San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
Irvine, Calif. – Toshiba this week unveiled the latest addition to its line of Camileo camcorders, this time offering a ruggedized version for outdoor shooting.
Camileo model BW20 (shipping now at a $130 suggested retail) is built to be waterproof to a depth of 16 feet. It’s dust-resistant and can handle drops from up to 5 feet. It also includes a floating wrist strap to prevent the camera from sinking when used in the water.
San Francisco — Action video camera resource iON America said Thursday that version 3.1 of its iON Camera App will be available starting this week in the Apple App Store.
The new version offers several updates, including remote capability that allows users to use their iOS device to control advanced camera settings in the iON Air Pro action video cam. This includes starting and stopping recording, changing all camera shooting modes, still image capture, checking battery life, auto power off and more.
Additional features available in the app include:
Lexar will introduce a line of SDHC cards targeted at the growing number of flash-based HD camcorders.
The Class 4 SDHC cards will be dubbed "Full-HD" cards. They will be available in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB capacities.
There will be a similar offering in Memory Stick PRO Duo in 4GB and 8GB capacities. Pricing was not announced.
Sanyo will ship a new HD video camera to dealers at the end of October.
The Xacti HD700 records 720p video or 7-megapixel still images to SDHC cards.
It features a 5x optical zoom, a 2.7-inch flip-out LCD screen, and records video in the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format. According to Sanyo, an 8GB SDHC card can store two hours and 46 minutes worth of HD video.
Sanyo said it would ship a new high-definition flash-memory-based camcorder to dealers in July.
The Xacti HD1010 records MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video at 1920 by 1080i/60 fps to SDHC memory cards. It features a new slow-motion video mode that records video at 300 fps.
The unit can also snap 4-megapixel still images and offers a 7 fps burst mode.