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Tuesday Toys


7 February 2012

Nikon D800
Nikon’s new 36.3MP D800 FX-format DSLR comes equipped with the new EXPEED 3 image-processing engine, 91,000-pixel RGB, ISO 400-6400 and a 3.2" LCD monitor.
It can record of 1920x1080p, 30fps full-HD movies in either FX- or DX- based movie formats according to recording conditions. In addition, it supports simultaneous display of movies or the movie live view supporting external monitors.
Also included is a 51-point autofocus system for improved subject acquisition with 11 focus points when lenses with a maximum aperture of f/8 are used. Storage can be handled through CompactFlash and SD dual memory cards, and it has USB 3.0 support for rapid file transfer.

Nokia Lumia 900
Accidentally leaked to technology blog Engadget, this could be the shape of Nokia’s Lumia 900, the next generation of Windows Phone 7 handsets. With the Lumia 800 just hitting the shelves it’s something of an embarrassment to the company, and it’s not an unattractive package. No word on specs as yet. We imagine there are some red faces around because of this.

Google augmented reality goggles
Reported in an article on blog 9 to 5 Google, the search engine giant is experiementing with prototype augmented reality goggles that might look more than a little like this mockup based on a set of Oakley sunglasses. According to a source in the company the glasses have a built in camera, flash and one lens features an opaque portion on which is projected a heads-up display.
Unfortunately it looks like there won’t be 3D functionality, but a navigation system based on head movements sounds at minimum gets points for innovation. No word as yet on a release date, if it gets one at all.

Canon Powershot D20
Canon’s latest compact camera for the outdoors, the 12.1MP D20 is waterproof (to 10M), shockproof (from 1.5M), freezeproof (to -10°C) and dustproof (however that is measured).
You can take and review pictures or HD movies on its 3" touch screen, which includes 32 Smart auto modes and a 5x optical zoom. A notable selling point is Canon’s iMAGE GATEWAY cloud storage service, which offers 10Gb of space as standard.




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