PMA 2007 Report

Welcome to the Final version of my PMA 2007 Report. The Photo Marketing Association (PMA) Annual Convention and Trade Show took place this year in Las Vegas, USA and ran from 8th - 11th March 2007. PMA is the world's largest annual photo imaging trade show, where all the major photography manufacturers unveiled their new product line-ups for 2007 and beyond. Just like last year, PhotographyBLOG covered PMA live from the show floor. There were a lot of announcements both in the weeks leading up to PMA and during the 4 days of the show itself, all of which are included in our PMA 2007 Report. To help you keep track of everything that's going on, this page contains links to all of the latest product announcements. You can also signup for our email Newsletter or subscribe to our RSS feed, which will keep you up to date with everything that is happening before, during and after PMA 2007.

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Final Version: 17th March 2007, 10.00am GMT
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Live from the Show

I've been walking round the show looking for the most interesting products, taking exclusive photos of the real thing and finding out as much information as possible about them. Here are my live show reports, in no particular order.

Sony DSLR Prototypes
Sony G1
Sigma DP1
Olympus E-410
Olympus P-1
Olympus E-510
Nikon D40x
Pentax 16-50mm and 50-135mm Lenses
Pentax
                            60-250mm, 300mm and 200mm Star Lenses
Tokina 16-50mm f/2.8 Lens
Panasonic 14-150mm and 25mm Lenses
Pentax 645 Digital
Sigma 18-200mm OS Lens
Tamron 28-300mm and 70-200mm Lenses
Sigma 200-500m Lens
Canon 30D Successor
Kodak Compact Digicams
HP
                            R837, M537, M437
General
                            Electric
Canon
                            TX1
Crumpler Brazillian Dollar Home Bag
Leica C-Lux 2
Jobo
 
 

Hot Products

I've selected my Hot Products from all the PMA 2007 announcements that have been made, as the industry big-hitters reveal their 2007 line-ups...

Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Nikon D40x
Olympus P-1
Canon EOS-1D Mark III - DSLR camera offering 10.1 megapixels and 10fps shooting for up to 110 JPEG or 30 RAW images, two DIGIC III processors, 14-bit image processing, 3.0 inch LCD with Live View mode, ISO 6400, 19 point auto-focusing and the EOS Integrated Cleaning System. Nikon D40x - 10.2 megapixel DSLR, producing 3,872 x 2,592-pixel images, 3D Colour Matrix Metering II system and 2.5 inch LCD screen, all in the most compact Nikon DSLR body ever. Olympus P-1 - The Olympus P-1 professional DSLR is on it's way - that's the message from Olympus ahead of this year's PMA, as official photos and a tentative "later this year" target have been released.
Olympus E-510
Sigma DP1 Sony H9
Olympus E-510 - 10 megapixel Live MOS sensor, Live Preview on the 2.5 inch LCD screen and a Supersonic Wave Filter for dust protection. Replaces the E-500 and also features a built-in image stabiliser in the camera body and a new image processing engine. Sigma DP1 - The DP1 will feature a 14 megapixel FOVEON X3, APS-C size image sensor (2652 × 1768 × 3 layers) as used in the new Sigma SD14 digital SLR. The size of the image sensor used in the Sigma DP1 camera is 10 times larger than in a normal compact digital camera. The DP1 has a 16.6mm f/4 Sigma lens, equivalent to 28mm on a 35mm film camera. Sony H9 - 8 megapixel camera, 3-inch, flip-up LCD screen, 15x optical stabilized zoom lens, ISO 3200, face-detection, NightShot technology and HDTV output.
Tamron 28-300mm Lens
Olympus SP-550 UZ
Leica 14-150mm Four Thirds Lens
Tamron 28-300mm Lens with Vibration Compensation - The Tamron AF 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO zoom lens is the first ever lens from Tamron to feature built-in image stabilisation, dubbed Vibration Compensation. Olympus SP-550 UZ - First digital camera to offer an 18x optical zoom lens, equivalent to 28-504mm, Dual Image Stabilization system, 6.4cm LCD sceen, Super Macro mode (Icm focusing), PASM exposure modes and 23 scene modes. Leica 14-150mm Four Thirds Lens - The new LEICA D VARIO-ELMAR 14-150mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S., lens offers a focal range of 28-300mm in 35mm terms and complies with the Four Thirds System and is the first to incorporate Extra Silent Motor (XSM) technology, which assures quick, quiet, accurate auto focusing control.
Canon TX1
Nikon Coolpix P5000
Sony W200
Canon TX1 - 7.1 megapixel camera, 10x optical zoom lens (39mm-390mm) with Optical Image Stabilization, 115,000-pixel Vari-Angle LCD screen, 30 fps High Definition (HD) 720p widescreen (16:9) movie mode and recording CD quality Stereo Sound in 44 KHz. Nikon Coolpix P5000 - 10 megapixel camera with a 3.5x zoom lens (36-126mm), Vibration Reduction to combat camera shake, ISO 3200 capability and a 2.5 inch LCD screen. Sony W200 - 12 megapixel camera, 3x optical zoom lenses, metal bodies, 2.5-inch LCD screens and an eye-level viewfinder.
Kodak 5500, 5300 and 5100 All-in-One Printers
Lexar Professional UDMA 300x
Panasonic DMC-TZ3
Kodak 5500, 5300 and 5100 All-in-One Printers - New printers promise to save customers up to 50% on everything they print. Kodak have spent $500 million and 3.5 years of development time to enter the inkjet market. Lexar Professional UDMA 300x Memory Cards - Speed-rated at 300x, or capable of a minimum sustained write speed of 45MB per second. The cards have to be used with a UDMA-enabled device, such as Lexar’s new Professional FireWire 800 Reader, to achieve this speed. Panasonic DMC-TZ3 - 7.2 megapixel camera, 10x optical zoom (28-280mm), Optical Image Stabiliser, 3 inch LCD screen.

