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Coming in just after a Russian site managed to review the device, Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy S 4 Zoom. Combining a fully featured Android 4.2.2 Galaxy phone with a 16MP point-and-shoot, it brings a 10x optical zoom lens to bear — the first phone to do so.
Samsung is no stranger to teasing its fans, and with expectations running high that it’ll introduce a true cameraphone — the Galaxy S 4 Zoom — in London on June 20th, you’ll have to forgive us for being more than curious for what’s in store. We’ve already seen a hint of such a device at the FCC, but now it seems that we may be looking at the hybrid phone / camera in all its eyebrow-raising glory. Thanks to SamMobile and TechTastic, we’re treated to purported renders and “in the wild” shots of the Galaxy S 4 Zoom, which line up with expectations that it’ll be based on the Galaxy S 4 Mini. If this is the real deal, in addition to similar specs, it seems that we can expect a dedicated shutter button on the righthand side, which is situated below a volume rocker that’s said to activate the camera’s optical zoom lens. On the opposing side of the cameraphone, you’ll find a dedicated tripod mount. Could this be an intentional leak in response to a similar outing from Nokia? Only time will tell, but we hope to know for sure in the coming days.
Well, look what we have here. Just a little over two weeks after we spied the Samsung SM-C101 at the Bluetooth SIG, the handset turns up at the FCC looking for approval. As we mentioned previously, it’s what could very well be the rumored Galaxy S 4 Zoom, an S 4 handset with a large camera — essentially a sequel to the Galaxy Camera, but with phone capabilities. Indeed, the FCC report states the SM-C101 has quad-band GSM, AT&T-compatible HSPA+, NFC, WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 LE. However, there is no mention of LTE, which leads us to doubt this device is destined for the US (though this doesn’t guarantee we won’t see a US-bound variant down the road). The listing is otherwise light on details, though we do hope that the speculations of a 16-megapixel camera turn out to be true. At least it seems we won’t have long to find out.
Samsung is in a unique position among Android smartphone manufacturers, which allows it to create devices like the Galaxy S4 Zoom, a rumored S4 variant that showed up for certification at the Bluetooth SIG this week (via UnwiredView) as the “SM-C101.” The S4 Zoom is reportedly going to resemble the unreleased S4 Mini, but boast a 16 megapixel rear camera with optical zoom.
Optical zoom is really the one remaining advantage that point and shoot cameras have over smartphone shooters, at least from a hardware perspective. Other companies, including LG and Huawei have been working on building smartphone optical zoom tech, too, but if Samsung brings this one to market with its rumored 10x zoom, it’ll be the strongest one currently available, beating the Nokia 808 PureView’s measly 3X power.
Samsung has the luxury of experimenting with different form factors, and using its flagship branding to offer a range of devices that potentially cut off competitors by giving users a complete device to match ever competitive advantage. Like the S4 but want a more manageably sized screen like on the iPhone 5? Get the S4 mini. Like the S4 but want something a little better able to withstand the environment and harsh conditions like the Xperia Z? Get the rumored rugged S4 variant. Want an S4 but with the best smartphone camera in the business, which exceeds even Nokia’s most ambitious efforts? Get the S4 Zoom.
Samsung’s lineup variety strategy may be more about blocking the competition and casting a wide net than anything else, but a big zoom on a mobile camera will have a lasting effect on the industry if it goes over well and produces impressive results. More importantly, it could bring about even bigger changes for the dwindling standalone point-and-shoot camera market, which means other smartphone OEMs won’t be the only ones watching to see if and when the Galaxy S4 Zoom makes a splash, which could happen as early as June according to release date rumors.
This is the Torq Roadster from electric vehicle company Epic EV. The all-electric trike can hit 0-60MPH in four seconds and handle turns at 1.3-G’s. For reference, that’s 0.3 more G’s than a solo rap album.
The Tumbler-esque design is state of the art. A carbon fiber body, polycarbonate windscreen and super-wide 80-inch track suspension all contribute to the speed and handling of the Torq Roadster. But the real master stroke in its design was the removal of the fourth wheel. Epic claims that having only three wheels reduces drag by 25 percent, boosting both acceleration and range.
The street legal roadsters will have a $ 65,000 pricetag, get about 100-miles to a charge, and would look great with a certain Geekologie Writer behind the wheel. So like, what’s the rule with electric trikes — do you need a license to drive one? I only ask because I lost mine. “At a bar?” To the court.
Hit the jump for a couple more shots and a video of the electric deathtrap in action.
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Nikon was quiet at this year’s CES, announcing just the J3 and S1 interchangeable cameras, but apparently it was just biding its time: the company’s now announced seven new Coolpix cameras, essentially overhauling its point-and-shoot lineup in one fell swoop. At the top of the lineup is the new Coolpix P520 (the successor to the P510, which will still be sold), which offers a ridiculous 42x zoom, plus an 18-megapixel sensor and a 3.2-inch tilting LCD. The $ 449.95 camera also comes with GPS built in, plus support for Nikon’s WU-1a Wi-Fi adapter.
