Canon - PowerShot G1 X Mark II - flagship compact digital camera

Canon is going to release PowerShot G1 X Mark II, the flagship model among their compact digital cameras, on March 13. It will be sold for about ¥85,800.

G1 X Mark II features the same 1.5 inch CMOS sensor (effective 13.1MP) as the previous G1 X. However, they improved the focus distance performance up to 5cm.

The optical 5X lens covers a focal distance of 24 to 120mm (35mm equivalent) and provides wide-open aperture F2.0-F3.9. Also, G1 X Mark II has DIGIC 6 image processor, Wi-Fi, both optical image stabilization mechanism and "Multi Scene IS" that automatically apply the most suitable image stabilization, and tiltable 3 inch touch panel (1.04M dots).  

  • Size: 116.3 x 74 x 66.2mm
  • Weight: 553g including the battery and memory card
  • ISO: ISO 100 - 12800
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COOLPIX P340 has an optical 5X zoom lens with a focal length of 5.1-25.5mm (equivalent to 24-120mm in 35mm format), 1/1.7 backlight CMOS sensor (effective 12.19 MP), 3-inch TFT LCD monitor (0.92M dots) and Wi-Fi function.

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Canon is going to release the rugged compact digital camera PowerShot D30 for about ¥31,800 on March 13.

PowerShot D30 has waterproof protection that works at 25 meters below the surface of the sea and is shockproof up to 2 meters. It supports GPS functions, but not Wi-Fi.

It features an effective 12.1MP 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor, optical 5X lens that covers a focal distance of 28 to 140mm (35mm equivalent), wide-open aperture F3.9-F4.8, ISO 100-3200, and 3 inch TFT LCD monitor (0.46M dots).

Panasonic unveiled their new LUMIX mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera DMC-GH4 which is now displayed at CP+ 2014 currently taking place in Yokohama, Japan. It is the world's first MILC that is able to shoot 4K quality movies (Cinema 4K: 4096x2160 / 24 fps and QFHD 4K: 3840x2160 / up to 30 fps) in MOV/MP4.

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Sony is going to release the new Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V for about ¥51,000 on April 4.

DSC-HX400V features an effective 20.4 MP 1/2.3 inch Exmor R CMOS sensor, image processor BIONZ X (same as the ones used for their mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera "α7" series), and optical 50X Carl Zeiss Vario-SonnarT* lens (equivalent to 24-1200mm in 35mm format). It also has GPS, NFC and Wi-Fi functions, Multi Interface Shoe (MIS) and 0.2 inch electric view finder (20.1M dots) and tiltable 3-inch LCD monitor (0.92M dots).

Canon's new compact digital camera PowerShot N100 is going to be released on April 17 for about ¥34,800.

One of the features of the PowerShot N100 is its sub-camera with 25mm wide-angle lens called Story Camera. The camera takes the photographer's face as well as the subject when the shutter button is pressed.

 

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It consists of a headset with a brain-wave sensor and connects to an iPhone. The system estimates whether you're interested in something from the brain-waves captured by the sensor, and uses the iPhone's camera to record the scenes that appear to interest you.

Just buy wearing the neurocam, the scenes you have shown an interest in are recorded automatically, and are added to an album which you can look through later.

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