Pitched at the entry-level end of Olympus’ Traveller class of cameras, the new SZ-20 enters the point-and-shoot arena with a 12.5 x super wide-angle zoom and rather extensive feature package, set to persuade existing compact users to upgrade.
As well as touting an impressive focal range that spans from an equivalent reach of 24 to 300mm, the SZ-20, which on sale exclusively via Jessops, crams in reams of attractive features under its chunky, metal chassis.
One of the most bragged about assets is the hand-held Starlight Mode, designed to allow users to capture blur-free images in low-light [...]
Does it hurt your brain to look at the picture above? That’d be Chromium OS — running on a MacBook Air! Pretty much the definition of “worlds colliding,” this feat is brought to you by Hexxeh, whose most recent mind-warping project put Chrome on an iPad. The platform-mixing maestro says in this case everything works except Bluetooth, owing to a lack of support. But hearty souls who seek to follow in his footsteps, take heed: there’s no dual-boot option, and you will lose OS X — so perhaps this is a job for your now outdated model. Click the source link for 14 [...]
Goddard Space Flight Center have sent us this spectacular 16:9 panoramic high definition close-up of a recent gigantastic solar prominence. What you are seeing here occurred during 90 minutes on February 24, 2011.
When a rather large-sized (M 3.6 class) flare occurred near the edge of the Sun, it blew out a gorgeous, waving mass of erupting plasma that swirled and twisted over a 90-minute period. This event was captured in extreme ultraviolet light by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft. Some of the material blew out into space and other portions fell back to the surface. [...]
It’s been just over a year since Fujifilm went three dimensional with the release of its FinePix Real 3D camera, the W1. Now the company has announced its second 3D compact camera, the Finepix REAL 3D W3. Although it inherits some of the feature set from its predecessor, the W3 gets a larger LCD display and now records video in high definition, albeit at 720p. Fujifilm has also thrown in stereo sound recording for good measure.
3D has come a long way since Fujifilm brought its W1 compact camera to the market. Consumers are now being offered a multitude of different ways to enjoy the [...]
For most of us, holidaying in the sun means dusting off the trusty old camera and snapping some memorable moments around the pool or bar. But if your ancient photographic box is starting to become an embarrassment then a flurry of Lumix releases from Panasonic might be just what you need. There’s a rugged model, a couple with touchscreen displays, a couple ultra-wide angle lenses and some capable of full high definition video too. All are storage-friendly SDXC card compatible and include a host of automated settings to help get the best from any situation.
The Lumix DMC-LX5
The LX5 [...]
The laptops used by mobile gamers have to be powerful beasts in order to offer the kind of smooth, detailed graphics and slick gameplay exacting users demand. The latest example to make claim to the title of fastest laptop in the world is the X8100 from Taiwan’s Clevo. The credentials begin with a choice of three Core i7 processors, either one or two nVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics processors with SLI technology support, a 18.4in full high definition display, up to 8Gb DDR3 memory, space for up to three SATA drives and touch sensitive hot keys.
Clevo offers the gamer a choice of Intel [...]
Freeview HD has finally officially launched, bringing free high definition televisions through the airwaves with no need for a satellite or cable connection.
Although people will need a Freeview HD ready box, the subscription-free progression of Freeview will bring events like the World Cup in high definition to a huge audience.
“High definition television comes of age today with the launch of the new HD service from Freeview, the UK’s most popular digital TV platform,” said Freeview’s release.
“With the arrival of Freeview HD, millions of TV lovers will [...]
Virgin Media has announced that Film4 HD will launch first on its platform – with the cable giant also adding E4 HD to its burgeoning lineup of high definition channels.
With the launch of Freeview HD and satellite giant Sky’s focus on high definition channels, Virgin Media appears keen to remind people that it is not being left behind.
The launch of Film4 HD will be a major boon to the platform, with the popular free movies channel making its HD debut in this summer.
Cindy Rose, executive director of digital entertainment at Virgin Media, said: “Channel 4 has a great [...]
TechRadar has teamed up with Genius to give away five of its G-Shot HD550T high definition camcorders.
This tiny 5.0 megapixel marvel records video in stunning high definition 720p quality (1280×720 at 30 frames per second) and can take still 5.0 megapixel photographs thanks to its high-resolution CMOS sensor.
It also features a 3x digital zoom for a closer view of distant subjects.Its killer feature is a 3″ LTPS touch display, enabling effortless access to the camera’s menu system and touch Auto Exposure function. This allows exposure to be set by touching the area of the screen [...]