It’s finally happened: we’re living in an age when cameras will, in certain modes, just shoot themselves. 2009 also looks like a year when things we once thought of as cinematic special effects, like the projection of Obi Wan giving Princess Leia her marching orders or Dick Tracy getting an assignment from his wrist phone, make their way into real-world mobile devices.
Casio is applying it's high-speed technology to a new generation of consumer digicams. The company has announced this week at CES two new pocket-sized cameras which will be able to shoot 30 still frames per second in burst mode. Both cameras will be branded with Casio's consumer name, Exilim: the EX-FC100 and the EX-FS10.
Like most professional photographers today, Mark Bute is scrambling for jobs. The wedding and portrait specialist from Lancaster, Pa., is seeing his business shrink at an alarming rate, not only because people are asking their friends with DSLRs to do the shooting, but because even willing clients are scared to drop cash during a recession.
New York City-based Fesco Distributors was expected to draw 1,300 dealer representatives – about a third more than last year – to view products from 35 of its key vendors at its second annual regional show, hosted at Terrace on the Park near LaGuardia Airport Sept. 16 and 17. The Expo, which gave companies the chance to offer “show specials” in a separate section of the floor, isolated from their regular lines, featured several first-time exhibitors new to the Fesco brand portfolio, including Coby, Polk Audio, Boston Acoustics, Boss Audio, Peerless and Pro-Mounts. Boston’s Paul Tamberelli said he was pleased with the variety
Fesco, the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based CE distributor that serves the Metro New York area and parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, has announced it is holding its annual dealer show September 16 and 17 at Terrace on the Park, located near the Billy Jean King National Tennis Center on the grounds of Flushing Meadow Park in the Queens neighborhood of Flushing, N.Y. The show hours are 12pm to 11pm on the first day and 12pm to 10 pm on the second day. David Goldstein, Fesco’s director of sales and marketing, said there will be food, entertainment, and show specials offered at the meeting. Wares from
Casio this week announced the release of the EXILIM Zoom EX-Z150, which sports a a wide-angle zoom lens as well as a 3.0” LCD monitor. The company calls the camera “the world’s slimmest” among those with a wide-angle 4x optical zoom. “This camera is the perfect accessory for the picture taking enthusiast as it is compact, attractive and comes equipped with face detection technology which is a popular feature,” the vice president of Casio’s digital imaging division, Bill Heuer, said as part of the announcement. The camera, available now, carries an MSRP of $199.99. www.casio.com