Tuesday, October 9, 2007

New digital cameras from Kenko in Japan!

According to digitalcamera.jp, three new Kenko digital cameras have been announced. They all have a 3x optical zoom. The DSC825Z has an 8mp sensor, while the DSC725Z has a 7mp sensor. The entry-level of the bunch is the 5mp DSC525Z. Yes, five megapixels. Kenko's website also lists the DSC50 which is a 5mp fixed-lens P&S camera.

Am I the only one to notice their resemblance to Kodak digital cameras? Probably not :-) Why am I bringing this up? Because the DSC525Z uses a 5mp 1/2.5" sensor. Is it the same sensor that Kodak is using in their upcoming Kodak C513? We report, you decide! The DSC50 is also using a 5mp 1/2.5" CMOS and the DSC825Z uses an 8mp 1/2.5" CMOS sensor. Have we seen that anywhere before? But the DSC725 is using a 7mp 1/2.5" CCD sensor.

Can I make a prediction? An 8mp 1/2.5" Kodak CMOS sensor coming up?

They have also announced a handful of hybrid camera/camcorders such as the DVC50HV, DVC600Z, DVC500Z.

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