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August 2008
August 30

Olympus mju:1050SW water-proof camera with rapping operation control, the first

  • Waterproof: down to 3 meters
  • Shock proof: against fall from 1.5m high
  • Operable temperature: from -10 degrees
  • CCD: 1/2.33-inch, 10.1 megapixels
  • ISO: 80~1600
  • 3x zoom, 38~114mm
  • 2.7-inch monitor with 230,000 dots
  • Battery: 200 shots per charge
  • 93mm (w) x 22.6mm (d) x 62mm (h), 152g
  • Production: 130,000 units a month
  • Sales: September 6 (except pink model)
  • Shop price: around $300 in Japan
  • Olympus Camedia SP-565UZ neo SLR with 20x zoom

  • With Bird mode, the first
  • CCD: 1/2.33-inch, 10.0megapixels
  • ISO: 80~1600. 3200 & 6400 at reduced resolution
  • 20x, 26~520mm Finder: electronic view finder
  • 2.5-inch monitor with 230,000 dots
  • Battery: four AA-size batteries
  • 116mm (w) x 80.8mm (d) x 83.3mm ()h), 373g
  • Production: 40,000 units a month
  • Sales: September 20
  • Shop price: around $440 in Japan

  • August 28

    Nikon D90 digital SLR, with "D Movie" for first time

    With GP-1 GPS unit
  • Nikon DX format CMOS with 12.3 megapixels
  • ISO: 200~3200
  • Compatible with GPS unit
  • 4.5fps for 100 shots
  • Monitor: live view. 3.0-inch monitor with 920,000 dots
  • Power unit: optional
  • Production: 120,000 units a month initially
  • Sales in Japan: September 19 at an open price
  • Shop price: around $1,000 in Japan

  • Fujifilm FinePix J150w with 5x wide 28~140mm zoom

  • 1/2.3-inch CCD, 10 megapixels
  • ISO 64~1600. 3200 at 3 megapixels
  • Lens: 5x, 28~140mm
  • Exposure: programmed auto, with scene modes
  • 3.0-inch monitor
  • Battery: 150 shots per charge
  • 92mm (w) x 22.6mm (d) x 57.9mm (h), 146g
  • Sales in Japan: September 13, 2008
  • Shop price: around $210 in Japan

  • August 27

    Canon EOS 50D SLR uses a 15-megapixel CMOS

  • CMOS, 15.1 megapixels
  • New Digic 4 engine
  • 6.3fps for 90 pictures
  • Live view, 3.0-inch monitor with 920,000 dots
  • Production: 100,000 units a month
  • Sales: late September, 2008 in Japan
  • Shop price: around $1,200 (equivalent in Japan)
  • Canon PowerShot SX110 IS

  • 9-megapixel CCD
  • ISO: 80~1600 Auto
  • 10x, 36~360mm zoom
  • Lens-shift vibration reduction
  • 3.0-inch monitor, 230,000 dots
  • Exposure: auto, programed auto, aperture and shutter-priority auto, manual
  • Battery: two AA-size batteries
  • 110.6mm (w) x 44.7mm (d) 70.4mm (h), 245g.
  • Production: 150,000 units a month
  • Sales: September 4, 2008 in Japan
  • Shop price: around $250 (equivalent) in Japan
  • Canon PowerShot A2000 IS

  • 10-megapixel CCD
  • ISO: 80~1600 Auto
  • 6x, 36~216mm zoom
  • Lens-shift vibration reduction
  • 3.0-inch monitor, 230,000 dots
  • Exposure: multi-mode auto
  • Battery: two AA-size batteries
  • 101.9mm (w) x 31.9mm (d) x 63.5mm (h), 185g
  • Production: 150,000 units a month
  • Sales: September 4, 2008 in Japan
  • Shop price: around $230 (equivalent) in Japan
  • Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

  • 10-megapixel CCD
  • ISO: 80~1600 Auto
  • 4x, 35~140mm zoom
  • Lens-shift vibration reduction
  • Optical finder: provided
  • Monitor: 2.5-inch, 115,000 dots
  • Exposure: multi-mode auto
  • Battery: two AA-size batteries
  • 95.4mm (w) x 31mm (d) x 62.4mm (h), 155g
  • Production: 300,000 units a month
  • Sales: September 4, 2008 in Japan
  • Shop price: around $170 (equivalent) in Japan
  • Canon PowerShot E-1

