At the 1st August Olympus will release new variant of Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II camera with titanium color. It is equipped with 16.1 MP CMOS sensor and can make 8 succeeding photos and combine them into 1 single 40 MP photo. It can shoot videos in following formats : 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p) and 640 x 480 (30p). Camera supports image stabilization with use of VCM technology and can shoot high quality videos on professional cinematographic level. Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Limited Titanium Edition can save photos in RAW and JPEG formats, one battery charge is enough to make 310 photos. Its body is dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof ( camera can make photos and videos at temperatures down to -10 degrees by Celsius ). Camera supports SD, SDHC and SDXC flash cards. Its weight is 467 g and dimensions are : 8,5 x 4,5 x 12,4 cm ( height x depth x width ). There are lots of accessories already released for camera : external flashlight, external battery, red dot finder, underwater case ( which allow camera to make photos and videos underwater ) and other accessories. Package contains : Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Limited Titanium Edition camera itself, cables for data transmitting and recharging, recharger and user’s manual.
OLYMPUS released camera with extreme qualities OLYMPUS STYLUS TG-4 : it is shockproof ( does not brake, when falls from 2.1 m height ), freezeproof ( down to -10 degrees by Celsius ), waterproof ( for water depths down to 15 m ) and dustproof and also can withstand static forces, that are equal to 100 kg pressure. It also has great photographical qualities : camera supports RAW photos shooting with HDR ( High Dynamic Range – functions, that improve picture quality, when camera shoots scenes with highlighted and dimlighted objects simultaneously ), also in underwater mode. It is shipped with wide angle length with 4x optical zoom and can record HD videos in 1080P mode. Camera has 16 MP CMOS sensor and TruePic VII Image Processor, which is used in flagship OLYMPUS cameras, for images processing. And that’s not all : it supports microscopic mode, in which camera can shoot objects at 10 mm distance from lens with 13.6x optical zoom and with digital zoom it can magnify 1 mm objects in front of lens to 44 mm sizes on 3 inches LCD display. Also OLYMPUS STYLUS TG-4 supports Wi-Fi connections for data transmits to mobile devices and GPS navigation. One battery charge is enough for 380 photos shooting, it can be charged via USB connection and special charger. Camera supports SD, SDHC and SDXC flash cards. It is shipped in 2 colors variations : black and vinous. There are different accessories released for camera, for example : additional waterproof case, which increases underwater shooting depths to 45 m, and silicon case, which protects camera body from scratches. Package contains : OLYMPUS STYLUS TG-4 camera itself, USB cable for data transmits and recharging, recharger and user’s guide.
Panasonic released new action-camera Panasonic A1 : Ultra-Light Wearable HD Action Camera, that is shipped in 2 colors variations : orange and black. Camera weights 45 grams and has shockproof ( does not brake when falls from heights up to 1.5 m ), freezeproof ( down to -10 degrees by Celsius ), dustproof and waterproof functions. It is supplied with Panasonic lens with 150 and 120 degrees field of view without optical zoom and 30 cm minimal focal length. It has MOS sensor with 1/3″ size and 3,54 MP resolution; it supports video recording in following modes : 1920×1080/30p, 1280×720/60p, 1280×720/30p, 848×480/30p and 848×480/120p, and photo shooting in 2176 ｘ 1224 pixels resolution. Panasonic A1 : Ultra-Light Wearable HD Action Camera records video in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format, audio in AAC mono format and photo in JPEG format. Camera sizes are : 26 x 26 x 83,1 mm ( width x depth x length ). It supports Wi-Fi and USB 2.0 connections for data transmitting; USB 2.0 connection is also used for internal battery recharging. Camera can record at night time with special lens for infra-red recording. Package contains : Panasonic A1 : Ultra-Light Wearable HD Action Camera itself, lens for infra-red recording, universal mount, tripod mount and user’s guide.
Philips released new headphones Philips Fidelio NC1 with drivers based on neodymium magnets, with 7 – 40000 Hz output sounds frequencies. Drivers diameter is 40 mm, their sensitivity is equal to 107 dB and they have 16 Ohms impedance. Headphones are designed in closed acoustic system with noise cancellation functions. They have 2 microphones inside and outside of each ear can, which analyze sounds outside and inside of cans and allow headphones to alter sound signal, so that it cancels outer noise, while preserving original signal, when it mixes with outer sounds. Acoustic chambers are designed so that they are comfortable and do not alter sounds, all frequencies : low, middle and high pass through them non altered and non attenuated. Philips Fidelio NC1 are connected to sound source with 1.2 m copper cable with 3,5 mm mini-jack gold plated connector. They weight 191 g and has following sizes : 16.4 x 14 x 7 cm ( height x width x depth ) and consist of aluminum and rubber parts. Package contains : Philips Fidelio NC1 headphones themselves, 3,5 mm mini-jack cable, and USB cable for recharging of internal battery.
