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Month: January, 2010

Manfrotto 190CXPRO4 tripod test / review by Trusted Reviews

16 January, 2010 (16:25) | Manfrotto, Review, Tripod | By: Camera News

Manfrotto 190CXPRO4
Manfrotto 190CXPRO4

Trusted Reviews has tested the Manfrotto 190CXPRO4 tripod. This Manfrotto tripod is one of the lightest tripods that Manfrotto got to offer and it is made out of carbon fiber. The tripod weighs only 1.34Kg and it is made from four sections. As the price for carbon fiber has become lower the Manfrotto doesn’t come with a big price tag at about $325.

Trusted Reviews ends up giving the Manfrotto 190CXPRO4 an overall score of 9 out 10 points and this results in a “Trusted Reviews Recommended” award. The 190CXPRO4 gets a perfect score on build quality and almost perfect on value and design. The reviewer finds the tripod to be a perfect combination of lightness, portability and strength. It seems like Manfrotto has made a winner tripod with the 190CXPRO4.
Read the full review of the Manfrotto 190CXPRO4 tripod here.

Kodak announces Kodak ESP Office 6150 All-in-One printer with WiFi

14 January, 2010 (09:00) | Kodak, Printer | By: Camera News

Kodak ESP Office 6150
Kodak ESP Office 6150

Kodak has announced a new All-in-One printer called Kodak ESP Office 6150. This new printer has wireless connectivity and print speeds up to 32 pages per minute.

Some key features for the Kodak ESP Office 6150:
-Able to print, copy, scan and fax
-Wireless connectivity
-Print speeds up to 32 ppm in black and 30 ppm in color
-Copy speeds up to 27cpm in black and 26 cpm in color
-Paper tray that holds 200 sheets

The Kodak ESP Office 6150 All-in-One printer will be available on the marked in April 2010 and cost about $230.

Press release:
Kodak Expands its Innovative All-in-One Printer Portfolio within the Home Office Market

Unique Inkjet Printing System Helps Home Office Owners Expand Their Home Business Printing Capabilities For Less

Rochester, NY, January 6, 2010 — Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) today announced an extension of its innovative All-in-One (AiO) Inkjet Printer portfolio for the Home Office business market with the launch of the KODAK ESP Office 6150 AiO Printer. This new Kodak Printer offers home businesses improved productivity with four-in-one flexibility and premium-quality printing with the lowest total ink replacement cost in the industry1. The ESP Office 6150 saves consumers on average $110 per year on ink based on as few as four pages per day2, delivering the quality their business deserves without straining their bottom line.

With the new ESP 6150, the home-based business owner will benefit from the features and capabilities that enable more productivity, as well as, Kodak’s unique business model, which offers high-quality, affordable inks. The ESP Office 6150 is designed to complement a mobile lifestyle with the latest Wi-Fi technology and Ethernet connectivity that enables printing from multiple sources. It also features extremely simplified Wi-Fi set up to effortlessly connect to wireless networks in the home office. Kodak is also the world’s first direct WiFi printing solution for BLACKBERRY Smartphones, so now, home office users may print documents and photos from a WiFi enabled BLACKBERRY Smartphone. Consumers can also print photos from an iPhone and iPod Touch with the new Kodak Pic Flick application.3

“Home office owners are passionate about their business. By providing a system that delivers premium-quality prints for documents and photos, productivity features to improve efficiency, and ink savings to meet the challenges of their business, Kodak is helping home office business owners focus on driving their bottom line”, said Susan Tousi, General Manager, Inkjet Systems, Vice President, Eastman Kodak. “Kodak believes home business owners should invest in their business, not their printer ink.”

Saving money on ink doesn’t mean compromising on quality. Kodak AiO Printers use proprietary nano-particulate pigment inks instead of dye-based ink to provide premium quality and industry-leading image stability. This means home business owners can print crisp text documents, brilliant graphics and Kodak Lab Quality photos4 that will last a lifetime.5 Kodak prints also dry instantly, so documents and photos are ready to be shared right away.

The KODAK ESP Office 6150 advanced feature set includes:

* Four-in-One system with print, copy, scan and fax capabilities;
* Latest Wi-Fi technology and extremely easy wireless set-up;
* Intuitive control panel provides quick and easy access to the tasks used most;
* Print documents up to 32/30 ppm in black/color6;
* Copy documents up to 27/26 cpm in black/color;
* High-capacity paper tray – holds up to 200 pages;
* Efficient two-sided printing for paper and time savings;
* Scan multiple pictures simultaneously up to 1200 DPI – software creates separate files automatically;
* Fast, efficient faxing at 33.6 kbps with 30-page document feeder.

