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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

OWC, Diglloyd reconfigure Macs as photo workstations
21:49 EDT - Lloyd L. Chambers -- better known as Mac and imaging guru diglloyd -- has joined forces with retailer Other World Computing to offer a reconfiguration of Apple's Mac Pro computer, dubbed the MPG Photo Workstation.

Lloyd is widely known for the meticulousness of his methods, whether it's testing lenses and photo gear in real-world situations, or testing Macintosh computer configurations and hardware to determine... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: PMA’s Digital Life Expo Gears Up for June
20:28 EDT - Over 100 exhibitors will showcase their latest developments in imaging technology and innovation at the PMA Digital Life Expo to be held Friday 4th to Sunday 6th June at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. In addition to the enormous range of cameras on offer today, major exhibitors, such as Panasonic, Hewlett Packard, Apple and Samsung, will feature key digital consumer products and... (More)



Zenfolio's logo. Click here to visit the Zenfolio website! PRESS RELEASE: Zenfolio Introduces myZenfolio for iPhone: Official Mobile Companion to Web’s Most Elegant Photography Hosting Solution
17:39 EDT - Free Application Enables Photographers to Easily Manage and Share Photos Hosted on Zenfolio Menlo Park, CA – Zenfolio Inc., the premier provider of online photography presentation and sales solutions, today announced the release of its new iPhone application, myZenfolio. This free application, available immediately for download on the iTunes Store, allows photographers to easily manage and... (More)



Seiko Epson Corporation Logo. Click to visit the Epson Japan  website! PRESS RELEASE: The Hunt for Optimal Printing Begins and Ends with Epson’s “Experience the Excellence $50,000 Scavenger Hunt”
17:08 EDT - LONG BEACH, Calif. March 24, 2010 – Epson America today launched a Web site sweepstakes – “Experience the Excellence $50,000 Scavenger Hunt” – designed to infuse fun and familiarity with Epson printers, inks and specialty papers through an interactive experience on the new Designed for Excellence Web site. On the new site, visitors can immediately enter to win prizes... (More)



Sony's logo. Click here to visit the Sony website! PRESS RELEASE: New enhancements for Image Data Converter Free upgrade reduces high-ISO image noise
16:31 EDT - 31 March 2010 -- α (Alpha) digital SLR users can now enjoy even more control over creating beautiful, low noise images with the latest release of Image Data Converter software. Image Data Converter SR Version 3.2 now features new algorithms that significantly reduce image noise at high ISO settings when converting RAW data to JPEG files. Processing is most effective at ISO 800 and higher, delivering... (More)



The Aptus II 10R camera back, showing the internally rotating sensor. Photo provided by Leaf Imaging Ltd. PRESS RELEASE: Leaf Intros the Leaf Aptus-II 10R with Exclusive Internal Rotating Sensor
15:53 EDT - Lets pros quickly shift orientation, and hold camera position TEL AVIV, March 31, 2010 – Leaf Imaging today announced the availability of the Leaf Aptus-II 10R digital camera back, with internal rotating sensor, for medium and large format photographers who often need to change orientation during a shoot. The Leaf Aptus-II 10R is available for a variety of medium and large format cameras, and... (More)



The Red Dot Design Award logo. Click here to visit the Red Dot Design Award website! PRESS RELEASE: Red Dot Design Award Winner 2010
15:26 EDT - March 2010 – We are happy to share with you that our new Kata backpack “Bumblebee Ultra Light” has won the prestigious red dot design award for 2010. The reddot design award is an international design competition. This year more than 1,600 companies from 57 countries took part in the competition with a total of 4,252 entries. Our product was competing in the “Entertainment... (More)



Going Pro 2010's logo. Click here to visit the Going Pro 2010 website! PRESS RELEASE: GoingPro™ Educational Outreach for Emerging Professional Photographers Announced
14:02 EDT - Marketing Essentials International & Bourne Media Group develop new business resource encompassing a range of educational materials Akron, OH & Gig Harbor, WA (March 31, 2010) – Marketing Essentials International (MEI) and Bourne Media Group (BMG) announce today the formation of GoingPro, a totally new program providing educational opportunities and business advice for emerging professional... (More)



Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Canon SX20!
22:50 EDT - Canon's latest super zoom, the PowerShot SX20 is mostly an incremental improvement over last year's model, including a higher resolution 12-megapixel sensor and a 720p HD movie mode.

What hasn't changed is the Canon SX20's extreme image-stabilized 20x zoom that ranges from 28-560mm equivalent, a 2.5-inch articulating LCD, and stereo recording. In our testing, we were particularly impressed... (More)



Snapily Pro's logo. Click here to visit the Snapily Pro website! PRESS RELEASE: 3D Print Service SnapilyPro debuts at Photoshop World
21:38 EDT - As Hollywood and Madison Avenue step-up demand for 3D, Snapily unveils fast, easy, 3D professional printing service March 24, 2010, Orlando — Photoshop World is featuring the debut of SnapilyPro.com, a high quality, rapid-ship 3D print service for any number of prints and one-off proofs. Russell Brown, 3D evangelist and Senior Creative Director at Adobe® Systems spearheaded testing and... (More)



The Red Dot Design Award logo. Click here to visit the Red Dot Design Award website! PRESS RELEASE: Two Nikon digital cameras receive the "red dot award: product design 2010"
21:20 EDT - Nikon COOLPIX S1000pj compact digital camera Nikon D5000 digital-SLR camera March 30, 2010 - Nikon Corporation (Michio Kariya, President) is proud to announce that the COOLPIX S1000pj compact digital camera and D5000 digital-SLR camera have been awarded the "red dot award: product design 2010" by Germany's Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen. The "red dot award: product design"... (More)



Manfrotto's logo. Click here to visit the Manfrotto website! PRESS RELEASE: Manfrotto School Of Excellence
19:43 EDT - The skills of the world's best photographers and video operators are brought together by Manfrotto in an innovative on-line platform. The end of March will see the launch of a new online tutorial platform called theManfrotto School of Excellence, which will allow users to log on and access the experience and know-how of the world’s most famous photographers and videographers. Featuring:... (More)



Mastering HD Video with Your DSLR, by Helmut Kraus and Uew Steinmueller. Image provided by O'Reilly Media Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Mastering HD Video with Your DSLR—New from Rocky Nook
16:49 EDT - Santa Barbara, CA—Many of the newest DSLRs include HD video capability, and while the interest from the photography community was initially cool, we have seen a recent shift. Photographers are beginning to explore the video capabilities of their cameras and are eager to learn the art and craft of creating high quality video. With the help of Mastering HD Video with Your DSLR (Rocky Nook, $34.95... (More)



Snapfish's logo. Click here to visit the Snapfish website! PRESS RELEASE: Snapfish by HP Celebrates 10th Anniversary by Opening Platform to Designers and Developers
16:07 EDT - New portfolio of licensed content partners launched with legendary images of LIFE PALO ALTO, Calif., March 29, 2010 - In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Snapfish by HP announced it will open its application programming interface (API) to allow creative individuals and businesses to be part of the evolution of its leading online personal publishing service. The initiative – called Snapfish... (More)



Unified Color's logo. Click here to visit the Unified Color website! PRESS RELEASE: Unified Color Launches "true Vision Hdr Photo Contest" To Honor Photo Realislism And Creativity
15:22 EDT - With Prizes Valuing More Than $30,000, Winners Will Compete to Win Dream Photo Expedition South San Francisco, CA - March 24, 2010 - Unified Color Technologies, the experts in true color high dynamic range imaging (HDR), today announced the Unified Color "True Vision HDR Photo Contest." Photographers of all experience levels are invited to submit their finest images created using Unified... (More)



The Wedding & Portrait Photographers International Convention and Trade Show logo. Click here to visit the WPPI website! PRESS RELEASE: WPPI 2010 Breaks Attendance Records
13:44 EDT - Next annual WPPI Convention and Trade Show set for February 17–24, 2011 Culver City, CA (March 30, 2010) – Wrapping up its 30th year of educating photographers from around the world, Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) announces that it broke all previous attendance records with more than 14,500 registered attendees for its recently concluded WPPI 2010 Convention... (More)



Nik Software's logo. Click here to visit the Nik Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Nik Software Announces Spring 2010 Online Webinar Schedule
13:41 EDT - Free webinars offer education, insights and tips on using all Nik Software products San Diego, CA (March 30, 2010) — Nik Software announces today its Spring 2010 Webinar schedule. These six hour-long educational webinars, which continue through mid-June, cover a range of photography topics including portrait, scenic and landscape, flora and fauna, architecture, and wildlife, while offering... (More)



