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Samsung ES25

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Saturday 11th, September 2010

Photokina Report 2010 - The Samsung ES25 compact digital camera combines a 27mm wide angle lens with a 4x optical zoom. Letting you can fit more in frame while delivering a deeper perspective. And the 12.2 megapixel provides the sharp, crisp detail to reveal all kinds of things. Just point the Samsung E25 digital camera and Smart Auto sees it too. This scene recognition technology actually chooses from 16 different settings ranging from landscape to portrait automatically. The new Samsung ES25 digital camera then adjusts for the perfect shot. Whether it's catching your friends on a night on the town or a waterfall off a mountain. What you get is exactly what you had in mind, simplicity!

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Pentax Optio RS1000

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Thursday 9th, September 2010

News Report Photokina 2010 - Focused on the premise that digital photography is an extremely personal choice, Pentax has announced a unique compact digital camera that allows owners to be themselves. The new Pentax Optio RS1000 is easy to use and may be dressed to match the personality and style of its owner. This cosmetically customizable digital camera features a removable faceplate to hold interchangeable skins of any personal design. The design possibilities for the Pentax RS1000 are infinite. Owners may skin the new Pentax Optio RS1000 to match a mood, an event, a milestone, an outfit, and so much more. The new Pentax Optio RS1000 digital camera will ship in October 2010 at $149.95 USD.

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Pentax Optio RZ10

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Thursday 9th, September 2010

Report Photokina 2010 - Pentax has announced a new compact digital camera, the new Pentax Optio RZ10 offers a 10X optical zoom lens to capture a wide variety of subjects from travel and landscape to action and sports. The Pentax Optio RZ10 offers advanced features and handy functions that make photo shooting simple and effortless for everyone. The 10X zoom offers high-magnification from wide angle to telephoto, as well as powerful macro focus settings. The Pentax RZ10 camera also features dual Shake Reduction and an upgraded Auto Picture mode. Sporting a simple and modern, yet functional exterior design, the camera will be available October 2010 in classic black, pure white, lime and violet for $219.95 USD.

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Pentax K-r

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Thursday 9th, September 2010

Photokina Report 2010 - Pentax has announced a new digital SLR line with color accents that allow owners to choose one that matches their personal style. The colorful Pentax K-r DSLR camera offers advanced yet simple to use features at an attractive price. The compact, lightweight Pentax K-r is easy to use with Auto Picture, Scene, and Custom Image Processing modes that take the guesswork out of shooting stunning images while still offering a high degree of manual and priority control. The Pentax K-r SLR offers a variety of new and improved features including a fast framerate, high ISO sensitivity, responsive autofocus, an improved 12.4 megapixel low-noise sensor and widescreen HD video capture that take it a step above an entry-level DSLR camera.

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Nikon Coolpix S8100

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Thursday 9th, September 2010

Report Photokina 2010 - Nikon USA announces the new Nikon Coolpix S8100, which offers a 12.1-megapixel backside illumination CMOS sensor to provide consumers with enhanced performance and outstanding image quality for high-speed shooting and low-light conditions. Fast, responsive and versatile, the Nikon Coolpix S8100 with an incredible 10x zoom will capture fast-moving subjects in still images and HD (1080p) movies. To help capture moments that are gone in an instant, the Nikon Coolpix S8100 not only features high-speed shooting at five full resolution frames at up to 10 frames-per-second (fps), but a pre-shooting cache that records up to two shots before the shutter-release is fully pressed.

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Nikon P7000 review

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Wednesday 8th, September 2010

Photokina 2010 Reviews - The Nikon Coolpix P-series stands for Great Performance; it is an advanced camera aimed at the serious photographer who demands a lot from his camera. The new Nikon Coolpix P7000 is meant to live up to that and at first glance the camera specifications look very promising. The Nikon P7000 is not just a logical successor to the P6000. Nikon has taken a step back in terms of the amount of Megapixels, has changed the design, and has exchanged the short zoom range for a mega zoom lens. Nikon seems to be getting back to basics with the P7000. Gadgety functions such as GPS and Ethernet-interface have been eliminated, and the emphasis is obviously on the image quality.

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Nikon Coolpix P7000

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Wednesday 8th, September 2010

News report Photokina 2010 : Nikon Europe announces the launch of a high performance Coolpix model, the Nikon P7000, that sets a new benchmark for quality photography in a discrete and stylish package. The result of extensive research amongst professional photographers, the Nikon Coolpix P7000 digital camera delivers outstanding pictures in a less intimidating form factor than a SLR. The Nikon Coolpix P7000’s superb image quality is guaranteed by a wide-angle 7.1x zoom Nikkor lens giving a 28mm to 200mm range (35mm format equivalent), with optical Vibration Reduction (VR), two ED glass elements and Nikon’s brand new Expeed C2 image processing system.

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Nikon S80 review

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Wednesday 8th, September 2010

Photokina camera review - Nikon has renewed its Coolpix digital camera series with a new compact camera, the Nikon Coolpix S80. It is a new digital camera that is especially riding on its ‘looks’, and it is also equipped with a very fine display. It is a compact digital camera for the trendy photographer with an eye for design, comparable to Canon’s successful IXUS camera line. The Nikon S80 is not a typical photographer’s choice, but it is more meant for those that is looking for ease, wanting to take snapshots now and then while on vacation, or of family of friends. The Nikon S80 is operated completely automatically with support from Nikon’s Vibration Reduction (VR) system, among others.

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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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