From the monthly archives: "November 2009"

Casio Exilim FH25

Casio Japan has announced the new Casio Exilim EX-FH25, an update to the FH20, it features a new 10 megapixel backlit sensor, and the same features such as CMOS-shift image stabilization system, 20x optical zoom lens, 3″ screen, 40fps shooting, and high speed video mode (upto 1000fps). View Casio sample photos.

Casio Exilim FC150

Casio Japan has announced the new Casio Exilim EX-FC150 – an update to the FC100 – it features a new backlit 10 megapixel CMOS sensor, and the same specifications, sensor shift image stabilisation, 5x optical zoom lens, 2.7″ screen, high speed shooting (40fps), and high speed video (upto 1000fps). View Casio sample photos.

Casio EX-G1

Casio has announced the new Casio Exilim EX-G1 – the world’s slimmest shock resistant camera, it features a shockproof, dustproof, waterproof (10ft), slim camera body, and has a 12 megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom lens, and 2.5″ screen. The EX-G1 will be available in December 2009 with an MSRP of $299.99 and will be available in black and red. The UK price is £269, and it will be available in January from Casio at Carnaby.

“Casio Computer Co., Ltd., has announced the release of the EX-G1, the world’s slimmest shock resistant digital camera*1. The EX-G1 is the first in the company’s new EXILIM® G brand of digital cameras and features a sleek design – a low-profile 19.9 mm*2, incredible toughness as well as being waterproof and dustproof.

The EXILIM G concept is built around “endurance,” expressing Casio’s determination to create digital cameras suitable for top athletes and adventurers who never stop pushing themselves to the limit. The new EX-G1 model was developed to embody this concept, using Casio’s years of experience creating technologies for shock resistance, waterproofing, and slim-line design.

The EX-G1’s shock resistant design elements are found both inside and outside of the slim-line camera. In addition to a high level of performance with 12.1 effective megapixels for taking high resolution photos, the EX-G1 also features interval shooting.”

Nikon Coolpix S640

Photography BLOG has reviewed the new Nikon Coolpix S640 – the 12 megapixel camera features ultra fast focus and start up time, wide angle 5x optical zoom lens (28mm – 140mm), optical image stabilisation, HD video, 2cm macro mode, a 2.7″ screen, and USB charging. It will be available in five different colours: black, white, silver, pink, red, for £199.

“Nikon are pushing the speed of the S640, and it certainly doesn’t disappoint in this regard. Focusing is on a par with most entry-level DSLRs, quickly locking onto the subject without too many misses. The S640 also bursts into life very quickly, although it’s best to leave the camera turned on to avoid that puzzling 5 second “freeze”. Other features are a little more mundane, with the versatile 5x optical zoom the pick of the bunch.”

Read more Nikon Coolpix S640 Reviews: NeoCamera

Zumi Digital

FourCornersDark have details of the new “digital harinezumi 2” – an update to the “Zumi Digital” (shown above, aka the Superheadz Digital Harinezumi) – the new camera has an improved 3 megapixel sensor, VGA video with sound, improved macro mode, and takes MicroSD cards. They’ve also posted a sample video from the digital harinezumi 2.

Read Zumi Digital / Superheadz Digital Harinezumi Reviews: BoingBoing Gadgets, The Plastic Lens, Four Corners Dark

Canon EOS 7D

Gizmodo has reviewed the new Canon EOS 7D Digital SLR, it features an 18 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, 8fps shooting, HD video mode with 24, 25, 30fps shooting and manual mode, Dual Digic 4 processors, 3″ screen, weather protected magnesium alloy body, ISO upto 12800, 100% viewfinder, and 19 point AF. The camera is available from Amazon UK

“The Canon EOS 7D is an 18 megapixel digital SLR camera incorporating a new APS-C CMOS sensor designed and manufactured by Canon. Featuring a revised photodiode and microlens construction, the 7D’s sensor offers a versatile ISO range of 100-12,800. Other new additions include dual DIGIC 4 processors offering continuous shooting at 8fps, improved 19-point cross-type auto-focus system including Zone and Spot AF, Focus Colour Luminance metering system which measures from 63 zones, and an Intelligent Viewfinder with 100% frame coverage and 1.0x magnification.”

Read more Canon EOS 7D Reviews: NeutralDay, Pocket Lint, Trusted Reviews, NeoCamera, DPExpert, DPReview, CameraLabs, Divid’s Simple Photography, Photo Review, Roland Lim, Photography BLOG, DigitalRev, Luminous Landscape First Look, Previews: DPReview, BobAtkins, Full Canon EOS 7D Press Release.

Casio FS10Gizmodo has details of the new Casio Exilim EX-FS10s – the camera updates the FS10 with a new Golf training feature built in using the 1000fps video mode. The FS10 features 30fps shooting at 6mp, HD video, a 3x optical zoom lens, 9 megapixel CMOS sensor, and 2.5″ screen. It normal FS10 is available in blue, grey, red (pictured), or white, for £163:

“In this card-sized camera measuring just 3.8” wide x 2.3” high x .64” thin, Casio has packed a newly developed 3X optical inner-zoom lens and a 2.5-inch high-performance Super Clear LCD. This high-speed model boasts an effective 9.1-megapixel resolution.”

Read Casio Exilim FS10 Reviews: Trusted Reviews, Photography BLOG

Sony Cybershot W220

We’ve just published our review of the new Sony Cybershot W220 – a compact 12 megapixel digital camera with a 4x optical zoom lens starting at 30mm zooming to 120mm, a 2.7″ screen, with optical image stabilisation, it’s available in Silver, Black, and Blue for £119.

Read our Sony Cybershot W220 Review
View our Sony Cybershot W220 Sample Photo Gallery

Read more Sony Cybershot W220 Reviews: Cameras.co.uk, Digital Photography School, Imaging Resource

Nikon Coolpix S1000pj

Gizmodo has reviewed the new Nikon Coolpix S1000PJ with built in projector! The camera features a 12 megapixel sensor, wide angle 5x optical zoom lens (28mm – 140mm), Hybrid VR (Lens-shift and Electronic Vibration Reduction), 2.7″ screen, and built in VGA projector. The camera is available in silver or black for £333

“But when I flicked the little projector button this time—it’s a dedicated switch on top, next to the projector’s manual focus slider—I was stunned. It looked fine. I shut the windows. I backed up, stretching the image to about 40 inches. Now it looked great. This dinky little projector, and hacky and ridiculous as it looks and sounds, is legitimately useful.”

Read more Nikon Coolpix S1000pj Reviews: DPInterface, Ken Rockwell, Photoxels, More information at Nikon and sample photos on the Nikon Coolpix site. Demonstration video by whatdigitalcamera.com (on youtube, via engadget).

BigShot Camera

BigShotCamera.org has made a new prototype digital camera for kids – it’s available in multiple colours, and is designed to be built and used by kids. The Bigshot camera has an LED flash, wind up power charging, and a rotating lens that allows normal, panoramic and 3D photos! (shown below) Although designed for kids, I’m sure it would appeal to adults, if it were available.

BigShot Lens

“A camera designed for kids can be much more than just a toy: it can serve as a powerful educational medium. We believe that such an educational camera must have a radically different design from that of a typical consumer camera. (a) It should be designed as a kit for assembly by students. The assembly process should not only demystify the workings of the camera, but also expose students to various science and engineering concepts. (b) It should include features that cannot be found in other cameras, allowing students to explore new creative dimensions. (c) It should be low-cost, with the potential to serve as the basis for a scalable social venture. Bigshot has been designed with these goals in mind.”

More links: Engadget, Make, Wired, TheRecord, Gizmodo