pma 2009

 
  • Sony outs the Cyber-shot HX1

    Sony outs the Cyber-shot HX1

    Yet another craptacular hybrid digital camera being announced at PMA and this time it’s coming from Sony. The HX1 first made the rounds last week and it looks like everything was true; 20x optical zoom, 1080p video, 3-inch tilt LCD, and a 9.1-megapixel 1/2.4-inch Exmor CMOS sensor. Continuous burst mode captures images at 10fps. Read More

  • Lensbaby announces the 0.42x Super Wide Lens

    Lensbaby announces the 0.42x Super Wide Lens

    In case you didn’t know, PMA is going on in Vegas right now and I wish I were there. This weather is getting ridiculous. Anyway, Lensbaby announced their new 0.42x Super Wide Lens attachment that works with the recently announced Composer, Muse, and Control Freak fixed focus lenses. So what’s so special about this thing? Read More

  • Pentax officially unveils the X70 and DA 15mm lens [Update]

    Pentax officially unveils the X70 and DA 15mm lens [Update]

    No need to tell you what we already found out this morning about the X70 other than it shipping in April (official spec sheet can be found here (PDF)), so we’ll move onto Pentax’s other PMA announcement, the smc DA 15mm F4 ED AL lens. Update: Updated photos of the 15mm lens on a body after the jump. Read More

  • Pentax's PMA announcement leaked, hybrid X70 being announced

    Pentax's PMA announcement leaked, hybrid X70 being announced

    Hmm. Well, this is sort of a disappointment. I was expecting the K30 or K300 to be announced, but instead we’ve got a hybrid. Lame. The X70 is a 12-megapixel (1/2.33-inch CCD) shooter with 24x optical zoom that’s capable of shooting HD movies. The EVF got me all excited and I initially thought an SLR with Live View would finally be announced, but no, I was wrong. I just hope Pentax decides to… Read More

  • Samsung announces NX Series hybrid digital camera

    Samsung announces NX Series hybrid digital camera

    With all the pre-PMA announcements that Samsung made in the last few weeks I wondered if they had anything left in the tank. While it’s not a production ready model, the NX Series hybrid looks interesting, but it’s a still a hybrid and I don’t think they’re any better than a point and shoot. However, I won’t pass judgment until I’ve taken this one for a ride. Read More

  • Samsung outs a pair of point and shoots ahead of PMA, again

    Samsung outs a pair of point and shoots ahead of PMA, again

    Unfortunately for Samsung, we’ve all known about the TL320 for the last week thanks to Amazon, but the HZ15W is brand spankin’ new. Read More

  • Digital Foci's Photo Book is suprisingly cool

    Digital Foci's Photo Book is suprisingly cool

    This Photo Book from Digital Foci actually looks pretty cool and it’s perfect for photographers or even casual picture takers. It’s an 8-inch photo album with an 800x600 LCD color screen and 4GB of internal memory. What makes this photo album worth posting is that it supports RAW. A lot of photographers shoot in RAW and nothing else, so this makes perfect sense. Read More

  • Samsung announces four new SL-series point and shoots

    Samsung announces four new SL-series point and shoots

    It’s announcements like this that make trade shows not worth going to. Today, Samsung updated their SL-series of point and shoots with four new models: SL820, SL620, SL202 and SL30. Read More

  • Fujifilm gets wet with the FinePix Z33WP

    Fujifilm gets wet with the FinePix Z33WP

    Let’s just get this out of the way, so we don’t have to deal with the elephant in the room. These things are hideous. OK, I’m done now. In the ever-growing trend of announcing products well ahead of the big show. Fuji announced a slew of point-and-shoots today, which includes the waterproof FinePix Z33WP. The 10-megapixel “Life-Proof” camera is being marketed towards active families… Read More