Friday, May 27, 2011

For This Memorial Day Weekend Save on Photography Equipment, Electronics & Digital Gadgets

Memorial Day Weekend SALE (May 27 - 31, 2011)

SAVE $80  
Canon 50mm f/1.8 II AutoFocus Lens

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens is the lightest weight EF auto focus lens making it perfect for travel!  

List Price: $199.99   
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SAVE $40
Garmin Nuvi 2370LT GPS


The Garmin Nuvi 2370LT edition features full maps of both Europe & North America - use it at home or while on vacation!    
List Price: $269.99   
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Canon 430EX II Electronic Flash Speedlite

List Price: $399.99   
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Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS 

List Price: $199.99   
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Olympus VG-110

List Price: $99.99   
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Dane-Elec 2 GB USB Flash Memory Deal

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Nikon 4GB SDHC Memory Card 

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Sony 4GB Memory Stick Pro Duo Mark 2

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Highly Versatile and Ultra-Rugged: Could The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TS3 Be Your Favorite Travel or Outdoor Adventure Companion This Summer?

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TS3:

Your Favorite Outdoor and Travel Camera this Summer? 

GPS Equipped, 3D Mode Enabled, Weather Resistant and 4-Way Protection Design (Waterproof, Shockproof, Freezeproof, Dustproof), Full High-Definition Photo and Video Recording Capability and a Variety of Other Dynamic Features Makes The Highly Versatile Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TS3 Digital Compact Camera a Must-Have Travel or Outdoor Adventure Companion.

The Panasonic DMC-TS3 is perfect for anyone with an active lifestyle especially if it involves being outdoors often. This hardcore rugged digital compact camera is shockproof, waterproof, dustproof and freezeproof making it easy to use in all kinds of environments and in all types of weather. But that's not the only reason it's perfect for active outdoor lovers....the TS3 comes equipped with built-in GPS functionality, a compass, an altimeter, a depth indicator and a barometer. The GPS with advanced measuring equipment helps add a variety of fun in wide-ranging situations. 

Another great feature the DMC-TS3 includes is its ability to record all of your stunning memories with beautiful full high-definition photos or movies in AVCHD format. Additionally, the TS3 features a 4.6x optical zoom 28mm wide-angle LEICA DC lens, 12.1 megapixel resolution, a crystal clear 2.7" LCD display screen,  iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode, 4 active outdoor scene modes, panorama assist mode, high-speed burst mode, and *** The newly added 3D Photo Mode*** which produces a 3D image in the camera. The image-processing method used by Panasonic LUMIX records beautiful images with less distortion or visible image links. You can take 20 panning shots and the TS3 will automatically select the two most suitable images – one for the right eye and one for the left  – to synthesize a 3D composite! 

This multifunctional and rugged compact camera allows you to illuminate your dynamic and energetic life then keep those moments forever no matter where or what the intended shooting terrain is. Swim along with tropical fish and capture shots of beautiful coral reefs or take pics and videos of your friends around a campfire. The versatile DMC-TS3 is one camera you can take with you wherever and whenever the action calls.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thinnest 10x Zoom Compact Digital Camera: FujiFilm FinePix T300

Another New Fujifilm Release Now Available  

Thinnest 10x ZOOM Digital Compact
High quality photography just got a whole lot more accessible thanks to the introduction of the new FinePix T300. One of two models that comprise Fujifilm's new T series, the T300 presents the ideal solution for those who want to buy a well specified, easy to use and most importantly, world thinnest*1 10 times zoom compact camera to take on their travels or use to capture family life, but don't want a hefty price tag to match.
  • *1 Researched by Fujifilm at 5th of January (comparing of the minimum depth)
The T300 offers a specification that few other models can match, including some of latest cutting edge technologies plucked from higher-end models in Fujifilm's range.

