September 2012

Sony and Olympus form alliance
Olympus and Sony announced that they intend to form a business and capital alliance where, among other things, "the two companies also aim to enhance their competitiveness, primarily in the area of compact digital cameras, by exploring opportunities for mutually beneficial transactions and collaboration between their respective camera businesses, including the supply of Olympus technologies such as camera lenses and mirror cells to Sony, and the provision of Sony image sensors to Olympus." [See press release] -- Posted Friday, September 28, 2012 by chb

Four new Polaroid HD camcorders
Consumer electronics manufacturer Sakar International announced one of the world's thinnest and lightest full 1080p HD camcorders as part of a new line of Polaroid-branded digital camcorders. The line includes the ultra-thin iD820, the iD879 with 5x optical zoom, the Wi-Fi enabled iD450 (all three US$179.99), and the rugged and waterproof iD640 (US$99.99). -- Posted Friday, September 21, 2012 by chb