Gimme The Newz

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For the past several years, Zylight has been one of the most innovative companies in the film and television LED lighting industry. For ENG and run-and-gun shooters, they just introduced the Newz, a compact on-camera light that contains brightness settings from Tungsten (3200K) to daylight (5600K). The light also has an innovative articulated arm that lets the shooter easily adjust the height and angle of the light.

The Newz includes custom barn doors and throws a 60-degree beam spread at full width half maximum (FWHM) for a soft falloff around the edges. Zylight’s wireless technology, ZyLink™, is employed and can be linked to several Zylights for simultaneous remote control. As far as light quality, the Newz contains quantum dot technology and proprietary LED chips to deliver true color reproduction similar to the Zylight’s flagship product, the F8 LED Fresnel.

“The Newz is not your ordinary on-camera light. It produces a significantly higher quality of light that’s comparable to the output of our larger, world-class lighting instruments,” says Joe Arnao, president of Zylight. “It is a soft but punchy light that complements skin tones, so reporters in the field and the people they interview will look their best.”

The Newz is the first lighting instrument available on Zylight’s new compact ZX platform. Later this year, the company plans to release the Z90plus, an updated version of its popular Z90 premium on-camera light. An optional hot shoe accessory will also be available for the Newz, so DSLR shooters can take advantage of the light’s strobe functionality.

The Newz has an MSRP of $429 and will be available in May. You can see it at CABSAT 2015 in Dubai (March 10-12), and at NAB 2015 in Las Vegas, Nev (April 13-16).

For more info, visit Zylight’s website.