It’s been a very long time since we’ve heard about Casio making cameras; but with their new Exilim EX-10 being announced in recently, they’re surely still trying to hold onto the market. However, this camera is a Japan only gadget and it sports s 12MP 1/1.7 inch CMOS sensor, f1.8-2.5 4x optical zoom lens, 5 axis stabilization, 3.5 inch touch screen, full manual control, wifi, and 6fps burst shooting on top of Adobe DNG RAW mode. As was always known with Casio’s cameras, it can also shoot at 1,000fps for slow-mo video mode.
No word yet on price or if it’s going to hit the states. However, it’s quite interesting as only a couple of years ago Casio used to have a huge booth at Photo Plus. Now, they barely are even mentioned.
Though many of us snub our noses at point and shoots these days, that doesn’t mean that camera manufacturers won’t try to still compete in the category. Olympus today is announcing their new Stylus 1 camera–a small sensor camera with OMD EM5 styling but with a small sensor and a fixed f2.8 long zoom. The camera sports a 1/1.7″ 12MP CMOS sensor, a 28-300mm f2.8 lens, 1.44 million dot EVF, and the tech specs say that the camera shoots RAW images but the version we played with didn’t seem to. Plus it has a 3 inch LCD screen, Live Bulb mode, Wifi, and a special lens cap that can also totally cover and protect the lens.
Then there is a telephoto converter adapter to give the user even more reach.
No official word on pricing or release date yet, but we can surely expect it around the holiday season. Just don’t take it out in the snow, there is no weather sealing.
Leica Rumors today posted a couple of leaked images of a new camera that was previously rumored to be called ‘Leica C Typ 112′. We assume that ‘C’ stands for ‘Compact’, but obviously not in the sense of ‘Compact System Camera’, as many people had hoped. Rather, it stands for ‘Compatc Point-and-Shoot’. And with all of Leica’s recent compact cameras, this one as well is a re-badged Panasonic, sold with a number of exclusive accessories and presumably at twice the price of the camera it is based on, the Panasonic LF1.
As a reminder, the LF1 is a premium p&s compact that comes with an integrated electronic viewfinder (albeit a low-resolution one), but still keeps a slim profile. We don’t know when the C Typ 112 will be officially announced, but expect it to be around US-$ 700-800 when it hits markets.
As an update to its P7700 enthusiast’s compact, Nikon introduces the P7800, which adds an electronic viewfinder into the mix. The P7800 sports the same bright 28-200mm f2-4 superzoom lens, but thanks to the added EVF has to do without the third control dial on the top. The display measures 3″ and sports an RGBW pixel matrix for improved visibility under bright lighting conditions. Both the articulated rear display an the EVF sport 921k dots. The sensor also apparently remains the same 1/1.7″ BSI-CMOS with a pixel count of 12.2 million. In addition to the P7800, Nikon also introduces an accessory LED light that can be used with all Nikon compacts that sport a tripod mount. Details after the break.
Recently, we reported about a new invention from Sony that would revolutionize mobile photography. Today, Sony announces the previously rumored products, and they are just as awesome as predicted. The QX10 and QX100 are two accessory lenses that are used in combination with an Android smartphone or iPhone. Basically, the devices contain a lens, a sensor, a couple of buttons, and most importantly: wireless connectivity. They are operated via the smartphone’s display, and send the pictures they capture directly to the phone, so they can be shared immediately. Whereas the QX10 is a small 10x zoom unit, the QX100 contains the acclaimed lens and sensor from the RX100 compact camera.
Enthusiast Nikon photographers have a new lens to look forward to. Today, the company is announcing their brand new 18-140mm f3.5-5.6 lens G ED AF-S DX (VR)–which means that it will have the same aperture range as your 18-55mm kit lens. The lens ia DX lens optic, meaning that it is meant for only APS-C DSLRs and has up to four stops of VR. Plus it has ED glass and Aspherical lens elements.
It will be available for $596.95. But that’s not all that Nikon has announced. More details are after the jump. Also, this may possibly mean that a higher end APS-C DSLR may be coming since we’re getting a new superzoom lens.