When a friend asks me what camera to buy I usually guide them to a Panasonic Lumix or a Canon Ixus, and Panasonics latest compact, the DMC-LZ10, looks really promising. Photography blog have played around with the camera for a week or so and they really like it:
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ10 is one of those rare beasts, a pocket camera that is well-suited to both complete beginner and more experienced photographer alike. Highly recommended.
Panasonic DMC-LZ10 – review [photographyblog.com]
The Nikon D3 was announced in August and it took a while for the $5000 camera to hit the market. Now it is out and a bunch of reviews has popped up. It looks like Nikon delivers according to plan. Here is a couple of reviews if you want all the details:
Is the Nikon D3 the best digital SLR Nikon have ever made? Oh yes… By a country mile.
Nikon D3: Review [thinkcamera.com]
The Nikon D3 has got to be the top choice for anyone wanting high quality, rapid-fire image capture.
Reviews: Nikon D3 [photographyblog.com]
The Nikon D3 is the best camera ever made by Nikon
Nikon D3 review [kenrockwell.com]
We got this ‘leaked’ press release in the mail this morning and is so detailed that I will be pretty surprised if it turns out that it is a fake. The press release does not include any date but Nikon will probably go official with this one any day. The D60 is a small digital SLR featuring their 10.2 megapixel sensor (looks like Canon will take the megapixel pole position with their recently announced Canon 450D) a 2.5 inch screen, dust reduction and retouch menus. And yes, the image above is just a quick Photoshop of the D40. Full press release after the jump.
Update: And now the news is official.
Canon held press events all over the world today and the most interesting news is the new Rebel XSi / EOS 450 D. In April you can go to a camera store near you and pick up the brand new 12.2 megapixel DSLR for $799.99 or $899.99 depending on you want the new image stabilizer lens or not. Other news is live view, the bigger 3 inch LCD screen. Full information and another photo inside.
The DSC-T300 is the camera that will replace the popular DSC-T200 model. The new model features 10.1 megapixel (the T200 had 8.2 megapixel) and a 3.5 inch screen (the T200 had a 2.5 inch screen) but the big news according to Sony is that the new model is a very intelligent camera. For instance if you take a really crazy shot with manual settings, the camera automatically snaps another one with auto optimized settings as a backup. It even takes face detection to another level and can identify which face belongs to a child and only snap when the child is smiling ( “child priority” / “adult priority” mode). It will be available in red, black and silver in March for about $400.
The Samsung GX-20 is not official yet, but today it was published for a short while on a Norwegian press release site. The camera will most probably be announced in the very near future and here’s what the pulled press release said:
* 14.6 MP (CMOS) Sensor
* Sensor-based Image Stabilization
* Resistant to rain, sand and dust
* Double dust removal on image sensor
* 2.7″ LCD
* Live view
* One-press RAW
* ISO 3200
Sony is about to launch a new digital SLR camera called Sony A200. The model features a resolution of 10.2 megapixel and features built-in optical image stabilization (which both Canon and Nikon lacks). The camera will be introduced in February and the American price has not been unveiled yet. The Swedish price will be 6900 krona – around $1060, but the price will be significantly lower in the US).
The Swedish magazine Kamera & Bild met the CEO of Canon Sweden Robert Westin the other day. He told them that Canon will unveil more new products during 2008 than during 2007 and the big big announcement will be in the end of January – just a couple of weeks before the PMA trade show. Can we hope to get an updated EOS 5D and a new EOS 450D?
Fler nyheter från Canon under 2008 än i år [Kamera&Bild] (in Swedish)
Eleven days ago I unboxed the Panasonic Lumix FZ18 and now we have spent some serious time with the super-zoom FZ18 to measure it up. The camera features a massive 18x Leica zoom lens with optical image stabilisation and a 28-504mm equivalent focal length range. Check out our full review of this nice camera.