Good news for all those looking to purchase new cameras or lenses for this coming holiday, Olympus will reportedly be getting ready its DSLRs and lenses to be released for the holidays this year. Olympus will release what it calls the world’s smallest zoom lens, its 600mm zoom lens. The brand will also announce its new DSLR, the 12-megapixel Olympus E-5 DSLR that comes with a new TruePic 5 processor, records 720p video at 30 frames per second and a mic jack.
Olympus will reportedly be releasing the Olympus E-P2, E-5 DSLR before the end of this year. Apparently, Olympus will be announcing these coming devices tomorrow. The M-Zuiko ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 (150-600mm equivalent at 35mm) is also rumored to be releasing. It weighs 15.16 ounces and measures 2.75 inches in diameter and 4.56 inches long. These new lenses will be able to record in HD without making any extraordinary noise. These will be sold for about $900. There will also be the M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 (80-300mm at 35mm) lens which will be available for $300.
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Finally, Verizon Wireless has unleashed the FRG22D Build of Android 2.2 manual update for the Motorola Droid. Owners of the Motorola Droid have been patiently waiting for a while now for this update. The new update will allow the Motorola Droid owners to have access to several features not present on the prone before.
The manual update of the FRG22D Build of Android 2.2 will allow Motorola Droid users to finally download Adobe Flash 10.1 that is currently available in the Android market. The reason this is called a manual update is because not all Motorola Droid owners will get the Android 2.2 [Froyo] Build FRG22D over the air as Verizon is taking its time in sending it.
The FRG22D Build of Android 2.2 is available to be downloaded manually on the Google Servers. For those who are not willing to wait for Verizon to release the update to their Motorola Droid units can proceed to the Google Servers to download the update manually.
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Small seems to be the new favorite size, with the smallest media player just announced, and now SanDisk launches its new iSSD which is the world’s smallest yet. iSSD comes from SSD, which stands for Solid State Drive. A Solid State Drive can be said to be an internal hard drive. SanDisk unveiled its newest device, iSSD, which is a set of embedded solid state drives (SSD). What’s interesting with these drives is that they are really small, some say as small as a postage stamp.
Though the iSSDs are small, they come with full capabilities. For starters, the drives offer to its users higher capacities and promise a way better performance that one could get from the usual storage solutions. As small as it is, SanDisk reported that these iSSD are designed for mobile computing platforms, as in ultra portable laptops, slim notebooks, or tablets. It is the first flash SSD device that can support the industry standard SATA interface. The SanDisk iSSD features a 160MB/sec sequential read and 100MB/sec sequential write speeds. It will be released in capacities from 4GB to 64GB.
When it comes to media, it’s either Blu-Ray or HD that is doing the rounds. While Blu-Ray seems to be the ultimate format for media players, HD seems to be the favorite format when it comes to cameras. Speaking of HD camcorders, Sanyo recently launched its new PD2BK pocket camera.
Pocket cameras seem to be the trend these days. It used to be just small camcorders that can fit in your pocket. That has evolved to pocket camcorders with High Definition quality, meaning that these camcorders have the ability to record high definition videos. It’s hard to believe that this has been implemented in a small camcorder like this.
Over the past few weeks, several brands have been unveiling their small HD camcorders. From Kodak to Panasonic, pocket camcorders seem to be the trend these days. Let’s talk about this Sanyo pocket camcorder, the PD2BK. This camcorder can film full 1080p at 30fps and can take shots of 10-megapixel. There’s a 3x optical zoom and a 37mm wide-angle lens. The Sanyo VPC-PD2BK will be released in September.
It comes to no surprise that Canon has emerged as the number one brand when it comes to digital imaging. The brand’s marketing value is growing thanks to quality products released by Canon. Speaking of quality products, Canon was recently awarded for its products at a recent electronics’ award function. Canon recently unveiled new Pixma multifunction printers.
The new Pixma multifunction printers, the PIXMA MG6150 and PIXMA MG815 allows for movie prints to be printed through the printer, but this only works with the supported Canon EOS digital SLR cameras.
The printers feature the Intelligent Touch System that allows the PIXMA MG6150 and PIXMA MG815 to be switched on based on finger touches. Its control panel also uses touch-sensitive buttons. By having this feature, Canon hopes that its users would enjoy using the printers as this feature helps in making the PIXMA MG6150 and PIXMA MG815 function quicker. Canon’s PIXMA MG6150 and PIXMA MG815 are already available in stores now.
