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Photokina so far: a look at the latest cameras from Panasonic, Fujifilm, Sigma & Sony.

India, Sept. 22 -- With Photokina 2010 going on, you can expect some serious shutter action, with everyone who is everyone in the camera business making their mark - showcasing their latest greatest products - from cameras to lenses to digital backs. Here we roundup some of the most iconic cameras revealed in the past few days:

Panasonic Lumix GH2

One of the first on the new wave of Micro Four Thirds cameras, the Panasonic Lumic GH2 has a 16MP that allows it to shoot 1080p HD video, and supports full compatibility with interchangeable 3D lens.

It also sports a 3-inch 460k colour touchscreen LCD display. The GH2's new Venus Engine image processor will apparently allow users to shoot video at an effective resolution of 14MP (1080/60i and 1080/24p@24Mbps), and, also take full resolution shots 5 times a second - very useful for HDR.

The Micro Four Thirds camera also has the following features: SD / SDHC / SDXC memory card slot, 23 points AF tracking, ISO range of 160 to 12800, hot shoe accessory mount, mini HDMI output, USB 2.0 connectivity, 2.5mm remote / external microphone input with Dolby Stereo Creator.

What remains to talk about are the lenses, and Panasonic has announced three of them, including the previously mentioned world's first interchangeable 3D lens - LUMIX G 12.5mm / F12 that will retail for $250. The lens will apparently pack two optical systems inside, which snap two simultaneous shots that are combined by a 3D image processor.

There's also what Panasonic calls the world's lightest interchangeable single focal length lens, the Lumix G 14 mm / F2.5, which will hit shelves at a $400 price point. Lastly, there's the $600 telephoto Lumix G Vario 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 / Mega O.I.S. lens.

The Panasonic Lumix GH2 will arrive later this year in early December, and will retail for approximately:

$899.95 - body only

$999.95 - 14-42mm lens bundle

$1,499.95 - 14-140mm bundle

Read on to see Sigma's latest flagship 48 MP DSLR camera, Sony's Advanced Model Alpha A77 DSLR, and more...

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