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PMA 2011, Las Vegas set to open its doors to the public for the first time

The dates for 2011’s PMA International Convention and Trade Show have been confirmed. In an unexpected twist, rather than being held in its traditional first quarter slot, the convention has been moved from February to September. The event will now be taking place September 8-10, 2011, in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The shift in dates has been attributed to changes in “industry buying cycles and technology developments." More significant, though, is the announcement that the convention will be open to the public on September 10, with photo enthusiasts welcome throughout the day.  Read More

The Sanyo Xacti DMX-CA100

Sanyo has confirmed it will be expanding its range of gun-shaped Dual Camera Xacti devices this month with the launch of the DMX-CA100 - a full HD Dual camera suitable for underwater use. Able to withstand up to 3 meters of water, the Sanyo DMC-CA100 will have the capacity to record up to 60 minutes of full HD video MPEG-4 files (1920 x 1080 pixels). This device will also be able to capture 14-megapixel still images. Available in black, yellow or pink, sales for the Sony Xacti DMX-CA100 will start at the end of June 2010. Final prices have yet to be announced.  Read More

Toshiba Europe has announced a waterproof addition to its Camileo range of camcorders, the...

Toshiba Europe has announced a waterproof addition to its Camileo range of camcorders. Designed for active sports people, adventure travelers and active families, the BW10 full HD sportcam can withstand immersion in the wet stuff to a depth of about 6.5 feet and shoots in full HD with image stabilization.  Read More

The Snake Scope camera lets you see into hard-to-get-at places

Perhaps you’re wondering if that earring you dropped really did go down the furnace vent. Or maybe you want to check if there’s a mouse’s nest beyond that suspicious-looking hole in your baseboards. Or hey, maybe you just think it would be neat to see what it looks like inside that mountain tunnel on your model railroad. Whatever the case, a nifty new product called the Flexible Snake Scope USB Camera will allow you to peek into areas way too small to accommodate your giant head.  Read More

The Redrock MicroRemote accepts an Apple iPhone to display detailed focus information

Redrock Microsystems, a manufacturer of cinema-quality camera accessories for digital filmmakers, has unveiled its new MicroRemote focus control system for use on DV and HD DSLR cameras. The wireless system includes an iPhone-compatible remote control unit, base station, motorized focus ring, and a sonar rangefinder.  Read More

Flip SlideHD gets more viewing real estate via a touch-enabled 3-inch widescreen

The Flip portable camcorder has a new form factor. In its first major redesign since hitting the camcorder market, the Flip SlideHD gets more viewing real estate via a touch-enabled 3-inch widescreen which, as the name suggests, slides out, resting on an angle for playback. The new Flip also has 16GB memory for up to four hours of HD video recording, double that of any of its predecessors.  Read More

JVC's new ProHD GY-HM790 professional shoulder or studio camcorder

JVC has announced a new addition to its ProHD line of camcorders and will be showing it off at the forthcoming NAB 2010 show in Las Vegas. Capable of shooting in high definition 1080p, the GY-HM790 ships with a 14x Canon HD lens, records to SDHC via dual slots and benefits from a host of modular possibilities.  Read More

Toshiba's CAMILEO compact camcorders

Toshiba is heading for the U.S. compact digital camcorder market with the introduction of the full-HD Camelio range. Due to hit stores on April 19, the new line is made up of the pocket-sized, 3.5 ounce S20 and two compact touch-screen models - the H30 and X100. All units include HDMI output, 3-inch LCD monitor, Internet upload hotkey and support for SD/SDHC memory cards.  Read More

The Samsung HMX-U20 features a 3x optical zoom, 2'LCD screen and ergonomic design

Samsung has unveiled its second generation foray into the ever increasing pocket camcorder market. The follow up models to the HMX-U10 both feature 2” LCD screens and are able to capture 1920x1080 HD video at 30fps.The HMX-U20 offers the added extra of a 3x optical zoom.  Read More

Sony's new prosumer-level HDRAX2000 video camera

New release prosumer level cameras of today boast features even more impressive than those found on professional cameras of just a few years ago – and at a fraction of the cost. Sony’s new HDRAX2000 prosumer video camera is a case in point, and it's one of the first professional video cameras that records using the AVCHD format.  Read More

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