The concept may not be entirely new itself, but the longing for something tangible runs old. Although the common trend nowadays is to simply have photos taken by a mobile phone and have those uploaded on social networking sites to share with friends, there’s a company that still looks into the needs of those who wish for something more palpable.
Not straying far from their initial idea, Polaroid has come up with an instant mobile printer, the GL10. This Polaroid GL10 Instant Mobile Printer is able to print 3”x4” photos and its size is hardly bigger from the photos it prints. Connectivity has been carefully sorted out and the printer has been made to link by a normal USB cable or wirelessly by Bluetooth. The printer’s mobility is primarily catered for those who are on the go, but the printer could also come in handy for those who prefer a convenient printing process.
When it comes to a mobile printer, a commonm question that may prompt buyers is the price of the cartridge refill. For this review, it’s unique that there’s no price tag attached for it as the printer doesn’t run on ink at all.
Using the ZINK technology, the Polaroid GL10 instant mobile printer holds heating elements that would warm up the ink that’s imbedded in the photo paper itself. Whereas usual films produce images by light, the ink within the photo papers is activated by heat. As there’s a special insulation for the ink within the photo paper, the photos that are printed are both smudged proof and also water resistant too.
I am not one for sky diving and climbing up mountains without ropes; I guess I am a bit of a wimp really. Anyway, the reason people do this is the thrill and excitement they get from doing it. Thinking back to the events can sometimes be difficult after all the adrenaline kicked in and you probably did not have much time to see what was going on. For this reason the Rollei Bullet HD video camera has been developed.
This digital camera gadget contains a 12-megapixel camera with a 170-degree wide lens which allows you to record your thrills in 720p. The camera has been developed to actual sit securely on a helmet or similar device to record actual footage of what the thrill seeker is viewing.
12 Megapixel 1/2.5 HD CMOS Sensor
- HD Video Resolution 720p (1280×720 Pixel)
- 170° Wide angle
- 10 m water proof
- With Photo Capture Mode:Camera takes a photo every 3 seconds
- Aluminum housing
- High Definition Camcorder 1,280 x 720, 30 fps
- Up to 2 h battery power
- Incl. 4 GB Micro-SD Card
- Incl. splash-proof camera head for improved sound recordings
- Incl. adapter for helmet, goggles, handle bar, 360° universal mount, case, USB cable, power adapter, sealants, lithium-ion battery
- Image sensor 12 Megapixel 1/2.5 HD CMOS Sensor
- Objective 170° Wide Angle | Aperture: f = 2.8
- Memory Slot for Micro-SD Card up to 32 GB
- Data format Movie: MPEG codec , AVI file format
- System requierements PC: MS Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 | Mac 10.6.6
- Connectors Mini USB 2.0
- Battery Life Video up to 2 hours with Micro-SD card 32 GB/Class 6
- Power rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
- Dimensions approx. 90 x 30 x 10 mm
- Weight approx. 83 g (without battery)
Source: Rollei Bullet
Panasonic has announced the release of its latest digital camera gadget known as Lumix DMC-G3 Micro Four Thirds DSLR camera which has world’s lightest changeable lens system. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 Micro Four Thirds DSLR camera comes with a massive 16.0 megapixel sensor along with Venus Engine V1 FHD for high quality images and 1920 x 1080 full High Definition video recording complete with stereo sound in AVCHD.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 Micro Four Thirds DSLR camera is a light weight device and weighs just 340 grams thus ideal for keen photographers who do not want weight piece lugging around that can be a bit of pain. It also has a positionable swivel LCD touchscreen on the rear which enables users to capture good shots even from a distance.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 Micro Four Thirds DSLR camera also features the fastest pinpoint auto focus speed of 0.1 second and users can set autofocus by a single touch. The device also comes with Face Recognition and Intelligent Scene Selector features. The new Lumix G3 ia available now in stores with the price tag of $699.99.
With the advanced video recording abilities of mobile phones, camcorders seem to have been forgotten about. However, Sony aims to bring camcorders back into people’s thoughts with their latest offering, the Sony Handycam Camcorder with Projector.
Projector technology has been integrated into many modern day devices, for example check out the iPhone Video Projector. Up until recently very few companies other than Viewsonic and Nikon have attempted to attach projectors to camcorders. Sony believes they can better the Coolpix S1000 PJ and DVP5 projector camcorder currently available by these manufacturers with their Handycam camcorder.
One of the best features of the Sony camcorder is its ability to project an image or video 60” in diameter onto a surface such as a wall. This seems amazing when you view the size of the projector on the outside of the viewscreen. Why would you need this feature? This feature lets you share you pictures and videos with your friends or work colleagues without everyone having to be circling around the viewscreen.
Audio from the camcorder is excellent due to the enhanced sound technology incorporated into the Handycam. Crisp audio is picked up from the Zoom microphone and Sony’s Advanced Wind Noise Reduction reduces background interference and noise. Clear Phase stereo speakers and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound and a digital amplifier technology produces perfect playback.
Sony Handycam with Projector Specifications
|HD Video Codec||MPEG4-AVC/H.264|
|SD Video Codec||MPEG2-PS|
|Media Storage Type||220GB Hard Disk Drive|
|HYBRID||Movie Recording on Memory Stick™ and SD/SDHC Memory Card|
|Image Sensor||1/4″ ”Exmor R” CMOS Sensor|
|Lens / Filter Diameter||Sony G Lens / 30mm|
|Optical / Digital Zoom||12x / 160x|
|Audio Format||Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1Creator / Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby DigitalStereo Creator|
|Maximum Still Image Resolution (Photo Mode)||7.1 Mega Pixels (3072 x 2304, 4:3)|
|Image Stabilisation||Optical SteadyShot (Active mode)|
|LCD Screen Size & Type||3.0” Clear Photo LCD Plus (230K dots / Wide 16:9), Touch Panel|
Priced at $1,350 and available in India, this digital camera gadget seems decent value for money when you look at the features it brings to the table.
[Source: Sony Asia Pacific]
Wouldn’t it be great if you could print out all those boxes of negatives from your old camera that you have since back then? Not only is it painstakingly troublesome to develop pictures from those negatives, nowadays it is extremely hard to find a shop that could print out those pictures for you. And those negatives that are full of family and friends’ memories are too precious to be thrown away. So, what better way can you use to relive those beautiful moments in pictures using the Slide and Negative to Digital Picture Converter?
This state of the art device is here to help you convert all your ancient negatives into pictures in a relatively simple way. This gadget functions by converting old 35mm slides and films negative into professional-quality digital photos and save those images without the need of using a computer.
To use the Slide and Negative to Digital Picture Converter, all you have to do is place your slides and films into a tray that aligns each properly. Your photos can then be viewed straight away from the built in built-in 2 1/2″ TFT color display. Also, your converted images are saved in the converter’s 32MB flash memory as a JPEG file (which can be read on a computer/laptop) at the touch of a button.
Also, this gadget includes a feature of an SD memory card slot. Just in case if your built in memory card are filled with images, you may transfer those photos into a running PC (desktop), Laptop or a Mac. Furthermore, the sleek and elegant design of the converter is another reason why you should by this gadget! On top of that, the small size of this device allows you to carry it around without having any trouble.