Big zoom and Wi-Fi are common themes with Nikon’s new Coolpix models, as is ruggedization. The $ 349.95 AW110 is shockproof to 6.5 feet, waterproof to 60 feet, and freezeproof to -14 degrees…
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Among the most usual criticisms circling Sony’s NEX lineup and mirrorless cameras as a whole is limited lens option, so we’re always delighted to see brand-new high-end optics make their launching. Today, Sony’s doing its part to make its products more enticing by including 2 brand-new lenses (for a total amount of 13): a 20mm f/2.8 pancake and a 18-200mm f/3.5 -6.3 OSS powered-zoom optic, which initially made its launching with the VG30 videocamera, however will now be available as a standalone purchase. That initial model will deliver in April for $ 350, while the zoom lens will be readily available in March for $ 1,200. Photography addicts could catch a few more specifics in the PR simply past the break.
Sony Expands Lens Lineup for & alpha; E-Mount Camera System with New Wide-Angle and Telephoto Models
New 20mm f/2.8 “pancake” lens and Video-friendly 18-200mm f/3.5 – f/6.3 “Power Zoom” lens extend innovative possibilities
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 22, 2013 – Sony is expanding its prominent E-mount camera system with the addition of two new lenses suitable with all & alpha; E-Mount cameras and semi-professional camcorders.
New 20mm F2.8 ‘pancake’ large angle lens (design SEL20F28)
When mounted on any Sony & alpha; E-Mount camera, the sharp new SEL20F28 “pancake” lens produces an incredibly versatile, portable plan suitable for a broad range of everyday shooting possibilities ranging from interiors to landscapes, road photography, laid-back pictures and more.
The brand-new lens includes an ultra-slim design approximately 20mm from lens front to back, and with its broad angle of view (30mm on 35mm equivalent) and bright F2.8 aperture, it produces outstanding contrast, resolution and quality around the frame for both still image and complete HD video shooting.
New 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS Powered Telephoto Zoom Lens (model SELP18200)
Originally offered only as a kit lens for the brand-new NEX-VG30 camcorder introduced this past autumn, the new SELP18200 powered telephoto zoom lens will now be available for acquisition as a stand-alone lens.
Created for major videographers, the top notch lens provides a generous 11x magnification range and whisper-quiet power zoom mechanics, concentrating and aperture operation. This permits hassle-free cinematic shifts when adjusting zoom level or manual settings throughout shooting. It features an easily placed zoom lever that deals with a turn on the lens barrel, permitting zoom speed to be selected in 3 various actions – from slow-moving, lovely changes in perspective to remarkable crash-zoom impacts. Zoom could additionally be controlled straight from suitable NEX-VG900, NEX-VG30 and NEX-FS700 (needs firmware update) camera.
The new lens additionally has inbuilt Optical SteadyShot [ TM ], which cuts the effects of camera shake and minimizes camera blur while shooting handheld at slower shutter speeds. Additionally, Active Mode further boosts stablizing at the large end of the 11x zoom array ensuring hassle-free, dependable footage even if the shooter is in movement. While the brand-new SELP18200 lens is enhanced for video, it’s additionally a flexible option for shooting still photography – from large landscapes to high impact close-ups of wildlife or athletes – with Sony’s & alpha; E-Mount variety of interchangeable lens still cameras.
Sony & alpha; E-mount lens household growth
These brand-new designs expand the Sony E-mount household to 13 native E-mount lenses plus two converters, covering basically any shooting situation for photographers and videographers alike. Spanning ultra-wide angle, powerful telezoom, macro and quick, bright primes, the variety includes premium optics by Sony and Carl Zeiss, and provides refined performance and simple dealing with throughout the line.
Pricing and Accessibility
The brand-new E 20mm F2.8 (SEL20F28) wide-angle prime lens will be readily available this April for about $ 350.
The brand-new E PZ18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS (SELP18200) motorized telezoom lens will be offered this March for about $ 1200.
The Sony & alpha; family of cameras, video cameras, lenses and accessories could be bought at Sony retailers, online at www.store.sony.com and at all other authorized retailers throughout the Sony dealership network.
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If you like having your classics read to you by your handheld device but don’t care for the normal robot-stuck-in-a-well tones, Google Play Books has actually been updated with a more dulcet option. The “review aloud” function (which has been around for a number of variations, despite Google stating it’s new) now has a high quality voice choice, which just works if you’re connected to the net. We offered it a whirl ourselves, and it’s now far more bearable to hear “Oliver Twist” or other flowing text books, thanks to a more natural seeming voice– as heard in the audio file after the break. In addition, Google has added pinch or double-tap zoom choices, text editing features for notes, individualized referrals and “various bug fixes and performance improvements.” To provide it an appearance (or listen) for yourself, check the source for more details.
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