Panasonic have announced their latest HDD camcorder, the HCD-HS350. Packed with a 240GB hard-drive and using a 10.6-megapixel 3MOS sensor, the HCD-HS350 also sports an SDHC slot (content with up to 32GB cards) and 12x optical zoom; according to Panasonic, the HS350 can record more than 30 hours of Full HD video.
Chinese OEM Tongfong and VIA have announced the latest Via Nano based ultraportable, the Tongfong S30A. A mere 33mm thick and tipping the scales at 1.4kg, the S30A has a 13.3-inch display, integrated DVD burner and 2GB of RAM; it uses the VIA 1.3GHz Nano U2250 processor together with the unified VIA VX800 MSP and discrete S3 Graphics Chrome 435 ULP graphics making for a HD-capable machine.
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The first retail product to use Intel's Media Processor CE 3100 - aka the Canmore SoC - has been announced, the Conceptronic YUIXX, promising streaming media at up to 1080p high-definition resolution, up to 2TB of onboard storage and optional DVB T/C/S TV tuners. The handiwork of Conceptronic and Metrological (who supplied the software), the YUIXX has HDMI 1.3a, composite and component ports, together with two USB 2.0 ports, TOSLINK, an SD/MMC card reader and optional Bluetooth and WiFi draft-n.
Panasonic have taken the wraps off of two Full-HD AVCHD camcorders, which it claims are the lightest of their kind. The Panasonic HDC-SD10 and HDC-TM10 each have 16x optical zooms, optical image stabilization (OIS) and touchscreen controls, and record to SD/SDHC memory cards. The Panasonic HDC-TM10 also has 8GB of its own internal storage.
Acer may not be quite in the ASUS league when it comes to confusingly large netbook ranges, but they're obviously trying to catch up. Latest - and managing to offer something unique in the netbook segment - is this, the Acer Aspire One 571. Not to be confused with the Aspire One 751, the 571 boosts the resolution of the 10.1-inch display to 1280 x 720, and throws in an optical disc drive. Unlike the ASUS Eee PC 1004DN, however, this is no DVD burner but a Vmedia drive.
Flip Video carved a niche for themselves with point-and-shoot camcorders, and it's a niche which soon got crowded as rival firms offered their own entry-level devices. The launch of the Mino HD late last year kicked things into 720p high-definition, while squeezing the camcorder down into a super-pocketable size; now the bigger Ultra model gets its own high-def upgrade, in the shape of the Flip Video Ultra HD. Is there still a place in the range for the chunkier Ultra HD? SlashGear set to finding out.