Kodak Slice - the ultra-thin camera with a touchscreen can store 5000 images

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

In advance of opening on January 7 in the U.S. Las Vegas technological exhibition CES 2010, Kodak announced a new digital camera called the Kodak Slice. An interesting feature of the new items, made in a thin shell, is a 3.5-inch touch screen, as well as a large amount of internal memory, which is enough to store up to 5000 images.

In addition, the camera Kodak Slice is equipped with a CCD matrix with a resolution of 14 megapixel and the lens quality SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH with five-fold optical zoom. Supported by shooting high definition video as 720p at 30 frames per second, and a proprietary Smart Capture feature allows you to improve the quality of images obtained through the analysis and automatic adjustment of Integral settings depending on shooting conditions.

Among other things, Camera Kodak Slice able to maintain interaction with social networks and allows you to upload photos and video footage on projects Facebook, KODAK Gallery, Flickr and YouTube, and send these materials by email. To do this, simply press a special button, and the next time you connect to the computer images and videos will be sent automatically to the selected resources. It remains to add that the camera Kodak Slice is equipped with optical image stabilization and will be available in April at $ 349.95 in black, nickel and redechnom performance hull.

Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 and Y560 - 14 and 15-inch laptop with Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors

Company Lenovo continues to please fans of their products: the approach has two laptops - IdeaPad Y460 and Y560. This model with 14 and 15.6-inch screen, respectively. Laptops can be based on different processors from the new rulers Intel Core i3, i5 and i7. Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 model uses an integrated Intel graphics or ATI Radeon HD5740/HD5650 adapters and is equipped with a hard drive up to 320 GB. At Lenovo IdeaPad Y560, in turn, presented a video card ATI Radeon HD5730, or integrated graphics Intel, also immetsya hard drive to 500 GB.

Both notebooks support up to 8 GB of RAM, equipped with an optical drive and wireless adapter Blu-ray/DVD Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth, 3G and WiMAX (the last 3 - optional). As the number of ports Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 and Y560 are 3hUSB 2.0, eSATA / USB, ExpressCard, HDMI, Ethernet and audio, as well as multi-format card reader. Both laptops are able to work out of the 6-cell battery up to 5 hours without recharging. Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 go on sale in February of this year, and Y560 - in March, the price of both models will start at $ 849.99.

Sony Walkman A845 - thickness of 7,2 mm only

Sony has announced the upcoming release in Europe of the new Walkman player series A845. He is positioned as the slimmest player Walkman, its thickness is only 7.2 mm, and weight - 62 grams. Your player has a fairly large and bright OLED screen (Organic Light Emitting Diode) diagonal 7.1 cm (2.8 inches). The new view mode Scene Scroll lets you quickly view the video, which appears as a series of thumbnail pictures. Locate the frame you want, you can click "play" and the action starts from the moment that the user was looking for. Similarly, you can find a music album.

A845 series Walkman player connects to your TV using audio / video cable WMC-NWV10 (optional) for viewing video on the big screen. Transfer of images on the TV screen is in standard definition (720 x 480) resolution at 30 frames per second (except for certain protected files (DRM)). As promised manufacturer, digital S-Master amplifier delivers realistic sound with minimal distortion. Already provided in home theater systems and high-quality sound equipment Sony, increase S-Master creates the effect of a studio or concert hall, while preserving the purity and clarity of sound.

The sound quality of music in the headphones improved by technology Clear Audio, guaranteeing a dynamic, detail-rich playback. Clear Stereo technology reduces audio signal leaking between left and right channels, and Clear Bass feature provides a bass at any volume without distortion. DSEE sound enhancement technology designed for smooth detailed playback of high-frequency information, which is usually lost in compression music CD in MP3. A wide range of audio and video formats, including protected WMA files and WMV.

