Sony DT 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 SAM Lens

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Sony announces the new DT 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 SAM Lens.
Optimized for the Alpha A-mount camera models with APS-C sensors, the lens is an ideal addition for any Sony photographer.

“With a versatile 55-300mm, 5.5x magnification range, fast, quiet performance and an attractive price tag, it’s a welcome addition to our alpha A-mount system.”

The new SAL55300 lens features a whisper-quiet Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM).
It also contains an Extra-Low Dispersion glass element that provides excellent contrast and corner-to-corner sharpness.

The new SAL55300 lens will be available in September for around $300.

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Fujifilm F800EXR Digital Camera

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Fujifilm announces the FinePix F800EXR camera, with built-in WiFi.
The F800EXR uses a 16MP CMOS sensor and has a 20X zoom lens that is stabilized and offers a 25-500mm equivalent range.

“With sharing this easy, consumers now have a better performing, full-featured compact digital camera that delivers the beautiful images that smartphones just can’t produce.”

The camera can capture 1080p video and introduces WiFi Wireless Image Transfer for Android and iOS devices via the free ‘Fujifilm Photo Receiver,’ app.

The FinePix F800EXR will be available in August 2012 for $349.95 in black.

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Canon Announces EOS M Digital Camera & Accessories

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Canon announces the much awaited mirrorless EOS M Digital Camera to it’s EOS camera line up.
The camera features an 18 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor.
A Hybrid CMOS AF that delivers fast autofocus speeds for video and photos.
A 3 inch touch screen LCD display that allows common multi-touch gestures such as “pinch-to-zoom” and “swiping” to scroll between images.

“The camera’s size, image quality, advanced video capabilities and the versatility of Canon’s full lineup of lenses make the EOS M another great option to help our customers record and capture their creative vision.”

Announced with the EOS-M camera are: the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM kit lens and the optional EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens.
Canon also announced the optional EF-EOS M Mount Adapter and the Speedlite 90EX flash unit.

The EOS-M camera and all of the accessories will be available in October.
The EOS-M camera bundled with the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM lens will retail for around $800.
The EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens will retail for around $300.
The EF-EOS M mount adapter will retail for around $200.
And the Speedlite 90EX will sell for around $150

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Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm Telephoto Zoom Lens

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Panasonic announces a new interchangeable telephoto zoom lens for the Micro Four Thirds LUMIX G series cameras. The LUMIX G VARIO 45-150mm, f/4.0-5.6 ASPH, MEGA O.I.S. Lens features an ultra-compact size and lightweight body. The new lens offers a 35 mm camera equivalent: 90-300 mm.

“Comprised of 12 elements in nine groups, one Ultra High Refractive Index lens and two aspherical lenses in the new LUMIX G VARIO lens achieve uniform sharpness from the center to the corners for high optical performance.”

The 45-150mm lens will be available in September.

Pricing will be announced at a later date.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

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Panasonic today announced the LUMIX DMC-FZ60, which features a LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens with a 35 mm equivalent of 25-600mm. The FZ60 shoots 10 frames per second at full resolution of 16.1-megapixels.

“The FZ60 is a powerful, super-zoom camera which boasts extremely fast speed, and stellar image quality.”

The camera records full-HD video at 1920 x 1080 60i in AVCHD format.

The FZ60 will be available in September.

Pricing will be announced at a later date.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

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Panasonic today announced the 12.1 megapixel LUMIX DMC-FZ200, which features a LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens a 35 mm equivalent of 25-600mm and achieves an aperture of f/2.8 through out the entire zoom range.

“With the 24x Optical Zoom and full range F2.8 aperture, the FZ200 is a versatile, powerful camera that provides users with endless options to take creative and high-quality images and videos.”

The camera can also record full HD video up to 1080 60p in AVCHD format.

The FZ200 will be available in September.

Pricing will be announced at a later date.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5

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Panasonic today announced the LUMIX DMC-SZ5, a slim and compact digital camera which features 10x optical zoom (25-250mm equivalent) and integrates Wi-Fi connectivity. It features a 14MP CCD sensor and can only produce 720p video at up to 30 frames per second. The SZ5 also features USB charging.

“Panasonic has created the LUMIX SZ5 to fill the gap between smartphone devices and traditional digital cameras. This new camera allows users to take high-quality photos that can be uploaded easily onto their social networking sites and shared with friends quickly and seamlessly.”

The SZ5 will be available in September.

Pricing will be announced at a later date.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

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Panasonic today announced a new premium digital compact camera, the 10.1 megapixel LUMIX DMC-LX7. It features 24mm Ultra-wide angle lens with a 3.8x optical zoom and an aperture of f/1.4 -f/2.3.

“The Panasonic LUMIX LX-Series cameras have been extremely popular with both professional and enthusiast photographers, who understand the value and superb image quality offered by these compact and affordable digital cameras.”

The camera can also record full HD video up to 1080 60p in AVCHD format.

The LX7 will be available in September. Pricing will be announced at a later date

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

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Panasonic today announced a new addition to the popular line of LUMIX G series cameras, the LUMIX DMC-G5. The G5, features a newly integrated 16.05-megapixel Live MOS sensor and redesigned Venus Engine to render clear, crisp images in both photo and video recording.

“Featuring a compact, lightweight body with built-in flash, the G5 boasts ultra-high mobility while offering users powerful camera performance which achieves spectacular image quality.”

The camera can record full HD video up to 1080 60p.

The G5 will be available, in September, in body only and in two kit options: with a 14-42mm standard lens or with a 14-42mm power zoom lens.

Pricing will be announced at a later date.

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Nikon Super-Telephoto 800mm f/5.6 Lens Announced

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Nikon announces the development of a super-telephoto lens to add to it’s lineup of NIKKOR lenses.

This full-frame FX format lens will have a focal length of 800mm and a minimum aperture of f/5.6.

This lens will have the longest focal length of any NIKKOR autofocus lens and will be suited for outdoor scenes, from sporting events to wildlife and nature photography.

“In addition to reinforcing its lineup of FX-format digital-SLR cameras, Nikon has also been working to expand the lineup of NIKKOR lenses to provide photographers with the best optics suitable for the highest quality images and HD video.”

This lens is scheduled to be on display at Photokina 2012, in Cologne, Germany from September 18–23.

Nikon has not set a release date or price for this lens yet.

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