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JVC issues Everio GZ-HM400 Full HD camcorder in Japan

JVC issues Everio GZ-HM400 Full HD camcorder in Japan



Lookie here -- time for yet another HD camcorder in the quickly expanding Everio family. Launched today in the Land of the Rising Sun, the JVC Everio GZ-HM400 is a Full HD shooter with a 10.3 megapixel CMOS sensor, 2.8-inch flip-out LCD, 32GB of built-in storage, an SD / SDHC expansion slot, HDMI output, a 10x optical zoom and a fairly preposterous (in a good way) 600fps slo-mo mode, just like that ultra-sleek GZ-X900 we peeked back in March. The unit can also snap 9 megapixel still shots and hold nearly three hours of Full HD content before needing a USB-led cleansing. Indeed, this here camcorder mimics the aforesaid GZ-X900 in pretty much every way save for design, and it's expected on Japanese store shelves early next month for ¥110,000 ($1,157).


[Via Akihabara News]
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Nikon D3000 entry-level DSLR unveiled

Nikon D3000 entry-level DSLR unveiled


Compared to the Nikon D300s also announced today the new D3000 isn't much to write home about, but it's still a pretty solid DSLR for $600 -- you're getting a 10.2 megapixel sensor, 11-point autofocus system, a 230k pixel screen, a new Guide Mode that should make it easier on beginners, and an 18-55 NIKKOR VR lens. Nice enough, but we're sure Nikon will forgive us for lusting after the D300s instead. Full PR after the break.




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Wearable iRes uCorder keeps the voyeur working hard

Wearable iRes uCorder keeps the voyeur working hard



Mind you, this ain't the first wearable camcorder we've come across, but it's definitely amongst the first that isn't meant to be seen by anyone. iRes Technologies isn't going so far as to call this a peeping Tom's dream, but the uCorder definitely fits the bill. Measuring in at just 3.5-inches high, 1-inch wide and 0.5-inches thick, the IRDC150 (1GB of built-in memory) and IRDC250 (2GB) are both designed to sit slyly within the casual shirt pocket, sleeve or fifth pocket[TM]. Amazingly, the camera can shoot VGA quality clips as well as capture audio in WAV, with the big fellow capable of storing up to seven hours of Erin Andrews, er, undercover drug bust footage. Get your peep on for $80 (1GB) or $100 (2GB).


[Via Wired]
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Nikon D300s officially announced -- 720p/24 movie mode with autofocus and mic input

Nikon D300s officially announced -- 720p/24 movie mode with autofocus and mic input

Well well, Nikon managed to keep the big secret about the new D300s under wraps even as everything else was leaked in the past few weeks: the new $1,799.95 body will shoot 24fps 720p video with contrast-detect autofocus and offers an external mic input. That's basically every would-be DSLR videographer's major wishlist right there -- sure, 1080p would have been nice, but we'll take better sound over a couple more lines of resolution any day. Other highlights include a 12.3 megapixel DX sensor, 51-point autofocus, and 7fps burst shooting, as well as those dual CF and SD card slots and a 920k pixel screen. Yeah, it's looking like a real beast -- that DX sensor probably doesn't have Canon 5D Mark II fans worried, but if you're looking to get into DSLR video this looks like the new cam to beat.

Update: Digital Photography Review has a brief hands-on with the camera, clarifying that the contrast-detection autofocus isn't the quickest, and like we learned with the Olympus E-P1 you'll need to use an external mic when shooting to avoid the ever-present 'shhhk' sound. Also of note is continuous shooting, which has been given a boost to seven frames per second -- eight if you have the battery grip -- compared to D300 and that it has the same memory card door as the D700.

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Free Elisha Cuthbert iPhone Wallpaper


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iPhone Suicide Victim's Family Paid $52,000, and $4,400/year After

Company hopes that payment will lay matter to rest

Apple and its Chinese iPhone manufacturer Foxconn made headlines when an employee Danyong Sun committed suicide. The circumstances were anything but ordinary. Mr. Sun had been given a set of never-before-seen iPhone fourth generation prototypes to deliver for testing. He lost one of these prototypes and was subsequently the victim of a burglary and assault, reportedly by his employer's security division. He then committed suicide.

Following initial statements by Foxconn and Apple, new details have emerged. Foxconn has announced that it will pay off the family of Mr. Sun in hopes of laying the matter quietly to rest. It has agreed to pay his parents a lump sum of $52,000 and a yearly payment of $4,400 for the rest of their lives.

The government is still investigating the incident. Apple says it will wait until that investigation finishes before it takes action. The main subject of the investigations is Mr. Gun Qinmin a security supervisor. Mr. Qinmin insists that he's innocent, though he admits to sending people to search Mr. Sun's office.

