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CP+ 2015 Wrap Up – New Camera Gear In Full Swing

CP+ 2015 Wrap Up – New Camera Gear In Full Swing

Situated in the beautiful Port City of Yokohama, The CP+ Camera and Imaging Technology show draws a huge crowd every year, and most vendors wait until right before the show to make their big announcements for that year. Of course there are many Camera Technology Shows throughout Japan, but CP+ in Yokohama is the biggest. Vendors from around the world come to present their latest and greatest gear, and this year was no different. There were some big announcements from Canon, Nikon, and Olympus on the horizon.

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Fujifilm X100S and X20 hands-on

Fujifilm X100S and X20 hands-on

They're the compact cameras point-and-shooters have been waiting for, wrapped up in deliciously retro shells, and so forgive us if we drool a little over Fujifilm's new X20 and X100S cameras. Officially unveiled at CES and brought out for some shutterbug time at CP+ in Japan, the pair of cameras follow on from the already cult-status X10 and X100, with boosted autofocus, better sensors - 16-megapixels in the X100S and 12-megapixels in the X20 - and more.

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Bonzart Ampel hands-on: The twin-lens retro camera Instagram wishes it was

Bonzart Ampel hands-on: The twin-lens retro camera Instagram wishes it was

When smartphone cameras are increasingly the go-to snapper of choice, you have to do something unusual to stand out, and Bonzart's oddly retro Ampel certainly does that. Styled - and in fact named - after German traffic signals, the odd twin-lensed camera looks like it should be a toy, but does something for its $199 price tag that most cameras would demand specialist lenses for: native tilt-shift photos and video.

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Casio announces the Exilim EX-ZR700 ultra-zoom and power-sipping EX-ZR400

Casio announces the Exilim EX-ZR700 ultra-zoom and power-sipping EX-ZR400

Casio has unveiled two new Exilim digital cameras, the EX-ZR700 and the EX-ZR400. The former camera boasts ultra-zoom and high-end image stabilization, while the latter is being hailed as having the longest battery life in its series, allowing users to take 515 photos on a charge. You can check out both cameras' specs and gallery after the jump.

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Sigma unveils four new Art lenses

Sigma unveils four new Art lenses

Sigma has unveiled a handful of new lenses that will join the company's current lineup of Art lenses, which are designed to be high-quality alternatives of the competition, like Canon and Nikon lenses, but with a slightly lower cost than you would normally see with these companies. The four new lenses that Sigma announce are a 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM, 60mm f/2.8 DN, 30mm f/2.8 DN, and a 19mm f/2.8 DN.

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Fujifilm unveils F850EXR and F900EXR ultra-zoom compact cameras

Fujifilm unveils F850EXR and F900EXR ultra-zoom compact cameras

Fujifilm has unveiled two new additions to its F-series compact camera line, the F850EXR and the F900EXR. Both cameras bring long zoom to the table, as well as lightweight, easily-pocketable compact designs, with each being hailed as a travel camera for the on-the-go consumer. We have pictures of both models after the jump.

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FinePix S6800 and S4800 lines announced, offer 1080i recording and long zoom

FinePix S6800 and S4800 lines announced, offer 1080i recording and long zoom

Fujifilm has announced six cameras in its S-series range, the S4600, S4700, S4800, and the S6600, S6700, and S6800. The first three are entry-level super zooms offering 720p HD video recording, while the latter three bring 1080i recording and high ISO to the table in addition to high optical zoom rates. Check out the specs and gallery of pictures after the jump.

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Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f4-6.7 II Lens revealed

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f4-6.7 II Lens revealed

This week the folks at Olympus have shown off their newest iteration of an ultra-powerful machine: the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f4.8-6.7 II Super Telephone Zoom Lens. Beyond the addition of the "II" to the end of the name, this lens has attained ZERO-Coating for an improved experience with ghosts and flares, the whole unit will be printed in black only (with the exception of the thin blue ring near the focus, and the entire zoom range will be printed now instead of patched. This release will be popping up soon and will be effectively replacing the original model in all stores where fine cameras are sold.

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Pentax announces the WG-3 and WG-3 GPS rugged digital cameras

Pentax announces the WG-3 and WG-3 GPS rugged digital cameras

Along with the WG-10, Pentax has also announced two other rugged camera models: the WG-3 and WG-3 GPS. Both models are waterproof and feature the highest depth rating in the WG series, along with a cold-resistant, dustproof, and crushproof body. You can check out some pictures of the camera, as well as its specs, after the jump.

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Pentax unveils the WG-10 waterproof digital camera

Pentax unveils the WG-10 waterproof digital camera

The outside world is a dangerous place for cameras, fraught with drops and jostles and inconvenient wet environments, whether it be pouring rain or an underwater subject. As such, there's no such thing as too many cameras aimed for the outdoorsy market, such as the recently unveiled Pentax WG-10. This model offers a water and shock-proof body complete with a unique, rugged design that hints at both the camera's durability and intended market.

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Canon unveils three PowerShot cameras, boasts wide-angle lenses and telephoto zoom

Canon unveils three PowerShot cameras, boasts wide-angle lenses and telephoto zoom

Canon has unveiled three new compact PowerShot cameras added to its rather expansive catalog. The models offer a variety of features aimed towards the demanding consumer who needs a compact camera capable of providing the best images possible in many different settings. Features betwixt the three models include high-zoom, high-sensitivity sensors, and full HD recording.

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Nikon announces 10 new Coolpix cameras, will launch them in February

Nikon announces 10 new Coolpix cameras, will launch them in February

Nikon has announced a slew of Coolpix compact cameras with a range of features, designs, and colors. Offerings include super-telephoto and zoom models, two rugged compacts aimed at the adventurous, and a couple models equipped with both wifi and GPS. The cameras are set to launch in February and will be available from various retailers.

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