New camera Sony Alpha A55 and A33 to the technology semitransparent mirror

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sony has introduced a new generation of light and effective Alpha series cameras, with technology semitransparent mirror. The new design SLT cameras from Sony divides the optical flow between the main matrix and a special matrix AF. Semitransparent mirror replaces the movable mirror cameras DSLR: it allows to achieve high speed response and accurate AF with phase detection. Sony Alpha SLT-A55V and SLT-A33 lighter and smaller than conventional digital SLR, but they provide a professional level of performance and enable continuous pictures at up to 10 frames per second (A55) with a precise, rapid autofocus tracking, even when it comes to fast moving objects.

This is the first Sony cameras to feature Quick AF Full HD Movie, which allows you to capture video with vivid detail, stereo sound and accurate tracking autofocus. As the producer, a big ultrasensitive matrix Exmor APS HD CMOS allows you to shoot video format AVCHD Full HD 1080i with the cinematic possibilities of the depth of field. New Sony SLR with a semitransparent mirror (SLT) also give a better framing and shoot more effectively by using the Advanced Quick AF Live View, which provides one hundred percent review of the frame in a precision electronic viewfinder or on the rotating LCD screen, Xtra Fine.

16.2-Megapixels Exmor APS HD CMOS (only for A55) and BIONZ processor provide high image detail. The sensitivity reaches ISO 12800. Auto HDR feature allows you to capture all the details in highlights and shadows with a dynamic range exceeding the range of film. The function allows the noise of a few pictures taken with high-speed burst shooting, get one shot with a very low noise level.

Function 3D Sweep Panorama allows you to make panoramic images of high resolution (up to 23 megapixels), which can be viewed on-screen 3D-TV BRAVIA. The system of GPS (only for A55) assign photos and videos and allows geometki then watch them on your TV screen using the BRAVIA Photo Map or online maps. Sony Alpha A55 will do a sale in October, and A33 - in September. Approximate price for the "carcass" is $ 749 and $ 649 respectively.

The main features of Sony Alpha A33:

    * 14.2-megapixel matrix Exmor APS HD CMOS + BIONZ processor
    * Continuous shooting up to 7 frames per second
    * Video format Full HD 1080i AVCHD
    * Improved fukntsiya Quick AF Live View
    * System 15-point AF with phase detection
    * Function HDR Auto
    * Function 3D Sweep Panorama
    * Rotary screen Xtra Fine (921 thousand pixels) with a diagonal 7.5 cm (3 inches)
    * LCD viewfinder Xtra Fine resolution of 1.15 million pixels and 100% coverage, the image
    * Weight - 433 grams
    * Dimensions - 124.4 h92h84, 7 mm

The main features of Sony Alpha A55:

    * 16.2-megapixel matrix Exmor APS HD CMOS + BIONZ processor
    * Continuous shooting up to 10 frames per second
    * Video format Full HD 1080i AVCHD
    * Enhanced Quick AF Live View
    * The advanced system of 15-point AF with phase detection
    * Function HDR Auto
    * Function 3D Sweep Panorama
    * Rotary screen Xtra Fine (921 thousand pixels) with a diagonal 7.5 cm (3 inches)
    * LCD viewfinder Xtra Fine resolution of 1.15 million pixels and 100% coverage, the image
    * GPS receiver
    * Weight - 441 grams
    * Dimensions - 124.4 h92h84, 7 mm

Powerful gamer card ASUS ROG Rampage III Formula officially presented

The company ASUSTeK Computer introduced a motherboard ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) Rampage III Formula, preliminary data on its recently appeared. This motherboard is a spectacular black and red design is oriented mainly to gamers and enables you to create on its basis the productive system. So, ASUS ROG Rampage III Formula is based on chipset Intel X58, supports the performance of LGA 1366, including a powerful six-core Intel Core i7-980X, and is equipped with six slots for RAM DDR3 (Upgradeable to 24 GB of memory). In addition, at this price you can install multiple cards in the mode of NVIDIA 3-way SLI and ATI CrossFireX.

Among the ports ASUS ROG Rampage III Formula - 2hSATA 6.0 Gbps, 6hSATA 3.0 Gbps, 2hUSB 3.0 11hUSB 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet and S / PDIF. The board also sells high-quality audio through the chip Supreme FX X-Fi 2 with the technology support EAX 5.0 and THX TruStudio PRO. A GameFirst to optimize gameplay, preferring game traffic.

Other features include new items can be noted at once 8 connectors for fan use in the construction of solid-state capacitors and the digital voltage regulator. Maintain and function ROG Connect, which allows remote via USB interface to change the system parameters to improve its performance (acceleration) with another computer directly on the fly. On the value of ASUS ROG Rampage III Formula is still unknown.

Sony Alpha A560 and A580 - the new mid-level SLRs

As expected, Sony has introduced a pair of mid-level digital SLR cameras - DSLR-A580 and DSLR-A560. New Sony Alpha A560 and A580 are really capable of shooting video Full HD 1920 x 1080 with high level of detail in the AVCHD format or convenient MP4.

