It’s Sony’s turn to join in on the inexpensive, YouTube loving camcorders. The Webbie produces up to 8.5 hours of HD MPEG-4 video or thousands of 5 MP images. At a size of 2.4 x 1.7-inches, it houses a CMOS sensor and records on the company’s ultra-small Memory Stick PRO Duo media. The Webbie also features a 2.5 swivel screen, an 5x optical zoom and simplified software at a price of $199.99. This spring, they will also have an upright Webbie available for $169.99.
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It’s not just your head that can become 3D. Now your Spore creatures can come alive (almost) with Spore Sculptor. You simply upload your image and they will make you a critter in its original color for $49.00. It’s best to have one that has two or more legs, and if the features or structures are too thin, chances are they will not work. The Spores are made to scale, so the larger the beast the larger the sculpture.
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ThatsMyFace can turn your loved one’s head into an actual sculpture. You simply upload front and side images, and they will take the 2D pictures and turn them into 3D portraits. Imagine mom’s surprise when she opens the box and sees her own head inside. Prices start at $29.00 for a keychain size. Kidding aside, you can also order a gift certificate or upload your own images for free and see how you would look older, as the opposite sex, caricatured or other profiles.
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We had to share this collection of images that show you what we have long suspected, that after we go out for the evening or to bed, our toys really do come out and play. The images include Lego figures, evil Muppets, Happy Tree Friends, Star Wars action figures, Wall-E, and Mario and his buddies. We wonder if the collection’s creators were into “Robot Chicken” or simply caught them in the act.
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Not even 24 hours after we found the 3M MPRO110, we discovered Adtec’s AD-MP15A. This mini-projector also uses LED as a light source for 20,000+ hours of usage and works with a/v equipment, laptops and cell phones. The device has 15 lumens of brightness and a 200:1 contrast ratio. At a size of 27 x 58 x 90mm and a weight of 147g, the pocket-sized projector features a built-in 0.3W mono speaker and runs on a Lithium-ion battery that is good for about 40 min. The AD-MP hits Japan’s shelves sometime this month for ¥39,800 (~$427.00.)
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Sharp has two new AQUOS devices, the HN-PP100 and HN-PP150. Each is a cross between a 300 x 300 dpi photo printer and memory card reader. Display your images on your TV in one of their slideshow options or print them. The Photo Player also has an IR receiver for sending those photos to the player as well as an HDMI output. Unfortunately, the player does not have HD capability and can only store the photos if you have a NAS and the HN-PP150 model.
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Image Moments is currently working on a new frame, the 15 (IMT-153.) The 15-inch XGA (1024x768) digital LCD has a contrast ration of 700:1. It will hold 450MB of memory, which equals out to more than 2,000 photos. The frame supports CF, MD, MMC, SD/HC cards, Memory Stick, MS PRO and Duo, and xD-Picture Card. Copy images directly from your card via USB 2.0, then organize, catalog, delete and sort. Available next year with 3 included interchangeable mats, the IM 15 will set you back $399.99.
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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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Samsung has unveiled its L310W Camera, designed for those who like to do more than point and shoot. It features a 13.6MP lens, a .7-inch LCD and a 28mm wide-angle, 3.6x optical zoom lens. With built-in photo guide for their Perfect Portrait system, it will help new users become better when it comes to shooting or utilizing its functions of face and blink detection, beauty and smile shot, and different portraits. Recently shown off at the IFA 2008 in Germany, the cam also shoots MPEG-4 video. Contact Samsung for more details and price.
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Polaroid has decided to go back to what it does best, instant printing cameras. The digital cam will have an on-board printer for 4x3-inch prints, their original image size. Amateur Photographer is holding a competition for the company to help design it by asking 6 questions, such as whether you think it should have an external battery for extended printing. The competitions ends August 31. We assume you have to be a real photobug for this one because as far as we could tell, the prize is knowing that you contributed.
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