Here’s another marginally different image-capturing box to save your brain from having to do any remembering of what things look like. This one’s called an E1050TW. It is not a particularly romantic or evocative name, although maker GE tells us the TW at the end stands for “Touch and Wide” – because there’s a 3″ touchscreen round the back instead of your usual buttons.
Here’s what the front looks like. If I’ve done the HTML right, clicking on the below picture should bring up a picture of the back of it. Get your brain around THAT.
Inside the box there’s a 10.1megapixel sensor, mechanical bits to support a 5x optical zoom and image stabilisation, plus it’s geared up for HD Ready video recording at the common standard of 1280×720 – and there’s an HDMI socket on the camera’s body for direct linking to your flash new telly. It’ll be out at the end of September for £149.
GE has also announced literally six other new cameras – the A735, A835 and A1030, available in 7, 8 and 10megapixel configurations, the “slimline” E840s for the ladies, the E1235 range-topping 12megapixel job, plus the G2 – another 8megapixel discreet slimline model for feminine media types.