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New Digital Cameras in 2011

This is where we keep track of the "Cameras of 2011". For other years, be sure to check the Cameras of 2012, Cameras of 2010, Cameras of 2009 and the Cameras of 2008 reference pages.


DECEMBER 2011
8: Leica V-Lux 3 - a Leicafied Panasonic FZ150 superzoom


NOVEMBER 2011
24: Fuji X-S1 - 2/3" CMOS 26X superzoom with RAW
15: Ricoh CX6 - 10mp 1/2.3" with 28-300mm eq
13: Casio EX-ZR200 - another 12.5x compact-zoom
13: Fuji C25 - basic AA P&S
10: Olympus SH21 - 12.5x compact-zoom
10: Fuji C10 - basic P&S quietly released at an unknown earlier date
7: Panasonic GX1 - new M43rds camera
7: Panasonic 3D1 - fixed-lens dual-lens/sensor camera
3: Canon Cinema EOS C300 - Super35 with EF or PL mount


OCTOBER 2011
18: Canon 1D X - flagship full-frame DSLR
18: Casio EX-FC200 - P&S retroactively added
6: Casio EX-ZR15 - new 7x P&S w/16mp 1/2.3" CMOS


SEPTEMBER 2011
30: Fuji L55 - another quietly released entry-level P&S
20: Nikon V1 and J1 - first two new Nikon 1-inch mirrorless system iLCs
15: Canon S100 - S95 replacement with 12mp 1/1.7" CMOS, GPS
15: Canon SX40 HS - new 35X superzoom w/12mp 1/2.3" backlit CMOS
15: Ricoh GRD IV - new 1/1.7" prime compact with RAW
14: Kodak M5370 and M5350 - M5370 P&S w/touchscreen
12: Pentax Optio RZ18 - 18x 1/2.3" CCD compact-zoom
9: Kodak Z5010 - quietly released 21x AA-powered superzoom
1: Fuji X10 - 2/3" compact with RAW with 4x optical
1: Fuji Z950-EXR - folded-optics bijou P&S
1: Samsung NX200 - new mirrorless camera
1: Samsung WB750, WB690 and MV800: two superzooms and one "Engadget" P&S


AUGUST 2011
26: Panasonic FZ150 - new flagship superzoom
26: Panasonic FX90 - P&S w/built-in Wifi
24: Sony Alpha A77 - highly anticipated A700 replacement w/pellicle-mirror
24: Sony Alpha A65 - the A77's "deputy"
24: Sony NEX-7 - flagship NEX mirrorless
24: Sony NEX-5N - sequential update to NEX-5
24: Sony Handycam NEX-VG20 - second camcorder with NEX mount
24: Nikon Coolpix P7100 - compact-with-RAW follow-up to P7000
24: Nikon Coolpix AW100 - their first waterproof/elementproof
24: Nikon Coolpix S1200pj - third camera w/built-in projector
24: Nikon Coolpix S100 - bijou P&S w/3.5" OLED (820k)
24: Nikon Coolpix S8200, S6200 - 14x and 10x compact-zooms
24: Nikon S6150 and S4150 - entry-level P&S but with 7x and 5x zoom
23: Canon Elph 510HS (1100HS) - 12x IS lens for an Elph!
23: Canon Elph 310HS (230HS) - 8x IS Elph
23: Canon SX150 IS - 12x AA-powered compact-zoom
11: Casio EX-ZS100 - 12.5x compactzoom, maybe UK only?
11: Fuji F600exr, JX420, and JX370 - follow-up to F550-EXR
5: Ricoh GXR A12 for Leica M-mount - GXR sensor module for M-series lenses


JULY 2011
28: Fuji L30 - basic P&S (in Canada only?)
27: Olympus SP-810uz - 36x superzoom
27: Olympus SZ11 - 20x compact-superzoom
27: Olympus VG-145 - basic P&S in Japan
26: Casio QV-R100 - basic P&S w/CCD sensor
25: Panasonic TZ19/ZS9 - secretly released superzoom
24: Sony WX30 and W550 - P&S announced in Japan
24: Sony TX55 - slim folded-optics P&S
21: Panasonic FZ47/FZ48 - new summer FZ-series superzoom
21: Panasonic LS5 - P&S camera
18: Casio EX-ZS15 - P&S w/touch-screen
14: Canon Ixy 32S - Elph with touch shutter
14: Kodak C1550 and C1505 - entry-level P&S Easyshares
12: Olympus Tough TG-615 - another waterproof P&S


JUNE 2011
30: Olympus E-P3, E-PL3, E-PM1 - three new M43rds iLCs
22: Pentax Q - new 1/2.3" compact mirrorless camera system
12: Panasonic GF3 - new compact M43rds camera
8: Ricoh PX - waterproof for consumers
7: Sony Alpha A35 - pellicle mirror Alpha DSLR
7: Sony NEX-C3 - mirrorless E-mount iLC


MAY 2011
25: Leica V-Lux 30 - Leica version of Panasonic TZ20/ZS10
22: Casio EX-Z3000 - P&S, retroactively added
12: Panasonic G3 - a new compact M43rds iLC
12: Panasonic FH7/FS22 - yet another P&S


