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Nikon D3100 DSLR
ePhotozine, Ken Rockwell, Steve Huff Photos, PhotoRadar, and Pocket-Lint, have all reviewed the new Nikon D3100 Digital SLR – it features a 14.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, Full HD Video: 1920 x 1080 24fps recording, 3″ screen with live-view, 3fps shooting, and new kit lens with optical Vibration Reduction: the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR. The Nikon D3100 DSLR with VR kit lens is available now for £498 – we had a look at the D3100 at Photokina 2010, click “read more” for more photos.

“The Nikon D3100 is Nikon’s latest “entry level” Digital SLR; however, if you look at the features you wouldn’t think so. The D3100 features full HD video recording, 3 inch screen, 14.2 megapixel sensor, ISO12800, and 11 focusing points, as well as a built in guide, Vibration Reduction (VR) optically stabilised 18-55mm kit lens, and live-view.”

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Canon Powershot SD4500 IS IXUS 1000 HS

ePHOTOzine, InfoSyncWorld, Photography BLOG, and Trusted Reviews, have all reviewed the new Canon Powershot SD4500 IS / Digital IXUS 1000 HS – a compact camera with a 10x optical zoom lens (36-360mm), optical image stabilisation, 3″ screen, 10 megapixel back illuminated sensor, full HD video recording (1920×1080), as well as a 240fps video mode, 8.8fps shooting (at 2.5mp), 1cm macro, ISO3200, the metal bodied camera is available in silver, brown and pink for £279. We had a look at the camera at Photokina 2010, and you can view more hands-on photos in the gallery.

Canon Powershot SD4500 IS IXUS 1000 HS

“The Canon IXUS 1000 HS was announced in August to celebrate a decade of IXUS digital compact cameras. There is a 10Mp sensor, a 10x optical zoom and a whole host of shooting modes available to help photographers of any level take fantastic pictures.” – ePHOTOzine

Panasonic Lumix GH2
Panasonic were showing their new Panasonic Lumix GH2 Micro Four Thirds Digital SLR at Photokina 2010 – we had a look at the new camera – shown here with a number of different lenses. The GH2 features a 16.05 megapixel sensor, 5 fps shooting at full resolution, Venus Engine FHD, 1920 x 1080 50i Full-HD Movies in AVCHD Format, Intuitive Touch-control Shooting and Double Live View, 3D Shooting Compatible, Artistic Images with My Color Mode, Film Mode and Variable Movie Mode, Advanced Intelligent Resolution Technology, Intelligent D-Range Control, 16:9, 3:2, and 4:3 aspect ratio and a 3″ rotating screen. The Panasonic Lumix GH2 will be available from Amazon UK

Panasonic Lumix GH2 Back

The GH2 was announced with a new 14mm pancake lens, and 12.5mm 3D lens, and ISO goes all the way upto 12800. The back of the camera features Live-Viewfinder / LCD button, diopter correction, eye-detection, playback button, AF/AE lock, control wheel, Quick Menu, Display, 4-way controls with ISO, Function 2, White Balance, Function 3, Menu / Set buttons and delete / preview buttons.

Panasonic Lumix GH2 Touchscreen Controls

The touch screen lets you see the mode, remaining shots, battery life, and lets you set WB, ISO, AF, Metering, Intelligent Contrast, Flash, Image size, Compression, Shooting mode (single, continuous etc), Intelligent Resolution, Film mode, and Exposure compensation.

Panasonic GH2 Top

The top of the camera features stereo microphones, mode dial, flash hot-shoe, shooting mode, video button, function button, on/off switch and focusing dial, as well as the pop-up flash release button. Shown here with the 8mm fisheye lens.

Panasonic Lumix GH2 Pop up flash

Panasonic Lumix GH2 pop-up flash. More photos of the Panasonic Lumix GH2 can be found in the Photokina 2010 Gallery.

GE X5 Ultra Zoom
ePhotoZine has reviewed the new GE X5 Ultra Zoom – the camera is available for only £112 – the budget camera features a wide-angle 15x optical zoom lens (27-405mm equivalent), 14.1 megapixel sensor, 2.7″ screen, electronic viewfinder, optical image stabilisation (CCD-shift type), face detection, ISO3200, Pan-Capture Panorama, High Dynamic Range mode, auto-scene detection, manual (P, A,S,M) modes, 5cm macro mode, pop-up flash, VGA video recording with sound at 30fps, and the camera takes 4 AA batteries, and SD/SDHC memory cards. The camera is available in black or storm trooper white (depending on location – we had a look at the white GE X5 at Photokina 2010).

“The build quality is excellent for this price point and there’s a really solid grip that’s easy to hold. The dial on the top of the camera is big and chunky and the zoom rocker is prominent. There are some issues with the Electronic View Finder because it doesn’t keep up when focusing and firing and it also doesn’t display any shooting information.”

Canon Powershot S95
ePhotoZine and The Online Photographer has reviewed the new Canon Powershot S95 – an update to the S90 – it features the HS System and f/2 3.8x optical zoom lens, a High-sensitivity 10.0 MP CCD, 28 mm wide angle, Hybrid IS, Lens Control Ring, Full Manual and RAW, 3″ screen, 720p HD movies, High Dynamic Range mode, Smart Auto, Multi-Aspect Shooting, and ISO3200. Canon has published some sample photos. We had a look at the camera at Photokina 2010. The Canon Powershot S95 is available for £327.

