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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.

Pentax K-3The Pentax flagship DSLR, now from Ricoh, uses a 24 megapixels APS-C CMOS sensor which can capture images at 8.3 FPS with ISO from 100 to 5,1200. Paired with a high-speed mechanical shutter with 1/8000s to 30s, plus bulb, shutter-speeds, the K-3 can freeze the fastest action and photograph in extremely low-light. This is further helped by its built-in image-stabilization and ultra-sensitive 27-point SAFOX XI autofocus system.

This professional DSLR offers a number of highly innovative feature, including totally unique Anti-Alias Simulation which lets the K-3 maximize captured details or reduce the chance of moire. An interactive demo of this system is included in the Ricoh Pentax K-3 review.

The extensive review of the K-3 published at Neocamera also covers differences between the K-3 and K-5 IIs which highlights the first imprint of Ricoh onto the Pentax original design. This is definitely worth a read for current Pentax owners. As always, a gallery of full-resolution images is included with the review with samples from the entire ISO range. A bonus page compares the performance of the K-3 and Nikon D610 which boasts the same resolution but on a larger full-frame sensor.

Read the extensive Pentax K-3 review here.

 

Pentax K-3 DSLR Silver

Pentax has announced the new Pentax K-3 Digital SLR – the top of the range model features a new 24 megapixel sensor, no AA filter, shake-reduction sensor, 3.2inch screen, weather sealed body, 8.3fps continuous shooting, and for Wi-Fi compatibility can use a FLU card, to enable remote operation from smartphones. A special limited edition silver version, shown above, will be made available with a limited production run of 2000 units. The Pentax K-3 in black, shown below, will be available for £1099 body only, from November.

More information: Pentax K-3 DSLR Hands-On Preview (ePHOTOzine), Pentax HD 55-300mm WR Lens Announced, Pentax K-3 Press release, Pentax K-3 Video Features Review (YouTube), Pentax K-3 vs Pentax K-5 IIs Comparison, more details at Ricoh Imaging.

Pentax K-3 Black

 

Pentax has recently announced a number of new Digital SLRs, a new mirrorless camera, as well as an entry level compact, called the Efina. F’ina what? Efina. It’s a historical name from Pentax, and the Efina features a 5x optical zoom lens, and will be available for around £79, although we’d expect that price to drop quite quickly.

pentax K-50 120 colors

New Pentax Digital SLRs – these are both the same model, except one, the K-50 is weather sealed, while the K-500 is not. The K-500 is designed as the family friendly entry level Digital SLR, while the K-50 is the step up (designed to sit above the K-30), with weather sealing. Both feature a 16 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, ISO51200, SR Shake Reduction, and 3inch screen on the back. There’s a Pentax K-500 hands-on preview here. More details on the Pentax K-50 can be found here, and it’ll be available in 120 colour combinations.

pentax-Q7 120colors

The new mirrorless camera from Pentax, is an update to the Pentax Q10, and the new Pentax Q7 features a slightly larger sensor, to give improved image quality, as well as a wider field of view when used with the Pentax Q lenses. The Q7 will also be available in 120 colour combinations. A preview showing the new Pentax Q7 sensor size can be found here.

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″

Pentax K30 Group

ePHOTOzine are giving you the chance to win a Pentax K-30 Digital SLR – the weather resistant camera features a 16 megapixel sensor, full HD video, and compact Digital SLR body. Find out more about the Pentax K-30 here.

Pentax K-5 II Black FrontPentax has just announced a range of new products, including two Digital SLRs, one mirrorless camera, several lenses as well as a new adapter, here are the details:

Pentax K5 II – improved AF update to the 16.2mp K-5
Pentax K5 IIs – same as above, but without the anti-aliasing filter for higher image quality
Pentax 18-270mm Zoom Lens – K Mount (for above)
Pentax 560mm Super Telephoto lens – K Mount (for above)
Pentax Q10 – small 12.4mp mirrorless camera with tiny sensor (compact camera sensor)
Pentax Q06 – 15-45mm / 83-249mm equivalent lens for above
Pentax Adapter Q for K – Mount K-Mount lenses on the Pentax Q
Pentax 90mm Portrait Lens – for Pentax 645D

Here’s a round-up of the latest digital camera announcements over the last few weeks, as well as the latest announcements:

Pentax X-5 Silver FrontPentax:
Pentax X-5 – the 26x optical zoom ultra zoom that looks like a Digital SLR

Canon EOS-M Mirrorless CameraCanon:
Canon EOS-M – Canon’s 18 megapixel APS-C sensor mirrorless camera with new EOS-M mount and 2 lenses, plus an EOS adapter. Due October the 19th and has a 3inch touchscreen – available for pre-order from Amazon UK
Canon Powershot SX500 IS – 30x optical zoom, Ultra zoom
Canon Powershot SX160 IS – 16x optical zoom

Nikon Coolpix S800c Android CameraNikon
Nikon Coolpix S01 – credit card sized, small sensor, 7.3gb internal memory!
Nikon Coolpix S6400 – 12x optical zoom lens compact camera, 3inch touch screen
Nikon Coolpix S800c – Android (2.3) powered camera with Wi-Fi and GPS, allows the use of apps, games etc, pictured above, it features a 10x optical zoom lens and full HD video recording.
Nikon Coolpix P7700 – f2-4 7.1x optical zoom lens, RAW shooting, manual controls
Nikon Coolpix L610 – 14x optical zoom, 16 megapixel sensor, Full HD video
Nikon 1 J2 – Nikon’s mirrorless camera updated with new effects, colour options, a smaller lens and an optional waterproof case.

Olympus SP-820UZ BlackOlympus:
Olympus SP-820UZ – 40x optical zoom
Olympus VH-410 – 5x optical zoom lens, compact, 3inch touch screen, image stabilisation

Casio Exilim ZR300 RedCasio:
Casio Exilim JE10 – 5x optical zoom, multiple colours
Casio Exilim N1, N10, N20 – 5x optical zoom, multiple colours / body designs
Casio Exilim ZR300 – 12.5x optical zoom, high speed shooting, shown above.

Fujifilm FinePix F800EXRFujifilm:
Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR – 20x optical zoom, Wireless image transfer

Here’s a round-up of some of the latest digital camera reviews:

Sony Cybershot RX100

Serious Compact:
Sony Cybershot RX100 – 20.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens.

Digital SLR:
Pentax K-30 – 16 megapixel weather proof DSLR

Mirrorless / Compact System Camera:
Samsung NX1000 – with WiFi

Waterproof:
Canon Powershot D20 – 5x optical zoom lens
Panasonic Lumix FT4 – 4.6x optical zoom
Fujifilm FinePix XP170 – 5x optical zoom with WiFi

Pocket zoom:
BenQ GH200 – 12.5x optical zoom, £105.
Sony Cybershot W690 – 10x optical zoom

Ultra zoom:
Olympus SP-720UZ – 26x optical zoom lens

Compact:
Panasonic Lumix FS45 – 5x with f/2.5 bright lens
Fujifilm FinePix Z1000 EXR – 5x compact with WiFi

Budget:
Nikon Coolpix S2600 – 5x zoom lens, only £69