  • 10-megapixel CCD
  • ISO: 80~1600 Auto
  • 4x, 35~140mm zoom
  • Lens-shift vibration reduction
  • Optical finder: provided
  • Exposure: multi-mode auto
  • Battery: two AA-size batteries
  • 101.2mm (w) x 31.4mm (d) x 63.8mm (h), 160g.
  • Production: 50,000 units a month
  • Sales: middle of September, 2008 in Japan
  • Shop price: around $180 (equivalent) in Japan

  • August 25

    Casio EXILIM EX-Z300 10-megapixel high-grade camera

  • CCD, 1/2.3-inch, 10.1 megapixels
  • ISO: 64~3200
  • Lens: 4x, 28~112mm.
  • CCD-shift vibration reduction
  • Exposure: programmed auto
  • Monitor: 3.0-inch, 230,400 dots
  • Memory: SD card
  • Battery: 300 shots per charge
  • 96.9mm (w) x 23mm (d) x 57.6mm (h), 131g
  • Production: 300,000 units monthly in total of three models
  • Sales: August 29, 2008 in Japan
  • Shop price: around $310 (equivalent in Japan)
  • Casio EXILIM EX-Z250: Basic features are the same as the Z300

  • CCD, 1/2.5-inch, 9.1 megapixels
  • ISO, lens, monitor, exposure, vibration reduction: same as Z300
  • Battery: 270 shots per charge
  • 96.7mm (w) x 19.9mm (d) x 57.3mm (d), 119g
  • Shop price: around $270 (equivalent in Japan)
  • Casio EXILIM EX-Z85, 9-megapixel 100g camera

  • CCD, 1/2.5-inch, 9.1 megapixels
  • ISO: 64~1600
  • Lens: 3x, 38~114mm.
  • Exposure: programmed auto
  • Monitor: 2.6-inch, 114,96 dots
  • Memory: SD card
  • Battery: 240 shots per charge
  • 89.7mm (w) x 19.0mm (d) x 51.7mm (h), 100g
  • Shop price: around $210 (equivalent in Japan)
  • August 23

    Sanyo Xacti DMX-HD800 video camcorder

  • CMOS, 1/2.5-inch, 8 megapixels
  • ISO: 50~400 for still. 800, 1600 on manual
  • Lens: 4x, 38~190mm. Electronic vibration reduction
  • Exposure: programmed auto, shutter & aperture-priority auto, and manual
  • Monitor: 2.7-inch, 230,000 dots
  • Memory: SD card
  • Flash: built-in
  • Battery: 250 shots for still, 90 minutes for movie
  • 73.5mm (w) x 35mm (d) x 109mm (h), 195g
  • Production: 5,000 units monthly
  • Sales: August 22, 2008 in Japan
  • Shop price: around $370 (equivalent in Japan)

  • August 20

    Olympus mju:1060, the top model of mju: series

  • CCD: 1/2.33-inch, 10 megapixels
  • ISO: 64~1600. 3200 & 6400 at reduced resolution
  • Lens: 7x, 37~260mm
  • Exposure: automatic
  • Monitor: 3.0-inch, 230,000 dots
  • Memory: 41MB built-in, and xD Picture card
  • Battery: 170 shots percharge
  • 93.7mm (w) x 25.1mm (d) x 56.4mm (h), 128g
  • Production: 80,000 units monthly
  • Sales: August 30, 2008 in Japan
  • Shop price: around $300 (equivalent in Japan)
  • Olympus FE-370 also with automatic scene mode

  • CCD: 1/2.35-inch, 8 megapixels
  • ISO: 64~1600. 3200 at 3megapix. resolution
  • Lens: 5x, 38~190mm
  • Monitor: 2.7-inch, 230,000 dots
  • Memory: 48MB built-in, and xD Picture card
  • Battery: 200 shots percharge
  • 94.7mm (w) x 25.3mm (d) x 56.7mm (h), 128g
  • Production: 200,000 units monthly
  • Sales: August 28, 2008 in Japan
  • Shop price: around $240 (equivalent in Japan)
  • Olympus FE-360 popular class affordable camera