In addition to the launch of the ESP Office 6150, Kodak also announced an enhanced ink replacement offering which provides greater convenience for consumers who print more frequently. Kodak’s new ink replacement offerings include a new Kodak Black Ink Cartridge 10XL and improved Kodak Color Ink Cartridge 10C to enable consumers to print more with added convenience and less trips to the store for replacement ink cartridges.

Available in April 2010, the KODAK ESP Office 6150 retails for $229.99 U.S.MSRP. Learn more about Kodak’s inkjet portfolio and see how much you’re overpaying for ink at

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Transcend announces Transcend Ultimate Class 10 SDHC memory cards

12 January, 2010 (23:23) | Memory Card | By: Camera News

Transcend Ultimate Class 10 SDHC
Transcend Ultimate Class 10 SDHC

Transcend has announced a new series of SDHC memory cards. The series is called Transcend Ultimate Class 10 SDHC memory cards and has improved transfer speeds with transfer speeds of 20MB/s. The memory cards has capacity up to 16GB and should be able to run high end HD movies without any lag.

Transcend Ultimate Class 10 SDHC memory cards will be available with capacities from 4GB to 16GB.

Press release:
Enjoy High-speed Consecutive Shooting with Transcend Ultimate Class 10 SDHC™ Cards

Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, is proud to announce the launch of its Ultimate Class 10 SDHC™ cards. Part of Transcend’s “Ultimate” line of powerful high-speed memory cards, the new Class 10 SDHC ™cards easily outperform current Class 6 cards, with enhanced transfer speeds of 20MB/s and massive storage capacity of up to 16GB.

Ultra-fast Write Speed
As high-tech gadgets become increasingly advanced with ever-improving video and audio quality, memory card write speed plays an important role in taking high-megapixel pictures and shooting high-definition videos. Featuring the top-of-the-line Class 10 speed rating introduced by the SD™ Card Association this year as part of its new SD™ 3.0 specification, Transcend’s new Ultimate series SDHC™ cards provide blazing fast performance tailored specifically for high-speed consecutive shooting as well as smooth HD video recording.

Compared to Class 2 cards that only guarantee write speeds of 2MB/s, or Class 6 versions that start at 6MB/s, the new Class 10 SDHC™ cards boast 16MB/s write and 20MB/s read speeds that help process data quickly and prevent lag when recording 1920×1080 Full HD videos at 60fps. Transcend Ultimate Class 10 SDHC™ cards offer impressive data transfer rates, giving users the ability to unlock the full capabilities of their DSLR cameras.

Vast Storage Capacity for Memory-hungry Devices
To meet the requirements of high-megapixel DSLRs that can fill memory cards quickly, Transcend Ultimate SDHC™ cards are available in high-capacity sizes ranging from 4GB to 16GB. The 16GB SDHC™ card can store up to 6552 pictures (based on 5 megapixel JPEG compression format), over 88 hours of standard quality video (MPEG-4 video at 384 Kbps), or 240 minutes of HD video (AVCHD at 9 Mbps), providing photography enthusiasts with sufficient space for their high-resolution digital masterpieces. Currently offered in 4GB, 8GB to 16GB versions, Transcend’s new Ultimate series Class 10 SDHC™ cards are highly recommended for entry to mid-level digital camera or camcorder users.

Kata 3N1-30 camera rucksack / shoulder bag test / review by Trusted Reviews

12 January, 2010 (18:15) | Photo Equipment | By: Camera News

Kata 3N1-30
Kata 3N1-30

Trusted Reviews has tested a combined rucksack and shoulder bag from Kata. The rucksack is called Kata 3N1-30 and easily converted from a rucksack to a shoulder bag. The bag also has a rain cover shield and “Thermal Shield Technology” to ensure optimal camera protection.

Trusted Reviews ends up giving the Kata 3N1-30 a “Trusted Reviews Recommended” award and an overall score of 9 out of 10 points. The Kata scores highest on build quality and design while scoring a little lower on value. It has a lot of room and the rucksack/shoulder bag combination works great. The only downside is the lack of strap for tripods.
Read the full review of the Kata 3N1-30 camera rucksack / shoulder bag here.

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