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The Apple iPod Camera Connector has shown up on Apple’s store for $30, and should ship in 1-3 weeks. It’s also the first official picture we’ve seen of the device that lets you plug your camera directly into an iPod photo. It’s not much to look at, but we’ll see how this goes over in a few weeks. This one is compatible with all iPod photo units.
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Sony has unveiled their newest 5.1MP digital camera – the T7. The T7 is an updated version of the very popular T1 model. Some of the updated features include the relocation of menu buttons to the left side, zoom controls moved to the top, and the body has been truncated to one-third of an inch thin. The miniature camera not only looks sexy, but has a 3x optical zoom and the ability to capture and playback high-resolution video at 640x480 pixel resolution. You can get your hands on one in May, retailing for $500 USD.
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Yes, you read that right. This is the world’s first 7 megapixel camera phone. Of course you’re going to need to carry the optical zoom separately, but just think about how sharp those prints are going to be. The SCH-V770’s has a 1/1.8 inch type CCD image sensor, 3x optical zoom lens, flash and manual focus control. It also has 32 megabytes of internal memory, enough to store what, like 2 pictures at this resolution?
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Japanese company Aska has released the Mini Tripper. The Mini Tripper is a portable photo storage device with a 20 GB or 40 GB 1.8 inch hard drive. The Mini Tripper sports a Type II CF slot, a USB 2.0 interface and a lithium ion rechargeable battery. The dimensions of this little guy are just 3.5 in x 2 ¾ in x 1 ¼ in and 7 2/3 oz. Its built in monochrome LCD will show file transfer progress as well as hard drive structure information including folder management and CF status.
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South Korean semiconductor manufacturer MagnaChip has developed an image sensor for the pill sized cameras doctors are beginning to use to photograph a patients entire intestinal track. The camera is swallowed and tracks its path through the intestine while taking up to 50,000 pictures. Thankfully for photo processors, these images are transferred to a hard drive worn as a belt while the pill makes its journey. The MagnaChip will help in early detection of diseases, such as cancer, during its eight-hour journey through the roller coaster of your bowels.
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Ever wanted to be able to connect your iPod photo to your digital camera and transfer some images to free up some space on your card? The time is nearing when that will be a reality. Apple Japan held a press briefing where they revealed some iPod accessories along with what you see above – a digital camera attachment. The attachment hooks up to the dock connector of your iPod and has a female USB port where you plug in your digital camera to transfer the images. At a minimum of 30GB for your digital camera, this puts my puny 512MB card to shame.
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When I first read MobilePC’s “Greatest Gadgets” article in the magazine’s print edition, I remember thinking to myself: “This is one of the best gear articles I have ever read. Thank God I didn’t cancel my subscription.” Two days later, I find out that anyone can find the same article for free at the magazine’s website. Highly informative, entertaining, and a must-read for anyone with even a remote interest in consumer technology. I still won’t cancel my subscription…just in case something else comes up.
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Who would’ve thought there would be a day when a 5.1 digital camera is considered “entry-level.” Well, that’s what Nikon is calling one of their six new cameras, the Coolpix 5600, coming in March for $279.95. It will feature built-in image improvement technology, red-eye removal, and a D-Lighting feature which compensates for insufficient lighting. The camera is also equipped with a blur warning and an alert feature that informs the user of a ruined shot due to a handshake. Tripods, people.
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Okay, here is the skinny on the Olympus m:robe 500 that you saw insanely odd commercials for during last nights Superbowl - so you can stop emailing me about it now! Anyway, as you saw, the m:robe is basically a digital camera with an MP3 player built in (or an MP3 player with a camera built in if you prefer it that way). It has a 3.7” touch-screen, which probably isn’t the best interface in the world. The camera is 1.3 megapixels, with no flash or zoom. The supposed draw here is that you can synchronize pictures to your music to create futuristic remixes. It should be PlaysForSure compatible, and the battery lasts for about 12 hours. You can grab the 20 GB m:robe 500 for $499.99 USD or less.
As if we didn’t already have enough views of grid iron brutality, Fox Sports’ coverage of this year’s Super Bowl (Feb. 6) may include pictures from miniature cameras embedded in the actual field turf. Fox’s executive vice president Bill Brown recently announced that they will install 12 miniature cameras, mounted on angled tubes the size of eraser-heads throughout the field. This way viewers will be able to see what it’s really like at the ground level, especially where the cameras line up with the line of scrimmage. They’re hoping to catch maybe 5 or 6 plays where this happens. It turns out that the cameras were already used in last summer’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game and during the playoffs and World Series, without any interference.
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