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Live Tradeshow Coverage
Jan 31 - Feb 2, 2008
Las Vegas Convention Center, NV

Welcome to Imaging Resource’s PMA 2008 Tradeshow Coverage. PMA is the photo industry's most important show of the year, and this year we're pulling out all the stops: More videos, more news reports, more booth photos - nobody covers PMA like Imaging Resource! The 2008 camera model year actually began with the CES show in Las Vegas, so you'll find photo news from that show below, until it's supplanted by pre-PMA announcements. Check back often, this will be an exciting year at PMA, and IR is dedicating more resources than ever before to bringing you all the latest from the show floor!

Pre-Show News (back to latest news)

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

PRESS RELEASE: Vermont PhotoInkjet introduces an eco-friendly ink alternative for EPSON® Ultrachrome™ K3 printers.
16:55 EST - New ConeColor 100% color pigment formula replicates color space while alleviating the strain on the environment caused by one-time-use cartridges. EAST TOPSHAM, Vermont. January 30, 2008: Vermont PhotoInkjet announced today the immediate availability of ConeColor inks for EPSON Ultrachrome K3 printers. These 100% pigment, high-performance inks are packaged in economical 4, 16 and 32 ounce bottles... (More)



Sony A350 Digital SLR. Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Hands-on Preview posted for Sony A350 SLR!

15:42 EST - See our hands-on preview of a pre-production Sony A350, complete with sample images.

The Sony A300 and A350 are more significant upgrades to the company's consumer line than the Sony A200 announced earlier this year. The best news is that despite the new features, the Sony A300 and A350 are simple designs that are easy to use and understand. As often happens as technology advances, the A300 and A350 have a few more desirable features than their semi-pro brother, the Sony A700, which... (More)



Sony's Alpha DSLR-A350 digital SLR. Courtesy of Sony, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Sony: Two live view Alpha-series DSLRs

15:01 EST - Sony has today announced two new single-lens reflex digital cameras that implement live view functionality.

The Sony Alpha DSLR-A350 and Sony Alpha DSLR-A300 are very closely related designs, sharing basically the same body which features a tilting 2.7" LCD display to take advantage of the live view mode. As you'd expect, the design also includes a Sony Alpha lens mount, and there's a CompactFlash Type-I or Type-II storage slot which is also compatible with Microdrives. Power comes from a proprietary... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: SONY EXPANDS α (ALPHA) LENS SYSTEM WITH THE ADDITION OF TWO HIGH-PERFORMANCE ZOOMS
15:01 EST - SAN DIEGO, Jan. 30, 2008 – Sony today announced two new high performance zoom lenses that offer α (alpha) digital SLR camera users more options for high picture quality. Vario Sonnar T* 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA Co-developed with Carl Zeiss®, the SAL2470Z model is a wide angle 24-70mm zoom lens with a large f/2.8 aperture, ideally suited for discerning landscape and portrait photography.... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: Sony Adds Video Compatibly to Digital Imaging GPS Receiver
15:01 EST - Subject: Sony GPS-CS1KASP device able to trace video footage with GPS coordinates To update an announcement made last year, Sony today said it will bundle new versions of Picture Motion Browser software and Image Tracker software with its GPS receiver for digital imaging products. With this new software, the GPS-CS1KASP device can trace the GPS coordinates of your Handycam® video footage to... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: Display Photos in Style with Sony's New Digital Photo Frames
15:01 EST - S-Frame™ Brand Features an Elegant Design, Internal Memory and HDMI Outputs SAN DIEGO, Jan. 30, 2008 -- Sony today unveiled its S-Frame brand of digital photo frames, offering vibrant LCD screens and stylish designs suitable for the living room, bedroom or office. The new DPF-V900, DPF-V700 and DPF-D70 digital photo frame models have WVGA resolution (800 x 480 pixels) along with 15:9 aspect-ratio... (More)



Sony FP75 Photo Printer. PRESS RELEASE: Carry Creativity Along with Sony's Digital Photo Printers
15:01 EST - Lightweight Picture Station™ Products Enhance and Personalize Your Prints SAN DIEGO, Jan. 30, 2008 --To simplify the process of printing your digital pictures, Sony today introduced two photo printers with one-touch printing and in-printer photo editing features. The transportable PictureStation DPP-FP95 or the DPP-FP75 photo printers can be taken to birthday celebrations, family reunions... (More)



Norcent's DSC-1050 digital camera. Courtesy of Norcent, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Norcent Offers Stylish, Feature-Rich 10-Megapixel Camera and Expanded Flash Memory Line Up at PMA Show
14:59 EST - Camera Offers Three-inch LCD Screen, Anti-Shake and Face Detection Norcent® Flash Memory Product Line-Up is Expanded for Retailers Las Vegas, NV - PMA Booth #G-251 -- January 28, 2008 -- Norcent, a marketer of high-quality home entertainment and digital products, will be featuring one of its latest digital cameras, the 10-megapixel DCS-1050 with Face Detection and Anti-Shake technology at... (More)



Nik Software's logo. Click here to visit the Nik Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Nik Software Announces Viveza™-U Point® Technology Powered Software for Adobe® Photoshop®
14:58 EST - New plug-in provides the most powerful, precise, and easy way for photographers to selectively control and adjust the color and light in their digital images Las Vegas, NV – January 30, 2008 (PMA 08, Booth #L161) – Nik Software, Inc. announces today Viveza, the latest addition to its line of award-winning photographic plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Nik Software’s... (More)



The Quik Pod DSLR's logo. Click here to visit the Quik Pod website! PRESS RELEASE: With Quik Pod® Photographers Reach New Heights!
14:54 EST - January 29, 2008, Las Vegas, NV. Quik Pod®, announces the Quik Pod® DSLR for professional photographers. It is the world’s first handheld extendable monopod that multitasks as a self-image device, monopod and a boom for extended reach.  No longer do photographers have to hold a skinny rod of a monopod for overhead shots.  The Quik Pod® DSLR provides a hand grip assembly,... (More)



6Sight's logo. Click here to visit the 6Sight website! PRESS RELEASE: 6Sight Future of Imaging Conference and FotoNation Join Forces Again - Will Bring Cutting-Edge Imaging Research to 08 Event
14:52 EST - Focus is on the 3rd Generation of Intelligent Image Capture Technologies and Applications Las Vegas, NV – January 30, 2008 – Future Image, the Association of Imaging Executives (AIE) and Photo Marketing Association International (PMA), the organizers of the 6Sight® - The Future of Imaging executive conference, announced at the PMA Sneak Peek press event in Las Vegas today that, for... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: Enhanced and Expanded XIAS™ Digital Photo Frame Product Line to Launch at PMA Show
14:50 EST - Retailers Can Customize Product Features and Designer Frame Choices from 15 Options Las Vegas, NV - PMA Booth# G-251 -- January 29, 2008 -- XIAS (pronounced: kí-as) announces an expanded offering of its popular 8-inch digital photo frames and introduces new dynamic 10-inch digital photo frames. XIAS is also pleased to introduce WiFi capability and user-friendly Touch Screen technology in two... (More)



Norcent's XIAS DCS-860 digital camera. Courtesy of Norcent, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: XIAS™ Products Bring Spring Color to the PMA Show With 8-Megapixel Slim-Design Digital Cameras and Pen Drives in Four Fresh New Colors
14:48 EST - DCS-860 and USB Pen Drives to come in Pearl White, Indigo Blue, Petal Pink, and Metallic Graphite Las Vegas, NV - PMA Booth# G-251 -- January 29, 2008 -- XIAS (pronounced: kí-as) announces a family of new Spring colors at the 2008 PMA show with the addition of stylish DCS-860 digital cameras and USB pen drives in pearl white, indigo blue, petal pink, and metallic graphite. Also on display... (More)



Swiss Picture Bank's Logo. PRESS RELEASE: Swiss Picture Bank Wins DIMA 2008 Innovative Product Award
12:21 EST - Las Vegas, NV - January 30, 2008 - Tribeca Labs, a leading developer of digital imaging software and services, today announced it was awarded the Digital Imaging Marketing Association (DIMA) Innovative Digital Product Award for Swiss Picture Bank, the company's premier service for secure photo backup and storage. Swiss Picture Bank is first permanent online archive for digital photos designed to... (More)



Delkin Dual Universal Battery Charter. Courtesy of Delkin, with modifications by Zig Weidelich. PRESS RELEASE: Delkin's New Dual Universal Battery Charger Wins Prestigious DIMA Award for Outstanding Design & Innovation
11:54 EST - Poway, CA. January 30, 2008 - Today Delkin's new Dual Universal Battery Charger was honored with the 2008 DIMA award for outstanding design and innovation. This unique charger for digital camera batteries combines universal compatibility among battery models with the ability to charge two batteries simultaneously. The need for a charger that can recharge two batteries of different models, voltages... (More)



Delkin ImageRouter. Courtesy of Delkin Devices, with modifications by Zig Weidelich. PRESS RELEASE: Delkin Introduces DIMA Award Winning ImageRouter At PMA 2008
11:38 EST - Poway, CA. January 30, 2008 - Delkin Devices, Inc. debuts the ImageRouter, their latest, cutting-edge card reader, at PMA 2008. The DIMA Award winning ImageRouter is a reader that offers professional photographers a complete file import system specifically designed to improve workflow efficiency. ImageRouter, a four-slot, USB 2.0 CompactFlash card reader with a built-in powered hub, simultaneously... (More)



ConeColor Inks. PRESS RELEASE: Vermont PhotoInkjet introduces an eco-friendly ink alternative for EPSON® Ultrachrome™ K3 printers.
11:28 EST - New ConeColor 100% color pigment formula replicates color space while alleviating the strain on the environment caused by one-time-use cartridges. EAST TOPSHAM, Vermont. January 30, 2008: Vermont PhotoInkjet announced today the immediate availability of ConeColor inks for EPSON Ultrachrome K3 printers. These 100% pigment, high-performance inks are packaged in economical 4, 16 and 32 ounce bottles... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: Eye-Fi Collaborates With Nikon on First Camera Enhanced for Eye-Fi Card, Adds 'My Picturetown' To Eye-Fi Service
10:44 EST - Nikon's New D60 Digital SLR is the First Camera in "Eye-Fi Connected" Program MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Eye-Fi, makers of the world's first wireless memory card for digital cameras, today announced that it collaborated with Nikon Corporation, a world leader in digital imaging and precision optics, to deliver enhanced integration of the Eye-Fi Card with Nikon's new D60 digital... (More)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Sony 35mm CMOS Sensor. Courtesy of Sony, with modifications by Zig Weidelich. Sony prepping full-frame imager

23:01 EST - Japan's Sony Corp. has today announced that it is developing a full 35mm-frame sized CMOS image sensor aimed at use in single-lens reflex digital cameras.

