By Lisa Johnston
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TWICE: What features will drive sales in the upcoming quarters? What will be the hot price points?
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
Pentax announced two replacement models in its A and M series of digital cameras, bumping up the resolution, adding more blur-reduction capabilities and facial recognition technology. It also introduced a new waterproof model.
The new Optio A20 and M20 will both support the recently introduced SDHC memory card format.
Canon will ship the successor to its high-end EOS-ID Mark II digital SLR this spring, along with its first consumer point-and-shoot still camera to record high-definition video.
The EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR boasts a number of enhancements, including faster burst speeds, better low light shooting, a live view mode, improved autofocus, more file saving and customization options, dust reduction and a new CMOS sensor.
Pentax introduced a pair of svelte 7-megapixel point-and-shoot digital cameras last week and one entry-level model just prior to International CES.
Both the Optio T30 and M30 will ship in March and are less than an inch thick. They are also compatible with the new SD High Capacity (SDHC) memory card format as well as standard SD cards.
Canon aimed to upset the SLR applecart again with the introduction of a new Digital Rebel, which will join the existing model beneath the $1,000 mark.
The new EOS Digital Rebel XT will be offered in March with a lens for an estimated $999, and without a lens for an estimated $899. It will ship in black or silver. Canon will keep the older Rebel in the line and lower its price to $799.