From the monthly archives: "January 2013"

A whole bunch of new compact digital cameras and lenses have been announced as part of CP+, Japan’s imaging show currently happening, updated with the latest cameras and lens news…

Canon: (4)
Canon IXUS 255 HS, 10x optical zoom, 12mp high speed, Wi-Fi
Canon IXUS 135, 8x optical zoom, Wi-Fi, 16mp
Canon IXUS 132, 8x optical zoom, 16mp
Canon Powershot A2500, 5x optical zoom, 16mp
Canon EOS 1D-C Firmware Update

Nikon: (9)
Nikon Coolpix S9500, Wi-Fi, 22x optical zoom
Nikon Coolpix S9400, Wi-Fi, 18x optical zoom
Nikon Coolpix S5200, Wi-Fi, 6x optical zoom
Nikon Coolpix AW110, WP (18m), 5x optical zoom
Nikon Coolpix S31, WP (5m), 3x optical zoom, £99
Nikon Coolpix L27, 16mp, 5x optical zoom
Nikon Coolpix L28, 20mp, 5x optical zoom, £89
Nikon Coolpix P520, 42x zoom, 18mp BSI sensor
Nikon Coolpix L820, 30x zoom, 16mp BSI sensor

Olympus: (3 ish)
Olympus XZ-10, Serious Compact, 5x zoom, RAW etc
Olympus VR-370, 12.5x optical zoom
Olympus VG-180, 5x optical zoom
Olympus XZ-2 White edition.

Fujifilm: (2-8) * UK availability of these models unknown
Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR, 20x optical zoom compact travel zoom
Fujifilm FinePix S4800, 30x optical zoom bridge camera, CCD
Fujifilm FinePix F850EXR* 20x optical zoom lens, available in puke colour.
Fujifilm FinePix S6600, S6700, S6800* 26, 28 and 30x optical zoom (CMOS)
Fujifilm FinePix S4600, S4700* 26, 28x optical zoom, CCD

Casio: (5) – UK / European availability unknown
Casio Exilim ZR700, 18x optical zoom, RAW, high speed shooting, 470 shots, 16mp
Casio Exilim ZR400, 12.5x optical zoom, high speed shooting, 515 shots, 16mp
Casio Exilim ZS-160, 12.5x optical zoom, 16mp
Casio Exilim ZS-25, 6x optical zoom, 16mp
Casio Exilim QV-R300, 5x optical zoom lens, 16mp

Sony:
Firmware updates for A99, A77, A65, A57, A37, NEX-7/6/5R/5N/F3.

Pentax: (3)
Pentax Optio WG-3, WG-3 GPS, Waterproof
Pentax Optio WG-10, Waterproof

New Lens Announcements:

Olympus:
Olympus 75-300mm Update, m43, with Zero coating

Tamron:
Tamron 14-150mm VC Micro Four Thirds lens

Sigma:
19mm f/2.8 DN m43/Nex lens – updated design on previous model
30mm f/2.8 DN m43/Nex lens – updated design on previous model
60mm f/2.8 DN m43/Nex lens
30mm f/1.4 DC Sigma, Nikon, Canon lens (APS-C)

Tokina:
Tokina 12-28mm f/4 DX
Tokina 70-200mm f/4 FX

Nikon:
Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G wide-angle zoom lens
Nikkor 800mm f/5.6 super telephoto lens

Panasonic:
14-42mm compact standard zoom lens

Pentax:
Pentax Q Body Cap Lens (Toy lens)

Here is a run down of the best digital cameras of 2012, based on reviews from around the web, starting with the…

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Black
Olympus OM-D E-M5 – this retro styled mirrorless camera has been awarded “Camera of the Year 2012” by: TOP, Photography BLOG, DPReview (User voting), ePHOTOzine (innovative camera of the year), Gizmodo.com (AU), PhotographyReview.com, PCWorld , SansMirror (Serious Mirrorless of the Year). We liked it so much, we bought one, as did many other people.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR
Canon EOS 5D Mark III – The Full-Frame Digital SLR Camera of the year 2012, according to PopPhoto, PhotoFocus.

Canon EOS 1D X – full-frame professional Digital SLR, DigitalCameraInfo.

Sony Cyber-shot RX1 – full-frame compact camera with a Carl Zeiss lens, SteveHuffPhoto (followed by the Olympus OM-D E-M5).

Nikon D800 Front
Nikon D800 – the 36.3 megapixel full-frame Digital SLR gives image quality and resolution similar to medium format digital cameras roughly 3-4 times the price, LL, TrustedReviews (10/10), Pocket-Lint, ePHOTOzine (Best DSLR, along with D800E) for more have a look at our round-up of the Best Digital Cameras by Type.

Canon EOS 6D
ePHOTOzine has reviewed the full frame Canon EOS 6D – it’s Canon’s cheapest new full-frame camera, and features a 20.2 megapixel sensor, 4.5fps continuous shooting, 3inch screen, HDR shooting, and full HD video. Here’s what they had to say:

“For anyone looking to upgrade from an earlier Canon camera, the Canon EOS 6D delivers some of the latest features such as Wi-Fi, GPS, built in HDR shooting, and reasonably quick continuous shooting at 4.5fps. The camera feels extremely well built, and pleasantly compact and light-weight for a full-frame Digital SLR, making it an enjoyable experience to use.”

