Today’s Camera Announcements: A Downpour of 34 New Models

Logos of Camera Manufacturers

In all, there were a total of 34 new cameras introduced today, true to the adage “when it rains, it pours.” This is of course a prelude to the upcoming PMA 08, the Photo Marketing Association’s trade expo kicking off on Thursday next week, January 31 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Canon unleashed 5 new cameras: the EOS Rebel XSi DSLR and 4 Powershots, A590 IS, A580, A470 and the SD1100 IS.

Fujifilm announced a total of 7 FinePix models: S8100fd, S1000 FS, Z100fd, F100fd, J10, J50 and the Z20fd.

Olympus fired off 8 new models in its Stylus range: the SP-570 UZ, 1030 SW, 1020, 1010, 840, FE-350, FE-340 and the FE-310.

Sony had 7 new Cyber-shot introductions: DSC-H10, DSC-S780, DSC-S750, DSC-T300, DSC-W170, DSC-W150 and DSC-W130 while Pentax rolled out two new DSLRs, the K20D and K200D, plus 4 more Optios, the M50, S12, E50 and A40.

Of course, Samsung would not be left behind; it previewed the new GX-20, which is veritably the K20D’s twin brother.

So there, 34 new cameras in all in one breath-taking day when it rained cameras all over the place.

Chris Malinao

About Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.

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