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Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm Lens UnitHere’s a roundup of the latest Ricoh digital cameras, along with links to reviews worth checking out:

Ricoh CX Series: (latest at top)
Ricoh CX6, 10.7x optical zoom lens compact – ePHOTOzine
Ricoh CX5, 10.7x optical zoom lens compact – ePHOTOzine
Ricoh CX4, 10.7x optical zoom lens compact – DigiCamReview, ePHOTOzine
Ricoh CX3, 10.7x optical zoom lens compact – DigiCamReview
Ricoh CX2, 10.7x optical zoom lens compact – DigiCamReview
Ricoh CX1, 7.1x optical zoom lens compact – DigiCamReview

Ricoh GR Digital Cameras:
Ricoh GR Digital IV, 28mm f/1.9 lens compact – ePHOTOzine
Ricoh GR Digital III, 28mm f/1.9 lens,  compact – ePHOTOzine
Ricoh GR Digital II, 28mm f/2.4, 2.7inch screen compact – ePHOTOzine, Serious Compacts, ThinkCamera
Ricoh GR Digital I, 28mm, f/2.4 lens, 2.5inch screen compact – DigiCamReview

The Ricoh GXR cameras:
New: Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm f/3.5 – ePHOTOzine (shown above)
Ricoh GXR A12 28mm f/2.5 – ePHOTOzine
Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm zoom – ePHOTOzine
Ricoh GXR Leica M Mount – ePHOTOzine
Ricoh GXR 24-72, 50mm f/2.5 – ePHOTOzine

Other Ricoh Cameras:
Ricoh PX, budget waterproof – ePHOTOzine, £87 Amazon UK

Samsung Galaxy CameraSamsung has announced the new Samsung Galaxy Android Camera – with a 16 megapixel sensor, 21x optical zoom lens, 4.8inch screen, GPS, Wi-Fi, 3G/4G connectivity and the latest version of Android 4.1. It also features voice control. Way more details at ePHOTOzine.

Here’s a round-up of the latest digital camera announcements over the last few weeks, as well as the latest announcements:

Pentax X-5 Silver FrontPentax:
Pentax X-5 – the 26x optical zoom ultra zoom that looks like a Digital SLR

Canon EOS-M Mirrorless CameraCanon:
Canon EOS-M – Canon’s 18 megapixel APS-C sensor mirrorless camera with new EOS-M mount and 2 lenses, plus an EOS adapter. Due October the 19th and has a 3inch touchscreen – available for pre-order from Amazon UK
Canon Powershot SX500 IS – 30x optical zoom, Ultra zoom
Canon Powershot SX160 IS – 16x optical zoom

Nikon Coolpix S800c Android CameraNikon
Nikon Coolpix S01 – credit card sized, small sensor, 7.3gb internal memory!
Nikon Coolpix S6400 – 12x optical zoom lens compact camera, 3inch touch screen
Nikon Coolpix S800c – Android (2.3) powered camera with Wi-Fi and GPS, allows the use of apps, games etc, pictured above, it features a 10x optical zoom lens and full HD video recording.
Nikon Coolpix P7700 – f2-4 7.1x optical zoom lens, RAW shooting, manual controls
Nikon Coolpix L610 – 14x optical zoom, 16 megapixel sensor, Full HD video
Nikon 1 J2 – Nikon’s mirrorless camera updated with new effects, colour options, a smaller lens and an optional waterproof case.

Olympus SP-820UZ BlackOlympus:
Olympus SP-820UZ – 40x optical zoom
Olympus VH-410 – 5x optical zoom lens, compact, 3inch touch screen, image stabilisation

Casio Exilim ZR300 RedCasio:
Casio Exilim JE10 – 5x optical zoom, multiple colours
Casio Exilim N1, N10, N20 – 5x optical zoom, multiple colours / body designs
Casio Exilim ZR300 – 12.5x optical zoom, high speed shooting, shown above.

Fujifilm FinePix F800EXRFujifilm:
Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR – 20x optical zoom, Wireless image transfer

Here’s a round-up of some of the latest digital camera reviews:

Sony Cybershot RX100

Serious Compact:
Sony Cybershot RX100 – 20.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens.

