Panasonic's Lumix line is celebrating a whole bunch of new entries this week at CES. The FH series is expanding with two new slim additions, the DMC-FH6 and DMC-FH8. Both models do 720p video at 30 fps and rock Leica lenses and 5x optical zoom. The 16.1 megapixel FH8 has a three-inch LCD and shoots HD videos in MP4. The 14.1 megapixel F6 captures HD video in JPEG format and features a 2.
Canon'shigher-end PowerShotcameras are certainly more compelling, but they're also expensive. If you're on a budget, you might want to settle for one of these ELPHs. Canon is introducing three new models this week, including the ELPH 150 IS, 140 IS and 135 -- they're priced at $150, $130 and $120, respectively. The latter duo replace theA2600andA2500, while the 150 is a new addition to the lineup.
Panasonic's new digital interchangeable lens, the H-X015 LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm / F1.7 ASPH, is in the news for being one of those new innovations that promise photographers to capture bokeh effect with clear picture quality while avoiding ghost and flare.
To many photographers -- amateurs and professionals alike -- digital SLRs represent quality. The fact that you can remove the lens and swap it for another is inconsequential to those who never buy a second optic, and it's that segment of the market that Sony's targeting with its Cyber-shot RX10.
Olympus introduced itsfive-axis image stabilizationin 2012 with theOM-D E-M5. That $1,000 camera was mighty powerful for its day, but the new IS tech was perhaps its most impressive feature, enabling sharp stills and steady handheld video. It's very exciting, then, that Olympus is bringing that same stabilization to its point-and-shoot line with the Stylus SH-1.
Panasonicpromisedit would deliver a GH mirrorless camera capable of recording 4K video for under $2,000, and now we know just how far under that is. The Lumix GH4 camera body and its 16MP CMOS Micro Four Thirds sensor willcost $1,700, while the optionalYAGH pro audio/video interface unitis available for an extra $2,000.
Sony has refreshed its Cyber-shot camera range, giving one of its flagship super-zooms a brain transplant, as well as offering some entry-level point-and-shoots for those still not willing to rely solely on their smartphones. The Cyber-shot HX400V replaces last year's HX300 , combining a 20.4-megapixel CEMOS, 50x optical zoom, and new BIONZ X processor. That chip replacement, Sony claims, makes the HX400V around three times faster than its predecessor. It has a 100-12800 ISO range and up to 10fps burst shooting, as well as optical image stabilization for its f/2.8-6.3 Carl Zeiss lens.
As winter begins to slowly depart here in the States, some of us here at Engadget are anxious to get outside and shoot some spring-like stills. What's that? Oh, you are too? Well, we've collected a handful of discounted camera options this time around that await on the other side of the jump. Per usual, there's a range of prices, so there should be something to suit most budgets.
As zoom lenses go, the Olympus Stylus SP-100EE IHS certainly puts the "super" into super-zoom. Also known as the "Eagle's Eye", the new 16-megapixel snapper's snout extends to accommodate a whopping 50x optical zoom - 24-1200mm, in fact - with Olympus even fitting a laser dot sight to make lining up your frame more straightforward when you're getting up close. Paired with the company's digital zoom, the SP-100 manages a near-ridiculous 100x magnification.
Long gone are the days when digital cameras were just for still photographers. In fact, with its GH4, it's easy to argue that Panasonic is putting an even greater emphasis on video capture -- of the 4K variety, in this case. The Lumix GH4, teased as the "next GH" just last month at CES, offers tremendous advantages over its predecessor, the GH3.
We questionOlympus' decision to photograph its latest ruggedized cam next to a dead fish, thensend that image out to reporters. But puzzling marketing practices aside, this is one impressive point-and-shoot. The Stylus TG-3 hails from the company's Tough line, which means it's waterproof (to 50 feet), freeze-proof (to 14°F), shockproof (from seven-foot drops) and crushproof (to 220 pounds).
Leica is ushering in its 100th birthday with the announcement of a new sleek aluminum camera, the Leica T. With this camera comes a decidedly minimalistic design, as well as an interchangeable-lens setup and a position within the company's product line up that is betwixt the M and S Series'.
Nikon's got a pair of baby bumps in store for us this year on the adventure cam front. The Coolpix AW120, which replaces last year'sAW110 and the S32, which serves as 2014's answer to the S31. Both are rated for underwater use, but the similarities end there. If you've got $350 to spare, the AW120 is the camera to focus on. It's waterproof to 59 feet (18 meters), shockproof to 6.
The Coolpix P340, which replaceslast year's P330and the S9700, which serves as theS9500'ssuccessor, look awfully similar to 2013's models -- in many ways, those similarities extend internally, too. The P340, which includes the same 1/1.
Sony thinks there's a market for big zooms among those with relatively small wallets, hence the Cyber-shot H400 revealed today. While it packs a 63x optical zoom - bigger even than the zoom on the Cyber-shot HX400V - Sony has opted to keep the price down with a relatively mainstream 20.1-megapixel sensor, smaller than what you'd often find on a superzoom camera. The zoom can be boosted, digitally, to up to a crazy 210x, as long as you don't mind it slipping down to just VGA quality. Thankfully there's optical image stabilization, though the 100-3200 ISO range could be a little higher. The 0.8fps burst shooting rate and 720p HD video recording are also compromises that come with the price tag, but you do get Sony's Intelligent Auto mode and Picture Effect in-camera editing. There's a 360-degree sweep panorama mode too. Sadly WiFi and NFC also fall off the spec list, so you can't use the H400 with Sony's PlayMemories app, but the more intuitive interface from the A7-series has been ported over.
If you recently came upon aCoolpix P520under the Christmas tree, prepare to be mildly disappointed. That superzoom just reached early retirement, with today's P530 introduction. 2014's refresh brings along a similar f/3-5.9, 24-1,000mm (42x) optically stabilized zoom lens, a new 16.1-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, 1080/30p and 60i video capture, a 3-inch fixed LCD and a built-in EVF.
If you don't mind your wearableaction cambeing tethered to a separate unit for wrangling controls, Panasonic's HX-A500 offers 4K video capture in return. The company touts the camera as the "world's first" option for said resolution, recording the those exploits at 25fps.
With the first version of the Samsung Galaxy Camera , we saw a fairly traditional-looking handheld camera up front (with a big display behind.) With the Galaxy S4 Zoom , we saw the device line begin to transform into smartphone - but it was still rather thick.