Tuesday, January 04, 2011

CES Stuff

Photo Rumors has news from Sony. A bunch of Cybershots, and three new Bloggies:
  • Bloggie MHS-FS1: 5.1MP, 4x digital zoom, HD video up to 120min, 2.7 in. LCD screen, 4GB internal memory, AF
  • Bloggie Duo MHS-FS2: adds LED light and a front facing 2 in, LCD screen
  • Bloggie 3D MHS-FS3: adds 3D movie recording and stereo mic
There will also be several other consumer camcorders, including a model that records in HD 3D. Full list of Sony cameras for CES 2011

16x9 not wide enough for you?
Philips already has a 21:9 display, but now here comes Vizio with 50 and 58-inch 21:9 displays, both with 2560 x 1080 resolution. Wow! Though I don't know how that interfaces with DVDs and Blu-ray discs...does Blu-ray support that format, or is it 16x9 and the top and bottom gets cropped (which is okay if the source is already letterboxed in the 16x9 frame?)
Vizio: (There's a teaser on their website at the moment.)

Has a couple of low cost video cameras, the $149.95 Playfull camcorder - with 1080p capture) and a new generation Playsport, which also captures in 1080p, is waterproof down to ten feet and costs $179.95.
Engadget: Kodak intros Easyshare Touch, Mini and Sport cameras, Playfull and Playsport camcorders

Samsung HMX-Q10 works for Lefties
The $299 Samsung HMX-Q10 records full HD at 60i, but will record progressive in 720. It also has a 10x optical zoom and a 5 megapixel sensor, but what really sets it apart is that the video screen image flips itself if you turn the camera upside down! (The press release says the LCD screen adapts to how the camcorder body is being held, but does that mean the image is still recorded upside down if you are holding it that way?)
DPreview: Samsung launches HMX-Q10 with BSI CMOS sensor

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