Liquid Image 5MP Underwater Digital VideoMask

VideoMaskThe Liquid Image Underwater Digital VideoMask allows you to keep your hands free as you dive. It’s the world’s only dive mask that has an integrated waterproof digital video camera plus photographs at 5mp. Operates to a depth of 33 ft (10m) and eliminates the need to hand carry an underwater camera.

The Digital VideoMask is ideal for snorkeling, snuba, spearfishing, free-diving, shark cage diving and shallow scuba diving. The goggle lenses are made of tempered glass and have integrated crosshairs that help you to line up shots. Turn the Camera on, and choose a mode with the upper button. Simply press the shutter button to record pictures or videos. An LED inside the mask tells you if you are in still image or video mode. Downloading images is as easy as plugging in the mask to your PCs or Macs USB port (cable included) and pressing the power button. The bundled software (PC only) allows you to edit your content.

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Bibble 5 Pro – Digital Photographic Workflow Software

Bibble 5 ProBibble 5 Pro has been released and is now available for purchase ($199.95). Bibble 4 customers can upgrade to the new version – either for free if they purchased after September 1, 2006, or for $99 if their Bibble 4 purchase was made prior to that date. Bibble 5 Lite isn’t expected to ship until the first quarter of 2010, so in the meantime, owners of Bibble 4 Lite are being allowed to use Bibble 5 Pro with their Lite license*. Upgrade instructions can be found on Bibble Labs’ new support forums. Also, see the FAQ’s.

Bibble 5 Pro supports Windows XP, Vista and 7, Mac OS X 10.4 or greater, as well as both Linux Fedora Core 6 or later, and Ubuntu 6.06 or later. The program can accept Raw files from a wide variety of manufacturers, including Canon (except sRaw), Kodak, Leica, Minolta, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Samsung, and Sony, as well as RGB JPEG or TIFF files at resolutions of 30MP or below, with a maximum dimension of 10,240 pixels on the longer side. The full list of supported file types can be found on the Bibble 5 specs page.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1 10MP Digital Camera with CMOS Sensor

Sony DSC-WX1CMOS sensors previously found only in DSLR cameras are finding their to point-and-shoot cameras. Sony hopes CMOS point-and-shoot cameras will appeal to photographers who also want to carry a compact, high performance digital still camera. The 10.2 mega-pixel WX1 camera has a 2.7-inch Clear Photo LCD Plus display and measures just 3 9/16 x 2 1/16 x 2 5/32 inches.

The Cyber-shot WX1 camera features a Sony G lens with an extraordinary wide angle 24-120mm 5x optical zoom. Sony G lenses are used in top of the line digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras and advanced pro-sumer HD Camcorders. The f/2.4 aperture lens gathers twice as much light as typical point-and-shoot camera lenses, allowing you to shoot indoors or in low light without flash with less noise.

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Quattro Case for iPhone with Conversion Lenses

Quattro Case for iPhoneA Japanese company called Factron has released a metal iPhone case with a mount for conversion lenses. The Quattro Case for the Apple iPhone is currently only compatible with the iPhone 3G – a modified version for the iPhone 3Gs will be released later this year. The conversion lenses available include two close-up lens, a superwide converter and 2 circular fisheye lens (x0.24 and x0.33).

The case is made of aluminum alloy with a metallic gloss, polished finish and fastened with metal screws.

The case alone costs 19,600 Yen (about US$205). The lenses are available from 1,700 to 5,300 Yen (about US$20 – US$55).

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1 – Waterproof, High-Definition Dual Camera

SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. has announced the Xacti VPC-WH1 – Waterproof, High-Defintion Dual Camera. The Xacti VPC-WH1 has earned the highest possible IEC 60529 waterproof rating (IPX8/IPX5) allowing users to capture high-definition (1280x720px) 30fps video without worrying about the effects of water or snow. The Xacti VPC-WH1 is operable down to a water depth of 3 meters (10 feet). Unlike the Xacti VPC-CA9, the Xacti VPC-WH1 has the shape of compact camcorder.

Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1

The Xacti VPC-WH1 acts as a high-definition video camcorder and a high-resolution camera. It retains full still photo functionality which has been improved from previous models to allow shooting of 2MP photos at 13fps.

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