Digital Cameras – Photokina 2008

Digital Cameras icon Digital Cameras / D-SLRs / lenses are announced one after one within last few weeks, because of the biggest photography equipment exhibition of the year, Photokina 2008.

So many digital cameras, D-SLRs and lenses are announced, we almost lose count. I think we need a simple and clear list of all the newly announced digital cameras, D-SLRs and lenses.

Here is the list of digital cameras just announced…. Let’s start from 1st of July ….

(List of D-SLRs and lenses is coming soon …)

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You can remember some of the new digital cameras, especially those you are interested, and you know that there are a lot of digital cameras announced within the past weeks, but I think you would still be amazed when you realize actually how many new models are just announced.

Starting from July, digital camera manufacturers announced 40+ new models; that is equals to 4 new digital cameras per week!

Digital Camera #1 – Kodak EasyShare M1093 IS

Digital Camera #1 - Kodak EasyShare M1093 IS

Digital Camera #1 - Kodak EasyShare M1093 IS

Kodak EasyShare M1093 IS announced on 2008/07/10

  • 10.1 megapixel 1/2.3 in. CCD
  • 35–105 mm (35 mm equiv.) f/3.1–f/5.7 lens (3x zoom)
  • ISO 64-3200 (ISO 6400 expandable)
  • HD quality 720P 30fps video (QUICKTIME, MPEG 4)
  • 3.0 in. LCD display (230k dots)

Digital Camera #2 – Kodak EasyShare Z1015 IS

Digital Camera #2 - Kodak EasyShare Z1015 IS

Digital Camera #2 - Kodak EasyShare Z1015 IS

Kodak EasyShare Z1015 IS announced on 2008/07/10

  • 10 megapixel 1/2.33 in. CCD
  • 28–420 mm (35 mm equiv.) f/3.5–f/5.4 lens (15x zoom)
  • ISO 100-3200 (ISO 6400 expandable)
  • HD quality 720P 30fps video (QUICKTIME, MPEG 4)
  • 3.0 in. LCD display (230k dots)

Digital Camera #3 – Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Digital Camera #3 - Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Digital Camera #3 - Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 is a DSLR grade compact camera announced on 2008/07/21.

LX3 comes with:

  • 24-60mm (35 mm equiv.) f/2.0-f/2.8 Leica DC Vario-Summicron lens (2.5x zoom) , with comprehensive manual controls
  • 10.1 million pixels, 1/1.63-inch 16:9 CCD sensor
  • ISO 80-3200 (ISO 6400 expandable)
  • HD 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 1280×720 pixels 24fps video (QUICKTIME, MPEG 4)
  • 3.0 in. LCD display (460k dots)

Digital Camera #4 – Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Digital Camera #4 - Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Digital Camera #4 - Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 is a super-zoom digital camera, was announced on 2008/07/21.

DMC-FZ28 comes with:

  • 27-486mm (35 mm equiv.) f/2.8-f/4.4 Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens (18x zoom)
  • 10.1 million effective pixels, 1/2.33″ CCD sensor
  • ISO 100-1600 (ISO 6400 expandable)
  • HD 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 1280×720 pixels 30fps movie (QUICKTIME, MPEG 4)
  • 2.7 in. LCD display (230k dots)

Digital Camera #5 – Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37

Digital Camera #5 - Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37

Digital Camera #5 - Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37 is a compact digital camera, was announced on 2008/07/21. It is also known as DMC-FX38 in Asia.

DMC-FX37 comes with:

  • 25-125mm (35 mm equiv.) f/2.8-f/5.9 Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens (5x zoom)
  • 10.1 million effective pixels, 1/2.33″ CCD sensor
  • ISO 100-1600 (ISO 6400 expandable)
  • HD 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 1280×720 pixels 30fps movie (QUICKTIME, MPEG 4)
  • 2.5 in. LCD display (230k dots)

Digital Camera #6 – Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150

Digital Camera #6 - Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150

Digital Camera #6 - Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150 is currently the highest megapixel compact digital camera on the market, was announced on 2008/07/21.

