Olympus VG-160

The new Olympus VG-160 digital compact camera features the combination of a 14 MP CCD image sensor and an Olympus-branded 5x optical zoom lens. This new budget-friendly camera has also an instant Movie Rec button, so you can switch straight to the HD movie mode with just one touch.

The new Olympus VG-160 offers 720 p Motion JPEG high definition movie capture. A large 3.0-inch LCD with 230000 dots offers clear preview of your images. The Olympus VG-160 also features a full array of automatic imaging aids like i-Auto, Shadow Adjustment Technology and a range of Magic Filters for adding special effects to still photos.

The super-compact Olympus VG-160 includes face detection capability, linked to both the autoexposure and autofocus system, ensuring that your subjects’ faces are taken into account when determining both these variables. The Olympus VG-160 comes with a Program Auto mode, which allows users some degree of control over their images without needing to understand the subtleties of shutter speeds and apertures.


Olympus VG-160 specifications:

  • Sensor: 1/2.3″, 14 MP
  • Zoom: 5x optical zoom + 4x digital zoom
  • Display: 3.0″ LCD; 230k dots
  • Sensitivity: ISO 80 to 1600
  • File format: Still image: JPEG; Movie: AVI Motion JPEG
  • Movie: 720p (1280×720)
  • Storage: SD/SDHC/SDXC Card
  • Connectivity: USB, Audio/Video output


3.0" LCD of new Olympus VG160


Olympus VG-160 with 5x optical zoom


New Olympus VG-160 picture


Olympus VG-160 orange


Olympus VG-160


Sony Cyber-shot W690

The Sony Cyber-shot W690 is a new stylish and slim model for 2012. The new Sony Cyber-shot W690 is the world’s slimmest digital camera. This exceptionally thin design of the Sony DSC-W690 is attributed to the all-new AA ( Advanced Aspherical) lens. This new AA lens is drastically smaller than those in previous Cyber-shot cameras while still producing very highly detailed, accurate photos.

The Sony Cyber-shot W690 comes with an 16.1 MP CCD sensor at 1/2.3-inch and with sensitivity ranges from ISO 80 to 3200. The Sony Cyber-shot W690 can also capture HD video (720p, MPEG-4) with monoaural audio. The new W690 also features Enhanced Optical SteadyShot and 360 sweep Panorama, wich lets you grab exciting all-round images at the touch of a button. Body colors for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 include black, silver, red, and blue.

new Sony Cyber-shot W690 is the slimmest digital 10x camera


Sony Cyber-shot W690 specifications:

  • Lens: Sony G, with 3 aspheric elements
  • Aperture: f:3.3 – 5.9
  • Optical zoom: 10 x
  • Digital zoom: 40x
  • Sensor: 1/2.3″ super HAD CCD, 16.1 effective MP
  • Sensitivity: ISO 80 to 3200
  • Still Image Mode: JPEG
  • Video Mode: 1280 x 720
  • Display: 3.0″ LCD
  • Storage: MS Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC
  • Connectivity: USB 2.9 Hi-Speed; Composite AV


Sony Cyber-shot W690 display


Sony Cyber-shot W690 reviews:

Because Sony Cyber-shot W690 is a new digital camera (released on sale in May), not many full reviews are available yet. However, you can find Sony W690 sample images on ephotozine.com website and you can read brief comments about Sony Cyber-shot W690 on digitaltrends.com website.

new AA lens of new Sony Cyber-shot W690


Sony Cyber-shot W690 red

Sony Cyber-shot DSC W690 image

New Sony W690 slim digital camera

Samsung HMX-QF20

Samsung has recently launched a new budget-friendly camcorder, the Samsung HMX-QF20, which comes with a range of new features over the previous model including an enhanced switch grip function and WiFi capabilities. With new Samsung HMX-QF20 camcorder you can send quality video video directly from the camcorder to social networks like Facebook and Youtube, and images directly to Picasa, for example.

