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FUJIFILM JX360 digital camera

FUJIFILM JX360 digital camera review











FUJIFILM JX360 features:
Intelligent Scene Recognition
Face Detection Technology
Smile Detection Technology
Blink Detection Technology



FUJIFILM JX360 digital camera
FUJIFILM JX360 specifications:
Brand - FUJIFILM
Dimensions (HxWxD) - 11.3 X 9.4 X 2.3 CM
Weight - 0.113kg
Optical Zoom - 5X
Screen Size - 2.7"
Screen Type - LCD
Image Stabilisation - Digital
Wide-Angle Lens - 28mm
Movie Mode - 720p
Image Sensor - CCD"
Battery Type - Rechargeable
ISO Rating - 100
Panoramic Mode
Maximum Shots Per Charge - 200
HDMI Output
USB Cable Included In The Box
AV Out Connection
PC Software Included
Automatic ISO
Macro Mode - Allows filming of close objects
Red-Eye Reduction Flash Mode A unigue red-eye defeat mode that sends out a series of soft flash strobes to reduce the pupil size before the main flash fires
Minimum Focusing Distance - 100mm
Self Timer
Auto Power-Off
Battery Level Display
Hand Strap Included
Megapixels - 16
Continuous Shooting
Hand Shake Alert
Slideshow Playback
Lens Brand - Fujinon
Storage Media - SD
Hand Strap Included

FUJIFILM JX360

FUJIFILM JX360 price
FUJIFILM JX360 is currently on sale in UK for around £60.

JVC GZ-HM30 camcorder review

JVC Everio GZ-HM30 HD camcorder review and unboxing video
JVC Everio GZ-HM30 specifications
JVC Everio GZ-HM30 price

JVC GZHM30 camcorder review

JVC Everio GZ-HM30 specifications:
Camcorder model number: GZ-HM30BEK
Type - flash camcorder
color: silver
40 x optical zoom
70 x digital zoom
2.7in LCDscreen
720p high definition recording
Memory card compatibility: SD, SDHC SDXC
1.5MP digital stills
Dolby digital sound



JVC Everio GZ-HM30 features:
CMOS sensor
Image stabilisation
Built-in lens cover
Wind noise reduction
Battery level indicator
Rechargeable Li-ion battery supplied
Weight 182g.
Size H5.5, W5.05, D11.05cm.

JVC Everio GZ-HM30 unboxing video

JVC Everio GZ-HM30 price: JVC GZHM30 is currently on sale in UK for around £120.

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Toshiba Satellite P755-S5395

Toshiba Satellite P755-S5395 notebook review

TOSHIBA Satellite P755-S5395 with Intel Core i7 2670QM(2.20GHz) 15.6", 6GB Memory DDR3 1333, 750GB HDD 5400rpm, BD Combo, Intel HD Graphics.
TOSHIBA Satellite P755-S5395 specifications
Brand - TOSHIBA
Series - Satellite
Model P755-S5395
Part# PSAY1U-02F027
Color Fusion X2 Finish in Platinum
Operating System - Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
CPU Type - Intel Core i7-2670QM 2.2GHz
Screen - 15.6"
Memory Size 6GB DDR3
Hard Disk 750GB
Optical Drive BD Combo (CD/DVD burner that also reads Blu-ray discs)
Graphics Card - Intel HD Graphics
Video Memory - Shared memory
Communication - LAN and WLAN
Dimensions 13.4" x 9.01" x 1.1"-1.4"
Weight 5.4 lbs
CPU Type - Intel Core i7
CPU Speed - 2670QM(2.20GHz)
CPU Support - 6MB L3 Cache 3.1 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology
Screen Size -15.6"
Wide Screen Support - Yes
Resolution 1366 x 768
LCD Features - LED backlight & TruBrite technology
Optical Drive Specs:
Blu-Ray Disc (BD-ROM) and DVD SuperMulti drive with Labelflash supporting 14 formats
Maximum speed and compatibility: CD-ROM (24x), CD-R (24x), CD-RW (16x), DVD-ROM (8x), DVD-R (8x), DVD-R DL (4x), DVD-RW (6x), DVD+R (8x), DVD+R DL (4x), DVD+RW (8x), DVD-RAM (5x), BD-ROM (6x)
Supports Labelflash media to burn high quality labels directly on the disc.

