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Panasonic: New DMC-FZ300 24x Super Zoom Camera: Constant F2.8 Aperture, 4K Photo and Video Recording, Rugged Splash/Dust-Proof Design

Thu July 16, 2015

Panasonic DMC-FZ300

Panasonic DMC-FZ300

The following video presents [NEW] Introducing Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ300 – A New Hybrid Camera with Full-range F2.8 Aperture:

Panasonic is proud to introduce a new powerful zoom camera DMC-FZ300 with full range F2.8 aperture complying with 4K ultra high definition video recording and 4K Photo function in a splash/dust-proof rugged design. The 12.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor and the new image processor Venus Engine in DMC-FZ300 feature enables shooting high quality image even in higher sensitivity recording up to ISO 6400, higher resolution and superior color reproduction. The LUMIX’s popular FZ series pack a powerful optical zoom and superior controllability including manual operation over photo and video recording. The DMC-FZ300 newly integrates a large, bright 1,440K-dot OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) LVF (Live View Finder) with approx.100% field of view. For even faster response and higher mobility, the DMC-FZ300 newly integrates the DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology to achieve ultra high-speed AF of approx. 0.09 sec. It contributes to the high speed burst shooting at 12 fps. With the Wi-Fi® connectivity, users can connect the camera to their smartphone / tablet to expand the flexibility in shooting/storing/sharing images.

The Panasonic FZ300 improves on the FZ200 with the addition of 4K Photo/Video capability in a splash/dust-proof rugged body. 4K Burst, 4K Burst (Start/Stop) and 4K Pre-burst are available just like on the G7. Also new is the DFD (Depth from Defocus) technology. The FZ300 retains the amazing 24x 25-600mm equivalent optical zoom lens with a constant F2.8 across the entire zoom range. Available mid-September with an MSP of CAD $799.99.

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PANASONIC CANADA INTRODUCES SPLASH/DUST-PROOF RUGGED DESIGN LUMIX DMC-FZ300

Featuring 4K Photo and Video, 24x Optical Zoom and Full Range F2.8 Aperture1

MISSISSAUGA, ON (July 16, 2015) – Panasonic Canada is proud to introduce the DMC-FZ300, a powerful new zoom camera and successor to the DMC-FZ200. Building on the FZ200’s outstanding lens performance of full range F2.8 aperture (35mm camera equivalent: 25-600mm), the DMC-FZ300 also features 4K ultra high definition photo and video recording.

Panasonic DMC-FZ300

Panasonic DMC-FZ300

The DMC-FZ300’s stunningly fast F2.8 aperture in 600mm, which has never before been achieved by any digital compact camera, makes it possible to capture moving subjects clearly with a fast shutter speed even at a distance. In addition, the cameras 12.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor and the new Venus Engine allows for shooting high quality images up to ISO 6400, with a higher resolution and superior colour reproduction.

Panasonic DMC-FZ300

Panasonic DMC-FZ300

The DMC-FZ300 is capable of recording smooth, high-resolution QFHD 4K video in 3840×2160 at 30p (60Hz) / or 24p in MP4, which allows users to capture footage in truly stunning detail. Taking advantage of 4K Photo, users can capture that perfect moment at 30 fps in 8-megapixel resolution. Three new exclusive functions will help capture the perfect moment: 4K Burst Shooting, 4K Burst S/S (Start/Stop) and 4K Pre-burst. These functions help capture unique moments by cropping the frame you want out of the 4K burst file.

Panasonic DMC-FZ300

Panasonic DMC-FZ300


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Olympus STYLUS TOUGH TG-3 Features Variable Macro System and Focus Stacking

Mon March 31, 2014

SHOOT AND SHARE FROM ANYWHERE: OLYMPUS STYLUS TOUGH®  TG-3 IS READY FOR ALL YOUR ADVENTURES

Advanced Rugged Performance, High-Speed Lens, Built-in Wi-Fi® and New Macro Functions Deliver Close-Up Shooting Capabilities in Extreme Conditions

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., March 31, 2014 — Olympus expands outdoor shooting and sharing capabilities in even the most challenging of conditions with the new STYLUS TOUGH TG-3. The Flagship STYLUS TOUGH TG-3 boasts a new level of performance for the Tough series of rugged cameras, with a high-speed f2.0 lens (25mm–100mm*), expanded macro photography capabilities, GPS, and built-in Wi-Fi for shooting and sharing brilliant images and 1080p Full HD Video from anywhere.

The Olympus STYLUS TOUGH TG-3 withstands extreme conditions; the camera is freezeproof to -10℃ (14°F), waterproof to 50 feet (15 m), shockproof from seven feet (2.1 m), crushproof to 220 pounds (100 kgf) and dustproof. A high-speed f2.0–4.9, 4.5–8.0mm (25mm–100mm*) wide-aperture lens combined with its TruePic VII image processor, the same found in Olympus’ award-winning OM-D® series of interchangeable lens cameras, and a 16.0 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor captures images with minimal noise, even in low-light situations.


