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If you're looking for a cool camera that offers up to ISO 206.800 then stop looking because Ricoh has announced the existence of Pentax 645Z a medium format camera for professional photographers.

Its appearance looks similar to Pentax 645D which was released 4 years ago. However, the hardware and features on 645Z has experienced many significant increase.

With this new Pentax DSLR camera, you can enjoy the latest CMOS sensor (43.8 x 32.8 mm) allowing you to produce photos up to 51.4 MP.

The sensor itself is powered by PRIME III processor to accommodate a photo shoot in Live View mode, and up to Full HD 1080p video recording.

For quick shooting, the camera can capture fast action with speeds of up to 3fps continuous photo.

While the autofocus in this medium format camera comes with SAFOX 11 phase-matching AF technology that provide 27 autofocus point.

In addition, the 645Z also has been equipped with a flexible 3.2 inches LCD screen and comes with a magnesium alloy body that features a weather-proof, dust-proof, and antifreeze.

Other Features:
・ Dual SD card slots for memory card flexibility (compatible with SDXC, SDXC UHS-1 speed class in SDR104 bus speed mode)
・ Flexible white balance control, with a newly added Multi-Pattern Auto mode
・ HDR (High Dynamic Range) shooting mode, with RAW-format data filing
・ PENTAX-invented hyper control system for quick, accurate response to the photographer’s creative intentions
・ Attachment of copyright credits on recorded images; and detection of image tampering using the accompanying software
・ Automatic compensation of lens distortion, lateral chromatic aberration, brightness level at edges, and diffraction
・ Compatibility with Eye-Fi wireless LAN memory cards
・ Compatibility with USB3.0-standard interface accessories, with HDMITM (type D) terminal
・ Digital Camera Utility 5 software included, to provide enhanced image-processing performance and speed using its newly designed engine
・ Compatibility with IMAGE Transmitter 2 software, for easy transfer of recorded images to PC (optional; available soon)


Pentax 645Z is priced at U.S. $ 8,499 (body only).

NEW PENTAX 645Z medium-format digital SLR camera

RICOH IMAGING UK, LTD. is pleased to announce the launch of the PENTAX 645Z medium-format digital SLR camera. This new model features a newly designed, large CMOS image sensor with approximately 51.4 effective megapixels to deliver super-high-resolution images, all while ensuring outstanding operability and exceptional reliability to satisfy the demands of professional photographers.

The development of the PENTAX 645Z was based on the PENTAX 645D, which was launched in 2010. While retaining the proven weather-resistant, dustproof construction, it incorporates a newly developed image sensor and imaging engine to enhance image quality and reliability. It also boasts approximately 51.4 effective megapixels to produce super-high-resolution images with ‘true-to-life’ quality. It offers much-improved standard specifications, including; burst shooting at approximately three images per second; a tiltable, high-resolution LCD monitor; a state-of-the-art AF system with a live-view function; a high-precision exposure control system; and a more durable, dependable shutter unit. It also provides much faster response to the photographer’s commands in all types of shooting conditions. The result is the top level of operability and manoeuverability required in professional work. It also features full HD movie recording capability and smartphone accessibility via Wi-Fi transmission, for more flexibility and enhanced opportunities for more creative photography.

Main Features

1. Super-high-resolution images made possible by approximately 51.4 effective megapixels

The PENTAX 645Z features a high-performance CMOS image sensor, with an imaging area (43.8mm x 32.8mm) approximately 1.7 times larger than that of a 35mm full-frame sensor. By combining this sensor with the PRIME III imaging engine — with its advanced image-processing and noise-reduction capabilities and anti-aliasing filter-less design — the 645Z makes full use of the imaging power and approximately 51.4 effective megapixels to deliver super-high resolution and exceptional depth rendition.

The 645Z minimises annoying image noise during high-sensitivity shooting, allowing the photographer to comfortably take pictures even at super-high sensitivities up to ISO 204800. This provides the photographer with totally new creative options beyond the scope of existing medium-format photography.

