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Nikon’s new Point and Shoot Lineup COOLPIX S9500, P520 and L820 cameras with High Zoom capabilities


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With a mix of compact and super-zoom models, NIKON’s range of cameras S9500, P520 and L820 COOLPIX Cameras have made a brilliant and unique place in the photography world.  The range of these 3 Coolpix Cameras were introduced to show up brilliancy in many ways. Cameras are equipped with high power zoom lenses that would allow you to capture extremely beautiful clear images and videos taken from a wide range of distances. COOLPIX P520 camera provides as much as a surprising 42x zoom lens that amazingly imparts excellent performance in terms of clarity. COOLPIX S9500 combines impressive range with an ultra slim, pocket-size package and is equipped with a 22x zoom lens. Both of these have Wi-Fi connectivity feature. Now sharing pictures with your smartphone and even the social networking sites have become easier than ever before. COOLPIX L820 offers 30x zoom and has such an efficient and optimized design that makes it really simple and fun to use. The powerful lens and the user-friendly handling make these cameras worth being used by photography maniacs or even the commoners to capture anything, at any occasion excellently!

Nikon’s new long zoom COOLPIX cameras provide consumers with the chance to capture a diverse range of subjects and scenes, whether near the subject or at a distance”, said Bo Kajiwara, Vice President of Marketing, Planning and Customer Experience, Nikon Inc. “Designed for the frequent traveler, the instant sharer, and the family memory keeper, these new COOLPIX cameras offer trusted Nikon technology, high image quality, Full HD video and a variety of other features that meet photographers’ needs.

 Camera Overviews:

CoolPix P520

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Having a closer look to the super-zoom COOLPIX P520 resembles last year’s P510 to a great extent although it is now compatible with Nikon’s optional WU-1a wireless mobile adaptor for on-the-go uploads. It has a 42x optical zoom NIKKOR glass lens and an 18.1-megapixel CMOS sensor for an equivalent focal length of 24-1000m. So, if you are a user searching for best performance and versatility, here you get it! Not only this but, it also has a new Vibration Reduction image stabilization function to help smooth and blur-free images and videos ; videos can be captured at Full HD(1080p) resolution along with the facility of stereo sound. The 3.2-inch vari-angle LCD display allows you shoot images at unique angles, also allowing you enhance your creative skills in photography.

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CoolPix L820

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Next in the series comes the very stunning and really cool COOLPIX L820. The compact COOLPIX L820 offers a high-power 30x zoom, a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, and Vibration Reduction (VR) technology to help keep shots steady and blur-free. It has super wide-angle lens, covering from wide-angle 22.5mm to super-telephoto 675mm. This provides you have the versatility to capture crisp, vivid images, no matter whether it’s close-up or a distant shot. The camera’s 3-inch monitor, ergonomic design, along with the convenience of AA-size batteries and a dedicated video button make it easy and fun for users to shoot comfortably. Thanks to a simple and intuitive interface, users can easily access a wide range of features, including Easy Auto Mode and Smart Portrait System, which enable them to enhance their photos with options like Red Eye Fix and Face-Priority AF. Other special effects include Glamour Retouch, Filter Effects and Skin Softening for optimal portrait enhancements. The Nikon COOLPIX L820 finds itself fit for you to preserve all your family memories making each one of them really special.

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 CoolPix S950

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Lastly, let’s have a look with the Nikon COOLPIX S950. This slim COOLPIX cam sports a 22x optical zoom (25-550mm) and is the perfect companion for you if you want capturing and sharing high-quality images and HD videos along with the sleek and super stylish package. This is surprisingly small enough to keep close in a shirt pocket or purse.  The S9500 features an 18.1-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, ideal for capturing low-light images with clarity and sharpness. It also sports a legendary NIKKOR lens with Vibration Reduction (VR) to minimize the effects of blur and camera shake. For those who want to capture their journey through video, this camera also offers Full HD (1080p) movie recording with stereo sound. Shooting clear images and videos while enjoying a long journey, was never so easy.  Additionally, a bright 3-inch OLED monitor assists users to clearly compose or view their recorded movies or captured images, even when in bright conditions. The COOLPIX S9500 also offers various shooting effects to enhance memories, including an upgraded Glamour Retouch function, Skin Softening and Quick Effects.

To enhance the user’s sharing capabilities when away from family and friends, the S9500 offers a built-in GPS function to provide you the ability to log your travels and share where you have been. In addition, the camera offers built-in Wi-Fi connectivity so images and videos can be shared while on the go by transferring them to a compatible smart device. It also enables users to remotely take photos with the camera from a compatible Smartphone or tablet. Really new advanced and great features indeed!

