Posts RSS Comments RSS

It’s time for our annual spring overview of what’s new on the market. Most manufacturers have at least a few new pink cameras in their lineup, but there is really nothing new and totally groundbreaking out there. Just updates and tweaks of last year’s models.

The one thing we’ve seen is that more and more cameras come with a 5x optical zoom, which is nice, you can never have too much zoom capability as far as we’re concerned. (The focal lenghts posted are the 35mm equivalents).SonyBloggie2

The only out of the ordinary product this spring is Sony’s bloggie (listed in part 2 of this mini-series), a camera/HD video camera with a 270 degree swivel lens, built-in USB arm and software that makes it super easy to upload your images and movies to your blog, YouTube, Shutterfly, Photobucket, etc.

It comes in two models – the CM5 and the PM5 – but only the PM5 has the swivel lens, and it’s the only model offered in pink. On the downside, the PM5 has no optical zoom, and photos are only 5MP. Having said that, it is a Sony product, so the design is flawless – super stylish – and I am sure there is a market for it.

Now, to the list of new cameras:

Canon

No new cameras in pink.

Casio

There’s only one new pink camera from Casio, the EX-Z90. A nice camera with a special feature called “Dynamic Photo”; a function which lets you add animated graphics (there are 8 built in) to EX-Z90still photos right in the camera. As in previous versions, you can also put a moving subject on a new background.

EXILIM Zoom EX-Z90
12.1 megapixles, 3x optical zoom, 35-105mm, 2.7″ display, 35.7MB internal memory, SD & SDHC compatible, dynamic photo. Color: Hot pink. Power: Rechargeable NP-60 Li-ion battery. Weight: 3.6 oz. Size: 3.53 x 2.0 x 0.76″. MSRP: $149

Fuji

No new cameras in pink.

GE

GE’s lineup of pink cameras are all a vivid fuchsia and come with pretty standard features. The one that stands out from the rest is the touch panel E1250TW (beacuase of its touch panel).

E1250TW
12.2 megapixles, 5x optical zoom, 28-140mm, 3.0″ display, 14 scene modes, image stabilization, 18MB internal memory, SD/SDHC compatible, face, smile and blink detection, in-camera red eye removal, pan-capture panorama, touch panel. Color: Pink. Power: Li-ion battery GB-40. Weight: 5.1 oz. Size: 3.7 x 2.3 x 1.0″. MSRP: $179

E1255W
12.2 megapixles, 5x optical zoom, 28-140mm, 3.0″ display, 14 scene modes, image stabilization, 24MB internal memory, SD/SDHC compatible, face, smile and blink detection, in-camera red eye removal, pan-capture panorama. Color: Pink. Power: Li-ion battery DS5370. Weight: 5.1 oz. Size: 3.7 x 2.3 x 1.0″. MSRP: $149

A950
9.1 megapixles, 5x optical zoom, 35-175mm, 2.5″ display, 14 scene modes, image stabilization, 24MB internal memory, SD/SDHC compatible, face, smile and blink detection, in-camera red eye removal, pan-capture panorama. Color: Pink. Power: 2 x AA Alkaline or AA NiMH batteries. Weight: 5.1 oz. Size: 3.6 x 2.4 x 1.0″. MSRP: $79

A1035
10.1 megapixles, 3x optical zoom, 35-105mm, 2.5″ display, 14 scene modes, image stabilization, 24MB internal memory, SD/SDHC compatible, face, smile and blink detection, in-camera red eye removal, pan-capture panorama. Color: Pink. Power: 2 x AA Alkaline or AA NiMH batteries. Weight: 5.1 oz. Size: 3.6 x 2.4 x 1.0″. MSRP: $79

A1050
10.1 megapixles, 5x optical zoom, 35-175mm, 2.5″ display, 14 scene modes, image stabilization, 24MB internal memory, SD/SDHC compatible, face, smile and blink detection, in-camera red eye removal, pan-capture panorama. Color: Pink. Power: 2 x AA Alkaline or AA NiMH batteries. Weight: 5.1 oz. Size: 3.6 x 2.4 x 1.0″. MSRP: $99

J1050
10.1 megapixles, 5x optical zoom, 35-175mm, 2.7″ display, 14 scene modes, image stabilization, 24MB internal memory, SD/SDHC compatible, face, smile and blink detection, in-camera red eye removal, pan-capture panorama. Color: Pink. Power: Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery DS5370. Weight: 4.6 oz. Size: 3.8 x 2.4 x 0.8″. MSRP: $129

J1250
12.2 megapixles, 5x optical zoom, 35-175mm, 2.7″ display, 14 scene modes, image stabilization, 18MB internal memory, SD/SDHC compatible, face, smile and blink detection, in-camera red eye removal, pan-capture panorama. Color: Pink. Power: Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery DS5370. Weight: 4.6 oz. Size: 3.8 x 2.4 x 0.8″. MSRP: $139

Kodak

Kodak has 2 new pink cameras in their lineup: The metallic magenta-colored Easyshare M580 and the deep pink touchscreen “Slice”, both expected to arrive in stores in April of 2010. The M580 wins in the “logest focal length” category among the new cameras with the 35mm focal length equivalence of 28-224mm.

Easyshare M580
14.0 megapixles, 8x optical zoom, 28-224mm, 3.0″ display, 64MB internal memory, SD & SDHC compatible, face recognition, in-camera pano stitch. Color: Pink. Power: Rechargeable Li-ion Battery KLIC-7006. Weight: Not stated. Size: Not stated. MSRP: $199

SliceKodakSlice
14.0 megapixles, 5x optical zoom, 3.5″ display, 2GB internal memory, MICROSD/MICROSDHC card compatible, face recognition, touchscreen interface. Color: Radish. Power: Rechargeable Li-ion Battery KLIC-7000. Weight: Not stated. Size: Not stated. MSRP: $349

In Part II of this mini-series, we’ll cover cameras from Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Polaroid and Sony. Stay tuned!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Share

One Response to “New In The Pink Digital Camera World Part I: Canon, Casio, Fuji, GE And Kodak”

  1. […] « New In The Pink Digital Camera World Part I: Canon, Casio, Fuji, GE And Kodak […]

Leave a Reply