From the monthly archives: "February 2012"

Nikon Coolpix P510
Nikon has announced a number or (15) new Coolpix cameras, more or less depending on location and suppliers etc, starting with the ultra zoom with the most zoom out of any camera, with a massive 42x optical zoom lens, from 24mm wide angle to 1000mm at the telephoto end! It has optical (lens) image stabilisation, electronic viewfinder and zoom control on the lens.

Ultra Zoom / Bridge Cameras:
Nikon Coolpix P510, 42x zoom, 16mp CMOS, tilting 3inch screen, Full HD, GPS
Nikon Coolpix L810, 26x zoom, 16mp, 3inch screen, 720p, AA
Nikon Coolpix L310, 21x zoom, 14mp, 3inch screen, 720p, AA

Pocket / Travel Zoom:
Nikon Coolpix S9300, 16mp CMOS, 3inch screen, 18x zoom, Full HD, 6.9fps, GPS
Nikon Coolpix S9200, (PC World / Currys Digital) 16mp CMOS, 3inch, 18x zoom, Full HD
Nikon Coolpix S6300, 16mp CMOS, 10x zoom, 2.7inch screen, Full HD

Compact Style Cameras:
Nikon Coolpix S4300, 16mp, 6x zoom, 3inch screen, 720p video
Nikon Coolpix S4200, 16mp, 6x zoom, 3inch screen, 720p video (Comet)
Nikon Coolpix S3300, 16mp, 6x zoom, 2.7inch slim, 720p video
Nikon Coolpix S3200, 16mp, 6x zoom, 2.7inch slim, 720p video (Currys Digital / PC World)
Nikon Coolpix S2600 (Argos), 14mp, 5x zoom, 720p, Compact, £69
Nikon Coolpix S30 – Waterproof, 3x zoom, 10mp, 2.7inch screen, 720p video, AA, RRP £99

Serious Compact:
Nikon Coolpix P310, 16mp CMOS, f/1.8 4.2x zoom, 3inch, Full HD, PASM, 6fps, White or Black

Entry Level / Life:
L26 – 16mp, 5x zoom, 3inch screen, AA, RRP £99
L25 – 10mp, 5x zoom, 3inch screen, AA, RRP £69

Panasonic Lumix TZ30 Black
Panasonic has announced six new compact cameras, all of them feature optical image stabilisation, even the budget model.

Waterproof compacts:
FT4 – 12mp, 4.6x zoom, 2.7inch, High speed shooting, 12 meters waterproof, Full HD.
FT20 – 16mp, 4x zoom, 2.7inch, 5m waterproof, 720p video. more info.
Travel Zooms:
TZ25 – 16x optical zoom, 12mp, 10fps, 3inch screen, Full HD.
TZ30 – 20x optical zoom, 14mp, 10fps, 3inch touchscreen, Full HD more info.
Entry Level Compacts:
LS6 – Budget, 14mp, 26mm 5x optical zoom lens, AA batteries, 2.7inch screen.
FX80 – 12mp, f/2.5 24mm 5x optical zoom lens, Full HD Video, 3inch screen. more info.

Pentax K-01 Mirrorless K-Mount
Pentax has announced the new Pentax K-01, designed by Marc Newson, it features a K-mount to accept any Pentax K Mount lens, a 16 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, 6fps shooting, Full HD video, 3inch screen, HDMI out, microphone socket, pop-up flash, hot-shoe, HDR mode and is introduced with a new ultra slim 40mm f/2.8 lens. The camera will be available in black/silver, silver or black and yellow for £629 body only from March.

Hands-On Review at ePHOTOzine, plus Press Release, and new Pentax K-Mount lens roadmap announced for 2012/2013.

Sony Cybershot TX200v
Sony has announced three new compact cameras, including a new 18.2 megapixel waterproof model, the Sony Cybershot WX200v, it features built in GPS, 3.3 inch OLED touchscreen, 5x optical zoom lens, 10 fps continuous shooting, backlit CMOS sensor, Full HD video with stereo sound, and is waterproof to 5 meters. It used Micro SD or Sony M2 Memory Sticks.

Sony also announced the new WX50 and WX70. Both cameras feature  a 5x optical zoom lens, 10fps shooting, 16.1 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor, with the WX50 sporting a 2.7inch screen, and the WX70 a 3inch touch screen. These use standard SD cards. Full press release at ePHOTOzine.