Posts Tagged ‘pointandshoot’

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 Reportedly Pulling Out of the Cheap Point-and-Shoot Game

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Last week, Nikon executives said in an interview that they see smartphones as an opportunity in the compact camera game. By integrating more connectivity features, they seem to believe they’ll make the point-and-shoot relevant again.

Canon is taking a different approach. According to an article by Nikkan Kogyo (Google translated), the company is throwing in the towel where cheap (read: under $200) compacts are concerned. Read more…

Sony Takes the Bridge Camera Bar to New Heights with Crazy 63x Superzoom at CP+

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Canon wasn’t the only one to food our inbox last night, and not even the announcements we were most anxious for. Sony also made some exciting announcements, including a refresh to its Cybershot line that includes three new superzooms and two new point-and-shoots.

Oh, and we should probably mention that one of those superzooms is the world’s first bridge camera to feature a 63x optical zoom lens. Read more…

Samsung Adds 60x Dual-Grip Superzoom Monster to Its SMART Camera Lineup

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Samsung was the first to announce some of its new offerings pre-CES, but the company didn’t let all of its cats out of the bag right away. In addition to the NX30, Galaxy Camera 2 and 16-50mm f/2-2.8 premium lens already announced, Samsung yesterday also refreshed its SMART camera lineup with a few point-and-shoots and two superzooms, one of which packs dual grips and monstrous 60x zoom. Read more…

Canon Introduces Three New PowerShots, Including One with a Rear-Facing Camera

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We’ve said it before, but it bears mentioning again: smartphones might be bludgeoning the compact camera market, but that doesn’t mean camera companies aren’t putting up a fight. Fuji’s new superzoom lineup is kind of a case in point, but a better example are the three new point-and-shoots just released by Canon. Read more…

Humor: Walmart Warns You of Flammable Liquids in Your Canon P&S’s Tanks…

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This one is just too silly not to share. While browsing through Walmart’s website looking for deals to share with their readers, the folks over at 1001 Noisy Cameras ran across a strange warning. Read more…

Building a DIY Battery Pack for Capturing Time-Lapses with a Point-and-Shoot

There are advantages to shooting time-lapses using a cheap point-and-shoot camera — for example, if it gets stolen, you’re not out thousands of dollars — but there is one particular challenge that is difficult to overcome: battery life. If you want your creation to cover any significant period of time, you need a way to keep the camera running.

The video above shows you one way to get around this problem if you’re using a AA-powered camera: just build your own DIY battery pack. Read more…

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…