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Leica X1 compact camera

Dennis Hissink
Photokina report
Friday 1st, October 2010
Posted by: Dennis Hissink

Photokina News 2010 - Leica Camera AG is pleased to present the Leica X1 compact camera in a new black version, debuting at Photokina 2010. Available starting October 2010, the new Leica X1 compact camera not only features an elegant new color scheme, but also a sophisticated structured leather trim. With its combination of refined styling and high-performance technical features, the Leica X1 is the ideal companion for discerning photographers in whichever finish they prefer. The new Leica compact camera is characterized by clean lines and an intensely focused design. The straightforwardness of its design, with a reduction to pure essentials and a compact, handy form, is strongly reminiscent of the legendary M cameras.

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Leica Titanium camera

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Friday 1st, October 2010

News Report Photokina - Leica Camera AG presents a new Leica camera edition: The Leica M9 Titanium, debuting at Photokina. This exclusive special edition is the result of a collaboration with Walter de'Silva, the prominent automobile designer. Responsible for groundbreaking design concepts in the latest models from the Volkswagen Group, the chief designer and his Audi Design Team reinterpreted the design of the Leica M9 just as he envisaged it. The outcome is a unique camera with a new rendering of the characteristic features of Leica rangefinder cameras, which lends precision engineering, unique style and solid titanium to extraordinary formal design.

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Leica DLUX 5

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Friday 1st, October 2010

Photokina News Report - Leica Camera is proud to present a new addition to its digital compact camera portfolio, the Leica DLUX 5, debuting at Photokina. The Leica DLUX 5 differentiates itself from its previous version by offering a faster Leica DC Vario-Summicron 5.1 - 19.2 mm f/2 - 3.3 ASPH. lens with an extended range of focal lengths equivalent to 24 to 90 mm in 35-mm format. Together with its comprehensive range of features and manual settings, the new Leica DLUX 5 offers a broader spectrum of photographic options. Its 720-pixel HD-video function in memory-saving AVCHD-Lite format and optional accessories, open up a whole range of additional photographic opportunities for discerning photographers.

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Leica VLUX 2

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Friday 1st, October 2010

News Report Photokina - Leica Camera is proud to present a new addition to its digital compact camera portfolio, the VLUX 2, debuting at Photokina on September 21. The Leica VLUX 2 combines a high-performance lens and outstanding image quality with a sleek and compact body. Equipped with a Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 4.5 - 108 mm f/2.8 - 5.2 ASPH. lens, a 3'' rotating LCD display and a wide variety of video functions in 1080i-AVCHD Full HD, the Leica VLUX 2 is ideal for almost any photographic situation. The new Leica VLUX 2 compact digital camera will be available for $ 849.- / € 649,- starting October 2010.

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Casio Exilim EX-Z2300

Posted by: Mark Peters Saturday 25th, September 2010

Photokina 2010 news - Casio announces a new camera in the Exilim line-up of digital cameras, the new Casio Exilim EX-Z2300. Designed with a stylish camera body and a resolution of 14.1 million pixels, the camera features highly advanced capabilities such as Casio's new Single Frame SR Zoom for extending the zoom range while maintaining super resolution picture quality. The Casio Exilim EX-Z2300 camera offers all sorts of unique ways to have fun with photography including Casio's highly original Dynamic Photo function. The Casio Exilim EX-Z2300 is equipped with the Exilim Engine 5.0 and super resolution technology. Its Single Frame SR Zoom maintains image quality up to 1.5 times the maximum telephoto range of the optical zoom.

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Casio Exilim EX-Z16

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Saturday 25th, September 2010

Photokina news 2010 - Casio announces the addition of the entry-level EX-Z16 to its Exilim family of digital cameras. Marrying Casio’s sleek design with a host of easy-to-use capabilities - including Easy Mode, YouTube capture and a simplified user interface - the Casio Exilim EX-Z16 camera makes taking great pictures amazingly simple. This newest member of the Casio Exilim camera family boasts superb 12 Megapixel image quality, as well as 3x optical and 4x digital zoom capabilities. The Easy Camera Mode interface offers a simplified menu, dedicated movie button, and a YouTube capture feature that enables users to record and share live-action video with just a few clicks.

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Casio Exilim EX-ZR10

Posted by: Mark Peters Saturday 25th, September 2010

News report Photokina - Casio released a new camera model in its line-up of Exilim digital cameras, the Casio Exilim EX-ZR10. Powered by the new Exilim Engine HS that integrates high-speed shooting and high-speed image processing, the Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 creates amazingly artistic photographs using Casio's high dynamic range (HDR) technology. This next-generation high-speed camera represents a dramatic advancement beyond existing digital cameras. The Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 camera comes with the new Exilim Engine HS and a high-sensitivity, 12 megapixel, back-illuminated CMOS sensor. Its high-speed burst shooting greatly enhance the performance of basic camera functions like shooting, viewing and recording.

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Casio Exilim EX-H20G

Posted by: Mark Peters Saturday 25th, September 2010

News Photokina 2010 - Casio announces a new model in its Exilim Hi-Zoom line-up of compact digital cameras with a high-power optical zoom lens, the Casio Exilim EX-H20G. A new digital camera perfect for traveling, the Casio Exilim EX-H20G employs Casio's unique Hybrid GPS system, which can track a user's position, even while indoors, against map data stored in the camera's internal memory. This enables the camera to display the user's location and the photos and movies taken at any place on the map on the screen. The Casio Exilim EX-H20G is also the first digital camera capable of tracking a user's position while indoors. This enables users to take a photo with position information no matter where they are.

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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.