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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″

Polaroid Z340

ePHOTOzine has reviewed the Polaroid Z340 – a 14 megapixel camera with a built in Zink printer that prints 3 x 4 inch prints, takes SD cards, and a 2.7 inch flip up screen. Here’s what they have to say:

“The Polaroid Z340 is certainly unique with a retro design and a bulky body it offers one of the only digital cameras with a built in printer that prints 3×4 inch photos. This has a number of downsides, including the bulky nature of the camera, and lack of optical zoom.”

Read more Polaroid Z340 reviews: ArsTechnica, PCMag, DigitalVerses, Mashable, DigitalCameraInfo.

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

Polaroid Z340

Leica M9-P Digital RangeFinder and Noctilux f/0.95 50mm Lens Hands On at ePHOTOzine

Ricoh PX Waterproof Camera Review at ePHOTOzine, PhotographyBLOG

Polaroid Grey Label Z340 Digital Camera and Printer Hands On Preview (pictured above) at ePHOTOzine – the return of the instant polaroid camera, but this time with a 14 megapixel camera, 2.7″ flip out screen, and 3 x 4 inch zink prints.

Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS Waterproof Review at ePHOTOzine

Fujifilm FinePix X100 Review at NeoCamera, ePHOTOzine

Canon Digital IXUS 310 HS Review at Cameras.co.uk, ePHOTOzine

Polaroid GL10 GL30
Polaroid has announced the new Grey Label GL10, GL20, and GL30. The Polaroid GL30 is a new instant 12mp digital camera, with built in zink printer and swivel screen, although it appears to be in prototype stages as specifications, price and release dates are unknown. The Polaroid GL10 is a new bluetooth printer, available in May for $149, much like the original Polaroid Pogo Printer. Both the instant camera and printer prints 3 x 4″ photos. Engadget went hands-on, and there are more pictures at Crunchgear.

Polaroid Grey Label GL30

“Polaroid and its Creative Director, Lady Gaga today unveiled Polaroid Grey Label, an original line of products co-designed with Lady Gaga. This collaboration between two cultural icons reflects Polaroid’s long standing tradition of innovation tracing back to founder Dr. Edwin Land and Lady Gaga’s mission to deliver products that enable creativity for all, celebrate artistry and make sharing instantaneous across the physical and digital. The inaugural Polaroid Grey Label line is truly expressive of Lady Gaga’s artistic vision and includes the GL10 Instant Mobile Printer, GL30 Instant Digital Camera and the GL20 Camera Glasses, a unique new look at how to turn images into a fashion statement.”

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Polaroid i1437
John Lewis, and Amazon UK, are selling the Polaroid i1437, a budget camera from Polaroid’s 2010 digital camera line-up, it features a 14 megapixel sensor, 2.7″ screen, 3x optical zoom lens, ISO3200, face and smile detection, 720p HD movies (30fps with audio), takes AA batteries, and should be available in a number of colours (titanium, red, etc). The Polaroid i1437 is available for £54 from Amazon UK

“Get all the bells and whistles you’d expect in a professional camera, in this easy-to-use point-and-shoot i1437 14 Megapixel digital camera from Polaroid. With a 3x optical and 4x digital zoom, you’ll get closer to the action than ever before. And you can use the 2.7″ colour LCD screen to preview images before you shoot, letting you frame your subject for perfect photos every time. The audio tag lets you put names with faces when you’re capturing memories at a family reunion or wedding. The i1437 also lets you record HD video clips with audio, and the 16MB built-in storage is expandable with SD cards for complete photo storage. Shoot manually or choose from 30 scene modes for customized images.”

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Fujifilm FinePix F70EXR

This year has seen a large number of interesting new digital cameras appear – digital camera’s had to innovate this year just to get noticed! And with that in mind I’ve added a new section to the “Top Digital Cameras Reviewed” section called “Best Tech” which is short for “Best New Technology” – in there you’ll find some of my personal favourites, or most innovative new digital cameras, such as the Olympus PEN E-P1 which introduced a whole new category of camera, the Fujifilm FinePix F70EXR the world’s smallest 10x optical zoom camera with Fujifilm EXR sensor, the Ricoh CX2 with 5fps shooting and an impressive high resolution 920k 3″ screen, and the Casio Exilim FC100 with 30fps shooting and ultra high speed video (upto 1000fps shooting!).

Panasonic FS7Another great camera from this year is the Panasonic Lumix FS7, it’s compact, stylish, takes great photos, and is also one of the cheapest cameras available, priced at £105, with real optical image stabilisation – which means that more of your shots should come out blur free!

