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Deal: Feiyu MG-V2 3-Axis Motorized Gimbal Stabilizer

As one of its daily deals, B&H Photo Video offers the Feiyu MG V2 3-Axis Motorized Gimbal Stabilizer for $369 with free shipping. It's compatible with DSLR and mirrorless cameras and features a 4.4-lb. load capacity, 360° rotation for all axes, four batteries, and a charger. Deal ends today.

Deal: Kamerar BrightCast Bi-Color LED Panel

As one of its daily deals, B&H Photo Video offers the Kamerar BrightCast V15-345 Flexible Bi-Color LED Panel for $299.95 with free shipping. It has a water resistance rating of IP67 and features a V-mount control frame. Deal ends today.

Kickstarter: Spark Camera Remote by Alpine Labs

Alpine Labs has just launched their 4th Kickstarter Campaign called Spark Camera Remote. Whether your taking a fun group photo, capturing a long exposure of the stars, or taking your time and setting up a timelapse, Spark gives you instant control, with your phone and without it for up to 2,000 hours of continuous use on the same replaceable coin cell battery.

What is Spark?
Spark is the most versatile camera remote on the market. With three different modes of control, Spark was built to adapt to whatever situation you are shooting in. Whether you're taking a fun group photo, capturing a long exposure of the stars, or settling down and setting up a time lapse, Spark gives you instant control. With your phone or without it.

Spark combines the speed of infrared triggering, with the reliability of a traditional wired trigger, and the power and feature set of smartphone app control. Spark connects to your cameras through the external trigger port and is compatible with hundreds of DSLR's, mirrorless cameras, and even some point and shoots.

Compatible brands include Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, Fujifilm, Pentax, Contax, Samsung, Hasselblad, Sigma, Kodak, and Konica Minolta. For current compatibility please visit:

The free Spark Camera Control app instantly connects to Spark over Bluetooth Low Energy, and gives you access to all of Spark's advanced features. Set up a Bulb ramping timelapse, take a minute long exposure of the stars, or just set up a quick photobooth sequence of you and your friends - all from your phone. The App will be free and available for both iOS and Android as soon as Spark is ready to ship.

Early bird pricing is $39 for the first 24 hours. After the 24 hours, Spark will be $44 for the remainder of the campaign. The retail price of the Spark Camera Remote is $59.

We'll have a full review of the unit when we get our hands on it.

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Press Release: Nikon Announces D7500 DSLR

Nikon has announced its midrange Nikon D7500. This is the company’s new mid-range offering for enthusiasts and semi-pros. The design was slightly tweaked but the features are inherited from the Nikon D500. It uses the same 20.9MP APS-C sensor, Expeed 5 processor and 180k-pixel RGB metering sensor and is capable of capturing 4K video.

The D7500 looks like the D7200 but is slightly lighter and the grip has been deepened. The weather-sealing has also been improved. It still has the same 3.2" LCD display but is now tilting and touch-enabled.

One thing that removed was one of the SD slots. In the D7200 had two, the D7500 has one and it does not support UHS-II media. The included battery is more powerful (EN-EL15a) but the battery life is about 15% lower than the D7200, at 950 shots per charge.

Burst shooting has been improved as well. The FPS has increased from 6fps to 8fps. The D7500 is also able to capture 50 14-bit uncompressed RAWs in a single burst, rather than 18.

For 4K video, the D7500 can capture UHD 4K video at a bit rate of 144Mbps with a 1.5x crop. If you drop it down to 1080p, you gain 3-axis digital IS and Active D-Lighting. You can also do 4K output over HDMI, a flat picture profile, zebra pattern and Auto ISO. It also has microphone and headphone jacks.

The Nikon D7500 will be available in Summer 2017 for a suggested retail price of $1,249.95 for the body only configuration, or with a AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens for $1,749.95.

Nikon D7500 Body Only: Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama
Nikon D7500 with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens: Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama

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Review: Alpine Labs Pulse Wireless Camera Remote Control

Overview : Pulse gives you powerful control over your camera - wirelessly from your smartphone. It plugs straight into your DSLR or Mirrorless camera's USB port, so whether you're shooting photos, time lapse, or video, you get complete creative freedom in real time.

Features :
  • Remotely Adjust Camera Settings: Change your camera’s ISO, aperture, and shutter speed — wirelessly from your Apple or Android device.
  • Remote Trigger Up To 100 ft.: Take epic selfies. Pulse’s 100‘ Bluetooth range allows you to set up your camera and trigger it from anywhere.
  • Control Up To 3 Cameras: Control up to three Pulse-equipped cameras at once - all from the same smartphone. Be everywhere at once and get all the right angles, even if you are just a crew of one.
  • Wireless Image Preview: View thumbnails on your phone immediately after you take a photo on your camera.
  • Start & Stop Video: Most remote triggers let you do one thing - take photos. Utilizing your camera's USB port and not the shutter port, Pulse has the ability to let you control video as well. This feature is available for all Canon cameras and Nikon cameras released after 2012.
  • Wireless Troubleshooting: Traditional triggers can’t tell you when things have gone wrong. The Pulse app notifies you about low battery or buffering time before they ruin your shoot.
  • Amazing Time-lapse: Pulse's Exposure Ramping features changes your cameras ISO and shutter speed during your time lapse. A better way to capture day-to-night transitions (the "Holy Grail" of time lapses) without having to touch your camera.
  • Self-Timer Control / Photobooth: Create amazing selfies utilizing Pulse’s timer controls, meaning no more running into position.

Deal: Timbuk2 Snoop Small Camera Messenger Bag

Adorama offers the Timbuk2 Snoop Small Camera Messenger Bag in Cordura Black, model no. 144-2-2154, for $59.95 with free shipping. It features a padded, modular interior, adjustable shoulder strap, grab handle, and waterproof liner.

Deal: WEme and Unitek USB 3.0 Memory Card Reader

WEme via Amazon offers the WEme USB 3.0 Memory Card Reader with OTG Adapter for $13.99. Coupon code "P8Q5CXEN" drops it to $7.83. Prime members bag free shipping. Non-members can spend $35 or more to qualify for free shipping; otherwise, shipping costs $8.15. It can read SD, microSD, and CompactFlash cards.

Ocean Technology via Amazon offers the Unitek Aluminum USB 3.0 Multi-in-1 Memory Card Reader with 3.9-Foot Cable in Silver, model no. Y-9324C, for $14.99. Coupon code "YQ92C7RZ" cuts that to $7.49. Prime members bag free shipping. Non-members can check out via Subscribe & Save to bag free shipping; otherwise, shipping costs $8.02. It's compatible with SD, microSD, and CompactFlash cards and can read two cards simultaneously and features a 3.9-foot cable.

Deal: Panasonic G7 Camera, $150 Adorama GC

Adorama offers the Panasonic Lumix G7 16-Megapixel DSLM Camera and Panasonic Lumix G Vario OIS 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens in Silver, model no. DMC-G7KS, or Black, model no. DMC-G7KK, bundled with a $150 Adorama Gift Card for $597.99 with free shipping. The mirrorless camera features a 16-megapixel MOS sensor, OLED viewfinder, 3" tiltable touchscreen LCD, 4K movie mode, contrast detection autofocus, WiFi, and SD cart slot.
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