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Casio Announces EX-H20G Hybrid GPS Camera

Casio has just announced the EX-H20G—”the first digital camera with autonomic indoor positioning through Hybrid GPS,” according to the manufacturer. The compact 14.1-megapixel EX-H20G is able to “track a user’s last known satellite-acquired position against map data stored in the camera’s internal memory, even while the user is indoors” and is being billed as an ideal travel camera because it can confirm a photographer’s present location and then use its digital compass to determine the best route to their next destination. “After returning home, users can manage and share their geotagged photos and videos captured with the EXH20G using popular photo-sharing Web sites and software which offer geotagging functionality, such as Picasa, Panoramio, Google Earth, Flickr and iPhoto. These platforms will utilize the precise location data embedded into each image’s EXIF file to plot exactly where they were captured on a world map, giving the photographer, as well as their friends and family, the ability to vividly imagine their travels by making the connection with the locations visited and images.” The EX-H20G will be available in November 2010 for $349.99. More info from Casio below.

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Canon Announces PowerShot G12 and PowerShot SX30 IS

Canon has announced two new leaders in their lineup of professionally-leaning PowerShot compact cameras—the G12 and the SX30 IS. Here at DP, we’re big fans of the PowerShot G-series (G10 reviewed here and G11 reviewed here), so we were excited about the prospect of a new generation. Upgrades to the 10-megapixel G12 include: built-in High Dynamic Range (HDR) scene mode, Canon’s Hybrid IS technology, “a new control dial… [on] the front of the camera…for easy adjusting of camera settings similar to how users operate a Canon Digital SLR camera,” and  a 5x optical zoom lens with wide-angle capabilities starting at 28mm. Let’s hope that the viewfinder offers much more coverage this time around because, really, that has been our biggest complaint with the camera’s predecessors. The G12 will be available in early October for $499.99.

The new PowerShot SX30 IS is being hailed as the “perfect companion for photo enthusiasts capturing memorable images or videos at sporting events or special occasions” because of its super telephoto lens (24mm to 840mm) and a “Zoom Framing Assist button to aid in the tracking and capturing of subjects from a great distance away while keeping the lens in focus.” The 14.1-megapixel SX30 IS will be available in late September for $429.99. More images and info from Canon below.

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Nikon Announces D7000 D-SLR

Nikon today announced the D7000—a 16.2-megapixel D-SLR that shoots 1080p HD movies with full time auto focus, and has a native ISO range of 100-6400 which can be expanded to a Hi-2 setting of 25,600. Following its predecessor, the 12.3MP Nikon D90 (reviewed here), the new D7000 has a “CMOS sensor with low-light ability never before seen in a DX-format (APS-C) camera.” The D7000 will be available in mid-October for $1,199.95 for body only and $1,499.95 for body and lens outfit that includes the AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. More images and info from Nikon below.

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Pentax Announces K-r D-SLR

Pentax just announced the brand new K-r D-SLR. The new camera follows last year’s K-x (reviewed here) and features some significant upgrades, including: a large 3-inch LCD, high sensitivity 100-25600 ISO range, widescreen 720p HD video at 25 fps, a maximum 1/6000 second shutter speed, and a versatile dual-power-source design—which offers the choice of either a rechargeable lithium-ion battery or four AA-size battery power—among other things. The 12.4MP CMOS sensor D-SLR will be available in October for $799.95 (body only), $849.95 (K-r Lens Kit w 18-55), $899.95 (K-r Double Lens Kit w 18-55, 50-200), $999.95 (K-r Double Lens Kit w 18-55, 55-300). More info from Pentax below.

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Think Tank Photo Announces New Sling-O-Matic Bags

ThinkTANK Photo announced today the Sling-O-Matic bag—”the photo industry’s first sling bag that can be easily switched back and forth to either shoulder.” The brand’s sling bags have long been popular with photographers, but it seems they have gotten a lot of feedback about the previous inability to switch shoulders, which results in back pain. They have addressed that issue with the Sling-O-Matic, which “with one smooth motion…can be quickly switched to the opposite shoulder.” The Sling-O-Matic comes in three sizes to fit the needs of different photographers: the Sling-O-Matic 10 can carry a pro-size DSLR and three to four lenses, including a 70-200 f2.8; the Sling-O-Matic 20 and Sling-O-Matic 30 can each carry a pro-size DSLR and four to six lenses, including a 70-200 f2.8; the Sling-O-Matic 30 also features a separate laptop compartment for carrying a 15.4” laptop. All bags will be available in early October. More from ThinkTANK Photo here.

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