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February 10, 2016 7:23 AM ET

Specialty Retail

Company Overview of B&H Foto & Electronics Corp.

Company Overview

B&H Foto & Electronics Corp. operates as a retailer of photo, video, pro audio, and digital imaging products in the United States and internationally. The company offers its products under various categories, including photography, portable entertainment, binoculars and scopes, home entertainment, computers and solutions, lighting and studio, A/V presentation, surveillance video, professional audio and video, underwater equipment, and darkroom products, as well as film, tapes, and media. It serves federal, GSA contracts, state, and local governments, as well as corporate accounts; and educational institutions, including K-12’s, school districts, and universities. The company was founded in 1...

420 9th Avenue

New York, NY 10001

United States

Founded in 1973





Key Executives for B&H Foto & Electronics Corp.

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Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

B&H Foto & Electronics Corp. Key Developments

B&H Photo Releases Pentax K-S2 DSLR, Retractable 18-50mm Lens, and the AF201FG Compact Flash Unit

B&H Photo announced that the Pentax K-S2 DSLR Camera a compact, weather-resistant camera that is designed to provide excellent image quality, as well as built-in Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC for image transfer and camera controls with a mobile device. This new 20.1-megapixel model introduces many features, such as a dedicated selfie button and a 3.0" 921k-dot vari-angle LCD screen. Alongside this camera is the release of the retractable HD PENTAX DA 18-50mm DC WR RE Lens, which will be included with the K-S2 Lens Kits, and the compact AF201FG Flash. To provide the optimal image quality, the 20.1-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor found in the K-S2 eliminates the AA filter for sharper photographs. This system works in combination with the PRIME M II Image Processing Engine to produce low noise images and video at a native sensitivity of up to ISO 51,200, also, it introduces Advanced HDR and Clarity Enhancement modes that can bring out more detail from shadows as well as produce photos with improved contrast and sharpness. The sensor also benefits from an in-body Shake Reduction mechanism that reduces the appearance of camera shake and enables an AA Filter Simulation setting that can prevent moiré and aliasing issues when needed. And, full HD 1920 x 1080p video recording is possible at up to 30 fps. This camera is speedy with the inclusion of the SAFOX X 11-point AF system in which 9 points are cross-type for high-speed focusing. Low-light shooting is also covered with AF sensitivity down to -3 EV. The K-S2 also has a continuous shooting rate of up to 5.5 fps and a maximum shutter speed of 1/6000 second. Further benefitting shooters is the 3.0" 921k-dot vari-angle LCD monitor on the rear of the camera enabling composing of images in many different angles and shooting scenarios. It can even flip out so photographers can easily make use of the new selfie-button. Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC can make sharing images much simpler, as well as shooting with full controls via the Live Sync mobile app. The HD PENTAX DA 18-50mm f/4.0-5.6 DC WR RE Lens, with a 35mm equivalent focal length of 27.5-76.5mm offers users flexibility, and it has a retractable design for maintaining a smaller profile when not in use. Aspherical lenses are used to ensure edge-to-edge sharpness, and it has both the HD PENTAX coating to reduce flare and ghosting and the Super Protect coating to prevent scratches and other damage. Additionally, it has a direct current AF motor and a weather resistant construction to match that of the K-S1. The highly compact AF201FG flash is designed for use with Pentax DSLRs, this P-TTL-compatible flash features a guide number of 65.6' at ISO 100, as well as a bounce head design for positioning between -10° to +135°. When used on full-frame cameras, it can cover wide-angle lenses up to 28mm or lenses as wide as 16mm with the integrated wide panel in place, and on APS-C cameras it can cover 19mm and 13mm lenses. P-TTL use avails both first- and second-curtain sync options, and manual control can be set at either full or 1/4 power. The compact design requires just two AAA batteries for use and, depending on the battery type, recycles times range from four to seven seconds between flashes. Additionally, matching the design of the two lenses, as well as many of Pentax's DSLRs, this flash also has an all weather construction for use in inclement conditions. The K-S2 comes in a variety of color options and kits and will be available as a body only in Black, Black/Orange, and White, as a one-lens kit with the 18-50mm lens in Black, Black/Orange, White, Black with Racing Stripe, White with Racing Stripe, Desert Beige, Forest Green, Stone Gray, Black/Pink, and White/Lime, or as a two-lens kit with the 18-50mm and 50-200mm lenses in Black, Black/Orange, and White.

B&H Photo Announces Powerful New NVIDIA Graphics Cards

B&H Photo announced the arrival of powerful new NVIDIA graphics cards. The GTX 960 series features high clock speeds, insane over-clock speeds, and top-tier total combined memory speeds -- as high as 7,010 MHz. These new cards will feature a Maxwell infrastructure, which used a smaller die (almost 30% smaller than previous models) and fewer transistors and still boosted the speed almost 12% over its competitors. The NVIDIA 960 series is sure to be a showcase for peak performance in mid-range cards, and is likely to be the centerpiece for do-it-yourself kit modders and base desktop builders. The cards will also include DirectCU II Technology and 0 dB Technology for faster heat dissipation and quieter performance, ensuring the cards run up to 30% cooler and three times quieter than previous versions. The over-clock capability of the cards will boost game performance by as much as 12% over previous versions in the series. A five-phase, super-alloy power supply ensures 30% less power noise, and almost triple the lifespan for long-term gaming. Certain GTX 960 models can even reach a maximum 5120 x 3200 digital resolution via dual DisplayPort connectors.

B&H Photo Announces HD Pentax DA 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR Lens

B&H Photo announced the HD PENTAX DA 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR Lens, a versatile and weather-resistant zoom lens that provides wide-angle to telephoto perspectives for K-mount DSLR cameras. Its 35mm focal length equivalence of 24.5-130mm enables shooting in tight quarters, extends to be a portrait-length lens, and will even serve to bring distant subjects close for effective wildlife, concert, and sports shooting. High Definition lens coating and ED lens elements provide sharp and color-accurate imaging, while a DC autofocus motor and Quick Shift Focus System enable fast and precise focus in both auto and manual modes. Super Protect coatings on the external lenses, as well as weather sealing and its adaptable zoom range, make this a day-to-day workhorse for Pentax K-mount shooters. Pentax HD PENTAX DA 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR Product Highlights includes Pentax K Mount Lens/APS-C Format, 24.5-130mm (35mm Equivalent), One ED and Three Aspherical Elements, HD and SP Lens Coatings, Quick-Shift Focus Control, DC Autofocus Motor, Weather-Resistant Construction and Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm. This new Pentax HD PENTAX DA 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR lens features the PENTAX-exclusive HD coating which delivers sharp, clear images reducing the occurrence of flare and ghosting, even under challenging lighting conditions such as backlight. Its weather-resistant construction with 11 seals makes it remarkably dependable, preventing water from getting into the lens interior. This durable design allows photographers to remain confident in its abilities under demanding outdoor conditions including rain and snow. It consists of 16 optical elements in 12 groups and features an ED (Extra-low Dispersion) optical element to effectively compensate for chromatic aberrations, and aspherical optical elements to minimize color bleeding.

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