The Canon PowerShot SX10 IS has been on store shelves - and in the hands of photographers - since November, and in spite of the subsequent launch of the HD-ready SX1, the SX10 continues to get a lot attention. User reviews from our readers have been rolling in ever since, and we've rounded up a small sample for this month's Users Speak Out feature.
Canon has added RAW shooting capability to the PowerShot SX1 with a firmware update.
Ultrazooms are hot right now, and shoppers looking for a new camera in this space have been checking out the Nikon Coolpix P80. Our own review of this model was positive, but what did other users think of the P80?
The Canon PowerShot SX200 IS is Canon's latest offering in the growing compact ultrazoom segment. Our SX200 review unit rolled in today, and we've pulled together some sample shots and initial impressions after a little hands on time with the new model.
Kodak has significantly restyled its Z series of ultrazooms with the launch of the Kodak EasyShare Z915. Announced in conjunction with PMA 2009, the Z915 seems to provide some impressive technologies - including an optically stabilized 10x zoom lens - at a very attractive price point under $200.
At a pre-PMA press conference today, Sony announced another player on its roster of high zoom, compact cameras. This time, they've introduced a CMOS sensor to the lineup in the Cyber-shot DSC-HX1. With high-speed burst shooting of 10 fps and a 20x Sony G zoom lens, Sony hopes to make this a fast camera with a big zoom range.
Is it a compact? Is it an ultrazoom? The Samsung HZ15W, announced this morning, is both. Boasting a 10x optical zoom lens, it will be one of the most powerful ultrazooms on the compact digital market. Sharing the previously announced HZ10W's 24-240mm Schneider zoom lens, the HZ15W offers a larger display, more resolution, and HD video capture as well.
It's been five long months since the SX1 was announced internationally, but today Canon made it known that the 10.0 megapixel, 20x zoom Canon PowerShot SX1 IS is officially on its way to the U.S. as well. With a CMOS sensor, HD video capture, and RAW shooting, the SX1 looks to rule the ultrazoom roost.
Canon has rounded out its line of mid-priced ultrazooms today with the launch of the Canon PowerShot SX200 IS. Update to the platform that launched the popular SX100 and SX110 models, the compact SX200 features more zoom, more resolution, HD video recording, and Canon's newly developed Smart Auto feature set.
In an announcement this morning, Sony showed off plans to update its compact ultrazoom. The new camera, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20, builds on the popular H10, with more intelligent auto features, more resolution, and HD video capture capabilities.
Fujifilm has announced the FinePix S1500, successor to the SLR-style FinePix S1000. The S1500 is an update to a popular model - the S1000 has been one of the most searched cameras on our site for awhile now - and Fujifilm has added a couple of interesting new features, including mechanical image stabilization.
Kodak and Olympus stirred the ultrazoom pot in their CES announcements, and tonight Nikon joined the fray with the launch of the 24x zoom, 12.1 megapixel Nikon Coolpix P90. Building on the success of the P80, this latest addition to Nikon's Performance series of Coolpix cameras looks to make a splash at next month's PMA show in Las Vegas.
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