Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital Cameras (Point and Shoot) > Sanyo

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Dec 20, 2006, 6:31 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 141
Default

Sanyo Xacti Products Get Lighting Boost From CameraBright, Inc. Lighting Accessories

The World's First Consumer-Based Camera Lighting Accessory Manufacturer, CameraBright, Inc., Announces New Model for Better Videos and Pictures in Low or No Light Situations for Sanyo Xacti Video Camera Users

THORNTON, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 20, 2006 -- CameraBright, Inc. is launching a new camera lighting accessory based on its popular CameraBright!™ X1 light series. The CameraBright! X1-ER+ Xacti Edition light connects to any of the popular Sanyo Xacti Digital Media Video Cameras to improve picture and video quality in low and no light situations. The CameraBright! Xacti Edition lighting accessory easily attaches to the tripod mount of even the newest Sanyo VPC-HD1a camera, providing readily accessible light for taking better videos, composing pictures, reducing redeye, and improving auto-focus.

"Once our customers use a CameraBright! light to capture pictures and videos, they quickly realize how indispensable they are," said Brett Pardikes, President and CEO of CameraBright, Inc. "Couple this new CameraBright! Xacti Edition with the incredible new Sanyo Xacti HD1a camera and you will have very satisfied customers."

The CameraBright! Xacti Edition light is different from the other X1 series lights in that it compensates for the ergonomic and unique angled lens design of the Sanyo Xacti cameras. The Xacti Edition employs all metal mounts to the camera or camcorder and tripod creating a very strong and durable platform to attach a Sanyo Xacti camera. CameraBright, Inc. will make the CameraBright! Xacti Edition available immediately through its photo-retail distributor Brandess Kalt Aetna Group, Inc. with an MSRP of $59.95.

"The CameraBright! Xacti Edition light was perfectly designed for use with the ergonomically designed Sanyo Xacti digital camera and camcorder products," says Barb Brandess, CEO, Brandess Kalt Aetna Group, Inc. "BKA is very excited to offer the Xacti Edition light to retailers carrying the Sanyo product line." The entire product line can be seen in the BKA booth 70850 at the Sands during the Consumer Electronics Show 2007.

CameraBright, Inc. currently offers four versions of its CameraBright! X1 lighting accessories. The X1-R Original, X1-W Warm White, X1-ER Extended Range and X1-ER+ Extended Range Plus are all currently available. CameraBright, Inc also manufactures the PhoneBright!™ X1 camera phone lighting accessory, visit http://www.phonebright.com for more info.

About Brandess-Kalt-Aetna Group, Inc.
Brandess-Kalt-Aetna Group is committed to being the very best provider of a broad range of photographic, digital and imaging products as well as selected fine art and craft supplies for both the amateur and professional. BKA continually provides new products to ensure that our customer is always on the cutting edge of technology with a dedicated focus on quality, value and service. Visit http://www.bkaphoto.com

About CameraBright Inc.
CameraBright, Inc. is focused on continually developing the first low cost lighting accessory product line dedicated to the consumer digital camera, camcorder and camera phone industries. Based in Colorado, the company is a privately held corporation. CameraBright, Inc. has a desire and commitment to "Make it Right, Make it Bright!" For more information, visit http://www.camerabright.com.

CameraBright! is a trademark of CameraBright, Inc. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.




Sanyo is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Dec 21, 2006, 9:09 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Caelum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,030
Default

[align=left]Thanks for the info![/align]
[align=center][/align]
[align=left]Beam/Lens: Slender Beam
Color Temperature: ~6000 Kelvin
Light Output: 72 candelas
Range (max): 20 ft.
Coverage Area @ 10 ft.: 6 ft. x 6 ft.
Black
Price: $59.95[/align]
[align=left]Looks like the only difference with their X1-ER+ ($39.95) is the 15 degree tilt, a $20 premium. Sounds good, but would love to see some peformance tests,different distances, and groups of people.[/align]
Caelum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27, 2006, 9:31 AM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 12
Default

Sounds good.

http://products.howstuffworks.com/ca...ash-review.htm
philbert1998 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 28, 2006, 1:24 PM   #4
Member
 
blegate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 67
Default

If anyone has one of these, please post from video.
blegate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 6, 2007, 7:55 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 7
Default

blegate wrote:
Quote:
If anyone has one of these, please post from video.
Product video fromCES 2007

http://video.i4u.com/ces.php?url=ces/CameraBright-Consumer-Camera-Lights.wmv&p=2
carirju is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 13, 2007, 9:42 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
TheTurk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 259
Default

I boughtthe X1-ERa while back and it is really good as long as you dont expect it to light up a room. The only problem with it is the actual design, it is perfect for palm held camcorders as it sits neatly underneath but the xacti range of pistol grip cameras are awkward but it works out ok.

It really only lights an object a few feet away (about 10-15)and no use for landscape shots or similar as it does not have the power. The other thing I found a bit offputting is the actual blue hue that the light produces, it looks very unnatural but when you adjust the white balance of the cam it works out quite well.

Overall, its a great little addition in low light situations for a few feet after that its no good. Its a bit pricey too for what is in effect a few LEDs!!!

I bought the X1-ER for about 35US and a small ball and pivot joint for 10US which is pretty much the same.

I can upload clips if anyway really wants but the sample on camerabrights website is what you get pretty much.
TheTurk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 13, 2007, 10:11 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
TheTurk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 259
Default

Heres a quick screenshot...

Its my boy in bed in a completly dark room. As you can see the camerabright works well on close subjectsand as long as you adjust the white balance you get nice shots.


Attached Images
 
TheTurk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 13, 2007, 12:52 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Caelum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,030
Default

Thanks for sharing. I happen to pick up an inexpensiveLED flashlight that appears to use the same type of LEDs (3 of them) as the CameraBright (4 of them). The flashlight might have a more focused beam as it has a reflective dome,it has the same blue hue, but it seems to work ok handheld. Ifeel that by using some tape, a wedgeand a ¼" bolt I could easily attach it to the tripod mount if I wanted to.So it does seemthe CameraBrightmight bea tad overpriced, but convenience has a price I guess.
Caelum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 14, 2007, 3:55 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
TheTurk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 259
Default

Sorry about the location but heres a better example of the camerabrights capabilities and also the low light of the CG65
Attached Images
 
TheTurk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 14, 2007, 2:15 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Caelum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,030
Default

Yeah, that lamp mode sure is capable of capturing in very little light, despite the sensor noise. The Camerabright is not helping that much at that distance.
Caelum is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 2:02 AM.