B&H Pulse Weekly News Roundup: March 30th, 2012
This week in the news: LG has an OLED Television for the affluent; a new camera bag looks to eliminate the need for Velcro inserts; the camcorder that can videotape your dog running, and slow it down tremendously; and more...
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for March 30th, 2012.
LG's 55-Inch OLED TV Weighs in at $8,000
OLED technology has typically been in smaller displays up until now. However, back at CES, LG announced a new 55-inch OLED television. OLEDs are preset in the viewfinder of many of Sony's DSLRs/mirrorless cameras, as well as the screens of Samsung's NX cams.
Custom SLR M-Plate Universal Quick-Release Camera Plate
You may be familiar with Custom SLR's other products like the C-Loop, Glide Strap, and others.
This week the company announced their new M-Plate Universal Quick-Release Camera Plate, for use with various tripods, straps, etc. According to PDMA, the M-Plate is the world’s first universal tripod plate to offer built-in Manfrotto RC2 and Arca-Swiss connections, as well as attachment points for accessories. It comes with a black anodized finish, for better durability. The plate features an impact-absorbent and textured layer between the aluminum and the camera, which both eliminates scratching the camera's bottom and gives it a more secure fitting. Additionally, the M-Plate features an optional hand strap attachment accessory.
The new M-Plate is already available for pre-order.
TrekPak Camera Bag Gets Rid of Velcro
Pop Photo brought us the news of a new camera bag KickStarter that dares to see the world of camera bags just a bit differently. Many bags use Velcro on the end of their dividers to section off parts of the bag. That method has customarily worked very well for many, but it does have its limits.
The TrekPak uses various-sized dividers and pins to keep sections together, instead of the traditional Velcro. It seems like a very handy and convenient idea. Better yet: the inserts can be used with your other camera bags.
The New Phantom Camera
The Verge has the latest on a brand new Phantom Camera. Designated the v642, it sports a 2K sensor. It can shoot 2560 x 1600 images at 1,450 frames per second, 1080p footage at 2,560 FPS, or 720p at 5,850 FPS in total, and has up to 32GB of DRAM memory (as much as a high-end desktop PC) and dual HD-SDI ports on board. Like its predecessor, the v641, it can simultaneously record one slow-motion clip and play back another one at 4:2:2.
So what does that mean in real life? You can potentially watch the Yankees crush the Red Sox this season in super slo-mo.
Fujifilm's New Flash
Though it was shown off unofficially at CES this year, according to Imaging Resource, the Fujifilm EF-X20 flash was only formally announced recently. The new flash was designed to be used with the X system of Fuji cameras, but it can work with various other cameras too.
One of the very interesting features is the fact that it can be used as a wireless infrared slave to provide extra illumination. Cameras like the X100 are capable of triggering slaves, such as this flash.
And that's your news for March 30th, 2012. Be sure to follow all the consumer electronic news you care about, on B&H Pulse.