Panasonic Lumix TZ6Panasonic were on top form this year, with every new camera providing something new, innovative, or just great value for money, such as the Panasonic Lumix TZ6 (ZS1), it features a 25mm wide angle 12x optical zoom lens, image stabilisation, and 10 megapixel sensor, and proves that you don’t have to buy a huge camera to get a lot of zoom!

This year saw the continuation of the megapixel race, however, this was mainly confined to the mobile phone world, where everybody seemed to race to 12 megapixel camera phones, with the introduction of the 12 megapixel Sony Ericsson Satio (and others), while the digital camera world realised less is better, and “downgraded” to 9 and 10 megapixel sensors. The 8 megapixel Sony Ericsson Cybershot C905 (reviewed here) showed that with some effort you can get some decent shots from camera phones.

Continue reading the Best Digital Cameras of 2009:

Highly Recommended:
Canon EOS 450D

Canon EOS 450D Rebel XSi DSLR – 9.2/10 – £497
Olympus EVOLT E-420 DSLR – 9.2/10 – £399
Panasonic Lumix TZ6 / ZS1 – 9/10 – £179
Panasonic Lumix FS7 – 9/10 – £105
Olympus PEN E-P1 Micro DSLR – 8.8/10 – £564
Canon Powershot SX110 IS – 8.8/10 – £229
Panasonic Lumix FX150 – 8.8/10 – £248
Fujifilm FinePix F70EXR – 8.6/10 – £173
Panasonic Lumix FX40 – 8.6/10 – £177
Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS – 8.6/10 – £329

Recommended:
Fuji F200EXR

Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR – 8.5/10 – £173
Ricoh CX2 – 8.5/10 – £275
Canon Powershot A590 – 8.5/10 – £89
Casio Exilim FC100 – 8.3/10 – £205
Ricoh CX1 – 8.3/10 – £214
Sony Cybershot W220 – 8/10 – £126

Camera Phones / Mobile Phones / Others:
Sony C905

Sony Ericsson Cybershot C905 – as mentioned earlier – this camera has a real flash which helps it take much better indoor photos than other camera phones – £239
Polaroid Pogo Mobile Printer – budget price makes this fun printer appealling – £23
Spyder 3 Pro Monitor Calibration – £102

Memory Cards:
Memory Cards

Don’t forget to buy a large memory card for your camera – I tend to buy Sandisk and have never had a problem with them! Have a look at our guide to memory cards for details on all the different kinds of memory cards, or for something more extreme, have a look at Samsung’s new Waterproof Memory Cards.

While we’re on the subject, hopefully next year will see the death of XD memory cards, with only Olympus still using them. If only Sony would stop using Sony Memory Sticks, although considering they use it in everything they make, I think it’s quite a long way off yet. Some manufacturers, have switched to MicroSD cards in some of their products, such as the Samsung ST550, but am I the only one who thinks these cards are TOO small?

Samsung ST550

It’s that time of the year again, the time for hundred of lists that tell you what’s the best, and what’s the worst, this one from Business Week is quite entertaining, it names the Samsung ST550 (shown above), as one of the best digital cameras of the year, along with the Panasonic Lumix GF1. The Samsung ST550 is available for £212 from Amazon UK. They also name the Polaroid Two – Instant Digital Camera (shown below) as one of the worst:

Polaroid Instant Digital

At £149 the Polaroid Instant Digital Camera seems expensive as it only has a 5 megapixel camera (with no optical zoom and dubious image quality), and you’d probably be much better buying any budget camera, and buying the Poloroid Pogo Instant Printer instead, priced at only £23!

Polaroid One FilmThe Impossible Project has inspired Polaroid to bring back Instant Film cameras. It seemed like, just when they were coming back into fashion, Polaroid killed them off, only to release an expensive and dissappointing digital version (the Polaroid Two), now Polaroid will release new instant film cameras due out in 2010:

“The Impossible Project inspires Polaroid to re-launch Instant Cameras – We are pleased to herewith announce a history making cooperation between Polaroid and The Impossible Project: As we have created quite some buzz about Analog Instant Photography over the past 12 months, the Polaroid licensee – The Summit Global Group – now can’t resist any longer and announced at a press conference on October 13th in Hongkong that they will re-launch some of the most famous Polaroid Instant Cameras.”

Polaroid Pogo Instant

Amazon UK are now selling the new Polaroid Pogo Instant Digital Camera and Printer called the Polaroid Two, it uses the Zink printing technology, as featured in the Polaroid Pogo Mobile Printer – features a 5mp camera, 3″ screen, no optical zoom (4x digital zoom), prints 2″ x 3″ photos, and takes SD cards. It is available for £173, although you might get better results and value for money by buying the Polaroid Pogo Mobile Printer and a seperate camera. More details at Polaroid.