A hybrid camera combining compact dimensions with digital SLR tech, the NX10 includes a 14 megapixel detachable lens, HD movie recording, and a very high quality, 3 inch viewing screen.
Leica V-Lux 20
Taking a camera on your travels is one thing, but how about one that can record exactly where you took each picture? German company Leica’s new compact uses GPS technology to do just that, tagging pictures with exact geographical coordinates.
Canon Ixus 300HS
As luxury compact cameras go, the 10 megapixel IXUS 300 HS is an impressive proposition. Smoothly minimalist to look at, easy to use and the images are excellent quality.
Nikon Coolpix DSLR
This 10-megapixel camera, including a powerful 26x zoom lens, full HD movie recording and slow-motion video, is a good entry point for those wanting to step up from common-or-garden compacts to something rather more special.
Olympus Pen EPL1
This 12 megapixel beauty is noticeable for its very cool, retro stylings and its clutter-free display which is thankfully free of much of the confusing settings and symbols you’ll often find. Takes nice pictures too.
Very small, very light and very good, Sony’s new, 14.2 megapixel camera is just about as close to digital SLR?quality as you’ll get in a compact camera. It has a funky interchangeable lens system and a solid feel despite its snug proportions.
Toshiba unveils groundbreaking new portable devices
IT may be all about the iPad at the moment, but Toshiba has shown this week that companies other than Apple are still out there breaking new ground in the world of things portable, personal and touchscreen. On Monday it unveiled three pieces of kit that will have tech fans drooling. First off is the rather beautiful looking Libretto W100 (right), the first dual touchscreen device to run Windows 7. Fold its two 7-inch screens out flat and you can split content across both screens horizontally or vertically. In clamshell form the lower screen can bring up virtual keyboards or Toshiba’s nifty Lifespace programme.
Meanwhile, the sleek AC100 (far right) is a stylish notebook cleverly incorporating smartphone tech. It weighs just 870g with a body that’s just 14mm thick, and runs on the Android 2.1 platform with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built in – a very useful machine for those who need to work on the move. The screen is 10.1 inches with built-in webcam and microphone, and you also get a variety of connection ports for docking with other devices.
Also launched was a new ultra-light laptop aimed specifically at business users, the Portege R700, with a hyper-efficient air-cooling system and a body weighing just 1.3kg. That’s due in July while the Libretto and the AC100 should be in shops in August. Prices are yet to be confirmed. www.toshiba.co.uk