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Casio has showed of a new digital Exilim camera based on Sony's latest CMOS sensor which is capable of shooting 300 frames per second in VGA resolution, or 60fps at 6 Megapixels. Although it is limited to a maximum resolution of 6 Megapixels, but this shouldn't prove to be too much of a problem considering the high frame speed of this camera. Although it's only a prototype for now, we doubt that the final version will look all that different to the one showed.
The lens on the prototype features 12x optical zoom, equivalent to 35 to 420mm on a 35mm film camera. It stores pictures on SDHC cards and it has CMOS-shift image stabilization which should help handheld shots with the long optical zoom. Around the back you'll find a 2.8-inch LCD display and an electronic viewfinder with dioptre adjustment.
The camera measures 127.5x79.5x130mm (WxHxD) and weighs 650g without batteries. No release date has been announced, nor any pricing, but we don't expect this one to be too cheap. You can find out more here
Samsung has released its latest i-series digital camera, the i85, which features an 8 Megapixel sensor and 5x non-protruding optical zoom. It also features a high resolution 3-inch LCD display and it's only 2cm thick. But these are just a range of features that you'd find on just about any decent camera these days, so Samsung has turned the i85 into something a bit out of the ordinary.
The i85 will allow you to watch MPEG, AVI, MOV, WMV and ASF movie files on it an thanks to a built in 2.5mm headphone jack, you can use it as a PMP. It will also play MP3 and WAV audio files. It also has two stereo speakers with SRS 3D audio.
You can also use it to shoot video at 800x592 pixels in MPEG-4 and you can edit the video on the camera. The zoom also functions while you're shooting video, which is great for tracking moving objects.
Samsung has also added digital image stabilization (it increases the ISO setting, but this also means more image noise), 14 scene modes and face detection. The i85 has 256MB of built in memory, which is just massive compared to what you normally get and it will take SDHC cards up to at least 4GB in size.
The i85 should arrive later this autumn and should retail for around US$349.
Fujifilm has announced its new prosumer camera, the S8000fd which features no less than 18x zoom. To be able to take advantage of the cameras amazing zoom abilities, Fujifilm has added a mechanical CCD-shift image stabilizer. The CCD captures pictures at 8 Megapixels and it shoots video at VGA resolution at 30fps.
It can also shoot a continuous burst of 15 shots per second at 2 Megapixel resolution. Furthermore it has a 2.5-inch LCD screen with a 230,000 pixel resolution and an electronic viewfinder. With Fujifilms move to support the SD memory card format, the S8000fd accepts xD, SD and SDHC memory cards and the camera has 58MB of built in memory.
It also has an intelligent auto flash that should help prevent washed out pictures. For those that know what they're doing, it also features full manual control. It operates of four AA batteries, just like many other Fujifilm cameras, which means you don't have to worry about running out of juice if you're away from your charger, as a set of alkalines will do just fine.
The S8000fd is expected to be available in September with a retail price for around US$400 which seems quite reasonable for what you get.
Samsung has launched four new digital cameras today, the L730, the L830, the L83T and the S85. Starting with the L730 and L830, which has 7 and 8 Megapixels respectively, these two entry level models features 3x optical zoom, a 2.5-inch LCD and 16MB of built in memory. Both models also features Samsungs face recognition system and video capture up to 800x592 pixels. Both cameras accept SD memory cards up to 4GB in size and both models have an aluminium body.
The L83T is a more stylish version with a none protruding lens, but it still has 3x optical zoom. The L83T has an 8 Megapixel sensor, a 2.5-inch LCD display and 19MB of built in memory. It also accepts SD memory cards. Again, it features Samsung's face recognition technology, but it adds Samsung's ASR image stabilization system. As with the previous two models, the L83T will record video of up to 800x592 at up to 30 fps in MPEG-4.
Finally we have the S85, which again features 8 Megapixels and a 2.5-inch LCD display, but this time we're looking at 5x optical zoom. It has 20MB of built in memory and it's compatible with SDHC and SD cards for memory expansion. It also features Samsung's ASR image stabilization technology and face detection system. The S85 will also record video, but it's limited to 640x480 at 30 fps, but the 5x optical zoom can be used while recording video.
