Schneider Optics iPro Lens Trio Kit
Schneider Optics announced its newest high-quality lens accessory for users of an iPhone 5s, iPad mini or Galaxy S 4 Android smartphone. The kit includes a case designed for your specific device and options of these lenses: wide angle, covering 35 percent wider field of view than your phone lens, with edge-to-edge sharpness; macro, enabling 2.5x magnification that shows off extremely sharp details; and 3x telephoto, for long shots with depth and detail at both ends of the view.
The lenses Century Pro makes are top-notch, much like you would find in their serious glass used by professionals.
Optional lenses include a super-wide angle, good for landscape and real estate videos, and a fisheye lens with a 165-degree field of view. The lenses have caps, if you want to keep them attached to your phone, or store them in the included tubular storage case that doubles as a tripod or handheld handle. The case can stay on your phone, it doesn’t interfere with normal day-to-day use. The lenses Century Pro makes are top-notch, much like you’d find in their glass used by professionals that includes alloy housings made from aluminum. These are ground and polished from high-grade optical glass with a multilayer anti-reflection coat.
$229 for the Trio Kit
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Take the best qualities of the camera in a smartphone, merge them with a great little traditional camera, and you’ve got the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2. This sharp little camera runs with a 1.6GHz Quad Core processor with 2GB of RAM and a 16MP BSI CMOS sensor for the images. The Galaxy Camera 2 includes a 2000mAh battery, which is on the large size for smartphones. Since we’re getting away from the limiting factors of smartphones with the Galaxy Camera 2, enjoy the 21x optical zoom it allows; this amount of zoom just isn’t found without a larger lens. You can share your media with either Wi-Fi or NFC as well as control the camera with the Remote Viewfinder. A fun and smart feature is Smart Mode Suggest, with 28 preset shooting modes for photo situations, which can make it very quick to get a shot. The Multi Motion Video feature allows a set speed of capture for 8x fast or slow-motion at 768×512, 120fps. To round out the technical speak, the camera comes in at about 10 ounces and should be a blast to carry around and play with.
Price not available at press time