2. High-speed response to accommodate professional demands

The 645Z continuously records as many as 10 images in RAW format (or up to 30 images in JPEG:L・★★★ mode) at a maximum speed of approximately three images per second. It also offers quick-view function, UHS-1 speed class compatibility for high-speed data storage (in SDR104 bus speed mode; with a compatible SD memory card), and USB3.0-standard data interface for easy transfer of recorded images to a computer. Thanks to its high-speed response rivalling that of 35mm-format SLRs, the 645Z assures active, flawless shooting in a wide range of applications demanded by professionals.

3. High-precision AF system

The 645Z incorporates a newly designed SAFOX 11 phase-matching AF module with 27 sensor points (including 25 cross-type sensors). It also detects the light flux of an F2.8 lens to optimise focusing accuracy when using a large-aperture lens. Its wide AF working range of –3EV to +18EV (at ISO 100; at 23oC) assures pinpoint focus with dimly lit subjects, which are difficult to focus accurately with the naked eye. Thanks to the new CMOS image sensor with high-speed data readout, it also provides a live-view function. This allows the photographer to make more minute focus adjustments using the contrast-detection AF mode on the live-view screen, or by magnifying the on-screen image.

4. Tiltable, 3.2-inch LCD monitor with approximately 1,037,000 dots

In addition to its wide-view design, the 645Z’s 3.2-inch high-resolution LCD monitor with approximately 1,037,000 dots (in 3:2 aspect ratio) has a tilt mechanism to adjust the monitor angle, making it easier for the photographer to capture low and high-angle images. Its front panel is made of tempered glass for extra protection. To optimise visibility during outdoor shooting, it also combines a unique air-gapless construction which eliminates the air space between the LCD layers to reduce the reflection and dispersion of the light, with an AR (Anti-Reflection) coating to minimise reflections on screen.

5. Full HD movie recording at 1920 x 1080 pixels and 60i frame rate

The 645Z captures beautiful Full HD video clips (1920 x 1080 pixels; 60i/30P frame rate) in the H.264 recording format. Its large image sensor is effective in recording shallow-depth videos with an effectively blurred background. In addition to the built-in stereo microphone, it also provides a stereo mic terminal for external microphone connection and an audio level control function. It also provides interval video recording of 4K-resolution images (3840 x 2160 pixels; in Motion JPEG or AVI video format) to add a new dimension in creative imaging.

6. Solid, dependable body

Both the 645Z’s exterior housing and the LCD monitor frame installed on the back are made of sturdy yet lightweight magnesium alloy, while the chassis is made of die-cast aluminium to optimise kinematic accuracy and thermal stability against excessive heat. The LCD panels — one on the top of the camera, and another on the back — are covered with tempered-glass plates for extra protection against scratches. The camera is also designed to be extremely durable and dependable even in harsh outdoor conditions. The body is not only weather-resistant and dustproof, with 76 seals applied around it, but it is also cold-resistant against temperatures as low as –10°C, while its dependable shutter unit has withstood a punishing operation test of more than 100,000 shutter releases.

7. High-precision exposure control supported by PENTAX Real-Time Scene Analysis System

The 645Z also features the innovative PENTAX Real-Time Scene Analysis System, which consists of an RGB light-metering sensor with approximately 86,000 pixels and a fine-tuned algorithm. This system not only ensures much-improved exposure-control accuracy, but also utilises the data obtained by the light-metering sensor to further enhance autofocusing accuracy and white-balance adjustment. By accurately assessing the type of scene or subject using the light-metering sensor, the 645Z not only selects the exposure settings that are most consistent with the photographer’s creative intentions, but also makes a clearer distinction between the subject and the background to ensure more accurate control of the discharge level in flash photography.

8. Large, bright optical viewfinder

The 645Z features a trapezoid-shaped glass prism, in place of a conventional pentaprism, to guarantee compact dimensions. Its optical viewfinder provides approximately 98% field of view to facilitate image composition, while the proven Natural-Bright-Matte focusing screen offers a sharp, clear viewfinder image for easier focusing and reduced eye fatigue, even during extended shooting sessions.

9. Smartphone-support functions*

By installing the optional FLUCARD FOR PENTAX 16GB O-FC1 memory card in the 645Z, the user can release the 645Z’s shutter, check the live-view image, and browse and download the images recorded on the card using a smartphone.

* This software supports smartphones operating on iOS6® or later and AndroidTM 4.2 or later.

