Not to be left out of all the new product annoucements, Lowepro has announced a new line of bags designed for resporters, a rolling computer/camera backpack, a non-rolling computer and camera backpack, and some new colors for their Rezo line of compact camera cases. Lowepro bags are known for their high quality and excellent design.
Finishing up their announcements for PMA, Sony has announced the Cyber-shot DSC-H5 and Cyber-shot DSC-H2 ultra zoom digital cameras. Also two new cameras will be added to their W line, the Cyber-shot DSC-W70 and Cyber-shot DSC-W100. UPDATE: Added some product shots and sample images.
Samsung has announced three new cameras ahead of PMA. The Samsung GX-1L is the second camera released from collaboration with Pentax. The Digimax L60 offers 6 megapixels, 3x optical zoom, and a 2.4 inch screen in a compact form factor. The Digimax L85 features an 8 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom, 2.5 inch LCD, and the world's first high definition interface (HDMI) in a still camera.
Canon has announced their new crop of digital cameras ahead of the PMA show that starts this coming Sunday. Even though the digital camera market is maturing and slowing, it seems like the manufacturers introduce more models during the course of a year. This time, we see a new digital SLR (Canon EOS 30D), a new prosumer model (Powershot S3 IS), and several other Powershot models to update the line or replace models that were introduced last year. The upside to all these models is that you'll be able to find a high quality camera at just about any price point.
In preparation for the PMA show starting next weekend, Nikon has announced the new digital cameras for 2006 in their Coolpix line. A total of seven cameras are added to their lineup with 3 new cameras in their Life line (Coolpix L2, L3 and L4), 2 new cameras in the Style line (Coolpix S5 and S6), and 2 new cameras in the Performance line.
Kodak has announced three cameras to update several of their lines. In the Z (High Zoom) line, they have announced the EasyShare Z612 a 12x optical zoom with stabilization that will be available in April 2006 at an MSRP of $399. In the stylish V series, we'll see the EasyShare V603 in April for $299. Two new cameras are added to the entry level C line. The EasyShare C643 will be available in April for $249 and the EasyShare C533 will be available in June for $199.
Panasonic has announced the Lumix DMC-TZ1, the world's smallest 10x optical zoom camera, and the Lumix DMC-FX01, the world's smallest camera with a 28mm (35mm equivalent) lens. It seems like they have a thing for the "world's smallest ______". Anyway, they will both be available in March and both will be available for $349.
Vivitar has announced several new cameras in time for PMA. The notable ones include two 10 megapixel cameras, the Vivicam X30 and Vivicam X60. There are also two 8 megapixel models, 4 six megapixel cameras, 4 five megapixel cameras and a few 2 and 3 megapixel cameras.
Pentax is contributing to the pre-PMA new camera news with the announcment of three new models. All three models will be available in March. The Pentax Optio T10 features a 3 inch touchscreen LCD and is expected to retail at $349. The Pentax Optio W10 is the next generaation of their waterproof model line and will retail for under $300. Finally, the Pentax Option M10 features a 2.5 inch LCD and 6 megapixel sensor at an entry level price of $229.
We're officially in the run up to PMA. Fujifilm has announced three new cameras. The Finepix F30 is a follow up to the low-light performing F10, the Finepix F650 features a 3 inch LCD, and the entry level Finepix A600 features the Super CCD imaging sensor. The F30 will be available in May for $399, the F650 will be available in June for $349, and the A600 will hit the market in June for $249.
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