The average salary of a worker in one of China's cities was 5,000 yuan ($3,560 USD) in 2007.

[via Daily Tech]

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Kodak Easyshare Z950 digital camera

Kodak Easyshare Z950 digital camera

Kodak Easyshare Z950 digital camera


It makes us wonder whether camera companies do consult with one another as to when they ought to release their products, as Panasonic had a barrage of cameras earlier this week, followed by Kodak's offerings this time round. The Easyshare Z950 digital camera will be the latest addtition to the Z-Series family, where it will come with the following features :-




  • 12-megapixel sensor

  • 10X image stabilised Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon optical zoom lens

  • Smart Capture feature

  • Fast click-to-capture speed (<0.3 seconds)

Out later this September for £199.99 apiece, this looks set to be an ordinary, entry-level point-and-click shooter.

(Via Kodak.)

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Kodak's 1080p Zi8 HD pocket camcorder in hand

Kodak's 1080p Zi8 HD pocket camcorder in hand

Yeah, you don't really need 1080p in a compact like this. You know it, we know it. Kodak probably knows it too. Still, it's always pretty wild to pick up a little piece like this and know it can shoot to a native resolution that our parents can't even pronounce. The new Zi8 is certainly bulky for a 'pocket' camcorder, but makes up for it by sporting a rechargeable battery, line-in audio jack, HDMI out, 2.5-inch LCD and even keeping the pop-out USB plug around for old times sake. The perks of face recognition for improved exposure and gyroscope-based image stabilization are also pretty snazzy at this $180 pricepoint. We still aren't quite sold on the way this camera (like most of these compacts) processes video -- it seems to do a lot of damage to frame-to-frame motion, something that Apple fought off pretty well with the iPhone 3GS -- but we're going to take one home and test it out a little before we throw down a verdict.

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iPhone can be VERY Dangerous if iPhone is Unlocked

Apple says terrorists could use iPhones to attack cell phone towers

Apple has tried everything to stop iPhone unlockers. Bricking iPhones didn't work -- it just generated more headaches and bad PR. Apple's internal protection technology turned out to be just as weak and poorly implemented as its consumer security on the iPhone -- the hackers quickly overcame the latest protections Apple threw at them. Now with its shiny new iPhone 3G S becoming yet the latest handset to be freed, Apple has turned to none other than the U.S. government for help.

The company has submit a report to the U.S. Copyright Office suggesting that iPhone unlocking be outlawed (and jailbreaking from the AT&T network, essentially as well as it would be impossible without unlocking) as Apple claims it threatens cell phone towers across America. Apple claims that unlocking the iPhone provides easy access to the iPhone’s BBP — the “baseband processor” software, which enables a connection to cell phone towers.

[via Daily Tech]

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1 Digital Camera

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1 Digital Camera

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1 Digital Camera


Panasonic has introduced another member to its Lumix series in the form of DMC-ZR1. This super compact camera features a powerful 8x optical zoom at a wide 25mm equivalent and a 12.1-megapixel image stabilized sensor. Other specs include a 2.7-inch TFT LCD display, Advanced Face Recognition, Ultra High-Speed AF, ISO up to 1600 and the capability to record HD video in 1280 x 720 resolution at 30fps. Pricing and availability are still unknown at the moment.
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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FP8 Digital Camera

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FP8 Digital Camera

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FP8 Digital Camera


As for the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FP8, this latest FP-Series shooter aims to achieve a careful balance in both design and function departments. Offering 12.1-megapixels of goodness, the DMC-FP8 will feature a high-quality 28mm wide-angle, 4.6x Leica DC lens with folding optics, all stashed away within a futuristic-looking stylish body. The unique design of the FP8 will also include advanced functions sich as high-speed Auto Focus (AF), Panasonic's Intelligent Auto (iA) suite of technologies and POWER Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S.) among others, enabling one to shoot at night using a slow shutter speed without experiencing blurry photos. Other features of the DMC-FP8 include :-




  • HD Movies with VIERA Link Networking

  • 27 Scene Modes

  • PHOTOfunSTUDIO 4.0

Expect Panasonic to roll out the LUMIX DMC-FP8 this September in black, red and silver colors for $299.95 a pop.

(Via UberGizmo, the Gadgets News Blog.)

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Canon Powershot G10 Review

Canon Powershot G10 Review

Canon Powershot G10 Review


Some friends at Akihabara have reviewed the famous Canon Powershot G10 DSLR. As a successor to the G9, the Powershot G10 features a 14.7-megapixel CCD sensor with a new 28-140mm wide zoom, a 3.0-inch TFT color LCD with wide viewing angle, and a DIGIC IV processor. Here is the verdict.


What to say? Well I kind of like the G10, despite its weakness over 200 ISO, hey this is a Point & Shoot After All, The G10 is a great capable little camera which can be either use for leisure and if you are willing to learn more about how to play with exposure and ISO, of if you an Amateur or Semi-Pro looking forward to always carry a good camera along with him. Personally if I had to start a News Blog from scratch and needed a descent affordable compact camera, the G10 will be my first choice! Oh and I forget, the G10 also offer a Video Mode, just forget about it… This features is purely marketing rather than useful.


See more pictures after the jump. You can also download the video review here.


Canon Powershot G10 Review


Canon Powershot G10 Review


Canon Powershot G10 Review


Canon Powershot G10 Review



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Ricoh GR Digital III continues 28mm-equivalent, high-priced lineage

Ricoh GR Digital III continues 28mm-equivalent, high-priced lineage



Having given its GR Digital II camera more than a year on the market, Ricoh has seen fit to now upgrade that model by latching on another digit and what it claims to be the 'greatest ever GR image quality.' It wouldn't be much of a step forward if that wasn't the case, but let's see what else the Japanese company hopes to tempt us with. The wide-angle 28 mm/F1.9 GR Lens is all new, while the high-sensitivity 10-megapixel CCD and the GR Engine III image processor are likely evolutionary steps from the previous generation. Collectively, they promise improvements in all the areas you'd expect: faster focus, less noise and better low light images. There's also a 3-inch 920,000-dot VGA display, video recording at 640 x 480 / 30 fps, SDHC expandability and a complete lack of optical zoom. The veracity of Ricoh's claims can be tested from mid-August in the UK in exchange for £530 ($870), while the full press release and specs are already available at the read link below.

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VTech Kidizoom Plus Camera

VTech Kidizoom Plus Camera

VTech Kidizoom Plus Camera


You might have your neat looking DSLR to play with, but when Junior wants to emulate his dad by snapping photos, suddenly a several thousand dollar kit becomes more important than loving the little one. Fret not - you can still have Junior feel involved with the VTech Kidizoom Plus Camera - this digital camera comes with a 2x digital zoom, movie recording capability complete with sound, 256MB of internal memory, a preview display, an optical viewfinder, an SD memory card slot, a crude flash and USB connectivity. Just like the original Game Boy, it will be powered by a quartet of AA batteries where it will retail for $60 when released sometime in August.



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Panasonic's new LUMIX consumer lineup: the high-powered FZ35, fashionable FP8 and thin-lensed ZR1

Panasonic's new LUMIX consumer lineup: the high-powered FZ35, fashionable FP8 and thin-lensed ZR1



Panasonic is going at it from all angles today, with three new 12.1 megapixel LUMIX cameras with surprisingly distinct aims:


  • LUMIX FZ35 (pictured) - The requisite 'superzoom' of every lineup, the FZ35 doesn't disappoint on features, but the $400 pricepoint certainly pushes the limits of 'consumer' camera. Features include 18x zoom and HD video recording, including a Creative Movie Mode with shutter speed and aperture settings for video. It also expands on typical facial recognition functionality with a 'Baby mode' for... finding babies.

  • LUMIX FP8 - While it can handle HD video, the FP8 is more about looks. Still, the 12.1 megapixel sensor and 4.6x zoom aren't bad for the form factor -- though the $300 pricetag isn't nothing.

  • LUMIX ZR1 - Featuring the 'world's first 0.3mm thin aspherical lens,' the ZR1 manages a full 8x optical zoom while keeping its girlish figure when extended. There's also room for a 12.1 megapixel sensor. The cam goes for $280.


All the cameras pack optical image stabilization and facial recognition, and the ZR1 and FZ35 have a 'High Dynamic Mode' which presumably emulates HDR photography to some extent. All three will be out in September. Full PR is after the break.

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AT&T and iPhone -- Exclusivity Might End Soon

AT&T CEO says end of partnership is inevitable

No one can deny the business sense that AT&T used when it locked up the iPhone from Apple as an exclusive back in 2007 when the phone first debuted. The iPhone has helped AT&T grow significantly since it debuted.

According to AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, the partnership with Apple will inevitably end and ultimately the only differentiator between the wireless providers in America will be network quality. The exclusive agreement between Apple and AT&T is believed to end next year.

In Europe, O2 is facing the same problem as AT&T with its exclusive period ending. Apple is allowing O2 to keep the exclusive on the iPhone 3GS in the UK while opening the iPhone 3G up to other carriers. Reuters reports that AT&T added 1.4 million new subscribers in the second quarter and out of those subscribers about had more than 2.4 million iPhone activation during the quarter.

The prospect of losing the exclusive on the iPhone has to raise eyebrows at AT&T and with Wall Street. Research firm Pali Research issued a sell advisement on AT&T stock in June because it was believed to be losing its iPhone exclusive. At the same time, the research firm issued a buy order on Verizon, believed to be picking the iPhone up on its network.