10. DR II to eliminate dust from the image sensor

The 645Z comes equipped with the highly effective DR (Dust Removal) II mechanism to eliminate annoying dust spots on recorded images. By shifting the UV/IR-cut filter placed in front of the image sensor at supersonic speed using a piezoelectric element, this mechanism effectively and efficiently shakes dust off the image sensor. The 645Z also provides the Dust Alert system, which helps the user detect any dust particles clinging to the image sensor prior to shooting. Thanks to these user-friendly features, the photographer can be confident of capturing spotless images, even when lenses are changed in dust-prone environments.

11. Advanced, professional-grade features

・When the camera is positioned upside down, in copying work and bird’s-eye-view photography, you can select “Auto Image Rotation mode” which allows you to automatically rotate the image 180 degrees on the camera’s LCD monitor, or on a computer screen for easier viewing based on the selected position data.

・The fine square grid on live-view helps you confirm the subject’s position in the image field during live-view shooting. You can also select the grid colour when shooting in black and white.

・The lock button disables the camera’s control buttons and dial to prevent any accidental shift of settings.

12. Other features

・ Dual SD card slots for memory card flexibility (compatible with SDXC, SDXC UHS-1 speed class in SDR104 bus speed mode)

・ Flexible white balance control, with a newly added Multi-Pattern Auto mode

・ HDR (High Dynamic Range) shooting mode, with RAW-format data filing

・ PENTAX-invented hyper control system for quick, accurate response to the photographer’s creative intentions

・ Attachment of copyright credits on recorded images; and detection of image tampering using the accompanying software

・ Automatic compensation of lens distortion, lateral chromatic aberration, brightness level at edges, and diffraction

・ Compatibility with Eye-Fi wireless LAN memory cards

・ Compatibility with USB3.0-standard interface accessories, with HDMITM (type D) terminal

・ Digital Camera Utility 5 software included, to provide enhanced image-processing performance and speed using its newly designed engine

・ Compatibility with IMAGE Transmitter 2 software, for easy transfer of recorded images to PC (optional; available soon)



♦ iOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license.

♦ Android is a trademark of Google Inc.

♦ HDMI is a trademark or registered trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC.

♦ Eye-Fi is a trademark or registered trademark of Eye-Fi Inc.

♦ FluCard is a trademark or registered trademark of Trek Group of Companies in Singapore and/or other countries.

♦ All other brands or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

♦ Designs and specifications are subjects to change without notice.

Source: Ricoh | By: Ronny

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Keeping a child when they ride their bicycle can be very difficult. Your child may speeding and approaching dangerous area without giving you a chance to prevent it.

So this where The MiniBrake a remote controlled braking system step in to give you the opportunity to keep your child in safe area.

With this device you can control the speed of your kid bike from 50 meter away. It will stop the bike safely and smoothly.

Hmmm…I know you may ask:

What if 50 meter limit is exceeded? No worry, it will stop the bike automatically.

What if the battery runs out? Again, it will stop the bike automatically.

And what if something block the signal? Still it will stop the bike automatically.


MiniBrake is also shockproof and dustproof. Enjoy the video bellow to see it in action:

MiniBrake: To Make Cycling Safer For Kids All Over The World!
Interested?

Later MiniBrake will be priced at $149 but you can have one for only $109 if you make a pledge on Indiegogo.

By: Ronny

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Indeed, power management device do help you to lower your electricity bills. But would not it be better and nicer if you do not need to spend money for the power that you need? Nice idea right?

That is why Youn San Kim and his team at Seoul National University and Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI) developed a smart toilet that can generate electricity every time you flush the toilet.

The idea is to convert mechanical energy from water motion (raindrops and water flow) into electrical energy. Enjoy the video bellow to see it in action:

Effective Energy Harvesting From Natural Water Motion
In my opinion, this new invention will need a toilet with a water recycling system. If not, then it is true your electricity bills will be zero but on the other hands your water bills will increase.

Source: RSC | By: Ronny

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Do you dream to become Spiderman for real? If so, then be happy because “Electromagnetic Spiderman Webshooter” will bring your dream come true.

Designed by Patrick Priebe, Electromagnetic Spiderman Webshooter is a wearable device that can spray webs just like Spiderman.

