Samsung DualView ST600 and ST100 Cameras

Get your perfect profile shot with the two brand new models of Samsung DualView line of cameras. The company has just revealed Samsung DualView ST600 and Samsung Dualview ST100. Make sure that you will never miss memorable moments with these cameras. These are the cameras with front-facing screens, so you can see yourself and take a perfect angle.

Both digicams have dual monitor featuring larger 3.5” rear LCDs and slightly bigger 1.8” front LCDs. They also feature the ultra-sleek and slim look of other DualView cameras like TL225. ST600 and ST100 come with a 5x optical zoom lens and 14.2 megapixel sensors. Both are equipped with a Smart Auto mode for minimal user input.

Samsung DualView ST600 and ST100 Digicams

Other features include a self portrait mode, a child mode, a couple mode which will automatically capture a photo when it detects two faces together, and of course a self-timer countdown. These twinview cameras also feature 720p video recording and face recognition software which has the capability to pick up to 14 visages on its own. They will be available in September in pink and purple.

Samsung DualView ST600

Its 5x optical zoom lens offers a wide angle optical zoom. It has dual Optical and Digital Image Stabilization systems just like the ST100. The front LCD will respond to a tap and the rear LCD is also a touchsreen. This digicam will support Samsung’s Smart Gesture user interface. With its face recognition it will also remember the faces that have been registered manually. The price is at $329.99.

Samsung DualView ST100

This camera has no protruding lens as the 5x optical zoom lens is in the corner of its body. This feature makes ST100 slim. It features a 35mm wide angle and a 3.5-inch touch LCD and dual image stabilization. It can also detect and recognize face.  The price of ST100 will be $349.99.

Release date of these twinview cameras will be on September.

Samsung PL200 Digital Camera

Now, you won’t have to worry about how to brag your happy moments because Samsung has unveiled a compact camera without having to break the bank.  The sleek device is dubbed as the Samsung PL200 Digital Camera.  With a competitive price of $179.99, you will get a 14.2 MP digital camera including a 7x optical zoom lens.  The Samsung PL200 digital camera has a 3.0-inch LCD screen and is capable of 720p HD video record at 30fps.


Specs and Features of the Samsung PL200 Digital Camera

  • Dimensions: 3.9”×2.3”×0.83”
  • 3.0-inch LCD screen with 230k pixels
  • 14.2-megapixels with Samsung 7x optical zoom lens
  • Dual Image Stabilization system (Optical + Digital Image Stabilization)
  • 720 high definition video record at 30fps in H.264 format
  • Smart Auto exposure mode
  • Face and Blink Detection options
  • Beauty and Smile Shot modes
  • microSD/ SDHC memory card slot for expansion
  • Li-Ion battery

Moreover, the Samsung PL200 digital camera offers a suite of controls including the Smart Auto which can be used for still images and movies as well as the Beauty Shot which smoothes the skin.  The camera is also present with a Smile shot which takes a photo once the subject smiles.  Apart from the modes mentioned, do not forget that the PL200 also has the Face and Blink Detection options.

The Samsung PL200 comes in a range of colors including – red, black, and silver.   The PL200 digital camera has an expected release date on September.

Sony DSC-WX5 and DSC-TX9 – World’s Smallest 3D Digital Camera

Dubbed as the world’s smallest 3D digital cameras, Sony has unveiled two new models to its Cyber-shot line – the Sony DSC-WX5 and DSC-TX9.  The newly added digital cameras are capable of capturing 3D images with its single lens system via a sweeping motion.

These two new small Sony DSC-WX5 and DSC-TX9 3D Digicams have a 12.2 MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor. The DSC-WX5 sports a 2.8-inch display and a Sony G lens 5x optical zoom.  As for the DSC-TX9, it has a 3.5-inch LCD touchscreen and a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 4x optical zoom lens. The cameras are also capable of capturing movies in 1920 x 1080 full high definition resolutions. Both boast the Superior Auto mode providing low-image noise levels and Background Defocus features.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5 digicam
DSC-WX5 3D Digicam

The 3D Sweep Panorama offered by these cameras allows users to take panoramic stills in just one press-and-sweep motion. The captured images then can be viewed in 2D or 3D on well-matched 3D TVs. Onboard, the Sony DSC-WX5 / TX9 digicams have a 32MB memory which supports expansion via the SD or SDHC memory card slot.  Moreover, the cameras feature the Sony’s BIONZ processor as well as an HDMI port.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 digicam
DSC-TX9 3D Digicam

Specs and Features of the Sony DSC-WX5 and DSC-TX9 3D Digital Cameras


Specs and Features DSC-WX5 DSC-TX9
Dimensions 91.7 x 51.9 x 21.5mm 97.8 x 59.5 x 17.5mm
Weight Approximately 130g Approximately 133g
Lens Sony G Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Zoom 5x optical 4x optical
Internal memory Approximately 32MB Approximately 32MB
Sweep Panorama Yes Yes
Sweep Multi Angle Yes Yes
LCD screen size 2.8-inch 3.5-inch
Battery Life 115mins (230 shots) 115mins (230 shots)
Image stabilizer Optical Steady Shot Optical Steady Shot
Video Camera Capture Full High Definition Full High Definition

The Sony Cyber-shot DCS-WX5 will be available at a price of about $300 in colors including – silver and black.  The DSC DSC-TX9 digital camera will cost about $400 and is available in gray, dark, and red.  Release date of both cameras will be by the middle of September 2010.  Meanwhile, take a peek on the photos of the world’s smallest 3D digital cameras offered by Sony.