One battery charge is enough for 29 hours of continuous audio playback and 9 hours of video. The new Battery Care can extend battery life by limiting the levels of charging up to 90%. For registration of the display can be used as your favorite photos and set wallpaper. Sales of video MP3 player Walkman series NWZ-A845 with a capacity of 16 GB of memory to begin in March 2010.

VIA announces new Pico-ITX board and chassis

Well-known manufacturer of embedded computer systems and energy-efficient VIA Technologies has announced the world's most compact motherboard, VIA EPIA-P820, performed in the form factor Pico-ITX. This board has a very productive 64-bit VIA Nano processor and is equipped with a modification of his Nano U2500 with a clock frequency of 1.2 GHz.

Motherboard VIA EPIA-P820 has a chipset VX855, integrated graphics, Chrome9, built-in 5.1-channel audiochipom VIA Vinyl, and also supports up to 2 GB of RAM DDR2. In addition, there is a SATA port, Gigabit Ethernet port and 44-pin IDE connector.

Taiwanese company also unveiled a new compact housing VIA AMOS-3001 is compatible with the motherboard VIA EPIA-P820, and thus creating a complete embedded system with support for latest digital mediastandartov. Housing AMOS-3001 has dimensions of 150 x 46 x 108 mm and is certified to work in temperatures from minus 20 to plus 70 degrees Celsius and withstand the impact force of up to 70 G. In addition, it provides a passive cooling system for inside the motherboard. It remains to add that VIA has begun shipping samples of the motherboard EPIA-P820 and body AMOS-3001 first customers.

New competitor Amazon Kindle - a huge 11.5-inch Skiff eBook Reader

Company and publisher of Hearst together with Skiff and operator of Sprint submitted to the CES show 2010 new e-book Skiff Reader. What is striking is the dimensions of new items. 11.5-inch screen device reacts to the touch and has a resolution of 1200x1600 pixels, which makes it more suitable for display of magazines and newspapers. The version of e-paper is made on the basis of LG produced a flexible steel foil, which increases the resistance to external influences.

The thickness of the device is about 6 mm, and a claimed battery life from one charge - more than a week. With the communication module supports 3G downloads of books and subscriptions to newspapers and magazines in the United States through a network operator Sprint. However, the functionality of Wi-Fi is also provided and will please users who travel abroad or simply do not like to operator Sprint. Content can be stored on-board memory 4 GB or memory card microSD. Not yet named the date of occurrence Hearst Skiff Reader on sale and its price, however, it is expected that the device goes on sale later this year.

General Mobile COSMOS - second Android smartphone

General Mobile Company prepared its second smartphone based operating system Android. He was named COSMOS, and has the best set of features than its predecessor DSTL1. General Mobile COSMOS is running an operating system Android 2.0. This besklaviaturnogo candy bar with 3.2-inch touch screen display and 5 megapixel camera.

He performed in "industrial" design and is characterized by straight lines. So far no reports about when the "space" smartphone goes on sale and how much it will cost.

General Mobile COSMOS Specifications:

* The operating system - Android 2.0 (Eclair)
* Cellular - GSM / EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), UMTS / HSDPA (900/1900/2100 MHz),
* Processor - Marvell PXA935
* Memory - 256 MB flash, 128 MB SDRAM Slot microSD
* Wireless Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g, Bluetooth 2.0 (A2DP)
* GPS receiver
* Accelerometer
* Digital Compass
* 3.2-inch capacitive touch display with a resolution of 320x480 pixels
* FM radio
* USB 2.0 interface
* Battery capacity 1500 mAh

Rollei Flexline 100 inTOUCH - Jubilee digital camera with touchscreen

Rollei company to its 90 th anniversary, which she celebrates in 2010, has decided to release an ultra-compact digital camera Flexline 100 inTOUCH. This 10 megapixel model with a 3-fold optical zoom, while the lens is completely hidden in a thin 15.6 mm housing. In addition, the Flexline 100 inTOUCH has 3-inch touchscreen display.

