Kodak Announces New Playsport Video Camera
Kodak announced the launch of the Playsport Video Camera: Burton Edition Zx5.
This robust pocket video camera will meet the demands of all the users, by capturing all the best moments irrespective of the environemt and weather conditions.
New Version of FinePix X-100 from Fujifilm
Named Fujifilm PinePix X10, this camera comes with a Fujinon f/2.0 -2.8 lens, manual 4X optical zoom lens, optical zoom view-finder, 12-megapixel EXR CMOS sensor, manual shooting modes, RAW capabilities, retro design, and magnesium alloy body, and a 2.8-inch LCD.
Samyang 7.5mm F3.5 fish-eye for Micro Four Thirds Coming Soon
The European distributor of Korean lens maker Samyang has announced the price and availability of its 7.5mm fish-eye lens for Micro Four Thirds. The Samyang 7.5mm 1:3.5 UMC Fish-eye MFT will be available from the middle of September at a recommended selling price of €299.
Panasonic Announces Firmware Update Programs for DMC-GH2 / G3 / GF3 / GF2
Panasonic announces the new firmware update program for the digital interchangeable lens system cameras DMC-GH2, DMC-G3, DMC-GF3 and DMC-GF2 of LUMIX G Micro System.
Google Buys Motorola to Boost Smartphone Business
In order to boost its smartphone business, Google has decided to purchase Motorola for about $12.5 billion. Industry observers expect the transaction to come through by the end of 2011 or early 2012. Google’s purchase includes Motorola’s patent portfolio consisting of more than 17,000 wireless patents and more than 7,500 pending patents in wireless standards.
Toshiba’s New SD Card with Wireless LAN Function
Toshiba Corp. has developed the world’s first SDHC memory card with embedded wireless LAN functionality to meet the SD Memory Card Standard. The new card-FlashAir, will have an 8GB capacity, and is expected to be up for sale from February 2012 at a price of around 6,000 yen (US$75). Toshiba, with FlashAir, allows for quick and easy transfer of files, photograph and data to and fro online storage devices and social networks.