According to a press release issued by the company, the new imager will have an effective resolution of 24.81 megapixels with 12-bit on-chip A/D conversion. Impressively, it will be able to read out 6.3 12-bit frames per second at full resolution. Output is via 12 channel low-voltage differential signaling. No specific plans for products based on the new sensor design have been announced, but Sony... (More)



Nikon D60 SLR, Courtesy of Nikon, with modifications by Zig Weidelich. Nikon announces D60 kit pricing!

23:00 EST - Nikon has set the price for the new D60 with 18-55mm VR lens kit at US$749.95. That's about $50 less than the MSRP of the Nikon D40x with the non-stabilized version of the 18-55mm lens.

As with its predecessor, the Nikon D60 has a sensor resolution of 10.2 megapixels and offers ISO sensitivity ranging from 100 to 1600, with the ability to extend this to ISO 3200. The D60 also retains the D40x's body design (with some slight tweaks), as well as that camera's AF system, penta-Dach mirror-type SLR viewfinder, 2.5" LCD display with 230,000 pixel resolution, and EN-EL9 Lithium Ion... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: Mustek to Introduce Digital Photo Frame With NXT Flat-Panel Speaker Technology at PMA
18:14 EST - PF-A950PS Supplies Rich, Diffuse Sound Field from Front of Frame for Enhanced Enjoyment of MP3 Music, Slide Shows and Audio IRVINE, CA, Jan. 29 -- Mustek will display at the Photo Marketing Association Show the new PF-A950PS, a 9.5-inch digital photo frame employing NXT flat-panel speaker technology, bringing added audio enjoyment and a sleeker form factor to consumers along with outstanding display... (More)



Panasonic's Lumix DMC-TZ4 digital camera. Courtesy of Panasonic, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Panasonic: Two new TZ-series digicams

12:01 EST - Rounding out its digicam announcements for the day, Panasonic has unveiled two new TZ-series models.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4 (known in Asia as the TZ11) includes a 1/2.5" 8.1 effective megapixel RGBG CCD image sensor, while the Panasonic TZ5 (aka the TZ15 in Asian markets) bumps this in favor of a 1/2.33" 10.7 effective megapixel imager. Both cameras couple this with a Leica DC Vario-Elmar branded F3.3 - F4.9 10x optical zoom lens. The Panasonic TZ4 has a 2.5" LCD with 230,000... (More)



Panasonic's Lumix DMC-FX35 digital camera. Courtesy of Panasonic, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Panasonic announces Lumix DMC-FX35

12:01 EST - Panasonic has today taken the wraps off its new Lumix DMC-FX35 digital camera, also known in Asia as the DMC-FX36.

The Panasonic FX35 includes both a 1/2.33" 10.1 effective megapixel CCD image sensor and a Leica DC Vario-Elmarit branded F2.8 - F5.6 4x optical zoom lens. Images are framed and reviewed on a 2.5" LCD display with 230,000 pixel resolution, and stored on SD / SDHC / MMC cards or the camera's own 50MB built-in memory. Power comes from a proprietary Lithium Ion battery pack, rated for some... (More)



Panasonic's Lumix DMC-FS20 digital camera. Courtesy of Panasonic, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Panasonic: Two new FS-series digicams

12:01 EST - Continuing its announcements for the day, Panasonic has unveiled two similarly styled new digital cameras for its new Lumix FS line.

Both cameras are based around a 10.1 megapixel RGBG CCD image sensor and a Leica DC Vario-Elmarit branded F3.3 - F5.8 4x optical zoom lens. Where the two models differ is in their choice of LCD display (as well as the size and weight differences this brings). The Panasonic FS5 has a 2.5" LCD, while the Panasonic FS20 boosts this to 3.0". In both cases, the resolution of the display is some... (More)



Panasonic's Lumix DMC-LZ8 digital camera. Courtesy of Panasonic, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Panasonic: Two new LZ-series digicams

12:01 EST - Continuing a very busy day for the Japanese consumer electronics giant, Panasonic has revealed two closely related digital cameras that join its Lumix LZ-series.

The Panasonic LZ8 includes a 1/2.5" 8.1 effective megapixel RGBG CCD image sensor, while the Panasonic LZ10 bumps this in favor of a 1/2.33" 10.1 effective megapixel imager. Both cameras couple this with a Leica DC Vario-Elmarit branded F3.3 - F5.9 5x optical zoom lens, although the difference in sensor size means that the 35mm-equivalent focal range differs somewhat - 32-160mm for the LZ8,... (More)



Panasonic's Lumix DMC-FS3 digital camera. Courtesy of Panasonic, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Panasonic announces Lumix DMC-FS3

12:01 EST - Among no less than eight new digicam announcements today, Panasonic has unveiled its Lumix DMC-FS3 digital camera.

The Panasonic FS3 is based around an 8.1 megapixel image sensor and a Leica DC Vario-Elmarit branded F2.8 - F5.1 3x optical zoom lens. Images are framed and reviewed on a 2.5" LCD display with 230,000 pixel resolution, and stored on SD / SDHC / MMC cards or the camera's own 50MB built-in memory. Power comes from a proprietary Lithium Ion battery pack, rated for some 330 shots on a charge (CIPA... (More)



Panasonic's Lumix DMC-LS80 digital camera. Courtesy of Panasonic, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Panasonic prepares DMC-LS80

12:01 EST - Alongside our coverage of Panasonic's eight new digicam announcements for the day, we also have one further model which was quietly announced a few days ago but which (due to the volume of news lately) we're only now getting a chance to describe.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS80 will ship this February priced at $150, with three colors available - black, silver or pink. The Panasonic LS80 includes a 1/2.5" 8.1 effective megapixel CCD image sensor and a Lumix DC Vario branded F2.8 - F5.1 3x optical zoom lens. Images are framed and reviewed on a 2.5" LCD display with 230,000 pixel resolution, and stored on SD / SDHC / MMC cards or the... (More)



Olympus E-System Logo. PRESS RELEASE: Firmware Updates for E-System components
00:01 EST - The ability to update the firmware in E-System components; bodies, lenses, flash units; is one of the key advantages of a 100% digital design. Firmware updates are available through Olympus Master and Olympus Studio software applications. The following firmware updates are now available: E-3 DSLR body: Dial operation on the power grip HLD-4 has been improved. The relationship between the rotation... (More)

Monday, January 28, 2008

Nikon D60 SLR, Courtesy of Nikon, with modifications by Zig Weidelich. Nikon announces D60 digital SLR

23:01 EST - Nikon Inc. has today announced its new D60 digital SLR, a refreshed version of the company's popular D40x model.

As with its predecessor, the Nikon D60 has a sensor resolution of 10.2 megapixels and offers ISO sensitivity ranging from 100 to 1600, with the ability to extend this to ISO 3200. The D60 also retains the D40x's body design (with some slight tweaks), as well as that camera's AF system, penta-Dach mirror-type SLR viewfinder, 2.5" LCD display with 230,000 pixel resolution, and EN-EL9 Lithium Ion... (More)



Nikon's Coolpix S550 digital camera. Courtesy of Nikon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Nikon: Six new Coolpix digicams

23:01 EST - Nikon USA has today announced six new digital cameras, right before the start of the Photo Marketing Association tradeshow.

The Nikon Coolpix L18 is an eight megapixel camera with 3x optical zoom lens, and 3.0" LCD display. It draws power from two AA batteries (with alkalines in the product bundle), and stores images on SD memory cards or 21MB of built-in memory. Priced at $140, the Nikon L18 goes on sale from March 2008. Also shipping in March 2008 are four new S-series digital cameras. The Coolpix S210, S520, S550... (More)



Nikon PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED lens. Courtesy of Nikon, with modifications by Zig Weidelich. PRESS RELEASE: Nikon's New Wide-Angle PC-E Nikkor 24mm f/3.5D ED Lens Allows Photographers To Control Perspective
23:01 EST - MELVILLE, N.Y. (Jan. 28, 2008) - Nikon, Inc., today introduced the new PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED lens, the latest in a series of lenses that are equipped with a tilt/shift mechanism that enables photographers the flexibility to effectively manipulate perspective, distortion and focus. Whether photographing architecture, landscapes, interiors or panoramas, this Perspective Control (PC) lens easily... (More)



NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR. Courtesy of Nikon, with modifications by Zig Weidelich. PRESS RELEASE: Nikon's New AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm Lens Offers Broad Focal Range And Vr Image Stabilization For Photographers Of All Levels
23:01 EST - MELVILLE, N.Y. (JAN. 28, 2008) - Nikon, Inc., today announced the new AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens, which offers Nikon digital SLR photographers exceptional wide-angle capability along with superb telephoto versatility. The wide-ratio zoom makes this new lens suitable for a broad range of shooting situations, including indoor and outdoor events; streetscapes; and portraits and scenery,... (More)



