Fuji announced the new XP170 rugged camera today. It is a waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof and dustproof compact camera that features a 14MP CMOS image sensor, 5x optical zoom lens (28-140mm equivalent) and a 2.8-inch LCD. [click to continue…]
The Olympus TG-1 iHS adds to the Tough Series line of Waterproof, Shockproof, Freezeproof, Crushproof and Dustproof compact cameras.
The TG-1 iHS features a 12MP CMOS image sensor, 4x optical zoom lens (25-100mm equivalent) with a bright f/2.0 max aperture and a 3-inch OLED display. It can also capture full 1080p HD video and provides a built-in GPS and e.compass. [click to continue…]
Sony has launched 4 new point and shoot cameras. The new WX150 and W690 are super thin cameras sporting a 10x optical zoom and offer 18.2MP and 16.1MP image sensors, respectively. The WX150 captures 1080/60i video, while the W690 captures 720p HD video. The WX150 retails for $250 and the W690 retails for $180.
The Sony TX66 is a rugged compact with an 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor. It’s got a 5x optical zoom lens and captures 1080/60i HD video. Retail is $350.
The TX20 is another rugged compact camera with a 16.2MP CMOS sensor and a 4x optical zoom lens. It retails for $330.
More details in the press release below. [click to continue…]
Sony Alpha Rumors is pegging a compact Sony APS-C camera that will go head-to-head with the Canon G1 X. Reportedly, the camera would use a pancake zoom lens to keep the size down.
I think Sony has a great thing going with the NEX line. So, I’m very interested to see what such a camera could add to Sony’s lineup. If anything, I think a fixed-lens camera seems more accessible to a larger market. This isn’t necessarily in terms of price (the Canon G1 X isn’t cheap), but rather in terms of perceived user experience. [click to continue…]
Nikon Rumors uncovered an interesting little tidbit regarding the dealer pricing of the Nikon D800 in the US.
The D800 that your dealer sells to you for $3000 cost the dealer $2700, while the D800E sells for $3300 and cost the dealer $2970 – a markup of 11% and 10%, respectively. Accessories, however, are a different ball game altogether…
[via Nikon Rumors]
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
Canon has unleashed a bevy of new point and shoot cameras under its PowerShot line tonight – from the PowerShot SX260 HS 20x zoom, to the D20 tough compact, to the budget-minded A1300.
Check out the rundown of features and price points below. [click to continue…]