At the recent PhotoPlus Expo in New York City, held between October27-29th, hundreds of exhibitors gathered to show off their latest and greatest accomplishments in technology. From new developments in cameras, lenses, printers, clothing, gear, gizmos and gadgets, the Expo had it all. However, if you consider yourself more of a novice or weekend “photog,” you might have felt a bit out of place. The expo is mostly geared toward the professional shutterbug. Several of the newest innovations, however, were suitable for both the pro and novice alike, although not necessarily that affordable. Here are just 3 of the awesome innovations found at the PhotoPlus Expo. For a deeper detailing, Popsci.com provides a more thorough look.
The new Sony DEV-3 and DEV-5 3D Binoculars are out of this world with their amazing photographic and video potential. Of the two the DEV-5 is more advanced, but only the DEV-3 was on display. Both of them have incredible multifunctional capabilities and can be used as 3D binoculars, a 7MP camera or a 1080i video recorder. The DEV-5’s optical zoom capacity is an astounding 20X! One of the hurdles, however, is the high asking price of $2,000. The DEV-3 model has 10X zoom and costs $1400. But for those who are searching for a high quality multimedia digital camera, these binoculars are worth looking into!
Joby is known for selling its line of bendy camera tripods. At their booth they displayed a new take on their tripod, the Gorillapod Micro. This new mini-tripod is stiff and can fold neatly under a camera without adding significant weight or bulk. They also come in a variety of sizes. Now you will be able to catch all those wonderful shots because you will never be without a tripod.
The Wacom Cintiq 24HD Pen Display has a unique 24-inch display. The display is ideal for making sharp edits for those in 3D design, animation, game development, and industrial design. The price of $2600 doesn’t seem to be a detractor as they are in sought after and very hard to acquire.
As a novice or professional, it’s always good to keep up with cutting-edge technologies. We could only showcase a few of the impressive products that were displayed at the Expo. Browse the other cutting edge gadgets like state-of-the-art jackets, lighting, camera bags and gear here.