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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,

Pentax Optio VS20 BlackPentax has announced the new Pentax Optio VS20, an ultra zoom camera with a 20x optical zoom lens, and two shutter buttons, one for normal shooting, the other for portrait shooting. The camera also has a second tripod socket for portrait shots as well. Shake Reduction, 16 megapixels, a 3 inch screen, 720p video, and a digital level are other features of the new camera. It will be available in silver or black from February/March for £199.

“On top of its 20x wide-angle zoom (from 28 to 560mm), the Optio VS20 offer a second release shutter button on the side. This is a real help when taking portrait pictures.

The Optio VS20 is filled with the latest technologies, like one of the lastest generation 16MP sensor for exceptionnal sharpness, a 20X optical zoom and a large 3″ coloured LCD screen. It also benefits from a new mode for low light conditions, offering less noise and better sharpness.

Thanks to its high end performance, the Optio VS20 is the ideal compact camera for everyday pictures as well as for travelling and sports images.”

Here are some of the bestsellers on Amazon UK, including Digital Cameras, and Accessories:

Memory Cards and Accessories:
8Gb Sandisk SDHC Card £6.24 – bargain SD card from respected company, should hold around 2000 photos, I have one of these and have never had any problems.
4gb Sandisk SDHC Card £4.17 – bargain SD card from respected company, should hold around 1000 photos
Integral USB SD Card Reader £1.90 – a much easier way of getting your photos off your camera, rather than having to use the cable

Compact Digital Cameras:
Panasonic Lumix TZ18 – 16x optical zoom, £175 – great travel zoom, with lots of zoom, good video, metal body, review here. There’s also £25 cashback available on this camera!
Panasonic Lumix FS35 – 8x optical zoom, £105 – nearly as much zoom, but much cheaper, review here.
Pentax Optio S1 – Stylish compact, £75 – ultra compact, available in chrome with 3x zoom, review here.

Pentax Optio S1 Chrome
Pentax has announced the new Pentax Optio S1 – available in black, chrome, or mint green – the compact camera features a wide-angle 5x optical zoom lens (28-140mm), 14 megapixel sensor, 2.7″ screen, and Sensor shift SR Shake Reduction system, 720p HD Video recording at 30fps, 1cm Super Macro mode, 3.2fps continuous shooting, Face Detection, Smile Detection, and Blink Detection, HDR mode for high dynamic range, SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card support, and in camera charging via USB. Plus it’s available in chrome! The Pentax Optio S1 is available for £129 from Amazon UK.

“Thanks to the meticulous attention given to every single detail, the Optio S1 is a stylish, beautifully designed camera, almost a fashion accessory. The Chrome model combines a high-quality aluminum-alloy housing with an unique mirror-finish plating.”

Pentax Optio WG1
Pentax has announced the new Pentax Optio WG-1 waterproof camera – available with GPS (on the WG-1 GPS model) – it’s waterproof to 33 feet, shockproof from 5 feet, crushproof, coldproof (-10C), dustproof, and features a 14 megapixel sensor, wide angle 5x optical zoom lens (28-140mm), 2.7″ screen 16:9, 5 LEDs for macro photos, HDMI, 720p Video, and digital shake reduction. It will be available in a number of colours.

“Get ready for adventure in any environment with the new PENTAX Optio WG-1 GPS – the next generation outdoor camera that’s tougher, smarter and more weatherproof than ever.”

Pentax Optio LS1100
Amazon UK are now selling the new Pentax Optio LS1100 for only £59 – it features a 14 megapixel sensor, wide-angle 4x optical zoom lens (27.5 – 110mm equiv), 3″ screen, 720p HD Video, and face and smile detection. Update 13/02/2011: You can also find the almost identical LS1000 in some stores (such as ASDA UK) for £49.

Pentax has announced the new Pentax Optio RZ10, it features a 10x wide angle zoom lens (28-280mm), 14.1-megapixel CCD sensor, 2.7-inch LCD screen, Pentax sensor shift Shake Reduction (SR) stabilization system, Widescreen 720p HD video at 30fps, Automatic shooting modes, including Pentax Auto Picture, SD/SDHC memory cards support, 1cm macro, and will be available in white, black, violet, lime, and orange (based on location), for $219 US.

“The PENTAX RZ10 brings you closer to your subject with color and style. Featuring a 10X zoom and HD video, this slim, stylish camera offers the perfect balance between size and zoom. Powerful yet easy to use automatic shooting modes include PENTAX Auto Picture. Vivid color choices include Classic Black, Pure White, Lime, and Violet.”

Pentax has announced the new Pentax Optio RS1000 – a compact camera that features a removable front cover – so that you can “skin” the camera – either with your own creations, or with Pentax designs. It also features a 14 megapixel sensor, wide-angle 4x optical zoom lens (28-110mm), 3″ screen, 720p HD video, it’s available in default colours of black, red, or white.


“Let your personality show by showing some skin. Camera skin, that is. With the Optio RS1000, you can reveal your personality and stand out in a sea of electronic sameness. It’s not just a great pocket digital camera that takes great pictures. You also can customize it with skins – personalized faceplates that you choose or create from your own design.”