The highly anticipated, and often leaked, details of the Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 digital SLR have finally been made public. After acquiring assets from Konica Minolta last year, the photography world has been waiting to see what Sony would introduce. The 10.2 megapixel A100 and 19 lenses will surely be under the microscope in the months to come.
As we head into vacation season, you may be looking for a new digital camera to capture those great sunsets or sand castles. To help you get started, we like to profile the most popular cameras on our web site. 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 May.
Nikon has taken the wraps off their new professional level digital SLR, the Nikon D2xs. An upgrade/follow up to their Nikon D2x, the D2xs shoots at 12.4 megapixels, can capture full resolution images a 5 frames per second, and will be available in late June for a body-only price of $4699.
At the HP Imaging and Printing Conference, HP introduced about 100 new products. Among the new products were four digital cameras, including one capable of shooting at up to 10 megapixels. The HP Photosmart R967, R827, E427, and M627 digital cameras are expected to be available in North America in September 2006.
Fujifilm USA has announced the Finepix Z3 - a very slim and sexy followup to the slim and sexy Finepix Z1. The Fujifilm Finepix Z3 shoots at 5.1 megapixels, has a 2.5 inch LCD, a 3x optical zoom and is available in Silver and Blue (and Pink in Europe). It will be available in July for $279.
The new Fujifilm FinePix V10 is an ultra compact 5 megapixel point & shoot digital camera with a 3.4X optical zoom (38mm-130mm equiv) and a large 3.0 inch high-resolution (230,000 pixels) LCD screen. Fuji claims the stylishly square little V10 substantially reduces image noise via the high efficiency Super CCD HR sensor and Fuji's proprietary Real Photo Technology (which automatically subtracts noise from captured images).
Pentax is announcing the introduction of two new digital SLR cameras. The 6.1 megapixel K100D and K110D also represent a new naming scheme (no more *ist cameras!). Along with the two new cameras, Pentax is also announcing the PENTAX DA 21mm F3.2 AL Limited wide angle lens. Look for the K100D, with the smc 18-55mm lens in July 2006 for $699 and the K110D with same lens for $599 in August.
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