  • CCD: 1/2.35-inch, 8 megapixels
  • ISO: 64~1000
  • Lens: 3x, 36~108mm
  • Exposure: multi-mode auto
  • Monitor: 2.5-inch, 154,000 dots
  • Memory: 20.5MB built-in, SD/SDHC card
  • Production: 200,000 units monthly
  • Sales: August 28, 2008 in Japan
  • Shop price: around $180 (equivalent in Japan)

  • Ricoh R10 high-grade 10-megapixel camera with a long 7.1x 200m zoom

  • CCD: 1/2.3-inch,10 megapixels
  • ISO: 80~1600
  • Lens: 7.1x, 28~200mm (equivalent). 1cm macro at wide
  • CCD-shift vibration reduction
  • Exposure: programed AE
  • Monitor: 3.0-inch, 460,000 dots
  • Memory: 54MB built-in, SD/SDHC card
  • Electronic level: built-in
  • Interval timer: built-in
  • Color bracketing: built-in
  • 102mm (w) x 26.1mm (d) x 58.3mm (h), 168g
  • Production: 50,000 units monthly
  • Sales: September 5, 2008 in Japan
  • Shop price: around $420 (equivalent in Japan)

  • August 13

    Fujifilm Finepix F60fd 12-megapix. camera selects suitable mode out of 4 scenes

  • CCD: 1/1.6-inch,12 megapixels
  • ISO:100~1600, 3200 (6 megapixels), 6400 (3 megapixels)
  • Lens: 3x, 35~105mm (equivalent)
  • CCD-shift vibration reduction
  • Exposure: programed AE, shutter & aperture-priority AE
  • Monitor: 3.0-inch, 230,000 dots
  • Memory: 25MB built-in, xd Picture or SD/SDHC
  • Battery: 230 shots per charge
  • 92.5mm (w) x 22.9mm (d) x 59.2mm (h), 163g
  • Sales: August 23, 2008 in Japan
  • Shop price: around $300 (equivalent in Japan)

  • August 8

    Sony Cybershot DSC-T700 has a 3.5-inch touch-panel monitor with 921,000 dots

  • CCD: 1/2.3-inch, 10.1 megapixels
  • ISO: 80~3200
  • Lens: 4x, 35~140mm (equivalent)
  • Monitor: 3.5-inch, 921,000 dots, touch-panel
  • Built-in memory: 4GB
  • Flat body of 16.4mm thick
  • 95mm (w) x 16.4mm (d) x 58.4mm (h), 135g
  • Sales: September 2008 in Japan
  • Shop price: around $375 (equivalent in Japan)
  • Sony Cybershot DSC-T77 10-megapixel flat body camera

  • CCD, lens & basic features are the same as T700, except monitor size, built-in memory, and some.
  • Monitor: 3.0-inch, 230,000-dot touch-panel
  • Built-in memory: 15MB
  • 93.6mm (w) x 15mm (d) x 57.2mm (h), 126g
  • Sales: September 2008 in Japan
  • Shop price: around $320 (equivalent in Japan)

  • August 7

    Nikon Coolpix P6000 has 13.5-megapixel CCD

    with NH-VH28 finder & accessory ring
  • CCD: 13.5 megapixels
  • ISO: 64~2000, 3200 & 6400 at 3-megapix. resolution
  • Lens: 4x 28~112mm (equivalent)
  • Optical finder: provided
  • Monitor: 2.7-inch, 230,000 dots
  • Nikon-original RAW mode
  • LAN: wired type
  • GPS: built-in
  • Battery: 260 pictures per charge
  • 107mm (w) x 42mm (d) x 65.5mm (h), 240g.
  • Production: 50,000 units a month
  • Sales: September 2008 in Japan
  • Shop price: around $450 (equivalent in Japan)
  • Nikon Coolpix S710 14.5-megapixel camera

  • CCD: 14.5 megapixels
  • ISO: 100~3200. 6400 & 12800 at reduced resolution
  • Lens: 3.6x 28~101mm
  • 4 vibration reduction system
  • Monitor: 3.0 inches, 230,000 dots
  • Battery: 250 shots per charge
  • 92.5mm (w) x 24mm (d) x 57.5mm (h), 155g
  • Production: 40,000 units a month
  • Sales: August 29, 2008 at an open price
  • Shop price: around $330 (equivalent in Japan)
  • Nikon Coolpix S610c 10-megapixel camera with Wi-Fi

