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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 32 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 32 2009

The weekend is here again fellow geeks and geekettes so I am back with another week in review. Monday more rumors surfaced that has Apple launching that long anticipated tablet device this November. The rumors further claim that the tablet will be aimed at gaming and media use. Early this week Verizon cut the pricing on all its smartphones save a few of the new ones to $99. That makes us think lots of new smartphone hardware is on its way.

Nikon Coolpix S1000pj gets hands-on: fun & convenient [Video]

Nikon Coolpix S1000pj gets hands-on: fun & convenient [Video]

Nikon's Coolpix S1000pj projector-camera may only have got the official nod from the company this morning, but that hasn't stopped Stuff.TV from going hands-on with the 12.1-megapixel shooter already.  They found the S1000pj to be surprisingly good fun, with the VGA quality from the pico-projector making up in communal usability what it lacks in visual fidelity.

Video demo of the S1000pj after the cut

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Nikon Coolpix S1000pj pico-projector camera official, plus S70, S640 and S570 digicams

Nikon Coolpix S1000pj pico-projector camera official, plus S70, S640 and S570 digicams

Nikon have officially announced its new Coolpix range, including the pico-projector packing S1000pj first spotted yesterday.  The Coolpix S1000pj has a 12.1-megapixel sensor, 5x wide-angle optical zoom and EXPEED digital processing as in the company's DSLR range, but most interesting is the 10 lumen LED integrated projector that can create up to 40-inch VGA-quality picture.

 

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Nikon D3000 entry-level DSLR with tutoring Guide mode

Nikon D3000 entry-level DSLR with tutoring Guide mode

It's not  just Nikon's flagship D300S new today; the company has also unveiled an entry-level DSLR, the Nikon D3000, aimed at getting new photographers addicted.  The 10.2-megapixel camera uses an 11-point autofocus system, DX-format sensor and EXPEED image processing, but the most interesting feature for beginners will be the Guide mode.  Not just an automatic setup, Guide mode promises to explain why different settings should be chosen; yes, that's right, it's a teacher trapped inside your DSLR.

 

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