New cameras….new cameras…..

It’s that time of year. With Photokina (probably the leading photography trade fair) only three weeks away, camera manufacturers are announcing new models with increasing frequency.

It’s hard to keep up – but websites like dpreview are good for bringing you the latest news.

We have talked before about the convergence of new technology; video and still photography and smartphones with cameras.

Samsung have now gone a stage further with the new Samsung Galaxy Camera –  more of a camera with a phone rather than the other way around.

Not only looks like a real camera, but it has a 16 megapixel 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS sensor, a 21x f/2.8-5.9 23-480mm (35mm equiv.) lens,  and a 4.8-inch HD LCD screen.

Oh yes, it’s also a minimal smartphone-esque design, with a 1.4Ghz quad core processor, 8GB of internet storage, ISO of up to 3200, and 3G/Wi-Fi or 4G/Wi-Fi.

Wow ! And you can play Angry Birds, check your email, browse the web, find your way to your next shoot using GPS, and share through Instagram, while you are waiting patiently for the right light for that competition winning image.

As I said, it’s hard to keep up. And I guess that Sony, Nikon, Canon et al will have even more to tell us about in the next couple of weeks.

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