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Olympus TOUGH TG-850 Features Ultra Wide-Angle 21mm Lens and Flip LCD

Wed January 29, 2014

A NEW ANGLE ON TOUGH: OLYMPUS® STYLUS TOUGH TG-850 ADDS SUPER WIDE-ANGLE LENS AND FLIP LCD

Tough Capabilities, Advanced Performance and New Features Including a 21mm Super Wide-Angle Lens and Flip LCD Capture the Great Outdoors from a Whole New Perspective

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., January 29, 2014 — The Olympus Spring camera line-up includes the next-generation Olympus TOUGH®, the STYLUS® TG-850, an advanced rugged compact designed to expand outdoor shooting capabilities in the most challenging environments. The STYLUS TG-850’s super wide-angle 21-105mm 5x optical zoom lens — the widest lens of any rugged camera* — plus a 180° flip LCD monitor and shockproof*, waterproof, dustproof, crushproof and freezeproof construction, makes it the perfect companion for explorers looking to capture every angle of their adventures and users looking for a durable solution to everyday photography.


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Fujifilm Announces Rugged XP200 with Wi-Fi

Fri March 22, 2013

FUJIFILM FINEPIX XP200 COMBINES EXTREME DURABILITY WITH EASY WIRELESS IMAGE TRANSFER FOR OUTDOOR ADVENTURERS

XP200 sets a new standard for rugged cameras that deliver sharp images in any environment

Mississauga, ON, March 22, 2013 – FUJIFILM Canada announces the latest addition to the popular rugged XP Series, the FinePix XP200. The new XP200 uses an improved 16MP CMOS sensor for enhanced image quality, a reinforced 5x FUJINON lens, and is Waterproof to 15 metres (50ft), Shockproof to 2 metres (6.6ft), Freezeproof to -10°C (14°F) and Dustproof*1. The XP200 also has a newly redesigned battery door lock with double seals for enhanced protection so that users are certain to get their most adventurous shots, all with an attractive camera body that is easy to use for the whole family.

“The new XP200 is the ultimate outdoor camera for every extreme athlete and outdoor enthusiast who wants to capture their adventures and share them quickly and easily online,” says Greg Poole, Vice President, Imaging and Recording Media Products, Fujifilm Canada. “By creating a camera that handles serious depths, ice, sand and drops, the XP200 is designed to inspire confidence and deliver clear, sharp images and full HD video wherever you go.”

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Sony TX20 Review @ TechRadar

Fri August 17, 2012

Sony DSC-TX20 Cyber-shot

Sony DSC-TX20 Cyber-shot

A tough camera doesn’t have to be ugly. Score: 3/5

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TechRadar has published their review of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20, a waterproof, freeze proof, shockproof and dust proof digital camera. The TX20 features 16.2 megapixel (1/2.3-in. Exmor R CMOS sensor), 4x ultra wide-angle optical zoom (33-132mm equiv.), Optical Image Stabilization, 3.0-in. (921k-dot) Touch panel LCD, iAUTO, Continuous Shooting 10fps at full resolution, Anti Motion Blur Mode, Backlight Correction HDR, Intelligent Sweep Panorama, 3D Sweep Panorama, Natural Flash, Background Defocus, Soft Skin mode, and Full HD Movie 1920 x 1080/60i with stereo sound.

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Fujifilm XP170 Review @ ePHOTOzine

Thu July 26, 2012

Fujifilm FinePix XP170

Fujifilm FinePix XP170

If you aren’t going to be using the images for large prints but for sharing on the web, […] the XP170 [excels] with its range of features and handling.

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ePHOTOzine has published their review of the Fujifilm FinePix XP170, with 14.4MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CMOS), 5x optical zoom (28-140mm equiv.), Sensor-shift image stabilization, a 6.9-cm (2.7-in.) LCD (230k-dot), SR AUTO, Motion Panorama360, Wi-Fi via smartphone, and Full HD 1080p movie 1920×1080 pixels @ 30fps with monaural sound. Besides being waterproof down to 10m (32.8 ft), the XP170 is also shockproof from a fall of 2m (6.6ft), freezeproof with temperatures down to -10°C (14°F) and dustproof.

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Panasonic TS20 / FT20 Review @ ePHOTOzine

Sat May 26, 2012

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

The Panasonic Lumix FT20 offers excellent value for money as one of the cheapest waterproof cameras.

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ePHOTOzine has posted their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20, a "tough" waterproof (5m/16ft), shockproof (1.5m/5ft), dustptoof and freezeproof (-10ºC/14ºF) ultra compact with 16.1MP resolution (1/2.33-in. CCD), 4.0x ultra wide-angle optical zoom (25-100mm equiv.), optical image stabilization, 2.7-in. LCD (230k-dot), Intelligent AUTO (iA), Scene modes, Panorama Shot, Auto Retouch, and HD 720p movie (1280×720) @ 30fps with monaural sound.

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Fujifilm Announces XP170

Tue May 8, 2012

FinePix XP170 — shooting and sharing in extreme conditions

May 8, 2012

Fujifilm is proud to announce the launch of the FinePix XP170 – the latest edition to the tough XP series of Fujifilm FinePix camera. The FinePix XP170 offers all the same extreme photo taking capabilities, whilst allowing for high quality images to be shared on social media platforms.

