We all know technology is moving at an unprecedented pace, but it takes todays anoucement of a new range of camera from one particular brand to realise just how much.
Especially when you think it wasn't that long ago that we were still using 35mm film or the Kodak Advantix (what ever happened to that?!?).

We are now moving towards an age of 'everything digital', where we expect nothing less than our household appliances and everyday gadgets to be smart, intelligent and litterally ready for anything. And where if it isn't Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or has some smart party trick - it's just not worth having.

Which is why there are a few manufacturers tripping over themselves to roll out what they believe is the next big thing - HD cameras! But with an exception; the majority up to now have used a HDD which although gives them copious amounts of storage (generally speaking)but they were power hungry and weren't fans of shocks or rough terrian - typically the sort treatment you would expose your camera to.

But flash however; is a different animal altogther - firslty it's far more energy efficent that HDD, ever wonder how the new nano acheives a stunning 24hr battery life? Flash storage, the same reason the iTouch can boast decent battery life even with a big screen. Second - it has no moving parts so it often called 'solid state storage'. It's far more likely to surive a shock or rough treatment than a HDD.

This then would make a good starting point for any new HD camera, especially when it has 16Gb to play with. That's around 16384Mb of fun! They'll be able to take still images at 3.1 Megapixels and will output in full HD (1920 x 1080), they'll even allow you to take still shots while recording.

The new range from Canon is available now.

Dazza :cool:

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Canon has a "new" range of cameras available twice a year, each time with a new marketing hype attached in the form of some new acronym to add to the specsheet.

In reality none of those cameras are much of an improvement in real terms over their predecessors, certainly not worth replacing your old camera unless it's 3-5 years old at least.

P.S the same goes for (most?) other brands, except maybe ones like Leica that have release cycles measured in years.

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