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Yikes! How many cameras have been announced today and yesterday? Around 22 if you count the SD1 Merrill as a new camera, or 23 if you include the Pentax Optio WG2-GPS as a different camera to the WG2 without GPS…

Nikon D800 Front
Nikon D800 and D800E, Full Frame 36.3mp Sensor, 4fps, 3.2inch screen, With or Without AA filter! Hands-On Review at ePHOTOzine.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Black
Olympus OM-D E-M5 (Hands-On) Micro Four Thirds Retro / Classic 16mp, 9fps, EVF, 3inch touchscreen, Black or Silver
Olympus Zooms:
Olympus SH-25MR with GPS – Full HD, Stereo Sound, 12.5x zoom.
Olympus SZ-31MR Pocket Zoom, 24x zoom, 16mp backlit CMOS sensor, Full HD video stereo sound.
Olympus Waterproofs:
Olympus Tough TG-820 – 10m waterproof, Full HD Video, High resolution 3inch screen, 12mp backlit CMOS
Olympus Tough TG-620 – 5m waterproof, 12mp backlit CMOS, Full HD video.

Pentax Optio WG2
Pentax Optio WG2, WG2-GPS – 12m Waterproof, one with GPS, one without, crazy design!

Sigma DP1 DP2 Merrill
Sigma – same sensor as DSLR introduced into compacts
Sigma DP1 Merrill – NEW DP1, 46mp Foveon X3 Sensor (or 14mp), 3inch 920k screen, VGA video, 28mm wide angle
Sigma DP2 Merrill – NEW DP2, 46mp Foveon X3 Sensor (or 14mp), 3inch 920k screen, VGA video, 45mm wide angle
Sigma SD1 Merrill, the SD1 renamed, repriced, 46mp/14mp Foveon X3 Sensor

Canon Powershot D20 Waterproof
Canon IXUS Compacts 510 and 240: 12x, 5x optical zoom, 10/16mp, Wi-Fi
Canon Powershots: All 16mp, all 5x optical zoom, 28-140mm (apart from A4000), all 720p video
Canon Powershot A810, AA batteries, Budget Model
Canon Powershot A1300, Optical viewfinder, AA batteries
Canon Powershot A2300, Lithium-Ion
Canon Powershot A2400 IS, Lithium-Ion
Canon Powershot A3400 IS, Lithium-Ion
Canon Powershot A4000 IS, 8x zoom, Lithium-Ion
Canon Travel Zooms:
Canon Powershot SX240, SX260 HS (GPS): 20x optical zoom, 12mp backlit CMOS, Full HD
Canon Waterproof:
Canon Powershot D20, 10m waterproof,

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.

GE G100 Black White Red
GE (General Imaging) has announced it’s 2012 line up of digital cameras, including a new 25x optical zoom lens ultra zoom, and a 15x optical zoom lens compact with a backlit CMOS sensor:

GE G100, 14mp, 15x, 3inch, Pocket Zoom, Full HD
GE X600, 14mp, 25x, 2.7inch, Ultra Zoom, Full HD
GE X550, 16mp, 15x, 3inch, Ultra Zoom
GE E1410SW, 10x, 2.7inch, Pocket Zoom, Full HD
GE J1458SW, 5x, 2.7inch, 14mp
GE C1440W, 5x, 2.7inch, 14mp

Hands-On preview at ePHOTOzine.

Kodak Z5120
Kodak has announced a whole bunch of new cameras, seven if you count the dual camcorder / camera, the Playfull Zi12.

EASYSHARE SPORT Camera / C135, 14mp, 2.4inch screen, 16feet waterproof
EASYSHARE C1550, 16mp, 5x, 3inch screen
EASYSHARE Camera / M215, 14mp, 5x, 2.5inch screen
EASYSHARE Camera / M565, 14mp, 5x, 2.7inch screen
EASYSHARE Wireless Camera / M750, 16mp, 5x, 3inch screen, WiFi
EASYSHARE Camera / Z5120, 16mp, 26x, 3inch screen
Zi12 Playfull Camera/Camcorder, 12mp, Full HD

Sony Cybershot W630 Black
Sony has announced a number of new compact cameras, all of them available in a number of colours:

Sony Cyber-shot W650 (US model): 16.1 megapixels, Carl Zeiss 5x optical zoom, HD Video, Optical Steadyshot, 3inch screen
Sony Cyber-shot W630 (UK/EU model): 16.1 megapixels, Carl Zeiss 5x optical zoom/25mm wide angle, HD video with Optical SteadyShot Active mode, 2.7inch screen
Sony Cyber-shot W620: 14.1 megapixels, 5x optical zoom, HD video, 2.7″
Sony Cyber-shot W610: 14.1 megapixels, 4x optical zoom, 2.7″
Sony Cyber-shot S5000: 14.1 megapixels, 5x optical zoom, 2.7″

new-fujifilm-finepix-cameras-2012Fujifilm has announced their new models for 2012, including updates to the pocket / travel-zoom series (with GPS), waterproof compacts, ultra-zoom / bridge cameras, and a number of compact cameras, including a new compact camera with WIFI connection. Where the cameras use a 1/2.33inch 16mp EXR-CMOS sensor, these are said to be improved 30% in low light / high ISO performance. The number of cameras available depends on the country you live in.