Digital SLR:
Pentax K-30 – 16 megapixel weather proof DSLR

Mirrorless / Compact System Camera:
Samsung NX1000 – with WiFi

Waterproof:
Canon Powershot D20 – 5x optical zoom lens
Panasonic Lumix FT4 – 4.6x optical zoom
Fujifilm FinePix XP170 – 5x optical zoom with WiFi

Pocket zoom:
BenQ GH200 – 12.5x optical zoom, £105.
Sony Cybershot W690 – 10x optical zoom

Ultra zoom:
Olympus SP-720UZ – 26x optical zoom lens

Compact:
Panasonic Lumix FS45 – 5x with f/2.5 bright lens
Fujifilm FinePix Z1000 EXR – 5x compact with WiFi

Budget:
Nikon Coolpix S2600 – 5x zoom lens, only £69

Fujifilm FinePix S3200This week I thought I’d try something different and post some links to reviews that are particularly interesting, starting with the Fujifilm FinePix S3200 – a budget 24x optical zoom lens ultra zoom camera, available for £140 from Amazon UK, it features a 14 megapixel sensor, a 3 inch screen, 720p video and manual controls. You can read several reviews, from ePHOTOzine, Photography BLOG, as well as view sample videos on YouTube. It’s also the little brother to the Fujifilm FinePix S4000 (you can find a review here) – a very similar ultra zoom bridge camera, except the S4000 has a 30x optical zoom lens and is available for £175 from Amazon UK.

Panasonic Lumix TZ18Another ultra-zoom that’s popped up on the radar this week, is the Panasonic Lumix TZ20 and TZ18 – the TZ18 is available for only £140 from Amazon UK, you can read a TZ18 review here, both pocket-zoom cameras feature a 16x optical zoom lens, 14 megapixel sensor, 3inch screen, with the TZ20 featuring built in GPS and touch screen – you can read a TZ20 review here. Both cameras have been replaced by newer models, which means these are available for noticeably reduced prices – the higher spec TZ20 is available for £190 from Amazon UK.

Nikon Coolpix S9300 redHows that for a catchy title? DCROTWTW. Perhaps “This Weeks Digital Camera Reviews” would be better? TWDCRs much shorter. But I digress. Here’s a round-up of this weeks digital camera reviews, with details of where to get the best price also:

Nikon Coolpix S9300 – GPS, 18x zoom, Pocket Zoom, £199 from Amazon UK
Fujifilm FinePix W3 3D – Compact 3D camera with 3.5″ 3D screen – £180 from Amazon
Sony Cybershot HX10v – GPS, 16x zoom, compact with 18.2mp sensor, £248 from Amazon
Fujifilm FinePix SL300 – 30x optical zoom bridge camera, £210 from Amazon

Lexar Professional Compact Flash and SDHC memory – some of the fastest memory cards you can get! If you have any reviews or news you want me to link to, please contact me.

leica-x2 with accessories
Leica announced three new digital cameras, here’s a run-down of what they are:

Leica M Monochrom: Digital Rangefinder with 18 megapixel BLACK AND WHITE full frame sensor. Around £6k body only, a Leica lens starts at around £1000 for a 50mm f/2.5.

Leica X2: (Shown above) Compact camera with 24mm f/2.8 lens, new 16 megapixel APS-C sized sensor, manual controls, oh and it does colour as well. Around £1575 in silver or black.

Leica V-Lux 40: 20x optical zoom lens travel zoom with GPS, 14.1 megapixel sensor and 3 inch touch screen, it’s based on the Panasonic Lumix TZ30 (read a review here). Around £550.

Nikon Coolpix P310 Black

GE G100 Review – 15x optical zoom lens, backlit CMOS sensor.
Nikon Coolpix P310 Review Serious Compact, 16mp backlit CMOS sensor, high speed shooting, f/1.8 lens, 4.2x zoom.
Canon IXUS 240 HS WiFi Camera Review – Compact, Touch screen, 5x zoom.
Pentax Optio VS20 Review – 20x optical zoom lens, dual shutter camera.
Canon Powershot SX260 HS Review – 20x optical zoom lens, GPS.

Also worth looking at if you’re looking for the Top 8 Best serious compact cameras and the Top 10 Best Ultra Zoom / Bridge Cameras according to ePHOTOzine.