By Lisa Johnston
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San Diego – Sony introduced Monday its spring camera offerings, including a pair of super-zoom bridge models, a 20x Cyber-shot point-and-shoot, a new “super-entry-level” Cyber-shot model and the latest Alpha mirrorless compact system camera.
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Ronkonkoma, N.Y. — Sigma announced Monday offerings in its new “dp Quattro” Foveon-sensor-based compact camera series as part of its 2014 camera lineup.
New models include three dp Quattero models: the dp1, dp2 and dp3. Pricing and ship dates have not yet been announced, but Sigma said the dp2 Quattro will be the first camera released in the group.
Denver – Ricoh Imaging America introduced Wednesday the new Ricoh-branded WG-4 and WG-20 series of rugged compact cameras and unveiled a new Ricoh modular mounting system accessories line of the WG family.
With the announcement, Ricoh underscored its recent decision to realign point-and-shoot cameras under the Ricoh brand, while Pentax, which originated the weather-proof WG camera series, is used for interchangeable-lens cameras and accessories.
Allendale, N.J. – Leica Camera is unveiled Monday its Leica C, which was billed as the precision optic’s company’s first model in a new line of fashion-centric digital compacts, and the first Leica camera with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity.
San Diego — Sony introduced Tuesday a pair of compact interchangeable-lens cameras in the A3000 DSLR and the NEX-5T mirrorless compact system camera (CSC) families, both with value pricing.
Of the two, the Sony A3000 offers the biggest twist. The “DSLR” is designed to offer the look and shape of a compact DSLR, but with much of the internal workings of a mirrorless NEX-system camera.
It will also carry a very affordable $398 street retail for the body and an 18-55mm E-mount kit lens when it ships to dealers in September.
Melville, N.Y. — Nikon added a Coolpix digital camera on Tuesday that can shoot FullHD video.
It also unveiled a new DSLR lens and a speedlight.
The Coolpix L620 compact camera has a 14x optical zoom Nikkor glass lens that covers a focal length of 25mm to 350mm (35mm equivalent), and has the ability to shoot FullHD video with a single button press.
Camera features include several shooting modes, an 18.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, an integrated grip, and an HVGA 3-inch LCD monitor. The ISO range goes up to 3,200.
Ridgefield Park, N.J. — Samsung said Wednesday that it has teamed with Evernote to offer expanded sharing functionality on the Samsung WB250F smart camera.
Through the arrangement, users of the Samsung WB250F will be able to share images to Evernote and have them synched across any device that has Evernote installed, Samsung said.
Secaucus, N.J. – Panasonic introduced Thursday the Lumix DSC-FZ70 super telephoto bridge camera with a built-in 60x (20mm-1,200mm) F2.8-5.9 wide angle, super zoom lens.
To keep images steady, the camera includes Power Optical Image Stabilization.
San Diego – Sony introduced Thursday a pair of advanced RX-series Cyber-shot point-and-shoot cameras targeting the professional/advanced amateur audiences.
Models DSC-RX1R/B ($2,799 suggested retail price) and DSC-RX100M2/B ($749 suggested retail) both feature advanced CMOS sensors, with the former featuring a 24.3-megapixel 35mm full-frame Exmor sensor and the latter offering a one-inch 20.2-megapixel Exmor R sensor. Both models also include Sony’s latest BIONZ image processors.
Valhalla, N.Y. – Fujifilm North America introduced Monday night its next iteration in the X-series mirrorless compact system camera family – the X-M1.
Fujifilm’s X-M1 is billed as a lightweight camera that includes the same highly rated 16.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor as the X-Pro1and X-E1 cameras in a compact premium styled body design.