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Panasonic Unveils Lumix FZ150 Superzoom Compact

23 October 2011
Published in : Digital Cameras

Key features of Panasonic’s new Lumix DMC-FZ150 consumer camera include full-HD video, 24x optical zoom and a 25mm ultra-wide-angle lens.

With a 12.1-megapixel MOS sensor, the FZ150 has been upgraded from the previous FZ47 to shoot full 1920 x 1080, 60p HD video. While filming, users can also adjust the zoom and take stills.

Additionally, the FZ150 nano-surface coating technology helps minimize light reflection that causes ghost and flare. The unit also includes 3-D photo mode, which takes 20 panning shots and then selects the two most suitable images — one for the right eye and one for the left — to form a composite 3-D image...

Nikon Gives Face-lift to Coolpix Line with P7100

23 October 2011
Published in : Digital Cameras

Adding a few perks for the advanced consumer, Nikon’s flagship Coolpix P7100 camera has undergone some functionality improvements since its predecessor, the P7100, came out last summer.

With the P7100, Nikon retained the same 10.1-megapixel sensor, but added a second click-wheel to the front of the camera body for adjustments. Depending on what mode you’re in, the wheel’s function will change. Example: In manual mode, the secondary wheel controls the aperture, while the primary wheel controls the shutter speed...

Sony Transposes Translucent Mirrors to High-End SLRs

23 October 2011
Published in : Digital Cameras

With three successful translucent mirror-equipped cameras already on the market, Sony has infused this new technology to two of its higher-end alpha models — the SLT-A77 (α77) and SLT-A65 (α65).

Both units, which are capable of 24.3-megapixel resolution, house an inaugural XGA OLED Tru-Finder viewfinder that, unlike optical viewfinders, allows users to preview the effects of adjusting exposure, white balance and...

Lytro Lets You Shoot First, Focus Later

25 July 2011
Published in : Digital Cameras

Anyone who has ever taken a photo can probably describe a perfect shot that they took — and that they later found was ruined because the camera autofocused on the wrong object.

However, with new technology developed by Ren Ng, the founder of Lytro, this focal dilemma will become...

Nikon's D5100 Offers Video to Fit HDTV

11 July 2011
Published in : Digital Cameras

With the recently released D5100 SLR, Nikon has taken the next step in affordable video recording technology by offering its first model with full HD 1080p recording at 30 frames per second (fps) and full-time autofocus capabilities.

Other focusing options include face priority, which can track up to 35 human faces, subject tracking, and normal or wide-area autofocus.

While Nikon already has several models that shoot in full HD, they offer only 24 fps recording capabilities. The 30 fps resolution in the D5100, however, allows for higher-quality viewing on HDTVs...

Olympus TG-810: Waterproof, Freezeproof, Crushproof

08 July 2011
Published in : Digital Cameras

Tough cameras are taking off in the consumer camera sphere, and Olympus's new TG-810 — a shockproof, waterproof, freezeproof, crushproof 14-megapixel camera — is at the forefront.

Though this model doesn't feature any complex manual functions or interchangeable accessories, it does offer many features of interest to an outdoor junkie. One of the first of its kind to offer 3D still shots, the TG-810 boasts the capability of shooting in the third dimension both on land and under water. Another perk for underwater photographers...

Olympus Releases Flagship Compact, All-in-One Camera

07 July 2011
Published in : Digital Cameras

Tapping into the all-in-one niche, Olympus has debuted a new line of compact cameras with the SZ-30MR — a full-feature, super-zoom camera with 16-megapixel resolution and a 24x optical wide-angle (25-600mm equivalent) zoom lens.

Olympus has specialized this model with a dual engine processor and a multi-recording function that captures full 1080p HD and still images simultaneously...

Panasonic Upgrades Compact Interchangeable Line

06 July 2011
Published in : Digital Cameras

The latest in Panasonic's compact interchangeable lens camera line is the Lumix DMC-G3. Released just about a year after its predecessor, the G2, this new model touts an upgrade in image resolution (16 megapixels instead of 12) and ISO sensitivity; the G3 contains a Venus Engine FHD and is advertised to suppress granular distortion by 66 percent when using high ISO speeds.

Manual control over focus has also been improved with the manual assist and AF + MF focus modes. Images can be in low-light settings up to ISO 6400...