Pali Research wrote in a report, "Our buy rating on Verizon is based on our view that its market share gains will lead to profit growth that tops other telecom companies and Wall Street consensus estimates. Our sell rating on AT&T is based primarily on our belief that its wireless business will enter a prolonged period of erosion after being propped up by the iPhone for the past two years."

[via Daily Tech]

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New Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR - 14.3x Zoom And Super CCD EXR Sensor

New Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR - 14.3x Zoom And Super CCD EXR Sensor

Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR Digital Camera - 14.3x Zoom Lens And Super CCD EXR Sensor'
The new Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR digital camera brings Fujifilm’s Super CCD EXR sensor to the superzoom ‘bridge’ camera category. Based on last year’s popular FinePix S100FS digital camera, the 12-megapixel S200EXR has the same 14.3x optical zoom lens and the look and feel of a digital SLR.



With a full-size camera body and manual zoom ring, the S200EXR will feel and behave a lot like a digital SLR. Fujifilm claims their 12-megapixel Super CCD EXR sensor will also deliver digital SLR image quality. That seems a stretch since the sensor is still tiny compared to those used in digital SLRs. But reports on the Super CCD EXR sensor are pretty positive and S200EXR camera owners can reasonably expect image quality better than most compact digital cameras. For more on the Super CCD EXR sensor, read our Fujifilm FinePix F70EXR and FinePix F200EXR articles.


Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR Digital Camera


Besides the 14.3x Fujinon zoom lens and 12.3-megapixel Super CCD EXR sensor, the new Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR features:



  • EXR Auto shooting mode

  • 2.7-inch 230k-pixel LCD display

  • Dual Image Stabilization

  • Manual exposure control

  • EXR sensor modes: High Resolution (HR), Wide Dynamic Range (DR), High Sensitivity and Low Noise (SN)

  • RAW+JPEG shooting (EXR/JPEG)

  • Pro Focus Mode and Pro Lowlight Mode

  • Film Simulation modes, including Velvia/Vivid, PROVIA/Standard, and Black and White

  • Electronic viewfinder (EVF)

  • Significantly improved battery life


The Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR will be available in August for a suggested retail price of $599.95.



(Via Photography Review Blog.)

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iPhone is "Incredibly Insecure", says Hacker

The iPhone yet again experiencing criticism over poor security

Jonathan Zdziarski, an iPhone developer and a hacker who teaches forensics courses on recovering data from iPhones, hasn't been very impressed with the iPhone's security -- or lack thereof. Mr. Zdziarski has indicated that iPhone OS v3.0 is a bit better when it comes to security, but he says with only a few pieces of readily available freeware you can easily crack it in under two minutes. That news must be concerning for the corporations and government agencies that support the hundreds of thousands of business iPhones Apple says it has sold.

Mr. Zdziarski says the iPhone's security woes are entirely unnecessary and are the result of incompetence. He states, "It is kind of like storing all your secret messages right next to the secret decoder ring. I don’t think any of us [developers] have ever seen encryption implemented so poorly before, which is why it’s hard to describe why it’s such a big threat to security."

His statements stand in stark contrast with Apple Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook's cheerful news that 20 percent of Fortune 100 companies have purchased 10,000 or more iPhones apiece and that multiple government organizations had purchased 25,000 iPhones apiece. Mr. Cook had bragged, "We’re seeing growing interest with the release of iPhone 3.0 and the iPhone 3GS due in part to the new hardware encryption and improved security policies. The phone is particularly doing well with small businesses and large organizations."

[via Daily Tech]

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30 Best Free iPhone Photo & Video Applications

iphone photo video apps

Editing, enhancing or having fun with photos in your iPhone is not a dream anymore as the latest 3Gs iPhone is now furnished with an auto-focus mechanism taking 3 megapixel images. A look around the internet will show you rather decent photos taken by iPhone as people quit printing photos – who will when with a few taps, they can share theirs instantly.

Plenty of photography apps are available for that cause, be it subtle enhancements or quirky modifications – It’s time to put your new iPhone on play and show off to your friends! In this article, we put together 20 Free Photography Apps and recommendation of some good paid apps. On top of that, we’ve also included 10 best Free Video Applications. Free apps after jump.

Photography Apps

Free Photo Filters
Free photo filters app provides filters include Lomography Filter, Poloarizing Filter, Black and White Filter, Retro Effect Filter and more.

SP Photo Fix Lite
You can fix your photo (brightness, contrast, sharpness, hue, saturation) before sending it by email directly on your iPhone.

PhotoBox
PhotoBox is the all in one solution for the weekend warrior photographer, giving you a large range of photo filters and effects.

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