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The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is the flagship Olympus camera, joining the mirrorless and DSLR lines into a model capable of taking full advantage of Four-Thirds and Micro Four-Thirds lenses. This mirrorless features a revised 16 megapixels CMOS sensor with built-in Phase-Detect AF for use with legacy Zuiko lenses, while it uses ultra-fast Contrast-Detect AF by reading the sensor at 240 Hz when using M.Zuiko lenses.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review

As the top-of-the-line offering, the E-M1 is built to professional standards. Its body includes dual control-dials, a built-in EVF with Eye-Start sensor and is both freezeproof to -10C and weather-sealed. Its high-speed shutter can sustain bursts at 10 FPS and shutter-speeds up to 1/8000s.

Neocamera recently published a full-review of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 here. Check it out to learn how this mirrorless performs and be sure to visit the gallery of full-resolution images.

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.

Maginon SZ 24

ALDI in the UK, are selling the Maginon SZ 24 (from the same group as TEVION and TRAVELER), a compact camera with a 24x optical zoom lens equivalent to 25-600mm, 16 megapixel CCD sensor, 720p video, 3inch screen, optical image stabilisation, ISO64-ISO1600, pop-up flash, it uses USB charging and a lithium-ion battery and comes with a 4GB SD card, and is priced at £119. Full details can be found on the Maginon website.

Buyers of the Maginon SZ 24 have complained about the short battery life – averaging around 100 shots – although the battery can easily be replaced by a higher power unit from ebay (or elsewhere).

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Maginon SZ 24 Sample Photos, a set on Flickr.

Olympus sell a very similar camera to this, the Olympus SZ-15, with roughly the same specifications, priced at £129 from Amazon UK, although you don’t get a free memory card with it. Or there’s a 14 megapixel version, the Olympus SZ-14, available for £119 from Amazon UK available in a number of different colours, and there’s even a deal where you can get a free case and 8GB SD card all for £119. Most reviews of the Olympus SZ-14 are quite positive, and there is a more detailed Olympus SZ-14 review here. Nice. PS – There’s a Casio version too, the Casio Exilim EX-H50, but that’s only available shipped from Japan.

Here’s a roundup of some of the latest digital camera reviews from around the web

Ultra Zoom – aka the “Bridge” camera
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 Review – 50x optical zoom lens, 20mp
Nikon Coolpix P520 Review – 42x optical zoom lens, 18mp
Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Review – 42x optical zoom lens, 16mp

Travel Zoom – compact with lots of zoom
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 Review – 20x optical zoom lens, GPS, 18mp (do megapixels still matter?)
Nikon Coolpix S9500 Review – 22x optical zoom lens, GPS, 18mp

Serious Compact – designed for strong image quality and controls
Olympus Stylus XZ-10 Review – 5x optical zoom lens, RAW, manual controls, 12mp etc
Nikon Coolpix A at NeoCamera – APS-C 16 megapixel sensor, 28mm wide-angle

Waterproof – tough, rugged, outdoor cameras
Olympus Tough TG-830 Review – waterproof, 16mp, 5x optical zoom lens

Compact – Stylish, compact etc.
Sony Cyber-shot WX200 Review – 10x optical zoom lens, 18mp sensor

Reviews:
Nikon D7100 vs D7000 DSLR Review at ePHOTOzine.
Nikon Coolpix A Review at ePHOTOzine.
Fujifilm X100s Review at ePHOTOzine.
Fujifilm X20 Compact Review at PhotographyBLOG.
Fujifilm X-E1 Mirrorless Review at Cameralabs.
Olympus Tough TG-2 at NeoCamera. (Waterproof)

Sample Photos:
Olympus Stylus XZ-10 Sample Photos at ePHOTOzine.
Olympus Tough TG-830 Waterproof Sample Photos at ePHOTOzine.
Nikon Coolpix S9500 Travel Zoom Sample Photos at ePHOTOzine.
Nikon Coolpix P520 Bridge Sample Photos at ePHOTOzine.

Smartphones:The HTC One screen at RR.

Here’s a quick round-up of the latest digital cameras to be announced in the last week or so…

Fujifilm FinePix XP200 Rugged Camera – 5x zoom, Waterproof, Tough
Fujifilm FinePix S8400W Ultra-Zoom Bridge Camera – 44x ultra-zoom with Wi-Fi
Olympus VH-520 Compact – 10x zoom, designed to be good in low-light, but affordable, RRP £129
Canon PowerShot SX270 SX280 Travel-Zooms – 20x optical zoom, GPS and Wi-Fi on SX280
Canon EOS 700D DSLR Announced – 18mp, Update to the Canon EOS 650D
Canon EOS 100D DSLR Announced – 18mp, New “baby” Digital SLR, World’s smallest DSLR
Samsung Galaxy S4 with 13 megapixel camera – no zoom, latest Samsung Android phone
Minox DCC 14.0 Classic Camera Announced – 14mp, no zoom, retro miniature compact camera

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!

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)

Here is a run down of the best digital cameras of 2012, based on reviews from around the web, starting with the…

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Black
Olympus OM-D E-M5 – this retro styled mirrorless camera has been awarded “Camera of the Year 2012” by: TOP, Photography BLOG, DPReview (User voting), ePHOTOzine (innovative camera of the year), Gizmodo.com (AU), PhotographyReview.com, PCWorld , SansMirror (Serious Mirrorless of the Year). We liked it so much, we bought one, as did many other people.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR
Canon EOS 5D Mark III – The Full-Frame Digital SLR Camera of the year 2012, according to PopPhoto, PhotoFocus.

