Leica Camera presents the latest model of the successful Leica D-Lux line of compact cameras. The Leica D-Lux 6 allows for the ultimate in creative flexibility, proving to be the ideal companion anytime inspiration arises. Enabling an imaging quality that sets entirely new standards in its class, the Leica D-Lux 6 unites an exceptionally fast lens with a newly developed 1.7″ CMOS image sensor that is particularly large for this compact camera format. Especially suitable for capturing vibrant art, architecture, music, fashion and design scenes, the D-Lux 6 offers a comprehensive range of features including automatic mode, manual setting options and new, Full HD video recording capability.
Canon has refreshed its G-series enthusiast compact with the G15, and created the implausible SX50 HS. The G15 is a successor to the G12 and is built around a 12MP, 1/1.7″ CMOS sensor. Its lens also gets an upgrade – retaining its 28-140mm range but now with a maximum aperture of F1.8-2.8. It loses the G12’s articulated screen but gains a higher-resolution, 920k dot panel. Meanwhile the SX50 HS features a remarkable 24-1200mm equivalent 50x zoom, thanks to its smaller 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor.
Here is the ISO test for Canon G1 X, Sony RX100, Panasonic Lumix LX7, Olympus XZ-1, Samsung EX1.
Canon G1 X:
The Nikon Coolpix S800c is the first compact camera from a major manufacturer to openly use the Android mobile operating system. On one side it’s a 16MP BSI-CMOS compact camera with a 10x, 25-250mm lens built in, on the other it’s a 3.5″ OLED touchscreen device running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). We’ve had an opportuinity to use a pre-production camera and have prepared an overview of the first real compact camera/smartphone hybrid.
Here are some leaked pictures of upcoming Nikon’s android based camera Coolpix S800c. S800c has two color: Black and White. The official announcement for Coolpix S800c will be on August 22. Read More »