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September 2007

Sanyo Releases 7.1MP mini HD Camcorder

by Johan on September 30, 2007

Sanyo Releases 7.1MP mini HD Camcorder

Sanyo will release the 7.1MP Xacti DMX-HD700 mini HD camcorder in the Japan market on October 19, 2007. This slim video camera uses SD/SDHC card as its storage and supports MPEG4/AVC(H.264) video file compressing allowing users to conveniently upload its video clips to the internet. Available in silver, red and brown, the DMX-HD700 also offers various functionalities including ‘Face Chaser Function’ and supports PictBridge function to print out its images through connected printer without a PC.

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Sanyo Xacti HD700 Pocket Camera

by Johan on September 27, 2007

Sanyo Xacti HD700 Pocket Camera

The Xacti HD700 pocket camera can record 720p video and 7MP still images to SD and SDHC cards. The firm also claims that this shooter can record AVC/H.264 MPEG-4 video, which greatly reduces file size while retaining quality. Other specs include the Face Recognition feature that can track up to a dozen faces and adjust focus and exposure accordingly. Available in silver, red, and brown, the HD700 sports a 2.7-inch flip-out screen and uses a 38-190mm-equivalent, f/3.5-4.7 lens that only offers 5x zoom power. Sanyo’s Xacti HD700 will be available later next month for approx. $600.

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Micro Camcorder From Spy Gadget

by Johan on September 24, 2007

Micro Camcorder From Spy Gadget

Designed to actually slip inside an empty pack of gum, the Spy Gadget Micro Camcorder features a “one touch record button,” that captures video at a less-than-stellar 15fps, records footage on a microSD card, and can be recharged via USB. Additionally, you can also capture up to 33-hours of low-res video on a 1GB card, and two hours of that can be captured on a single charge.The device retails for $295.


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BenQ Super-slim DC-T800 8MP Camera

by Johan on September 24, 2007

BenQ Super-slim DC-T800 8MP Camera

BenQ releases its new DC-T800 8MP compact digital camera with a 3-inch touchscreen and “super shake-free” functionality. The T800 also boasts of Face Tracking, in-camera photo editing, 2000 ISO photos, 6400 ISO movies and 30fps 640 x 480 MPEG-4 recording. The camera should be available in October.

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BenQ C840 Digital Camera

by Johan on September 21, 2007

BenQ C840 Digital Camera

BenQ introduced its latest C840 digital camera. As a successor of its popular C740i Camera, the BenQ C840 boasts high ISO options, smc PENTAX lens, Face Tracking function, Shake-Free mode, 8MP CCD sensor, optical zoom in video recording and 3:2 and 16:9 special output sizes. The shooter also offers its users various convenient functions like the shake-free mode to prevent blurring caused by shaking of camera while taking Snapshots or making video clips.What you get is distortion free image of remarkable quality. BenQ’s C840 also supports continuous movie recording with optical zoom at wide screen format (720×400) at 30 fps. The Face Detection Technology helps detect and track human faces for great precision. Other market fetching features of the C840 Digital Camera include 15 different shooting modes, the PictBridge function for direct photo printing via a compatible printer and support for SD memory card of up to 4G.

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Sony New HDC-1500 Camera

by Johan on September 21, 2007

Sony New HDC-1500 Camera

Here is Sony’s latest portable camera, the Sony HDC-1500, which comprises of a newly developed CCD that provides the frame rate of 1080 60 frame progressive or field interlace according to the output required. The HDC-1500 integrates an advanced HD DSP with 14 Bit A/D converters and features an optical interface for transmission of high-quality digital data over long distances. The camera also has two HD SDI outputs and one digitally down-converted SDI output. With a high sensitivity f10 @ 2000 lux, it incorporates full featured multi-format studio/ob camera system, enhanced hdcu-1000 / 1500 control units and triax and/or fiber operation capability. Pricing info is still unknown.

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