The heart of new Samsung HMX-QF20 is the 5 MP 1/4.1″ CMOS Low Light sensor. This large sensor is designed to increase the amount of light captured during recording. The Samsung HMX-QF20 is capable of recording HD video at 1080i and 720 resolutions. The Samsung QF20 is equipped with a Schneider-Kreuznach Varioplan-HD 29.6 mm wide-angle lens capable of 20x optical zoom. The Samsung HMX-QF20 also features DOIS (Dual Optical Image Stabilisation).

The Samsung HMX-QF20 also features a 2.7″ LCD touchscreen monitor ( 230,000 dots) that provides crisp, clear images, natural colors and deep detail.

new Samsung HMX-QF20 camcorder


Samsung HMX-QF20 specifications:

  • Type: 1080 HD Switch Grip Camcorder
  • Optical zoom: 20 x
  • Digital zoom: 40 x
  • Sensor: 1/4″, 5.1 MP
  • Display: 2.7″ wide Touch LCD display, 230k
  • Stabilization: Duo OIS
  • Storage: Built-in Flash Memory & Memory Card (SD/SDHC/SDXC)
  • Connectivity: HDMI; USB 2.0; composite; IEEE 1994 Firewire


New Samsung HMX-QF20 WiFi camcorder


Samsung HMX-QF20 reviews:

There are not many reviews available yet because it is a new camcorder. However, you can find more details on bhphotovideo.com website, or you can watch a short presentation of Samsung HMX-QF20 on youtube.



Sony Cyber-shot WX 150

The new Sony Cyber-shot WX 150 is built around a better senzor and larger zoom range than Sony’s lower-end ultracompacts. The new Sony Cyber-shot WX150 is dedicated to novice and casual photographers, so it easy to use. The slim  design is great for portability and the performance is good enough for not to miss any photo. The new Sony Cyber-shot WX 150 is a typical entry-level point-and-shoot digital camera.

The image quality of Sony WX 150 is good. Resolution is strong, with excellent sharpness, distortion result and chromatic aberration. The Sony Cyber-shot WX 150 shows solid noise performance for an entry-level camera. With the 1/2.3-inch, 18.2MP sensor, Sony guaranteed that this camera performs well in any situation. The new Sony Cyber-shot WX 150 is available in black, silver, red and blue.

New Sony Cyber-shot DC WX 150 digital camera

Sony Cyber-shot WX 150 specs:

  • Lens type: Sony G; 9 elements in 7 groups
  • Aperture: f3.5-5.9
  • Optical zoom: 10x
  • Sensor: 1/2.3″ Exmor CMOS Sensor, 18.2 MP
  • Sensitivity: ISO 100 – 12800
  • Display: 3.0″ Clear Photo LCD, 460k dots
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, Mini HDMI
  • Storage: SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
  • File format: still image – JPEG; movie – AVCHD
  • Movie: Full HD 1080/60i


Sony Cyber-shot red


Sony Cyber-shot WX 150 reviews:

This WX 150 from Sony is a new camera and was not yet sufficiently tested so are not yet available many reviews with this Sony WX 150. However, some opinions about design, image quality, controls and handling of Sony Cyber-shot WX 150 you can find on digitalcamerainfo.com website.


Sony Cyber-shot WX 150 display


new entry-level Sony Cyber-shot WX 150


Sony WX 150 detail


Sony Cyber-Shot WX 150 buttons


Leica D-Lux 5

The Leica D-Lux 5 is a premium high-end compact point-and-shoot camera that is the successor of the D-Lux 4 and it is equipped with the same technical specification as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5, but… it is Leica.

The Leica D-Lux 5 features a 10.1 MP sensor with a very fast f/2-3.3 DC Vario-Summicron 24-90 mm ASPH lens, suitable for a wide variety of situation. The Leica D-Lux 5 also captures 1280 x 720 pixels video at 30 frames per second in a choice of AVCHD or Motion JPEG formats.

