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.
Unlike fellow Teutonic lens-makers Zeiss, Leica has only made lenses for one smartphone: Panasonic's photography-oriented CM1 . The company has also slapped its own brand on Panasonic's mirrorless cameras and jacked up the price in the process.
Sony has unveiled its new Cybershot RX10 III camera, an extended-zoom model for the maker’s RX product line. The RX10 III model includes 4k-resolution video recording, super-slow-motion capture, a 1.0-type CMOS sensor, and a 24 - 600mm ZEISS Vario-Sonnar f/2.4 - f/4 lens.
Huawei P9 is perhaps one of the most anticipated flagship smartphones today since the Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5. It impressed us mainly because of the Leica-branded dual camera lens . We learned of Huawei's partnership with the German camera maker a few weeks before official launch.
You might not be ready to put the Huawei P9 in the same arena as, say, the Samsung Galaxy S7 or the iPhone 6s, but the Chinese-made smartphone definitely grabbed a lot of headlines when it debuted early this month. While the smartphone's specs do speak for it, much of the interest was focused on its main camera, a dual 12 megapixel color and monochrome duo.
The Avegant Glyph is a screen that you wear on your face. That’s the simplest way to describe it. The whole device looks like a pair of outsized Beats headphones, complete with a huge chunky body and thick plastic headband; the parts that go on your ears are indeed headphones, but that huge headband hides a 720p DLP screen (though "screen" isn’t quite right, as we’ll see) and the optics necessary.
LG promised something out of the ordinary for Mobile World Congress this year, and the LG G5 certainly delivers. The company's flagship Android smartphone for 2016 not only ditches the little-loved plastic of its predecessor, but introduces a new range of "Friends of G5" accessories that can expand its functionality, in some cases physically modifying it depending on whether you want more.
As a smartphone, the Zoom doesn't stray far from the formula ASUS introduced with the ZenFone 2: It squeezes enough power out of its quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 chipset, and the 4GB of memory helps keep this bloatware-ridden build of Android Marshmallow running smoothly. The battery will get you through a long workday but not much more than that.
In almost everything, there must be a balance between power and convenience. When it comes to digital cameras, that translates into a tug of war between features and portability. Straddling the fine line that divides those two sides, Canon is announcing the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and the PowerShot SX720 HS.
I spend a lot of time on the road in my role as an automotive journalist, and that means I'm always on the lookout for versatile tools that allow me to capture as much of a given experience as possible without taking up a huge amount of space in my luggage.
Back in February, Chinese smartphone maker Huawei announced a new partnership with Germany's high-end camera company Leica, stating the two were going to work together on mobile photography . No other details were revealed at the time, but the fact that the two have nearly zero overlap when it comes to products or target markets hinted at the possibility of a collaboration on something new.
These days it's almost too easy to post anything and everything online, which only makes standing out from the crowd a lot more difficult. Having great content is, of course, critical, but having the right tools to create quality content is just as important in the long run.
After skipping the the Mobile World Congress to become the launching pad for the next premium flagship phone, Huawei is now set to unveil the P9 at a special launch event happening on April 4, 2016. The Chinese company has recently distributed invitations to an event in London. There is no mention at all that it will be the Huawei P9 but it’s been the topics of our recent discussions.
Sony has just announced its latest mirrorless digital camera model, the A6300. Fans of Sony's cameras will recognize this as the long-awaited follow-up to the A6000 from 2014, and this replacement is arriving with a number of impressive features. Chief among them are a new 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor, the ability to shoot 4K video footage, and a new ultra-fast autofocus system.
Sony has just come out with a new Exmor RS camera sensor, the IMX318, which promises to be the Japanese company’s leading edge camera sensor for the year. Of course, Sony usually keeps the best mobile camera sensor for its Xperia line, so expect a slightly better one when Sony’s new phones come out.
LG has almost all but pre-announced all its MWC 2016 newcomers. Almost. It did so to move them out of the way and put all the spotlight on its real star of the show, the LG G5 . You may have already heard all about the "unique" features that the smartphone might have and, as the say, fact is sometimes stranger than fiction. Or in this case, both stranger and better.
Canon has unveiled a new digital camera called the PowerShot SX620 HS that is designed to offer lots of connectivity and high zoom levels in a compact package. The camera has a resolution of 20.2MP and has 25x optical zoom lens. That zoom lens is equivalent to 25-625mm in a 35mm camera. The camera body is small enough to fit into a purse or pocket to take with you wherever you go.
As anticipated, Ricoh has announced its new full-frame and highly anticipated K-1 DSLR. The camera, which will be shipping in April, features a 36.4-megapixel full-frame AA-filterless CMOS sensor alongside a weather-sealed body and advanced features. Ricoh says the new Pentax model “is unique in the industry” and suitable for a variety of challenging shooting conditions.
Firefox OS might be defunct on smartphones, but Mozilla is still trying to push its Web-based platform to other devices instead. Luckily for it, at least one major brand has decided to invest in it by making Firefox OS the OS for its smart TVs. Panasonic has just announced its latest 2016 batch of 4K Pro UHD LED VIERA TV, specifically its brand new DX series.