The Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z6 has been announced. The Z6 is a 6 megapixel ultra-zoom (12x optical) that includes the same CCD-shift Anti-Shake technology that is in Konica Minolta's Maxxum 7D digital SLR. The camera also features a 2 inch LCD. According to Konica Minolta, 4 AA high-capacity NiMH rechargeable batteries will power the Z6 for approximately 420 shots. The Rapid AF (focusing in 0.2 seconds and wide angle and 0.3 seconds a telephoto) allow photographers to quickly capture their shot. The Z6 will be available in mid-September at a retail of $399.99.
We got our hands on the new ultra-compact from Samsung, the Digimax i5. We'll be bringing you the full review in a couple weeks, but wanted to get some quick first thoughts up to let you know that it's coming. If you have any questions, please post them here and we'll work to get you some answers as we do the review.
Kodak has garnered some recognition from J.D. Power and Associates for the highest customer satisfaction with their digital cameras in two price categories: $200-399 and $199 or less. This is the second year in a row that Kodak has ranked the highest in the $200-399 category. Read the full press release below.
Shutterfly keeps adding products... This time a way for customers to order a DVD containing a slideshw of their images. Pick a theme, your images, preview the slideshow, and send it to your friends or family. Available for $19.99 through August 17.
Casio has announced the introduction of two cameras to their EXILIM line. The Caiso EX-Z110 and Casio EX-Z120 aim to bring Casio's technical achievements to photographers in a user-friendly camera. The Z120 sports a 7.2 megapixel sensor while the Z100 has a 6 megapixel sensor. Both cameras have a 3x optical zoom, 2 inch LCD and Casio's Anti Shake technology. The Z120 provides 32 Best Shot settings while the Z110 has 28 Best Shot settings. Both cameras will be available in mid-September with the Z110 retailing for $279 and the Z120 for $329.
Kodak's new Easyshare V550 is a well-designed, stylish, compact, and surprisingly capable five-megapixel digicam. Ergonomics are amazingly good for such a tiny camera, with logically placed controls and one of the best user interfaces of any ultra-compact digital camera currently available. The V550 not only looks good (in "pro" black with silver trim), it is a genuinely capable digital camera that will appeal to beginning photographers, amateur shooters just making the jump to digital, casual snap-shooters, family shutterbugs, and space/weight conscious travelers.
Sony has announced the latest camera in their T-series, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T5. The T5 will come in four colors: silver, champagne gold, black, and red. The 5.1 megapixel camera has a 3x optical zoom lens, 2.5 inch LCD and better battery life than its predecessors (240 shots). The lens is covered with a sliding cover that moves vertically. The silver T5 will be available in September for $350 and the remaining colors will be available in October.
Kodak has announced the introduction of their new P-series with two new cameras. You might be able to call the P-series, the "Prosumer" series from Kodak, as that's the user that they're targeting. Photographers who may not be ready to make the investment in a digital SLR, but have demanding photogrraphic needs. The Kodak EasyShare P880 provides 8 megapixels, a wide angle lens (24-140 mm, 35 mm equivalent) with a manual zoom ring, for $599 in September. The Kodak EasyShare P850 is a 5.1 megapixel camera with a 12x optical zoom, image-stablized lens and an advanced auto focus system made up of 25 selectable zones. The P850 will be available this month for $499.
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