Sony continues to reign supreme with the advanced compact camera market. It’s most recent camera, the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III, takes the product line a step further by delivering a fast 24-70mm equivalent lens with an f/1.8-2.8 aperture. That’s a full stop better than what the RX100 II lens delivers at 70mm. Of course, you pay for it a bit in the lens size, which further results in a shorter telephoto reach (compared to the 100mm telephoto reach of the RX100 II). The RX100 III lens includes a built-in 3-stop ND filter. [Read more...]
A report from a Japanese newspaper cites a Canon executive’s comments that Canon will begin to withdraw from the budget-oriented compact cameras over the next year or two. The report notes that low-priced compact camera sales have plummeted due to the rise of the smartphone camera market. [Read more...]
Canon has added five new point and shoot cameras to its annual refresh of the PowerShot line. [Read more...]
The upcoming replacement for the PowerShot G1 X has leaked out a few days before release. The camera is rumored to have a slimmer body and lighter weight, as well as an external EVF. Most notable, the lens is expected to be improved to a 24-120mm f/2-3.9 lens (compared to the f/2.8-5.8 lens on the original G1 X).
Additionally, the G1 X successor should be equipped with a DIGIC 6 processor and cost around $700 USD.
The new Fujifilm XQ1 was introduced alongside the Fuji X-E2 mirrorless camera. The XQ1 is a compact camera that features Fuji’s unique 12MP X-Trans II CMOS sensor, albeit at a much smaller 2/3″ sensor format. Even though it has a smaller sensor, the XQ1 should stand as a direct competitor to the popular Sony RX100. [Read more...]