Casio Pro Trek Smartwatch Now Available For Purchase

Casio Pro Trek Smartwatch Now Available For Purchase

Announced at CES 2017 earlier, if you're looking for a new smartwatch to wear that will complement your outdoor activities, then you will be pleased to learn that the Casio Pro Trek smartwatch is now available for purchase about 3 months after it was initially unveiled at the exhibition.

For those who missed the original announcement, the Casio WSD-F20 is the company's latest attempt at a smartwatch. The wearable will come with Android Wear as its platform of choice and seems to be aimed more at users who do outdoor activities, as opposed to those who might use wearables at the gym. This is thanks to features like low-power GPS and that can also be used offline, which is great for tracking things like your hike or run.

Best Buy To Restock Possible Last Batch Of Nes Classic Editions Today

Best Buy To Restock Possible Last Batch Of NES Classic Editions Today

As if it wasn't hard enough for gamers to get their hands on the NES Classic Edition, Nintendo probably did no one any favors when they announced that they'd be discontinuing the console. This has resulted in a massive spike in prices on eBay, driving the price beyond what many would consider to be reasonable.

Now if you'd rather not fork out hundreds of dollars for a console that only costs $60, you might want to try your luck at Best Buy. This is because the retailer has announced that they will be restocking the console today. However we should point out that the consoles will only be available in stores and not online, so you'll have to make a trip down to your local Best Buy if you want to get your hands on it.

Download Firmware 1.1 For Panasonic's New Dc-gh5 Dslm Camera

Download Firmware 1.1 for Panasonic's New DC-GH5 DSLM Camera

Today, Panasonic has announced the availability of a 1.1 firmware package developed for its new LUMIX DC-GH5 DSLM Camera, which adds 4:2:2 10-bit video recording capabilities to Anamorphic (4:3) mode, as well as other features.

Specifically speaking, the current update resolves an issue where afterimages appeared when recording video under high ISO sensitivity settings ([V-LogL] of Photo Style mode), and allows selecting either FHD [MP4 (LPCM)] or [MOV] recording formats.

Sd Quattro Camera Receives A New Firmware From Sigma - Get Version 1.5

sd Quattro Camera Receives a New Firmware from SIGMA - Get Version 1.5

Today, SIGMA has announced the availability of a new firmware update targeted at its sd Quattro digital camera, namely version 1.05, which resolves an issue where images taken by 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary lenses would show irregular color rendering.

In addition to that, the present release also removes occasional noise seen in the left part of the display monitor. However, this phenomenon was encountered when the magnification ratio was set to 4x and the focusing of the image was adjusted.

Sigma Announces 14mm T2 And 135mm T2 Cine Prime Lenses

Sigma announces 14mm T2 and 135mm T2 Cine Prime lenses

Just in time for NAB, Sigma has announced an expansion to its Cine Prime line of lenses, adding the Cine High Speed 14mm T2 and Cine FF High Speed 135mm T2.

The Cine FF High Speed 14mm T2 and Cine FF High Speed 135mm T2 lenses are designed for use with full frame cameras, and join five existing prime lenses in Sigma's Cine Prime product line. With the addition of these lenses, Sigma now offers cine prime lenses covering a very useful focal length range of 14mm to 135mm.

Ricoh To Show-off 4k-capable Theta 360-degree Camera At Nab

Ricoh to show-off 4K-capable Theta 360-degree camera at NAB

Ricoh will be showcasing a prototype Theta 360 camera that can capture 4K clips and live-stream video at the annual NAB show next week. In addition to its video capture and streaming capabilities, the Theta concept will also have four microphones, allowing it to capture 'spatial surround-sound audio.'

In an interview at Photokina last year Ricoh told our Richard Butler that putting such features into the current form factor would be difficult due to processing power and heat management, so it will be interesting to see how they pulled it off.

Lower Cost Of Image Sensor Business Lifts Sony's Annual Income Estimate

Lower cost of image sensor business lifts Sony's annual income estimate

According to a report by Reuters Japanese electronics manufacturer Sony has lifted its operating income estimate for the financial year ended March 31. Sony says it now expects an income of around ¥285 billion ($2.6 billion), which is up from a 240 billion yen estimate in February.

The main reason for the adjustment of the estimate are lower amortization costs for Sony's financial services segment but the company also cites lower-than-anticipated costs for its image sensor business. The company doesn't provide any more detail than that, so we can only speculate what those anticipated costs were. 

Sony Content Management Station Pws-110cm1 And Updated Firmware For Pws-4500 Server

Sony Content Management Station PWS-110CM1 and Updated Firmware for PWS-4500 ServerSony is expanding the capabilities of its 4K live production technologies, with the addition of a new Content Management Station and upgraded firmware for its PWS-4500 live production server system.
With the launch of the new PWS-110CM1 Content Management Station, Sony has added a metadata-enabled workflow that lets users efficiently and easily search for content that can be seamlessly transferred for delivery.

Sony Embraces Hdr Production With Full End-to-end Solution

Sony Embraces Hdr Production with Full End-to-end SolutionFrom products, to workflow and format, Sony offers users end-to-end HDR production capabilities from acquisition to display, for cinema, live production, online video and event production, meeting the industry’s growing demand for a wider color gamut and increased dynamic range that creates more realistic viewing experiences with enhanced levels of detail.

Sony Announces New Technical Capabilities And Interoperability Achievements

Sony announces new technical capabilities and interoperability achievementsSony is introducing a series of new IP Live functions, interoperability milestones and customer success stories on the first day of NAB 2017. Broadcasters around the world are increasingly embracing IP for its proven ability to deliver quality live 4K video, audio, synchronization signals and control data through a single network cable. At NAB, taking place in Las Vegas from today until April 27th, Sony is joining with customers, partners and competitors alike to demonstrate how its IP Live solution is truly ‘ready today, open for tomorrow’.