Sooner than I expected, Canon has announced a wireless-enabled digital camera to their Powershot SD lineup. The Canon Powershot SD430 Digital ELPH Wireless is most similiar to the SD450. It shoots 5 megapixels with a 3x optical zoom and has a 2 inch LCD. It is expected to be available at the end of January 2006 for $499.99.
After a quick whirlwind across the exhibit floor of the PhotoPlus Expo in NYC, I thought I would fill you in on what I've learned. I got a chance to get some of the newer models in hand and we plan to bring you reviews of as many as we can. Below, I'll touch on some of the highlights from Nikon, Canon, and Konica Minolta. I also enjoyed checking out Fujifilm's S5200, E-900, and S9000 and some of the newer Pentax and Olympus models.
We wanted to give you a quick preview for the Pentax Optio S5z before we publish our full review within the next couple of weeks. Check back soon for the full story on this camera!
This week, Samsung and Pentax announced that they are entering an agreement to develop digital SLR cameras (not unlike the Sony/Konica Minolta arrangement announced recently). Samsung's electronics experience and Pentax's lens expertise will allow both companies to combine resources and remain competitive in the segment of the digital camera market that can still yield a decent profit.
Several manufacturers have been releasing service bulletins over the last several days regarding defects in some CCD sensors in cameras that are about 2 years old. The issue manifests itself as a distortion of the image on the LCD or electronic viewfinder. See below for a round-up of the manufacturers and links.
The Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z6 was announced back in August and we got our hands on a review unit. We'll be publishing a full review in a few weeks so we wanted to let you know and give you a little taste of this 6 megapixel camera with a 12x optical zoom and Konica Minolta's CCD-shift Anti-Shake system.
Sony continues to come out with devices that define a new category. With the Sony Cyber-shot N1, you can take 8 megapixel pictures and then view/share then on the 3 inch touch screen LCD. The N1's album feature can handle up to 500 images, so all you have to do is shoot away. The N1 digital camera will be available in mid-November for about $500 online at SonyStyle.com.
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