  • CCD: 10 megapixels
  • ISO: 100~3200
  • Lens: 4x, 28~112mm
  • Monitor: 3.0 inches, 230,000 dots
  • 96.5mm (w) x 22.5mm (d) x 57mm (h), 130g
  • Battery: 290 shots
  • Production: 20,000 units a month
  • Sales: August 29, 2008 at an open price
  • Shop price: around $330 (equivalent in Japan)
  • Nikon Coolpix 610 is the same as 610c, but Wi-Fi not built-in

  • CCD, lens, monitor. etc.: same as 610c
  • 94mm (w) x 22.5mm (d) x 57mm (h), 125g
  • Battery: 290 shots
  • Production: 80,000 units a month
  • Sales: August 29, 2008 at an open price
  • Shop price: around $300 (equivalent in Japan)
  • Nikon Coolpix S560 10-megapixel, 5x zoom camera

  • CCD: 10 megapixels
  • ISO: 100~2000. 3200 at 3 megapixels
  • Lens: 5x, 34.8~174mm
  • Monitor: 2.7-inch, 230,000 dots
  • Battery: 160 shots
  • 93mm (w) x 23.5mm (d) x 54.5mm (h), 130g
  • Production: 80,000 units a month
  • Sales: August, 2008 at an open price
  • Shop price: around $260 (equivalent in Japan)
  • Nikon Coolpix S60 has a big 3.5-inch touch-panel monitor

  • CCD: 10 megapixels
  • ISO: 64~2000. 3200 at 5 megapixels
  • Lens: 5x, 33~165mm
  • Monitor: 3.5-inch, 230,000 dots
  • Battery: 140 shots per charge
  • 97.5mm (w) x 22mm (d) x 60mm (h), 145g
  • Sales: September 2008
  • Production: 150,000 units a month
  • Shop price: around $300 (equivalent in Japan)

  • July 2008
    July 30

    Pentax Optio M60 10-megapixel camera with new "Auto picture mode"

  • "28mm angle frame" by combining two frame
  • 10-megapixel CCD, max. ISO 6400
  • 5x 36~180mm zoom with digital Shake Reduction
  • 2.5-inch monitor with 230,000 dots
  • About 80 frames built-in
  • 210 shots per charge
  • 95mm (w) x 23.5mm (d) x 55mm (h), 110g.
  • Production: 30,000 units monthly
  • Sales: August 22, 2008 at an open price
  • Shop price: around $190 (equivalent in Japan)
  • Pentax Optio E60 10-megapixal camera at an aoofrdable price

  • 10.1 megapixel CCD, max. ISO 6400
  • 3x, 35~90mm zoom with digital Share Reduction
  • 7 auto picture modes
  • 2.4-inch monitor with 112,000 dots
  • Two AA-size batteries
  • 98mm (w) x 25mm (d) x 59mm (h), 130g.
  • Production: 75,000 units monthly
  • Sales: August 7, 2008 at an open price
  • Shop price: around $160 (equivalent in Japan)
  • July 25

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 wide angle bright F2.0 zoom lens

  • 1/1.63-inch CCD, 10.1 megapixels
  • ISO: 80~3200. 1600~6400 at high-sensitivity mode
  • Wide 2.5x 24~60mm zoom with bright F2.0 aperture
  • Exposure: programed auto, aperture and shutter-priority auto, and manual
  • 3.0-inch monitor, 460,000 dots
  • 108.7mm (w) x 27.1mm (d) x 59.5mm (h), 229g.
  • Production: 20,000 units monthly
  • Sales: August 22, 2008 at an open price
  • Shop price: around $500 (equivalent in Japan)
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150 has 14.7-megapixel CCD

  • 1/1.7-inch CCD, 14.7 megapixels
  • ISO: 80~3200. 1600~6400 at high-sensitivity mode
  • 3.6x zoom 28~100mm
  • Exposure: programed auto and manual
  • 2.7-inch monitor
  • 96.7mm (w) x 24.8mm (d) x 54mm (h), 151g
  • Production: 30,000 units monthly
  • Sales: August 22, 2008 at an open price
  • Shop price: around $370 (equivalent in Japan)
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37 has a wide 25mm zoom

  • 1/2.33-inch, 10.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100~1600, 1600~6400 at high sensitivity mode
  • 5x, 25~125mm zoom with optical vibration reduction
  • Exposure: programmed auto
  • 2.5-inch monitor
  • 94.7mm (w) x 22mm (d) x 51.9mm (h), 125g
  • Production: 80,000 units monthly
  • Sales: August 22, 2008 at an open price
  • Shop price: around $340(equivalent in Japan
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 neo-SLR has an 18x zoom