New Products

This is a complete list of all the major products that have been introduced at PMA 2007.

Manufacturer

Date (2007)

Product

Adobe 8th March Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended - Completely new edition of Photoshop which adds integration of 3-D and motion graphics, image measurement and analysis. Photoshop CS3 Extended also enables users to extract valuable quantitative and qualitative data from images.
Canon 22nd February Canon EOS-1D Mark III - DSLR camera offering 10.1 megapixels and 10fps shooting for up to 110 JPEG or 30 RAW images, two DIGIC III processors, 14-bit image processing, 3.0 inch LCD with Live View mode, ISO 6400, 19 point auto-focusing and the EOS Integrated Cleaning System.
  22nd February Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L Lens, Canon Speedlite 580EX II, Canon WFT-E2 - Several new accessories that have been optimised for the new EOS-1D Mark III DSLR. These are the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM lens, Canon Speedlite 580EX II flashgun, Canon WFT-E2 Wireless File Transmitter and Canon OSK-E3 Original Data Security Kit.
  22nd February Canon IXUS 75 - 7 megapixel camera, metallic finish and 3 inch LCD screen, 3x optical zoom (35-105mm), Red-Eye Correction in playback and Face Detection AF/AE/FE and Noise Reduction Technology.
  22nd February Canon IXUS 70 - Canon’ slimmest optical zoom camera, 7 megapixel, 3x optical zooms (35-105mm), Red-Eye Correction in playback and Face Detection AF/AE/FE and Noise Reduction Technology
  22nd February Canon A570 IS - 7.1 megapixel camera, 4x optical zoom lens, Face Detection Technology and Red-Eye Correction, Optical Image Stabilizer to combat camera shake and full manual control.
  22nd February Canon A560 - 7.1 megapixel camera, 4x optical zoom lens, Face Detection Technology and Red-Eye Correction.
  22nd February Canon TX1 - 7.1 megapixel camera, 10x optical zoom lens (39mm-390mm) with Optical Image Stabilization, 115,000-pixel Vari-Angle LCD screen, 30 fps High Definition (HD) 720p widescreen (16:9) movie mode and recording CD quality Stereo Sound in 44 KHz.
  22nd February Canon iP90v - Portable printer available in two configurations – with or without a battery kit included in the box - replaces the iP90. Features FINE print head technology and the ChromaLife100 system.
  22nd February Canon iP1800 - Printer with distinctive cube design finished in deep gleam black with a reflective mirror finish. The iP1800 delivers a 10x15cm (4”x6”) borderless photograph in 70 seconds.
  22nd February Canon iP2500 - Printer with distinctive cube design finished in deep gleam black with a reflective mirror finish. The iP2500 delivers a 10x15cm (4”x6”) borderless photograph in 55 seconds.
  18th January Canon Powershot A550 - 7.1 megapixel camera, 2 inch LCD screen and 4x zoom lens, replaces the PowerShot A530.
  18th January Canon PowerShot A460 - 5 megapixel camera, 2 inch LCD screen and 4x zoom lens, replaces the PowerShot A430.
Casio 30th January Casio EX-Z1050 - 10.1 megapixel camera, 2.6-inch wide, 14:9 aspect ratio LCD display, 3x, 38-114mm zoom lens, and 370 shot battery life.
  30th January Casio EX-Z75 - 7.2 megapixel camera, Anti-Shake DSP mode, 2.6-inch wide, 14:9 aspect ratio LCD display, replaces the EX-Z70.
  8th January Casio EX-V7 - 7.2 megapixel camera, 7x, 38-266mm optical zoom lens, less than 1 inch thick, mechanical CCD shift technology and Anti Shake DSP, and 33 Best Shot Modes.
