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  • Sanyo Xacti DMX-CA100: World's first waterproof full HD camcorder in action (video)

    Sanyo last week announced the DMX-CA100 for the Japanese market, the world’s first waterproof full HD camcorder “for consumer use with optical zoom lenses” (Kodak has released a simpler model just recently). And now we can (courtesy of DigInfonews Tokyo) give you a video that shows the device in action. Read More

  • VIERA D2: Panasonic Japan announces new LCD TV series

    Panasonic may have a penchant for plasma TVs, but that doesn’t mean they’ll abandon the production of LCD TVs anytime soon. The company announced [JP] a total of six new LCDs today, all of which are part of the new VIERA D2 series. According to Panasonic, the main selling points of these models are the design and the LED backlights. Read More

  • More LED-backlit LCD TVs: Sharp announces another four models

    LED-backlit panels are becoming more and more mainstream, with nearly every 16:9 laptop coming out lately boasting that feature. Apple said as early as 2008 they would start using LED backlights for every one of their notebooks (and the iPad has those, too). LED-backlit LCD TVs are catching on, too, providing greater dynamic contrast compared with CCFL-backlit LCDs and making it possible to… Read More

  • EX series: Sony to roll out 8 new BRAVIA TVs (video)

    A total of eight new LCD TVs have been announced [JP] by Sony in Tokyo today, and all of them are part of the new BRAVIA EX series. Sony has unveiled four EX700 (flagship) models with LED backlight, one TV named EX500 and three rather basic devices branded as EX300. Read More

  • Panasonic develops 50-inch full HD 3D plasma TV for Blu-ray movies

    Panasonic has been toying with the idea of bringing 3D TVs to our homes for quite a while now, and today the company announced they will be showcasing a 50-inch full HD plasma TV [press release in English] that’s capable of producing high-quality 3D pictures. End consumers will have the chance to test the TV out during next week’s CEATEC 2009. Read More

  • Panasonic develops 85-inch full HD plasma TV

    Even though LCD is clearly the dominant technology in the TV market, Panasonic still believes in the merits of plasma displays. The company currently showcases a new 85-inch monster plasma TV [JP] at the InfoComm in Orlando, Florida (the screen size is equal to that of four 42-inchers combined). Read More

  • The Nikon D400 supposedly leaked: 15.3-megapixel CMOS, Full HD video mode

    Gather ye ’round for what could be the first almost-photo of the Nikon D400, first spotted on Nikon’s German Web site. This almost-photo—there’s no photo of the camera itself, but rather the telltale question mark of an imagine that didn’t properly load in a Web browser—does list the key specs, however. How does 15.3-megapixel CMOS sensor sound to you? Or an… Read More

  • Sanyo unveils full HD surveillance system based on Xacti technology

    Most surveillance cameras have two problems: They only deliver pictures in black and white or/and feature super-low resolution only, sometimes even producing basically useless footage. But now Sanyo in Japan is selling the VCC-HDN1(S) [JP], a full HD network surveillance camera that’s based on Xacti technology. For example, it’s using the same image processing engine built into… Read More

  • Renesas to unveil full HD video processor for cell phones


    The days for Japan’s mobile digital TV standard One-Seg may be counted Renesas, the world’s biggest manufacturer of microcontrollers, is planning to unveil a processor that will make it possible to view full HD video in 30fps on cell phones during the ISSCC 2009 (International Solid State Circuits Conference) that will take place in San Francisco from February 8 to 12… Read More

  • EH-TW4000: Epson adds high-end model to its Dreamio projector line-up

    Epson Japan today announced the EH-TW4000 [JP], a high-end projector in the company’s Dreamio series, which will hit stores in Nippon November 28. These are the main specs: Full HD resolution based on a new “D7/C2FINE” panel, a brightness of 1,600 lumens, a contrast ratio of 75,000 to 1 with “DEEPBLACK technology” for an improved black level and HDMI 1.3a support… Read More

  • Panasonic develops the world's first 3D full HD plasma home theater system

    Today Panasonic in Japan announced [JP] it has created the world’s first full HD plasma home theater system capable of displaying 3D images. The company also said the technology will be showcased to the general public next week at the CEATEC 2008 exhibition. In a product demonstration for the Japanese press, Panasonic used their flagship 103-inch plasma TV, which is the biggest of its… Read More