Waistpack To Go
Suggested retail price: $30
From Samsonite comes the Model 400 Camcorder Waistpack. Constructed of water-resistant 1200-denier nylon and padded for shock protection, the bag holds most compact camcorders. Internal compartment measures 8 by 4 by 5 inches.
Circle 101 on Reader Service Card.
New 8mm Minolta
Suggested retail price: $1328
Minolta introduces the Minolta Master 8-812 8mm camcorder. The unit has a 12:1 optical zoom, 36:1 digital zoom mode, electronic image stabilization and built-in character generator. Also features a 103,000-pixel color LCD viewfinder.
Circle 102 on Reader Service Card.
Suggested retail price: $1100
Nikon announces the VN-870 8mm camcorder with a 3-inch color LCD monitor that swings out from its side. The unit also has 12:1 optical zoom, four pre-programmed auto exposure modes, and built-in speaker.
Circle 103 on Reader Service Card.
Suggested retail price: $60
Coast Manufacturing, Yonkers, New York, introduces its newest camcorder bag, the Mohawk VM-4100G. The bag features a scuff-proof and water-resistant fabric exterior shell, and polyfoam inner-wall construction. Also comes with a five-year warranty.
Circle 104 on Reader Service Card.
Loop In/Loop Out
Suggested retail price: $100
Dolgin Engineering of Watertown, Massachusetts introduces the SuperSwitch, a S-VHS/Hi8 junction box. SuperSwitch allows you to bypass a piece of your gear–SEG, titler, color corrector– with a push of the button. Accepts 4-pin mini-din S-video cables.
Circle 105 on Reader Service Card.
From Photo to Video
Suggested retail price: $995
Fuji announces its newest photo-video imager, the Fujix FV-7. Boasting a 2X zoom lens and 410,000-pixel CCD imager, this unit can capture images from prints, negatives, and slides, as well as small objects. Has built-in positive/negative switch, composite and S-video output terminals.
Circle 106 on Reader Service Card.
Faster Faster Faster
Suggested retail price: $120
Accucharge, of Buffalo, New York, announces the release of the newest Norvik Minit-Charger, model DP126R. The unit recharges a 1200Mah battery in 15 minutes or less, by incorporating circuits that closely monitor the battery’s charging state. Unit also has discharging mode.
Circle 107 on Reader Service Card.