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Samsung TL500 review

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Monday 29th, November 2010

The Samsung TL500 camera is designed for the serious digital photographer. A advanced digital photographer looking for an easy-to-carry digital compact camera. The technical specifications of the Samsung TL500 digital camera are really interesting. Not only the 24mm F1.8 Schneider Kreuznach ultra-wide zoom lens is making a difference, the 3-inch AMOLED display with swiveling function are also details that will make a photographer curious. Direct competition is to be expected from the Canon PowerShot G12, Panasonic Lumix LX5 and the Nikon Coolpix P7000. The high-quality 1/1.7-inch format image sensor with a resolution of 10 Megapixels is also a typical feature of an advanced digital camera.

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Canon PowerShot S95 photo gallery

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Monday 29th, November 2010

LetsGoDigital Magazine has received a test sample of the Canon PowerShot S95 digital camera. The first small batch of sample pictures are captured and published in this article. The Canon PowerShot S95 is a compact designed 10 megapixel digital camera with HD video and RAW support. A kind of camera a photographer wants to carry along in a small pocket. The fast f/2.0 lens of the Canon PowerShot S95 camera allows the user to shoot without a tripod or flash in darker conditions. The optical Image Stabilizer corrects camera shake up to 4-stops, while Hybrid IS gives sharper results in macro scenes. HD movies are now made possible in 720p at 24fps. The user can record HD movies with stereo sound and play back via the HDMI terminal.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 review

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Friday 1st, October 2010

News report Photokina - The introduction of the Panasonic Lumix DMC GH1 in March of 2009 started a small revolution. Panasonic not only integrated a video function into its Micro Four Thirds camera, but also developed a new lens for it. This 14-140mm f/4.0-5.8 zoom lens is optimized for photo and video and therefore forms an ideal combination. A year and a half later it is time for an update and Panasonic is introducing the new Lumix DMC-GH2. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 has adopted the Panasonic G2’s intuitive touch control and is equipped with a complete newly developed image sensor and image processor.

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Leica X1 compact camera

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Friday 1st, October 2010

Photokina News 2010 - Leica Camera AG is pleased to present the Leica X1 compact camera in a new black version, debuting at Photokina 2010. Available starting October 2010, the new Leica X1 compact camera not only features an elegant new color scheme, but also a sophisticated structured leather trim. With its combination of refined styling and high-performance technical features, the Leica X1 is the ideal companion for discerning photographers in whichever finish they prefer. The new Leica compact camera is characterized by clean lines and an intensely focused design. The straightforwardness of its design, with a reduction to pure essentials and a compact, handy form, is strongly reminiscent of the legendary M cameras.

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Leica Titanium camera

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Friday 1st, October 2010

News Report Photokina - Leica Camera AG presents a new Leica camera edition: The Leica M9 Titanium, debuting at Photokina. This exclusive special edition is the result of a collaboration with Walter de'Silva, the prominent automobile designer. Responsible for groundbreaking design concepts in the latest models from the Volkswagen Group, the chief designer and his Audi Design Team reinterpreted the design of the Leica M9 just as he envisaged it. The outcome is a unique camera with a new rendering of the characteristic features of Leica rangefinder cameras, which lends precision engineering, unique style and solid titanium to extraordinary formal design.

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Leica DLUX 5

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Friday 1st, October 2010

Photokina News Report - Leica Camera is proud to present a new addition to its digital compact camera portfolio, the Leica DLUX 5, debuting at Photokina. The Leica DLUX 5 differentiates itself from its previous version by offering a faster Leica DC Vario-Summicron 5.1 - 19.2 mm f/2 - 3.3 ASPH. lens with an extended range of focal lengths equivalent to 24 to 90 mm in 35-mm format. Together with its comprehensive range of features and manual settings, the new Leica DLUX 5 offers a broader spectrum of photographic options. Its 720-pixel HD-video function in memory-saving AVCHD-Lite format and optional accessories, open up a whole range of additional photographic opportunities for discerning photographers.

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Leica VLUX 2

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Friday 1st, October 2010

News Report Photokina - Leica Camera is proud to present a new addition to its digital compact camera portfolio, the VLUX 2, debuting at Photokina on September 21. The Leica VLUX 2 combines a high-performance lens and outstanding image quality with a sleek and compact body. Equipped with a Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 4.5 - 108 mm f/2.8 - 5.2 ASPH. lens, a 3'' rotating LCD display and a wide variety of video functions in 1080i-AVCHD Full HD, the Leica VLUX 2 is ideal for almost any photographic situation. The new Leica VLUX 2 compact digital camera will be available for $ 849.- / € 649,- starting October 2010.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Friday 1st, October 2010

Photokina news report - Panasonic introduces the Lumix DMC-GH2 as a latest member of the New Generation System Camera Lumix G Micro System. Fully compliant with the Micro Four Thirds System standard, the Lumix G Micro System combines a downsized body with advanced functions that achieve both high performance and operational comfort. Featuring an intuitive touch control, the new Panasonic DMC-GH2 boasts its world’s fastest level Light Speed AF of approx. 0.1 second to capture the subject in spur-of-the-moment in sharp focus. The key components including the sensor and the image processing engine are totally refined to achieve even higher performance of the camera to render a stunning image with high resolution.

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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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