Monday, January 19, 2009

Canon unveils PowerShot A480

Canon has introduced the PowerShot A480 digital compact camera, replacing PowerShot A470 with a more compact body and easier operation. Twenty five percent smaller than its predecessor, the A480 includes a new simplified button layout for ease of use. This entry-level compact houses a 10MP sensor, 2.5" LCD, Canon's DIGIC III processor and includes features such as Motion detection and Face Detection.


Saturday, January 17, 2009

Sigma launches 18-250mm DC OS HSM lens

Sigma has announced the 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM superzoom lens. Offering a 13.9x zoom range in a body only slightly longer than the company's current 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OS lens, this new model features an optical design of 18 elements in 14 groups, including four Special Low Dispersion elements and three aspherical elements to minimise aberrations. Designed for use on cameras with APS-C / DX sensors, the lens is expected to be available from March, for Sigma, Nikon, Canon, Pentax and Sony mounts.


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Casio Exilim EX-S5 / EX-S12

Casio has been a pioneer in digital cameras for over ten years. The new models maintain Casio’s long tradition of innovation and creativity. In 1995, Casio introduced the QV-10, the world’s first consumer digital camera with an LCD monitor so users could view the images they had just taken. In 2002, the company released the EX-S1, a card-sized camera so thin that it could be carried anywhere. In 2008, Casio launched the highly anticipated EX-F1 and EX-FH20, boasting high-speed burst shooting capabilities to ensure that users would never miss a crucial moment again, not to mention the ability to record high-speed movies that capture motion too fast for the human eye to perceive.

Casio’s effective use of fast digital technologies to deliver unprecedented high-speed burst shooting and high-speed image processing of these new models has exceeded all expectations of what digital cameras should be able to accomplish. These stylish cameras are the first bold step in a major transformation of the traditional definition of the photograph, offering users entirely new ways of enjoying still and moving images.


Sunday, January 11, 2009

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3

Yesterday Sony introduced a fairly run-of-the-mill compact camera. Today, they have something much different. The new Cyber-shot DSC-G3 has built-in Wi-Fi and can use any public hotspot (AT&T Wi-Fi is free for 3 years). Once you're logged on, you can easily transfer photos and video clips to popular sharing sites. Even crazier: the G3 has a web browser! That said, I've gotta wonder how well this $500 camera will sell in this economy -- it seems like kind of a luxury item. Anyhow, here are the details: