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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Canon's EOS-1D Mark III digital SLR. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture! Canon EOS-1D Mark III preview updated
19:59 EST - We've continued our preliminary testing of the Canon EOS-1D Mark III pre-release camera, and we remain impressed, especially with the high ISO images.

I found a computer that handled the Live View mode fairly well and updated that section of the Canon EOS-1D Mark III Hands-on Preview. I also added a new subtab to the Operation section for the EOS-1D... (More)

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Nik Software's logo. Click here to visit the Nik Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Nik Software and Phase One Team Up to Offer Nik Sharpener Pro 2.0 and Capture One PRO at Significant Savings
18:09 EST - New bundle combines award-winning products San Diego, CA - February 26, 2007 - Nik Software Inc. and Phase One today announced a new software bundle designed to offer photographers superior image sharpening and exceptional RAW file processing. Nik Sharpener Pro 2.0 Complete Edition and Capture One PRO already lead the way in the world of digital image workflow. This combination offers photographers... (More)

Lexar's logo. Click here to visit the Lexar website! PRESS RELEASE: Lexar Delivers Valuable Peace-of-Mind by Introducing Image Rescue™ 3 Image Recovery Software
17:41 EST - Newest Version of Award-Winning Image Recovery Software Recovers Most Lost or Deleted Photo, Video, and Audio Files from Popular Flash Memory Card Formats Fremont, CA , February 27, 2007 - Lexar, a leader in advanced digital media and accessories, today introduced Image Rescue™ 3, the new version of the company's award-winning image recovery software. In most circumstances, Lexar Image Rescue... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Hahnemuhle FineArt booth #545
17:31 EST - Woodstock, IL Feb 27, 2007 The Hahnemuhle booth at this year's WPPI will have four stunning images of acclaimed photographer Monte Zucker. Printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag® Bright White, these images are sure to be the center of attention at our booth. The images are part of his limited edition, hand- signed and numbered portfolio. They can be purchased to assist the establishment of the Zucker... (More)

The PMA Spring 2007 show logo. Courtesy of the Photo Marketing Association, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click to visit our coverage! PMA 2007 coverage now live!
14:34 EST - The Photo Marketing Association International's annual Spring tradeshow is just around the corner, and the pre-show announcements have been rolling in.

We've consolidated all the related news onto one page, so you can browse it before the show even starts. This year our coverage will include videos, from-the-floor reporting, booth reports, and all the... (More)

Microsoft Updates iView MediaPro
11:05 EST - Highlights include D40/D80 and Vista compatibility with bug fixes including a crash caused by corrupt DNG files.

Microsoft today released an update for iView MediaPro, its digital asset management software. According to the version history, the updated addresses the following issues: • Fixed crash caused by... (More)

Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-T100 digital camera. Courtesy of Sony, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Sony: Two new T-series digicams
11:00 EST - Amongst a group of five digital camera announcements today in the runup to the PMA show, Sony has unveiled two new Cyber-shot T-series digital camera models.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T20 is a replacement for last August's DSC-T10, and combines eight megapixel resolution with a Zeiss-branded 3x optical zoom lens, and a 2.5" LCD display. The DSC-T100 - a... (More)

Sony: Two new long-zoom digicams
11:00 EST - Continuing its pre-PMA announcements, Sony has announced two new Cyber-shot H-series digital cameras that offer powerful lenses in bodies styled much like an SLR.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7 is a replacement for the DSC-H2 announced at last year's show, and combines eight megapixel resolution with a 2.5" LCD display and an impressive Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar... (More)

Sony: Three new W-series digicams
11:00 EST - Completing Sony's announcements for the day, the company has revealed three new digital cameras in its W-series.

Two of the three of the cameras, announced in the runup to this year's Photo Marketing Association tradeshow, share essentially identical bodies, while the third model has mostly similar styling. The... (More)

Sony's logo. Click here to visit the Sony website! PRESS RELEASE: Sony's New Photo Printers Becoming Pictures Of Portability
11:00 EST - LAS VEGAS, Feb. 27, 2007 — Sony is debuting two lightweight photo printers with built-in carrying handles and the ability to print pictures in less than a minute. The DPP-FP70 and DPP-FP90 PictureStation™ photo printers also offer extensive editing capabilities with a one-button print process and simple set-up for operation virtually anywhere. “Our new personal printers bring... (More)

Monday, February 26, 2007

Pentax's logo. Click here to visit the Pentax website! PRESS RELEASE: Pentax To Exhibit Upcoming Digital SLR Camera Products at PMA 2007 in the US and Photo Imaging Expo 2007 in Japan
22:42 EST - PENTAX Corporation is pleased to announce the exhibition of its soon-to-be-released digital SLR camera products, all currently under development, at two major trade shows in the U.S.A. and Japan. PMA 2007 is America's largest annual photographic merchandise trade show, to be held from March 8 to 11, 2007, in Las Vegas, Nevada; the Photo Imaging Expo 2007 is one of Asia's largest annual photo and imaging... (More)

Olympus' logo. Click here to visit the Olympus website! Olympus Europe: New SLR teaser
20:18 EST - The official European website of Japanese camera manufacturer Olympus Corp. has posted a teaser suggesting the company will launch two new digital SLRs before this year's PMA show.

The teaser shows the top of two camera bodies, beneath the feathered outline of a camera. The two camera bodies are both accompanied by the same date - "5 March 2007". No further information is available... (More)

FotoNation's logo. Click here to visit the FotoNation website! PRESS RELEASE: FotoNation "Face Tracker" Available In Newest Pentax Camera
16:24 EST - Face Tracker Locks Faces in Camera for Perfect Focus & Exposure -- Even in Poor Lighting Available in New PENTAX A30 Digital Camera February 26, 2007, Galway, Ireland -- FotoNation, (, a world-leading embedded imaging and connectivity solutions company for the digital photography industry, announced today that its innovative patent-pending "Face Tracker"™ technology is now... (More)

Fujifilm's logo. Click here to visit the Fujifilm website! PRESS RELEASE: Fujifilm. Expand The World Of Imaging.
15:59 EST - PMA 2007: Fujifilm Showcases Multiple Imaging Solutions for Retailers, Professionals, Businesses and Consumers PMA 2007 Booth # E100 Valhalla, NY, February 22, 2007 - FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc., is featuring a broad spectrum of imaging technologies and products at the PMA 2007 Annual Convention and Trade Show under the banner, "Fujifilm. Expand the World of Imaging." The... (More)

Sunday, February 25, 2007

User Report posted for the Canon EOS-1D Mark III
13:32 EST - Senior editor Shawn Barnett spent a little time shooting with the EOS-1D Mark III, and then stayed up all last night writing about it. Check out the first page of our Hands-On Preview of the Mark III to see what he thought of it.

Given its specs and pedigree, it's perhaps no surprise that senior editor Shawn Barnett found a lot to like in the Canon EOS-1D Mark III. What's perhaps more surprising is how significantly Canon has revamped... (More)

Preview update and SAMPLE IMAGES for Canon EOS-1D Mark III!
01:08 EST - We've had some hands-on time with a late-revision prototype of the EOS-1D Mark III, updated our preview, and posted some SAMPLE IMAGES...

Now that we've had some hands-on time with a late-rev prototype of the Canon EOS-1D Mark III, we're more impressed than ever. While the sample we've been working with is only a prototype, it's image quality... (More)

Friday, February 23, 2007

Qimage's logo. Click here to visit the DDI Software website! Qimage updated to v2007.160
15:22 EST - Mike Chaney, author of popular Windows imaging utility Qimage, just emailed us to let us know he's released a new version (v2007.160) with some new features and bug fixes.

If you're not already familiar with Qimage, we've said it before and we'll say it again. We rate it as one of the most consistently useful (and frequently improved) shareware imaging programs we've come... (More)

mrp-noromis.jpg PRESS RELEASE: Noromis Announces Introduction of Noromis PhotoLab
14:07 EST - New Computer Software Simplifies Digital Photography VERONA, N.J. -- Noromis has announced the rollout of Noromis PhotoLab, its premiere product for importing, enhancing and printing digital photos. According to Maurice Hamoy, president of Noromis, "This new computer software has been designed to simplify digital photo retrieval, and picture processing. The consumer will be able to produce beautiful,... (More)

Kodak updates EasyShare software (UPDATED)
14:00 EST - Eastman Kodak Co. has released a new version of its EasyShare software that adds a number of new features.

Kodak EasyShare software v6.2 has the following changes: Seamless connectivity to the Kodak Gallery, making it easier to access your online Gallery albums. New greeting card designs added. New Calendar... (More)

Thursday, February 22, 2007

mrp-pandigit-frame.jpg PRESS RELEASE: Pandigital Debuts Affordable 6-inch Digital Photo Frame
15:33 EST - Growing line of frames includes new entry-level model with an easy-to-use design that supports internal memory and PC connectivity LAFAYETTE, Calif., Feb. 22, 2007 -- Pandigital today launched a new digital photo frame that brings a heightened level of performance and usability to the entry level of its line. The new Pandigital 6.0-inch Digital Photo Frame will be available this month at major retailers... (More)

Canon announces EOS-1D Mark III
04:30 EST - Canon has today announced its latest EOS-series digital SLR, the Canon EOS-1D Mark III.

The Canon 1D Mark III has an APS-H sized 10.1 megapixel image sensor, 10 frames-per-second burst shooting to 30 RAW or 110 JPEG (Large, compression level 8) frames, ISO sensitivity from 100 to 3200, and... (More)

Fujifilm announces FinePix S700
04:05 EST - Rounding out its three digital camera announcements for the day, Fujifilm USA Inc. has unveiled its new FinePix S700 digital camera.

The Fujifilm FinePix S700 is an affordable long-zoom digital camera model, coupling a powerful Fujinon-branded 10x optical zoom lens which can focus down to just 0.4 inches, with a 1/2.5" seven megapixel... (More)

Fujifilm's FinePix A900 digital camera. Courtesy of Fujifilm, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Fujifilm: Two new A-series digicams
03:55 EST - One of three digital camera manufacturers to announce new models today in the runup to this year's Photo Marketing Association tradeshow, Fujifilm has revealed two new A-series digital cameras based around its SuperCCD image sensors.

The Fujifilm FinePix A820 and A900 are closely related models, is based around eight and nine megapixel SuperCCD HR imagers respectively. The Fuji FinePix A820 features a maximum resolution of 3,296... (More)

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Canon's PowerShot TX1 digital camera. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Canon: camcorder-like PowerShot TX1 (UPDATED)
23:00 EST - The Canon PowerShot TX1 has an emphasis on its better than average (by still camera standards, anyway) video capabilities, and features a vertical design reminiscent of a rather boxy camcorder, with no optical viewfinder in favour of a tilt/swivel LCD display.

The Canon TX1 features an F3.5-5.6 10x optical zoom lens that extends from the camera body on startup, coupled to a seven megapixel imager, plus a movie mode with resolutions up to 1280 x 720 pixels,... (More)

7mpix ultracompact Digital ELPH revealed (UPDATED)
23:00 EST - Canon's new PowerShot SD1000 Digital ELPH packs seven megapixels of resolution into an ultracompact body.

Despite its trim dimensions - just 3.4" tall, 2.1" wide, and 0.8" thick - the Canon SD1000 is crammed with features including a 3x optical zoom lens and a large 2.5" LCD display... (More)

Canon's PowerShot SD750 Digital ELPH digital camera. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Canon announces PowerShot SD750 (UPDATED)
23:00 EST - The Canon PowerShot SD750, like other SD models, is a slim and trim camera with a small, rugged metal case that has slightly rounded corners and a retracting lens to make it highly pocketable.

A feature-packed little camera, the Canon SD750 offers seven megapixels of resolution, and a whopping 3.0" LCD display which serves as the only option for image framing - it forgoes any form of optical... (More)

Canon's PowerShot A570 digital camera. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Canon: New image-stabilized PowerShot (UPDATED)
23:00 EST - The Canon PowerShot A570 IS digital camera has a resolution of seven megapixels and is coupled to a Canon-branded 4x optical zoom lens with mechanical image stabilization achieved by moving elements in the optical path.

The Canon A570 IS' body includes a 2.5 inch LCD display with a fairly average 115,000 pixel resolution, along with a real-image optical zoom viewfinder. Other Canon A570IS features include 35mm-equivalent... (More)

Canon's PowerShot A560 digital camera. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Canon: 7mpix, 4x zoom digicam (UPDATED)
23:00 EST - The Canon PowerShot A560 digital camera has a resolution of seven megapixels and is coupled to a Canon-branded 4x optical zoom lens in a body that includes both a 2.5 inch 115,000 pixel LCD display, and a real-image optical zoom viewfinder.

Other Canon A560 features include include 35mm-equivalent focal lengths ranging from 35 - 140mm, a maximum aperture that varies with focal length from f/2.6 at wide angle to f/5.5 at telephoto, nine-point... (More)

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon Introduces The Pixma iP90v Photo Printer For A Growing Base Of On-The-Go Professionals
23:00 EST - Weighing in at Just Four Pounds, Canon’s New PIXMA iP90v Photo Printer Is a Valuable and Versatile Printing Powerhouse for the Mobile Professional and Home User LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., February 21, 2007 –What’s smaller than a breadbox, lighter than most laptops, and fits easily in most carry-on bags? It’s none other than the new portable PIXMA iP90v Photo Printer. The PIXMA iP90v... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Two New Canon Pixma Inkjet Photo Printers Offer Style And Quality At A Value Price Point
23:00 EST - PIXMA iP3300 and iP1800 Photo Printers Deliver High Quality Output with a Stunning New Design LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., February 21, 2007 – High quality, ease of use and stylish design continue to be the cornerstones of the Canon PIXMA Photo Printer line-up, and the newest entries deliver on that strong reputation. The new PIXMA iP3300 and PIXMA iP1800 Photo Printers offer high-end features and... (More)

Pentax: Two new Optio digicams
18:00 EST - Pentax Imaging Co. has today announced two new digital camera models for this year's Photo Marketing Association tradeshow.

The Pentax Optio A30 is an attractive ten megapixel camera with an SMC Pentax-branded 3x optical zoom lens, and a 2.5" LCD display. Offering a higher than average resolution of 232,000 pixels, this... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Pentax Delivers Two Digital SDM Zoom Lenses
18:00 EST - GOLDEN, CO. (February 21, 2007)…PENTAX Imaging Company has announced a new series of high performance lenses – the smc PENTAX-DA* Series (pronounced PENTAX D.A. STAR SERIES). The first two lenses in the series are the smc PENTAX-DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED AL[IF]SDM wide angle zoom and the smc PENTAX-DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED [IF]SDM telephoto zoom. Previously announced in September 2006, the two interchangeable... (More)

ADOBE.GIF PRESS RELEASE: Adobe Brings Video Editing Tools Online
11:07 EST - Photobucket Relationship Highlights Strategy of Delivering Simple, High-Impact Creative Software to Millions SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Feb. 21 -- Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) is pioneering a new way to deliver its industry leading creative software technologies online, with the launch of its Web-based video remix, and editing technology. Today, Adobe, and Photobucket announced a partnership... (More)

mrp-wd.jpg PRESS RELEASE: WD Simplifies Access to Digital Content From Anywhere in the World With New Shared Storage Appliances
10:52 EST - New Terabyte My Book World Edition II Digital Storage Appliance Streamlines Secure Access and Sharing for Consumers LAKE FOREST, Calif., Feb. 21, PRNewswire-FirstCall -- Expanding its lineup of consumer-friendly, easy-to-use external hard drives that has made it the leading consumer external storage brand worldwide, Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) today introduced the My Book World Edition family... (More)

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Photo by Shawn Barnett, Copyright, 2007 Testing the Lexar 8GB 300x CF card
15:52 EST - Though we won't spend a lot of time telling you that you have to have the latest, highest-megapixel camera offered, we will stay up late to test a new high-speed card designed to help you deal with that ever-increasing onslaught of ones and zeros.

Today, Lexar announced several new products that will help professional photographers offload images faster, and also help their camera buffers clear faster, depending on the camera they own. Like I... (More)

Sigma announces SD14 availability
12:10 EST - Sigma Japan has today announced availability dates for its SD14 digital SLR and related accessories.

First announced last September, the SD14 is the latest in Sigma's line of digital SLRs that feature Foveon image sensors, famous for their ability to capture full color information at every pixel location.... (More)

Adobe Releases DNG Converter and Camera Raw 3.7
11:33 EST - Adobe adds support for Nikon D40, Pentax K10D while improving ACR and Lightroom compatibility.

Over the weekend, Adobe released new versions of its free DNG Converter and Camera Raw plug-in for Photoshop CS2, adding support for two dSLRs and Lightroom settings. The update also makes "several significant... (More)

Image courtesy of Lexar Media, Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Lexar Introduces Two New Professional Flash Card Readers for Maximum Performance and Versatility
09:34 EST - New Models Include FireWire 800 Version of Widely Popular Stackable Card Reader and Newly Designed Dual-Slot USB 2.0 Reader for UDMA-Enabled CompactFlash(r) and Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHCTM) Flash Cards Fremont, Ca., February 20, 2007 - Lexar, a leader in advanced digital media and accessories, today introduced two new professional-grade flash memory card readers designed to deliver increased... (More)

Image copyright Lexar PRESS RELEASE: Lexar Introduces Breakthrough 300x Speed-Rated Professional Flash Memory Cards
09:30 EST - New UDMA-Enabled CompactFlash(r) Cards Capable of Minimum Sustained Write Speeds of 45MB/s; Significantly Improve Digital Photography Workflow Fremont, Ca., February 20, 2007 - Lexar, a leader in advanced digital media and accessories, today introduced Professional UDMA (Ultra Direct Memory Access) memory cards, the latest addition to the company's award-winning Professional line of high-performance... (More)

Monday, February 19, 2007

Nikon announces Coolpix P5000
23:00 EST - One of a whopping eight digital cameras announced by Nikon today is the Coolpix P5000, part of the P-series which focuses on "Performance" features.

Aimed at photographers who want more control than is offered by many digital cameras, the Nikon P5000 offers a sensor resolution of ten megapixels coupled to a Nikkor-branded 3.5x optical zoom lens with... (More)

Nikon announces Coolpix S50, S50c
23:00 EST - Continuing its ramp of pre-PMA announcements, Nikon has today taken the wraps off two new S-series digital cameras- the Coolpix S50, and Coolpix S50c.

Both the Nikon Coolpix S50 and S50c feature 7.2 megapixel CCD image sensors coupled to prism-folded Nikkor 3x optical zoom lenses. The S50 and S50c also both include impressively large 3.0 inch LCD screens,... (More)

Nikon's Coolpix S200 digital camera. Courtesy of Nikon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Nikon announces Coolpix S200, S500
23:00 EST - Among four new announcements today for its S-series of digital cameras (where the "S" stands for "Style"), Nikon has today revealed the Coolpix S200 and S500 digital cameras.

Both the Nikon Coolpix S200 and S500 feature 7.1 megapixel CCD image sensors coupled to Nikkor-branded 3x optical zoom lenses. The Coolpix S500 couples this with the company's true optical VR (Vibration... (More)

Nikon's Coolpix L11 digital camera. Courtesy of Nikon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Nikon: Three new L-series digicams
23:00 EST - As the Spring 2007 Photo Marketing Association tradeshow fast approaches, Nikon has revealed three new digital cameras for its Coolpix L-series, where the "L" stands for "Life".

The five megapixel Nikon Coolpix L10, six megapixel Coolpix L11, and seven megapixel Coolpix L12 all feature Nikkor-branded 3x optical zoom lenses. The Coolpix L12 couples this with the company's lens-shift... (More)

Nikon's logo. Click here to visit the Nikon website! PRESS RELEASE: From Casual Snapshooters To Photography Enthusiasts, Nikon's New Coolpix Line Has A Camera For Every Consumer
23:00 EST - Nikon Adds Eight Cameras to the Award Winning COOLPIX Line offering High Performance and Stunning Imaging Abilities MELVILLE, NY (February 19, 2007) – Looking for a camera designed to meet your digital photography needs? Whether you are a first time user, a style-savvy consumer or a photography buff, Nikon's 2007 COOLPIX line-up has a camera and feature set for you. Nikon has added eight new... (More)

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Image Copyright Imaging Resource, 2006 Olympus E-330 Review Posted
04:15 EST - As the first SLR with Live View capability, the Olympus EVOLT E-330 will let you frame pictures from the ground without lying down on the ground yourself, and let you shoot over crowds or obstacles without a ladder.

If you find yourself shooting this way with your digicam, the Olympus E-330 is the only SLR that will maintain that ability. The Olympus E-330 is unique, offering on-camera flash that can be used in combination... (More)

Friday, February 16, 2007

FotoNation's logo. Click here to visit the FotoNation website! PRESS RELEASE: FotoNation Announces MTP-IP For Mobile Phones At PMA
17:57 EST - Lets Mobile Phone Users Send & Receive Large Photos, Music & Videos in Less than a Second -- 10 Times Faster than Bluetooth February 13, 2007, Burlingame, CA -- FotoNation (, a world-leading embedded imaging and connectivity solutions company for the digital photography industry, announced today FotoNation MTP-IP for mobile phones, which allows users to transfer large photos, movies,... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: AKVIS Sketch plugin: Photo-to-Sketch Conversion
17:50 EST - February, 2007 - AKVIS LLC announces the release of AKVIS Sketch plug-in v.3.0 for Windows and Macintosh. By popular request, the possibility to save user presets for subsequent use has been added. Besides, new to version 3.0: compatibility with Windows Vista, new installation method on Macintosh, bugs fixed. Upgrade for registered users is free. AKVIS Sketch is a plugin for conversion of photos... (More)

Kingston Technology's logo. Click to visit the Kingston website! PRESS RELEASE: Digital Imaging And Kingston Memory Cards Reveal New Vision For Gerd Ludwig's Return To Chernobyl
17:43 EST - National Geographic Photographer Explains How Digital Photography Changed His Perspective 13 Years Later Fountain Valley, CA - February 16, 2007 - Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, features images on its 'Icons of Photography' Web site created by photographer Gerd Ludwig while on assignment in Chernobyl for National Geographic Magazine. On his first... (More)

Jobo's Spectator mobile storage device. Courtesy of Jobo, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: JOBO AG Showcases New Products at PMA 07
17:37 EST - Gummersbach, Germany (February 12, 2007) - JOBO AG announces today that it will showcase at PMA 07 in Las Vegas, NV from March 8-11, 2007 several new products as well as it's award-winning GIGA Vu PRO evolution digital image storage and viewing device, it's full line of LumeJet™ digital minilabs, media card readers and adapters. New from JOBO AG at PMA 07 is the Spectator mobile storage device... (More)

Micron's logo. Click here to visit the Micron website! PRESS RELEASE: Micron Technology Aims to Perfect Camera Phone Pictures and Video with New Image Sensor Innovations
14:36 EST - Company Debuts New Line of Camera Phone Image Sensors to Meet Trend of Visual Communication Boise, Idaho and Barcelona, Spain, February 12, 2007 - At the 3GSM World Congress today, Micron Technology, Inc. introduced a new line-up of image sensors that create a powerful imaging platform for next-generation camera phones. Micron's new camera phone sensors were developed using a tiny 1.75-micron pixel... (More)

Kodak's logo. Click here to visit the Kodak website! PRESS RELEASE: Kodak and Mozilla Join Forces to Make Sharing Photos Even Easier
14:27 EST - EMERYVILLE and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Feb. 08, 2007 - Starting today, millions of online photo service users will have an easier time uploading and sharing their pictures thanks to KODAK Gallery and Mozilla's Firefox Web browser. The Firefox Companion for KODAK Gallery combines the award-winning Firefox browser with the world's number one online photo service making it easier than ever to upload,... (More)

mrp_acdsee.gif Software Review: ACDSee Pro
00:03 EST - ACD Systems ( calls ACDSee Pro a "photo manager."

Designed to streamline a photographic workflow, it competes on the Windows platform only with Adobe's Lightroom. Like Lightroom, it has relied on user feedback to evolve into a particularly useful tool.... (More)

mrp-g3010.jpg Scanner Review: HP Scanjet G3010
00:03 EST - Under $100 with 4800x9600 dpi, 48-bit color and a transparency adapter to scan slides and negatives? Yes indeed.

HP's slender G3010 has got what it takes to handle prints, no question. You can even throw a handful of them on the glass and it will save each image separately, straightening them out for you, too. And... (More)

Thursday, February 15, 2007

MagnaChip's MC531EA image sensor. Courtesy of MagnaChip, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: MagnaChip Launches Industry First Fully Integrated Digital Auto Focus 3.2 Megapixel SoC CMOS Imaging Solution
17:22 EST - Seoul, South Korea, February 12, 2007 MagnaChip Semiconductor Ltd., a leading global designer, developer and manufacturer of image sensor solutions, mixed-signal and digital multimedia semiconductors, today, announced the launch of the industry’s first Imaging System on a Chip (SoC) to incorporate both industry leading image sensor and pixel technology, image processing and a digital auto-focus... (More)

DxO's logo. Click here to visit the DxO website! PRESS RELEASE: MagnaChip and DxO Labs Announce First Fully Integrated Extended Depth-of-Field System-on-a-Chip Sensor
13:23 EST - This new generation of one-chip sensor embedding DxO Digital Optics technology brings revolutionary benefits to the mobile imaging market Barcelona, Spain 3GSM '07 - February 13, 2007 - MagnaChip and DxO Labs today announced that they have jointly developed and are sampling a new breakthrough 3.2 megapixel SoC (System-on-a-chip) imaging sensor, the MC531EA, featuring DxO Digital Optics Digital Auto-Focus... (More)

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

PRESS RELEASE: Hahnemuhle announces sponsorship contest for their Lumijet paper range
16:30 EST - The contest will begin March 2007 at SPE in Miami, FL. The Hahnemuhle sponsorship contest will sponsor students and their colleges with Lumijet paper during the upcoming 2007-2008 school year. Hahnemuhle will reach out to schools and students across the United States to find their contestants. The students from the participating schools will need to submit an image printed on Lumijet paper by July... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: and are proud to announce the breathtaking winning images from 2 major international underwater photo & video competitions. Over $55,000 in prizes awarded!
16:08 EST - Feb. 13, 2007 (New York): Popular underwater photography websites and have made underwater photo history by running two major international competitions simultaneously on opposite sides of the globe. The 2nd annual Wetpixel & DivePhotoGuide International Underwater Photo & Video Competition is held in association with the 37th annual Our World Underwater dive show in... (More)

Kingston Technology's logo. Click to visit the Kingston website! PRESS RELEASE: Kingston Technology Launches microSD Dual Adapter Pack To Maximise Ease-of-Use and Flexibility of Mobile Flash Cards
12:26 EST - New microSD to miniSD with Standard-size SD Bundle, Simplifies Multiple Card Formats for Mobile Users [13 February 2007] Kingston Technology, the world's leading independent memory manufacturer, today announced the launch of a special microSD card, with dual adapter bundle. The new card with adapter is designed to allow maximum compatibility of microSD Flash memory cards across multiple platform devices.... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Phase One and iView Special Offer Supports Digital Workflow Without Compromise
11:58 EST - COPENHAGEN and LONDON, Feb. 14, 2007 -- Phase One Capture One Pro and iView MediaPro are now available together as a special offer. These award-winning applications, designed for professional photographers, complement one another by providing superior Raw workflow management with simple, but powerful cataloging capabilities. They benefit photographers by helping them spend more time behind the camera,... (More)

Nikon Releases Capture NX 1.1
11:08 EST - The new release, which includes features first demonstrated at Macworld Expo, also adds Vista compatibility.

Nikon today posted an update to Capture NX, its image editing application featuring U Point technology, with support for its D40 and D80 dSLRs and a host of improvements including Vista compatibility.... (More)

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

DxO's logo. Click here to visit the DxO website! PRESS RELEASE: DxO LABS partners with STMicroelectronics to develop revolutionary digital auto-focus camera modules
18:10 EST - Targeted primarily at the mobile imaging market, these solutions will leverage DxO Digital Optics technologies Paris, France, February 8, 2007 - DxO Labs today announces a licensing agreement and a strategic cooperation with STMicroelectronics to develop and bring to market breakthrough imaging sensors and camera modules featuring DxO Digital Optics, a revolutionary embedded imaging technology. ... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: DxO Labs and onOne Software Join Forces to Offer Demanding Photographers Exciting Software Bundles
18:05 EST - Award-winning imaging applications DxO Optics Pro v4.1 and onOne Software's Genuine Fractals 4.1 available together at a significant savings Paris, France & Portland, OR - February 8, 2007 - DxO Optics Pro, the advanced software application for automatic digital image enhancement, and onOne Software's Genuine Fractals, a Photoshop® plug-in that produces high-quality enlargements from digital image... (More)

Testing Lexar's 4GB SDHC card and reader
16:04 EST - Lexar today announced their Professional 4GB SDHC card, rated at 133x. I received a review sample of the new card, and ran it through its paces.

The new cards promise the potential of write speeds up to 20MB per second, according to the company. Expected retail is $149, and the market is anyone owning an SLR compatible with SDHC who wants to shoot... (More)

General Imaging prepares GE-branded digicams
14:12 EST - This year's Photo Marketing Association tradeshow will see the introduction of a new digital camera lineup under a very well known brandname.

General Electric - a company whose products span categories as diverse as home appliances and aircraft engines - has inked a deal with the newly formed General Imaging Co. which will see the latter company... (More)

mrp-imagenomic.jpg PRESS RELEASE: Imagenomic Releases Updated Versions Of Noiseware, Portraiture, RealGrain Plug-Ins
10:45 EST - ALEXANDRIA, Va., February 13, 2007 -- Imagenomic announced today that their plug-in product portfolio, which includes Noiseware Standard and Pro plug-ins, and their newest products, Portraiture and RealGrain, have been updated to support the latest software applications, hardware platforms and O/S releases from Adobe, Apple and Microsoft, respectively. The current Mac OSX and PC Windows versions of... (More)

Image courtesy of Lexar Media, Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Lexar Expands Flash Memory Line-Up by Introducing Professional 133x 4GB Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Cards
09:40 EST - Lexar Expands Flash Memory Line-Up by Introducing Professional 133x 4GB Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Cards New High-Performance, High-Capacity Cards Designed for Photographers Capturing Large Volumes of High-Resolution Images with SDHC-Enabled Digital SLR Cameras Fremont, Ca., February 13, 2007 - Lexar, a leader in advanced digital media and accessories, today expanded its professional product... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Lensbabies™ Introduces New Creative Aperture Kit
01:55 EST - These new aperture disks provide additional profit opportunity for specialty retailers Portland, OR (February 8, 2007) - Lensbabies, LLC introduces today its new Lensbaby Creative Aperture Kit for use with the Lensbaby 3G and Lensbaby 2.0 Single Lens-Reflex (SLR) lenses. Each Lensbaby Creative Aperture Kit contains one star shaped aperture disk, one heart shaped aperture disk, and five blank disks.... (More)

Monday, February 12, 2007

Tamron's logo. Click here to visit the Tamron website! PRESS RELEASE: Tamron Announces "Make Your Mark" Photo Contest For Tamron Lens Users
21:48 EST - Winner Receives a Tamron Lens and Will Be Featured on Tamron's Website February 7, 2007, Commack, NY - Now here's your chance to really make your mark as a photographer. Take a picture of a natural or manmade landmark from anywhere on the four corners of the globe and submit it to Tamron's 2007 Photo Contest: "Make Your Mark: Photographing Natural or Manmade Landmarks Around the World." The leading... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Tamron Photo Workshops 2007: A Wonderful Way To Learn Photography, Take Great Pictures, And Have Fun Doing It!
21:44 EST - Photographers Teach On Location in 19 Cities Around the Country February 7, 2007, Commack, NY- If you want to know what makes Tamron's Photo Workshops such a fantastically enjoyable learning, picture-taking, and human experience, just ask the people who've done it-not just the participants, but the teachers as well. We know you'll want to read their enthusiastic and insightful comments and impressions... (More)

The SatuGO digital camera. Courtesy of SatuGO, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. SatuGO: The throwable (!) camera concept
17:17 EST - Working the Imaging Resource news desk, we've seen some pretty unusual product ideas over the years - but a new concept dubbed "SatuGO" has to rate amongst the more creative.

SatuGO - the name being a contraction of "See Aim Throw captUre & GO" - is planned as a three megapixel digital camera mounted inside a 2.5" ball-shaped plastic and rubber casing. Able to be used either... (More)

Smilebox's logo. Click here to visit the Smilebox website! PRESS RELEASE: Smilebox Revolutionizes Personal Video Sharing
12:40 EST - Smilebox Video Clips Empowers Consumers to Personalize and Share Digital Videos as Quickly and Easily as Photos REDMOND, Wash., Feb 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Smilebox Inc., the innovator of multimedia expressions technology, today announced Smilebox Video Clips(TM), a new service feature making it easy to import, personalize and share personal videos in a matter of seconds. This breakthrough technology is... (More)

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Two more lens tests posted to!
16:03 EST - Still working to get back to full speed, we've posted test results for two more lenses, both Tamrons: A bargain-priced tele zoom, and a wide-range 28-300mm zoom.

