Photokina2010 archive

  • Fujifilm FinePix X100 hands on
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    Fujifilm FinePix X100 hands on

    By 9 January 2011

    UPDATE: We've had a second chance to get some more pictures of the camera at CES in Las Vegas (7 January) so we've added them in with this set so you can see more of the camera up close. Unfortunately the camera still isn't a working model and Fujifilm...

  • Hasselblad Ferrari H4D camera races on to the scene
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    Hasselblad Ferrari H4D camera races on to the scene

    By 23 September 2010

    Hasselblad, a camera company that you have probably heard of but unlikely to have owned any of their cameras, has just announced a partnership with Ferrari to create a limited edition Ferrari H4D digital medium format camera. Only 499 of them are being...

  • Manfrotto Pocket tripod hands on
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    Manfrotto Pocket tripod hands on

    By 22 September 2010

    Camera accessory specialist Manfrotto has managed to come up with something to appeal to more than just the professional or keen enthusiast at Photokina 2010. Meet the Manfrotto Pocket MP1 and MP3 pocket-sized tripods that'll fit just about any compact...

  • Sigma SD1 eyes on
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    Sigma SD1 eyes on

    By 22 September 2010

    If you like a high megapixel count in your digital SLR then Sigma has got you covered. It's just announced the launch of the Sigma SD1 - a digital SLR camera that packs a 46 megapixel 24 x 16mm APS-C X3 direct image sensor. The flagship of the company's...

  • Pentax K-5 hands on
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    Pentax K-5 hands on

    By 22 September 2010

    Along with its phenomenally expensive 645D - a snip at just £10,000 - Pentax also confirmed the launch of the K-5 at the Photokina show in Cologne. Based on the K-7, the new interchangeable lens digital SLR camera will cost £1199.99 and comes with an...

  • Minox PX3D micro 3D stills camera
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    Minox PX3D micro 3D stills camera

    By 22 September 2010

    There's two good reasons why you might never have noticed Minox. The first is that it's not the biggest name in the imaging world and the second is that they also happen to make the smallest cameras on the market as well. While analogue and digital spy...

  • Canon X Mark I Mouse hands on
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    Canon X Mark I Mouse hands on

    By 22 September 2010

    Product convergence has been going on for some time in the gadget world, but as far as we're aware, this is the first time that anyone's tried to merge a computer mouse with a calculator. The multi-tasking Canon X Mark I Mouse acts not only as a wireless...

  • The Panasonic, er, Leica V-LUX 2
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    The Panasonic, er, Leica V-LUX 2

    By 22 September 2010

    This is the Leica V-LUX 2 super zoom compact camera. Look familiar? It should do, because it appears to be the identical twin of the Panasonic Lumix FZ100 that we saw back in July. The curious part is that not only do they look exactly the same, the have...

  • Samsung PL90 hands on
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    Samsung PL90 hands on

    By 22 September 2010

    Samsung's PL90 is a 12.2-megapixel camera with a difference. And that difference is you won't have to pop the SD memory card out and into your PC's card-reader to transfer your pics, or have to find your little USB cable to connect your devices. For the...

  • Leica D-Lux 5 hands on
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    Leica D-Lux 5 hands on

    By 22 September 2010

    Leica has unveiled its latest high-performance compact camera - the D-Lux 5 - at the Photokina show in Cologne. As successor to the acclaimed D-Lux 4, the new snapper offers a wider range of photographic options along with a faster Leica DC Vario-Summicron...

  • Olympus Zuiko camera concept hands-on
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    Olympus Zuiko camera concept hands-on

    By 22 September 2010

    While some sites merely look through glass - we actually go hands on. Yep that's right the concept Olympus Zuiko camera in our grubby mitts. Olympus isn't saying anything official on this in terms of specs but the clues are there for all to see. First...

  • Samsung NX100 hands on
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    Samsung NX100 hands on

    By 22 September 2010

    Samsung made some pretty bold claims about its new NX100 at its press conference at Photokina, claiming that the new model will change the camera market and that it will outperform DSLR sales. Boasting many of the same features as the NX10, the new camera...

  • Leica M9 Titanium hands-on
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    Leica M9 Titanium hands-on

    By 21 September 2010

    How do you make a £5,000 compact camera even more expensive? Well, if you're Leica, you make a limited edition version out of some really rare metal. Hey presto, meet the £20,000 Leica M9 Titanium - the result of a collaboration with Walter de’Silva,...

