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When we think about waterproof camcorder, it is usually the GoPro and similar small camcorders. Sony's new waterproof HDR-GW66VE camcorder is undoubtedly a worthy opponent, which can withstand being submerged to a depth of about 10 meters for up to an hour.
Nokia announced its flagship smartphone for the season, the Lumia 928. The 4.5-incher, with its unusually broad screen, and charming Windows Phone 8 interface, packs some mighty imaging features, backed by PureView DNA, which could place it in the high-end segment.
Nokia teased the video recording capabilities of its Lumia 928 flagship, due for May 10. The company posted the first clear back-shot of the device, confirming PureView sensor, Carl Zeiss optics, and a xenon flash. Three videos demoing its video chops were posted.
Samsung's idea of an imaging-focused high-end smartphone may be skewed, but not Sony's. The company is working on Xperia i1, which augments the entire Xperia Z feature-set with some awesome imaging, and likely some secret sauce from the Cyber-shot division.
It's not just the design of Galaxy S IV, that Samsung is using as a template for dozens of other (cheaper) devices; it's also the name. The company is reportedly working on one called Galaxy S IV Zoom, with a focus (mind the pun) on the imaging department.
Samsung's latest mirrorless camera sees the company fusing the feature-sets of its NX1000 and NX300 cameras, including higher ISO modes, better burst photography, a 20.3-megapixel APS-C sensor, a touchscreen UI, WiFi, and NFC, at a rather attractive price.
Nokia just revealed an investment into firms that make the key components that go into making array cameras, ones that consist of multiple tiny lenses that replace a single large one, letting smartphone designers achieve lower phone thickness without affecting camera.
Panasonic has announced the Lumix G6, a mid-range interchangeable lens camera with a Micro Four Thirds mount. The new Lumix comes with an updated viewfinder, upgraded Venus Engine and an improved ISO range. It should be available before the end of May for under $1000.
Panasonic announced the Lumix DMC-LF1 enthusiast-grade point-and-shoot, for those who need a camera with them all the time, but don't trust smartphones with the job. Featuring modern connectivity features, and impressive optics, the DMC-LF1 commands a steep price.
Sony announced the Cyber-shot HX50V, a new pocketable point-and-shoot that offers Super-Zoom of up to 30X (optical), in a super-compact form-factor. The lens is backed by a 20.4-megapixel sensor, a fast processor, and a generally impressive feature-set.