If there was any kind of coherant product naming scheme in the past, such as F for premium compacts, and HS or S for ultra zooms, it all gets a little more complicated now, with the introduction of SL for ultra zoom with hot-shoe, and the premium line beginning with X. Then there’s compact cameras which start with T (for tiny?), JX, JZ, or Z and then other budget models starting with AX… *head explodes*

Details below:

Ultra Zoom / Bridge:
X-S1 – 26x optical zoom, 1/2″ EXR CMOS, Premium Model (Previously announced)
HS30EXR – updates HS20 – 30x optical zoom, Lithium Ion (600 shots), New 16mp EXR-CMOS sensor*, 3inch, 920k EVF, Electronic level, Full HD Video (with manual focus)

Ultra Zoom / Bridge Cameras:
S4500, 14mp, 30x optical zoom, 3inch screen, 720p, AA
S4200, 14mp, 24x optical zoom, 3inch screen, 720p, AA
SL300, 14mp, 30x optical zoom, 3inch screen, 720p, Lithium, Hot-shoe
SL240, 14mp, 24x optical zoom, 3inch screen, 720p, Lithium, Hot-shoe

Travel Zoom:
F770EXR – 16mp EXR-CMOS sensor*, 20x optical, 3inch, Full HD, GPS, RAW
F750EXR – as above but without RAW or GPS (Outside UK)
F660EXR – 16mp EXR-CMOS sensor*, 15x optical, 3inch, Full HD,

* with new 30% improved EXR-CMOS sensor, compared to previous model

XP150, 14mp CMOS, 5x optical, 2.7inch, Compass, Full HD, Toughest, GPS
XP100, Other countries (outside UK)
XP50, 14mp CMOS, 5x optical, 2.7inch, Full HD

JX550, 16mp, 5x optical, 2.7inch, 720p
JX500, 14mp, 5x optical, 2.7inch, 720p
JZ200, 16mp, 8x optical, 2.7inch, 720p
JZ100, 16mp, 8x optical, 2.7inch, 720p
T400, 16mp CCD, 10x optical, 720p
T350, (Outside UK), as above but with 14mp sensor

Ultra Compact: These “party” cameras feature nightclub modes and self portrait mirrors…
Z110, 14mp, 5x optical, 2.7inch, 720p
Z1000, 16mp EXR-CMOS, 5x optical, 3.5inch, Full HD, Wireless

More details available here.

Canon Powershot S95Amazon UK are selling the Canon Powershot S95 for only £229, with further offers available on Boxing Day, as part of it’s boxing day sales, or if you can’t wait, they also have the Panasonic Lumix FS16 in black for only £69!

“Boxing Day Deals Week will begin at 00.01 am on Monday, December 26 and run until Sunday, January 1, 2012, and will include daily ‘Lightning Deals’, a limited quantity of a products being offered at a discount for a limited period of time, Editors’ Picks and many other offers including end of year stock clearances.”

ePhotoZine and The Online Photographer has reviewed the new Canon Powershot S95 – an update to the S90 – it features the HS System and f/2.0, 3.8x optical zoom lens, a High-sensitivity 10.0 MP CCD, 28 mm wide angle, Hybrid IS, Lens Control Ring, Full Manual controls and RAW, 3″ screen, 720p HD movies, High Dynamic Range mode, Smart Auto, Multi-Aspect Shooting, and ISO3200. Canon has published some sample photos. We had a look at the camera at Photokina 2010. The Canon Powershot S95 is available for £229.

If you’ve been looking to buy your child a digital camera for Christmas or as a birthday present, or simply to get them started in the world of photography, then you’d be forgiven for thinking a kids digital camera would be a good idea. Here we’ll have a look at whats on offer, and offer some helpful advise along the way.

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BenQ AE100
BenQ has announced an updated range of 6 new digital cameras, including the BenQ AE100, shown above, and a number of other digital cameras, including a 21x optical zoom lens ultra zoom available with a Sony 16 megapixel CCD sensor in the GH600, or a Sony 16 megapixel Backlit CMOS sensor in the GH700. The rest of the range features 14 megapixel Panasonic CCD sensors. It would be interesting if they told us who made all the other components in the cameras 😉

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