Polaroid prepares to release new stylish gadget Polaroid Cube at 31 August of this year. It is action-camera in form of cube with 35 mm side, that is released in 3 colors variations : black, blue and pink. It can record videos in following modes : 1440p ( 30 frames per second ), 1080p ( 30 or 60 fps ) and 720p ( 30, 60 or 120 fps ); and has 8 MP CCD-sensor for photos shooting with image stabilization in photos and videos recording modes. Camera can record videos from 1 charge of battery for upto 107 minutes. Polaroid Cube has microphone for audio recording and it is supplied with optical objective with 124 degrees field of view and 4.6x optical zoom; also it has Wi-Fi connectivity support, which allows it to transmit photos and videos directly to mobile devices. With use of this connection there is ability to remotely control camera, for example, there is ability to remotely trigger videos recording or photos shooting. Polaroid Cube stores data on MicroSD flash cards with maximal capacity upto 128 GB. It is weather and shock resistant and with special waterproof case it can be used underwater. There are lots of mounts released for camera : on helmet, on bicycle, on bumper and for other vehicles parts and sportive equipment. Now camera is available for preorder and those customers, who will do this, will receive for free waterproof case for it. Package of camera contains : Polaroid Cube camera itself, MicroSD flash card, clip mount, user’s guide, battery and charger. Now it costs 149.99 USD. All in all it is good action-camera, with affordable price for such stylish novelty; it is also worth to note, that there are more functional cameras, that cost less, for example Xiaomi Yi Action Sport Camera.
Micosoft / Nokia Lumia 540 is new smartphone, produced by Micosoft company. It has 5-inch IPS display, which allows TrueColor ( 24-bits / 16 millions of colors ) colors reproduction and has HD720 ( 1280 x 720 pixels ) resolution with 294 pixels per inch density. Display is sensory with multitouch functions. Lumia 540 weights 152 grams and has sizes of 144 x 73,7 x 8,6 mm. Smartphone has Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor with 4 cores, which works on 1200 МHz frequency, and 1 GB of RAM; it has 8 GB of built in memory for storage. It also supports MicroSD cards with maximal capacity upto 128 GB. Its battery has 2200 mAh charge, which is enough for : 24 days of work in stand by mode; 26,2 hours of phone calls; 81 hours of listening for music; or 6,9 hours of videos watching.
Micosoft / Nokia Lumia 540 has swappable panels of black, white, orange and blue colors. Main camera has 8 MP sensor and LED flashlight and frontal camera has 5 MP sensor for photos and videos recording ( at 848 x 480 pixels resolution ) and mono audio recording in AAC LC, AMR-NB and GSM FR formats. Phone supports 2 SIM cards; USB, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections; and GSM and 3G networks. Navigation includes : GLONASS, GPS and Wi-Fi-positioning; and sensors include : ambient light levels, acceleration and proximity. Package contains : smartphone Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual SIM, user’s guide, battery, charger and headset. Overall Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual SIM is good smartphone, which costs around 120 USD at the middle of summer of 2015 year.
Xiaomi Yi Action Sport Camera is competitor of many more expensive cameras of this type. It has 16 MP CMOS sensor for photo and video recording. Maximum photo resolution is 4608 x 3456 pixels. Camera can record videos in following modes : 1080p@60fps, 1080p@48fps, 1080p@30fps, 1080p@24fps, 960@60fps, 960@48fps, 720p@120fps, 720p@60fps, 720p@48fps and 480p@240fps, with stereo sound recording at 96 KHz sampling rate and signal to noise ratio of 92 dBa. Video is encoded in H.264 format, which allow to preserve good picture quality. Xiaomi Yi Action Sport Camera weights 72 grams and has aspherical objective with 155 degrees field of view, which reduces image distortions at such high FOV. Its battery has charge of 1010 mAh, with low power consumption this allows camera to work for long time with one charge. It is worth to note, that camera has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity functions and allow to transmit data directly to mobile device in 40 meters range.
Xiaomi Yi Action Sport Camera has lots of accessories ranging from underwater case ( which allows to record videos and photos in water depths downto 40 meters ) and different holders to bicycle and motorcycle mounts. It stores data on Micro SD cards with maximal capacity up to 64 GB. Package contains : Xiaomi Yi Action Sport Camera itself, Micro USB cable, battery and user manual. At the middle of summer of 2015 year it costs around 100 USD and has lots of advanced features, which make it very serious competitor of many other action-cameras, which are priced at much higher levels. It is also worth to note, that camera supports accessories of GoPro cameras and those, that compatible with them.