LAN 10/100Mbps
WLAN 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN
Ports:
USB - 1 USB 3.0 with USB Sleep and Charge + 3 USB 2.0
Video Port 1 x VGA
HDMI 1 x HDMI
Audio Ports Microphone input port with Toshiba Sleep and Music
Headphone output port
Audio:
Dolby Advanced Audio
Waves MaxxAudio 3
Built-in harman/kardon stereo speakers
Input Device:
Touchpad - Touch pad pointing device with multi-touch control
Keyboard:Premium Raised Tile Keyboard with 10-Keypad (black)
Supplemental Drive - Card Reader
Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, SDXC, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Multi Media Card, xD Picture Card
Webcam Yes
Power AC Adapter
75-watt AC adapter
Battery 6-cell lithium ion
Battery Life - 6 hours, 23 minutes

TOSHIBA Satellite P755-S5395 price
TOSHIBA Satellite P755-S5395 is currently offered for around $800.

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HP Deskjet 1000

HP Deskjet 1000 review
HP Deskjet 1000 printer review and specifications
Printer HP Deskjet 1000




HP Deskjet 1000 main features

Product Description HP Deskjet 1000 - printer - colour - ink-jet

Printer Type Personal printer - ink-jet - colour

Dimensions (WxDxH) 42.1 cm x 38 cm x 26.6 cm
Weight 2 kg

Inkjet Technology HP Thermal Inkjet

Ink Palette Supported (Colours) Cyan, magenta, yellow, black

Max Media Size (Standard) A4

Print Speed Up to 16 ppm - black draft - A4 (210 x 297 mm) , Up to 12 ppm - colour draft - A4
(210 x 297 mm) , Up to 5.5 ppm - black best - A4 (210 x 297 mm) , Up to 4 ppm - colour best - A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Max Resolution ( B&W ) 600 dpi

Max Resolution ( Colour ) 4800 dpi x 1200 dpi

Interface USB

Language Simulation PCL 3

Media Type Envelopes, transparencies, labels, iron-on transfers, cards

Total Media Capacity 60 sheets

Monthly Duty Cycle 1000 pages

Power AC 120/230 V

System Requirements Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later, Microsoft Windows
Vista, Apple MacOS X 10.6, Apple MacOS X 10.5

Environmental Standards - ENERGY STAR Qualified
HP Deskjet 1000
HP Deskjet 1000
HP Deskjet 1000 specifications
Printer Type - Personal printer - ink-jet - colour
Width 42.1 cm
Depth 38 cm
Height 26.6 cm
Weight 2 kg
Inkjet Technology - HP Thermal Inkjet
Ink Palette Supported (Colours) Cyan, magenta, yellow, black
Print Speed Up to 16 ppm - black draft - A4 (210 x 297 mm) , Up to 12 ppm - colour draft - A4 (210 x 297 mm) , Up to 5.5 ppm - black best - A4 (210 x 297 mm) , Up to 4 ppm - colour best - A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Connectivity Technology - Wired
Interface USB (Cable not included)
Max Resolution ( B&W ) 600 dpi
Max Resolution ( Colour ) 4800 dpi x 1200 dpi
Language Simulation PCL 3
Media Handling
Media Type Envelopes, transparencies, labels, iron-on transfers, cards
Media Sizes A4 (210 x 297 mm), A5 (148 x 210 mm), B5 (176 x 250 mm), A6 (105 x 148 mm)
Media Weight 75 g/m2 - 280 g/m2
Total Media Capacity 60 sheets
Output Trays Capacity 25 sheets
Duty Cycle
Monthly Duty Cycle 1000 pages
Expansion / Connectivity
Connections 1 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 PIN USB Type B (USB cable is not included)
Miscellaneous
Consumables Included 1 x ink cartridge ( yellow/cyan/magenta ) - up to 165 pages - HP 301 , 1 x ink cartridge ( black ) - up to 190 pages - HP 301
Power Device- Power adapter - external
Voltage Required AC 120/230 V
Frequency Required 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption Operational 10 Watt
Software / System Requirements
OS Required Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later, Microsoft Windows Vista, Apple MacOS X 10.6, Apple MacOS X 10.5
Environmental Standards
ENERGY STAR Qualified Yes
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature 5 °C
Max Operating Temperature 40 °C
Humidity Range Operating 5 - 80%

Print and share everyday documents with this reliable HP printer. This easy-to-use printer is compact, affordable and helps you conserve resources.

HP Deskjet 1000 price - this printer is currently on sale for around £25

LG E2441T-BN monitor

LG E2441T-BN monitor review

LG E2441T-BN 24" Full HD LCD LED Monitor

LG E2441T-BN monitor
LG E2441T-BN





LG E2441T-BN features

Saving energy by 40% using LED backlight is something that anyone would want. But if you can enjoy additional savings of 25% with image loss, that will be really marvelous. LG E41 Series opens the era of "SUPER Energy Saving" with technology power unique to LG Beyond the "Energy Saving" realized with LED.



The LED Advantage
The LED backlight that reproduces images in brighter, clearer colors plus the excellent expression of contrast of the Mega Contrast Ratio that adjusts even the micro changes in color tone let you enjoy video and image contents more clearly and vividly.

