Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

The Olympus SZ-31MR iHS is a new Traveler digital camera with a powerful 24x optical zoom lens. This new travel zoom camera features also a 16-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor and a touch-sensitive screen. This 3″ monitor with 920,000 dots is ideal for reviewing photos or to use for camera controls.

The new Olympus SZ-31MR iHS is equipped with two separate TruePic V image processors. These two processors make Olympus SZ-31MR capable of simultaneously capturing full-resolution stills and Full HD movies. This Multi-Recording functionality enables users to capture a photo while recording video with a simple tap on the LCD screen.

The new iHS (intelligent High-Speed) technology of Olympus SZ-31MR iHS is claimed to improve low-light performance and speed-up camera response time. The Multi Motion Movie IS (image stabilization for video) and Dual Image Stabilization (for still images) help the user to shoot better pictures even in harsh conditions.

Although Olympus SZ-31MR has an enormous zoom range, this is still an ultra-compact camera. With a complete metal body, a lot of  innovative functions and easy to use, the Olympus SZ-31MR iHS is an ideal digital camera for beginners and tourists.

Olympus SZ-31MR iHS


Olympus SZ-31MR iHS specifications:

  • Sensor: 1/2.3″ CMOS; 16 MP
  • Zoom: 24x Optical Zoom; 4x digital zoom
  • Display: 3.0″ LCD, 920k Dots
  • Sensitivity: ISO 80-6400
  • File format: Still image- JPEG; Video – MOV/H.264
  • Movie: 1080p
  • Storage: SD/SDHC/SDXC/UHS/Eye-Fi memory card
  • Connectivity: USB; DC Jack; Audio/Video Output; HDMI Type D


Olympus SZ-31MR 24x zoom image


Olympus SZ-31MR iHS reviews:

The most complete Olympus SZ-31MR iHS expert review comes from digitalcamerainfo.com website. The experts of this website say that the 24x optical zoom lens is incredibly long for a pocket-friendly travel zoom camera. The lens achieves a remarkably wide angle at the closest focal length. The color rendition of Olympus SZ-31MR is excellent, posting a minimum error value of only 2.54, way ahead of the 3.00 average. More technical details and tests result you can find if you read this Olympus SZ-31MR review.


The focus point in use can be activated using the touch screen if activated within the camera’s deeper menus, more on those shortly. An excellent Live Guide system allows you to change color, saturation and brightness. More about handling and performance of this camera you can read on Olympus SZ-31MR review by whatdigitalcamera.com website.


3" LCD monitor of Olympus SZ-31MR


Olympus SZ-31MR iHS controls


New Olympus SZ-31MR


Olympus SZ-31 MR lens image


Olympus SZ-31MR travel camera


SZ-31MR iHS camera from Olympus


Fujifilm FinePix F750EXR

The new superzoom Fujifilm FinePix E750EXR compact digital camera is a point-and-shoot digital still and video camera that comes with a 16 MP 1/2″ EXR CMOS sensor and delivers superior image quality, especially in low light situations. The Fujifilm F750EXR features an EXR processor and an innovative motion detection that recognizes 58 different scene types and automatically optimizes every setting to create the best images.

This sleek Fujifilm FinePix F750EXR camera also features an integrated Fujinon 20x optical zoom lens and it is capable to capture full HD 1920 x 1080p video at 30 fps. This new F-series camera from Fujifilm is also optimized for a sure grip, control and comfort, and offers a new programable function button. Fujifilm F750EXR has an ISO range of 100 – 12800 and can shoot RAW files.

The Fujifilm FinePix F750EXR is equipped with a 3.0″ LCD color display and it is capable to capture 3D shots. The F750EXR has a highly sensitive gyro sensor, which along with the intelligent image stabilization system provides an enhanced image quality with reduced noise and blurring in still pictures. The Face Detection and Automatic Red-eye Removal settings are also included in the list of F750EXR’s features.


