Sanyo releases a new Full HD Dual Camera Xacti, VPC-SH1, available in February, 2010. Based on the dual camera concept of offering photo and video functions in one camera unit, the new product is compact and enables wide-range shooting from wide angle to telephoto. The Sanyo Dual Camera series aims to provide customers with more enjoyable video experiences by offering cameras that allow users to easily capture both photo and video in daily life, as well as recording important events and occasions. By utilizing a convenient video format that can be easily handled on PC and Internet environments, and even on home TVs, the Sanyo Xactio VPC-SH1 camera is more than just a tool for capturing, viewing, and saving images.
Kodak introduces the new Kodak Playsport video camera, a rugged, durable and pocket-size HD video camera with an appetite for adventure. The Kodak Playsport video camera is specifically designed for consumers with active lifestyles, allowing them to capture full 1080p HD video - even underwater - with the touch of a button. The Kodak Playsport video camera is waterproof up to 10 feet and features built-in software and USB cable output so users can edit and easily share with family and friends through sites such as YouTube and Facebook. The Kodak Playsport also features electronic image stabilization and Kodak Imaging Science for sharper videos with vibrant colors and less blur.
As a leader in the high-definition camcorder category, Sony is introducing four hard disk drive Handycam camcorders with high-performance optics, large storage capacity and advanced technologies. The Sony HDR-XR520V, HDR-XR500V, HDR-XR200V and HDR-XR100 camcorder models preserve content in high resolution with 1920x1080 high-definition video recording and up to 12-megapixel still image capture. The flagship model includes a 240GB hard drive that holds up to 101 hours of HD video (LP mode), embedded GPS, a back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor, and improved optical image stabilization.
Digital Blue, an innovator in electronics and software for the youth and teen market, unveils exciting new products from its spring 2009 line up at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Digital Blue’s ensemble of electronic gear for kids and teens includes the NightVision Digital Video Camera and the U-Turn Digital Camera. Digital Blue will apply its expertise in value-priced digital and video cameras to create these and other imagination-inspiring lines in 2009. Features will include the following.
Social networking is all the rage with Sony’s new stylish cameras that make it easy to capture and upload MP4 video and still photos directly to the Web. The Sony MHS-CM1 and MHS-PM1 Webbie HD cameras capture daily events in high definition video (1440x1080/30p) and 5 megapixel still photos. Embedded software makes it possible to quickly upload content online in a few simple clicks. Two portable designs in three stylish colors - eggplant, orange and silver - reflect your personal style while capturing every wish-you-were-here moment.
Samsung Electronics unveils the SMX-F34, the company’s next generation YouTube compatible compact digital camcorder. Building on the success of the company’s well-received SC-MX20 camcorder, the SMX F34 offers users additional features and functionality, including built-in memory, digital still photo capability, and Samsung’s 42x Intelli-Zoom. Significantly more reliable than a standard digital zoom which negatively affects the quality of the image, Samsung’s new Intelli-Zoom allows users to go beyond the camcorder’s 34x optical zoom without sacrificing image quality. The Samsung SMX-F34 features a memory card slot for SD/SDHC and also offers 16GB of internal flash memory.
Samsung Electronics America extended its family of full-HD digital camcorders with four new models - the HMX-H106, HMX-H105, HMX-H104, and HMX-H100. Samsung’s new H-Series offer users high-performance, full HD video, a renowned Schneider Kreuznach Varioplan HD lens with Optical Image Stabilization, and industry leading design; however, most notable is the use of internal Solid State Drives to provide onboard memory. The Samsung HMX-H106 is Samsung’s new flagship full-HD digital camcorder, the world’s first to feature an internal 64GB Solid State Drive (SSD). Samsung’s renowned SSD technology offers a substantial advantage over the use of Hard Disk Drives (HDD) in a digital camcorder.
Canon USA announces an exciting new line of five VIXIA high definition and six standard definition camcorders, which are available in a variety of different recording formats, including Flash Memory. The camcorders retain Canon’s core imaging technologies, but add a wide selection of new features for enhanced image quality and added flexibility for sharing and storing memories. “Canon’s latest camcorder lineup features an exciting new array of advanced technologies that deliver superb image quality and easy operation,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon USA. “These new camcorders are available in a variety of recording formats, providing consumers a camcorder choice that complements any lifestyle or situation.”