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Panasonic introduces Lumix DMC-FH27 and DMC-FH25

panasonicDMC-FH27Panasonic has introduced a new stylish 16.1-megapixel DMC-FH27(FS37)/FH25(FS35) camera that allows shooting clear images with high quality 28mm wide-angle LEICA DC lens with powerful 8x optical zoom (equivalent to 28mm to 224mm on a 35mm camera). The DMC-FH27(FS37) and DMC-FH25(FS35) boast Smart Touch Screen with 3.0-inch large Intelligent LCD to offer intuitive touch control including Touch AF, Touch Zoom and Touch Shutter.

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Olympus announces VG-130 and VG-120 budget compact

olumpusVG130For anyone who wants good quality movies and photos with minimum fuss and expense, Olympus has the perfect compact cameras. The new VG-130 and VG-120 are the ideal all-rounders. With a 5x wide optical zoom, 14 Megapixels and Digital Image Stabilisation, they offer the full array of Olympus high-end optics and clever features – like the instant Movie Rec button – that make it easy to capture the moment anytime, anywhere. A big and bright 3-inch, 230,400-dot LCD and super-slender design make it a pleasure to share shots on the spot with family and friends. The VG-130 offers another unexpected luxury in this price category  it comes with a full-metal body. The VG-130 and VG-120 will be available from mid-January 2011 for €99 (Approximately Rs. 6,000).and €89 (Approximately Rs. 6,000).respectively.

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Olympus introduces SP-610UZ superzoom

olympusSP610UZOlympus has announced the launch of a striking new addition to the powerful and versatile ultra zoom compacts of the SP Series: the SP-610UZ. This sophisticated camera is packed with quality specs and makes the perfect companion for anyone who wants to take challenging, high precision images. Although it’s compact in size, Olympus hasn’t compromised on the optical zoom that stretches to a remarkable 22x (28mm-616mm). The SP-610UZ stays true to the SP pedigree compact cameras that offer ultra-powerful zoom performance and impressive image quality, now enhanced by 3D shooting and wireless Eye-Fi card compatibility. The price is uncompromisingly competitive, too. The SP-610UZ is available in black for €189 from February 2011 (Approximately Rs. 12,000).

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Olympus announces TG-610 & TG-310

olympusTG610Most people don’t feel comfortable leaving their camera lying on the back of the sofa, let alone taking it on a trek to the Arctic. That’s why the ultra-rugged OLYMPUS TOUGH range just got even tougher, so now everyone can shoot HD movies and stills anytime anywhere, absolutely worry-free. Waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof the OLYMPUS TOUGH TG-610 and TG-310 are virtually indestructible. What’s more, both cameras offer a host of cutting-edge features that deliver excellent image quality, usability and connectivity in any shooting situation. Users can shoot 14 Megapixel still photos with the dramatic realism of 3D and, thanks to Eye-Fi card compatibility, automatically upload stills and movies wirelessly to their favourite website or a PC. The TG-610 even comes with automatic Underwater Snapshot Mode and a large, 920,000 dot, high-resolution HyperCrystal III LCD. With their fantastic spec, these cameras make it easy to capture beautiful images of any adventure from the back of the sofa to the back-of-beyond. Both are available from February 2011, for €249 (Approximately Rs. 15,000). and €199 respectively (Approximately Rs. 12,000).

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Olympus unveils ultra-high quality compact, XZ-1

olympusXZ-1First came the PEN revolution in the Micro Four Thirds camera category, now Olympus has torn up the rule book once more with the new XZ-1, its game-changing pocket-sized flagship that sets a new benchmark for rival compacts to follow. The XZ-1 is ideal for camera-savvy amateurs and professional photographers looking for a second camera. In addition to Olympus’ trademark stunning design, it delivers uniformly clear pictures even in low light, to SLR standards. The X factor that achieves this category-defying quality? A combination of three state-of-the-art features: the x-tremely large, super-sensitive CCD sensor, the x-tremely fast TruePic V image processor and the x-tremely bright 1:1.8-2.5 i.ZUIKO DIGITAL lens. The XZ-1 is the first compact camera to come with a lens from ZUIKO, renowned as a leading manufacturer of the high-end optics that used to be available only in SLRs. It is also compatible with an ever-growing range of dedicated Olympus PEN accessories for mirrorless cameras. To further boost the quality of stills and movies, users can add an external flash, electronic viewfinder or external stereo microphone, with more accessories still to come. The compact XZ-1 comes in a matt black or white lacquered body with a large 3-inch OLED screen and the sharp looks to match its professional spec. The Olympus XZ-1 will be available for €449 from January 2011 (Approximately Rs. 21,000).

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