Monday, March 29, 2010

Akvis Artsuite's logo. Click here to visit the Akvis website! PRESS RELEASE: Akvis ArtSuite V.6.0 Supports Frame Packs
18:25 EDT - AKVIS announces the update of AKVIS ArtSuite to version v.6.0. ArtSuite is a collection of versatile effects for decorating photos. The Standalone version now supports Frame Packs of Hand Painted Photo Frames. Two new themed frame packs are also available. These frame packs contain frames which have been designed by artists specially for ArtSuite. Also new to version 6.0: support for 64 bit in the... (More)



Blurb's logo. Click here to visit the Blurb website! PRESS RELEASE: Photography Book Now Announces Call For Entries In Self-published Photography Book Competition
16:59 EDT - Third Annual International-Juried Competition Offers $25,000 Grand Prize; Winning Books Will Join Permanent Collections At Leading Photography Centers San Francisco, Calif.—March 30, 2010—Photography Book Now 2010 is now open for entries. Now in its third year, this international-juried competition, presented by Blurb, celebrates the very best in self-published photography books and the... (More)



The Lab by Apollo's logo. Click here to visit The Lab by Apollo's website! PRESS RELEASE: Photo Boutique E-Commerce Storefront Now Available to Professional and Amateur Photographers
16:07 EDT - The Photo Boutique by The Lab Apollo offers Web-to-print e-commerce storefronts to photographers. Each is a turnkey site giving the photographer the ability to upload, store, proof, share, print and sell photos and photo gifts from the site. PR Log (Press Release) – Mar 23, 2010 – The Photo Boutique by The Lab Apollo offers Web-to-print e-commerce storefronts to professional photographers.... (More)



Tamron's logo. Click here to visit the Tamron website! PRESS RELEASE: Tamron Announces Over 50 Total-immersion Events Across The USA Starting This Spring
14:50 EDT - Tamron Extravaganzas Combine Picture-Taking Seminars, Hands-On Demos, Sweepstakes, And Great Lenses At Great Prices! March 26, 2010, Commack, NY— Tamron, acclaimed for optical innovation and excellence, has just announced a compelling new program of educational weekend events aimed at enhancing the picture-taking abilities and unleashing the creative potential of photo enthusiasts from beginners... (More)



Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Nikkor lens. Review: Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR
12:58 EDT - We've finally had a chance to put Nikon's previous version of the 70-200mm f/2.8 lens through its paces in our test lab, which will allow photographers interested in the newer version of the lens the ability to compare its full-frame performance (we had previously tested the lens in 2005, but a Nikon full-frame digital body wasn't available at the time). To read our full review of this lens, click here.



Friday, March 26, 2010

Nikon's D700 digital SLR. Courtesy of Nikon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Adobe Camera Raw / Lightroom: Beta profiles for Nikon D3, D700
19:23 EDT - In the company's official forums, Adobe senior computer scientist Eric Chan has posted two new beta profiles for the Nikon D3 and D700 digital SLRs.

The beta profiles are intended to reduce banding and highlight color artifacts that appear in some images processed using Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom. They're a work in progress, with feedback... (More)



Shutterfly's logo. Click here to visit the Shutterfly website! PRESS RELEASE: Shutterfly Keeps Parents in the Game with Youth Sports Share Sites
17:57 EDT - Launches Ground-Breaking “Sideline Pass” Program with Washington Youth Soccer to Encourage Good Sportsmanship REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To kick off spring sports season, Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY), the leading Internet-based social expression and personal publishing service, is partnering with Washington Youth Soccer to create the Sideline Pass program, bringing access... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: Research and Markets: Canon EOS 7D Digital Field Guide Will Allow You to Take Memorable Photographs
17:36 EDT - DUBLIN -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new report "Canon EOS 7D Digital Field Guide" to their offering. If you want to polish your photography skills, keep your camera bag stocked with the best equipment, like Canon's new EOS 7D camera and this practical, full-color Canon EOS 7D Digital Field Guide. Portable and... (More)



Apple's Aperture 3 product packaging. Image provided by Apple Inc. Aperture 3.0.2 adds iPad support, squashes bugs aplenty
16:12 EDT - Apple has released an update to its flagship imaging application, Aperture 3, which adds support for its upcoming iPad tablet computer and corrects a number of bugs in the previous release.

First announced on February 9 2010, Aperture 3 includes a couple of hundred new features, including face detection and recognition, geocoding support, and a selection of adjustment brushes. Priced at... (More)



Sigma logo. Click to visit Sigma's website! Sigma Photo Pro 4.0 now available
13:45 EDT - Photographers shooting with the Sigma SD14 SLR or the DP1 and DP2 point-and-shoots can now obtain the latest version of the Sigma Photo Pro software which recently shipped in the bundle with the Japanese company's compact DP2s model.

Sigma Photo Pro 4.0 was announced alongside the launch of the Sigma SD15 SLR and DP1x / DP2s compacts, and includes several desirable new features. Most notably, processing performance should be significantly... (More)



Sigma DP2 firmware version 1.04 available
12:14 EDT - Japan's Sigma Corp has now released firmware version 1.04 for the Sigma DP2 compact digital camera, an update the company promised last week.

Closely related to the company's existing DP1 model, the Sigma DP2 is based around a 0.98" diagonal Foveon X3 image sensor, which has an effective resolution of 4.64 megapixels with full color... (More)



Casio EXILIM EX-G1 digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Casio EX-G1!
11:00 EDT - The Casio EX-G1 challenges typical waterproof digital cameras, offering futuristic lines and a slim profile that practically beg you to charge off on an adventure.

Its 12-megapixel sensor, 3x zoom, and 2.5-inch LCD meet all the basic requirements, and the Casio EX-G1's rugged build makes it waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, and freezeproof, able to handle just about... (More)



Thursday, March 25, 2010

Tamron's logo. Click here to visit the Tamron website! PRESS RELEASE: Tamron USA Announces 2010 Photo Contest Two: Backyard Wildlife - Deadline June 30, 2010
19:00 EDT - Backyard Wildlife photo contest supports wildlife conservation with donation by Tamron for every photo entered* March 25, 2010, Commack, NY— Tamron USA, Inc. announced the second in its series of four photo contests for 2010: Backyard Wildlife. This quarter's contest asks entrants to submit photographic portraits of their local wildlife, whether found in their own backyard, local parks,... (More)



Phase One's logo. Click here to visit the Phase One website! Phase One ships Capture One 5.1.1
16:37 EDT - Copenhagen, Denmark-based Phase One A/S has released an update to its Raw conversion / workflow application Capture One, fixing several bugs and extending support for moew camera models.

Phase One Capture One v5.1.1 is available for download immediately in standard, DB and PRO versions, and is the second update to the latest generation of the program which debuted last October. Compared... (More)



Tessera's logo. Click to visit Tessera's website! PRESS RELEASE: Tessera Licenses FotoNation FaceTracker Solution to Samsung Electronics
14:36 EDT - SAN JOSE, Calif., Mar 24, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Tessera Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:TSRA) announced today that Samsung Electronics has licensed Tessera's FotoNation(R) FaceTracker solution, which provides high-performance face detection and tracking capabilities. Consumers continue to demand increasingly feature-rich, easy-to-use cameras in cell phones and digital still cameras. Tessera's... (More)



Fujifilm's logo. Click here to visit the Fujifilm website! PRESS RELEASE: Disaster Relief Donation for People Affected by Chilean Earthquake
14:19 EDT - March 25, 2010 - FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation (President and CEO: Shigetaka Komori) and its group companies extend deepest condolences to the bereaved families of the major earthquake that struck the Republic of Chile on February 27, 2010 (local time), and offer their sincerest sympathies to those affected by the disaster. FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation in conjunction with its group companies, FUJIFILM... (More)



KwikPix's logo. Click here to visit the KwikPix website! PRESS RELEASE: KwikPix.ca announces a partnership with FUJIFILM Canada to provide a comprehensive online photo printing and Photo Boutique gifting solution
14:07 EDT - TORONTO, March 10 /CNW Telbec/ - KwikPix.ca has chosen FUJIFILM as their partner to deliver the best quality for online digital photo printing and digital photo gifts. KwikPix.ca digital photo prints are now printed on FUJIFILM Crystal Archive Paper for prints that will last a lifetime. FUJIFILM Canada is also named the official provider of a wide range of quality photo gift products to KwikPix.ca... (More)



Wednesday, March 24, 2010

DxO Optics Pro: 70 new camera and lens combinations
13:23 EDT - DxO Labs has today released a range of new camera body and lens modules for its flagship photo processing application, DxO Optics Pro.

The camera bodies for which the company has offered new lens modules include models from Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, and Sony. For Canon, camera bodies with newly available lens modules include... (More)



Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Sony TX5!
11:43 EDT - Most waterproof digital cameras go out of their way to look big and tough, leaving those who also want style to choose one or the other, or both. Now you can have a slim stylish digital camera that's also tough: the Sony Cyber-shot TX5.

As handsome as other Sony T-series digital cameras, the Sony TX5 is different: you can splash it, dunk it, swim with it, drop it, freeze it, and even get it dirty, and the Sony TX5 will take it, and keep... (More)



Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tessera's logo. Click to visit Tessera's website! PRESS RELEASE: Tessera Licenses OptiML Focus Technology to AzureWave
20:23 EDT - SAN JOSE, Calif., Mar 23, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Tessera Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:TSRA) today announced that AzureWave Technologies Inc. has licensed Tessera's OptiML™ Focus image enhancement solution, which provides automatic focus capabilities in camera-enabled devices to deliver high-quality images with no moving parts. AzureWave, based in Taiwan, will integrate the innovative technology... (More)



Adobe posts CS5 teaser
18:37 EDT - Adobe has today published a teaser for the latest versions of its Creative Suite applications, which it has scheduled for launch on April 12th 2010.

The Adobe Creative Suite 5 launch site is running a countdown to the announcement, which will happen at 11AM Eastern time on the 12th. The launch itself will be streamed for the public on Adobe TV, giving... (More)



Canon's EOS-1D Mark IV digital SLR. Photo provided by Canon Inc. Click for our Canon 1D Mark IV preview! Canon releases Final Cut Pro plugin
15:27 EDT - Canon USA Inc. has released a plugin that smooths the process of importing and editing video from several EOS digital SLRs with Apple's Final Cut Pro non-linear editing software.

First officially announced in early February, the EOS MOVIE Plugin-E1 is -- like Final Cut Pro itself -- only available for computers running Apple's Mac OS X operating system.. The plugin uses Final... (More)



Eye-Fi's 802.11n-compliant Explore X2 8GB SDHC card was announced in January 2010. Rendering provided by Eye-Fi. Click for a bigger picture! PRESS RELEASE: Eye-Fi Doubles Speed and Capacity in New Wireless Memory Card Line-Up
14:05 EDT - Eye-Fi Also Doubles its Hotspots so Users Can Upload from more than 21,000 Hotspots MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 23, 2010 — Eye-Fi Inc., makers of the world’s first wireless memory card for digital cameras, today unveiled new wireless memory cards that deliver the next generation Eye-Fi experience of the award-winning Eye-Fi Pro X2. The “X2” family of Eye-Fi cards have faster-than-ever... (More)



SanDisk's logo. Click to visit SanDisk's website! PRESS RELEASE: SanDisk First To Ship 32 Gigabyte MicroSDHC Card
12:55 EDT - Consumers Unleash the Potential of Smartphones With Highest-Capacity Memory Card for Mobile Phones Milpitas, Calif., March 22, 2010 - SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), the global leader in flash memory cards, today announced that it will begin shipping the world's highest-capacity removable memory card for mobile phones - the 32 gigabyte (GB)1SanDisk microSDHC™ card. The new microSDHC... (More)



Lensbaby's logo. Click here to visit the Lensbaby website! PRESS RELEASE: Lensbaby® Announces Pinhole Photo Contest
12:40 EDT - Best pinhole photos win a Lensbaby gift certificate, Joby tripod, and Red River Paper gift certificate Portland, OR (March 23, 2010) – In celebration of Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day on April 25, 2010, Lensbaby announces today an open call for photographers to submit their best pinhole images, whether created using a Lensbaby Pinhole/Zone plate Optic or any other type of Pinhole camera,... (More)



Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, HP Japan, and Lexmark to kick off support for UNEP via collaborative ink cartridge collection effort
12:31 EDT - TOKYO, March 23, 2010—Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, HP Japan and Lexmark announced today that, as part of their Ink Cartridge Homecoming Project, a collaborative effort to collect used consumer ink cartridges, the six companies would begin making donations to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP, HQ: Nairobi, Kenya) on April 1, 2010. The Ink Cartridge Homecoming Project, launched in... (More)



Hama's 90922 20.3cm digital photo frame with DVB-T receiver. Photo provided by Hama GmbH & Co KG. PRESS RELEASE: TV on the Digital Frame
12:27 EDT - 2010 will be a real football year. The preparations for the World Cup in South Africa are already underway all over the world. To keep you from ever missing a game, Hama has a new digital photo frame with a built-in DVB-T receiver. Even if the office is holding you up a little longer than expected, you’ll never have to miss a single goal. While your loved ones usually smile back at you from... (More)



PNY's logo. Click here to visit the PNY website! PRESS RELEASE: PNY Awarded Wal-Mart Photo Supplier of the Year
12:12 EDT - Parsippany, NJ – March 23, 2010 – PNY Technologies®, Inc. (“PNY”), a global leader in flash memory, USB flash drives, solid state drives, computer memory upgrade modules, as well as consumer and professional graphics cards, today announced that they been awarded Wal-Mart “Photo Supplier of the Year” for 2009. The 2009 Wal-Mart Photo Supplier of the Year award... (More)



Adobe Lightroom 3 enters second beta
00:01 EDT - Adobe Labs has today released the latest beta preview of its digital darkroom software, Photoshop Lightroom 3 beta 2.

First released in beta form last October, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 featured an overhauled imaging engine with improved algorithms for chrominance noise reduction and sharpening, while retaining the... (More)



Monday, March 22, 2010

JVC's Everio HD GZ-HM550 camcorder. Photo provided by JVC Americas Corp. PRESS RELEASE: Bluetooth-Enabled JVC HD Everio Camera Now Available
16:59 EDT - WAYNE, NJ, March 19, 2010 – JVC today announced the availability of a new high definition Everio camera with built-in Bluetooth® wireless technology, allowing the camera to work with a variety of other wireless devices. In addition, the new Everio GZ-HM550 features a 10.6 megapixel CMOS sensor for recording high quality Full HD video and nine megapixel digital stills to its internal 32GB... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: Delkin Devices Boasts Sensational Performance and a San Diego Based Support Team for New Class 10 SDHC Memory Cards
16:52 EDT - Poway, CA - March 19th, 2010 - Delkin Devices, Inc. expands their already impressive lineup of flash memory products with the announcement of four new HD video-ready SDHC cards. The new Class 10 rated cards are available in capacities of 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, & 32GB, and are capable of transfer speeds up to 24 MB/s (163X). In addition to outstanding card performance, Delkin's memory card line comes... (More)



InVisage's logo. Click here to visit the InVisage website! PRESS RELEASE: InVisage Unveils QuantumFilm Image Sensors
13:44 EDT - Quantum Dot Material Replaces Silicon; Enables Stunning Image Quality on Mobile Handsets PALM DESERT, Calif., March 22, 2010, DEMO Spring 2010 – Ushering in a new era of high-performance image sensors, InVisage Technologies, Inc. – a venture-backed start-up that is revolutionizing the way light is captured – today announced QuantumFilm. Harnessing the power of custom-designed semiconductor... (More)



Friday, March 19, 2010

Canon Rebel T2i / EOS 550D digital SLR camera. First test shots posted for Canon T2i!
16:18 EDT - We've just received a production-level unit of the much anticipated Canon T2i digital SLR camera, and have posted our first set of test shots from it straight from the lab.

The Canon EOS Rebel T2i takes the reins from the company's existing T1i model as the flagship digital SLR of its consumer-oriented EOS Rebel camera series. Sporting an 18-megapixel sensor similar to the... (More)



The SIGMA APO 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens. Photo provided by Sigma Corp. Sigma announces stabilized 50-500 pricing, availability
15:49 EDT - Sigma Corp. has today announced pricing and availability for its APO 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens, an optically stabilized version of the existing lens that's affectionately known by many photographers as the "Bigma".

Available immediately for purchase in its Canon mount variant, the APO 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM carries MSRP pricing of $2,400. A Nikon-mount variant will follow later this month, while Sigma, Pentax... (More)



Canon's EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens with tripod collar attached. Photo provided by Canon. Demand outstrips supply for EF 70-200mm F2.8L IS II USM
14:05 EDT - Canon Japan has published a notice on its Japanese website indicating that it is struggling to keep up with an unanticipated level of demand for a recently announced lens.

