Alongside the new Pentax K-3, Ricoh also announced the new Pentax HD DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED WR lens. The new telephoto zoom features Pentax’s multi-layer High Definition (HD) coating and a weather sealed construction.
The Pentax HD DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED WR lens should be available in November for $449.95. Check it out here at B&H Photo. [click to continue…]
Panasonic has announced the new AG-AC90 AVCCAM HD camcorder, which features 3-MOS image sensors capturing HD video at 1080/60p, 60i, 30p and 24p.
The pro camcorder features a stabilized 12x optical zoom lens (29.8-357.6mm equivalent) and three independent adjustable rings for zoom, focus and iris. The AC90 records to two SD card slots with support for SDXC and UHS-1. Data rates measure 28Mbps for 60p only and 21Mbps average for other 1080 frame rates. Lower data rates are available for extended recording times.
The AC90 also includes dual XLR inputs and a built-in stereo mic. The camera has both an eye-piece viewfinder and a 3.5-inch LCD monitor at 1.15MP resolution.
The Pansonic AG-AC90 will be available in late fall 2012 at a targeted $2250 retail price. Check for availability at B&H Photo.
The Fuji FinePix F800EXR is a new 16MP point and camera with a 20x optical zoom lens (25-500mm equivalent).
Like the recently introduced Samsung MV900F and the Panasonic SZ5, the new F800EXR features built-in Wi-Fi compatibility. Akin to the Panasonic SZ5, Fuji offers a free app that can be installed on Android and iOS devices, which will connect the F800EXR to your smartphone or tablet. Using this app, you can download images from the camera to your mobile device and edit or share them as you see fit.
Additional features on the F800EXR include a 3-inch, 460K-dot res LCD, 1080p HD video capture and RAW image capture.
The Fuji F800EXR should be available in August for $349.95. Check availability at B&H Photo.
More details in the press release below. [click to continue…]
B&H now has the price listed for the Sony NEX-FS700 at $7999 for the camera body. And, the price with the 18-200mm kit lens is $8599.
We kinda expected a pricepoint in this neighborhood; however, now that I’m actually looking at it, it’s hard to believe that Sony is delivering 240fps at full 1080p for $8k. And, to boot, it’s going to capture 4K via an external recorder.
No pre-orders yet, but stay tuned. I’ll let you know as soon as they open up.
Contour cameras are tiny little tube-shaped cameras for extreme sports and other POV action. Check out the overview of these action cameras below. [click to continue…]
In need of some extra storage for all those media files? Check out this deal on a 2TB external Seagate HD for $80.
If you’re still only sporting USB 2.0, you’ll be OK since USB 3.0 is backwards compatible with it too.