A Sneak Peek at PMA 2009 ProductsFebruary 11, 2009
Add the CES announced Kodak Z980 with a 24X optical zoom ($399), Olympus and their new SP-590 with a 26X optical zoom ($449), along with the newer Panasonic ZS3, a 10 MP compact camera with a 12x optical zoom and Sony’s 2008 release, the H50 featuring a 15X optical (with new product expected soon) and it appears the Super Zoom category is rolling along quite nicely.
Collector’s Edition Leica
It’s always fun tracking “Collector’s Edition” models and Leica’s new M8.2 ‘Safari’ camera should create a buzz in the genre. The M8.2 ‘Safari’ camera is set in an olive green finish and is being limited to 500 cameras worldwide.
The M8.2 'Safari' set includes a Leica M8.2 camera body in olive green paint finish and a silver anodized Leica ELMARIT-M 28 mm f/2.8 ASPH lens with a metal lens shade in classic design and a silver E39 UV/IR filter. The technical specifications of both camera and lens are identical to those of the standard models. A premium quality, genuine brown calfskin leather carrying strap is included, and a matching camera bag completes this unique set.
The British camera case and bag specialists, Billingham, have created the matching camera bag in olive green with brown trim especially for the 'Safari' edition, offering sufficient room for the set, and also accommodating additional lenses and accessories. The LEICA M8.2 'Safari' edition will be available this month.