Posts Tagged ‘compact’

Rumor: Panasonic to Announce a High End Compact with f/2.0-2.8 Lens & 4K Capability

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When it comes to high-end compact cameras, Sony doesn’t exactly have a monopoly on the genre, but the RX100M3 is probably the most talked about of the offerings. With its nifty pop-up viewfinder, a 1-inch sensor and a bright 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 lens, it is quite the point-and-shoot.

But it soon might have some stiff competition, if news out of the Panasonic rumor mill is to be trusted. Read more…

Rumor: Sony RX100M3 Pictures, Specs & Pricing Leaked

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Although initial reports from rumor sites indicated that the next iteration of Sony’s much-loved RX100 was supposed to land late last night, no camera arrived. What arrived instead was a whole slew of leaked specs/pricing info and high-quality product images for those of you who want to get a jump on the rumored camera’s official announcement. Read more…

Olympus Patent Shows Off f/1.0 Lens for Its XZ Compact Series

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While there isn’t much information available on it yet, Olympus seems to be playing with the idea of what would be the worlds fastest compact camera, according to Patent No. 2014-48359. Read more…

Canon’s G1 X Mark II Has Officially Arrived, Another Impressive High-End Compact

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Canon’s mirrorless attempts haven’t gone all that well. But where they’ve struck out in the mirrorless game, their large-sensor G1 X compact announced at CES 2012 has done quite well. Now, for this year’s CP+, Canon has updated the powerful compact by releasing the even more capable G1 X Mark II. Read more…

Crunching the Numbers: Four Insights We Can Glean from Camera Sales Data

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With every passing year, the digital camera sales dataset offered by the Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) grows more comprehensive. These records are made available to the public by this coalition of camera manufacturers which includes Nikon, Canon, Fujifilm, Sony, Sigma, Ricoh, Olympus, and dozens of other recognizable brands. Since 2002, they’ve been improving and increasing the scale of their database, which now separates digital cameras into fixed-lens, mirrorless and DSLR categories, and reports sales figures for different regions.

It sometimes seems that commentators are primarily interested in the CIPA data to prove just how far up a creek camera manufacturers are so far this decade. But these depressing pronouncements are just scratching the surface. Here’s some other things the data shows: Read more…

Olympus Stylus 1: A Premium Compact In the Style of a Mirrorless Camera

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Olympus is bringing the sleek design of its mirrorless cameras to the world of premium compacts. Yesterday it unveiled the new Stylus 1, a fixed-lens camera that borrows quite a bit of form from the company’s popular OM-D line of cameras.
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Leica Unveils the ‘Leica C’: A Sleek, Audi-Designed Compact Camera

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You’d think companies would be shying away from creating new compact cameras — or maybe going the way of Sony with its lens cameras — but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Earlier today, another big player released a new line of compact cameras: Leica. Read more…

Nikon Unveils P7800 Prosumer Point-and-Shoot, Tiny Compact and Movie Light

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It wasn’t long ago that Canon revamped its compact line-up, adding a new flagship compact G16 and a few minor other updates. Now, just a few weeks behind, Nikon is doing something similar by announcing a new flagship prosumer point-and-shoot, an ultra-portable compact and a movie light for the Nikon 1-series mirrorless cameras. Read more…

Canon Revamps Point-and-Shoot Lineup, Unveils New PowerShot G16

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Last night was packed full of announcements from Canon, as the Japanese company saw fit to announce four new point-and-shoots (including a new flagship), update the PowerShot N and release a new lens in one fell swoop. Read more…

Goodbye to the Days of Point and Shoot

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According to a report in today’s Wall Street Journal, the market is not looking great for digital cameras. The report states that as the popularity of smartphones has increased, sales of digital cameras have decreased.
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