Panasonic today introduces the LUMIX DMC-ZS7, the newest member of the superzoom ZS-Series of digital cameras. Complete with its 25mm ultra-wide-angle Leica lens and a powerful 12x optical zoom (operable in video recording mode), this 12.1-megapixel performer, also includes a new built-in GPS (Global Positioning System) feature that embeds photos and videos with the latitude and longitude location details, a useful feature when using an online photo-sharing website. The LUMIX ZS7 is also the world’s smallest photo/video hybrid superzoom digital camera, which can also record High Definition (HD) video using the recording capability in AVCHD Lite, which includes a dedicated video record button and new to the ZS-Series is a manual shooting mode.
Photoflex Inc. announced that all of their strobe kits will include one FlashFire 16-channel radio trigger and a receiver for each head. This represents a major price breakthrough because a high quality radio trigger and receiver can often exceed the cost of a strobe head and modifier.
The ToughTech Duo is a high performance RAID portable storage system works with two 2.5" notebook drives or solid state drives to back-up and store data. Designed for professional photographers and digital media users while on location or in the studio, ToughTech Duo has a small footprint (3.5” x 6.26” x 1.34” or 89mm x 159mm x 34mm). ToughTech Duo guards against data loss by writing the same information in real-time to both drives. It also saves from costly system downtime as the system can continue to run while the ToughTech Duo restores data on the hard drive.
Free updates for Plug-in Suite 5, PhotoTools 2.5, Mask Pro 4.1 and PhotoTune 3 owners are now available for immediate download. The Plug-in Suite 5.0.1 release provides several updates to correct known issues, including:
Lexar Media introduced the Lexar Multi-Card 24-in-1 USB Reader. Featuring five slots and supporting 24 popular memory card formats, the newest reader is an all-in-one solution enabling concurrent downloads and card-to-card file transfer. The highly versatile card reader was developed with a unique pop-up design, which allows the card slots to be protected when not in use, and comes equipped with a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable. The reader makes it easy to quickly download photo, video, music, and other files from nearly any memory card to a host computer. For additional information about the Lexar Multi-Card 24-in-1 USB Reader, visit www.lexar.com.
Benro announces its new ‘Travel Flat’ series of professional tripods. The new Travel Flat tripods utilize the finest Aluminum, Carbon Fiber, Magnesium and Stainless Steel components to deliver strong support with the added convenience of ultra-compact design and rapid deployment, making the Travel Flat series ideal for demanding photographers on the go.
Lexar Media announced it is now shipping the Lexar Professional Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) 133x memory card in capacities of 128GB, an industry first, and 64GB. The Lexar Professional SDXC cards are available in B&H Photo and Video, and Adorama Camera stores across the U.S, as well as on www.lexar.com.
These large capacities make Lexar Professional 133x SDXC cards an excellent choice for shooting continuous, rapid-fire images and extended lengths of 1080p high-definition (HD) video on a single, high-performance solution. Also, the Professional SDXC cards offer a Class 10 speed rating with a minimum guaranteed speed of 133x, or 20MB per second, and accelerate professional workflow by quickly transferring high-resolution images and HD video from the memory card to the computer when paired with an SDXC-enabled card reader, such as the Lexar Multi-Card 24-in-1 USB Reader.
“We saw a demand for a professional card that would allow photographers to not only capture more high-resolution images and HD video, but to also take advantage of the full capabilities of their high-performance digital SLRs and camcorders,” said Pachi Chen-Wong, senior product marketing manager, Lexar Media. “With the new Lexar Professional SDXC cards, we developed a product that will enhance the professional photography workflow. With capacities of 64GB and 128GB, photographers can capture, store and transfer more images and HD video in one place than ever before.”
FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc. announced that the much-anticipated FinePix REAL 3D system is now available in the U.S. Introduced globally by FUJIFILM Corporation this summer, the FinePix REAL 3D system is the world’s first three dimensional (3D) digital imaging system that captures realistic 3D still photographs and movies1; providing 3D images that users can enjoy without special 3D glasses.
The FinePix REAL 3D system consists of the 3D digital camera, FinePix REAL 3D W1, a 3D digital viewer, FinePix REAL 3D V1, and 3D prints.