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Price and Availability:

The COOLPIX P520 is available for a price of $449.95 in Black, Red, and Dark Grey starting from February 2013 in American Markets. In India, it’s about Rs. 24000. The COOLPIX L820 is available at $279.95 in Black and Red in USA (Rs. 13798 in India), while the COOLPIX S9500 is available at price of $349.95 in Black, Silver, and Red in the United States (In India it costs about Rs. 18000).

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Camera Showcase: Canon EOS 70D Reviews, Specifications, Price

Canon recently has come up with the latest EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera that has been designed to Change the Way Photographers Capture Images and Videos to a great extent.  New Camera has replaced the previous EOS 60D and it comes four long years after the 60D, during which a huge amount has changed in the world of cameras. The high-performance, mid- range EOS 70D Digital SLR camera has incorporated advanced features for the  photo enthusiasts worldwide who have been looking for a step up from their entry-level digital SLRs featuring Newly-Developed Dual Pixel CMOS AF Technology, Built-in Wireless Capability, 20.2 Megapixel CMOS Sensor, DIGIC 5+ Image Processor, and much More.

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The new EOS 70D Digital SLR camera is a game-changing DSLR model that incorporates advanced features for high-quality still and video capture and intuitive operation that allows photographers to evolve their creative vision from shooting still images to shooting moving images“, said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “This camera’s outstanding image quality combined with built-in wireless technology and popular creative functions and filters makes it easy to turn photos into works of art and share them immediately.

Focusing is one of the key highlights for the Canon EOS 70D. The camera provides an innovative new Dual Pixel CMOS AF system for instant and precise focusing of video as well as still images. This is a different system from all other Canon cameras; the first of its kind. This newly-developed Dual Pixel CMOS AF, a phase-detection autofocus (AF) technology on the camera’s image sensor plane, enables users to shoot video with the new EOS 70D close to the quality of a video shot with a camcorder. Dual Pixel CMOS AF employs a revolutionary CMOS sensor on which all of the effective pixels are able to perform both still imaging and phase-detection AF simultaneously to achieve dramatically improved AF performance over other EOS cameras during Live View shooting and when shooting video.

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Dual Pixel CMOS AF realizes advantages like exceptional tracking performance, shorter focusing times, and smoother auto-focusing during video shooting especially when compared with Canon’s conventional Live View AF systems. Now users can concentrate more attention on the subject and composing the photo when shooting because Live View shooting can be used in a manner similar to using the camera’s viewfinder, as simple as that! Dual Pixel CMOS AF also supports 103 models of EF lenses (including many earlier models), enhancing a photographer’s creative options as well as maximizing the benefit of Dual Pixel CMOS AF in a variety of situations.

The canon EOS 70D delivers superb still performance. It features a new 20.2 megapixel APS-C Canon CMOS sensor, Canon’s superb DIGIC 5+ Image Processor, as well as an extensive ISO range of 100-12800 (expandable to 25,600). With such great specifications, the EOS 70D Digital SLR camera is capable of producing sharp, detailed images, even in low-light conditions.

EOS 70D allows photographers to easily capture accurately even the fast moving subjects with features like high-speed continuous shooting of up to 7.0 frames per second (fps)  and 19-point all cross-type AF system (including a high-precision f/2.8 dual cross-type AF center point). In addition, the camera’s Scene Intelligent Auto Mode delivers optimized photos and offers outstanding scene detection for amazing results even when shooting in low light.

The EOS 70D also incorporates a 63-zone Dual Layer IFCL (Intelligent Focus, Color & Luminance) AE metering system which enhances accurate exposures by minimizing random metering errors caused by varying subject colors and light sources. Other useful features include a built-in Electronic Level Function, Manual WB settings and AF Micro-adjustment.

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The camera comes up with an extremely enhanced EOS Full HD Movie Mode for Professional Quality Video. With the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system and Movie Servo AF, the camera provides continuous phase-detection AF during video recording for quick and accurate focus tracking of moving object. Motor noise from the lens is significantly reduced in the camera so it will only capture the stereo sound of the scene being recorded. For added flexibility, the EOS 70D Digital SLR camera also features a built-in stereo microphone with manual audio level adjustment and an attenuator function to reduce audio clipping, an accessory jack for external stereo microphones and Video Snapshot mode with editing for expanded video shooting options. When users select the EOS Movie Mode, the EOS 70D offers the ability to shoot in 1080p Full HD video up to 30 fps.

