High-tech product releases: cameras of all shapes and sizes

High-tech product releases announced the week ending February 8 include a luxury retro-looking compact camera for seasoned photographers, a DSLR for beginners, the world's thinnest 24mm lens camera, a camera with an exceptionally long zoom, and a pocket-sized camera that captures superb images in challenging low-light conditions.

A classic-looking camera built by photographers for photographers
The look of Fujifilm's FinePix X100 Premium Digital Camera may be influenced by retro design but inside, the company has packed in modern technology that will delight even seasoned photographers. The FinePix X100 has a 12.3 APS-C CMOS sensor (that's 10 times the sensitivity of a conventional compact), the ability to capture in RAW format, HD 720p Movie mode, a 23mm Single Focal Length Fixed F2 lens, a 2.8" LCD,  and the world's first Hybrid Viewfinder. The FinePix X100 digital camera is priced at $1,199.95 and will be available in March.

A DSLR with intuitive features and a built-in instruction guide for new photographers
Canon's new EOS Rebel T3i is a flagship camera built to help new users learn how to use the impressive features of a Digital SLR device. The camera comes with its own built-in Feature Guide that provides instructions to help recommend and explain various settings as you snap away. The camera also has a 3" Vari-Angle Clear View LCD screen, an 18MP sensor, an intelligent Automatic Mode, creative image filters and 1920x1080 full HD video capture at 3 frames per second. The Canon EOS T3i Digital SLR will arrive in March. The body-only configuration will be priced at $799.99.

A pocket camcorder that redefines camera design
Casio's TRYX pocket camcorder has a strikingly different design to other camcorders on the market. It has a variable frame design that rotates 360 degrees so users can capture images from just about any angle. it has a rotating 3" touchscreen LCD and its design means you can hang the camera on a hook, rotate it to stand on its own or record full HD 1080 video with your left or right hand. Features include a 12.1 MP CMOS sensor, HDR imaging, high-speed SR zoom and slow-motion video capture. The Casio TRYX will be available in April for $249.99.

The world's thinnest camera with 24mm lens
Canon's PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is the world's thinnest camera with a 24mm wide angle, 5X optical zoom lens. The camera measures just 19.5mm in width and comes bundled with Canon's new HS System, technology that enhances image quality in low-light settings and has the ability to record full 1080p HD video with Dynamic Image Stabilization. Extra features include Smart AUTO for hassle-free automatically selected settings, artistic image filters, a 2.7" LCD screen and a 12.1 MP High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor. The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS will be available in mid-March for $249.99.

A compact camera with a 'super-zoom'
The new Nikon Coolpix P500 has a 36x wide-angle optical zoom, the longest zoom ever used in a Coolpix camera. The camera has a Nikkor lens, a 12.1-megapixel sensor, an "exceptional image stabilization system," an in-camera HDR function and the ability to capture full HD 1080p movies with stereo sound. The Nikon Coolpix P500 will be available from March for $399.95.

A pocketable camera that excels in low-light conditions
Nikon's Coolpix P300 is the company's first compact digital camera to feature a super-fast wide-angle 4.2x Zoom Nikkor glass lens, giving users the ability to capture beautiful pictures in challenging low light conditions. The Nikkor lens is teamed with a 12.2 MP sensor, manual controls, ISO sensitivity up to 3200, a 3" LCD display, and Expeed C2 image processing. The Coolpix P300 will be available in March for $329.95.

Life and Style
ebookNow available in paperback
ebooks
ebookA delicious collection of 50 meaty main courses
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

ES Rentals

    iJobs Job Widget
    iJobs Gadgets & Tech

    Recruitment Genius: Support and Development Engineer

    £20000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: The leading provider of Employee Managem...

    Recruitment Genius: Creative Designer

    £15000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This Kent based design consulta...

    Recruitment Genius: IT Gazetteer Consultant

    £25000 - £34000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Are you looking to work for an ...

    Recruitment Genius: Regional Support Manager

    Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: This role's responsibility also include operat...

    Day In a Page

    Is this the future of flying: battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks?

    Is this the future of flying?

    Battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks
    Isis are barbarians – but the Caliphate is a dream at the heart of all Muslim traditions

    Isis are barbarians

    but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
    The Brink's-Mat curse strikes again: three tons of stolen gold that brought only grief

    Curse of Brink's Mat strikes again

    Death of John 'Goldfinger' Palmer the latest killing related to 1983 heist
    Greece debt crisis: 'The ministers talk to us about miracles' – why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum

    'The ministers talk to us about miracles'

    Why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum
    Call of the wild: How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate

    Call of the wild

    How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate
    Greece debt crisis: What happened to democracy when it’s a case of 'Vote Yes or else'?

    'The economic collapse has happened. What is at risk now is democracy...'

    If it doesn’t work in Europe, how is it supposed to work in India or the Middle East, asks Robert Fisk
    The science of swearing: What lies behind the use of four-letter words?

    The science of swearing

    What lies behind the use of four-letter words?
    The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won't have him back

    The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

    Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won’t have him back
    Africa on the menu: Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the continent

    Africa on the menu

    Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the hot new continent
    Donna Karan is stepping down after 30 years - so who will fill the DKNY creator's boots?

    Who will fill Donna Karan's boots?

    The designer is stepping down as Chief Designer of DKNY after 30 years. Alexander Fury looks back at the career of 'America's Chanel'
    10 best statement lightbulbs

    10 best statement lightbulbs

    Dare to bare with some out-of-the-ordinary illumination
    Wimbledon 2015: Heather Watson - 'I had Serena's poster on my wall – now I'm playing her'

    Heather Watson: 'I had Serena's poster on my wall – now I'm playing her'

    Briton pumped up for dream meeting with world No 1
    Wimbledon 2015: Nick Bollettieri - It's time for big John Isner to produce the goods to go with his thumping serve

    Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon Files

    It's time for big John Isner to produce the goods to go with his thumping serve
    Dustin Brown: Who is the tennis player who knocked Rafael Nadal out of Wimbeldon 2015?

    Dustin Brown

    Who is the German player that knocked Nadal out of Wimbeldon 2015?
    Ashes 2015: Damien Martyn - 'England are fired up again, just like in 2005...'

    Damien Martyn: 'England are fired up again, just like in 2005...'

    Australian veteran of that Ashes series, believes the hosts' may become unstoppable if they win the first Test