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Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

Posted by: Mark Peters Saturday 31st, July 2010

Photokina 2010 Show - Fujifilm is proud to announce the arrival of the FinePix S2900HD: with a generous 18x Fujinon optical zoom lens and a small lightweight body, this camera really packs a punch. Especially when matched with its 14 megapixel sensor, and well balanced feature-set including 720p HD movie and Full 1080p HD still image capture. This is the latest addition to Fujifilm’s S-Series range of cameras, widely respected by those looking for extra-long zoom capabilities, combined with the ease-of-use of a compact camera. Delivering top image quality consistently, whilst combining the very best Fujinon lenses with Fujifilm’s proprietary image processing, you can shoot with confidence every time.

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Fujifilm FinePix Z81

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Saturday 31st, July 2010

Photokina 2010 Report - Fujfiilm is proud to announce its new stylish compact and colorful FinePix Z81 digital camera. Rich in choice with six colors, the full metal stylish body brings out the luxurious texture in the Fujifilm FinePix Z81. Available in Pink, Purple, Mint, Lavender, Brown and Gold, simply choose the one that will fit your style. The Fujifilm FinePix Z81 features the positive praised high precision Fujinon lens, used in various industries - satellite in outer space, TV/film, surveillance, and compact cameras. The technology provides great wide angle and 5x optical zoom.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Posted by: Mark Peters Saturday 31st, July 2010

Photokina 2010 Press - Panasonic announces the long-awaited Lumix DMC-LX5 - a successor to the DMC-LX3, acclaimed worldwide especially by the photography enthusiasts, after two years of silence. Since the birth of DMC-LX3, the new category is established in the compact camera market, which is called premium compact cameras that features high picture quality and creative descriptiveness. The new Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 is fully re-designed in the lens, the CCD and the image processing engine together with other improvements and upgrades. The newly developed super bright F2.0 ultra wide angle 24mm LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens minimizes distortion for stunning, true-to-life images with outstanding resolution and detail.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700

Posted by: Mark Peters Saturday 31st, July 2010

Photokina 2010 Press - Panasonic announces a new addition of DMC-FX700 to the Lumix popular FX series, that packs a host of advanced functions in a slim, stylish body. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 is now truly a hybrid camera that records high quality 1920x1080 full HD movie in AVCHD. The 14.1-megapixel Panasonic Lumix FX700 also features F2.2 super bright 24mm ultra wide angle LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens with 5x optical zoom to make the camera even more versatile from shooting dynamic landscapes to the moving subject in low-lit situations such as indoors or at night. The well-known iA (Intelligent Auto) mode now comprehends Motion Deblur mode and Intelligent Burst mode.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT10

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Saturday 31st, July 2010

Photokina 2010 News - Panasonic introduced the new Lumix DMC-FT10 from the Lumix's FT series geared for active outdoor use. Featuring the flat and slim profile adopting the folded optics for its 4x optical zoom lens unit, the new 14.1-megapixel Lumix FT10 features credible toughness to be waterproof to 3m, shockproof to 1.5m, freezeproof to -10 degrees C and dustproof. Panasonic's world-acclaimed iA (Intelligent Auto) mode makes it easy for anyone to take beautiful photos by various shooting-assist functions. It comprehends MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) for hand-shake, Intelligent ISO Control for subject movement, Face Detection and Intelligent Scene Selector.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Posted by: Mark Peters Saturday 31st, July 2010

Photokina 2010 Show - Panasonic is pleased to introduce new DMC-FZ100, top-of-the-line of Lumix popular FZ series that packs a powerful optical zoom and creative options including manual operation, adding full HD movie recording capability. The newly developed LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens in the DMC-FZ100 extends its optical zoom range from 27mm to 25mm at wide end and the zoom power from 18x to 24x to be even more versatile compared with the DMC-FZ35. Also the newly developed 14.1-megapixel MOS sensor lets the Panasonic FZ100 record high quality 1920x1080 full HD movie as smooth as 50i (PAL). Together with a host of options, the unlimited expression of not only photo but also of movie is now easily available with FZ100.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Saturday 31st, July 2010

Photokina 2010 Report - Panasonic introduces another feature-packed hybrid digital compact camera, the 14.1-megapixel DMC-FZ45 from the popular FZ series that combines a powerful optical zoom and creative options including manual operation. The newly developed LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens in the DMC-FZ45 extends its optical zoom range from 27mm to 25mm at wide end and the zoom power from 18x to 24x to be even more versatile compared to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35. The new image processing LSI the Venus Engine HD II achieves high picture quality in both photo and HD movie recording. It also compiles the Intelligent Resolution technology to perform the optimum signal processing depending on the part of a picture to give a whole image outstandingly natural clearness with fine details.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Saturday 31st, July 2010

Photokina 2010 Show - Panasonic introduces the new Lumix DMC-TS10 digital camera, the latest addition to the company’s TS-Series of rugged models, ideal for active users wanting a versatile camera for outdoor use. Featuring a flat, slim profile, and a folded optics design with a 4x optical zoom lens, the new 14.1-megapixel Panasonic Lumix TS10 is waterproof to approximately 10 feet, shockproof to 5 feet, dustproof and freezeproof to 14˚F. For even further protection, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10 comes with a silicone jacket to help prevent scratches. The Panasonic Lumix TS10 will be available in blue, red, black and silver in mid-September for a suggested retail price of $249.95.

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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.