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Asus launches super-slim Eee PC 1008HA

Asus launches super-slim Eee PC 1008HA

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Asus has launched the super-slim EEE PCT 1008HA, a netbook measuring just 1-inch thick at its thinnest part. Channelling more than a hint of the Apple's MacBook Air, the 1008HA weighs in at just 1.1kg and looks rather swish in a white "pearlescent" casing.... >>

Sony launches two portable photo printers

Sony launches two portable photo printers

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Sony has announced the DPP-FP97 and DPP-FP67, two new portable printers for photo printing on-the-go. Both models produce 4 x 6-inch photo prints, however the DPP-FP97 model prints photos in about 45 seconds, while the FP67 model takes around 63 seconds.... >>

JVC launches Everio X hybrid camcorder

JVC launches Everio X hybrid camcorder

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JVC has announced the Everio GZ-X900, also known as the Everio X, a new hybrid, dual-use camera that combines 9-megapixel photos with full HD video. Described as "about the size of a chunky smart phone", the Everio X is designed to be small and portable... >>

Pretec launches two memory cards with "world first" claims

Pretec launches two memory cards with "world first" claims

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Pretec has launched two new memory cards, both with claims of "record breaking" specs. First up is the world's first 32GB SDXC card, a next-generation card that can hit read/write speeds of 50MB/s, and will be able to reach capacities of 2TB in the future.... >>

Eye-Fi cards get video support

Eye-Fi cards get video support

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Eye-Fi has announced two new wireless SD memory cards that will upload content directly from your PC or digital camera to the Internet. Both photos and videos can be automatically uploaded to popular sites like Flickr and YouTube. "The magic of Eye-Fi’s... >>

Sony reveals six new Alpha lenses coming

Sony reveals six new Alpha lenses coming

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Sony has confirmed in a press conference that it will be introducing six new lenses for its Alpha line of DSLR cameras. The lenses were shown briefly in a slideshow, however no detailed specs were announced. The new lenses in the full photo below apparently... >>

Panasonic announces Lumix G Vario 7-14mm.F4.0 ASPH lens

Panasonic announces Lumix G Vario 7-14mm.F4.0 ASPH lens

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Panasonic has unveiled the Lumix G Vario 7-14mm.F4.0 ASPH, a new interchangeable ultra wide-angle zoom lens. Despite its zoom range of 7-14mm (35mm camera equivalent of 14-28mm), the new lens is still compact and lightweight for casual on-the-go use,... >>

Panasonic launches Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm

Panasonic launches Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm

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Panasonic has launched, the Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm/F4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S., a standard interchangeable zoom lens that adopts the Micro Four Thirds standard. The lens features an inner focus direct-drive linear motor for focusing, which allows for... >>

Lomography launches Chromiacs range

Lomography launches Chromiacs range

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Lomography has launched a new limited edition range of some of its most popular cameras decked out in chrome - fittingly named "Chromiacs". The cameras included in the range are the Lomo Colorsplash, Diana F+, Fisheye 2 and Supersampler. All four cameras... >>

Casio launches Exilim EX-Z29 in US

Casio launches Exilim EX-Z29 in US

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Casio has launched the EX-Z29, a new compact addition to the Exilim range. Boasting 10.1 megapixels, a 3x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom, the EX-Z29 promises to be as user-friendly as other models in the Exilim range, and offers many of the same functions... >>

Adobe releases final Lightroom 2.3 and Camera Raw 5.3 updates

Adobe releases final Lightroom 2.3 and Camera Raw 5.3 updates

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Adobe has now announced a final release for the Lightroom 2.3 and Camera Raw 5.3 updates. The updates were originally posted as release candidates for community testing, and following good feedback, have now been released to the general public. Camera... >>

Sigma launches 50-200mm F4-5.6 lens

Sigma launches 50-200mm F4-5.6 lens

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Sigma has launched the 50-200mm F4-5.6 DC OS HSM telephoto zoom lens with optical stabiliser. The lens features special low dispersion glass in the front lens group and an inner focusing system, as well as "Super Multi-Layer" coating to reduce flare and... >>

Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM lens unveiled

Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM lens unveiled

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Sigma Corporation has unveiled the new 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM large aperture standard zoom lens. The lens incorporates Sigma's optical stabilisation function, which can be used on Sony and Pentax cameras even if the camera body features its own anti-shake... >>

