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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.
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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.
Denver — Pentax Ricoh Imaging Americas unveiled this week a white version of its WG-3 ruggedized point-and-shoot digital cameras, which launched in March.
The WG-3 line now offers five body color choices including the new white: black and orange or in green or purple in the GPS version.
The WG-3 and WG-3 GPS line offer weather-proof, shock-proof cameras for action-oriented photographers.
Pentax upgraded the features on the now 15th-generation line.
Ridgefield Park, N.J. – Samsung Electronics introduced Wednesday the NX2000 compact system camera (CSC) combining the company’s SMART Camera technology with professional level image quality.
Samsung’s NX2000 is available at a $650 suggested retail in a choice of white, black and pink body colors. It includes a 20.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, strong low-light performance (from 100 to 25,600 ISO) and a new DRIMe IV processing engine, which further reduces image noise, improves speed and enhances color reproduction.
Secaucus, N.J. — Panasonic continued to send out camera announcements for the third day in a row on Friday as it unveiled 10 exclusive new designs for the previously announced Lumix ultra-thin DMC-XS1.
The Panasonic digital camera, which combines a host of creative options in “Panasonic’s slimmest body yet,” will be offered in 10 new design patterns based on the following six concepts:
• Pop Art: cheerful design with colorful graphics;