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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR3

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Thursday 28th, January 2010

Panasonic announces the Lumix DMC-ZR3, a new fully featured digital camera complete with AVCHD Lite High Defintion (HD) video recording capabilities, a 25mm ultra-wide-angle Leica lens and a powerful 8x optical zoom - giving consumers a wide-range of shooting options, yet in a slim body that is small enough to fit in a pocket or small purse. New to the ZR-Series this year, Panasonic also introduces Intelligent Zoom, which extends the Lumix ZR3’s zoom to an impressive 10x. The Panasonic DMC-ZR3’s incredible 8x optical zoom is not found on many conventional point-and-shoot cameras, especially ones that are approximately 1-inch thick. With a powerful zoom, users will be thrilled with the close-up shots they are able to take.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Thursday 28th, January 2010

Panasonic introduces the Lumix DMC-ZS7, the newest member of the super zoom ZS-Series digital cameras. Complete with its hallmark 25mm ultra-wide-angle Leica lens and a powerful 12x optical zoom (operable in video recording mode), this 12.1-megapixel powerhouse performer, also includes a new built-in GPS feature that embeds photos and videos with the latitude and longitude location details, a useful feature when using an online photo-sharing website. The Panasonic Lumix ZS7 is also the world’s smallest photo/video hybrid superzoom digital camera, which can also record High Definition (HD) video using the recording capability in AVCHD Lite, which includes a dedicated video record button and new to the ZS-Series is a manual shooting mode.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX66

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Thursday 28th, January 2010

Panasonic introduces the new 14 megapixel Lumix DMC-FX66 to the slim and stylish FX series. The Panasonic image processing technology “Intelligent Resolution” is incorporated in the Venus Engine VI for FX66. By detecting the signals whether they are at edges of the subjects, they compose detailed texture or just a soft gradation first and give appropriate enhancement to the edges and textured areas respectively. Unlike the uniform enhancement of sharpness, it is possible to perform the optimum signal processing to give a whole image outstandingly natural clearness with fine details. This technology is integrated in iA mode making it possible to offer best automatic setting according to the scene.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZX3

Posted by: Mark Peters Thursday 28th, January 2010

Panasonic introduces the Lumix DMC-ZX3 camera featuring powerful zoom with a remarkably slim and compact body. Newly added is an AVCHD Lite movie recording function to make the versatile camera even truly “hybrid”. The new image processing technology “Intelligent Resolution” is incorporated in the Venus Engine HD II for ZX3. By detecting the signals whether they are at edges of the subjects, they compose detailed texture or just a soft gradation first and give appropriate enhancement to the edges and textured areas respectively. Unlike the uniform enhancement of sharpness, it is possible to perform the optimum signal processing to give a whole image outstandingly natural clearness with fine detail.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Thursday 28th, January 2010

Panasonic introduces the new Lumix DMC-FT2, successor to the Lumix’s first camera geared for active outdoor use DMC-FT1. Featuring the AVCHD Lite HD movie recording capability, the new 14.1-megapixel Panasonic Lumix FT2 further strengthen its toughness to be waterproof to 10m, shockproof to 2m, freezeproof to -10 degrees C and dustproof. The camera is also empowered internally by the newly developed Venus Engine HD II integrating "Intelligent Resolution" technology. The new image processing technology "Intelligent Resolution" is incorporated in the Venus Engine HD II for DMC-FT2.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Thursday 28th, January 2010

Panasonic introduces the Lumix DMC-TZ10 as the newest member of its TZ series that has won worldwide popularity. With the AVCHD Lite HD movie recording capability, 25mm ultra-wide-angle and powerful 12x optical zoom lens is packed into the compact body to cover virtually any shooting situations. This 12.1-megapixel powerhouse performer Panasonic TZ10 further advanced to comprehend attractive features including Intelligent Resolution technology as well as the built-in GPS unit and manual exposure. An abundant of functions for both photo and movie recording are organized in the well-considered operational command including an independent movie recording button achieving smooth, easy operation in both recording modes.

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Pentax Optio E90

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Thursday 28th, January 2010

Pentax Imaging Company announced a new digital camera with a unique design, the Pentax Optio E90. The easy-to-operate and affordable Pentax Optio E90 is priced at just $99.95 USD, the Pentax E90 features a 10 megapixel CCD, a 3X wide angle zoom (32mm-96mm equivalent) and a large 2.7 inch LCD housed in a luxurious rubber coated body for a sure grip. The Pentax E90 features a travel-friendly design with AA battery compatibility. Auto Picture mode selects the best shooting settings for the scene, and a high 6400 ISO that freezes subject movement in Digital SR (Shake Reduction) mode. The Pentax Optio E90 features an intelligent ergonomic design with a sure grip and an easy menu that makes the E series a popular choice.

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Pentax Optio H90

Posted by: Mark Peters Thursday 28th, January 2010

Pentax Imaging Company announces a new digital camera with a unique design, the Pentax Optio H90. The Pentax Optio H90 digital camera with a clean, contemporary design that is as in style in a museum of modern art as at a concert or sporting event. Developed with the concept of “functional beauty” in mind, the fashionable and affordable Pentax H90 offers a full assortment of features to capture a variety of subjects and scenes. This first model in the new Optio H line features a wide angle 5X optical zoom lens (28mm-140mm equivalent), a 12.1 megapixel high resolution CCD sensor, and widescreen HD video capture at 720p and 30 FPS.

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Last couple of years the digital camera market is changing. The compact camera market is stable with no real innovative or remarkable changes in design, technique or operation. The DSLR market, however, is growing and changing due to the new system cameras that in most times replace the traditional digital SLR camera. The camera systems from ‘new’ players are successful and conquer valued market share from established traditional photo manufacturers. New designs and innovative operations attract not only professional photographers but also the amateur consumer, or the mass market. High quality photography and, with the upcoming HD video features, high quality video is available to everyone. Video will play a more important role in digital photography. Check out this year’s CES 2012 show to learn more about the latest developments and products.