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Casio Exilim EX-S8

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Saturday 31st, July 2010

Photokina 2010 Show - A sleek sturdy body with a casual feel, the Casio EX-S8 digital compact camera offers 12.1 Megapixels and a 4x zoom in a thin body measuring only 0.78". It also offers YouTube Capture Mode (upload and share videos). The Casio Exilim EX-S8 is fresh and fashionable, making it your perfect everyday camera. Just by pressing the movie button, widescreen movies can be recorded with an aspect ratio of 16:9. This new Casio Exilim camera also offers YouTube Capture Mode, which records and saves movies at the ideal settings for uploading to YouTube. 4c zoom combines with CMOS shift stabilization for beautiful images even at high zoom factors where images are prone to blurring.

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Sony CyberShot DSC-WX5

Posted by: Mark Peters Saturday 31st, July 2010

Photokina 2010 Report - Beautifully slim, lightweight and easy to use, the Sony CyberShot WX5 boasts exciting new features for outstanding still picture quality compared with conventional compact cameras. Capable of shooting detail-packed Full HD (1920 x 1080, 50i) AVCHD movie clips, the Sony Cyber-shot WX5 is the first Cyber-shot camera that can capture amazing 3D images to enjoy on any 3D-compatible TV. For the first time ever, 3D Sweep Panorama lets you shoot incredible 3D images without needing a bulky, complex double-lens camera system. Just press the shutter button and the advanced Exmor R CMOS Sensor inside the Sony CyberShot WX5 captures a high-speed burst of frames as you sweep the camera from side to side.

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Sony CyberShot DSC-TX9

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Saturday 31st, July 2010

Photokina 2010 Show - Beautifully slim, lightweight and easy to use, the Sony CyberShot TX9 boasts exciting new features for outstanding still picture quality compared with conventional compact cameras. Capable of shooting detail-packed Full HD (1920 x 1080, 50i) AVCHD movie clips, the Sony Cyber-shot TX9 is the first Cyber-shot camera that can capture amazing 3D images to enjoy on any 3D-compatible TV. For the first time ever, 3D Sweep Panorama lets you shoot incredible 3D images without needing a bulky, complex double-lens camera system. Just press the shutter button and the advanced Exmor R CMOS Sensor inside the Sony CyberShot TX9 captures a high-speed burst of frames as you sweep the camera from side to side.

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Panasonic Lumix review

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Sunday 4th, July 2010

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 digital camera review : Panasonic has had a lot of success with its TZ-series, and if it’s up to Panasonic, this success will last a little while longer. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 is the newest digital camera in the TZ-series, this time with built-in GPS. Strangely enough, GPS is only slowly being included as a standard specification by the camera manufacturers. On a technical level, the integration of GPS in a digital camera is not exactly flawless. There are a few things which can disrupt the GPS signal, such as the LCD display and the image sensor, which means that there are a few ‘tricks’ necessary to avoid this problem.

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Samsung NX review

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Sunday 4th, July 2010

Samsung NX10 review : Just like the Micro Four Thirds, Samsung has left the mirror out of the design, so that you have to work with the image that comes directly in front of the sensor. There are some advantages to such a construction. First of all, you can make it a lot more compact, because you do not have to make room for a mirror and prism housing. Additionally, you always see precisely what will be shown in the photo, as you actually see what the sensor captures. Moreover, you can show extra information, like a histogram. Ideal for good metering. Other than that, not much else is new. We already know the Micro Four Thirds for some time, and Live View is generally known in DSLRs, and of course in compact cameras.

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Olympus Mju camera review

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Sunday 4th, July 2010

Olympus Mju 9010 camera review : Olympus Mju 9010’s compact design does not betray its optical zoom performance. That is precisely this mega zoom camera’s spearhead. It is small and light enough to put in your pocket and it is equipped with a large focal range with which you can achieve large distances. The format of the Olympus Mju 9010 has pretty much remained unchanged in comparison with its predecessor. Also the focal range with 10x optical zoom, equivalent to 28 - 280mm, has remained the same. Although, the competition is showing that they are even taking it a step further, and with 12x optical zoom (25-300 mm) is managing to get even more out of the compact design. Olympus has, on the other hand, held back a bit.

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Sony Cyber-Shot review

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Saturday 3rd, July 2010

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX5 review : Although its appearance doesn’t betray it, the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX5 is unique in its kind. In the first place, the Sony Cyber-Shot camera distinguishes itself with its image sensor. While 99% of compact cameras are equipped with a standard CCD sensor, the Sony Cyber-Shot camera is equipped with a so-called back-illuminated CMOS sensor. Additionally, this compact camera from Sony has a 10x optical zoom lens with a 25m wide angle, optical Steady Shot, AVCHD Full HD video (1920x1080 pixels) and the impressively performing Sweep Panorama function with which beautiful panorama photos can be made.

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Canon IXUS camera review

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Saturday 3rd, July 2010

Canon digital IXUS 300 HS compact digital camera review : The new Canon IXUS camera is made up of quite a few generations. Canon frequently introduces its design cameras that are especially aimed at the trendy amateur photographer. When we look at the technical specifications, we notice that the Canon 300HS camera is equipped with a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor. It is a so-called backside-illuminated image sensor that is to ensure a higher image quality at high ISO values and a large dynamic range. The 10 Megapixels are (luckily) conservative and seem to be particularly aimed at a higher pixel quality. The f/2.0 aperture in wide angle is also a welcome feature that makes it possible, together with the optical image stabilizer, to photograph with low light.

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The market for digital compact cameras is steady but does no longer show a significant growth. Within the camera market, the digital SLR camera expanded its market share which gave camera manufacturers like Nikon and Canon a boost in sales. However, the DSLR segment is changing and although the traditional DSLR is still the most important one for consumer and professional photographers, a new segment is grabbing market share and attention from the public. Micro Four Thirds, and other system cameras from Sony and Samsung, could change today’s market share. Canon and Nikon will not give away their market share for free… Photokina 2012 Imaging & Trade show will be the place to be and to get the latest information from all camera manufacturers and their digital cameras.

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