The speculation and rumors can finally end with the arrival of the Canon EOS 40D. The 40D can capture 10.1 megapixel images at continuous shooting speeds up to 6.5 frrames per second. It also gets a larger, more viewable, 3 inch LCD, improved durability, improved AF system, and enhanced Live View mode. The EOS 40D will be available in September 2007, both as a body-only for $1300 and as a kit (along with a EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens) for $1500.
There are two new additions to Canon's Digital Elph line, the Powershot SD950 IS and Powershot SD870 IS. Both new cameras, as you can tell by their names, have image stabilization, the familiar compact design, etc. The SD950 IS is a 12.1 megapixel camera with a 2.5 inch LCD while the SD870 IS is an 8 megapixel camera with a 3 inch LCD. Both cameras will be available in September 2007. The SD950 IS will retail for $450, and the SD870 IS will retail for $400.
Among the new cameras today, Canon is even unveiling a new line of compact ultra-zoom digital cameras. The first (and so far only) camera in the line is the Canon Powershot SX100 IS. The SX100 IS features a compact size, 10x optical zoom, full set of shooting modes, 8 megapixel resolution, and 2.5 inch LCD. Look for the Powershot SX100 IS in October 2007 for $300.
It's that time of year again, where we see a whole flurry of digital camera announcements. Starting this week is Canon, with the new 21.2 megapixel EOS-1Ds Mark III. The EOS-1Ds Mark III gets a full-frame sensor, five frames per second continuous shooting, lighter magnesium alloy body, and dual DIGIC III processors. The EOS-1Ds Mark III will be available in November at an estimated prices of $8000.
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.
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