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HD video cam with 120GB drive records 50 hours

June 20, 2008 It’s only a moment ago that a 120GB hard drive in a laptop signified a state-of-the-art machine. Now JVC Victor in Japan is planning to release a new Everio GZ-HD40video camera with a 120GB hard drive early next month for around JPY150,000 (USD$1400). With a 120GB of storage, the GZ-HD40 can hold 50 hours of full high-definition AVCHD (1920x1080i) video, the longest HD recording time of any camera available , remarkably all packed into a tiny 455g body.  Read More

Flip Video Mino

June 18, 2008 In May last year we praised Pure Digital's Flip Video camera for its simplicity, ease of use and instant YouTube upload facility. Now, the Flip has been upgraded - and downsized - with the release of the Flip Video Mino, a 2GB flash video camera that's smaller than the average cell phone, with a 1.5 inch LCD screen and flip-out USB connector for immediate uploading.  Read More

JVC Everio GZ-HD30

JVC has announced three new models for their Everio range of HD camcorders - the entry-level GZ-HD10, the GZ-HD30 and the GZ-HD40. All three models feature a newly-developed CMOS sensor, JVC's first departure from the CCD array.  Read More

Wingscapes BirdCam digital camera

Backyard birdwatchers will love this wildlife spy-cam from Wingscapes. The motion-activated BirdCam is designed to capture video and digital photos of birds and small animals while you’re not around to see them.  Read More

Eye-Fi wireless SD memory card range

The makers of the world’s first wireless SD memory card for digital cameras have complemented the original offering with two additional devices tailored to meet specific user needs. The original Eye-Fi (now called Eye-Fi Share) is joined by the Eye-Fi Explore, which adds geographic location tags to each photo, and the Eye-Fi Home, which is aimed specifically at home users.  Read More

OpticPro A360 large-format scanner

Plustek's new OpticPro A360 is a large-format scanner designed to combine ease of use and advanced networking capabilities with the ability to scan an A3 page in just 2.4 seconds (color at 300 dpi).  Read More

HoloVizio system
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Holografica's HoloVizio technology provides multiple viewers with a three-dimensional display that naturally changes as people shift their perspective. The technology is being researched by the 3.7 million EU-funded Coherent Project, which aims to provide a networked holographic audio-visual platform to support real-time collaborative 3D interaction between geographically distributed teams.  Read More

The Canon SELPHY CP770

June 4, 2008 For happy snappers who want those photos printed NOW, Canon's compact SELPHY CP770 features a bucket-like carrier basket to store the paper and ink, along with a power cord, while the optional battery makes the printer completely portable so that photos can be printed anywhere.  Read More

For those who still think in 35mm equivalents, the V20 has a 36-180mm zoom.

PENTAX’s new US$300 Optio V20 is designed to help overcome one of happysnapping’s greatest problems – blinking subjects. The 'Digital Shake Reduction' reaches new levels too, and compensates not just for the snappers shaking hands, but moving subjects too, and if your hands are shaking when you play back the images it will compensate for those movements too.  Read More

Planon Printstik portable printer

Planon, maker of the DocuPen ultra-portable color scanner, has released a highly portable 1" x 10.75" x 1.9"printer designed for use with smart phones and other Bluetooth enabled devices. The “Printstik” holds a cartridge roll of 20 pages of paper and can print up to three pages per minute.  Read More

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