DMC-FX150 comes with:

  • 28-100mm (35mm equivalent) f/2.8-f/5.6 Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens (3.6x zoom)
  • 14.7 million effective pixels, 1/1.72″ CCD sensor
  • ISO 100-1600 (ISO 6400 expandable)
  • HD 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 1280×720 pixels 30fps movie (QUICKTIME, MPEG 4)
  • 2.7 in. LCD display (230k dots)

Digital Camera #7 – Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T700

Digital Camera #7 - Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700

Digital Camera #7 - Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700 is a ultra-compact digital camera with 3.5 inch high resolution touch LCD display and 4GB of internal memory, was announced on 2008/08/07.

DSC-T700 comes with:

  • 35-140mm (35mm equivalent) f/3.5-f/4.6 Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens (4x zoom)
  • 10.1 megapixel, 1/2.3″ Super HAD CCD sensor
  • ISO 80-3200
  • 640×480 pixels 30fps movie (MPEG 1)
  • 3.5 in. touch LCD display (921k dots)
  • 4GB of internal memory
  • Face Detection – Smile Shutter mode

Digital Camera #8 – Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

Digital Camera #8 - Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

Digital Camera #8 - Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77 is a ultra-compact digital camera (Sony’s thinnest model) with 3 inch touch LCD display, was announced on 2008/08/07. DSC-T77 is almost the same as DCS-T700 but thinner, smaller and lighter.

DSC-T77 comes with:

  • 35-140mm (35mm equivalent) f/3.5-f/4.6 Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens (4x zoom)
  • 10.1 megapixel, 1/2.3″ Super HAD CCD sensor
  • ISO 80-3200
  • 640×480 pixels 30fps movie (MPEG 1)
  • 3 in. touch LCD display (230k dots)
  • Face Detection – Smile Shutter mode

Digital Camera #9 – Nikon Coolpix S60

Digital Camera #9 - Nikon Coolpix S60

Digital Camera #9 - Nikon Coolpix S60

Nikon Coolpix S60 is a ultra-compact digital camera with 3.5 inch LCD display, was announced on 2008/08/07.

Coolpix S60 main features:

  • 33-165mm (35mm equivalent) f/3.8-f/4.8 NIKKOR lens (5x zoom)
  • 10 megapixel, 1/2.3″ CCD sensor
  • ISO 64-3200
  • 640×480 pixels 30fps movie (MPEG 1)
  • 3.5 in. LCD display (230k dots)

Digital Camera #10 – Nikon Coolpix S560

Digital Camera #10 - Nikon Coolpix S560

Digital Camera #10 - Nikon Coolpix S560

Nikon Coolpix S560 is a ultra-compact digital camera, with weight of 130 g (4.6 oz.) without battery, was announced on 2008/08/07.

Coolpix S560 main features:

  • 34.8-174mm (35mm equivalent) f/3.5-f/5.6 NIKKOR lens (5x zoom)
  • 10 megapixel, 1/2.3″ CCD sensor
  • ISO 64-3200
  • 640×480 pixels 30fps movie (MPEG 1)
  • 2.7 in. LCD display (230k dots)

Digital Camera #11 & #12 – Nikon Coolpix S610 & Nikon Coolpix S610C

Digital Camera #11 - Nikon Coolpix S610

Digital Camera #11 - Nikon Coolpix S610

Nikon Coolpix S610 and S610c are almost the same ultra-compact digital cameras. Coolpix S610c can connect to Wi-Fi routers and share digital pictures via Nikon’s my Picturetown. Meanwhile, S610 only weights of 125 g without battery, but S610c weights 130g without battery. Both camera were announced on 2008/08/07.

