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.
Fujifilm has unveiled the new XP200 and S8400W, from the company's rugged and long-zoom series respectively. The XP200 is shockproof, freezeproof, waterproof and dustproof, while the S8400W sports a 44x optical zoom lens. Both cameras will be available in May 2013.
Olympus is calling the king of its budget-series a 'flagship' and while that may be a stretch, it is actually a nice little camera (on paper of course). It has a CMOS sensor, 1080p movie recording, lens-shift image stabilization and a price tag of €150.
The Nikon Coolpix P330 is the company's third and final Coolpix announcement for today. The P330 has a bright f/1.8 lens with 5x zoom and a wide-angle of 24 mm, and also captures RAW images. Nikon's competition is the Canon PowerShot S110 and the Olympus Stylus XZ-10.
Though the digital camera market may be in decline, research and development of digital camera sensors seems to be heating up. Apparently the world's image sensor industry is growing, with sales of over two billion units annually, as more devices include cameras.