Minox is dropping a slim digital camera called the DC7411. It features a 7.2 megapixel sensor and 3x zoom, and a 3-inch LCD along with electronic image stabilization and face detection. There’s no info on a release date or price yet, so you’ll have to hang tight for a bit. [Letsgo]
Sony will be releasing a new camera called the W300. It comes with 13.6 megapixels, Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with 3x zoom, optical image stabilization, scratch-resistant titanium covering, a 2.7″ LCD display and viewfinder, and high speed burst mode and extra high sensitivity. The W300 will drop this May for $350. [DT]
Ricoh has announced the release of the aluminum R8 and R50 come with a 10 megapixel camera, 1/2.3-inch CCD covered with a 7.1x optical zoom lens, the back has a 2.7-inch LCD with CCD-shift image stabilization and smooth imaging engine III processing on the inside. Both should drop in Japan in March for about $460 and $280 for the R50 which features a 10 megapixel sensor, processing engine, and stabilization with a 5X optical zoom. [Engadget]
Sony Japan made it official for the Japanese local market that they will be selling the Cybershot DSC-T300. It features a 10.1Mpix censor and a 3.5” wide screen, a 5x optical zoom, an image stabilizer, and boosts up to ISO3200. This digicam will be available in the U.S for $400. [Link]
It said that Olympus is supposedly launching a new digital camera called the E-430. It features 12-megapixels, a live-view, flip-out 2.5-inch LCD, a wired remote option, and a higher continuous shooting frame rate as well as larger raw buffer. No other specs or pricing and availability have not yet been revealed as of right now.
Japanese company Olympus will release a camera that can resist just about anything. The U1030SW features a 10Mpix CCD and can be dropped from a height of 2m max, support a pressure of 100kg on its body, and can be dropped into 10m max of water without suffering from damage. If that’s not impressive, then I don’t know what is. No word on pricing or availability for this rough and tough camera.