Pentax Kr - bright 12.4 megapixel SLR cameras with support for HD video

Friday, September 10, 2010

Company Hoya Corporation Pentax Imaging Systems Division has announced the imminent release of a new digital SLR camera with interchangeable optics - Pentax Kr. As the producer, in a compact package in three different colors, the new model combines ease of use, performance and professional features, such as high-speed data transfer via infrared.

Among the features Pentax Kr - photography with an effective resolution of 12.4 megapixel, video recording with HD quality (1280 x 720 pixels and 25 frames per second), fast consecutive shooting at a speed of six frames per second, high sensitivity CMOS matrix of ISO 25600 (through incremental setting), and 3-inch LCD monitor with high resolution. Dual power supply system can be used to choose a standard lithium-ion battery or a set of batteries type AA (with an optional adapter, D-BH109).

The camera has a number of digital filters to easily produce creative work. Pentax Kr is compatible with high-speed infrared data transmission IrSimple, for example, allows you to publish images to your blog via the link wirelessly with a mobile phone with Internet access, or to exchange data between the two Pentax Kr.

Despite the APS-C sensor size 23,6 x 15,8 mm, body Kr compact and lightweight, and this was made possible by a frame made of lightweight stainless steel, reduced the mechanism of image stabilization and the use of modern technology dense placement of elements within the chamber. In burst shooting mode Pentax Kr able to record at least 25 frames (in the format JPEG) for one series with a maximum speed of 6 frames per second.

Pentax Kr equipped with autofocus system SAFOX IX with a wide coverage area, 11 focus points (9 sensitive cruciform elements in the middle), and precise focus on the selected subject. Also improved accuracy and speed of contrast AF mode Live View, thanks to a new generation of sensors, and radical processing algorithms. Optical viewfinder Kr provides a bright and clear picture covering 96% of the square frame and the increase in scale 0.85h. Points of focus confirmation in Kr are indicated in the viewfinder red LED light for better visibility.

Pentax Kr is equipped with a proprietary system for stabilizing the SR (Shake Reduction), offsetting the negative effects of camera shake with an efficiency of up to four levels of exposure. This mechanism allows to work with all interchangeable lens Pentax, including those developed for film cameras. Supported lens mount Pentax K, KA, KAF, KAF2 and KAF3; threaded lenses M42 (via adapter) lenses formats 645 and 67 (via adapter). Exit to sell Pentax Kr is expected in October at a price of $ 799.95 (without optics).

Processor Intel Core i5 655K overclocked to 7.3 GHz

Overclocker from Asia decided to achieve the maximum capacity of the processor Intel Core i5 655K. This is a 32 nm chip with the unlocked multiplier, suitable for a "crackdown" Initially it Clocked at 3.2 GHz, but skilled craftsman could "squeeze" 7.3 GHz (7307 MHz), which illustrates the size benchmark. In this case, the previous record for this chip was on the 110 MHz lower. In order to achieve such targets, used overclocker motherboard EVGA P55 3X SLI Classified, video card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 with catabatic clock speeds and 2 GB of RAM A-DATA DDR3 1328 MHz.

Of course, this whole system needed a powerful cooling. Overclocker decided to use the system with liquid nitrogen - and quite successfully. The demonstration took place at the exhibition PAX 2010 in the USA. It is worth noting that while the record for the maximum clock frequency belongs to the 65 nm chip Intel Celeron 347, which succeeded in reaching the target of 8199.5 MHz. As processors AMD, here records - Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition, but its result is noticeably lower - 7127 MHz.

The most powerful ATI FirePro V9800 graphics card with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory and simultaneous support for 6 monitors

AMD introduced a new graphics card FirePro V9800 professional level on the basis of GPU Cypress. This model is equipped with 4 GB of memory GDDR5, as it had a full six ports Mini DisplayPort. Thus, using proprietary technology, AMD Eyefinity, this graphical solution can output the image directly on six monitors. ATI FirePro V9800 graphics card has 1600 stream processors and 256-bit memory interface, and the maximum rate of 225 TDP Tues

New technology supports DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.0, as well as proprietary ATI CrossFire Pro. She is able to handle three-dimensional stereoscopic image. The cooling system from ATI FirePro V9800 dvuhslotovaya. The new graphics card is aimed at the use of powerful workstations, which require the highest graphics performance. Its cost is not only the order differs from the price of bulk solutions but also more than twice the price of the predecessor AMD FirePro V8800, accounting for $ 3500.

Acer Aspire Revo 3700 - Nettop on NVIDIA Ion 2 with Full HD video support

The company introduced the Acer Aspire Revo Nettop 3700. This compact device that can either set the table with the base, or mount directly on a TV or monitor with rear mount VESA. Acer Aspire Revo 3700 is based on dual-core processor Intel Atom D525 with a frequency of 1.8 GHz and graphics NVIDIA Ion 2. Thanks to this "kid" can play HD video 1080p (Full HD), three-dimensional graphics and DirectX 10 games.

According to the manufacturer, this device can be used as a desktop or home computer for a wide range of applications - from Internet surfing and e-mail to play music and video. RAM Acer Aspire Revo 3700 is 4 GB (DDR3), and the hard drive - 500 GB. There is also Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Gigabit Ethernet, slot mini PCIe, VGA and HDMI video outputs, and four-port USB 2.0. Date of issuance of the company has not yet disclosed, as well as price, but it can make, presumably, about $ 580. And the issue will most likely before the end of the year.

Samsung GT-i8700 - Windows Phone 7 communicator with a large touchscreen and 8 GB of memory

Portal Gizmodo published a photo communicator Samsung GT-i8700, running the new operating system Windows Phone 7. Recall its release is expected in October and the first device based on this platform should be available for sale about a month or slightly more. Perhaps then the same will be issued and Samsung GT-i8700.

