there’s always a chance that static electricity might cause some dust to stay stuck. The PMA… Read More

  • GE Digital Cameras Find Retail Homes At Sears, Kmart

    GE Digital Cameras Find Retail Homes At Sears, Kmart

    General Imaging, “the worldwide exclusive licensee for GE-branded digital cameras”—that debuted at this year’s PMA convention—signed a contract with Sears and Kmart to be the first retailers to carry the digital cameras, hitting stores this holiday weekend. As a bonus, the stores will get the cameras in some exclusive colors. Yay colors. Both retailers are getting the… Read More

  • Canon's PowerShot TX1: A True Hybrid Camera

    Along with the Sony Cybershot DSC-G1, Canon’s $499 PowerShot TX1 was one of the more innovative new compact models shown off at this year’s PMA convention. You’ve probably seen and read the details on this compact beauty that shoots high-def video (1,280×720) at 30fps and captures 7.1-megapixel stills through its 10X optical zoom lens that works whether you’re shooting… Read More

  • Samsung HD Photo Box Stores Your, Um, Photos

    We’re not sure about the usefulness of the Samsung HD Photo Box for average consumers, but photo/video enthusiasts that really love to look at their shots on a high-def display will probably want one. The Box connects to your HDTV via HDMI and contains a 250GB hard drive for image storage. The front of the unit features a 4-in-1 memory-card reader, a USB connector with PictBridge support for… Read More

  • Nikon D40x Quick Look

    While we were with Nikon, its Senior Technical Manager Lindsay Silverman went through a few of the improvements Nikon made to the D40 to bump it up to the new D40x. Read More

  • Feeling Up The Slim Samsung L77

    Say hello to the recently announced 7.1-megapixel Samsung L77. We said say “Hello!” It is the slimmest (fractionally thinner than the $399 Casio Exilim EX-V7R) 7X optical zoom camera currently available. It’s start up time was fast, too, with the lens being entirely internal. Read More

  • Nikon Coolpix P5000 Quick Look

    Nikon Senior Technical Manager Lindsay Silverman shows off some of the finer features on the new P5000. The camera straddles the line between dSLR and consumer point-and-shoot and looks cool doing it. Read More

  • Olympus SP-550 UZ: Compensate For Your Wee…Zoom

    The Olympus SP-550 UZ is definitely cock of the walk in the long-zoom-camera category at PMA 2007. The ultra-zoom (UZ) wide-angle (28-504mm in 35mm photography) lens carries an optical zoom up to 18X. That’s a lot of zoom for as compact as it is and beats newer long-zoom models from Fujifilm, Kodak and Panasonic by as much as 8X. With a suggested retail price of $499, you’re paying for… Read More

  • Samsung L74: World Trip Planner

    The Samsung L74 Wide has a Tour Guide function that gives you travel information covering 4,500 regions in 30 countries, so you can plan trips while you’re on the road. It also has 450MB of internal memory. Read More

  • Samsung NV11

    Samsung’s NV11 features a 10.1-megapixel sensor, 5X optical zoom Schneider lens, a 2.7-inch display and face recognition. But its innovative menu interface is what really makes it a compact camera worth checking out. Read More

 
  • Sony's New WiFi-Enabled Cybershot DSC-G1

    WiFi. Photosharing. MP3 playback. Overkill? Maybe. Read More

  • muveeNow Up Close

    We take a gander at muveeNow, muvee’s new photo editing software. Muvee Now Read More

  • Olympus Stylus 770 SW: You Too Can Drop, Freeze, Soak, Step On This Camera

    There’s not too much to say about the Olympus Stylus 770 SW. Well, except for the fact that it can survive 5-foot drops, be taken down 33 feet underwater, withstand 220 pounds of pressure and still operate down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit — hence the block of ice. There’s also a new manometer built in letting you gauge your altitude or depth. It’s otherwise a normal… Read More

  • Fujifilm FinePix S700: Entry-level long-zoom?

    Priced at a low $249, the Fujifilm FinePix S700 heads near budget territory on pricing, but in features comes close to other newly announced long-zoom models. The 7.1-megapixel camera has a 10x optical zoom with image stabilization and one of the finest LCDs we saw on the PMA floor (it was trumped only by the 3.5-inch beauty on the Sony G1, which we’ll have full video of posted soon). Read More

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8: $350 Of Long-zoom Action

    The Leica DC lens is the star of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 with its 11 elements in eight groups, including 3 aspherical lenses. The 12X optical zoom lens is carried over from last year’s DMC-FZ7, but is now backed with a 7.2-megapixel sensor and a newly enhanced Venus III processor. A RAW mode has been added as well. Read More

  • Canon EOS-1D Mark III Raspberry

    When an older gentlemen in a suit giggles like a schoolboy, you know something either made a fart noise or something cool happened. In this video, we witness both of those things. The Canon EOS-1D Mark III can apparently take 5 million pictures a second and sounds like a poot. PMA 07: Canon EOS-1D Mark III Snapping Off Frames Like a House Afire [The Giz] Read More

  • WTF? ISO 8000 on Kodak's EasyShare Z885

    When megapixels stopped wooing consumers to cameras, the manufacturers apparently switched to hyping another spec: ISO. The letters stand for the International Organization for Standardization and back in the film days the number that followed ISO referred to the film speed or the amount of light needed to expose the film. There’s math involved that we won’t go into here but the short… Read More

  • Fujifilm A820, A900: 8 or 9 Megapixels, Less Than $200

    Everyone seems to be downplaying the importance of megapixels lately, and while we don’t disagree they shouldn’t be wholly ignored because it’s still a reflection on image quality. Case in point, Fujifilm’s newest compact budget shooters, the A820 and A900, which offer the company’s 8- and 9-megapixel Super CCD HR image sensors, respectively. The A820 carries a price… Read More

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3: 10X Zoom, Small Package

    Looking for a nice travel companion to go globe-trotting with? The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 looks to be a top choice. The 7.2-megapixel camera features a wide-angle (28mm) Leica lens capable of smooth optical zooming up to 10X. Read More

  • PMA 2007: Sony Press Conference

    In all its undiluted glory, we present the Sony Press Conference feature the new Cybershots and Alphas. Enjoy! Read More