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Another week, another set of digital cameras reviewed on the web, including the 36.3 megapixel Nikon D800 Digital SLR – the highest resolution Digital SLR available! There are also two new competitions worth checking out, you can win a Samsung memory card every day, or you can win one of three Kodak Hero 7.1 printers.

Nikon D800 DSLR Review – 36.3mp full frame Digital SLR.
Olympus Tough TG-620 Review – Waterproof Compact, 5x zoom.
Nikon Coolpix L810 Review – 26x ultra zoom.
Olympus Tough TG-320 Review – Budget Waterproof.
Nikon Coolpix P510 Ultra Zoom – 42x optical zoom! Another review here.

Olympus Tough tg-820
Here’s a round-up of some of the latest digital camera reviews and sample photos from the internet:

Nikon D4 DSLR Sample Photos Full Frame DSLR.
Olympus Tough TG-820 Waterproof Camera Review – with high speed shooting.
Olympus SP-810UZ 36x Optical Zoom Review – entry level ultra zoom.
Samsung WB150F 18x Pocket Zoom with WiFi Review – uploads straight to Facebook.
Canon Powershot G1 X Serious Compact Review – Large sensor.
Sony NEX-7 Premium Mirrorless Camera Review with 2.4 million dot EVF.

Sony Cybershot DSC-W690 Black
Sony has announced eight new Sony Cyber-Shot models, with new compact cameras (ultra compact!) with 10x optical zoom lens! A new waterproof model, new travel-zooms with 16 and 20x optical zoom, and a new 30x ultra zoom / bridge camera. Full run-down below with links to sample photos from each! A number of these feature the Sony Exmor R Backlit CMOS sensor.

Sony Cybershot TX20 – Waterproof, 16.2mp Exmor R, 4x zoom, 3inch touch, Sample Photos
Sony Cybershot W690 – 10x, 16.1mp, 3inch screen, Sample Photos
Sony Cybershot WX100 – 10x, 18.2mp Exmor R – Smallest 10x, 2.7inch, Sample Photos
Sony Cybershot WX150 – 10x, 18.2mp Exmor R, 3inch screen, Sample Photos
Sony Cybershot H90 – 16x, 16.1mp, 3inch screen, Sample Photos
Sony Cybershot HX10V – 16x, GPS, 18.2mp Exmor R, 3inch screen, Sample Photos
Sony Cybershot HX20V – 20x. GPS, 18.2mp Exmor R, 3inch screen, Sample Photos
Sony Cybershot HX200V – 30x, GPS, 18.2mp Exmor R, 3inch tilting screen, Sample Photos

More links: Press Release. There’s also a few other models depending on your location: the HX30V is the HX20V but with WIFI built in. The TX66 is the same as the TX20, but with 5x zoom and 3.3inch OLED touchscreen.

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
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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
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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
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:
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,

Nikon Coolpix P510
Nikon has announced a number or (15) new Coolpix cameras, more or less depending on location and suppliers etc, starting with the ultra zoom with the most zoom out of any camera, with a massive 42x optical zoom lens, from 24mm wide angle to 1000mm at the telephoto end! It has optical (lens) image stabilisation, electronic viewfinder and zoom control on the lens.

Ultra Zoom / Bridge Cameras:
Nikon Coolpix P510, 42x zoom, 16mp CMOS, tilting 3inch screen, Full HD, GPS
Nikon Coolpix L810, 26x zoom, 16mp, 3inch screen, 720p, AA
Nikon Coolpix L310, 21x zoom, 14mp, 3inch screen, 720p, AA

Pocket / Travel Zoom:
Nikon Coolpix S9300, 16mp CMOS, 3inch screen, 18x zoom, Full HD, 6.9fps, GPS
Nikon Coolpix S9200, (PC World / Currys Digital) 16mp CMOS, 3inch, 18x zoom, Full HD
Nikon Coolpix S6300, 16mp CMOS, 10x zoom, 2.7inch screen, Full HD

Compact Style Cameras:
Nikon Coolpix S4300, 16mp, 6x zoom, 3inch screen, 720p video
Nikon Coolpix S4200, 16mp, 6x zoom, 3inch screen, 720p video (Comet)
Nikon Coolpix S3300, 16mp, 6x zoom, 2.7inch slim, 720p video
Nikon Coolpix S3200, 16mp, 6x zoom, 2.7inch slim, 720p video (Currys Digital / PC World)
Nikon Coolpix S2600 (Argos), 14mp, 5x zoom, 720p, Compact, £69
Nikon Coolpix S30 – Waterproof, 3x zoom, 10mp, 2.7inch screen, 720p video, AA, RRP £99

Serious Compact:
Nikon Coolpix P310, 16mp CMOS, f/1.8 4.2x zoom, 3inch, Full HD, PASM, 6fps, White or Black

Entry Level / Life:
L26 – 16mp, 5x zoom, 3inch screen, AA, RRP £99
L25 – 10mp, 5x zoom, 3inch screen, AA, RRP £69

Panasonic Lumix TZ30 Black
Panasonic has announced six new compact cameras, all of them feature optical image stabilisation, even the budget model.

Waterproof compacts:
FT4 – 12mp, 4.6x zoom, 2.7inch, High speed shooting, 12 meters waterproof, Full HD.
FT20 – 16mp, 4x zoom, 2.7inch, 5m waterproof, 720p video. more info.
Travel Zooms:
TZ25 – 16x optical zoom, 12mp, 10fps, 3inch screen, Full HD.
TZ30 – 20x optical zoom, 14mp, 10fps, 3inch touchscreen, Full HD more info.
Entry Level Compacts:
LS6 – Budget, 14mp, 26mm 5x optical zoom lens, AA batteries, 2.7inch screen.
FX80 – 12mp, f/2.5 24mm 5x optical zoom lens, Full HD Video, 3inch screen. more info.

