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|| SportsShooter.com: News Item: Posted 2006-09-05

Samy's Camera Means Multi-Media Headquarters
By Louis Feldman

Photo by

Canon XL H1 hi-def video camera
The Sports Shooter Newsletter and SportsShooter.com message board has been filled lately with things about multi-media, audio galleries, video convergence and the web ...

Remember that Samy's Camera is your one-stop location for everything you'll need to outfit yourself or your staff to enter the new storytelling era or multimedia. From the professional-level Canon XL H1 hi-def video camera (http://www.samys.com/product.php?ItemNo=CANO0967B001) to the budget-priced Panasonic PV-GS300 3CCD compact digital video "palmcorder " (http://www.samys.com/product.php?ItemNo=PANSPVGS300) ... we have everything you will need to take that next step in visual journalism. Samy's also has all of the "extras" you'll need ... spare batteries, tripods, fluid heads, stabilizer systems, wireless microphones and continuous lighting. Give one of our video specialists a call to discuss your needs and how we can fit them into your budget.

And speaking of video ... location editing is easier than ever with a new, super-speedy laptop from Apple. The new MacBook Pro with the Intel duo core processor is THE state-of-the-art portable computing must-have for the new multi-media visual journalist. The MacBook Pro features either a 1.8 GHz or 2.0 GHZ Intel Duo Core processor, 667 MHz bus, TI Mobility Radeon X1600 video card, built-in AirPort Extreme wireless networking, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, ExpressCard/34 slot, dual-link DVI video out, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0, FireWire 400, and optical digital and analog audio in/out. Call one of our Apple specialists to talk about your computer needs and availability. Samy's is a fully authorized Apple reseller and service center. (http://tinyurl.com/h9nnj)

Samy's Camera also carries the full line of external hard drives from LaCie to store your digital files ... from the new small, portable, rugged LaCie Rugged All-Terrain Hard Drive 80GB to the sleek and stylish drives designed by Porsche to the Bigger Disk Extreme 2TB drives we have them all IN STOCK! (http://tinyurl.com/jnvku)

How fast is fast? SanDisk's new Extreme IV compact flash cards boasts read/write speed of up to 40MB/sec. The Extreme IV cards feature SanDisks' innovative ESP ("Enhanced Super-Parallel Processing") technology for the fastest speeds and highest performance. SanDisk also introduces their new SanDisk Extreme FireWire reader. Combined with the new Extreme compact flash cards, images can transfer from the SanDisk Extreme IV cards to a computer, at up to 40MB/sec, for significantly improved workflow efficiency. Call us for current pricing for Sports Shooter readers! (http://www.samys.com/search.php?MANUFACTURER=SanDisk&SEARCH_TEXT=&FIRST_RECORD_NUMBER=1)

Epson has rebates of their cool portable storage device, the P2000 and P4000. If you're on the road or out in the field and need a quick and convenience way to move files from your memory cards, the P2000/P4000 is a self-contained hard drive with a built in card reader. The P2000/P4000 is also a great way to review your shoot without having to haul around a laptop computer. (http://www.samys.com/search.php?MANUFACTURER=Epson&SEARCH_TEXT=storage&FIRST_RECORD_NUMBER=1)

Canon's super-hot EOS 5D is the photojournalist's dream come true. Whether a "second body" to your EOS Mark II N or your primary camera, the 5D's full frame 12.8-megapixel offers the quality and speed you've come to expect from Canon.
5D features include:
12.8 MP full frame CMOS sensor
3 fps / 60 JPEG image burst
9-point AF with 6 Assist AF points
Large 2.5" LCD
Records RAW/JPEG images
Digital Photo Professional software
Compact magnesium alloy body (http://www.samys.com/product.php?ItemNo=CANO0296B002)

Remember that Samy's Camera is an authorized Think Tank Photo dealer. Travel these days is not what is used to be, with increased security, shrinking overhead bin space, smaller checked baggage allowances ... not to mention the hassle! The working photographers' bags of choice is Think Tank Photo's Airport Security roller and Airport Addicted backpack. These bags feature tough, stylish designs with enough room for the gear you need to work in a footprint that allows it to fit in the airliner's overhead storage bin. Smart - cool working photographers use Think Tank! (http://tinyurl.com/zo4dx)

And lastly ... Samy's is a proud sponsor of the upcoming Sports Shooter Academy in November. If you haven't applied yet, better do so soon (http://www.sportsshooter.com/news/1594)! Hope to see a lot of you in the OC for SSA III!


(Contact Samy's Camera in Los Angeles by calling (323) 938-2420 and ask for an industrial sales representative. Also check out Samy's Specials on SportsShooter.com or Samy's web site at: http://www.samys.com.)

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