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Friday, September 5, 2014

Microsoft has announced the Nokia Lumia 830 smartphone, which features a 10-megapixel camera module with an optical image stabiliser. The Windows Phone 8.1-driven Nokia Lumia 830 has a Zeiss-branded f/2.2 lens and a 1/3.4"-type CMOS imager, and is capable of recording 4K movies and 10-megapixel photographs in DNG format. Other highlights include wireless charging, a 2200mAh battery and a 5-inch 720p display. The Lumia 830 will be available later this month, for about €330.

Microsoft has announced the Nokia Lumia 830 smartphone, which features a 10-megapixel camera module with an optical image stabiliser. The Windows Phone 8.1-driven Nokia Lumia 830 has a Zeiss-branded f/2.2 lens and a 1/3.4"-type CMOS imager, and is capable of recording 4K movies and 10-megapixel photographs in DNG format. Other…

Lexar today announced the new 128GB Lexar High-Performance microSDXC UHS-I card with read transfer speeds up to 633x (95MB per second). “Whether it’s on a sports camera, aerial camera, tablet or smartphone, more video is being captured than ever before,” said Adam Kaufman, director of card product marketing, Lexar.  “With the new Lexar 128GB  microSDXC UHS-I card, users can continue to capture and store high-quality content, without having to worry about changing cards or running out of space.” The 128GB Lexar High-Performance microSDXC UHS-I card comes with a USB 3.0 reader and will be available for purchase in October 2014 with an MSRP of £87.99.

Lexar today announced the new 128GB Lexar High-Performance microSDXC UHS-I card with read transfer speeds up to 633x (95MB per second). “Whether it’s on a sports camera, aerial camera, tablet or smartphone, more video is being captured than ever before,” said Adam Kaufman, director of card product marketing, Lexar. “With…

The Lexar JumpDrive M20 Mobile is a new flash drive featuring both micro-USB and USB 3.0 connectors. Offering read speeds of up to 120MB/s, the drive sports a thumb slide design to retract both connectors and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 devices. “Smartphones and tablets have made it easier for consumers to access their music, videos, and other files anytime, anywhere. But in the past, access required either a Wi-Fi connection or data usage,” said Aaron Lee, director of USB product marketing, Lexar. “The new JumpDrive M20 Mobile USB 3.0 flash drive lets consumers not only quickly retrieve, but share and transfer digital files on the go and between devices – all without searching for a hotspot, using data, or plugging in.” The Lexar JumpDrive M20 Mobile will be available in October 2014 with MSRPs of £25.99 (16GB), £39.99 (32GB), and £79.99 (64GB).

The Lexar JumpDrive M20 Mobile is a new flash drive featuring both micro-USB and USB 3.0 connectors. Offering read speeds of up to 120MB/s, the drive sports a thumb slide design to retract both connectors and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 devices. “Smartphones and tablets have made it easier…

Lexar have introduced the Lexar Professional Workflow UR1, a new a three-slot microSDHC/microSDXC UHS-I USB 3.0 memory card reader. “The video files that sports camcorders and aerial cameras capture are typically extremely large, and it can take a significant amount of time for users to offload content once shooting is complete,” said Adam Kaufman, director of card product marketing, Lexar. “This new three-slot reader cuts down the waiting time, letting users automate the process of transferring files through concurrent downloads and ultimately view, edit, and share their content much faster.” The new Lexar Professional Workflow UR1 reader has an MSRP of £29.99 and will be available in October.

Lexar have introduced the Lexar Professional Workflow UR1, a new a three-slot microSDHC/microSDXC UHS-I USB 3.0 memory card reader. “The video files that sports camcorders and aerial cameras capture are typically extremely large, and it can take a significant amount of time for users to offload content once shooting is…

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The SLR Magic 10mm T2.1 HyperPrime CINE is an ultra wide angle lens aimed at videographers using Micro FourThirds cameras. Offering a 20mm equivalent focal length in 35mm terms, the SLR Magic 10mm T2.1 HyperPrime CINE lens has a maximum aperture of T2.1, ideal for low-light photography and cinematography. Other notable features include a silent “clickless” aperture ring, an 11-bladed iris diaphragm and an optical formula comprising 13 elements arranged in 11 groups. The SLR Magic 10mm T2.1 HyperPrime CINE lens will be available from resellers at the end of October 2014 with a MSRP of £699 / €869.

