One of two new Lens Cameras shown this week by Sony is the DSC-QX30, complete with a cool 30x optical zoom. This device works with 60x "Clear Image" zoom as well, sacrificing no pixels as you zoom in digitally. The device is very similar in aesthetics to its predecessors from last year.
This month we’ve gotten the opportunity to take a closer look at the Olympus Tough TG-3 rugged and waterproof camera out in the field. This camera is waterproof to 50 feet, crush-proof up to a whopping 220 pounds, dust-proof, shock-proof up to 7 feet, and freeze-proof down to 14-degrees Fahrenheit. Needless to say, once we discovered it could also shoot high-quality videos and photos, we had to get a better peek.
Earlier this week, rumor surfaced from an unnamed source that Nikon planned to reveal an updated AF-S 400mm f/2.8 lens, something that was expected to accompany a new mirrorless camera. The camera arrived on Tuesday, and following that the maker has taken the wraps off its new lens offering.
Canon has taken the wraps off a pair of new lenses, the EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM and the EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM, both of which are wide-angle zoom lenses. In addition to the new lenses, the maker has also tossed a new white EOS Rebel SL1 into the mix, giving photographers another color option.
Fujifilm has announced a new tele-conversion lens for its X100 and X100S digital cameras. We spent some hands-on time with the X100S digital camera at CES 2013 and it looked to be a high quality camera. Photographers out there using either of those Fujifilm digital cameras can now get a new tele-conversion lens that is called the TCL-X100.
Sigma has announced the pricing and availability on a new lens that it first announced during CES 2014 earlier this year. The new lens is called the 50mm F.14 DG HSM Art and it will launch in late April with a street price of $949. Sigma made this lens to be perfect with the full-frame DSLR cameras out there. Sigma notes the lens is aimed at photography and videography.
Olympus has had a run of success with its OM-D series of cameras, not least the E-M5 we reviewed last year, and now there's the new OM-D E-M10 to carry that torch, a model the company claims rivals APS-C DSLRs while being considerably smaller. In fact, at 63.9mm deep and 516g with the new 14-42mm EZ kit lens, the OM-D E-M10 is even smaller than the body alone of Canon's EOS Rebel SL1. We caught up with Olympus ahead of the new camera's launch to find out what makes the E-M10 so special, what the company had to do to pack so much into so little space, and to see the new lenses - including an updated version of the surprisingly popular fish-eye body cap lens - to go along with it.