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This Week’s (Jun 23-29, 2012) Digital Camera Review Roundup

Sat June 30, 2012

Here is this week’s (Jun 23-29, 2012) digital camera review roundup:


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Panasonic ZS15 / TZ25 Review @ CameraLabs

Thu June 28, 2012

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15/TZ25

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15/TZ25

The [Panasonic] Lumix ZS15 / TZ25 has a lot to offer with a 16x stabilised optical zoom, a 12.1 Megapixel sensor that produces excellent image quality and good high ISO performance.

We have added another Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 [QuickPrice Check] Review to our Reviews Matrix.

CameraLabs has posted their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 / TZ25, a compact ultra zoom digital camera with 12.1MP resolution (1/2.3-in. High Sensitivity MOS), 16x ultra wide-angle optical zoom (24-384mm equiv.), Optical Image Stabilization, 3.0-in. (460k-dot) LCD, Intelligent AUTO (iA) mode, PASM, RAW, Intelligent HDR, Continuous Shooting 10fps, and Full 1080p HD movie 1920×1080/60i.

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PANASONIC ZS15 / TZ25 REVIEWS
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2012-06-28 Panasonic ZS15 / TZ25 CameraLabs
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2012-03-26 Panasonic ZS15 / TZ25 PhotographyBLOG
2012-02-02 Panasonic ZS20 & ZS15 Press Release (Canada)

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Fujifilm X-Pro1 Review @ DPReview

Thu June 28, 2012

Fujifilm X-PRO1

Fujifilm X-PRO1

The camera’s JPEGs are little short of superb, with appealing colour rendition, lots of detail, and remarkably low noise even at high ISOs.

We’ve added another Fujifilm X-Pro1 [QuickFact Sheet] Review in our Reviews Matrix.

DPReview has posted their review of the Fujifilm X-PRO1, a retro rangefinder-style APS-C digital camera with 16.3 MP resolution (23.6 mm x 15.6 mm X-Trans CMOS), No optical low-pass filter, X-Mount accepting interchangeable Fujifnon XF lenses, Hybrid Multi Viewfinder (0.47-in. 1440-dot EVF), 3.0-in. (1230k-dot) LCD, Eye Sensor, PASM, One-touch RAW, In-camera RAW Converter, Selectable AF with a 49-point Metering Matrix, ISO100-25600, Continuous Shooting 6fps, Aperture Ring, Shutter Speed Dial, Exposure Compensation Dial, Motion Panorama, Film Simulation Mode, Multiplex Exposure, 4 Auto Bracketing Functions, Motion Panorama, and Full HD Movie 1920×1080 @ 24fps with stereo sound.

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McAfee Canada Launches The State of Consumer and Enterprise Security in Canada Website

Wed June 27, 2012

We received this news from McAfee Canada today: a new website for writers looking for statistical information on cyber security in Canada. It’s called the The State of Consumer and Enterprise Security in Canada and looks quite interesting.

McAfee Canada today launched a new website called The State of Consumer and Enterprise Security in Canada (http://mcaf.ee/canadastats), in order to provide a one-stop shop for writers looking for information on a variety of trends and issues affecting and shaping the Canadian security landscape. McAfee regularly conducts industry studies, develops threats report and commissions numerous surveys to help ensure businesses, governments and consumers are kept up-to-date on the ever-evolving threat landscape.

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Fujifilm Expands Fujinon XF Lenses Line-Up for Award-Winning X-PRO1 Premium Digital Camera

Wed June 27, 2012

FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES THE EXPANSION OF THE LENS LINE-UP
FOR THE AWARD-WINNING X-PRO1 PREMIUM DIGITAL CAMERA

The release of new Fujinon XF lenses expands the potential of the
Fujifilm X-Pro1 premium digital camera to new photographic possibilities.

Mississauga, ON, June 27, 2012 – Fujifilm is proud to announce the expansion of the line-up of Fujinon XF lenses for the premium interchangeable lens camera, FUJIFILM X-Pro1. From super wide to telephoto, users will enjoy a wider range of photography with lenses that match their shooting style or purpose, letting them experience high-quality photography with the X-Pro1 in a variety of situations.

Two additional lenses in autumn 2012 and five unique lenses more in early 2013 for a total of 10 lenses in the line-up

Since Fujifilm’s X-Pro1 announcement in January 2012, Fujifilm has worked to develop new premium interchangeable lenses in response to user requests. In addition to the three existing single focal length XF lenses, Fujifilm will introduce a bright F2.8 super wide 14mm (21mm in 35mm equivalent) single focal length lens and a bright F2.8-4 zoom lens that covers the shooting range of 18mm to 55mm (27-83mm in 35mm equivalent) in autumn of 2012.

Another unique five lenses will be added in the line-up in early 2013, making the total to 10 lenses. Fujifilm will continue to develop lenses that cover a wide range of focal lengths and offer bright, high resolution reproduction even at the periphery, so that users can enjoy the high resolution of FUJIFILM X-Pro1.


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Leica Announces Firmware Update 1.1 for Leica X2 Camera

Wed June 27, 2012

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LEICA X2 FIRMWARE UPDATE VERSION 1.1 NOW AVAILABLE

Solms, Germany (June 27, 2012) - Leica Camera AG announces firmware update 1.1 for the Leica X2 camera. The improvements in this update primarily concern the camera’s image noise characteristics at ISO 1600 and its automatic white balance function. It also provides general functional optimization and improved performance. Users wishing to bring their camera up to date can now download the firmware update and take advantage of the new, improved features. The firmware and instructions for installation can be found on the Leica website under ‘UPDATES’ in the product section Compact Cameras / Leica X2.

