The Cameras of CP+ 2013 (Part II)
Things were pretty quiet over at the Panasonic booth in terms of new releases with the exception of a new Micro Four Thirds lens, the LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II ASPH for Panasonic’s LUMIX G camera series. This kit lens is smaller than the previous version and comes in silver and black. For more information on the lens, hit the link to find out more.
Casio announced two new cameras at CP+, so it’s only natural that we had a go at them. The EX-ZR700 and EX-ZR400 offer a fast start-up time and quick auto focus. Our short time with it proved that it was capable of capturing action shots and fast-moving objects, making it suitable for sports fans and shutterbugs who have children.
Not content with releasing a high-end performance compact, the XZ-2, Olympus has announced the Stylus XZ-10 at CP+ 2013. For those who like the wide aperture of the XZ-2 but still find it a tad too bulky, the XZ-10 might fit their bill with a 40% reduction in volume over the XZ-2. We spent some time to compare the XZ-2 with the XZ-10, so have a look at the pictures below and the differences we noted between the two. For more information and details of the Stylus XZ-10, hit the link above.
Despite being less well-known than the larger camera manufacturers, Pentax has its own base of loyal fans and has been releasing interesting products such as their rugged camera line. While almost every camera manufacturer has their own rugged camera line, we have to admit Pentax has one of the coolest in the form of the newly-announced WG-3, WG-3 GPS and the WG-10. Do check out the link for complete details of these devices.
The Sony RX100 has got to be one of the best digital compacts we reviewed last year, and Sony has decided to set the bar higher with the RX1. Featuring a full-frame sensor and a fixed 35mm F2 lens, it was impossible to keep our hands to ourselves while we waited for the review unit to reach our office. We've a couple of teaser shots for you here, but stay tuned to our full review shortly.