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Flip SlideHD gets official: $280 for touchscreen 720p camcorder

Flip SlideHD gets official: $280 for touchscreen 720p camcorder

After having been leaked, discussed and even sold early, the Flip SlideHD camcorder is finally official.  Priced at $279.99, the SlideHD's most distinctive feature is its sliding, tilting 3-inch touchscreen, but it can also record up to four hours of 1280 x 720 30fps 8.8Mbps video to its 16GB of integrated storage.

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Motorola add 3D support to DCX set-top boxes

Motorola add 3D support to DCX set-top boxes

Motorola may not make HDTVs, but that doesn't mean they can't jump aboard the 3D home entertainment bandwagon.  The company has announced that it will be pushing out an update for its 1080p24/30-capable set-top boxes that adds automatic 3D content handling.

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Panasonic AG-AF100 micro four thirds HD camcorder outed

Panasonic AG-AF100 micro four thirds HD camcorder outed

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.

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Flip Slide HD on sale before it’s even officially launched

Flip Slide HD on sale before it’s even officially launched

Flip's latest pocket camcorder, the Slide HD, has not only made it to Best Buy before the company have officially announced it, but actually been sold too.  Scott Peterson headed down to his local Best Buy in Roseville, California, and picked up the sliding/tilting video camera - complete with touchscreen and HDMI port - for $279.

Video demo after the cut

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Sharp Quatron 3D LCD HDTVs arriving this summer

Sharp Quatron 3D LCD HDTVs arriving this summer

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.

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Elitegroup ECS Morph-A: distinctive Full HD all-in-one

Elitegroup ECS Morph-A: distinctive Full HD  all-in-one

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.

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Mitsubishi Unisen Immersive Sound HDTVs get WiFi, Bluetooth A2DP and soundbars

Mitsubishi Unisen Immersive Sound HDTVs get WiFi, Bluetooth A2DP and soundbars

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.

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Mitsubishi 3D DLP HDTV 2010 range outed

Mitsubishi 3D DLP HDTV 2010 range outed

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.

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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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Canon XF305 and XF300 pro-spec camcorders outed

Canon XF305 and XF300 pro-spec camcorders outed

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.

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CineVERSUM BlackWing Four MK 2010 1080p projector gets super-high contrast

CineVERSUM BlackWing Four MK 2010 1080p projector gets super-high contrast

Squatting like some carbon-fiber turtle, CineVERSUM's latest projector promises the richest black levels from the company to date.  The CineVERSUM BlackWing Four MK 2010 packs not one but three Full HD 1080p 0.7-inch LCoS panels together with a 70,000:1 contrast ratio and 900 ANSI lumens brightness.

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JVC GY-HM790 ProHD camcorder makes us wish we had video skills

JVC GY-HM790 ProHD camcorder makes us wish we had video skills

Alright, so most of us would be served best by a humble Xacti rather than JVC's stonking new GY-HM790 ProHD camcorder, but you'll have to forgive us for drooling just a little.  The latest flagship in the company's performance range, the GY-HM790 squeezes in three 1/3-inch CCDs for up to 35Mbps 1920 x 1080 HD video recording, storing footage on twin SDHC Class 6/10 memory card slots.

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