With an innovative range of in-camera imaging features such as High Dynamic Range, Handheld Night Scene, Multiple Exposure and HDR Backlight Control modes allow for expanded creativity. This way, the EOS 70D Digital SLR camera provides advanced amateur photographers and photo hobbyists looking to hone their creative and technical skills, a solid ground to enhance their creativity. The new camera is also equipped with built-in Image Resizing functions and RAW Image Processing.

Seven Creative Filters can be applied in Live View such as Art Bold, Fish-eye, Water-painting, Grainy Black and White, Soft Focus, Toy Camera and Miniature. Also, the users can preview the effect of the filter on the three-inch Vari-Angle Touch Screen monitor without having to shoot the image first.

All of these features, when combined with a high-resolution Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II with intuitive touch controls featuring multi-touch operation and Touch AF, make it the ideal camera choice for photographers looking for the best in imaging technology.

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The EOS 70D Digital SLR camera’s built-in wireless transmitter offers users several connectivity options to easily share their images. With the download of the free EOS Remote app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play store, users can connect to both IOS or Android smartphones and tablets to wirelessly transfer photos and videos from their camera to their device. They can also control aperture, shutter speed, and ISO from their smartphone. This camera also has the ability to connect directly to Canon’s IMAGE GATEWAY, making photos easily accessible and ready to share on social networking sites. In addition, the EOS 70D has the ability to connect wirelessly to computers, DLNA devices, Wi-Fi Certified Canon cameras and wireless PictBridge compatible printers, such as the PIXMA MG6320 Wireless Photo All-In-One printer model.

That Canon EOS 70D looks like a great new model in Canon’s mid-range. Although the exact Price and availability of Canon EOS 70D is yet to be announced by the company, The EOS 70D Digital SLR camera is scheduled to be available in September 2013 for an estimated retail price of $1199.00 for the body alone and $1349.00 bundled with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens or $1549.00 bundled with the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens in the US, which translates to approximately INR 95,000 across the Indian Subcontinent.

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Camera Showcase: Canon EOS 100D Reviews, Specifications, Price

Canon has come up with the latest EOS 100D which is said to be world’s smallest and lightest APS-C DSLR till now. The EOS 100D is a fully-featured, responsive DSLR that is really small and, light enough to take everywhere. The camera seems to be especially attractive for the professionals as well as the normal users who desire the best picture quality but at the same time a far less bulky and complex as SLR series.

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The Canon EOS 100D (also called the digital REBEL SL1 in North America) offers 18 megapixels which incorporates phase-detect autofocus technology and has 14 bit digic 5 processor. It offers features like ‘Hybrid CMOS AF II’ system with 80% frame coverage, a 3” Clear View capacitive touchscreen LCD screen, a 63-zone metering sensor, 9 AF points.

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Standard ISO setting of 100-12800 which is also expandable to 25600, allows shooting images that are low in noise but full of atmosphere. It provides the advantage of continuous shooting with 4fps speed which is quite appreciable. The 100D’s video mode offers 1080p Full HD recording at 24/25/30fps and 720p HD capture at either 50 or 60fps, with full manual control over exposure and gain.

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The new 18-55mm lens bears an STM suffix (which stands for Stepping Motor) to denote its improved performance in live view mode, and smoother, quieter focusing during video capture.

It works superbly with less complex buttons on the panel. Also, the touchscreen comes in useful when setting the autofocus point in live view mode and for zooming into photos and assigning star ratings during the viewfinder. The view finder still gives best results, with extremely fast performance from the primary 9-point autofocus sensor and photos captured every 0.5 seconds autofocus point in live view mode, and for zooming into photos and assigning star ratings during playback.

The attention grabbing feature of the camera is its “Simple operation with fantastic results”.

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Canon’s Scene Intelligent Auto technology analyses the scene and sets the most appropriate cameras settings automatically. And a built-in Feature Guide teaches how to get the most from the camera as the user’s photography develops. Tracking and shooting fast moving subjects becomes effectively easier at 4 fps and advantage of nine AF points to focus swiftly and accurately, even with off-centre subjects is truly amazing.

The camera provides the facility to Capture Full HD movies. Shooting high-quality video at resolutions up to Full-HD (1080p) has become possible using this small camera. Control of exposure, focusing, sound and more can be taken. Video Snapshot mode is used to capture edited movie sequences in-camera. Hybrid CMOS AF II provides continuous focusing while shooting, ideal for keeping moving subjects sharp.

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Users can express their creative side with using one of the EOS 100D’s Creative filters. Extra Effect Shot captures a filtered and unfiltered shot simultaneously. Features like Grainy Black & White, Toy Camera, Miniature Effect and more can be chosen and also, the effect of each filter can be previewed before shooting.

