In your choice of either white or black, the Polaroid Z2300 is a digital camera that prints full-color photos in less than one minute. Merging old school convenience with modern technology, the compact camera has a 10 megapixel lens, 3-inch LCD viewing screen and an SD card slot in case the 32GB of internal storage isn’t enough. The new Polaroid instant digital camera conveniently provides a built-in ZINK printer and the integrated editing tools allow you to edit your flicks
before sending to your favorite social networking site before printing. Expect it for availability sometime in August.
Canon has a new Digital SLR for beginning camera bugs to crave, the Canon EOS Rebel T4i. This is the first EOS with a dual AF system and gives great stills whether you’re shooting movies or continuous photos. User-friendly like its EOS brethren, the Canon Rebel T4i is a point and shooter, but has a manual mode if you need to fine tune your visuals. Powered by a 18 megapixel Hybrid CMOS and a DIGIC 5 processor, together they practically guarantee to make your budding photo work look better. Other specs include HDR Backlight Control, Handheld Night Scene modes, 5fps continuous shooting, 9-point AF, Full HD video, ISO 100 to 12,800 up to 25,600 and a 3-inch Vari-angle Clear View LCD II touchscreen for when you don’t want to squint.
With a sensor that Sony says is four times larger than the competition, the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 changes the standard for pocket-size point-and-shoot cameras. Potentially raising the quality of compromising photos around the world; the RX100 camera sports a 1-inch 20.2 megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor that will reduce the noise in the photo and of people claiming it is not them in the picture. The new Sony Cyber-shot also features a speedy f/1.8 Carl Zeiss lens with 3.6x optical zoom, ISO settings up to 25,600, a BIONZ image processor, 10 fps shooting ability, 3-inch LCD display and full HD 1080 video at 60p in case still photos are not enough.
Casio Japan has unveiled a compact camera that takes pictures with the speed and accuracy that you need, to capture the moments you cherish as they happen. Able to start and be ready to for photos in less than one second, the Casio Exilim EX-ZR300 has 24-300mm lens and 16-megapixels for you to use as you will. In addition to the ability to snap shots at .26 second intervals or video at 1080p 30fps, the new ZR300 camera supports Toshiba Flash Air SD technology allowing you to effortlessly create wireless backups. ($TBA)
JVC is determined to make you the next James Cameron. The JVC GY-HMQ10 (the JVC 4k) is said to be the world’s first 4K camcorder. With the Falconbird LSI chip leading the way and 10x optical zoom, the personal movie maker can capture, record and play video at a resolution four times that of an HD TV. Send video to monitors or projection with near zero latency, and while you are at it, stuff two hours of video on a single SD card. If 4k video is not your thing just yet, the JVC 4k can also deliver your action sequences in full HD (1920 x 1080). The 8.3 megapixel imaging camcorder with the full color touch screen will be ready for your dramatic moments, heroic adventures and money shots by March for $5,000.
Panasonic recently unveiled another sibling in the Lumix lineup, the DMC-FX100 digital camera. Making an entry in the worlds first department, the DMC FX100 combines 12.2 megapixels with a 28mm wideangle lens.
The X in the Nikon D40x isn’t for porn but it’s packing. Nikon may have rolled out the D40 just recently but the Nikon D40x ($800) adds on nearly 4 more
inches megapixels making it a under $1000 SLR stud.
With 8.1 megapixels and Carl Zeiss 15x optical zoom, the Sony H9 ($480) brings the action up close and personal. Expected to hit store shelves sometime in April, the Sony H9 will allow you to catch even better photos of Britney Spears without the risk of getting slugged with an umbrella.
Unveiled a while back but finally offical, the Ricoh 500SE might be the next step in evolution when it comes to merging technologies. Built-in GPS makes geotagging pictures a breeze because it is done automatically for every picture you snap or video you capture.