The SLR Magic 10mm T2.1 HyperPrime CINE is an ultra wide angle lens aimed at videographers using Micro FourThirds cameras. Offering a 20mm equivalent focal length in 35mm terms, the SLR Magic 10mm T2.1 HyperPrime CINE lens has a maximum aperture of T2.1, ideal for low-light photography and cinematography. Other…

Wacom’s new Intuos Creative Stylus 2 comes with a fine solid tip for increased visibility and intricate detail for sketching, drawing and painting on an iPad. Offering 2,048 pressure sensitivity levels, the Intuos Creative Stylus 2 also features Bluetooth 4.0 that connects the stylus to iPads and Wacom’s Cloud services. Available in black and grey, this design tool also boasts an ergonomic shape that makes it is particularly comfortable to use even after numerous hours. Additionally, artists can save time with the two conveniently located shortcut buttons located on the barrel of the pen. A protective carry case holds the stylus, USB charging cable and replacement nibs. Designed for the iPad 3, iPad 4, mini and Air, the Intuos Creative Stylus 2 is compatible with creative apps including Wacom’s Bamboo Paper, SketchBook Pro for iPad (by Autodesk), ArtRage (by Ambient Design), ProCreate (by Savage Interactive) and more. The Intuos Creative Stylus 2 is priced at £64.99.

Wacom’s new Intuos Creative Stylus 2 comes with a fine solid tip for increased visibility and intricate detail for sketching, drawing and painting on an iPad. Offering 2,048 pressure sensitivity levels, the Intuos Creative Stylus 2 also features Bluetooth 4.0 that connects the stylus to iPads and Wacom’s Cloud services…

Wacom's third-generation Bamboo Stylus features a new carbon-fibre covered rubber tip to facilitate writing and navigating on a (capacitive) touchscreen. Users can choose from six trendy colours: silver and grey for the traditionalists and shiny blue, bright green, sunny orange and pink for the “fashionistas”. Available in Wacom´s eStore and various retailers as of today, the Bamboo Stylus duo is priced at UK: £24.99, the Bamboo Stylus solo at UK: £16.99.

Wacom's third-generation Bamboo Stylus features a new carbon-fibre covered rubber tip to facilitate writing and navigating on a (capacitive) touchscreen. Users can choose from six trendy colours: silver and grey for the traditionalists and shiny blue, bright green, sunny orange and pink for the “fashionistas”. Available in Wacom´s eStore and…

Wacom today announced a smart stylus with new ‘thin tip’ technology that makes navigating, writing, sketching and sharing on an iPad feel effortless. The Bamboo Stylus Fineline's features also include pressure sensitivity and palm rejection for increased precision and a more fluid action. With its 1,024 pressure levels, it reacts to the pressure being applied by the user, resulting in lighter or stronger strokes accordingly. In addition, the palm rejection feature instantly knows the difference between a hand or the stylus, meaning a user’s hand can comfortably rest on the screen while using the pen. The battery, required to establish Bluetooth connection, lasts approximately 26 hours but can be easily recharged via USB.Bamboo Stylus fineline will be showcased on the Wacom booth (hall 12, stand 104) at IFA 2014 in Berlin from 5th to 10th September. From today, it will be available to purchase on the Wacom eStore as well as various retailers across Europe. Bamboo Stylus fineline is priced at £49.99.

Wacom today announced a smart stylus with new ‘thin tip’ technology that makes navigating, writing, sketching and sharing on an iPad feel effortless. The Bamboo Stylus Fineline's features also include pressure sensitivity and palm rejection for increased precision and a more fluid action. With its 1,024 pressure levels, it reacts…

Olloclip has introduced 4-in-1 photo lenses for the Samsung Galaxy S5 and S4. Each of these quick-connect conversion lenses offers fisheye, wide-angle, and two macro optics in a single package. With the fisheye and wide-angle lenses adjacent to each other, selecting a lens is as simple as shifting the desired lens over the device’s camera. The macro lenses are cleverly revealed by unscrewing either the fisheye or wide-angle lens. The olloclip 4-IN-1 lens retails for £59.99.

Olloclip has introduced 4-in-1 photo lenses for the Samsung Galaxy S5 and S4. Each of these quick-connect conversion lenses offers fisheye, wide-angle, and two macro optics in a single package. With the fisheye and wide-angle lenses adjacent to each other, selecting a lens is as simple as shifting the desired…

The Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX100 III is a new title from White Knight Press. Available in paperback and ebook formats, the book explains all shooting modes, menus, functions, and controls of the camera in clear language, accompanied by more than 400 mostly colour photographs and illustrations. The Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX100 III is available now for $9.95 in PDF, iPad, and Kindle formats for download through the website below. The paperback version is available now for $26.95 through Amazon.com and will be available from other online sellers in coming weeks.

The Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX100 III is a new title from White Knight Press. Available in paperback and ebook formats, the book explains all shooting modes, menus, functions, and controls of the camera in clear language, accompanied by more than 400 mostly colour photographs and illustrations. The Photographer’s…

Kenro has just announced the UK availability of the Reflecta ProScan 10T film scanner. Boasting a resolution of 10,000 x 5,000 dpi and a Dmax value of 3.9, the Reflecta ProScan 10T has infrared and white LED light sources, andhardware-based dust- and scratch-removal technology. Capable of scanning loose strips of negative and transparency film as well as mounted slides, the scanner comes bundled with Scansoftware Cyberview and Adobe Photoshop Elements 12. The recommended retail price is £486.60.

Kenro has just announced the UK availability of the Reflecta ProScan 10T film scanner. Boasting a resolution of 10,000 x 5,000 dpi and a Dmax value of 3.9, the Reflecta ProScan 10T has infrared and white LED light sources, andhardware-based dust- and scratch-removal technology. Capable of scanning loose strips of…

The Samsung Galaxy is a 5.7-inch "phablet" with a Quad HD Super AMOLED display, 4K movie recording and a 16-megapixel rear-facing samera with a Smart Optical Image Stabiliser. Other photography-related highlights include HDR (Rich tone), Selective Focus, Rear-cam Selfie, Beauty face, Virtual Tour Shot, Shot & More and a 3.7-megapixel front-facing camera with an f/1.9 lens. The Galaxy Note 4 will be available in Charcoal Black, Frost White, Bronze Gold, and Blossom Pink in global markets from October .

The Samsung Galaxy is a 5.7-inch "phablet" with a Quad HD Super AMOLED display, 4K movie recording and a 16-megapixel rear-facing samera with a Smart Optical Image Stabiliser. Other photography-related highlights include HDR (Rich tone), Selective Focus, Rear-cam Selfie, Beauty face, Virtual Tour Shot, Shot & More and a 3.7-megapixel…

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sony have released three high-resolution sample images captured with the new ILCE-QX1 camera. Taken at ISO100/21° and ISO200/24°, these Sony QX1 samples can be downloaded from the website below.

Website: Sony Global

Sony have released three high-resolution sample images captured with the new ILCE-QX1 camera. Taken at ISO100/21° and ISO200/24°, these Sony QX1 samples can be downloaded from the website below. Website: Sony Global

WD today unveiled My Passport Wireless, an easy-to-use Wi-Fi enabled storage drive that allows consumers to save, access and share stored content wirelessly with any smartphone, tablet or other device. The portable wireless drive features Wireless N with MIMO technology for enhanced wireless performance so that users can access and transfer files quickly, as well as stream up to four HD videos simultaneously. Additionally, when users need to transfer large amounts of data, the My Passport Wireless drive provides the option of using a high speed USB 3.0 connection. The built-in rechargeable battery provides up to six hours of continuous streaming and up to 20 hours of standby. The My Passport Wireless drive is currently available for advance order online at the wdstore.com and will be available at select US retailers later in September. MSRP is $129.99 USD for 500GB, $179.99 USD for 1 TB and $219.99 for 2 TB. The WD My Cloud mobile app currently is available for download for free from the App Store and Google Play.

WD today unveiled My Passport Wireless, an easy-to-use Wi-Fi enabled storage drive that allows consumers to save, access and share stored content wirelessly with any smartphone, tablet or other device. The portable wireless drive features Wireless N with MIMO technology for enhanced wireless performance so that users can access and…

The Sony ILCE-QX1 is a new lens-style camera that allows you to use an E-mount lens with your smartphone. The Sony ILCE-QX1 has an APS-C size Exmor CMOS sensor with 20.1-megapixels, BIONZ X processor, advanced camera features including RAW image files, and even a pop-up flash. The compact DSC-QX30 keeps things crisp and clear with its powerful 30x optical zoom lens, supported by Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation that helps eliminate blurring.

Shipping as standard with the ILCE-QX1 and available as an optional accessory for all other QX models, the FSK1 Free Angle Shooting Kit includes a tilt adaptor and a grip, allowing you to shoot from low or high angles or take effortless selfies.

The QX1 (£249) and QX30 (£249) lens-style cameras and new colour variations of QX10 are available to pre-order now from www.sony.co.uk. The QX10 colour variants and QX30 are available in the UK from the end of September 2014 and QX1 and FSK1 (£25) from October 2014.

The Sony ILCE-QX1 is a new lens-style camera that allows you to use an E-mount lens with your smartphone. The Sony ILCE-QX1 has an APS-C size Exmor CMOS sensor with 20.1-megapixels, BIONZ X processor, advanced camera features including RAW image files, and even a pop-up flash. The compact DSC-QX30 keeps…

The Sony Action Cam Mini weighs just 63g and is approximately 2/3rd the size and weight of existing models. Squeezed into its tiny dimensions, you’ll find many of the same leading Sony technologies such as advanced SteadyShot and delivers eye-popping Full HD pictures and crisp stereo sound. With the ability to capture high bit-rate recording at 50mbps in XAVC S and a 170° wide angle lens, the power of the HDR-AZ1 defies its small size. The new HDR-AZ1VR Action Cam Mini (including the LVR2) from Sony is available to pre-order now from www.sony.co.uk. It’s on general sale in UK from October 2014 for £329.

