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Omron’s smile measurement technology

October 11, 2007 Facial recognition specialist OMROM has unveiled what is essentially a “smile detector” – a piece of software capable of objectively measuring smiles and giving them a percentage rating. On the surface it sounds like a novel idea, but there are some interesting practical applications for this technology ranging from market research to consumer electronics, where for example, cameras could be equipped with the ability to ensure that everyone in frame is smiling before a photograph is taken.  Read More

ICD-1300 projector

October 11, 2007 Project-a-Phone has launched the ICD-1300, an image capture and display system which allows users to screen a live display of their mobile device onto a computer via a USB cable, where content can then be recorded, projected on a screen, or uploaded to the Internet.  Read More

PicWash online photo retouching service

September 20, 2007 In real life we all do things to enhance our appearance – color our hair, wear make up, buy new clothes, apply skin lotions and even resort to cosmetic surgery. The entertainment industry has for years extended this into the realm of image reproduction by enhancing what we see in print, online and on film. It seems like a logical progression then, given we are spending so much of our lives online, that a service is has become available to help you look your best in cyberspace.  Read More

Advanced Amateur Model with vertical grip

September 10, 2007 Sony has only been in the digital SLR space for just on twelve months but today announced an impressive new addition to the Alpha digital SLR system in the form of the DSLR-A700. The A700 packs a 12.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, shutter speeds of up to 1/8,000th of a second and HDMI output for connection to HDTV along with a fast, newly developed auto-focus system and an optional vertical camera grip.  Read More

Image Moments 8 - landscape view

September 6, 2007 Digital photo frames are a booming market with over 1.7 million sold in the U.S. alone in 2006. The latest foray into the market from Digital Foci - the Image Moments 8 - offers 256MB internal memory, eight custom décor framing options and supports a wide range of memory card formats.  Read More

KODAK EASYSHARE HDTV Dock

September 4, 2007 Despite the myriad of benefits offered by the era of digital photography, one downside is that images can remain locked away on memory cards or buried within computer hard drives and never see the light of day. Kodak’s latest releases are designed to address this issue by facilitating simple capture and display options for viewing high-definition pictures on wide-screen HDTVs and digital picture frames.  Read More

Casio releases tiny 12-megapixel compact

September 4, 2007 In years gone by, we wondered what we were going to do with the huge amounts of data from our decadent five and seven-megapixel digital compact cameras. At such a minute level of detail, surely the megapixel war was over in the compact digital market. Nobody told Casio though, with their latest Exilim release packing a colossal 12-megapixel image sensor. Each shot at the EX-Z1200’s highest setting now takes up nearly 8mb of card storage, and you’ll now need a 4000x3000 pixel monitor if you want to display your holiday snaps at full resolution.  Read More

Hitachi’s ultra short throw CP-A100/ED-A100 LCD projector

September 2, 2007 It’s one of those things that you really have to see with your own eyes to fully comprehend – just how close Hitachi’s ultra short throw LCD projector can be to the screen. The figure of 42 cm for a 60 inch screen just doesn’t hit the brain with quite the same impact as seeing it because we really did a double-take. The CP-A100/ED-A100 LCD projector is the first of a new generation of projectors that may well “revolutionise the way that projectors are used in education and business” as the press hand-outs claim.  Read More

Hitachi’s Blu-ray Disc Camcorders

September 2, 2007 Officially announced just a month ago in Japan, Hitachi’s Blu-ray disc camcorders were one of the big hits at IFA this week. The camcorders use the world's highest resolution 5.3 megapixel CMOS sensor and store 1920x1080 Full HD video on 8cm Blu-ray disc media and hit stores across Europe in October. Two models will be available, both of which can output to display devices via HDMI port – one with a Blu-ray disc and Multiformat+ DVD burner drive that will store an hour of 1920x1080 footage; and the other a hybrid with the same drive plus a 30GB hard diskthat adds another four hours of full HD recording.  Read More

Casio shows prototype of the world’s fastest digital camera

September 3, 2007 UPDATED - NEW IMAGES - Casio has used the IFA expo in Berlin to unveil a prototype design of what can be reasonably expected to be the world’s fastest digital camera. Though its key specs are nothing special - 6.0 megapixels and 12x optical zoom with image stabilization - the prototype has a new high speed CMOS sensor and high speed LSI image processing chip and can shoot still images at a remarkable 60 frames per second and VGA resolution movies at 300 frames per second, offering ultra-slow motion replay to non-professionals for the first time.  Read More

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