The auto exposure-only 7.2 megapixel Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 is one of the top models of Panasonic’s ultra-compact FX line. The heart of the FX30 is its f2.8-f5.6/4mm-16mm (equivalent to a 28mm-100mm lens on a 35mm camera) 3.6X Leica Vario Elmarit zoom. The snappy pocket-sized FX30 may be one of the best choices for consumers searching for a capable and easy to use ultra-compact P&S digicam. We’ll have an in-depth review up in a few days.
Pentax Imaging has launched a web site just to show off the work of Pentaxians around the world. The new site, www.pentaxphotogallery.com, was designed for Pentax photographers by Pentax Imaging, setting it apart from the other photo sharing sites that are almost ubiquitous.
We're just about ready for the back to school shopping season and I'm sure the parents have been ready for two months now. If you need a start with shopping, this list of cameras shows you what visitors of DigitalCameraReview.com looked at over the past month. The rankings are determined by the number of times a particular product page is viewed by our users. The rankings below are from the entire month of July 2007.
SeaLife, maker of dive cameras, is showing off what they call the world's first truly waterproof, shockproof digital camera at the Outdoor Retailer Open Air Outdoor Demo Days. The ECOshot camera takes 6 megapixel pictures, is waterproof to 75 feet and is shockproof against a 6 foot drop. Oh, and they'll also be running it over with an SUV during live demos.
In addition to the three new NV cameras announced today, the Samsung i85 digital camera is also being announced. It's the latest model in a generation of very slim cameras capable of doubling as a personal media player (PMP). The Samsung i85 features 8 megapixel resolution, 5x optical zoom, 3 inch LCD, and measures 3.74" x 2.42" x 0.8".
Samsung has updated its stylish NV line with three new digital cameras. The NV20 offers 12 megapixels, the NV15 comes in at 10 megapixels, and the NV8 takes 8 megapixel shots. All three of the new digital cameras have the Smart Touch interface that appears on most NV models.
The new Kodak Easyshare C513 is the first Easyshare camera to feature the Kodak KAC-05011 CMOS image sensor. The camera is an entry-level camera, taking pictures at 5 megapixels, with a 3x optical zoom and 2.4 inch LCD. The CMOS sensor provides a lower cost and, ideally, better noise performance.
In addition to the new ultra-zoom Lumix DMC-FZ18, Panasonic is also rolling out two new models for their FX line. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX33 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX55 will be available in September at MSRPs of $300 and $350 respectively. Both cameras take 8.1 megapixel images, have a 28mm equivalent lens with a 3.6x optical zoom, and the same shooting modes. They really just differ in LCD size and color availability.
Panasonic's latest addition to their FZ ultra-zoom line is the 18x optical zoom-equipped Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18. The nice optically stabilized long lens can also do wide angle (28mm equivalent) and the camera can capture 8.1 megapixel images. Panasonic has also rolled out an "Intelligent Auto" mode, which provides continuous AF, automatic scene selection and a face detection system.
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