The EOS 100D offers the facility of choosing various shooting modes. Theme-based Scene modes automatically choose the right camera settings for the subject of shooting. Options like Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Kids, Food and more can be chosen.

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The Canon EOS 100D is available (body-only) for £579.99 / €739.99 / $649.99 or in a kit with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens for £709.99 / €909.99 / $799.99. In India, it is available at Rs. 47500/- (Body only) and with 18-55mm kit lens its available at INR 53,995.

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Fujifilm X100S Digital Camera, featuring all new APS-C X-Trans CMOS-II Sensor and EXR Processor II that deliver the World’s Fastest Autofocus Speed

FUJIFILM North America Corporation comes up with the new professional-grade Fujifilm X100S digital camera to its premium x-series, which features a new and technologically advanced APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor along with improved EXR Processor II. The X100S uses a bright FUJINON 23mm F2 fixed lens that delivers amazing image quality from edge to edge, all within a compact and superbly-built body.

The FUJIFILM X100S combines three high-performance Fujifilm components that together defy ordinary digital camera limitations, and gives photographers a uniquely-advanced professional digital camera experience. By using Fujifilm’s X-Trans CMOS II Sensor, EXR Processor II and FUJINON 23mm F2 fixed lens, the X100S is capable of the world’s fastest autofocus speeds of up to 0.08 seconds, and increases its image resolution by 25% and reduces noise by 30% over the first generation X100.

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“The new FUJIFILM X100S continues the remarkable tradition of the original FUJIFILM X100 which introduced the world to the X-Series in fall 2010,” said Go Miyazaki, president and chief operating officer, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “Since then, the X-Series digital cameras have been enthusiastically received by photographers, and highly-acclaimed in the media for their outstanding image resolution, superior optics and superb build quality.”

The X100S features a high performance bright fujinon 23mm f2 fixed lens that consists of 8 elements in 6 groups, and includes a high-performance double-sided aspherical element and highly-refractive converging glass elements that delivers a high level of detailed performance with minimal aberration, excellent sharpness and beautiful color reproduction. The FUJINON lens also adds a proprietary HT-EBC coating to effectively control image flare and ghosting. Strength of the FUJINON 23mm F2 fixed lens is the soft, round-shaped bokeh that is achieved from the 9 blade lens diaphragm that also includes a built-in 3-stop ND filter. Moreover, the FUJINON lens allows users to get as close as 3.94” from a subject in macro mode for stunning close-up shots.

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The X100S allows Advanced Digital Imaging with the help of New X-Trans CMOS II Sensor and New EXR Processor II. The X100S’s new X-Trans CMOS II Sensor is the successor to the original X-Trans CMOS sensor that features a unique, highly randomized color filter arrangement that removes the need for an optical low-pass filter, allowing it to maximize the amount of light it receives directly to capture much finer image details. The X100S effectively reduces noise by almost a full stop, even in low light shooting, to produce crisp images with minimal grain.

Using its newly-developed X-Trans CMOS II Sensor with built-in phase detection, the FUJIFILM X100S is capable of autofocus speeds as fast as 0.08 seconds, and together with the new EXR Processor II, delivers a start-up time of nearly 0.5 seconds and a shutter lag time of just 0.01 seconds with a shooting interval of 0.5 seconds. The X100S is capable of a burst shooting rate of up to 6 frames per second at the full resolution of 16.3 megapixels.

The X100S also features an Intelligent Hybrid Autofocus system that switches between phase and contrast detection, depending on the subject or scene, to achieve the best balance between speeds and focus precision.

And for the first time ever, the X100S now features a revolutionary Digital Split Image function that uses the X-Trans CMOS II Sensor’s built-in phase detection pixels to display dual images that can be manually focused by the user; and a new Focus Peaking function that highlights high contrast areas of subjects for precise focusing, so that users can achieve perfect focus every time.

Fujifilm introduced the world’s first Hybrid Viewfinder with the original FUJIFILM X100 and improves upon that with the all new X100S’s high-definition Hybrid Viewfinder that allows users to switch between two viewfinder options: optical or electronic.

The optical viewfinder (OVF) shows subjects in the same natural bright clarity as seen with naked eye, while the electronic viewfinder (EVF) shows useful composition information including focus check, exposure, white balance and depth of field. This new viewfinder offers an easy-to-see magnification of 0.5 at a 23mm focal length and a horizontal apparent field of view of 26 degrees, while the all-glass construction uses high-refractive index glass to minimize chromatic aberrations and distortion.

The electronic viewfinder uses a 100% coverage, extra high resolution, 2.36 million dot high definition LCD panel. It shows depth-of-field during macro shooting, as well as white balance settings, allowing users to accurately compose their shot while continuously looking through the viewfinder.

