From the monthly archives:

February 2010

Casio Announces Two New Point-And-Shoot Cameras

by Isaiah on February 21, 2010

Casio has announced two new point-and-shoot cameras at PMA 2010 in the form of the Exilim EX-S7 (pictured above) and EX-Z35. The S7 sports a 12.1-megapixel image sensor, a 3x optical zoom lens, a 2.7-inch LCD display and 720p HD video recording. It will be available in Spring for a retail price of $139.99. Meanwhile, the Z35 offers a 12.1-megapixel image sensor, a 3x optical zoom lens, a 2.5-inch LCD display and VGA video recording. It will go on sale in March for a retail price of $109.99. Read more

HP Unveils New Digicams And Camcorders At The PMA 2010 Tradeshow

HP has unveiled their latest cameras and camcorders at PMA. The premium HP CW450t and HP PW460t point-and-shoot digital cameras come equipped with a 2.7-inch and a 3-inch LCD touchscreen displays, respectively. Both cameras has a 4X optical zoom, a newly designed touch interface for viewing photos with the simple swipe of a finger, and support up to 32GB SD/SDHC memory. Available in blue and merlot, the CW450t is priced at $109 a pop. Meanwhile, the PW460t is available in pink and charcoal gray for $149 each.

The latest HP touchscreen digital camcorders, the V5061u and V5560u, feature a 3-inch LCD touchscreen displays, 1,080p HD recording and motion-detection capabilities. Additionally, the V5560u features a 5X optical zoom and a lithium-ion battery. The V5061u provides a dual SD/SDHC memory card and an option to install AA batteries if the lithium-ion battery is not charged. The V5560u and V5061u are priced at $199 and $169, respectively.

HP has also introduced the $99 CW450 and $129 SW450 camcorders with a 4x zooms, the $149 PW550z with a 5x zoom, and the $109 V1020h camcorder that can record 720p videos. [Press Release]

Olympus SP-800UZ Digital Camera Available Now

by Isaiah on February 19, 2010

Amazon has begun selling Olympus’ latest digital camera ‘SP-800UZ‘ that we mentioned a couple of weeks ago. The good news is, it’s on sale now for just $349.89 (regular price $499.89). To refresh your memory, the SP-800UZ offers a 14MP image sensor, a 30x wide-angle optical zoom, a 3-inch LCD display (16:9 format), Dual Image Stabilization and HD video recording (720p). [Product Page]

DALSA Boasts 196-megapixel Image Sensors

by Johan on February 18, 2010

DALSA Boasts 196-megapixel Image Sensors

DALSA has proudly announced the shipment of ultra-high resolution image sensors that will power the latest UltraCam line of aerial photogrammetry cameras produced by Microsoft’s photogrammetry business, Vexcel Imaging, GmbH. With 196 Megapixel resolution (17,310 x 11,310 pixels), the new UltraCamXp and UltraCamXp Wide Angle use multiple DALSA CCD image sensors to provide detailed imagery that requires for applications such as Microsoft Bing Maps. The resolution and footprint of the new UltraCams allows for high-quality urban maps with fewer flight lines, saving time and lowering cost. [Microsoft UltraCam]

Pentax K-7 Firmware Update Version 1.03

by Isaiah on February 18, 2010

Pentax has announced a new firmware update ‘version 1.03’ for its K-7 mid-level DSLR camera. The update provides the following improvements to your camera including:

  • Lens Correction (Distortion, Lateral chromatic aberration) is settable for additional FA limited lenses.
  • Improved usability by optimize the program of vertical position judgment
  • Improved stability of recording movie for some SDHC Memory Card.

The update is now available for immediate download via Pentax’s official website. [Photography Bay]

Sony Waterproof DSC-TX5 And High Zoom DSC-H55

by Johan on February 18, 2010

Sony today unveiled two new cameras namely the DSC-TX5 and DSC-H55. The former is a water-, dust-, shock-, and freeze-proof Cyber-shot digital camera that measures at just 17.7mm slim. This camera also features a 10.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor, a 4x optical zoom with 25mm wide angle and a 3-inch LCD touchscreen. Meanwhile, the latter features a 14.1MP CMOS sensor with a powerful 10x optical zoom lens. The Sony DSC-TX5 and DSC-H55 retails for $350 and $250, respectively. [dcviews]

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