SAS Spy Pen Camera

Many people have opted to the use of hidden cameras as a medium to keep an eye on other people who won’t do any good.  Though others see it as an invasion of privacy, we can still consider it as a justified action meant to protect wellness of other people.  There is an array of spy camera suppliers offering security cameras which are available to consumers online.  And if you’re thinking of a gadget that suits best for covert surveillance, then check this one out – the SAS Spy Pen Camera.  What’s cool about this device here is that this spy camera is actually disguised as merely a working pen.

sas spy pen camera

The SAS spy pen camera is a mini spy video camera which can be simply put in the pockets of your shirt giving you a view of what you see right in front of you.  In an office, you can just put in a position like an ordinary pen.  This 1.3MP spy pen recorder features full video and sound recording capabilities.  Onboard is a 2GB memory allowing users to store up to 15 hours of video footage.

Specs of the SAS Spy Pen Camera

  • 1.3 MP camera
  • 640x480CIF resolution
  • 2GB internal memory
  • AVI video format for video compression
  • 2M-5M per second read/write speed
  • Up to 15 hours of record time
  • USB 2.0
  • Li-Ion battery
  • Compatible with Windows 98/2000/XP/Mac/ Linux

Along with the specs, the SAS spy pen camera is packaged in a metal tin with USB cable and software CD included allowing you to edit your video clips.  This cool gadget that we have here is on sale now and is available at a price of £74.95.

Kodak PlaySport Pocket Video Camera – Waterproof Camcorder

Going to the beach is one of the good things you can do during the summer season. But wouldn’t it be even better if you have a video camera which can keep up with your lifestyle, even under water? Well, the solution? It’s the Kodak PlaySport Zx3 pocket video camera.

With the Kodak PlaySport camcorder, you can capture a HD video without having to worry about your gadgets getting wrecked and all.  Simply because the PlaySport camcorder is waterproof and all the more it is shockproof as well. Let’s go into further info about the specs of this gadget.

Kodak Playspork Pocket Video Camcorder

Kodak PlaySport Pocket Video Camera Specs and Features

  • 2-inch color LCD with LCD Glare Shield
  • 5-megapixel Still Images and full 1080p HD video
  • SD/SDHC memory card slot capable of expansion up to 32GB
  • HDMI cable output
  • Waterproof of up to 10 feet or 3 meters
  • Video and Photo sharing with built-in software via included USB cable
  • Image stabilization feature to avoid shakey videos
  • Impressive low-light performance
  • Smart face-tracking technology
  • Rechargeable Li-Io battery with in-camera charging

So if you are looking for a gadget that is as fearless as you are, then the Kodak PlaySport video camcorder perfectly fits you. What exactly are you waiting for? If you love the PlaySport pocket video camera then grab one for yourself now.

At a price of $149.95, you can get this cool camera in colors including – Wave Crash (blue), Adrenaline Rush (purple), and Abyss (black).

Exemode SQ30m Mini Digital Camera

Exemode SQ30m Mini Digital CameraLooking for mini digicam ?  Earlier we posted about the two small cameras: the JTT Chobi and the Veho’s Muvi Micro DV Camcorder. If you are still looking for another one then here’s another option of tiny digicam, – the new mini digicam from Exemode (Japanese camera maker) – The Exemode SQ30m.

This device only measures 53mm x 1 9mm x 23mm and only weighs about 21 grams.  This small compact digicam has 1.95-megapixel CMOS image sensor that can shoot still images  at 1,280 x 1,200 pixel resolution and 320 x 240 video at 8fps.  It has 64 mb built in storage and also has microSD card slot that allows you to expand the memory up to 2GB.   It also  comes with four filters for added effect.

The specification of Exemode SQ30m might not be that impressive but at least it has convenient size and you might also want to consider buying this device if you like a light-weight and portable camera that you can take anywhere you go.

This tiny digicam is now available at Japan, priced at  5, 985 yen or $65.

Samsung HMX-s16 Full HD Camcorder w/ Wi-Fi Connection

A lot of people are into smartphones these days.  We might have forgotten about the camcorders already, so if you are wondering what the newest digital camcorder in the market is, then check out the new Samsung HMX-s16 full HD Camcorder.

