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Flir has lauched a consumer grade thermographic image video camera, imaging based not on light but on heat. Called the Scout. It allows the user to see clearly in total darkness, smoke, dust and also light fog.
Built around Flir’s leading edge thermal night vision technology, Scout gives outdoor enthusiasts the power to see people, animals, and their surroundings clearly in total darkness, as well as through smoke, dust, and light fog. Scout uses a thermal camera to make video images from heat, not light, and displays this video on its built‐in LCD eyepiece.” 

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Sony’s new NEX camcorder, it looks great! Sony claims, the NEX-VG10 is “the world’s first consumer camcorder with interchangeable lenses”. The NEX VG10 will also accept Alpha mount lenses from Sony’s DSLR line with the use of an appropriate lens adapter. It can capture full 1920x1080 high definition video at up to 24Mbps. Sound comes in via a Quad Capsule Spatial Array Stereo Microphone(an array of four microphones is combined to make a stereo mix). Other features include a 3.0” LCD with sharp 921,000-dot resolution. It comes with an Sony18-200mm lens. And it can shoot the 14MP stills. The NEX-VG10 carries an initial retail price of $2000.