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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 05, 2016  |  0 comments

Olympus just introduced the new Stylus Tough TG-870, a premium rugged compact camera built to capture quality photos and video in challenging shooting situations. The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 is filled with features, including a class-leading ultra wide-angle 21mm (equivalent) lens with 5x optical zoom, allowing users the ability to frame everything from dramatic landscapes to group shots.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 05, 2016  |  0 comments

In something of a surprise, Nikon announced at the CES 2016 show today in Las Vegas that it’s entering the competitive action camera market with several forthcoming products. The first in Nikon’s new action camera lineup will be the oddly named Nikon KeyMission 360, a rugged camera capable of “recording true 360-degree video in 4K UHD allowing users to share new perspectives and explore imagery like never before,” Nikon said in a press statement.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 05, 2016  |  0 comments

Panasonic just unveiled the new 20-megapixel Lumix DMC-ZS100 premium compact camera at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, NV. Panasonic squeezes quite a few features into this  pocket-sized Lumix ZS100 including a 10x zoom, the Venus processor and a 1-inch MOS sensor. We had some hands-on time with the Panasonic Lumix ZS100 ahead of the launch and have included the image of the camera at the top of this story.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jan 05, 2016  |  0 comments

Designed to capture high-quality images and HD video with built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity for wireless sharing, Canon just annouced two new cameras to its super-zoom PowerShot SX lineup: the PowerShot SX540 HS and PowerShot SX420 IS digital cameras. Canon also introduced three new compact additions to the PowerShot ELPH series: the ELPH 360 HS, ELPH 190 IS digital cameras and the ELPH 180.

Edited by George Schaub  |  Dec 18, 2015  |  0 comments

The new PowerShot G5 X is based on the same sensor system as the G7 X. It uses a 1-inch sensor (BSI technology) with 20MP and a professional 3:2 aspect ratio. Compared to the G7 X, the G5 X has a lot of new and additional features, including a high-resolution electronic viewfinder with 2.36 million RGB dots that is based on OLED technology. By default, the viewfinder offers a frame rate of 30 frames per second, being the most efficient power-saving mode.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 01, 2015  |  0 comments

When I first heard about the Canon PowerShot G3 X ($999), I fully expected that I was going to hate it. Could there really be a good reason for someone to buy a compact camera stuffed with a 25x (24-600mm equivalent) zoom lens? After all, how often does the average photographer go from wide angle to superzoom to warrant the size and weight that a lens like that requires?

Cynthia Boylan  |  Nov 20, 2015  |  0 comments

Panasonic announced today it will soon start offering an innovative new photographic function called “Post Focus” in some of its Lumix cameras. The feature allows photographers to capture multiple photos with multiple in-focus points through a single release of the shutter.

Steve Meltzer  |  Nov 11, 2015  |  0 comments

After 140 years of photography, camera design has reached something of a pinnacle with today’s DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. But along the way to our digital era there were lots of false starts and dead ends. These were unusual cameras that had their brief moment and then simply disappeared.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 03, 2015  |  0 comments

We’ve touted the insane 83x (24mm to 2000mm in 35mm equivalent) zoom of the Nikon Coolpix P900 in both our review of this superzoom camera and in a previous video that caputed the moon’s rotation from a field here on Earth. Now here’s further proof that the P900 is a super-duper zoomer.

The Editors  |  Oct 25, 2015  |  0 comments

We met up with Wasim Ahmad from Canon at the PhotoPlus Expo 2015 show in New York City this week to get a look at the stylish and pocket-friendly 20-megapixel Canon PowerShot G9 X digital camera. Check out this short take video on the camera.

The Editors  |  Oct 24, 2015  |  0 comments

At the PhotoPlus Expo 2015 show in New York City this week, we met up with Wasim Ahmad from Canon who showed us all the key features of the brand new 20-megapixel Canon PowerShot G5 X compact camera in this short take video.

The Editors  |  Oct 20, 2015  |  0 comments

The Goods is a new feature in Shutterbug that spotlights the hottest premium photo gear out there.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 14, 2015  |  0 comments

Sony just unveiled a compact camera it hopes will put the power of a full-frame DSLR in the palm of your hand. Called the RX1R II (full model name is the DSC-RX1RM2), the pocket-sized camera squeezes a 42.4-megapixel, back-illuminated full-frame sensor compact black camera body.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 12, 2015  |  0 comments

Canon tooks the wraps off two new compact PowerShot G-series cameras this morning. Both feature 20.2-megapixel, 1-inch CMOS image sensors but sit in different places in the G-series line. The Canon PowerShot G5 X is a step above the current G7 X, which we reviewed earlier this year. Meanwhile, the Canon PowerShot G9 X is the new entry-level model in the line.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 07, 2015  |  1 comments

Want a camera with the imaging power of a digital SLR that can fit in your pocket? Well, a Palo Alto, CA-based company called Light has an interesting new compact device that promises to be 16 cameras in one. Called the L16, the slender, rectangle-shaped device is stuffed with an arachnoid-like array of cameras and lenses, which combine with software to capture what the company claims will be DSLR-worthy images.

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