  • 1/2.33-inch, 10.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100~1600, 1600~6400 at high sensitivity mode
  • 18x, 27~486mm zoom with optical vibration reduction
  • Exposure: programmed, aperture and shutter priority auto, and manual
  • 2.7-inch monitor
  • 117.6mm (w) x 88.9mm (d)75.3mm (h), 370g.
  • Production: 15,000 units monthly
  • Sales: August 22, 2008 at an open price
  • Shop price: around $430 (equivalent in Japan)
  • July 25

    Canon HD video camera, iVIS HF11, Hi-definition memory camcorder

    AVCHD format recording at 24Mbps

    Over 12-hour recording at LP mode (on built-in memory)

  • 1/3.2-inch CMOS, 3.31 megapixels (total)
  • Resolution: 2.07 megapixel for movie, 2.76 megapicels for still
  • Lens: 12x, 42.9 ~514.8mm (equivalent) for movie
  • Optical vibration reduction
  • 2.7-inch monitor, 211,000 dots
  • Electronic flash: built-in
  • 73mm (w) x 129mm (d) x 64mm (h), 380g.
  • Sales: late August, 2008 at an open price
  • Shop price: around $1,100 (equivalent in Japan)
  • Canon HD video camera, iVIS HG21, Hi-definition hard-disc camcorder

    The camera has the same performance as the HF11, but this records on hard disc, instead of built-in memory, and SD/SDHC memory card

    Image sensor, resolution, 12x zoom are the same as the HF11:

  • Hard disc: 1.8-inch type, 120GB, good for 45-hour recording (at LP mode)
  • 80mm (w) x 139mm (d) x 77mm (h), 490g.
  • Sales: late August, 2008 at an open price
  • Shop price: around $1,100 (equivalent) in Japan)
  • Hitachi WOO DZ-BD10H, full High-definition camcorder, has 30GB hard disk

  • 1/2.7-inch CMOS, 7 megapixels (total)
  • Resolution: 4.67 megapixels for video, 6.22 megapixels for still
  • Lens: 10x, 41.9~ 419mm (equivalent)
  • 2,7-inch monitor, 210,000 dots
  • Built-in hard disk: 30GB
  • Memory card: SD/SDHC
  • 79mm (w) x 140mm (d) x 87mm (h), 500g.
  • Sales: August 9, 2008 at an open price in Japan
  • Shop price: around $1,200 (equivalent) in Japan
  • July 7

    Sony Alpha 300 entry-level digital SLR

    With tilting 2.7-inch live view monitor
  • APS-C size CCD with 10.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100~3200
  • CCD-shift vibration reduction
  • Finder covers 95% of actual image area
  • 9-point AF
  • One-push "Smart Converter" for 1.4x & 2x
  • 130.8mm (w) x 74.7mm (d) x 98.5mm (h), 582g
  • Sales: July 27 at an open price in Japan
  • Shop price: around $580 for body, $670 with a zoom (equivalent in Japan)
  • July 2

    Nikon D700 professional camera at affordable price

    With AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor ED24~120mm

    With optional Multi-power Battery Pack MB-10
  • Nikon FX format (35mm size) CMOS, 12.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200~6400 (down to100 & up to 25600)
  • 2 picture formats:
  • FX: 36x24mm (35mm size)
    DX: 24x16mm (APS-C size)
  • Fast warm-up and release time
  • 8 frames per second (with optional battery pack MB-D10)
  • Live-view at hand-held & tripod modes
  • Memory card: CompactFlash
  • 147mm (w) x 77mm (d) x 123mm (h), 995g
  • Sales: July 25 at an open price in Japan
  • Shop price: around $2,700 (equivalent in Japan)

  • June 2008
    June 25

    Ricoh GX200 12-megapixel camera for professoinals

    With LCD viewfinder VF-1 mounted
  • 1/1.7-inch CCD, 12.1 megapixels
  • 3x, wide 24~72mm zoom
  • Exposure: programmed, aperture & shutter speed-priority autos, and manual control
  • Monitor: 2.7-inch, 460,000 dots
  • Wide and tele-converter: optional
  • Simultaneous recording on RAW & JPEG
  • Level indicator: visible on monitor
  • Color braketing: provided
  • 111.6mm (w) x 25mm (d) x 58mm (h), 208g
  • Battery: for 350 shots. AAA-type also usable.
  • Sales: July 4 at an open price
  • Shop price: around $650 (equivalent in Japan)
  • June 24

