Sony has announced two new flash memory-based high definition camcorders – the HDR-CX520V and the HDR-CX500V.
Both cameras capture full 1920 x 1080 resolution video and up to 12 megapixel photos on internal flash memory. They offer support for up to 25 hours of HD video on the 64GB model.
Microsoft’s Live Labs has released its first application for the iPhone.
Seadragon Mobile is an experimental image viewer that aims to make high-resolution images easier to handle on a small screen.
It allows users to view enormous photo collections and high-resolution imagery using the iPhone’s multi-touch intuitive interface.
Aptina has launched a new sensor for high-end 5-megapixel camera phones that promises to double performance in low-light situations.
Called the MT9P013 5MP image sensor, it also promises to provide high quality video recording capabilities supporting up to 720p HD video at 60 frames per second and full 5-megapixel resolution video at 15fps.
Shutter lag is one of the biggest gripes about taking photos on a camera phone – especially on higher resolution handsets.
So it was interesting to hear first hand Scalado’s take on a solution to that particular problem.
Appropriately called the Scalado Camera Solution, it enables zero-shutter lag, burst capturing and instant zoom/pan in the camera.
Subscribers to America’s DISH Network who have its MPEG-4 HD DVR boxes are to be offered full 1080p (1920×1080 progressive) resolution wherever content is available.
Starting on August 1 with a Video On Demand option for the movie I Am Legend, the new high resolution programming will supercede the 1080i (interlaced) or 720p which until now was usual HD fare for DISH and other services.