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Sony NEX-7 with 1080p coming later in 2010

Sony NEX-7 with 1080p coming later in 2010

Sony's NEX-3 and NEX-5 are all well and good, but with high definition recording topping out at 1080/60i there's a distinct lack of 1080p HD goodness in the range.  According to EOSHD's sources - previously accurate in their NEX predictions - that'll be taken care of with the Sony NEX-7 later in the year.  That camera will use an APS-C chip, though a different one to what's found in the NEX-3/5, capable of 1080p@60, 1080p@24 and 720p@120/60 for super slow-motion.

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Dell and HP out new sub-$300 20 to 23-inch LCDs

Dell and HP out new sub-$300 20 to 23-inch LCDs

Looking for a new monitor?  Both Dell and HP have a few they'd like you to consider, ranging in size from 20- to 23-inches and priced from $149.99 to $299.  Dell's duo are the 21.5-inch U2211H and 23-inch U2311H, each running at 1080p resolution, while HP's trio are the budget-minded 20-inch S2031, 22-inch S2231 and 23-inch S2331, the former running at 1600 x 900 and the latter two at 1080p.

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Sharp 3D camera module unveiled: headed to Nintendo 3DS?

Sharp 3D camera module unveiled: headed to Nintendo 3DS?

Sharp are already tipped to be among the companies Nintendo is considering for the 2D/3D display on the upcoming Nintendo 3DS; how interesting would it be if they also supplied the handheld with a 3D-capable camera?  Sharp have just announced a 3D camera module for mobile devices that's not only capable of capturing twin 720p HD video streams but of synchronizing the footage and controlling the optical axis.

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Canon IXUS 300 HS digicam: 10MP with 720p HD & HDMI [Update: US launch too]

Canon IXUS 300 HS digicam: 10MP with 720p HD & HDMI [Update: US launch too]

If we're blunt, Canon's new IXUS 300 HS point-and-shoot doesn't quite have the appeal of Sony's new NEX pair, but it promises to be a whole lot more affordable (and approachable for mainstream users) than the interchangeable lens models.  The IXUS 300 HS packs a 10-megapixel CMOS sensor and a 3.8x optical zoom, and can capture 720p HD footage or 240fps super-slow-motion video.

Update: Canon USA have announced the same camera, only as the Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS Digital ELPH.  It'll arrive in the US at the end of May 2010, priced at $349.99.

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Sony concept AVCHD Exmor APS HD interchangeable-lens camcorder previewed [Video]

Sony concept AVCHD Exmor APS HD interchangeable-lens camcorder previewed [Video]

It's not just Sony's α-series NEX-5 and NEX-3 digital cameras that the company envisages having interchangeable lenses; they've also revealed a concept AVCHD HD camcorder which would use the same E Mount lenses (or the A Mount adapter for regular DSLR lenses from the company's range).  According to the Sony blog, the so-far unnamed camcorder will arrive in the fall 2010; however AV Watch caught some live shots of what's presumably a non-functional mock-up over in Japan.

Video demo after the cut

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Sony NEX-5 and NEX-3 ultra-compact DSLRs debut

Sony NEX-5 and NEX-3 ultra-compact DSLRs debut

Sony have delivered on their promise of a new Micro Four Thirds style camera with not just one but two new models.  The Sony α NEX-5 and NEX-3 unsurprisingly bear a striking resemblance to the "interchangeable lens concept" shown earlier this year, and each have a new 14.2-megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor; as well as stills, that's good for up to 1080i HD video recording on the NEX-5 and 720p on the NEX-3.

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ASUS Eee PC 1215N: dual-core 1.5GHz Atom, NVIDIA Ion, Optimus & July release?

ASUS Eee PC 1215N: dual-core 1.5GHz Atom, NVIDIA Ion, Optimus & July release?

More details on the ASUS Eee PC 1215N are seeping out, ahead of the netbook's expected debut on May 13th, and it's shaping up to be a pretty impressive ultraportable.  According to AllAboutEeePC the 1215N will indeed have the new dual-core 1.5GHz Pine Trail Atom N500 processor expected to hit production in July, together with NVIDIA's Ion GPU.  However, unlike the Eee PC 1215PN, the 1215N will support NVIDIA Optimus for automatic graphics switching.

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