Ricoh Japan have announced their latest digital camera, the CX2, an update of the CX1 launched back in February. While the sensor may stay the same - a 9.29-megapixel CMOS - it's now paired with a bigger, 10.7x optical zoom (up from 7.1x) along with a boost in burst shooting, now at 5fps rather than 4fps.
Guitar Hero 5 is set to be the first Wii game to offer full loading from SD card, with Activision promising SDHC streaming for the upcoming music title. IGN sat down with the team to discuss the change, which will see over 800 songs together with audio quality, note data, album art, and any mo-cap triggers or song-specific displays fitting on a 32GB SD card.
Toshiba have announced the world's first 64GB SDXC memory card, capable of data transfer speeds of up to 35MB per second writes and up to 60MB per second reads. Scheduled to go into mass production in Spring 2010, the 64GB SDXC is aimed at high-resolution digital cameras and HD camcorders.
As well as two new surround sound systems designed to fill your living room with sweet-sounding speakers, Onkyo have a new Blu-ray player on offer too. The Onkyo DV-BD507 supports BD Live for interactive content, with full 1080p playback and both Deep Color and x.v. Color support.
A-DATA have announced their latest SDHC card, the Turbo Series Class 10 offering up to 22MBps transfer rates with devices that support the SD v3.0 standard. The 16GB SDHC card is intended for DSLR and HD video users, and promises 1920 x 1080 HD support and burst sequential shot support.
Canon Japan have unveiled two new camcorders, each recording AVCHD footage at up to 24Mbps Full HD. The Canon iVIS HF21 and iVIS HF S11 have 64GB of onboard storage each, plus an SDHC card slot, and can record just under six hours of 24Mbps 1920 x 1080 footage to their internal memory. They also use Canon's DIGIC DV III Video processor.
If the design of Samsung's HMX-U10 camcorder is a little too outré for your tastes, the company has two more traditionally-shaped offerings today. The Samsung SMX-K40 and SMX-K45 both conform to the standard palmcorder format, but actually they're not quite as technically capable as the U10; each can record up to 720 x 480 resolution, rather than their upright sibling's 1080p.
Samsung have unveiled their latest camcorder, and unlike some of the company's more serious models the HMX-U10 has casual point-and-shoot in mind. A compact 56 x 103 x 15.5mm with a kick in the design to better fit your hand, the upright camera boasts both 10-megapixel stills capture and 1920 x 1080 Full HD video.
Intended to take on the Flip UltraHD, which we reviewed back in May, the HMX-U10 records to SDHC card and uses the H.264 video codec. Around the back there's a 2-inch LCD for framing and reviewing, together with basic controls; the 1/2.3-inch CMOS lens is fixed focus and seemingly lacks any sort of zoom.
Lexar announced two new memory cards today that offer up higher capacities for phone and camera users. First up is the 16GB microSDHC card, which features 34nm technology and can hold up to 4,000 songs.