Fujifilm FinePix T300 / T200 Key features:

  • 14 megapixels
  • 10x optical zoom covering 28 - 280 mm (a 35 mm camera equivalent)
  • 3.0 inch rear LCD with 230,000 pixels*3
  • CCD Shift type Image Stabilisation
  • Face recognition and Image Search
  • ISO 3200 maximum sensitivity
  • Slim body style available in five colours
  • Photobook Assist
  • Motion panorama

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High resolution, wide zoom range

With an impressive resolution of 14 megapixels, the FinePix T300 delivers files that can be printed out at A3 without the need for any software re-sizing. Equally impressive is the 10x zoom range, which stretches from 28 - 280 mm (35 mm equivalent). This powerful mix of features will ensure users can capture great image in no time, be they wide-angle land and cityscapes or closely cropped portraits and distant details.
In addition to the 10x zoom, the T300 also comes equipped with a powerful CCD shift Image Stabilisation (CIS) system that helps eliminate camera shake and deliver high quality images in a wide variety of lighting conditions.
CIS works during the exposure to counteract any hand movements. The result is an expanded range of shooting situations where the T300 can be used without the need for a tripod or other support. With CIS working hard in the background, you can capture sharp, colorful scenes and portraits at night. Plus, should the light be really low, the maximum sensitivity of ISO 3200*2 can be selected so you can keep shooting.
  • *2 Resolution reduced to three megapixels at ISO 3200
An easy to use model with premium features
Many photographers want to keep things simple when it comes to taking pictures and the T300 is an approachable, easy to use compact. But don't think that you're missing out on some of Fujifilm's latest compact camera developments as a result. The FinePix T300 has a few technological tricks up its sleeve, including:
  • Photobook assist. Picking the pictures to go in a photobook can be time-consuming and it can be difficult to visualise what the final book will look like. Not anymore! The T300's Photobook Assist feature allows you to tag images that you'd like to use in a photobook; you can even tag the front cover shot. Then, when you've made the selection, the camera will create a simulation of the photobook which you can view through on the rear LCD.
  • Motion panorama. Everybody likes shooting panoramic images, but no-one likes stitching them together afterwards on a PC. This mode makes shooting panoramas easy. Press the shutter release to start, rotate through and then the FinePix T300 will stitch all three shots together seamlessly. Capturing great panoramic shots has never been so fun — or easy!
  • Face recognition. This is a great feature if you shoot a lot of portraits. When a shot is taken, you can store the name of the person / people in the image. By doing this, the T300 will then automatically find other images on the memory card featuring the same person. Use the Image Search function and you'll quickly be able to find all the shots of a specific individual.
  • HD video. For those situations when you want to capture movie footage instead of stills, the FinePix T300 offers 720p HD video at 30 frames per second.
A Large and High Resolution LCD
Compact dimensions, perhaps, but this hasn't affected the size of the rear LCD, which measures an impressive three inches from corner. Images and menus are displayed in 230,000 dots glory, plus composition is easy on the large screen.

Slim and pocketable for easy portability
A heavy, bulky camera is the last thing you need when you're trying to travel light. The T300 is just 28.1 mm thick and 97 mm wide (without the projection portion of the lens, it is 18.5 mm thick: minimum depth) so it'll easily store in the corner of a travel bag or a jacket pocket. What's more the camera is also available in five colours, so there's bound to be one to suit your tastes.

A family of compacts
The FinePix T300 is just one of two models in the new T series range. It's joined by the FinePix T200, which shares many of the same features, but an even smaller price tag.
Key differences between the two include a resolution of a smaller 2.7 inch rear LCD that uses 230,000 dots.

Advanced GPS Equipped Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR Digital Camera

Packed with features and loaded with some of the latest technological innovations, the new Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR is set to take the premium compact camera market by storm.

Following in the footsteps of the award-winning FinePix F200 EXR and F300 EXR models, this latest recruit to the range is the ideal camera for discerning point-and-shoot photographers or SLR users who want to travel light but don't want to compromise image quality and picture-taking versatility.

Superb results are assured with exciting new features including an innovative 16 megapixel EXR CMOS sensor, advanced GPS functions, high speed shooting capabilities, a 15x wide-angle zoom lens, Full HD movie functionality and an improved user interface. With a stylish design and pocketable dimensions, the FinePix F550 EXR is set to become the must-have compact in 2011.