The Leica D-Lux Titanium special edition features some specifications but it comes with the silver-grey metal body.

The Leica D-Lux 5 comes also with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 and more optional accesories including the EVF1 electronic viewfinder, CF22 flash, handgrip and optional bags and cases.

Leica D-Lux 5 is a premium compact camera


Leica D-Lux 5 specifications:

  • Lens: Leica DC Vario-Summicron
  • Zoom: 3.8 x optical / 4x digital
  • Sensor: 1/1.63″ CCD with 11.3 MP (effective 10.1 MP )
  • File format: Still pictures – RAW/ JPEG; video – AVCHD/ Motion JPEG
  • Monitor: 3.0″ TFT LCD
  • Storage: SD/ SDXC/ SDHC memory card
  • Connectivity: USB 2.9 High Speed; Mini HDMI Type C; Analog video/ audio: NTSC/ PAL; dedicated jack ( 8-pin )


Leica D-Lux 5 Titanium limited edition


Leica D-Lux 5 reviews:

The Leica D-Lux 5 handled chromatic aberrations excellently, with very limited purple fringing present around the edges of objects in certain high-contrast situations. The Leica D-Lux 5 offers a Macro setting that allows to focus on a subject that is 3 cms away from the camera when the lens is set to wide-angle. More about image quality you can read on Leica D-Lux 5 review from photographyblog.com. Here you can see also more sample images.

In the Leica D-Lux 5 review, the techradar.com website says that D-Lux 5 powers up in two seconds. It is quick to focus and determine exposure in a mere blink of an eye following a half-press of the shutter release button.

More sample images, tests, but also the opinion of an expert you can find on Leica D-Lux 5 review from stevehuffphoto.com.


Leica D-Lux 5 high-end premium compact camera


Leica D-Lux 5 with silver-grey metallic body


new Leica D-Lux 5 with case


Leica D-Lux 5 picture


Lens of new Leica D-Lux 5


Rollei Powerflex 600

The Rollei Powerflex 600 is a new addition to popular Powerflex digital camera line-up of Rollei. This compact camera features a 14 MP image senzor, a large 3-inch color LCD display, an 8x optical zoom, 25 mm wide angle lens and an optical image stabilizer.

The new Rollei Powerflex 600 records videos in HD-quality (720p) and can be used as a voice recorder. This new Powerflex 600 is available in black, silver, and red.

The reviews with Rollei Powerflex will be available when this digital camera will be tested.

Rollei Powerflex 600 picture


Rollei Powerflex 600 specifications:

  • Sensor: 14 MP, 1/2.3″
  • Zoom: 8x optical; 5x digital
  • Display: 3.0″ TFT LCD, 230 k pixels
  • Sensitivity: ISO 100 to 6400
  • Storage: SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0, AV out (NTSC/PAL)


Rollei Powerflex 600 back image


Rollei Powerflex 600 lens detail


Rollei powerflex 600 silver picture


Rollei Powerflex 600 top-viewed



Ricoh GR Digital IV

The Ricoh GR Digital IV is a premium priced, high-end compact digital camera that is the successor to the GR Digital III and retains some elements of it such as a fixed 28 mm F1.9 lens and 10MP 1/1.7″ type CCD sensor, capable only of VGA video output. Identical in design to the GR Digital III, the new Ricoh GR Digital IV has a brand new Hybrid auto-focus system, sensor-shift image stabilization, new image processing engine, a higher-resolution LCD screen and a refined optical filter.

The Ricoh GR Digital IV is a wide and fairly slim compact camera that maintains the external control layout of its predecessor, providing easy access to shooting and exposure parameters. The maximum brightness of the image monitor has been increased about 1.7 times over that of the old GR. The lens of Ricoh GR Digital IV has a large aperture and corrects aberrations of all types without compromise. The new Ricoh GR Digital IV is available in black or limited edition white.