Read more Canon EOS 6D Reviews.

Fujifilm FinePix Z110 Blue

Fujifilm FinePix Z110 Ultra Compact Review: Thise “party” camera features a nightclub mode and a self portrait mirror, as well as a 14megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom lens, 2.7inch screen, 720p video recording, and it’s available in a number of colours, normally with a matching case and memory card. Read reviews at ePHOTOzine, WhatDigitalCamera, as well as at Amazon UK.

Here’s a big list of all the new digital cameras announced at CES 2013 this year, this post will be updated as and when new cameras and information is announced, with 61 cameras announced:

Panasonic: 11
Panasonic Lumix TZ40, TZ37, TZ35 – 20x optical zoom
Panasonic Lumix FT5 – 4.6x optical zoom, waterproof, tough
Panasonic Lumix FT25 – 4x optical zoom, waterproof, tough
Panasonic Lumix LZ30 – 35x optical zoom ultra zoom bridge camera
Panasonic Lumix SZ9, SZ3 – 10x optical zoom lens, compact camera
Panasonic Lumix XS1, FS50 – 5x optical zoom, ultra compacts, MicroSD
Panasonic Lumix F5 – 5x optical zoom, budget model

Olympus: 6
Olympus TG-1, Waterproof, f/2.0 4x optical zoom lens
Olympus SH-50, 24x optical zoom lens
Olympus SZ-16, 24x optical zoom lens
Olympus SZ-15, 24x optical zoom lens
Olympus TG-830, Waterproof
Olympus TG-630, Waterproof

Sigma: 1
Sigma DP3 Merrill, 46mp Foveon APS-C sensor, 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens

Sony: 7
Sony Cyber-shot H200, 26x optical zoom, 20.1 megapixel, £199
Sony Cyber-shot WX200, 10x optical zoom, 18.2mp, Wi-Fi, £219
Sony Cyber-shot WX80, 8x optical zoom, Wi-Fi, £159
Sony Cyber-shot WX60, 8x optical zoom, £149
Sony Cyber-shot TF1, Waterproof, 4x optical zoom, 18.2mp, £179
Sony Cyber-shot W730, 8x optical zoom
Sony Cyber-shot W710, 5x optical zoom, £89

Fujifilm: 12
Fujifilm X100S, updated premium camera with 16mp sensor, hybrid opt/evf, RAW
Fujifilm X20, serious compact 4x, 16mp sensor, hybrid optical/evf, RAW
Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR, 42x optical zoom, full HD, RAW
Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR, 30x optical zoom, full HD, RAW
Fujifilm FinePix SL1000, 50x optical zoom, full HD, RAW
Fujifilm FinePix S8500, 46x optical zoom
Fujifilm FinePix S8400, 44x optical zoom
Fujifilm FinePix S8300, 42x optical zoom
Fujifilm FinePix S8200, 40x optical zoom
Fujifilm FinePix XP60, 6m waterproof
Fujifilm FinePix T500, 12x optical zoom, 2.7inch screen
Fujifilm FinePix T550, 12x optical zoom, 3inch screen

Nikon: 4
Nikon 1 J3 Mirrorless, 14.2mp, 60fps continuous shooting
Nikon 1 S1 Mirrorless, 10mp, 60fps continuous shooting
Nikon Coolpix S6500, 12x optical zoom lens, 16mp, Wi-Fi
Nikon Coolpix S2700, 6x optical zoom, 16mp

Polaroid: 4
Polaroid iM1836 Mirrorless, Android 4.1, 18mp sensor, 3.5″ screen, $399
Polaroid iM1232w Mirrorless, Wi-Fi, 18mp, $349
Polaroid iM1032 Mirrorless, 18mp, $299
Polaroid is2433, 24x optical zoom, 16.1mp sensor, 3inch screen

Pentax: 1
Pentax MX-1, 4x optical zoom, 12mp BSI CMOS, 3″ tilting screen, manual controls

Samsung: 10 (F means Wi-Fi)
Samsung NX300, 3.31″ tilting touch screen, Wi-Fi, with new 45mm 2D/3D lens
Samsung WB800F, 21x optical zoom
Samsung WB250F, 18x optical zoom, BSI CMOS sensor
Samsung WB200F, 18x optical zoom, CCD sensor
Samsung WB2100, Ultra-Zoom / Bridge 35x optical zoom, 16.3mp BSI CMOS sensor
Samsung Dv151F / DV150F, Dual view, front and rear LCD, 5x optical zoom
Samsung ST150F, Wi-Fi, 5x optical zoom lens
Samsung WB30F, 10x optical zoom compact
Samsung ST72, budget 5x optical zoom compact
Samsung ES95, even more budget 5x optical zoom compact

Canon: 5
Canon Powershot N – Square 8x optical zoom, IS, Wi-Fi, Mobile link, 12mp BSI CMOS
CanonPowershot A3500 IS – 5x optical zoom, 16mp, IS, Wi-Fi, 3″
CanonPowershot A2600 – 5x optical zoom, 16mp, 3″
CanonPowershot A1300 – 5x optical zoom, 16mp, 2.7″
Canon IXUS 140 – 8x optical zoom, 16mp, Wi-Fi, IS, 3″