Coolpix S610 and S610c main features:

  • 28-112mm (35mm equivalent) f/2.7-f/5.8 NIKKOR lens (4x zoom)
  • 10 megapixel, 1/2.3″ CCD sensor
  • ISO 100-3200
  • 640×480 pixels 30fps movie (MPEG 1)
  • 3 in. LCD display (230k dots)
  • S610c can connect to WiFi with WPS encryption

Digital Camera #13 – Nikon Coolpix S710

Digital Camera #13 - Nikon Coolpix S710

Digital Camera #13 - Nikon Coolpix S710

Nikon Coolpix S710 is a ultra-compact digital camera. S710 provide the highest quality and proformance in Nikon Coolpix S serise. S710 was announced on 2008/08/07.

Coolpix S710 main features:

  • 28-101mm (35mm equivalent) f/2.8-f/5.6 NIKKOR lens (3.6x zoom)
  • 14.5 megapixel, 1/1.72″ CCD sensor
  • ISO 100-3200 (ISO 6400 – ISO 12800 expandable at 3 megapixel (2048 x 1536) image size)
  • 640×480 pixels 30fps movie (MPEG 1)
  • 3 in. LCD display (230k dots)

Digital Camera #14 – Nikon Coolpix P6000

Digital Camera #14 - Nikon Coolpix P6000

Digital Camera #14 - Nikon Coolpix P6000

Nikon Coolpix P6000 is Nikon’s top compact digital camera. P6000 equiped with built-in GPS (Global Positioning System) for recording the locations where pictures taken. P6000 can record photos in RAW format. P6000 was announced on 2008/08/07.

Coolpix P6000 main features:

  • 28-112mm (35mm equivalent) f/2.7-f/5.9 NIKKOR lens (4x zoom)
  • 13.5 megapixel, 1/1.7″ CCD sensor
  • ISO 64-1600 (ISO 3200 – ISO 6400 expandable at 3 megapixel (2048 x 1536) image size)
  • 640×480 pixels 30fps movie (MPEG 1)
  • 2.7 in. LCD display (230k dots)
  • Built-in GPS (Global Positioning System) unit records the location (latitude and longitude) of shots as “geotags”
  • NRW RAW format

Digital Camera #15, #16, #17, #18 - Fujifilm FinePix J100, J110W, J120 and J150W

Digital Camera #15 - Fujifilm FinePix J100

Digital Camera #15 - Fujifilm FinePix J100

Fujifilm adds 4 new compact digital cameras to the J serise – J100, J110W, J120 and J150W. The 4 compact digial cameras are very similar, they are different at zoom range and size of LCD display. All are announced on 2008/08/12.

FinePix J100, J110W, J120 and J150W main features:

  • 10 megapixel, 1/2.3″ CCD sensor
  • ISO 64-1600 (ISO 3200 expandable at 3 megapixel (2048 x 1536) image size)
  • 640×480 pixels 30fps movie (MPEG 1)
  • J100 & J120 has 35-175mm (35mm equivalent) f/3.3-f/5.1 lens (5x zoom)
  • J110W & J150W has 28-140mm (35mm equivalent) f/3.3-f/5.1 lens (5x zoom)
  • J00 & J110W has 2.7 in. LCD display (230k dots)
  • J120 & J150W has 3 in. LCD display (230k dots)

Digital Camera #19 - Fujifilm FinePix F60fd

Digital Camera #19 - Fujifilm FinePix F60fd

Digital Camera #19 - Fujifilm FinePix F60fd

Fujifilm update FinePix F50fd to FinePix F60fd. F60fd has a few step-up from F50fd: 3.0” LCD display, Auto-Scene Recognition mode. F60fd was announced on 2008/08/12.

