On Friday, Panasonic announced the first camera to support the new micro Four Thirds standard created by Olympus and Panasonic to deliver interchangeable lenses and other SLR-like features in more-compact form factors.
Digital Cameras & Camcorders
Gadget geek Janice Chen delivers real-world buying advice of the best digital photography gear to get.
Janice got her hands on a Nikon Coolpix 900 back in 1998 and has been a digital camera enthusiast ever since.
All the inquiries I've gotten about a Canon EOS 5D replacement notwithstanding, one of the most frequent queries I've received of late has been regarding a good digital camera for kids. It may be the whole back-to-school thing, or maybe everyone's just getting tired of watching their own cameras get dropped and/or smeared with peanut butter, but in any case, I decided a response is in order.
Though originally announced in 2007, and shown off in prototype at PMA 2008 earlier this year, Sony's much ballyhooed, full-frame Alpha DSLR-A900 was officially announced by Sony today.
Now that Nikon has finally announced the long-awaited Nikon D90--just days after Canon announced the EOS 50D, dropping the price on its predecessor the 40D--the big question on many people's minds is "should I buy a Nikon D90 or a Canon 40D?" Or, "what will $99.05 buy me?"
After the usual round of leaks and speculation, Canon has announced the new EOS 50D to replace the well-loved EOS 40D, just one year (and six days) after the 40D was announced itself.
Only six months to the day after Ricoh's R8 announcement comes its replacement, the R10, announced yesterday. With much the same design as the R8--including the fairly wide f/3.3-5.2 28mm-200mm-equivalent 7.1x zoom lens.
Included in Nikon's blast today are six new Coolpix cameras that sport features like built-in GPS (the P6000), a 3.5-inch touchscreen (the S60), and built-in WiFi (the S610c). Ranging in price from $499.95 for the P6000 to $249.95 for the S560, there's something here for practically any compact camera user.
Remember back in the day when you only heard about J.D. Power rankings in car commercials? Well, the market research firm is deep into digital cameras these days and yesterday it announced the results of the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Digital Camera Usage and Satisfaction Study, based on responses from over 8,000 consumers who purchased digital cameras between April 2007 and March 2008.
I'm not totally convinced anyone who is only willing to spend $140 on a digital camera really needs 10 megapixel resolution, but I'm sure there are folks out there who will want it, so let's take a look at what else the newly announced Pentax Optio E60 delivers for its budget price.
Panasonic added four new models to its Lumix lineup today: the DMC-FX37, a 10.1-megapixel wide-angle compact; the DMC-FZ28, a 10.1 megapixel megazoom model; the DMC-LX3, a 10.1 megapixel enthusiast compact camera; and the DMC-FX150, a 14.7 megapixel compact shooter.