Epson 8th January Epson Stylus Photo 1400 - A3+ six-colour photo printer which features Epson's Claria Photographic Ink.
Fujifilm 22nd February Fujifilm S700 / S5700 - 7 megapixel camera , a 10x optical zoom, 2.5 inch LCD plus electronic viewfinder, ISO 1600 and Picture Stabilization mode, dual xD/SD memory card slot.
  22nd February Fujifilm A900 - 9 megapixel camera, Fujifilm's Super CCD sensor technology, a 4x optical zoom lens and ISO 800, dual xD/SD memory card slot.
  22nd February Fujifilm A820 - 8 megapixel camera, Fujifilm's Super CCD sensor technology, a 4x optical zoom lens and ISO 800, dual xD/SD memory card slot.
  4th January Fujifilm F40fd - 8.3 megapixel camera, 3x zoom lens, 300 shot battery life, Face Detection technology and support for both xD-Picture Card and SD card formats.
  4th January Fujifilm A800 - 8.3 megapixel camera, 3x optical zoom, features Fujifilm's Super CCD HR and RP Processor together for the first time in the FinePix A series.
  4th January Fujifilm A610 - 6.1 megapixel camera, 3x optical zoom, features Fujifilm's Super CCD HR and RP Processor together for the first time in the FinePix A series.
  4th January Fujifilm IS-1 - Compact digital camera with infrared capability, primarily aimed at the law enforcement, medical/dental and science fields.
General Electric 8th March 8 GE Digital Cameras - GE have announced aggressive plans to enter the digital camera market. Higher-end GE cameras will offer up to 12 megapixels of resolution.
Hasselblad 25th January Hasselblad H3D-31 - 31 megapixel version of the H3D-39 medium format camera, the world’s first 48mm full-frame DSLR camera system.
HP 8th March HP DreamColor - First integrated system that delivers the greatest level of digital color consistency across a series of devices.
  8th March HP Designjet Z3100ps GP Photo Printer - Large format printer aimed at graphic design houses, advertising firms, pre-press professionals and print service providers.
  8th March HP R837 - 7.2 megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom lens and large 3 inch LCD screen. Can remove blemishes from faces, such as a spot, mole or scar, and includes pet-eye fix, which removes the glowing effect caused by pets’ eyes.
  8th March HP M537 - 6 megapixel digital camera with 3x optical zoom lens and 2.5 inch LCD screen.
  8th March HP M437 - 5 megapixel digital camera with 3x optical zoom lens and 2 inch LCD screen.
Jobo 19th February JOBO Spectator - Mid-range, affordable way of backing up, storing and viewing your digital images.
  19th February JOBO photoGPS - Writes GPS data to each digital picture’s EXIF file.
Kingston 7th March Kingston 8GB SDHC Memory Card - Three new 8GB cards available in Class 2, 4 and 6 speed ratings as well as two new 4GB SDHC cards in Class 4 and 6 speeds.
  7th March Kingston DataTraveler Card Reader - USB 2.0 Flash memory drive that provides up to 4GB of storage and includes an onboard SD/MMC expansion slot for reading nine different Flash memory card formats (including SDHC).
Kodak 7th March Kodak Z712 - Positioned as an alternative to a DSLR, offering a 12x zoom lens (36-432 mm) and 7.1 megapixels.
  7th March Kodak Z885 - Boasts a 5X optical zoom lens (36-180mm) and 8.1 megapixel resolution and up to ISO 8000.
  7th March Kodak C763 - Affordable 7 megapixel camera with 3x optical zoom lens.
