Video capabilities from still cameras is improving at a massive pace.
The makers of video cameras need to do something quick if they want to stave off declining sales from consumers choosing to purchase a digital camera that will double as their camcorder.
Sure, there are some sizing limitations and of course the money you’d invest in lenses. However, it’s hard to beat that cinematic feel that everyone wants to add to their home videos.
How much will video quality weigh in on your next camera purchase?
New, new, new!
Canon officially announces the latest Digital Rebel: the T4i: – It is finally here! The notable upgrades from it’s predecessor, the T3i, is Digic 5 image processing, hybrid AF, an articulated touchscreen, ISO handling up to 12,800 (it can go higher for more extreme situations with a hit to image quality), cross-type focus points, faster continuous shooting (5 FPS vs 3.7), and GPS functionality. If these things aren’t that important to you, grab the T3i when the prices hit the floor.
Canon updates the 18-135mm and adds a 40mm pancake lens: – The 18-135 was made for the movie maker in mind by introducing STM, step motors, that will allow auto-focus during video. These features will be invaluable to the serious videographer and takes video on DSLR up a notch.
Texas Instruments hops on the Windows RT express – Nvidia and Qualcomm can’t be have ALL of the fun. TI shows off their 4470 chip powering Windows RT. It looks like TI might be well ARMed (haha get it?!) to succeed in Windows RT products that will be coming out this fall.
Ultra, ultra, ultra books – For some reason it reminds me of Poke Balls from Pokemon. You had your basic Poke Ball, a Great Ball, an Ultra Ball, Safari Ball, and the Master Ball. I am looking forward to Master Books! I digress. Intel and notebook manufacturers are pushing forward with their ultrabooks, lets see if this will fare better than netbooks.
What Would Apple Do? (WWAD) – Apple will be announcing some big things next week. Here are some of the most prevalent rumors that have been running for the past few weeks:
Digital Dice – Chips are making it into everything these days. Perhaps this will make it harder to cheat if you’re playing on a digital game board. (Or easier if you have some 1337 hax.)
Did we miss anything– what other cool bits of tech have you seen lately?