Panasonic have outed their latest Micro Four Thirds camera, but rather than try to squeeze DSLR-style interchangeable lens flexibility into your pocket, they're strapping it to the front of a relatively compact HD camcorder. The Panasonic AG-AF100 has a single-chip micro 4/3-inch 12.1-megapixel sensor and records at native 1080/24p.
Sharp have become the latest HDTV manufacturer to tip their hand with regards a 3D launch, confirming that they will be releasing 3D-capable models this coming summer. The Sharp Aquos 3D TVs will use the company's new four-primary-color Quatron 3D LCD panels, which are apparently optimized for 3D viewing and is, in fact, 1.8x brighter when viewing 3D content (which requires special glasses) than 2D content.
You can't really argue with the fact that a nettop - especially an all-in-one - is basically a deskbound netbook with a bigger screen, and Elitegroup obviously couldn't even be bothered combining the ECS Morph-A's display and base section into a single chunk. Still, they've obviously been busy with the orange go-faster stripes, perhaps a little incongruous given the Intel Atom D410 or D510 processors actually powering the machine.
It's not just a new range of 3D DLP HDTVs Mitsubishi want to tell us about; the company also have a somewhat more affordable new line-up of sets in their 2010 Unisen Immersive Sound range. The 40- to 55-inch HDTVs in the new 154 Series, 164 Series and 265 Series each have edge-lit LED backlighting, 120Hz picture, a 16-speaker sound bar and StreamTV for internet-connected Vudu, Flickr, Pandora, Facebook, Twitter and other widgets.
Mitsubishi have announced their latest range of 3D-capable DLP HDTVs, the 638 Series, 738 Series and 838 Series, spanning sizes from 60- to 82-inches and all packing Full HD 1080p. In addition to high definition pictures and 3D support there's also an optional integrated 16-speaker 5.1 channel Dolby Digital surround sound system and optional StreamTV internet connected widgets for access to Vudu movies, Pandora, Flickr, Picasa, Facebook, Associated Press, The New York Times and more.
Samsung Electronics have announced two new laptop webcam CMOS sensors, the S5K6A1 and S5K5B3, which the company reckons are good enough to grab real-time HD video at 30fps. Intended for video conferencing and recording, the 1.3-megapixel S5K6A1 and 2.1-megapixel S5K5B3 chips also support a high-speed VGA mode for low-bandwidth connections.
After drooling a little over JVC's latest pro-spec video camera earlier this week, it only seems right to pay a little attention to Canon's rival camcorders, the XF305 and XF300. Each capable of recording 1920 x 1080 Full HD video in MPEG-2 4:2:2 50Mbps Canon XF codec, they have hot-swappable dual UDMA CF card slots, Canon 18x HD L-series lenses and the company's latest DIGIC DV III Image Processor.
JVC have outed their latest flagship digital camcorder, the JVC Everio GZ-HM1. Capable of recording Full HD video together with outputting 1080/60p through its HDMI connector, the HM1 uses a 1/2.3-inch 10.62 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor that also supports up to 10-megapixel stills, and is paired with optical image stabilization and a Konica Minolta HD lens.
Video demo after the cut