Canon EOS 1D X – full-frame professional Digital SLR, DigitalCameraInfo.

Sony Cyber-shot RX1 – full-frame compact camera with a Carl Zeiss lens, SteveHuffPhoto (followed by the Olympus OM-D E-M5).

Nikon D800 Front
Nikon D800 – the 36.3 megapixel full-frame Digital SLR gives image quality and resolution similar to medium format digital cameras roughly 3-4 times the price, LL, TrustedReviews (10/10), Pocket-Lint, ePHOTOzine (Best DSLR, along with D800E) for more have a look at our round-up of the Best Digital Cameras by Type.

Here’s a big list of all the new digital cameras announced at CES 2013 this year, this post will be updated as and when new cameras and information is announced, with 61 cameras announced:

Panasonic: 11
Panasonic Lumix TZ40, TZ37, TZ35 – 20x optical zoom
Panasonic Lumix FT5 – 4.6x optical zoom, waterproof, tough
Panasonic Lumix FT25 – 4x optical zoom, waterproof, tough
Panasonic Lumix LZ30 – 35x optical zoom ultra zoom bridge camera
Panasonic Lumix SZ9, SZ3 – 10x optical zoom lens, compact camera
Panasonic Lumix XS1, FS50 – 5x optical zoom, ultra compacts, MicroSD
Panasonic Lumix F5 – 5x optical zoom, budget model

Olympus: 6
Olympus TG-1, Waterproof, f/2.0 4x optical zoom lens
Olympus SH-50, 24x optical zoom lens
Olympus SZ-16, 24x optical zoom lens
Olympus SZ-15, 24x optical zoom lens
Olympus TG-830, Waterproof
Olympus TG-630, Waterproof

Sigma: 1
Sigma DP3 Merrill, 46mp Foveon APS-C sensor, 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens

Sony: 7
Sony Cyber-shot H200, 26x optical zoom, 20.1 megapixel, £199
Sony Cyber-shot WX200, 10x optical zoom, 18.2mp, Wi-Fi, £219
Sony Cyber-shot WX80, 8x optical zoom, Wi-Fi, £159
Sony Cyber-shot WX60, 8x optical zoom, £149
Sony Cyber-shot TF1, Waterproof, 4x optical zoom, 18.2mp, £179
Sony Cyber-shot W730, 8x optical zoom
Sony Cyber-shot W710, 5x optical zoom, £89

Fujifilm: 12
Fujifilm X100S, updated premium camera with 16mp sensor, hybrid opt/evf, RAW
Fujifilm X20, serious compact 4x, 16mp sensor, hybrid optical/evf, RAW
Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR, 42x optical zoom, full HD, RAW
Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR, 30x optical zoom, full HD, RAW
Fujifilm FinePix SL1000, 50x optical zoom, full HD, RAW
Fujifilm FinePix S8500, 46x optical zoom
Fujifilm FinePix S8400, 44x optical zoom
Fujifilm FinePix S8300, 42x optical zoom
Fujifilm FinePix S8200, 40x optical zoom
Fujifilm FinePix XP60, 6m waterproof
Fujifilm FinePix T500, 12x optical zoom, 2.7inch screen
Fujifilm FinePix T550, 12x optical zoom, 3inch screen

Nikon: 4
Nikon 1 J3 Mirrorless, 14.2mp, 60fps continuous shooting
Nikon 1 S1 Mirrorless, 10mp, 60fps continuous shooting
Nikon Coolpix S6500, 12x optical zoom lens, 16mp, Wi-Fi
Nikon Coolpix S2700, 6x optical zoom, 16mp

Polaroid: 4
Polaroid iM1836 Mirrorless, Android 4.1, 18mp sensor, 3.5″ screen, $399
Polaroid iM1232w Mirrorless, Wi-Fi, 18mp, $349
Polaroid iM1032 Mirrorless, 18mp, $299
Polaroid is2433, 24x optical zoom, 16.1mp sensor, 3inch screen

Pentax: 1
Pentax MX-1, 4x optical zoom, 12mp BSI CMOS, 3″ tilting screen, manual controls

Samsung: 10 (F means Wi-Fi)
Samsung NX300, 3.31″ tilting touch screen, Wi-Fi, with new 45mm 2D/3D lens
Samsung WB800F, 21x optical zoom
Samsung WB250F, 18x optical zoom, BSI CMOS sensor
Samsung WB200F, 18x optical zoom, CCD sensor
Samsung WB2100, Ultra-Zoom / Bridge 35x optical zoom, 16.3mp BSI CMOS sensor
Samsung Dv151F / DV150F, Dual view, front and rear LCD, 5x optical zoom
Samsung ST150F, Wi-Fi, 5x optical zoom lens
Samsung WB30F, 10x optical zoom compact
Samsung ST72, budget 5x optical zoom compact
Samsung ES95, even more budget 5x optical zoom compact

Canon: 5
Canon Powershot N – Square 8x optical zoom, IS, Wi-Fi, Mobile link, 12mp BSI CMOS
CanonPowershot A3500 IS – 5x optical zoom, 16mp, IS, Wi-Fi, 3″
CanonPowershot A2600 – 5x optical zoom, 16mp, 3″
CanonPowershot A1300 – 5x optical zoom, 16mp, 2.7″
Canon IXUS 140 – 8x optical zoom, 16mp, Wi-Fi, IS, 3″