The camera is enclosed in an elegant building with rounded corners and the like, rather, a small media player or navigator. It will be available in black, blue or pink colors with a silver stripe on the edges. Of the functions Flexline 100 inTOUCH be noted face detection and smile, 21 preset shooting program and fast shooting speed of 30 frames per second. New on sale in January and will cost 199,95 Euro (recommended price).

ASUS ROG G73jh - thin gaming laptop

Company ASUSTeK Computer introduced a new gaming laptop from the line of Republic of Gamers (ROG) - ASUS G73jh. This is a powerful model based on the processor Intel Core i7-720QM. Naturally, it is equipped with a large 17.3-inch screen, high definition, and for working with graphics card meets the ATI Radeon HD 5870. It bears for solutions to this gaming and a large amount of RAM and hard drive. And at the same time, the laptop quite thin: 22 mm at its widest point case. While not reported on the date of issue and value ASUS ROG G73jh.

ASUS ROG G73jh Features:

* 17.3-inch display with 1920x1080 pixels
* Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium
* Processor Intel Core i7-720QM Chipset Intel HM55
* Graphics card ATI Radeon HD 5870 supports DirectX 11
* Up to 8 GB of RAM
* Winchester up to 1 TB
* Optical drive Blu-ray/DVD combo
* 2 megapixel web camera
* Communications - Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g, Ethernet, Bluetooth 2.1
* Card Reader 8-in-1
* Connectors - mini-VGA, microphone, headphones, USB 2.0
* 8-cell battery
* Dimensions - 415h320h18 ,9-22, 1 mm
* Weight - 3.4 kg

Microsoft will present at CES Tablet PC manufactured of HP

According to the New York Times citing people familiar with, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will present the Tablet PC to show Consumer Electronics Show, which starts tomorrow in Las Vegas. The device is manufactured by Hewlett-Packard (HP) and, apparently, will go on sale in mid-year. Quite possibly, it is a model of Courier, the first information about it appeared some time ago. However, judging from publish pictures, Courier - this is not usual for the class Tablet PC device with a screen, and folding, with two displays. A novelty to be provided by Steve Ballmer, as described by the source, is still a normal tablet.

From the Tablet PC features Microsoft source mentions multi-touch, multimedia features and support for electronic books. Microsoft and HP does not comment on these rumors, still wait for tomorrow's presentation. By the way, at the end of January, according to unofficial information, was appointed announcement Tablet PC Apple. It is possible that Microsoft decided it was preceded by the introduction of such a product before.

Smartphone Sony Ericsson Kanna - same Kurara, only with QWERTY

Just yesterday we wrote about the unknown mobile device from the company Sony Ericsson, similar to Kurara, only with a sliding QWERTY keyboard. And now SE-blog has posted more detailed information about the new product, while yesterday was only available in one picture. It turns out that a smartphone called Kanna, his announcement is expected in February this year at the exhibition MWC.

Sony Ericsson Kanna U8i based on the Symbian 60 5th Edition, and indeed the characteristics very similar to Kurara and is only a keyboard. The device is equipped with a 3.2-inch display with a resolution 640h360 pixels, 8 megapixel camera with video recording HD 720p, wireless Wi-Fi module and 3.5 mm audio connector. It is built on a processor with a clock frequency of 620 MHz and runs on Symbian 60 5th Edition. While not reported on the date of issue and the cost of Sony Ericsson Kanna.

New netbooks, HP - Mini 210, Mini 2102, and an inexpensive Compaq

Company Hewlett-Packard (HP) introduced three new netbook right away - Mini 210, 2102 and Compaq Mini 102. According to the manufacturer, model 210 and HP Mini 2102 is ideal for consumers and business users who travel a lot, and students. They are compact and provide its owner on the road with everything necessary, especially with the optional GPS and 3G.

