New Nikon superzoom lens for DX

Nikon announces the new AF-S 18-300 / 3.5-5.6G ED VR lens for DX – a 16.7x supperzoom featuring the second generation VRII.

Nikon 18-300 superzoom lens

Leica V-Lux 2 superzoom

Leica announces a new superzoom compact camera, the V-Lux 2:

  • 14MP sensor
  • 25-600mm zoom
  • 11fps shooting
  • 1080p video
  • 3″ 460k dot tiltable LCD

Canon PowerShot SX30IS superzoom

Canon announces the PowerShot SX30 IS superzoom compact camera, successor to the the SX20 IS, adding…

  • 24-840mm superzoom (35x)
  • 14 MP sensor
  • 2.7″ LCD
  • USM/VC motors for fast and quiet zooming
  • 720p HD video

The day of the Superzooms

Fujifilm is announcing FinePix HS10 featuring a 30x optical zoom (24-720mm!) and Olympus is introducing the superzoom models SP-800UZ and SP-600UZ with 30x and 15x zoom lenses. All cameras feature HD video recording but the HS10 also features high speed movie recording at 1000 fps.

Don’t be surprised when you can’t expect too much optical quality from a Superzoom lens