Fujifilm has released the FinePix XP90, a relatively minor update to last year's XP80 rugged camera, with the main new feature being a larger and sharper LCD. As with its predecessor, the XP90 is waterproof to 15m/50ft, shockproof from 1.8m/5.8ft, freezeproof and dustproof. It sports a 16MP CMOS sensor, 28-140mm lens and Wi-Fi connectivity - and it can double as an action cam. Read more
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Nikon has announced the much-anticipated followup to its D300S, the 21MP D500 which the company calls its 'best enthusiast DX offering.' It features the same 153-point AF system and EXPEED 5 processor. It can shoot continuously at 10 fps with a 200 shot buffer for Raw images. It can also capture 4K/UHD video and also features 'SnapBridge', a constant connection to a smartphone using Bluetooth, similar to what Samsung did with its NX1. The D500 will be available from March at a cost of around $2000. Read more
Panasonic is adding a high-end super telephoto zoom lens to the Micro Four Thirds lineup: the Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm F4-6.3 ASPH. This lens is equivalent to a whopping 200-800mm when attached to a MFT body and features much-needed 'Power' optical image stabilization to keep things steady. The lens has several aspherical and extra low dispersion elements, a nine-blade aperture, and a minimum focus distance of 1.3m. The lens also features a compact tripod collar that rotates with the camera and it's weather-sealed, too. More details
Panasonic has updated its compact travel zoom lineup with the Lumix DMC-ZS60, which is known as the TZ80 outside of North America. While it shares the design and lens of its predecessor, the ZS50, there's a new 18MP MOS sensor and Venus Engine processor under the hood. The autofocus system now uses the company's Depth from Defocus technology for a major speed boost, and 4K video recording, 4K photo and post focus features on board, as well. More details
Canon has introduced three new PowerShot ELPHs, serving as the company's entry-level cameras. The models include the ELPH 360 HS, which has a 20MP BSI CMOS sensor and 12X zoom, the ELPH 190 IS with a 20MP CCD and 10X zoom, and the basic ELPH 180 with an 8X zoom and digital image stabilization. More details
Canon has refreshed its midrange superzoom lineup with the new PowerShot SX540 HS and SX420 IS. The former has the same design and 24-1200mm lens as the SX530 that came before it but adds more pixels and processing power, 1080/60p video and a new feature which keeps a subject centered at full telephoto. The SX420 follows in the footsteps of the SX410 and offers a 20MP CCD, 24-1008mm lens, 720p video and Wi-Fi with NFC. Read more
Nikon is bringing stepping motors to its DSLR lens lineup for the first time with a pair of 'AF-P' lenses, both of which are collapsable 18-55mm zooms (one with vibration reduction, the other without). Nikon says that its stepping motor lenses are both faster and quieter than their predecessors, making them quite appealing for video recording. These lenses have two aspherical elements as well as a Super Integrated Coating, with the VR model reducing shake by 4 stops. Read more
Kenko Tokina has launched the Tokina AT-X 14-20mm F2 Pro DX lens for Canon and Nikon DSLRs with APS-C sensors. This ultra-wide zoom has a pair of super low dispersion elements, nine aperture blades, a one-touch focus clutch mechanism and internal focusing. Read more.
DxO is bringing its OpticsPro software to Apple's consumer-friendly Photos software for OSX. This $10 extension for Photos gives users full access to all of DxO's Optics Modules, which can correct optical distortion and aberrations as well as improving dynamic range and removing haze from landscapes. Also introduced is a free plug-in for users of DxO's ONE camera, which offers the same features mentioned above and supports the camera's SuperRAW files. Read more.
Sony is bringing its Alpha SLT-A68 DSLR camera - announced in Europe back on November 5th - to the US and Canada this spring. The a68 uses the company's Translucent Mirror Technology, which allows for 8 fps continuous shooting with full-time autofocus. It sports a 24MP CMOS sensor, 79-point AF system (borrowed from the a77 II), a tilting LCD display, and Full HD video recording using the XAVC S codec. Read more