1. Consumer Electronics Wishlist (Canon PowerShot G9, Sony Ericsson K850)

    jake on 2007.08.21
    at 11:18 pm

    This week’s announcement of the Canon PowerShot G9 made the man-toy section of my brain go into high alert. It also made me recall the recent announcement of the Sony Ericsson K850. Two new products I may not need but I definitely want.

    Canon PowerShot G9 The PowerShot G9 could hypothetically be the perfect piece to fit into my camera gap. It can be almost impossible to lug even a smaller SLR around to take quick, simple pictures. And the G9 has the features on paper to fit my needs. The feature that worries me the most involves the RAW support. I love RAW too much to do without it, it’s why I have avoided point-and-shoot cameras in the past. I dealt with the poor RAW capabilities of the Nikon 8800 my dad owns. It is not fun when you have to wait seconds between shots and you miss something. If the reviews in a few months rebut this issue (and I stumble upon $500) the G9 will find a happy home with me.

    Sony Ericsson K850 My W810i is not that old and still more powerful than a lot of phones on the market (ahem, 2 megapixel camera). I’m not really in the market for a new phone. But the K850 is what would happen if my phone started hitting the gym. It even adds onto the quad-band capabilities of my phone. Here’s a list of some of the bonuses I’m drooling over.

    • 5 megapixel camera
    • GSM 850 / GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900 / WCDMA 850 / WCDMA 1900 / WCDMA 2100
    • Expanded Bluetooth capabilities
    • Music formats: AAC, AAC+, eACC+, MP3, MP4, M4A, 3GP, WAV, WMA

    And here’s a full comparison on Phonescoop. Too bad it’ll probably also be around $500 when it hits for an unlocked version.

    Guess I’ll just add them to “the list” then.

    Posted in: Hardware · Technology


    Comments (3)

    1. brian said on 2007.08.27 at 12:01 am

      Does the lens complete retract on the G9? Secondly, I’ve been very interested in this Sanyo Xacti recently, since iMovie 08 now supports AVCHD.

    2. jake said on 2007.08.27 at 01:58 pm

      Actually, I can only assume. Mostly I just keep seeing the product photos that Canon released themselves (though DPReview has some shots taken with the camera).

      As for the camcorder I’d suggest saving a little extra money and looking into the Panasonic HDC-SD1 (or HDC-SD5). It’s a little bigger but they were going nuts about it on MBW recently and it sounds pretty sweet.

    3. serwis sprężarek said on 2007.09.05 at 05:36 am

      Thanks for very interesting article. btw. I really enjoyed reading all of your posts. It’s interesting to read ideas, and observations from someone else’s point of view… makes you think more.

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