From the monthly archives:

October 2010

AbleCam Waterproof Digital Camera

by Isaiah on October 31, 2010

Planning on buying yourself a new waterproof digital camera anytime soon? Well, why don’t you take a look at this newly launched AbleCam from Chinavasion. This compact video camera is able to withstand depths of up to 3 meters deep underwater. Not only that, it also sports a 5-megapixel CMOS image sensor, a 5x digital zoom, a 2.7-inch LCD display, an SD/SDHC card slot (up to 16GB) and can capture both 720 x 480 video at 30fps as well as up to 12-megapixel digital still images (interpolated mode). The AbleCam retails for $66.60. [Product Page]

Pentax is about to release a new firmware update for its K-5 DSLR Camera. The update is said to offer the following improvements:

  • RAW can improve the number of images captured with a focus on continuous shooting.
  • Enhance the stability of the overall behavior.

This new firmware update will become available for download from mid-November via Pentax’s official website. [Pentax]

BenQ S1410 Point-And-Shoot Camera

by Isaiah on October 28, 2010

BenQ has introduced another one of its upcoming point-and-shoot camera namely the S1410. This compact camera sports a 14-megapixel CCD image sensor, a 26mm wide-angle lens, a 5x optical zoom lens and 720p HD video recording capabilities. The BenQ S1410 will become available in China in October, Asia Pacific and Latin America in November, and Europe this December. [DCViews]

Here’s your chance to bring home one of this Sanyo VPC-CG20 Full HD camcorder for only $159.73 (normal price $199) at Amazon, which means you could save up to 20% ($39.27). To refresh your memory, this palm-sized video camera offers a 10-megapixel CMOS image sensor, a 5x optical zoom lens, a 2.7-inch Wide LCD display, an SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot, a mini HDMI output and the ability to capture 1920 x 1080 Full HD video at 60fps in H.264 format. [Product Page]

Samsung NX100 Gets Firmware Update Version 01.01

by Isaiah on October 26, 2010

Samsung has come out with a new firmware update ‘version 01.01’ for its NX100 digital camera. The update offers the following improvements:

  • AF accuracy at Night mode had been improved.
  • Other system stabilization.

Get your update here! [Samsung]

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 Firmware 1.1 Released

by Isaiah on October 25, 2010

A new firmware update ‘version 1.1’ has just been released for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 superzoom compact camera. The update is “intended to address occasional banding or shadow noise that can occur in specific shooting conditions.” You can download it starting today via Panasonic’s official website. [dpreview]

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