Last Month Sigma unveiled an exciting ultra zoom range 18-250mm F3.5-F6.3 DC OS HSM, and revealed its tentative EF-mounted launch date by February 21th. Today, they have postponed the release of the digitally optimized crop sensor lens for three more weeks. Retails of the holdback were not given, nor they have revealed further release dates for the rest of Pentax, Nikon or Sony’s mounted DSLRs.
Another pair of Sony’s Cyber-Shot are premium T-series DSC-T90 and DSC-T900 with stylish designs, performance features, oversized touchscreen panel and are housed in an ultra slim and pocket-sized casing.
The new Sony H20 is company’s budget ultra-zoom Cyber-shot with performance features. The 10 megapixel gets superior Carl Zeiss 10x optical zoom lens that’s good for 38-380mm (35mm equiv) ) focus distances, and can record 720P HD movies with a 3-inch LCD screen.
Samsung has today unveiled four SL-series digicams, a pair of 10MP and 12Mp each readied for PMA 2009, which covered the bases from digital still to consumer 720P motion captures. The 12.2 mega-pixel SL820 and SL620 offer larger 3-inch LCD, 5x zoom lens and better video compression formats, while the SL202 and SL 30 get smaller screen, 3x zoom lens and record VGA movies in motionJpeg format.
Another pair of FujiFilm are much conventional, sleek looking with aluminum brushed and slim body design but simplified in features. The Fujifilm FinePix J20fd and J250 are both 10-megapixel compact digicam with automatic scene recognition, face detection and Image Stabilization technology – digital CCD sensor shift and ISO- based on the latter and ISO-based only the J20fd.
Fujifilm FinePix has announced its first stylish waterproof digicam with the launch of Z33WP – a 10MP digicam housed in a 20mm super slim "O-Ring" rugged body with a 2.7-inch LCD display and 3x optical zoom lens, along with many basic features you would normally expect from nowadays P&S.
Fujifilm has today announced the successor to its popular FinePix S1000 with FinePix S1500, an affordable super zoom compact digicam features a 10 megapixel image sensor, 2.7-inch LCD and a Fujinon 12x optical zoom lens with 35mm equivalent distance of 33-396mm.
Just i thought Blockbuster's Total Access is on to something with the upcoming video game rentals, apparent something is going away, and if you are a Total Access subscriber, i guarantee you wouldn't be pleased. I got this email from Blockbuster today with an exciting header that reads “No More Due Dates for free in-store exchanges”! That’s a shocker! Now I can keep my Total Access’s in-store redeems for as long as I want? Heck yeah but Wrong! The Blue Envelop online rental is up to no good: Yes, there will be no time frame for in-store exchange but it will count as the regular rented item, in other words, the upcoming Total Access will entitle you to access both in-store and online movies, but not longer free. Shame on them to continue promoting "Free" In-store exchange. Read the new Total Access features after the cut.
Mitsubishi Electric unveiled it latest automobile In-dash player with a Linux-driven Blu-ray player to be integrated with its Windows CE’s car navigation systems. Like most automobile in-dash player, the thin profile 1D1N Mitsubishi Blu-ray player is a shrunken version of home-used Blu-ray player, at the size of 1/3 smaller than the regular shelf component units.
PMA 2009 is nearly two weeks away, there aren't any news from Leica front so far; but super wide shooters get your wallet ready, the French has posted a preview of an upcoming Leica M 3.8/18 Super-Elmar. A tap faster than Zeiss 18mm f/4 Distagon, less distortion and better vignetting control, but twice as expensive!