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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Posted by: Mark Peters Saturday 31st, July 2010

Photokina 2010 Report - Panasonic announced the newest addition to its popular Lumix FZ-Series digital cameras. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40, a feature-packed, hybrid digital camera, combines a powerful 24x optical zoom and creative manual operations to offer photographers of all levels the opportunity to take crisp, artistic photos and High Definition (HD) videos. This 14.1-megapixel model features a 25mm ultra-wide angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens and a new image processing system which achieves high picture quality for both still images and videos. The Panasonic Lumix FZ40 joins the Panasonic Lumix FZ100, also newly introduced.

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Samsung ST600

Posted by: Mark Peters Saturday 31st, July 2010

Photokina 2010 News - Samsung unveils the latest additions to its DualView camera portfolio, the 14.2 megapixel Samsung ST600. Reinforcing the company’s position as a global leader in the digital imaging industry and a driver of innovation, the Samsung ST600 builds on the success of the TL225, offering consumers a stylish design, a full-range of smart and easy-to-use features, and Samsung’s revolutionary dual LCD technology. The new flagship digital camera of the Samsung DualView family, the Samsung ST600 received an upgrade to its front LCD screen, activated by a simple tap, which now measure 1.8” compared to the 1.5” front LCD screen found on the DualView predecessor.

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Samsung ST100

Posted by: Mark Peters Saturday 31st, July 2010

Photokina 2010 Press - Samsung unveils the latest additions to its DualView camera portfolio, the 14.2 megapixel Samsung ST100. Reinforcing the company’s position as a global leader in the digital imaging industry and a driver of innovation, the Samsung ST100 builds on the success of the TL220, offering consumers a stylish design, a full-range of smart and easy-to-use features, and Samsung’s revolutionary dual LCD technology. The new flagship digital camera of the Samsung DualView family, the Samsung ST100 received an upgrade to its front LCD screen, activated by a simple tap, which now measure 1.8” compared to the 1.5” front LCD screen found on the DualView predecessor.

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Samsung ST80

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Saturday 31st, July 2010

Photokina 2010 Report - Samsung Electronics unveiled the ST80, a 14.2 megapixel point and-shoot camera that joins Samsung’s growing line of Wi-Fi enabled digital cameras. With wireless technologies such as Wi-Fi and Samsung’s AllShare (DNLA) connectivity, the Samsung ST80 makes it easy to share images on the move and keep friends and family updated from anywhere at any time. The unique style of the ST80 immediately makes it stand out from the crowd. Consumers will be drawn to the Samsung ST80’s slim and rounded design, which houses a 3x optical zoom as well as a large, 3.0-inch wide touch screen on the back of the camera. Consumers will also enjoy the smart features found within the camera.

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Samsung PL200

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Saturday 31st, July 2010

Photokina 2010 News - Samsung Electronics announces the PL200, a stylish 14.2 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera that sets a new benchmark in today’s mid-range class. The competitively-priced Samsung PL200 combines advanced features such as high-definition video recording, powerful optics, and a large LCD screen, along with the unmatched ease-of-use that has become one of the defining features of Samsung’s digital camera lineup, making it one of the most well-rounded digital cameras on the market. The Samsung PL200 will become available in September 2010 for a suggested retail price of $179.99.

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Casio Exilim EX-S8

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Saturday 31st, July 2010

Photokina 2010 Show - A sleek sturdy body with a casual feel, the Casio EX-S8 digital compact camera offers 12.1 Megapixels and a 4x zoom in a thin body measuring only 0.78". It also offers YouTube Capture Mode (upload and share videos). The Casio Exilim EX-S8 is fresh and fashionable, making it your perfect everyday camera. Just by pressing the movie button, widescreen movies can be recorded with an aspect ratio of 16:9. This new Casio Exilim camera also offers YouTube Capture Mode, which records and saves movies at the ideal settings for uploading to YouTube. 4c zoom combines with CMOS shift stabilization for beautiful images even at high zoom factors where images are prone to blurring.

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Sony CyberShot DSC-WX5

Posted by: Mark Peters Saturday 31st, July 2010

Photokina 2010 Report - Beautifully slim, lightweight and easy to use, the Sony CyberShot WX5 boasts exciting new features for outstanding still picture quality compared with conventional compact cameras. Capable of shooting detail-packed Full HD (1920 x 1080, 50i) AVCHD movie clips, the Sony Cyber-shot WX5 is the first Cyber-shot camera that can capture amazing 3D images to enjoy on any 3D-compatible TV. For the first time ever, 3D Sweep Panorama lets you shoot incredible 3D images without needing a bulky, complex double-lens camera system. Just press the shutter button and the advanced Exmor R CMOS Sensor inside the Sony CyberShot WX5 captures a high-speed burst of frames as you sweep the camera from side to side.

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Sony CyberShot DSC-TX9

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Saturday 31st, July 2010

Photokina 2010 Show - Beautifully slim, lightweight and easy to use, the Sony CyberShot TX9 boasts exciting new features for outstanding still picture quality compared with conventional compact cameras. Capable of shooting detail-packed Full HD (1920 x 1080, 50i) AVCHD movie clips, the Sony Cyber-shot TX9 is the first Cyber-shot camera that can capture amazing 3D images to enjoy on any 3D-compatible TV. For the first time ever, 3D Sweep Panorama lets you shoot incredible 3D images without needing a bulky, complex double-lens camera system. Just press the shutter button and the advanced Exmor R CMOS Sensor inside the Sony CyberShot TX9 captures a high-speed burst of frames as you sweep the camera from side to side.

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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.