Sony working to put a mirrorless camera out, the a6000
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Sony Alpha a6000 is a new mirrorless camera that comes in place of the model NEX-6. It comes in a compact body measuring 120x67x45 mm with a weight of 344 g (without lens).

Wednesday, 20 June 2012 20:52

New Gigapixel Camera Shown Off At Duke

OB-TL305_0620ca_G_20120620114912As something of a photography buff I like reading about new imaging technology and of course I am always checking out the next best thing in digital cameras to come out. So when I read that someone had created a Gigapixel camera I had to find out more about it. Yes I said Gigapixel as in 1,000 Mega Pixels. The amazing new device was put together by scientists at Duke University and while it represents an amazing leap forward it is not quite ready for the market.

120228_pinholeWhen I was in elementary school one of the science projects that we had was to build our own camera. Now when I first heard this I was extremely excited. To me a camera was this amazing thing with lenses and batteries etc. I was more than a little disappointed and confused when your materials list was cardboard, tin-foil duct-tape, and a 126 film cartridge. What we found out was that we were exploring the principle of how we see things based in reflected light (I now boring compared to building a REAL camera). In the end what we built was a pin-hole camera which we used to attempt to photograph a solar eclipse (no, none of got anything near a good picture).

mbl05With the increasing popularity of the SD form factor for media storage (SDHC, SDXC, etc) in modern devices like Cameras, Camcorders and more it was no surprise to see many mobile devices built with an SD card reader. However, most desktop were left out as there is no spot on a motherboard to deal with this. So many photographers and videographers end up tethering their cameras to their systems just to get their images onto them for work. This is awkward and can be annoying. True there is an option for a multi-card reader, but many of those are slow or can be as bulky as the cameras were. With the release of the USB 3.0 specification and the rise of the case with USB 3.0 ports on the front it was time to revisit the multi-card reader. Today we have a small USB 3.0 multi-card reader from Kingston that is not much bigger than a USB flash drive. So follow along as we introduce you to the Kingston MobileLite G3 USB 3.0 Reader.

   

Kingston Digital Launches USB 3.0 Media Reader

·        USB 3.0 Interface Provides Up to 5.0Gb/s Data Transfer Speed

·        Perfect Device for Quick Downloads from High-Capacity Flash Memory Cards

 

Fountain Valley, CA -- August 1, 2011 -- Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the launch of the Kingston® USB 3.0 Media Reader. The reader takes advantage of performance benefits offered by USB 3.0 technology, allowing for faster data download times.

The Kingston USB 3.0 Media Reader supports multiple card formats including the newer high-capacity SDXC. With its quick and easy plug-and-play design, it delivers up to 5.0Gb/s data transfer speed for high-resolution images, large data files and more making it ideal for serious enthusiasts who need a fast and reliable data transfer device. It is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0.

“The Kingston USB 3.0 Media Reader’s ability to handle multiple card formats combined with its small form factor makes it perfect for use at home, on the road or in the office,” said Andrew Ewing, Flash memory business manager, Kingston. “It is the essential device for reading higher-speed cards currently offered in the market and a convenient way to move photos, music, data and more between multiple platforms.”

The Kingston USB 3.0 Media Reader comes with a three-foot USB 3.0 cable. It is backed by a two-year warranty, 24/7 tech support and legendary Kingston reliability. For more information visit www.kingston.com.

Kingston USB 3.0 Media Reader Features and Specifications:

·         Portable: convenient small size

·         Versatile: works with the following Flash card formats:

  • CompactFlash

– CF Type I (UDMA 0-6)

– CF Type II (UDMA 0-6)

  • Secure Digital

– SD

– SDHC

– SDHC UHS-I

– SDXC

– SDXC UHS-I

  • microSD

– microSD

– microSDHC

– microSDXC

  • Memory Stick®/M2*

– Memory Stick®

– Memory Stick® PRO

– Memory Stick® Duo™

– Memory Stick® PRO Duo™

– Memory Stick® M2

·         Requirements: system with USB 3.0 port

·         Backwards Compatible: with USB 2.0

·         Dimensions: 3.66" x 2.07" x 0.63" (93.17mm x 52.68mm x 16.00mm)

·         Speed Rating**: USB 3.0, up to 5.0Gb/s data transfer speed

·         Operating Temperature: 32º to 140ºF / 0º to 60ºC

·         Storage Temperature: -4º to 185ºF / -20º to 85ºC

·         Operating System Compatibility: Windows® 7, Windows Vista® (SP1, SP2), Windows XP (SP3)

·         Guaranteed: two-year warranty

 

* All brand and product names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only. Memory Stick and Memory Stick PRO Duo are trademarks of Sony Corporation. Kingston is not affiliated with Sony Corporation. Other product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

** Speed may vary due to host and device configuration.

 

Kingston USB 3.0 USB Media Reader

Part Number

Capacity and Features

MSRP (U.S.)

FCR-HS3

Multi-Card Reader 3.0

$ 45.00

K I N G ST O N PAR T NUMBERS

 

About Kingston Digital, Inc.

Kingston Digital, Inc. (“KDI”) is the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Established in 2008, KDI is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA. For more information, please visit www.kingston.com or call 800-337-8410. 

 

Kingston and the Kingston logo are registered trademarks of Kingston Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. All other marks may be the property of their respective titleholders.