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B&H Pulse News Roundup: June 7, 2013

This week in the news: Lots of cool new ASUS gear was announced at the Computex show in Taiwan; Canon announced the new EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens, and version 2.0 firmware update for the EOS M; Tokina introduced the AT-X 12-28mm f/4 for APS-C cameras; and there were some interesting advances in memory card technology.
 
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for June 7, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.

Does It Work? The SD Card Water Dunk Test

Is your SD card waterproof? When browsing the websites of some manufacturers, I stumbled upon claims that their SD cards are tested to be waterproof. I decided to put a couple of my very own SD cards to the test to see what would happen if my precious memory was dropped in water and all washed up. The results may surprise you.

 Take a look at the video to see what happens.

A Quick Demo of Eye Fi Direct

The other day, Ziv Gillat, the creator of the Eye-Fi card, stopped by the B&H Executive Offices to give us a demo of the new Eye-Fi direct feature that allows users to shoot images on their camera and upload them straight to their phone. Take a look at the video after the jump and please share your thoughts with us on what you think of being able to potentially leave your USB cable.



Three Ways To Protect Your Photographs

Do you put all your eggs into one basket? Let's clarify—are all your memories on one memory card? They really shouldn't be. Nothing can be more painful than losing a lot of those great moments from parties and the kids' soccer game, or the evidence from your car accident. Here are some ideas on how to protect those memories.

Photo from Musee Mccord Museum

Sanyo VPC-CS1

It’s usually the case that the more rich a camera is with features, the larger and bulkier it will be. That’s certainly not the case with the Sanyo Xacti VPC-CS1, which can also transmit your footage to a computer, wirelessly, with wireless Eye-Fi SD cards.

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