Canon Japan unveils a few silly gear-themed gifts for Canon lovers

Ahead of the holiday shopping season comes a new catalog of gifts from Canon Japan. The gifts are styled after the camera company’s existing gear, including a coffee mug and travel thermos designed to resemble lenses, a pair of miniature USB flash drives that resemble classic Canon cameras, a photo album and thermal bottle with an illustrated history of Canon’s camera collection, a lunch bag styled after a camera bag, and a picnic mat with illustrations.

All eight products, plus a gift set, are available from Canon Japan now for the following prices:

  • Lens Mug MG001:¥3500
  • Lens Mug MG002:¥2500
  • Mini F-1 16GB USB: ¥9,980
  • Mini IVSb 8GB USB: ¥8980
  • Photo album: ¥1800
  • Thermal bottle: ¥3780
  • Lunch bag: ¥1580
  • Picnic mat: ¥3780
  • Mug Gift Set: ¥5,800

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Blackmagic Design annuncia un nuovo prezzo ridotto per i Micro Converter con alimentazione USB

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InterBEE 2017, Blackmagic Design riduce il prezzo dei suoi convertitori tascabili USB e li confeziona senza caricatore, per consentire agli utenti di usare i propri. Il nuovo, incredibilmente piccolo Micro Converter HDMI to SDI è ora disponibile a soli US$39 dai rivenditori Blackmagic Design, e Micro Converter SDI to HDMI a soli US$45.
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Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 first impressions


The Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 is the company’s newest mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (ILC), and in many ways, the first Lumix camera ever to be aimed squarely at professional and advanced amateur stills photographers – and it shows.

But that doesn’t mean the G9 is light on video specs; Panasonic has long been a leader in ‘hybrid’ stills and video cameras with the impressive GH-series, but just as the GH-series leans slightly more to the video side of things, the G9 leans the other way.

Even though we’ve had only a few days with our G9, we’ve already seen improvements to the JPEG engine (color in particular), and been able to play around with some of its new features like the 80MP high-resolution mode, and been blown away by its incredibly large electronic viewfinder. Some of its capabilities – like impressive-looking 20 fps burst shooting with continuous autofocus – will need more in-depth testing.

But for now, we’ve put together some of our first impressions and takeaways – let’s get started.

Key specifications

Design sketch of the Panasonic Lumix DC-G9.

The Lumix G9 is overflowing with refinements and improvements both inside and out. There’s a lot to digest in this camera, but here are what we believe to be the G9’s most important qualities:

  • 20.3MP Live MOS sensor with no AA filter (same as GH5)
  • 6.5-stop 5-axis Dual I.S. 2
  • 0.83x (35mm equivalent) high-res, 120 fps electronic viewfinder
  • 80MP high-resolution mode
  • 20 fps bursts with continuous autofocus (60fps with focus locked)
  • Dual UHS-II SD card slots supporting new high-speed V-rated cards
  • Assortment of 4K and 6K Photo modes, in-camera focus stacking
  • Refined ergonomics and controls
  • USB charge and USB power capability, 400 shots per charge battery life (CIPA)

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Olympus EyeTrek smart glasses pack a tiny 2.4MP camera into an AR wearable

Olympus has launched a wearable, augmented reality system that positions a tiny screen and camera near the wearer’s eye. Called EyeTrek Insight, this open source device resembles Google Glass, but is larger and intended for enterprise applications rather than general consumer use. The wearable features a 2.4MP forward-facing camera and the maker’s own Pupil-Division Optical System.

EyeTrek Insight is designed to attach to the ear pieces of a pair of glasses, whether they’re prescription frames or safety glasses. The unit has an integrated touch bar enabling users to control the device using their finger, as well as an optional microphone attachment for issuing voice commands. Both WiFi and Bluetooth enable EyeTrek to connect with various networks and devices, and while the device has only a 1hr run time per charge, Olympus has an optional adapter for plugging the smart glasses into a USB power source.

The integrated camera is fairly low resolution, capable of capturing content at up to 1992 x 1216, though the device’s tiny OLED display has a 640 x 400 resolution. Olympus describes the display, which is semi-transparent, as measuring half the width of a human pupil. Despite its small size, the maker says its display offers clear images even in outdoor and otherwise bright environments.

While Olympus markets its wearable toward industries where employees could benefit from visual access to data, the unit runs Android and provides development tools for devs and businesses to create their own applications, leaving the door open to a wide range of potential abilities and uses. The EyeTrek Insight is listed on Olympus’s website as a ‘Developers Edition,’ though it is unclear whether the company plans to offer a different edition in the future.

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The new BenQ SW271 27″ 4K monitor gives photographers full color control

BenQ has launched a new monitor designed for professional photographers who need both high resolution and extremely accurate colors: the 27″ SW271. This model builds upon the company’s previous SW2700PT display, offering support for HDR10 alongside a 4K 3840 x 2160 resolution and the maker’s AQCOLOR technology.

With the AQCOLOR tech, users are given total control over the display’s color via hardware calibration and the maker’s Palette Master Elements software. The inclusion of advanced hardware color calibration helps enable the SW271 to meet strict color accuracy standards, according to BenQ, which says its display is ideal for “color-critical applications.”

Users have the option of viewing content simultaneously in different color spaces via GamutDuo, plus there’s a Hotkey Puck for toggling between the monitor’s various modes, including: 99% Adobe RBG coverage, 100% sRGB/Rec. 709 coverage, 93% DCI-P3 coverage, plus a Black & White option.

Monitor connectivity includes DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.0; there’s also an SD card reader, USB-C, and a USB 3.1 port. The shade featured in the above image is included with the monitor and can be removed. The monitor is available now for $1,000 USD.

Press Release

BenQ’s Dynamic SW271 Monitor Offers Professional Photographers Picture-Perfect Performance

New 4K HDR-Enabled Color-Accurate Display Comes Equipped With BenQ’s AQCOLOR™ Technology and USB-C™ Connectivity

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Nov. 1, 2017 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today introduced a new 27″ 4K UHD (3840×2160) monitor that offers professional photographers unprecedented color accuracy through new AQCOLOR technology, high specifications and picture-perfect performance.

Building on the success of its award-winning predecessor the SW2700PT, the SW271 sets a new benchmark for image quality. The HDR10-enabled monitor allows users to see their images and videos in a wider dynamic range than a typical monitor. The sleek display is user → continue…

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InMotion Slider is an automated digital slider for smartphones and small cameras

The InMotion slider is a new compact and affordable digital automated camera slider aimed at smartphone users and filmmakers who are using other lightweight cameras, such as GoPros or small mirrorless cameras. Its makers are currently looking for funding for mass production on Kickstarter.

The InMotion slider comes with a universal mount for smartphones, mirrorless cameras and GoPros, and a panning mechanism that, according to its makers, provides a 36 degrees wider field of view than typical sliders. You can also mount it on a tripod, attach lamps, microphones or other accessories and charge your smartphone via a USB charging port.

The Slider is controlled via a dedicated mobile offering advanced features, such as face-following, motion trigger, timelapses, parallax mode and livestreaming. The built-in 12V battery allows for 5 hours of filming on any device and optional extension rails can be added for up to 30in of track.

You can currently pre-order an InMobile Slider by pledging $247 on the project’s Kickstarter page where you’ll also find more information and a product video. Delivery is planned for January 2018.

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