F60fd main features:

  • 35-105mm (35mm equivalent) f/2.8-f/5.1 lens (3x zoom)
  • 12 megapixel, 1/1.6″ SuperCCD sensor
  • ISO 100-1600 (ISO 3200 & ISO 6400 expandable at 6 megapixel & 3 megapixel image size)
  • 640×480 pixels 25fps movie (Motion JPEG)
  • 3 in. LCD display (230k dots)

Digital Camera #20 - Fujifilm FinePix S2000HD

Digital Camera #20 - Fujifilm FinePix S2000HD

Digital Camera #20 - Fujifilm FinePix S2000HD

Fujifilm FinePix  S2000HD is a ultra-zoom digital camera with 15x zoom. S2000HD is the first ultra-zoom digital camera with 720P HD movie capture. S2000HD was announced on 2008/08/12.

S2000HD main features:

  • 27.6- 414mm (35mm equivalent) f/3.5-f/5.4 lens (15x zoom)
  • 10 megapixel, 1/2.3″ CCD sensor
  • ISO 64-1600 (ISO 3200 – ISO 6400 expandable at 5 megapixel image size)
  • 1280×720 pixels 30fps movie (MPEG4)
  • 2.7 in. LCD display (230k dots)

Digital Camera #21 & #22 – Olympus FE-360 & Olympus FE-370

Digital Camera #21 - Olympus FE-360

Digital Camera #21 - Olympus FE-360

Olympus FE-360 and Olympus FE-370 are compact digital cameras with similar features but different in zoom range and size of LCD display. FE-360 & FE-370 was announced on 2008/08/19.

FE-360 & FE-370 main features:

  • FE-360 has a 36-108mm (35mm equivalent) f/3.1-f/5.9 lens (3x zoom)
  • FE-370 has a 36-180mm (35mm equivalent) f/3.5-f/5.6 lens (5x zoom)
  • 8 megapixel, 1/2.35″ CCD sensor
  • EF-360 has ISO 64 – 1000 / EF-370 has ISO 64-1600 (ISO 3200 expandable at lower image size)
  • 640×480 pixels 30fps movie
  • EF-360 has a 2.5 in. LCD display (230k dots)
  • EF-370 has a 2.7 in. LCD display (230k dots)

Digital Camera #23 – Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z85

Digital Camera #23 - Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z85

Digital Camera #23 - Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z85

Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z85 is a compact digital camera for beginners. FE-370 was announced on 2008/08/20.

EX-Z85 main features:

  • 38-114mm (35mm equivalent) f/3.1-f/5.9 lens (3x zoom)
  • 9.1 megapixel, 1/2.5″ CCD sensor
  • ISO 64-1600
  • 848 x 480 pixels 30fps movie (MPEG4)
  • 2.6 in. LCD display (115k dots)

Digital Camera #24 & #25 – Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z250 & EX-Z300

Digital Camera #24 - Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z250

Digital Camera #24 - Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z250

Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z250 and EX-Z300 are very similar compact digital cameras, with the same lens and features but different sensors. Both digital cameras were announced on 2008/08/25.

EX-Z250 and EX-Z300 main features:

  • 28-112mm (35mm equivalent) f/2.6-f/5.8 lens (4x zoom) (EX-Z250’s lens is f/2.6-f/5.9)
  • EX-Z250 has a 9.1 megapixel, 1/2.5″ CCD sensor
  • EX-Z300 has a 10.1 megapixel, 1/2.3″ CCD sensor
  • ISO 64-1600
  • 1280 x 720 pixels 24fps movie (MPEG4)
  • 3 in. LCD display (230k dots)
Digital Camera #25 - Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z300

Digital Camera #25 - Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z300

Digital Camera #26 & 27 – Olympus µ 1040 & Olympus µ 1050SW

 Digital Camera #26 - Olympus µ 1040

Digital Camera #26 - Olympus µ 1040

Olympus µ 1040 and µ 1050SW are almost identical ultra-compact digital cameras, very similar to Sony’s Cyber-Shot ultra-compact digital cameras. However, µ [mju:] 1050SW claimed to be shock-proof to 1.5m, water-proof to 3m and freeze-proof to -10°C. Olympus Mju 1040 and 1050SW were announced on 2008/08/25.

