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Cute Casio EX-Z85 For Girls

by Stephen on August 22, 2008

Casio EX-Z85 Compact Camera

CASIO is set to launch Exilim Zoom EX-Z85 this late August in Japan mainly for female audience. These high performing models with 9.1 million effective pixels take high definition photographs. The Auto Shutter function on the EX-Z85 shoots automatically when the subject smiles or the instant that hand shake or subject movement stops, even without the need to push the shutter button – ensuring no blurred pictures are taken. The EX-Z85 also uses the H.264 video format with high compression that produces high quality video in a relatively small file sizes. Finally EX-Z85 features automatic face recognition or face detection functions. EX-Z85 comes with stylish design and a compact size. In addition to the standard body colors, these cameras come in a rich variety of expressive colors, such as vivid pink (The EX-Z85 is available in a total of eight colors, silver, black, vivid pink, pink, blue, green, brown and orange). Price is set around $300. [Casio VIA Aving]

Rolleiflex Mini Digital Camera

The Rolleiflex Mini Digital Camera proudly continues the Rollei Twin Lens Reflex tradition, pushing the famed camera into beautifully tiny territory! The Rolleiflex TLR film cameras were notable for their compact size, reduced weight, superior optics, durable and simple mechanics and bright viewfinders. The high-quality lenses, manufactured by Zeiss and Schneider, further differentiated the Rolleiflex TLR from many of its competitors. Now, many of the original’s unique features (and all of its charm) can be yours in a retro-miniature package too awesome to believe! A 5 Mega Pixel camera with autofocus technology, the Rollei Mini allows you to shoot from a distance of 4 inches to infinity, saving each image to a Mini SD Card. Included with the camera are: 256 MB Mini SD Card, Leather Strap, CR2 Lithium Batter, and Instructions. Exclusively sold online for $399. [UrbanOutfitters]

Olympus Mju 1060

Olympus has announced a new model to its mju line-up yesterday. Mju 1060 also features the same 7x optical zoom lens as Mju 1010. The camera includes functions such as Advanced Face Detection, Perfect Shot Preview, Dual Image Stabilization, Shadow Adjustment Technology, Noise Reduction and also an Intelligent Auto Mode for newbies. The intelligent Auto (iAuto) function detects different scenes and automatically optimize the settings for the shot. The 2.7-inch LCD seen on the Mju 1010 has now been upgraded to 3 inches on the Mju 1060. This is useful for viewing pictures with a group of friends, as well as for framing shots. It is excellent point and shoot camera with long zoom range, but if you already have 1010, there might not be enough motivation to purchase 1060 as a replacement. 1060 has several colors to choose from, like Starry Silver, Midnight Black, Cyan Green and Pink. The Mju 1060 will be available in Asia from end August, but pricing is TBD. [CNET]

Olympus New FE-370 and FE-360

by Stephen on August 20, 2008

Olympus FE-370 / FE-360

Olympus has announced the addition of FE-370 and FE-360 to its line of FE series digital compacts. The new models, the Olympus FE-360 and FE-370 feature 3x and 5x optical zoom and 8 megapixel sensor. Both also offer Face Detection, Image Stabilization, a number of shooting modes, as well as video capture. The FE-360 will come with a 2.5-inch LCD screen and in silver, black, blue, and pink, while the FE-370 has a slightly larger LCD size of 2.7-inch. In addition, FE-370’s Intelligent Auto Mode makes it easy to take great images – it can automatically detect a range of common shooting scenes and then adjust settings accordingly. The new Olympus FE cameras will be available in September for £129.99 for the FE-360, and £179.99 for the FE-370. [DP-Review]

Fujifilm F60fd

Fujifilm has announced the launch of the new FinePix F60fd. As a sequel to the hugely popular FinePix F50fd, the FinePix F60fd features a larger 3 .0 ” LCD screen, Face Detection 3.0 and brand new, proprietary, Scene Recognition technology. F60fd also uses Dual Image Stabilisation combining high ISO and CCD-shift stabilisation for a complete system for avoiding blur caused by hand shake or subject motion. Its Scene Recognition technology cleverly detects a scene without the need of pre-selecting the mode on the camera. The FinePix F60fd will begin shipping in September 2008 at a retail price of $299.95. [DCresource]

Fujifilm Finepix Budget J-Series

by Stephen on August 12, 2008

FujiFilm J100, J110W, J120 and J150W Compact Cameras

Fujifilm has recently announced four new budget Finepix J-series compact cameras. The J100, J110W, J120 and J150W, all will include 10 Megapixel CCD but each vary in LCD size and lenses. They feature face detection system that maxes out at six people in the frame, and includes automatic red-eye correction. Movie mode supports 640 x 480 and 320 x 240 resolutions at 30 frames per second with mono sound, stored in Motion JPEG format. The J100 and J110W have a 2.7” LCD screen and the FinePix J150W and J120 offer the bigger 3” LCD screen. The J-Series will be available with price range from $199.95 to $299.95, all of which are scheduled to ship in September. [DPreview]

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