In addition, the devices are offered in several colors, and, not only in classic black and silver, but in bright red and blue. Both models - 10-inch, they are built on the new processors Intel Atom N450 or Atom N470. It is easy to guess from the title, netbooks are very similar, although there are some differences, for example, the volume of the drive. Sales of HP Mini 210 and 2102 start in the U.S. tomorrow, January 7. The cost of new products will be $ 299 and $ 329 respectively (in the base set).

HP Mini 210 and 2102 Features:

* Processor Intel Atom N450 (1,66 GHz) or Intel Atom N470 (1,83 GHz)
Chipset Intel NM10
* Integrated Graphics Intel GMA 3150
* 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1024x600 pixels
* Operating system Windows XP Home or Windows 7 Starter
* 1 / 2 GB RAM
* Hard Drive 160 GB (160/250/320 GB 7200 rpm for HP Mini 2102)
* Communications - Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Ethernet, optional Bluetooth, and 3G
* Connectors - 3hUSB, VGA-in microphone / headphone
* Card Reader 5-in-1
* 3 or 6-cell battery
* Dimensions - 268h178h22, 8 mm
* Weight - 1.2 kg

Another new netbook - HP Compaq Mini 102 - a plain inexpensive solution to the components of the previous generation. It is equipped with 10-inch display and is based on the processor Intel Atom N270. The operating system uses Windows XP Home Edition or Windows 7 Starter. Also among the characteristics of the device common for entry-level Netbook 1 GB of RAM and 160 GB hard drive (or 16 GB SSD). The cost of this model quite low for a representative series Compaq - only $ 299.

Asus dual-touchpad laptop, Bang & Olufsen collaborate on Asus NX90 hi-fi

ASUSTeK Computer Company in cooperation with Bang & Olufsen has developed a notebook ASUS NX90. This is a multimedia model with 18-inch display, its main feature is two high-dynamics, which are located on each side of the display. This gives it a somewhat unusual form. The design of ASUS NX90 developed the company's chief designer of Bang & Olufsen, David Lewis (David Lewis). Notebook is enclosed in aluminum housing, which dramatically contrasts with the matte-black keyboard. Touchpad is placed on the sides of the keyboard, with two of them at once, and the traditional place for the touchpad below the keyboard is still free.

With regard to the characteristics of ASUS NX90, they are too high. Among them - processor Intel Core i7 (7200QM or 8200QM), 18,4-inch display with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, video card Nvidia GeForce GT 335M and Blu-ray drive Slot-loading. And for storing files, especially large multi-media, provides a way for two hard drives. Laptop ASUS NX90 with built-in speakers Bang & Olufsen start in early March, it will cost from $ 1799 to $ 2499 depending on the configuration.

Marvell showed off an smartbook Armada 510 processor

Resource Engadget posted photos and videos smartbook, which demonstrated the company Marvell. This device is based on its processor Armada 510. Model created unknown ODM manufacturer and apparently intended for a few companies that will sell it under its own brand. Smartbook has a sufficiently large 12.1-inch display and runs on an operating system Ubuntu.

On the other characteristics of this model is little known. Reported only that the battery is enough for 4 hours of battery operation. For this smartbuka, perhaps, not a record. But that, perhaps, a positive impact on its value: it is expected that it will not exceed $ 200. While it is not known when and under what brand to the market will smartbuk shown by Marvell.

Xigmatek Carbonado - powerful and versatile CPU cooler for Intel and AMD chips

After the computer casing Utgard, which we have already reported in the news, the Taiwanese company Xigmatek preparing to please users of another high-performance product. Novelty called Carbonado (model number S1284V) and is a universal CPU cooler for Intel and AMD chips

New CPU cooler Xigmatek Carbonado has dimensions of 120 x 60 x 159 mm and is equipped with four copper teplootvodnymi tubes 8 mm in diameter, located in direct contact with the surface of the cooled chip (technology Heat-pipe Direct Touch, HDT). In addition, there is an aluminum radiator tower and 120 mm fan with LED backlight white.