Sigma announces 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM lens

Sigma announces 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM lens

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Sigma has announced the 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM. The super wide-angle lens has a maximum aperture of F3.5 throughout the entire zoom range making it a good choice for indoor shooting, and has a wide angle of view from 102.4 degrees. Two "Extraordinary... >>

Pentax-DA15mm F4ED AL Limited lens released

Pentax-DA15mm F4ED AL Limited lens released

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Pentax has announced the smc Pentax-DA15mm F4 ED AL Limited lens, designed for use with Pentax DSLR cameras. The new ultra-wide angle lens offers the equivalent to a 23mm angle of view in the 35mm format, making it a good choice for capturing landscapes... >>

AgfaPhoto unveils Optima 830UW outdoor camera

AgfaPhoto unveils Optima 830UW outdoor camera

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AgfaPhoto is set to launch a new outdoor camera at PMA 2009, in the form of the Optima 830UW. Waterproof, freezeproof and shockproof, the 830UW can be used for underwater to depths up to 10 metres, take photos in temperatures down to -5 degrees and withstand... >>

AgfaPhoto launches DV-5580Z camcorder

AgfaPhoto launches DV-5580Z camcorder

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AgfaPhoto has launched the high definition DV-5580Z camcorder at PMA 2009. With a maximum of 1440 x 1080 pixels and 30 frames per second for video, you'll also be able to take still images at 8 megapixels. There's a 5x optical zoom, and optional 4x digital... >>

Sony unveils Cyber-shot HX1 high-zoom camera

Sony unveils Cyber-shot HX1 high-zoom camera

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Sony has unveiled the high-zoom Cyber-shot HX1 at PMA 2009, the range's new flagship model which promises to combine high speed shooting with "extraordinary" image quality. Offering a 20x optical zoom range, the HX1 is a bridge camera that boasts an effective... >>

Pentax announces superzoom X70

Pentax announces superzoom X70

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Pentax has launched the X70 superzoom digital camera, a bridge cam which boasts a 24x optical zoom lens and wide-angle to super-telephoto coverage. With 12 megapixels, SLR-like styling and flexible exposure modes, the Pentax X70 is being aimed at intermediate... >>

Pandigital launches "thinnest ever" digi frame

Pandigital launches "thinnest ever" digi frame

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Pandigital has launched its new PanTouch Clear 10.4-inch digital photo frame PMA 2009, that it is touting as the thinnest digi frame on the market. Measuring a third of an inch thin, the PanTouch Clear has a high definition display and full touchscreen... >>

More GTA promised for PSP

More GTA promised for PSP

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Sony has promised that gamers will see Grand Theft Auto make a return to the PSP in the future. The handheld has previously seen two GTA releases, but has lost out more recently with the upcoming release of GTA: Chinatown Wars on the Nintendo DS. "No... >>

Gigabyte launches new mice and keyboards

Gigabyte launches new mice and keyboards

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Gigabyte has launched new peripherals at CeBIT 2009, with four new products covering keyboards and mice on show for visitors this year. First up is the Gigabyte GM-M8000 laser gaming mouse. Aimed at professional gamers, it boasts a high performance laser... >>

AgfaPhoto launches sensor 830s and 530s

AgfaPhoto launches sensor 830s and 530s

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AgfaPhoto has launched two new cameras at PMA 2009 which utilise the company's trademark "red sensor button" first seen in 1969. The sensor 830s and 530s will be the first digital cameras from the company to feature the red sensor button, which will apparently... >>

Blurb launches Photography.Book.Now competition

Blurb launches Photography.Book.Now competition

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Blurb has launched the second Photography.Book.Now International Juried Competition, offering $25,000 for the best self-published photography book. Noted photography book expert Darius Himes will serve as lead judge for the second year, with a panel of... >>

Samsung announces NX series hybrid camera range

Samsung announces NX series hybrid camera range

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Samsung has launched its new family of hybrid digital cameras at PMA 2009 in Las Vegas. The NX series will aim to bridge the gap between camera types and offer the image quality of a DSLR with the portability of a compact. Like a DSLR, the NX series will... >>