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Photokina 2010

Nikon has announced a feature-rich addition to its digital SLR camera family, the 16.2 meg...

Nikon has announced a feature-rich addition to its digital SLR camera family, the 16.2 megapixel D7000. In addition to a new image processing engine and 3D Matrix metering system, the camera also offers full HD video recording with autofocus, twin media card slots, over a thousand shots between battery charges and up to six frames per second burst shooting. Its low-light-friendly too - with sensitivity expansion to ISO25600, noise reduction and shake reduction all promising to help grab the best shot in the most testing conditions. The D7000 is among the many photographic treats we're checking out at Photokina in Cologne this week.  Read More

Panasonic's new DMC-GH2 with touch-control, 1920x1080/60i video, 3D interchangeable lens a...

Panasonic's ambitions to make LUMIX a major camera brand took a major leap at the Photokina imaging expo in Cologne this morning when it showed the LUMIX DMC-GH2, the new “flagship” of the LUMIX G Micro System. The DMC-GH2 offers a range of significant improvements over the GH1 including the world's fastest auto focus (approx 0.1 seconds), an ingenious touch-screen control for focusing and a range of other functionality access on the fly, full HD 1920x1080/60i movie recording at 24p, a simultaneous HDMI output while recording images and several new lenses including a 3D lens which transforms the GH2 into a 3D movie and still camera. One wonders just how good the cameras will be that we'll be using five years from now, such is the progress of development.  Read More

Casio's EXILIM EX-H20G features a Hybrid GPS system

The geotagging capabilities of modern cameras means photographers no longer have to go through the boring task of jotting down the location of a picture on the back of photos. Unfortunately, interference when taking pictures indoors or even outside amongst a forest of skyscrapers can render the geotagging feature inoperative. The latest model to join Casio’s EXILIM Hi-Zoom lineup, the EX-H20G, overcomes this problem by using a Hybrid GPS system that combines GPS with a three-way accelerometer and direction sensor to track a user’s last known satellite-acquired position against map data stored in the camera’s memory. It then checks every 10 minutes until it can reconnect to a satellite signal.  Read More

General Imaging's GE PJ1 camera

In terms of landmarks, the General Imaging GE PJ1 camera is among the first of a new breed – a camera that also includes a Pico projector. The Taiwanese company made its big announcement with the world's largest photographic expo just about to open its doors. The compact camera shoots stills at 14.1mp resolution, video at 720p and includes a 7x optical zoom (equivalent to 28-196mm, f/3.9-f5.8 in 35mm). It uses Texas Instruments DLP technology to achieve a contrast ratio of 300:1 and a brightness of 15 ANSI lumen.  Read More

The Samsung NX100 mirrorless camera boasts the world's first i-Function Lens

Following on from the release of its first mirrorless camera, the NX10, earlier this year, Samsung has announced the launch of the NX100. Like the NX10, the mirrorless NX100 features a 14.6-megapixel APS-C size sensor and a 3-inch VGA AMOLED screen. Setting it apart, however, is the world’s first i-Function Lens, which communicates with the camera body and allows users to control camera settings using the lens.  Read More

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