    Panasonic 3-MOS Hi-definition camcorders for sales on July 12 in Japan

    • 1/6-inch MOS sensor, 3pcs. x 610,000 pixels
    • Still recording resolution: 2.07 megapixels (1920 x 1080 pixels at Wide mode)
    • 12x optical zoom lens with improved optical vibration reduction

    Panasonic HDC-HS100 records on

    60GB hard disc and SD memory card

  • 74mm (W) x 138mm (d) x 76mm (h), 420g.
  • 60GB hard disc
  • Shop price: around $1,050 (equivalent in Japan)
  • Panasonic HDC-SD100 records on

    SD memory card (hard disc not provided)

  • Comes with 8GB SDHC card
  • 65mm (w) x 138mm (d) x 72mm (h), 320g.
  • Shop price: around $900 (equivalent in Japan)
  • June 19

    Sony Handycam, AVCHD-format Hi-difinition camcorder, HDR-CX12

    Records High-definition 1920 x 1089i video image on MemoryStick

    Records High-definition 1920 x 1089i video image on MemoryStick

    Capable of extracting still image from video at 2.1 megapixels

  • 1/3.13-inch CMOS, 10.2 megapixels (total)
  • Resolution: 3.81 megapixel for movie 5.08 megapixel for still (for silultaneous recording)
  • 10.2 megapixel resolution (when taking still shot only)
  • Lens: 40~480mm with optical image stabilizer
  • 2.7-inch monitor
  • 69mm (w) x 129mm (d) x 67mm (h), 370g.
  • Sales in Japan: July 20, 2008 at an open price
  • Shop price: around Y130,000 ($1,08) (equivalent in Japan) (expected by Sony)
  • June 17

    JVC hard-disc camcorder, GZ-HD40 (with 120GB) & HD30 (with 80GB)

    The camcorders records movie and still pictures on hard disc or on SDHC memory card.

    The HD-40 with 120GB hard disc records 15 hours of AVCHD mode full Hi-Definition movie at XP mode (21 hours at SP mode, 50 hours at EP mode).

  • 1/3-inch, 2.68-megapixel CMOS (total pixel number)
  • 10x 50~500mm zoom lens
  • 2.8-inch monitor
  • 73mm (w) x 123mm (d) x 68mm (h), 455g for HD-40 model
  • Sales in Japan: early July
  • Shop price expected: around $1,200 for HD-40, $1,000 for HD-30 (equivalent in Japan)
  • June 11

    Canon EOS Kiss F popular grade 10-megapixel SLR (Rebel XS in USA possibly)

  • 22.2mm x 14.8mm size CMOS, 10.1 megapixels
  • ISO: 100~800 for auto, 100~1600 on manual
  • Manual and auto sensor cleaning
  • 7-point AF
  • Finder: roof pentaprism, eye-level, 0.81x magnification (using a 50mm lens)
  • Monitor: 2.5-inch, 230,000 dots
  • Live view: provided
  • Body size: 126.1mm (w) x 61.9mm (d)) x 97.5mm (h), 450g.
  • Sales in Japan: late June at an open price
  • Shop price expected: around $550 (equivalent)

  • Sanyo Xacti DMX-HD1010 Hi-definition camcorder records on SD memory card

  • Records movie and still pictures on SD memory card
  • CMOS with 4 megapixels (total)
  • Full High-definition movie at 1920 x 1712 pixels
  • Still picture resolution: 8 megapixels
  • 2.5-inch monitor
  • Slow motion: at 300fps
  • Battery: for 85 minutes, or 370 still pictures
  • 90mm (w) x 54.5mm (d) x 112.6mm (h), 268g
  • Sales in Japan: June 20, 2008 at an open price
  • Shop price: around $1,000 (equivalent in Japan)
  • Production: 15,000 units monthly