Test results for the second of two Tamron zooms up today (leaving the Tamron 70-300 link in the "new" category still though, since it only preceded the 28-300 by a couple of days): Tamron 28-300mm... (More)

Friday, February 9, 2007

Scalado's logo. Click here to visit the Scalado website! PRESS RELEASE: Scalado at the forefront of mobile imaging in Camera phones
15:02 EST - Scalado AutoRama™ and Scalado SpeedView™ just two of the Scalado imaging applications that are set to stand out this year's 3GSM event Scalado AB, a leading developer of mobile imaging software, announced today that it will be showcasing some of the key features of its new CAPS imaging technology at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona next week, 12-18 February. After a very successful... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: New software to bring super-fast image processing to mobile phones
14:58 EST - Scalado SpeedView™ will allow real-time browsing, zooming, and panning of high resolution images on a mobile handset Scalado, a leading developer of mobile imaging software, has today announced the launch of Scalado SpeedView, the most recent addition to its CAPS Software Development Kit (SDK) for camera phones. By using SpeedView, developers can now create jaw-dropping applications that will... (More)

3G-side.jpg Accessory Review: Lensbaby 3G
13:12 EST - Everything we complained about with the Lensbaby 2.0 has been addressed with the new Lensbaby 3G. We only had two complaints, but the 3G is a big leap forward for this fun lens.

We had a lot of fun with the Lensbaby 2.0, a lens that only focuses on a part of the scene. But holding focus was difficult because we had to freeze our grip. Enter the Lensbaby 3G, which looks like a... (More)

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Panasonic Japan: Potential CCD issues for Lumix LC1
14:04 EST - Last December, we told readers about a warranty extension for Leica's Digilux 2 digital camera, covering problems with the CCD image sensor.

Similar problems have struck other manufacturers, since the affected CCDs were supplied for use in quite a range of digital cameras. To help readers quickly ascertain if they might be affected, we have... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: HP's Redesigned Ink, Toner Packaging to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 37 Million Pounds in 2007
12:43 EST - PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 8, 2007 -- HP today announced that its redesigned print cartridge packaging for North America will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 37 million pounds in 2007, the equivalent of taking 3,600 cars off the road for one year.(1) The emissions savings are the result of smaller, lighter packages that both reduce the total carbon footprint of each cartridge and the... (More)

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Zink's logo. Click here to visit the Zink website! Zink announces "inkless" printing
20:25 EST - Waltham, MA-based Zink Imaging LLC has announced the development of a new printing system that removes the need for a separate ink / toner cartridge or ribbon of any kind.

Zink has arisen from the purchase of Polaroid technologies and assets (and the hiring of quite a few Polaroid employees), and the company's new technology revolves around a specially designed print medium.... (More)

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-FX01 digital camera. Courtesy of Panasonic, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Full Review Update posted for Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1
14:00 EST - The Panasonic Lumix TZ1 is a nice little camera at a great price, with a 10x, optically stabilized zoom lens, high ISO Scene mode, and large LCD.

The large 2.5-inch LCD screen, while less accurate than most, is great for sharing your photos with friends, and makes the menus easier to see. From startup to cycle times, the Panasonic TZ1's performance... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Epson and Panasonic join forces to expand the 16:9 format to digital photography
13:55 EST - Epson and Panasonic have teamed up to address the growing demand in the Middle East for true 16:9 format cameras, printers and photo paper by introducing new products to meet the needs of photographers who want to shoot, view and print in 16:9 format which brings wider breadth and deeper perspective into the picture. While Panasonic has introduced its LUMIX LX2 digital camera to feature a 16:9 CCD... (More)

Schneider Kreuznach's logo. Click here to visit the Schneider Kreuznach website! PRESS RELEASE: Study Confirms Potential of Cell Phone Photography - Image Quality Requires Further Optimization
13:45 EST - Cell Phone Displaces Digital Camera BAD KREUZNACH, Germany, February 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The photography sector is facing another upheaval: Towards the end of the 1990s, digital cameras started replacing analog models. Now there is a new trend to replace digital cameras with cell phones with camera capabilities. A representative study carried out by optical component specialists Schneider Kreuznach... (More)

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Fujifilm's FinePix S6000fd digital camera. Courtesy of Fujifilm, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Full Review Update posted for Fujifilm Finepix S6000fd
15:25 EST - For users who are considering a digital SLR but aren't quite ready to take the plunge, the Fujifilm Finepix S6000fd offers a compelling argument for staying with an all-in-one.

From a distance -- and even from up close, actually -- it's easy to mistake the Fuji S6000fd for a digital SLR, though the camera's 10.71x (28 - 300mm) lens is not detachable. Nice touches like a rubberized... (More)

Rocky Nook Publishes 'Scanning Negatives and Slides: Digitizing Your Photographic Archives'
11:05 EST - The accompanying DVD includes scanning and image editing software.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif, February 6, 2007 -- "Scanning Negatives and Slides: Digitizing Your Photographic Archives" provides the knowledge necessary to bridge the gap between analog (traditional) and digital... (More)

Kodak Breaks Into All-in-One Inkjet Market With Low-Cost Pigment Inks
00:01 EST - Kodak announces a line of multifunction inkjets that use low-cost pigment inks and porous paper.

