Century Optics has announced two new professional camcorder accessories, the LCD Hood and LCD Widescreen Magnifier for Panasonic AG-DVX100 and AG-DVX100A camcorders. The Century LCD Hood is designed to fit most camcorders that feature a 3.5" diagonal LCD screen. Weighing 3.8 oz., the durable matte black hood slides over the camcorder's flip-out screen. Once in place, it facilitates glare-free viewing even in bright sunlight, according to Century Optics. The suggested list price is $60.
The new LCD Widescreen Magnifier provides optically corrected viewing when shooting with a 16:9 widescreen adapter. By using a multi-coated glass element, the Widescreen Magnifier compensates for the compression that occurs when a 16:9 image is squeezed onto the 4:3 LCD screen. Thus, when viewed through this add-on, the image appears normal (unsqueezed). The suggested list price is $295.