Seems to be the season of camera launches; brands are coming forward every week to unveil their new digital camera models. The latest brand Olympus recently announced its FE-4050 and FE-5050 digital cameras. This announcement comes after Olympus announced another camera, the mju-7050 digital camera.
The Olympus FE-4050 and FE-5050 digital cameras come in a nice and stylish design. Let’s talk more about the cameras individually. Starting with the FE-4050 digital camera, it features a 12-megapixel CCD Sensor. The digital camera is equipped with a 4x optical zoom lens with 27mm wide angle. Meanwhile, the Olympus FE-5050 is a 14-megapixel digital camera. It comes with the TruePicIII image processing engine. Not forgetting, its 2.7-inch LCD display. It also has a 5x zoom lens with 26mm wide angle.
These Olympus digital cameras feature 6 Magic Filters that are used to add special effects to the shots taken. Also present on the cameras are other features notably the iAUTO function that helps to analyze the current composition and then it optimizes camera settings automatically. The Olympus FE-4050 and FE-5050 will be available soon in several colors.
Canon recently presented new cameras that are set to release later this year. The PowerShot S95 was the first to be announced by Canon. It is the successor of Canon’s previous PowerShot S90 digital camera. It is a 10-megapixel digital camera. It also supports full-HD 1080p video recording.
The SX130 IS and the Ixus 1000 HS were also announced. With the new Ixus 1000 HS digital camera, Canon finally celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Digital IXUS series. The Ixus 1000 HS is a 10-megapixel digital camera that comes with a 10x optical zoom. The camera supports full-HD video recording in 1080p.
The SX130 IS digital camera happens to be the cheapest model of the new cameras announced. It will be released at the end of this month. It is the successor of the SX 120 IS digital camera. The SX130 IS is a 12-megapixel camera with a 12x zoom.
With the Motorola Charm’s release announced, all eyes are now on the next Motorola device. With that in mind, Motorola’s new Android-based phone has been spotted again. This time, based on the picture we came to know that AT&T will be releasing this phone.
Going under the model name Chindi, this MotoBlur smartphone will soon be launched with AT&T soon. Back in June, Motorola announced that they will be soon releasing a phone that looks similar to the one in the picture and the phone would be named FlipOut. Based on the picture as well, it is safe to say the phone carries a 3-megapixel camera.
The Motorola Chindi is a slider phone with its keypad sliding in and out. Many say it’s not a sliding keypad but swivel motion is what the phone has. With this device, experts are predicting Android 2.1 will be its operating system. It will also have seven customizable home screens and live wallpapers. It will have Flash lite support for the Web browser. Stay tuned for more official details.
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Nikon recently unveiled two new digital cameras from their Coolpix line. The two new models, the S1100pj and S5100 are both Coolpix cameras that come with interesting features. Both cameras are said to be affordable and notably the S5100 which is a simple point-n-shoot camera is for those who are looking to try their first digital camera.
The Nikon Coolpix S5100 is a 12-megapixel digital camera. It features a 5x optical zoom lens and 4-way VR image stabilization. There’s also a 2.7-inch LCD on this Nikon camera. The camera supports 720p HD video recording. This camera will be available for about $179.95 and is expected to be a huge consumers’ favorite.
The Coolpix S1100pj forms part of Nikon’s “Projector” line of compact digital cameras. The camera offers a 14-lumen internal projector that is able to display a 47-inch picture up to 7 feet away on a flat surface. For its camera features, it comes with 14-megapixel of resolution and a big 3.0-inch LCD display. This one will be available for $349.95.
Canon has been in the news recently. After having won awards for outstanding performance, the digital imaging brand is back in the news and this time it concerns none other than the rumored PowerShot G12. The latter has been a rumor for a while now and we’ve just had a picture leak of the upcoming camera.
Based on the leaked picture, several assumptions have already been made regarding the device. The PowerShot G12 now has a smaller body which explains the disappearance of the viewfinder. The online community has since been trying to analyze the picture and turns out; a lot of other rumored features are also missing from the camera.
The Canon PowerShot G12 definitely doesn’t have an optical viewfinder. Many are speculating that this might be due to the fact that Canon wants a smaller design for the PowerShot G12. This might also be the cause of the other features’ disappearance. It still has the pop-up flash though. Let’s just hope that Canon made the announcement soon together with the most awaited EOS 60D.