After three years of top secret development, Kodak today unveiled a new photo printing system designed to make high-volume and quality home printing affordable and simple, according to the company. Kodak... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Live From New York: Kodak Revolutionizes the Inkjet Industry
00:01 EST - New Line of All-In-One Inkjet Printers Produces Durable, High-Quality Documents and Photos; Low-Cost Premium Inks Save Customers up to 50 Percent on Everything They Print NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2007 -- Live from NBC Studios in New York City, Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: EK) today entered the consumer inkjet industry with a revolutionary new product line for the home. Kodak EasyShare All-in-One Printers... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Kodak EasyShare 5500 All-in-One Printer
00:01 EST - The Kodak EasyShare 5500 All-in-One Inkjet Printer delivers advanced performance with sophisticated simplicity; featuring print, scan, copy and fax capabilities at unbeatable value for those who want to do it all with no constraints. The Kodak EasyShare 5500 AiO Printer delivers crisp, sharp documents and Kodak lab-quality photos that last a lifetime.* The printer includes an automatic document feeder... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Kodak EasyShare 5300 All-in-One Printer
00:01 EST - The Kodak EasyShare 5300 All-in-One Inkjet Printer delivers powerful and sophisticated printing, scanning and copying performance. Perfect for people who enjoy printing crisp, sharp documents and Kodak lab-quality photos at home. The Kodak EasyShare 5300 AiO Printer includes a 3-inch color LCD display for easy photo viewing and editing and works with most memory cards. Best of all, you can save up... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Kodak EasyShare 5100 All-in-One Printer
00:01 EST - The Kodak EasyShare 5100 All-in-One Inkjet Printer delivers crisp, sharp documents and Kodak lab-quality photos for those who enjoy printing, scanning and copying without limitations. And best of all, you can save up to 50 percent on everything you print. Key Features and Benefits • Print capability of up to 32 pages per minute in black and 22 pages per minute in color • Print capability... (More)

Monday, February 5, 2007

Kyocera's logo. Click here to visit the Kyocera website! Kyocera: CCD problems for three digicams
13:38 EST - Japan's Kyocera Corp. has announced that a further three of its digital camera models may suffer CCD image sensor failures, similar to those reported on four of its models in late 2005.

Kyocera sold digital cameras from 1996 under the Contax, Kyocera and Yashica brandnames. The company's products spanned the range from basic entry-level models right the way up to groundbreaking products... (More)

Friday, February 2, 2007

PRESS RELEASE: ReaSoft Development Releases ReaConverter 4.0 - Professional Image Converter Software.
16:12 EST - Image Converter Supports Over 340 Image Formats, Processes RAW Files From Any Digital Camera. Seattle, WA -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/02/2007 -- ReaConverter 4.0 is a professional image converter for designers, digital artists and photographers. The program supports virtually every known image file format, popular and obscure, a total of over 340 different kinds of image files. In addition to that, the program... (More)

MyBook logo. Click here to visit the MyBook website! PRESS RELEASE: Peleman Industries Introduces MyBook Photobook Kit
11:21 EST - Makes Instant Photo Albums at Home, Office, Kiosk or at the Photo Lab February 1, 2007, NY, NY - Peleman Industries (, the leading binding, laminating, and presentation system company, announced today that it is launching the new MyBook Photo Book Kit easy photo album creation kit for consumers at the Photo Marketing Association Expo (PMA), held March 8-11, 2007 in Las... (More)

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Canon's PowerShot A550 digital camera. Copyright © 2007, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Full Review Update posted for Canon PowerShot A630
14:05 EST - Like most Canon PowerShots, the A630 is well-built, the pictures are great, and the camera is just a pleasure to use.

The Canon PowerShot A630 continues in that tradition of dependability, sporting an 8.0-megapixel CCD, a very good quality 4x optical zoom lens, and a big 2.5 inch swiveling LCD screen. Sturdy of build,... (More)

Panasonic: 7mpix, 12x stabilized zoom digicam
03:07 EST - Completing a vast group of pre-PMA announcements, Panasonic has unveiled its new Lumix DMC-FZ8 digital camera.

Built around a seven megapixel CCD imager and a 12x stabilized zoom lens with a 36 - 432mm equivalent focal range, the Panasonic FZ8's SLR-like body also includes both a 2.5" LCD display and a 0.44"... (More)

Panasonic announces DMC-FX30
02:53 EST - Rounding out three new FX-series digital cameras for this year's PMA show, Panasonic has revealed its new Lumix DMC-FX30 digital camera.

The Panasonic FX30 is a replacement for the existing DMC-FX07 model, a camera that began shipping last September. Scheduled to reach the market this February priced at $349.95 - the same price point hit... (More)

Panasonic: Two new cameras for LZ-series
02:24 EST - Panasonic continues its pre-PMA announcements with the Lumix DMC-LZ6 and LZ7 - closely related cameras that differ only in a couple of areas.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ6 and DMC-LZ7 share essentially identical bodies, with sensor resolutions seven megapixels coupled to Lumix DC Vario-branded 6x optical zoom lenses. The only differences between... (More)

Two new Panasonic FX-series digicams
02:06 EST - Continuing its pre-PMA announcements, Panasonic has provided details on two new closely related new digital cameras.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX10 and DMC-FX12 share essentially identical bodies, with sensor resolutions of six and seven megapixels respectively. The only further difference between the two cameras beyond... (More)

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-LS70 digital camera. Courtesy of Panasonic, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Panasonic announces Lumix DMC-LS70
01:44 EST - Among its eleven announcements in the runup to the PMA show, Panasonic revealed only one camera that won't be shipping in Europe - and it is the Lumix DMC-LS70.

Closely related to the DMC-LS60 and LS75 models which were simultaneously announced for the European market, the DMC-LS70 will be shipping in the US this February at a price of $149.95. All three cameras... (More)

Panasonic announces DMC-TZ3
01:31 EST - Panasonic has unveiled a compact digital camera with an impressive 10x lens - the Lumix DMC-TZ3.

Mirrored by the European announcement of the DMC-TZ2, the DMC-TZ3 will ship around the world, and is largely similar with the exception of image sensor and LCD display. Where the DMC-TZ2 keeps costs down... (More)

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