Nikon Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED. Courtesy of Nikon, with modifications by Zig Weidelich. PRESS RELEASE: Nikon's New AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED Lens Brings Sophisticated Technology and Design To Close-up Photographers
23:01 EST - MELVILLE, N.Y. (JAN. 28, 2008) - Nikon, Inc., today introduced the new AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED lens engineered specifically for extreme close-up photography, and perfectly suited for general imaging as well. The new AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED lens can focus at a distance of approximately 0.185m (.6 ft.) at its closest, and allows photographers to capture breathtaking close-up photography... (More)

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Fujifilm's logo. Click to visit the Fujifilm USA website! PRESS RELEASE: Fujifilm Announces New GetPix™ Kiosk Software
14:20 EST - New GetPix™ Kiosk Software "TS" Offers Retailers Flexible Solutions and Improves Consumer Experience Valhalla, NY, January 24, 2008- FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc. today announced the release of the GetPix Kiosk Software "TS" for use with the GetPix™ V5 and F6 Kiosk Terminals. GetPix Kiosk Software "TS" is Fujifilm's most versatile software to date, allowing retailers the ability to offer a wide... (More)



Fujifilm's logo. Click to visit the Fujifilm USA website! PRESS RELEASE: Fujifilm Announces New Pro Shooting Software For School And Event Photography, And Workflow Software For Other Industries
14:16 EST - Halse Imaging Systems Software Supports FinePix S5Pro Camera with Bar Code Scanner; Workflow Software Delivers Increased Productivity and Quality for Labs Valhalla, NY, January 24, 2008 - FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc. today announced its new School and Event Photography Shooting Software solution, and new workflow software for finishing labs. The shooting software solutions are designed to help professional... (More)

Friday, January 25, 2008

Panasonic's logo. Click to visit Panasonic's website! PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic's Keizo Ishiguro Wins Technical Achievement Award From PMDA, Honored During 2008 PMA Show
15:57 EST - LAS VEGAS, N.V. (January 25, 2008) - Panasonic today announced that Keizo Ishiguro, General Manager, Device Development Center, Panasonic AVC Networks Co., will be honored with the 2008 Photo Imaging Manufacturers and Distributors Association (P.M.D.A.) Technical Achievement Award at the P.M.D.A. Annual Awards Dinner held during the 2008 Photo Marketing Association Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. "We're... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: Fotocommunity Unveils LinkedIn-Like Feature As US Expansion of Worldwide Online Photo Meeting Place Kicks Off At PMA
14:44 EST - Europe’s Leading & Largest Photographic Community Site Showcases US Commitment With Enhanced Innovative Social Networking Technology At German Pavilion M 200-5 BONN, GERMANY – January 29, 2008 – fotocommunity, Europe’s premier online meeting place for photographic enthusiasts and pros to share ideas and inspiration, unveils dynamic additions such as a new LinkedIn-like... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: RocketLife.com Launches Next Generation Photo Site At PMA 2008
13:28 EST - New Enhancements to RocketLife.com Online Digital Photo Product Creation Site Creates Beautiful Photo Books & Gifts with Dramatic Themes & Graphics in Seconds! Saves Hours of Frustrating Work January 24, 2008, Folsom, CA - Visan www.visan.com and www.rocketlife.com, the inventors of ground-breaking award-winning new media technologies, announced today that it is launching RocketLife.com... (More)

Thursday, January 24, 2008

PRESS RELEASE: Fotonation Fasttrack Hardware Accelerated Face Tracking Technology Deployed in Next Generation Fujitsu Milbeauttm Chips
13:47 EST - Hardware Integration of Face Tracking Enables Broader Adoption for Digital Camera & Camera Phones BURLINGAME, Calif., Jan. 24 -- FotoNation (http://www.fotonation.com/), a world-leading embedded imaging solutions company for the digital photography industry, has announced that FastTrack, its face tracking hardware accelerated image processing technology, is being integrated into the next generation... (More)



Samsung GX-20 SLR. Courtesy of Samsung, with modifications by Zig Weidelich. PRESS RELEASE: Samsung to Introduce Next-Generation dSLR at PMA 2008
13:44 EST - GX-20 Boasts CMOS Sensor, Improved Shake Reduction and Live View LCD RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. (Jan. 24) -- At the 2008 Photo Marketing Association Show (PMA 2008), Samsung will introduce the GX-20 -- its highly-anticipated, next-generation dSLR. A 14.6 mega-pixel dSLR, the GX-20 extends the range of Samsung's acclaimed GX-Series and boasts an impressive feature set that will garner the attention of any... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: Jobo Introduces New Line of Rechargeable Batteries
13:38 EST - Jobo Energy Premio batteries available for digital cameras, camcorders GUMMERSBACH, Germany (Jan. 24) -- Jobo AG introduces today its new line of Jobo Energy Premio rechargeable batteries for today's most popular digital cameras and camcorders. The Jobo Energy Premio battery line has been developed specifically for use with dSLRs, compact point-and-shoot digital cameras and camcorders. In total there... (More)



Fujifilm's FinePix S100FS digital camera. Courtesy of Fujifilm, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Fujifilm: 11mpix, 14.3x zoom digicam

00:01 EST - Fujifilm USA Inc. has today announced one of the more interesting digital cameras we've yet seen in the runup to this year's Photo Marketing Association tradeshow.

The Fujifilm FinePix S100FS is based around a 2/3" SuperCCD HR VIII image sensor with an 11.1 effective megapixel resolution and Fuji's RP Processor III. The sensor is coupled to a Fujinon-branded F2.8 - F5.3 14.3x optical zoom lens that offers a 35mm-equivalent focal range from 28 - 400mm, and includes both optical image stabilization and a true manual zoom ring (rather than the "fly-by-wire"... (More)



Fujifilm's FinePix S8100FD digital camera. Courtesy of Fujifilm, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Fuji updates the S8000fd

00:01 EST - Continuing its pre-PMA announcements, Fujifilm has launched an update to its S8000fd digital camera.

The main change in the Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd as compared to the previous model is a slight bump in sensor resolution. Where the S8000 used an eight megapixel 1/2.5" SuperCCD HR sensor, the Fuji S8100fd is based around a 1/2.3" traditional CCD sensor with a 10.0 effective megapixel resolution. The sensor sits behind a Fujinon-branded F2.8 - F4.5 18x optical zoom lens that offers a 35mm-equivalent... (More)



Fujifilm's FinePix F100fd digital camera. Courtesy of Fujifilm, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Fujifilm launches FinePix F100fd

00:01 EST - Fujifilm has today announced a new model for its FinePix F-series, in the form of the Fuji F100fd.

Based around a twelve megapixel 1/1.6" SuperCCD HR sensor, the Fujifilm F100fd features a Fujinon-branded 5x optical zoom lens that offers a 35mm-equivalent focal range from 28 - 140mm. The F100fd's sensor is mounted on a movable platter, allowing it to be used to provide sensor shift-type image stabilization. Other features include a generous 2.7" LCD display with 230,000 pixel resolution,... (More)



Fujifilm's FinePix S1000fd digital camera. Courtesy of Fujifilm, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Fuji: "World's smallest" 12x zoom digicam

00:01 EST - Among its announcements for PMA is one that manufacturer Fujifilm says sets a record.

The Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd, says the company, is the world's smallest ten megapixel, 12x optical zoom digital camera. The resolution comes courtesy of a 1/2.3" CCD sensor, while the lens is Fujinon-branded and offers a 35mm-equivalent focal range from 33 - 396mm - a not very generous wide angle to a fairly useful telephoto. Sadly given the strength of the zoom lens, there's no mechanical image... (More)



Fujifilm's FinePix Z20fd digital camera. Courtesy of Fujifilm, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Fuji updates its Gen-Z digicam

00:01 EST - Fujifilm USA has today announced the new FinePix Z20fd digital camera, an update to the Z10fd model that launched last summer.

As with its older sibling, the Fujifilm FinePix Z20fd is targeted at so-called "Gen-Z" users. The main change in the Z20fd is an increase in sensor resolution from a 1/2.5" seven megapixel CCD to a 1/2.3" ten megapixel CCD. The sensor is coupled to a Fujinon-branded 3x optical zoom lens which yields a 35mm-equivalent focal range from 35 - 105mm - a not very generous wide angle... (More)



Fujifilm's FinePix J10 digital camera. Courtesy of Fujifilm, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Fuji launches FinePix J-series

00:01 EST - Completing its digicam announcements for the morning, Fujifilm has today launched a new FinePix J-series with two initial models.

The Fujifilm FinePix J10 marks the entry-level point, with an eight megapixel CCD imager coupled to a Fujinon-branded 3x optical zoom lens. A 2.5" LCD display caters for image framing and reviewing, and there's a not-at-all generous 8MB of built-in memory plus SD / MMC / xD-Picture Card combo storage slot. Power comes from a proprietary Lithium Ion battery. The Fuji J10 ships from March 2008... (More)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Canon's EOS Rebel XSi digital SLR. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Canon announces EOS Rebel XSi (UPDATED)

23:18 EST - Canon has today announced the new EOS Digital Rebel XSi digital SLR, also known in some markets as the EOS 450D.

The Canon XSi has a newly developed 12.2 effective megapixel CMOS image sensor, in place of the 10.1 megapixel CMOS imager in the original Rebel XTi. This gives a modest increase in image resolution with the maximum image dimensions in the Rebel XSi being 4,272 x 2,848 pixels, versus 3,888 x 2,592 pixels in the XTi / 400D. The Canon EOS 450D's image sensor is capable of providing a live view on the... (More)



Canon's PowerShot SD1100 IS digital camera. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Canon announces PowerShot SD1100 IS

23:01 EST - Canon has today announced its new PowerShot SD1100 IS digital camera, a compact model with an emphasis on style.