Leica X2

Leica X2

The Leica X2, a digital compact camera ‘made in Germany’, features a professional, APS-C format, CMOS image sensor with a resolution of over 16.5 megapixels (effective 16.2 MP). In combination with the high-performance Leica Elmarit 24 mm f/2.8 ASPH. lens, a classic focal length for photojournalism, this sensor ensures maximum image quality and sparkling brilliance. The camera’s profile is complemented by numerous setting options from full manual control to automatic functions and an intuitive handling concept. All this, together with its elegant and stylish design, makes the Leica X2 the ideal premium-class compact camera for discerning photographers who wish to concentrate completely on their subjects and who appreciate creative and true-to-life pictures.


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Sony Wearable POV and Action Sports Cam

Wed June 27, 2012

SONY DEVELOPS AN ULTRA COMPACT HD VIDEO CAMERA SOLUTION FOR POINT-OF-VIEW SHOOTING AND ACTION SPORTS

NEW YORK (CEA LINE SHOW BOOTH #71), June 26, 2012 – Sony today announced that it is developing a new type of high definition wearable video camera which answers the demand for premium point-of-view and action sports filming devices.

The new video camera will feature Sony’s hallmark SteadyShot® image stabilization technology, found in its portfolio of digital imaging products, to reduce blur and deliver stunningly smooth footage. The video camera’s small, lightweight body will also house an Exmor® R CMOS image sensor for excellent low light shooting and an ultra-wide angle Carl Zeiss® Tessar® lens. Additionally, Sony will offer a suite of mounting attachments, including waterproof and ruggedized housings.

By combining this technology with more features on the way, Sony aims to deliver a versatile, easy-to-use video camera capable of capturing full HD quality video in extreme environments.

Sony plans to bring the new point-of-view video camera to market in Fall 2012.

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Fujifilm X-Pro1 Review @ Neocamera

Tue June 26, 2012

Fujifilm X-PRO1

Fujifilm X-PRO1

The Fuji X-Pro1 is a 16 MP digital camera with delivers class-leading image quality.

We’ve added another Fujifilm X-Pro1 [QuickFact Sheet] Review in our Reviews Matrix.

Neocamera has posted their review of the Fujifilm X-PRO1, a retro rangefinder-style APS-C digital camera with 16.3 MP resolution (23.6 mm x 15.6 mm X-Trans CMOS), No optical low-pass filter, X-Mount accepting interchangeable Fujifnon XF lenses, Hybrid Multi Viewfinder (0.47-in. 1440-dot EVF), 3.0-in. (1230k-dot) LCD, Eye Sensor, PASM, One-touch RAW, In-camera RAW Converter, Selectable AF with a 49-point Metering Matrix, ISO100-25600, Continuous Shooting 6fps, Aperture Ring, Shutter Speed Dial, Exposure Compensation Dial, Motion Panorama, Film Simulation Mode, Multiplex Exposure, 4 Auto Bracketing Functions, Motion Panorama, and Full HD Movie 1920×1080 @ 24fps with stereo sound.

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Fujifilm Adds 2 New X-Pro1 Lenses, Publishes Roadmap

Tue June 26, 2012

Fujifilm’s zoom lens for the X-Pro1 will be available this year, according to a revised roadmap published today. It’s a 3x optical zoom 18-55mm [27-84mm equiv.] F2.8-F4 OIS. Also planned for this year is a 14mm [21mm equiv.] F2.8.

For 1983, 5 lenses are planned:

  • 23mm [35mm] F1.4
  • 27mm [41mm] F2.8 pancake
  • 56mm [84mm] F1.4
  • 10-24mm [15-36mm] F4 OIS
  • 55-200mm [83-300mm] F3.5-F4.8 OIS

So, two more F1.4 lenses, and two more zoom lenses.

Expanding the line-up of Fujinon XF Lenses for FUJIFILM X-Pro1

June 26, 2012

Fujifilm is proud to announce to be going to expand the line-up of Fujinon XF lenses for a wider range of photography with the interchangeable lens camera, FUJIFILM X-Pro1. From super wide to telephoto, users will be able to freely choose lenses that match their shooting style or purpose, letting them enjoy high-quality photography with FUJIFILM X-Pro1 in various scenes.

2 additional lenses in autumn 2012 and 5 unique lenses more in early 2013 for a total of 10 lenses in the line-up
Since X-Pro1′s announced in January 2012, users have given many requests concerning interchangeable lenses. In order to respond to such requests, Fujifilm will introduce, in autumn this year, a bright F2.8 super wide 14mm (21mm in 35mm equivalent) single focal length lens and a bright F2.8-4 zoom lens that covers the shooting range of 18mm to 55mm (27-84mm in 35mm equivalent), in addition to the three single focal length lenses in the first series of Fujinon XF Lenses. Another unique five lenses will be added in the line-up in early 2013, making the total to 10 lenses. Fujifilm will strive for the development of lenses that cover a wide range of focal lengths and offer bright and high resolution reproduction even at the periphery, so that users can enjoy the high resolution feature of FUJIFILM X-Pro1.

* The above road map is as of June 26, 2012. Specifications are subject to change.

* The above road map is as of June 26, 2012. Specifications are subject to change.

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