Panasonic GH2 with 3D Lens
Yesterday saw the beginning of Photokina 2010, the largest photographic show in the world, hosted in Cologne, Germany. Whilst most new cameras have been announced over the last few weeks, there were still a number of new cameras announced at the show which we were able to have a look at, including the new Panasonic Lumix GH2 Digital SLR (shown above with 3D lens), Pentax K-5, Pentax K-r, plus more, we were a little trigger happy, and have taken over 300 photos for you to look at! Click through to see some of the highlights, and make sure you click more to see even more highlights:

New Cameras and lenses: (Highlights)
Fujifilm FinePix X100 Prototype Hands On, new Rangefinder
Panasonic Lumix GH2 DSLR and new lenses, the 14mm, and 12.5mm 3D lens
Sigma SD1 DSLR Prototype, 15.3mp x 3 Foveon sensor
Nikon D7000 DSLR, 16.2mp CMOS sensor, 3″ screen (921k pixels)
Olympus E-5 DSLR, with 12-60mm lens, and my 35mm Macro lens.
Pentax K-r DSLR, plus new 18-135mm lens, and 55-300mm, also available in pink
Pentax K-5 DSLR, with 18-55mm lens.
Olympus Zuiko Lens Concept
Leica M9 Titanium – Limited edition (500 units)
Leica D-Lux 5, the Leica version of the Panasonic Lumix LX5
Leica V-Lux-2 Superzoom, the Leica version of the Panasonic Lumix FZ100
Leica X1 Black Edition
Minox PX3D Concept, uses 4 x 5mp cameras, see
Minox DSC Silver – new metal finish
Samsung NX100 with 20-50mm iFunction lens, optional flash, and 20mm iFunction lens
Casio H20G Hybrid GPS,
Casio Exilim ZR10, Z2300, Z16
Canon Powershot SX30 IS
Canon Powershot G12
Canon Powershot S95
Nikon Coolpix P7000
Ricoh GXR with new ~28mm lens
GE X-5 “Darth Vader” White Edition

Premium Compact cameras: – nb: when you enter the gallery, you can click the next arrows to view the next photo in the series.
Sony NEX-3 with 16mm lens, telephoto 18-200mm, and 18-55mm kit lens.
Olympus PEN E-PL1, with 14-150mm lens, and new 75-300mm lens in black or silver, compared to DSLR telephotos.
Olympus PEN E-P1 customised
Leica X1 Silver with accessories
Samsung NX100 with 20-50mm iFunction lens, optional flash, and 20mm iFunction lens
Samsung NX10 in white with 30mm lens
Ricoh G700 and new G700SE with GPS

Digital SLRs:
Nikon D7000 DSLR, 16.2mp CMOS sensor, 3″ screen (921k pixels)
Nikon D3100, DSLR
Nikon D700 DSLR

Film Cameras:
Lomography – Cameras and Photos

Compact Cameras – Pocket Zoom
Fujifilm FinePix F300EXR – 15x
Ricoh CX4 – 10x in white / silver
Pentax Optio RZ10 – 10x zoom
Canon Digital IXUS 1000HS – 10x zoom, also available in pink
Leica V-Lux 20, the Leica version of the Panasonic Lumix TZ10 – 10x zoom
Olympus Mju 7040 and 9010 7x and 10x Wide Optical Zoom
Samsung WB650, 15x optical zoom with GPS

Compact Cameras – Compact
Pentax Optio RS1000
Nikon Coolpix S1100pj with projector in black, or lime green
Nikon Coolpix S80 in red
Fujifilm FinePix W3 3D Camera with 3D screen that hurt my eyes.
Canon Digital IXUS 300HS
Panasonic Lumix FX700
Panasonic Lumix FX70

Compact Cameras – Waterproof
Panasonic Lumix FT2, waterproof
GE G5WP, 12.2mp waterproof
Praktica DPix 5000wp – Waterproof and orange
Casio Exilim G1 G-Shock, in red or black

Compact Cameras – Stylish / Other
GE Create by Jason Wu – with built in USB
GE E1586TW, 14.1mp, 8x optical zoom lens
Praktica Luxmedia 12-Z4, in blue
Rollei Compactline 390SE – it’s shiney, has a 5x optical zoom lens, 2.7″ screen, 14mp sensor, and working leather case.
Rollei Kids 100 – children’s camera
Olympus Mju 5010, 5x Wide Optical Zoom
Casio Exilim Z800 almost like a soap or candy bar camera
Casio Exilim S200, in orange
Casio Exilim Z350, in pink
Minox 5mp Leica Mini Replica, also available in Gold.
Samsung TL500 / EX1, with f1.8 lens
and many more.

Sanyo VPC-PD1 video / camera hybrid – a vertical digital camera ala the Fuji M603, etc but with awkward to press shutter buttons on the back, full HD video, and “Eazy Upload”.

From the random highlights department: A Leica M9 (M8?) with the ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 35-100mm F2.0 43rds lens. Carl Zeiss were demonstrating their lenses, including the tiny lens found in the Nokia N97 Mini, and the new Nokia N8 (seemed to be the closest you could get to it at the show). The Photokina globe, the world’s largest photo globe made from photos from around the world. AgfaPhoto film cameras could be found. were demonstrating their impressive ProViz T92 GPU Rendering system – using four NVIDIA graphics cards it offered 10x the performance compared to CPU systems. Some other models 😉 that might be of interest from: Hasselblad, FIAT, and, um, Playboy.

Kodak seemed uninterested in showing their new cameras, such as the Kodak Easyshare M590, despite the huge show size, and it felt like you were better off finding them elsewhere, on resellers stands, although they were displaying their camera products, they were much more interested in showing other things.

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