Photokina 2010 News - Continuing its record of 3D technology leader-ship, Panasonic announced the development of the world's first digital interchangeable twin-lens, making it possible to shoot 3D with an interchangeable lens system camera. As a new member of Panasonic’s powerful line-up of interchangeable lenses as part of the LUMIX G Micro System, the twin-lens will allow high-quality shooting in 3D. Currently, 3D shooting with an interchangeable lens system camera is possible only by using panorama systems or by combining two lenses and two CCDs. However, these systems are not ideal and have difficulty capturing moving objects. Panasonic plans to release this new lens for sale before the end of the year.
Photokina 2010 News - Panasonic introduces the new HDC-SDX1, the world’s lightest full-High Definition (HD) camcorder, featuring an ultra-compact body and weighing in at just under 0.41 lbs. With its stylish and lightweight design, the new Panasonic SDX1 features a 35.8mm wide-angle lens, 23x Intelligent Zoom and can also double as a Web camera with built-in capabilities for Internet video calling. In addition to being a camcorder that can capture HD video content, the Panasonic SDX1 also serves as a Web camera and microphone, allowing for users to connect with online video chat programs, such as Skype, and make video calls over the Internet to enable easy visual communication.
Photokina 2010 Show - Panasonic introduced the Panasonic HM-TA1, a new Full High Definition (HD), 1920 x 1080 pixels-capable mobile video camera with pocket-sized dimensions for ultimate portability and ideal for on-the-go shooting opportunities. With an easy-to-use design intended for intuitive operation, the TA1 features an integrated USB terminal and software that allows for easy PC connection and uploading videos to online sharing sites such as YouTube and Facebook. The TA1 also supports the Apple iFrame video format (960 x 540/30p), which is optimal for Mac users to import quickly and maintain small file sizes. When using iMovie, the iFrame video data in the video camera is the same format as the one that is used to edit.
Photokina 2010 Press - Samsung Electronics added to its point-and-shoot camcorder lineup with the introduction of the innovative HMX-E10. Offering full-HD resolution, the Samsung HMX-E10 is highlighted by a versatile, 270-degree swiveling lens that enhances consumers’ creativity and allows them to add their own unique views to their video by being able to record from just about any angle. The Samsung E10’s swiveling lens also brings a new sense of fun to recording video, and gives consumers the ability to step out from behind the camcorder and put themselves in the frame with their friends and family. The Samsung HMX-E10 will be available in September for an estimated price of $199.99.
Photokina 2010 Report - SanDisk Corporation announces the availability of its smallest USB flash drive to US and Canadian consumers. The SanDisk Cruzer Blade is about the size of a standard size paper clip and weighs approximately the same as a penny, creating a tiny footprint that fits easily on a keychain or mobile phone dongle. Despite its small size, the USB flash drive packs high-capacity storage at an affordable price. Available in capacities ranging from 2 gigabytes (GB) to 16GB, the SanDisk Cruzer Blade lets consumers take their favorite digital content with them wherever they go. A 4GB flash drive can store 1,000 songs, 1,200 high- resolution photos, or 8 hours of 768kb/s video.
Photokina 2010 Report - Following in the footsteps of award-winning ‘F’ series models, the F200EXR, F70EXR and F80EXR, Fujifilm announces a new top-end 15x zoom model, the Fujifilm F300EXR. Today’s discerning photographers are looking for a camera with a high zoom range, yet compact and pocketable, with no compromises on picture quality. The Fujifilm FinePix F300EXR delivers on all those counts, and is destined to be the star performer in this year’s intense competition for the best ‘superzoom’ compact. The Fujinon brand name guarantees optical quality across the entire zoom range. Fujinon lenses are acclaimed by photographers, broadcasters and industrial users across the globe.
Photokina 2010 Press - Fujifilm announces their latest Touch Screen sensation: the Fujifilm Z800EXR featuring a new second generation EXR sensor and Hybrid Auto Focus System. Hot on the heels of its multi-award winning predecessor, the stylish Fujifilm FinePix Z800EXR is set to hit the shelves this autumn. With its sleek design and advanced features including a large and intuitive 3.5” touch-screen LCD, internal Fujinon 5x zoom lens, 12 megapixel EXR sensor featuring the new Hybrid Auto Focus System and enhanced Dual Image Stabilization, the Fujifilm Z800EXR will produce high quality images. Key feature of this FinePix camera is the second generation EXR sensor with Phase Detection AF and advanced image quality.
Photokina 2010 News - Fujifilm announces the FinePix S2800HD: with a generous 18x Fujinon optical zoom lens and a small lightweight body, the new Fujifilm S2800HD camera really packs a punch. Especially when matched with its 14 megapixel sensor, and well balanced feature-set including 720p HD movie and Full 1080p HD still image capture. The Fujifilm FinePix S2800HD is the latest addition to Fujifilm’s S-Series range of cameras, widely respected by those looking for extra-long zoom capabilities, combined with the ease-of-use of a compact camera. Delivering top image quality consistently, whilst combining the best Fujinon lenses with Fujifilm’s proprietary image processing, you can shoot with confidence every time.