Acer has injected some of their nettop DNA into a new network-capable media player, the Acer Aspire RevoView. The STB is capable of Full HD playback from local storage - either on memory card, USB drive or in the user-accesible 3.5-inch hard-drive bay - or streamed over the network via the RevoView's ethernet port.
There's plenty of argument over what distance you should be sitting from an HDTV in order to make the most of Full HD resolution, so we can only imagine the heated debate over Ortus Technology's new Full HD MID-scale panel. The 4.8-inch display runs at 1920 x 1080 resolution for a whopping 458 pixels per inch; in contrast, Apple's lauded Retina Display manages a "mere" 326 ppi.
Watch out Flip Video and the rest of the pocket camcorder crowd; Samson's new Zoom Q3HD not only has twin capsule microphones for recording stereo sound, but they're so fierce they need to be safely kept in a cage. The Samson Zoom Q3HD shoots up to 1080p Full HD video in H.264 format and has the same condenser microphones as the company's H4n Handy Recorder.
Kodak's recent line of digital imaging products might not make for the most inspiring of spec-sheets, but they've got the sort of bargain price-tags mainstream users are looking for. We caught up with the Kodak PLAYTOUCH Full HD camcorder, the Kodak EasyShare M590 camera and 10-inch PULSE wireless digital photo frame to see what your money gets you.
Nikon has outed its D7000 DSLR, a 16.2-megapixel camera with 6fps shooting, a 39-point AF system and full HD 1080p video capture (with continuous autofocus). The Nikon D7000 effectively replaces the D90, promising improved low-light performance and the new EXPEED 2 engine with its 14-bit Analog / Digital conversion.
It's been a few months since Panasonic teased us with their Micro Four Thirds camcorder, the AF100, and they've only just got around to officially announcing the thing. The AF100 - or its AF105 Japanese sibling - can use standard DSLR and MFT lenses or, with an adapter, cinema and prime lenses, shooting up to 1080/24p 24Mbps video to a pair of SD/SDHC/SDXC cards.
We'll admit, we were so intrigued by ViewSonic's ViewPad 7 and ViewPad 100 last week, we didn't spot their MB-P702 PMP/ereader at the booth. According to imp3, the 7-inch slate may look like yet another tablet, but actually it's a whole lot more focussed than the similarly-sized ViewPad 7. No Android, no web browsing or Google Maps; just 1080p HD video playback with an HDMI output.
Samsung's latest Full HD camcorder has been revealed, the Samsung HMX-T10, with a 2.7-inch LCD touchscreen, 20-degree slanted lens for easier shot framing, and a Back-Side Illuminated (BSI) sensor promising twice the sensitivity of a regular CMOS. Meanwhile there's also optical image stabilization and 4.7-megapixel (interpolated) shots, plus a 10x zoom.
Of all Panasonic's 3D goodies today, the gadget we were most interested in was the HDC-TC750 camcorder with its optional VW-CLT1 3D lens. We grabbed some time with the camcorder after the company's keynote, to see whether the first 3D HD consumer model really lived up to its top billing.
Netgear has outed their latest HD-capable home media player, the Netgear NeoTV 550, together with a range of new HomePlug AV compliant Powerline adapters delivering up to (a theoretical) 500Mbps connection speeds. The NeoTV 550 (NTV550) has HDMI, component and composite video outputs (together with analog and S/PDIF digital audio outputs) and can play local 1080p HD files on attached USB, eSATA or SD storage or stream from UPnP, DLNA or WMP11 network sources. Meanwhile a second version, the NeoTV 350, swaps the eSATA for another USB port and has a more basic remote.