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Consumer Electronics Show: 3M unveils HD camera / projector

January 6, 2011 | 12:44 pm

When pocket-sized video cameras hit the market a couple of years ago, one of the biggest drawbacks was that the screen on the cameras tended to be too small to show the video on.

Now 3M has come out with the Shoot 'n Share CP40, a compact video camera and projector listed for $299.00 at

At about 5 inches tall and weighing just over 5.5 ounces, it can travel easily in a pocket or purse and can project an image as big as 65 inches (diagonal) from up to six and a half feet away.

The video records at 720p resolution, but the projector resolution is only 640 x 480 (VGA), so if you want to see your video in HD, you will have to use an HDMI cable (not included) to hook it up to your HDTV.

But the next time you record one of your friend's embarrassing antics on a night out, you can project the footage for all in the vicinity to see.


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