Posts Tagged ‘compact’

Sony’s Next RX Model May Pack a Four Thirds Sensor

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Bigger things may be coming to Sony’s popular RX compact camera line, sensor-wise. A new report says that Sony is field testing a new RX camera that packs a significantly larger sensor — possibly a Four Thirds format one — that would put it in direct competition with cameras like the Panasonic LX100.
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The Sony HX90V and WX500 Are the World’s Smallest 30x Zoom Cameras

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Sony has just announced a pair of superzoom compact cameras that it claims are the world’s smallest to offer 30x optical zooms. The new WX500 and HX90V both have 24-720mm (35mm equiv.) zoom lenses with 5-axis optical image stabilization.
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Olympus TG-4 Brings RAW Photos to the Company’s Tough Compact Line

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Olympus has announced its new Stylus Tough TG-4 rugged compact camera. Like its predecessors, the outer shell of the camera is durable and perfect for outdoor and underwater purposes. The biggest improvement is on the inside, though: the TG-4 is the first camera in the Tough line to have the ability to capture RAW photos.
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Olympus Unveils the SH-2, Adding RAW to Its S Line of Compact Cameras

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Olympus is getting more serious with its S series of compact cameras. Today the company announced the SH-2, a successor to the SH-1 that is mostly the same camera except for one very important difference: it can capture RAW photos.
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Nikon’s New Coolpix P900 Has a Ridiculous 83x Zoom Range of 24-2000mm

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Nikon today unveiled the new Coolpix P900, a superzoom compact camera with a crazy 83x of optical zoom, allowing photographers to “take creativity to extreme distances.”
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Fujifilm’s New XQ2 Premium Compact is Essentially an XQ1 With a Firmware Update

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Fujifilm announced a new premium compact camera called the XQ2 today. Specs-wise, the camera appears to be an almost perfect clone of its predecessor, the XQ1, except the XQ2 has an additional film simulation mode in its firmware.
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The Panasonic LX100 is ‘Probably the Best Zoom Compact Ever Made’, Says DPReview

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DPReview recently got a chance to put the $900 Panasonic Lumix LX100 through a thorough review, and after putting it through the wringer, the camera has come out victorious… like really victorious. In fact, it received the highest ever award in its class.

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Review: Can Canon’s PowerShot G7 X Beat Out Sony’s RX100 Series?

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Canon perceived premium compact users to want a bright powerful zoom lens with relatively large sensor and a viewfinder in the PowerShot G1X Mk II and G16, but Sony proved astutely there was a huge demand for a quality compact that could slip into a pocket.

When Canon was busy building old-school destroyers, Sony designed a sleek modern frigate in the form of the RX100 with a 1” sensor. It took Canon two years to respond, but they finally launched a compact with but one purpose – to regain the throne of best compact from Sony. Read more…

Leica Debuts Four More Cameras at Photokina, Charges $300 Extra for Rebranded LX100

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Today has been all Leica at Photokina, and we’re not even done yet. Beyond the new big guns in the S-series, the LCD-less digital rangefinder and the all-mechanical M-A film rangefinder, Leica also improved its compact camera lineup with a number of new additions.

Specifically, they announced the Leica X, Leica X-E, Leica D-LUX and Leica V-LUX. Read more…

Panasonic Gives Its GM Series a Boost with the EVF-Toting GM5 and Two New Lenses

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The last of Panasonic’s camera announcements from the Photokina floor today is a second member of its super compact GM lineup of system cameras, the Lumix DMC-GM5, which was accompanied by two new GM-series lenses for good measure.

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