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Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Thursday 18th, September 2008

Canon introduced the expansion of the ever-popular ultra-zoom SX-Series, the Canon PowerShot SX10 IS digital camera. The new Canon digital camera features a wide-angle (28 mm - 560 mm) 20x optical zoom lens, an Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS), Canon's new DIGIC 4 image processor and a smooth, curved grip that fits in the hand comfortably. This compact camera is capable of capturing long-range shots of soccer field action from the bleachers or sunsets from your hotel balcony easier. Photographers can now quickly zoom in close enough to capture facial expressions and details from far away. The newly upgraded DIGIC 4 image processor, a proprietary technology, accounts for the camera's higher performance levels.

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Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Thursday 18th, September 2008

Canon supercharges its PowerShot digital compact camera range with a powerful new PowerShot model: the 10 Megapixel PowerShot SX1 IS. The Canon SX1 IS raises the benchmark for compact zooms with an outstanding 20x wide-angle (28mm) optical zoom, with USM and VCM for fast, silent, zooming. The Canon PowerShot SX1 IS offers a revolutionary series of features never seen before on a Canon compact camera - a 10 Megapixel Canon CMOS sensor, 4 frames per second continuous shooting, full HD movie capture and Canon’s new DIGIC 4 processor for fast performance and richly detailed, clean images in a wide range of shooting situations. With a Canon 20x wide-angle optical zoom lens, the SX1 IS tackles everything from long-range telephoto shots to sweeping landscapes.

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Leica rangefinder M8.2 camera

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Thursday 18th, September 2008

The new Leica M8.2 is a significant development of Leica Camera AG’s German-made digital rangefinder camera for professionals. While important Leica M8 attributes such as discretion, intuitive work and robustness have been further improved, the new model retains the key characteristics of the Leica reportage camera such as the compact shape, the exceptional image quality in connection with Leica M lenses and the unique picture composition with the Leica rangefinder that show it to be a genuine M camera. The Leica M8.2 camera complements the Leica M8, and many elements of the Leica M8.2 can be integrated into the M8 if desired.

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Leica D-LUX 4

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Thursday 18th, September 2008

The Leica D-LUX 4 introduced by Leica Camera AG, Solms is a compact digital camera with powerful optics and a comprehensive range of settings. What’s new about this camera is the wide range of accessories for additionally widening its photographic potential, offering the sophisticated user even more possibilities for creative photography. With its 1/1.63“ CCD image sensor, which is unusually large for this class of camera, the Leica D-LUX 4 produces images of superlative quality. The Leica D-LUX 4 sports a high-speed Leica DC VARIO-SUMMICRON 5.1-12.8 mm f/2.0-2.8 ASPH lens with a focal length range of 24 to 60 mm in 35 mm format. The Leica D-LUX 4 will be available in a black finish at Leica stockists‘ from October 2008.

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Leica C-LUX 3

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Thursday 18th, September 2008

The Leica C-LUX 3 by Leica Camera AG, Solms, is a new elegant and high-performance digital camera from the Leica C-Lux line. The slimline compact Leica C-LUX 3 offers super easy operation and a clearly structured menu for carefree photography. The Leica C-LUX 3 has a strikingly clear design that concentrates on the essentials: capturing and reproducing images. This means that the Leica C-LUX 3 can be used more quickly and flexibly than many other models in those all-decisive moments. The user is not distracted by elaborate menus and is free to react much more spontaneously. The stylish digital camera Leica C-LUX 3 is available in the timelessly elegant colors black and white.

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Casio EX-FH20

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Wednesday 17th, September 2008

Casio introduces the High Speed Casio Exilim EX-FH20 digital camera. This remarkable new Casio EX-FH20 camera is capable of ultra high-speed burst shooting at 40 fps and can record high speed movies at up to 1000 fps. In March of this year, Casio released the Exilim Pro EX-F1, the world’s fastest digital camera. The Casio EX-F1 is capable of ultra-high speed burst shooting at 60 fps and can record high speed movies at up to 1,200 fps, helping users to catch each decisive moment, and even capturing motion that the human eye cannot ordinarily perceive. These features have created a totally new genre of digital photography and won the respect and admiration of camera enthusiasts and professional photographers alike.

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Nikon Coolpix S60

Posted by: Mark Peters Tuesday 2nd, September 2008

Representing the cutting edge of elegant design and intuitive operation, the stylish new Nikon Coolpix S60 compact camera introduces an entirely new touch screen interface that places all controls at the fingertips. And it does so in a delightful new way that makes picture-taking and playback more fun and exciting. The Nikon Coolpix S60 offers intuitive fingertip shooting control and a variety of exciting playback options, all seamlessly integrated into an innovative touch screen interface. With a newly developed 3.5-inch LCD monitor featuring a 16:9 widescreen display, the only physical button to press is the shutter - and even that isn’t needed when using handy features such as the self-timer or the Smile Timer.

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Nikon Coolpix S710

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Tuesday 2nd, September 2008

Nikon announces the chic Coolpix S710, a premium compact camera that not only masters the ease-of-use a compact camera offers, but also successfully incorporates many of the functions creative photographers demand from their traditional SLR cameras like Program, Aperture, Manual and Shutter priority modes. Further expanding the Style series of Coolpix cameras, the Nikon S710 features 14.5 megapixels of ultra-sharp resolution, the precision optics of a 3.6x Zoom-NIKKOR wide-angle glass lens and the contours and fine finish of a stainless steel body. For sharing and easy composing, the Nikon Coolpix S710 features a bright 3.0-inch LCD monitor with an anti-reflective coating and viewing angle of 170 degrees, easing the composition of photos.

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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.