Category: Digital Compact Cameras
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
The Leica X ‘Edition Moncler’ is a new special-edition model limited to only 1,500 copies worldwide. Finished with a premium leather trim in a triple-colour scheme of blue, white and red, as an homage to the French origins of clothing company Moncler, this silver version of the Leica X comes complete with a matching camera strap in genuine leather bearing the inscription Leica & Moncler to highlight the collaboration between the two brands. The Leica X 'Edition Moncler' was first unveiled at the exclusive opening of Monuments, an exhibition by Fabien Baron, Leica and Moncler hosted at Sotheby’s in London, during Frieze Art. The technical specifications of the Leica X ‘Edition Moncler’ are identical to those of the standard production model of the new Leica X camera. The Leica X ‘Edition Moncler’ will be available from Leica authorised dealers at an RRP of £1,952 - a reference to the year Moncler was founded.
Panasonic UK has announced its Christmas 2014 cashback offer. Included in this promotion is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 compact system camera (with a cashback amount of £100 / €120), the Lumix DMC-TZ60 travel compact, and the HC-V550 camcorder (each with a cashback amount of £30 / €35). This promotion will run to 12th January 2015. To claim the cashback on qualifying Lumix, Lumix G camera and camcorder models, participants (aged 18 or over only) must complete the online registration form at the website below. The last date for registration will be 27th February 2015.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
In an official video released by its Netherlands branch, Canon is hinting at the upcoming release of a new high-zoom, large-sensor premium compact camera. No further details are available but those who speak Dutch can sign up to be notified of the product launch.
Friday, October 10, 2014
HTC has announced its first dedicated digital camera, called RE. Featuring a 1/2.33"-type 16-megapixel CMOS sensor and an f/2.8 lens with an angle of view of 146°, the HTC RE has an unusual shape and no viewfinder, LCD screen or physical controls except for a shutter release - however, it can be remote controlled wirelessly with most smartphones. In addition to capturing 16-megapixel stills, the RE camera can also record Full HD videos at 30 frames per second and 720p HD movie clips at up to 120fps. Other highlights include time-lapse photography, Bluetooth, USB and Wi-Fi connectivity and waterproofing (to 1m underwater, out of the box). RE’s built-in grip sensor instantly activates the camera as it’s picked up, eliminating the need for a power button. HTC's first camera will be available in the US from late October, with other markets following later.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Ricoh have unveiled the water-, shock-, crush- and freezeproof Ricoh WG-30w compact camera, which comes equipped with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and advanced smartphone support functions. The 16-megapixel Ricoh WG-30w boasts a back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, a 28-140mm equivalent lens and a solid, airtight body that's waterproof to a depth of 40 feet, shockproof from a height of 5 feet, crushproof against weights up to 220 pounds, and coldproof to -10 °C. The WG-30 will be available in December 2014 for a suggested retail price of £259.99 /$299.95. In the UK, the company will also launch a non-Wi-Fi version called the Ricoh WG-30, priced at £229.99.
Monday, October 6, 2014
We've just received a full production version of the exciting new Panasonic LX100 premium compact camera. Before we start reviewing the LX100 in earnest, here's a quick look at exactly what's in the box. Reading like a serious enthuiast's wish-list, the Panasonic LX100 features a Micro Four Thirds sensor, 4K video recording, 24-75mm F1.7-F2.8 Leica lens, Live View Finder (LVF) with 2764K-dot resolution, 11 fps continuous shooting, and integrated Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Nikon has issued a firmware update for the Nikon Coolpix A large-sensor compact camera. According to the company, version C:1.12 resolves an issue that sometimes prevented appropriate exposure control with interval timer photography. You can download the firmware upgrade from the website below.
Website: Nikon Knowledge Base
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm X100T camera looks like in the flesh?
Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm X100T camera.
Want to see exactly what the new Canon PowerShot G7 X compact camera looks like in the flesh?
Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon PowerShot G7 X compact camera.
Update: We've added more hands-on images live from Photokina.
Want to see exactly what the new Nikon Coolpix S6900 compact camera looks like in the flesh?
Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Nikon Coolpix S6900 compact camera.
Update: We've added more hands-on images live from Photokina.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Want to see exactly what the new Canon PowerShot SX60 HS camera looks like in the flesh?
Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS camera.
Want to see exactly what the new Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) camera looks like in the flesh?
Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) camera.
Want to see exactly what the new Sigma DP1 Quattro camera looks like in the flesh?
Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sigma DP1 Quattro camera.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Want to see exactly what the new Sony Action Cam Mini HDR-AZ1VR action camera looks like in the flesh?
Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony Action Cam Mini HDR-AZ1VR action camera.
Want to see exactly what the new Leica V-Lux (Typ 114) camera looks like in the flesh?
Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Leica V-Lux (Typ 114) camera.
Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic LX100 compact camera looks like in the flesh?
Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic LX100 compact camera.
Update: Now includes more hands-on shots live from Photokina...
The Leica X (Typ 113) is a new premium compact camera. Featuring a new Leica Summilux 23 mm f/1.7 ASPH. prime lens and a 16.2 megapixel APS-C format CMOS sensor, the Leica X (Typ 113) also offers fast, precise, and almost-silent autofocus and full-HD video quality. The Leica X (Typ 113) is now available from Leica Store Mayfair, Leica Store Burlington and authorised dealers. Retailing at £1550.00 RRP.
The Leica X-E is expanding the Leica X family with a new camera model made in Germany. The particularly compact and lightweight X-E has all the features that characterise a Leica camera: an outstanding fast lens, the best materials and a premium finish. The camera also features an unmistakable design that, in the case of the X-E, is further emphasised by special details – like the titanium look of its body and control elements matched to its silver lens. Leather trim in the colour metallic rounds off its elegant looks. The Leica X-E is now available from Leica Store Mayfair, Leica Store Burlington and authorised Leica, retailing at £1250.00.
The Leica V-Lux (Typ 114) is a new compact camera for travel, wildlife and sports photography. The new digital compact camera combines a high-performance lens, superior imaging qualities and high speed in a compact and handy form. The Leica V-Lux (Typ 114) will be available from Leica Store Mayfair, Burlington and authorised Leica dealers from October 2014, retailing at £925.00. The camera comes complete with Adobe Photoshop Lightroo, the professional workflow solution for still picture and video processing, available as a free download after product registration.
The high-performance Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) compact camera features a fast Leica DC Vario-Summilux 10.9–34 mm f/1.7–2.8 ASPH. zoom lens with a very fast initial aperture and an extremely practical zoom range equivalent to 24 to 75 mm in 35 mm format. In comparison to the previous model, it offers a larger Four Thirds sensor that, in combination with its lens ensures superior picture quality in all shooting situations. The familiar, extensive package of features, with automatic mode, manual setting options and improved video capability, now includes an integrated electronic viewfinder with 2.8 MP resolution and a Wi-Fi module. The Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) will be available from authorised Leica dealers from November 2014, £825.00 RRP.