The Canon SD1100 IS Digital ELPH includes an eight megapixel 1/2.5" CCD imager and a Canon-branded 3x optical zoom lens with image stabilization, which covers a fairly standard range of 38-114mm equivalent - a moderate wide angle to a moderate telephoto. Exposure is fully automatic, but the user can tweak it with 2.0EV of exposure compensation and four metering modes to handle difficult lighting,... (More)



Canon's PowerShot A590 IS digital camera. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Canon: Three new A-series PowerShots

23:01 EST - Rounding out its point-and-shoot announcements for the day, Canon has unveiled three new PowerShot A-series digital cameras.

The Canon PowerShot A470 has a seven megapixel CCD imager coupled with a Canon-branded 3.4x optical zoom lens. Images are framed and reviewed on a 2.5" LCD display, with no form of optical viewfinder included in the Canon A470's design. Images and movies are stored on SD / MMC cards, with a 32MB MMC card in the product bundle. Power comes from two AA batteries, with single-use alkalines included.... (More)



Canon's Pixma iP2600 printer. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: New Canon U.S.A. Pixma iP2600 Inkjet Photo Printer Offers Style And Quality At A Value Price Point
23:01 EST - LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., January 23, 2008 – Aimed at the user looking to produce high-quality output from vacation photos to school projects, the new PIXMA iP2600 Photo Printer, announced today by Canon U.S.A., Inc., features photo-lab-quality printing, fast output speeds and a stylish design to capture the attention and satisfy the needs of consumers. Continuing to build on its single function printer... (More)



Canon's Pixma MX850 printer. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Canon U.S.A. Expands Popular Office All-In-One Series With A New Flagship Model - Pixma MX850 All-In-One Printer
23:01 EST - PIXMA MX850 Office All-In-One Offers Print, Copy, Scan, Fax and Network Capabilities in a Stunning Design LAKE SUCCESS, January 23, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., Inc. has announced a new addition to its PIXMA printer lineup, the new PIXMA MX850 Office All-In-One (AIO) printer for homes and small offices. The PIXMA MX850 Office AIO printer features printing, copying, scanning and faxing capabilities... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: Canon U.S.A. Introduces Two Highly Anticipated Telephoto Lenses At PMA 2008
23:00 EST - EF200mm f/2L IS USM and EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM Lenses Add New Levels of Super Telephoto Performance to Canon's Market-Leading EOS System LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., January 23, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the launch of two new telephoto lenses for use with its EOS SLR cameras: the EF200mm f/2L IS USM*/** and the EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM*/**, the world's longest... (More)



Pentax's K20D digital SLR. Courtesy of Pentax, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Pentax: Two new digital SLRs, five lenses

17:01 EST - Pentax Imaging Co. has today announced two new single-lens reflex digital cameras that will be shown for the first time at the 2008 Photo Marketing Association tradeshow next week.

The Pentax K20D DSLR follows in the footsteps of the company's well-received K10D model, and offers 14.6 effective megapixel resolution from a newly developed CMOS image sensor made in conjunction with the company's partner in digital SLR development, Korea's Samsung. ISO sensitivity ranges from 100 to 3200, with the ability to extend this range to a maximum of ISO 6400. Burst shooting is possible... (More)



Pentax' Optio M50 digital camera. Courtesy of Pentax, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Three new Optio digicams from Pentax

17:00 EST - Alongside its announcement of new digital SLRs and lenses at PMA, Pentax has today unveiled three new Optio compact digital cameras.

The Pentax Optio M50 has an eight megapixel CCD imager coupled with a Pentax-branded 5x optical zoom lens. A 2.5" LCD display caters for image framing and reviewing, and there's 51MB of built-in memory plus SD / MMC card storage. Power comes from a proprietary Lithium Ion battery. The Pentax M50 ships from March 2008 in silver, light blue and pink variants, priced at about $230. The Pentax Optio... (More)



Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-H10 digital camera. Courtesy of Sony, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Sony: 8mpix, 10x zoom digicam

13:01 EST - Way back in early 2005, Sony launched the first in its H-series of digital cameras, marking the company's return to the long zoom digital camera market.

The latest model in the series is the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10, launched today in the runup to the Spring 2008 Photo Marketing Association tradeshow. The Sony H10 offers a sensor resolution of eight megapixels along with a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar branded 10x optical zoom lens that includes Super SteadyShot® optical image stabilization. Other features include ISO sensitivity from ISO 80 to 3,200,... (More)



Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-T300 digital camera. Courtesy of Sony, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Sony unveils Cyber-shot T300

13:01 EST - Sony has found its Cyber-shot T-series popular with customers thanks to attractive designs with slim, compact bodies, and an emphasis on ease of use.

The latest addition to the line is the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T300, which includes an image-stabilized 5x optical zoom lens, branded with the famous Carl Zeiss name and coupled with a 10.1 effective megapixel CCD imager. Dominating almost the entire rear surface of the camera is a huge 3.5" LCD display with touch-screen capability. The Sony T300 stores its images and movies on Memory Stick Duo... (More)



Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-W150 digital camera. Courtesy of Sony, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Sony: Four new W-series digicams

13:01 EST - Continuing its pre-PMA announcements, Sony has today taken the wraps off four new digital camera models in its Cyber-shot W-series.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120 starts things off with a $200 pricetag, and includes a seven megapixel imager coupled to a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar branded 4x optical zoom lens. The Sony W120 also includes a 2.5" LCD display, saves images and movies on Memory Stick Duo storage plus 15MB of built-in memory, and draws power from a proprietary NP-BG1 Lithium Ion battery. The Sony DSC-W130 bumps the... (More)



Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-S780 digital camera. Courtesy of Sony, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Sony: Two new S-series Cyber-shots

13:01 EST - Sony USA has today announced two new digital camera models that are closely related to the Cyber-shot S730 announced in Europe last month.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S750 and DSC-S780 are nearly identical to each other, with the exception of sensor resolution - the S750 offering seven megapixels, while the S850 boosts this just slightly to eight megapixels. As compared to Europe's S730 the new cameras are a little smaller, most likely due to the use of a proprietary Lithium Ion battery rather than the standard AAs of the S730. The Sony... (More)



Olympus' logo. Click here to visit the Olympus website! Olympus announces xD Type M+

11:11 EST - Alongside its camera announcements yesterday, Olympus Imaging America Inc. added a new variant of its xD-Picture Card format.

The xD-Picture Card Type M+ is said to offer data transfer speeds that are 1.5 times faster than the regular Type M cards, which had write speeds of approximately 2.5 megabytes per second. That would place the Type M Plus cards somewhere in the region of 4MB/second write speeds, which is roughly the same as the company's Type H cards. No details have been disclosed relating to planned capacity of... (More)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Olympus' SP-570UZ digital camera. Courtesy of Olympus, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Olympus announces 20x zoom digicam

00:01 EST - Olympus' UltraZoom series of digital cameras are well known for their powerful zoom lenses, but the newly announced Olympus SP-570 UZ takes things up a notch with a whopping new lens.

The Olympus SP-570 UltraZoom digital camera features a 1/2.33" CCD imager with a resolution of ten megapixels, coupled with an Olympus ED-branded 20x (!!) optical zoom lens with an extremely useful 26 - 520mm equivalent focal length range and F2.8 - 4.5 maximum aperture. There's a choice of both an electronic viewfinder with diopter correction (precise specifications unknown), plus a 2.7"... (More)



Olympus' Stylus 1030 SW digital camera. Courtesy of Olympus, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Olympus announces Stylus 1030 SW

00:01 EST - Among a whopping ten digital camera announcements in the runup to the Photo Marketing Association show in Las Vegas, Olympus has today announced the Stylus 1030 SW digital camera.

The Stylus 1030 SW is more than just another stylish-looking digicam - it's the latest in Olympus' of incredibly rugged compact cameras, offering the peace of mind you get when you're using a waterproof, shockproof, crushproof and even freezeproof camera. If your body can go there, odds are the Olympus 1030SW can as well. The Stylus 1030SW includes both a ten megapixel CCD image sensor and Olympus-branded... (More)



Olympus' Stylus 850 SW digital camera. Courtesy of Olympus, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Olympus announces Stylus 850 SW

00:01 EST - Continuing its pre-PMA announcements, Olympus has unveiled the Stylus 850 SW digital camera.

The Stylus 850 SW, like the 1030 SW it is announced alongside, has a waterproof, shockproof, dustproof and freezeproof body, although it doesn't offer the crush proofing of its more expensive sibling. The Stylus 850SW includes both an eight megapixel CCD image sensor and an Olympus-branded 3x optical zoom lens, as well as a 2.5" LCD display with 230,000 pixels. Other features include face detection... (More)



Olympus' Stylus 840 digital camera. Courtesy of Olympus, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Olympus: Three new Stylus digicams

00:01 EST - Among no less than five new Stylus-series digital cameras announced by Olympus today are the Stylus 840, 1010 and 1020.

Starting at a pricetag of $250, the Stylus 840 has an eight megapixel image sensor, 5x optical zoom lens, and a 2.7" LCD display with 230,000 pixel resolution. The $300 Stylus 1010 boosts sensor resolution to ten megapixels, and replaces the lens with an Olympus branded 7x optical zoom. The Stylus 1020 meanwhile is priced at $350 and is near-identical to the Stylus 1010, with the exception of... (More)



Olympus' FE-350 digital camera. Courtesy of Olympus, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Olympus: Four new FE-series digicams

00:01 EST - Rounding out the company's ten pre-PMA digital camera announcements, Olympus has today unveiled four new FE-series digital cameras.

