Pentax has recently unveiled its new waterproof digital camera, the Optio W60, that comes with a 10MP sensor, 5x optical zoom, and a 28mm wide-angle lens. The W60 has a sensitivity for up to ISO 6400, and can record HD video (720p resolution). Available in Money and Blue Ocean, this underwater camera can withstand under water pressure up to 4 meters. [InfoSync]
If you want a cheap camcorder, you can choose the new camcorder from Exemode. It is the leading Japanese company. Their new product, The DV505 is a new 5MP camcorder from the Japanese company Exemode that features 32MB of internal memory, an SD slot (up to 2GB) and the ability to record only VGA video. That’s right! Only VGA quality video… The Exemode DV505 retails for only €80. [Akihabara]
Kodak comes back with a new M2008 digital camera that features the 10MP resolution, 3x optical zoom, 3-inch LCD, and 720p video recording capability. The digicam is now available in China for around $270. [Engadget] Read more
The new camcorder from JVC that is specially made for YouTube lovers. The JVC Everio S series feature a one-touch button for uploading videos to YouTube. These lightweight camcorders record video directly to SD cards instead of a built-in hard drive. Its rechargeable battery provides up to 2 hours and 5 minutes of operation, but you can replace it with higher capacity 4 and 6 hour models as needed. The GZ-MS100 camcorder will be available in June for $349.99. This is how the camcorder works.
Once the provided CyberLink software is installed on a Windows® PC, uploading video clips to YouTube™ is quick and easy. The camcorder has an UPLOAD button that works in two ways. In the camera mode, press UPLOAD and then the trigger, and this limits recordings to 10 minutes in length, which matches the YouTube™ file size limit. This eliminates the need to manually time recordings or go back to edit and shorten footage. After recording is done, connect the GZ-MS100 to a PC via a USB cable and press the UPLOAD button. This automatically launches the supplied application for uploading to YouTube™. After just a few mouse clicks the video will be up on the Internet for everybody to see. The original video quality is maintained in the camera, so it can be used for any other purpose.
Olympus will release the new E-520 camera later this month. It is a 10MP digital camera that comes equipped with a ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm lens, a 2.7 inch LCD screen, and sensor-shifting image stabilization. The camera also sports Shadow Adjustment and Face Detection functions. No word on pricing so far. [Akihabara]
Microsoft will be dropping two new cams called the VX-5000 and VX-500 LifeCams. Both cams feature VGA resolution and go well with Windows Live Messenger. Microsoft is also releasing a headset called the LifeChat LX-2000. The VX-5000 will be available in June for $49.95 and the VX-500 and LX-2000 will hit shelves this month for $16.95 and $29.95. [Microsoft]