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Samsung outs ruggedized SD and microSD memory

Samsung outs ruggedized SD and microSD memory

Samsung has revealed a new line-up of memory cards, seven microSD or SD chips slotting into the company's High Speed Series and Plus Extreme Speed Series, and promising up to 24MB/sec read rates. The brushed-metal cards are available in capacities from 2GB to 32GB in the High Speed Series, topping out at Class 10, and from 2GB to 8GB in the Plus Extreme Speed Series, all of which are Class 10.

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Sony SAL500F40G 500mm super-zoom means business

Sony SAL500F40G 500mm super-zoom means business

Sony has a new super-telephoto lens for the size-queens and long-distance spies among you, the Sony SAL500F40G, a 500mm fixed focal length G Lens to add some serious heft to the front of your DSLR. An F.4.0 maximum aperture and weather-resistant body add up to a lens ideal for high-speed photos and video, Sony reckons, as well as delivering SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilisation with the company's Alpha-series cameras.

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Canon PowerShot range overhauled: WiFi, waterproof, GPS, more

Canon PowerShot range overhauled: WiFi, waterproof, GPS, more

Canon has gushed its latest torrent of point-and-shoot cameras, a ten-strong update to its PowerShot line that includes weatherproof options, lengthy zooms and the choice of touchscreen control. Most interesting are the new PowerShot ELPH 530 HS and ELPH 320 HS, which each get WiFi and a 12x and 5x optical zoom respectively. The 530 HS has a 10-megapixel sensor and is 0.78-inches thick, while the 320 HS has a 16.1-megapixel sensor. Both have a 3.2-inch touchscreen and shoot Full HD 1080p video. The 530 HS will ship in April for $349.99, while the 320 HS will ship in March for $279.99.

 

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Sony Cyber-shot TX200V and WX70/WX50 eye your pocket

Sony Cyber-shot TX200V and WX70/WX50 eye your pocket

Sonyhas outed a trio of new Cyber-shot digital cameras, including a slimline flagship, the DSC-TX200V, and a pair of affordable point-and-shoots, the DSC-WX70 and WX50. The TX200V measures in at a pocket-friendly 95.5 x 58.3 x 16 mm but still manages to fit in an 18.2-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, 26mm 5x optical zoom and a 3.3-inch Xtra Fine TruBlack OLED touchscreen.

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Olympus VG-160, VR-340 and Tough TG-320 point-and-shoots launch

Olympus VG-160, VR-340 and Tough TG-320 point-and-shoots launch

Olympus has outed three new compact cameras at CES, the VG-160, VR-340 and Tough TG-320, offering point-and-shoot practicality along with 720p HD video recording. The Olympus Tough TG-320 packs a 14-megapixel sensor and 3.6x wide-angle optical zoom lens into a waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof and dustproof casing, with a 3D photo mode - that works underwater - and an HDMI port for easy TV connectivity.

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Pantech Element hands-on

Pantech Element hands-on

This week we've gotten the opportunity to check out AT&T's waterproof dunk into LTE with the Pantech Element, a device that acts as a one-two punch with a smartphone by the name of Pantech Burst, both of them offered as part of AT&T's LTE come-up in 2012. This device is a lovely 8-inch tablet made to feel smooth in your hands, has a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor under the hood, and is running Android 3.2 Honeycomb at the launch.

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Fujifilm outs 27 cameras: Compacts, Superzooms and Bridge

Fujifilm outs 27 cameras: Compacts, Superzooms and Bridge

Fujifilm has gushed out of torrent of cameras pre-CES, revealing 27 new models in addition to the DSLR-style X-S1. A mixture of point-and-shoots, bridge cameras and superzooms, some including built-in GPS and weatherproofing, others packing up to 30x optical zooms and Full HD 1080p video recording, if you're looking for a new standalone camera then Fujifilm is hoping its scattergun approach will leave you with at least one or two to choose from. We've got all the details you need beyond the cut.

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Casio Bluetooth 4.0 smartwatch pairs with DoCoMo Android phone

Casio Bluetooth 4.0 smartwatch pairs with DoCoMo Android phone

Casio's Bluetooth 4.0 smartwatch plans are nearing fruition, with the first pairing of a low-power wireless watch and Android smartphone headed to Japan's NTT DoCoMo in the next few days. The NEXT MEDIA PP N-01D offers the usual Japanese niceties, like a 4-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen, wireless charging, 8.1-megapixel camera, along with water and dust resilience, but can be paired with a special Casio MEDIAS PP-SHOCK GB-6900 watch. Hooked up via a frugal Bluetooth 4.0 connection, the watch shows incoming call and email information, as well as allowing you to reject incoming calls.

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