Starting out from $150 is the Olympus FE-310 with a 5x optical zoom lens, a 2.5" LCD display with 154,000 pixel resolution, and power from two AA batteries. Stepping up to $180 gets you the Olympus FE-320, which replaces the lens with an Olympus branded 3x optical zoom, and the AA batteries with an LI-42B Lithium Ion rechargeable. The FE-340 meanwhile is priced at $200 which includes a 5x zoom... (More)

Monday, January 21, 2008

PRESS RELEASE: Technical Cooperation Agreement with Adobe Systems
09:38 EST - A new development making raw image processing available at retail for the first time! We are pleased to announce an agreement that establishes technical cooperation between Noritsu Koki and Adobe Systems. This agreement enables photo retailers with Noritsu input terminals (CT terminals) and Noritsu minilab systems to accept and process raw image data, which is widely used in digital SLR camera photography.... (More)

Friday, January 18, 2008

FotoNation logo. Click to visit FotoNation's website! PRESS RELEASE: FotoNation Announces "ChromaFix" One-Step Auto-Correction Of Chromatic Aberrations For Digital Images
13:27 EST - New Solution for Digital Cameras & Camera Phones to be Demonstrated at PMA 2008 Burlingame, CA, January 18, 2008 -- FotoNation (www.fotonation.com), a leading provider of embedded imaging solutions for the imaging industry, announced today “ChromaFixTM” new one-step chromatic aberration correction technology. ChromaFix brings advanced image processing technology normally found in... (More)



ExpressDigital's Darkroom logo. Click here to visit the ExpressDigital website! PRESS RELEASE: ExpressDigital Expands Darkroom Software with New Technology for the Changing Photography Landscape
13:19 EST - Darkroom v8.9 includes Fast Digital Output, Enhanced Wireless Support and Advanced Greenscreen ENGLEWOOD, CO and AUSTIN, TX–January 17, 2008 – ExpressDigital is proud to announce the next generation of its powerful workflow software, Darkroom v8.9, designed to help photographers make more money in their business. These new features reflect the ever-changing photography landscape, including... (More)

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Sinar Bron Imaging logo. Click here to visit the Sinar Bron Imaging website! PRESS RELEASE: Sinar Bron Imaging Brings To Market The Broncolor Mobil A2R Power Pack
13:50 EST - January 15, 2008 - Sinar Bron Imaging is pleased to announce the release of the newest product from Bron Elektronik AG, the new Mobil A2R compact power pack and new Mobilite 2 small lamp. What: The new Mobil pack is designed for the photographer who wants to capture images with a battery operated power pack. Features: Battery operated, compact and light 12 AH rechargeable battery Short charging... (More)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

FotoNation logo. Click to visit FotoNation's website! PRESS RELEASE: FotoNation Announces "Facetime™" Technology For Digital Cameras & Camera Phones
13:51 EST - Face Recognition Technology Used to Trigger New Type of Count-Down Timer Burlingame, CA, January 15, 2008 -- FotoNation (www.fotonation.com), a leading provider of embedded imaging solutions for the imaging industry, announced today "FaceTime," a new technology to assist in capturing self-portraits when using digital camera or camera phones. FaceTime is being debuted at the 2008 Photo Marketing Association... (More)



The 2008 Photo Marketing Association Show logo. Click here to visit the PMA '08 report! PMA 2008 coverage now live!

10:57 EST - Barely have we finished with our coverage of the Consumer Electronics Show, and the 2008 Photo Marketing Association show is already just around the corner!

PMA and CES are unusually closely timed this year, with just three weeks between them. Quite a few manufacturers opted to announce digicams and related products at CES which they might ordinarily have held back for a PMA launch, but we're still expecting a very busy show this year. In part that's because with the Super Bowl taking place on the same weekend as PMA 2008, the show has been curtailed... (More)

Monday, January 14, 2008

FotoNation logo. Click to visit FotoNation's website! PRESS RELEASE: Fotonation Demonstrates "SmileCheck™" Technology For Digital Cameras & Camera Phones
16:50 EST - Real Time "Smile Shutter" Mode Guarantees Smiling Photos Every Time Burlingame, CA, January 14, 2008 – FotoNation (www.fotonation.com), a leading provider of embedded imaging solutions for the imaging industry, announced today the availability of licensing for “SmileCheck,” a new technology to detect smiles in portrait photos taken by digital cameras and camera phones.... (More)



Plawa's AgfaPhoto DV-5000G digital camera. Courtesy of Plawa, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: VistaQuest to Market AgfaPhoto Brand to North America
14:14 EST - WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. & UHINGEN, Germany --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 10, 2008 AgfaPhoto digital cameras and digital video products will be added to the VistaQuest (Booth C210) product line presented at the 2008 PMA in Las Vegas, January 31-February 2, 2008. The distribution contract between VistaQuest and AgfaPhoto's digital still and video manufacturer and license holder, plawa-feinwerktechnik... (More)

Thursday, January 10, 2008

The 2008 Consumer Electronics Show logo. Click here to visit the CES '08 report! CES Live Show Coverage: Tuesday Report (CES '08)

00:18 EST - Our Tuesday Report is now up, along with the Tuesday gallery, revised Pepcom and Monday reports.

Take a walk through the exhibits with us by viewing our galleries and then sit down to discuss what you see with our show reports. Our Tuesday coverage was delayed by an Internet blackout at our Las Vegas barracks and the effects of Friday's storm in San Francisco, but neither bandwidth nor hurricane force winds can keep us from amusing you. Read on for more in the Tuesday CES report: The Fun & the... (More)

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Panasonic's logo. Click to visit Panasonic's website! PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic And T-Mobile Cooperate To Enable Development Of First Panasonic Lumix Wireless Digital Camera With Ability To Upload To Google's Picasa Web Albums™ (CES '08)
14:37 EST - LAS VEGAS, NV (January 7, 2008) – Panasonic, the leading brand by which Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (NYSE: MC) is best known, today highlighted the development of a LUMIX digital camera with wireless network connectivity, complete with integrated access to T-Mobile® HotSpot service and the ability to send photos directly to Picasa Web AlbumsÔ, a free online photo-sharing... (More)



Panasonic's logo. Click to visit Panasonic's website! PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic Brings Photos, Videos To Consumers' Living Rooms With Google And YouTube (CES '08)
14:28 EST - Panasonic VIERA® Internet-Connected HDTV’s with VIERA CAST™ Feature Offer Seamless and Easy Access From The Living Room to Google’s Picasa Web Albums™ and Millions of Originally Created Videos from YouTube™ Las Vegas, NV (January 7, 2008) – Panasonic, the leading brand by which Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (NYSE: MC) is best known, and YouTube today... (More)



ArcSoft's logo. Click to visit the ArcSoft website! PRESS RELEASE: ArcSoft Demos Embedded Solutions at CES (CES '08)
12:06 EST - Solutions Optimized for Digital Photo Frames FREMONT, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 9, 2008 ArcSoft, Inc. is demonstrating its embedded solutions optimized for Digital Photo Frames this week January 7-10, at CES at the ArcSoft Meeting Room 35667, LVVC South Hall 4. These technologies are available as software development kits (SDKs). "ArcSoft Embedded Solutions for Digital Photo Frames enhance... (More)

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Polaroid's logo. Click here to visit the Polaroid website! PRESS RELEASE: Polaroid Launches Instant Photos for the Digital Age, Provides Consumers with Innovative Digital Media Sharing Platform (CES '08)
16:47 EST - Latest offerings from Polaroid unlock personal content trapped on computers, cameras and cell phones LAS VEGAS (January 7, 2008) – Polaroid today launches a new of line instant entertainment products to help consumers unlock their digital media. The company is announcing the launch of a Bluetooth- and USB-enabled Digital Instant Mobile Photo Printer for mobile phones and digital cameras, as... (More)



Polaroid's logo. Click here to visit the Polaroid website! PRESS RELEASE: Polaroid to Demo New Digital Instant Printer Tuesday at Booth 13614, Central Hall (CES '08)
16:24 EST - CES Press Kit Materials Available Online at Polaroid.com/CES2008 and http://virtualpressoffice.com/kit/polaroid MINNETONKA, Minn. --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 8, 2008 Bringing the instant photo to the digital age, Polaroid will provide demos of the new Polaroid Digital Instant Mobile Photo Printer every half-hour on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Booth 13614 in Central Hall. Demos will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will... (More)



Samsung's logo. Click here to visit the Samsung website! PRESS RELEASE: Samsung Ships Compact Flash Card Sized Hard Drive With Record Breaking Capacity For Advanced Mobile Devices (CES '08)
16:18 EST - LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 6, 2008 Samsung Electronics Ltd., a worldwide leader in digital consumer electronics and information technology, today announced that it is shipping Compact Flash card-sized hard disk drives (HDD) for use in mobile consumer devices. Initially available in 30GB and 40GB models, Samsung's Spinpoint A1 hard disks offer significantly higher storage capacity than conventional... (More)



Samsung's logo. Click here to visit the Samsung website! PRESS RELEASE: Samsung Releases New Flash-Based 1080P HD Camcorder (CES '08)
16:14 EST - Samsung's SC-HMX20C Camcorder Records in 1080p Mode and full HD Mode with High-Quality Still Camera Functionality LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 6, 2008 Samsung Electronics, a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, continues to improve its camcorder offerings with the addition of the SC-HMX20C Progressive HD Flash-based Camcorder. Featuring Full HD and a1080p mode... (More)



Lexar logo. Click to visit the Lexar website! PRESS RELEASE: Lexar Leads the Way in 2008 with Broad Range of Advanced Memory Products for Today's Digital Lifestyle (CES '08)
16:04 EST - -- Lexar Media Offers New Crucial Solid-State Drives, An Expanded Range of Kodak Products, Plus Innovative New Flash Memory and Mobile Products -- FREMONT, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 7, 2008 Lexar Media, Inc. (NYSE:MU), a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, is demonstrating its leadership in advanced digital media technologies with the introduction of a broad range... (More)



