It would appear that JVC is going into the Kodak Z series territory with the Picsio GC-FM1. As you can see, it is one of those rectangular frame jobs with 1080p video, 8-megapixel stills, a 2-inch LCD, as well as HDMI out.
These video cameras are set to hit Japan by the beginning of October for about $220. However, we found this odd video that is reminiscent of Mr. Peanut and those animated M&M guys. You might notice that there are at least two western languages (English and French) in the commercial. We’re betting that it’ll make its way to Europe and North America soon.
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Newegg has a fantastic deal going on right now where you can get 10% off of any digital SLR camera that they sell. This 10% off deal only lasts through the end of September (so, like, another 2 days,) so we’d suggest that you jump on ti quick if you want to take advantage of it. There are just a couple of rules, those being that you get a maximum savings of $50, and that you can only redeem the coupon once per account. So pick the DSLR you like best, and head on over to Newegg for 10% off! Be sure to use promo code DSLR10 to get the savings.
As always, you can find all sorts of Newegg promo codes and deals on our forums.
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Pentax has just put out a set of point and shoots with the E85 and M85. They both have 12 Megapixel CCD sensors, and bodies that are nice and slim. The E85 has an 2.7 LCD and a VGA movie mode for about $186. The M85 (pictured above) can shoot 720p with a 3-inch touchscreen, and includes shake reduction and face detection for a price of $263.
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For those of you who are outdoor enthusiasts, you might appreciate the Medion Life S47000 digital high definition sports camcorder. This camera is designed to be splash resistant, and it can belay onto your belt. It allows filming of 720p H.264 videos, but only has 90MB worth of internal memory. Fortunately, it comes with an SD/SDHC slot, so no worries about running out of space with the quickness. The S47000 also has a 2 inch screen.
I mentioned before that this might be good for outdoors people, but I don’t know if the S47000 is resilient enough for the extreme sports crowd. Whatever the case, you can purchase it at the Medion online store for 99 Euros (about $164.)
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For those of you who have a dSLR camera on their wish list, or know someone who wants one, then you might want to consider the Olympus E-600. The E-600 has essentially the same features that the E-620 has, offering 12.3 megapixel CMOS, ISO 100-3200 sensitivity range, continuous shooting at 4fps, and a 2.7-inch LCD. It should be available for purchase in November for $599.99
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The EX-Z280 is a 12-megapixel ultracompact, with 2.7-inch LCD. It also has a wide-angle lens with 4x zoom, and 720p HD-quality video capture with the green screen Dynamic Photo function seen at CES last January. It will be available in September for $179.99, and you can pre-order it on Amazon.
The EX-Z33, pictured above, is a 10-megapixel model with 2.5 inch LCD and 3x optical zoom. It features face detection, VGA movie mode, and other scene modes. It will be also be available in September for $119.99, and can be pre-ordered on Amazon.
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Canon has been up to its old tricks with some of their latest Powershot cameras, the SD940 and SD980 Digital ELPH.
The SD940 has a 12.1 Megapixel sensor, 28mm wide-angle lens with 4X Optical Zoom. It has a 2.7 inch LCD, and is capable of 720p videos. It will be available in September for a price of $300. You can pre-order it on Amazon.
The SD980 also has the 12.1 Megapixel sensor, 24 mm wide-angle lens with 5X Optical Zoom. Its screen is a 3.0 inch PureColor System LCD touchscreen, and the camera is also capable of 720p. This will be available in October for $429, and you can order it on Amazon now for $329.
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Casio has recently announced two 12.1 megapixel point-and-shoot cameras recently, both of which can detect humans and objects, and then automatically set the focus for better shots. The EX-Z450 has a 3 inch LCD screen, a 28 mm 4x optical zoom lens and ISO range of 64 to 3,200. The EZ-Z90 has a 2.7 inch LCD, 3x optical zoom, and ISO range of 64 to 1,600.
The Z450 will be available in Japan on August 28 in gold, red, pink, (with brown and silver models on September 11th) for a price of $380. The EX-Z90 will be available on September 11 in gold, silver, pink, blue, and black for a price of $210.
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Samsung has recently announced the CL65, an intelligent camera that has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS geotagging. It also has a 12.2 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom, 720p movie mode, HDMI output, as well as a 3.5 inch touchscreen that utiltizes Smart Gesture user interface. So not only can you shoot great pictures, but you can upload them to Facebook and other sites with ease. It should be released next month at a price of $399.99.
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For most students, summer ends around the end of August or the beginning of September. Considering all the swimming that can be done before then, I am surprised that Pentax did not release the Optio WS80 a lot sooner. The WS80 is only waterproof for about 5 feet, but it has a 10 megapixel sensor with face detection. It also features a 2.7-inch LCD screen and high definition 720p video recording at 30 frames per second. It is available for purchase for a price of $250.
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