Chambers received Exmor APS HD CMOS sensors, A580 - 16.2 megapixel resolution, and A560 - 14,2 Mn. Both support continuous shooting at speeds of up to 7 frames per second, the function of 3D Sweep Panorama, which allows you to create panoramic 3D images for viewing on-screen 3D TV. Use 15-point AF with phase detection - AF system with three cross-type sensors for fast and precise focusing. It is convenient for shooting through the viewfinder or in the mode Live View. Check the focus in the Live View mode allows one-touch view the image in full resolution on the LCD screen directly from the main matrix to verify proper focus.
 The sensitivity reaches ISO 12800, a system for noise reduction Multi-Frame - auto join 6 frames in high-speed burst shooting for a single frame with low noise at low light eq. ISO 25600. Improved automatic mode HDR automatically combines three consecutive frames to create a single wide dynamic range, wider than the film. Optical stabilization SteadyShot INSIDE allows you to capture images at a shutter speed 2,5-4 step above, works with interchangeable lenses from Sony or Konica Minolta-mount type A dual dust reduction system reduces the accumulation of dust on the matrix when changing lenses.

3.0-inch tilt LCD screen Xtra Fine high-resolution (921 thousand pixels) with multilayer anti-reflective coating shows the image clear and bright even when a street light. You can use a memory card, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC. There is support for HDMI and USB 2.0. Camera dimensions are 137h104h84 and weight about 599 grams. A580 will be available and October this year, and A560 - at the beginning of the next.

RackStation RS810 + and DiskStation DS411 + - Synology high-performance NAS servers for small and medium business

Company Synology has announced the 4-disk network storage RackStation RS810 and DiskStation DS411. Powerful New NAS from Synology are suitable for use in medium-sized companies, as well as to solve local problems of network storage and backup in branch offices and large businesses that require flexible, high-performance solutions.

Tested in RAID 5, with a PC, running under Windows, network drives Synology RS810 and DS411 have a read speed up to 112 Mb / s and write speed RS810 and the DS411 is 107 Mbps / 106 Mbps, respectively. Operating under the firm control of the OS Synology Disk Station Manager, includes many case-service applications, such as a server, video surveillance, FTP-server, web-server, etc., the new model NAS Synology provides integrated solutions companies, the highest loading capacity and speed. For example, working as a corporate web-server, network drives and DS411 Synology RS810 show a very high speed processing of requests: requiring less than 32 seconds to handle 1000 concurrent queries.

To meet the growing needs of small and medium businesses Synology RS810 can increase storage capacity to 16 terabytes of connecting the expansion module capacity RX410. Additional increase performance storage systems based on the Synology RS810 can be increased up to 3 GB of RAM. Synology RS810 Network Storage System has been certified by VMware Ready program and is a reliable solution for deploying virtualization in storage systems.

An additional argument for choosing Synology RS810 for use in business is its architecture, which allows to replace its parts and vehicles without stopping the system, or stopping at the minimum time. Synology RS810 supports hot swapping hard drives, and the version of Synology RS810RP allows for hot swapping power supplies, due to their overlap. The original housing design allows for a few minutes to change even the motherboard.

Synology RS810 consumes only 68 watts, and the DS411 - 60,5 W, and remote activate and deactivate the network (Wake on LAN / WAN), the on / off according to schedule and transfer of hard disk drives into sleep mode, allowing you to avoid unnecessary downtime in the operating position and reduce energy costs.

Synology RS810, RS810RP and RX410, fully certified by the system Rostest. Official warranty on the RS810, RS810RP 5 years, and the DS411 - for 2 years, which allows users to be confident in our choice. Synology RS810, RS810RP, RX410 and the DS411 is now available worldwide .

Tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab on the new photos and indeed with Android 2.2

In Chinese portal Ifanr new "live" pictures tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab (1,000), which has not yet been formally presented. The source, moreover, confirms that the model is running an operating system Android 2.2. Also according to him, 7-inch touch screen tablet has a resolution of 1024x600 pixels. It's quite strange, since Android 2.2 is unlikely to support any resolution higher than 800x480 pixels. It is reported that Samsung Galaxy Tab creates "a sense of plastic" (apparently, talking about the case) and lighter than Apple iPad.

Recall, according to preliminary data, a tablet from Samsung is built on the 1 GHz processor, equipped with 16 GB of internal memory, GPS receiver module Wi-Fi and 3G, as well as two cameras - a 5-megapixel and frontal VGA. It is assumed that prepares and his version of a larger - with 10-inch display. Announcement of Samsung Galaxy Tab could take place at the Berlin exhibition IFA, which will be held September 3-8.

Canon is developing a camera with a resolution of 120 megapixels!

