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


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


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.