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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 10 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 10 2009

As busy weeks go, this one has certainly been something to write home about (or at least a Week in Review about), with CeBIT, PMA and an Apple mega-announcement all taking place. ASUS arguably stole the former show in Germany, with the Eee PC 1008HA "Shell" once again proving that netbooks needn't be the ugly cousins to expensive ultraportable notebooks. For our full CeBIT 2009 coverage, hit the tag.

JVC Everio X GZ-X900 shoots 1080p & 9MP images

JVC Everio X GZ-X900 shoots 1080p & 9MP images

JVC have announced their latest full-HD camcorder, the JVC Everio GX-X900, which is capable of recording 1080p video and shooting 9-megapixel still images.  Measuring just 2.6 x 4.88 x 1.46 inches and weighing 0.66lbs, the Everio X can take 5-megapixel stills (at up to 1/4000 shutter speeds) while recording full-HD video, as well as offering 600fps slow-motion video recording.

 

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Sony GPS-CS3KA geotagger adds location to your photos & video

Sony GPS-CS3KA geotagger adds location to your photos & video

Sony have quietly announced a standalone GPS geotagger, the GPS-CS3KA, intended to be used with cameras and camcorders to record the location stills and footage were taken at.  The compact device uses the time and date stamp on your photos to match up your location, as stored by the GPS-CS3KA, with the whole process automated by the included Picture Motion Browser software.

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Sony LocationPorter streams live video over dual-3G connection

Sony LocationPorter streams live video over dual-3G connection

Sony have unveiled the LocationPorter RVT-SD100, a "realtime video transporter" intended to stream footage from a connected camcorder or camera across whatever connection is available, to a second remote LocationPorter device.  Although you can hook the LocationPorter up to a wired LAN connection, it really comes into its own with a 3G data card or two: the streamer is able to combine both connections to support up to a 352 x 240 64fps video at 320kbps.

Video demo of the Sony LocationPorter in action after the cut

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Sanyo Xacti 2009 camcorder range unveiled: 1080p 60fps HDX-2000

Sanyo Xacti 2009 camcorder range unveiled: 1080p 60fps HDX-2000

Sanyo have taken the wraps off of their 2009 line-up of Xacti camcorders, including an update to the company's popular pistol-grip full-HD HDX range.  The new Sanyo Xacti HDX-2000, shown here in gold and black, is capable of full HD 1080p recording at 60fps together with 8-megapixel stills (interpolated up to 12-megapixel) that can be taken simultaneously.  Sanyo have also introduced a traditional camcorder form-factor version, the Xacti DMX-FH11, which has an integrated 8GB of flash memory.  Both models have microSD slots.

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