Point & Shoot Cameras

New Canon PowerShot G1 X

The new Canon PowerShot G1 X replaces the PowerShot G12, and offers improvements and advanced technologies that make this camera behave like it’s much larger than it really is. The compact G1 X is armed with a new 1.5-inch High Sensitivity CMOS sensor, which is larger than a 4/3" sensor, and nearly as big as the APS-C-sized sensors found in professional DSLRs.

New X-S1 Bridge Camera from Fujifilm

The new Fujifilm X-S1 is the third in a series of Fujifilm Premium X-series digital cameras. Complementing FujiFilm’s X100 and X10, the Fujifilm X-S1 is a robustly built bridge camera designed around a Fujifilm 12Mp 2/3" CMOS sensor and a fast-for-its-class, 26x, 24 to 624mm f/2.8-5.6 equivalent Fujinon zoom lens.

New Samsung DV300F DualView

Samsung has announced its newest “DualView” point-and-shoot camera, the Samsung DV300F DualView. As the DualView nameplate suggests, the new camera features a traditional 3.0-inch 460,000-dot TFT LCD on the rear of the camera and a smaller, 1.5-inch (61,000-dot) LCD on the faceplate, which enables you to shoot carefully composed self-portraits.

Long Zoom Point-and-Shoot Camera Roundup

One of the things we appreciate about cutting edge lens technology is that it’s now possible to squeeze insanely wide range zoom lenses into palm-sized camera bodies.

The New Leica V-LUX 3

Leica has announced the arrival of its latest V-LUX series bridge camera, the Leica V-LUX 3. The new camera, which retains the familiar DSLR-like profile of its predecessors, features a 12.1MP (1/2.3") CMOS sensor that can capture stills at up to 12 frames per second at full resolution, as well as 1920 x 1080 / 60p Full HD video.

New Sakar Disney iPad Cameras for Kids

Many children with digital cameras, as well as some of their parents, have been stymied by their inability to join their iPads and cameras. That’s about to change with the release of the Sakar Disney iPad Camera. Soon to be available in one of five color/cartoon faces, the camera contains a 30-pin plug in its base, so the entire device can be connected directly to an iPad or iPad 2.  

Bridge Camera Roundup

Despite the growing availability of some impressively small mirrorless digital-camera systems, the market for bridge-style cameras continues to hold its own. If you think about it, it’s kind of cool to know you can purchase a technology-packed digital camera that can capture up to 10 frames per second, HD video with Dolby sound, and sports  a fixed 36x optical zoom lens no less for a few hundred dollars.

Ricoh GR Digital IV

There’s something inherently seductive about a compact camera with a fast, fixed, wide-angle lens and a top ISO of 3200, especially if you’ve got a thing for low-light street shooting or taking pictures in places where tripods and flash are frowned upon or downright prohibited.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1 for Simultaneous 2D and 3D Imaging

For photographers who wish they could shoot 2D and 3D stills simultaneously or perhaps stills and HD video simultaneously, Panasonic has introduced the Lumix DMC-3D1, a dual-lens compact digital camera that should warm the cockles of the hearts of multitasking imagers everywhere.

A Matter of Perspective

If you've ever flown over the Grand Canyon or Rocky mountains at 35,000 feet, you already know how humbling and enlightening this experience can be. Tall mountains appear small, almost flush to the plains leading up to them.  


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