FUJIFILM X100S also provides Film Simulation Modes and Artistic Filters. To give users even more creative possibilities, the X100S also features Fujifilm’s proprietary Film Simulation Modes which includes ten film simulation options that replicate the results achieved by Fujifilm color reversal films (Velvia / PROVIA / ASTIA) and professional color negative films (PRO Neg. Std / PRO Neg. Hi), along with three B/W filter effects (Ye filter, R filter and G filter). The X100S also offers eight Advanced Filter functions for additional artistic functionality, including Pop Color, Toy Camera, Miniature, Dynamic Tone, Partial Color, Soft Focus, High Key and Low Key.

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The X100S captures full HD video perfectly with a smooth rate of 60 frames per second. Together with a high bit-rate recording rate of 36Mbps, the X100S ensures that users capture every movement and sounds in crystal clear clarity, even in low-light conditions.

During video recording, users have access to many of the additional modes available in still image capture, including Film Simulations, white balance settings and even the Intelligent Hybrid Autofocus function for high-speed and high-precision focusing.

Following the tradition of the FUJIFILM X100, the all-new FUJIFILM X100S continues to prove that advanced digital imaging technology can come in a boldly-designed, premium-built body.

The X100S’s top and base parts are made of magnesium alloy to achieve a lightweight and resilient build, while the dials and rings have been milled from solid metal, with attention paid to the finer details such as finger grips for enhanced operability. The exterior is finished with synthetic leather, which is durable and resistant to the environment while offering the practical benefits of additional grip and comfort.

The menu system in the X100S receives Fujifilm’s latest Q “Quick” button feature that allows users to quickly call up a wide-range of frequently-used settings, and the programmable Fn (Function) button allows users to assign commonly-used functions at the touch of a button.

FUJIFILM X100S key features:

  • 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor
  • EXR Processor II
  • Intelligent Hybrid Autofocus (with AF speed up to 0.08 seconds)
  • Start-up time of 0.5 seconds
  • Shutter time lag of 0.01 seconds
  • Shooting interval of 0.5 seconds
  • High Definition Hybrid Viewfinder (Optical + Electronic)
  • FUJINON 23mm F2 fixed lens
  • Revolutionary Digital Split Image display
  • Focus Peaking function
  • High-contrast and wide viewing-angle 2.8” Premium Clear LCD (460K dots)
  • Super Intelligent Flash
  • Burst shooting rate of up to 6 frames per second at full resolution (max 29 frames)
  • Artistic filters
  • Full HD video recording (60fps / 30fps)


FUJIFILM X100S Premium Accessories

  • Wide conversion lens WCL-X100
  • Quick Shot Leather case LC-X100S
  • Multiple flashes, including the EF-20 and EF-X20 with the guide number 20, and EF-42
  • External stereo microphone MIC-ST1


Pricing and availability of the camera has not been disclosed officially.

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Fujifilm announces new 50x Extreme Long Zoom FinePix SL1000 Bridge Camera at CES 2013

FUJIFILM North America Corporation announces the amazing FinePix SL1000 bridge camera that features a 16MP 1/2.3-inch BSI-CMOS sensor, a bright FUJINON 50x zoom lens and a very powerful processor that allows the consumers to capture a wide photographic range.

“The new FinePix SL1000 is ideal for those looking for the widest range and flexibility of a fixed lens camera” said David Troy, director of marketing, Digital Cameras, Electronic Imaging Division, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “With its new 50x lens (24-1200mm equivalent) and super macro ability, the SL1000 has you covered from less than 1” to extreme telephoto shots without ever having to move, or change out any lenses like an interchangeable lens system camera.”

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The camera is known for the key features like fast autofocus and high speed response times. The FinePix SL1000 uses a 16MP BSI-CMOS sensor with the ability to shoot at sensitivities as high as ISO 12800, so that users can capture high quality images even in low light conditions. The SL1000 also achieves autofocus speeds as fast as 0.2 seconds, a startup time of 0.9 seconds and continuous shooting mode at 10fps at full resolution (max 9 frames)for quick action and a better overall shooting experience.

