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Samsung Galaxy NX

If you ever watched Flight of the Concords and wanted to stick together your mobile phone and digital camera, then the Samsung Galaxy NX might be for you, it’s got a large 4.77inch touch screen on the back, runs the latest version of Android, and on the front features the Samsung NX mount, with a 20.3 megapixel APS-C sensor inside. It’s also £1299 with 18-55mm lens, for the same price you could buy the Samsung NX20 (£470 with Wi-Fi), and a Samsung Galaxy S4 sim free (£438, with larger screen, and the ability to make phone calls), and you’d have around £391 left over… which you could spend on some lenses, a second mobile phone, an ipad mini, a laptop, hell, a whole host of things… anyway, I digress. Here’s a roundup of reviews of the Samsung Galaxy NX (I’ve converted them all to % for ease of scoring comparisons):

WhatDigitalCamera – 86%
PCPro – 83% (5 out of 6!)
AmateurPhotographer – 82%
Pocket-Lint – 80% (4 stars)
T3 – 80% (4 stars)
ePHOTOzine 70% (3.5/5)
PhotographyBLOG 70% (3.5/5)
TrustedReviews – 70% (7/10)
Tech-Radar – 50% (2.5/5)

A roundup of digital cameras announced recently, along with links for more information, previews, reviews, sample photos and more:

Sony Alpha a3000

Sony:
Sony Alpha 3000 – 20mp APS-C DSLR shaped camera with Sony E-Mount, shown above, Preview
Sony NEX-5T – Wi-Fi, NFC Mirrorless camera, Preview

Canon:
Canon EOS 70D – 20.2 megapixel APS-C DSLR, new AF, 7fps, see Canon UK, there is also a review with sample photos at Cameralabs.
Canon Powershot S120 – 12.1 megapixel High Speed (HS) CMOS sensor, 5x zoom compact, f/1.8, more details.
Canon Powershot G16 – 12.1 megapixel HS CMOS sensor, 5x zoom, f/1.8, Preview
Canon Powershot SX510 – 30x optical zoom, 12 megapixel HS CMOS sensor, compact ultra zoom, more details.
Canon Powershot SX170 – 16x optical zoom, 16 megapixel CCD sensor, Almost pocketable pocket zoom

Nikon:
Nikon Coolpix S6600 – 16mp, 12x zoom, tilting / swivelling screen, details. This one looks pretty cool, and it’s been a while since a compact camera has had a tilting / swivelling screen like this.
Nikon Coolpix L620 – 14x optical zoom, 18mp, full HD video, AA batteries.

Casio: (Japan, Europe only?)
Casio Exilim ZR800, 18x optical zoom, details.

GE:
GE Cameras no longer for sale in the UK according to ePHOTOzine.

Panasonic Lumix GX7
ePHOTOzine has reviewed the new Panasonic Lumix GX7, it features a new 16 megapixel sensor, improved image quality, 9fps continuous shooting, tilting 3inch touch screen, tilting electronic viewfinder, built in Wi-Fi, NFC, and Micro Four Thirds lens mount.

“As the specifications, features, and technology available in mirrorless or compact system cameras increases, with continuing improvements in image quality and performance, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to justify the purchase of a large and often bulky Digital SLR.”

Panasonic Lumix GX7 Reviews: ePHOTOzine, Sample photos.

Panasonic Lumix FZ72
Panasonic has announced the Panasonic Lumix FZ72 (aka FZ70) with a huge 60x optical zoom lens, starting at an ultra-wide 20mm equivalent, zooming to 1200mm equivalent. It features a 16 megapixel sensor, 3 inch screen, optical image stabilisation, full HD video, stereo sound, flash hot-shoe, high speed shooting, manual controls, RAW, an electronic viewfinder and more. You can even add a 1.7x tele conversion lens to push the optical zoom all the way to 102x! Links below, as well as more videos after the jump (click continue reading).

Press release: here.
Panasonic Lumix FZ72 Review: ePHOTOzine,
Panasonic Lumix FZ72 Sample Photos: ePHOTOzine, PhotographyBLOG, LetsGoDigital

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Kodak has announced a new range of digital cameras, with the headline camera, the Kodak PIXPRO AZ521, being a 52x optical zoom lens ultra zoom with a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, full HD video, image stabilisation, 3inch screen and lithium ion battery and will be available for £249. (via ePHOTOzine)

Other Kodak cameras announced:
Kodak PIXPRO AZ362, 36x zoom, 16mp CMOS sensor, £209
Kodak PIXPRO AZ361, 36x zoom, 16mp CCD sensor, £189
Kodak PIXPRO AZ251, 26x zoom, 16mp CCD sensor, £129
Kodak PIXPRO FZ151, 15x zoom, 16mp CCD sensor, £99
Kodak PIXPRO FZ51, 5x zoom, 16mp CCD sensor, £59
Kodak PIXPRO FZ41, 4x zoom, 16mp CCD sensor, £49

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Nokia has announced the new Nokia Lumia 1020 – a 41 megapixel camera phone with optical image stabilisation, Carl Zeiss f/2.2 lens, full HD video with stereo sound, a new Nokia Pro app to add manual controls, 4.5inch screen, Xenon flash, as well as a camera grip accessory (shown above). More details at ePHOTOzine, Nokia, as well as sample photos from Nokia. The Nokia Lumia 1020 is said to be a noticeable improvement over the Nokia PureView 808, with better image processing, optical image stabilisation, as well as a much slimmer phone body, and runs Windows Phone 8 instead of Symbian.

Fujifilm X-M1 BrownThe Fujifilm X-M1 is the latest mirrorless camera from Fuji, and uses the same X-Mount as the X-Pro1 and X-E1, except this new model is the most compact, and best value for money yet. It is being introduced with a new 27mm lens, as well as a new 16-50mm kit lens. It features the same 16 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, full HD video recording, a 3inch tilting screen, built in flash, and built in Wi-Fi. It will be available at the end of July. More info here.

Pentax has recently announced a number of new Digital SLRs, a new mirrorless camera, as well as an entry level compact, called the Efina. F’ina what? Efina. It’s a historical name from Pentax, and the Efina features a 5x optical zoom lens, and will be available for around £79, although we’d expect that price to drop quite quickly.

pentax K-50 120 colors

New Pentax Digital SLRs – these are both the same model, except one, the K-50 is weather sealed, while the K-500 is not. The K-500 is designed as the family friendly entry level Digital SLR, while the K-50 is the step up (designed to sit above the K-30), with weather sealing. Both feature a 16 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, ISO51200, SR Shake Reduction, and 3inch screen on the back. There’s a Pentax K-500 hands-on preview here. More details on the Pentax K-50 can be found here, and it’ll be available in 120 colour combinations.

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The new mirrorless camera from Pentax, is an update to the Pentax Q10, and the new Pentax Q7 features a slightly larger sensor, to give improved image quality, as well as a wider field of view when used with the Pentax Q lenses. The Q7 will also be available in 120 colour combinations. A preview showing the new Pentax Q7 sensor size can be found here.

Sony has announced the Sony Cybershot RX100 II – an update to the RX100 – the RX100 II adds a flash hot-shoe, tilting 3inch 1.229 million dot screen, and updates the 20.2 megapixel sensor to a backlit CMOS sensor. It features a 3.5x optical zoom lens, with bright f/1.8 aperture at the wide-angle end of the lens, and ISO upto 25600, Full HD video, 10fps continuous shooting, Wi-Fi, full manual controls and Raw shooting.

It will be available in July with an RRP for £650.