27″ iMac and HP ZR2740w 27″ Monitor First Impressions

iMac

I picked up a new 27″ iMac a couple weeks ago when B&H dropped the price of the previous generation iMac by $300. Specifically, I bought the 3.2GHz Core i5 unit with a nVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX 1GB GPU. I paired the iMac with a HP ZR2740w 27″ IPS display.

After using it for a couple weeks, I thought I would take a few minutes to share my thoughts on my new setup. I figured this would be an appropriate time since we have an active “Mac or PC” thread going on over on our Facebook page now.

I am generally not an early adopter. In fact, I often purchase a product near the end of its market life cycle (there are exceptions though – e.g., the 5D Mark II). This has worked well for me with Mac desktops and laptops over the years for a couple of reasons. [Read more...]

32GB Class 10 SDHC Card for $22.49 – Deal of the Day

HP 32GB SDHC

Amazon has an HP 32GB Class 10 SDHC for only $22.49 today.  This appears to be manufactured by PNY.

While this is a solid deal for the size and speed, if you want something more mainstream, B&H has a Lexar 32GB Platinum II Class 10 card for $25.95, as well as a 32GB SanDisk Ultra Class 10 UHS-I card for $25.95.  Or, you can get a 2-pack of the Lexar cards for $41.16, which is the best deal around right now.  There’s free shipping on all of these cards at B&H right now.

The Class 10 rating is a rating intended for evaluating video capture performance.  In this case, Class 10 is the fastest rating currently available for video performance, which means these will work with just about every HD video camera on the market today.  For a more detailed explanation of SD card classes and speed ratings, check out my prior article on Demystifying SD Cards.

HP Cameras and Camcorders at PMA 2010

HP CW450t

HP has announced several new products at PMA 2010 – the HP CW450, PW550z, SW450, CW450t and PW460t point and shoot cameras, as well as the V1020h, V5061u and V5560u camcorders.  All of these new cameras are budget-friendly and range in price from $99 to $199.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

HP Digital Imaging News from Photokina

HP today announced the newest additions to its digital photography portfolio, designed to empower customers to do more with their digital assets across the printing ecosystem at retail, online or at home.

The technologies are being demonstrated in the HP booth in Hall 4.1 at Photokina 2008, one of the world’s largest photography tradeshows for consumers, professionals and retailers. [Read more...]