January 2013

Ambarella introduces A9 SoC for 4K Ultra HD video
Ambarella, which makes the HD video compression and image processing semiconductors enabling today's tiny sports action cams and numerous other advanced integrated video applications, introduced the A9 camera System-on-Chip (SoC) with support for the new 4K Ultra HD video standard. The A9 enables development of the next generation of mirrorless, sports, and digital still cameras (DSCs) with leading-edge video features and exceptional still image quality. In addition to 4K Ultra HD video, the A9 supports 1080p/120 and 720p/240 video. The A9 uses dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPUs and supports wireless connectivity for video streaming or image sharing. [See Ambarella A9 product brief] -- Posted Thursday, January 10, 2013 by chb

Kodak cameras will be back, but...
Soon you'll be able to buy Kodak cameras again, despite Kodak's bankruptcy, but they won't actually be cameras made by Kodak or even commissioned to be made by Kodak. Instead, Kodak sold the right of the Kodak name on cameras to JK Imaging, a subsidiary of a Florida based consumer electronics distributor. There will also be a new Kodak Digital Cameras website here.[See Kodak press release] -- Posted Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by chb