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Canon PowerShot SX110IS

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Tuesday 26th, August 2008

Canon strengthens its PowerShot range of digital cameras with the addition of a new SX “Super Zoom” model: the 9 Megapixel PowerShot SX110 IS, which replaces the popular SX100 IS. Featuring a 10x optical zoom with optical Image Stabilizer - plus a 3.0” LCD - the Canon PowerShot SX110 IS delivers outstanding telephoto reach in an even more compact and lightweight body. A full range of Canon technologies - including Face Detection Technology, Motion Detection Technology and a new Easy Mode - help everyone take great photos, while experienced users can also enjoy the creative possibilities offered by full manual control.

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Canon EOS 50D

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Tuesday 26th, August 2008

Canon strengthens its EOS range with the addition of a powerful new digital SLR: the Canon EOS 50D / Canon EOS . With a 15.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor, 6.3 frames per second shooting and Canon’s latest DIGIC 4 image processor, the EOS 50D delivers unparalleled speed and resolution at a price point that is unique in today’s market. A newly designed 15.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor delivers ultra-detailed, low-noise images - ideal for large-scale reproduction or creative cropping. New manufacturing processes, plus redesigned photo diodes and microlenses, extend the light gathering capabilities of the sensor - allowing more pixels to be fitted on the CMOS sensor without compromising image quality.

Canon EOS 50D CMOS technology
Canon’s CMOS technology is one of the company’s key competitive advantages, with noise reduction circuitry at each pixel site delivering virtually noise-free images. In comparison with CCD technology, the lower power consumption characteristics of Canon’s CMOS sensors also contribute to longer battery life. Signal conversion in Canon’s CMOS sensors is handled by individual amplifiers at each pixel site. Unnecessary charge transfer operations are avoided, vastly speeding up the process of getting signal to the image processor. Noise generation is reduced, power consumption is limited and faster frame rate potential is increased.

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Olympus Stylus 1050 SW

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Monday 25th, August 2008

Olympus, creator of the Stylus SW series - the toughest compact digital cameras on the planet - innovates again with a whole new way for consumers to take control and tap into worry-free fun: Tap Control. While other digital cameras may use touch screens to access settings, the new Olympus Stylus 1050 SW digital camera has a shockproof, waterproof and freezeproof body that is sensitive to touch all over. So getting to the most common menu settings in situations where pushing buttons takes time or is difficult is now as fast and easy as a tap on the top, back or sides of the camera.

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Olympus Stylus 1040

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Monday 25th, August 2008

Olympus debuts the Stylus 1040, the thinnest Stylus camera of all time, and wins serious style points with a bold, stylish look. When wearing a designer outfit, getting behind the wheel of a sleek sports car, or stepping onto the red carpet, the Stylus 1040 is available in black and silver to match your moments. With a camera this portable and attractive, you will not just capture the scene, but will also be a part of it. "The Stylus 1040 is perfect for style-conscience consumers and captures amazing images," said Tomoko Matsunaga, product manager, Olympus Imaging America Inc. "The new ultra-slim design features a new streamlined body with a lens-protecting faceplate that instantly turns on the camera when it slides to reveal the lens and capture the moment."

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Olympus SP-565 UZ

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Monday 25th, August 2008

Olympus has given the SP-570 UZ - the world's most powerful ultra zoom digital camera - an extreme makeover by creating the new Olympus SP-565 Ultra Zoom, a smaller and lighter version with the same amazing precision-crafted 20x wide-angle telephoto zoom lens (26-520mm equivalent), but the ease-of-use of a point-and-shoot camera. Photographers searching for an even more portable and approachable ultra zoom to take anywhere will rejoice in the camera's new form factor, and with 10 million pixels and Dual Image Stabilization delivering superior, virtually blur-free images, the SP-565 UZ is proof that good things do come in small packages.

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Nikon Coolpix P6000

Posted by: Mark Peters Saturday 23rd, August 2008

Nikon is proud to announce its new top of the line Performance series Coolpix model, the Coolpix P6000. Nikon’s first camera with built-in GPS. Superb image quality is guaranteed by an effective 13.5 megapixels, the wide-angle 4x zoom Nikkor lens including 2 ED glass elements and Nikon’s image-processing system EXPEED. The built-in GPS, RAW support, and integrated Ethernet connector for image sharing via Nikon's ‘my Picturetown’ make it one of the most advanced compact cameras on the market today. And thanks to its attractive, intelligent design with an SLR-like grip for perfect handling, user-friendly button layout and 2.7-inch high-resolution TFT screen, it’s easy to use so you can concentrate on the shooting.

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Sony Cybershot T700

Posted by: Mark Peters Saturday 23rd, August 2008

Sony introduces a new gorgeous T-Series Cybershot digital camera from Sony are bursting with amazing features to help you take great pictures. Slim, colorful and easy to carry, they’re the perfect partner for any occasion, from fun-filled nights out to holidays, parties and family moments. Now it’s easy to take your precious photo collection everywhere you go. Just 16.4mm slim (15.2mm at thinnest point), the amazing new Sony Cybershot T700 digital camera can store up to an incredible 40,000 images in its huge 4GB internal memory. Like the Sony T77, the Cyber-shotT700 is available in five up-to-the minute colour options. Choose from black, silver, gold, pink or red to suit your individual style.

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Sony Cybershot T77

Posted by: Mark Peters Saturday 23rd, August 2008

A gorgeous new T-Series Cyber-shot cameras from Sony is bursting with amazing features to help you take great pictures. Slim, colorful and easy to carry, the Sony Cybershot T77 is the perfect partner for any occasion, from fun-filled nights out to holidays, parties and family moments. The Sony T77 is the world’s slimmest camera with 4x optical zoom. The breathtaking Sony Cyber-shot T77 digital camera proves that less really is more when it comes to beautiful pictures. Just 15mm thin (13.9mm at thinnest point), the stunningly styled T77 won’t spoil the lines of a jacket or shirt pocket. It’s available in a range of five mouthwatering colours including black, silver, pink, green and brown.

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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.