Fujifilm FinePix F750EXR


Fujifilm FinePix F750EXR specifications:

  • Sensor: 1/2-inch, EXR CMOS sensor, 16.0 million effective pixels
  • Lens: Fujinon 20x optical zoom lens; 14 lenses in 11 groups
  • Aperture: F3.5 / F10
  • Sensitivity: ISO 100 to 12800
  • Image Stabilizer: CMOS shift type
  • Monitor: 3.0-inch LCD TFT monitor; 400,000 dots
  • File format: still image: JPEG,RAW; movie: H.264 (MOV)
  • Storage: SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
  • Connectivity: NTSC/PAL with monaural sound; USB 2.0 High-Speed; HDMI Mini Connector


Fujifilm FinePix F750 EXR 20x optical zoom camera


Fujifilm FinePix F750EXR reviews:

The best expert review of Fujifilm FinePix E750EXR can be found, for now, on the digitalcamerainfo.com website. You can read in this review about design, usability and image quality of Fujifilm F750EXR.

Finepix F750EXR lens detail

new Fujifilm F750EXR


Fuji F750EXR image


Fujifilm F750EXR 20x optical zoom photo


Fujifilm FinePix F750EXR red

Finepix F750EXR image


Toshiba Camileo Air10

The new Toshiba Camileo Air 10 is a Wi-Fi and HD camcorder that is easy to use and can shoot full HD 1920 x 1080 p video at 30 fps and take photos at 16 MP. The Toshiba Camileo Air10 allows the user to upload videos and photos to computer or social networks (including YouTube, Facebook, Picassa) with a Wi-Fi connection.

The Toshiba Camileo Air10 has a 128 MB Flash Memory and a SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot. The Air10 also features 5x digital zoom, digital image stabilization and a 2″ color LCD touch screen. The BSI CMOS image sensor is good enough to capture sharp images under various conditions.

The Toshiba Camileo Air10 has dedicated buttons for turning Wi-Fi on/off and for instantly uploading media to computer or social networks. This camcorder also comes with built-in software that allows user to sync the camcorder to a computer with the press of one button. The new Air10 also features a mini HDMI output for quickly connecting the camcorder to a compatible HDTV.

Toshiba Camileo Air10


Toshiba Camileo Air10 specifications

  • Lens: fixed, f/2.8
  • Sensor: 5MP BSI CMOS sensor
  • Zoom: 5x digital
  • Storage: 128 MB Built-in Flash Memory; SD/SDHC/SDXC/ memory card
  • Video resolution: 1920 x 1080p/ 30fps
  • Still picture resolution: 16 MP (4608 x 3456)
  • File format: Video – MP4; still image – JPEG
  • Display: 2″ LCD
  • Wi-Fi capability: yes
  • Webcam capability: yes

Toshiba Camileo Air10 Wi-Fi HD camcorder


Toshiba Camileo Air10 reviews:

Because the Toshiba Camileo Air10 is a new product, the experts reviews are not available yet.

Toshiba Camileo Air10 detail

Toshiba Camileo Air10 image


Samsung NX1000

The new Samsung NX1000 Smart camera is an all-new entry-level NX model from Samsung. Samsung says that the new NX1000 is the lightest CSC (Compact System Camera) from new NX series. The Samsung NX1000 is a mirrorless and Wi-Fi compact digital camera and it is a more affordable alternative to a DSLR camera, ideal for beginners and occasional photographers.

The Samsung NX1000 has a high-resolution APS-C image sensor and can capture images at 20.3 Megapixels. The NX1000 comes with a versatile 20-50 mm interchangeable zoom lens and external flash. The Samsung NX100 features a 3.0-inch LCD display and it is capable of recording full HD 1920 x 1080 video at 30p. The NX1000 has Wi-Fi connectivity that makes it possible to save photos and videos directly to a computer or upload them to Facebook or YouTube.

