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Most of the micro four thirds cameras on the market don't use a view finder. The ones that do simply put a small LCD in the eye piece for the viewfinder since micro four thirds cams lack the mirror box needed for a real viewfinder like you find on a DSLR.
Panasonic has unveiled a second new micro four thirds camera today called the G2 it claims to be the first with a touch-control movable LCD. The camera can shoot 720p HD video using the AVCHD Lite format. The touchscreen lets the user flick pictures around the screen in playback mode and can be touched to tell the camera where to focus when shooting pics.
The rear LCD is 3-inches and moves 180 degrees from side to side, and 270 degrees up and down. The sensor is a 12.1MP unit and the camera can shoot at 60 fps and has a number of automatic modes and features. The camera ships with a 14-42mm lens. Panasonic has not announced pricing or availability at this time.
DSLR cameras are great for capturing quality images and having a lens available for just about every need. The big issue is that DSLRs are often difficult to use and bulky. There are now alternatives to the DSLR on the market that still use interchangeable lenses called micro four thirds cameras.
Panasonic has unveiled its latest micro four thirds camera today called the G10. Panasonic claims that the G10 is the world's lightest micro four thirds camera with a view finder. The camera ships with a 14-42mm lens and has a 12.1MP image sensor.
The camera has a wealth of automatic features and modes and uses MEGA OIS image stabilization. The G10 can record 720p HD video in several formats including Motion JPEG. Pricing and availability are unknown right now; Panasonic will announce both 30 days ahead of shipping.
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Digital cameras for the most part are fragile devices that are dead if dropped once or if they get wet. There are some rugged cameras out there made to survive drops and water though like the new Pentax Optio W90 that debuted today.
The new cam has a 12.1MP sensor and a 5x optical zoom lens. The camera is waterproof to 20 feet and can shoot underwater pics. The W90 can also survive drops from four feet and can operate in freezing temperatures.
The lens has a microscope mode that lets it focus on items only 1cm away. The rear screen is 2.7-inches and the camera can record 720p HD video. It will ship in April for $329.95 along with an optional waterproof remote for all Optio models selling for $29.95.
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I would love to see more technology used in classrooms around the US. I can tell you that my son really likes learning more when he gets to use the few notebooks available to his class. A school that gives an Apple laptop to every student at the two high schools in the district sounds good at first glance.
The Lower Merion school district is under fire though for allegedly using the webcams on the Apple notebooks it issued students to spy on the students in their homes. One student was allegedly told by a school vice principal that he was engaging in inappropriate behavior in his home. The school administrator allegedly cited a photo stored on the laptop as proof.
The FBI has announced that it is probing the allegations to see if the school may have broken any federal laws. The school claims that the remote webcam activation is a security system designed to help it find stolen laptops.
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Pentax has been making digital cameras for a long time and the company has cameras ranging from cheap point-and-shoot units up to expensive DSLR cameras. Today Pentax unveiled three new point-and-shoot cameras.
The new cameras include the Optio I-10 designed to look like a film SLR camera. It has a 5x optical zoom lens, 12.1MP sensor, 2.7-inch LCD, and can capture 720p resolution HD video at 30 fps. The camera has settings like smile shutter, face recognition, and will ship in February for $299.95.
The H90 has 5x optical zoom, 12.1MP sensor, and 720p video recording along with other auto settings. It will ship in February for $179.99. The final camera is the E90 selling for $99.99. It has a 10MP sensor, 3x zoom, and a large 2.7-inch LCD. It will ship in February as well.
Many people spend a lot of their time shooting video of sports and interviews and other stuff. Most cameras today can only record one side of an interview or sporting event. Ion has a new video camera that records what's in front of the camera and behind it at the same time.
The camera is positioned for professionals that video interviews or video blog, but it would be pretty cool for consumers too. I can see the thing being great for YouTube types that like to record themselves and friends doing tricks and other things on skateboards or bikes for example.
Anyone who watched America's Funniest Home Videos knows the video gold that results when someone takes a skateboard to the groin. With the Ion Twin Video, you can record the blow to the groin and you laughing at the guy who got hurt at the same time. The little camera has no price yet, but does record stereo sound as well.