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.
Yes, you read that right. Vision Research, which specializes in high-speed digital imaging systems, announced the Phantom v2511, a high-speed camera that is capable of recording video at an astounding 25,600 frames per second. The only draw back is that the v2511 is part of the company's Phantom v-series family, which means the highest resolution it has is at 1280x800 or 1 megapixel.
These days, it isn't enough for mass consumer digital cameras to boast megapixel counts or lens measurements. To fend off the smartphone invasion, they also need to be as portable as these mobile devices, but also more powerful in their chosen field. Ricoh has just announced the PENTAX XG-1, a digital camera that sings to beginners who want a bit more out of a camera than what compacts and high-end smartphones can provide.
Sigma Corporation of America, makers of such fine cameras and lenses, has just revealed that the dp2 Quattro compact will be available for purchase starting August. The dp2 will the first to launch among three cameras that bear the company's new Flaveon "Quattro" Direct Image sensor.
In Early March, word surfaced that Microsoft Executive Vice President of Business Development and Evangelism Tony Bates would be departing the company, something rumored to result from a spat revolving around the appointment of Satya Nadella as CEO. At the time, it was said Bates was being sought as CEO of GoPro, something that has become official today.