Ricoh GR Digital IV black


Ricoh GR Digital IV specifications:

  • Lens: 8 elements in 6 groups
  • Focal lenght: f=6.0 mm
  • F-aperture: F1.9 – F9
  • Sensor: 1/1.7-inch CCD, 10.4 MP
  • Zoom: digital, 4x
  • Sensitivity: ISO 80-3200
  • Monitor: 3.0-inch Transparent LCD; 1,230,000 dots
  • Storage: internal memory (40MB); SD/SDHC memory card
  • File format: still image – JPEG, RAW; movie – AVI
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0; HDMI micro output Type D; AV output


Ricoh GR Digital IV image


Ricoh GR Digital IV reviews:

The Ricoh GR Digital IV’s new autofocus system really does improve the performance of this compact camera. Focusing is swift and even in macro mode it proved generally assured and reliable. More about this you can find on Ricoh GR Digital IV review from techradar.com

The Ricoh GR Digital IV features a rubberised hand grip that surrounds the front and back of the camera. The bottom of the camera has rubber feet to keep it from sliding when placed on a table or smooth surface. More about handling, controls and menus of GR Digital IV you can find if you read Ricoh GR Digital IV review of ephotozine.com website.

In Ricoh GR Digital IV review of photographyblog.com, you can find that this compact camera handled chromatic aberrations very well with limited purple fringing effects appearing only in high contrast situations and you can also learn about noise, sharpening and more.

Another Ricoh GR Digital IV review comes from steves-digicams.com website. Here you can read more about controls, menus and handling and you can see more sample images.

In Ricoh GR Digital IV review, the whatdigitalcamera.com website concludes:

There’s an awful lot to like about the GRD IV. Image quality is fantastic,  the model’s utilitarian design makes for an excellent shooting experience and the LCD screen is one of the best that we’ve seen on a compact camera. The model won’t be to everyone’s taste however – it boasts a price tag which is comparable with a host of CSC models, thus making it almost a luxury compact, and with holes in the specification such as the lack of HD video capture, the price tag looks even higher. However, if you’re happy to make certain compromises for the sake of image quality and a pure shooting experience overall, the the GRD IV is well worth a look.

built-in flash of new Ricoh GR Digital IV


Ricoh GR Digital IV picture and review


body design detail of Ricoh GR Digital IV


Ricoh GR Digital IV 28 mm fixed lens


Ricoh GR Digital IV transparent LCD

Ricoh GR Digital IV limited white edition


Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

The new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 is a small and stylish compact digital camera and it is the latest G series camera from Panasonic. This new digital camera with interchangeable lens system comes with a new 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor and and redesigned Venus Engine, helping to ensure true-to-life images through exceptional resolution, color reproduction and image rendering. Several interchangeable lens are offered for this new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5. This new digital camera presents 14 filter options for users, including One Point Color, Dynamic Monochrome, Soft Focus and Star Filter.

The new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 also offers built-in pop-up flash, 3-inch touch-sensitive LCD screen with 920k dots, full HD movies at 1920 x 1080 at 60i (NTSC) or 50i (PAL) in AVCHD format with Stereo Sound, 4 fps continuous shooting, RAW support and an expanded ISO range of 160 – 12800. This new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 replaces previous GF3 model.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5


Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 specifications:

  • Sensor: Live MOS, 17.3 x 13.0 mm, 12.1 effective megapixels
  • Lens: Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • Sorage: SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
  • File format: still image- JPEG, RAW, MPO; motion image- AVCHD, MP4
  • Sensitivity: ISO 160 to 12800 (extended)
  • Monitor: 3.0inch TFT LCD with Touch panel, 920k dots
  • Digital zoom: 2x, 4x
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0 High Speed, mini HDMI Type C
  • Interchangeable lens: Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5 – 5.6 ASPH/ MEGA OIS with 12 elements in 9 groups.