  7th March Kodak C613 - 6.2 megapixel camera with 3x optical zoom lens in a compact and stylish body.
  7th March Kodak G610 Printer Dock - Latest addition to Kodak’s family of photo printers, real KODAK Pictures are printed in just 60 seconds.
  7th March Kodak Gold 200 Film - New consumer film which provides brighter colour and deeper saturation, has an extra stop of speed and is suited to general lighting conditions.
  6th February Kodak 5500, 5300 and 5100 All-in-One Printers - New printers promise to save customers up to 50% on everything they print. Kodak have spent $500 million and 3.5 years of development time to enter the inkjet market.
  7th January Kodak V1003 - 10 megapixel camera, 2.5 inch LCD screen, 3x optical zoom lens, up to ISO 1600, choice of no less than 8 different colours.
  7th January Kodak V803 - 8 megapixel camera, 2.5 inch LCD screen, 3x optical zoom lens, up to ISO 1600, choice of no less than 8 different colours.
  5th January Kodak C653 - 6 megapixel camera, 3x optical zoom lens equivalent to 36–108mm, 2.4 inch LCD screen, digital IS using anti-blur mode.
Leica 8th March Leica C-Lux 2 - Ultra-compact digital camera with a black metal body, wide-angle 28mm zoom lens, 2.5 inch LCD screen and 7.2 megapixel CCD sensor.
  7th March Leica 14-150mm Four Thirds Lens - The new LEICA D VARIO-ELMAR 14-150mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S., lens offers a focal range of 28-300mm in 35mm terms and complies with the Four Thirds System and is the first to incorporate Extra Silent Motor (XSM) technology, which assures quick, quiet, accurate auto focusing control.
Lexar 8th March Lexar 4GB Platinum II CompactFlash Card - 4GB CompactFlash and 2GB and 4GB Memory Stick PRO Duo cards. A free software suite comprised of Image Rescue 3, Corel Snapfire Plus SE and Backup n Sync can be downloaded by Platinum II 4GB CF owners.
  20th February Lexar Professional UDMA 300x Memory Cards - Speed-rated at 300x, or capable of a minimum sustained write speed of 45MB per second. The cards have to be used with a UDMA-enabled device, such as Lexar’s new Professional FireWire 800 Reader, to achieve this speed.
  20th February Lexar Professional UDMA FireWire 800 Reader and Lexar Professional Dual-Slot Reader - The Professional UDMA FireWire 800 Reader is compatible with all CompactFlash (Type I and Type II), MicroDrives, and UDMA-enabled CompactFlash cards. The Lexar Professional Dual-Slot Reader is USB 2.0-enabled and fully compatible with SD, SDHC, CompactFlash and UDMA-enabled CompactFlash memory cards.
  13th February Lexar Professional 133x 4GB SDHC Card - 133x speed-rated Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) flash memory card designed for professional and high-end amateur photographers.
  9th January Lexar SDHC Memory Cards - 4Gb SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) cards in Lexar's range of Platinum II and Standard products.
  6th January Lexar JumpDrive 360 - Innovative “capless” USB flash drive encased in a stylish rotating metal jacket.
Nikon 5th March Nikon D40x - 10.2 megapixel DSLR, producing 3,872 x 2,592-pixel images, 3D Colour Matrix Metering II system and 2.5 inch LCD screen, all in the most compact Nikon DSLR body ever.
  5th March Nikon AF-S DX VR 55-200mm f/4-5.6 Lens - A compact telephoto zoom lens featuring Vibration Reduction at a budget price point.
