The NP Value Series from NEC is a line of attractively priced DLP projectors designed for computer or video use. Two of the three projectors are ready for 3D computer content and the top model contains an Ethernet port.
Nikon has announced the arrival of the D3100, a new entry-level DSLR that sports, among other cool features, a 14.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and Full 1080p (1920 x 1080) HD video capture @ 24 fps with—now hang on to your hats, kids—full-time autofocus with monaural sound. Now we're talking (and autofocusing)!
The engineers at Nikon have apparently been burning the midnight oil of late, the results of which appear in the form of four new AF-S G-series Nikkor lenses. They include three new zooms—a 24-120mm f/4G ED VR, a 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, a 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR and an update of Nikon's classic 85mm f/1.4, a killer portrait lens if there ever was one.
Flashgun technologies have come a long way since Vivitar first rattled the world with thyristor circuits on their venerable 285 speedlite. Today, advanced circuitry can slice and dice your flash exposure into exacting portions to light your subject regardless of its level of reflectivity.
Daniel Zana knows about working with stiffs. During the day he directs and edits (and occasionally appears in) B&H Online Videos where he makes inanimate objects mug for the camera. Over the last four years he's also made his own movie, a documentary about collectible toys inspired by cartoons, sci-fi films and comic books.
Panasonic has released a quintet of Lumix-series digicams, each bearing its own unique attributes. The monikers of these snapshooters are the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700, Lumix DMC-FX75, Lumix DMC-TS10, Lumix DMC-LX5 and the Lumix DMC-FZ40, a super zoom (24x) bridge-style digicam.
The Space Pilot Pro 3D Mouse from 3Dconnexion is a professional three-dimensional controller, with its own LCD screen, for your computer. You can pan and zoom or rotate images and change the scrolling speed, among other navigational adjustments, even while you use the LCD screen to check your Outlook e-mail, calendar or tasks. The color LCD is called the Workflow Assistant and it also launches RSS feeds.
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