While on this model, little is known, the source said only about 8 GB of internal memory. Judging by the photos, this candy bar with a large touch screen and no hardware keyboard (at least it is not visible).

On the back side of the body is unknown camera resolution with LED flash. But the front camera on the images for some reason not visible. Apparently, judging from the large internal memory and large screen size, Samsung GT-i8700 is quite functional solution, and is unlikely to be cost budget. But other features of this device yet unknown.

14-inch notebook MSI CR420 received support Intel Wireless Display

Company Micro-Star International (MSI) announced that its laptop MSI CR420 has the option Intel Wireless Display. This model was announced at the beginning of this year, it is built on the processor Intel Core i5 and is equipped with 14-inch display. Also among the characteristics of your laptop - up to 4 GB of RAM, hard drive capacity up to 500 GB Optical drive DVD Super Multi, Wireless Adapters Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n and Bluetooth 2.1 EDR, HDMI port, and so on. Novelty is characterized by a spectacular design with a glossy cover with a brand-coated Color Film Print, protecting it from damage.

A new feature of MSI CR420 is optional support technologies Intel Wireless Display (WiDi). With it wirelessly to an HDTV, you can send high definition video HD 720p (also requires an intermediate device to connect your laptop and TV). Thanks WiDi can watch movies with your laptop on the big screen. The company has not announced the cost of a complete set of MSI CR420 WiDi.

ASUS EeeTop ET2010AG, ET2010PNT and ET2010AGT - 20-inch PC All-in-one

The company ASUSTeK Computer introduced in Europe, three new computer all-in-One - ASUS EeeTop ET2010AG, ET2010PNT and ET2010AGT. All of them are equipped with 20-inch displays, and have much in common, however, important differences have new products available. For example, a touch screen display with support for Multi Touch feature only computers ASUS ET2010PNT and ET2010AGT, and at EeeTop ET2010AG screen is not touch.

In addition, ASUS ET2010AG built on the CPU AMD Athlon II 250U X2, equipped with graphics ATI Radeon HD 5470, 2 GB of RAM and 500 GB hard drive. Do ASUS ET2010AGT characteristics are practically the same, only without the touchscreen, and more main memory - 4 GB. A model of ASUS ET2010PNT built on the processor Intel Atom D510, uses graphics NVIDIA ION 2, equipped with 2 GB of RAM and 500 GB HDD.

In turn, a number of common characteristics of these machines all-in-One - Optical drive DVD Super Multi, Adaptor Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Gigabit Ethernet, Card Reader 5-in-1 and port HDMI. Cost ASUS EeeTop ET2010AG, ET2010PNT and ET2010AGT is 549, 649 and 679 euros respectively.

Compact aluminum case Lian Li PC-Q09 and PC-Q09F for mini-ITX motherboards

Company Lian Li introduced two new series of PC cases Mini-Q in the performance Mini Tower, which are suitable for placement of motherboard form-factor mini-ITX. Novelties called Lian Li PC-Q09 and PC-Q09F and can be used to create home theater systems (HTPC). Case dimensions are 265h200h110 mm for Lian Li PC-Q09 and 265h200h124 mm for PC-Q09F. To cool them provided one 80 mm fan on the back side.

In addition, the shell possess one 5.25-inch drive bay for optical drive category of "slim", one 2.5-inch drive bay for installation drive (HDD or SSD), two USB 3.0 ports and audio on the front panel. Decisions are made of aluminum. Y Lian Li PC-Q09 has a external power supply to 110 watts, while the C-Q09F - normal power supply to 150 Watts. Accordingly, the second new heavier. Lian Li PC-Q09 will cost $ 169 (silver, black) or $ 179 (red, white), and PC-Q09F - $ 129 (silver, black), $ 159 (red) or $ 189 (white), they will come out later this month.

Handsfree Nokia Mobile TV Headset turns a smartphone into a mobile TV

Nokia has introduced the headset under the name Mobile TV Headset. This accessory, according to the manufacturer, makes the mobile device into a portable TV. The headset allows you to receive digital broadcasting standard DVB-H (where there is adequate coverage) and watch the transfer directly to the smartphone. Wired Headset Mobile TV Headset is connected to the device via port microUSB, moreover, it is compatible with your smartphone Nokia N8 and future models under the operating system Symbian ^ 3.

The headset is not only able to receive broadcast DVB-H, which was also provided control buttons that allow you to switch channels or control the change of tracks in media player. To demonstrate the TV and require a special application - a Mobile TV, it must either be preinstalled on devices compatible with the headset, or it can be found in Ovi Store. Issue headset Mobile TV Headset held in the fourth quarter of this year, and its cost is 40 euros.

Canyon CNR-WCAM120 - Anthropomorphic webcam with change of linen

Canyon has announced the unusual webcam CNR-WCAM120 in the form of man. The flexible structure of the shell allows you to set the camera on a table or mounted on the corner of the LCD monitor - just bend the handle. And in order to diversify the look of your device, you simply "change out" the toy football player in the second set of clothing, which comes with a webcam.

Luggage Canyon CNR-WCAM120 equipped with 2-megapixel sensor with support for the software to increase up to 8 megapixels, built in microphone for voice recording, tracking the person and the snapshot button. NEW connects to a computer by cable via USB 2.0.

Specifications of CNR-WCAM120:

    * Interface - USB 2.0
    * Sensor Resolution - 2 megapixel
    * Range of focus - 5cm ~ Infinity
    * Image Sensor Technology - 1 / 4 "CMOS
    * Maximum resolution video recording - 2560x1920 pixels
    * Maximum capture rate - 30 frames per second (640x480 pixels)
    * Microphone
    * Dimensions - mm 50h80h115
    * Weight - 0,08 kg