3M http://www.stuff.tv/3m/news en-GB 3M CP45 http://www.stuff.tv/3m-cp45/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A tiny projector with a built-in HD camcorder. Could 3M’s CP45 tempt us away from our smartphones? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/3M-CP45-review-main-new-500_2.jpg?1364298618" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/3M-CP45-review-main-500_2.jpg?1364298618" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Gadget freaks that we are, we’ve always had a particular soft spot for pocket-sized projectors. We just love the ‘impossibility’ of such small things producing such big pictures. With the arrival of 3M’s CP45, though, this soft spot has the potential to turn into a full-on lustathon. Why? Because despite being one of the smallest projectors in town, its svelte form also plays host to a built-in HD camcorder. Swanky.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £300.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3M CP45 – design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The CP45 seems way too small to accommodate either a projector or a camcorder, never mind both. It really does fit easily into any normal pocket, taking up no more space than a couple of glued-together Smartphones.</p> <p>It’s also very easy on the eye with its rounded corners, high-gloss white finish, and ‘single layer’ fascia, complete with touch-sensitive buttons. We can’t think of many other things that could inspire more envy than the CP45 when you whip them out of your pockets.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3M-CP45-review-2-500.jpg?1364298618" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3M CP45 –specifications </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The CP45‘s camcorder can take 3MP, 5MP or 8MP photos, or record with an HD 1280x720 resolution. It offers a digital zoom, but sadly no optical one.</p> <p>The camcorder also has a light for filming in dark conditions, automatic brightness compensation, and 2GB of internal recording memory for up to 40 minutes of HD video or 1000 photos. You can also add an optional MicroSD card (up to 32GB).</p> <p>The projector’s resolution is 800x600 – shame this isn’t HD – and it claims a strong brightness of 20 lumens, as well as playing most file formats via supplied conversion software.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3M-CP45-review-4-500.jpg?1364298618" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3M CP45 – ergonomics </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As a camcorder, held upright, the CP45 sits comfortably but reassuringly solidly in your hand. It’s well balanced too, and most buttons fall comfortably to hand. A more convenient zoom button would have been nice, though.</p> <p>The screen is remarkably sharp and colourful, too, and survives all but the brightest direct sunlight.</p> <p>In projector mode the connections all feel sensibly positioned, and you can get the picture up, running and focussed in seconds.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3M-CP45-review-3-500.jpg?1364298618" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3M CP45 – the camcorder bit </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Dumping recordings made with the CP45 onto a Mac for evaluation independent of its built-in projector, we were surprised by how colourful and vivid they looked. They also looked definitively HD in resolution terms, except for where we’d made the mistake of using the digital zoom tool. Noise levels are low. </p> <p>The only serious problem is that the auto light adjuster seems in permanent over-drive, adjusting the brightness of your recordings so often that it can sometimes become a real distraction.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3M CP45 – the projector bit </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The CP45’s projector pictures are, surprisingly, bright enough to be watchable up to 50in in size without completely blacking out your living room/office. And we even stretched images to beyond 65in with the curtain’s drawn. Colours are among the most natural we’ve seen on a pocket projector, too.</p> <p>However, the CP45’s lowly 800x600 resolution and 4:3 aspect ratio don’t do true justice to the recordings made by its own camcorder, and there’s some noticeable colour lag during camera pans.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3M CP45 – verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>3M hasn’t just squeezed two different gadgets into one tiny box with the CP45. It’s actually squeezed two well-specified different gadgets in there – a fact that ensures that rather than just being another pint-sized gimmick, the CP45 is instead a genuinely useful and great value device that even manages to straddle the usually unassailable family and business divide.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>By combining two genuinely usable gadgets in one seriously small body, 3M’s CP45 turns your humble pocket into a treasure-trove of multimedia fun.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/3m-cp45 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/3m-cp45/review#comments 3M Camcorders CP45 Fri, 23 Dec 2011 13:54:05 +0000 Paddy Smith 419258 at http://www.stuff.tv 3M reveals the Camcorder Projector CP45 http://www.stuff.tv/3m/3m-reveals-camcorder-projector-cp45/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Meet the little pocket cam with a nifty party trick </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/3m-cp45-camcorder_0.jpg?1364401102" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_2220.jpg?1364401102" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Flip may be <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/cameras/news-nugget/rip-flip" target="_self">dead and buried</a>, but that hasn't stopped 3M from releasing a new pocket cam of its own – the Camcorder Projector CP45.</p> <p>The ace up this little cam's sleeve is its built in pico projector which gives you the option to beam your recordings and pictures at an 800x600 resolution with 20 lumens of brightness, up to a maximum size of 65in.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/cameras/news-nugget/3m-reveals-the-camcorder-projector-cp45 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3m/3m-reveals-camcorder-projector-cp45/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/3m/3m-reveals-camcorder-projector-cp45/news#comments 3M Tue, 25 Oct 2011 14:24:44 +0000 Esat Dedezade 418391 at http://www.stuff.tv 3M Mpro120 http://www.stuff.tv/3m/3m-mpro120/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3M’s latest pocket projector will slip into the skinniest of jean pockets. But can the MPro120’s picture match its wondrous dimensions? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="956" height="717" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/u_03937295.jpg?1364299407" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="640" height="480" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/3M-MPro120.jpg?1364299407" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="800" height="600" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/3mmpro120.jpg?1364299407" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="667" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/3mmpro120hand.jpg?1364299407" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="1000" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/3mmpro120stand.jpg?1364299407" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The last trio of ‘pocket projectors’ we’ve tested, from <a href="http://stuff.tv/Review/LG-HS102-review/" target="_blank">LG</a>, <a href="http://stuff.tv/Review/Samsung-SP-P400B-review/" target="_blank">Samsung</a> and <a href="http://stuff.tv/Review/BenQ-JoyBee-GP1-review/" target="_blank">BenQ</a>, have frankly pushed the ‘pocket’ part of their description to the limit. And we have the torn trousers to prove it.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £300.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">4 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A crowd-pleaser until you turn it on, the MPro120 is too hampered by its incredible form to produce a good picture </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/3m-mpro120 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3m/3m-mpro120/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/3m/3m-mpro120/review#comments 3M Geek accessories Mpro120 Fri, 20 Nov 2009 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 13667 at http://www.stuff.tv