Green IT Certification
Enhances energy efficiency but suppresses the generation of harmful substance! E41 Series, which uses Eco-friendly LED backlight, is a global green monitor certified “EPA”(US Energy Efficiency Standard) and “EPEAT” Gold (US Energy Environment Mark).

Slim Design
As a power built-in type that has eliminated the superfluities from the back side, it boasts of smartness with stable edge square base and amazing slimness.

Super Energy Saving
LG’s Super Energy Saving Technology reduces luminance to save energy. Increases data gain, and opens the LCD aperture further to maintain image brightness. The noise that can be generated during this process is removed by f-Engine (RCM&ACE). As a result, images are reproduced without any image loss while saving on overall power consumption.

LG E2441T-BN specs:

  • Analogue video Signal: RGB
  • Digital Video Standard: Digital Visual Interface (DVI)
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Image Brightness: 250 cd/m2
  • Image Contrast Ratio: 5000000:1 (dynamic)
  • Image Max H-View Angle: 170
  • Image Max V-View Angle: 160
  • Diagonal Size: 24" - widescreen
  • Max Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Response Time: 5 ms
  • Display Positions Adjustments: Tilt
  • Display Screen Coating: Anti-glare, hard coating
  • Signal Input: DVI-D, VGA
  • Features: HDCP, SUPER Energy Saving Technology
  • Power Consumption Operational: 25 Watt
  • Power Consumption Stand by / Sleep: 0.3 Watt
  • Cables Included: 1 x VGA cable


Compatible with Windows 7: "Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsofts assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.

Compliant Standards: Plug and Play, DDC/CI

Interfaces: 1 x VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) 1 x DVI-D - 24 pin digital DVI

Display Type: LCD display / TFT active matrix - WLED backlight

Dimensions & Weight Details: With stand - 56.9 cm x 17.9 cm x 41.9 cm x 4 kg Without stand - 56.9 cm x 5.9 cm x 35.4 cm x 3.7 kg

Dimensions: With stand
Width: 56.9 cm
Depth: 17.9 cm
Height: 41.9 cm
Weight: 4 kg

What we think of it?
LG E2441T-BN is a nice monitor and probably the best choice in this price range.

Samsung F501 camcoreder

SAMSUNG F501 camcoreder review



Hollywood is at your finger tips with the Samsung F501 camcorder, which comes with 65 x intellizoom lenses (52x Optical zoom) for unbelievable detail. To create a higher zoom rate, additional pixels are used from the image sensor to the existing optical zoom. The increased number of pixels allows for clearer shots without any blurring, even from long distances. Now you can capture the details of every emotion from your child’s football game without even having to be on the field. You will be amazed at the final product, which benefits from the built-in features such as Smart Background Music (BGM) with mood-setting music, and easy capture settings like Record Pause for longer recording periods. Smart BGM lets you choose from a variety of pre-recorded background music and overlay them to movies you’ve already recorded. The background music automatically becomes lower during a dialogue scene so none of the words are ever drowned out. So bring some drama into your movies and capture the attention of your viewers with Smart BGM. And with 1.5x memory of standard SD camcorders, and also longer battery life that lasts for 4 hours, the Samsung F501 is ready to capture life’s every little detail. It is the perfect camcorder for those looking to turn their action-packed life into priceless memories that they can relive.


SAMSUNG F501 features:
Brand: SAMSUNG
Optical Zoom: 65 X
Digital Zoom: 2200 X
Image Stabiliser: DIS
Monitor Type: TBC
Megapixels (Stills): TBC
Megapixels (Movie): TBC
Lens Type: Schneider Kreuznach
CCD Type: CCD
CCD Size (each): 1/6.0
Still Image Format: TBC
HDMI Ports: TBC
Case Colour: Silver
In The Box: Samsung SMX-F501SP SD Camcorder 0.68MP 65x Intellizoom (Silver)
LCD Monitor Pixels: 230,000
LCD Monitor Size: 2.7
USB Ports: 1 x USB
Focal Length: 2.1 to 109.2mm
White Balance: Auto, Manual
Battery Type: Lithium-Ion
Operating Systems Supported: Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7
Focus Modes: Auto/Manual

Samsung F501 price
Samsung F501 is currently on sale for around £100.


