Digital Camera

  • Hasselblad does a first: the X1D, a compact mirrorless medium-format camera

    Hasselblad does a first: the X1D, a compact mirrorless medium-format camera

    With every camera being handmade in Sweden, the X1D is actually a special piece of hardware. It’s also apparently a compact mirrorless medium-format camera — and that’s a first, actually. To out this camera, Hasselblad turned its focus to size and optical quality. The X1D has a 50MP CMOS sensor, ISO range from 100 to 25,600 and 14 stops of dynamic range. It also shoots in full… Read More

  • Samsung Announces ST6500 Digital Camera

    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. Read more for price and availability. Read More

  • Rilakkuma Edition: Casio unveils ultra-cute Exilim

    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. The result is the Casio Exilim Rilakkuma edition that was announced [JP] today. Read More

  • X90: Pentax updates its X70 digital camera

    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 K-7 gets a Limited Silver Edition (in Japan)

    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

  • Now in more colors: Panasonic's GF1 digital camera

    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

  • GR DIGITAL III × STUSSY: Ricoh unveils limited edition point-and-shoot camera

    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… Read More

  • Cerevo Cam: A digital camera that automatically uploads pics to the web

    An easy to use digital camera that automatically uploads pictures to various websites without using a USB cable, a memory card reader or Eye-Fi? If that’s something you’ve always wanted, the Cerevo Cam, made by Tokyo-based startup Cerevo [JP], might be the right device for you. After months of development work (the camera was completely designed from scratch and in-house), the… Read More

  • Kenko-Tokina's super-cute Mickey Mouse camera

    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

  • Love-Digi Moving Photo Camera is a portable photo booth – almost (video)

    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

  • Japan gets the Pentax K-x in "robotic colors" (limited edition)

    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… Read More

  • CerevoCam: New camera automatically uploads pictures to social media sites

    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… Read More

  • CX2: Ricoh unveils digital camera with 10.7 optical zoom

    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 announces two new Exilim cameras

    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… Read More

  • Pentax rolls out the P80, E80 point and shoots

    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… Read More

  • Pentax announces the WS80 waterproof camera

    </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… Read More

  • Panasonic announces the Lumix ZR1, FP8, FZ35

    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… Read More

  • Samsung NX-10 dropping in November, Sci-Fi camera and GX-30 on the way

    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

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