Fujifilm FinePix F550 Features:
  • All-new 16 megapixel EXR CMOS sensor
  • GPS functionality
  • 15x optical zoom covering 24 - 360 mm (35 mm equivalent)
  • Fast AF
  • 3.0 inch LCD with 460,000 pixel and new Rich User Interface using Vector fonts and graphics
  • Advanced anti blur technologies
  • Advanced Anti blur mode in EXR Auto and CMOS Shift I.S.
  • 1600% wide dynamic range
  • Full resolution high speed shooting at 8 fps
  • Raw file format
  • Full HD movie capture using H.264 (MOV) format
  • New EXR Auto mode featuring 27 scenes
  • Film simulation modes
  • Motion Panorama 360 mode
  • Photobook Assist function

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The New 3D Travel Companion: Olympus SZ-30MR Digital Camera

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Finally! A travel companion truly competent at capturing stills and HD video – even at the same time. The SZ-30MR does it all. Enjoy superb image quality in an ultra-compact, lightweight body with amazing features like a 16MP CMOS sensor for high-quality images with less noise, 7fps High-Speed Continuous Shooting, and Hand-Held Starlight mode for high performance in low light. Plus, capture full 16MP resolution stills & 1080p HD movies simultaneously – you won’t miss a single moment. This multi-purpose camera proves that you can have your adventure and capture it too.

With the revolutionary DUAL TruePic™ III+ technology, capture HD movies and 16MP still images at the same time. Also shoot simultaneous wide-angle and telephoto movies, Full 1080p HD video and VGA movie files, or even Magic Filter movies and original Full HD movies at the same time! The possibilities for superb quality pictures and movies are endless.

HD Movie Video
A simple, one-touch button allows you to record movies with amazing clarity in high-definition, right from your camera.
Using a CMOS sensor, gain better image quality with less noise for improved image detail, especially in low-light situations.

No blur. No noise. No tripod needed. Using high-speed continuous shooting and intelligent technology that overlays pictures and merges them to create single shots, you can capture beautiful nighttime and lowlight photos with ease.

Never miss a moment. With 7fps high-speed continuous shooting, capture the perfect shot by taking a sequence of images all at once.

Image taken w/ SZ-30MR

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Friday, May 13, 2011

New Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G3 Digital Camera

The New Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G3 Digital Camera: Here to Replace The G1 & G2?

The G3 represents the start of Panasonic's third generation of mirrorless cameras. In some respects it's a refinement of the models that have led to this point (it uses the same electronic viewfinder and hinged rear display screen as the G1 and G2). However, behind the aluminium front panel of its slimmed-down, externally-simplified body there lurks a completely new 16.6MP sensor. This makes it the first mass-market Micro Four Thirds model to step away from Panasonic's 12MP chip.

While some of the new features of the G3 suggest a move upmarket, several of the other changes are indicative of an attempt on Panasonic's part to make the G series more accessible. This has seen a number of features removed, presumably in order to make the latest camera both less intimidating and less expensive (the recommended price is $100 lower than the launch price of the G2).

Mirrorless cameras are new enough that manufacturers are still trying to work out who they will appeal to most and what balance of features, capabilities and price those people are looking for. The first Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera, Panasonic's G1, was essentially a miniaturized version of its L10 DSLR, both in terms of features and in terms of appearance. However, as the technology has developed, most Mirrorless cameras have moved away from trying to mimic conventional DSLRs, instead looking to capitalize on the differences they can offer, such as compact size and seamless video integration.

The first clues to this ambition are in the more compact-camera-like hand grip - gone is the full-hand lump that has become standard for DSLRs. Instead we have something that more closely resembles the bulge on the front of the GF2 - a curvaceous extension that encourages a very different hand position on the camera. In fact the G3 is as close in size and appearance to a GF2 (with a viewfinder) as it is to the G2.

From the GF2 it also gains the rather elegant touch-screen interface (which is easier both to understand and to use than the one on the G2). This not only allows lots of control over settings but also the direct touch-screen selection of focus point - something that no DSLR can offer. And, as an improvement over previous models, the G3 also lets you put the AF point anywhere in the frame, not just within a central portion.

The G3 also gains improved video capability, matching the GF2's ability to output either 1080i60 or 720p60 (both from 30fps sensor output). And, while this isn't up to the same specification as the video capability of the GH2, the G3 does gain that camera's image processor and impressive autofocus speed. 

Beyond this, most of the G3's feature additions are incremental improvements - there's a picture-in-picture manual focus magnification option so that you can focus without losing track of your overall composition and a 'Pinpoint AF' mode that uses a small AF area and zoomed preview for precision focusing. And, unlike the GH2, the G3 features subject-tracking AF (as distinct from continuous AF) while shooting video (Panasonic didn't believe it was a feature that fitted with GH2 users' expectations).

