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Dan Havlik  |  Sep 16, 2014  |  0 comments

Leica turned back the clock (again) on its digital rangefinders today, announcing the M Edition 60 model that has no LCD screen on back, just a dial to adjust ISO. The limited edition camera (there will only be 600 made), which celebrates the 60th anniversary of Leica’s M series rangefinders, was unveiled by Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, Leica’s chairman, at a press conference at the photokina show in Germany this morning.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 15, 2014  |  0 comments

Panasonic introduced the 12.8-megapixel DMC-LX100 compact camera with a Micro Four Thirds-sized sensor at photokina today. This pocket-friendly shooter features a newly developed, Leica-branded DC Vario-Summilux lens with a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 24-75mm, and an F/1.7-F/2.8 aperture range.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 15, 2014  |  0 comments

Canon unveiled a premium portable camera at photokina this morning: the 20MP PowerShot G7 X, which uses a large (for a compact model) 1-inch CMOS image sensor and features a multi-angle (up to 180°), flip-up, 3-inch touch capacitive, rear LCD panel with 1,040K dots of resolution.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Sep 11, 2014  |  0 comments

Your photographic journey may lead you from snow-covered mountaintops to lonely forests and the dark depths of the ocean. No matter where you find yourself, the RICOH WG-M1 was designed to be the ideal companion for any rugged outdoor adventure. This lightweight digital camera is easy to use (featuring large control buttons) and was built to function in a variety of extreme environments. 

Cynthia Boylan  |  Sep 10, 2014  |  1 comments

Fujifilm just announced the latest additions to their popular INSTAX line of instant film cameras. Debuting today are the new INSTAX Wide 300; two new color versions of the INSTAX Mini 8 (raspberry and grape); and the INSTAX Mini 90 Neo Classic model in a stylish shade of brown. 

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 10, 2014  |  0 comments

Fujifilm unveiled a new, premium compact camera this morning, the X100T, which is designed to look like a stealthy, digital rangefinder model. The 16.3MP Fuji X100T uses an APS-C size X-Trans CMOS II sensor and has a Fujinon 23mm F2 fixed lens.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Sep 08, 2014  |  0 comments

Due to its wonderfully quirky nature, photographers love experimenting with Lomo film-based toy cameras. Unlike the images produced by its more high tech digital and film cousins, a quirky Lomo produces shots with a certain style and character.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 03, 2014  |  0 comments

Sony just expanded its lens-style camera line with the new 30x zooming DSC-QX30 and the E-mount interchangeable lens ILCE-QX1 models. The odd-looking devices combine compact lenses and image sensors into one hybrid unit and are designed to be clipped over your smart phone for better image quality when snapping mobile photos.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Sep 02, 2014  |  0 comments

Canon announced today it is commemorating the 80th anniversary of its very first camera: the Kwanon. Initially produced in prototype form in 1934, the Kwanon was Japan’s first 35mm focal-plane-shutter camera.

George Schaub  |  Aug 29, 2014  |  0 comments

The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) member magazines recently convened for their General Assembly to vote for the best photo and imaging products launched by the industry in the last 12 months. The voting took place during the General Assembly that was held in spring, 2014, in Vancouver, Canada.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Aug 26, 2014  |  0 comments

FUJIFILM just introduced their new X30 premium compact, fixed lens camera. Designed with enthusiast and professional photographers in mind, the X30 offers a wide variety of new features and the award-winning image quality that the FUJIFILM X series is best known for. The stylish body is crafted from durable, lightweight die cast magnesium alloy with a tilting 3” premium clear LCD monitor (920K-dot), an EXR Processor II (for high speed and low noise) and a 12MP 2/3” X-Trans CMOS II sensor. The X30 offers increased battery performance, a Real Time Viewfinder (with a magnification of 0.65x) and a display lag time of 0.005seconds.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jul 31, 2014  |  0 comments

Sony has launched two new Cyber-shot compact cameras and an Action Cam POV model, which is designed to compete with the popular GoPro camera.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 29, 2014  |  0 comments

Canon took the wraps off two new compact, superzoom cameras this morning: the PowerShot SX520 HS and the PowerShot SX400 IS digital cameras. The new PowerShot SX520 HS features a whopping 42x Optical Zoom lens (equivalent to 24-1008mm) and the PowerShot SX400 IS has a 30x Optical Zoom (equivalent to 24-720mm).

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 25, 2014  |  0 comments

Based on the same sleek, stylish design as the existing RX100 and RX100 II models, the new RX100 III features a specially developed ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F1.8-2.8 lens and adds a built-in OLED viewfinder with ZEISS T* coating. The camera utilizes the same high-resolution 20.1 MP 1.0-type back-illuminated CMOS image sensor as the existing RX100II model, and adds the powerful BIONZ X processor featured in several high-end Sony cameras including the full-frame 7, 7R and 7S models.

Press Release  |  Jul 15, 2014  |  0 comments

Building on its foundation of unique DSLR cameras, RICOH IMAGING is pleased to introduce the PENTAX XG-1 digital camera. This versatile, all-in-one camera showcases an impressive 52x optical zoom lens, 16 megapixel sensor, and Pentax technology; bridging the gap between DSLR flexibility and point and shoot convenience.

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