Another new camera from Samsung this time with 60x 20-1200mm (FF eqiv) F2.8-F5.9 zoom .
Samsung has announced the WB2200F, a 60x superzoom camera with dual grip design. It offers a 20-1200mm equivalent, F2.8-5.9 zoom lens in front of a 1/2.3"-type 16MP BSI CMOS sensor. Beyond that, specifications are sketchy - it's Wi-Fi equipped, with NFC to make pairing and sharing with compatible smart devices simpler. It also has a 3", hVGA (usually 460k dot) LCD panel. The company promises long battery life and an electronic viewfinder, but in both cases gives no real detail.
New JVC camcorders with 40x optical zoom and 1080p60 .
JVC has introduced two new camcorders designed to handle atypical conditions, doing so with what the company calls a quad-proof body: dust-proof, freeze-proof, water resistant, and drop resistant. Combining them all together, the GZ-R70 and GZ-R10 can handle being taken into the harsh outdoors or to other locations where delicate hardware hesitates to tread.
Both models features the quad-proof body design, as well as battery life of about 4.5 hours and 40x optical zoom, as well as 60x dynamic zoom. There's a 2.5-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, so the camcorder should have at least decent low-light capabilities. Storage comes by way of an SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot, and the lens is a Konica Minolta HD offering. FALCONBIRD is the image processor under the hood, and all is accompanied by advanced image stabilization and a 3-inch touch-enabled display.
Beyond this, both models also feature time-lapse and special effects recording options, as well as 1920 x 1080/60p output. There's an integrated microphone and both auto wind cut and auto illumination light. REC Mode has K2 Technology, and there's auto focus, Touch AE, and Face Detection. The intelligent auto mode allows for automatic settings selection, and all of its is rounded out by an included Everio Media Browser 4.
The differences between the two camcorders comes from the addition of an integrated LED light and 32GB internal memory with the GZ-R70 model, and with the additional colors of red and blue with the GZ-R10 model. The former will be priced at $499.99 USD and the latter at $399.99 USD, with both of them launching some time this upcoming April.
New Panasonic DMC-TZ60/ZS40 compact 30x superzoom with EVF , 1080p60, Wi-Fi NFC etc.
The new DMC-TZ60/ZS40 is the world's slimmest digital compact camera with EVF (Electronic View Finder) featuring powerful 30x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 24-720mm)*. The pocket-sized high performance camera LUMIX TZ/ZS series has won worldwide popularity for its versatile lens that covers ultra wide-angle to telephoto and high quality image recording capability of photo and video. The new DMC-ZS40(TZ60) makes significant upgrades from its predecessor, especially in functions for more advanced photography such as manual control with Control Ring, RAW compatibility, Focus Peaking.
Panasonic HC-W850 Twin Camera Full HD Camcorder shoots full HD @ 120fps .
The Panasonic HC-W850 Twin Camera Full HD Camcorder is a Full HD camcorder that features a secondary, "B-angle" camera built-in to the flip-out LCD display. The camcorder can record 1920 x 1080p video at up to 60 frames per second and also features a push-button slow-motion capability that can record slow-motion video in HD resolution at up to 120 frames per second. The camera features a 6.03MP back-illuminated MOS sensor and a 20x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilization (OIS). In addition, it features Wi-Fi for streaming and wireless control and includes support for NFC tap-to-configure connectivity.
Capture Slow Motion at Full HD
Records natively at up 120 fps in Full HD resolution. In addition, the Intelligent Frame Creation feature allows you to apply a 2x slow-down to your footage in-camera, allowing you to create videos with an effective 240 fps for extreme slow-motion effects
Twin-camera? Yet another gimmick unless they make the two cameras to work in sync for 3D. On another hand 3D have failed (again) and is dying (again).
It is somewhat weird to see a Panasonic camera finally giving in to Sony-style control dial. The whole shape of the camera with the raised mic housing looks like a Sony. Well, Panasonic never has been a design leader.