  • June 4

    Pentax Optio W60 improved underwater camera

    Ocen Blue color version
  • Down to 4 meters for 2 hours
  • Wide 28~140mm 5x zoom
  • High-definition quality movie at 1280 x 720 pixels
  • 10-megapixel CCD
  • ISO: 50~6400 (max)
  • 2.5-inch monitor
  • Battery: 205 shots per charge
  • 98mm (w) x 24.5mm (d) x 55.5mm (h), 125g
  • Sales in Japan: late June, 2008 at an open price
  • Shop price: around $300 (equivalent in Japan)
  • smc Pentax-DA 17~70mm F4 AL [IF] SDM zoom lens for digital SLR

  • Equivalent to 26~107mm (in 35mm format)
  • Constant F4 aperture
  • Autofocusing by built-in ultrasonic motor
  • Made of 18 elements, including 2 AL elements
  • 67mm diameter filter
  • 75mm diameter x 93.5mm long, 485g.

  • May 2008
    May 23

    Fujifilm PinePix Z200fd with "auto self-timer shutter release"

    Two self-timer modes are added:
    Shutter ie released (1) When set number of face (1~4) are detected. (2) When faces of two persons are closed within a certain distance (distance is adjustable in 3 steps). (Not by time set)
    Capability of composing up to 4 pictures into one frame.
  • 10-megapixel CCD
  • ISO: 64~1600
  • 5x zoom, 33~165mm
  • CCD-shift vibration reduction
  • Exposure: programmed auto with scene modes
  • 2.7-inch monitor, 230,000 dots
  • Battery: 170 shots per charge
  • 92mm (w) x 20mm (d) x 55.7mm (h), 134g
  • Sales in Japan: June 7 at an open price
  • Expected shop price: around $320 (equivalent)

  • May 20

    Pentax Optio V20 5x zoom camera

  • 8-megapixel CCD
  • ISO: 80~6400
  • 5x zoom, 36~180mm
  • Digital Shake-reduction for still, electronic type for movies
  • 3.0-inch monitor, 230,000 dots
  • Battery: 200 shots per charge
  • 97.5mm (w) x 23.5mm (d) x 56.5mm (h), 130g
  • Production: 25,000 units monthly
  • Expected shop price: around $250 (equivalent)
  • Tamron full size 35mm SLR lenses for sales on May 30 in Japan

    Tamron SP AF70~200mm F2.8 Di LD [IF] Macro (Model A001N II)

  • AF motor built-in
  • For Nikon SLRs
  • 89.5mm diameter x 194.2mm long, 1,150g
  • Suggested price: $873 (equivalent) in Japan
  • Tamron AF28~300mm F3.5~6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical [IF] Macro (Model A20N II)

  • AF motor built-in
  • For Nikon SLRs
  • Vibration Compensation (VC) built-in
  • 1:3 macro
  • 78.1mm diameter x 99mm long, 555g
  • Suggested price: $700 (equivalent) in Japan
  • Tamron SP AF28~75mm F2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical [IF] Macro (Model A09N II)

  • AF motor built-in
  • For Nikon SLRsA
  • 0.33m macro for 1:3.9 ratio
  • 73mm diameter x 92mm long, 510g
  • Suggested price: $481 (equivalent) in Japan
  • May 14

    Olympus E-520, 10-megapixel medium-grade digital SLR with live view

  • 4/3rd format LiveMOS image sensor, 10 megapixels
  • 17.3 x 13mm size image size
  • Sensor-shift vibration reduction
  • 2.7-inch monitor, 230,000 dots
  • 136mm (w) x 68mm (d) x 91.5mm (h), 475g.
  • Production: 20,000 units monthly
  • Sales in Japan: end of June at an open price
  • Expected shop price: around $650 (equivalent)

  • May 13

    Kodak EasyShare M763 7.2-megapixel camera

  • 7.16-megapixel CCD. ISO 1600
  • 3x, 34~102mm zoom lens
  • Vibration reduction: by using higher shutter speed 16:9 ratio Hi-Definition format possible
  • Capability of composing panorama picture of up to 135-dgree angle.
  • 2.7-infor monitor
  • Automatic image compensation
  • Self-timer for two shots
  • Body size, weight & battery type: not disclosed
  • Sales in Japan: middle of June at an open price
  • Also announced:

    Kodak EasyShare digital picture frame

  • SV710: with 7-inch picture frame
  • SV1011: with 10-inch picture frame with built-in 128MB memory
  • Speaker built-in for MP3 music
  • Slot for memory cards
  • Display with time
  • Sales in Japan: middle of June at an open price

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