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Today is the last day of Focus On Imaging 2013 – so if you’re keen to get a last minute bargain and can make it there – then there are a number of offers available from retailers with Focus On Imaging show prices! Including the Nikon D600 for £1099 refurbished body only, a number of Panasonic Micro Four Thirds cameras and lenses for great prices, and offers on memory cards and more…

There were some of the big camera companies, including Canon, Nikon, and Fujifilm, with few other camera companies including Sigma and Minox, although you could see a number of lenses from the likes of Tokina, Carl Zeiss, Tamron, Sigma, Samyang, and bags and tripods from Manfrotto, Giottos, Gitzo, 3 Legged Thing, and others (Cullmann, Triopos, Benro etc). More tripods than you can shake a stick at?

Here’s a roundup of coverage of the show from around the web:
Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II Launched – flatbad scanners are still around.
Three new digital backs from Phase One, ePHOTOzine has the details.
BlackMagicDesign Cinema Camera EF Hands-On – 2.5k Video camera.

Lenses:
Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN Hands-On – Mirrorless lens.
New 80-400mm Telephoto Zoom Lens From Nikon Announced – updates the classic lens, preview here.
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4 L IS USM Hands-On – with built in teleconverter.
Fujifilm X Lens Roadmap Shown – along with specifications for the 55-200mm lens.
Carl Zeiss 135mm f/2 Lens Hands-On – new telephoto prime from Carl Zeiss.

Cameras:
Hasselblad H5D-50 Hands-On Preview
Canon Powershot N Hands-On Preview
Nikon Coolpix L320 Launched – entry level 26x optical zoom ultra zoom camera.
Nikon Coolpix A Announced with 16mp APS-C sensor in a compact, preview here.
Nikon Coolpix P330 Announced – Hands-On Preview – a compact with RAW, and 5x optical zoom.
Nikon Coolpix AW110 Hands-On Preview – 18m waterproof compact!
Fujifilm X100s Wide Angle Converter Preview – advanced compact with APS-C sensor.
Fujifilm X20 Hands-On Photos – serious compact with 4x optical zoom.
Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR pictures and hands-on – at Pocket-Lint.
Nikon Coolpix P520 pictures and hands-on – at Pocket-Lint.
Nikon Coolpix S9500 pictures and hands-on – at Pocket-Lint.

Sample Photos:
Sigma DP3 Merrill Hands-On Sample Photos – the new Foveon sensor camera with 50mm Macro lens.
Leica M Typ 240 Hands-On Sample Photos – Not at the show, but some of the first sample photos.

Video:
A number of videos from Focus On Imaging are on CameraDiner.
Focus On Imaging Video Roundup at DPNow – with captions.
There’s also a podcast at TheActivePhotographer.

If we’ve missed any additional kit coverage, please let us know!

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Focus on Imaging 2011 is over for another year, until 2012, but that doesn’t mean the excitement is over, so we thought we’d post up links to some of the most exciting products and news from Focus on Imaging:

HOT: Sony Alpha A700 / A77 DSLR Transparent Prototype @ephotozine
HOT: Fujifilm FinePix X100 Hands-On @ephotozine
HOT: Magneflash Splash Flash System Prototype @ephotozine
Nikon’s new Focus Stand and Cameras @ephotozine
New Samyang lenses for all systems including Micro Four Thirds @ephotozine
JVC Falconbrid Hands-On GC-PX1 300fps video, 60fps 10mp photos @ephotozine
New Epson Stylus Photo R3000 A3 Photo Printer @ephotozine
Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR Hands-On @ephotozine
Sony Cybershot HX100v and others Hands-On @ephotozine
Casio Exilim ZR100 (30fps @10mp) Hands-On Preview @ephotozine
Kodak Easyshare Max Z990 Hands-On Preview @ephotozine
Pentax Optio S1 (in Chrome!) Hands-On Preview @ephotozine

Photo roundups from the show: ephotozine, PhotographyBlog, 10 photos at PhotoRadar. Video roundup of Focus @dpnow.com – you may even spot me! 😉 Video of the Fujifilm FinePix X100 @BJP, Art by Simon Whitcomb.

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Focus on Imaging started yesterday, the 6th of March, and is running till the 9th of March, at the NEC, Birmingham, UK. It’s the UKs biggest photography show and is open to both the public and trade, with not only a chance to see all the new products and play with them, but also the chance to buy some special offers from the various shops. Some of the deals on offer include the Canon Powershot S95 for £249, and one store is even offering the Fujifilm FinePix X100 for pre-order for £899 (a reduction of £100 off the original RRP).

For more information and photos from the show have a look at ePHOTOzine.

Canon EOS 550D DSLR
Here are some (late) photos of the Canon EOS 550D / Rebel T2i DSLR Hands-On at Focus on Imaging 2010, announced on the 8th February 2010, the camera features an 18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4 processor, ISO 100-6400, H:12800, 3.7fps shooting, Full HD movies (1080p), 3.0” 3:2 Clear View LCD with 1,040k dots, iFCL metering, Quick Control screen, Ext. Mic socket, Movie crop, Exposure compensation +/-5 stops. The Canon EOS 550D is available for £632 with IS kit lens. Shown above with the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom AF Lens.

Canon EOS 550D Screen
Back, 3.0” screen with 1040k dots, the camera features: “Full HD movie recording – The EOS 550D combines exceptional still shooting with the ability to shoot Full HD (1080p) video. To satisfy your creativity the EOS 550D features full manual control and selectable frame rates. You can also shoot high speed 50/60fps movies at 720P for when the action is really fast. An HDMI connection allows High Definition playback of footage and images on any HDTV. Also with compatible TVs playback can be controlled using the TV’s remote control.” – Canon

Canon EOS 550D Top
The top features flash hot shoe, diopter adjustment, mode dial, on/off switch, ISO, control dial, shutter release, and function and focus buttons.

