In the latest round of product releases, we preview the Nokia N73 camera phone, two lightweight projectors from Dell and the Sony Cyber-shot T30 (pictured).
What is it? Nokia’s challenge to the digital camera
Price: Not yet available
Due to be issued in the Irish market in July, the Nokia N73 is the latest addition to the N series family of 3G phones and is being trumpeted as Nokia’s challenge to the pre-eminence of the digital camera. The 3.2-megapixel camera phone boasts a 2.4-inch display with Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus and support for popular internet communities like Flickr.
The N73 provides real-photo quality up to 10×8 inches (25x20cm). The device also doubles as a multimedia centre with integrated stereo speakers promising 3D sound. Music fans can tap into the N73’s integrated digital music player with playlists and equaliser or tune into the FM radio.
Dell 2400MP and 1200MP
What are they? Lightweight projectors
Price: €1,299 and €659 respectively
Dell says it is on a mission to produce high-performance, high-quality projectors at affordable prices and the new 2400MP and 1200MP projectors certainly bear credence to this.
Weighing 2.5kg, the 2400MP boasts a brightness of 3000 ANSI lumens and delivers bright, clear and crisp images. It uses the latest generation of Texas Instruments’ digital light processing technology. It also comes with a new colour-processing technology called BrilliantColour, enabling truly lifelike image quality and is ideal for use in medium and large-sized conference rooms and classrooms.
Weighing 2.2kg, the 1200MP promises the same standard of sharp images only this time it is aimed at small to medium-sized classrooms, conference rooms and for use in the home.
Sony Cyber-shot T30
What is it? Digital still camera
Price: RRP €519
Anybody who has tried to take a shot with their mobile phone or their digital camera knows the frustration of blurred images. The latest camera offering from Sony, the 7.2 megapixel Cyber-shot T30 with its anti-blur technology ups the ante in the digital camera game and proves once again that small is beautiful.
Beautifully encased in a slim aluminium body, the device is less than 19mm thick and weighs just 132g. For such small dimensions, the T30 packs a punch with a large three-inch Clear Photo LCD screen and a 420-shot battery life.
The combination of the Super SteadyShot and High Sensitivity even allows you to shoot without the flash, resulting in pictures that are as sharp as when using a flash but far more naturally lit.
By John Kennedy