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CP+ is about to happen, and here are the latest digital cameras that have been announced.

Nikon Coolpix:
P340 – Entry level serious compact, 5x optical zoom, built in Wi-Fi
S9600 – 22x optical zoom pocket camera
S9700 – 30x optical zoom pocket camera, 3inch screen, manual controls
P600 – 60x optical zoom, tilting vari-angle screen
P530 – 40x optical zoom
AW120 (Waterproof, 18m)
S32 (Waterproof, 10m), 13mp

Olympus:
Stylus Tough TG-850 (Waterproof, 10m), tilting screen for self-portraits
Stylus SP-100EE – 50x optical zoom, with dot-sight
OM-D E-M10 – compact 16mp Micro Four Thirds camera with EVF, sample photos.

Fujifilm:
X-T1 – Weather sealed compact system camera, full review.

Pentax Ricoh:
WG-4, WG-4 GPS – (Waterproof) one with GPS
WG-20 – (Waterproof)

Panasonic:
Panasonic Lumix GH4 – interchangeable lens digital camera that records 4K video – Micro Four Thirds, 16mp sensor, 12fps continuous shooting for stills.

Casio:
Casio Exilim EX-100 – Serious compact with Raw, tilting screen, 10.7x optical zoom lens with f/2.8 aperture, and 3.5inch screen.

It’s currently CES 2014 (Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas), and as expected, numerous new cameras have been announced, here’s a roundup of the new cameras announced:

Nikon:
D3300 DSLR, 24mp, entry level DSLR with a new compact zoom lens
CoolPix L29, 5x zoom
L30, 5x zoom
L330, 26x zoom, 20mp
L830, 34x optical zoom, 16mp
S2800, 5x zoom
S3600, 8x zoom
S5300, 8x zoom
S6700, 10x zoom
S6800, 12x zoom

Samsung:
NX30 – 20mp, Mirrorless with tilting EVF and screen
Galaxy Camera 2 – Android camera with 21x zoom
WB2200F – 60x zoom with dual grip ultra zoom bridge camera
WB1100F – 35x zoom ultra zoom / bridge camera
WB350F – 21x zoom travel zoom
WB50F, WB35F – 12x compact zoom

Sony:
Alpha A5000 – 20mp, WiFi, NFC, Mirrorless
Cyber-shot W830 – 8x compact camera, 20.1mp
Cyber-shot W810 – 6x compact camera, 20.1mp, with Party mode

Canon:
Powershot N100 – dual front / rear cameras – 5x zoom with Wi-Fi
Powershot SX600 HS – 18x pocket zoom camera
IXUS 265 – 12x zoom compact camera, with Wi-Fi

Fujifilm:
FinePix S1 – 50x weather sealed ultra zoom bridge camera, 16mp
FinePix S9400W – 50x optical zoom bridge camera with Wi-Fi, 16mp
FinePix S9200 – 50x optical zoom bridge camera, 16mp
FinePix S8600 – 36x “compact” ultra zoom bridge camera, 16mp
FinePix XP70 – Waterproof (10m), 5x optical zoom compact
Fujinon 56mm f/1.2 lens for X Mount cameras

Panasonic:
Lumix TZ60, 30x pocket/travel zoom, Wi-Fi, GPS
Lumix TZ55, 20x pocket/travel zoom, tilting “selfie” screen
Lumix LZ40, 42x ultra zoom bridge camera
Lumix SZ8, 12x zoom compact camera, Wi-Fi
Leica DG 42.5mm f/1.2 lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras

Kodak: details can be found on ePHOTOzine.
PIXPRO S-1 – 16mp Micro Four Thirds camera, Wi-Fi, tilting screen
+ Kodak 12-45mm and 42.5-160mm zoom lens
PIXPRO AZ651 – 65x optical zoom bridge camera
PIXPRO AZ525 – 52x optical zoom, Wi-Fi, bridge camera
PIXPRO AZ421 – 42x optical zoom, bridge camera
Smart Lens SL10 – 10x optical zoom add-on for smartphones
Smart Lens SL25 – 25x optical zoom add-on for smartphones

Sigma: 
50mm f/1.4 Art prime lens
18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OS APS-C Zoom lens

