News: Digital Cameras
Friday, 2 Mar 2012
Dustproof and waterproof up to a depth of 3m, the HX-WA20 is designed for shooting with a single hand. With control buttons bigger than its predecessors, it's easy to operate even with gloves on.
Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012
Last year, Michael Woodford, the first non-Japanese to become the CEO of Olympus, confronted Japanese Olympus executives and board members over questionable deals and was then promptly dismissed by the board. He then went to the press, and the ensuring firestorm has seen arrests of Olympus' previous CEO (among others) and a US$10 million lost blamed on the accounting scandal.
Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012
Sony announces eight new slim and lightweight Cyber-shot cameras which deliver superior optical performance. They will be available in APAC starting March 2012.
Monday, 27 Feb 2012
Some users of the Fujifilm X10 have reported seeing an artifact in their images. Looking like white orbs, the artifact appears when shooting in certain lighting conditions. Fujifilm released a firmware update (version 1.03) a couple of weeks ago and Dpreview has conducted an extensive investigation into whether it resolves the issue.
Friday, 24 Feb 2012
Olympus Australia has published five new videos of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Micro Four Thirds camera in action. One of the most interesting features, five axis image stabilization, is clearly demonstrated in the videos, as well as the new shadow/highlight controls inside the electronic viewfinder.
Panasonic has revealed in an interview that they're planning to release a "very high-end (Micro Four Thirds) camera", as well as increase their focus on MFT lenses. It's not clear if Panasonic is referring to the GH3 or an entirely new camera, but they say that their increased efforts is based on the possibility of a Canon mirrorless system camera coming later this year.
Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012
The newest addition to the Exilim family of digital camera, the EX-ZR20 boasts a wide-angle 25mm and 8x optical zoom lens.
Friday, 17 Feb 2012
Canon announces three new digital compact cameras, including the flagship PowerShot G1 X. The successor to the PowerShot G12 comes with the largest image sensor ever seen in a compact camera, which rivals the size of sensors found in Micro Four Thirds cameras.
Thursday, 16 Feb 2012
Panasonic released the first mirrorless system camera, the G1, in October, 2008. A year later, mirrorless system cameras made up 11.1% of total interchangeable-lens camera sales in Japan. Since then, mirrorless system camera growth has been steadily growing.
Olympus introduces four new cameras - the SZ-14, VG-150, VG-170 and VR-350.