Mercedes SL R231 revealed

Mercedes SL R231 revealed


2013 Mercedes SL R231




The new SL R231 has more conservative lines and some unique design features. The big front hood is very elegant but the enormous headlamps with 3D design might not suit every taste.
The back of the new Mercedes SL is looking sporty and yet elegant. The roof line is almost the same as the previous generation SL.
As a genuine roadster the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL keeps the two seat configuration which allows for driver and passenger to enjoy the spacious seats.
The new Mercedes SL 550 will be offered with a 4.6-liter, direct-injected, twin-turbo, V-8 engine which will produce 429 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque, plenty of power for the new luxury roadster.
Mercedes SL R231
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BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe revealed

BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe revealed

BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe










BMW officially announced that no matter the economy crisis the company is going to launch the CS concept model in production. The new BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe will be available in the end of 2012 year.
BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe will be powered by one of three engine choices - 640i, 640d and 650i (four wheel X model will be also available).
Here is how the new BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe is going to look - exterior and interior view. These are the final looks of the car, not a concept.

6-Series Gran Coupe
BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe revealed
BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe
BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe side view

BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe
BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe back view

BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe
BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe front

BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe
BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe back


BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe interior view
BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe interior

BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe interior
BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe back seats

Full test drive and review of the all new BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe will presented soon. Check back with us later and see this amazing car in motion. BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe has plenty to offer for those who have some $100,000 to spend on new vehicle.
BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe review
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Samsung Galaxy W i8150 specifications

Samsung Galaxy W i8150 specifications
Samsung Galaxy W i8150












Here are Galaxy W i8150 main specs:
General
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA
SIM Type Normal SIM card
DATA
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
3G HSDPA; 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA; 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n; Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes; v3.0 with A2DP; EDR
USB Yes; v2.0 microUSB; USB On-the-go support
Display
Type Capacitive touchscreen; 16M colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels; 3.7 inches (~252 ppi pixel density)
Camera
Primary 5 MP; 2592х1944 pixels; autofocus; LED flash
Video Yes; 720p@30fps
System
OS Android OS; v2.3 (Gingerbread)
CPU 1.4 GHz Scorpion processor; Adreno 205 GPU; Qualcomm MSM8255T Snapdragon
Features
GPS Yes; with A-GPS support
Messaging SMS(threaded view); MMS; Email; Push Mail; IM; RSS
Browser HTML
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
Slots 3.5mm audio jack and up to 32GB microSD card
Memory
Built-in Memory 512 MB RAM; 2 GB ROM
Supported memory card microSD; up to 32GB
Battery
Stand-by -
Talk time -
Size
Dimensions (H x W x D) 115.5 x 59.8 x 11.5 mm
Weight 109.9g

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SONY SGPT111 features and specifications

SONY SGPT111 features and specifications


Brand Sony
Model S
MPN SGPT111GB
Carrier No cellular ability
EAN 4905524798340

SONY SGPT111 features

Type Tablet PC
Family Line Tablet
Display Size 9.4in (23.88 cm)
Hard Drive Capacity 16GB
Operating System Android 3.2
Internet Connectivity Wi-Fi
Colour Black

Processor
Processor Manufacturer ARM
Processor Speed 1 GHz

Digital Camera
Rear Camera Resolution 5 megapixel
Front Camera Resolution 0.3 megapixel

Connections and Expandability
Expandability SD Card Slot

Dimensions
Height 24.12 cm (9.5")
Width 17.43 cm (6.9")
Depth 1.01 cm (0.4")
Weight 0.598 Kg (1.3 lb.)

SONY SGPT111 price - this tablet is currently offered for about 500$ in US model and 350£ for the UK version.
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Toshiba Regza 26EL833B specifications

Toshiba Regza 26EL833B product review and specifications

Toshiba 26EL833B features and specs:
Screen Type: LEDScreen
Size: 26
Wireless: No
Electronic Program Guide
HD Ready
USB Video Record & Playback: PlaybackPixel
Resolution: 1366 x 768
Contrast Ratio: 3000000:1
Brightness: 400cdm2
Refresh Rate: 50Hz
SRS/DSP Surround Sound
Scart sockets
Component video connection
Composite video connection
HDMI Connection: 2
Headphone socket
RGB PC Input
Remote Control
Wall mountable
Stand Included: Pedestal
USB port
Freeview: Freeview
Freesat: No

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LG M2550D-PZ 25" LED TV

LG M2550D-PZ 25" LED TV review

Price, features and specifications of the 25-inch LED LCD TV LG M2550D-PZ


LG M2550D-PZ 25" LED TV


LG M2550D-PZ review and specifications. LG M2550D-PZ is a 25"-inch ultra slim LED TV monitor with FULL HD capabilities. LG M2550D-PZ is part of the LG's M50D Series 22, 23 and a 25-inch monitors.

