Consider this Microsoft’s ultimate blessing, or merely a way to guarantee household name recognition. Whatever the case, the company’s next-gen Apollo OS is not only powering HTC’s newest mobile movement, it’s also the headliner. That’s right, as clunky as it may initially seem, Windows Phone 8X is the official moniker of the OEM’s brightly hued flagship series, an alphabetical denomination that puts it on premium standing with the One X line. And thanks to the loosened spec restraints made possible by WP8, this modern-minded, unibodied beaut reps a 4.3-inch [...]
Thought Canon was done with the point-and-shoot updates after refreshing its ELPH lineup last month? Think again, as the company is updating its PowerShot A-Series shooters with six new models in a variety of colors. All the cameras pack a 16-megapixel sensor, 28mm wide angle lens and can take 720p video. First up is the A4000 IS, which brings image stabilization, 8X optical zoom and a 3-inch LCD for $200 later this month. The A3400 IS and A2400 IS make their debuts in March, and bring the same image stabilization as the 4000, but have a lesser 5X optical zoom. Additionally, the 3400 packs a 3-inch [...]
We know that this time of year can be pretty annoying and stressful for everyone, so we’re here to help out with the heartbreaking process of gadget buying for the school-aged crowd. Today, we’ve got our optical viewfinders set firmly on digital cameras — and you can head to the Back to School hub to see the rest of the product guides as they’re added throughout the month. Be sure to keep checking back — at the end of the month we’ll be giving away a ton of the gear featured in our guides — and hit up the hub page right here!
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Brace yourself, Samsung has new point-and-shoots to fill in what little pockets of consumerism weren’t intrigued by any of the company’s five CES shooters… or even the five more announced just weeks later. First up is the PL20 (pictured left). A 14 megapixel CCD sensor, 27mm wide angle lens, 5x zoom, digital image stabilization, 720p 24fps HD video with Smart Filters. That one comes out in March for a penny under $120, with a choice of silver, pink, black, and tomato red (Sammy’s description). For the ES80, subtract two megapixels from the sensor, nix the HD recording, [...]
Eschewing the CCD of the past, Canon’s new PowerShot lineup — we know, it sounds like a familiar tune, but hear us out, these are new — all boast a 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensors. The quartet enjoys the 12.1 megapixel HS (High Sensitivity) sensor introduced a year ago with S90 and G11. In fact, the ELPH nomenclature has nixed “digital,” “SD,” and “IS” in favor of the more simplistic (but still elongated) “ELPH HS.” So without further ado, the PowerShot ELPH 500 HS features a 3.2-inch touch panel screen, 4.4x optical zoom, ultra-wide [...]
Thought Panasonic was done unleashing Lumix point-and-shoots for a bit? Us too, but apparently the compact cam fun isn’t over yet. Yep, in addition to the eight it released earlier this month at CES, the company has four new ones for your eyes only tonight. Naturally, we’ve got all the important details and few glossy shots below. Oh, and if that’s not enough for ya, you can always hit the break for the full press releases.
Up first are two new powerful shooters joining the ZS family: the DMC-ZS10 and DMC-ZS8. Like the previous ZS cams, the 14.1 megapixel ZS10 has a 24mm [...]
These days, a phone isn’t worth having if it doesn’t have a top-notch snapper strapped to its back.
We’ve rounded up the crème de la crème of camera phones and delved a little deeper than simple megapixels to establish what handsets should be on any self-respecting mo-pho’s (mobile photographer’s) wishlist.
Here are our recommended 10 best camera phones for 2010.
1. Nokia N8
Nokia is fond of using a snazzy Carl Zeiss lens to lend credibility to its camera-phones and the Nokia N8 is no exception.
Its massive image sensor (the biggest of any smartphone currently [...]
We all know webcams, even wireless ones, but the CEREVO CAM live! is claiming to be the first to offer live streaming directly to USTREAM, no PC required. It transmits over Wi-Fi or 3G, letting you send live streams from pretty much anywhere.
The 9MP camera shoots in four quality modes ranging from HD (1,280 × 720) down to what they call “Web” quality: 320 x 240. It can also upload MPEG-4 directly to YouTube. The cam sells for $216 in Japan with a special USTREAM bundle that includes a wide-angle lens, tripod and more storage for an additional $20. Older versions of the CEREVO CAM [...]
TechRadar has teamed up with Creative to offer lucky TechRadar readers the chance to win one of five third generation Vado HD pocket camcorders worth £129.99 each.
The new 3rd generation Vado HD is designed to offer one-touch HD video recording for people who don’t want to mess around with fiddly full-size camcorders. You simply turn it on and press the red record button to start and stop recording.
The wide angle lens helps you get as much into shot as possible, and you can record up to two hours of high definition footage (1280 x 720) on the 4GB internal storage drive.
Once you’ve [...]
Pitched at family snappers and travellers looking for a lot of power in a compact body, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 is the follow-up to the popular DMC-TZ6.
The svelte Lumix DMC-TZ8 offers a 12.1 megapixel sensor with a proper 12x optical zoom, along with the clever widgets we’ve come to expect from Panasonic.
As well as the latest iteration of Panasonic’s image stabilisation technology, the Lumix DMC-TZ8 has intelligent exposure and AF modes, along with a flexible 25-300mm lens and HD movie mode.
At the same time, the Lumix DMC-TZ8 enables you to tweak exposure via a PASM dial [...]