The Sony Action Cam Mini weighs just 63g and is approximately 2/3rd the size and weight of existing models. Squeezed into its tiny dimensions, you’ll find many of the same leading Sony technologies such as advanced SteadyShot and delivers eye-popping Full HD pictures and crisp stereo sound. With the ability…

Sony has updated its PlayMemories Mobile smartphone app to Version 5.0. Available tomorrow, as a free download (iOS and Android), this handy app works with Sony’s QX10, QX30, QX100 and QX1 lens-style cameras, and provides faster one-touch wireless connection by NFC and offers a new touch shutter function that allows fumble-free shooting just by touching your phone screen. Other novelties include a redesigned graphical user interface, on-screen focus confirmation, on-demand grid lines and a new Mirror mode that lets you frame shots in confidence with the camera held at arm’s length. PlayMemories Mobile Version 5.0 for iOS and Android is available for free.

Sony has updated its PlayMemories Mobile smartphone app to Version 5.0. Available tomorrow, as a free download (iOS and Android), this handy app works with Sony’s QX10, QX30, QX100 and QX1 lens-style cameras, and provides faster one-touch wireless connection by NFC and offers a new touch shutter function that allows…

The Epson SureColor SC-P600 is Epson’s new top-of-the-range A3+ photo printer. Combining professional quality, high productivity and superior wireless connectivity in a relatively compact and affordable package, the Epson SureColor SC-P600 features the manufacturer's new nine-colour UltraChrome HD inkset for excellent quality prints. Designed for medium-volume production, the SureColor SC-P600 outputs an 11 x 14 inch print in 153 seconds. Twin paper paths enable A3+ printing on a wide variety of photo and fine art papers, canvas and thick media, while the machine’s roll-paper capability is perfect for high-impact panoramic images.  The 2.7 inch, colour touch panel interface makes it simple to set up and manage, even without a PC, while the unit's Wi-Fi Direct, Epson Connect and Google Cloud Print support provide for excellent wireless connectivity. The SureColor SC-P600 printer will be shown for the first time in Europe at Photokina (Stand B11, Hall 2.2).

The Epson SureColor SC-P600 is Epson’s new top-of-the-range A3+ photo printer. Combining professional quality, high productivity and superior wireless connectivity in a relatively compact and affordable package, the Epson SureColor SC-P600 features the manufacturer's new nine-colour UltraChrome HD inkset for excellent quality prints. Designed for medium-volume production, the SureColor SC-P60…

Benro today launched its Aero 2 and Aero 4 travel-friendly video tripods. Designed for those who are tired of checking their tripod at the airport, or sick of carrying a heavy tripod up a mountain, and of course for the filmmaker on the go no matter where the destination, these compact video tripods utilise reverse folding legs, making them small enough to fit inside of a backpack, rolling case or carry on. Each kit includes a removable flat base fluid effect video head with both pan (left to right) and tilt (up & down) controls for smooth and precise camera movements. Both Aero tripods feature secure quick flip leg lock levers, independent leg angle adjustments allowing easy set-up on uneven ground, a weight hook to secure your tripod in the windiest of conditions and convertible rubber/spiked feet to secure your tripod to any surface. The Aero 4 model additionally includes a 501PL compatible QR6 plate. Suggested retail price for the Benro Aero 2 is $199, whilst the Aero 4 costs $259.

Benro today launched its Aero 2 and Aero 4 travel-friendly video tripods. Designed for those who are tired of checking their tripod at the airport, or sick of carrying a heavy tripod up a mountain, and of course for the filmmaker on the go no matter where the destination, these…

Sony has issued a firmware update for its Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 digital superzoom camera. Version 2.00 eables shooting 60p/30p/24p/120p movies in the XAVC S format, which supports high bit rates. Specifically, users can shoot 1080p movies at frame rates of 60/50/30/25/24fps, and 720p videos at up to 100 and 120fps in the new format. Note that when shooting a movie in the XAVC S format, you'll need to ensure that an SDXC card of Class 10 or faster is used.

Website: Sony UK

Sony has issued a firmware update for its Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 digital superzoom camera. Version 2.00 eables shooting 60p/30p/24p/120p movies in the XAVC S format, which supports high bit rates. Specifically, users can shoot 1080p movies at frame rates of 60/50/30/25/24fps, and 720p videos at up to 100 and 120fps in…