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Leica V-Lux 20 Poses for Photo Shoot

Leica V-Lux 20 Poses for Photo Shoot

We'll never pass up any kind of gadget getting leaked ahead of a scheduled announcement date. Even if that leak is just one picture, and a few tid-bits of information short of a full press release. And while the information about the Leica V-Lux has been known for at least a little while around the Internet, this is the first image that's graced the large scene. It's a 12.1MP monster, with an additional assortment of features that may remind you of another camera.

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ASUS Eee PC 1005PR with Broadcom HD decoder up for $400 preorder

ASUS Eee PC 1005PR with Broadcom HD decoder up for $400 preorder

Interest piqued by ASUS' Eee PC 1005PR, which carries the Seashell style but pairs it with a 10.1-inch 720p capable display and Broadcom's BCM 70015 HD Decoder chipset for accelerated high-def video playback?  Amazon have put the new Eee PC up for preorder, and $399.99 gets you an Atom N450 1.66GHz processor, 1GB of memory, a 250GB hard-drive and WiFi b/g/n.

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Samsung 1.3MP and 2.1MP webcam sensors record up to 1080p HD

Samsung 1.3MP and 2.1MP webcam sensors record up to 1080p HD

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.

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Texas Instruments Blaze video demo

Texas Instruments Blaze video demo

Back when we gave you a sneak preview of Texas Instruments' OMAP4 developers device - since named the Blaze - what we really wanted to show you was video demo of its strutting its tri-display Full HD potential.  Unfortunately they weren't quite ready to go public with that, so we've had to wait until MWC 2010 this week.  While the next-gen chipset battle is nowhere near finished yet, it's certainly an exciting time for mobile devices; after the cut, the Blaze gets a video demo - including custom dual-screen Android - and TI tell us why not all ARM Cortex A8 cores are created equal.

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Panasonic announces pricing for compact HD and SD camcorders, on sale in March

Panasonic announces pricing for compact HD and SD camcorders, on sale in March

The two high-end HD camcorders that shoot full 1080p with a 3MOS sensor system too much even for you?  Panasonic gives us the pricing scheme for its (expected to be much more affordable) compact HD and full-featured SD camcorder models.

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Panasonic unveils HDC-HS700 and HDC-TM700 3MOS HD camcorders

Panasonic unveils HDC-HS700 and HDC-TM700 3MOS HD camcorders

Panasonic has uncovered the HDC-HS700 and HDC-TM700 HD camcorders that can shoot full 1080p resolution video at 60fps, recording via a 3MOS sensor system that offers true-to-life color and excels in low-light environments.

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Next iPhone may possibly record HD video in 720p?

Next iPhone may possibly record HD video in 720p?

Okay, so Apple’s iPod Nano doesn’t exactly have the best video recording of all gadgets, but HD video is gradually shaping up to be a crucial feature to be included in next-generation devices.  Some hints have surfaced that HD video may just be implemented on the next iPhone.

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Panasonic LUMIX TS2, ZS7 and ZR3 digicams debut

Panasonic LUMIX TS2, ZS7 and ZR3 digicams debut

Panasonic have outed three new digital cameras, including the rugged LUMIX DMC-TS2, the super-zooming LUMIX DMC-ZS7, and the AVCHD Lite HD-friendly LUMIX DMC-ZR3.  Of the three, the TS2 is the most visually striking thanks to its waterproof/shockproof/freezeproof casing; still, it also has a 14.1-megapixel sensor, 4.6x optical zoom and AVCHD Lite HD video recording.

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FaceVsion announces first HD Webcam with Skype

FaceVsion announces first HD Webcam with Skype

FaceVsion has partnered with Skype to develop a high definition webcam optimized for Skype video calling dubbed the FV TouchCam N1, which promises to make HD video calling over internet a reality.  FaceVsion claims that it has overcome the current HD video communication issues of insufficient CPU power and laggy internet connection, with the new HD webcam.

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DirecTV set to launch 3D HD channel in 2010

DirecTV set to launch 3D HD channel in 2010

I admit I am all giddy at the thought of watching 3D Blu-ray films on my PS3. The thing that interests me more though is 3D broadcast programming, and not that horrible Chuck quality 3D NBC tried out last season either.

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Canon EOS 7D Review

Canon EOS 7D Review

Anticipation for Canon's EOS 7D was high, any way you look at it. Latest in a line of well-esteemed EOS cameras, it's also one of the first prosumer DSLRs to place almost as much emphasis on recording high-definition video as it does capturing stills. Does an APS-C sensor and unusually high megapixel count mean Canon have reached too far, or has the 7D taken the top-spot for all-round shooters? Check out the SlashGear review after the cut.

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Creative Vado HD camcorder boosts low-light performance

Creative Vado HD camcorder boosts low-light performance

Creative's latest point-and-shoot camcorder has emerged, and though the feature list isn't exactly overwhelming it's a decent update over the second-gen version.  The new Creative Vado HD still grabs 720p high-definition footage but now the company are claiming improved low-light and bright-light performance together with out-of-the-box compatibility with both PCs and Macs.

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