First revealed last January at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS II USM offers improved optical performance versus the company's predecessor model, courtesy... (More)



Sigma logo. Click to visit Sigma's website! PRESS RELEASE: Sigma Corporation extends scholarship voting deadline until April 30
13:43 EDT - 122 students vie for online votes, $5,000 cash prize and $1,000 in Sigma products Ronkonkoma, NY, March 8, 2010 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world's most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, announced today that the deadline for voting online for its first-ever scholarship contest has been extended... (More)



Sigma DP2 firmware version 1.04 imminent
13:31 EDT - Japan's Sigma Corp will soon release firmware version 1.04 for the Sigma DP2 compact digital camera, which is based on a Foveon X3 image sensor.

Closely related to the company's existing DP1 model, the Sigma DP2 is based around a 0.98" diagonal Foven X3 image sensor, which has an effective resolution of 4.64 megapixels with full color measured... (More)



Canon's EOS-5D Mark II digital SLR. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture! Canon 5D Mark II: firmware 2.0.4 launched
12:57 EDT - Barely had we reported on Canon Inc.'s withdrawal of its recent 2.0.3 firmware release for the EOS 5D Mark II digital SLR, the company has already published its replacement 2.0.4 version.

A problem in the previous version manifested itself when the 5D Mark II was set to the C1, C2 or C3 positions on the mode dial, with manual audio recording and the levels changed. If then power-cycled... (More)



Thursday, March 18, 2010

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Sony HX5V!
22:15 EDT - With a 10-megapixel back-illuminated sensor, a 10x zoom, a built-in GPS, and a very clever way of capturing stable images in low light, the Sony HX5V is another pocket long-zoom digital camera worthy of consideration.

The Sony HX5V is one of the few digital cameras on the market to include Sony's Handheld Twilight mode, which takes six rapid images and combines them to form one low-light shot that's usually better than... (More)



Photo Clam's PC-33NS ballheads. Photo provided by Really Big Cameras. Special offer on Feisol tripods and Photo Clam ballheads
19:34 EDT - Really Big Cameras - US dealer for both Taiwanese tripod brand Feisol and Korean ballhead manufacturer Photo Clam - is currently offering a "Colors of Spring" special for customers purchasing products from both companies together.

Through the end of March, if you purchase Feisol's CT-3441S Traveler tripod along with a Photo Clam PC-33NS ballhead at their regular prices through Really Big Cameras' website, you'll receive... (More)



Leica updates M9 firmware
17:31 EDT - Leica Camera AG has unveiled its latest M-series rangefinder digital camera, the Leica M9.

Firmware version 1.116 for the Leica M9 includes a variety of performance improvements and bug fixes. Running the new firmware, the M9 provides a new ISO sensitivity-linked vignetting correction function,... (More)



Ricoh: New GXR, lens firmware
17:08 EDT - Japan's Ricoh Co. Ltd. has released updated firmware for its unusual GXR digital camera system, which offers interchangeable lens/sensor combos.

The new updates bring the Ricoh GXR body as well as both the GR LENS A12 50mm F2.5 MACRO and RICOH LENS S10 24-72 mm F2.5-4.4 VC camera modules up to firmware version 1.07. For both modules, Ricoh has... (More)



HP's logo. Click here to visit the HP website! PRESS RELEASE: HP Resolves Ink Cartridge Patent Infringement Complaint
14:49 EDT - PALO ALTO, Calif., March 18, 2010 - HP today announced it has reached substantial resolution on the investigation by the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) into the importation and sale of patent infringing HP 02 inkjet ink cartridges. The investigation, based on a complaint filed by HP on Sept. 23, 2009, alleged violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 in the importation... (More)



The Kodak PLAYSPORT video camera in Wave Crash blue. Photo provided by Eastman Kodak Co. PRESS RELEASE: Kodak Playsport Video Camera Hits The Halfpipe At 2010 Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships
14:31 EDT - Consumers get first look at new KODAK PLAYSPORT Video Camera; Fans Can Meet Pro Snowboarder Spencer O’Brien at Kodak Tent Rochester, NY, Mar. 17 -- Kodak today announced it is the “Official Camera Partner” of the 2010 Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships in Stratton, VT and will give consumers the first opportunity to see – and test – the new KODAK PLAYSPORT Video... (More)



Canon's EOS-5D Mark II digital SLR. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture! Canon withdraws 5D Mark II firmware
13:02 EDT - Canon Inc. has temporarily withdrawn its latest firmware release for the EOS 5D Mark II digital SLR, after discovering an issue which could prevent audio recording on video clips.

The problem manifests itself when the 5D Mark II is set to the C1, C2 or C3 positions on the mode dial, with manual audio recording and the levels changed. If it is then power-cycled or automatically... (More)



The LeSportsac case for Canon PowerShot digital cameras. Photo provided by Canon USA Inc.About Canon U.S.A., Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Canon U.S.A. Joins Creative Forces With Fashion Brand LeSportsac
13:01 EDT - New PowerShot Digital camera case available for a limited time on Canon's Shop Direct online store LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 18, 2010 – Canon U.S.A, a leader in digital imaging, is joining forces with fashion label, LeSportsac, to offer an exclusively designed PowerShot camera carrying case. Whether traveling to a far-off destination or capturing shots of children playing on the beach,... (More)



Viewbook's logo. Click here to visit the Viewbook website! PRESS RELEASE: Viewbook.com Pro Website Account Earns High Marks from Pro Photographers
00:01 EDT - 16 March, 2010, Rotterdam, The Netherlands - Online Portfolio Website service Viewbook.com wins prestigious Professional Photographer Hot One 2010 Award. Professional Photographer, the renowned photography magazine, has awarded Viewbook.com with a Hot One 2010 Award. These awards represent photography's best new products for professional application, as chosen by a panel of professional photographers.... (More)



Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Pentax preps photo workshops
21:48 EDT - The official Facebook page of Pentax Imaging Co. has been updated with an events section, and two events added to get the ball rolling.

The first two workshops for Pentax users and those interested in the company's products are scheduled to take place this April and May in New York. The first workshop runs from 5:30 to 7:30pm on... (More)



Bibble 5's logo. Click here to visit the Bibble website! Bibble 5.03 update extends Raw support
20:47 EDT - Hot on the heels of last month's update to its freshly overhauled RAW file converter, Bibble Labs has unveiled another incremental update that adds further Raw file support and lens calibration parameters.

Bibble 5 Pro first debuted at the end of December 2009, and February's update added or improved support for a dozen new cameras, plus a new Soft Proofing function. The new Bibble 5.0.2 rolls in the... (More)



The WD My Passport AV portable media drive. Photo provided by Western Digital Technologies. PRESS RELEASE: WD® Introduces New My Passport™ AV Portable Media Drives
19:50 EDT - Optimized for Video Storage and Playback, My Passport AV Media Drives are Designed to Work with Select Sony® Camcorders, Blu-ray Players and Other Popular Media Players LAKE FOREST, Calif., March 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- WD® (NYSE: WDC), the world's leader in external storage solutions, today introduced its new My Passport™ AV portable media drives. Designed specifically... (More)



Fujfilm: New firmware for long-zoom digicams
16:07 EDT - Fujifilm has published updated firmware for several of its recently announced long-zoom digital camera models.

Cameras for which the company has newly issued firmware include the FinePix S1600, S1770, S1800, S1880, S2500HD and S2600HD. Two changes apply to operation of all six camera models. Color reproduction... (More)



Samsung NX10 - new firmware available
14:50 EDT - Samsung Electronics USA has published two updated firmware releases in quick succession for its Samsung NX10 single lens direct view digital camera.

The Samsung NX10 firmware v01.04 is described in detail (including installation instructions) in a PDF document on the Samsung Electronics website. The new firmware is said to include changes to memory... (More)



Topaz updates Adjust, Detail, ReMask
13:36 EDT - Topaz Labs has issued updates for several of its recently launched Photoshop plugins.

