Nikon - COOLPIX P340 - Simple-looking camera with F/1.8 optical 5X zoom lens

Nikon is going to release a simple-looking compact digital camera COOLPIX P340 for about ¥45,000 on January 27.

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.

Black and white color models will be available.

Size: 103×58.3×32mm
Weight: 194g including a battery and SD memory card


 

 

Nikon - COOLPIX P600 - Optical 60X Zoom lens with Super ED glass

Nikon's new multifunctional compact digital camera COOLPIX P600 will be released on February 27.

COOLPIX P600 has an optical 60X zoom NIKKOR lens that covers an effective focal length of 4.3-258mm (equivalent to 24-1440mm in 35mm format). This is the highest zoom among all COOLPIX models.

It also features a Super ED (extra-low dispersion) glass element to produce extremely beautiful images even at high resolution.

Ricoh Imaging - High-end rugged camera capable of 14-meters underwater filming

Ricoh Imaging's high-end rugged compact digital camera - RICOH WG-4 and RICOH WG-4 GPS - will be out in mid-March.

RICOH WG-4 and RICOH WG-4 GPS are waterproof (IPX8) and shockproof (can survive a 2-meter drop), IP6X dustproof, -10 degree cold resistant, and have load bearing performance of up to 100kgf. They allow you to film at up to 14 meters below the surface of the sea continuously for 2 hours.

Casio - EX-100 - F/2.8 10.7X optical zoom EXILIM flagship model

Casio is going to release the new flagship model of its EXILIM series - 10.7X optical zoom EX-100 - for about ¥90,000 in late March.

EX-100 features 28-300mm range f/2.8 aperture 10.7x optical zoom lens including 12 elements in 10 group lens contraction. It is compatible with macro photography from the shortest distance of 5cm and with telephotography from the shortest distance of 50cm.

Canon - EOS series production reaches 70 million units

Canon has just proudly announced that the total production volume of Canon's EOS series - cameras with interchangeable lenses - has exceeded 70 million units.

The EOS series started with the single-lens reflex camera "EOS 650", which was released on March 2, 1987. As digital single-lens reflex cameras began to be widely popular in the early 2000s, an increase in EOS production volume accelerated as well.

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Thanko - Handy USB soldering pen

With Thanko's new 8W USB soldering pen, if there is a USB port around you, you can solder anytime. When you bring a mobile battery with you, seriously you can get your soldering work done anywhere, anytime.

You are ready to use it after connecting the USB soldering pen and USB port with the accompanying 140cm cable. It can get hot in 15 seconds and can cool down in 30 seconds, so you need little time for preparation and clearance.

Sony confirms intention to sell its VAIO brand to JIP

Sony has just delivered the news release confirming that they are going to transfer their VAIO brand PC business to the Tokyo-based investment fund, Japan Industrial Partners, Inc (JIP).

No details were released regarding the monetary value of the deal. There was also no mention of any joint venture or dual ownership of a holding company with JIP for the VAIO PC business.

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