Pentax K-7: MP 14.6-mirror camera with the possibility of video recording

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Hoya company introduced a new digital SLR camera Pentax K-7. Model K-7 - a professional representative of a series of digital SLR cameras Pentax K. It is compatible with a wide selection of optics with Bayonet mount «K», has a built-in stabilization, works with any installed lens, dust-and moisture-resistant building a flexible, easy-to-use management system.

In this model have been improved autofocus module, built-in system stabilization, the viewfinder, shutter, continuous shooting feature, the system of measurement of exposure. The body of a durable magnesium alloy, high-rigidity steel chassis makes the camera easy and reliable. Dust-and moisture-resistant camera body does not respond either to heat or cold - minus 10 degrees Celsius. Stabilization system, Shake Reduction, based on the shift matrix, offsets the negative effects of shaking the camera. The system is capable of absorbing not only the horizontal and vertical oscillations, but the camera and tilt around the axis of the lens.

Pentax K-7 is equipped with a CMOS-sensor size 23,4 x15, 6 mm high-resolution 14.6-megapixel. The data read from the 4 channels of the image sensor are processed the next generation of Pentax PRIME II. The new system SAFOX VIII + were still represents a 11 fokusirovochnyh sensor with nine cruciform sensitive sensors in the center. However, the algorithm of the autofocus system has been finalized. In particular, the calculations take into account the type of source of light. Evaluation of the brightness of the object is now based on an analysis of 77 zones of the future image.

Using high-speed consecutive shooting otsnyat allows more than 40 frames (in the format of JPEG) with a maximum speed of approximately 5.2 images per second. Enhanced module shutter Pentax K-7 now works extracts up to 1 / 8000 seconds. K-7 is equipped with a mechanism for Pentax Dust Removal (DR) II. It includes a special protective coating to the SP-matrix and an effective system stryahivaniya dust using ultrasonic vibrations.

In addition, for the first time in the history of mirror line in the Pentax K-7 added a feature to capture video. When shooting video possible to control the diaphragm. Videography in the K-7 is supported at a speed of 30 frames per second, the resolution corresponds to HDTV 1280x720 (recording format MOTION JPEG). K7 is also equipped with HVMI output and connector for connecting an external microphone. LCD display with a diagonal of 3 inches has a resolution of 920,000 pixels, viewing angle - 170 degrees.

Capacity Lithium-ion battery, C-7 last approximately 980 shots. As an additional source of power is the battery pack D-BG4. As the camera unit is protected against water and dust, it is resistant to temperature changes, as well as significantly increases the number of recordable pictures and duplicated all the major organs of government kameroy.Krome, in the battery pack can be installed AA batteries.

Other features Pentax K-7:
  • The function of HDR (high dynamic range), creates a composite image with extra-wide range of transitional shades from three shots with different exposures.
  • The function of the expansion of dynamic range to compensate for the area vysvetleniya (pereeksponirovanie) and obscuration (nedoeksponirovanie).
  • The function of the digital horizon for easy verification of the horizon image
  • Automatic compensation of distortions (distortion) and the lateral chromatic aberration (available only with a series of lenses DA-and DFA)
  • Control white balance is equipped with the new CTE-treatment, which stresses the components of the color of sunset scenes, and a new regime of scattered light from incandescent lamps fluoristsentnyh
  • Feature film-style multiple, with the possibility of screening results
  • The possibility of adding the copyright information (copyright), the recorded images
  • RAW button for a direct switch the format of image file
  • 16 digital filters to add different visual effects

External hard drive Samsung STORY - Easy backup

The company Samsung has announced an external hard drive Samsung STORY. Its features include three functions - Samsung Auto Backup, SecretZone and SafetyKey. Samsung Auto Backup feature backup data in real time or on a predetermined schedule. This saved data can be further protected through a password function SafetyKey, and to protect sensitive files and folders using SecretZone you can create a virtual disk, the information which is encrypted.

Samsung STORY is available in three versions: with a volume of 500 GB, 1 TB and 1.5 TB. For the PC hard drive connects via USB 2.0. NEW will appear in retail sales in May of 2009 at an estimated retail price of 4 600 rubles for hard disk capacity of 1 TB, and 5 900 rubles for hard disk capacity of 1.5 TB.

PREMIUM WATERPROOF SoftBank 935SH: phone made from metal and water-resistant shell

The new collection of mobile phones the Japanese mobile operator SoftBank Mobile has been a model of mobile phone PREMIUM WATERPROOF SoftBank 935SH manufactured by Sahrp, whose folding shell made of aluminum and with the standards of protection IPX5 and waterproof to IPX7, which in turn allows the use of this phone, for example in the bathroom, viewing their favorite TV programs on the wide 3-inch LCD monitor, VGA resolution.

In addition, the novelty is equipped with 8 MP CCD (CCD) matrix with autofocus and various automatic shooting modes, including the identification of individuals in the picture.

Main technical characteristics PREMIUM WATERPROOF SoftBank 935SH:

  • Support networks: HSDPA (3,6 Mbit / s) WCDMA; WCDMA / GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Dimensions: 50h108h15, 4 mm
  • Weight: about 131 gr.
  • Main display: touch-sensitive 3-inch, New Mobile ASV, permission 854h480 points, displaying more than 16 million colors
  • External display: 1 - inch, 96h39-resolution pixels, OLED, displaying more than 65 thousand colors
  • Main Camera: 8 MP, PLC (CCD) with autofocus and image stabilization system
  • Support microSD / microSDHC memory cards
  • Built in TV tuner (one-segment)
  • Music player
  • Communications: Infrared, Bluetooth
  • Support FeliCa contactless payment service

Samsung GT-S5200 seen at the Italian company's website

It became known that Samsung is preparing to release a new mobile phone GT-S5200. At least, he has appeared on the Italian site of Samsung in the "on sale soon." Samsung GT-S5200 - this is a stylish slider in a thin shell. Presumably, the device will be released June 3, although formally it is not confirmed. A brief description of the characteristics of the phone on the Italian site of Samsung presented, but data on its value at the moment, no.

Specifications Samsung GT-S5200:
  • 2.1-inch display with a resolution 240h320 points and support up to 16m colors
  • 3.2 MP camera with LED-flash
  • Bluetooth interface
  • MP3-Player
  • Size - 103,6 x48, 7x10, 9 mm

Video: Android 1.5 Cupcake of the Dell Inspiron Mini 10v

In the official Direct2Dell blog has a video demonstrating netbuka Dell Inspiron Mini 10v, running operating systems Android and Ubuntu. And, Android is presented in the version 1.5 Cupcake, and Ubuntu - a special version for netbukov Netbook Remix. However, according to Dell, it is not going to release a commercial version of netbuka is running Android, in spite of the fact that the results of testing this operating system on the Inspiron Mini 10v proved successful.

Recall netbuk Dell Inspiron Mini 10v was introduced relatively recently, this is an inexpensive 10-inch solution. Among the characteristics of the device - processor Intel Atom N270, 1 GB RAM, 120 GB hard drive and operating system is Windows XP. Price Dell Inspiron Mini 10v in the United States it is available - from $ 299.