Optio V20 from Pentax has 5x Zoom, Smile Recognition and Blink Detection

Six months after Pentax released the Optio V10, the japanese company has upped the stakes with the V20. The slimline point-and-shoot has upped the zoom from 3x to 5x, as well as increasing Digital SR mode to ISO 3200 and ISO 6400. With a nice, big 3-inch LCD screen on the back, smile recognition and blink detection,… » 5/19/08 3:00am 5/19/08 3:00am

Pistol Cams May Keep an Eye on Trigger Happy Cops

Police in both Orange County, California and Newburgh, New York are on the brink of field testing the PistolCam —a 1.5-ounce camera fitted below the barrel of sidearms. As soon as an officer draws the weapon, the PistolCam begins recording both video and audio. Naturally, this technology could prove extremely useful… » 10/30/07 6:20pm 10/30/07 6:20pm