DxO Optics Pro v6.5.5 Adds Support for Sony A33 and Nikon P7000

DxO Labs has announced the availability of DxO Optics Pro v6.5.5, which adds RAW image processing support for the Sony A33 and Nikon P7000.  Additionally, the new version adds 50 new optics modules for a number of other camera models.  This update pushes DxO Optics Pro past the 3,000 mark in total correction modules – and a total of more than 5,000 is planned by the end of the year.

Additional info can be found on DxO’s website.

Pentax Optio S1

The Pentax Optio S1 is a 14MP point and shoot camera with a 5x optical zoom (28-140mm equivalent) and a 2.7-inch LCD.  The Optio S1 can capture 720p HD video and is compatible with an infrared remote control (that’s sold separately, of course).

The Pentax Optio S1 should be available later in March at around $200.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

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Olympus TOUGH TG-810 is “Crushproof”

The Olympus TG-810 is the latest in the TOUGH lineup.  As the flagship camera in this line, Olympus has now upped the ante, claiming that the TG-810 is “crushproof.”  Other adjectives that describe this camera’s ruggedness include, waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof and scratch resistant.  Frankly, I’m a little disappointed that Olympus makes a camera that is crushproof, yet only scratch resistant

All jokes aside, the TG-810 leads headlines Olympus’ lineup of rugged cameras with a 14MP sensor, 5x optical zoom (28-140mm equivalent), 720p HD video capture and a nice 3-inch, 920k-dot resolution LCD.  Additionally, the TG-810 sports a GPS unit and electronic compass, which makes it even more of an outdoor-ready camera.

The TG-810 should be available in April at an initial retail price of $399.99.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

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Olympus SZ-30MR

Olympus has announced the SZ-30MR, which touts the ability to simultaneously capture 1080p HD video and full resolution still images.  The SZ-30MR features a 16MP CMOS sensor and 24x optical zoom (25-600mm equivalent).  The new superzoom features built-in, sensor-shift image stabilization and sports a 3-inch LCD at 460k-dot resolution.

The SZ-30MR should be available in April at an initial retail price of $399.99.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic

Lensbaby has taken the wraps off of its new Sweet 35 Optic, which works in conjunction with the Lensbaby Optic Swap System.  As the name implies, the Sweet 35 Optic is a 35mm lens and features a 12-blade adjustable aperture.  The aperture controls is manually adjustable between f/2.5 and f/22 by rotating the front dial on the Sweet 35 Optic unit.

The Sweet 35 Optic is available for $180 from B&H Photo and Amazon.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]