New Casio Cameras at CES 2010

Casio EX-FH100

Casio unveiled four new point and shoot cameras at CES 2010.

The Casio EX-FH100 features a 9MP CMOS sensor, 10x optical zoom and 720p video recording.  The FH100 can capture 9MP images at 30 fps burst speed and can record video at 1000 fps.  The FH100 carries a retail price of about $400. Check availability on Amazon.com.

The EX-Z2000 offers a 14.1MP sensor, 5x zoom, 3-inch LCD at 460k dot resolution.  The Z2000 also has sensor-shift stabilization and HD video recording.  The Z2000 carries at a retail price of about $230.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

The EX-Z550 has a 14MP sensor, 4x optical zoom and 2.7-inch LCD.  The Z550 also offers sensor-shift image stabilization and HD video recording.  The Z550 carries an initial retail price of about $170.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

The EX-H15 features a 14.1MP, 10x zoom and 3-inch LCD at 460k dot resolution.  No word yet on price or availability.

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

New Lexar Products at CES 2010

32GB_PRO_CF_300x

Lexar announced a number of new additions to its product lineup at CES 2010.

Lexar added a 32GB capacity to its 300x Professional series of CF cards.  Additionally, 16GB and 32GB capacities have been added to the 233x CF Pro series.

Lexar’s biggest buzzing product was a new Echo drive series, which are small USB drives that can be set to back up specific files or folders.  During a product demo, I saw the utility of how these drives can help photographers working in the field.  These drives can be used to automate the backup portion of your workflow, which helps speed things up when you’re out in the field.

Lexar Echo ZE

As you can see from the above shot of the Echo ZE, Lexar has managed to fit 32GB into a tiny form factor.  The Lexar Echo SE drive is bigger, more like a normal-sized USB stick; however, according to Lexar, it is much faster.

More details about the Lexar Echo drives in the press release below. [Read more...]

Olympus Stylus Tough 3000

Olympus Stylus Tough 3000

Introduced at CES 2010, the Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 is the latest update to Olympus’ deathproof line of cameras.

It’s got a 3.6x zoom, 12MP sensor, shoots 720p video and offers Image Stabilization built-in.  The Touch 3000 can withstand 5 foot drops, can be submerged in water up to 10 feet.  It can also deal with cold weather down to -14 degrees and can be eaten by polar bears and still come out firing.  While the polar bear part doesn’t come from Olympus’ press conference, I’m pretty sure that it’s capable after some hands-on time.

The Tough 3000 should be available in February 2010 and carries an initial retail price of $229.99.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

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

Olympus Stylus 7030, 7040 and 5010

Olympus Stylus 7040

More cameras from Olympus at CES 2010 include updates to the Stylus lineup. The 7030, 7040 and 5010 are the newest in the Olympus Stylus line.

The Stylus 7040 features a 14MP sensor, 7x zoom and captures HD video at 720p.  The 7040 should be available in February 2010 at an initial retail price of $249.99.  Check availability at Amazon.com.

The Stylus 7030 features a 14MP sensor and 7x optical zoom, but no HD video capture.  The 7030 should be available in February 2010 at an initial retail price of $199.99.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

Olympus Stylus 5010

The Stylus 5010 features a 14MP sensor and 5x optical zoom.  The 5010 also offers 720p video capture.  The 5010 should be available in February 2010 at an initial retail price of $199.99.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

All of these new Stylus cameras offer several new Magic Filters for shooting with special effects enabled like the popular Art Filters found on the Olympus DSLRs and Micro Four Thirds cameras.

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