Highlights from the 2014 LA Auto Show

Digital Cameras

Casio EXILIM EX-FH20

Casio has introduced a second high-speed EXILIM model to complement the EX-F1 announced earlier this year. The EXILIM EX-FH20 doesn't quite match its formidable sibling in terms of shooting rates, but at a lower price point and still achieving bursts of 40 fps plus high speed movie recording at up to 1,000 fps, it could well appeal to those looking to shoot fast-moving action while still keeping with an eye on their bank accounts.  Read More

Digital Foci Image Moments 6 digital photo frame

Digital Foci Inc is expanding its Image Moments line of digital photo frames with a new 5.7-inch model that boasts the highest pixel density digital photo frame on the market (140 PPI), includes an LED backlight to enhance color reproduction, stereo speakers and a low power consumption design.  Read More

Dell M109S projector

Dell’s latest offering for road warriors looking to lighten the load is the M109S Projector. Measuring 3.64” x 4.12” x 1.46” unit and weighing 0.80 lbs, the device boasts 858x600 SVGA native resolution, 800:1 contrast ratio and DLP display technology.  Read More

Cinemizer video glasses offer quality portable viewing for Nokia N96

The 115-gram Carl Zeiss cinemizer video glasses simulate a one-meter wide movie screen at two meters distance, and when connected to the new Nokia N96 mobile phone there's an added bonus - the TV signal from the integrated DVB-H receiver is displayed on the video eyewear without loss of quality.  Read More

Transformers sequel to be partially shot in IMAX

Director Michael Bay will shoot selected scenes from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen with IMAX cameras... and we can't think of too many films more worthy of the mega-format treatment. Due for release a in June next year, the follow-up to the 2007 action smash hit will blend IMAX footage with movie sequences shot in traditional 35mm which will be digitally re-mastered for IMAX cinemas. The re-mastered scenes will appear in the conventional "letterbox" format while the selected scenes (and you can bet they will be action-packed CGI moments) will expand to fill the entire IMAX screen.  Read More

Samsung announces Pixon 8MP touch-screen camera phone

Samsung is looking to satisfy consumers who want more than a second string performance from their mobile phone camera with the announcement of a new full-touch screen, 8-megapixel unit dubbed the Pixon. The slimline (13.8mm) design does look more like a camera than a phone and incorporates a number of features usually found only in the stand-alone camera realm such as face detection, shake-reduction and geo-tagging. The unit's 3.2 inch, 240x400 touch screen also enhances its photo browsing capability and with auto-focus, dual power LED Flash, a music player, FM Radio, Bluetooth connectivity and video recording at 30 fps (720 x 480) including slow motion playback, it looks to be another useful example of convergence in the mobile handset market.  Read More

Carl Zeiss Victory RF binoculars

Carl Zeiss has incorporated a laser rangefinder into its new Victory RF binoculars, providing hunters, hikers and birdwatchers with an all-in-one viewing solution in a compact form factor. The Victory 8x45 T RF and Victory 10x45 T RF binoculars feature a world first design that incorporates a folding bridge without separate transmission optics and boast fast rangefinding capabilities that can determine the distance from an object up to 200 meters (300 yards) away in less than one second with an accuracy down to one meter.  Read More

Smartparts 32 inch, WiFi digital picture frame

A digital photo frame is usually considered a nice addition to your living room side table, but for this behemoth you might well need to clear some wall space. Smartparts' recently announced SP3200WF is a 32 inch, WiFi enabled digital picture frame offering 1366x768 resolution and the ability to display RSS Feeds, PowerPoint slides or PDF files in addition to your favorite snaps and video with sound supplied via built-in speakers.  Read More

Samsung has announced a new USB wireless transfer solution for its digital camera range (P...

In-built Wi-Fi transfer capabilities have been surfacing in the digital camera market for some time and more recently Wi-Fi cards have been added to the mix. Now Samsung has come up with a new wireless solution for its digital camera range - the NaBee. Produced in conjunction with Alereon, the NaBee is a miniature dongle that plugs into the camera's USB port and wirelessly transfers data via a corresponding dongle on the computer.  Read More

SanDisk Extreme IV CompactFlash Card

SanDisk has used the Photokina trade fair to announce a 12.5-percent jump in speed (now 45 megabytes per second) and the addition of a 16-gigabyte version to its Extreme IV high-performance memory card line.  Read More

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