New Gear: Samsung, ikan Corp., Replay, Sony, Camera Turret Company


Samsung’s Spinpoint M8 1TB Internal Hard Disk Drive is smaller and faster than ever. Consisting of just two high-density 500-gigabyte platters (for a total of one terabyte of storage space), the drive’s height is a mere 9.5mm, making it small enough to fit in most notebooks. The Spinpoint M8 operates on a 3Gb/s SATA interface, providing a 7% increase in operation speeds and a decreased power demand. Additionally, the structure’s redesign enhances shock resistance, helping to keep your data safe.

MSRP $129

ikan Corp.

The ikan Elements Pinch Clamp (ELE-PN) isn’t your traditional squeeze-style clamp. The lightweight, aluminum clamp features a durable, padded jaw, allowing for a stronger grip on flat, round or square objects. With just a twist of the aluminum casting knob, the clamp can pinch flat objects as thin as 5mm (up to 20mm) and tube sizes ranging from 13mm – 35mm. The Elements Pinch Clamp also offers 1/4″ – 20 and 3/8″ – 16 female sockets making it a versatile solution for your mounting needs.

MSRP: $30


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Weighing only three ounces, the Replay XD1080 claims to be the lightest and smallest full HD action-camera on the market. The camera features a water-tight, hard anodized, rugged aluminum exterior, allowing the camera to be placed nearly anywhere without worry of it being damaged while recording or streaming full 1080p HD video. The Replay XD1080 features internal audio and external mic option, an HDMI out connector, and a wide angle 135-degree lens allowing you to capture quite a bit with minimal distortion.

MSRP $300


Touting a 16.2 megapixel APS-C sensor size (23.4mm x 15.6mm), the Sony a35 (SLT-A35) HDSLR camera is a step up from its predecessor the a33. The camera records 1080/60i in the AVCHD format and 1080/30p in the MP4 format, includes a microphone input, HDMI (TypeC mini) output, and a 3-inch articulating LCD screen. Additionally, it is compatible with Sony A-mount lenses, is a host to a whole list of great features and still manages a price tag that is relatively reasonable within the world of HDSLRs.

MSRP: $600 (Body only)

Camera Turret Company

The PT-20 Pan/Tilt System and Motorized Trolley system can get your videos moving in almost any direction you see fit. Driven by an on-board motor and remote control, the trolley makes smooth dolly moves easy to achieve. The Pan/Tilt System supports cameras up to 20 lbs and can be used on jib arms, remote mounts, or a tripod. Tracks sold separately.

MSRP: PT20 Pan/Tilt System $1699
Trolley System (w/o tracks) $599

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