Unveiled at the CES 2010, the Samsung HMX-S16 full HD camcorder is already available in South Korea.  The digital camcorder highlights two strong attractions: first is its Wi-Fi connection and second is the 64GB SSD (Solid State Drive).  Now, you have a wide range of recording capabilities together with the other advantages of a large storage format.

Samsung HMX-s16 Full HD Camcorder w/ Wi-Fi Connection

The Samsung HMX-S16 full HD camcorder comes packed with specs including a 3.5-inch touchscreen display which runs a 3D GUI, a 10MP BSI (Back Side Illumination) CMOs sensor allowing you to capture quality videos even in low light environment, and a full 1920 X 1080/60i HD video recording. The Samsung HMX-S16 also features optically stabilized Schneider Kreuznach Varioplan-HD lenses, Victoria engine processor, still snapshots, Wi-Fi (DLNA certified allowing the users to transfer pictures and videos to the PC or TV via Wi-Fi connection), 18x Intelli-zoom lens (15x optical zoom), and SDHC memory card slot.

On the other hand, the company will also release HMX-S15 digicam which resembles the S16.  The difference is that the S15 digicam will come with 32GB SSD and it doesn’t support Wi-Fi.

The Samsung HMX-S16 full HD camcorder is now available at a price of 1,399,000 won or $1, 158.

Pentax K-x RAINBOW Digital Camera – Colorful DSLR Camera

Pentax has launched a new “rainbow colors” version of the K-x DSLR camera.  The Pentax K-x Rainbow Digital Camera is a limited edition which will be available in Japan starting July 23, 2010.   K-x Rainbow digicam will be released via company’s collaboration with Tower Records Japan.

K-x ‘Rainbow Colors’ digicam comes in very appealing and funky color blends such as blue, pink, red, orange, purple, and pink.  This limited edition digicam shares the same specs as the less colorful standard K-x.   It features a 12MP CMOS sensor.  It can shoot up to 12,800 ISO in expanded range.  The K-x Rainbow digicam is capable of shooting HD video in 720p at 24fps.   The results can be viewed via its 2.7 inch LCD screen.   The DSLR  comes also equipped with face detection technology that detects up to 16 faces.   It also features Live View function and auto focus.

Pentax KX Rainbow Digicam

News has it that the  K-x Rainbow digicam will only be produced for 1, 000 units.   This will be ready for sell by July 2010 at a price of $800.  Let’s take a look at the pictures of this DSLR which is probably the most colorful digicam in the market:

Toshiba Camileo SX900 and Camileo SX500 Full HD Camcorders

Here’s another newly announced compact camcorders. From Toshiba, its the Camileo SX900 and Camileo SX500 Full HD camcorders.   Both are capable of recording 1920 x 1080p video at 30 frames per second or 1080i video at 60 frames per second.

Specs of Camileo SX900 and SX500 Camcorders include 2.7 inch 230k dot swivel LCD, HDMI connection, facial recognition, image stabilization, color tracking ,a memory card slot with up to 64GB of capacities (SD/SDHC/SDXC), 1cm macro function.

So what’s the difference between SX500 and SX900 ?

Toshiba Camileo SX900 and SX500 Full  HD Camcorders

At first glimpse on the photos, we can see that both of the compact Full HD camcorders have identical design. But if we can just look closely, the Camileo SX900 is slimmer compare to Camileo SX500.  Other differences:

Toshiba Camileo SX900 gets…

  • 14 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • 12x digital zoom
  • 9x optical zoom
  • 3 lux sensitivity

while the Toshiba Camileo SX500 gets…

  • 10 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • 12x digital zoom
  • 5x optical zoom
  • 4 lux threshold sensitivity

SX500 and SX900 Full HD Camcorders will be available in July with the price tag of $309 and $387 respectively.

Sanyo Xacti VPC-SH1 Full HD Camcorder

If you are looking for the lightest, smallest and thinnest camcorder that can be taken anywhere and anytime, check out the newest Xacti VPC-SH1 Full HD camcorder from Sanyo.   It has compact design and only weighs 203g  and just 43mm in thickness.  This camera is another dual-camera choice and can capture Full HD 1920 x 1080p resolution videos and 10MP snap photos with its 4.3 Megapixel image sensor.

Sanyo Xacti VPC-SH1 Full HD Camcorder features 35mm wide-angle lens
Sanyo Xacti VPC-SH1 Full HD Camcorder features a 35mm wide-angle lens with 30x optical zoom. With this wide-angle and higher magnification lens, you can capture wide range of object from close to far.  Other specs inludes 2.7 inch LCD screen, zoom microphones, HDMI output, two record button, Eye-Fi and SDXC memory card slot compatibility. Sanyo Xacti VPC-SH1 also offers various software such as Face Tracking, Color Targeting and Digital Image Stabilizer.  It uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 as the native recording format which is easy to use on PC and Internet environments.

Sanyo Xacti VPC-SH1 Full HD Camcorder comes in two colors: red and black.  It should be available in the UK very soon with the price tag of $399.99.