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Pioneer AVIC-N4 navigation

Posted by: Ralf Jurrien Friday 31st, August 2007

Today’s longer com-mutes and increased time spent in vehicles due to traffic make Pioneer’s AVIC-N4 DVD based in-dash navigation system the ideal gear for anyone looking to improve their daily driving experience. The Pioneer AVIC-N4 navigation serves as the hub for information, communication and entertainment in the car by providing drivers with detailed route guidance, audio and video playback and connectivity to popular portable devices. The in-dash system features nearly 12 million points of interest, XM NavTraffic integration, voice prompting, telephone number search, CD, DVD and compressed audio playback, iPod audio and video integration and expanded Bluetooth capabilities.

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IFA 2007 Berlin sets records

Posted by: Ralf Jurrien Friday 31st, August 2007

With a rented area of around 104,000 square metres and record participation by 1,212 exhibitors from 32 countries the IFA 2007 begins on 31 August 2007 at the Berlin Funkturm. These figures confirm the ongoing success of the IFA on the second occasion since it became an annual event. IFA is also becoming increasingly important as a marketing instrument for companies in Asia and North America. “Foreign exhibitors account for more than 60 per cent of the total, a consequence of the efforts to give the IFA a more international dimension“, according to Dr. Rainer Hecker, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the IFA’s organisers Gesellschaft für Unterhaltungs- und Kommunikationselektronik (gfu).

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Panasonic Lumix L10

Posted by: Ralf Jurrien Thursday 30th, August 2007

Panasonic is pleased to introduce its second digital single-lens reflex camera with an interchangeable lens, the Panasonic DMC-L10. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10 digital SLR camera features an advanced 2.5-inch free angle LCD monitor for full time live view that offers 270 degree rotation and a versatile shooting style. A 10.1 Megapixel Live MOS Sensor provides the beautiful images with delicate gradation and wide dynamic range. Dust reduction with a Supersonic Wave Filter system prevents dust from attaching to the sensor to degrade the pictures. The Panasonic L10 SLR camera’s superb image processor, Venus Engine III, boasts a high quality image rendering and high speed response.

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Leica D Vario-Elmar 14-150mm lens

Posted by: Ralf Jurrien Thursday 30th, August 2007

Panasonic introduces a Leica D large-diameter telephoto zoom lens. The new Leica D Vario-Elmar 14-150mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH. Mega O.I.S., lens offers an exceptionally long zoom range of 14-150mm (35mm equivalent: 28-300mm) and complies with the Four Thirds System to assure wide compatibility with other camera models. It will be available in the market from around November 2007. The new lens provides a considerably longer telephoto range than the previously released Leica D Vario-Elmarit 14-50mm F2.8-3.5 ASPH. Mega O.I.S. lens, yet is just as compact and lightweight. This impressive downsizing is the result of incorporating four aspherical lenses in the unit.

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Leica D Vario-Elmar 14-50mm lens

Posted by: Ralf Jurrien Thursday 30th, August 2007

Panasonic is pleased to announce the LECIA D Vario-Elmar 14-50mm F3.8-5.6 Mega O.I.S. is a large- diameter standard zoom lens featuring a focal length from 14mm to 50mm and compliance with the Four Thirds System. Positioned below the previously released Leica D Vario-Elmarit 14-50mm F2.8 -3.5 ASPH. Mega O.I.S., the new lens comes in a more compact and light-weighted body while keeping the optical design and meeting Leica`s stringent quality and performance standards. It delivers high resolution and contrast from edge to edge especially at the telephoto end and captures beautiful portrait photos with an attractive smoothness in out-of-focus areas, produced by the seven-blade diaphragm aperture.

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Kodak EasyShare digital cameras

Posted by: Ralf Jurrien Thursday 30th, August 2007

Kodak unveiled a suite of new products; Kodak EasyShare V1233, EasyShare V1253 and EasyShare Z812 IS digital cameras, a EasyShare SV1011 digital picture frame and a HDTV Dock. The new products are aimed at helping consumers bring photos back into their lives by expanding the possibilities for image capture and display. Millions of digital pictures are captured every year, but most remain trapped in digital cameras or on home computers. At the same time, the widespread adoption of HD televisions presents a new opportunity to relive photos and videos with incredible image clarity, while growing demand for digital picture frames allows for instant digital photo sharing anywhere in the home.

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Nikon Coolpix P5100

Posted by: Ralf Jurrien Thursday 30th, August 2007

The Nikon Coolpix Performance Series was designed with camera lovers in mind. The Nikon Coolpix P5100 is available in basic black with a classic camera ‘look’. Features that make this a classic camera are the optical viewfinder, stable grip and a functional body design. The magnesium alloy body of the Nikon P5100 provides ruggedness and high-quality texture, with an upgraded Mode dial and other controls. The Nikon Coolpix P5100 offers 12.1 effective Megapixels of resolution, Nikon’s new and innovative EXPEED digital image processing concept and a 3.5x Zoom-NIKKOR lens with optical lens shift VR image stabilization that limits blur and provides the equivalent of a faster shutter speed.

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Nikon Coolpix P50

Posted by: Ralf Jurrien Thursday 30th, August 2007

The Nikon Coolpix Performance Series was designed with camera lovers in mind. The Nikon P50 camera is available both in basic black with a classic camera ‘look’ and in a silver finish. Features that make this a classic camera are the optical viewfinder, stable grip and a functional body design. The Nikon Coolpix P50 camera offers High-Sensitivity mode up to 2000 ISO, which automatically selects the optimal light sensitivity setting to further prevent blurred shots when shooting in lower light, or when capturing fast-moving subjects. The Nikon Coolpix P50 features a 3.6x Zoom-NIKKOR lens with 28mm wide-angle capability that covers a range from panoramic landscapes to close-up portraits.

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IFA NEWS 2017 REPORT - The IFA International Consumer Electronics Show took place every two years, but since 2006 the IFA show became once again an annual event under Berlin’s famous Funkturm landmark. In the early days, back in 1924 the IFA began in Berlin as the “Great German Radio Exhibition”. In the meantime, the International Consumer Electronics Show has not only become the world's biggest trade show for consumer electronics but also presents the world's largest number of product premieres in consumer electronics and home appliances. At IFA 2009 more than 3 billion Euros worth of orders were generated. IFA 2010 could even surpass this number! The total number of exhibitors at last year’s IFA show was 1164 from 46 countries. The total number of trade visitors was 134194 from 105 countries, quite amazing numbers. The IFA 2010 show news will come to you live from the show floor, so stay tuned!

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