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Panasonic Lumix FZ100, FZ40, FX700, LX5 and TS10 all get official

Panasonic Lumix FZ100, FZ40, FX700, LX5 and TS10 all get official

Panasonic has outed a full five new digital cameras in its Lumix range, including rugged models, HD-video capable shooters and the company's first full hybrid.  The Panasonic Lumix FZ100 kicks things off, with a 14.1-megapixel sensor, Full HD video recording, 24x optical zoom and 11fps burst rates, while the Lumix DMC-FZ40 gets the same sensor and can shoot 720p HD AVCHD Lite video.

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No 1080p 3D PS3 gaming confirms Sony

No 1080p 3D PS3 gaming confirms Sony

Sony has confirmed that 3D gaming on the PS3 will be limited to 720p HD, rather than full 1080p HD, by virtue of the nature of the 3D system the company is using.  Speaking at the Develop conference, Sony's Simon Benson said that while 1080p 3D movies would play on the PS3, the need for high framerates - in the region of 60fps - for 3D gaming meant that resolution would have to suffer if gameplay wasn't to be jerky.

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Sony NEX-VG10 interchangeable lens HD camcorder throws off concept shackles

Sony NEX-VG10 interchangeable lens HD camcorder throws off concept shackles

Having teased us with a concept of their ideas for a camcorder version of their interchangeable-lens NEX cameras, Sony has now unveiled the production version of that dream.  The Sony NEX-VG10 Interchangeable Lens HD Camcorder is, the company reckons, the first consumer model to support switchable optics of this sort, sharing the same E-mount lens interface together with support for regular A-mount lenses with a suitable adapter.  Thanks to the comapny's Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, the NEX-VG10 can shoot Full HD video at 24Mbps or 14.2-megapixel stills.

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OmniVision Takes Samsung’s Crown of World’s Smallest 1080p Camera

OmniVision Takes Samsung’s Crown of World’s Smallest 1080p Camera

All of these companies get passed around so much, from providing one thing to another, that it can be hard to keep up. Samsung, which just last month announced that they had the smallest 1080p camera module on the market, have now just been usurped. And, sure enough, it's from OmniVision, which probably got bumped out of the iPhone HD game by LG Innotek. It's a vicious world, the tech world, but we're happy that we're viewing it from the looking glass.

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Lenovo IdeaCentre A700 and B305 all-in-ones get optional touchscreens

Lenovo IdeaCentre A700 and B305 all-in-ones get optional touchscreens

Lenovo's IdeaCentre all-in-one range has been given a polish, with the IdeaCentre A700 getting an injection of Intel's Core 2010 processors (albeit from the laptop rather than the desktop range) and the IdeaCentre B305 raiding AMD's line-up instead, with a choice of Athlon II X4 CPUs.  Each has optional touch-sensitivity, with the A700 using Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) technology more commonly found in medical settings.  The A700 has a 23-inch Full HD widescreen display, while the B305 is a little smaller at 21.5-inches though still packs Full HD resolution.

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