The headline grabbing feature of the camera is the Extreme Long Zoom along with Powerful Optical Image Stabilization. The FinePix SL1000 uses a newly-developed 50x optical FUJINON zoom lens (24-1200mm) with a fast aperture of F2.9-5.6 and a powerful new Optical Image Stabilization that reduces the effect of blurring at longer zoom lengths. Moreover, the zoom doesn’t stop at 1200mm, instead, with the Intelligent Digital Zoom,  the focal length is effectively doubled to 2400mm or an incredible 100x with absolutely stunning results. The SL1000’s FUJINON lens has 17 elements in 12 groups, and the lens combines aspherical and ED elements for reduced aberration and superior image quality. FUJINON’s unique Super EBC coating technology is employed to reduce ghosting and flare for sharp results in challenging low light shooting situations, and is capable of super macro photography as close as 0.39” for maximum flexibility.

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The FinePix SL 1000 comes up with a bright and easy to use tilting LCD screen. The camera has a highly detailed (920k-dot) electronic viewfinder (EVF) that is perfect for helping frame shots in bright sunshine. With its eye sensor, the SL 1000 is able to switch automatically between the EVF and the 3.0” tilting LCD (920k-dot) screen.

In addition to the standard zoom toggle controls on the top of the camera, a second zoom lever is placed on the side of the lens barrel, allowing you to adjust your zoom range with your left hand while your right index finger rests on the shutter button, ready to take the shot. Choose from three zoom speeds or use “auto return zoom” for long zoom photography. The mode dial makes choosing a shooting mode easy – P, S, A, and M modes can be selected at the twist of a dial for sophisticated photographic techniques using manual exposure control.

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The FinePix SL1000 also offers Artistic shooting effects. It uses advanced in-camera filters that bring creativity in simple photography. The SL1000 artistic effects include: Pop Color,  Toy Camera,  Miniature,  Soft Focus,  Partial Color and  High Key Cross screen that make the pictures surprisingly creative.

FinePix SL1000 Key features:

  • 50x optical zoom (F2.9-6.5,24-1200mm) with Optical Image Stabilization (Lens shift), Intelligent Digital Zoom effectively doubles the focal length to 100x (2400mm)
  • 16MP 1/2.3-inch BSI-CMOS sensor
  • Autofocus speed of 0.2seconds in fastest conditions
  • Continuous shooting up to 10fps at full resolution (max 9 frames)
  • Start-up time of 0.9 seconds
  • Full HD movie 1080i/60fps with stereo sound and slow-motion capture at 480fps
  • Bright 3.0” Tilting LCD screen (920K-dot)
  • Electronic Viewfinder (920K-dot) with eye sensor
  • Super Macro to 0.39”
  • Manual exposure control (P/S/A/M modes)
  • RAW shooting (RAW, JPEG, RAW+JPEG)
  • Hotshoe attachment for the use of external flash
  • Function (Fn) button which can be assigned to frequently used features
  • Advanced Filters, Instant zoom and Zoom Bracketing
  • Dual Zoom Control
  • Lithium Ion battery with 350 shots per charge

 The FinePix SL1000 will be available by March 2013 at the price of $399.95.

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Fujifilm’s new Long Zoom S-Series all-in-one Bridge Cameras

FUJIFILM North  America  Corporation  came  up with its latest S-Series all-in-one bridge cameras at CES 2013 which are  highly-regarded  for  their precised FUJINON lenses. These are also known for their  simple and  compact  designs. The new  cameras  also feature  improved  CMOS sensors, advanced  processing  power and  amazing optics to give consumers  a  great  selection of long zoom, all these with an easy handling.

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The  new  S-Series  collection features  two  models – the  S8200 and S8300 that each boast  fast apertures of  F2.9 to F6.5, an amazing Optical Image Stabilization system for excellent blur reduction, and genuine  FUJINON  long  zoom lenses with 40x optical (S8200) and 42x optical (S8300) zoom options.

“The new FinePix S-Series long zoom bridge cameras have an all-in-one compact design and deliver extraordinary performance and high resolution image quality that all photography enthusiasts and step-up consumers can appreciate” said David Troy, director of marketing, Digital Cameras, Electronic Imaging Division, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “These cameras strike the perfect balance between advanced performance, ease of use and the ability to capture remarkable images at amazing distances – perfect for every family event.”

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The key feature is the powerful Optical Zoom and Potent Optical Image Stabilization.
The FinePix S-Series offers the following wide range of focal lengths for maximum versatility: FinePix S8200 offers 40x zoom (24-960mm) and FinePix S8300 provides 42x zoom (24-1,008mm). The FinePix S-Series use the superb FUJINON lens that consist of 17 elements in 12 groups and combine aspherical and ED elements that help to reduce aberrations. These helps in promoting a superior level of image quality. Each of these new bridge cameras are also capable of aSuper Macro mode for users to get as close as 0.39” from a subject for great close-up shots.

