From the monthly archives: "July 2010"

Panasonic Lumix LX5

Panasonic has announced the new Panasonic Lumix LX5 – an update to the LX3 – it features a new 24mm wide angle 3.8x optical zoom lens (24-90mm), with f2.0 aperture, 10 megapixel CCD sensor, 3″ screen with 460k pixels, 720p HD video, manual focus, flash hotshoe, EVF support, aspect ratio switch (4:3, 3:2 or 16:9 with 1:1 also available), 400 shot battery life, optical image stabilisation, and supports SD/SDHC/SDXC cards. It is available in black or white, for £353.

“The newly developed, super bright, F2.0 ultra wide angle 24mm LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens minimises distortion for stunning, true-to-life images with outstanding resolution and detail. With the extra advantage of a 24mm wide angle, rare on a compact camera, the LX5 offers an extraordinarily large viewing space and with thanks to an extended optical zoom from 2.5x(60mm) to 3.8x(90mm) even more versatility and opportunity to capture the perfect shot. This advanced lens also makes it easy to produce beautiful photos with pleasing soft-focused background thanks to the shallow depth of field provided by the extra light.”

Fujifilm FinePix Z80

Fujifilm has announced the new Fujifilm FinePix Z80 / Z81 – a compact camera from the stylish Z range – it features a 14 Megapixel CCD sensor, 5.0x Optical Zoom, 2.7-inch LCD Monitor, ISO 1600, SR AUTO, Digital Image Stabilization, Intelligent Flash, HD video, metal body and it will be available in six different colours. Fujifilm has also published sample photo(s).

“Rich in choice with six colors, the full metal stylish body brings out the luxurious texture in the FinePix Z80. Available in Pink, Purple, Mint, Lavender, Brown and Gold, simply choose the one that will fit your style.”

Fujifilm FinePix S2800HD

Fujifilm has announced the new Fujifilm FinePix S2800HD / S2900HD, it features a 14 megapixel CCD sensor, 18x Optical Zoom lens (28mm-504mm), 3.0″ screen, ISO6400, SR AUTO (Scene Recognition Auto mode), Intelligent Flash, CCD Shift Image Stabilization, 720p HD video recording, and takes SD/SDHC memory cards and 4x AA batteries. Fujifilm has published sample photo(s).

Fujifilm FinePix S2800HD Back

“A Remarkable Compact Body – Supplied with impressive powerful zooming functions, the FinePix S2800HD achieved its comfort through lightweight and a small dimension for you to take it anywhere with ease.”

FinePix Z800EXR / Z808EXR

Fujifilm has announced the new Fujifilm FinePix Z800EXR / Z808EXR, the compact camera is available in black, red, gold, and pink and features a 12 megapixel Super CCD EXR sensor, 5.0x Optical Zoom lens (35-175mm), 3.5″ touch screen, ISO 3200, AUTO EXR, Intelligent IS, Hybrid AF (for increased focusing speed), Super Intelligent Flash, and 720p HD video at 24fps. Fujifilm has also published sample photo(s).

Fujifilm FinePix F300

Fujifilm has announced the new Fujifilm FinePix F300EXR – a compact camera with a wide angle 15x optical zoom lens (24mm – 360mm), pop-up flash, 12 megapixel Super CCD EXR sensor, 3″ screen, manual mode, rubber grip at the front and back, ISO12800, Hybrid AF (for increased speed focusing), Intelligent Flash, 720p video, 360 degree motion panorama and anti-shake sensor with gyroscope. Fujifilm has published sample photos.

Fujifilm FinePix F300 Back

“Motion Panorama has been extended to 360 in degrees enabling the opportunity to capture the scene around you in a single photo. More shooting options for you with pro-class functions.”

Fujifilm FinePix F300 Top

“New Double Sliding Structured Lens Technology – Fujinon’s new Double Sliding Structured Lens Technology empowers you with both 15x zoom and 24mm super-wide angle in a stylish pocket-sized compact. Twelve lens elements smoothly telescope and slide into position to bring you closer to your subject for shots like never before.”

Kodak Easyshare M575

Amazon UK are selling the new Kodak Easyshare M575 in black or red – it features a wide-angle 28mm 5x optical zoom lens, 3″ screen, 14 megapixel sensor, panoramic stitching, face detection, 720p HD video recording at 30fps, and it’s available for only £89 from Amazon UK

Amazon are also selling the Canon Digital IXUS 95 IS, for only £99 – it features a compact metal body, 3x optical zoom lens, 2.5″ screen, optical viewfinder and 10 megapixel sensor.

If these don’t appeal to you, then here are some of the other best sellers on Amazon UK this week:

1 – Canon Digital IXUS 95 IS – 10mp, 3x opt zoom, 2.5″ screen, £99
2 – Panasonic Lumix TZ7 – 10mp, 12x zoom, 3″, £188
3 – Panasonic Lumix TZ8 12mp, 12x zoom, 2.7″, £199
4 – Panasonic Lumix FZ38 – 12mp, 18x zoom, 2.7″, £212
5 – Panasonic Lumix TZ10 – 12mp, 12x zoom, 3″, £249

Sony Cybershot TX99
Sony has announced a new compact digital camera called the Sony Cybershot T99, it features a 14.1 megapixel sensor, 4x zoom / 24mm wide angle, 720p HD movie and 3″ / 7.5cm wide touchscreen LCD, and will be available in silver, black, pink, green, and violet.

“Experience the whole picture – Now it’s easy to grab breathtaking wide-screen views of that landscape or city scene. Sweep Panorama mode shoots a high-speed burst of frames as you sweep the camera from side to side (or up and down!). Images are stitched together automatically by the camera to create one amazing panoramic image.”

Sony Cybershot TX9
Sony has announced the new Sony Cybershot TX9 – the compact camera features a 12.2 megapixel Exmor R™ CMOS sensor, 4x optical zoom / 25mm wide angle, Full HD movie (1080i), 3.5″ touch screen / 8.8cm LCD and 3D panorama mode, it will be available in dark grey, gold and red / pink:

“Add a new dimension with 3D – Discover an incredible new world of 3D imaging, made possible by Sony. Sweep Panorama now lets you capture amazing 3D images to enjoy on your 3D TV. Sweep Multi Angle creates amazing 3D-like effects you can enjoy in 2D by simply tilting the camera screen from side to side.”

Sony Cybershot WX5
Sony has announced the new Sony Cybershot WX5 – the new camera features 3D photos – 12.2 megapixels Exmor R™ CMOS sensor, f/2.4 G Lens with 5x zoom/24mm wide angle, Full HD movie (1080i) and 3D panoramas, 2.8″ screen, background defocus, and is available in silver, black, pink, and brown:

“Now you can enjoy DSLR-style picture quality, but without the size and weight of a DSLR camera. New Superior Auto Mode intelligently combines up to 6 images for stunning results with low noise and high dynamic range. You can also achieve beautiful portraits with a smoothly defocused background – just like a pro photographer.”