The FinePix XP170 has Wireless Image Transfer function which means you can connect to Android™ smartphone/tablet or iPhone™/iPad™ with the camera and upload high-quality images to social networking sites as soon as a picture is taken. The amazing picture quality of the camera means that friends, family and followers can see exactly what you’ve been shooting.

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Olympus Announces TG-1 iHS

Tue May 8, 2012

Today Olympus announces its top of the line rugged, durable camera with the new Olympus TG-1 iHS, a Tough model that is Waterproof, Shockproof, Freezeproof, Crushproof and Dustproof. The TG-1 adds iHS technology, claimed to be the world’s first high-speed bright f2.0 lens on a Tough camera, and converter-lens compatibility to create a versatile system camera.

A converter ring allows addition of a lens converter adapter, waterproof Fisheye Converter Lens and Teleconverter Lens for use on land or in water. The Fisheye Converter Lens captures panoramic, wide-angle shots and the Teleconverter Lens extends the optical zoom from 4x to 6.8x for dramatic close-ups with professional-looking background blur.

Olympus TOUGH TG-1 iHS

Olympus TOUGH TG-1 iHS

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CAPTURE PRO IMAGE QUALITY FROM A WHOLE NEW PERSPECTIVE: OLYMPUS TOUGH TG-1 iHS

Durability Unites with DSLR-Image Quality, Best-In-Class f2.0 Lens, Full 1080p HD Video and Amazing Features for Thrill Seekers, Reef-Loving Explorers and Everyone In Between

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., May 8, 2012 – Olympus draws on its heritage of creating rugged, durable cameras that take the worry out of life-on-the-go shooting with the new Olympus TG-1 iHS. Marking a revolution for the Tough Series of Waterproof, Shockproof, Freezeproof, Crushproof and Dustproof compact cameras, the Olympus TG-1 iHS combines incredible durability with iHS technology, the world’s first high-speed bright f2.0 lens on a Tough camera and converter-lens compatibility to create a versatile system camera. The combination of durability and outstanding image quality make it possible to shoot in even the harshest conditions. Capture beautiful underwater scenes and aquatic life, snap photos of dusk-lit peaks or record your ride down the rapids in dazzling 1080p Full HD Video.

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Fujifilm XP150 Review @ ePHOTOzine

Fri April 13, 2012

Fujifilm FinePix XP150

Fujifilm FinePix XP150

Where the [Fujifilm] XP150 does excel is with its range of features and handling. There is full 1080p HD video recording, GPS, impressive panoramas and the battery life is very good.

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ePHOTOzine has published their review of the Fujifilm FinePix XP150, a super-slim waterproof digital camera in a metal uni-body chassis with a tactile grip finish. The XP150 features 14.4MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CMOS), 5x optical zoom (28-140mm equiv.), Sensor-shift image stabilization, a 6.9-cm (2.7-in.) LCD display screen (230k-dot), built-in GPS, SR AUTO, Motion Panorama 360, and HD 1080p movie 1920×1080 pixels @ 30fps with monaural sound. Besides being waterproof down to 10m (32.8ft), the XP150 is also shockproof from a fall of 2m (6.6ft), freezeproof with temperatures down to -10°C (14°F) and dustproof.

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Fujifilm XP150 Review @ TrustedReviews

Fri April 13, 2012

Fujifilm FinePix XP150

Fujifilm FinePix XP150

[The Fujifilm XP150] is certainly competent and given the right conditions can produce a pleasing image too.

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TrustedReviews has published their review of the Fujifilm FinePix XP150, a super-slim waterproof digital camera in a metal uni-body chassis with a tactile grip finish. The XP150 features 14.4MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CMOS), 5x optical zoom (28-140mm equiv.), Sensor-shift image stabilization, a 6.9-cm (2.7-in.) LCD display screen (230k-dot), built-in GPS, SR AUTO, Motion Panorama 360, and HD 1080p movie 1920×1080 pixels @ 30fps with monaural sound. Besides being waterproof down to 10m (32.8ft), the XP150 is also shockproof from a fall of 2m (6.6ft), freezeproof with temperatures down to -10°C (14°F) and dustproof.

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Olympus TG-820 Review @ TrustedReviews

Fri March 30, 2012

Olympus TOUGH TG-820

Olympus TOUGH TG-820

The Olympus Tough TG-820 is one of the better ruggedised compact digital cameras on the market.

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TrustedReviews has published their review of the Olympus TG-820, an ultra compact perfect for those with an active lifestyle and featuring 12MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CMOS), 5x wide-angle optical zoom (28-140mm equiv.), Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization, 3.0-in. LCD (1030k-dot), Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO), Program AE, Scene Modes, Magic Art Filter, 3D Photos, and Full HD 1080p Movie 1920×1080 @ 30fps. The TG-820 is waterproof to 33 feet (10 m) underwater, shockproof from drops of up to 6.6 feet (2 m), freezeproof down to 14°F/-10°C and crushproof up to 220 pounds of pressure (100 kgF).

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