The 2011 PhotoPlus Expo: For the Wealthy Shutterbug

by | Nov 9, 2011 | Upcoming Tech

At the end of October, the PhotoPlus Expo was held in New York City.  At the expo, hundreds of people demonstrated their technological advances in photography, including new kinds of cameras, lenses, printers, clothing, gear, and many others.  The plethora of items appealed to both professionals and hobbyists alike, albeit most came with elevated prices.  Here are three amazing inventions that were seen at the PhotoPlus Expo.  Take a look at a more complete list here to see an even more detailed look.

Sony DEV-3 and DEV-5 3D Binoculars

Like something you’d see in the newest sci-fi movie, these cool binoculars from Sony provide some amazing photographic and video features. Only the DEV-3 was on display, but the DEV-5 is the more complex of the two.  What’s cool about these models is that they’re multi-functional:  use them as impressive 3D binoculars, a 7-megapixel camera, or even a 1080i video recorder.  The optical lenses zoom to 20x as well.  The main obstacle for many people, though, is the $2,000 price tag.  The DEV-3 offers 10x zoom for about $1,400.  Still, if you’re in the market for a high quality digital camera, it could be worth your time to check out these binoculars to truly get the most for your dollar.

Gorillapod Micro 250 and 350

Joby, the makers of the popular bendy Gorillapod tripods, debuted their latest tripod, the Gorillapod Micro. This mini-tripod with uncharacteristically rigid legs easily folda under your camera won’t add too much weight or volume. Its compact design makes it extremely easy to take with you anywhere. It’s available in different sizes to fit your requirements and is ideal for an impromptu self-portrait with the perfect sunset as backdrop.

Wacom Cintiq 24HD Pen Display

The Wacom Cintig 24HD Pen Display provides a massive 24-inch display to fit any need, from professional photographers to designers. For those who require precision editing of pictures and designs, it may be well worth the price tag of $2600. Due to their high demand, they’re relatively difficult to acquire though. The display is praised for its snappy responsiveness and exacting detail, making it ideal for anyone in 3D design, animation, industrial design, game development.

The recent PhotoPlus Exposition was aimed primarily at professional photographers, artists and designers.  As a novice or hobbyist, however, it’s always good to keep up with cutting-edge technologies. Here we could only list a few of the many impressive items like state-of-the-art jackets, lighting, camera bags and gear. Make sure you check out other articles about the Expo, along with reviews on many of the other products on display.