In addition to firing nets / ropes, this device also has a red laser beam that can be used as a target marker, and a capability in firing (sort of) rubber bullets. Enjoy the video bellow to see it in action:

Electromagnetic Spiderman "Webshooter"

Spiderman Inspired Burning Wristlaser
Combine it with this Spidey T-Shirt that can detect people behind you then you have become 100% Spiderman for real.

Source: Laser Gadget | By: Ronny

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For LG dynamic and active people will need a smart device that is always active to support their fun yet productive activities.

So now wonder if the company decide to release an android smartwatch that will never sleep, the one and only “always-onG Watch.

As a reminder, smartphones, tablets, and smartwatch will automatically switch to sleep mode after not being used in a certain period, to conserve the battery power. So if you need to use it then you have to press a button to turn it back on.

Armed with Android Wear, the G Watch will allow you to say “OK Google” to get stuff done. It also bring a built-in access to Google Map and Google Now.

LG G Watch also features a waterproof and dustproof making it suitable enough to be used in all your activities.

Source: LG | By: Ronny

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Do you want to know the best way to reducing your electricity bills? I know you do then let SensyBEE to do its magic.

SensyBEE is easy to use automatic energy waste management for home and office. This device is effortless and require no programming. Just plug it and let it work.

The plugs and sensors on SensyBEE automatically inter-connect to each other wirelessly. While the embedded dynamic predictive application automatically analyses the need for energy, the planning, and creates local rules to stop unnecessary power consumption.

This energy waste management device is also equipped with International IEC connector. This means no matter where you live in this world, you can use it.

Another best part is, SensyBEE also comes without monthly fee to pay for a service. Enjoy the video bellow to see it in action:

SensyBEE - Inspired Energy
In short, it`s easy to use and very effective in helping you to save you from unreasonable electricity bills!!!

Ready to save some money?

As a start, just make your pledge starting from $139 on Indiegogo.

By: Ronny

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Mobile applications are a new wave that continue to rise higher and higher each days. Do you smell big profits already?

But unfortunately for guys who don`t know how to code, I bet you will think that your are inappropriate with this golden opportunity. And you know what? You are so damn wrong!!!

MAGE has made everyone to have equal rights to enter the world of mobile applications. Yes, everyone even if you know how to code then it mean MAGE will make your job to be easier.

MAGE stands for Mobile Application Generation Environment that allow you to create fascinating mobile apps simply by loading MAGE in your browser. Again, no programming skills are required.

You just need to drag and drop content, images, incorporate lists, tables, and menus. You can also integrate dynamic content, analytics, and push notifications into your apps by using an online control panel for each created application.

There are two types of analytics on MAGE:
1. Basic analytic that only track page views and installs of your applications.
2. Advanced analytic that break the data from basic analytic down into much more detailed information, such as time period of views, location of installs, and others.

You are also able to schedule when the push notifications are to be sent as well as whom to send notifications to.

Not only that, MAGE also provide a set of templates and a game pack to help you to build your mobile app or mobile games.

Ready to publish your first mobile applications?

Get your own MAGE by making a pledge starting from $399 on KickStarter.

By: Ronny

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There are so many skateboard out there that offer various advantages but none of them can offer the ease of lean into turns except the “Lean”.

As you guys already knows, big wheels on skateboard will allow you to go faster without compromising the smoothness of the ride.

Unfortunately, big wheels aren`t suitable enough for downhill and providing a higher risk of tipping over when you make sharp turns.

Lean skateboard is equipped with four-bar linkage system installed to the board. While every joint on the board is designed to have 2 rotational degrees of freedom. This way, whenever you lean your body, the board will lean in the same direction.

Meanwhile the 120mm Urethane wheels will allow you to go faster, easier, and smoother.

Its overall design also allow the board to have better handling, better stability, and extreme response.

In conclusion, Lean will give you unique amazing skateboarding experience. Enjoy the video bellow to see it in action:

Lean Skateboard - Leans Into Turns
Interested?

Make a pledge starting from $215 to claim yours on KickStater.

Other Interesting Skateboard To Check:
1. BajaBoard
2. Yuneec E-Go
3. Zboard SF
4. Boosted Boards


By: Ronny