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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The leaders in Digicam industry are popping out camcorders like babies, one after another. This time, Panasonic has rolled out the new VDR-D400, DVD camcorder that features larger 20x optical zoom for the very first time. Thanks to the in-built anti-blur technology, you would get superior quality images with this 3CCD DVD camcorder. You can even store the videos on SD memory cards that are compatible with DVD-RAM/-R/-RW. Offering an USB 2.0 connection, the camcorder boasts DVD MovieAlbum SE 4.2 and DVDfunStudio 2.4. Still, I am thinking about its 20x optical zoom. It’s really tempting. Isn’t it? Well guys, no words on the pricing of the high-definition VDR-D400 and it can be seen in the Japanese market from 1st September, 2006.
Canon is rolling fairly deep with its new DC22 DVD camcorder that offers dual layer recording to DVD-R DL discs and capacity to store 108 minutes video recording. Most of the people must be thinking about HV10 consumer-oriented camcorder, but still, the new DC22 is worth mentioning. The 2.7′ LCD camcorder integrates Level Shot and Smooth Zoom to specify the zoom speed. It would really face the heat in the market as Sony is there with the AVCHD high definition HDV camcorder, HDR-UX1 and Panasonic has a vast range of camcorders with their latest VDR-D100 with 20x optical zoom. The Canon DC22 features a 1/3.9″ CCD, which has 2,200,000 gross pixels with 1,380,000 effective pixels in 16:9 mode with IS on, 10x Optical zoom and RGB primary color filter. The DC22 improves on its predecessors with a 2.7″ widescreen LCD. The DC22 model includes high resolution widescreen 16:9 recording, which allow users to enjoy a full-screen image on their widescreen TV with vivid detail and clarity. Worth a buy, the Canon DC22 DVD camcorder will be available at the end of August 2006 for an estimated price of $699.
The digital camcorders have offered the utmost flexibility, versatility and performance in the recent times for the enthusiastic photographers and videographers. The camcorder market is quite hot now as the leaders are plunging in with a great force with their high-tech and advanced camcorders. Earlier Sony was the sole leader of the said arena. The Sony’s HDR-UX1 AVCHD camcorder is now facing hard competition from other contenders. Canon has made a sound reputation in the camcorder market bi launching its consumer oriented HV10 camcorder, compact DC22 DVD camcorder and HDV camcorders XH G1 and XH A1. Panasonic also rolled out VDR-D400 DVD camcorder. We must not forget the world’s first DVD/HDD camcorder, Hitachi DZ-H303. So, what is the eventual result? (1) Tough market. (2) Stiff competition. (3) Reduces prices for consumers. (4) Emergence of a new market for camcorders. With more and more camcorders coming to the camcorder dome, we, the consumers can hope for slashing prices and pick up the best one for ourselves to whet our appetite to realize our inimitable creative goals.
Keeping an eye on your belongings at the nighttime is quite tough but thanks to the Panasonic’s new VL-W811K wireless camera that features six LED lights to lighten the surveillance area. The Panasonic VL-W811K will go on sale from 1st of November for around a hefty price of $578. If we talk about the design and styling, I would give it 3 out of 10 points. Despite the poor design, it offers topnotch security for your home.
September 26 is the date that must be known to everyone in the imaging world. It is the date when Photokina 2006 will start in Cologne with more than 1600 partakers (suppliers) from 50 countries around the world. The bid leaders in the Imaging world such as Epson, HP, Casio, Samsung and Panasonic will be participating in the Photokina 2006 and will showcase the imaging products recently announced by them. The exhibition of the wide and varied range of imaging products makes the Photokina event one of its kinds. It’s the time to see that who will steal all the charm at the Photokina 2006.
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.
Panasonic seems to have caught the pace as Engadget has got hands on yet another AVCHD digital camcorder from their side. The prototype camcorder is quite different from Panasonic first AVCHD camcorder in its make. Though there is no detailed info about the device, the new AVCHD camcorder features 3CCDs, Leica DICOMAR lens with 12x optical zoom, image processing LSI, HDMI out and the capability to capture video at 1080i to SD/SDHC cards. No words on pricing and availability.
The gurus at the Imaging Resource have reviewed the 10.1-megapixel Sony Cybershot DSC-N2 and stated it as a good value for money. The most striking thing that we need to talk about the DSC-N2 is its touchscreen technology that boasts "Spot AF" mode to let the users pinpoint the focus at the very right place they want to. The camera is able to take quality pictures under varied conditions, thanks to its horde of resourceful tools and manual exposure controls. IR has found the camera to be a good performance in terms of performance, megapixel count and its capability to shoot class images under dim or extra bright lighting conditions. Well, the disappointing thing with the DSC-N2 is the noise problem at the higher ISO settings. We had seen such problem with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2 too. Still, the Sony DSC-N2 priced at $449.95 seems to be a good pick.
Panasonic will start shipping its two new AVCHD camcorder, HDC-SD1 and the HDC-DX1, in the month of December for $1,531 and $1,361 respectively. The HDC-SD1 will come rocking a 3CCD sensor to record videos at 1080i. Other features include an impressive 12x optical zoom Leica DICOMAR lens, 3-inch LCD, 1.5-hour battery, HDMI, and capacity to shoot 1.5-megapixel photo. We have one more video camera fro m Panasonic that is HDC-DX1 featuring almost the same specifications like HDC-SD1 except the fact that it records to 8-cm DVDs. Some more shots of both the camcorders after the jump.