Canon PowerShot SX30 IS Announced

The Canon PowerShot SX30 IS was announced today. The new SX30 model is the successor of the SX20 IS. New features include a 24mm ultra-wide lens that has an incredible 35x optical zoom ability.

Features of the camera include an Optical Image Stabilizer, 14.1 megapixel CCD sensor, 2.7 inch vari-angle LCD, HD video capabilities, HDMI port, Low Light and Miniature Effect movies, Zoom framing assistant as well as various other settings.

The camera’s 14.1 Megapixel sensor allows photographers to generate A2+ size prints, offering detailed images that users can crop creatively with no compromise on quality. The enormous focal range of the 35x optical zoom lens offers users a unique realm of creative possibilities, extending from 24mm to 840mm (35mm equiv.), capturing everything from ultra wide-angle images to extreme telephoto shots.

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Canon PowerShot G12 Announced

The new Canon PowerShot G12 was announced today. The G12 is the latest device in what Canon call the award-winning PowerShot G-series.

Features of the new camera include the Canon HS system, the ability to capture video in HD at 720p and a new Hybrid IS system.

The Canon HS System allows images to be captured in low light environments. A 10.0 megapixel CCD sensor is used along with a DIGIC 4 processor. The CCD sensor has a high sensitivity allowing for the low light shots to be captured.

The inclusion of the HS System allows shooting at higher ISOs with excellent image quality – enabling users to capture exceptional images in all conditions. This extended ISO range allows users to shoot darker scenes without engaging the flash or using a tripod – capturing correctly-exposed images using only the available light. In situations when use of the flash is necessary, a higher ISO will enable users to extend its effective range and illuminate the subject more effectively. Higher ISOs also enable users to utilise faster shutter speeds – freezing motion to capture moving subjects with a reduced risk of blur.

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Canon EIS 60 Mirrorless Camera Arriving Early 2011 – 22 Megapixel

Canon is rumoured to be working on a mirrorless camera for launch early next year. The camera currently being designed and built is said to be the Canon EIS 60 that will be in a micro four thirds size casing and will have a 22 megapixel sensor.

The EIS in the name stands for Electro Image System from what we understand and the CMOS sensor used in the camera has backside illumination similar to what is used in other cameras.

Rumours also indicate that the camera will be capable of capturing full HD video at 1080p with frame rates of 30, 24 and 25. The ISO range is supposedly 100 – 6400. [Read more…]

HDR Video Created with two Canon 5D Mark II Digital SLRs

The video below is a demonstration of what HDR video looks like. The HDR video was created by putting two Canon 5D Mark II digital SLR cameras together. By using a beam splitter they were able to get the cameras to look at exactly the same object. Each camera has a slightly different exposure setting and when the two are combined, it creates the HDR video.

The full details of how this was accomplished are not provided. As can be seen in the results below though, it looks great. [Read more…]

Apple Patent Reveals Clip on Zoom Lens for iOS Devices

Apple [AAPL] might be launching a clip on zoom lens for iOS devices. The information comes from a patent found by Patently Apple that reveals a small attachment that clips to a device such as the iPod touch or iPhone.

We have seen a few different third-party lenses before for the iPhone, but none of them were officially created by Apple.

It is unknown at the moment if Apple will move ahead with the idea, or if it will just stay an idea. We suspect that with the increasing pace that technology changes that a need for this type of lens might be irrelevant if the glass and optics of the small cameras can be enhanced enough within the body of the phone. [Read more…]

Nikon Coolpix P7000 to Arrive August

Nikon has announced the new CoolPix P7000 today. The P7000 joins both the S8100 and the S80 for camera launches today.

The Nikon Coolpix P7000 has a 10.1 megapixel CCD sensor. It has 7.1 times optical zoom built in with a focal length ranging from 28mm up to 200mm.

When capturing images the P7000 manages to capture several images at once with a slightly different exposure setting. Once the image is captured the user can choose which of the images to keep. [Read more…]

Nikon CoolPix S80 Digital Camera Announced

As well as announcing the Nikon CoopPix S8100, Nikon has also announced the CoolPix S80 digital camera.

The CoolPix S80 has a 3.5 inch ultra high resolution OLED touchscreen on the back that uses an enhanced user interface to help the user more easily work the camera.

The touchscreen interface allows the user to take control of the shutter speed, zoom, playback amongst other features of the camera. [Read more…]

Nikon Coolpix S8100 with High-Speed Shooting Announced

Nikon has announced several new digital cameras today. The first up is the Nikon Coolpix S8100 that has 10X zoom as well as high speed shooting abilities.

Capturing images is a 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor that is capable of capturing up to 10 frames per second. The CMOS sensor uses backside illumination that brings enhanced image quality in low light and high speed capture.

The camera is also capable of capturing video at 1080p Full HD. [Read more…]

Sony Bloggie Touch HD Camera

The Sony Bloggie Touch MHS-TS20K is a HD video camera capable of capturing at full HD 1080p. It has a 12.8 megapixel sensor inside that can capture through an F2.8 lens.

The 12.8 megapixel sensor used in the camera is an Exmor CMOS sensor. Storage wise it comes in either 4GB and 8GB capacities.

Connectivity wise, it has a built in USB connector along with a HDMI output. The camera integrates with social networking sites to make uploading of photos and videos easy. [Read more…]

New iPod touch Could have 1 Megapixel Camera on Back

It appears that the new iPod touch has a different camera in the back when compared to the iPhone 4.

The iPod touch specs reveal that the camera on the back can capture images at 960 x 720 pixels which equates to about 1 megapixel. This is below the 5 megapixels of the iPhone 4 camera. [Read more…]

Samsung HMX-T10 Full HD Camcorder Announced

Samsung has announced a new Full HD camcorder called the Samsung HMX-T10.

The technical specs show that it has a 5.1 megapixel sensor (2.07M effective) along with a 10x optical zoom lens with an F1.8 aperture.

The camera has a 2.7 inch LCD touchscreen on the back. On to the Full HD recording, it’s actually capable of recording video at 1920×1080 at 60i (not p). [Read more…]

Fujifilm W3 3D Second-Gen Camera Shipping

Fujifilm has launched a new 3D digital camera called the Fujifulm W3. The W3 is a follow on from the original W1 that launched a while back.

Features on the new Fujifilm W3 include a 3.5 inch glasses free LCD display. A HDMI 1.4 output is also included. To capture images the 3D camera uses two 10 megapixel sensors.

The 3D camera is capable of capturing video at 720p which is a step up from the VGA settings of the last camera. [Read more…]