Sony digital cameras are quite popular among the point-and-shoot sector of the camera market. The company has consistently come out with new cameras that carries new features and sporting Sony’s famed sturdy build. These babies don’t easily break. [Read more…]
Following last month’s bevy of new compact cameras from Samsung comes another: the ST45.
Stylish and thin, featuring an aluminium body and just 16mm in width, it boasts 12 megapixels and Samsung’s new Smart Auto scene recognition which has 11 optimised picture presets including Portrait, Night portrait, Macro and Macro Colour.
Samsung has effectively launched a hybrid camera here, taking the best bits of a compact camera but including features that are standard on a DSLR but you wouldn’t expect on a compact, such as that massive zoom range, lots of manual shooting controls and the option to store files in RAW format.
Sony’s new Alpha DSLRs are very nice, particularly if you’re a megapixel hunter, but it’s the Canon EOS range that gets me excited.
Today, Canon has introduced the EOS 7D, offering a huge range of features that should keep enthusiastic amateurs and professionals satisfied.
First up, because they’re mentioned so much, the megapixel count is no pushover at all — 18 megapixels crammed into the APS-C CMOS sensor in fact — and yet the mechanics and processing speed are fast enough to capture up to eight frames per second in burst shooting mode.
Though traditionally Sony was not a name I associated with DSLR cameras, the company has been pushing out some quality products of late.
The latest α (Alpha) trio of DSLRs is no exception, with the top-end α850 and α550 / α500 just announced.
OK, first up we know that camera quality goes far beyond its megapixel count, but having said that, when you’re faced with a camera boasting 24.6 MP, you have to sit up and take notice.
The α850 features an Exmor CMOS sensor and dual BIONZ processors which together promise high sensitivity (up to ISO 6400) quality images.
Stand by for an afternoon of Canon camera announcements. First up is the news that Canon has upgraded its range of PowerShot compact digital cameras with some new models.
First up is the PowerShot G11, predictably superseding the PowerShot G10, offering a 10 megapixel image sensor, 5x optical zoom, DIGIC 4 image processing for improved low-light image capture and reduced noise, Intelligent Contrast Correction, and a 2.8-inch vari-angle PureColor II VA LCD screen.
The days of having to plug in all your peripherals to exchange data are long gone, as Samsung proves today with what it claims is the world’s first “multi-wireless” compact digital camera.
The ST1000 (not to be confused with Nikon’s Coolpix S1000pj announced last week) features built-in GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, allowing for geotagging goodness and connection to any open wireless network for picture exchange.
The Optio P80 features a 12.1-megapixel 4x optical zoom lens, a beefed up face recognition that claims to assess 32 faces in 0.03 seconds including those annoying individuals who insist on tilting their heads in photos, smile detection, high definition 720p recording, and a triple anti-shake system that works on both images and movies in normal and low-light conditions.
Hot on the heels of Nikon’s new COOLPIX compacts comes Sony with two new Cyber-shot digital cameras.
Both TX1 and WX1 models offer 10.2 megapixels and Sony’s Exmor R CMOS sensor with BIONZ imaging processor — in English, that means that shooting should be more responsive with reduced noise, even in low light conditions.
We definitely like our Nikon dSLRs, such as the excellent D90, D80 and D40, but let’s not forget there’s an increasing range of compact digital cameras from Nikon, including the four COOLPIX model ranges just announced.
Detailed camera specs are pretty boring (but I’ll give you the links if you want to find out more), so here are the highlights.
Perhaps the most exciting in terms of possibilities is the COOLPIX S1000pj. Nikon claims it’s the first compact camera to feature a built-in projector that means you can share your images and videos wherever there’s a wall or screen handy.