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Pentax K-7 and K-x firmware upgrades pack SDXC compatibility

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Last November Pentax’s mid-range front runner, the K-5 DSLR, got an upgrade, now the K-7 and K-x are following suit. New firmware updates for both cameras tout SDXC card compatibility, increasing memory, but failing to follow through on speed — Pentax notes transfer rates won’t hit UHS. Despite the company’s Japanese website listing the K-7 as a discontinued product, the camera also gets increased video editing functions in playback mode, as well as improved image sharpening settings. Now, follow the source links below, and let Pentax upgrade you.

Canon VIXIA HF M32 adds SDXC compatibility, has 64GB of its own flash anyway

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Talk about a bad time to introduce your latest camcorder. Hot on the heels of Sony’s category-redefining NEX-VG10, Canon is coming out with a humble refresher of its VIXIA line of consumer shooters (known as Legria in Europe). It’s as incremental as upgrades get, with the HF M32 doubling its predecessor’s 32GB of internal storage and adding in SDXC memory card compatibility. Canon’s Relay Recording feature will allow you to transition from one storage cell to another without interrupting your video, but it’s something the M31 already offers. The rest of the specs are also familiar: a HD CMOS sensor capable of 3 megapixel stills, a 15x optical zoom lens with both optical and powered image stabilization, a 2.7-inch touchscreen LCD with Touch and Track functionality, and the same DIGIC DV III processor that’s been knocking about since last year. Still, you’ve gotta be pretty good to last that long in this industry, so maybe it’s worth giving this camera a look if you have $1,000 to spend and can wait for a September delivery.

Panasonic’s new AVCHD camcorders put that SDXC memory to good use

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So, you’ve sold a few kidneys and got yourself one of those fancy new 64GB SDXC cards. What do you put it in? Well, how about one of these new HDC-series camcorders from Panasonic? Just launched in Japan, the three cameras shoot 1080i HD with 25x optical zoom, optical image stabilization and 2.7-inch flip-out LCDs. The big difference between the AVCHD shooters is the onboard storage, with 96GB of flash in the HDC-TM70, 64GB in the HDC-TM60, and a 160GB HDD in the HDC-HS60. Of course, who needs internal storage when you’ve got 64GB in your SD card and a terrible, well-compensated empty feeling in your gut? No word on price for this trio, but they should be out in Japan later next month.

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