LG leads the evolution of monitor TV with the new M50D. Its beautiful vivid picture quality with superb contrast ratio is matched only by its slim design. It is optimised for various digital broadcasting formats such as MPEG4, DVBC, DVBT, FHD and more. And it also plays media files without a PC through a USB port. Take a glimpse into the future of monitor TV through LG’s new M50D, and witness what lies beyond technology.
M50D Series is a stylishly designed premium LED LCD monitor TV. Compared to normal LCD, LED offers various features including true-to-life pictures supported by Mega Contrast Ratio and a stylish design much slimmer and lighter increasing space efficiency. Free of hazardous materials, LED is an eco-friendly technology that contributes to preserving the environment by reducing energy consumption and heat generation.

M50D supports full HD (1920x1080 pixel) resolution for never-before-seen clarity and sharpness. With details closer to real life, it provides advanced quality that used to be impossible with existing SD images.
Enjoy real viewing pleasure with full HDTV through M50D’s built-in DTV tuner that supports MPEG4, DVBC, DVBT, and other digital TV broadcasting standard signals!
The monitor’s built-in Quick View HD Play function frees you from having to boot your computer to view video clips and pictures or listen to mp3 files. The function enables the instant playback of video clips stored on USB memory devices by simply connecting the USB to the monitor.
The M50D’s Mega Contrast Ratio clearly distinguishes the brightness and darkness. It adds light and shade for a richer visual experience.
LG’s Surround X maximizes the reality of entertainment contents by delivering vivid 3D sound. By reproducing crisp and vivid human voice, Surround X brings life into the experience of watching movies and TV shows, playing games, and listening to music.
A soft violet light glows whenever the monitor is on, to give it a luxurious look.
M50D has lightning-fast response time of 5ms, enabling the reproduction of crisp images even when playing back fast and dynamic video clips. Enjoy speedy and dynamic online games, action films, and sports without any fuzziness or afterimage.
The multi-function of M50D is contained in its 16.8mm slim design. The highly glossy black surface makes its refined look.
M50D's eye-catching design artfully merges the flat front and gently curved back panel into an elegant monitor that meets your expectation every time.
LG M2550D-PZ TV monitor
LG M2550D-PZ  - Ultra Slim LED TV FULL HD 1080P
LG M2550D-PZ features:

- Experience deeper blacks and richer colors. Worrying about dark scenes is a thing of the past. - The mega contrast ratio of 5,000,000:1 delivers vivid colors and deep blacks.
- Memories brought to life. Now reliving that fantastic family vacation can happen from a flash drive. Easily connect your external USB devices to enjoy JPEG photos or listen to MP3 files.
- Prepare to be dazzled. Want deeper blacks and richer colors? LG’s LED technology provides even greater control of brightness and delivers better contrast, amazing clarity and color detail, as well as greater energy efficiency compared to conventional LCD Monitors.
- Double the detail. This stunning picture is the reason you wanted HD in the first place. With almost double the pixel resolution, Full HD 1080p gives it superior picture quality over standard resolution. You’ll see details and colours like never before.
- HDMI Input make your monitor a multimedia centerpiece and let you easily and conveniently connect your other digital devices. A single cable connection means no more confusion, no more mess.

LG M2550D-PZ specs:
- LCD Screen Size 63.5 cm 25 "
- Colour of product Black
- Aspect ratio 16:9
- Display brightness 250 cd/m²
- Built-in speakers Dolby Surround X
- Display resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
- Power consumption 50 W
- Response time 5 ms
- HDMI port x1
- VGA (D-Sub) port x1
- TV Freeview tuner integrated
- Viewing angle, vertical 160 ° Viewing angle, horizontal 170 °
- 10 degrees forward tilt and 5 backward tilt
- Plug and Play DDC2B
- Compatible with VESA-wall mounting system 200 x 100 mm
- 1 year limited warranty
- Dimensions mm (WxHxD) Set (without stand) 595 x 381 x 52 Set (with stand) 595 x 451 x 180 - - - Packaging 682 x 510 x 381
- Weights (lbs) Set (without stand) 4.85kg Set (with stand) 5.28kg Packaging 6.96kg

LG M2550D-PZ price
Currently the LG M2550D-PZ could be found in online stores for about 280$ (170£ in UK).

Sony DCR-SX45E


Sony DCR-SX45E camcorder review
DCR-SX45E is an affordable camcorder by Sony


Sony DCR-SX45E is an ideal solution for recording just about any occasion, the ultra-compact DCR-SX45 Handycam camcorder features a 3.0" touch-screen LCD (230K), a professional-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, which delivers sharp, high-resolution images and powerful 70x extended zoom that lets you capture extremely tight shots - even from far away. There's also a convenient built-in LED video light which makes it easier to capture low-light situations.

The Sony DCR-SX45 is a small and versatile standard definition camcorder that records onto Sony Memory Stick Pro Duo or SD and SDHC cards. It has many useful features such as a 3.0” touchscreen and stereo sound with a zoom microphone.
Sony DCR-SX45E features:


Huge Zoom - The Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens included in the SX45 has an extra long 60x zoom range (extendable to 70x without degraded image quality). If you choose to use the digital zoom option zoom range is increased to a gigantic 2000x.

