During the 3-day PhotoPlus Expo in New York, several exhibitors displayed their latest advances in photography technology. There were a massive assortment of cameras, lenses, printers, clothing, gear, gizmos and gadgets on display. The Expo was heavily bent for the professional photographer and the casual weekend or hobbyist cameraman might have felt left out. However, most of the latest introductions in technology were appropriate for both sections, even though some may be too highly priced. Here are 3 outstanding innovations showcased at the PhotoPlus Expo. A more detailed list of products displayed can be found here.
The Sony DEV-3 and DEV-5 3D Binoculars are like a gizmo straight out of the last blockbuster sci-fi movie! The videos and photographs shot from these binoculars products are astounding. Only the more complex model, the DEV-5, was on display. This multimedia camera boasts several amazing features including 3D binoculars, a 7-megapixel camera, and a 1080i video recorder. Ranging between $1400 – $2000, the DEV-3 and DEV-5 cost a pretty penny. However, if you are shopping for a superior quality, multifunctional digital camera, these binoculars may be a great choice.
Joby is a brand known best for its bendy camera tripods. But one of the coolest gadgets at their booth was a tripod that we’re not used to. Called the Gorillapod Micro, these mini-tripods are stiff, almost like small sticks, which can fold up nicely beneath you camera without adding much weight or bulk at all. Best of all, they are available in different sizes. You’ll always be able to catch that perfect sunset self-portrait because you’ll never be without your tripod again.
The Wacom Cintiq 24HD Pen Display has a unique 24-inch display. The display is ideal for making sharp edits for those in 3D design, animation, game development, and industrial design. The price of $2600 doesn’t seem to be a detractor as they are in sought after and incredibly tough to acquire.
Although the PhotoPlus Expo was intended for professionals in the photography and design industry, many amateurs and enthusiasts still prefer keeping up with state-of-the-art technology. The expo showcased countless other items, such as high-tech lighting, camera accessories, and jackets. Have a look at other articles about the Expo, and see some amazing innovations in photography.