The Samsung NX1000 can create 3D images without special lens and has left and right microphones, integrated into the top of the camera, for stereo audio capture. A speaker is also mounted on top of the camera. The Samsung NX 1000 has a plastic body and it is available in white, black or pink.

Samsung NX1000 mirrorless compact camera


Samsung NX1000 specifications:

  • Sensor: CMOS; 20.3 effective megapixels
  • Lens: Samsung NX Mount
  • Sensitivity: ISO 100 – 12800
  • Display: 3.0″ TFT LCD, 921k dots
  • Image stabilization: O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization)
  • File format: RAW; JPEG; DCF; PictBridge 1.0
  • Storage: SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0 (High-Speed), NTSC/PAL, HDMI 1.4a


Samsung NX1000 pink body color


Samsung NX1000 reviews:

The Samsung NX1000, like other new tech products of the company, is called a “Smart” device. This means it is equipped with a number of new, wireless features that supposedly bring the camera to the next step of user interface. You can find more about usability, handling and menu of this CSC camera on Samsung NX1000 review from digitalcamerainfo.com website.

The Samsung NX1000 offers a fully Automatic mode, a good range of individual Scene Modes and the full suite of Smart digital filters and effects. More technical detail you can read on Samsung NX1000 review from trustedreviews.com.

A short NX1000 review comes from pocket-lint.com website. Here you can find briefly, details about the most important features of this camera.

Samsung NX1000 top view

Samsung NX1000 photo

Samsung NX1000 display detail


Samsung NX1000 lens

Samsung NX1000 controls image

New NX1000 compact camera from Samsung


Olympus VR-350

The Olympus VR-350 is a new digital compact camera that features a high-resolution 16 MP CCD sensor and 10x optical zoom lens. This camera with slim body features also a large 3.0″ LCD with 460K dots with an extra-wide viewing angle for clear composing.

The Olympus VR-350 comes with Dual Image Stabilization system that combines sensor-shift image stabilization with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds. The VR-350 also records HD movies and features a powerful iAuto function. This function of Olympus VR-350 automatically identifies the scene to be photographed and adjusts the settings for ideal results (up to 30 different scene modes).

The Olympus VR-350 also can capture 3D image. The Olympus’ 3D technology shoots two pictures and combines them into one image for a dramatic effect when viewed on a 3D device.

Olympus VR-350 is a camera designed to be easy to use. With easy handling and a lot of automatic functions, this compact camera is dedicated to beginners and occasional photographers.

Olympus VR-350 top

Olympus VR-350 specifications:

  • Sensor: 1/2.3″ 16MP (effective), CCD
  • Focal length: 4.2 – 42.0 mm
  • Zoom: 10x optical; 4x digital
  • Aperture: f3.0 – f5.7
  • Display: 3.0″ LCD 460K dots
  • Sensitivity: ISO 100 – 1600
  • File format: still image – JPEG; movie – AVI Motion JPEG
  • Movie: 1280 x 720/ 30 fps or 15fps
  • Storage: SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
  • Connectivity: Multi-Terminal (USB Connector, Audio/Video output)

Olympus VR-350 detail


Olympus VR-350 reviews:

The reviews of Olympus VR-350 are not available yet. However, you can watch a short VR-350 review on youtube.


Olympus VR-350 display

Olympus VR-350 image

New Olympus VR-350

Olympus VR-350 photo


Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 / TZ30

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20, also named TZ30 outside North America, is a high-spec and high-zoom compact digital camera and it is the seventh model of popular TZ series from Panasonic. The Lumix ZS20/TZ30 is also a premium Panasonic’s travel compact camera with the body made almost entirely of metal and featuring a 20x optical zoom Leica lens, 14.1 MP High Sensitivity MOS sensor, 3-inch touch-scree LCD display and 1080p Full HD movies at 50/60 fps with Dolby stereo sound.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 has an built-in GPS that not only does the ZS20 log your location, but also it has a database of landmarks and maps of ninety countries. The Power O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) keeps image sharp and clear in any shooting conditions. The Panasonic DMC-ZS20 has also an Venus engine processor and an Intelligent Noise Reduction that deliver the best image quality possible. In addition, the Lumix ZS20 comes equipped with futuristic extras, such as a 3D photo mode that can record MPO file for playback on 3D TVs or other devices.

