Canon announced last week that it has manufactured 250 million digital cameras since it first introduced the EOS DCS 3 to the market in 1995.
Notably though, it didn’t pass the 100 million unit mark until 2008 – back when the 40D and Rebel XSi were hot stuff, and just as the 5D Mark II was introduced. In 5 short years, Canon broke the 200 million unit mark in December 2013. Just over a month later, on January 31, 2014, Canon hit the 250 million threshold thanks to an introduction of several new compact cameras like the PowerShot G1 X Mark II and PowerShot N100. Canon also points out that 50 million of those digital cameras are interchangeable lens cameras, which would encompass EOS DSLRs, mirrorless and cinema cameras.
Canon has since introduced the Rebel T5 and we expect at least a couple more DSLRs this year, along with several more point and shoot cameras.
You can read the full press release from Canon below. [click to continue…]
The Leica C is a new 12.1MP compact camera based on the Panasonic Lumix LF1. As such, it features the same 7.1x zoom Leica DC Vario-Summicron f/2-5.9 lens (28-200mm equivalent), along with WiFi and NFC connectivity. [click to continue…]
The new Fuji FinePix S8400W is an all-in-one bridge camera that now features WiFi and a 44x optical long zoom (24-1056mm) lens along with a 16MP backside illuminated CMOS sensor. [click to continue…]
The Sony A58 and NEX-3N were announced last week in Europe. Sony took the wraps off these new cameras today in the US.
The Sony A58 with an 18-55mm kit lens is priced at $598 and should be available in April. It is available for pre-order here at B&H Photo.
The NEX-3N with an 18-55mm kit lens is priced at $498 and should also be available in April. The NEX-3N is available fore pre-order here at B&H Photo (it’s also available in white).
Alongside the Fuji X100S, the new Fuji X20 was unveiled at CES 2013. The X20 is a point and shoot camera that uses a 2/3″ 12MP X-Trans sensor and has no anti-aliasing filter. It features a bright 4x zoom lens (28-112mm equivalent) with a f/2-2.8 max aperture. [click to continue…]
The Fuji XF1 is the latest X-Series point and shoot camera. It features a retro-style that’s as much of what defines the camera as technical features like the 12MP EXR CMOS sensor and f/1.8 lens.
The XF1 is certainly a pretty camera, and those specs put it near the top of point and shoot models around. The prints from the XF1 that I saw at PhotoPlus looked solid, which is promising for a camera as pretty as this one. [click to continue…]