Digital cameras do more stuff than ever—detect smiles, track specific people, shoot HD video—but while some are adding dials and buttons to manage feature bloat, others are shedding buttons like dead, obsolete skin.
Sigma's upcoming 14-megapixel SD15 DSLR promises to improve on its SD14 predecessor with an improved True II image processor. On display at PMA, the camera feels damn near indestructable when you hold it in your hand.
I love Canon's D10 toughcam because it looks like a submarine. I hate it because I can't fit its blimp-sized ass in my pocket or anywhere else in my pants.
Canon's got a bajillion cameras laying around, but this little guy, the Power SD780, is the one that most of the Canon reps said they want to stick in their pants and take home.
Pentax's X70 is a non-DSLR with 24x Superzoom, but it's also the first of its kind to include 720p video recording.
JVC's new Everio X camcorder can handle imaging of all kinds, it shoots both 600fps slow-mo vid and 9-megapixel stills—and can even capture 5-megapixel photos while shooting 1080p HD video.
Spec-wise, there's nothing truly spectacular (har har) about Fujifilm's waterproof 10-megapixel Z33WP—which doesn't even fully climb aboard the tough-cam bandwagon by promising shock or arctic defenses—but there's one thing about it that I love.
Sony's HX1 can do everything but make pancakes in the field it seems: Fast and easy panoramas, low-light anti-blurring, and don't forget 1080p video. But how does all that work?
The really swell thing about Olympus's E-620 DSLR really is the swingy live view display, which twists and contorts like a limber yoga master—compared to every other DSLR screen, anyway.
Today and tomorrow at the PMA photo show, we're going to be checking out tomorrow's—well, next month's and the rest of the year's—cameras.