digital camera

V-Lux 40

The Leica V-Lux 40 is a new compact camera that follows the V-Lux 30 in the point and shoot lineup.  The V-Lux 40 sports a 15.3MP CMOS image sensor and a 20x zoom lens (24-480mm equivalent).  The camera captures full-HD video and sports a built-in GPS module.

The Leica V-Lux 40 ships with Photoshop Elements 10 and Premiere Elements 10.  Priced at $699, the V-Lux 40 is available here at B&H Photo.

More details in the press release below. [click to continue…]

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Fuji XP170

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…]

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Olympus TG-1 iHS

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…]

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Sony WX150

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.

Sony TX66

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…]

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Canon G1 X

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…]

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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]

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