Photokina 2006: Fujifilm has announced the Finepix S5 Pro, a professional quality digital SLR, and the Finepix F31fd, the first compact camera to feature their face-detection system. The Finepix S5 Pro will be available in early 2007 and the Finepix F31fd will be available in December for $399.
The Photokina imaging trade show starts Tuesday of this week. DigitalCameraReview.com will be there in a few days, but stay tuned for plenty of imaging news.
Fotonation provides a lot of the technologies that work behind the scenes in your digital camera. Their red eye reduction and correction have been used in 50 million cameras, and they're debuting their dust removal technology.
Smartparts, Inc. has added to their line of digital photo frames with a 5.6 inch model. It can display JPEG images and AVI movies and comes with an infrared remote control.
Leica will be showing off four new digital cameras (and a few lenses) at the Photokina trade show that starts in just a couple days. While not widely available in the US, they're nice to drool over.
Samsung has announced the 10.2 megapixel GX-10 digital SLR. You may notice that it's very similar to the Pentax K10D and you're right to think so. Pentax and Samsung have been working together to compete in the digital SLR market. The GX-10 has also has CCD-shift image stabzilization, a 2.5 inch LCD, weatherproofing, and ability to use Pentax, KAF2, KAF, and KA mount lenses.
The Casio Exilim EX-Z70 was introduced last month as the successor to the Z60. I'm in the middle of reviewing the Z70 so I wanted to let you know that a full review was coming soon and give some of my initial thoughts about the camera.
Hitting us today with a quartet of new cameras, Canon is adding a new camera to their G lineup and three new cameras to the Digital ELPH line. All of these new cameras include a new processor from Canon, the DIGIC III. Read on for details.
Coming at us with a twofer today, Pentax has announced the K10D digital SLR and Optio T20 point and shoot digital camera. The Pentax K10D provides a 10 megapixel sensor, Shake Reduction, and a weatherproof body. The Pentax Optio T20 is an update to the T10, providing 7 megapixels and a 3 inch touch sensitive LCD in a body that's only 0.77 inches thick. Read on for more details and availability of these cameras.
A new 7.3 megapixel Super CCD sensor is one of the highlights of the new Fujifilm Finepix A700. Also featuring a 2.4 inch LCD and 3x optical zoom lens, the A700 is "ideal for families, first-time digital camera buyers and consumers looking for a competitively priced upgrade to their first digital camera". The A700 will be available in October for $199.
Pentax has announced a new promotion where you can test drive one of their K series digital SLRs and get a chance to win a 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser. From now until December 31, 2006, all you have to do is visit a participating retailer and test drive a Pentax K100D or K110D.
Sony has announced two new digital cameras that both bring the 3 inch, touch screen LCD goodness. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T50 features the first touch screen in the ultra compact, stylish "T" series. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N2 is an update to the previous touch sensitive N1 and bumps the resolution up to 10 megapixels. Look for both models in October, with the T50 coming in around $500 and the N2 for about $450.
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