Speed of the fan varies from 1000 to 2200 revolutions per minute, and the maximum level of noise emanating at his work is 30,1 acoustic decibels. CPU Cooler Xigmatek Carbonado supports interoperability with Intel LGA 775, 1156, 1366, as well as AMD chips in the form factor Socket 754, 939, 940, AM2, AM2 + and AM3. This cooler should appear on sale in the coming weeks, its price is still unknown.

HP Introduces DLP projector for laptops and four LCD Monitors

Hewlett-Packard has introduced a new DLP projector called Notebook Projection Companion, as well as four LCD monitors. Interestingly, the Notebook Projection Companion is the first projector of the manufacturer, specially designed to interact with portable computers. Its length is only 112 mm, and weight - 408 grams.

Despite these compact dimensions, the projector can create an image with a diagonal of 60 inches and a resolution of 852 x 600 pixels at a distance of 2.59 meters. Thanks to new technology DLP projector from HP is able to create a picture with a brightness of 100 lumens, with a contrast ratio of 800: 1. In addition, Notebook Projection Companion has a VGA interface and has to go on sale Jan. 15 and costs $ 499.

Regarding the four new LCD monitors from HP, these include models ZR22w and ZR24w with diagonals of 21.5 and 24 inches respectively. They are equipped with high-quality S-IPS panels capable of displaying 96 percent of the color space sRGB, and dynamic contrast ratio of these monitors is 3000: 1. Both support Full HD resolution and equipped with ports, DisplayPort, DVI and D-Sub, and the youngest model ZR22w to the same complies with the standard of energy efficiency Energy Star 5.0. In addition, the monitors are equipped with racks with adjustable in eight directions. In the sale of monitors ZR22w and ZR24w arrive in February, and the price starts at $ 289.

The remaining two models, Compaq LE19f and Compaq LA22f with diagonals of 19 and 22 inches respectively, relate to the decisions of the budget segment. They have a TN matrix, but are equipped with LED-backlit display, which not only improves image quality, but also helps save energy. It is no accident Monitors Compaq LE19f and Compaq LA22f meet the requirements of standards and EPEAT Silver EPEAT Gold, respectively. LE19f model has a resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels, contrast ratio 1000: 1 and a DVI port and D-Sub, Monitor and LA22f supports 1680 x 1050 pixels, contrast ratio of 2 000 000: 1, and its system interface ports include DisplayPort, DVI and D-Sub. The cost of monitors Compaq LE19f and Compaq LA22f starts from $ 179, but they will sell at the same time with the older models.

HP Mini 5102 - Netbook aluminum with optional touch screen and pen

Another novelty from Hewlett-Packard (HP) - a Mini 5102 netbook. He, like many solutions of this class is aimed at mobile professionals and students. And, for this device requested optional capacitive touchscreen. HP Mini 5102 is enclosed in lightweight anodized aluminum case and is available in black, red and blue colors. Optional netbook can be equipped with a handle by which it will be convenient to wear.

And thanks to the optional decoder Broadcom, HP Mini 5102 is capable of playing high-definition video - 720p or 1080p. The touchscreen netbook supports management of multi-touch. Of the options, the device can also be noted solid state drives of different size and different capacity batteries. HP Mini 5102 will go on sale later this month, its price will be $ 399 in basic configuration.

HP Mini 5102 Features:

* Processor Intel Atom N450 (1,6 GHz)
* 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1024x600 or 1366x768 pixels
* Operating system Windows 7 (Home Premium or Starter), Windows XP (Professional or Home), FreeDOS, or SUSE Linux
* 1 or 2 GB of RAM
* Hard Drive - 160/250/320 GB (7200 rpm)
* SSD (optional) - 80/128 GB
* Communications - Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Ethernet, Bluetooth, optional 3G
* GPS receiver (optional)
* 2 megapixel web camera
* Dimensions - 261.6 h180h24, 9 mm
* Weight - 1.2 kg

Sony α450 - New SLR camera

Sony has announced additions to its line of digital SLR cameras Sony α a new model - DSLR-A450, which, in her words, is the ideal multifunction device for active photographers who have decided to purchase a new SLR cameras, excellent performance in all situations and shooting conditions, whether static portraits or fast sports.

