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Sony Announces Slim 10x Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 and 20.1MP DSC-W810

Fri August 1, 2014

Sony Adds Two New Compact Zoom Cameras to Cyber-shot® Line

WX220 model with 10x Zoom plus Wi-Fi; W810 model with 6x Zoom, Easy Operation

SAN DIEGO, July 31, 2014 – Sony today has introduced the versatile new DSC-WX220 and DSC-W810 cameras to its compact Cyber-shot® line, offering consumers a variety of new ways to capture high-quality images and HD videos on-the-go.

Cyber-shot WX220 Camera – Premium power in a compact package
The new pocket-sized DSC-WX220 model is extremely slim and compact, yet packs a ton of imaging punch thanks to its 18.2 megapixel Exmor R® CMOS sensor and 10x optical zoom G Lens.  The high-resolution sensor and versatile lens are paired with Sony’s powerful BIONZ® X processor, ensuring that all images and full HD (1920×1080 @60p) videos are captured with exceptional detail and low noise.


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Samsung WB350F Review @ Photoxels

Tue April 1, 2014

Samsung WB350F

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The Samsung WB350F is a compact travel zoom camera with 21x wide-angle optical zoom, optical image stabilization, and pretty impressive Wi-Fi capabilities. It is elegant and well built, with the option to use control buttons or the touch LCD. Advanced users will appreciate the availability of PASM shooting modes.

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2014-04-01 Samsung WB350F Photoxels
2014-01-07 Samsung WB350F Press Release
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Olympus SH-1 Features 24x Wide-Angle Zoom, 5-Axis Image Stabilization and Wi-Fi

Mon March 31, 2014

SMART, SLEEK AND STEADY: OLYMPUS STYLUS® SH-1 IS WORLD’S FIRST*1 COMPACT WITH MECHANICAL 5-AXIS STABILIZATION

Advanced Image Stabilization, Powerful Zoom and Wi-Fi® Sharing in a Sophisticated Design

CENTER VALLEY, P.A., March 31, 2014 – Olympus introduces a breakthrough in the long zoom category, the STYLUS SH-1®, the first compact camera equipped with optical*2 5-axis image stabilization for both still images and videos. The STYLUS SH-1’s 5-axis mechanical image stabilization, originally developed for the Olympus OM-D E-M5®  interchangeable lens camera, combined with a powerful 24x, high-powered optical zoom lens, full 1080 60p HD video and built-in Wi-Fi*3, delivers outstanding performance in a body with an elegant look and feel.

Advanced technology, including a 16-megapixel backlit CMOS sensor and the TruePic VII image processor, the same found in Olympus’ award-winning OM-D®  series of interchangeable lens cameras, work in connection with the Olympus STYLUS SH-1’s impressive 24x optical long zoom lens, (48x*4 super-resolution zoom) which covers 25mm to 600mm*5 telephoto. This combination delivers beautiful image quality with high resolution, superior color reproduction and high sensitivity.


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Samsung WB350F Can Function As A Baby Monitor

Tue January 7, 2014

Samsung SMART Camera WB350F

Effortlessly shoot outstanding images with the Samsung WB350F’s powerful zoom and share instantly with an array of intuitive social features

Las Vegas – January 07, 2014 – People who want to capture and share powerful and unique images can now do so with the elegant and impressively equipped Samsung WB350F SMART Camera. This state of the art compact zoom camera comes with 21x optical zoom capabilities and a 23mm Wide Angle lens as standard, allowing users to create images with striking depth and detail. Whether zooming in on a subject from a great distance, or capturing a sprawling landscape that stretches for miles, the device delivers sharp detail and bright images on every shot.

The WB350F is also furnished with an impressive 16MP BSI CMOS sensor. This eliminates the need to use a flash at inopportune moments or at events – as the superior sensor needs less light than its conventional counterparts, without sacrificing image quality.

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Samsung WB50F Is Kid-Friendly

Tue January 7, 2014

Samsung SMART Camera WB50F

With a soft flash and charming design, the WB50F is the Best Kids-caring camera that the whole family can enjoy

Las Vegas – January 07, 2014 – Building on the impressive heritage of Samsung’s WB family of cameras, the company is today announcing a new member to the range. The WB50F is sleek and stylish, boasting a clear long zoom, and bouncing soft flash that allows photographers to create images that are soft and naturally lit as well as those that are bright, light and crisp.

As well as the impressive 12x optical zoom, the WB50F is also equipped with a 16MP CCD sensor allowing for the soft flash to reach its optimal potential and create images with softer, more natural lighting.

