From the monthly archives: "February 2011"

Olympus VR-330
Olympus has announced the new Olympus VR-330, and VR-320, both cameras feature a 12.5x super wide optical zoom (24-300mm*), slim metal body, Dual Image Stabilisation, 720p HD, HDMI out, 14 Megapixel CCD sensor, 3.0″ 460,000 dot colour LCD (230k on the VR-320), 3D photo shooting mode (VR-330 only), Magic Filters, Intelligent Auto Mode, Face detection, AF tracking, and USB charging. Both cameras will be available in Red, Blue, Black and Silver, with the VR-330 available for pre-order at £159 from Amazon UK, from March

“Thanks to a minor miracle of optical engineering, the VR-330 comes with an incredibly powerful optical zoom. Plus seven creative Magic Filter options and High Definition movie recording. Pick it up and discover the difference yourself. Apart from the pleasure of carrying around a very pretty camera, with the 12.5x super wide 24mm-300mm* optical zoom you can capture close-ups and group shots in amazing quality. Best of all, you don’t have to know anything about dials and settings. The latest Olympus features like 3D photo shooting automatically take care of all that. With a three-inch colour LCD with 460,00 dots and HDMI compatibility, reviewing your images is easy, too.”

Olympus VG-110
Olympus has announced the new Olympus VG-110 budget camera, it features a wide angle 27mm 4x optical zoom, 2.7″ screen, 12 megapixel sensor, USB charging, 5cm macro, and VGA video. It will be available in silver, red or black.

“Equipped with a 4x wide optical zoom lens (27-108mm*) panorama and distance shots are a cinch. A 2.7” colour LCD (230,400 dots) for easily framing, reviewing and sharing shots with your family and friends completes an excellent all-round package at minimum expense. Plus, an additional SD card slot – next to internal memory – means worries about space are a thing of the past.”

Olympus SZ-10
Olympus has announced the new Olympus SZ-10 Super Zoom camera – with 18x optical zoom lens (remember when a 10x optical zoom camera was considered an ultra zoom?) – it features an 18x wide optical zoom (28-504mm*), TruePic III+ image processor for ideal colour reproduction and low noise, 720p HD Movie with sound for capturing movies in excellent quality, 14 Megapixel CCD, Dual Image Stabilisation, 3” colour LCD (460,000 dots), Advanced Face Detection and Shadow Adjustment Technology, ISO80 – 3200, 1cm macro, AF illuminator, and will be available in silver or black for £199 from Amazon UK, in March.

“It packs an impressive 18x wide optical zoom lens (28-504mm*), 14 Megapixels and a raft of innovations that deliver superb image quality for HD movies and stills. The SZ-10 is available for €219 from February 2011.”

Pentax Optio WG1
Pentax has announced the new Pentax Optio WG-1 waterproof camera – available with GPS (on the WG-1 GPS model) – it’s waterproof to 33 feet, shockproof from 5 feet, crushproof, coldproof (-10C), dustproof, and features a 14 megapixel sensor, wide angle 5x optical zoom lens (28-140mm), 2.7″ screen 16:9, 5 LEDs for macro photos, HDMI, 720p Video, and digital shake reduction. It will be available in a number of colours.

“Get ready for adventure in any environment with the new PENTAX Optio WG-1 GPS – the next generation outdoor camera that’s tougher, smarter and more weatherproof than ever.”

Canon EOS 600D DSLR
Canon has announced the new Canon EOS 600D Digital SLR – it features an 18-megapixel CMOS sensor, Scene Intelligent Auto mode, Full-HD EOS Movie, On-screen Feature Guide, 3.7fps continuous shooting, Wide-area 9-point AF, 1,040k-dot vari-angle 7.7cm (3.0”) screen, Basic+ and Creative Filters, Built-in wireless flash control and will be available in March.

“An APS-C sized, 18-megapixel CMOS sensor captures images that are packed with detail and clarity. Such high-resolution allows large print sizes and the flexibility to crop pictures for alternative compositions.”

Canon EOS 1100D DSLR
Canon has announced the new Canon EOS 1100D, it features: Superior 12-megapixel image quality, On-screen Feature Guide, Creative Auto and Basic+, HD video capture, ISO 100-6400 sensitivity, Wide-area 9-point AF system, 63-zone iFCL exposure metering, 6.8cm (2.7”), 230,000-dot screen, Use with all EF and EF-S lenses. It will be available in March.

“Step up to DSLR image quality with a 12-megapixel APS-C-sized sensor. A 14-bit DIGIC 4 image processor provides 3.2fps continuous shooting and images that are packed with detail and tonal range.”

Canon Powershot SX230 HS
Canon has announced the new Canon Powershot SX230 HS – an update to the SX210 IS – with GPS, HS System (12.1 MP back-lit CMOS sensor), 28mm, 14x zoom. Optical IS, Full HD with optical zoom. Dynamic IS, Wide 3.0″ PureColor II G LCD, Smart Auto (32 scenes), High-speed Burst & Super Slow Motion Movie, Movie Digest & iFrame movie, Manual Control, Waterproof Case available, available at the end of March.

“With GPS tagging, every picture you shoot contains key data on where and when it was taken while the GPS Logger can record your journey. Using the supplied software you can review your images and journey on a map.”

Canon Powershot 220HS
Canon has announced the new Canon Powershot SX220 HS – an update to the SX210 IS – with HS System (12.1 MP back-lit CMOS sensor), 28mm, 14x zoom. Optical IS, Full HD with optical zoom. Dynamic IS, Wide 3.0″ PureColor II G LCD, Smart Auto (32 scenes), High-speed Burst & Super Slow Motion Movie, Movie Digest & iFrame movie, Manual Control, Waterproof Case available, available at the end of March from Amazon UK (RRP £269)

“A wide-angle lens with a huge 14x telephoto reach of up to 392mm* (*35mm equiv.) allows you to frame exactly the shot you want, whether shooting panoramic landscapes or zooming in on distant subjects. The optical Image Stabilizer provides a 4-stop benefit so you can shoot 4 shutter steps slower than would otherwise be necessary to achieve a blur-free shot.”

Canon Digital IXUS 310HS
Canon has announced the new Canon Digital IXUS 310 HS – HS System (12.1 MP back-lit CMOS sensor), f/2.0, 24mm, 4.4x zoom. Optical IS, Stainless steel body, 3.2″ PureColor II Touch LCD, Full HD with optical zoom. Dynamic IS, Smart Auto (32 scenes), High-speed Burst & Super Slow Motion Movie, Movie Digest, iFrame movie, Creative modes & manual control – available end of March from Amazon UK (RRP £299)

“A bright f/2.0 lens captures low-light images and fast-moving subjects at higher shutter speeds brilliantly. A 24mm ultra-wide coverage lets you put more in the frame, while Canon’s advanced optical IS reduces blur caused by camera shake.”

Canon Digital IXUS 220HS
Canon has announced the new Canon Digital IXUS 220 HS – HS System (12.1 MP back-lit CMOS sensor), 24mm, 5x zoom. Optical IS, Stainless steel body, 2.7″ PureColor II G LCD, Full HD with optical zoom. Dynamic IS, Smart Auto (32 scenes), High-speed Burst & Super Slow Motion Movie, Movie Digest, Creative shooting modes, Optional Waterproof Cases – available February from Amazon UK (RRP £199)

“Movie Digest captures up to 4-seconds of the action before a shot is taken, joining all the clips together from the same day into a single VGA movie to add to your collection of photos.”