Five Most-Awaited Cameras of 2011
Check out GADG's initial details of the new digital and SLR cameras that are set to hit the store shelves this year.
Whether you are one of those artists who aspire to capture quality photos, or just a simple home buddy planning to document family bloopers, vacations, and sporting events; then you’d still better pick the best camera in the market. There are a lot of brands today competing for the “number 1″ position, and the only role of consumers is to review which among them is deserving to be bought.
In this article, GADG will provide you a detailed look at some of the anticipated cameras that are slated to reach the store shelves this year. The cameras being listed here also comes with their full features and pricing, letting you discover the best device that will fit your budget and needs.
Set to hit Europe and US sometime in November 2011, this mirror-less camera from Sony features a magnesium alloy body, a 24.3-megapixel Exmor HD sensor, a 3.0-inch 921k TruBlack LCD display (touchscreen), and a 3 million dot XGA OLED viewfinder. It is capable of recording 1920×1080 60p/60i/24p AVCHD videos, and comes with an ISO that ranges from 100-16000.
The Sony NEX-7, which is expected to have a retail price of $1000 to $1100 (body only), also gets an HDR functionality, built-in flash, object tracking functionality, new auto lock hot shoe, auto lens aberration compensation for Sony lenses, and an advanced Bionz imaging processor.
This entry-level digital camera that is especially designed for beginners offers great technical specs, including a 14-megapixel sensor, a wide array of photo modes, and an easy internet upload tool to Facebook and YouTube. The FinePix JX370 is also capable of recording high definition 720p videos, and could shoot still photos in a panorama mode.
The camera as well comes with face, smile and blink detection systems, automatic scene recognition, and an I-Flash function. The Fujifilm FinePix JX370 will be available on October 2011 for £89 or $144.
The FinePix F600 EXR from Fujifilm is said to be the best choice for travelers. It is the updated version of the previous F550 raw-capable camera with superzoom. The F600 still features the same 16-megapixel EXR CMOS sensor with a 15x optical zoom, but adds some new device enhancements, allowing users to experience more camera capabilities.
Scheduled for a release by the end of October 2011, the FinePix F600 EXR comes with a GPS Landmark Navigator, RAW image capture, and automatic and manual exposure modes. It supports an EXR Auto mode with a Motion Detection capability, which reduces a subject blurring in any lighting conditions. Moreover, this ultimate travel companion features an improved Motion Panorama mode for 360° panoramic photos and could support image capturing of up to 8fps at full resolution. The Fujifilm FinePix F600 EXR will be available for £269 ($435).
Ricoh GXR A12
Slated to hit the store shelves on September 2011, this new installment in the GXR series features advanced Leica M lenses. Unlike other digital cameras, the Ricoh GXR A12 comes with a no low-pass (anti-aliasing) filter and could fit into a wide array of M-mount lenses. It offers a silent electronic shutter mode, a 12MP APS-C CMOS sensor, and various lens correction functions that are needed to improve the accuracy of manual focusing.
Aside from that, the GXR A12 features a new focal plane shutter and an electronic shutter. This digital camera could be yours for only $649 each.
Although there are still no words for the pricing, the Sony A77 is set to be released in Japan on September 16. This new Alpha camera features an enormous 24.3-megapixel Exmor HD sensor, a movie mode and a built-in mic. It also comes with a 3 million dot OLED viewfinder, a magnesium alloy body, an SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot, a built-in GPS, and a TrueBlack 921k 3-way tilt LCD screen that will surely make your photo viewing more impressive.
In terms of videos, the Sony A77 is capable of running a full 1080p Full HD videos and could shoot at 60fps using the AVCHD 2.0 codec.