Panasonic Lumix GF1 Packs Built-In Flash, 12.1 MP and HD Video Recording [Cameras]

Panasonic Lumix GF1 with Built-In Flash

Panasonic’s latest edition to the Lumix G Series gives us what the Olympus E-P1 couldn’t — built-in flash. The Lumix GF1 is Panasonic’s third Micro Four Thirds camera, showing us that good things truly do come in small packages. Other notable features include a 12.1 megapixel sensor, 720p video recording as well as HDMI-out plus a $900 kit very similar to the one offered by Olympus for their E-P1.

The LCD gets a pretty substantial upgrade as well, giving us 460,000 dots compared to E-P1’s 230,000 dots. Look for this beauty to hit shelves in early October.

Press Release after the jump

Samsung’s TL220 and TL225 Cameras Have Front-Mounted LCD screen [Self-Portraits]

Samsung's TL220 and TL225 with Front-Mounted Cameras

This goes under the so-damn-obvious-why-didn’t-we-think-of-it category. How many times has your girl grabbed you for a quick self-portrait at dinner or your romantic walk on the beach only to come up with a shot with your hair cut off? Samsung’s been in that situation as well. That explains why they’ve decided to fit the TL220 and TL225 with front-mounted LCD screens.

Now, for your little nieces and nephews, it can play “cute animations to capture kids’ attention.” Brilliant! Both 12.2 megapixel cameras sport a 4.6x optical zoom, image stabilization, 720p video capabilities in H.264 format, and a touchscreen rear LCD with haptic feedback. The TL220 has a 3-inch display in the back, while the TL225 (pictured) features a 3.5-inch display that’s also much, much sharper. Price is $299.90 / $349.99 for TL220 and TL225, respectively, and both are due out in September.

Video and images after the jump

Sony Party-Shot Camera Dock

I've always been intrigued by Sony's Smile Shutter technology which takes the picture when you smile, without ever having to press a button. "The Party-shot camera accessory uses the camera's BIONZ image processor with its Face Detection and Smile Shutter...

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Lomo LC-A+ 25Th Anniversary Edition Camera

Lomo LC-A+ 25Th Anniversary Edition Camera

From Lomography comes the return of their LC-A analogue camera. It’s been 25 years since the iconic LOMO LC-A graced the analogue world with its colourful, extraordinarily beautiful pictures framed with vignettes. It’s the same pocket-sized, robust, Minitar-eyed LOMO LC-A+ that we’ve loved, capable of bringing you jawdropping pictures with the deepest saturation and punchy contrast, and shadowy vignettes, which is a look that’s distinctly LOMO. The Anniversary Edition boasts a textured skin and the 25th Anniversary badge on its body.

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Confirmed: Sony’s new Alpha 230, 330 and 380 DSLRs

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Sony’s been leaking specs and info on their new line of DSLRs and they’ve finally decided to officially confirm everything. The cameras are set to support SD/SDHC along with Sony’s very own Memory Stick format. The shooters will retail in two different kit types, with the L-series cams ringing in at $550, $650 and $850, respectively, when paired with the SAL-1855 standard zoom lens. The Y kit series adds a second lens, the telephoto SAL-55200, along with bumping the kit price $200 across the board.

Look to pre-order yours today, with availability to be in July.

Camera-specific specs after the jump

SuperHeadz Demekin Fisheye 110 Camera

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Available via an online exclusive at Urban Outfitters, SuperHeadz Demekin Fisheye 110 camera is a tiny unit with one very capable fisheye lens. A 2″ camera offering a load of features packed into a tiny frame including: 1:13.5 lens, f/8.9 wide angle aperture, 1/100 shutter speed and even room for 110 film.

More info and images after the jump.