Leica V-Lux 40 Compact 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. [Read more...]

Olympus TG-1 iHS Waterproof, “Tough” Camera Announced

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. [Read more...]

Sony Cyber-shot WX150, W690, TX66 and TX20

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. [Read more...]

Sony Set to Launch an APS-C G1 X Competitor?

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. [Read more...]

Nikon D800 Dealer Pricing Revealed

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]