3-inch Touchscreen LCD - The 7.5cm colour LCD monitor features intuitive touch screen technology. In addition, the power-on LCD function means the camera can always be at the ready.

Intelligent Auto - Never worry about fiddly camera setup again. The Intelligent Auto (iAUTO) mode stores information for 36 scene types, meaning that the camera will give the best results for just about any type of environment.

Face Detection - This mode makes sure all faces (up to 8 faces in any frame) are identified and given the correct exposure.

SteadyShot Active - The DCR-SX45 uses an advanced digital image stabilisation system which works at all zoom settings. The Active Mode compensated for larger shake movements such as when you’re walking while filming.

Great for Sharing - The SX45 has a built-in USB arm for easy web upload using PMB software (Picture Motion Browser) included in-camera. Browse through clips and images, burn to disc, email, and upload to social networking sites. The USB arm can also be used to charge your camera.

- LED illuminator
- Direct copy to DVD without PC with optional Sony DVDirect Express writer
Sony DCR-SX45E review and specifications

Sony DCR-SX45E specifications

- Product Type: Camcorder
- Connector Type: 1 x composite video/audio output 1 x Hi-Speed USB
- Expansion Slot(s): 1 x Memory Stick PRO Duo 1 x SD Memory Card
- Self Timer: Yes
- Self Timer Delay: 10 sec
- Search Modes: Index search, face index search
- Built-in Light: Yes
- Image Storage: JPEG 640 x 480
- Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 800 Kpix
- Camcorder Effective Video Resolution: 560 Kpix
- Camcorder Effective Still Resolution: 0.56 Mpix
- Widescreen Video Capture: Yes
- Media Type: Flash card
- Colour Support: Colour
- Optical Sensor Type: Advanced HAD CCD
- Optical Sensor Size: 1/8"
- Min Illumination: 3 lux
- Analogue Video Format: PAL
- Digital Zoom: 2000 x
- Shooting Modes: Digital photo mode
- Shooting Programs: Spotlight, landscape, portrait mode, fireworks, sports mode, twilight mode, sunset, candle, beach, snow, sunrise
- Image Stabiliser: Electronic (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
- Max Shutter Speed: 1/4000 sec
- Min Shutter Speed: 1/4 sec
- Exposure Metering: Multi-segment, spot
- Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic
- Face Detection: Yes
- White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets
- White Balance Presets: Indoor, outdoor
- Digital Video Format: MPEG-2
- Still Image Format: JPEG
- Video Capture: MPEG-2 - 720 x 480 - 50 fps - 9Mbps MPEG-2 - 720 x 480 - 50 fps - 6Mbps MPEG-2 - 720 x 480 - 50 fps - 3Mbps
- Operating System Support: MS Windows 7, MS Windows XP SP3, MS Windows Vista
- Peripheral Devices: USB port, CD-ROM Drive
- Type: Zoom lens - 1.8 mm - 108 mm - f/1.8-6.0
- Focal Length: 1.8 mm - 108 mm
- Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 39 - 2340mm
- Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual
- Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection
- Lens Aperture: F/1.8-6.0
- Optical Zoom: 60 x
- Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive
- Filter Size: 37 mm
- Lens Manufacturer: Carl Zeiss
- Features: Built-in lens shield
- Supported Battery: Sony NP-FV30
- Supported Battery Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 500 mAh ( included )
- Type: LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3" - colour
- Display Form Factor: Rotating
- Display Format: 230,000 pixels
- Microphone Operation Mode: Stereo
- Microphone Features: Zoom, wind noise reduction, sensitivity control
- Software: Drivers & Utilities, Sony Picture Motion Browser
- Min Operating Temperature: 0 C
- Max Operating Temperature: 40 C
- Power Device: Power adapter - external
- Cables Included: USB cable A/V cable
- Width: 5.7 cm
- Depth: 12.4 cm
- Height: 5.2 cm
- Weight: 230 g
- Enclosure Colour: Black
- USB 2.0 compatibility, touch-screen control, built-in speaker, auto power save, digital noise reduction, display brightness control, Scene Detection Technology, Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording, face detection, USB charging, Exif Print support, auto backlight compensation
Supported Flash Memory: SD Memory Card, Memory Stick PRO Duo, SDXC Memory Card, Memory Stick PRO Duo Mark2, SDHC Memory Card, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo

Conclusion
DCR-SX45E is an affordable camcorder by Sony but it is definitely not the best you can find for this kind of money. Some of the test video taken showed lots of noise even in daylight conditions. For this reason we would not recommend Sony DCR-SX45E. If you are looking for a nice cheap camera you better try one of the many Samsung choices in this price range.

