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Three new models have entered Toshiba's long time running Camileo range of palm-sized camcorders this week, the Clip, X200 and X400. Focusing on the Clip to begin with, this is perhaps the more interesting of the refreshed Camileo trio with the clip on the back of the camcorder (hence, the name) allowing it to be clipped onto various objects for hands free shooting. The Clip runs measurements of just 46.5 x 80 x 16 mm, weighing about 85 grams. It sports a ruggedized, splash-proof casing and 1.5-inch LCD.
Getting a bit deeper into the specs, it does Full HD (1920 x 1080) video recording (at 30 fps in H.264 HD format), has a 5-megapixel CMOS sensor with BSI (back side illumination) technology, an electronic image stabiliser, 10x digital zoom, SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible memory slot and gives connectivity via both mini-HDMI and mini-USB 2.0 ports. The camcorder is capable of taking up to 16MP still shots and comes in four color choices - dark blue, hot red, bright yellow and snow white.
Panasonic has announced a couple new cameras into its Lumix series today, the FZ150 and FX90.
Focusing on the higher-end FX150 first up, this is quite the zoom happy contender with its 24x optical zoom capabilities. It uses a 25mm ultra wide-angle Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens and is capable of recording 1080 60p video.
Looking closer at the specs, it's got a 12.1-megapixel MOS sensor, a Venus Engine processor, Power O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), a stereo zoom microphone, 3-inch LCD and sports a 3D Photo mode which works by taking 20 panning shots and selecting two images to synthesize a 3D composite.
Panasonic mentions a late September release for the FX150, at a price tag of right around $500.
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Panasonic has announced a new LUMIX series point-and-shoot camera today in the (DMC-)LS5 which is expected to debut in November.
The (DMC-)LS5 features a 14.1-megapixel sensor with 5x optical zoom and a 26mm wide-angle lens. One of its major strengths is said to be its ability to deliver high-quality photos in low-light settings.
Other features of this compact camera include the 2.7-inch LCD, ISO sensitivty of up to 1600 (which can be extended to ISO 6400), O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization), 720p video recording (at 30fps) and a built in image uploader for easy social network sharing.
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San Francisco-based telecommunications giant Cisco recently announced they'd be discontinuing their Flip Minicamcorder line of products, which has left an existential vacuum for a lot of different Flip-based gadgets, including Blue Microphone's Mikey. To commemorate it's untimely demise, Blue Microphone posted an obituary for their beloved product.
Before its discontinuation, a series of Flip Camcorders with "Flip Ports" had been released, opening up developing opportunities for third party tinkerers. The Mikey have been shortlived, but it is survived by its brother and sisters who attach to the iPod and other Apple devices that, like Flip Mikey, record high quality stereophonic audio so your videos catch all sorts of phonic nuance.
These days, amidst an ever growing economy of gadgets and enterprises, it's always surprising to realize how similarly structured the technological ecosystem is to its living counterpart. Just as if a species were to go extinct, the disappearance of Flip leaves a slew of accessories, attachables, cases, protectors, carrying bags, etc. that will meet as tragic passings as the Mikey.
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You may have seen some of the stories about the college professor at New York University that was doing an art project that had him mount a camera on the back of his head. The camera was going to shoot a photo every few minutes to post in a museum sponsoring the art.
The professor was Wafaa Bilal and he has announced that he had to have the camera on the back of his head removed because his body rejected it. One of the three titanium posts that was holding the camera on his head had to be removed via surgery last week.
The removal of the camera from his head has forced him to seek other means to take the photos. Might I suggest a backpack, or a necklace, or a Scarf, or just take the photos like a normal artist. "I'm determined to continue with it," Bilal told the Chronicle about "3rdi" which is described on his website as "a statement on surveillance, the mundane and the things we leave behind."
Fujifilm has unveiled a new digital camera that has a very cool retro design and lots of nice features inside. The digital camera is called the FinePix X100 and it has an APS-C CMOS sensor inside and 12.3MP resolution. The camera also has the world's first hybrid viewfinder.
The hybrid viewfinder is a combination of a window-type "bright frame" optical unit and a LCD viewfinder. The hybrid view gives shot details on the LCD portion and has 0.5x magnification. The camera uses a 23mm Fujinon lens with a 9-blade aperture diaphragm and an integrated ND filter.
The rear of the camera has a 2.8-inch 460k dot LCD and the ISO range is from 200 to 6400. The ISO range can be expanded to 100 and 12800 as well. Photos can be shot in RAW format and the camera records 720p HD video and can shoot motion panoramas. Lots of automatic features are built-in along with integrated flash. The X100 will ship in March for $1,199.95.