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Samsung WB35F With 12x Optical Zoom

Tue January 7, 2014

Samsung SMART Camera WB35F

The portable design and long zoom capabilities of the WB35F makes it simple to capture impressive images and share them easily through the latest NFC and Wi-Fi connectivity

Las Vegas – January 07, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd announced a new member of the WB family of handheld zoom cameras, the WB35F. The WB35F boasts an impressive 12X optical zoom and 16MP CCD sensor, allowing photographers to capture stunning images in sharp definition and vibrant color.

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Samsung WB350F

Tue January 7, 2014

Samsung WB350F

Category: Beginner

Type: Travel Zoom

Travel with style with the Samsung WB350F SMART CAMERA. It is a super zoom digital camera featuring 21x optical zoom (23-483mm equiv.), optical image stabilization, 16.3MP resolution on a 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS sensor, a 3.0-in. Touch LCD, and is brimming with Wi-Fi capabilities. Plus it’s pocketable, making it a carry-anywhere travel companion.

Under its deceptively clean and uncluttered exterior lie some impressive features: 21x optical zoom, PASM shooting modes, Auto Backup, Remote Vewfinder, Tap & Go sharing, and lots of filters.

The WB350F is well constructed, feels solid and handles well. It is elegant in its textured leatherette covering that comes in 3 to 6 colors (country dependent). You can use the control buttons or the responsive touch LCD (460k-dot) to choose your settings. Though this is basically a point-and-shoot camera, advanced photographers will appreciate the availability of PASM shooting modes. You can record HD 1080p movies 1920 x 1080 @ 30fps with monaural sound.

The WB350F features the latest NFC and Wi-Fi connectivity. Tag & Go allows you to connect to smartphones by simply touching the two devices together. You can transfer images being viewed on the camera to the paired smartphone. Remote ViewFinder allows you to control the camera wirelessly. Auto Backup allows you to transfer pictures from the camera to your computer without the need of a USB cable.

The Samsung WB350F is a compact travel camera with a powerful wide-angle zoom, flexible shooting modes and wireless capabilities. Put it in your pocket or purse and you’ll always have a camera ready to capture a wide landscape, street scene or tele shot.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8 Features 12x Optical Zoom and Wi-Fi Connectivity

Mon January 6, 2014

The New LUMIX DMC-SZ8 Slim, Stylish Digital Camera with 12x Optical Zoom Lens

Featuring Wi-Fi® Connectivity and Creative Expression

Las Vegas, NV (January 6, 2014) – Panasonic is proud to introduce the DMC-SZ8, a new digital compact camera with a 12x optical zoom and Wi-Fi® connectivity.

The versatile 24mm ultra wide angle lens with a powerful 12x optical zoom (equivalent to 24mm to 288mm on a 35mm camera) features the Intelligent Zoom function, making it possible to extend the zoom up to 24x by combining digital zoom with less deterioration of image quality. The Optical Image Stabilizer can effectively suppress hand movement which tends to occur when shooting with a long zoom.

The image processing by the 16-megapixel CCD sensor and the Venus Engine excels not only in picture quality but also in its processing speed. It enables 1280 x 720 HD video* recording and high speed photo shooting in addition to the quick response which is available throughout the operation.

With the Wi-Fi® connectivity, users can connect the camera directly to their smartphone/tablet without a need of cabling or searching for a Wi-Fi® hotspot. In addition, users can utilize smartphone/tablet for a secondary monitor of the camera that enables setting focus, zooming or releasing the shutter remotely from the camera. With the Instant Transfer function, photos are automatically sent to the designated electronic devices such as smartphones/tablets right after shooting.

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Panasonic DMC-TZ60/ZS40 Video

Mon January 6, 2014

The new DMC-TZ60/ZS40 is the world’s slimmest digital compact camera with EVF (Electronic View Finder) featuring powerful 30x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 24-720mm)*. The pocket-sized high performance camera LUMIX TZ/ZS series has won worldwide popularity for its versatile lens that covers ultra wide-angle to telephoto and high quality image recording capability of photo and video. The new DMC-ZS40(TZ60) makes significant upgrades from its predecessor, especially in functions for more advanced photography such as manual control with Control Ring, RAW compatibility, Focus Peaking.
* As a digital camera with the optical zoom lens of 30x , as of January 6, 2014.

