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August 2012 Blog

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Sony NEX 5R: First Look
Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Compact Camera is First Sony Alpha With Wi-Fi

Blog The ALC Blog - by Fred Singer, August 29, 2012

Sony today announced the Sony Alpha-NEX 5R, Sony's first interchangeable-lens camera to offer Wi-Fi file transfer capability....  > Read more

Tags: sony,  system compact,  Sony NEX,  MILC Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Compact,  Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Compact,  mirrorless 

Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS Superzoom Camera has 40x Optical Zoom Lens
14MP self-contained camera zooms from ultrawide to super tele

Blog The ALC Blog - by Fred Singer, August 23, 2012

Olympus today announced the Stylus SP-820UZ iHS, the company’s first 40x Optical Zoom Lens compact camera...  > Read more

Tags: Olympus,  superzoom,  compact digital camera,  long-range zoom 

Pentax X-5 EVF Features 26x Optical Zoom
22.3-580mm lens with macro focus to within half an inch

Blog The ALC Blog - by Fred Singer, August 23, 2012

Pentax, with today’s introduction of the X-5, is aiming its camera towards casual shooters looking for a more flexible focal range and an eye-level viewfinder....  > Read more

Tags: pentax,  superzoom,  compact digital camera,  supertelephoto,  EVF 

Nikon Coolpix S800c Is First Nikon to Run on Android
WiFi smart camera has high resolution, 10x optical zoom

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mason Resnick, August 22, 2012

Nikon today pushed back against smart phones’ cannibalization of compact camera sales with the Nikon Coolpix S800c, the first Nikon WiFi-enabled compact camera to run on Android....  > Read more

Tags: wireless,  internet,  compact digital camera,  wi-fi,  Android,  Smart Phone,  Smart Camera 

Nikon Coolpix P7700 First Look
Faster performance, new sensor, and f/2 lens

Blog The ALC Blog - by Fred Singer, August 22, 2012

Nikon today unveiled its new flagship compact camera, the Nikon Coolpix P7700. Replacing the P7100 in the lineup, it boasts several key upgrades....  > Read more

Tags: compact digital camera,  system compact,  CMOS,  backside-illuminated sensor,  Nikon P7700 

Tiny Nikon Coolpix S01 Point-and-Shoot Camera Is Credit Card Sized
Colorful fashion-forward design

Blog The ALC Blog - by Fred Singer, August 22, 2012

In its third and smallest product announcement today, Nikon unveiled a stylish ultracompact digital camera, the Nikon Coolpix S01....  > Read more

Tags: point and shoot,  fashion,  compact digital camera 

Canon PowerShot SX160 and PowerShot SX500 Are Announced
Compact pair includes 30x superzoom camera; plethora of scene modes

Blog The ALC Blog - by Fred Singer, August 21, 2012

Canon today introduced two new high-tech compact digital cameras designed to offer more creative shooting options for point-and-shooters. ...  > Read more

Tags: canon,  superzoom,  compact digital camera,  compact camera 

Is It Time To Upgrade Your Canon Lens?
Rebates and savings start today

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mason Resnick, August 12, 2012

What is your next lens going to be? If you are a Canon DSLR or EOS C owner, right now is a great time to decide....  > Read more

Tags: canon,  lenses,  lens,  rebate 

Nikon 1 J2: First Look
Creative Mode increases options for artistic expression

Blog The ALC Blog - by Fred Singer, August 9, 2012

Next generation of Nikon's ground-breaking MILC is announced....  > Read more

Tags: system compact,  MILC Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Compact,  MILC,  Nikon 1,  Nikon 1 J2 

Watch the Olympics in 3D at Adorama This Sunday: 50-inch HD TV, US open tickets with purchase and Panasonic giveaways
An in-store event

Blog The ALC Blog - by Fred Singer, August 8, 2012

Adorama and Panasonic are celebrating the Olympics this Sunday with giveaways, goodies, and a chance to watch the Olympics in 3D!...  > Read more

Tags: Panasonic,  3D,  3-D,  HDTV,  HD Television 

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