According to a posting made on the company's official blog, some customers have reported issues with crashes or inaccurate preview images when using Topaz Adjust v4.0, Topaz Detail v2.0, and Topaz... (More)



General Electric's logo. Courtesy of General Imaging. Click here to visit the General Imaging website! PRESS RELEASE: Win an Autographed 'Create by Jason Wu' Digital Camera
12:51 EDT - TORRANCE, Calif., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- General Imaging (GIC), exclusive licensee of GE branded digital cameras, today announced that the countdown is on to win one of only four exclusive autographed 'Create by Jason Wu,' digital cameras styled by the iconic fashion designer! Beginning today, visit www.general-imaging.com/us/jasonwucameras and sign-up to be one of the first to get a glimpse... (More)



Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Eye-Fi's logo. Click here to visit the Eye-Fi website! Eye-Fi ships Pro X2 cards, launches Eye-Fi Center app
21:59 EDT - The official Eye-Fi blog has announced the availability of the company's latest generation Pro X2 cards, which were first unveiled earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Eye-Fi's Pro X2 card is the company's most capacious yet, with a capacity of eight gigabytes. It's also the fastest, complying with the SDHC Class 6 performance rating, and including support... (More)



Think Tank Photo's logo. Click here to visit the Think Tank Photo website! PRESS RELEASE: Think Tank Photo's Logistics Manager™ Lighting and Photographic Gear Rolling Case
20:34 EDT - Santa Rosa, Calif. – Think Tank Photo announces the release of the Logistics Manager™, its first rolling equipment case for lighting and photographic gear. The rolling case’s endless interior layout options adapt to numerous equipment combinations and help manage all of the logistics of transporting and using a lot of gear while on location. Its roomy internal dimensions of 13.75”W... (More)



Product packaging for the 1TB My Passport SE for Mac external hard drive. Photo provided by Western Digital Technologies. PRESS RELEASE: WD ® Introduces New One Terabyte My Passport™ SE for Mac ® Portable Drives
19:05 EDT - LAKE FOREST, Calif., March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WD® (NYSE: WDC), the world's leader in external storage solutions, today introduced its new one terabyte (TB) and 750 gigabyte (GB) capacity My Passport™ SE for Mac® portable USB drives. Available at WD's online store, the new My Passport SE for Mac portable drives are formatted for Mac and compatible with Apple Time Machine®... (More)



The AirStash wireless flash drive's logo. Image provided by Wearable Inc. PRESS RELEASE: AirStash™ is the First Wireless Flash Drive for the iPad and Other WiFi Devices
16:25 EDT - CHICAGO, USA – March 16, 2010 – Wearable Inc. today announced that AirStash™, the first wireless flash drive for iPad, iPhone, and other WiFi devices, is now available to order for USD $99.99 at http://airstash.com for US and Canada. AirStash is the only flash drive that shares documents and streams media from a pocket, backpack, briefcase, or handbag with its built-in media server... (More)



Nikon updates Image Authentication software
15:28 EDT - Nikon Inc. has released an updated version of its Image Authentication software, which is compatible with a variety of the company's digital SLRs.

The newly issued Nikon Image Authentication Software v1.1.1 for Windows adds compatibility with Microsoft's latest Windows 7 operating system in Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, and... (More)



Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon to begin acquisition of the ".canon" Top-Level Domain name
12:51 EDT - TOKYO, March 16, 2010—Canon Inc. announced today that it will begin the acquisition process for the top-level domain name ".canon," based on the new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) registration system. The non-profit organization ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), which maintains and regulates the Internet's addressing system, has rigorously evaluated... (More)



ToonIt's logo. Click here to visit the Digital Anarchy website! PRESS RELEASE: Digital Anarchy Releases Free Aperture 3 Compatibility Update for ToonIt! Photo plug-in
12:30 EDT - Continued Support for Version 2.5 of their Popular Cartooning Software San Francisco — March 16, 2010 — Digital Anarchy, a leading provider of cost-effective software for photographers and digital artists, today announced a free update to their popular ToonIt! Photo plugin for Aperture. ToonIt! 2.5 is now fully compatible with the 64-bit mode introduced by Apple’s Aperture 3, while... (More)



Monday, March 15, 2010

Canon's EOS-5D Mark II digital SLR. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture! Canon 5D Mark II: New firmware now available
21:22 EDT - Canon USA has announced that it has now released updated firmware for its EOS 5D Mark II digital SLR, whose arrival the company forecast in a statement earlier this month.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II firmware v2.0.3 makes the camera better suited for filmmaking courtesy of several tweaks to the video and audio capabilities of the camera. The 30 frames per second video rate has... (More)



GigaPan's EPIC PRO device. Photo provided by GigaPan Systems LLC. PRESS RELEASE: New EPIC Pro Empowers DSLR Cameras to Capture Uber-Panoramas
20:19 EDT - Latest EPIC and EPIC 100 Launch PORTLAND, Ore. – March 15, 2010 – Today GigaPan introduces the much-anticipated EPIC Pro, a revolutionary robotic camera mount designed for DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) cameras. Based on technology employed by NASA’s Mars Rover, the GigaPan EPIC Pro joins the newly designed EPIC and EPIC 100 in the series. GigaPan EPIC robotic mounts empower... (More)



Panasonic's logo. Click to visit Panasonic's website! PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic Touch The Future Tour Lets Consumers Get Hands-On With Latest Cutting-Edge Technology For Home Entertainment And Digital Imaging
17:22 EDT - 15-City Tour Kicks Off Next Week Featuring Demonstrations of First Full HD 3D TVs, 3D Gaming, Internet-Connected TVs, LUMIX Digital Cameras and More Sweepstakes Will Make One Visitor in Each City Among the First To Own A Full HD 3D Home Theater System* SECAUCUS, NJ (March 12, 2010) – Panasonic, a global leader in consumer electronics technology, announced today that its 15-city “Panasonic... (More)



Nikon's logo. Click to visit Nikon USA's website. PRESS RELEASE: Nikon To Showcase Photo And Video Content For Austin Festival
15:22 EDT - Digital Imaging Leader Enlists Bloggers to Capture and Share Content Through yfrog, the Most Widely Used Tool for Sharing Photos and Videos on Twitter MELVILLE, N.Y. (March 12, 2010) – Digital imaging leader Nikon Inc. announced today that it will offer a unique social platform for the music, technology and film community to post content in a dedicated gallery on yfrog, the only photo and video... (More)



Mastering Canon EOS Flash Photography, by NK Guy. Image provided by O'Reilly Media Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Mastering Canon EOS Flash Photography--New from Rocky Nook
12:55 EDT - Santa Barbara, CA—Digital cameras and flash technology have revolutionized photography. Originally seen simply as a way of illuminating dark scenes with portable light, flash today is used for a host of creative functions, including supplementing daylight and designing complex scenes lit by multiple light sources. Digital cameras with their preview screens make it easy to get instant feedback.... (More)



Jobo's logo. Click here to visit the Jobo website! Jobo files for insolvency
11:25 EDT - Gummersbach, Germany-based JOBO AG and its sister company Jobo Labortechnik GmbH & Co. KG have filed a petition for insolvency in the Cologne District Court, according to reports from the German-language InsolvenzRatgeber (Insolvency Advisor) and Computer Bild (Computer Picture) websites, among others.

With the petition having been filed just over a week ago, the court has appointed Cologne attorney Hans-Gerd Jauch as interim administrator, responsible for determining whether formal insolvency proceedings... (More)



Friday, March 12, 2010

Panasonic Lumix ZS7 digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Panasonic ZS7!
18:22 EST - One of the more popular digital camera categories to emerge over the past few years was pioneered by the Panasonic ZS7's predecessors: a pocket digital camera with a surprisingly long zoom.

The Panasonic ZS7 continues to impress, with a 12.1-megapixel sensor and a 12x optical zoom, a high-res 3-inch LCD, full PASM exposure modes, and a new GPS feature to help jog your memory of where you... (More)



Datacolor's logo. Click here to visit the Datacolor website! PRESS RELEASE: Manfrotto Distribution and Datacolor Host Free Color Managed Workflow Webinar
16:24 EST - Webinar Will Offer Tips on Controlling Color Accuracy with Spyder3® Products Ramsey, N.J. (March 10, 2010)— Manfrotto Distribution and Datacolor are proud to announce a free color management webinar which will offer tips on controlling color accuracy as well as highlight the benefits of using Spyder3® products. The free webinar will take place on Wednesday, March 17th from 2:00 p.m.... (More)



Iridient Digital's logo. Click here to visit the Iridient Digital website! PRESS RELEASE: Iridient Digital Releases RAW Developer 1.8.9 for Mac OS X
14:06 EST - Monterey, CA, March 11, 2010 -- Iridient Digital, Inc. has released RAW Developer 1.8.9 an update to our critically acclaimed RAW image processing software for Mac OS X. This update features support for the latest new camera models and several other improvements. This update brings support for four new camera models including the Canon Rebel T2i (550D/Kiss X4), the Olympus E-PL1, the Samsung NX10... (More)



onOne Software's logo. Click here to visit the onOne Software website! PRESS RELEASE: onOne Software Announces Availability of Free Versions of Photoshop Plug-ins PhotoTools 2.5 and PhotoFrame 4.5
11:53 EST - New free versions of award-winning software products PhotoTools 2.5 and PhotoFrame 4.5 round out free resources for photographers, including free presets for Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw, onOne Exchange and the new onOne University. Portland, OR– March 11, 2010 – onOne Software, Inc., (www.ononesoftware.com) a leading developer of innovative, timesaving solutions for professional and... (More)



