Kodak's new Easyshare V550 is a well-designed, stylish, compact, and surprisingly capable five-megapixel digicam. Ergonomics are amazingly good for such a tiny camera, with logically placed controls and one of the best user interfaces of any ultra-compact digital camera currently available. The V550 not only looks good (in "pro" black with silver trim), it is a genuinely capable digital camera that will appeal to beginning photographers, amateur shooters just making the jump to digital, casual snap-shooters, family shutterbugs, and space/weight conscious travelers.
Sony has announced the latest camera in their T-series, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T5. The T5 will come in four colors: silver, champagne gold, black, and red. The 5.1 megapixel camera has a 3x optical zoom lens, 2.5 inch LCD and better battery life than its predecessors (240 shots). The lens is covered with a sliding cover that moves vertically. The silver T5 will be available in September for $350 and the remaining colors will be available in October.
Kodak has announced the introduction of their new P-series with two new cameras. You might be able to call the P-series, the "Prosumer" series from Kodak, as that's the user that they're targeting. Photographers who may not be ready to make the investment in a digital SLR, but have demanding photogrraphic needs. The Kodak EasyShare P880 provides 8 megapixels, a wide angle lens (24-140 mm, 35 mm equivalent) with a manual zoom ring, for $599 in September. The Kodak EasyShare P850 is a 5.1 megapixel camera with a 12x optical zoom, image-stablized lens and an advanced auto focus system made up of 25 selectable zones. The P850 will be available this month for $499.
DXG USA, one of the fastest growing digital camera manufacturers in the United States, announced the introduction of two new 5.1 megapixel digital cameras designed for entry-level and step-up buyers. The two models will be available for shipping in August.
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Pentax has announced the Pentax Optio60, a camera that aims to "lower the learning curve" with a "Simple" mode that figures out image capture settings. The camera has a 6 megapixel resolution, 3x optical zoom, 2 inch LCD and will be available next month for $200.
Panasonic announced two new compact cameras, the DMC-FX8 and the DMC-FX9. The FX8 is a 5 megapixel, the FX9 is a 6 megapixel, and they both include Panasonic's MEGA Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and 2.5 inch LCDs.
The first digital camera to include a 16:9 CCD, the Panasonic DMC-LX1 was announced yesterday. The 16:9 CCD allows the capture of wide format pictures and the camera features an 8.4 megapixel capture size and 4x optical zoom.
One of four cameras announced yesterday, the Panasonic DMC-FZ30 boasts and 8 megapixel camera with a 12x optical zoom.
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