Panasonic has revealed the new Lumix DMC-LX2, an upgrade to DMC-LX2, which makes use of its superior lens technology to compensate for handshake. Lumix DMC-LX2 features an optical zoom, 10.2 Mpix CCD and 2.8′ wide LCD screen. The battery life is of 300 shots making sure you don’t miss anyone. Whether you are a professional or a beginner, you can try your hands at this camera, which will be available for sale in September for $499.95.
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At last, the wait for Nikon D80 is over as it is about to land into your hands in a short time. Well, it really matches Nikon’s hyperbole of ‘More power’ ‘More control’ ‘More versatile’ ‘More excitement’. With the 10.2 Megapixel Nikon DX format CCD imaging sensor, the Nikon D80 produces stupendous images at an excellent resolution. The new 12-bit high-resolution Nikon image-processing engine aims at delivering quality images. Other key features include Continuous shooting at up to 3 frames per second, 3D Color Matrix Metering II, Built-in Speedlight with Nikon i-TTL flash metering, 2.5′ LCD color monitor with 170-degree for wide-angle viewing and Image Optimization Mode. The advanced Nikon D80 will cost you around $999.95 excluding the lens and $1299.95 for the body combined with 18-135mm DX Zoom Nikkor lens. The Nikon D80 would be available in September 2006.
The people welcome anything that comes in the digicam market to counterpart the image blurs and chromatic anomaly. Now, Sigma Corporation has revealed another digital SLR lens, APO 50-150mm F2.8 EX DC HSM lens. The wide aperture lens, measuring 3-inch in diameter, 5.2-inch in length and weighing 780grams, feature the latest optical technology to give high-quality images with no chromatic deviations. Its HMS (Hyper Sonic Motor) system enables silent and swift auto focusing. The new APO 50-150mm F2.8 EX DC HSM lens fits Canon, Nikon and Sigma lens mounts. No words on pricing and availability.
After the announcement of APO 50-150mm F2.8 EX DC HSM lens, Sigma has introduced yet another lens for digital cameras and SLRs, the new 8mm F3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye lens to allow the enthusiasts to do proper justice with their photography. I am impressed with the wide-angle viewing of 180-degrees when mounted on any 35mm digital camera. The creativity comes along with its unique fisheye design. Its multi-layer lens and Special Low Dispersion glass compensates for the flare, chromatic and color anomaly. The speciality of this lens is its usage for scientific purposes like vegetation distribution of the rain forest awning. The brand new 8mm F3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye lens fits Sigma, Nikon, Canon, Sony and Pentax AF lens mounts. No info about price and availability.
Zeiss has announced the new C Sonnar T* 1.5/50 ZM lens that is claimed to be a perfect choice for a photojournalist. The C Sonnar T* 1.5/50 ZM lens is the rebirth of the famed Sonnar 1.5/50 lenses. The C Sonnar T* 1.5/50 ZM lens is developed for the Zeiss Ikon Rangefinder and rangefinders with the M bayonet mount. Ideal for light photography, these lenses deliver precise shots and fits the mounts of ZM wide angle lenses. Colored in tempting chrome or black, the Zeiss C Sonnar T* 1.5/50 ZM retail for a price of $1,063.00. Hmm…the price seems to pick on your pockets.
Schneider Optics has announced the new HD 2X Tele-Converter for HD camcorders including the Panasonic HVX200, DVX100A/B, Sony HVR-Z1U and FX1. the new lens manages to double the focal length while still keeping the lens’ original F-stop at full telephoto. The HD 2X Tele-Converter glass offers fine magnification and performance. It integrates multi-coated glass elements that deliver distortion-free and chromatic aberration-free images. It has a bayonet mount that is easy to install. For extra safety, it presents 102mm threads for direct attachment of Schneider 102mm clear UV filters. The estimated retail price for the Century Pro Series HD 2X Tele-Converter including the support slider and lens shade is $1495.
Finally, the JVC Everio HD was showcased at the CEATEC 2006. While JVC has displayed the much-awaited beast, they seem to be like playing games with the technical specifications of the device. Of all the little info we have, the Everio HD boasts 10x optical Fujinon lens. The sensational cam is expected to find a release in the first half of 2007.
Whoa! The new ultra-slim 7-megapixel shooter, the 12.5-milimeter thin BenQ X720 claims the title of the world’s slimmest 7-megapixel camera. Well, the experts at BenQ have managed to chop off five millimeters from their earlier model dubbed E720. Along with the sexy super slim make, the BenQ X720 manages to pack notable features including a 3x optical zoom with Super Multi-Coating Pentax lens and a 2.5′ LCD. Other than that, it brags Super Shake-Free image stabilization, maximum ISO of 400, 30fps VGA video with sound, 7 scenic modes, PictBridge support and unbelievably a SD slot in the thin shiny stainless-steel body. The slim and waifish BenQ X720 is expected to set you back something around £170. I will be back with more details and fine shots of the world’s slimmest 7-megapixel shooter.