Olympus Mju 1040 main features:

  • 38-114mm (35mm equivalent) f/3.5-f/5.0 lens (3x zoom)
  • 10 megapixel, 1/2.33″ CCD sensor
  • ISO 80 -1600
  • 640 x 480 pixels 15fps movie (Motion JPEG)
  • 2.7 in. LCD display (230k dots)

Digital Camera #28 – Olympus FE20

 Digital Camera #28 - Olympus FE20

Digital Camera #28 - Olympus FE20

Olympus FE20 is a compact digital camera for beginners. Olympus FE20 was announced on 2008/08/25.

Olympus FE20 main features:

  • 36-108mm (35mm equivalent) f/3.1-f/5.9 lens (3x zoom)
  • 8 megapixel, 1/2.35″ CCD sensor
  • ISO 80 -1600 (ISO 3200 expandable at smaller image size)
  • 640 x 480 pixels 15fps movie (Motion JPEG)
  • 2.5 in. LCD display (154k dots)

Digital Camera #29, #30, #31 – Canon PowerShot E1, A1000 IS, A2000 IS

Digital Camera #29 - Canon PowerShot E1

Digital Camera #29 - Canon PowerShot E1

Canon release 3 entry level compact digital cameras at onece, they are PowerShot E1 for girls, PowerShot A1000 IS and A2000 IS for replacing old models. All were announced on 2008/08/26.

PowerShot E1, A1000 IS and A2000 main features:

  • 35-140mm (35mm equivalent) f/2.7-f/5.6 lens (4x zoom)
  • 10 megapixel, 1/2.3″ CCD sensor
  • ISO 80 -1600
  • 640 x 480 pixels 30fps movie (Motion JPEG)
  • E1 & A1000 IS have a 2.5 in. LCD display (115k dots)
  • A2000 IS have a 3 in. LCD display (230k dots)
Digital Camera #30 - Canon PowerShot A1000

Digital Camera #30 - Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

Digital Camera #31 - Canon PowerShot A2000 IS

Digital Camera #31 - Canon PowerShot A2000 IS

Digital Camera #32 – Canon PowerShot SX110 IS

Digital Camera #32 - Canon PowerShot SX110 IS

Digital Camera #32 - Canon PowerShot SX110 IS

Canon PowerShot SX110 IS is a super-zoom compact digital camera with 10x zoom. SX110 IS was announced on 2008/08/26.

PowerShot SX110 IS main features:

  • 36-360mm (35mm equivalent) f/2.8-f/4.3 lens (10x zoom)
  • 9 megapixel, 1/2.3″ CCD sensor
  • ISO 80 -1600
  • 640 x 480 pixels 30fps movie (Motion JPEG)
  • 3 in. LCD display (230k dots)

Digital Camera #33 – Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T500

Digital Camera #33 - Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T500

Digital Camera #33 - Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T500

Sony released another Cyber-shot ultra-compact digital camera, just a few days after the last announcement. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T500 is a ultra-compact digital camera with a new feature: 720p HD movie. DSC-T500 was announced on 2008/08/28.

PowerShot SX110 IS main features:

  • 33-165mm (35mm equivalent) f/3.5-f/4.4 Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens (5x zoom)
  • 10.1 megapixel, 1/2.3″ Super HAD CCD sensor
  • ISO 80 -3200
  • 1280 x 720 pixels 30fps movie (MPEG4 AVC/H.264)
  • 3.5 in. touch LCD display (230k dots)

Digital Camera #34 – Casio Exilim EX-FH20 (high speed camera)

Digital Camera #34 - Casio Exilim EX-FH20

Digital Camera #34 - Casio Exilim EX-FH20

Casio Exilim EX-FH20 is an ultra-zoom digital camera with unique features: 20x zoom, CMOS sensor, 720p HD movie and 1000 fps movie. EX-FH20 was announced on 2008/09/16.