  20th February Nikon Coolpix P5000 - 10 megapixel camera with a 3.5x zoom lens (36-126mm), Vibration Reduction to combat camera shake, ISO 3200 capability and a 2.5 inch LCD screen.
  20th February Nikon Coolpix S50c - 7.2 megapixel camera with a 3x zoom lens (38-114mm), Vibration Reduction to help combat camera shake, Face-priority AF, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix and D-Lighting, plus a 3 inch wide-angle LCD monitor, plus Wi-Fi.
  20th February Nikon Coolpix S50 - 7.2 megapixel camera with a 3x zoom lens (38-114mm), Vibration Reduction to help combat camera shake, Face-priority AF, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix and D-Lighting, plus a 3 inch wide-angle LCD monitor.
  20th February Nikon Coolpix S500 - 7.1 megapixel camera with a 3x zoom lens (35-105mm), Vibration Reduction to combat camera shake, ISO 2000 capability, 2.5 inch monitor and One-touch portrait button.
  20th February Nikon Coolpix S200 - 7.1 megapixels camera with a 3x zoom lens (38-114mm), electronic Vibration Reduction to help combat camera shake, ISO 1000 and a 2.5 inch LCD screen.
  20th February Nikon Coolpix L12 - 7.1 megapixel camera with a 3x optical zoom lens (35-105mm), Vibration Reduction to combat camera shake, Face-priority AF, D-Lighting and Red-Eye Fix, and a 2.5 inch LCD monitor.
  20th February Nikon Coolpix L11 - 6 megapixel camera with a 2.4 inch LCD screen, 3x zoom lens (37.5-112.5mm), maximum ISO of 800 and a choice of 16 Scene modes.
  20th February Nikon Coolpix L10 - 5 megapixel camera with a 2 inch LCD screen, 3x zoom lens (37.5-112.5mm), maximum ISO of 800 and a choice of 16 Scene modes.
Olympus 6th March Olympus P-1 Photos - The Olympus P-1 professional DSLR is on it's way - that's the message from Olympus ahead of this year's PMA, as official photos and a tentative "later this year" target have been released.
  6th March Four New Olympus Zuiko Digitial Lenses - The development of four new Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses and a 2.0x teleconverter have also been announced ahead of PMA.
  5th March Olympus E-510 - 10 megapixel Live MOS sensor, Live Preview on the 2.5 inch LCD screen and a Supersonic Wave Filter for dust protection. Replaces the E-500 and also features a built-in image stabiliser in the camera body and a new image processing engine.
  5th March Olympus E-410 - One of the world’s most compact DSLR cameras with Live Preview. Rreplaces the E-400 and features a a new 10 megapixel Live MOS sensor and image processing engine which provides sequential shooting at up to 3fps with a seven image RAW buffer in burst mode.
  5th March Olympus mju 780 - 7.1 megapixel camera, metal body in silver or black, and 5x optical zoom with mechanical image stabiliser.
  25th January Olympus SP-550 UZ - First digital camera to offer an 18x optical zoom lens, equivalent to 28-504mm, Dual Image Stabilization system, 6.4cm LCD sceen, Super Macro mode (Icm focusing), PASM exposure modes and 23 scene modes.
  25th January Olympus Mju 770 SW - 7.1 megapixel camera, can survive falls from up to 1.5m, waterproof to 10m depths, freezeproof to -10 degrees Celsius.
  25th January Olympus Mju 760 - 7.1 megapixel camera with 3x zoom (37-111mm), Dual Image Stabilization and a slim-line metal body.
  25th January Olympus FE-250 - 8 megapixel camera, 3x optical zoom (35-105mm), large 6.4cm LCD with 230,000 pixels, Olympus' BrightCapture Technology and stylish metal body.
