Large camera sensors offer image quality that isn't found in cameras with smaller sensors, which are far more common and found in nearly all point-and-shoot compact cameras. Using a camera with a large sensor often means using a camera that is larger overall, something that doesn't appeal to some users. It is that particular photography niche that Samsung's NX mini targets.
Among the other cameras Canon has unveiled tonight, the camera maker has taken the wraps off its new PowerShot G1 X Mark II, an update over the previous model that offers photographers a compact body with a larger-than-average image sensor and 12.8-megapixels. We've got the full specifications for you after the jump.
Nikon has rolled out a new compact rugged digital camera to its product lineup, the COOLPIX AW120. With this compact shooter comes a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor and three areas of ruggedness, offering both a variety of photography features and the ability to withstand harsh environments and risky outdoor photography.
A lower-on-the-totem pole option than the recently announced WG-4 and WG-4 GPS models is the Ricoh WG-20, a rugged compact digital camera for individuals who do a lot of shooting outdoors or underwater. The camera brings with it a host of features similar to the WG-4 models, though with a smaller display and sensor.
Ricoh has introduced a couple of new cameras for the outdoorsy folks among us: the Ricoh WG-4 and the WG-4 GPS. Both cameras bring waterproof and shock-resistant bodies to the table, providing protection against harsh environments where your average digital camera wouldn't tread. We've a breakdown of the specs after the jump.
Sony has announced that it has updated its interesting QX line of lens-style cameras. The two updated cameras include the QX 100 and the QX 10. These cameras look like a lens and can be attached to the back of a smartphone. The updated features will make the cameras more usable for a variety of photography and video recording tasks.
Shimano has rolled out a new entrant for the action camera market, the CM-1000 Sports Camera. This tiny camera is akin to the GoPro and Sony's Action Cam, and though aimed at cyclists in particular it has enough features to meet a variety of rugged and sporty needs, among them being a durable case and 1080p video recording.
Spherical panorama images have become a popular stitching activity among photo-takers, and as a result some smartphones and applications have cropped up that can make them. The process can still be tricky, however, and that's where Ricoh's Theta camera came in, making the process simple. Starting today, an apps update for the camera simplifies another process: posting images to Google+ and Google Maps.