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High-def output is all the rage these days, so much so it's even carried through to webcams etc. - Logitech have added a couple of new ones to the market which are capable of recording 720p HD resolutions at 30FPS. There is the QuickCam Pro 9000 model for desktops and also the QuickCam Pro suited to notebooks.
Both models use a high-quality Carl Zeiss Tessar lense which make for very sharp crystal clear images. The webcams are also capable of taking up to 2 megapixel stills.
Reg Hardware reports that both webcams will shift in the UK soon for around £49/$100.
Everything is going HD these days, it seems, and the latest gadget to take advantage of high-def imaging is Logitech's latest line of QuickCam Pro webcams.
The Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 and Logitech QuickCam Pro for notebooks video capture at 720p HD resolution at up to 30 frames per second.
Both models have Carl Zeiss Tessar lenses to make images exceedingly sharp, apparently. Each is also capable of taking up to two-megapixel still s and include specialist technology to help you sound just right on that video call.
Logitech has announced two new web cameras, the QuickCam Pro 9000 and QuickCam Pro for Notebooks, Both cameras can record video at 960x720 at 30fps, although these aren't the first cameras from Logitech to be able to do this. The big news here is that both these cameras use Carl Zeiss optics, which Logitech claims will improve the overall picture quality.
These are also the first web cameras from Logitech to feature auto focus and this should provide for superior quality to past cameras in itself. For still images these two new cameras features 2Mega pixel resolution and they will take still images at 1,600x1,200, although this can be software interpolated up to 8Mega pixels. Logitech's RightLight technology is also part of the package and it makes it easier for the camera to adjust to varying light situations automatically.
The new designs look rather stylish and both models have built in microphones with Logitech's RightSound technology. Both cameras connect via USB 2.0 and to capture HD video you need quite a beefy system, as Logitech recommends a 2.4GHz Pentium 4 or faster, but suggests a 2.8GHz CPU for the best experience.
HP launched no less than nine new compact digital cameras today, an extensive new line up to say the least. The one that looks the most striking is the new Photosmart R937, as it has a rather odd looking centre mounted lens and a 3.6-inch touch screen display. It also features an 8Mega pixel sensor, anti-shake mode, 32MB of built in memory and 3x optical zoom. It's expected to cost around US$300 when it arrives in August.
Next up is the Photosmart R847 which shares the 3x optical zoom 8Mega pixel sensor, 32MB of built in memory and the anti-shake mode, but doesn't have a touch screen. It should retail for around $230, also in August.
Then we have the entry level Photosmart E337 which is a basic 5 Mega pixel point and shoot model with a 1.5-inch display and 16MB of internal memory. At $80 this is quite a bargain, but don't expect too much from it. It will be available from next month.
The next three cameras are very close siblings and are called the Photosmart M447, M547 and M637 and they all share the same design. In order they feature 5, 6.2 and 7.2Mega pixels. All models have 3x optical zoom and a 2.4-inch LCD display as well as 16Mb of internal memory. The M447 will cost $100, the M547 $110 and the M637 $150 when they become available in August.
The Photosmart Mz67 is the only one of the new models to feature better than 3x optical zoom and it has a 6x zoom. It's an 8Mega pixel unit with a 2.5-inch LCD display, anti-shake mode and 16MB of built in memory. It'll cost a rather affordable $200 considering its specifications and it will also be available in August.
Second to last we have the Photosmart M737 which again has 8Mega pixels, a 2.5in LCD display, 3x optical zoom, anti-shake mode and 16MB of built in memory. It should be available in August for $180.
Finally we have the Photosmart M742 which is the slimmest model of the nine, it's only 7Mega pixels (yes, only ), has a 2.5in LCD display, 3x optical zoom, 16MB of built in memory and it should cost $180 in August.
Common between all of the new cameras is that they accept SD cards for memory expansion. It's hard to pick which one to go for, as they all look like pretty good value for money to us. You can find out more by clicking here
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