However, it's not all a question of gains - unlike the G2, the G3 doesn't have an eye sensor for its viewfinder, so you'll have to manually switch between it and the rear display screen. It also loses the G2's focus point dial and focus mode lever from its top left shoulder. And, while it gains stereo microphones on its top, the G3 loses the option for connecting external mics, making sure it doesn't tread on the GH2's toes. These changes lead us to suspect that the G3 might take the place of both the G2 and G10 in Panasonic's lineup (its suggested price also sits exactly mid-way between those of the G2 and G10).

Compared to size in rivals
Compared in size to rivals

Panasonic G3 specification highlights:

  • 16.6MP CMOS sensor (standard Micro Four Thirds size)
  • ISO 160-6400
  • 4 fps continuous shooting (20fps at 4MP)
  • GF2-style touch screen interface
  • 1080i60 AVCHD shooting (from 30p sensor output)
  • All-area AF point selection
  • Pinpoint AF mode (magnifies focus point to allow confirmation and fine-tune of AF position)
  • Tracking AF in video mode
  • Picture-in-picture manual focus magnification
  • 460k dot articulated LCD
  • 1.44M dot-equivalent electronic viewfinder (phase sequential type)
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Friday, May 6, 2011

Finally Found Sound Body To Love: The New Olympus LS-20M Full 1080p HD Video Camera & Audio Recorder

Don't you want soundbody to love?
Don't you need soundbody to love?
Wouldn't you LOVE SOUNDbody to love?

You Will Love The Enhanced Sound, Sight & Size Quality of
The New Olympus All-in-One LS-20M Full HD Video Camera & Audio Recorder 

::Great For Anyone Who Loves Live Music Performances & Videography::

Transforming everyday videos into memorable movies can be a challenge, but the Olympus LS-20M Linear PCM recorder makes it easy to add creative flair to any recording with the introduction of high-definition video. Record a live recital, create home movies and upload amazing linear PCM audio and high-definition video with the new Olympus LS-20M. Incorporating technologies much like those that debuted in recent Olympus digital imaging products, the new LS-20M is the first Olympus recorder that captures and edits 1080p HD video while recording 24 bit/96 hHz Linear PCM stereo sound. Combined with four different optional Magic Movie special effects features, the LS-20M enables users to create home movies that look and sound like professional productions in a device that’s so compact it fits in your pocket.

“The potential number of uses for the Olympus LS-20M Linear PCM recorder are limitless... anyone looking to capture and upload music performances, sporting events, weddings, meetings or just create their own fun videos, can use the LS-20M for their personal and professional audio and video needs," said Olympus Imaging America Product Manager, Amy Leslie.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The New Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FX78 Ultra-Compact Digital Camera Comes Equipped With Fun & Creative Never-Before-Seen Effects

ATTENTION Ladies and even some of you more adventurous fellas, trust me when I tell you, YOU ARE GOING TO ABSOLUTELY LOVE The New Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FX78 Ultra Compact Digital Camera. 

It finally feels like springtime in NYC today and what better opportunity to enjoy the warm and sunny weather while I work then trying out the newly released Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FX78 compact digital camera at the same time.

As soon as I unveiled the FX78, I knew I was going to enjoy experimenting with it. And after testing it out, I'd say this is definitely an original and unique compact camera that should be considered a serious threat to other point-and-shoot compacts on the market right now. This is probably why Panasonic is currently only allowing authorized dealers to sell it in their store locations but not online as of yet. 

No time to read my detailed overview and description? No problem!
Here is a quick list of the FX78's main features:

Product Highlights

  • 12.1MP Hi-Speed CCD Sensor
  • 3.5" 16x9 LCD Monitor
  • Leica 5x 24-120mm Zoom Lens (Equivalent)
  • Fast, Bright F/2.5 Aperture Lens
  • Touch Screen Control (AF, Zoom, Shutter)
  • 3D Photo Mode
  • 1920x1080 Full HD Video W/Dolby Sound
  • Faster Start-Up and Autofocus
  • Art/Beauty Retouch & Make-up Modes
  • Easy Upload to Facebook/YouTube

If you would like to purchase the Panasonic DMC-FX78 in white or in gold,  it is available at the H and B Digital showroom at 29 West 46th St. (Between 5th and 6th Ave.) New York, NY 10036 but if you live out of state or just can't stop by, you can also call us at (212) 354-1341 and speak to one of our sales team members to order.