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C.A. Boylan  |  Sep 01, 2010  |  0 comments

Nikon’s S-Series COOLPIX
There are three new S-series COOLPIX cameras from Nikon. The S8000 features a 10x optical zoom ED glass lens, a four-way Vibration Reduction (VR) Image Stabilization System, ISO settings to 3200, and a 3” LCD screen. It can record HD movies with stereo sound and has a Sport Continuous mode. Colors for the S8000 include black, red...

C.A. Boylan  |  Sep 01, 2008  |  1 comments

Tamrac's Expedition 6x Photo/Laptop Backpack
The newest addition to the popular Expedition Series, the 6x is a medium-size pack for a generous amount of photo equipment. It will hold two D-SLRs (both with lenses attached), 5-6 additional lenses, a flash, accessories, and up to a 14.1" screen laptop. Lightweight (at 5 lbs) yet rugged, the main...

Ron Leach  |  May 08, 2017  |  0 comments

Who needs a pocket-sized 5-megapixel camera these days? Well, what if it’s one that you can assemble yourself from a kit that only costs $130?

Joe Farace  |  Feb 21, 2017  |  0 comments

Capturing “the decisive moment” is more than just clicking the shutter at the right time and it’s more than luck, too. It’s an artful combination of experience, talent, and preparation. Being prepared for the unexpected is just as important to photojournalists and documentary photographers as it is to a Scout and that includes selecting and using gear that can be deployed at that right time, even if preparing for a single shot or two takes several hours. Some of these tools may be obvious while others not so much.

Jack Neubart  |  Aug 21, 2012  |  First Published: Jul 01, 2012  |  2 comments

It wasn’t too long ago when the use of a CMOS chip in a digicam was a sign of a cheapie camera. Well, the tide has changed, with CMOS today reflecting the highest level of capture in our newest digital point-and-shoots. Yes, there continue to be CCD holdouts even in innovative designs, but the writing is on the wall, spelling an eventual fade-out of the Charge-Coupled Device. And today, the Backside Illuminated (BSI, or simply “backlit”) CMOS sensor is slowly but surely moving into center stage—at least among small-sensor point-and-shoots, for improved light reception at the sensor, hence clearer, tonally fuller, and more detailed images. We’re also seeing quite a few long-zoom models and more GPS-enabled cameras, with a digital compass to boot, mostly in travel/outdoors-oriented designs. The “rugged” category continues to grow, as well as features such as sweep panorama mode (just swing around with your finger continually on the button) and touchscreen displays. But perhaps the new feature that stands out most is Wi-Fi capability. One camera is even Android-powered. The latter may not be smartphones, but they certainly appear to be the smart way to go for the wireless generation. With those trends in mind here’s our roundup of the digicam class of 2012. (Please note that this report contains both cameras on the market as of spring 2012 and those announced to be available when this article goes to press. Check with the various manufacturers for current availability.—Editor)

Edited by George Schaub  |  Apr 22, 2016  |  0 comments

The DxO One is a pocket-sized camera module for the Apple iPhone or iPad that offers a one-inch sensor with 20MP resolution and a fixed focal length of 32mm (35mm film equivalent). The camera uses the iPhone and an app as both the control center and electronic viewfinder.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 21, 2016  |  0 comments

Nikon has announced a delay in the release of several recently introduced compact digital cameras as a result of the series of earthquakes in Kumamoto Prefecture that began on April 14. The delay includes three premium models in the new DL series, as well as four COOLPIX models and a new action camera.

Jack Neubart  |  Sep 01, 2007  |  0 comments

Who would have thought that back when I bought my Olympus C-2100, which then boasted a 2-megapixel CCD, that one day I would be writing about cameras a fraction of its size with 10-megapixel imaging sensors? Interestingly, that camera sported a 10x optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilization (both courtesy of Canon). The cameras currently under discussion don't have 10x...

Cynthia Boylan  |  Sep 10, 2014  |  1 comments

Fujifilm just announced the latest additions to their popular INSTAX line of instant film cameras. Debuting today are the new INSTAX Wide 300; two new color versions of the INSTAX Mini 8 (raspberry and grape); and the INSTAX Mini 90 Neo Classic model in a stylish shade of brown. 

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 14, 2015  |  0 comments

Fujifilm launched a trio of snazzy compact cameras this morning: the X-A2 mirrorless compact system camera, the premium XQ2 compact model, and the XP80 tough model.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 19, 2018  |  0 comments

Fujifilm just introduced a new compact camera, which it hopes can compete with the onslaught of smartphone cameras. Called the Fujifilm XF10, the pocket-sized, lightweight (just under 10 ounces) camera has a Fujinon 18.5mm F2.8 fixed lens.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 10, 2014  |  0 comments

Fujifilm unveiled a new, premium compact camera this morning, the X100T, which is designed to look like a stealthy, digital rangefinder model. The 16.3MP Fuji X100T uses an APS-C size X-Trans CMOS II sensor and has a Fujinon 23mm F2 fixed lens.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Sep 30, 2015  |  0 comments

Fujifilm has launched a new instant film camera with a more slender profile and automatic exposure control: the Instax Mini 70. The new Instax Mini 70 features an updated, sleek design with a special Selfie mode and a  powerful flash that automatically calculates surrounding brightness and adjusts shutter speeds.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 18, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s late at night, but Fujifilm just unveiled two new X-Series cameras and a sweet, compact 50mm f/2.0 lens and we didn’t want to wait until morning to share the news. Included in the late-night introductions are the cutting edge X100F rangefinder-style mirrorless camera, an X-T20 interchangeable-lens camera targeted at enthusiasts, and the compact Fujinon XF 50mm f/2.0 R WR lens.

Theano Nikitas  |  Feb 04, 2020  |  0 comments

Fujifilm just announced the latest update to its popular X100 series of retro-style digital cameras, the much-anticipated 26.1-megapixel Fujifilm X100V. Shutterbug was one of a handful of media outlets invited to take the new Fuji camera for a test drive on the streets of New York City last week ahead of today's launch.

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