  25th January Olympus FE-240 - 7.1 megapixel camera, 5x optical zoom lens (38-190mm), large 6.4cm LCD, slim metal body and a High ISO Setting mode with ISO 1000.
  25th January Olympus FE-230 - 7.1 megapixel camera, stainless metal body, 3x zoom lens (38-114mm) and large 6.4cm LCD screen.
  25th January Olympus FE-210 - 7.1 megapixel camera, 3x zoom lens (38-114mm), plus a large 6.4cm LCD and 15 scene modes.
Panasonic 31st January Panasonic DMC-FZ8 - 7.2 megapixel camera, 12x optical zoom (36mm to 432mm), Optical Image Stabiliser, RAW mode and joystick control.
  31st January Panasonic DMC-TZ3 - 7.2 megapixel camera, 10x optical zoom (28-280mm), Optical Image Stabiliser, 3 inch LCD screen.
  31st January Panasonic DMC-TZ2 - 6 megapixel camera, 10x optical zoom (28-280mm), Optical Image Stabiliser, 2.5 inch LCD screen.
  31st January Panasonic DMC-FX30 - World's slimmest digital camera with a 28mm wide-angle lens. There's also an Optical Image Stabiliser, ISO 1250 and Intelligent ISO Control for shake-free photos.
  31st January Panasonic DMC-FX12 - 3x optical zoom (35-105mm) Leica DC lens with f/2.8, 2.5 inch LCD screen, Optical Image Stabiliser and Intelligent ISO Control, plus ISO 1250 at full resolution.
  31st January Panasonic DMC-FX10 - 3x optical zoom (35-105mm) Leica DC lens with f/2.8, 2.5 inch LCD screen, Optical Image Stabiliser and Intelligent ISO Control, plus ISO 1250 at full resolution.
  31st January Panasonic DMC-LZ7 - 6x zoom lens (37mm-222mm), Easy Zoom feature which shifts the lens instantly to full zoom, 7.2 megapixels, 2.5 inch LCD, Optical Image Stabilizer and Intelligent ISO Control.
  31st January Panasonic DMC-LZ6 - 6x zoom lens (37mm-222mm), Easy Zoom feature which shifts the lens instantly to full zoom, 7.2 megapixels, 2 inch LCD, Optical Image Stabilizer and Intelligent ISO Control.
  31st January Panasonic DMC-LS75 - 7.2 megapixel camera, 3x optical zoom lens, 2.5 inch screen, new Easy Zoom feature which shifts the lens instantly to full 3x zoom, optical image stabilizer, Intelligent ISO Control and run on widely available AA batteries.
  31st January Panasonic DMC-LS60 - 6 megapixel camera, 3x optical zoom lens, 2 inch screen, new Easy Zoom feature which shifts the lens instantly to full 3x zoom, optical image stabilizer, Intelligent ISO Control and run on widely available AA batteries.
  31st January Panasonic KX-PX20 and Panasonic KX-PX2 - Easy-to-use, dye-sub home photo printers with print life of up to 100 years. The KX-PX20 features a 3.6 inch colour LCD screen, the biggest in its class.
Pentax 21st February Pentax A30 - 10 megapixel camera with a 1/1.8 inch CCD, anti-shake technology, 3x optical zoom and 2.5 inch LCD monitor.
  21st February Pentax W30 - 7.1 megapixel camera, a 3 inch touch-screen LCD display, Face Recognition Auto Focus and Auto Exposure, plus a high ISO Digital Shake Reduction mode.
  21st February Pentax 16-50mm and 50-135mm Star Lenses - Both lenses feature a supersonic motor to deliver smoother, quieter auto focusing operation, plus tightly sealed, weather and dust-resistant construction.
  21st February Future Pentax Products - The smc PENTAX-DA Star lenses, smc PENTAX-DA 35mm macro lens, a dedicated auto flash and Pentax's medium format 645 Digital with interchangable lens will be on show at PMA.
  23rd January Pentax M30 - 7.1 megapixel camera, Digital Shake Reduction and Face Recognition AF and AE in an ultra-slim body.