Canon Powershot A2200

Canon Powershot A2200 review and specifications
Canon Powershot A2200



The Canon Powershot A2200 Digital Camera (Blue) is a terrific combination of great image quality and easy-to-use creative features. High resolution of 14.1 megapixels, a 4x 28-112mm (35mm equivalent) wide-angle zoom lens, plus a 2.7" LCD monitor for composing and viewing photos and video put this camera in a class by itself.

Gorgeous 720p HD video is built-in and easy to use. A Smile Detection function recognizes your subject's smile and captures it. Sensitivity up to 1600 ISO will make blurry pictures a thing of the past. No fuss, no muss Easy mode programs the optimal settings for common shooting situations, and Creative Filters make creativity easy with Fisheye, Miniature, Toy Camera, Monochrome, Super Vivid and Poster effects for more high-impact images. Macro shooting allows you make dramatic photos from as close as 1.2" to your subject. The rechargeable NB-8L battery gives you approximately 280 shots/charge.




CANON PowerShot A2200 features
With the PowerShot A2200, dramatic, personal pictures have never been easier to shoot and share. This 14.1 Megapixel camera lets you create impressive large photos of family and friends you'll be proud to display. The high-resolution images taken by the PowerShot A2200 can be enlarged up to 13" x 19". The PowerShot A2200 has a 4x wide Optical Zoom lens (35mm film equivalent: 28-112mm) that let you capture up-close and memorable images.
Everything's Easy
Just set the Canon PowerShot A2200 digital camera to Smart AUTO and you're ready for maximum enjoyment from your picture-taking every time. It's a relaxing and satisfying way to shoot because you can completely concentrate on your subject knowing that the camera has the technical details covered. Advanced Canon technology intelligently analyzes your situation and shooting conditions. Then it automatically selects an appropriate setting from 32 specially defined settings. So whether you're photographing flowers, a captivating sunset, or your friends at the park, you can be confident that you're getting dramatic, memorable images.
 PowerShot A2200 digital camera puts you in charge when it comes to saving your memories. Portraits of people posing or in motion, outdoor shots in various weather situations, nighttime shooting and more: the camera handles them all with ease when you shoot in Smart AUTO. High megapixel counts let you blow up and crop your still images just as you please, with no loss in resolution or quality. Want to capture the good times in motion? Canon's 720p HD video gives your memories the quality they deserve. If you've never shot video in high definition before, you'll be amazed at the difference it makes. 720p HD delivers stunning realism, capturing every detail with a level of clarity that, in playback, will bring you right back into the moment. Easy high definition videos from a compact still camera - now that's value! Shoot in HD (1280 x 720) at 30 fps for up to 22 min. and 05 sec. or 4GB per clip. Shoot in VGA (640 x 480) at 30 fps or for up to 50 min. and 17 sec. or 4GB per clip and QVGA (320 x 240) at 30 fps for up to 3 hour 2 min. and 52sec. or 4GB per clip.
 How many times have you found yourself in a situation where you wanted to take a picture, but were reluctant (or simply not allowed) to disrupt the setting with noise or flash? New Discreet Mode makes picture-taking possible in museums, at performances, anywhere light and sound would not be welcome. Simply turn the mode dial to Discreet, and the camera's sound, flash and AF assist beam will be disabled - without changing any other settings. If the camera senses low light, ISO speed will be automatically raised to get the best possible shot. You can even switch to playback mode to review still images or video, and the camera will remain muted.
Canon Powershot A2200
Creative Filters Mode gives you lots of fun, easy ways to make your photography more creative. The camera does all the work - you simply choose an effect and shoot! Fisheye Effect imparts a fun, familiar curvilinear distortion to your image that's ideal for kids and pets. Miniature Effect plays with perspective, giving any shot the look of a world created in much smaller proportions - great for landscapes and city shots. When you shoot in Toy Camera Effect, you get the vintage effect of a first-generation camera, ideal for giving portraits a slightly distorted, unevenly saturated look of a picture you'd come across in your attic. Monochrome lends a moody beauty to your photography, producing shots in Black & White, Sepia or Blue. Super Vivid saturates colors to heighten the intensity and impact of any shot. Poster Effect takes away transitions between objects in the frame to give your image the high-impact look of a hand-painted poster.
The PowerShot A2200 digital camera has a large 2.7" LCD screen that gives you the big picture, whether you're shooting, reviewing or showing off your images. This high-resolution screen offers a crisp, clear and bright picture. It also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light.
The Canon PowerShot A2200 digital camera uses a lithium-ion battery. This compact, powerful battery helps make it a lightweight and slim camera. Charge-up is quick and easy, so the PowerShot A2200 will be ready and waiting for those special moments.
Canon Powershot A2200

