B&H Pulse Weekly News Roundup: June 1st, 2012

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This week in the news: Nikon issues a firmware update to their higher-end DSLRs; a new 27-inch Dell computer aims itself right at the iMac; a new Lightroom update, and more.

This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for June 1st, 2012.


Manfrotto's Lino Collection is for Women

Photography Bay brings us the news of Manfrotto's new line of photography-related apparel, in the form of the company's new Lino collection. In a word or two:

PRO FIELD JACKET – $349.00

The Pro Field Jacket features comfort, convertibility, and a sleek design. It offers a classic style, and comfortably holds camera gear and accessories.

PRO PHOTO VEST – $229.00

The Pro Photo Vest combines sleek design with the functionality of an everyday vest. It comfortably holds and supports your camera gear and accessories

PRO SOFT SHELL JACKET – $169.00

The Pro Soft Shell Jacket is a warm and stylish shooting jacket designed to protect from cold, while accommodating the functionality needed for day-to-day shooting.

PRO AIR JACKET – $159.00

The Pro Air Jacket is a breathable wind and waterproof jacket that folds into its own integrated compact pouch

PRO PONCHO – $149.99

The Pro Poncho is a wind and waterproof poncho designed to protect the photographer and her gear from any weather conditions.

The 27-Inch Dell that Could

Dell's new desktop computer seemed to be squarely aimed at iMac users. In fact, the new machine matches the display pixel for pixel at 2,560 x 1,440 pixels, in the form of the new XPS One 27.

The new computer does not have a touch screen, and also seems more oriented for home and consumer use, as Apple's iMacs are able to take higher-end graphics cards.

CNet has a very interesting and complete story on the new computer.

Nikon's New Firmware Update

Nikon USA listened to the issues from their users, and fixed them in a new firmware update. To refresh on the subject, the new firmware updates Nikon's D4, D800, and D800E cameras, and fixes an issue where the cameras would lock up and become non-functional during usage.

You can download Firmware B:1.01 for the D4 here.

You can download Firmware B:1.01 for the D800 here.

You can download Firmware B:1.01 for the D800E here.

PDN has more on the subject.

Adobe's Latest Software Updates

Adobe updated their Lightroom and Camera Raw software to support the following cameras:

  • Canon EOS 1D X
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Canon EOS 60Da
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X
  • Fuji FinePix F505EXR
  • Fuji FinePix F605EXR
  • Fuji FinePix F770EXR
  • Fuji FinePix F775EXR
  • Fuji FinePix HS30EXR
  • Fuji FinePix HS33EXR
  • Fuji X-Pro1
  • Leica M Monochrom (DNG)
  • Leica X2 (DNG)
  • Nikon D4
  • Nikon D800
  • Nikon D800E
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5
  • Pentax K-01
  • RICOH LENS A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5
  • Samsung NX20
  • Samsung NX210
  • Samsung NX1000
  • Sony Alpha NEX-VG20
  • Sony SLT-A57
  • Sony Alpha NEX-F3

This news comes via Photography Bay.

Google Maps Gets Zagat Ratings

Google purchased the Zagat Company a while ago, and this week we got to see exactly what they were doing with it. Android users are now able to download Zagat reviews of places. So that means that when you're around the B&H SuperStore and you're looking for someplace great to eat, you'll be able to boot up Google Maps and see what the ratings are at the surrounding restaurants.

Engadget has more on this.

Archos's 7-Inch Tablet is for Kids, Alvin and the Chipmunks Included

Looking for a tablet for your kid? Archos has developed a 7-inch tablet in the form of the Child Pad. The tablet sports a 7-inch 800 x 480 screen, Android 4.0, 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 CPU, 1GB of RAM, and 4GB of built-in storage. However, the tablet's memory can be expanded using a microSD card. What your children may find to be really cool is the fact that it comes with exclusive Alvin-and-the-Chipmunks content.

And that's your news for June 1st, 2012. Be sure to follow all the consumer electronic news you care about, on B&H Pulse.