July 2010

Panasonic introduces much improved TS10 waterproof camera
Panasonic has released a follow-up to its initial rugged and waterproof camera. The new Lumix TS10 seems to have addressed almost all the issues we had in our detailed review of the Lumix TS1. The new TS10 is now freezeproof, its controls are easier to read, the tiny mode wheel has been replaced, the zoom is in a normal position, and the lens has been slightly moved so that your fingers are less likely to interfere. Oh, and the price has come way down (US$249 instead of the TS1's initial US$399). Way to go Panasonic! Now let's hope the TS2 will soon become the equally improved TS20! [See Panasonic Lumix TS10 product page] -- Posted Thursday, July 22, 2010 by chb

Canon increases sales estimates, will launch small high-end camera
According to Reuters, Canon is raising its forecast for its 2010 camera sales from the current 26 million figure (21 million of which are compacts), and the company is expected to post a 180% increase in first half 2010 profits. Canon is also expected to release a mirror-less smaller version of its dSLRs to compete with Olympus, Sony and Panasonic. -- Posted Tuesday, July 20, 2010 by chb

Polaroid to be on HSN
Instant photography pioneer Polaroid engaged in a partnership with HSN where tech expert Katie Linendoll will plug the retro-cool Polaroid 300 instant camera as well as Polaroid-branded LCD TVs and conventional digital cameras. -- Posted Tuesday, July 6, 2010 by chb