Carl Zeiss

Feb 212015

Sony X1000V 4K Action Camera
Competing with the GoPro Hero4, Sony’s FDR-X1000V Action Cam is a small mountable action camera capable of recording breathtaking 4K sports videos!

ALSO CHECK the Garmin Virb Elite HD Action Camera, the RICOH WG-M1 Waterproof FHD Action Camera and the 56 Coolest GoPro Accessories To Help You Record Your Adventures Like A Boss posts we wrote earlier.

The FDR-X1000V sports 170-degree ultra wide Zeiss lens, a 1/2.3″ back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS 12.8MP sensor capable of recording in 3840 x 2160 pixels with up to 240p HD / 120p HD, sports Steady Shot image stabilization, has easy control external buttons which allow you to control the camera even when wearing winter gloves, has WiFi connectivity for easy files transfer and remote control, GPS for location and track recording, loop recording and slow motion mode, NFC for easy setup and syncs with Sony TV units via Bravia Sync. More than that, the Sony X1000V is shock, dust and waterproof, can be controlled via iPhone and Android devices as well as via Sony’s LiveView Remote (purchased separately) and comes with a wide array of accessories to match all your recording needs.

$489 | BUY NOW


Feb 112014

Hasselblad HV Full-Frame DSLR Camera
The HV Full-Frame DSLR Camera is Hasselblad‘s newest addition to their luxury digital cameras line-up.

ALSO CHECK the Hasselblad Stellar Special Edition Collection.

The new HV model is an outstanding camera build on the bases of the popular Sony A99 and comes equipped with a 24.3 MP full-frame CMOS sensor, 35 mm full-frame HD movie recording, 2.5 EV to 4.5 EV in shutter speed, 19 points AF, ISO ranging from 50 to 25,600, continuous shooting, SteadyShot image stabilization, sports Carl Zeiss 24-70mm f/2.8 lens out of the box and is fully compatible with any Sony A-mount or DT-mount lens.

While the technical specs will probably not make you pay $11,500 US for the Hasselblad HV, you have to keep in mind that the Swedish camera manufacturer not only makes digital cameras but also creates camera fashion statements! You know … just like that Bentley we’re all dreaming about, but it takes pics!

$11,500 | BUY NOW
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Jan 202014

Sony HDR-MV1- The High-Quality Audio Pocket Video Recorder
With the smartphone explosion in the past years, many thought camcorders will have the same fate as compact digital cameras – forgotten it the bottom of a drawer, seeing their bigger brother (read DSLR) being the star of all important events and their younger sibling (read Smartphones) being the day to day photo and video companion.

Well, things are somehow headed that way, but a new current of niche-designed camcorders is flooding the market to replace the generic, old, family video recorders. Think about the new breed of action cameras

ALSO CHECK Canon VIXIA Mini Compact Personal Camcorder and Samsung HMX-W300 – Waterproof, Dustproof, Shockproof Pocket Digital Camcorder

With this new mentality, Sony introduces the HDR-MV1 to the markets. The Sony camcorder is designed with all the bells and whistles of a modern camcorder and, as it is targeting musicians and niches where audio quality is important (even more important than the actual video recording), it sports an 120-degree X-Y stereo microphones capable of recording in uncompressed linear PCM (48kHz / 16-bit) or compressed using the AAC codec. As an extra, you also get the possibility to connect external microphones or musical instruments to improve the sound quality of your recording.

The Sony HDR-MV1 features a 16mp Exmor R CMOS image sensor, wide-angle 120° Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) recording at 30 fps, built-in WI-FI connectivity with one touch NFC pairing with tablets and smartphones for fast data transfers, micro-HDMI output, multi terminal USB port for charging and data transfers and a 2.7″ LCD screen which allows watching the recordings and adjust various recording settings.

$298 | BUY NOW


Dec 162013

Carl Zeiss Optical 20x60mm Image Stabilized Binoculars
The Carl Zeiss Optical 20x60mm IS Binoculars are designed for serious naturalists! Their impressive power, precision and one-button-push image stabilization offers unmatched optical experience – also check these cool 18x50mm Canon IS Binoculars we featured earlier.

