Posted by – February 2, 2010
The new Olympus PEN EPL-1 has just been announced, it looks good in silver from the front, but looks better from the back in black. A new budget version of the Olympus PEN EP-1, and Olympus PEN EP-2, with built in flash, it will be available in March, priced at $599 with 14-42mm (28-84mm Equivalent) kit lens.
Other specs feature: ISO 100 to ISO 3200, HD Video recording, 12 megapixel sensor, SDHC card support (Class 6 recommended), anti-shake sensor, face detection, in camera panoramic mode, 2.7″ screen, 6 art filters, multiple exposure, dust reduction sensor, HDMI out etc.
Two new lenses have also been announced: “the new super wide-angle zoom ED 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 lens (18-36mm equivalent) or the high-power wide to telephoto zoom ED 14-150mm f4.0-5.6 lens (28-300mm equivalent).” and Olympus have also announced underwater housing for the camera.
Press Release below, Found at Pocket Lint, Crunchgear, Photorumors, 43rumors
Posted by – June 11, 2009
Casio has announced the new Casio Exilim EX-H10 – a new pocket zoom camera with a wide angle 24mm 10x optical zoom lens, 12 megapixel anti-shake sensor, 3″ screen, and 1000 shot battery life. The camera will be available for £299
“The new EX-H10 by Casio combines cutting edge Japanese technology with the most stylish, ultra-slim design in their first “Superzoom” camera. An impressive 10x optical zoom will take users to the heart of the action without compromising image quality; and a 24mm wide angle lens allows the camera to squeeze more in each shot – making it ideal for landscapes. The perfect travel partner, this slim camera can fit easily into a pocket and will keep shooting for nearly three times longer than its rivals. Casio’s pioneering long lasting battery in the EX-H10 has the incredible capacity to take 1,000 shots with one charged battery, ensuring that a fully charged camera will shoot all week*.”
Casio’s EX-H10 also helps users to get faultless shots with a range of easy to use photographic modes, including: Auto Best Shot, Make-up Shot and Face Recognition, so that whatever is being shot the EX-H10 will adjust its settings for the ideal image.
10X optical zoom lens and 4X digital zoom – This new camera boasts up to 40X zoom with the combination of 10X optical and 4X digital with 12.1 million effective pixels. Take pictures of entire buildings or far away objects without losing focus.
24mm wide lens – No need to step back to take that panoramic shot. with a 24mm wide lens the EX-H10 has the capacity to view a landscape, building or entire scene in just one frame.
1,000 shot battery life – Casio has improved the battery life of the camera to make it one of the longest lasting camera batteries on the market. So even for the most extravagant of snappers this camera will last the week*.
The EX-H10 retails at £299 and can be purchased from all good camera stockists and www.casioatcarnaby.co.uk.
Posted by – March 31, 2009
Olympus have announced the new Olympus EVOLT E-450 – an update to the E-420 – the camera features a 10 megapixel sensor, 3.5fps shooting (upto 8 RAW shots), three new art filters (pop art, soft focus, pin hole – details here), improved live view 2.7″ screen, perfect shot preview, TruPic III+ image processor, ISO1600, depth of field preview, and compact flash / XD card support. It will be available in May priced at £450 with kit lens.
“31 March 2009 – Building on the success of the popular E-420, the new E-450 is packed with features that encourage new comers to DSLR to have fun and explore their creative potential. Three in-camera Art Filters apply stylish effects to any image at the touch of a button. Image composition is simplified via Live View on the bright LCD. Packed with features yet easy to use straight out of the box, this latest addition to the Olympus E-System range is not only one of the smallest and lightest models on the market*, it also boasts all the benefits of the Four Thirds Standard at an affordable price. The E-450 has a full range of Olympus’ innovative E-System technology on board and will be available in stores from May 2009 at a recommended retail price of around £450 for the standard lens kit.”