Digital SLR cameras generally save their images to one of two different types of memory card: the majority support CompactFlash (CF), while others such as Nikon's D3000 and the Canon Rebel XS write data onto Secure Digital (SD) memory cards. The latter are inexpensive and favorable for their smaller form factor and better physical contact surface instead of fragile pins. Some DSLRs, however, have dual card slots, such as the Canon Digital EOS 1D Mark II N or the Nikon D300s. Last time around, we reviewed number of UDMA-6 high performance CompactFlash cards on the world's fastest DSLR, the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, and we promised to put some Class-10 SDHCs through the same tests. That day has come, so read on to find out how Class 10 SDHCs stack against UDMA-rated CF on the Mark IV.
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.
There are so many devices on the market today that use SD cards for storage that the format is one of the most common around. You will find SD cards in use in cameras, netbooks, camcorders, and other gadgets. The SDHC format is growing in capacity and performance all the time and Kingston has announced that it is shipping a couple new SDHC cards.
JVC have outed their latest camcorder, with the new Everio GZ-HM340 expected to arrive later in January for $499.95. Packing both 16GB of onboard storage and an SD/SDHC card slot, the HM340 has a 20x optical zoom, 1/5.8-inch 1.37-megapixel CMOS sensor and a new image stabilizing system.
Samsung have outed four new camcorder ranges at CES 2010, and they run the gamut from entry-level point-and-shoot to Full HD. The top-spec models drop into Samsung's S-series, in this case the 10-megapixel CMOS S10, S15 and S16, each with 1080/60i capabilities and 15x optical zooms. Storage ranges from SD/SDHC on the S10 through 32GB SSD on the S15 to 64GB SSD on the S16.
It seems somewhat perverse - or at least flippant - to want to buy an SDHC card simply because it looks so swanky, but Samsung's new consumer memory card range is cutting quite the dash with its champagne finish. Still, once the 8GB SDHC is slotted into whatever gadget you've bought it for you can't see the aesthetics, so happily Samsung have given it some other strengths too. For a start, the company reckons you'll never lose data from them.
Back at the beginning of the month, we had a whole slew of Android information come swirling into our offices. We did our best to cover it, and part of that coverage was this little piece of Mobile Internet Device (MID) Heaven. It's a pretty slick, piano-black piece of tech that's running some might Android goodness. And, despite the coverage we splattered all over it before, we were lacking any real live shots of the device. Well, now's as good a time for change as any other, right?
Monday's here and we've got another week ahead of us. And today's already been pretty busy, considering Apple's gone and outed the official release date of their upcoming OS, and even Nokia got some netbook action unveiled. And while I'm sure someone at Sanyo cares about all of that, we're sure they're thinking you should be more excited about a small camcorder that's capable of recording at 720p. And, if that's not all, there's something else that might entice you to grab this little camera.