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Photokina logo. Click here to visit the Photokina website! Photokina: New-camera roundup
(Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 01:49 EDT)

The biennial Photokina trade show is now well under way, as readers will doubtless know from the veritable flood of digital SLR announcements lately, not to mention all the other new digital cameras in various shapes and forms.

With so many companies trying to gain attention for their products amongst a truly staggering number of announcements, things started rolling surprisingly early, with the first announcements appearing a couple of months ago -- and so many of them have long since scrolled back into our archives. Hence, we felt it might be helpful to summarize them all in one place.

Following below is a full list of the camera announcements we've covered in the run-up to Photokina. We've split the list into interchangeable-lens cameras (be they SLRs, SLDs, or pellicle mirror-based), fixed-lens cameras, and camcorders. For each camera, we've summarized the basic details in the list, including information on pricing and availability where known. For those interested in a summary, there are no less than 17 new interchangeable cameras and camera backs / modules, 55 fixed-lens digital cameras, and 18 camcorders in the list.

Interchangeable-lens Cameras

  • Canon
    • Canon EOS 60D (Weather-sealed SLR, CMOS, 18 megapixel, 5.3 fps. US$1,100 body-only, September 2010.)
    • Canon EOS 7DSV (Barcode-capable, CMOS, 18 megapixel, 8 fps. $1,830 body-only, August 2010.)

  • Leaf
    • Leaf Aptus-II 12 (Camera back, 53.7 x 40.3mm CCD, 80 megapixel. $31,995, September 2010.)

  • Nikon
    • Nikon D3100 (SLR, CMOS, 14.2 megapixel, 3 fps. $700, September 2010.)
    • Nikon D7000 (Weather-sealed SLR, CMOS, 16.2 megapixel, 6 fps. $1,200 body only, October 2010.)

  • Olympus
    • Olympus E-5 (Weather-sealed SLR, Live MOS, 12.3 megapixel, 5 fps. $1,700 body-only, October 2010.)

  • Panasonic
  • Pentax
    • Pentax K-5 (Weather-sealed SLR, CMOS, 16.3 megapixel, 7 fps. $1,600 body only, October 2010.)
    • Pentax K-r (SLR, CMOS, 12.4 megapixel, 6 fps. $800 body-only, October 2010.)

  • Ricoh
  • Samsung
    • Samsung NX100 (SLD, CMOS, 14.6 megapixel, speed unknown. Price / availability unknown.)

  • Sigma
    • Sigma SD1 (Weather-sealed SLR, Foveon X3 CMOS, 15 megapixel, speed unknown. Price / availability unknown.)

  • Sony
    • Sony SLT-A33 (Pellicle mirror, CMOS, 14.2 megapixel, 6 fps. $750, September 2010.)
    • Sony SLT-A55 (Pellicle mirror, CMOS, 16.2 megapixel, 6 fps. Not planned for US retail, price / availability elsewhere unknown.)
    • Sony SLT-A55V (Pellicle mirror w/ built-in GPS, CMOS, 16.2 megapixel, 6 fps. $850, October 2010.)
    • Sony Alpha DSLR-A560 (SLR, CMOS, 14.2 megapixel, 5 fps. $750, Q1 2011.)
    • Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 (SLR, CMOS, 16.2 megapixel, 5 fps. $900, November 2010.)

Fixed-lens Cameras


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