Imaging Resource Interview: Yoshiyuki Inoue, Panasonic
9:43 EST - In the last of our PMA interview series, IR publisher Dave Etchells and Senior Editor Shawn Barnett had a chance to talk in depth with Yoshiyuki Inoue, a senior camera planner from Panasonic Corporation. (Mr. Inoue's full title is Councilor, Planning Group/Development Planning Team, DSC Business Unit, Network Business Group, Panasonic AVC Networks Company, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.)... (More)



Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Nikon's logo. Click to visit Nikon USA's website. PRESS RELEASE: Nikon provides Aid to the Victims of the Earthquake in Chile
21:56 EST - March 9, 2010 - Nikon Corporation would like to express its profound sympathy and condolences to the victims of the earthquake in Chile on February 27, 2010. In response to this tragedy and to extend the immediate support to its victims and affected area, Nikon Corporation has decided to donate the following assistance: Cash donation: 2 million yen Donee: Japanese Red Cross Society (More)



Pentax 645D: Weather-sealed 40mpix medium format
19:16 EST - Hoya Corp. has today unveiled the Pentax 645D, a long-awaited medium format SLR whose development was first announced way back in March 2005.

At the time, Pentax was predicting the 645D to be based around an 18.6 megapixel CCD image sensor from Kodak, while later plans called for a 31.6 megapixel Kodak sensor instead. After a brief relegation... (More)



The smc PENTAX-D FA 645 55mm F2.8 AL[IF] SDM AW lens. Photo provided by Hoya Corp. PRESS RELEASE: smc PENTAX-D FA 645 55mmF2.8 AL[IF] SDM AW
14:32 EST - A Unifocal Standard Lens for use with Medium-Format Digital SLR Cameras; The First Model of the smc PENTAX-D FA 645 Series HOYA CORPORATION PENTAX Imaging Systems Division is pleased to announce the launch of the smc PENTAX-D FA 645 55mm F2.8 AL[IF] SDM AW. Developed as the first model of the PENTAX-D FA 645 lens series, it not only features new optics optimized for high-quality digital photography... (More)



Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Pentax K-x digital SLR camera. Copyright  2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Full review posted for Pentax K-x!
22:50 EST - The Pentax Kx really surprised us with its long list of impressive features, especially considering its low price.

In addition to its 12.4-megapixel sensor with image stabilization, its 2.7-inch LCD, Live View, and 11-point AF system, the Pentax Kx features 720p HD movie mode at up to 24 frames per second, and the... (More)



myPhotopipe's logo. Click here to visit the myPhotopipe website! PRESS RELEASE: myPhotopipe.com Reports Record Start to 2010
14:45 EST - Year-to-Date Sales Rise 3.7%, With February Revenues Up 14.1% ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - March 8, 2010) - myPhotopipe.com, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MPPC), a web-based online provider of digital photo processing, photo finishing, photo-sharing, and related services, today announced preliminary sales results for the first two months of 2010. Revenues increased 3.7% to $214,450 through February 28, 2010,... (More)



The Tamron SP AF70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD (Model A005) lens. Photo provided by Tamron Co. Ltd. Click for a bigger picture! PRESS RELEASE: Tamron announces the development of its 60th Anniversary Model — the Superior Performance SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD full-size premium tele zoom
13:14 EST - An Extra Low Dispersion (XLD)[1] lens made from high-grade materials delivers best in class resolution. Tamron’s own Ultrasonic Silent Drive (USD)[2] and Vibration Compensation (VC) make the lens fast, quiet and easy to use. March 9, 2010, Commack, NY— President and CEO Morio Ono of optical equipment manufacturer Tamron Co., Ltd., announced another advance in Tamron's pursuit of high... (More)



Monday, March 8, 2010

Photographers Ignite logo. Click here to visit the Kubota Image Tools website! PRESS RELEASE: Kubota Image Tools Announces First Photographers Ignite Event at WPPI Convention
21:08 EST - Series of super-speedy educational presentations takes place Thursday, March 11th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, (March 8, 2010) WPPI Booth #1719 – Kubota Image Tools is pleased to announce the first-ever Photographers Ignite sessions to take place 9-11am, Thursday, March 11, 2010 at the (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International) WPPI Convention and trade show at... (More)



AsukaBook's logo. Click here to visit the AsukaBook website! PRESS RELEASE: Red Boot Design Adds New AsukaBook Design Templates
20:37 EST - Now offers the best of both worlds – custom one-of-a-kind designs and convenient templates Las Vegas, NV, WPPI 2010 Booth #1619 (March 8, 2010) – Red Boot Design, a Division of Kubota Photo Design, Inc., is pleased to announce that they have added several new AsukaBook album design templates to their list of products. Red Boot Design will continue to specialize in one-of-a-kind custom... (More)



DigiLabs' logo. Click here to visit the DigiLabs website! PRESS RELEASE: DigiLabs Pro Debuts at WPPI Show New Product Offerings, Beta Software for Professional Photography, Online Proofing and Fulfillment
20:27 EST - Enhanced Platform of Software and Photo Products Give Pros Competitive Advantage with Studio Branded Online Galleries and Superior Services Palo Alto, Calif., WPPI Booth #737 — March 8, 2010 — DigiLabs Pro (http://digilabspro.com), which provides professional photographers with a comprehensive, seamless, cost-effective and flexible online proofing and fulfillment solution, today at the... (More)



The New York Institute of Photography's logo. Click here to visit the New York Institute of Photography website! PRESS RELEASE: New York Institute of Photography Showcases Winners of the NYIP Centennial Photo Challenge
18:11 EST - Top 100 images included in slideshow posted to NYIP Website, YouTube and Vimeo New York, NY (March 8, 2010) – Celebrating 100 years of leadership in photography education this year, The New York Institute of Photography (www.nyi100years.com), America’s oldest and largest photography school, showcases today the top 100 photos chosen as winners of the NYIP Centennial Photo Challenge. With... (More)



DigiLabs' logo. Click here to visit the DigiLabs website! PRESS RELEASE: Introducing StudioShare for iPhone: First Professional Photo Proofing and Sales App
16:15 EST - Free Application from DigiLabs Enables Professional Photographer Clients to Browse and Place Orders via iPhone Palo Alto, Calif., WPPI Booth #737 — March 8, 2010 — DigiLabs Pro (http://digilabspro.com), which provides professional photographers with a comprehensive, cost-effective and flexible online proofing and fulfillment solution, today at the Wedding Professional Photographers International... (More)



Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon U.S.A. Showcases An Array Of Photo Imaging Solutions At The 2010 Wedding & Portrait Photographer International Convention
15:59 EST - LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 8, 2010 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, will feature various imaging products, from input to output, at this year's Wedding & Portrait Photographer International (WPPI) Convention at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, beginning today (booth #401). On display will be the new REALiS SX7 Mark II Multimedia LCOS Projector, three new imagePROGRAF large... (More)



Zenfolio's logo. Click here to visit the Zenfolio website! PRESS RELEASE: Zenfolio Responds to User Requests Offering Photographers Ability to Add Music and an Easy Way for Clients to Pick Favorite Photos
15:51 EST - Groundbreaking Partnership with Triple Scoop Music Enhances Photography Presentations and Offers Users Access to 150 High Quality Royalty Free Songs Menlo Park, CA, and WPPI Las Vegas (PRWEB) March 8, 2010 -- Zenfolio Inc. (www.zenfolio.com), the premier provider of online photography presentation and sales solutions, today announced the addition of new offerings which provide users with a unique... (More)



Tamron's logo. Click here to visit the Tamron website! PRESS RELEASE: Tamron Co., Ltd. Celebrates 60 Years Of Innovation And Excellence
15:30 EST - 2010 Marks Six Decades of Optical Achievement March 4, 2010, Saitama, Japan - Tamron, acclaimed for its consistent record of creating and manufacturing cutting-edge lenses of the highest caliber for a wide variety of imaging applications, has proudly announced that the company will celebrate its 60th anniversary on November 1 of this year. This milestone has been achieved through the steadfast pursuit... (More)



Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Studio Solution Software From Canon U.S.A. Simplifies Workflow For Photography Businesses
14:46 EST - Canon Software Helps Manage Administrative Processes in Photo Studios from Appointments to Image Processing in One Simple Software Solution LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 8, 2010 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging technology, is today launching the highly anticipated Studio Solution software for workflow efficiency in professional photo studios. Canon's Studio Solution software... (More)



Digital Foci's Pearl White Photo Book. Photo provided by Digital Foci. PRESS RELEASE: Digital Foci Launches Pearl White Photo Book At WPPI For The Wedding Market
14:42 EST - Portable Photo Viewer with 8-Inch Display in Soft Pearl White Case Perfect as a Digital Wedding Album Los Angeles, CA, March 8, 2010 – Digital Foci, Inc. www.digitalfoci.com announced today that it will introduce a new Pearl White version of its popular Photo Book, a portable digital photo album with an 8-inch 800 x 600 digital LCD color screen and a large 4GB of internal memory at the Wedding... (More)



Sunday, March 7, 2010

Energizer's Duo battery charger has been withdrawn from sale. Photo provided by Energizer Holdings Inc. Energizer Duo charger security exploit discovered
23:33 EST - Energizer Holdings Inc. and the Department of Homeland Security's United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team have jointly announced the discovery of a security exploit in the company's Duo charger software distribution.

