Entries Tagged as 'Review'

Panasonic Expands 4K Ultra HD Photo Mode In Lumix Camera

July 16th, 2015 · No Comments · 2160p, Digital Camera/Camcorder, Digital Cameras, News, OLED, OLED, UHDTV

Panasonic Thursday continued to expand its assortment of Lumix 4K cameras featuring 4K photo mode with the introductions of the mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Lumix GX8 camera (pictured at top) and the Lumix DMC-FZ300 (FZ300) bridge-style point-and-shoot. The two cameras join Panasonic’s growing list of Lumix models, including the GH4, LX100 and FZ1000, with 4K […]

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4K Ultra HDTV Deals Lined Up For Amazon ‘Prime Day’

July 14th, 2015 · No Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, Amazon, Connected TVs, Digital Camera/Camcorder, Digital Cameras, Digital Media Receivers, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, UHDTV

Amazon will kick off its much-hyped Prime Day event for members of its Prime subscriber program starting at 3 a.m. EST/midnight PT tonight — July 15th — including a number of TV specials. The event, which promises to rival promotions offered on Black Friday, will include “thousands of deals” including “lightning deals” on a number of television specials […]

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GoPro Unveils HERO4 Session, Mini-Cube-Style 1080/60p Action Cam

July 6th, 2015 · 3 Comments · Digital Camera/Camcorder, Digital Cameras, News

Diminutive action-camera maker GoPro unveiled Monday the HERO4 Session — an ultra-compact cube-style camera, measuring 1.5 inches square. The HERO4 Session captures 1080/60p video, and 1920 x 1440p video at 30fps. It can also deliver 720p video at 100 fps to present slow motion images at a 4x slow motion rate when using a 24p […]

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Review: Cambridge Audio TV2 Stereo TV Base Is An Affordable Room Filler

June 5th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Audio, Product Reviews, Review, Sound Bars, Sound Systems

Getting big sound out of a small-to-mid-size TV can be a challenge. Typically small, down-firing speakers in a TV, perhaps used for bedroom or dormitory applications, can sound thin and tinny with dialog often hard to discern at low volumes. Enhancing that with an A/V receiver outfitted with a subwoofer and complement of front and […]

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New Panasonic Lumix Introduces `4K Hybrid Photography’

May 18th, 2015 · 1 Comment · 2160p, Digital Camera/Camcorder, News, UHDTV, Video Processors

Panasonic introduced Monday its new Lumix G7 4K Micro Four Thirds camera designed for “4K hybrid photography.” The company explained that the camera is a “4K hybrid” because it allows photographers to easily shoot 4K Ultra HD videos and then go back and grab 4K still frames with dynamic moments of frozen action. More on the […]

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Pentax Unveils K-3 II DSLR with 1080 60i/30p Video

April 22nd, 2015 · 1 Comment · Digital Camera/Camcorder, News

Ricoh’s Pentax brand introduced Wednesday the next version of its ruggedly designed K-3 DSLR that adds the ability to capture Full HD 1080 30p/60i video. The Pentax K-3II DSLR, which will be available in May at a $1,099.95 suggested retail price, features a 24.3 “effective megapixel” (24.71 native MP) APS-C sized CMOS image sensor. The camera further sharpens […]

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Review: Sony XBR-X950B Series 4K Ultra HD TV

April 21st, 2015 · 1 Comment · 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, Product Reviews, Review, UHDTV

  The 65-inch Sony XBR-X950B series 4K Ultra HD TV ($5,998 unilateral pricing policy) delivers unmatched brightness, superb picture contrast, and admirably accurate color with a little fine-tuning. The X950B earns the company’s ‘flagship’ moniker on performance alone, and this TV sets the bar for image quality comparisons with the best displays of 2015. Read more about […]

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Adopting a Digital Media Adapter?

March 25th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, HDMI, News, Review, Second Screen, Streaming Services

Despite the growing penetration of all-in-one smart TVs, an increasingly popular method for receiving and watching so-called over-the-top (OTT) video content is coming from digital media adapters (DMAs). These DMAs, which are also known by a variety of other names, are typically small set-top boxes or thumb-drive-sized HDMI dongles that usually have a built-in Wi-Fi […]

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