Eye-Fi have announced their latest wireless memory card, the 4GB Eye-Fi Pro. Using the SDHC format, the new Eye-Fi Pro offers the usual automatic wireless transfer of images from digital cameras to a computer or website; however it also adds new file-type support, increased control over which images are synchronized, more flexible WiFi connectivity and video functionality.
The Eye-Fi Pro 4GB now includes "Selective Transfer", which allows users to choose which photos and/or videos are uploaded. This bypasses the issue with the older cards where every shot was transferred; according to Eye-Fi all users will now be able to use Selective Transfer, not just those with the Pro 4GB. Images are selected by locking them through the camera's own menus.
iriver have announced a new PMP, the NV Classic, which not only handles your multimedia playback but also includes a DMB digital TV and radio tuner and GPS navigation. The iriver NV Classic measures 181 x 120 x 21.5 mm and is fronted by a 7-inch WVGA 800 x 480 touchscreen and the company's "Magazine" UI.
Hot on the heels of the Panasonic HDC-SD10 and HDC-TM10 Full-HD camcorders announced yesterday come two more Full-HD models from the company. The Panasonic HDC-TM350 and HDC-TM30 each have integrated flash storage and an SDHC card slot: 64GB in the TM350, and 32GB in the smaller TM30.
Panasonic have taken the wraps off of two Full-HD AVCHD camcorders, which it claims are the lightest of their kind. The Panasonic HDC-SD10 and HDC-TM10 each have 16x optical zooms, optical image stabilization (OIS) and touchscreen controls, and record to SD/SDHC memory cards. The Panasonic HDC-TM10 also has 8GB of its own internal storage.
After no small amount of waiting, Sony have officially announced their trio of new DSLRs. The Sony Alpha 230 and 330 are both 10.2-megapixels, while the Alpha 380 climbs to 14.2-megapixels, and all have SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization that's independent of lens. Interestingly for Sony cameras, the DSLRs can use SD/SDHC memory cards as well as the company's own Memory Stick format.
Full gallery of the new DSLRs after the cut
Eye-Fi's latest Explore Video 4GB card has come in for examination over at GeekTonic, and if you've ever wished you could get on with sharing video clips rather than going through the hassle of retrieving them from your digital camera, this could be the SDHC card for you. Reviewer Brent was impressed by how straightforward the system is, though battery life on your device will take a hit from powering the WiFi radio.
XM-I have introduced a new PMP version of their expanding capsule speaker, the X-mini Happy. Keeping roughly the same design and tweeter of the X-mini II (shown on the right), the Happy adds an SD/SDHC slot for up to 8GB cards and onboard mediaplayer, meaning it can be used as a palm-sized music system.
Digital camcorders are slowly moving away from hdd-based storage to SDHC form factor memory card. The increased popularity and demand in HD recording raises a new marketing angle to advertise SDHC cards as HD video cards, instead of the much-traditional category by Class Speed. Evidence seen from the newly announced Transcend 16GB SDHC cards touting HD video transfer speed and capacity.