Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 Camera

Panasonic has unveiled its new entry-level ILC, the Lumix DMC-GF7. The camera comes with a 16MP MOS sensor and features a fully articulated selfie-friendly touch screen, automatic Self Shot mode, Light Speed AF system, Full HD 1080/60p video recording and continuous shooting mode up to 40fps, built-in pop-up flash, and Wi-Fi / NFC.
The GF7 will be available in February for $599.99 (with 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 Vario collapsible kit lens).

Monday, January 19, 2015

Fujifilm X-A2 Camera

Fujifilm has announced the X-A2, a new compact interchangeable lens camera. The X-A2 features a 16.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor, EXR Processor II, ISO range of 100-25600,  a 3" 920K-dot 175-degree tilting LCD, 1080/30p video and RAW image capture capabilities, brand new Film Simulation shooting modes, and Wi-Fi connectivity. The camera will ship bundled with a new XC 16-50mm II F3.5-5.6 OIS lens in February for $549.95.


Friday, January 16, 2015

Fujifilm XQ2 Camera

Fujifilm is expanding its X series lineup with the XQ2 camera. The advanced compact offers a 12MP X-Trans CMOS II sensor, EXR Processor II engine, 4x optical zoom lens, high-speed AF system, 1080/60p video and continuous shooting mode at up to 9fps, 3" 920K-dot LCD, and built-in Wi-Fi.  The camera will debut in February at $399.95.

Accessory for Fujifilm XQ2 cameras:

1. NP-48 battery;
2. BC-48 charger.

For the complete list of compatible parts, please see Fujifilm XQ2 accessories.

Fujifilm FinePix XP80 Camera

Fujifilm has announced its new toughest compact, the FinePix XP80.  The camera boasts a 16.4MP BSI CMOS sensor, a 5x optical zoom lens with optical IS, built-in flash, Full HD 1080/60p movie recording capability, a dedicated button for continuous shooting at up to 10fps, 11 creative filters, and Wi-Fi connectivity. The XP80 is waterproof to 50ft, freezeproof to 14 degrees F, shockproof to 5.8ft as well as dustproof. The camera will ship in March for $229.95.

Accessories for Fujifilm FinePix XP80:

1. NP-45S battery;
2. BC-45 charger.

For the complete list of accessories, please see Fujifilm FinePix XP80 accessories.

Fujifilm FinePix S9900W and S9800 Cameras

Fujifilm has announced two new, almost identical long-zoom compacts, the FinePix S9900W and S9800.  Both cameras come with a 16.2MP BSI CMOS sensor, 50x optical zoom lens, 920K-dot EV, Full HD 1080/60p video with 5-axis image stabilization, continuous shooting mode of up to 10fps, and a variety of creative effects. The difference between them is that the S9900W is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi, which the S9800 lacks. 
The S9900W and S9800 will be available in March for $349.95 and $329.95 respectively.

For the full list of compatible accessories, see Fujifilm FinePix S9900 and S9800 accessories.

Nikon D5500 Camera

Nikon has announced a successor for its last year's D5300, the new "advanced beginner" D5500. The camera is slightly smaller and lighter than its predecessor but has the same 24.2MP sensor without an anti-aliasing filter, EXPEED 4 engine, 39-detection point AF system, Full HD 1080/60p video function, and built-in WiFi. No built-in GPS unit is available in the D5500 though. The main difference between the two cameras seems to be a fully articulated 3.2" 1,037M-dot touch screen added to the D5500.
The new camera is expected to ship in two body colors, black and red, and will be available in February in three configurations: body only ($899.95), with a standard retractable AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens ($999.95), and with a new AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II lens ($1,199.95).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50, DMC-ZS45, and DMC-SZ10 Cameras

In addition to three new rugged cameras, Panasonic is introducing a series of new super-zooms, the Lumix DMC-ZS50 (DMC-TZ70), DMC-ZS45 (DMC-TZ57), and DMC-SZ10.

The Lumix ZS50 offers a 12.1MP CMOS sensor, 30x optical zoom Leica lens, Venus Engine, 5-axis hybrid image stabilization system, 3-inch LCD, 1.166K-dot electronic viewfinder,  Full HD 1080/60p video and raw image format recording capabilities, and built-in WiFi / NFC connectivity. The camera's MSRP is set to $399.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 and DMC-TS30 Cameras

Panasonic has unveiled a pair of water-, shock-, dust-, and freeze-proof compacts, the DMC-TS6 (DMC-FT6) and DMC-TS30 (DMC-FT30).
The TS6 features a 16.1MP CMOS sensor, Venus Engine image processor, a 4.6x optical zoom Leica lens, Full HD 1080/60p video recording function, built-in GPS/Wi-Fi/NFC, and an array of special effects. The camera can withstand freezing temperatures down to 14 degrees F; it is waterproof to 43 ft, shockproof to 6.6 ft, and pressure-resistant up to 220 lbf. The TS6 will be available for $299.99 in four body colors, blue, red, orange, and camouflage.

The TS30's main features include a 16.1MP CCD sensor, a 4x zoom Lumix DC Vario lens, a 2.7" LCD, and 720p video. The camera is waterproof to 26 ft, shockproof to 4.9 ft, freezeproof to 14 degrees F and dustproof. The TS30 will come in three body colors, black, red, and blue, and can be yours for $179.99.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS, SX710 HS, SX530 HS, ELPH 170 IS, and ELPH 160 Cameras


Canon has added five new compacts to its PowerShot lineup.  The first three cameras are the SX610 HS, SX710 HS, and SX530 HS superzooms.

The SX610 features an 18x optical zoom (25-450mm) lens with intelligent IS, a 20.2MP CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4+ engine, 3" LCD, built-in flash, and Wi-Fi as well as NFC connectivity. The camera records Full HD 1080p video and has continuous shooting mode at up to 7.2fps. The SX610 is expected to ship in three basic colors, black, white, and red, in February at MSRP of $249.99.