From the monthly archives:

January 2009

Sony Ultra Compact HDD Camcorder SR Series

by Johan on January 31, 2009

Sony Ultra Compact HDD Camcorder SR Series

Sony today announced their three ultra-compact HDD camcorders DCR-SR47(60GB), DCR-SR67(80GB) and DCR-SR87(80GB) in South Korea. Weighing at just 300grams, the camera offers a 2.7-inch wide touch LCD with a 60x optical zoom lens, voice zoom, Quick Start-Up and editing function ‘eDeco’. The Sony DCR-SR47 is priced at 698,000 Won, while the Sony DCR-SR67 for 748,000 Won, and Sony DCR-SR87 for 798,000 Won. [DailyDigitals]

Spy Camera From Minox

by Johan on January 30, 2009

Spy Camera From Minox

German based company Minox is popular in Japan for its tiny cameras. Komamura, the Japanese company which take cares of this product here in Japan, has announced the DSC (Digital Spy Camera) that features a 3.2MP sensor with 128MB of internal memory. The camera measures weights at just 90grams for a size of 86mm x 21mm x 30mm. You can also record video using this small camera. [Akihabara]

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 WiFi Digicam

by Johan on January 30, 2009

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 WiFi Digicam

Sony today unveiled the Cyber-shot DSC-G3 WiFi digital camera, which has features like a 10MP CMOS sensor with 4x optical zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, 4 GB of internal storage and a 3.5-inch LCD screen. The G3 supports WiFi connectivity and comes with a Web browser. This camera also features Face Detection, Intelligent Scene Recognition, Smile Shutter and Dynamic Range Optimizer. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 WiFi Digicam is currently available in black for $500. [DailyDigitals]

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX40

by Isaiah on January 30, 2009

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX40

Panasonic is pleased to introduce the new Lumix 12.1-megapixel DMC-FX40 with astonishing 25mm ultra-wide-angle LEICA DC lens and powerful 5x optical zoom. The FX40 also offers a new Face Recognition feature, an advanced Face Recognition function that recognizes individual faces, making it a kind of personal verification system in a camera. When a familiar face is recorded several times, the digital camera will prompt you to register the face. Once complete, if the familiar face appears into your frame again, the camera will display the name you specified for that person and prioritize focus and exposure so that the registered face is bright and in sharp focus. The camera is set to hit the stores in March for 40,000-47,000 yen ($450-$530) here. [DVICE]

Lighter Camera

by Johan on January 29, 2009

Lighter Camera

It is not an ordinary cigarette lighter, but this gadget is a cigarette lighter with a fully-functional DVR system. The device has a microSD memory card slot (8GB maximum), USB connectivity, voice recorder, and up to 6-hours of continuous recording. You can buy the lighter camera for $150. [Engadget]

Toshiba Camileo P30 And H20 HD Camcorders

by Johan on January 29, 2009

Toshiba Camileo P30 And H20 HD Camcorders

The Toshiba P30 and H20 are two affordable HD camcorders that come equipped with YouTube uploading and ArcSoft editing tools. These video cameras offer HDMI connectivity, Night Mode for low light shooting, an SD memory card slot, 5x optical and 4x digital zoom, a 3 inch TFT display or a 2.5 inch for the P30, video stabilization, special effect options, a remote control. The Toshiba Camileo P30 and H20 will be available in the UK next month for £149.99 and £179.99, respectively. [T3]

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