Panasonic Lumix DMC GF5 with both kit lenses


Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 reviews:

The menu system on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 is advanced slightly from the Lumix GF3. Instead the changes are aesthetic, but the increased processing power of the camera allows for some improvements, such as the use of sample photos in the menu to illustrate different creative effects. More about this and handling, modes and controls of new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 you can read on digitalcamerainfo.com website.

With the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5, Panasonic reaffirms its commitment to a small, consumer-focused compact system camera with limited controls and a touchscreen interface. You can learn more about this and comparisons with other similar cameras if you read Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 review on imaging-resource.com website.

new Panasonic Lumix GF5


Colour is one particular area in which the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 excels, producing images that are richly coloured and vibrant. More about these things you can find on Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 review by trustedreview.com. This website says about this new digital camera:

Small and stylish, it’s an easy to use digital camera that’s capable of excellent image quality. Upgrade highlights over the previous model include a new finger grip, a metallic lens mount, a much improved LCD monitor and new additions to the range of on-board digital filters.

More about this new Panasonic camera you can find also on Panasonic GF5 review by whatdigitalcamera.com This website says that Panasonic has redesigned the user interface to be more attractive and, in the auto modes, more helpful to novices.

In its Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 review, the photographyblog.com website says that this new digital camera adds to its predecessor a larger ISO range, higher resolution LCD screen, wider range of filters, stereo sound and faster auto-focusing. This website concludes:

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 represents a positive step forward for the now consumer-focused GF-series. The GF5 is free to concentrate on wooing compact step-up users, and it does a great job of persuading them to invest in what is undoubtedly a faster, fuller-featured system that ultimately delivers better image quality, in a form factor that won’t intimidate or confuse.


Panasonic Lumix DMC GF5 back


Panasonic GF5 top view


new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5


Lumix GF5 white


Canon EOS-1D X

The job of new Canon EOS-1D X is to replace both the sports-orientated 1D series (1D-MK IV and 1Ds MK III). The biggest specification changed to the 1Dx is its new sensor, an 18 MP full-frame CMOS chip capable of shooting at 12 frames per second. The Canon EOS-1DX offers a 61-point autofocus system, with every AF point being sensitive to horizontal contrast at maximum apertures f/5.6 and larger. The new EOS-1Dx has also a full HD video mode shooting at 24, 25 or 30 fps.

The control of this new 1D camera have changed for the better, as the customisable buttons on the front face and the multi-controller on the back of the camera are now doubled up on the vertical grip handle, making it a whole lot easier to use camera in portrait mode.

Canon EOS-1D X


Canon EOS-1D X specifications:

  • Sensor: CMOS, 18.1 Megapixels, 35 mm
  • Display: 3.2in LCD; 1,040,000 dots
  • Connectivity: USB, A/V, mini HDMI, wired remote
  • Sensitivity: ISO 50 to 51200 (Extended)
  • Image processor: Digic 5+
  • movie: full HD

Canon EOS-1D X picture


Canon EOS-1D X reviews:

The Canon EOS 1Dx adopted several design cues and controls that bring it right in line with how some lower-end models operate. The two noticeable examples of this on the rear of the camera are the dedicated live view button and the “quick” menu button. More about handling and controls you can read on digitalcamerainfo.com website.

The Canon EOS 1DX AF sensor is larger than any previous 1D/1Ds body. The vertical measurement remains 8mm but the horizontal measurement increased from 15 mm to 19 mm. More technical details and comparisons with other DSLR cameras you can read on Canon EOS-1DX review from the-digital-picture.com website.

In Canon EOS-1DX review, the techradar.com website says that in the past Canon has given professional photographers two options: a high-speed model (EOS-1D MK IV) for reportage, sport and action work or a high-resolution model (EOS-1D MKIII) for studio use. The EOS-1Dx now addresses both markets.

An opinion by a professional photographer about Canon EOS-1DX can be found on bertstephani.com website.

Canon EOS 1Dx detail


Canon EOS-1 DX DSLR camera


Canon EOS-1DX top controls


EOS-1D X picture


Canon EOS 1DX detail


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