Kodak had the new EasyShare V1273 touch screen ultra-compact out and about on Sunday evening, and Monday's official press announcement, while not offering much detail, confirmed the specs we saw in action: 12 megapixels, 3x zoom, optical image stabilization, and a 3-inch LCD touch screen.
Among its collection of CES releases, Samsung announced two new entry-level digital cameras in addition to three new L-series models on Sunday. New cameras include the basic S760 and S860, and the more well-speced L100, L110, and L210.
Samsung's new i8 camera/PMP follows in the functional tradition of the company's i85, offering a feature set aimed to combine two pocket-size devices into a single unit. On the camera side, the i8 offers typical specs for a current compact: 8 megapixels, a 3x zoom, and a 2.7-inch LCD screen.
As we reported, Samsung added several new and updated cameras to its New Vision (NV) lineup on Sunday, including the high-definition NV24HD, the updated NV30 and NV40, and the PMP-ready NV4.
With the traditional photographic companies opting to wait until the PMA show at the end of the month for major releases, new digital imaging offerings today centered on high-style models and consumer-friendly features from the rest of the pack. We had a full day of meetings and booth tours, and heres a quick overview of what caught our eye.
The last day before CES 2008 officially begins is wrapping up, and while we neither expected nor received any major news from the major players today, new releases from some of the less prominent and dominant manufacturers, including Casio, Samsung, and Kodak, certainly got our attention.
At a pre-CES press conference today, Sony unveiled a replacement for its entry-level Alpha A100 SLR, the Sony Alpha DSLR-A200. The 10.2 megapixel A200 offers several improvements over its predecessor, including updated menus and controls, a 2.7-inch LCD, cleaner high-ISO shots, a more compact form factor, and a faster AF system.
At a press conference this afternoon, Casio unveiled its long-awaited, phenomenally fast EXILIM Pro EX-F1. True to its prototypes, the production EX-F1 offers full-resolution shooting at a staggering 60 frames per second, making it the fastest continuous-shooting camera in the world. Other specs and features include a high-speed 6.0 megapixel CMOS sensor and a 12x optical zoom.
According to information presented at a press conference this afternoon, a completely new line of Casio EXILIM compact cameras will be available for purchase this spring. New models include the EXILIM Card EX-S10, an ultra-thin card camera, the high-style EXILIM Zoom EX-Z80, and the wide-angle 10.1 megapixel EXILIM Zoom EX-Z100 and EX-Z200.
It's that time of year again: the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held in Las Vegas, officially kicks off on Monday morning. The DCR staff will be flying out on Sunday morning to check out the latest buzz from the world of electronics.
Fujifilm announced today the launch of the latest addition to its ultra-compact Z series, the Fuji FinePix Z100fd. At slightly more than three-quarters of an inch thick, the 8-megapixel Z100 packs a 5x optical zoom and a mechanically stabilized sensor into a small form-factor device.
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