It's not the Micro Four Thirds camera we were hoping for, but Olympus has outed a pair of new Super Zooms which it claims are the first to shoot Full HD video and 16-megapixel stills simultaneously. The Olympus SZ-30MR and SZ-20 each have dual image stabilization and a backlit 16-megapixel sensor, which the SZ-30MR pairs with a 24x optical zoom and the SZ-20 with a 12.5x optical zoom.
What a week! While a few of us on the R3 crew were rolling around in different parts of the world that weren't Vegas, the bulk were rolling hard at CES 2011! The Consumer Electronics Show had blasts of this, slips of that, and a wacky array of stories and happenings that shall forever go down in the history books as a CES to be clicked with! How ever in the world will we organize all of this information? How about one big monster of a list of links, for starters? Who could we call for such a tast, hm? So much exclusive content, so much time time - I know! The Daily Slash! Get one of the biggest heaping helpings you've ever seen, below!
This isn't the first and it isn't going to be the last roundup post of CES news and info for this season. It's one big thwack. Comb with me, if you will, through the content and devour the ingredients. Joy! PREVIEW: my favorite is the Notion Ink Adam hands-on at CES 2011 - wowie!
Up until now, unless you've bought a WiFi-enabled camera or an Eye-Fi card, getting photos off of your digital camera usually involves plugging in a USB cable or whipping out the memory card. Spectec want to change all that; they've slotted an Alereon UWB radio into their CameraJet Wireless system, with the SD Wi-Jet Card SDU-7200 going into your camera and the USB Wi-Jet Dongle SDU-7500 going into your computer.
So you'd like some deals, yes? I'd like some deals, we'd ALL like some deals. But do you want to go out into the streets and risk getting punched in the face, that's the real question. Here at SlashGear, we know your pain. We know you want to get a sweet discount on your favorite device, service, or strange product (my favorite), but you want to know if you're going to have to jump out of bed to do it, or if you're going to be able to just chill in your Turkey-basted leftovers haze. Therefor the first way we're separating deals here in The SlashGear Black Friday Deal Guide of Complete Excellence is in two categories: Online and In the Streets. This is also a LIVE post, meaning we'll be adding to it as that faithful day approaches.
More details on the Orange Mobile WiFi 3352 are out, and it seems there's more to this MiFi than meets the eye. An update to the original MiFi 2352 we reviewed all the way back in June 2009, the MiFi 3352 debuts Novatel Wireless' MiFi OS, the customizable widget, app and content platform the company has been promising us for a while now.
Pentax's other new cameras of the day are the point-and-shoot Optio RS1000 and Optio RZ10, the former offering gobfuls of customization thanks to eleven included 3M adhesive vinyl skins (and an app to help you create more) along with its 14-megapixel sensor and 4x optical zoom, while the RZ10 packs 14-megapixels as well but scales up to a 10x optical zoom. Both are capable of recording 720p HD video.
It's the week for upright point-and-shoot camcorders, with JVC outing a pair of touchscreen models in their PICSIO range. The JVC PICSIO GC-WP10 and PICSIO GC-FM2 each record Full HD 1080p footage and have 3-inch touchscreen preview displays; the FM2 gets a pop-out USB plug, for cable-free connectivity, while the WP10 is waterproof to up to 10ft.
We're big fans of Sanyo's Xacti HD camcorder range, and we love bathtime, so the new waterproof Xacti VPC-CA102YL is destined to be a hit here at SlashGear. Capable of recording Full HD 1920 x 1080 video, the CA102 can store over 480 minutes of footage in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format onto a 64GB SDXC memory card; alternatively it can take 14.4-megapixel photos.
Adoption of Sony's TransferJet wireless technology hasn't exactly been overwhelming, in no small part because the company themselves have been a) the only people using it, and b) not including it in every digital camera, camcorder, netbook and notebook they make. I-O Data has obviously had enough waiting, since they're bringing out a USB TransferJet adapter that will allow any PC or Mac to transfer content using the proprietary standard.
Toshiba are looking to bring the wireless camera storage fight to Eye-Fi's door, with the announcement that they're setting up the "Standard Promotion Forum for Memory Cards Embedding Wireless LAN". A collaboration with Trek 2000, the SPFMCEWL group would promote a standardized WiFi-enabled SDHC card that would communicate with the camera with cross-manufacturer consistency, wirelessly transferring its 8GB of storage to remote servers or directly to other cameras.