The Lexar Echo MX backup drive comes in a range of capacities, from 8GB to 128GB, allowing users to back up and protect large volumes of files and data on the go. With fast transfer speeds up to 30MB/s read and 17MB/s write, based on capacity, coupled with the easy-to-read, always-on capacity meter powered by E Ink technology, users can quickly access data while easily checking available space. The Lexar Echo ZX, an always-ready backup drive, provides the protection users are looking for in a low-profile, plug-and-stay design. The drive is available in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB capacities, with transfer speeds up to 28MB/s read and 15MB/s write, based on capacity.
WD introduced the WD Nomad rugged case (photos), a durable case designed to protect My Passport portable hard drives from drops as high as seven feet, moisture and spills and other mishaps associated with active, on-the-go lifestyles, such as those of outdoor photographers, adventurers and other road warriors.
Panasonic announces its latest compact system camera (CSC), the mirror-free Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF3 is the company’s smallest and lightest digital interchangeable lens camera with a built-in flash, with its body size comparable to that of a smartphone and weighing just 7.83oz (body only), less than a standard 8oz cup of coffee. The Panasonic’s LUMIX GF3 realizes all the features desired from a traditional DSLR interchangeable lens camera, only it accomplishes them in an ultra-compact body that is lightweight and simple to master.
Sony’s new α NEX-C3 is the world’s smallest, lightest interchangeable lens camera with an APS-C sized sensor.
Offered in a range of stylish colors, the NEX-C3 brings the promise of DSLR-quality photography to the millions of consumers looking to take professional-looking photos without the size and bulk of traditional DSLR cameras.
The NEX-C3 features an attractive new body design that combines a satisfyingly solid metal top casing with an easy-to-use streamlined grip shape. Reducing the size of its internal circuitry visibly shrinks the camera’s size and achieves a body weight of just 225g (approximately 8 ounces) – nearly six percent lighter than its predecessor, the NEX-3 camera. Image quality, functionality and usability of the NEX-C3 camera also surpass that of the NEX-3 model.
Spider Holster announced its modular SpiderPro Pad, which allows photographers a comfortable and convenient method to carry two pro-level DSLR cameras without straps or bags. The design places a Spider Holster and pad on each hip, eliminating the back, shoulder and neck strain of carrying cameras on a tangle of neck straps. The new modular components are designed for cross-platform compatibility, and to fit SpiderPro Belts as well as third-party photography belts and backpack systems for trekking.
Light, compact and easy to use, Sony’s new 35 (SLT-A35) interchangeable lens camera brings pro-style shooting speeds and diverse creative options to photographers of all abilities.
Building on the acclaimed 33 and 55 models, the 35 camera with Sony’s Translucent Mirror Technology allows responsive, accurate continuous autofocus - whether shooting high-speed still photos or recording full HD movies.
The Photographic Historical Society (TPHS) has announced a program of original papers for PhotoHistory XV, the world’s only continuous symposium on the history of photography. The symposium will be held here at George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film on October 21-23, 2011.
Gary Fong, Inc. (www.garyfonginc.com) launched an addition to its popular lineup of Puffer Pop-Up Flash Diffusers with the introduction of the Micro Four Thirds PufferTM. Designed for the growing segment of popular micro four thirds, mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (ILC), including the Olympus PEN Series and the Lumix GF Series, the Micro Four Thirds Puffer is specifically designed to eliminate shadows and deliver professional-style diffused lighting even from these over-powered pop-up flashes. The Micro Four Thirds Puffer's compact size makes it ideal for travel and its universal capability make it ideal for portraits, group shots, or any scene that requires fill flash.
Colonnade arch systems from wedding and event product developer Meese Orbitron Dunne Co., La Mirada, Calif. (www.propdecor.com), are available in a choice of contemporary curved, straight and traditional angled styles to coordinate with a wide range of wedding décor and event themes. Ideal for rental managers, wedding planners, photographers, banquet managers and other event professionals, the three different arch styles are placed atop the company’s modern oval, Graeco-Roman, and smooth Tuscan style colonnade arch systems respectively to offer additional creative options in décor setup and decorating.