The German built 20x60mm binoculars feature Zeiss exclusive image stabilization technology based on gimbals mounted eracting systems which is not dependent by batteries and doesn’t make any noises. The unit sports eyepieces with rubber eye-cups which allow a full field of view (with or without glasses) and it’s casing is made of rubber coated metal which also confers the binoculars water resistance and allows you to safely take these binoculars with you wherever you go! On the optical side we find premium coated lens and high performance optical glass which makes the Zeiss 20x60mm to be recognized by most users as one of the best binoculars of it’s class.

$6,599 | BUY NOW


Dec 132013

Sony DSC-QX100 - The Attachable Lens That Will Transform Your Smartphone Into A Pro Photo Camera

While gadgets like the Izzi Orbit, Snapzoom or the Clip-On Smartphone Lenses are designed to improve your Android or iPhone photo capabilities, you need something more serious if you want to use your smartphone for PRO photography!

Yeap … you’ve heard me well – use your smartphone for PRO photography! And here’s how to do it: the Sony DSC-QX100!
The DSC-QX100 is an universal attachable lens-like camera which hooks up to your smartphone, connects to it via NFC or WI-FI and allows DSLR quality picture shooting. The gadgets is not a lens which will improve your smartphone’s native photo capabilities, but a stand-alone camera which uses your smartphone only to display, adjust and setup the pics it takes.

From a technical point of view, the Sony DSC-QX100 takes DSLR beautiful 20MP pictures, features 3.6X optical zoom via the F1.8 Carl Zeiss lens, 30p HD video recording, 1″ large Exmor R® CMOS sensor for high quality low-light picture shooting, NFC, Wi-Fi connectivity and the possibility to save the recorded media to the internal memory or to the smartphone-s memory.

$498 | BUY NOW


Nov 042013

Hasselblad Stellar Special Edition Collection - Orange With Wenge

Hasselblad unveiled it’s “Special Edition” models from the Stellar collection. The three new models come with Carl Zeiss lenses, full HD, 3.6X optical zoom, wide range ISO for increased image quality in low light conditions, elegant aluminum bodies with metallic controls and grips ranging from black carbon fiber to Wenge and Padouk – also check the Sigma DP3 Mirrill and the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX1.

The Hasselblad Stellar Special Edition cameras are aimed to the premium amateur and enthusiast compact cameras market and have prices ranging between $3,150 and $5,065.

$3,150 | BUY NOW
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Aug 142013

Hyetis Crossbow - The 41 Megapixels Camera Wristwatch
With all the buzz going on lately around smartwatches, we welcome the Swiss manufacturer Hyetis’s first super-smartwatch – the Crossbow. We are looking forward to see this impressive piece of gadgetry hitting the markets – also check the CooKoo personal wrist assistant and the The Neptune Pine. While they’re not as complex and developed as the Crossbow, they offer reliable cheaper alternatives offering some of Hyetis Watch‘s basic features.

The Hyetis Crossbow sports an impressive set of specs packed in a light, wristwatch shape:

  • 41 Megapixel Camera with Carl Zeiss Optics
  • Optical zoom and flash
  • High resolution microphone with noise suppression
  • NFC, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity for pairing with your smartphone
  • Instant sharing function via the smartphone connection
  • On-Board enviromental sensors: GPS position, Temperature, Altitude, Depth, Biometric information (the biometric sensor is integrated in to the watch’s band and will pick up info about the wearer’s physical health and condition)
  • Android, iOS, Windows 8 fully compatible
  • Swiss automatic movement with analog hands
  • Sapphire glass
  • Digital dial display positioned under the mechanical arms
  • Double battery to provide up to four days of autonomy
  • Upgradable – as Hyetis declares: “in the future the only thing that will be stable in terms of technology is your automatic movement

The Hyetis Crossbow will sell for a hefty price of $1,200 and the first batch will be limited to 500 units.

Let’s hear your thoughts in the comments – what’s your take on this new breed of super-smartwatches?

$1,200 | BUY NOW
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