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Panasonic’s New LUMIX DMC-ZS40 Compact Camera: 30x Ultra Zoom with Wi-Fi® / NFC and GPS

Mon January 6, 2014

NEWS RELEASE

The New Premium LUMIX DMC-ZS40 Compact Camera Offering 30x Ultra Zoom with Wi-Fi® / NFC and GPS

Featuring Flexible Manual Shooting and 60p Full-HD Video Recording

Las Vegas, NV (January 6, 2014) – Panasonic is proud to introduce a super slim digital compact camera with a LVF (Live View Finder) featuring a powerful 30x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 24-720mm) for the latest flagship of the popular ZS series. The pocket-sized high performance ZS range has won worldwide popularity for its versatile lens that covers ultra wide-angle to telephoto and high quality image recording capability of both still and video. The new DMC-ZS40 makes significant upgrades especially in functions for more advanced photography such as a Control Ring, RAW compatibility and Focus Peaking.

Crystallizing its optical technologies, Panasonic succeeded in integrating a 24mm ultra wide-angle 30x zoom lens in slim, flat body and the advanced HYBRID O.I.S.+ (Hybrid Optical Image Stabilizer Plus) which effectively suppresses hand movement in both photo and video recording.

The 18.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor and the advanced image processor Venus Engine feature high speed, high sensitivity image recording achieving 1920 x 1080 60p astonishingly smooth full-HD video recording in AVCHD Progressive format and high speed burst shooting at 10 fps with high picture quality. It also has quick start-up and Light Speed Auto Focus to catch the most fleeting shooting opportunities.


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Nikon Canada Announces COOLPIX L620 With 14x Wide Optical Zoom

Tue August 6, 2013

Nikon Canada today released the COOLPIX L620, an easy-to-handle compact camera for individuals-on-the-go, featuring a 14x optical zoom lens and FULL HD (1080p) video.

Some of the key features of the COOLPIX L620 include the following:

  • An 18.1-megapixel CMOS sensor
  • 14x optical zoom NIKKOR glass lens that covers a focal length of 25mm to a distant 350mm (35mm equivalent)
  • Wide ISO range up to 3200 ISO
  • One-touch Full HD (1080p) video recording
  • Scene Modes
  • Bright, high resolution HVGA 3.0-inch LCD monitor

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Nikon COOLPIX L620 is the Easy Way to Capture Great Photos and Videos, Even at a Distance

Latest addition to Nikon’s comfort long-zoom camera lineup features 14x optical zoom for versatile performance

Mississauga, ON, August 6, 2013 – Today, Nikon Canada Inc. introduced the new COOLPIX L620, an easy-to-handle compact camera with a versatile 14x optical zoom lens that makes it effortless to shoot amazing images and Full HD (1080p) videos up close or from a distance. A great companion for the always-on-the-go individual, the L620 offers user-friendly features such as Scene Modes, Easy Auto Mode, Special Effects and Target Finding AF, as well as Full HD video recording at the touch of a button.

“The COOLPIX L620’s comfortable ergonomics, user-friendly features and intuitively placed controls make it easy for users to capture memorable events, from a baby’s first steps to a big hit at a little league baseball game,” said Gregory Flasch, National Advertising and Communications Manager at Nikon Canada. “With exceptional image quality and video performance, the L620 helps users to confidently produce images and videos they will share for a lifetime.”

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Sony Announces Cyber-shot HX50 / HX50V: world’s smallest, lightest camera with 30x optical zoom

Tue April 23, 2013

Sony Announces the Cyber-shot HX50V: The World’s Smallest and Lightest 30x Optical Zoom Camera
by Communications 04/23/2013

New Compact High-Zoom Camera boasts high-resolution 20.4MP Image sensor, Wi-Fi and more

SAN DIEGO, Apr 23, 2013 – Today, Sony introduced the Cyber-shot™ HX50 camera – a powerful new compact featuring an impressive 30x optical zoom range and advanced 20.4 MP “Exmor R” CMOS image sensor. Measuring approximately 4.4”x2.6”x1.2”1 in size and weighing in at approximately 9.6 oz. 2, it is the world’s smallest and lightest camera with 30x optical zoom capability3.

“Despite the emergence of smart phone cameras in today’s market, the HX50V model gives photographers plenty of reason to invest in a dedicated pocket camera” said Patrick Huang, director of the Cyber-shot digital camera business at Sony Electronics. “Its wide-ranging 30x optical zoom gives users more freedom to pick their shooting subject and position, and its extensive, advanced imaging capabilities give shooters the peace of mind that image quality will never be compromised – every scene will be given the color, detail and clarity that it deserves. This powerful combination of size and performance makes the HX50 an especially unique, versatile camera.”

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