Polaroid:
Polaroid announced some cameras too, seemingly mock-ups or prototypes, and whether they’ll actually be released or not is anyone’s guess. For example, last year they announced a number of mirrorless cameras with vague details (one looked like a Nikon 1 series copy, the other a Pentax Q copy), and we’re still waiting for them to be released. Although they did release one, the Polaroid iM1836 (the Nikon 1 look-a-like), it was quickly withdrawn from the market after Nikon sued them for copyright infringement. Anyway, here’s hoping they do release some of these cameras, as the Socialmatic certainly looks interesting:

Polaroid Socialmatic – Android, Zink photo printing, 14mp front camera, 2mp rear camera, 4.5inch touchscreen, Wi-Fi, due Fall 2014…
Polaroid Ultra Zoom / Bridge cameras, with Wi-Fi, and 50x, 40x, 35x, 30x, and 15x optical zoom depending on how everyone feels, and due Spring 2014.

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 GF6 Black

Panasonic announced the new Panasonic Lumix GF6 last week, it’s the latest Micro Four Thirds camera from Panasonic, and updates the GF5, with a new 16 megapixel sensor, tilting 3inch touch screen, Wi-Fi and NFC built in, Full HD video, panoramic mode, 19 filters, and more.

Panasonic Lumix GF6 Reviews: Pocket-Lint, TechRadar, ExpertReviews
Panasonic Lumix GF6 Previews: ePHOTOzine, Trusted Reviews, T3, DP-Now
Panasonic Lumix GF6 Sample Photos: ePHOTOzine, Photography BLOG, DP-Now

A whole bunch of new compact digital cameras and lenses have been announced as part of CP+, Japan’s imaging show currently happening, updated with the latest cameras and lens news…

Canon: (4)
Canon IXUS 255 HS, 10x optical zoom, 12mp high speed, Wi-Fi
Canon IXUS 135, 8x optical zoom, Wi-Fi, 16mp
Canon IXUS 132, 8x optical zoom, 16mp
Canon Powershot A2500, 5x optical zoom, 16mp
Canon EOS 1D-C Firmware Update

Nikon: (9)
Nikon Coolpix S9500, Wi-Fi, 22x optical zoom
Nikon Coolpix S9400, Wi-Fi, 18x optical zoom
Nikon Coolpix S5200, Wi-Fi, 6x optical zoom
Nikon Coolpix AW110, WP (18m), 5x optical zoom
Nikon Coolpix S31, WP (5m), 3x optical zoom, £99
Nikon Coolpix L27, 16mp, 5x optical zoom
Nikon Coolpix L28, 20mp, 5x optical zoom, £89
Nikon Coolpix P520, 42x zoom, 18mp BSI sensor
Nikon Coolpix L820, 30x zoom, 16mp BSI sensor

Olympus: (3 ish)
Olympus XZ-10, Serious Compact, 5x zoom, RAW etc
Olympus VR-370, 12.5x optical zoom
Olympus VG-180, 5x optical zoom
Olympus XZ-2 White edition.

Fujifilm: (2-8) * UK availability of these models unknown
Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR, 20x optical zoom compact travel zoom
Fujifilm FinePix S4800, 30x optical zoom bridge camera, CCD
Fujifilm FinePix F850EXR* 20x optical zoom lens, available in puke colour.
Fujifilm FinePix S6600, S6700, S6800* 26, 28 and 30x optical zoom (CMOS)
Fujifilm FinePix S4600, S4700* 26, 28x optical zoom, CCD

Casio: (5) – UK / European availability unknown
Casio Exilim ZR700, 18x optical zoom, RAW, high speed shooting, 470 shots, 16mp
Casio Exilim ZR400, 12.5x optical zoom, high speed shooting, 515 shots, 16mp
Casio Exilim ZS-160, 12.5x optical zoom, 16mp
Casio Exilim ZS-25, 6x optical zoom, 16mp
Casio Exilim QV-R300, 5x optical zoom lens, 16mp

Sony:
Firmware updates for A99, A77, A65, A57, A37, NEX-7/6/5R/5N/F3.

