Not everything that will happen this month will go down at IFA 2014 this week. Samsung has another event scheduled for a different subset of its fans, the ones more interested in its mirrorless interchangeable lens camera line. Samsung will be holding its Premiere 2014, also in Germany, in two weeks, and the star of the show is a new NX camera, rumored to be called simply the Samsung NX1.
Olympus has finally outed the PEN E-PL7, the latest in its line of PEN digital compacts, slated for a late September launch. This portable and lightweight camera flaunts a host of features that are targeted at the next generation of digital photographers who are just as obsessed about selfies and photographic filters as they are about picture quality.
You may have heard or even seen for yourself the new generation of selfie-friendly digital cameras, but none of those probably have anything on Casio's newest wonder. The EXILIM EX-FR10 transcends the camera maker's previous selfie-centric EXILIM TR line by introducing a camera that can be split into two parts to make it easier to take photos in almost any angle or distance. And yes, that includes selfies, too.
Fujifilm has just announced the X30, its latest premium digital compact camera that is sure to give photography buffs something to talk or drool about. As the third generation of its kind, the Fujifilm X30 naturally builds on its predecessors success but also throws in a load of new features that will make it a compelling option for professional digital photographers.
The leaks are indeed true and Sony has finally fully revealed the selfie-centric Cyber-shot DSC-KW1. This strange, not to mention expensive, digital camera is clearly targeted at women in China who love perfurme bottles as much as they love selfies and who have the cash to throw around for such a rare oddity.
Sony, who makes cameras and smartphones among other things, seems to be bent on appealing to the nascent selfie generation. This time, however, it might just be taking things a bit too far. Leaked photos coming from China betray the fact that the OEM is working on yet another selfie-centric device, but with a rather ridiculous looking design.
Pentax has had a fairly steady, if infrequent, number of leaks this year, and latest among them is the rumored model K-S1. Unfortunately, we don't know anything about this camera's specifications -- what we do have, however, are a handful of press images said to feature the upcoming model, and from them we can glean a few details.
Although we're none the wiser about its actual launch date, the next Olympus PEN camera might already be ready to take the spotlight. A leaked photo of what is believed to be the E-PL7 is now making rounds over the Internet, hinting that press materials might already be ready for a big unveil.
Thanks in no small part to smartphones, digital cameras today need to compete not just in raw power but also in portability. To fill its shelves with such products, Sony is launching the new A5100 which boasts of features that would sing to more serious photographers but still comes in a lightweight, ultra-compact package that won't make you feel like you're lugging around half your studio around with you.
Near, far, or wherever you are, Canon will make sure that you will be able to take that perfect shot. With the PowerShot SX400 IS' 30x zoom and the PowerShot SX520 HS' even higher 42x zoom, Canon's latest Super-Zoom digital compacts can definitely go the distance to meet the needs of digital photographers, both professional and hobbyist alike.