According to US-CERT, the application - which provides an indication of battery charge level on an attached PC - includes a backdoor that listens for incoming connections on TCP port 7777. Once connected,... (More)



Panasonic's Lumix DMC-G2 digital camera. Photo provided by Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co. Panasonic G2: Tilt-swivel, touch-screen Micro Four Thirds
04:00 EST - In the runup to the Japanese CP+ tradeshow, Panasonic has revealed a a replacement for the company's existing Micro Four-Thirds DMC-G1 digital camera, the Panasonic G2.

The most notable feature of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 is its 3.0" tilt/swivel liquid crystal display, which includes a touch panel through which functions including autofocus and even shutter release... (More)



Panasonic G10: Lightest interchangeable-lens digicam with viewfinder
04:00 EST - Alongside its more feature-rich sibling the G2, Panasonic has today revealed a second new camera for the Japanese CP+ tradeshow, the Panasonic G10.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 is billed as being the lightest interchangeable-lens digital camera to feature a viewfinder, and manages to include much of the Panasonic G2's feature set despite its... (More)



The LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. lens. Photo provided by Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co. PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic Announces Compact And Lightweight Standard Zoom Lens For Lumix G Series Digital Cameras
04:00 EST - SECAUCUS, NJ (March 7, 2010) – Panasonic today introduces a new interchangeable lens for its LUMIX G Micro System, the ultra-compact and lightweight LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. lens offers versatile zoom range of 14-42mm (35mm camera equivalent: 28-84mm), making it suitable for a wide variety of scenes, everything from dynamic landscape to portrait. The LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6... (More)



Friday, March 5, 2010

The second-generation Cintiq 21UX interactive pen display. Photo provided by Wacom Co. Ltd. PRESS RELEASE: Wacom Introduces New Cintiq 21UX Interactive Pen Display
17:07 EST - New Cintiq provides enhanced pen performance and innovative ergonomics, providing an intuitive and natural-feeling pen-on-screen workflow for the very best in creative control, comfort and productivityToday, Wacom® introduces the much anticipated Cintiq®21UX, its newly-redesigned interactive pen display delivering state-of-the-art pen performance and innovative ergonomics in a color-accurate... (More)



Adobe's logo. Click here to visit the Adobe website! PRESS RELEASE: Adobe Photoshop.com Mobile Editor Now Available to Android Developers
00:10 EST - Photoshop.com Mobile for Android 1.1 Update Also Provides Enhanced Editing Features SAN JOSE, Calif., — March 5, 2010 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that third-party application developers now have access to the Photoshop.com Mobile for Android 1.1 editor, allowing them to easily make it a part of their applications. In addition, Photoshop.com Mobile for Android™... (More)



Thursday, March 4, 2010

Olympus PEN E-PL1 digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. First test shots posted for Olympus E-PL1!
20:44 EST - We've just received a production-level Olympus E-PL1, and have posted our first set of test shots from it straight from the lab.

The Olympus PEN E-PL1 retains much of the feature set of its predecessors, the E-P1 and E-P2, but with rather more modern styling. Compared to its siblings, the Olympus PL1 adds one much-requested feature... (More)



ArcSoft's logo. Click to visit the ArcSoft website! PRESS RELEASE: ArcSoft Announces its Collaboration with PENTAX for its Compact Cameras
19:08 EST - FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ArcSoft, the industry leading multimedia software provider, has announced a partnership with PENTAX to provide ArcSoft MediaImpression® for PENTAX’s compact cameras starting with the five latest models announced in spring 2010. ArcSoft’s MediaImpression provides users with intelligent ways to organize, view, and edit their photo, music and video.... (More)



Ohanaware's logo. Click here to visit the Ohanaware website! PRESS RELEASE: Ohanaware releases HDRtist 1.2 for Mac OS X - Free HDR software
16:57 EST - Jhangle Village, TW Mar 04, 2010 - [prMac.com] - Jhangle, Pingtung, Taiwan - Ohanaware, a Husband & Wife team specializing in easy to use photo editing software, today is pleased to announce the immediate availability of HDRtist, a FREE update to their HDR Photography software. HDRtist is a user friendly HDR Photo processor & tone mapper for the Macintosh platform. It's workflow has been... (More)



Pictage's logo. Click here to visit the Pictage website! PRESS RELEASE: Pictage to Unveil Bold New Corporate Brand Identity and Exciting Innovative Online Services for Professional Photographers During WPPI 2010 Convention and Trade Show, March 4-11, at MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nev.
16:37 EST - Leading Online Photo Services Provider to Have Ubiquitous Presence at Association’s Annual Gathering as Prominent Exhibitor, Convention Sponsor, and Featured Conference Presenter; Company’s Week-Long Convention Festivities Highlighted by “Lens & Learn” Photo Education Event on Sat., March 6 Hosted in Partnership with Canon, Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas WPPI 2010... (More)



Nik Software's logo. Click here to visit the Nik Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Nik Software Adds World-Renowned Photographers and Sponsors to The 2010 Nik Summit
16:19 EST - Douglas Dubler and Vincent Versace join educational event for photographers; Epson, Nikon, White House Custom Colour, X-Rite, and Wacom to sponsor San Diego, CA – March 4, 2010 – Nik Software announces today the addition of professional photographers Douglas Dubler and Vincent Versace to the roster of professional photographers who will be leading educational workshops during the 2010... (More)



Topaz Labs' logo. Click here to visit the Topaz Labs website! PRESS RELEASE: Topaz Labs Unveils Topaz Adjust 4
15:26 EST - Topaz Labs Releases Free Major Upgrade to Topaz Adjust 4, Its Most Popular Creative Exposure Photoshop Plug-in DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Topaz Labs announces a major upgrade of the Topaz Adjust Photoshop plug-in, which features new presets, a completely redesigned user interface, and upgraded image processing algorithms. With these improvements, Adjust 4 offers a new way for photographers to improve... (More)



HP's logo. Click here to visit the HP website! PRESS RELEASE: Hewlett-Packard Company Foundation Donates $500,000 to Chile Earthquake Relief Efforts
13:47 EST - PALO ALTO, Calif., March 4, 2010 - HP today announced that the Hewlett-Packard Company Foundation has made a donation of $500,000 for relief and recovery efforts following the earthquake that struck Chile last Saturday. The grant will be made to two organizations actively involved in the relief efforts, the American Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders, which will receive $250,000 each. Additionally,... (More)



Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-TX1 digital camera. Photo provided by Sony Electronics Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Sony Design Excels with 9 top International Design Accolades
13:20 EST - International Forum Design Awards (iF) honours Sony with product design awards including two prestigious ‘gold’ awards 02 March 2010 - Sony’s design prowess has been acknowledged by one of the most highly regarded international design competitions, winning nine iF product design awards, including two gold awards. Winning products embraced all areas within Sony’s expertise... (More)



Smith Micro Software's logo. Click here to visit the Smith Micro Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Smith Micro Software To Publish Stoik Imagic Media Management Software For Enhancing And Managing Photos And Video
13:07 EST - Imagic Offers Everything PC Users Need to Easily Organize, Browse, Search and Edit Photos and Video Including Automated Corr ections and HDR Support ALISO VIEJO, CA – March 4, 2010, – Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) Productivity and Graphics Group today announced that it has signed an exclusive partnership agreement with STOIK Imaging to publish Imagic™, the all-in-one... (More)



