Fuji Finepix F600EXR, a New RAW-Powered Compact Camera

Fuji Finepix F600 EXR

The Fuji F600EXR is a new 16MP compact camera that sports a 15x zoom lens (24-360mm equivalent).  It allows users to capture RAW image files, as well as 1080p HD video.

The new F600EXR also packs a 3-inch LCD and delivers up to 11fps for a 32 frame burst.  The built-in GPS also lets you geotag your images.

The FinePix F600EXR should be available in October at an initial retail price of $349.95.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

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

Sigma DP2x

The Sigma DP2x is a 14MP compact camera  with an APS-C image sensor, which is roughly the same size as found in DSLRs like the Canon 7D.

This newest iteration of the DP2 offers improved autofocus capabilities and incorporates Analog Front End (AFE), which converts full color data through the FOVEON X3 image sensor into a digital signal.  Sigma says that AFE “enables the camera to reproduce high definition and richly colored images.”

For those unfamiliar with the FOVEON image sensor, Sigma explains the DP2x’s functionality as follows:

The DP2x uses the same 14 megapixel (2,652×1,768×3 layers) direct image sensor as the SD14, SD15 and other DP series cameras. Utilizing the special features of silicon, which is penetrated to different depths by different wavelengths of light, this direct image sensor succeeds in full-color capture with the full RGB in a single-pixel location. Since the moire is not generated, use of a low-pass filter is not needed because full information of light and color can be captured with three-dimensional feeling.

The Sigma DP2x features a fixed 24.2mm f/2.8 lens, which is equivalent to the field of view of a 41mm lens on a full frame DSLR.  The lens is a new design and exclusive to the DP2x.  The DP2x allows for RAW image capture in order to make the most of the FOVEON X3 sensor and TRUE II image processor.

No word yet on price or availability.

See the full spec list below. [Read more...]