APRIL 2011
20: Samsung ST93 - 16mp P&S
12: Kodak C1530 - an $80 3X-zoom P&S w/3-inch LCD
5: Nikon D5100 - a follow-up DSLR to the D5000
5: Fuji Z900EXR - folded optics with 1/2" 16mp EXR CMOS


MARCH 2011
15: Pentax Optio RS1500 - P&S with interchangeable face plates
2: Pentax Optio S1 - cutesy P&S channels Elphs
2: Olympus SZ-30MR and SZ-20 - two 24x and 12.5x backlit CMOS superzooms
2: Olympus TG-810 - elementproof with GPS


FEBRUARY 2011
8: Nikon P300 - interesting 1/2.3" compact but no RAW, no VF
8: Nikon P500 - 36x zoom (22.5-810mm eq), 8fps, PASM
8: Nikon L120 and S9100 - superzoom updates w/more zoom
8: Nikon S6100, S4100, S3100, S2500, L24, L23 - entry-level-ish parade
8: Sigma DP2x - sixth Foveon-based DP-series model
8: Olympus SZ-10, VR330, VR320, VG110 - an 18x zoom, two 12.5x zooms and a basic P&S
7: Pentax WG-1 and WG-1 GPS - waterproofs with/without GPS
7: Samsung PL20, ES80 - two more P&S models
7: Sony J10 - tape-delayed, folded optics P&S
6: Canon T3i/600D DSLR - one-year after the T2i/550D
6: Canon T3/1100D - entry-level DSLR for beginners
6: Canon SX230, SX220 HS - compact-travel-zooms, SX230 has GPS
6: Canon 100HS, 300HS, 500HS - a trio of Elph (Ixus, Ixy)
2: JVC GC-PX1 - 10x hybrid HD video camera w/Konica-Minolta lens


JANUARY 2011
31: Sony HX100v, HX9v, and W520 - two superzooms (30x, 16x) and one entry-level
25: Ricoh CX5 - 10mp 1/2.3" compact-zoom w/hybrid AF
24: Panasonic ZS10/TZ20/TZ22 and ZS8/TZ18 - 16x compact-fun-zooms
24: Panasonic TS3/FT3 - elementproof with GPS and more features
24: Panasonic FX77/FX78 - middle-class P&S
19: Samsung ST6500, ST95, ST90, ST65, ST30 - P&S between $100 to $230
5: Olympus E-PL2 - M43rds microless iLC
5: Olympus XZ1 - 1/1.x" compact with RAW
5: Olympus SP610uz, TG610, TG310, VR310, VG130 - zooms and toughies mostly
5: Sony HX7v, H70, WX10, WX9, TX100v, TX10, T110, W570, W560, W530, W510 - eleven consumer Cybershots
5: Sony WX7 - (we missed it when it was initially announced)
5: Panasonic FP7, FP5, FH5, FH2, FS37, FS35, FS18, FS16, S3, S1 - entrylevel P&S compacts
5: Samsung WB210, PL210, ST700, PL170, PL120 - two compact-zooms and three dual-view models
5: Casio Tryx, EX-ZR100, EX-H30, EX-10, EX-Z5 - unique Tryx, and two compact-zooms
5: Canon A3300, A3200, A2200, A1200, A800 - basic P&S models
4: Fuji HS20, F550EXR, F500EXR, S4000, S3400, S3300, S3200, S2950, XP30, Z90, T300, T200, JX400, JX350, JX300, JX250, JX200, AX350, AX300, AV250, AV200 - new megazoom, one F-series with RAW - total of 21
4: Kodak Z990 - 30x w/RAW, 1080p
4: Kodak M577, M583, M552, M532, M522, M200 mini, C123 - P&S Easyshares
4: Samsung SH100 - connected P&S camera
pre-CES: Samsung NX11, their fourth mirrorless iL-Camera
pre-CES: Samsung WB700, a 16mp 1/2.33" 18X superzoom
pre-CES: Rollei PowerFlex 3D, a 3D two-sensor/two-lens digital prime camera


New cameras in 2011 so far
CategoryNumber
Major Manufacturers (see list at bottom of page)206
Interchangeable Lens Cameras (DSLRs, etc)25
Digital Rangefinders0
Interchangeable Lens+Sensor Blocks0
RAWsumers14
MegaZooms (18X or more)26
SuperZooms (10X or more)57
Latest Update of this pageMay 12, 2012 at 9:37pm NYC time


MANUFACTURERS TRACKED
For the purposes of this post, we track all the digital cameras made by the following manufacturers:
+ Canon, Nikon
+ Sony, Kodak
+ Fuji, Olympus
+ Pentax, Casio
+ Panasonic, Samsung
+ Leica, Zeiss
+ Sigma, Ricoh
+ Epson
+ interesting cameras from others: JVC GC-PX1


Notes, Corrections, and Footnotes
+ Dec-29-2011: We missed the Sony WX7 when it was announced at CES 2011, but it has now been added at its announcement date
+ Nov-15-2011: The Pentax Q and Nikon V1 and J1 were accidentally not included! They have now been added under the announcement dates. Thanks to one of our readers for the alert... Also added the Canon Cinema EOS C300 as the gray area between stills and video continues to expand...



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