Sony α450 is equipped with 14.2 megapixel CMOS (CMOS) sensor Exmor, the resulting image which is processed by the processor BIONZ, designed to provide treatment and to obtain detailed images of ultra-low noise, and ISO sensitivity up to 12800 units. Also in the chamber there was a place built-in viewfinder with 95% field of view, the function Manual Focus Check Live View (Sighting on the screen with a manual focus range), allowing for the preview frame at full resolution on the 2.7-inch LCD screen Clear Photo, and thanks possibility of increasing the image on the screen (7x/14x), the camera will provide an ideal focus for creating portraits, still life, Macro, and images of architectural objects.

In addition to the above, BIONZ processor enables high-speed continuous shooting at up to 5 frames per second (maximum, approx. Value). When Speed Priority (Speed Priority), when before you start shooting an automatic focus (AF) and automatic exposure (AE), this value increases up to 7 frames per second (maximum, actual speed depends on the terms of reference imagery and memory card).

Creative modes supplemented mode Auto HDR - automatic mode to increase the dynamic range, which combines well-lit detail in the shadows and the detail in light areas in one frame. The camera automatically combines the two consecutive frames, sdalannyh "by hand" at different exposures. The result - detailed images with high dynamic range without the use of computer editors and special skills. In addition to full automation, the difference in exposures between frames can be set manually to the value in 3EV, in steps of 0.5EV (EV = exposure value).

All Sony SLR cameras equipped with a built-in camera body image stabilization system SteadyShot INSIDE, which generates sharp images when shooting handheld at shutter speeds up to 4 steps longer, and is compatible with all 30-S lenses Sony α, as well as optics and Minolta Konica-Minolta mount Minolta A.

The company notes that the camera α450 has the longest battery life for SLR Sony today: high-capacity battery can be done without charge to 1 050 images.

The cell has memory card slots for Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD / SDHC, ability to connect to any television standard, HD Ready, where the mode PhotoTV HD playback is optimized for viewing photos on TVs, BRAVIA, BRAVIA Sync function and allows you to control slide shows and other viewing option from the camera using the TV remote.

Digital SLR Camera Sony DSLR-A450 will go on sale in February 2010.

Canon announced four new models of digital cameras PowerShot "A"-series

Canon has introduced four new models of digital cameras entry-level PowerShot "A" series, which, with the words producer, extremely compact, pleasing design and ease of use. For the first time in the history of the PowerShot A-Series models the new camera. (two of the presented models) equipped with a set of Li-Ion (Li-ion) batteries.

Cameras are compatible with SDHC memory cards and SDXC, providing storage of up to 2 TB (with SDXC cards) data.

The new series is represented by the following models:

Canon PowerShot A3100 IS:

This model is equipped with a 12.1 megapixel sensor, processor, DIGIC III, the lens with a 4-fold optical zoom and built-in image stabilizer, 2.7 inch LCD.

Among other features indicated the presence of:

  • Intelligent automatic mode, Smart Auto (with the function of i-Contrast)
  • Mode for novice photographers Easy
  • The function of intellectual exposure with flash (Smart Flash Exposure)
  • Face Detection
  • Regime Low Light ( «Low light")
  • Ability to upload videos to YouTube.
  • The presence of Li-Ion Battery

Home sales PowerShot A3100 IS is scheduled for late next month for a suggested price of $ 179.99.

Canon PowerShot A3000 IS:

From high-end model of its features: 10 megapixel sensor and a lower price, which at the beginning of sales, scheduled for the end of February, should be $ 149.99.

