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Kodak EasyShare Z1485 IS

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Tuesday 23rd, September 2008

When passing by numerous stands at the Photokina Fair, a new Kodak digital camera just came in at the Kodak booth. The Kodak EasyShare Z1485 IS compact camera will boost 14 megapixel of resolution, featuring a 5x optical zoom lens with Image Stabilizer. The optical image stabilizer automatically minimizes camera shake to deliver sharper pictures. Furthermore, the Kodak Z1485 IS lets users capture details in low light conditions and fast action situations with high ISO up to 6400. With the Kodak Z1485 IS users are able to shoot pictures full automatic, in the program mode, but also manually. In the manual mode users can choose both the aperture and shutter speed.

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Fujifilm 3D digital camera

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Tuesday 23rd, September 2008

Fujifilm announces a radical departure from current imaging systems with the development of a completely new, real image system (3D digital camera, 3D digital photo frame, 3D print) that marks a complete break from previous attempts to introduce this technology. The arrival of digital photography over a decade ago opened up so many new ways of enjoying images, not only through capture, but also through manipulation, printing and display. Sales of digital cameras, and other devices like camera phones or webcams have raced ahead of what experts had expected because of the sheer scope of what has become possible in digital imaging.

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Sigma DP2

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Tuesday 23rd, September 2008

Sigma announces the new Sigma DP2 compact digital camera featuring a 14 megapixel FOVEON X3 direct image sensor (2,652 × 1,768 × 3 layers) as used in the Sigma SD14 digital SLR. Sigma introduced the DP1 with a direct image sensor as used in the Sigma SD14 digital SLR to the market in March 2008 as a “unique, groundbreaking, compact digital camera with all the power of a digital SLR”. The multi award winning DP1 has established strong support from a wide range of photographers both amateur and professional. Building on this success, the Sigma DP2 is equipped with a 24.2mm F2.8 lens, equivalent to 41mm on a 35mm SLR camera, for increasing creative possibilities and superior image quality, improving handling and performance.

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Canon PowerShot SD990 IS

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Friday 19th, September 2008

Canon announces the new PowerShot SD990 IS Digital ELPH camera. Loaded with a host of advanced features, such as Optical Image Stabilization and Canon's new DIGIC 4 image processor, this new Canon camera is ideal for the trendsetting techie looking for functionality or style-conscious photo enthusiasts who want their gadgets to keep pace with their style. In addition, to commemorate the 100 millionth compact digital camera manufactured, Canon created a limited-edition PowerShot SD990 IS Digital ELPH camera in red.

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Canon PowerShot SD880 IS

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Friday 19th, September 2008

Canon announces the new PowerShot SD880 IS Digital ELPH camera. Loaded with a host of advanced features, such as Optical Image Stabilization and Canon's new DIGIC 4 image processor, this new Canon camera is ideal for the trendsetting techie looking for functionality or style-conscious photo enthusiasts who want their gadgets to keep pace with their style. The successor to Canon's widely popular PowerShot SD870 IS Digital ELPH camera, the PowerShot SD880 IS Digital ELPH camera boasts improved specifications such as 10.0-megapixel resolution and 4x wide-angle Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilization.

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Canon IXUS 980 IS

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Thursday 18th, September 2008

Canon re-energises its Digital IXUS compact digital camera range with a new model: the Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS, which replace the Canon Digital IXUS 960 IS. The flagship 14.7 Megapixel Digital IXUS 980 IS brings several exciting ‘firsts’ to the IXUS camera range - including manual control, and a striking design available in stylish, head-turning black, as well as traditional IXUS silver. The new Canon IXUS 980 IS digital camera uses Canon’s new DIGIC 4 processor, for fast performance and richly detailed, clean images in a huge number of shooting situations. The Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS is available from late September priced at £349.99 / €459.99 inc VAT

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Canon IXUS 870 IS

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Thursday 18th, September 2008

Canon re-energises its Digital IXUS compact camera range with a new model: the Canon Digital IXUS 870 IS, which replace the Canon Digital IXUS 860 IS. The 10 Megapixel Digital IXUS 870 IS features a 4.0x wide-angle (28mm) optical zoom, a high-resolution 3.0” PureColor LCD II, and comes finished in gold or silver. The new IXUS 870 IS camera uses Canon’s new DIGIC 4 image processor, for fast performance and richly detailed, clean images in a huge number of shooting situations. The Canon Digital IXUS 870 IS features a wide-angle (28mm) 4x optical zoom, ideal for large group shots, atmospheric interiors or architecture. The Canon IXUS 870 IS also features Canon’s optical Image Stabilizer technology, for blur-free shots throughout the zoom range and in low-light conditions.

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Canon G10

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Thursday 18th, September 2008

Canon announced the newest addition to its top of the line PowerShot G-series digital cameras. The Canon PowerShot G10 digital camera offers serious amateur shooters and professional photographers several essential ingredients for a flagship model, including Canon's new DIGIC 4 processor, 28mm Optical Image Stabilized lens and RAW mode. This trilogy of style, performance and image quality is an ideal professional complement for anyone seeking the photo quality of a DSLR. As the successor model to the popular G9, the Canon G10 is loaded with Canon's latest technologies, including a long-anticipated 28 mm wide-angle lens with 5x optical zoom, 14.7 megapixels and 3.0-inch Pure Color LCD 2 screen.

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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.