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Digicam deluge: New cameras from Sony, Fujifilm, Panasonic, Samsung

Camera manufacturers are gearing up for the holiday shopping season by releasing a slew of new models. Here's what's been announced so far.

The long-awaited Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 was announced Wednesday. Panasonic

As I mentioned back at the end of June, camera manufacturers are beginning to announce models for the second half of 2010. Sony, Fujifilm, Panasonic, and Samsung have made their announcements, three of them doing so early Wednesday morning.

Sony and Panasonic are launching mostly high-end models as well as a couple updates to older, popular models. Samsung refreshed its flagship DualView cameras and introduced a 7x zoom ultracompact for $180. And Fujifilm announced replacements to three models that were barely six months old as well as a significant update to its groundbreaking F200EXR.

Here are links to all the stories so you can get caught up:

Sony Cyber-shots go 3D

Panasonic LX5 compact addresses LX3 issues

Panasonic's FX700 puts full HD in your pocket

Panasonic's TS10 is a little rugged for less money

Two megazooms, no waiting: Panasonic's FZ100, FZ40

Fujifilm makes three midseason camera replacements

Fujifilm's ultimate compact megazoom?

Samsung refreshes flagship DualView cameras

Of course, these are just four of the major manufacturers. We've yet to hear from Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Kodak, Casio, and Pentax. Is there anything you're looking for from those makers? Any updates that you're hoping to see?