Right now, this is the absolute slicing edge of TV tech. Pedants will argue the XEL-1 isn’t truly high definition, but that’s irrelevant given that it is 960×540 pixels are crammed into a little 11 inch screen that is only 3 mm thick and shines like a new born star. The slim design, and frankly astonishing picture quality, is all thanks to the new OLED (organic light emitting diode) panel, which does not use the chunky backlighting that makes LCD and plasma sets so thick.
Panasonic last week officially launched their new Lumix DMC-GF1, its third Micro Four Thirds camera at the IFA in Berlin. Claimed to be thw world’s smallest and lightest possible DSLR camera with built in flash, the GF1 comes in three colours – red, white and black and has a retro-like thin body design that challenges that of the Olympus E-P1 “PEN”.
Last week Sony announced the launch of their next in the line Alpha series DSLR cameras, the Alpha 500 and 550 (see the press release after the break). To be out from the end of October this year, the DSLR-A550 and DSLR-A500 digital SLRs are based around new CMOS sensors with added manual focus confirmation live view mode using the main imaging sensor, in addition to Sony’s secondary-sensor Quick AF live view system.
Both cameras feature Sony’s better noise reduction, include an Auto HDR mode and offer sensitivity of up to ISO 12800. The 14.2 MP A550 features a higher resolution 921k dot 3″ tilt-angle LCD, while the 12.3 MP A500 comes with a 230k dot resolution 3″tilt-angle LCD.The pictures below are the first hands on photos taken with the Alpha 500 by the folks over at Pocket Lint.
Though stepped up and improved, I think its a smart decision for Sony to keep the tilt-angle LCD as I have personally found it too useful when I tested previous models myself. See more photos after the jump… Continue reading »
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Sony has announced the launch of its latest addition to their Walkman portable video / music players. Believe it or not, the new S Series is the first ever Walkman video MP3 player with built-in stereo speakers. Ultrathin at just 10.2mm thick, the new S Series will be available in four colours: black, pink, violet and red. It features a bright, high resolution 2.4-inch LCD screen, and is designed to play videos in landscape format with a supplied stand accessory. More info and full press release right after the jump…
Stealth Computers has launched their latest addition to the rugged portable computer line up. The NW-2000 (NW stands for Notebook Warrior by the way) is one special rugged laptop, not only has it been well equipped with plenty of protection but on board is actually a convertible tablet notebook with a resistive, 13.3-inch touchscreen display.
Running on Intel’s 1.06GHz Core 2 Duo CPU, the NW-2000 has 2GB of RAM (4GB maximum), a 160GB shock-mounted hard-drive (or optional SSD), WiFi a/g/n, Bluetooth, gigabit ethernet and GPS, optional HSDPA, a standard DVD burner, PC card slot and fingerprint scanner.
In terms of how tough this tablet laptop actually is, the NW-2000 has a spill-resistant keyboard and can cope with being dropped 91cm onto a wood-covered concrete surface 26 times in succession without suffering any impairments to its functionality.
Leaked by Nikon themselves, it looks like Nikon D300S is currently in the making. The below Nikon LCD screen gives it away at both corners, its said that the image was taken from an official Nikon USA site. In addition, the left bottom corner’s SD logo hints dual card support which if is true will be excellent news.