Zink's logo. Click here to visit the Zink website! PRESS RELEASE: ZINK Imaging and Polaroid Corporation Announce Partnership (CES '08)
16:01 EST - Partnership to Develop Range of Digital Printing Products Based on ZINK(TM) Zero Ink(TM) Technology WALTHAM, Mass. --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 7, 2008 ZINK Imaging and Polaroid Corporation today publicly announced their collaboration on the development of a new family of printing products that leverage ZINK Imaging's ink-free printing technology. The first Polaroid-branded ZINK(TM)-enabled product... (More)



Zink's logo. Click here to visit the Zink website! PRESS RELEASE: ZINK Imaging and Foxconn Technology Group to Deliver a Range of Innovative ZINK-Enabled Products (CES '08)
15:58 EST - Partnership Will Enable Foxconn to Deliver New Digital Imaging Products with the ZINK(TM) Zero Ink(TM) Technology WALTHAM, Mass. --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 7, 2008 ZINK Imaging, Inc. and Foxconn Technology Group today publicly announced their strategic partnership to design, commercialize, and market a range of ZINK(TM)-enabled digital printing products. In this partnership, ZINK Imaging, inventor... (More)



SanDisk's logo. Click to visit SanDisk's website! PRESS RELEASE: SanDisk Announces the 12-Gigabyte microSDHC Card - the World's Largest Capacity Card for Mobile Phones (CES '08)
15:54 EST - SanDisk Increases Capacity By 50%; Reflects Growing Demand For Higher Capacity Storage Cards As Consumers Use Mobile Phones For Music, Photos, Video LAS VEGAS NEVADA, Jan. 7, 2008 - SanDisk Corporation, (NASDAQ: SNDK) the proven leader in flash memory, today announced it has begun to sample 12-gigabyte (GB)1 microSDHC™ flash memory cards to major phone manufacturers for testing and evaluation.... (More)



Lexar logo. Click to visit the Lexar website! PRESS RELEASE: Lexar Increases Capacity of Popular SDHC Memory Cards (CES '08)
15:51 EST - New High-Capacity Memory Cards Deliver the Ultimate in Functionality and Performance to Those Managing Images, Video, and Music Fremont, CA, January 8, 2008 -- Lexar, a leader in advanced digital media and accessories, announced today that it has increased the capacity of its SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) format memory cards in all three of the company's popular product lines including Professional,... (More)



Fujifilm's logo. Click to visit the Fujifilm USA website! PRESS RELEASE: Fujifilm And Xerox Showcase Alliance In Photo Specialty Printing Market At PMA 2008
15:47 EST - Digital Leaders Spur Growth, Higher-Revenue Print Jobs for Customers in $800 Million Market Valhalla, N.Y., and Rochester, N.Y., Jan. 8, 2008 - FUJIFILM U.S.A, Inc. and Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX) will further demonstrate how their alliance provides customers with integrated software and printing solutions to create personalized photo specialty merchandise at PMA 2008, the photo industry's largest... (More)



Ubicom's logo. Click here to visit the Ubicom website! PRESS RELEASE: Ubicom Simplifies Photo Sharing (CES '08)
12:33 EST - Ubicom Introduces Wireless Digital Photo Frame Reference Design with Easy Connection to Social Networking Sites LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 7, 2008 Ubicom(R), Inc., a leading provider of communications processor and software solutions, announced the availability of its reference design for wirelessly connected digital photo frames. The reference design makes it easy to view photos over a... (More)



Ceiva's Share digital frame. Courtesy of Ceiva, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: CEIVA® Continues Digital Photo Frame Leadership with Innovative New Product Line (CES '08)
11:05 EST - New Products are Targeted at Distinct Consumer Groups to Further Enhance Photo Sharing Experience LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 7, 2008 CEIVA Logic Inc., the inventor and leading supplier of the connected digital photo frame, today announced the unveiling of its newly designed product line with expanded options to see, share and connect at CES 2008 (Booth # 35319 South Hall 4). Continuing its... (More)

Monday, January 7, 2008

Zink's logo. Click here to visit the Zink website! PRESS RELEASE: ZINK Imaging, Inc. and Alps Electric Co., Ltd. Announce Joint Development Partnership (CES '08)
17:39 EST - Partnership to Leverage ZINK(TM) Zero Ink(TM) Technology and Alps Expertise to Deliver Groundbreaking Printing Products WALTHAM, Mass. --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 7, 2008 ZINK Imaging, Inc. and Alps Electric Co., Ltd. ("Alps") today publicly announced their 24-month long strategic partnership to design, commercialize, and market a range of ZINK(TM)-enabled digital printing products. In this partnership,... (More)



Zink's logo. Click here to visit the Zink website! PRESS RELEASE: ZINK Imaging and TOMY Company, Ltd. Announce Product Development, Branding, and Marketing Partnership (CES '08)
17:36 EST - Partnership to Develop Range of Digital Printing Products Based on ZINK(TM) Zero Ink(TM) Technology WALTHAM, Mass. --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 7, 2008 ZINK Imaging and TOMY Company, Ltd. today publicly announced their collaboration on the development and marketing of a new family of printing products that leverages ZINK Imaging's ink-free printing technology. The first TOMY branded ZINK(TM)-enabled product... (More)



Ubicom's logo. Click here to visit the Ubicom website! PRESS RELEASE: Ubicom Solution Selected for D-Link Wi-Fi Internet Picture Frame (CES '08)
17:29 EST - D-Link Builds on Flexible Reference Design to Create a CES Innovation Award-Winning Photo Sharing Experience LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 7, 2008 Ubicom(R), Inc., a leading provider of communications processor and software solutions, has been selected by D-Link as the processor and software supplier for D-Link's Wi-Fi Internet Picture Frame (DSM-210). D-Link is demonstrating the DSM-210 photo... (More)



Kodak's logo. Click here to visit the Kodak website! PRESS RELEASE: Kodak to Launch Powerful Charge to Stop Counterfeit Consumer Electronics (CES '08)
17:18 EST - Kodak plans to implement KODAK TRACELESS System for Anticounterfeiting on KODAK rechargeable Lithium-Ion Digital Camera Batteries supplied by SANYO Electric Co., Ltd Mobile Energy Company LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 7, 2008 Kodak aims to pull the plug on counterfeiters exploiting the consumer electronics industry. At the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, Kodak... (More)



Zink's logo. Click here to visit the Zink website! PRESS RELEASE: ZINK Imaging Achieves New Milestones at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES '08)
17:16 EST - Go-to-Market and Product Development Partners Will Bring the Magic of ZINK(TM) Zero Ink(TM) Printing to Consumers in 2008 WALTHAM, Mass. --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 7, 2008 ZINK Imaging, makers of the award-winning ZINK(TM) Zero Ink(TM) digital printing technology, today publicly announced the first of an expanding list of partnerships at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas,... (More)



Nero's logo. Click here to visit the Nero website! PRESS RELEASE: Nero to Showcase New Software Suite Nero 8 in Windows Vista Booth at CES (CES '08)
17:11 EST - Windows Vista-Optimized, Nero 8 Boasts Numerous Enhanced Digital Media Features LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 7, 2008 Nero, leaders in digital media technology, today announced it will showcase the latest Windows Vista-enhanced Nero 8 software suite in the Microsoft booth at the International Consumer Electronics Show. Newly optimized for Windows Vista, Nero 8 gives users a complete multimedia... (More)



ArcSoft's logo. Click to visit the ArcSoft website! PRESS RELEASE: ArcSoft Unveils TotalMedia Extreme With BD Magic (CES '08)
17:03 EST - New Connected Blu-ray Player Experience Debuts at CES FREMONT, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 7, 2008 ArcSoft, Inc. and Related Content Database Inc. (RCDB) will present an exclusive demonstration this week at CES of ArcSoft TotalMedia(TM) Extreme with BD Magic(TM), a new connected Blu-ray user experience for BD-Live players. CES attendees will get a first look at this new feature January 7-10 at... (More)



Kopin's logo. Click here to visit the Kopin Corp. website! PRESS RELEASE: Kopin Announces Major Breakthrough in Shrinking Display Size (CES '08)
16:59 EST - Fingernail-Size SVGA Display Exhibits Stunningly Sharp Color Images TAUNTON, Mass. --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 7, 2008 Kopin(R) Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), the largest U.S. manufacturer of microdisplays for mobile consumer and military applications, today announced the smallest color SVGA display (800 x 600 resolution) in the LCD industry. The CyberDisplay(R) SVGA LVS microdisplay has the same size... (More)



ArcSoft's logo. Click to visit the ArcSoft website! PRESS RELEASE: ArcSoft TotalMedia Extreme Now Available for Retail (CES '08)
16:54 EST - Suite of Programs for Home Entertainment FREMONT, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 7, 2008 ArcSoft, Inc. announces the retail availability of ArcSoft TotalMedia(TM) Extreme, a suite of software programs that allows users to play commercial movie discs, capture, manage, edit and share high-definition video, photos, music and documents using Blu-ray discs (BDs), HD DVDs, AVCHDs, DVDs, or CDs. For more... (More)



Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon U.S.A. Announces New Lineup of Standard Definition Camcorders for a Complete Consumer Recording Experience (CES '08)
16:52 EST - Models Include Breakthrough Dual Flash Memory, Advanced Zoom and Other Proprietary Technologies Designed for Superior Performance, Ease of Use and Top Quality Images LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 7, 2008 A lineup of nine feature-rich camcorders with breakthrough technology to benefit the consumer - Dual Flash Memory and Advanced Zoom - as well as advances in image quality, ergonomics... (More)



Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon U.S.A. Introduces the VIXIA Family of High-Definition Camcorders for the Ultimate Consumer Experience (CES '08)
16:39 EST - Models Include Breakthrough Use of Dual Flash Memory, Genuine Canon Optics, And Other Proprietary Technologies, Expanding Consumers' Recording Options LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 7, 2008 Canon U.S.A., Inc. proudly announces the VIXIA family - a new lineup of consumer High-Definition camcorders embracing Canon optical and imaging technologies for superior image quality and flexibility... (More)



VideoSpin's logo. Click here to visit the VideoSpin website! PRESS RELEASE: Pinnacle Systems Introduces Free Video Editing For All With Its New VideoSpin Software (CES '08)
16:36 EST - One of the Fastest and Easiest Ways for First-time and Casual Users to Create Entertaining Videos and Post Them on the Web LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 7, 2008 Pinnacle Systems, Inc., the consumer division of Avid Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID), today announced a new video editing application, called VideoSpin(TM), that it is offering as a free download from http://www.videospin.com . Amazingly... (More)



SanDisk's logo. Click to visit SanDisk's website! PRESS RELEASE: SanDisk Launches High-Definition Video Flash Card Line for New Digital Camcorders (CES '08)
16:28 EST - New Cards Specify Recording Times, Provide Optimal Performance For HD Video And Come with Handy Jewel Case and Labels for Storage LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, Jan. 7, 2008 – Consumers who own camcorders that use flash memory cards instead of tape will now be able to select the right storage media for their cameras with the debut of a video card line from SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK). As the first... (More)



Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon U.S.A. Celebrates Its Partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in Las Vegas (CES '08)
16:14 EST - Partners Dedicated to Protecting Children Hold Ninth Annual Fundraiser Reception and Celebrity Golf Tournament, and Launch the Canon4Kids Nationwide Van Tour LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 7, 2008 Celebrating their continued commitment to protecting children, Canon U.S.A., Inc., and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children(R) (NCMEC) will hold the Ninth Annual Canon Customer Appreciation... (More)



Shogo's logo. Click here to visit the Shogo website! PRESS RELEASE: RealEase Introduces the World's First Touch-Screen WiFi-Integrated Digital Picture Frame (CES '08)
16:07 EST - Shogo Poised to Revolutionize the Digital Picture Frame Market LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 7, 2008 Global technology company RealEase today announced the availability of Shogo, its revolutionary flagship product that is the world's first touch-screen WiFi-integrated digital picture frame. A unique lifestyle device, Shogo brings digital content such as pictures, music, Internet radio, weather... (More)



WildCharge's logo. Click here to visit the WildCharge website! PRESS RELEASE: Wire-Free Power Energizes Mobile Consumer Electronic Devices (CES '08)
15:45 EST - WildCharge Brings Power to the People with Launch of New Wire-Free Charging Products for Leading Mobile Electronic Devices LAS VEGAS -- Jan. 7, 2008 WildCharge Inc., a company poised to revolutionize electric power delivery to mobile devices by commercializing its safe, wire-free electric power technology, announced the release of its adapters that WildCharge-enable Apple iPhone, iPod touch and Blackberry... (More)



Ortery Technologies' Photosimile 5000. Courtesy of Ortery Technologies, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: The World's First "Office Photography Machine" at CES 2008 Launched by Ortery Technologies (CES '08)
15:34 EST - LAS VEGAS -- Jan. 7, 2008 Ortery Technologies launches Photosimile 5000. Imagine walking up to a new office device, placing an object inside, and seconds later walking away with a professional photo for immediate use in all print, web and email communications. Taking its name from "facsimile", Photosimile 5000 is the next generation imaging device for the office. This PC-controlled desktop... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: Digital Foci "Image Moments" Wins "Hot One" Award For 2nd Year In A Row (CES '08)
15:10 EST - “Image Moments 8” Digital Frame Honored by Professional Photographer magazine January 7, 2008, Las Vegas, NV – Digital Foci, Inc. www.digitalfoci.com announced today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas that it has won The Professional Photographer 2008 “Hot One” Award for the “Image Moments 8” digital photo frame. Winner for the second year... (More)



DXG's DXG-565V flash-based camcorder. Courtesy of DXG, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: DXG Announces DXG-565V 5 MP Camcorder/Camera In New Fashion Colors For Only $99 (CES '08)
15:06 EST - Perfect For Teens, College Students, Young Adults, & Women - Make a Fashion Statement in Pink, Red, Gun Metal, Blue, & Black Records High-Quality DVD Video! City of Industry, CA, January 7, 2008 - DXG USA (www.dxgusa.com), one of the fastest growing digital camera manufacturers, announced today the new DXG-565V 5 Megapixel combo digital camcorder/camera/MP3 player/voice recorder/webcam --... (More)



The 2008 Consumer Electronics Show logo. Click here to visit the CES '08 report! CES Live Show Coverage: Pepcom Digital Experience (CES '08)

14:37 EST - Getting things started for our live coverage of the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show, IR newsletter editor Mike Pasini just filed a report from Pepcom's Digital Experience, a media event hosted the night before the show begins.

Held in the Augustus Ballroom at Caesars Palace, Pepcom always has a theme for its Digital Experience events, and this year they promised attendees the "Ultimate Tailgate Party". Over a hundred companies were in attendance, with instantly recognizable names like Canon, Energizer, Fujifilm, HP, JVC, Kodak, LG, Microsoft, Nikon, Nokia, Olympus, Palm, Qualcomm, RIM, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, TiVo, and Toshiba... (More)



Sanyo's Xacti VPC-HD1000 digital camera. Courtesy of Sanyo, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Sanyo USA: HD1000 high-def camcorder (CES '08)

14:14 EST - Sanyo Fisher's second announcement for the Consumer Electronics Show is the Xacti VPC-HD1000 - a sleek, futuristic-looking addition to the company's Xacti HD series of high-definition flash-based camcorders.

The Sanyo HD1000 offers a refreshing change from a world obsessed with increasing resolution at the expense of image quality. Based around a four megapixel CCD image sensor and a Xacti HD-branded 10x optical zoom lens with an impressively bright maximum aperture of f/1.8 to f/2.5 across the zoom range, the HD1000 has an equivalent focal range of 38 to 380mm - a moderate wide angle to a very useful... (More)



Sanyo's Xacti VPC-HD700 digital camera. Courtesy of Sanyo, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Sanyo launches Xacti HD700 (CES '08)

13:20 EST - Sanyo Fisher Co., a subsidiary of Japanese consumer electronics company Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd., has announced a new flash-based camcorder model for its Xacti HD-series.

The Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD700 is a seven megapixel camera with a 5x optical zoom lens, and offers still images to a maximum of 3072 x 2304 pixels, as well as a 720p (1280 x 720 pixel, 30 frames per second) movie mode using MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 compression. Images are stored on SD/MMC cards, including the newer SDHC types, while a 2.7" LCD display with 230,000 pixels serves as the sole method of framing... (More)



Kodak's EasyShare M1033 digital camera. Courtesy of Kodak, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Kodak: New digicams aplenty (CES '08)

00:01 EST - Eastman Kodak Co. has today announced a large number of new digital imaging products alongside the start of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV.

Unfortunately we've not yet been able to obtain detailed specifications for any of the Easyshare digital cameras, but in total there are nine new digicams being launched. The Kodak EasyShare V1273 is a twelve megapixel device with 3x optical zoom lens and 3-inch touch-screen LCD display, and can be used with a Kodak HDTV Dock to show images on high-definition TVs. The EasyShare M1033 meanwhile has... (More)

Sunday, January 6, 2008

The 2008 Consumer Electronics Show logo. Click here to visit the CES '08 report! CES 2008 coverage now live! (CES '08)

22:38 EST - One glance at the volume of digital imaging news in the last couple of days, and you might suspect something was happening.

You'd be right, because the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada - considered the world's largest electronics expo - is about to begin! The onslaught of announcements continues, with over a dozen digital cameras launched already, and plenty more digital imaging news to come as CES 2008 begins. Imaging Resource will once again give you the full experience with Newsletter Editor Mike... (More)



Sony's Alpha DSLR-A200. Courtesy of Sony, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Sony announces successor to its first DSLR (with preview) (CES '08)

19:45 EST - A year and seven months after Japan's Sony Corp. announced its first single-lens reflex digital camera, the company has announced the model which is to be its replacement.

In the wake of Konica Minolta's withdrawal from the consumer imaging market, Sony absorbed the company's camera business, and in June 2006 the Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 became the first fruit of the merger. Today, Sony has unveiled its successor in the form of the Alpha DSLR-A200. Externally, the most obvious change on the totally redesigned body is that the Sony A200 no longer has two dials on its top... (More)



Casio's EXILIM Card EX-F1 digital camera. Courtesy of Casio, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Casio: 5 new EXILIM digicams (CES '08)

18:00 EST - As the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show prepares to kick off in Las Vegas NV, Casio has today launched five new digital camera models.

Likely to generate the most excitement of the group, the SLR-like Casio EXILIM Pro EX-F1 has a high-speed six megapixel CMOS image sensor, and is capable of shooting at full resolution for up to 60 frames, at a truly staggering 60 frames per second. Cleverly, Casio has made it possible to adjust the burst-mode rate between 1 and 60 frames per second, trading off shooting speed for burst length up... (More)



Samsung's NV24 HD digital camera. Courtesy of Samsung, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. New Samsung digicam aimed at HD users (CES '08)

17:00 EST - Amongst a whopping ten digital camera announcements today from Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung is the NV24 HD, a model that's clearly designed with a focus on HDTV owners.

The Samsung NV24HD has a ten megapixel CCD image sensor coupled to a 3.6x Schneider-Kreuznach Varioplan optical zoom lens that spans the range from an unusually generous 24mm wide angle to an 86mm telephoto. There's an optical image stabilizer function in the lens, and this is part of a dual-pronged approach to camera shake as the NV24 also includes software "stabilization" both in still... (More)



Samsung's NV40 digital camera. Courtesy of Samsung, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Samsung: Two new NV-series digicams (CES '08)

17:00 EST - Continuing its announcements for the day, Samsung has unveiled two closely related NV-series digital cameras.

