The Tandberg PrecisionHD webcam offers HD (720p) capabilities with autofocus. The camera also comes with a noise canceling microphone. Remember that you should have a super fast internet connection to use HD quality webcam. The 720p audio/video stream requires 1.5Mbps upload speed. The webcam is optimized for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2. No word on pricing so far. [Tandberg]
Check out the latest handheld camcorder from JVC, the GY-HM100U. It’s capable to record videos in Native Final cut format, enabling you to copy and edit files right away without conversion or transcoding. Videos will be recorded on dual SDHC memory cards in full HD formats. This prosumer camcorder will set you back $3,995. For more details check out JVC official website. [Ubergizmo] Read more
Epson introduced the R-D1 several years ago. Four years later, Epson refreshed their R-D1 with the R-D1xG that offers a new 2.5 Inch LCD and SDHC card support. However, the R-1DxG offers the same 6MP sensor. Pricing info is still unknown. [Epson]
IXUS 100 IS is the latest digital camera from Canon. This new camera sports a 12.1-megapixel, 3x optical zoom, a 2.5-inch PureColor LCD II, image stabilizer, motion detection, face detection and the new blink detection. It’s capable to shoot HD movies (1280 x 720, 30fps) and includes HDMI connectivity. Available from mid-March for £299. [Pocket-lint] Read more
Olympus Korea today released the Olympus E-620 DSLR camera for the Korean market. This 12.3MP DSLR camera adopts easy-to-use Art Filter function, with a swivel 2.7-inch HyperCrystal LCD and in-body Image Stabilization. In addition, Olympus Korea also announced five new premium digital cameras from its Mju series including Mju9000, Mju7000, Mju5000, Mju1070, and Mju550WP. These digicams feature “Beauty Mode” to enhance the appearance of the human face.
There are also five new digital cameras from Olympus’ FE series including FE-5010, FE-3010, FE-45, FE-35, FE-25, and the high-end Olympus SP-590UZ with 26x optical zoom lens. And finally, two rugged cameras from Mju Tough series including the Mju Tough-8000 and Mju Tough-6000. [AVING]
Samsung releases the new ST10 and PL10 9MP cameras with 3x optical inner zoom. Both cameras also adopt advance Smart Face Recognition that actually identifies people rather than just detecting them. This technology is able to search for pictures of up to 15 faces in a thumbnail-form without looking at each individual photo. The Samsung ST10 and PL10 digicams will be released in March this year. [Samsung]