Canon PowerShot A495:

Canon PowerShot A490:

Models PowerShot A495 and A490 are the direct successor of PowerShot A480, where they found a place for the 2.5-inch screen, 10 megapixel sensor and a lens with a 3.3-fold optical zoom. Externally and internally camera data virtually to each other are no different, except for colors and a large number of functions in the older model.

Additional features indicated the presence of:

  • Intelligent Auto Mode Smart Auto
  • Enhanced Face Detection
  • Mode Low Light ( «Low light")
  • Ability to download videos in VGA resolution on YouTube
  • The function of intellectual exposure with flash (Smart Flash Exposure)
  • DIGIC III processor
  • Motion recognition technology

Digital camera PowerShot A495 and A490 will be available in late February for an estimated retail price of $ 129.99 and $ 109.99 respectively.

As the company claims, equipped with a number of intelligent and user-friendly features, it can get new items to their owners enjoy the process of photographing and helping to create good shots, spending minimum effort.

Two new MP3 player from Samsung: a transparent AMOLED display and control of obesity

Samsung Electronics Company has announced two new models of MP3 players: IceTouch (YP-H1), equipped with a 2-inch touch-sensitive transparent AMOLED display, as well as MyFit (YP-W1), which is intended to encourage owners to maintain their healthy lifestyle, control your calorie intake and give advice on their combustion efficiency.

In addition to the touch and transparent AMOLED display, MP3 player IceTouch has at its disposal productive processor, 16 GB internal memory, proprietary multi-touch interface "TouchWiz Sweep", support for playback of 5.1 channel surround sound and the following audio formats: MP3, WMA, OGG, FLAC , AAC, M4A, WAV and MP3HD, as well as video files such as: MPEG4, WMV, H.264, Xvid and Divx.

Display new items are manufactured simultaneously on technology-separate molding under pressure from tempered glass, making the screen surface is smooth and pleasant to the touch, while remaining resistant to scratches.

Mp3 player Samsung MyFit moves manufacturer as the world's first portable audio player, equipped with functions for the conduct of its user-healthy lifestyle while listening to their favorite music tracks. For these purposes MyFit equipped with built-in accelerometer, which counts the number of traversed path, and consequently - the number of calories burned. In addition, the player is equipped with sensors monitor body fat and stress. To control the number of calories consumed, the user MyFit can make it a record of what he ate for dinner. In addition, the novelty is equipped with such functions that allow to get rid of smoking and help to control water consumption.

Among the musical possibilities MyFit indicated the presence of FM-radio and a full-featured audio player technology DNSe 3.0, designed to get rid of the disadvantages and limitations of compressed audio formats MP3, WMA, OGG, AAC, and MPEG4 and WMV video formats.

Samsung MyFit will have 8 GB of internal memory and will go on sale, as IceTouch - in the first half of 2010.

New line of Canon cameras represented by 11 models in 2010

Canon has announced its new line of Full HD Camcorder VIXIA model number 2010, which represented the nine models in three series, including the flagship - VIXIA HF S-series, a series of compact models VIXIA HF M, as well as a new series of entry-level models VIXIA HF R. Many functional innovations touched such things as the availability of some models of LCD touch screen, an improved image stabilization system and the functions of down-converted from HD footage in SD quality for easier work in the future on their web-download or burn to a DVD-media. In addition, part of the novelties of the model number 2010 are compatible with the Eye-fi SD memory cards, providing wireless download / upload photos / video to / from the camera.

All new VIXIA HD camcorders are equipped with proprietary technologies, including proprietary video lens Canon HD, CMOS (CMOS) sensor and image processor DIGIC DV III. Make notes that his lenses and image processing have been improved, resulting in the noise level in a shooting in low light was reduced, and the quality of HD video images has been improved.

