News: Digital Cameras
Monday, 4 Feb 2013
DP Review has an interview with Olympus' Toshi Terada, Manager, Product Planning SLR products, where he reveals that a new Olympus Four Thirds camera might be released this year. The last Four Thirds camera, the E-5, was released in 2010.
Thursday, 31 Jan 2013
Nikon has announced two brand new lenses; the AF-S Nikkor 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR lens compatible with the FX mount, and the AF-S Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED compatible with the FX as well as DX mount.
Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013
Casio has released two new models in the High Speed EXILIM line of digital cameras. These two cameras, EX-ZR700 and EX-ZR400, offer responsive photo-taking features such as fast start-up, high-speed auto focus, and capture intervals of a fraction of a second.
Pentax has announced the latest versions of their distinctive looking rugged digital compacts; the WG-3, WG-3 GPS and the WG-10. The WG-3 GPS is compatible with the wireless Qi (inductive power standard) recharging system and can recharge wirelessly.
Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013
Panasonic has announced a new compact standard zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds. The Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II ASPH Mega OIS is the fourth standard zoom lens from Panasonic.
Nikon has announced five new Coolpix digital compact cameras bound for Singapore, including three superzooms, one rugged and one entry-level model.
Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013
Sony has announced a new 20mm f/2.8 pancake lens for the NEX E-mount cameras. With the E-mount's 1.5x crop factor, this lens will have a 35mm equivalent focal length of 30mm. The pancake design is slim but not especially bright at f/2.8.
Sitting between a mirrorless camera and an SLR lens, the Speed Booster claims to increase maximum aperture by a stop and increase optical performance. Sounds too good to be true?
Monday, 21 Jan 2013
According to Sony Alpha Rumors, Sony is currently working on an eye-controlled focusing system. If everything goes well, it'd debut on the company's flagship camera next year.
Thursday, 17 Jan 2013
Despite losing market share over the past year, Canon and Olympus still have the largest market share in the Japanese domestic camera market. Canon sees an increased DSLR market share and Olympus also remains the top mirrorless system camera manufacturer.