The Canon PowerShot SD980 IS brings trendy touch interface to the PowerShot lineup for the first time. A couple of weeks with the SD980 produced some preliminary sample images and a favorable first impression of the brand new interface. It's too early to tell, but this might just be our favorite touch screen camera to date.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580 succeeds the FX500 as the latest model in the Panasonic lineup to feature a touch screen. The FX580 combines trendy touch interface with a new Venus Engine V and retains the 720p HD video recording and 25mm wide angle lens we've come to know and love in its predecessor. Read on for our first impressions.
Sony is offering free service on certain units of its Cyber-shot DSC-W170 cameras affected by peeling of the metal plating on the bezel.
Samsung announces today the CL65 with WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. It's also equipped with built-in geo-tagging and boasts an impressive 1,125K resolution 3.5 inch touch LCD. Add 720p HD video recording into the mix and you've got a little camera with a lot going on. Read on for more details.
Samsung unveiled today the TL220 and TL225, a pair of slim 12.2 megapixel shooters each armed with not one, but two LCDs. In addition to a touch screen on the back panel, each camera sports a 1.5 inch LCD on the front. These new DualView Cameras offer 720p HD video recording and a 4.6x wide angle lens.
Sony brings the high-speed sensor technology of the Cyber-shot HX1 to two slimmer and smaller new packages with the announcement of the Cyber-shot DSC-TX1 and Cyber-shot DSC-WX1. The new EXMOR R sensor in each model promises better low-light performance and high-speed shooting at up to 10 fps.
In addition to updates to its P- and E-series Optio models, Pentax has announced plans to launch a new waterproof point-and-shoot. The new 10 megapixel Pentax Optio WS80 builds on Pentax's history of waterproof compacts, featuring a 5x internally contained zoom lens, a 2.7-inch LCD, and pocket-sized construction.
Pentax will be bringing a pair of new Optio cameras - the entry-level E80, and the performance-minded P80 - to market next month. Targeting budget conscious buyers, the new Optios look to draw in shoppers with features including large high-res displays and slim, stylish bodies.
Panasonic announces two new slim point-and-shoot cameras this morning, the Lumix DMC-FP8 and DMC-ZR1. The FP8 boasts the sharp style of an ultra-compact and the ZR1 brings a 0.3mm slim aspherical lens to the high-zoom class. Both models promise faster operation and better energy-efficiency.
In an early morning announcement, Olympus has launched a trio of new additions to its FE series of affordably priced ultracompacts today. The Olympus FE-5020, FE-4000, and FE-46 share a common 12 megapixel sensor and incorporate processing-side features from Olympus's DSLRs, including the manufacturer's Art Filter technology.
Olympus announced its first wave of compact ultrazooms, including the 10x zoom Stylus-9000 and 7x zoom Stylus-7000, back in January. This morning, the manufacturer is updating the 7x model in this set to incorporate a wide-angle lens, with the launch of the visually reworked 12 megapixel Olympus Stylus-7010.
In the run up to PMA 2009, Samsung announced four new SL-series point-and-shoots. In a summer refresher that fills in some features and cost gaps in Samsung's premium point-and-shoot series, the manufacturer today unwrapped two more 5x zoom SL models - the Samsung SL502 and Samsung SL720.
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