Travel camera article, in which our Vladimir Rodionov offered its own model of a travel pull-out digital camera. Now it turned out this idea has been industrially revised into Cambo Ultima 35 from Cambo International.
Just take a look:
Similar, aren’t they? :-)
Cambo Ultima 35 is degined for Kodak DSC Pro 14n and Canon EOS-12D digital cameras with full-sized sensors. The novelty transforms a 35mm studio cam into a photosystem capable of perspective control and focusing on objects which plans intersect the sensor plane. Cambo recommends to use Schneider Digital lens, with Hasselblad lens requiring an adapter. The system support any format lens with over focusing distance.
Currently they are developing a way to use non-full-frame Nikon D1, D100 and Fuji S2 Pro.
Again, our proprietary system has initially been designed for non-full-frame Canon D60 and D30 with over 45mm focusing lens of Kiev-88, a Hasselblad "bastard".
In UK Cambo Ultima costs 2.5 thousand pound, which is relatively low. Still, this considerably exceeds 2.5 thousand roubles, required to make our own prototype.
Visually models differ by LCD border color only, with black on SL-C750 and white on SL-C760. Both devices are based on 400MHz XScale PXA255 and have 64Mb (30Mb free) flash and 64Mb SDRAM (SL-C750); 128Mb flash (65Mb free) and 64 Ìá SDRAM (SL-C760).
Both models feature CF TypeII and SD slots. Their batteries provide 8.5 hours (SL-C760) and 5 hours (SL-C750) of operation. Other improvements include faster web browsing, increased e-mail attachment size (2Mb vs. 800Kb of SL-C700), MPEG-4 playback support, VPN and IPsec support, etc. With an external monitor 800õ600@65K mode is supported.
SL-C750 dimensions are 120x83x18.6mm (220g weight); SL-C760 dimensions are 120x83x23.3mm (250g weight). SL-C760 is scheduled for sale from June 21, SL-C750 – from May 24.
Read more at Tweaknews.
AMD is in unusual situation today. Early this year Intel, the closest rival, raised flash memory chips prices by 20%, believing the demand would grow. As a result customers turned to AMD, loading the Austin fab completely.
On the other hand, this allowed AMD to recover unsuccessfil CPU sales expenditures. In Q1 2003 this value was $715 million, 21% less than a year ago.
Just to remind: AMD and Intel produce NOR-flash (along with Silicon Storage Technology, Atmel).
For other kind of flash chips the picture is not that clear. For example, NAND, used in cameras, audio player, PDAs, etc. According to IDC, if digital cameras sales are high, NAND chip sales will make 33.5 million units worldwide. This memory is made by Samsung, Toshiba, SanDisk and Hitachi as well as the new players like STMicroelectronics and Hynix Semiconductor.
And what about flash cards? According to Semico, these sales might grow up to $3.3 billion this year, with $12 billion coming in 2006. According to IDC, now an average flash card costs 45 cents per megabyte, and this is going to drop down to 10 cents in 2006.
Read more at Legion Hardware.
OCZ Premier Series includes 256Mb and 512Mb 184-pin Unbuffered PC3500 solutions with 2.5-4-4 2T timings, based on individually selected/tested 217MHz DDR433 chips. New modules are made on shielded Ultra Low Noise PCB and require 2.6V. According to the press release, to maintain a suitable price OCZ Premier Series DDR are shipped without heat-sinks.
Read more at Bjorn3D.
This miniature soapbox-sized device bases on 32-bit RISC processor; features 2.5" color LCD, 510x492 CMOS digicam, 32/64/128/256/512Mb SD slot, TV tuner, pull-out TV antenna; supports MPEG-4, MP3 recording/playback and JPEG image browsing. The device is connected to PC via a USB cradle/charger.
TV and video recording resolution is carried out at QVGA (320x240) resolution and SuperFine (764kbps/13fps), Fine (512kbps/13-15fps), Normal (384kbps/10fps), Economy (256kbps/8fps) and Super Economy (128 kbps/5.5-7fps) modes. Buit-in Li-Ion batteries provide an hour of recording or 2.5 video playback.
V@amp MPM-101 dimensions are 99x71x18mm, weight – 150g. In Japan it should cost about $375.
Read more at MonkeyReview.
All new cards will have dual-sided MSI TWIN FLOW cooling system for maximum performance and stability.
The photos below show FX5900-TD128 (MS-8929) card. It’s interesting that it doesn’t occupy the neighbouring PCI slot as well. 8 DDR chips on the back side are absent leaving the solution with only 128Mb memory.
As FX5900-TD128 bases on GeForce FX 5900, GPU/memory clock rate will be 425/425MHz, respectively.
Read more at Hard Tecs 4U.
The highest-end WinFast A350 Ultra TDH MyVIVO will be based on GeForce FX 5900 Ultra with 256Mb 256-bit DDR, 850MHz (DDR) clock rate. The card will feature analog, DVI and TV connectors, will support VIVO, like all top-end MyVIVO solutions. Bundled software includes Ulead Video studio SE DVD Ulead cool 3D SE, WinFast PVR, WinFastDVD, WinFox II, Cult 3D, Coloreal Embedded, Coloreal Visual, Coloreal Bright, Gun Metal, Big Mutha Truckers.
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