The new Logitech QuickCam Pro for Notebooks provides a terrific Carl Ziess Tessar lens with autofocus and a 2MP sensor that uses RightLight 2 technology, automatically adjusting for low lighting environments. If you’re a desktop user, you can buy the Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000, which offers the same tech in a desktop design. Buy them now at Logitech for 99.99 each.
The new Photosmart R937 digital camera from Hewlett Packard boasts a generous 3.6 inch touchscreen display. The camera captures images in 8MP resolution and features automatic red-eye fix, pet-eye fix, and slimming functions, anti-shake technology, 3x optical zoom, 8x digital zoom, and a host of on-board editing options in addition to 32MB of internal memory. The HP R937 will be released this August for $299.99.
The Camileo Pro from Toshiba offers a 7MP sensor, 640 x 480 video in either MPEG-4 or AVI formats, a 2.5-inch LCD, 3x optical zoom, SD card slot, and 64MB of internal storage. Toshiba’s Camileo Pro digital video camera will release in Europe for $268.
Sanyo claims its new 15,000 lumen PLC-XF47 projector as the “world’s highest light output”, and the 6500 lumen PLC-XP100L as the “world’s brightest portable LCD projector”. Both projectors feature 2000:1 contrast ratios and plenty of input slots. The PLC-XF47 sports wireless HD streaming, 720p and 1080i video up to 100 feet away with less than a millisecond of latency and 1024 x 768 resolution, while the PCL-XP100L has similar resolution but is a third of the cost of XF47. In addition, Sanyo also lines up the PDG-DXT10L projector, which features 5200 lumens and a 2100:1 contrast ratio. The PLC-XF47 will be available in October for $30,000, while the PCL-XP100L and PDG-DXT10L will be released in September for $10,000 and $7000 respectively.
The Nikon Coolpix P5000 is a 10MP camera which provides a high sensitivity of USI 3200, vibration reduction that lets you snap images even in low light conditions, and face recognition for sharper portrait shots. LetsGoDigital has reviewed this camera. Here is the verdict.
The power of the Nikon Coolpix P5000 is found in the camera itself. The camera will feel comfortable for most photographers, and that makes it worth it. You have to settle for a few shortcomings, but if you can live with that, you truly have a great camera. The Nikon Coolpix P5000 is in my opinion one of the nicest compact cameras available right now, it is really well built.
CameraLabs has reviewed the Olympus E-510, which has a 10MP CMOS sensor, a 2.5-inch Live View HyperCrystal LCD display, dust reduction system, mechanical image stabilization, and TruePic III technology. Watch the video review after the break. Here is the conclusion.
The Olympus E-510 is arguably the most feature-packed DSLR in its class, ticking almost every box on the wish-lists of new DSLR buyers. You get 10 Megapixels in a relatively light and compact form factor, the option of one or two decent kit lenses, and the triple whammy of built-in anti-shake, anti-dust and Live View capabilities, not to mention easy access to a wide variety of settings. It’s certainly a compelling package, especially for the asking price.