Leica D-Lux 5
SteveHuffPhoto has just published their review of the new Leica D-Lux 5, announced at Photokina 2010, and based on the Panasonic Lumix LX5, it features a 24mm wide angle 3.8x optical zoom lens (24-90mm), with f2.0 aperture, 10 megapixel CCD sensor, 3″ screen with 460k pixels, 720p HD video, manual focus, flash hotshoe, EVF support, aspect ratio switch (4:3, 3:2 or 16:9 with 1:1 also available), 400 shot battery life, optical image stabilisation, and supports SD/SDHC/SDXC cards. We had a look at the camera at Photokina, and have posted photos of the camera in the gallery here.

Leica D-Lux 5 Back

“This versatile compact camera featuring a fast Leica Summicron zoom lens with focal-lengths from 24 to 90 mm (35 mm equivalent), is the perfect camera for a broad spectrum of photgraphic situations: from macro and wide angle architecture to landscape, from reportage to portrait and available-light photography. Manual setting options and an extensive range of accessories provide even greater creative freedom. With such versatile performance in such a compact package, the D-Lux 5 is the perfect companion whenever you seek inspiration – in Berlin or anywhere else in the world.” – Leica

Panasonic GH2 with 3D Lens
Yesterday saw the beginning of Photokina 2010, the largest photographic show in the world, hosted in Cologne, Germany. Whilst most new cameras have been announced over the last few weeks, there were still a number of new cameras announced at the show which we were able to have a look at, including the new Panasonic Lumix GH2 Digital SLR (shown above with 3D lens), Pentax K-5, Pentax K-r, plus more, we were a little trigger happy, and have taken over 300 photos for you to look at! Click through to see some of the highlights, and make sure you click more to see even more highlights:

New Cameras and lenses: (Highlights)
Fujifilm FinePix X100 Prototype Hands On, new Rangefinder
Panasonic Lumix GH2 DSLR and new lenses, the 14mm, and 12.5mm 3D lens
Sigma SD1 DSLR Prototype, 15.3mp x 3 Foveon sensor
Nikon D7000 DSLR, 16.2mp CMOS sensor, 3″ screen (921k pixels)
Olympus E-5 DSLR, with 12-60mm lens, and my 35mm Macro lens.
Pentax K-r DSLR, plus new 18-135mm lens, and 55-300mm, also available in pink
Pentax K-5 DSLR, with 18-55mm lens.
Olympus Zuiko Lens Concept
Leica M9 Titanium – Limited edition (500 units)
Leica D-Lux 5, the Leica version of the Panasonic Lumix LX5
Leica V-Lux-2 Superzoom, the Leica version of the Panasonic Lumix FZ100
Leica X1 Black Edition
Minox PX3D Concept, uses 4 x 5mp cameras, see
Minox DSC Silver – new metal finish
Samsung NX100 with 20-50mm iFunction lens, optional flash, and 20mm iFunction lens
Casio H20G Hybrid GPS,
Casio Exilim ZR10, Z2300, Z16
Canon Powershot SX30 IS
Canon Powershot G12
Canon Powershot S95
Nikon Coolpix P7000
Ricoh GXR with new ~28mm lens
GE X-5 “Darth Vader” White Edition

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Premier DM A460

This is a little out of date, but I couldn’t find any information on the Premier Imaging website (, as it appears to be down at the moment, so thought I would dig through my old photos from Photokina 2008, and see if I had any pictures of Premier’s cameras. Premier are an OEM supplier to a number of companies, and produce two different designs of compact waterproof camera, the DW-8361 and DW-8360 (shown below). The also produce more conventional cameras, such as the 10 megapixel DM-A460 shown above.

Sony T700Buy N Shoot have reviewed the new 10 megapixel Sony Cybershot T700 – the ultra compact camera features a 3.5″ touch screen, 4gb of internal memory, a 4x optical zoom lens with image stabilisation, and smile shutter. The camera is available in red, champagne gold, pink, dark gray and silver for £230

“One simply cannot help but initially be struck by the sophisticated and streamlined appearance of this unit but there is one other significant attention-grabbing point to note: the T700 has a 4GB internal memory capacity capable of storing hundreds or even thousands of images (depending on the image size selected) in a personalised database.”

Read more Sony Cybershot T700 Reviews: DPInterface, Photography BLOG, Imaging Resource,, DPExpert, Digital Camera Info, Trusted Reviews, Sony T700 at Photokina

Sony A900We’ve just published sample photos from the new 24.6 megapixel full frame Digital SLR the Sony Alpha A900 and Sony f2.8 24/70 Carl Zeiss lens. The A900 has an optical viewfinder with 100% coverage, SteadyShot INSIDE™, dual BIONZ™ image processor, 3.0-inch Xtra Fine LCD, and 5fps continuous shooting at full resolution. The Sony A900 is available for £1614 body only.

View our Sony Alpha A900 DSLR Sample Photo Gallery

Read more Sony Alpha A900 Reviews: Photography BLOG, Luminous Landscape (2nd opinion), Luminous Landscape, DPExpert, The Online Photographer, DPReview,, Sony Alpha A900 at Photokina.