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Nikon D4 vs Canon 1D X – Burst depth, continue shutter hands-on [Videos]

Nikon D4 vs Canon 1D X – Burst depth, continue shutter hands-on [Videos]

At CES 2012, we have a hands-on on the latest Nikon and Canon flagship action-packed DSLRs’ burst depth. The recently announced Nikon D4 and Canon 1Dx are state of the art high speed D-SLRs capable of capturing images at up to 11 frames per seconds and 14 frames per second, respectively. Both support the latest CompactFlash UDMA mode 7 standard with deep buffer to provide uninterrupted action. We have videos of the continuous shutter in action as well as a number of compressed jpegs recorded before hitting the buffer. Continue below to find out more.

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Netgear WNDR4500 Review

Netgear WNDR4500 Review

Netgear's latest wireless router, the WNDR4500, promises to be the company's best yet. Packing simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz support, dual USB ports for NAS duty and printer sharing, gigabit ethernet and enough style to put most networking kit to shame, the WNDR4500 also promises to be straightforward to install thanks to Netgear's Genie app. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet First Drive

Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet First Drive

The was a time when having a convertible meant sacrificing rear seats and trunk space, but more and more vehicles are losing their heads and offering sunlit driving. Nissan, though, claims it has still managed a world's-first with the Murano CrossCabriolet, so far the only crossover AWD drop-top. On offer is a lofty driving position with room for four, along with a fast-shifting roof and all the safety kit you'd expect; Nissan invited SlashGear down to its Dallas showcase to take the Murano CrossCabriolet for a spin.

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JVC 4k2k consumer camcorder “just around the corner”

JVC 4k2k consumer camcorder “just around the corner”

JVC president Yuta Ito has confirmed to SlashGear that the company's first 4k2k consumer camcorder is "just around the corner," bringing super high-resolution video capture to mainstream levels. The new model will be based on the same exclusive JVC Falconbird image processor as in the 3D Everio GS-TD1 camcorder.

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JVC GS-TD1 Full HD 3D Camcorder hands-on

JVC GS-TD1 Full HD 3D Camcorder hands-on

JVC's new Everio GS-TD1 camcorder isn't the first 3D example we've seen, but it is the first to manage Full HD 3D recording. The new JVC Falconbird image processing engine is paired with two 3.32-megapixel CMOS sensors, each capable of 1920 x 1080i, while even the preview display is 3D-capable. Check out our hands-on impressions after the cut.

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SanDisk Extreme Pro 128GB UDMA 7 is $1,500 CompactFlash

SanDisk Extreme Pro 128GB UDMA 7 is $1,500 CompactFlash

SanDisk has revealed its fastest CompactFlash card yet, the Extreme Pro 128GB UDMA 7, and it's $1.5k of super high speed storage. Intended for seriously pro photographers, the 128GB memory card is capable of up to 100 MB/s write speeds and up to 97 MB/s read speeds.

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Olympus PEN E-PL1 Micro 4/3 Digital Camera Review

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Micro 4/3 Digital Camera Review

Micro-four-thirds cameras may be small in your pocket but their impact on your pocketbook can often still be significant. Stepping into the budget micro-4/3 market is the Olympus Pen E-PL1, packing much of the functionality from the 12.3-megapixel PEN E-P2 but with a considerably cheaper price tag. Built with mainstream consumer photographers in mind, we've been putting it through its paces for the full SlashGear review.

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Qualcomm demo AR and peer-to-peer cross platform gaming [Video]

Qualcomm demo AR and peer-to-peer cross platform gaming [Video]

Qualcomm's Uplinq developer conference has been taking place this week, and SlashGear has been here keeping track of the news.  The silicon company has been demonstrating new Augmented Reality apps based running on their Snapdragon processors, kicking off a new AR Developer Challenge - with a $200,000 prize fund - and showing how its system-agnostic peer-to-peer gaming technology can be used with the Unity 3D game development tool for true cross-platform local gameplay.

Video demo of Peer-to-Peer gaming and more after the cut

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SDHC Flash Memory Performance on Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

SDHC Flash Memory Performance on Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

Digital SLR cameras generally save their images to one of two different types of memory card: the majority support CompactFlash (CF), while others such as Nikon's D3000 and the Canon Rebel XS write data onto Secure Digital (SD) memory cards. The latter are inexpensive and favorable for their smaller form factor and better physical contact surface instead of fragile pins. Some DSLRs, however, have dual card slots, such as the Canon Digital EOS 1D Mark II N or the Nikon D300s. Last time around, we reviewed number of UDMA-6 high performance CompactFlash cards on the world's fastest DSLR, the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, and we promised to put some Class-10 SDHCs through the same tests. That day has come, so read on to find out how Class 10 SDHCs stack against UDMA-rated CF on the Mark IV.

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High Performance CompactFlash Benchmarks on Canon 1D Mark IV

High Performance CompactFlash Benchmarks on Canon 1D Mark IV

Being successful in digital photography isn’t just about which DSLR you spend your money on: it’s the memory card you put inside it, too. Over the past few weeks, we’ve been testing the latest high-capacity UDMA 6 capable CompactFlash cards in up to 64GB sizes from SanDisk, PhotoFast and Lexar, intended for the most demanding of professional photographers. We didn’t stop at spec-sheet theory, either; to get the most out of these high-speed cards, we put them through their paces with the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and top-spec computers to gather the real world performance figures, including an unprecedented in-camera write speed pushing the limit to 58MB/s with the Mark IV. Read on to find out which card tops the chart, and how the newcomer PhotoFast G-Monster holds up against the market leaders.

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Canon pre-announces 5D Mark II Firmware 2.0.3, 24p coming this month

Canon pre-announces 5D Mark II Firmware 2.0.3, 24p coming this month

No more lengthy retiming your 5D Mark II video footages to 24P, the long awaited 5D Mark II’s firmware to enable motion capture in 24fps will arrive soon this month. Canon has informed us the upcoming firmware 2.0.3 will meet the demands of filmmakers, cinematographers, and movies enthusiasts by adding the Full HD 1080 in 24 fps-recording capability and changing 30P video frame rate to 29.97.

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Onkyo PA-MC5500 Class AB 9 x 150-watt amp

Onkyo PA-MC5500 Class AB 9 x 150-watt amp

New from Onkyo at CES 2010 was the PA-MC5500 multi-channel power amplifier, intended to accompany their PR-SC5507 9.2-channel AV network controller preamp processor. The PA-MC5500 has a matching 9-channels of amplification to the company’s flagship pre-pro, each capable of delivering 150W.

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