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Crazy Pentax K30 dSLR offer at Costco refuels Pentax P&S discontinuation speculation, July 31, 2012
Pentax Gone Wild at Costco! The membership chain is offering the standard Pentax K30 with 18-55mm kits (black, blue, or white) with these freebies: Pentax WG-1 waterproof camera, Pentax Sling bag and 8GB card for $900 with free shipping which... Continue

New camera announcement: Olympus TG-1 iHS elementproof starts at f2, has converter lenses, May 7, 2012
You can hear the new camera announcement trumpets trumpeting the announcement of a brand new camera right now, the new Olympus TG-1 iHS elementproof model. It shows megapixel restraint with a 12mp 1/2.3" backlit CMOS sensor with a 25-100mm equivalent... Continue

New camera announcement: Fuji XP170 elementproof, May 7, 2012
Once partners in xD, now Fuji and Olympus have parallel dueling press releases for elementproof point and shoot digital cameras. Fuji has just revealed the new elementproof XP170 digital camera with a 14mp CMOS sensor, 5x optical zoom (28-140mm eq),... Continue

Cameraholic Digest: Samsung NX200 review at dpreview & ORB hunting & lots more, February 28, 2012
And now time for a new edition of the Cameraholic Digest, an experimental new approach to rounding up some of the latest happenings. Samsung NX200 gets the dpreview review We start with today's Talking Points Memo: Samsung fans have been... Continue

New Sony Cybershot TX66 and TX20 backlit CMOS waterproofs, February 27, 2012
Another segment of the digital camera market that continues to grow are the waterproof/elementproof digital cameras, and Sony has announced two new ones today, the 18-megapixel TX66 and the 16-megapixel TX20, both with backlit CMOS sensors. Press release parade at... Continue

Canon launches 2nd waterproof Powershot - the D20 [tape-delayed news], February 8, 2012
Canon and Nikon have been very slow to warm up to the waterproof/elementproof camera segment, but with the newly announced Powershot D20, they have two cameras each. The new D20 looks more "aggressive", less toyish but more ...fishy than the... Continue

New Olympus TG-820 and TG-620 elementproof cameras, February 7, 2012
It is raining new elementproof cameras these days! Olympus has now announced a new duo, the Tough TG-820 and TG-620. Details at Photoxels, Quesabesde, Photoscala, etc. Continue

New Pentax WG-2 elementproof camera (with and without GPS options), February 7, 2012
A new elementproof camera has joined the club today, as Pentax has announced the brand new Pentax WG-2, following up on the WG-1 and many more elementproof cameras before it. Press release parade at Pentax Forums, PhotoXels, dpnow, Photoscala, Pop... Continue

New Nikon Coolpixies also: S30 waterproof, S4300, S3300, S2600, L26, L25, January 31, 2012
Nikon has also announced four six new Coolpix cameras with a shorter zoom ratio lenses, including an affordable waterproof/drop-proof new model (Coolpix S30). Nikon Coolpix S30 + shockproof and waterproof (Nikon's 2nd Coolpix with this feature) + 10mp sensor with... Continue

Two new Panasonic elementproof cameras: FT20/TS20 and FT4/TS4, January 30, 2012
In addition to the two new TZ-series compactzooms, Panasonic has also announced two new elementproof digital cameras, the FT20/TS20 and the FT4/TS4. At least in this case, the model numbers are the same, making it less painful for photographers around... Continue

New Sony Cybershot TX300v announced in Japan (also 18mp), January 30, 2012
Today Sony announced the new Cybershot TX200v in a variety of markets. But that wasn't the only one: In Japan, Sony has introduced a different model, the more gadget-feature-loaded Cybershot TX300v! The TX200v has not been announced in Japan. Features... Continue

Sony launches 18mp 1/2.3" Exmor sensor with new elementproof Cybershot TX200v, January 30, 2012
Today is a(n) historic day! We have once again moved the megapixel chains, this time from the 16-yard line to the 18-yard line. Sony has revealed the new Cybershot TX200v with a 18-megapixel 1/2.3" Exmor-R CMOS sensor. [the NFL/football silliness... Continue

Olympus announces 12+ new P&S digital cameras around the world, January 9, 2012
Olympus has announced new wave of digital cameras at CES-PMA 2012, covering each of its major consumer product lines. Different models are available at different markets once again, creating more confusion than necessary. We will try to sort them out... Continue

Fuji announces three new elementproof cameras: XP150, XP100, XP50, January 4, 2012
Fuji has launched the first big wave of new cameras in 2012 with enough new models to field a soccer-football team! We start with a trio of elementproof models, the XP150, XP100, and XP50! Elementproof as in water-proof, shock-proof, dust-proof... Continue

Reviews (GXR, A65, -C3, -PL3, etc) & On-going Reviews (NEX-7, V1, X10), December 30, 2011
Time for (probably) the last review round-up of 2011! Yes, another year has gone by! As usual, completed lens reviews can be found at the lens reviews cave and completed camera reviews can be found at the camera reviews cave...... Continue

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