As long as it stays at a sub-$1,000 price, the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM lens will be a great deal for photographers using APS-C dSLRs.
The expensive Vario X camera does have a zoom lens, but it's a surprisingly slow lens.
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.
If you're very picky about photo quality and prefer autofocus to manual -- but don't care about a viewfinder -- the Nikon Coolpix A is probably worth the money. Otherwise, wait for the price to drop.
Nikon has announced a range of new cameras, including the Coolpix A compact camera with APS-C sensor, as well as an "affordable" 80-400mm telephoto lens.
Ricoh consolidates all its prosumer eggs into one basket with an $800 APS-C compact, the Ricoh GR, taking aim at competitors that cost well over $1,000.
The company's new APS-C dSLR looks like it has the features and performance specs to pose a significant challenge to Nikon, whose D200/D300 has effectively had the midrange all to itself for years.
Updates for the company's latest X-series compact also include Wi-Fi and a better LCD.
Lenses with 16-300mm and 28-300mm zoom ranges could appeal to travel photographers and others who want an all-in-one design.
Samsung shows its serious side by introducing a pro staple lens: a fast intermediate telephoto.