If you find yourself in rugged environments, you need portable memory that’s fast, tough, and reliable. The SanDisk Extreme 510 could be exactly what you’re looking for. At CES 2016, SanDisk had quite the treat in store for photographers, videographers, and anybody else that requires high-performance memory that can stand the trials and tribulations of a rough and tumble life: the Extreme 510 Portable SSD. So, let’s take a closer look, shall we? SanDisk Extreme 510: Specifications Before we delve a little deeper into the ruggedness of this portable SSD, let’s have a quick summary of the tech specs: 480GB Capacity USB 3.0 (2.0 compatible) Dimensions: 0.42 x 2.98 x 2.98 inches 0.17lb Up to 430MB/s sequential speed via USB3.0 AES 128-bit Password protection available for data, via SanDisk SecureAccess Windows 7 or later and Mac OS 10.7 or later compatibility All in all, when you require tough memory on the go, you can’t go too far wrong with the SanDisk Extreme 510. They’ve managed to pack quite a lot of punch into a pocket-sized SSD which, for all intents and purposes, can take a few hits itself! A Closer Look We’ve seen the specifications, we know that it is dust proof and water resistant—truth be told, it is not looking like a bad option for those that need their memory portable and nigh-indestructible. The SanDisk Extreme 510 builds on the highly successful Extreme 500, so it has a good pedigree. They’ve opted to protect the drive with a rubber bumper, compliant with IP55, helping to ensure that water and dust don’t have their wicked way with the drive’s data. This bumper also comes in handy for guarding against drops and tumbles—especially useful for any butter-fingered shooters amongst you! Inside the sleek yet solid design, you’ll find transfer speeds of up to 430MB/s. For anybody still using a portable HDD, the data transfer alone should have you salivating—this beast is up to four times faster than the typical external hard drive. As if being portable, lightweight, tough, and blazingly fast weren’t enough, the SanDisk Extreme 510 also comes with SanDisk SecureAccess. This provides the option of 128-bit encryption for your data, meaning that your files are safe from both the elements and unwanted eyes! To USB-C, or not to USB-C? That is the Question! The only issue that the SanDisk Extreme 510 has is its lack of USB-C compatibility. Featuring only a regular micro-USB 3.0 port, it is not exactly friendly for regular users of newer MacBooks, Tablets, or Smartphones. However, if this is a non-issue for you, then you may well be looking at the ideal portable storage for your needs. The SanDisk 510 Extreme is Available Now With all of that out of the way, there’s only one thing left to look at. The price! Fortunately, the folks at SanDisk have been quite reasonable, giving the Extreme 510 Portable SSD a respectable price tag of USD $250, which equates to roughly €229 or £175—definitely within the realms of reality, unlike another SSD that has recently been announced! PS. the SanDisk Extreme 510 Portable SSD is also shipped with a 2-year warranty, providing that little bit of extra security for those of you who really abuse your memory!Read more
In its 50th year of manufacturing Super 8mm film, Kodak is celebrating by releasing a new Super 8mm film camera. The announcement is part of an initiative hosted by Kodak that plans to get the old film format into more modern day filmmaker’s hands. Kodak Super 8mm: Leading a Retro Revolution It’s been thirty years since we last saw a new super 8mm camera knocking about and fortunately, Kodak has stuck to a retro aesthetic design with the new Super 8mm Camera. Taking a leaf out of Apple’s book and simply calling it the Kodak Super 8mm Camera, users will benefit from a fixed 6mm 1:1.2 – Ricoh lens and optional 6-48mm zoom, both in previously popular C mount. The camera will record variable frames per second (9, 12, 18, 24, 25 FPS) all at crystal sync. A 3.5″ display with standard definition input will take care of monitoring and control, as well as a jog stick for navigation. A 50′ film cartridge that currently costs around $35 will get you 90 seconds of film at 24p (although reports place future pricing in the $50-75 range). Kodak has big plans for the film format this year so the cost of the film may well change when the camera is released. Here’s more on what they have to say: “The company has built a roadmap that includes a range of cameras, film development services, post production tools and more. “It is an ecosystem for film,” said Jeff Clarke, Eastman Kodak Chief Executive Officer. “Following the 50th anniversary of Super 8, Kodak is providing new opportunities to enjoy and appreciate film as a medium.” A prototype of the film camera will debut at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, where visitors will get the opportunity to try out the Super 8mm Camera and watch ‘home movies’. Kodak Super 8mm Camera Specifications Film Gauge: Super 8 (Extended Max-8 Gate) Film Load: Kodak Cartridges with 50 ft. (15 M) Speed: Variable Speeds (9, 12, 18, 24, 25 FPS) all with Crystal Sync Lens Mount: C-Mount Focal Length: Fixed / 6mm, 1:1.2 – Ricoh lens (optional 6-48mm zoom) Focus/Aperture: Manual Focus & Iris View Finder: 3.5″ Display, Standard definition video input & +/- 45 degrees swivel Exposure Control: Cartridge Detection (Speed Notch) Built-in light meter for supported speeds of all Kodak film types Manual speed/manual iris setting Battery & Charger: Integrated battery and charger via standard USB wall adaptor Control Panel: Via viewfinder 3.5″ TFT LCD Setting: Via jog wheel as user interface The Kodak Super 8 Camera is rumoured to cost $400-$750. More info can be found on the Kodak website.Read more
by Jared Abrams | 5th January 2011
The Consumer Electronics Show is one of the largest electronics expos anywhere in the world. In fact they actually have an App of the showroom floor. I will be covering it with DSLR News Shooter Dan Chung for The Guardian, UK Technology Site. I will also try to sneak in a few posts here if I can. This should be one crazy event. The focus for us will mostly be on anything new and interesting. I will also be on the lookout for any cool HDSLR related gear. Click here to check it out.Read more
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