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New York — Pentax today introduced three cameras along with a new system for purchasers to customize the body color on two of the new models.
Joining the Pentax line up are the K-50, K-500 and Q7. The K-50 is a midpriced DSLR, at $779. It is available for pre-order immediately and will be widely available in July, while the K-500 is an entry-level camera shipping in July for $599. The Q7 is a compact system camera that can be pre-ordered and will be available at retail in August for $499.
Center Valley, Pa. — Olympus celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Pen F camera with the introduction of the Pen E-P5 mirrorless digital compact system camera offering up to a 1/8,000-second shutter speed and built-in Wi-Fi support.
Olympus said it developed the Pen E-P5 to offer discerning photographers a range of advanced automatic and manual tools in a retro-look compact body.
Secaucus, N.J. — Panasonic introduced Wednesday the DMC-G6 mirrorless compact system camera offering FullHD capture, Wi-Fi connectivity and nearfield communication (NFC) linking technology.
The Lumix G6 (pricing to be announced later) features Panasonic’s Micro Four Thirds Live MOS CMOS sensor technology with 16-megapixel resolution.
Panasonic added its original pixel mix technology to the sensor to maximize the speed advantage native to the CMOS sensor. The current process is designed exclusively for the digital Live MOS sensor to minimize noise.
Melville, N.Y. — Canon said Monday that its EOS line of interchangeable-lens digital cameras (DSLR and compact-system cameras) have held the No. 1 worldwide market share position by volume for the 10 consecutive years through 2012.
Canon, which said the accomplishment was determined in “a Canon survey,” attributed the feat to developing its own key components, including lenses, optics and the CMOS image sensors, including the new cutting-edge chips that are first used in the flagship EOS-1D series.
Denver — Pentax Ricoh Imaging Americas said Tuesday its K-30 DSLR is available now for pre-order through the company’s website.
The K-30 DSLR, which carries an $800 suggested retail for the body and SMC Pentax DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR lens kit, features a fashion focus with a choice of nine color options and is rugged enough for outdoor photography enthusiasts.
Denver — Pentax Ricoh Imaging Americas said Monday it is offering a limited-time consumer mail-in rebate program on its 645D medium-format system and Limited-series lenses, when purchased in a bundle with the K-5 IIs DSLR.
The rebate offers, valid March 11-31, range from $250 to $500.
Melville, N.Y. – Nikon stepped up the mid-range of its DSLR lineup Thursday with the introduction of the D7100 featuring a 24.1-megapixel APS-C DX-format sensor.
The camera will go on sale in March carrying a $1,199 suggested retail price for the body only and $1,599 for the camera and 18-105mm DX VR kit lens.
Nikon’s D7100 offers pro-level durability features including weather sealing, a magnesium alloy body and a 150,000 cycle rated shutter.
Ridgefield Park, N.J. – Samsung introduced Thursday the latest edition to its NX mirrorless interchangeable lens camera line with the Wi-Fi enabled midrange NX300.
The new compact system camera, which will replaces the NX210, will ship in March at $750 suggested retail price, including a 20-50mm kit lens.
It will include the company’s Smart 2.0 technologies with dual-band Wi-Fi and intuitive operation with new 3D Still and Movie Capture, an improved hybrid AF system and a premium retro modern design.
Melville, N.Y. – Nikon introduced Tuesday its D5200 DSLR offering several improvements over the D5100.
Advances over the D5100, which continues in the line, are a 39-point autofocus system (up from the 11 points) and a 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor.
The camera, which is scheduled for a December release at a price to be announced, will pack a 24.1-megapixel APS-C sensor and accepts SDHC and SDXC memory cards.
A new Expeed 3 processor helps lift burst shooting from four to five shots per second.
Melville, N.Y. – Nikon made a significant expansion to its assortment of 35mm full-format sensor-based DSLRs with the introduction Thursday of the D600.
The FX-format DSLR was designed for “top-notch image quality and fast performance,” Nikon said, offering a new 24.3-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor and an improved Expeed 3 image-processing engine. Both advances are said to produce outstanding low-light images.