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Sony TX1

Imaging Resource has reviewed the new Sony Cybershot TX1 – with a 4x optical zoom lens, Sweep Panorama mode, optical image stabilisation, it features a 10 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, HD 720p movie recording, 3″ screen, and 10fps shooting. It will be available for £262

“The Sony TX1 has the looks, too, with that handsome T-Series styling we’ve admired in the past — not just for its dazzle, but for its functionality too. I had no qualms about the Sony TX1’s image quality either, although the usual caveats about soft corners and folded optics still apply. The 10-megapixel images the Sony TX1 captured were color-accurate and sharply detailed, a pleasure to view.”

Read more Sony Cybershot TX1 Reviews: Cameras.co.uk, More details in the Sony Cybershot TX1 Press Release

Canon Powershot D10

Digital Photography School has reviewed the new Canon Powershot D10 – a waterproof 12 megapixel camera that is also Resistant to water, shock, dust & cold, it features a 3x optical zoom lens with image stabilisation, 2.5″ screen and VGA video mode, it is available for £224.

“As Canon’s first foray into the world of pocket bomb-proof cameras, it’s a compelling offering. It is a little more bloated than Olympus rivals, but it does give you something to grip onto when using it in more remote locations, such as diving or climbing, where it sits nicely in the hand when you want to grab it and shoot.”

Read more Canon Powershot D10 Reviews: Cameras.co.uk, Pocket Lint, Cameralabs, Photography BLOG, Imaging Resource, DPExpert, DPInterface, Cameras.co.uk, Gizmodo, Engadget, Canon D10 at Focus 2009.

Ricoh CX2

We’ve published sample photos from the new Ricoh CX2 – an update to the CX1 – it features a new 10.7x optical zoom lens (28 – 300mm), 5fps shooting, 9 megapixel CMOS sensor, 3.0″ 920k pixel screen, VGA 30fps video, 1cm macro mode, anti-shake sensor, level guage, dynamic range mode, and ISO1600. The Ricoh CX2 is available for £299

View our Ricoh CX2 Sample Photo Gallery

Read Ricoh CX2 Reviews: Trusted Reviews, Buy N Shoot, DPExpert, Pocket-Lint

GE G3WP

GE has announced the GE G3WP – a waterproof digital camera with a 12 megapixel sensor, 4x optical zoom lens, 2.7″ screen, ISO3200, panoramic mode, and red eye reduction.

“Take advantage of clear, crisp images in and out of the water with the new GE G3WP. Outside the high 12-megapixel resolution sensor is an intelligent 2.7-inch LCD that automatically adjusts its brightness for accurate view-finding without downtime. The high ISO 3200 sensitivity and Image Stabilization helps deliver sharp and true-to-life color pictures even in low light.”

Canon EOS 7D

Photography BLOG has reviewed the new Canon EOS 7D Digital SLR, it features an 18 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, 8fps shooting, HD video mode with 24, 25, 30fps shooting and manual mode, Dual Digic 4 processors, 3″ screen, weather protected magnesium alloy body, ISO upto 12800, 100% viewfinder, and 19 point AF. The camera is available for pre-order from Amazon UK

“The Canon EOS 7D is an 18 megapixel digital SLR camera incorporating a new APS-C CMOS sensor designed and manufactured by Canon. Featuring a revised photodiode and microlens construction, the 7D’s sensor offers a versatile ISO range of 100-12,800. Other new additions include dual DIGIC 4 processors offering continuous shooting at 8fps, improved 19-point cross-type auto-focus system including Zone and Spot AF, Focus Colour Luminance metering system which measures from 63 zones, and an Intelligent Viewfinder with 100% frame coverage and 1.0x magnification.”

Read more Canon EOS 7D Reviews: DigitalRev, Luminous Landscape First Look, Previews: DPReview, BobAtkins, Full Canon EOS 7D Press Release.

Polaroid One FilmThe Impossible Project has inspired Polaroid to bring back Instant Film cameras. It seemed like, just when they were coming back into fashion, Polaroid killed them off, only to release an expensive and dissappointing digital version (the Polaroid Two), now Polaroid will release new instant film cameras due out in 2010:

“The Impossible Project inspires Polaroid to re-launch Instant Cameras – We are pleased to herewith announce a history making cooperation between Polaroid and The Impossible Project: As we have created quite some buzz about Analog Instant Photography over the past 12 months, the Polaroid licensee – The Summit Global Group – now can’t resist any longer and announced at a press conference on October 13th in Hongkong that they will re-launch some of the most famous Polaroid Instant Cameras.”

Nikon D3s

Nikon has announced the new Nikon D3s Digital SLR – and already several people have published “reviews” and previews, the first comes from Techradar with a hands-on review, and previews come from DPReview, DPNow, and LetsGoDigital. The camera features a 12 megapixel FX-format CMOS Sensor, ISO 200 to 12,800, 9fps, HD Video, live view, 3-Inch 921,000-dot VGA LCD Monitor, dust reduction, 100% Viewfinder Coverage, and 4200 shot battery life:

“Rugged construction houses barrier-breaking technologies, delivering low-noise 12,800 ISO still shooting at up to 9-fps, with 24-fps cinema-quality HD video.”

More Nikon D3s Reviews, Previews, and Sample Photos: Nikon Sample Photos,

Picasa 3.5Picasa 3.5 has added Face Recognition to the latest version of the popular free image editing and uploading software. The face recognition will let you tag your friends, and then find all other images with similar looking people ready for you to confirm the label.

Picasa 3.5

“Add name tags – Picasa 3.5 scans all the photos in your collection, identifies the ones with faces, and groups photos with similar faces together. It’s easy to add name tags to dozens of photos at once by clicking “Add a name” below a photo and typing the person’s name. Once you’ve tagged some pictures, you can make a face collage with one click, easily find all your pictures with the same two people in them, or upload your name tags to Picasa Web Albums.”

More information on Picasa name tagging here.