Nikon has recently announced two zoom lenses; Nikon AF-S 70-200mm F/2.8G ED VR II & Nikon AF-S DX 18-200mm VR II.
Nikon AF-S 70-200mm F/2.8G ED VR II is a professional telezoom lens featuring a brand new optical design for better image quality and extended Vibration Reduction capability. The lens is shorter but heavier than its predecessor and will be available from November 2009 at an RRP of £1999 / €2430 / $2399.95.
Nikon AF-S DX 18-200mm VR II is an update to Nikon popular DX-format superzoom, featuring an all new zoom mechanism to combat ‘zoom creep’, an improved Super Integrated Coating, an exclusive multi-layer lens element coating which reduces ghost and flare, ensuring improved image quality and contrast. The lens will be on sale from September 2009 at an RRP of £729.99 / €887.00 / $849.95.
Panasonic has recently released four new 12 megapixel digital cameras featuring the new Power OIS image stabilizer that the company says offers twice the shake suppression capability of the previous Mega OIS stabilizer.
Kodak has introduced three new digital cameras with 12 megapixel sensor. The Kodak EasyShare Z950 offers 10X image stabilised optical zoom lens, 3 inch LCD and HD video recording. The other cameras are the M381 and M341 with 5x and 3x zooms, 3″ and 2.7″ LCD screen.
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Sony CyberShot DSC-W230 is a point-and-shoot digital camera features 12.1 Megapixel Super HAD™ CCD Image Sensor, Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® Lens with 4x Optical Zoom, Intelligent Scene Recognition, Face Detection, Smile Shutter™, Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization, and a 3.0″ Clear Photo LCD™ display (230k pixels). The camera measures W x H x D: 3 3/4″ x 2 1/4″ x 7/8″ (95.2mm x 56.5mm x 21.8mm) and weighs 5.5oz (156g).
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Olympus has recently announced Stylus 7010 – an ultra-compact camera features 7x optical zoom, the Stylus Tough 6010 – a waterproof camera with 12MP sensor and 3.6x optical zoom, and the FE-5020, FE-4000, FE-46, FE-26 to its budget compact camera series.