Exilim EX-FH20 main features:

  • 26-520mm (35mm equivalent) f/2.8-f/4.5 lens (20x zoom)
  • 9.1 megapixel, 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor
  • ISO 64 -1600
  • 1280 x 720 pixels 30fps movie (Motion JPEG), 480 × 360 @ 30-210fps, 224 × 168 @ 420fps, 224 × 56 @ 1000fps
  • 3 in. LCD display (230k dots)

Digital Camera #35 & #36 – Canon IXUS SD 870 IS & SD 980 IS

Canon IXUS SD 870 IS & SD 980 IS

Digital Camera #36 - Canon IXUS SD980 IS

Canon IXUS SD 870 IS and SD 980 IS are ultra-compact digital cameras with the new DIGIC 4 processor. SD 870 IS and SD 980 IS were announced on 2008/09/17.

SD 870 IS main features:

  • 28-112mm (35mm equivalent) f/2.8-f/5.8 lens (4x zoom)
  • 10 megapixel, 1/2.3″ CCD sensor
  • ISO 80 -1600
  • 640 x 480 30fps movie (QuickTime MPEG4)
  • 3 in. LCD display (230k dots)

SD 980 IS main differents:

  • 36-133mm (35mm equivalent) f/2.8-f/5.8 lens (3.7x zoom)
  • 14.7 megapixel, 1/1.7″ CCD sensor
  • 2.5 in. LCD display (230k dots)

Digital Camera #37 & #38 – Canon PowerShot SX1 IS & PowerShot SX10 IS

Digital Camera #37 - Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

Digital Camera #37 - Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

Canon PowerShot SX1 IS and SX10 IS are super-zoom digital cameras with the new DIGIC 4 processor. They are almost identical digital cameras, but SX1 IS comes with a CMOS sensor and captures 1080P full HD movies. SX1 IS and SX10 IS were announced on 2008/09/17.

SX10 IS main features:

  • 28-560mm (35mm equivalent) f/2.8-f/5.7 lens (20x zoom)
  • 10 megapixel, 1/2.3″ CCD sensor
  • ISO 80 -1600
  • 640 x 480 30fps movie (QuickTime MPEG4)
  • 2.5 in. LCD display (230k dots)

SX1 IS main differents:

  • 10 megapixel, 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor
  • 1920 x 1080 pixel 30fps movie (QuickTime MPEG4)
  • 2.8 in. LCD display (230k dots) 16:9

Digital Camera #39 – Canon PowerShot G10

Digital Camera #39 - Canon PowerShot G10

Digital Camera #39 - Canon PowerShot G10

Canon PowerShot G10 is the top quality digital camera in Canon G series with the new DIGIC 4 processor and high resolution 3 inch LCD monitor. G10 was announced on 2008/09/17.

G10 main features:

  • 28-140mm (35mm equivalent) f/2.8-f/4.5 lens (5x zoom)
  • 14.7 megapixel, 1/1.7″ CCD sensor
  • ISO 80 -1600
  • 640 x 480 30fps movie (QuickTime MPEG4)
  • 3 in. LCD display (461k dots)

Digital Camera #40 – Leica M8.2

Digital Camera #40 - Leica M8.2

Digital Camera #40 - Leica M8.2

Leica M8.2 is not a new digital camera, instead, it is a minor update to the current model Leica M8. Leica M8.2 was announced on 2008/09/15.

Leica M8.2 main updates:

  • A new extra-quiet, low vibration metal blade focal plane shutter with the option to re-cock the stutter at a later moment – useful to reduce noise even further
  • An ultra scratch-resistant sapphire crystal cover glass for the camera monitor – the Leica M8.2 is the first professional camera to use such material
  • Viewfinder bright-lines (to frame subject) optimised for 2 metres (M8 is 0.7 metre)

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