  4th January Pentax E30 - 7.1 megapixel camera, 2.4 inch LCD monitor and powered by AA-size batteries.
Ricoh 5th March Ricoh R6 - 7 megapixel camera. Changes from the older R5 model, include a larger 2.7 inch LCD screen, new face recognition mode (following the trend set by most other 2007 compact cameras), a slimmer body at just 20.6mm thick and 54Mb internal memory.
Samsung 12th February Samsung L77 - 7 megapixel camera, 21mm wide, 7x internal optical zoom lens equivalent to 38-266mm, 2.5 inch LCD screen.
  12th February Samsung S1030 - 10 megapixel camera, 3x zoom lens and a 2.5 inch LCD screen, MPEG-4 movies clips, ISO 1600, and Aperture priority, shutter priority and full manual exposure modes.
  12th February Samsung S830 - 8 megapixel camera, 3x zoom lens equivalent to 35-105mm, 2.5 inch LCD screen, ISO 1600, aperture priority, shutter priority and full manual exposure modes, Auto Macro function that automatically adjusts shooting distance and focus.
  30th January Samsung NV11 - 10 megapixel camera, updated version of the NV10, Smart Touch user interface, 2.7 inch high definition LCD, 5x Schneider optical zoom lens.
  30th January Samsung L74 Wide - 7 megapixel camera, 3.0 inch touch screen LCD, 3.6x optical zoom and 28mm wide-angle lens, Face Recognition AF & AE, ASR image stabilisation system and MPEG-4 SVGA quality movies.
  30th January Samsung i7 - 7 megapixel camera, 3.0 inch touch screen LCD which rotates through 180 degrees, 3x optical zoom, 512 MB of internal memory and a Tour Guide function.
  8th January Samsung S1050 - 10 megapixel camera, 5x optical zoom, Intelligent Face Recognition Technology.
  8th January Samsung S850 - 8 megapixel camera, 5x optical zoom, aperture priority, shutter priority and manual modes, continuous shooting and AEB.
  8th January Samsung S730 - 7 megapixel camera powered by AA batteries.
  8th January Samsung S630 - 6 megapixel camera powered by AA batteries
  8th January Samsung L73 - 7 megapixel camera, 3x optical zoom, Smart Touch interface.
  8th January Samsung L700 - 7 megapixel camera, 3x optical zoom, 2.5 inch LCD display, 20MB of internal memory, compatible with SD/MMC and SDHC memory up to 4GB.
  8th January Samsung i70 - 7.2 megapixel camera, 3x zoom, 3 inch LCD screen, innovative sliding cover which, when opened, reveals the intuitive 9-button User Interface.
SanDisk 8th March 8Gb SanDisk Ultra II SDHC Card - Features write speeds of 9 MB per second and read speeds of 10MB and can store over 4,000 high-resolution pictures. The SanDisk MicroMate USB 2.0 reader is included for free, which works with both SDHC and SD cards.
  8th March 4Gb SanDisk Extreme III SDHC Class 6 Card - Read/write speed of 20MBs per second and can store more than 2,000 high-resolution pictures. A free SanDisk MicroMate USB 2.0 Reader is included.
Sigma 8th March Sigma DP1 - The DP1 will feature a 14 megapixel FOVEON X3, APS-C size image sensor (2652 × 1768 × 3 layers) as used in the new Sigma SD14 digital SLR. The size of the image sensor used in the Sigma DP1 camera is 10 times larger than in a normal compact digital camera. The DP1 has a 16.6mm f/4 Sigma lens, equivalent to 28mm on a 35mm film camera.
  8th March Sigma APO 200-500mm F2.8 EX DG Lens - world’s first Ultra-Telephoto zoom Lens that offers a fast aperture of f2.8 at 500mm focal length. Shooting distance and focal length can be viewed on the lens’ LCD panel. A supplied 2x teleconverter turns the Sigma 200-500mm into a 400-1000mm F5.6 lens.
