Fuji FinePix F800EXR Offers Wireless Sharing via iOS and Android Devices

Fuji FinePix F800EXR

The Fuji FinePix F800EXR is a new 16MP point and camera with a 20x optical zoom lens (25-500mm equivalent).

Like the recently introduced Samsung MV900F and the Panasonic SZ5, the new F800EXR features built-in Wi-Fi compatibility.  Akin to the Panasonic SZ5, Fuji offers a free app that can be installed on Android and iOS devices, which will connect the F800EXR to your smartphone or tablet.  Using this app, you can download images from the camera to your mobile device and edit or share them as you see fit.

Additional features on the F800EXR include a 3-inch, 460K-dot res LCD, 1080p HD video capture and RAW image capture.

The Fuji F800EXR should be available in August for $349.95.  Check availability at B&H Photo.

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

Samsung MV900F with Wi-Fi Sharing and 180° Display

Samsung MV900F

The Samsung MV900F is a new Wi-Fi enabled point and shoot camera, which also sports a 180-degree display. The MV900F features a 16MP backside-illuminated CMOS sensor and also captures 1080/60p HD video.

With similar connected functionality to the new Panasonic SZ5, the Samsung MV900F allows you to share photos instantly.  However, the Samsung model does not appear to be equipped with the ability to integrate with any iOS or Android model (like the SZ5).  Instead, the MV900F interfaces with Samsung’s line of SMART televisions, Blu-ray players, mobile PCs and smartphones.  That said, you can share directly to Facebook, Photobucket, YouTube and other online services directly from the camera via Wi-Fi.

The 3.3-inch AMOLED display flips up on top of the camera for a 180-degree view from the front of the camera – as opposed to the more traditional tilt/swivel displays that swing out to the left side.

The Samsung MV900F retails for $349, ships in August 2012 and is available here at B&H Phot0.

Samsung MV900F Display

Samsung MV900F Key Features

  • 16MP BSI CMOS Sensor
  • 3.3″ WVGA AMOLED Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 Video at 60 fps
  • Dual Capture Photo and Full HD Video
  • Self-Portrait Features & Shooting Modes
  • Integrated Wi-Fi & Direct Connect Button
  • Capture Images via Gesture or Remote VF
  • Social Media Sharing & Auto Backup
  • Easy Photo Editing In-Camera

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

Panasonic Lumix LZ20 and FZ60: Two New Superzooms

Panasonic Lumix FZ60

Panasonic Lumix FZ60

Along with the new constant aperture FZ200, Panasonic has released two more Lumix superzooms – the LZ20 and FZ60.

The FZ60 is a step down from the FZ200 and features a 24x optical zoom (25-600mm equivalent) with a variable aperture (f/2.8-5.2), a 16.1MP CMOS image sensor and the ability to capture 1080/60i or 1080/30p video.  The Panasonic Lumix FZ60 retails for $349 and is available here at B&H Photo.

The LZ20 rounds out the bottom end of the superzooms and sports a 21x optical zoom lens (25-525mm equivalent), a 16MP CCD image sensor and 720p video at 30fps.  The Panasonic LZ20 retails for $249 and is available here at B&H Photo. [Read more...]

Panasonic Lumix SZ5 Compact with iOS/Android Connectivity

Panasonic Lumix SZ5

The Panasonic Lumix SZ5 is a compact camera with a 10x optical zoom (25-250mm equivalent) and 14.1MP CCD image sensor.  It is Wi-Fi enabled and allows you to connect the camera directly to your smartphone to share photos online.

The SZ5 uses the LUMIX LINK app, available for iOS and Android, to shoot remotely from your phone with a live view display communicated via Wi-Fi.  The LUMIX LINK app also allows you to control many of the cameras features remotely from your phone (e.g., zoom, focus select, shoot and playback).

The Panasonic Lumix SZ5 retails for $199 and is available in white or black.

Panasonic Lumix SZ5 Back

More details on the Lumix SZ5 in the full press release below. [Read more...]

Panasonic Lumix LX7 Unveiled

Panasonic Lumix LX7

The Pansonic Lumix LX7 is a new 10.1MP point and shoot camera with a 3.8x optical zoom lens.  The camera shoots RAW still images and 1080p video at up to 60 fps.  The zoom lens is wide and bright.  Zoom coverage is an equivalent of 24-90mm with an max aperture of f/1.4 to f/2.3 on the respective ends of the zoom.

No word on price yet, but you can check availability here at B&H Photo. (Also in white here.) [Read more...]

Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

Polaroid Z2300

The Polaroid Z2300 is a new instant digital cameras that spits out 2″ x 3″ prints directly from the camera using Polaroid’s ZINK paper.  The Z2300 features a 10MP sensor and a 3-inch LCD.

Frankly, I find these Polaroid cameras and printers a lot of fun – even if they do get a little pricey on the printing side of things.  I’ve used the Polaroid GL10 printer quite a bit and really like it for fun projects.  As a casual camera, the Z2300 looks like it could strike the right chords.

Even the paper has come down in price with 50 packs at $24.99 and 30 packs at $14.99.  The camera itself retails for $159.99 and is expected to ship August 15, 2012.  Check availability in the Polaroid store and B&H Photo.

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

Sony RX100 Compact Camera With a Big Sensor

Sony RX100 Front

The Sony RX100 official details have dropped, revealing the new 20.2MP compact camera with a much larger sensor than other compact zoom cameras around.

The 1-inch CMOS image sensor is the same size as the Nikon 1 Series interchangeable lens models.  The fixed zoom lens provides 28-100mm equivalent zoom range with a max f/1.8 aperture.

The RX100 sports AVCHD 2.0 video capture at full 1080/60p at 28Mbps data rates.  The sensitivity ranges up to ISO 6400 for low light capture, or up to ISO 25600 using a multiframe capture feature.

The Sony RX100 retails for $650 and should be available in July 2012.  Check availability at B&H Photo.

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is a New Compact Camera Using the Nikon 1 Series Sensor Format

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

The Sony Cybershot RX100 has leaked on the Japanese website Digicame-info.  The camera looks very much like a compact point and shoot camera; however, one key difference (based on rumored specifications) is the presence of a much larger image sensor in the RX100.

The CMOS imager is rumored to be 13.2mm x 8.8mm, which is the same size as the Nikon 1 Series cameras (or CX format sensor / 2.7x crop).  Of course, this makes a lot of sense – given that Nikon has sourced larger image sensors from Sony for years now.  It looks like Sony will be making use of its own manufacturing efficiencies for this format.

Check out the chart below for a comparison of how the Sony RX100 sensor stacks up against other mirrorless and DSLR cameras. [Read more...]

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...]