Kodak PixPro AZ651 and Samsung WB2200F from the West and the East

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New Kodak PixPro Astro Zoom AZ651. Image: yournewsticker.com
Prosumer camera can compete with mirrorless cameras and digital SLR cameras, especially in terms of price and ease of use. Prosumer camera as a bridge to a DSLR camera is very comfortable to use, especially when a long holiday, where you do not need to carry an extra lens. 

We know Prosumer camera has been equipped with a superzoom lens, so you cannot be bothered to change the lens.

The lenses are attached so you won't be able to switch them like you could on a DSLR, but these lenses offer more than 18 times the zoom capabilities offered by compact cameras. And these cameras still give you the ability to adjust the aperture, f-stop and ISO settings.

Prosumer camera or also referred to as bridge cameras are a perfect middle point between DSLR cameras and point-and-shoot cameras. They are similar in size and weight to DSLR devices and won't fit in your pocket, but these cameras offer an alternative to purchasing a DSLR camera and spending hundreds of dollars on a new lens.

There are superzoom bridge cameras have been announced at this year's CES show in Las Vegas such as Samsung's dual-grip WB2200F (60x), Fujifilm's weather resistant FinePix S1 (50x), Panasonic Lumix LZ40 (42x), Polaroid iE5036W (50x),  or Nikon L830 (34x).

Kodak PixPro Astro Zoom AZ651 is a new superzoom camera boasting 65x optical zoom.

Do you miss the Kodak, the pioneering camera? Now you can enjoy the sophistication of the pioneers with the launch of Kodak PixPro Astro Zoom AZ651. Kodak AZ651 is the world’s first company to announce 65X optical zoom. The lens offers a comfortable focal range of 24 mm to 1560 mm. The maximum aperture is f/2.9 and the maximum burst speed is 9 fps.

Kodak PixPro AZ651 features 24 mm wide-angle lens, 1080p HD Video; 3.0” articulating LCD; OIS and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.  The camera is equipped with a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor. Unlike the competing Sony QX10 and QX100, which shoot video in up to 1440 x 1080 pixels, these Kodak units film in "real" Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) at 30 fps.  It has an electronic viewfinder, and you will be able to control the camera with your smartphone via Wi-Fi.  The AZ651 is scheduled to go on sale in spring 2014.
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Samsung WB2200F with dual grip feature. Image: whatdigitalcamera.com
Now your longing at Kodak had treated well, but perhaps your need to look a smart camera from South Korea. 

Samsung is famous for its smartphone products and the high-resolution television has also launched a Prosumer camera, Samsung WB2200F.

Samsung shocked the world with the announcement of Samsung WB2200F. 

The Samsung WB2200F comes with a high-end DSLR design and 60X optical zoom, meanwhile Panasonic FZ70 is only camera until now that also offer 60X optical zoom. Canon SX50 HS will give you 50x optical zoom. Wow
Samsung WB2200F Key Features:
  • 60x Optical Zoom, 16MP BSI CMOS sensor, a 20mm Ultra Wide angle, and long life battery.
  • Equipped with the latest smart connectivity, the “Tag & Go” feature connects the WB2200F with smartphones easily with just a simple tap together.
  • 1080/30p Full HD Movie recording feature 
  • 75.0mm (3.0-inch) hVGA LCD screen that also displays the device’s EVF.
  • The Samsung WB2200F camera is comfortable and easy to hold for its dual-grip feature and facilitates full manual control with its i-Function control and Electronic Viewfinder.
The presence of a bridge camera or Prosumer middle ground that really support the needs of travelers and anyone, especially the beginners to enjoy the world of photography with a more convenient and comfortable. Prospective users have many choices of various well-known brands. Essentially all of the above cameras are similar in features and technology. To take the decision would not be too difficult if you’re today visiting camera shops in your town and compare them to hold and try it. You will definitely find a Prosumer camera that suits you.