From the monthly archives:

July 2008

Ultra DSLR: The New LEAF AFi 10

by Stephen on July 31, 2008

Peartree Leaf Afi 10

The new Leaf AFi 10 camera system challenges the standard of the medium-format frame with its True Wide Frame (TWF) 56×36 mm, able to capture 56 megapixel digital imaging sensor. The TWF sensor can be rotated internally, giving you the control to shoot the way you visualize it in your mind.  Leaf Verto internal sensor rotation technology allows you to flip the sensor from landscape to portrait and back on the push of one single button. With this camera, possibilities are endless, only your imagination is the limit.  The price will be in the range of £22,000, hitting public display on Q4 2008. [PearTree]

The Group Shot expert: Fuji Z200fd

by Stephen on July 31, 2008

Finepix Z200fd

Fuji Z200fd comes with 5x zoom able to capture resolution up to 10.0 Megapixel via a 2.7-inch LCD. It also adds sensor-shifting mechanical image stabilization. This time Z200fd is equipped with unique Dual Shot Mode allows user to take two pictures – one with flash and one without – in rapid succession. This will allow shooter to pick best picture from the two modes. Another useful feature is face detection functions that are expanded to include Couple and Group Timer Modes. User can select number of faces (up to four) in the frame; the camera will hold off on capturing the shot until the set number of faces have been detected. What a cool trick! Retail pricing will start at $299.95. [DigitalCameraReview]

Sanyo DMX-HD800 Xacti Preview

by Stephen on July 30, 2008


DMX-HD800, a new sleek, slim high definition dual camera Xacti can take both 8.0-Megapixel stills and videos(1280 x 720, 720p). It comes with a new three-dimensional digital noise reduction (3DDNR) filter, and adds facial recognition for both stills and videos with scanner visible on LCD. It is compatible with personal computers and/or upload video data to the Internet. Available in Gold, Pink, and Black. It will start rolling in late August. Price has not been confirmed at this point. [SANYO]

Mobotix Q22 Security Camera

by Stephen on July 29, 2008


Q22 uses hemispheric lens to view at 360 degrees. It can cover the entire corners of a room. It has no mechanical moving part, which makes it robust and maintenance free. The camera is event controlled and has built in recording storage.  Its subtle design does not alert room visitors of its presence. It also comes with internal microphone. Price starts from $698. [Mobotix]

Toshiba Camileo H10 HD

by Stephen on July 28, 2008

Shooting High Definition videos doesn’t have to be expensive nowadays. Toshiba has just released budget HD camcorder H10 HD at bargain price. It comes with 8 GB internal memory, extendable with SDHC card slot. It also shoots up to 10 Megapixel still image and videos at 5x optical zoom, all viewable through 2.7″ LCD display. Will be available by the end of the week, at only £180 or about $360. [Pocket-lint]

Pentax Optio E60 Preview

by Stephen on July 28, 2008


Pentax has just unveiled its latest 10 Megapixel pocket camera. Optio E60 offers ease of use on a budget. It comes with Auto Picture mode that automatically re-adjusts according to corresponding scenes. Face recognition Auto Function can recognize up to 10 faces. It can even alert the shooter if anyone blinks, how cool is that? E60 can shot up to 200 shots on Alkaline, or more than 600 on Lithium AAs. Pentax Optio E60 hits store in October for under $140. [DigitalCameraReview]

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