Canon has announced that she was able to develop a CMOS sensor is APS-H size with a resolution ... 120 Mn. Its dimensions - 29,2 x20, 2 mm, the sensor of the same size used in its professional SLR cameras Canon EOS-1D. The new 120 megapixel sensor Canon includes a 7.5 times more pixels than its sensor at the highest resolution now available for sale. The company calls its new 120 megapixel CMOS sensor (13280x9184 pixels) having the highest resolution in the industry for such dimensions.

In addition, it can record video Full HD (1920x1080 pixels), using only 1 / 60 of the area. And you can imagine what the quality will have a 120 megapixel images obtained with its help. True, it's hard to say when, Canon will go to commercial supplies of such sensors, "monsters" and the more production of digital cameras based on them. It is likely that this is not the very near future.

Motherboard Foxconn D42S and D52S for compact computers

The company Foxconn has announced to the Russian market for miniature motherboards D42S and D52S Mini ITX format based on the chipset Intel NM10 Express preinstalled with Intel Atom processors to build the compact computers and nettop.

Fee Foxconn D42S is equipped with a single-core Intel Atom D425, more powerful Foxconn D52S employs a dual-core Intel Atom D525. Both models are suitable for building home or office computers generalists - enough processing power to work with text editors, internet surfing, listening to music, watching movies.

Both motherboards support up to 4 GB of DDR2 667/800 MHz memory with dual slots DIMM. For connecting additional peripherals - discrete sound card, network adapter, TV tuner card - available classic port PCI. Disk subsystem is represented by two SATA2 connectors for connection of modern hard drives or SSD speeds of up to 3 Gb / c. During the processing of sound on motherboards meets tech HD-audio codec that supports 5.1-channel speaker system.

Built-in chipset graphics chip Intel GMA 3150 supports DirectX 9.0 - enough to handle transparent interface of Microsoft Windows 7, not too demanding of games based on Flash technology, and viewing movies in a normal work permit.

On the rear panel has four ports USB 2.0 (four more can be viewed on the front panel), PS / 2 keyboard and mouse, serial port, parallel port, audio outputs and Gigabit Ethernet port and VGA connector for output to the monitor or TV . The new motherboards will be available in September priced at $ 80 and $ 90, respectively.

Features of Motherboard Foxconn D42S and D52S:

    Chipset Intel NM10 Express
    * Processor Intel Atom D425; Intel Atom D525
    * Sockets for Memory 2x DIMM, up to 8 GB DDR2 667/800 MHz frequency
    * Audio 5.1-channel HD audio codec
    * Gigabit LAN
    * Video - Intel GMA 3150, DX9
    * Inland ports I / O - 1 x ATX power 24-pin, 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V, 2 x 4-pin fans, 1 x Audio, 2 x USB 2.0, 2 x SATAII, 1 x IrDa, 1 x S / PDIF Out, 1 x TPM, 1 x COM
    * Spring ports I / O - 1 x PS / 2 keyboard, 1 x PS / 2 mouse, 1 x Parallel, 1 x serial, 1 x Audio, 4 x USB 2.0, 1 x RJ45 LAN, 1 x VGA
    * Form Factor Mini ITX (6,75 "x 6,75")

The new flagship chip Intel Core i7 990X will be released next year

Became known dates the start of deliveries of the new flagship processor Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition. This is a more powerful chip than the current leader of the line of Intel Core i7 980X (3,3 GHz) and its clock speed of 3.46 GHz. Six-core processor Intel Core i7 990X based on 32 nm technology and architecture Gulftown. As expected, he does not use the new architecture Sandy Bridge, as it still stood at 4 nuclei, whereas the new flagship of 6.

When overclocking Turbo Intel Core i7 990X can operate at a clock frequency of 3.73 GHz and a TDP of its $ 130 Tues This chip supports 12 computing threads, it is characterized by unlocked multiplier and is suitable for overclocking (which is important for gamers), but also does not include an integrated graphics core. Previously it was believed that shipping the new processor performance will begin in September this year, but now, according to new information, release dates moved to the first quarter of next year. Cost of Intel Core i7 990X, obviously, will be $ 999.

Simple smartphone Huawei Ideos U8150 with Android 2.2 will debut in early September

Huawei is going to join the suppliers smartphones based on operating system Android 2.2. Its first model, based on the newest available version of the operating system called Huawei Ideos U8150. This device form factor besklaviaturnogo monoblock with a touch screen will be presented at IFA, which will be held in Berlin on 2-8 September. Huawei Ideos U8150 is built on the processor with a clock frequency of 528 MHz and supports cellular HSDPA.

Diagonal touch-screen innovations is 2.8 inches, according to modern standards, a little. Camera 3.2 megapixel - also very simple, but contains a GPS receiver and wireless module and Wi-Fi 802.11n. The main characteristics of the device clearly indicate that it can be attributed to the primary-secondary level. However, many solutions Huawei included in a similar category. Most likely, Huawei Ideos U8150 will be available in September at a low price.