Other attraction grabbing features are the Fast Autofocus and Quick Response Time taken by the camera. The S-Series cameras each have an impressive 16MP 1/2.3-inch BSI-CMOS sensor that captures excellent quality, low noise shots at sensitivities as high as ISO 12800. With autofocus  speeds  and a continuous shooting speed of 10fps (max 10 frames at full resolution), users  can feel  confident  about  capturing a fast-action shot.  Along with this, the S-series  with their ultra-high-speed shooting of up to 60fps (max 60 frames, image size 1280 × 960) up to 120fps (max 60 frames, image size 640 × 480), allows users capture the action in slow-motion for advanced photography.

The S-series camera allows to shoot Full HD movie 1080i/60fps with Stereo Sound. The FinePix S-Series provides a  movie button to start recording instantly. The high resolution, 1080i movie capture at 60fps with stereo sound and slow-motion capture at 480fpsis superb when played back on HDTV screens. It is amazing that the users can even take still photos during video recording. The FinePix S-Series also adds a number  of  in-camera  movie  editing  features  including  “movie  trimming” and “movie  join.”

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Other  feature that makes S-series worth buying is the use of varios Artistic shooting effects offered  by the cameras. The Fine Pix S-Series uses advanced in-camera filters  that  bring creative photography to life. The S-Series artistic effects include: Pop color effect  to emphasize contrast and color saturation, toy camera option to create shaded borders as if you were taking a photo on a toy camera, miniature effect that  blurs the top and bottom of the frame for a diorama effect. The partial color option retains  one selected original color and change the rest of the photo to black and white. Cross screenfeature creates starbursts around bright objects and soft focus option creates a look that is evenly soft throughout the whole image.

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S8200 Rear

The S-Series cameras have an easy to use Mode Dial for shooting selection, dual zoom control for speed and precision zooming, and a bright 3.0” LCD screen (460K-dot) and electronic view finder (EVF) with 200K-dot resolution for easy viewing and image framing.

FinePix S-Series key features:

  • FUJINON super zoom Lens (24mm wide-angle, fast apertures of F2.9 to F6.5)
  • 1/2.3inch 16MP BSI-CMOS sensor:
    • Autofocus speed of 0.3 second*1 in fastest conditions
    • Continuous shooting; 10fps (max 10frames, full resolution), 60fps (max 60 frames, image size 1280 × 960) ,120fps (max 60 frames, image size 640 × 480)
    • Start-up time of 1.0 second
    • Shooting interval time of 0.5 second
  • Full HD movie 1080i/60 fps with stereo sound and slow-motion capture at 480fps*3
  • Bright 3.0” LCD screen (460K-dot)
  • Electronic viewfinder (200K-dot)
  • Super Macro to 0.39”
  • Manual exposure control (P/S/A/M modes)
  • Dual zoom control
  • Advanced Filters
  • Instant zoom and Zoom Bracketing
  • 4×AA alkaline batteries with approximately 300 shot battery life
Canon | CES2013

Canon Launches a series of PowerShot Lineup at the CES 2013

Canon has always been known for great imaging products, whether it is their point and shoot digital cameras or the masses or the sophisticated high end cameras for the classes. Canon has been dominant with series of launches at the CES 2013 too, where it launched many new additions to the Powershot series of canon.

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First in the series is a new and entirely different design, the PowerShot N does steal a glance at its very first look. The camera has lost a lot of buttons and is on the verge of turning into a square cuboid shape rather than a regular conventional rectangular one. We have discussed more on it in a separate post, so you can anytime scroll there for your interest. It is expected to hit the market by April 2013 for a price of  around $299, and will be available in two colour options, white and black.

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Canon PowerShot N


Next in the series is the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS which houses a DIGIC 4 Image Processor, a 3 inch LCD Screen that comes with an 8x-Optical Zoom with 28mm wide-angle lens, and 16-megapixel sensor. Just like the previous one, this PowerShot also houses the WiFi power. Not only this, the apple and Android users can also download Canon CameraWindow app2 from their respective app stores for a seamless wireless transfer of photos and videos from their camera to their mobile devices.

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PowerShot ELPH 130IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS will begin its sale from the US markets from February 2013 in $199. It will be launched with three different color options, namely red, grey and silver.

Apart from this, there has been an addition of two new cameras in its point and shoot range with Canon PowerShot A2600 and A1400.

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PowerShot ELPH 130IS

Canon PowerShot A2600 sports a 16-megapixel sensor and 5x-Optical Zoom 28mm wide-angle lens. The camera can also capture videos in 720p HD. This camera to is scheduled to be available in February for $149.99. It will come in five colour options – black, silver, red, blue and pink.