  8th March Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS Lens - Second Sigma lens to feature an Optical Stabiliser to compensate for camera shake. Two sensors inside the Sigma 18-200mm lens detect vertical and horizontal movement of the camera and move the optical image stabilizing lens group.
Sony 8th March Sony G1 - 6 megapixel camera with a 3.5 inch LCD screen with 921,000 pixels, 2Gb of built-in memory, 3x zoom lens, optical image stabilisation and peer-to-peer wireless connectivity.
  28th February Sony DPP-FP90, Sony DPP-FP70, Sony DPP-FP60 - Dye sublimation photo printers. Sony DPP-FP90 has an extra-large (3.6-inch) screen with adjustable tilt position. Sony DPP-FP70 offers a fixed 2.5-inch TFT LCD. Both the FP90 and FP70 are powered by the Sony BIONZ processor. Face Detection technology automatically detects human faces in a scene, and contrast and colour values are adjusted accordingly. The affordable Sony DPP-FP60 features a 2-inch LCD screen and optional bluetooth kit.
  28th February Sony GPS-CS1KA GPS Unit Kit - Provides image positioning and online mapping capabilities with a wide range of cameras.
  28th February Sony A100 Sync Terminal Adaptor - Links the Sony A100 DSLR with external studio flashes for more versatile lighting effects.
  28th February Sony H9 - 8 megapixel camera, 3-inch, flip-up LCD screen, 15x optical stabilized zoom lens, ISO 3200, face-detection, NightShot technology and HDTV output
  28th February Sony H7 - 8 megapixel camera, fixed 2.5-inch LCD screen, 15x optical stabilized zoom lens, ISO 3200, face-detection and HDTV output
  28th February Sony W200 - 12 megapixel camera, 3x optical zoom lenses, metal bodies, 2.5-inch LCD screens and an eye-level viewfinder.
  28th February Sony W90 - 8 megapixel camera, 3x optical zoom lenses, metal bodies, 2.5-inch LCD screens and an eye-level viewfinder.
  28th February Sony W80 - 7.2 megapixel camera, 3x optical zoom lenses, metal bodies, 2.5-inch LCD screens and an eye-level viewfinder.
  28th February Sony T100 - 8 megapixel camera, 5x optical zoom lens and 3-inch LCD screen, with red, black and silver colours available.
  28th February Sony T20 - 8 megapixel camera, 3x optical zoom lens and a 2.5-inch LCD screen, and is in pink, white, black and silver.
  18th January Sony S700 - 7 megapixel camera, 1/2.5 inch CCD, ISO 1000, 2.4 inch LCD screen and 3x optical zoom lens.
  18th January Sony S650 - 7 megapixel camera, 1/2.5 inch CCD, ISO 1000, 2 inch LCD screen and 3x optical zoom lens.
  18th January Sony W55 - 7.2 megapixel camera, Real Imaging Processor, ISO 1000, 2.5 inch LCD screen and a 3x optical zoom lens, available in a choice of "fashion colours".
  18th January Sony W35 - 7.2 megapixel camera, Real Imaging Processor, ISO 1000, 2 inch LCD screen and a 3x optical zoom lens.
  16th January Sony CompactFlash Cards - First Sony CompactFlash memory cards will be available later this Spring with up to 4GB of storage capacity and 66x and 133x transfer speeds.
Tamron 7th March Tamron 28-300mm Lens with Vibration Compensation - The Tamron AF 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO zoom lens is the first ever lens from Tamron to feature built-in image stabilisation, dubbed Vibration Compensation.

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