Sony has unveiled its Handycam TG5V, an upgrade from their TG1. The new camcorder is smaller at 30 x 117 x 62mm, lighter (230g,) and has 16GB memory with about 6 hours of recording. It also has a 30mm wide angle lens, BIONZ and Exemor image processor, GPS, and a new coating to help keep it scratch-free. The TG5V will become available April 20 in Japan. No details on importing or price has yet to be released.
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Crayola realizes that tots are as likely to play with electronics as crayons these days and has a new line designed with them in mind. Their USB EZ Type Keyboard, for $29.99, has bright, oversized keys, but has eliminated the function keys and number pad. The USB EZ Click Mouse, at $14.99, has two buttons, a scroll wheel and a clear body, just for the cutesy effect. Crayola also offers a digital camcorder and camera and an MP3 Player is due out in Q2.
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Forget about those super safe digital cams. The Superheadz Babylon 4 is a unique camera that features 4 different modes. The first is action and shoots four frames in sequence. The 2nd captures all four at once, while the 3rd mode shoots first the top two, then the bottom two. Finally the 4th catches one frame at a time. The cam has an advanced electronic system that keeps track of exposures and has a flash and power winding. You can get a black Babylon 4, that comes with case, strap, 1 roll of film and batteries for $99.99.
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Mintpad, a WiFi-enabled PMP with PDA function, is bound for a release outside of Korea in April. The Mintpass device supports video and music files, can schedule, has Instant Messaging and a camera. The PMP/PDA holds 4GB data and has Windows CE with 400MHz of power and 128 RAM. Mintpass’, which is a division of Reigncom (iRiver,) Mintpad has a 2.8-inch display, supports stylus input and has a $150.00 price.
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Look out, Guinness. Samsung and wireless carrier Cricket have teamed to make the largest working cell phone, including a full QWERTY keyboard. The 15 x 13 ft. Messager phone, located at Fidelity Plaza in Chicago, really makes free phone calls and sends text messages. No doubt the publicity will sell plenty of the 4.4 x 2.0 x 0.7-inch normal-sized phones, which feature Bluetooth technology, an MP3 player and a 1.3 megapixel cam at a price of around $200.00.
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Casio has begun shipping their EX-FS10 Camera with the unique ability of capturing 720p video at 30fps and 480p at up to 1000fps. The Exilim has slow-motion mode for those home videos that will make your spouse/partner/bud look even more foolish. The cam also features a 9.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, an F3.9-5.4, 3X optical zoom, a 2.5-inch LCD display with 230,400 pixels and an SD/SDHC memory card slot. Available in four colors, it carries a MSRP of $349.99.
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Install the Bike Crash Camera on your bicycle, car or motorcycle and you can capture that bus that almost hit you or the kid that tried to steal your bike. The camera has a high res 1280x1024 picture, a 2.0mm wide angle lens, and a rechargeable battery. The 7.0 x 4.7 x 2.0 camera has a view range of 105º range and comes with mount, AC and car adapters and USB cable for PC connection at a price of $266.00.
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Samsung Memoir has arrived at T-Mobile. The touchscreen cell phone is great for those who do a lot of picture taking with its 8 megapixel camera with Xenon flash, a 16x digital zoom, CMOS auto-focus and a full camera menu with features like geo-tagging and face detection. The 4.2 x 2.1 x 0.6-inch phone weighs only 4.4 oz. and has a talk time of 5.5 hrs. and 12.5 days of standby. The Memoir is Bluetooth compatible and comes with a 1GB SD card, battery and charger, a USB cable and headset. At a retail price of $499.99, after a $200.00 instant and $50.00 mail-in rebate, the cellie will cost you $249.99.
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GE has debuted their first waterproof digital cam that can handle depths of up to 10 ft. The G3WP has a 4x digital zoom, a 12.2 megapixel resolution, a 2.7-inch automatically adjusting LCD display and support for up to ISO 3200. It also features Pan-Capture Panorama, Auto Scene, Blink, Face and Smile detection and red eye removal. The G3WP will be available in red, black or gray and comes with Li-ion battery and charger, AV and USB cables, editing software and wrist strap.
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Want to know who dropped what off at your front door while you are toiling away at work? Mount the Peephole LCD Camera and DVR on your front door. With a motion sensor, the DVR records up to 11.2 hours of video on a 4G SD card (not included.) It will also keep track of time and date-stamp visitors, evil dogs sniffing around, or nasty neighbors who come snooping. The SecureSight set needs one CR2032 battery (included) and 3 AAA batteries (not included,) and comes with a mounting bracket, fixings and screws for $199.99.
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