I'm a bit late (thank you never-ending cough), but I wanted to mention that Thanksgiving weekend marked the fifteenth anniversary
of the Digital Camera Resource Page. 2012 has been another difficult year, but I'm still at it. Thanks to each and every one of our readers for your support over all these years!
Olympus has introduced a compact F1.8, 17 mm M. Zuiko lens for their Micro Four Thirds cameras. This lens has Olympus' ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low reflection optical coating) to reduce flare, and it's movie and still compatible (MSC) for fast and quiet focusing when you're recording movies. It has an all-metal body and a snapshot focus mechanism with a distance indicator. You'll be able to pick up one for yourself next month for $499.
Remember the Samsung Galaxy Camera from back in August? This compact, Android-powered super zoom will finally be available in the USA later this week, exclusively through AT&T.
The Galaxy Camera runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and sports a 21X optical zoom lens, 16 Megapixel CMOS sensor, 4.8" Super Clear LCD, tons of point-and-shoot features, and Full HD video recording. It's priced at a hefty $499, and you will need a data plan in order to use AT&T's 4G network. There are a few more details in the press release after the break.
Nikon announced their new D5200 digital SLR on Tuesday morning (though not in the US, probably due to the storm damage). While the design hasn't changed very much, the "guts" inside have given the D5200 several new capabilities. Here's the rundown:
Canon introduced two new EF lenses earlier in the week. First is the new F4L, 24 - 70 mm IS USM lens, which offers Canon's Hybrid IS system (with 4 stops of correction), an ultrasonic motor, and the ability to focus on subjects 20 cm away at its telephoto end. You'll be able to pick up the new 24-70 next month for $1500. The second lens is an F2, 35 mm IS USM prime, which offers improved image quality and faster/quieter AF than its predecessor. This lens will be also be available in December, for $850.
I've posted my review of the Canon PowerShot G15 premium compact camera. While I'm not thrilled about Canon's decision to remove the rotating LCD, there was still plenty to like about the G15. Read the review to find out more!