We haven't forgotten about August, but there were so many cameras it is taking forever. So instead, we will go ahead with September which is much much easier to do!
A new DSLR from Sony, meet the Alpha A700
The highlight of the month was the official announcement of the Sony A700, right after the leak. To summarize, this is a 12mp 1.5x DSLR, using the Sony-Minolta mount, with sensor-shift stabilization, LiIon battery, and the usual assortments of a mid-range camera. Starts at $1400 for body only, and avaiable in two different lens-bundle kits. Check the above links for more details.
Two new cameras and a superzoom lens from Pentax
The attack of the Sanyo hybrids
The Sanyo Xacti HD700 is a new compact hybrid using a 7mp 1/2.5" sensor, a pedestrian 5x optical zoom, up to 8gb SDHC capacity using MPEG4/H.264, PSAM and an ouch price of $600 even. Yes, the HD in the product name stands for High Definition Video. You can record almost 2 hours of 720p on an 8gb SDHC card. Sort of like the good old SP mode on VCRs and DVD media - in terms of duration, not in terms of picture quality!