This week in the news: Hasselblad announced the Stellar compact digital camera; Google released a new version of the Nexus 7 tablet and the new Chromecast HDMI media-streaming device; Fujifilm updated their roadmap, revealing a new lens; and the SanDisk Connect was announced, which offers up to 32GB of storage for mobile devices.
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for July 26, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
ASUS has just announced the new Google Nexus 7 FHD Tablet, which is available with either 16GB or 32GB of flash-storage capacity. The new Google Nexus 7 FHD features a handful of upgrades over the last Nexus 7 tablet. Most notably, the new Nexus 7 FHD is outfitted with a 7-inch Full HD multi-touch display that features 1920 x 1200 resolution.
Last week a peculiarly shaped device appeared on my desk. It was a compact, solid square box with a rather alien aesthetic, by which I mean it looked like something out of a Star Trek episode. The perfectly square cube was dark gray with long diagonal grooves across its entire surface.
While most photographers will concentrate on shooting the event they’ve been hired for, it can be beneficial to have a computer and other equipment on hand to back up your photos, squeeze in some editing and even make a quick slideshow that can be shown at the event.
What does the introduction of the Google Nexus 7 Android tablet mean to the tablet industry as a whole? Paired with the changes in the Android OS, it could mean a lot to players like Amazon, which now has serious competition in their Kindle Fire tablet arena, but it could also mean quite a bit to giants like Apple, Microsoft and ASUS.
Take a look at the major stories in tech new these days and you'll see that Google + is all over it. The service, which is currently on an invite only basis, is looking to become the next big thing in the social media world—looking to rival the current king: Facebook! Many photographers already have a presence on Facebook (both personal and business) so is Google Plus really worth your effort?