Take a look at Panasonic’s new compact LUMIX DMC-TS1. The rugged digital cam is water, shock and dustproof, and has AVCHD Lite High Definition video recording capability. It also features a 12.1 megapixel resolution, a 4.6 optical zoom and a 28mm wide-angle Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens. To keep the cam safe, it has rubber padding, reinforced glass and carbon resins inside the camera. The TS1 should be out in April in silver, green or orange for $399.95.
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Kodak has introduced the Zx1 Digital Video Cam, their entry into the inexpensive pocket-sized camcorders. Weather resistant and usable in bright or low lighting, it captures 720p HD at 60 fps and has a 2.0-inch LCD screen. It has an expandable SD/SDHC Card slot for memory of up to 32 GB, giving it up to 10 hours of HD video. Available in 5 different colors this April, a remote is optional and it has ArcSoft Media Impressions software for editing and uploading to YouTube and other sites. An HDMI cable and AA Ni-MH rechargeable batteries are included in the $149.99 price.
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For those who want to wear their spycams, the VIEVU PVR-PRO 2 can record and store up to 4 hours of audio and video with SVGA quality. It has a 4GB memory, is waterproof and works well in low lighting. It has an on/off switch that doubles as a lens cover. Once recorded, the files can be edited and uploaded to YouTube or other site with drag-and-drop on your PC. You may have to be James Bond to afford this one. It will set you back $399.95. Pre-order now for a February shipping date.
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How about a Basketball Webcam to go with your Golf Mouse? The cam features a CMOS sensor with 100K pixels and an image resolution of 352 x 288. With an AVI file format, it runs at 12 fps and has auto white balance. The sporty camera runs on Windows 98/2000/Me/XP, and you can plug and play into your USB connection. It comes with CD software and a sale price of $12.99 with free shipping. But then everything is sent that way from Free Shipping.com.
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Pentax has released a limited edition SLR K2000 in white. It has the same features as its black counterpart, a Shake Reduction system, Smart camera operation, auto-picture mode, and a 2.7-inch high-res LCD monitor with 170º viewing. The lightweight cam has an ISO for faster shutter speeds, a dedicated help button and is compatible with any Pentax lens. Look for an $800.00 price tag.
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Pure Digital keeps cranking out those Flip Video cams. This time it is the MinoHD. This one records up to 60 minutes of high definition video with its 4GB memory. It also features a 1.5 anti-glare LCD display and has their new FlipShare software included. The camera is similar to their others with its flip-out USB arm and uploading to YouTube, MySpace, AOL video and email. At a cost of only $229.99, it weighs about 3 ozs. and can be custom designable for an extra charge. According to NPD, the company has sold over 1.5 million cameras since the launch last year. We believe it. We still love ours and never hesitate to tell anyone who will listen.
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When something like this comes out we just have to share. Rumor has it that Dell has gotten together with Pharos in an effort to jump on the smartphone bandwagon with the Traveller 117 and 127. Each has Windows Mobile 6.1, QWERTY keyboard and 7.2 Mbps HSDA support. They also have VGA video call capability, a 2 megapixel cam, and four hours of talk time and 200 standby. While the Travellers may have some awesome GPS capability, we don’t think Apple or RIM have too much to worry about.
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Our fave wholesalers have come up with a new pocket-sized point and shoot 5 megapixel Digital Camera with 3-inch TFT LCD screen. With high res JPEG images and MPEG4 AVI video capability, it features easily adjustable settings such as red eye fix, white balance, and 3 burst shots. The cam is also PictBridge compatible and comes with a USB and AV cable combination and pouch. At a price of only $99.99, we can probably forgive its uncool chartreuse color.
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Pure Digital Technologies is now allowing personalization for their $179.00 Flip Mino Video Camera. There is no charge to select from over a thousand designs from artists, celebrities, or branding. There is also a Pattern Generator that you can use to come up with your own creation. Even better, if you have your own design, you can sell it on Cafe Press or Flip’s site and earn a commission for every cam that is sold.
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HP has unveiled their B8550 Photo Printer with its 5-ink system and extra large feed tray. With a 2.4-inch display, it has a maximum print resolution of 1200 x 1200, 128MB internal memory, and can print photos up to 13 x 19-inches. Attachable by USB, it also features a multi-format memory card reader and can copy 33ppm in black and 31ppm in color. Look for the B8550 soon with a $299.99 price.
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