Sony Cybershot TX200v
Sony has announced three new compact cameras, including a new 18.2 megapixel waterproof model, the Sony Cybershot WX200v, it features built in GPS, 3.3 inch OLED touchscreen, 5x optical zoom lens, 10 fps continuous shooting, backlit CMOS sensor, Full HD video with stereo sound, and is waterproof to 5 meters. It used Micro SD or Sony M2 Memory Sticks.

Sony also announced the new WX50 and WX70. Both cameras feature  a 5x optical zoom lens, 10fps shooting, 16.1 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor, with the WX50 sporting a 2.7inch screen, and the WX70 a 3inch touch screen. These use standard SD cards. Full press release at ePHOTOzine.

new-fujifilm-finepix-cameras-2012Fujifilm has announced their new models for 2012, including updates to the pocket / travel-zoom series (with GPS), waterproof compacts, ultra-zoom / bridge cameras, and a number of compact cameras, including a new compact camera with WIFI connection. Where the cameras use a 1/2.33inch 16mp EXR-CMOS sensor, these are said to be improved 30% in low light / high ISO performance. The number of cameras available depends on the country you live in.

If there was any kind of coherant product naming scheme in the past, such as F for premium compacts, and HS or S for ultra zooms, it all gets a little more complicated now, with the introduction of SL for ultra zoom with hot-shoe, and the premium line beginning with X. Then there’s compact cameras which start with T (for tiny?), JX, JZ, or Z and then other budget models starting with AX… *head explodes*

Details below:

Ultra Zoom / Bridge:
X-S1 – 26x optical zoom, 1/2″ EXR CMOS, Premium Model (Previously announced)
HS30EXR – updates HS20 – 30x optical zoom, Lithium Ion (600 shots), New 16mp EXR-CMOS sensor*, 3inch, 920k EVF, Electronic level, Full HD Video (with manual focus)

Ultra Zoom / Bridge Cameras:
S4500, 14mp, 30x optical zoom, 3inch screen, 720p, AA
S4200, 14mp, 24x optical zoom, 3inch screen, 720p, AA
SL300, 14mp, 30x optical zoom, 3inch screen, 720p, Lithium, Hot-shoe
SL240, 14mp, 24x optical zoom, 3inch screen, 720p, Lithium, Hot-shoe

Travel Zoom:
F770EXR – 16mp EXR-CMOS sensor*, 20x optical, 3inch, Full HD, GPS, RAW
F750EXR – as above but without RAW or GPS (Outside UK)
F660EXR – 16mp EXR-CMOS sensor*, 15x optical, 3inch, Full HD,

* with new 30% improved EXR-CMOS sensor, compared to previous model

Waterproof:
XP150, 14mp CMOS, 5x optical, 2.7inch, Compass, Full HD, Toughest, GPS
XP100, Other countries (outside UK)
XP50, 14mp CMOS, 5x optical, 2.7inch, Full HD

Compact:
JX550, 16mp, 5x optical, 2.7inch, 720p
JX500, 14mp, 5x optical, 2.7inch, 720p
JZ200, 16mp, 8x optical, 2.7inch, 720p
JZ100, 16mp, 8x optical, 2.7inch, 720p
T400, 16mp CCD, 10x optical, 720p
T350, (Outside UK), as above but with 14mp sensor

Ultra Compact: These “party” cameras feature nightclub modes and self portrait mirrors…
Z110, 14mp, 5x optical, 2.7inch, 720p
Z1000, 16mp EXR-CMOS, 5x optical, 3.5inch, Full HD, Wireless

More details available here.

 

nikon coolpix aw100 camouflageePHOTOzine, and NeoCamera has reviewed the new Nikon Coolpix AW100, the first rugged waterproof from Nikon, it’s waterproof to 10m, shockproof to 1.5m, freezeproof to -10°C, has a 16 megapixel back illuminated CMOS sensor, 5x optical zoom lens (wide-angle: 28-140mm), 3 inch, 460K-dot screen, GPS and electronic compass, world map display, and image stabilisation. The Nikon Coolpix AW100 is available in orange, black or camouflage colours from Amazon UK.

Sony Cybershot HX9vePHOTOzine compares the latest GPS Pocket Zooms from Sony, Panasonic, Canon, and Fujifilm, including the Sony Cybershot HX9v (shown above) – a new pocket zoom / ultra zoom – with a wide-angle 16x optical zoom (24-384mm), 16.2 megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, GPS, HD 1080p movie MPEG-4, optical image stabilisation, ISO3200, 300 shot battery life, 3.0″ 921,000-dot XtraFine LCD screen, it is available in black or gold from Amazon UK

Interestingly the 12 megapixel Canon Powershot SX230 HS appears to have the best image quality and detail compared to the other 14 and 16 megapixel cameras on test.

Serious Compacts: Olympus XZ-1 Reviews: Luminous Landscape thinks it could be the best serious compact, another review at ePHOTOzine. Or could it be the Panasonic Lumix LX5? ePHOTOzine thinks so. The latest challenger is the Sigma DP2x – with X3 Foveon Sensor view: sample photos.

Waterproof cameras: Olympus Tough TG-610, Fujifilm FinePix XP30 (GPS, NeoCamera).