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Canon Announces New Behemoth DSLR

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

The new Canon DSLR EOS 1-D is bringing a lot to the table.  A full-frame 18-megapixel sensor with the biggest pixels ever in a Canon DSLR. ISO 204,800. 12fps RAW shooting. 61-point autofocus. Three DIGIC image processors. One gigabit ethernet port.  That’s just the start for this new DSLR camera from Canon listed MSRP at around $6,800.  The 1D X replaces both of the cameras currently at the top of the Canon pile, the 1D Mark IV and 1Ds Mark III.

The DSLR also stays true to recording HD video like Canon’s previous models.  It’s the usual 1080p at 24fps or 30fps or 720p at 60fps, but it now has continuous video recording of up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds—the camera automatically generates a new video file when it hits 4GB.  Look for this new DSLR to hit the market early 2012.

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Samsung Galaxy in Memphis cont…

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Before we hit the streets of Memphis, I made sure to do an inventory of where to go, and what to do down there.  The Hotel’s Wi-Fi connected to the tablet just as easily as it did on the bus, but this time the Wi-Fi worked great.  I took advantage of the Yelp application and made some decisions on where to go and where to eat.

Being that GQ and I are avid viewers of the show Man vs, Food, I decided it wouldn’t be Memphis food, if we didn’t go to the places that were showcased in that show.  With the help of the Samsung Galaxy, we were able to find the locations, read reviews and have for us a step-by-step navigation on how to get there from Google Maps.

Google Maps is already installed on the tablet and runs just as it would run on any desktop or laptop computer.  You have the ability to zoom, track directions, and you can even tap on individual locations to get the telephone number or review within seconds.

Camera & Video

The multimedia of the Samsung Galaxy comes with a 2.0 megapixel front camera and a 3.0 megapixel auto focus with flash rear camera.  The video has 1080p playback and 720p capture.  The interface for both is extremely easy to use.

The above is what it looks like when you are taking a picture off the tablet.  The image is in the center with a controller border on the left and right.  You can change the settings on the left as well as turning the flash on or off and other changes.  The left side is even easier with a button changing from camera to video and the large button below takes the image or starts the video.  Below that, is a library of what you have taken.  The video below is an example of the full HD video taken of a trolley on the streets.

Both the images and video were taken off the tablet and put onto this blog via the USB connection that was provided.  Recognizing and removing the files I needed was as easy as drag-and-drop.

Up next: concluding the trip with the Samsung Galaxy and an overview.

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Microsoft Zune, Available Now at Abt

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Microsoft Zune is now available at Abt. It’s a 32 GB mp3 player with tons of features. It’s got a 3.3” scratch resistant, OLED touchscreen, HD radio, HD compatible video, web browser, Quickplay functionality, and it’s wireless.

Zune will hold up to 8,000 songs, 10 hours of HD video from Zune Marketplace, 48 hours of video optimized for the device, or 25,000 pictures. It comes in two colors, either black or silver.
The battery life is great. It will run for up to 33 hours when the wireless settings are off or play video up to 8.5 consecutive hours.

When you buy Zune at Abt, you know that you’ve made a great choice. It comes with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty and if you need service just bring it right in and Abt electronic service technicians will take care of any issue you may encounter!

-Kelly B.

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