From the monthly archives:

September 2010

Praktica has come out with a new touchscreen digital camera called the Luxmedia 12-Z4TS. This point-and-shoot camera sports a 12-megapixel CCD image sensor, a 4x optical zoom lens, a 3-inch touchscreen display, a 32MB of internal memory, an SD/SDHC card slot, a USB 2.0 interface and 720p HD video recording (30fps) capabilities. The Luxmedia 12-Z4TS retails for 90 Euro (about $122). [Praktica]

Exemode Yashica ADV-565HD Camcorder

by Johan on September 30, 2010

Exemode Japan has proudly introduced their latest Full HD camcorder namely the Yashica ADV-565HD. This video recorder is able to record video in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 in 1080/30p as well as 720/30p. The camcorder features a 5x optical zoom and a 128MB of internal memory, which is expandable via an SD/SDHC card slot. The Exemode Yashica ADV-565HD camcorder is priced at 17,800 Yen ($213). [Product Page]

Hasselblad HC Macro 120mm-II Lens

by Johan on September 30, 2010

The Hasselblad HC Macro 120-II is a 120mm macro lens, which is designed for Hasselblad H4D medium-format digital SLR cameras. The Mark II version provides improved correction of longitudinal chromatic aberrations, higher resolution and better close-up performance. The lens is constructed of nine lens elements and features a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:1 at a close-focus point of 39cm. [dpreview]

Nikon has released a new firmware update ‘version 1.1’ for its Coolpix P90 superzoom camera. The update “fixes a minor bug that occurs when the camera is in set to manual focus mode with Distortion Control function enabled.” You can download the update starting today via Nikon’s official website. [dpreview]

GE DV1 mini HD Camcorder

by Johan on September 29, 2010

GE DV1 mini HD Camcorder

GE today introduced the GE DV1 mini HD camcorder with a maximum full HD record time per session of 29 minutes. You can store the recorded video on an SD or an SDHC memory card (up to 32GB). The DV1 is waterproof up to 5-meter, shockproof up to 1.5-meter and dust-proof. The video recorder has a 5.5mm fixed focal length lens (33mm-35mm film equivalent) and a 5-megapixel CMOS sensor. Still images can be taken at a speed of 7.3 frames per second and the DV1 lets you take pictures at the same time as recording a movie. Additional specs include a 2.5-inch LCD screen, an HDMI out and a flip-out USB arm. Available in green, orange or grey, the GE DV1 will be released in October 2010. [Pocket-lint]

Sony Alpha SLT-A33 DSLR Camera Hits B&H

by Isaiah on September 28, 2010

Sony’s newest DSLR camera ‘Alpha SLT-A33’ is now available for purchase via B&H’s online store. Priced at $649.99 (body only), the Alpha SLT-A33 offers a 14.2-megapixel CMOS image sensor, a 3-inch tiltable LCD screen, an SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot, ISO up to 12,800, RAW image support, a USB 2.0 port, an HDMI interface and 1080p Full HD video recording capabilities. [Product Page]

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