San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
NEW YORK — Digital camera manufacturers continued to follow the axiom “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” by introducing new Wi-Fi cameras equipped to seamlessly link to smartphones and tablets for image sharing and remote-control interoperation.
Panasonic, Ricoh, Samsung and Sony all recently unveiled new spring digital cameras equipped with built-in wireless connectivity or Wi-Fi-add-on options as their answers to the encroachment of camera-equipped smart devices on their businesses.
DENVER — Trendy outdoor DLSR camera enthusiasts got some good news last week when Pentax Ricoh Imaging Americas revealed that 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 a rugged body construction that is solid enough for outdoor photography enthusiasts.
VALHALLA, N.Y. — Fujifilm introduced a pair of FinePix point-and-shoots, including the all-weather XP200 and the S8400W super telephoto model.
The FinePix XP200 (May, $300 suggested retail) is a ruggedly built camera featuring a 16-megpixel CMOS sensor, 28-140mm telephoto lens, image stabilization, 3-inch 920,000-dot LCD monitor, 10 fps continuous shooting mode, 1080/60i HD video capture, and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity with mobile device linking app.
MELVILLE, N.Y. — Canon introduced a pair of DSLRs and a new advanced PowerShot point-and-shoot with integrated Wi-Fi connectivity to its 2013 spring camera line.
The camera models include the new flagship of the consumer EOS Rebel DSLR line, model T5i; the Canon SL1, a compact entry-level DSLR; and the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS.
The EOS Rebel DSLR flagship T5i features an 18-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and Canon’s DIGIC 5 image processor.
VALHALLA, N.Y. – Fujifilm North America continued to ramp up its 2013 point-and-shoot camera line by unveiling five FinePix models, including some with super telephoto lenses and high-speed shooting capability.
The new models include the F900EXR, F850EXR, S6800, S4800 and JX680.
MELVILLE, N.Y. — Nikon introduced seven Coolpix point-and-shoot cameras, several of which add wireless connectivity and/or super telephoto lenses to entice cellphone photographers.
The cameras include the Coolpix P520, AW110, S9500, L820, S31, S5200 and L28.
NEW YORK — Long telephoto point-and-shoot cameras, “tough” cameras and models with Wi-Fi connectivity features are among the top weapons of choice among camera manufacturers looking to stave off advances of smartphones into the traditional camera market in 2013.
LAS VEGAS – Sigma introduced at International CES its fixed-lens DP3 Merrill camera equipped with a new 46-megapixel Foveon X3 direct image sensor.
The availability date for the DP3 Merrill was not disclosed, but is expected to carry a suggested retail of around $1,400 when it does arrive.
LAS VEGAS – Pentax presented at International CES a full range of digital cameras, from ultra-compact pointand- shoots to advanced designer-styled DSLRs and mirrorless compacts.
Among the highlights of the point-and-shoot offerings was the MX-1 (shipping in February at a $500 suggested retail) advanced high-performance camera featuring auto and manual control, retro styling design, a 4x (28mm-112mm) f1.8-2.5 lens and brass covers.
LAS VEGAS – Nikon traveled to the 2013 International CES to unveil three cameras for the new year, including two editions for the popular 1-series mirrorless compact system camera family.
The models include the 1-series models — J3 and S1 — as well as a new Coolpix S6500 point-andshoot camera.
The S1 will ship in February with an 11-27.5mm kit lens at $500 suggested retail, while the J3 will appear on shelves around the same time at $600, including a 10-30mm kit lens.