Though it sounds fairly thin, the portable and rechargeable Sound Donut's flat ring design and speakerphone capabilities make it worth considering.
Saying it improved manufacturing, the Japanese camera and lens maker will start selling a lower-priced SLR in March. Also: perks for those who paid the high price.
A solid SD-based camcorder, the Panasonic HDC-SD1 nevertheless suffers from a few performance issues and an annoying design.
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The $9,700 SLR's Foveon sensor captures three colors per pixel rather than the usual one. Sigma is betting people will pay for that difference.
Sigma, a lensmaker determined to become a camera maker, reveals its upcoming SLR at the Photokina show. Here's how it and two new lenses look.
Sample images from the Panasonic HDC-SD1
The Japanese camera equipment maker expects the new Foveon sensor in its upcoming SD1 will prove more competitive. Also: New image-stabilized lenses and Sigma's financial crisis.
Don't blink--the company is already replacing its new HDC-SD1 with the HDC-SD5. Plus, the hybrid HDC-SX5 rounds out the line.
The Panasonic HDC-SD1 3CCD AVCHD consumer camcorder announced at CES now has a "pro" twin, the AG-HSC1U.
Panasonic's HDC-SD1 and HDC-DX1 were announced in Japan, though no info is available about their possible US release.