Read Canon EOS 550D / Rebel T2i DSLR Reviews: ePHOTOzine, Photography BLOG, Trusted Reviews, Cameralabs, Digital Photography School, DPReview,

Canon IXUS 105

Canon were showing the new Canon Digital IXUS 130 IS / Powershot SD1300 IS at Focus on Imaging 2010 – the camera features 12.1 megapixel sensor, 28mm wide angle, 4x zoom lens with Optical IS, 2.7” screen, Smart Auto, Smart Flash Exposure, Face Detection, FaceSelf-Timer, Auto Red-Eye Correction, Motion Detection Technology, i-Contrast, DIGIC 4, Creative shooting modes and VGA movies. The camera is available for £158 in Silver, Brown, Aqua, and Pink

“28mm wide-angle 4.0x zoom lens – A wide 28mm lens is perfect for capturing landscapes or group shots, while a 4.0x optical zoom lets you get closer to your subject. Canon’s optical Image Stabilizer delivers blur-free results throughout the zoom range. 6.8 cm (2.7”) PureColor II LCD – For detailed image review, easy framing and effortless menu navigation, the IXUS 105 features a 6.8 cm (2.7”) PureColor II LCD. A wide viewing angle makes it easy to share images with friends as well as frame shots in bright sunlight.”

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Canon IXUS 105

Canon IXUS 130

Canon were showing the Canon Digital IXUS 130 IS / PowerShot SD1400 IS at Focus on Imaging 2010 – the ultra compact camera features a 14.1 MP sensor, 28mm wide, 4x zoom with Optical IS, 2.7” LCD, Smart Auto, Face Detection, Hints & Tips, HD movies, HDMI, Smart Shutter, Smart Flash Exposure, i-Contrast, DIGIC 4 & Servo AF/AE, Creative shooting modes. Canon have published sample photos here. The Canon Digital IXUS 130 IS is available for £220 in Silver, Black, Pink and Orange.

“28mm wide-angle 4.0x zoom lens – A wide 28mm lens is perfect for capturing landscapes or group shots, while a 4.0x optical zoom lets you get closer to your subject. Canon’s optical Image Stabilizer counteracts image blur due to camera shake throughout the zoom range.”

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Canon IXUS 130

Canon IXUS 210

Canon were showing the Canon Digital IXUS 210 (aka Powershot SD3500 IS) at Focus on Imaging 2010 – the camera features a 14.1 megapixel sensor, ultra wide angle 24mm 5x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation, a large 3.5″ touch screen, Smart Auto, Face Detection. Hints & Tips HD movies, HDMI, Smart Shutter, Smart Flash Exposure, i-Contrast, DIGIC 4 & Servo AF/AE and Creative shooting modes. Canon have published sample photos here. The Canon Digital IXUS 210 is available for £279 in black, silver, gold and pink.

“Slender, metallic and available in four colours*, the IXUS 210 is a masterpiece of IXUS design. 14.1 Megapixels lets you make poster-size prints, or crop images to perfection. 24mm ultra wide-angle 5.0x zoom lens – An ultra-wide 24mm lens is perfect for capturing landscapes or group shots, while a 5.0x optical zoom gets you closer to your subject. Canon’s optical Image Stabilizer works to prevent image blur due to camera shake.”

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Canon IXUS 210

Canon SX210 IS

Canon were showing the new Canon Powershot SX210 IS at Focus on Imaging – the camera features a 14.1 megapixel sensor, a wide-angle 14x optical zoom lens,
Optical Image Stabilizer, 7.6 cm (3.0″) PureColor II G LCD, HD movies, HDMI, Smart Auto, Face Detection, Smart Flash Exposure, i-Contrast, DIGIC 4 & Servo AF/AE, Manual Control, Creative shooting modes, and Smart Shutter. The camera is available in black, gold and pink/purple for £359

“28mm wide-angle 14x zoom lens – The PowerShot SX210 IS combines compact, take-anywhere proportions with a wide 28mm Canon lens, perfect for capturing landscapes or group shots. A 14x optical zoom lets you fill the frame with distant subjects, while the 4-stop optical Image Stabilizer prevents image blur due to camera shake throughout the long zoom range.”

Canon Powershot SX210 IS Links: Sample Photos (Canon)

Focus on Imaging 2010

We will be at Focus on Imaging 2010 – covering the event both on DigiCamReview.com and with a “live” twitter feed, that you can follow here. The show is open to both trade and the public and this year sees increased interest with stands from Nikon, Canon, Panasonic, Sony, Fujifilm plus printer companies such as Epson, Hewlett Packard, and several retailers give you the chance to buy the latest gear at bargain prices, with Jacobs and others there. The event is at the NEC, Birmingham, and tickets are £10.

Canon Powershot SX200 IS

Canon were showing the new Canon Powershot SX200 IS – a compact ultra zoom camera with a 28mm wide angle 12x optical zoom lens, 12 megapixel sensor, 3″ screen, optical image stabilisation, and HD video recording, it will be available in blue, grey or red from Amazon UK. Click for more pictures.

Canon Powershot SX200 IS

Top: Pop-up flash, On/off button, Mode dial (with Manual modes), Zoom control and shutter release.

Canon Powershot SX200 IS

The Canon Powershot SX200 IS has been replaced / updated by the new Canon Powershot SX210 IS.