Canon's other new cameras of the morning aren't quite as interesting as the Rebel T2i, but the four fresh PowerShot models are better suited to entry-level point and shoot users. Top of the range is the Canon PowerShot SX210 IS, a 14.1-megapixel shooter with 14x optical zoom, 28mm wide-angle lens and optical image stabilization, as well as a 3-inch LCD display and Eye-Fi compatibility, which will arrive in late March 2010 for $349.99.
Sanyo Japan have outed another new XACTI high-definition camcorder, the DMX-CG110. Capable of 1080i 60fps/1080p 30fps video capture together with 14.4-megapixel still images, the GC110 has the familiar pistol-grip form factor Sanyo have become known for, and squeezes in 16GB of onboard memory.
We'll never know whether Pentax intended to officially announce their three latest digital cameras today, or if they were pushed by yesterday's leak, but in the end we're just happy to see more details about the trio. The Pentax Optio I-10, Optio H90 and Optio E90 will all begin shipping next month, with the former two having a 12.1-megapixel sensors and 5x wide-angle optical zooms, while the latter - rocking the sub-$100 price point - gets 10-megapixels and a 3x wide-angle zoom.
One of the reasons I tend to stay away from Sony digital cameras and other gear is not only because it tends to cost more than similar gear form competitors, but because Sony tends to use proprietary formats. Take its digital cameras for instance, most of them store to Memory Stick storage cards rather than the more standard SD or SDHC cards.
Sanyo have announced two new XACTI Full HD camcorders, one upright and one a more traditional palmcorder-format, and they've managed to slim down both impressively. The Sanyo XACTI VPC- SH1 is the traditional model, with a 35mm wide-angle lens and 30x optical zoom, Full HD 1080p recording and a body that tapers in sharply after the lens bulk at the front. Meanwhile the Sanyo XACTI VPC-CS1 is the upright model, capable of capturing the same Full HD video as previous high-end XACTIs but only measuring 1.06-inches across.
Google have officially launched the Nexus One, and it's available to order through the search giant's new webstore. As expected, Google have partnered with T-Mobile in the US to offer the HTC-built Nexus One; however, Google also revealed that, as of Spring 2010, the "superphone" will be available through Verizon Wireless in the US and Vodafone in Europe. Unlocked, the GSM Nexus One is priced at $529 with free two-line engraving on the back, a case, wall-charger and USB cable; subsidized by T-Mobile, it drops to $179. Both options are shipping now, and can be ordered and activated entirely online; Google will also ship the unlocked Nexus One to the UK, Singapore and Hong Kong, with other countries (and localized versions) promised soon.
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While Eye-Fi's wireless SD cards undoubtedly make getting photos off of your digital camera a little more straightforward, they can still present a problem to the more tech-naive people on your holiday gift list. With that in mind comes the Cerevo Cam, a point-and-shoot camera which automatically detects WiFi hotspots and uploads any new images to your choice of online galleries and social networking sites. TechCrunch have been playing with the Cerevo Cam, and they found it works perfectly.
Carrier T-Mobile will be the first in the UK to offer Novatel Wireless' "Intelligent Mobile Hotspot", the MiFi 2352, which SlashGear reviewed back in June. Available through retailer The Carphone Warehouse in early October, the Novatel Wireless 2352 will be priced from free, assuming you're willing to sign an 18 month contract (at £20 ($33) per month for 3GB data). We sat down with Rob Hadley, Novatel Wireless' senior VP of sales and marketing earlier this week to talk trademarks, software and the next step for personal hotspots.