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Sony Blu-ray range gets VUDU 2D/3D streaming

Sony Blu-ray range gets VUDU 2D/3D streaming

VUDU's streaming movie service can now be found on Sony's latest Blu-ray players, with a choice of 1080p 2D and 3D pay-per-view titles available. Promising 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound and, in many cases, availability on the same day as DVDs go on sale, the VUDU movies can be watched in 3D on Sony's 3D-enabled hardware.

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Olympus SZ-30MR shoots simultaneous 1080p HD video & 16MP stills

Olympus SZ-30MR shoots simultaneous 1080p HD video & 16MP stills

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.

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Optimus 3D vs Optimus Tab: Not all HD 3D video is created equal

Optimus 3D vs Optimus Tab: Not all HD 3D video is created equal

When we caught up with LG earlier today, to check out the freshly announced Optimus 3D and Optimus Tab, we couldn't help but wonder about the discrepancy between the smartphone's 1080p Full HD 3D recording capabilities and the tablet's 720p HD 3D recording. Turns out, there's more to a 1GHz, dual-core chipset than just its ARM cores: the Optimus 3D's Texas Instruments OMAP4430 has native support for Full HD recording in 3D, while the NVIDIA Tegra 2 in the Tab doesn't.

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Canon PowerShot SX230 HS and ELPH 500 HS, 300 HS & 100 HS digicams official

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS and ELPH 500 HS, 300 HS & 100 HS digicams official

It's not just the new Rebel DSLRs that Canon has to offer today; the company has also outed a foursome of new PowerShot point-and-shoots, including one with integrated GPS. The new Canon PowerShot SX230 HS, ELPH 500 HS, ELPH 300 HS and ELPH 100 HS span the price range from $349.99 to $199.99, each with a 12.1-megapixel sensor and Canon's DIGIC 4 Image Processor. All four can shoot 1080p Full HD video.

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JVC GX-PX1 hybrid gets hands-on play: 60fps stills & 36Mbps 1080p

JVC GX-PX1 hybrid gets hands-on play: 60fps stills & 36Mbps 1080p

JVC only had a concept of the GX-PX1 hybrid camera/camcorder back at CES 2011, so we spent more time with the 3D-capable GS-TD1 instead, but it seems the company's engineers have been busy. Impress grabbed some hands-on time with the latest version, which looks a little like a blend of Sony's NEX interchangeable lens cameras and JVC's regular camcorders, and it's shaping up to be an interesting model indeed.

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Call Me When Streaming Matches Blu-ray

Call Me When Streaming Matches Blu-ray

I’ll be the first to admit that when Blu-ray first launched, I was skeptical. I wasn’t sure if the new technology was a worthwhile investment for someone like me. Sure, it delivered more storage and higher-quality video and audio, but I simply saw it as another way to take my hard-earned cash for little benefit over DVD.

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