  • Pentax 645D hands on
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    Pentax 645D hands on

    By 21 September 2010

    Along with its hotly anticipated K-5 DSLR camera, Pentax also used the Photokina show to give the 645D its European debut. Due to hit the UK in December, this interchangeable lens, medium-format digital SLR camera has an incredibly large image sensor...

  • Casio EX-ZR10 hands on
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    Casio EX-ZR10 hands on

    By 21 September 2010

    Along with the EX-H20G with GPS capability, Casio also unleashed a budget compact model at Photokina. Ideal for those with a little less cash to burn - or just satisfied with the geo-photography on their mobile phones -  the Casio EX-ZR10 is a lower...

  • Panasonic 3D interchangeable lens brings 3D shooting to Micro Four Thirds
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    Panasonic 3D interchangeable lens brings 3D shooting to Micro Four Thirds

    By 21 September 2010

    Panasonic has announced a new lens for its new Panasonic Lumix GH2 camera at Photokina 2010 that is capable of capturing 3D pictures and movies for you to play back on a 3D-enabled television or computer. Okay, so we don't normally write about lenses...

  • Casio  EX-H20G hands on
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    Casio EX-H20G hands on

    By 21 September 2010

    Casio made a big splash at Photokina with two cameras, but if was the EX-H20G that really took the limelight with its geo-photography. The 1/2.3-inch CCD 14-megapixel machine comes built with Casio's hybrid location system which combines both GPS and...

  • Panasonic Lumix GH2 hands on
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    Panasonic Lumix GH2 hands on

    By 21 September 2010

    After tracking down the Panasonic stand at Photokina, we managed to get some precious minutes alone with the Lumix GH2 - a hybrid touch-control digital camera compatible with the world's first interchangeable 3D lens. Like its predecessors, the new camera...

  • Panasonic Lumix GH2: First 3D Ready interchangeable lens camera
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    Panasonic Lumix GH2: First 3D Ready interchangeable lens camera

    By 21 September 2010

    Right on cue, Panasonic has announced the launch of the Panasonic Lumix GH2, a hybrid touch-control digital camera compatible with the world's first interchangeable 3D lens. The new Lumix GH2 will like its predecessors sport the Micro Four Thirds standard...

  • Kodak Pynk takes the trickiness out of photo printing
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    Kodak Pynk takes the trickiness out of photo printing

    By 20 September 2010

    Kodak is offering you a way of printing all the collages and frames you like with out a single artistic bone in your body. The Kodak Pynch kiosk has been on trial in the US and provides an automatic way to match your needs without having to do any cropping,...

  • Epson brings the Red Sea to Germany
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    Epson brings the Red Sea to Germany

    By 20 September 2010

    Epson has left its high end, underwater projectors at the bottom of the Red Sea while the company is off at Photokina 2010 in Cologne. On the plus side, there's a broadcast crew just off the coast of Eilat, Israel, who'll be beaming back live picture...

  • Pentax K-5 DSLR camera now official
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    Pentax K-5 DSLR camera now official

    By 20 September 2010

    Pentax has officially confirmed the launch of the Pentax K-5 at Photokina in Germany on Monday. The new interchangeable lens digital SLR camera will cost £1199.99 and come with an 18-55mm WR kit lens. "Encased in a compact but solid, functional body,...

  • Olympus creates professional point and shoot camera
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    Olympus creates professional point and shoot camera

    By 20 September 2010

    Olympus has announced a new compact camera at Photokina in Cologne, Germany have is the "world's first digital compact camera with integrated ZUIKO lens" The new camera will be available in the first quarter of 2011 confirmed President Masaharu Okubo at...

  • NX100 to make Samsung a 'world force' in cameras
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    NX100 to make Samsung a 'world force' in cameras

    By 20 September 2010

    Samsung has spared no modesty at the launch of the NX100 by claiming it will act as a catalyst to change the entire camera market and propel the company forward to become a world force in cameras. Indeed, according to Samsung president of imaging, Sangjin...

  • Five cameras that could steal the show
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    Five cameras that could steal the show

    By 20 September 2010

    Today marks the start of the annual Photokina camera expo in Cologne and we're live at the show to keep you up to date with all the latest news. We've pulled together a few show-stoppers, some of which have already been announced and some which are still...