Panasonic Lumix ZS20 / TZ30 display


Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 specifications:

  • Lens: Leica DC Vario-Elmar, 12 elements in 10 groups
  • Sensor: 1/2.33-inch High Sensitivity MOS sensor, 14.1 effective MP
  • Aperture: F3.3 – 6.4
  • Optical zoom: 20x
  • Digital zoom: 4x
  • Image stabilizer: Power O.I.S.
  • File format: Still image: JPEG; 3D image: MPO; picture: AVCHD, MP4
  • Video: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60p/50p
  • Sensitivity: ISO 100 – 3200
  • Monitor: 3.0″ TFT Touch Screen LCD display, 460K dots
  • Storage: Built-in memory (12 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory card
  • Connectivity: mini HDMI, AV Output, USB 2.0 High Speed

Lumix DMC-ZS20 touchscreen LCD


Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 reviews:

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 can record AVCHD Progressive video at 1920 x 1080 at 60p or 60i. The ZS20 uses the AVCHD codec which allows for recording time of up to 30 minutes and easy viewing on an HDTV. The ZS20 makes it possible to use the optical zoom while recording a movie. The lens moves slowly, so the noise from the motor is not picked up by the microphone. More such details you can find on Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20/TZ30 review from dpreview.com.

Another Panasonic DMC-ZS20/ TZ30 review comes from ephotozine.com website. You can find there more sample images and videos with different settings. This website says:

 Image quality is good, with good colour and detail and the high speed shooting and rapid focus certainly help get good shots. Video is impressive with a high speed option as well as the ability to record GPS information with videos. In fact, there’s very little to complain about with the Panasonic Lumix TZ30 and the camera makes an excellent compact camera.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20/TZ30 produces images of very good quality. The MOS sensor of Lumix DMC-ZS20 produces noise-free images at ISO 100-400, with limited noise and colour desaturation starting to appear at ISO 800. More about image quality of ZS20 you can read on Panasonic Lumix DMC ZS20/TZ30 review by photographyblog.com. The experts of this website conclude:

The combination of a long zoom, quality image sensor, full 1080p HD movies and a range of modes for every user level in a pocket camera is a compelling one. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 is therefore a very deserving winner of our highest Essential award.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30


The Panasonic ZS20 is not difficult to use. The physical switches for power and shooting/playback modes are a nice touch and help stop the camera from accidentally turning on. The camera’s physical mode dial and quick menu aid usability for intermediate and advanced users. More about ZS20’s controls, handling and usability you can read on Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 review from digitalcamerainfo.com. The author of this review says:

 Altogether the Panasonic DMC-ZS20 is a fine camera, an extended zoom model that doesn’t sacrifice too much in key areas (color accuracy and lens performance) while surpassing our expectations in others (high ISO performance). For a camera that provides a very attractive combination of size and zoom range, you can live with its faults of you take advantage of its strong points.

The Lumix DMC-ZS20/TZ30 is an attractive, solid camera with exemplary build quality. This camera is designed with the needs of travel photographers in mind. More about this, you can learn on Lumix DMC-ZS20/TZ30 review from techradar.com.

In Panasonic Lumix TZ30 review, the experts of whatdigitalcamera.com website are impressed, among other things, by the touchscreen technology of ZS20. A simple press on the screen will focus on the subject in that location and it is even possible to focus and fire the shot with one single press to the screen.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 controls


Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 lens


Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 top


Panasonic ZS20 image


Lumix ZS20 20x optical zoom compact camera


Panasonic ZS20 red


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