Pentax: (3)
Pentax Optio WG-3, WG-3 GPS, Waterproof
Pentax Optio WG-10, Waterproof

New Lens Announcements:

Olympus:
Olympus 75-300mm Update, m43, with Zero coating

Tamron:
Tamron 14-150mm VC Micro Four Thirds lens

Sigma:
19mm f/2.8 DN m43/Nex lens – updated design on previous model
30mm f/2.8 DN m43/Nex lens – updated design on previous model
60mm f/2.8 DN m43/Nex lens
30mm f/1.4 DC Sigma, Nikon, Canon lens (APS-C)

Tokina:
Tokina 12-28mm f/4 DX
Tokina 70-200mm f/4 FX

Nikon:
Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G wide-angle zoom lens
Nikkor 800mm f/5.6 super telephoto lens

Panasonic:
14-42mm compact standard zoom lens

Pentax:
Pentax Q Body Cap Lens (Toy lens)

Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2 Silver

ePHOTOzine and AP has reviewed the new Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2 – the new Micro Four Thirds camera features a 16 megapixel sensor, 8fps continuous shooting, 3 inch touch screen, Art filters and effects, built in image stabilisation and full HD video with stereo sound. The Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2 is available for £499 with kit lens and free 8gb Wi-Fi card.

Panasonic Lumix GH3There are two new reviews of the Panasonic Lumix GH3, and currently the only full reviews of the new premium camera from Panasonic. You can find the reviews at ePHOTOzine, and Photography BLOG. The Panasonic Lumix GH3 is a weather sealed Micro Four Thirds camera with Digital SLR styling (Panasonic call it a DSLM), and it features Full HD video at up to 50 and 72mbps, with stereo sound. There is a tilting 3 inch touch screen on the back as well as a 1.744million dot EVF.

Here’s what ePHOTOzine had to say about the camera:

“Where the GH3 really excels in video recording… with all the options under the sun, with AVCHD, MOV or MP4 recording up to 50 and 72mbps full HD, with stereo sound, mic and headphone sockets as well as HDMI out for continuous recording on an external device.”

Here’s what Photography BLOG had to say:

“The GH3’s still image quality is much improved, especially the high ISO performance. Images shot at ISO 125-1600 are clean, with a little noise appearing at 3200 and more at the still very usable setting of 6400.”

Nikon D800 vs Nikon D800E DSLR

Nikon D800 vs Nikon D800E DSLR – Image courtesy ePHOTOzine

Nikon:
Nikon D800 vs Nikon D800E 36.3 megapixels vs 36.3 megapixels, but one’s better, and more expensive.
Nikon D700 vs Nikon D800– 12 megapixel full frame vamera vs a 36.3 megapixel full frame camera.

Olympus:
Not a real Digital SLR, but it sure looks and acts like one, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 gets a 2 month user review.

Sony:
The Sony NEX-F3, an entry level mirrorless camera, with interchangeable lenses. Not a Digital SLR either, but it has the image quality to match, in a more compact package.

Sigma:
The Sigma DP2 Merrill is a compact camera, but with an APS-C Foveon sensor straight from the Sigma SD1. Sample photos can be found here.

olympus-omd-em5-silver
ePHOTOzine has reviewed the 16 megapixel Olympus OM-D E-M5, available in black or silver, it features a 5-axis image stabilisation sensor, 3inch tilting touch screen, 9fps continuous shooting, Full HD video with stereo sound, flash hot-shoe, electronic viewfinder, and 11 art filters. The Olympus OM-D E-M5 is available from £999 Body only from Amazon UK

“It has a weather-sealed compact body, an excellent range of lenses and most importantly excellent image quality – that is significantly improved over previous Olympus PEN cameras.”

Panasonic Lumix GF5 Black
Panasonic has announced the new Panasonic Lumix GF5 – it’s an update to the GF3 and features an updated design with new grip and metal buttons, an updated user interface, a new 920k dot screen, full HD video with stereo sound, there’s also a new display button on the back and improved 4fps continuous shooting. ePHOTOzine has published a hands-on review with resized sample photos, and a menu walk-through video. The camera also features 14 creative / artistic effects and will be available in black or white from June.