Sony HDR-TG1 Handycam: World’s Smallest?
I’m always very skeptical when I hear any company saying that their particular gadget is the “world’s (insert est-adjective here)”. Case in point, the latest announcement from Sony is boasting that their latest handycam, the HDR-TG1, is the world’s smallest.
The measurements are at 1.3 x 4.7 x 2.5 inches, and it weighs in at ten ounces. Somehow, the company is able to fit in a full touchscreen at 2.7 inches, as well as MS Pro Duo and Pro Duo Mark 2 cards.
Other features include a 10x Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar optical zoom lens, a BIONZ processing engine, 5.1 Dolby Digital audio recording, as well as a 4 GB worth of memory.
Oh, and I forgot to mention that it shoots video with 1080i capability. It can also do stills at 4 Megapixels.
I believe that Sony is competing against similar cameras that are small, such as the Canon PowerShot TX1 and the new Vivatar DVR565D. I guess the tiny handycam market is booming.
It is nice to know that you can finally have a handycam that fits in your pocket, that you don’t have to haul around in a separate case. However, you will have to pay about $900 for the Sony HDR-TG1.
(Via Coolest Gadgets.)
Walt Mossberg says 3G iPhone in T minus 60 days…and counting
Along with a bunch of other very important information on why the US broadband industry is falling behind the rest of the world and why we aren’t “getting” IPTV, Walt Mossberg drops a little note that the 3G iPhone is coming “within 60 days”.
(Via Seth Weintraub’s blog.)
Man Sells Pizza.com Domain Name for Serious Dough [Pizza]
A 43-year-old man from Maryland has sold the domain name pizza.com for almost 10,000 times the price he paid for it. Chris Clark registered the name pizza.com in 1994 for just $20, and continued to pay the annual registration fee until January of this year, when he heard the domain name vodka.com had gone for a massive $3 million, and decided he wanted a slice of the pie.
“It’s crazy. It’s just crazy,” was all Clark, who used to run a consultancy, could say after the online auction finished. Originally bought in the hope of attracting a pizza parlor to his consulting firm, pizza.com opened the bidding at $100, before reaching its final price a week later.
Clark, who expects to cash in in a few days time, only has one regret—that he didn’t buy more domain names when he could.