Kodak Announces Three New Camera, HDTV Dock and Digital Picture Frame

Submitted by lalit on August 30, 2007 - 9:06am.

The Kodak EASYSHARE V1253 and V1233 are both 12-megapixel cameras with 3X zoom, face detection technology, image stabilization, and can shoot 720p video (30fps). The V1253 has 3.1” LCD screen and will cost $299 where as the V1233 has 2.5” LCD screen and will cost $249. Both the cameras are available now in retail stores. The high-zoom EASYSHARE Z812 is an 8-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization, ISO up to 3200, face detection technology, smart scene mode and 12x optical zoom. The camera is available now for $299.
Kodak also announced HDTV Dock, which connects to your HDTV for viewing pictures from Kodak cameras, SD cards and USB drives. The Dock comes with remote control to manage the slideshow. The HDTV Dock will be available in October for $99. The 10” digital picture frame SV1011 was also announced. The frame has 16:9 aspect ratio and 800 X 480 resolution. The frame has 128MB memory for storing image or video. The SV1011 will cost $199 and is available now.

Nikon’s Flagship Compact Digital Camera Coolpix P5100

Submitted by lalit on August 30, 2007 - 8:37am.

The P5100 is an update to P5000 and the camera employs the new EXPEED image processor. The camera has 12.1-megapixel sensor, 3.5X zoom, Optical image stabilization, ISO up to 3200 (at 5-megapixel), 2.5” LCD screen, manual focus, 26 shooting modes and 5 white balance settings. The camera supports SDHC and can records movie at 30 frames per seconds. The camera has in-built distortion correction which works real time to correct the live preview as well as stored images. The camera will be available in September for 299 pounds.

Nikon Coolpix P50 Aimed at Prosumers

Submitted by lalit on August 30, 2007 - 8:21am.

The Coolpix P50 is a compact digital camera aimed at photographers after bit more control. The camera has 8.1-megapixel sensor, software stabilization, ISO up to 2000, 3.6X zoom, 2.4” LCD screen, 21 shooting modes, Manual focus and EXPEED image processor. The camera will be available in September for 199 pounds. There will be two-color choices black or silver.

Nikon’s Second Camera with Image Stabilized Lens S700

Submitted by lalit on August 30, 2007 - 8:08am.

The second metal-bodied compact Nikon with image-stabilized lens is the S700. The camera has 12-megapixel sensor, 3x zoom, EXPEED image processor, 2.7” anti reflective screen, ISO up to 3200, 21 shooting modes and SDHC card slot. The S700 power-up with in 0.9 seconds and has shutter release time lag of 0.005 seconds. The camera will be available in fourth quarter for 279 pounds.

Nikon Announces World’s Smallest Camera with Optical Image Stabilization

Submitted by lalit on August 30, 2007 - 7:49am.

Nikon claims that COOLPIX S510 is world’s smallest digital camera with optical image stabilization. The camera has 8.1-megapixel sensor, EXPEED image processor, ISO up to 2000, 2.5” anti-reflective screen, 3X zoom, 21 shooting modes and SDHC card slot. The power-up time is 0.7 second and Nikon claims that it’s the fastest in world for a compact camera. There are three colors choices silver, pink and black. The camera will be available in September for 199 pounds.

Nikon Announces Coolpix S51c/S51

Submitted by lalit on August 30, 2007 - 7:37am.

Nikon has released two new S-series cameras the S51c and the S51. The two cameras are exactly same with only one difference, the S51c, which is priced at 229 pounds has WiFi connectivity and the S51, which is priced at 199 pounds is without WiFi. The other features on both the cameras are 8.1-megapixel sensor, 3x zoom, 3” anti-reflective screen, EXPEED digital image processor, SDHC card slot, ISO up to 1600 and VR-stabilized optics. The cameras will be available in September.

Rumor: Apple to Announce Custom Ringtones, HD Content and Movie Rentals

Submitted by lalit on August 29, 2007 - 10:38pm.

Apple will announce new Ringtone feature for iPhone users. AlleyInsider claims that their source says, “user will be able to make ringtones out of the songs they’ve already purchased from iTunes and Universal songs won’t be available for this feature. New line of iPods will also be introduced.” Since the iPhone was first announced in January there have been rumors that Apple will sell ringtones through its iTunes Store and iPhone user can add new ringtones. The other rumor which is making rounds is that  Apple will add HD content and movie rental service to iTunes. The reason behind this rumor is the fact that Akamai, Apple's Internet content partner, has announced that it is adding HD video to its internet distribution offerings. Few more rumors added to the list of rumors for upcoming Apple event.

Rumor: Apple to Launch Wireless iTunes Store

Submitted by lalit on August 29, 2007 - 9:55pm.

Rumor mill has been in full force since news about the Apple’s event went public. Everything has been speculated from iPod nano to Macbook Slim to iPhone nano. The latest rumor is about wireless iTunes store that will allow the music to be downloaded directly to the iPhone or upcoming wireless iPods (rumor). We will definitely see over the air download feature in iTunes but will it be released of September 5th, I am not at all sure about that. The only thing certain about the upcoming Apple’s event is that new iPods will be released.

Emtec Announces Multimedia Hard Drive: Movie Cube-R

Submitted by lalit on August 29, 2007 - 9:22pm.

Emtec today announced its new Movie Cube-R Multimedia hard drive. You can get up to 500GB of storage space and the price starts at about $300 for 160GB hard drive. The Movie Cube-R boasts video-in and video-out ports to hook up your TV directly to the drive. You can view and records content on the drive without connecting it to a computer. It also has USB and Ethernet support for hook-up to computer or your network. The audio formats supported by the drive are MP3, WMA and OGG. Video formats supported are MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Divx and Xvid.

Via Engadget

AMIMON Launches Wireless HD Chipsets

Submitted by lalit on August 29, 2007 - 8:17pm.

AMIMON today announced the availability of its Wireless High-Definition (WHDI) chipset. The WHDI chipset can be embedded into electronic devices such as LCD and plasma HDTV or High-Def DVD players allowing wireless streaming of uncompressed HD video and audio. WHDI supports delivery of uncompressed 1080p and has a range of 30 meters. Devices based on this technology will be show at IFA and will be available by next year.