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PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1400 comes with an optical viewfinder, 16-megapixel sensor with a DIGIC 4 Processor. It also has a 28mm wide-angle lens with 5x optical zoom and is equipped to capture HD Video. The PowerShot A1400 point and shoot digital camera is powered by two AA batteries and will retail for $109.99 starting February.
“Our new PowerShot models have advanced features that give photographers an enhanced high-quality imaging experience allowing them to fulfill their day-to-day photography needs, express their vision and tell their story with ease, at a great value,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communication Group, Canon U.S.A.

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Canon Powershot N: Canon’s latest launch at the CES 2013

Canon has launched a very sleek and distractingly different camera model at CES 2013, the Powershot N. One look at this piece, and you stop there itself to analyse it more closely.

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The design is really unique what sets it apart from others. The camera has lost a lot of buttons and is on the verge of turning into a square cuboid shape rather than a regular conventional rectangular one. It houses an 8x optical zoom and a 28mm wide-angle lens, packaged with a 12.1- megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor. This camera is also capable of capturing videos in 1080p Full HD resolution, and has the WiFi feature for easy sharing of photographs online. This camera is little low on ISO capacities, ISO 80-6400.

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The camera has trimmed out a lot of buttons, and has not even a single button on the rear, everyting is controlled by the flip-out LCD touchscreen which can flip out to even 90 degree. There are dials at the front. Taking pictures on this camera needs a little expertise with this model. It’s little different, what I felt was strange rotating the dial for zooming in and out, and pushing the lens down for getting a click.

Talking about technologies, Canon came up with a new mode, called Creative Shot that intuitively analyses an image and automatically creates a series of five artistic photos of the original with varying composition, lighting and colour for an array of options and to help users in getting the best shot every time. The Canon PowerShot N has a built-in Hybrid Auto and Face ID systems, which enables the camera to automatically recognise and focus on familiar faces. It is expected to hit the market by April 2013 for a price of around $299, and will be available in two colour options, white and black.

Samsung NX300 lineup

Samsung NX300 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with 2D-3D flipping lens announced at CES 2013

The Korean electronics giant Samsung has probably been a head turning showcaser at the CES. From ultrabooks to ultra HD television sets, and flexible mobile phones and eight core processors, the company has been interestingly dominant at the CES 2013. What we are interested soulfully is the camera lineup, so we take you there to let you know what was the wonder this company came up with in the range of digital cameras in the CES 2013.

In the CES 2013, Samsung has announced the NX300 a new addition to the Samsung’s NX series of mirrorless cameras. The NX300 houses an entirely new 20.3 Megapixel APS-CMOS sensor, and a very wide ISO range ranging from ISO100 to ISO25600 is capable of capturing high quality images in all types of light conditions. Samsung also boasts about a new Hybrid Auto Focus (AF) system. The camera is sure to be a blockbuster amidst the action photographers. It has shutter speed as fast as 1/6000sec and is capable of shooting continuous pictures at 8.6fps.

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Samsung has been working to come up with better imaging and one step forward success is the proof of its in-house developed DRIMe IV imaging engine which provides precisely detailed images and greater noise reduction. The camera shoots videos in 1080p full HD, and is WiFi enabled.

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Do not get knocked by the retro styling and buttons, the NX300 consists of a 84mm (3.31”) AMOLED touch screen with 768,000 pixels along with a tilt display which makes it easier to capture images from more angles. It also has a 5-way manual key interface. The camera has an intuitive Smart Mode that allows users to choose from 14 different settings, such as Creative Shot, Landscape, Light Trace or Action Freeze that automatically adjust parameters such as aperture and shutter speed in order to obtain the best shot possible for the desired situation. There is a new feature included, called the i-Depth, which is a part of NX Series’ i-Function system, which enables users to modify camera parameters using the lens itself, adjusting the image without ever having to move off target.

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Now, coming to the biggest news associated with the NX300, Samsung has launched a compatible lens with the camera, though is sold separately, that enables the camera to shoot 3D images as well as 2D images with flip of just a single switch on the lens. Samsung 45mm f1.8 2D / 3D lens as they call it, is the world’s first one-lens 3D system for a consumer camera. For shooting 3D images, the lens works by using two LCD filters to project slightly ‘parallaxed’ images onto the camera’s sensor. It can shoot 3D videos as well as still images. Any 3D TV can efficiently be used for the 3D video playback.

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Impressive, isn’t it? Regarding the verdict of availability of the NX300 camera, Samsung will ensure it hits the market shelves nearby March 2013 for a price bracket nearing $750 and will include a standard zoom lens. The 3-D lens will be sold separately at around $500 and will be available at the same time.