Sharp's got a new mini camera module ready to be crow-barred into the tiny spaces inside cell phones. But it's no ordinary camera unit. It's 3-D capable, chaps. Sexters and armchair Hugh Hefner wannabes just got their killer tech.
Nikon just refreshed its D300 digital SLR camera into the D300s, with 720p video-shooting powers, a quieter shutter and in-video auto-focus. It's neat and all, but it has us wondering where else can next-gen DLSRs go?
Here's a question: If you're building a video-capable successor to the wildly successful iPhone 3G and you choose new hardware that supports 720p-resolution video recording, then why do you cripple it to just VGA resolution?
Just weeks after being purchased by Cisco, Flip appears to be releasing a new device in its hugely successful range of pocket-friendly digital palmcorders. The Ultra HD was purchased at Best Buy for $200 by a fan, who spared no time posting all about it on his Web site. Although the Ultra HD's specs are an improvement on previous Flip camcorders, it's got a lot of competition courtesy of upcoming devices from Genius and Kodak.
Samsung's Omnia HD, rolled out at Mobile World Congress, brings one fantastic new feature to the world of cellphone video-making: It shoots in 720p high-definition. And that's a first, and a welcome one at that--if only because it heralds an end to the grainy, poor-resolution video shot in 4:3 ratio from current cellphone digital cameras.
Kodak's taken the guts of its Zi6 pocket camcorder and uprated them into the new Zx1. It's a candybar-shaped device with Motorola-RAZR-like metal controls and it shoots video at 720p. Those controls are a little curious, but they're probably needed to help the camera earn its IP43 weather-resistant certification.
This isn't Casio's [CSIOF] first super-fast frame rate camera, but it's the more economical of the two that the company now offers. The EX-FH20 is a compact and light version of its bigger brother, the EX-F1. The still shooter captures images at 9MP, but can double as a pretty capable video cam in a pinch. It shoots video at 720p and records at a rate that Casio says exceeds 1000 frames per second. In still burst mode, it can shoot 40 frames per second.