The Samsung NV30 has an eight megapixel CCD image sensor behind a Schneider-Kreuznach Varioplan branded 3x optical zoom lens. The lens includes optical image stabilization, and Samsung combines this with software anti-shake in both still image and movie modes. A 2.5" LCD display with a higher than average 230,000 pixels caters for image framing and reviewing, and images are stored on SD or MMC... (More)



Samsung's NV4 digital camera. Courtesy of Samsung, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Samsung NV4 unveiled (CES '08)

17:00 EST - Rounding out a total of four new models for its NV-series today, Korea's Samsung Techwin Co. Ltd. has taken the wraps off its ultra-compact NV4 digital camera.

It should be noted that quite a few of the NV4's specs were marked as preliminary in the information we received, including the image dimensions, internal memory, shutter speeds, flash range, ISO sensitivities and playback zoom. With that proviso, the Samsung NV4 is an eight megapixel camera with a Samsung-branded 3x optical zoom lens and a 2.5" LCD display. Capable of an unusually high resolution... (More)



Samsung's i8 digital camera. Courtesy of Samsung, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Samsung expands its i-series digicam lineup (CES '08)

17:00 EST - Samsung's announcements today span quite a few of the company's different digicam lines, and one of these models joins its existing i-series.

The Samsung i8 is just slightly smaller than the existing i85 model, being 4mm less wide, and 2.5mm shorter than its older sibling. For $50 less than that camera, you get photos with almost exactly the same resolution from an imager of similar size, but the camera's 3x optical zoom Samsung NV lens is rather less versatile than the 5x optical zoom in the i85. The LCD display is also rather smaller,... (More)



Samsung's L210 digital camera. Courtesy of Samsung, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Samsung: Three new L-series digicams (CES '08)

17:00 EST - Samsung has today unveiled three new (and closely related) digital camera models for its L-series.

The Samsung L100 marks the entry-level point amongst the three, with a pricetag of $199 and February availability. For this, you get an eight megapixel image sensor, Samsung-branded 3x optical zoom lens, and a 2.5" LCD display with above average 230,000 pixel resolution. Step up just a little to $229 MSRP, and you get the Samsung L110 - almost identical but with the useful addition of optical... (More)



Samsung's S860 digital camera. Courtesy of Samsung, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Coming to America: Two new Samsung S-series digicams (CES '08)

17:00 EST - Rounding out an impressively lengthy list of ten digital cameras announced for North American shores today, Samsung has officially launched two models stateside that were first unveiled elsewhere in the world in early December 2007.

The Samsung S760 and S860 are closely related cameras, both aimed at entry-level users. The S760 will cost $169 when it ships this month, and has a sensor resolution of seven megapixels and a Samsung-branded 3x optical zoom lens. Images are stored on SD / MMC cards or in 11MB of built-in memory, while framing and reviewing is done courtesy of a 2.4" LCD display with 230,000 pixels. Power comes... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: Precision Camera Executives Head to Las Vegas for '08 Consumer Electronics Show (CES '08)
15:04 EST - Precision Camera, the largest camera repair facility in the world will be venturing to the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) being held at the convention center in Las Vegas, January 7th - January 10th, 2008. Dave Marsh, Precision Camera's Director of Sales, will be joining other industry executives attending this world renowned event. Enfield, CT (PRWEB) January 4, 2008 -- Precision Camera, the... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: DXG Launches High-Definition Camcorder For The Consumer Market (CES '08)
14:22 EST - New DXG-566V HD Camcorder is Priced at Only $149 City of Industry, CA, January 4, 2008 - DXG USA (www.dxgusa.com), one of the fastest growing digital camera manufacturers, announced today that it will debut the first DXG-branded low-cost high-definition camcorder at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held January 7-10, 2008 in Las Vegas. Priced at only $149.99, the DXG-566V HD is a 5 Megapixel... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: Digital Foci Introduces Pocket Album OLED Series Of Photo Viewers (CES '08)
13:15 EST - Carry More than 3,000 of Your Favorite Photos Right in Your Pocket on High-Quality OLED Screens! Los Angeles, CA, January 4, 2008 – Digital Foci, Inc. www.digitalfoci.com announced today that it will introduce the Pocket Album OLED Series of two new photo viewers at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held January 7-10, 2008 in Las Vegas. The Pocket Album OLED Series includes the “Pocket... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: MediaStreet Debuts World's First Solar-Powered Portable Media Player Paired With Charger That Powers Other Mobile Devices (CES '08)
12:37 EST - eMotion 1GB Solar PMP, 2.8” 2GB PMP with Touch Screen and 3.5” PMP/DVD Combo Debut at CES CES, Las Vegas, NV, January7, 2008 – MediaStreet, Inc., an award-winning manufacturer of innovative consumer electronics and services for the digital music and photography markets, announces the world’s first solar-powered portable media player, the 1GB eMotion® Solar Portable Media... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: eMotion Digital Photo Art Frames Featuring Thomas F. McKnight Edition, Illuminating Ambient Blue Surround, Bluetooth Technology, Digital Picture Frame / Portable DVD Player Combo (CES '08)
12:35 EST - eMotion Electronics Retail Customers Gain Immediate Access to Legendary Music and Professional Photographs to Enjoy on All eMotion Frames CES, Las Vegas, NV, January7, 2008 - MediaStreet, Inc., an award-winning manufacturer of innovative consumer electronics and services for the digital music and photography markets, is adding new eMotion® digital photo frames to its line-up. The first is the... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: eMotion Mini Photo Viewer, Key Chain and Wrist Watch Allow Consumers To View And Share Photos Anywhere (CES '08)
12:33 EST - Digital Frames and Viewers Keep Cherished Photos Close-at-Hand and Close-at-Heart CES, Las Vegas, NV, January 7, 2008 - MediaStreet, Inc., an award-winning manufacturer of innovative consumer electronics for the digital music and photography markets, is introducing three fun, portable and affordable photo display devices, the eMotion® Digital Photo Watch, eMotion Key Chain Digital Photo Viewer... (More)



Panasonic's logo. Click to visit Panasonic's website! PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic Reveals Wireless High Definition Audio-Visual Connectivity At 2008 International CES (CES '08)
11:05 EST - The World’s First Wireless Transmission System Based on WirelessHD Standard Realizes Greater Layout Flexibility Las Vegas, NV (January 6, 2008) - Panasonic today announced that it has developed the world-first wireless High Definition (HD) Audio/Video transmission system based on the “WirelessHDTM” standard, in partnership with SiBEAM, Inc. (SiBEAM) of the United States. The system... (More)

Friday, January 4, 2008

PRESS RELEASE: NTI Shipping Backup Now 5 -- the Magic Bullet for Effortless Backup/Recovery/Migration (CES '08)
17:37 EST - Four Editions and Modular Upgrades Make Reliable Backup and Recovery Cost-effective for Network, Standalone and Mobile Computer Users LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Jan. 4) -- NewTech Infosystems, Inc. has announced that it is shipping four editions of the latest version of its award-winning Backup Now 5 backup and recovery software for Windows PCs -- Standard, Shadow, Image and Advanced. With a choice of editions... (More)



th-PocketAlbum15.jpg PRESS RELEASE: Digital Foci Introduces Pocket Album OLED Photo Viewers (CES '08)
17:32 EST - Carry More than 3,000 of Your Favorite Photos Right in Your Pocket on High-Quality OLED Screens! LOS ANGELES -- Jan. 4 -- http://www.digitalfoci.com/ has announced that it will introduce the Pocket Album OLED Series of two new photo viewers at the Consumer Electronics Show held Jan. 7-10 in Las Vegas. The Pocket Album OLED Series includes the Pocket Album Deluxe OLED 2.8-inch with a 2.8-inch screen... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: Announcing the RIDATA SMART Compact Flash Card (CES '08)
13:51 EST - Featuring Self-Monitoring Analysis and Real Time Reporting Technology to Monitor CF Card Status. 1/2/2008 - Diamond Bar, Calif. - Advanced Media, Inc., is a manufacturer and marketer of the popular RIDATA brand of recordable CD and DVD media, electronic storage products, and digital media accessories. The company is introducing the first Smart Compact Flash TM Cards at CES 2008. Featuring high-speed... (More)



Fujifilm's FinePix Z100fd digital camera. Courtesy of Fujifilm, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Fujifilm announces FinePix Z100fd (CES '08)

09:30 EST - In the runup to the start of the Consumer Electronics Show, Fujifilm USA Inc. has today announced a new digital camera for its stylish, pocket-friendly FinePix Z-series.

Announced elsewhere in the world last July, the Fujifilm FinePix Z100fd is almost identical in size to the previous Z5fd model - and a few grams lighter - but still manages to pack in quite an impressive list of new features. Perhaps most significantly, the 36 - 108mm equivalent 3x optical zoom of the previous model gives way to a much more useful 36 - 180mm equivalent 5x optical zoom. Despite the... (More)

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Corsair's logo. Click here to visit the Corsair website! PRESS RELEASE: Corsair Introduces 32GB High-Density USB Flash Drives For Flash Voyager™ And Flash Survivor™ At CES 2008 (CES '08)
13:33 EST - USB Drives Have Capacity to Hold Over 16 Full-Length High-Definition Movies or an Entire Season of a TV Series Fremont, CA, January 3, 2008 - Corsair® http://www.corsair.com, a worldwide leader in high performance computer and flash memory products, announced today that it is expanding its Flash Voyager and Flash Survivor USB family lines with new 32GB capacity offerings. The new Corsair 32GB... (More)


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