Asus VE248H LED monitor


Asus VE248H LED monitor review
Asus VE248H
The VE248H by Asus mixes visual excitement with modern sophistication. Powered by LED backlight technology, the VE248H delivers sharp, true-to-life images with 2ms speedy response time and ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio that dynamically adjusts the display’s contrast ratio according to the image content, up to an astonishing 10,000,000:1. Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) support and HDMI port bring you into a spectacular world of colors, no matter what you are watching, thanks to Asus exclusive Splendid Video Intelligence Technology.
For ease of use, the VE248H features convenient key controls for functional set-up in the multi-language OSD, and integrates hidden stereo speakers and cable manager for a clean look. Built with green in mind, the Asus VE248H still brings you stunning visual experience in a contemporary package.

Asus VE248H main features
LED BACKLIGHT TECHNOLOGY - Featuring the LED backlight technology, the Asus VE248H provides increased brightness, enhanced color saturation with less power consumption, minimizes eye fatigue and is more eco-friendly to the environment containing no halogen, mercury or lead, compared with a typical CCFL backlight.

ASUS SPLENDID VIDEO INTELLIGENCE TECHNOLOGY - The Asus exclusive Splendid Video Intelligence Technology employs a color engine to automatically optimize image quality with intelligent color, brightness, contrast and sharpness corrections for the best results in image preview, movie playback and gaming. 5 Splendid video preset modes via hotkey as well as 3 skin tone presets are available for optimal visual experience.

FULL HD 1080P FORMAT SUPPORT WITH HDMI - With a native 1920x1080 resolution and widescreen (16:9) aspect ratio, the Asus VE248H displays full HD 1080p content in its native format without any loss of image quality. HDMI enables lossless transmission of high-definition digital video and audio through a single, convenient cable connection.

FAST RESPONSE TIME - The Asus VE248H’s super-fast 2ms (GTG) response time ensures speedy color switching to eliminates ghosting and tracers for smooth motion video and gaming performance.

ASCR (ASUS SMART CONTRAST RATIO) TECHNOLOGY - ASCR Technology automatically adjusts the luminance of the backlight for better displays according to the image contents, and improves the contrast ratio to 10,000,000:1 for more realistic depictions of night scenes during games or movies.

ASUS RAPID REPLACEMENT PROGRAM - ASUS now covers return shipping as well as shipping back to the end user, and offers free cross-shipping advanced swap for all urgent LCD RMAs requiring further expedition. Now you can get a replacement LCD as you send your RMA, because good customer service just makes sense

Asus VE248H specifications

Model
Brand
ASUS
Model
VE248H
Cabinet Color
Black
Display
Screen Size
24"
LED Backlight
Yes
Widescreen
Yes
Recommended Resolution
1920 x 1080
Viewing Angle
170°(H) / 160°(V)
Pixel Pitch
0.277mm
Display Colors
16.7 Million
Brightness
250 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio
ASCR 10,000,000 :1
Response Time
2ms GTG
Horizontal Refresh Rate
30 - 83 kHz
Vertical Refresh Rate
50 - 76 Hz
Connectivity
Input Video Compatibility
Analog RGB, Digital
Connectors
HDMI, DVI-D, D-Sub
D-Sub
1
DVI
1
HDMI
1
Power
Complies with
Energy Star 5.0
Power Consumption
< 35 W Saving Mode < 1 W
Convenience
User Controls
SPLENDID Video Preset Mode Selection Auto. Adjustment Brightness Adjustment Volume Adjustment Input Selection
Regulatory Approvals
CEL, UL/cUL, CB, CE, EuP, FCC, CCC, BSMI, Gost-R, C-Tick, VCCI, PSB, J-MOSS, WEEE, Windows Vista & Windows 7 WHQL, RoHS
Stand Adjustments
Tilt: +20° to -5°
Built-in TV Tuner
No
Built-in Speakers
2 x 1W stereo RMS
HDCP Support
Yes
Features
Trace Free Technology VESA Wall Mounting: 100x100mm Kensington lock 10,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio Full HD with HDMI Aspect Control function Stylish and User-friendly Design for Modern Sophistication Splendid Video Intelligence Technology SPLENDID Video Preset Modes (5 modes) Skin-Tone Selection (3 mode) Greener Materials
Dimensions
Dimensions
22.41" x 16.13" x 7.91"
Weight
9.70 lbs.
Manufacturer Warranty
Parts
3 years limited
Labor
3 years limited

Asus VE248H video review


Verdict
Asus VE248H has lots of features to offer for the price of around 200$ and it definitely delivers for this price. It would be unfair to expect exceptional performance from Asus VE248H and you probably won't find many better FULL HD 24-inch LED monitors for 200$.