Sony's logo. Click here to visit the Sony website! PRESS RELEASE: Sony to showcase Digital Imaging Product at CP+2010 (Camera & Photo Imaging Show) Exhibition
12:02 EST - Sony is exhibiting its latest digital imaging products, including a concept model of its new compact "α" DSLR camera system, at CP+2010 (Camera and Photo Imaging Show) in Yokohama, Kanagawa (Pacifico Yokohama Convention Center), starting from on March 11 2010. The theme of Sony's booth is "The Power of Imaging", and in addition to various product exhibits, Sony is planning... (More)



Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Phase One's logo. Click here to visit the Phase One website! PRESS RELEASE: Phase One Digital Artist Series (PODAS) Workshops 2010 Enrollment is Now Open For Serious Photographers Ready to Master New Skills and Experience Ultimate Image Quality in Exotic Locations
17:50 EST - COPENHAGEN, March 3, 2010— The 2010 Phase One Digital Artist Series (PODAS) international workshops are now open for enrollment. Dedicated to accelerating participants’ awareness and photographic skills through a small-group, intensive, interactive, hands-on learning environment, each of this year’s five all-inclusive PODAS workshops is limited to 25 participants and will be held... (More)



Marketing Essentials International's logo. Click here to visit the MEI website! PRESS RELEASE: Marketing Essentials International Announces “Skip’s Summer School 2010”
17:18 EST - Diverse learning experience for professional photographers takes place August 8-11, 2010 in Las Vegas, NV Akron, Ohio (March 3, 2010) – Marketing Essentials International Inc. (MEI) (www.mei500.com) announces “Skip’s Summer School 2010”, an annual photography education program for professional photographers and those just breaking into the business. Taking place August 8-11,... (More)



Nik Software's logo. Click here to visit the Nik Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Nik Software and Industry Partners to Give Away 2010 Nissan Cube at WPPI Convention
15:32 EST - “Photo Cube Sweepstakes” prize package worth approximately $20,000 to be awarded to the winning WPPI 2010 attendee San Diego, CA (March 3, 2010) — Nik Software and a group of its photography industry partners announce today a special attendee sweepstakes promotion for the 2010 Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) convention and trade show in Las Vegas, NV, March... (More)



Olympus E-P1, M.ZUIKO lenses: New firmware released
14:08 EST - Olympus has today released updated firmware for its E-P1 Micro Four Thirds digital camera.

The update brings the Olympus P1 camera body to firmware version 1.3, and includes all changes made in the previous v1.1 and v1.2 releases. The new E-P1 v1.3 firmware update is said to resolve an issue... (More)



Tuesday, March 2, 2010

myPhotopipe's logo. Click here to visit the myPhotopipe website! PRESS RELEASE: myPhotopipe.com Significantly Expands Presence in Fast-Growing Photo Book Segment of Digital Photo Industry
18:43 EST - TruePhoto™ Photo Books Rolled Out Nationwide This Week ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - February 25, 2010) - myPhotopipe.com, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MPPC), a web-based online provider of digital photo processing, photo finishing, photo-sharing, and related services, today announced the nationwide rollout of its TruePhoto™ photo book product line. The advent of digital photography led to the development... (More)



Fujifilm's logo. Click here to visit the Fujifilm website! PRESS RELEASE: Fujifilm Wins Two DIMA Digital Printer Shoot-Out Awards At PMA 2010
18:38 EST - GetPix® F7 Kiosk Terminal with GetPix® Version 5.0 Software and Frontier LP7700 Digital Printer Processor Named as 2010 DIMA Digital Printer Shoot-Out Winners Valhalla, N.Y., March 02, 2010 – Fujifilm North America Corporation today announced that the Digital Imaging Marketing Association (DIMA) has named Fujifilm the winner of two 15th Annual DIMA Digital Printer Shoot-Out awards.... (More)



The cover of Zen and the Magic of Photography, by Wayne Rowe. Image provided by O'Reilly Media Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Zen and the Magic of Photography—New from Rocky Nook
14:14 EST - Learning to See and to Be through Photography Santa Barbara, CA—Zen and the Magic of Photography (Rocky Nook, $24.95 USD) is geared toward helping photographers develop their visual awareness, sensitivity, and intuition. It is designed to improve the quality of your photography by helping you to discover, create, and capture the points of intersection and merging between photography and Zen;... (More)



Google acquires Picnik
13:50 EST - Internet giant Google Inc. has acquired online image editing service Picnik Inc., according to posts on both of the companies' respective blogs.

Seattle-based Picnik was first founded in 2005, and recently announced that it had passed a landmark billion edited photos. The company has around twenty employees, and offers both free and paid image... (More)



Canon 5D Mark II: New firmware imminent
11:48 EST - Canon USA has announced that it will shortly be providing updated firmware for its EOS 5D Mark II digital SLR.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II firmware v2.0.3 will make the camera better suited for filmmaking courtesy of several tweaks to the video and audio capabilities of the camera. The 30 frames per second video rate... (More)



Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon supports relief efforts following earthquake in Chile
11:47 EST - On February 27, a powerful earthquake struck Chile, resulting in extensive damage throughout the region. We at Canon would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to all those affected by the disaster. While we realize that the road to recovery will be difficult and take time, we hope that the region will soon be able to begin the rebuilding and healing process. To aid in the relief efforts for... (More)



Monday, March 1, 2010

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon celebrates a decade of ‘most trusted’ camera brand in Europe with Reader's Digest
18:02 EST - LONDON, 1 March 2010 – Canon, world-leader in imaging solutions, has been voted as Europe's top camera brand for the tenth consecutive year in the Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brands Survey 2010, an annual pan-European survey of consumer attitudes to brand products and services. Reader’s Digest asked its readers in 14 languages across 16 European countries to nominate the brand... (More)



Mamiya's DM40 large-sensor DSLR. Photo provided by MAC Group. PRESS RELEASE: Mamiya Introduces New DM40 Large-Sensor DSLR
17:44 EST - Elmsford, NY - March 1, 2010 - Mamiya today announced the addition of the new Mamiya DM40 to its lineup of professional large-sensor DSLRs. Featuring a resolution of 40 megapixels with a peak capture rate of .8 seconds per frame and a sustained capture rate of 60 frames per minute, the Mamiya DM40 is the industry’s fastest large-sensor DSLR. The heart of the DM40 system is the new "DF"... (More)



Panasonic's logo. Click to visit Panasonic's website! PRESS RELEASE: Joseph M. Taylor Named Chairman & CEO Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America
17:44 EST - SECAUCUS, NJ (March 1, 2010) – Panasonic Corporation of North America Chief Operating Officer, Joseph M. Taylor, will take on the role of Chairman and CEO of Panasonic Corporation of North America as of April 1. He will succeed current Chairman and CEO, Yoshi Yamada, who will move to Japan to head parent company Panasonic Corporation’s global Industrial Sales business. Mr. Yamada has also... (More)



WD's My Passport Studio drive. Photo provided by Western Digital Technologies. PRESS RELEASE: WD® Introduces New My Passport™ Studio™ Portable Drives, Delivering Super-Fast, Go-Anywhere Performance for Mac® Computers
16:46 EST - E-Label Smart Display Helps Creative Professionals Organize Their Storage LAKE FOREST, Calif., March 1, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- WD® (NYSE: WDC), the world's leader in external storage solutions, today introduced its new My Passport™ Studio™ portable drives featuring the super-fast FireWire® 800 interface and a customizable e-label that's always visible, even when... (More)



Nikon's Coolpix S220 digital camera. Photo provided by Nikon Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Nikon's Coolpix S220 Tops European Sales Charts
14:54 EST - Research shows the Nikon COOLPIX S220 was Europe’s best-selling digital camera in 2009 Nikon is pleased to announce that as of 31 December, the COOLPIX S220 was Europe’s best-selling digital camera in 2009. According to research by GfK, European consumers purchased more than 740,000 COOLPIX S220 digital cameras in 2009. As part of the popular S-Series range, the COOLPIX S220 was first... (More)



Nikon 85mm f/3.5G ED AF-S VR DX Micro Nikkor lens. Review: Nikon 85mm f/3.5G ED AF-S VR DX Micro
11:59 EST - Nikon released a new macro prime lens at the end of 2009: the 85mm f/3.5G ED AF-S VR DX Micro. Designed specifically for DX-sensor based bodies, the lens provides an equivalent field of view of 128mm, and to the delight of macro photographers tired of carrying around tripods, the lens features vibration reduction. We've put the lens through its paces in our test lab, so if macro photography is your thing, the click here for our full review of the 85mm f/3.5G ED AF-S VR DX Micro.

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