Among new advanced features of the model number to conceive such:

  • Smart Auto: Intelligent scene recognition technology, determine the type of frame and choose the most appropriate setting, analyzing the scene brightness, contrast, distance and motion of objects.
  • Touch & Track: Touch user interface, controlled movements of the fingers, where it functions for touch-screen, for example, Touch Focus ( «Sensory focus»), Touch Exposure ( «Sensory Exposure") and Touch Tracking ( «Sensor Tracking"), provide an opportunity to focus , the choice of the exposure and tracking of moving objects on the display.
  • Relay Recording: «relay record, where in the case of an overflow entry is automatically built-in memory will continue to map SDHC (if available). User intervention is required.
  • Powered IS: «Support for optical image stabilizer" - an additional stabilization, used for maximizing when camera shake is most noticeable. Its activation and deactivation of a user through a special button.
  • HD-to-SD Downconversion: video conversion function from format HD format SD.
  • Advanced Video Snapshot: «video sequences, designed to simplify video editing without a PC. In active mode, Video Snapshot, users can record videos for a duration of 2, 4 or 8 seconds in recording mode and in playback mode.

Series VIXIA HF S represented by the following models:




All new items are equipped with two slots for SD memory cards and different amount of internal memory, which for VIXIA HF S21 and HF S20, it is 64, and 32 GB respectively, and the lack of such for HF S200. Video recording is carried out in the resolution of Full HD (1920x1080) with Canon video lens with a 10-fold optical zoom and proprietary 1/2.6-dyuymovogo, 8.59 megapixel Full HD CMOS (CMOS) sensor. All three models have a 3.5-inch touch screen high-resolution (920 thousand pixels), built-in LANC terminal, native mode support 24p/25r (AVCHD) recording. In addition, VIXIA HF S21 has at its disposal and the viewfinder.

Flash Camcorder Canon VIXIA HF S21, VIXIA HF S20 and VIXIA HF S200 will be available in April for an estimated retail price of $ 1,399.99, $ 1,099.99 and $ 999.99 respectively.

Series VIXIA HF M is represented by such models:




These new items are light and compact body, equipped with slots for SD memory cards and different amount of internal memory, which for VIXIA HF M31 and HF M30 it is 32 GB and 8, respectively, and the lack of such for HF M300. Video recording is carried out in the resolution of Full HD (1920x1080) with Canon video lens with a 15-fold optical zoom. All three models have a 2.7-inch touch screen, functions Touch & Track technology, Smart Auto, Powered IS and Advanced Video Snapshot. In addition, VIXIA HF M31 and HF M30 have the support functions of HD-to-SD Downconversion.

Flash Camcorder Canon VIXIA HF M31, VIXIA HF M30 and VIXIA HF M300 will be available in April for an estimated retail price of $ 799.99, $ 699.99 and $ 679.99 respectively.

A series of entry-level cameras VIXIA HF R presented models:




Said chamber company promotes as affordable solutions for video format Full HD. They are also equipped with slots for SD memory cards and different amount of internal memory, which for VIXIA HF R11 and HF R10 is 32 GB and 8, respectively, and the lack of such for HF R100. All three cameras have a video Canon lenses with 20-fold optical zoom, features Dynamic IS, Smart Auto and Advanced Video Snapshot. In addition, VIXIA HF R11 and HF R10 have the support functions of HD-to-SD Downconversion.

Flash Camcorder Canon VIXIA HF R11, VIXIA HF R10 and VIXIA HF R100 will hit the market in March this year at an estimated retail price of $ 699.99, $ 549.99 and $ 299.99 respectively.

In addition to its line of HD-camcorders, the company introduced two models and a series of FS, which are videotaped in a standard (SD) resolution:

Canon FS31:

Canon FS300:

Model FS31 has at its disposal 16 GB of internal memory, while the model FS300 allows you to shoot only on SD memory card. Both camcorders are equipped with lenses with 41-fold optical zoom and a function of Dynamic IS. Model Canon FS300 will be presented in several colors hull design, including silver, red and blue.

Flash Camcorder Canon FS31 and FS300 will appear on the market in March this year at an estimated retail price of $ 349.99 and $ 299.99 respectively.