Sony's new Cyber-shot WX1 utilizes an innovative back-illuminated Exmor "R" CMOS sensor to produce (according to Sony) a 200% increase in sensitivity over traditional front-illuminated CMOS sensors. We'll look into those claims in our upcoming full review, but for now take a look at some preliminary images and results from the Cyber-shot WX1.
We made it through Black Friday, that Superbowl of shopping days. The 4 AM dash to your local electronics superstore is over, but many retailers are still holding sales through the weekend. We've picked some of the best bargains on point and shoots, DSLRs, and lenses still going on through Cyber Monday.
The understated style of the Nikon Coolpix S640's exterior lends it to low-profile street photography. Our first impressions of the auto exposure-only S640 have been good - it backs up good performance on the street in bright outdoor light with nice indoor photos as well. Take a look at a couple of sample images and our first take on the S640.
That point and shoot bought in 2005 is still functional, but it's starting to show its age. You might be picking up hints from a loved one that he'd like to upgrade from his old camera, or you're putting together a holiday wish list of your own. Either way, here are a few tips to consider when stepping up from a basic point and shoot to a more advanced model.
Casio announces today their first rugged camera, the Exilim EX-G1. Available in black or sporty red, the G1 is rated for underwater photography up to ten feet, is shock-resistant up to a seven foot drop, dustproof, and freezeproof to temperatures as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit.
The Fujifilm FinePix F70EXR joins the ranks of the feature-rich compact digitals that camera manufacturers would love to put in the arms of holiday shoppers. It brings Fuji's EXR sensor into a slim form factor, like the F200EXR, but ups the zoom ante to a 10x optical reach. Take a first look at some sample images while we work on a full review of the FinePix F70EXR.
When the Samsung DualView TL225 was announced a few months ago, it inspired comments like "Why didn't anyone think of this before?" The small LCD on the front of the camera takes the guesswork out of self-portraits and group photos via self-timer. Our full review is on the way, but in the meantime take a first look at those dual LCDs at work in our video preview.
The Olympus Stylus 7010 retains the old-school elegance of the original "go to" Stylus cameras that became popular with street photographers and travelers alike. The 7010 adds twenty-first century tech updates in the form of a 7x optical zoom, dual image stabilization, and a 12 megapixel sensor. Read on for our first impressions of the Stylus 7010.
The Canon PowerShot G11 steps up as the latest representative of the advanced compact G series. Like the previous generation, the G11 shoots RAW and offers a full slate of manual shooting controls. With the addition of a vari-angle LCD, there's plenty here that's piqued our interest. We're just getting started, so take a look at our preview of the PowerShot G11.
Fujifilm has just announced details for the US release of their Real 3D imaging system. Comprised of the FinePix W1 camera and V1 frame, the Real 3D system began shipping yesterday. The camera and viewer were first formally announced back in July and are now available for purchase at Fuji's online store.
The Canon PowerShot SD980 IS brings trendy touch interface to the PowerShot lineup for the first time. A couple of weeks with the SD980 produced some preliminary sample images and a favorable first impression of the brand new interface. It's too early to tell, but this might just be our favorite touch screen camera to date.
Casio introduces today the slim Exilim Zoom EX-Z280 and EX-Z33. The Z280 offers more of the fancy stuff, like 720p video and sensor-shift image stabilization, and the back-to-basics Z33 features a 10.1 megapixel CCD and Casio's tried and true YouTube video recording mode. Both feature beginner-friendly "Easy" modes.
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