The Nikon Coolpix A is a fixed-focal-length lens model with an APS-C sensor along the lines of Fujifilm's popular X100 and X100s.
As smartphones replace point-and-shoots, companies from Nikon to Fujifilm are scrambling to build premium product lines. That's great news for photo enthusiasts.
Under CEO Kazuto Yamaki, Sigma has helped transform the Japanese company so most of its revenue comes from higher-end products. Too bad about the camera business, though.
A startup debuts a camera that fits snugly onto an iPhone for a different style of picture. It's costly, but Relonch says the effect isn't possible with the iPhone's own camera.
Samsung shows its serious side by introducing a pro staple lens: a fast intermediate telephoto.
A new 400mm supertele is just the beginning. Canon also says it plans a replacement for its 100-400mm zoom and new compact models using diffractive optics.
Not to be left behind in the supertelephoto zoom department, Sigma literally one-ups one of its main rivals with the announcement of two different 150-600mm zoom designs.
With Photokina starting next week, a midrange camera important to the fate of Canon and its SLR customers appears imminent.
Pros and enthusiasts in the US can rejoice that many of Canon's SLR lenses are a notch less pricey now. Better exchange rates might deserve some of the credit.
Turn to the big A (or Av) on your camera's mode dial when you want to control background blur and don't care about much else. Here's some guidance on how to use Aperture-priority.