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Friday, August 31, 2007 Sensor recall deadline, new SLRs
14:59 EDT -'s Senior Editor Shawn Barnett will make an appearance on this Saturday from 11 am - 12 pm EDT.

Shawn will be discussing the coming expiration of Sony's sensor recall, what you should do if you think your camera's affected, as well as the hot new Nikon and Canon digital SLR cameras. The pre-recorded... (More)

Dave Etchells to appear on Shutterbug Radio
14:57 EDT - Imaging Resource Founder and Publisher Dave Etchells will be making another appearance on the Shutterbug Magazine Radio Show Friday, August 31.

Dave just returned from Tokyo, Japan where he had the opportunity to see Nikon's just-announced D3 and D300 digital SLRs. He'll be talking Shutterbug Radio host Jack Warren about both cameras, as well... (More)

Panasonic's 16GB SDHC card. Courtesy of Panasonic, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic Announces Release Date for 16GB SDHC Memory Card
12:53 EDT - New SD Memory Card Strengthens Panasonic's Pro High Speed Lineup SECAUCUS, N.J., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic, a leader in High Definition technology and market leader in Flat Panel HDTVs announced today that the company will release a 16GB Pro High Speed SDHC* Memory Card. The new card, designated RP-SDV16GU1K, featuring both high capacity and high speed, will be globally released in November... (More)

Vertus Updates Fluid Mask
12:06 EDT - Vertus has updated Fluid Mask, its cross-platform professional masking application, to version 3.0.2. Among the improvements in the new release are: Improved performance of Patches' preview feature Elimination of Windows' glitches in loading .vfmp files (Vertus Fluid Mask Project files) Reparations to difficulty with FM3's visibility as a plug-in in menus Vastly improved loading speed of CMYK images... (More)

Thursday, August 30, 2007

PRESS RELEASE: Digital Camera Owners Demonstrate Substantial Brand Loyalty through Positive Recommendations
16:52 EDT - WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. -- 29 August 2007 -- The Canon PowerShot SD series ranks highest in the premium point-and-shoot segment, the Casio Exilim Zoom series ranks highest in the ultra slim segment, the Fujifilm Finepix F series leads the point-and-shoot segment and the Nikon D series ranks highest among digital single lens reflex models, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2007 Digital Camera... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Phase One Announces Beta Release of Capture One 4
12:28 EDT - COPENHAGEN -- Aug. 30 -- Phase One today announced the beta release of Capture One 4 -- the next generation of Capture One 3 LE -- Raw workflow software that helps professional photographers to achieve superior image quality. Capture One 4 is a new application building on cutting-edge technology, a new architecture and what users found best from previous generations of Capture One. The first look... (More)

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-L10 digital SLR. Courtesy of Panasonic, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Panasonic: DSLR has live view w/ AF, face detection, articulated LCD
10:00 EDT - Eighteen months after it announced its first single-lens reflex digital camera, Panasonic has today unveiled a new digital SLR and lens that will together have a somewhat more affordable pricetag.

While the original Lumix DMC-L1 featured retro styling, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10 offers a much more traditional "SLR look". Under the skin, the Lumix L10 is a lot more than a simple cost-cutting... (More)

Nikon: Another two S-series digicams (UPDATED)
00:01 EDT - Rounding out its announcements for the day, Nikon has unveiled two new S-series digital cameras - one with built-in WiFi connectivity.

The Nikon Coolpix S51c has a sleek two-tone body that includes an IEEE 802.11b/g chipset with which to upload its eight megapixel images to the company's "My Picturetown" photo sharing site,... (More)

Nikon extends S-series with two new models
00:01 EDT - Next up in Nikon's eight digital camera announcements for the day are the Coolpix S700 and S510.

The Nikon Coolpix S700 leads the duo with the higher specification, including a sensor resolution of twelve megapixels coupled to a Nikkor-branded 3x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilization.... (More)

Nikon adds to the Coolpix P-series (UPDATED)
00:01 EDT - Continuing its announcements for the day, Nikon has unveiled two new P-series Coolpix digital cameras.

The Nikon Coolpix P5100 is the higher spec model of the pair, with a sensor resolution of twelve megapixels coupled to a Nikkor-branded 3.5x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilization. The Nikon... (More)

Nikon: Two new L-series Coolpix digicams (UPDATED)
00:01 EDT - Among a whopping raft of no less than eight compact digital camera announcements today, Nikon has unveiled its new Coolpix L14 and L15 models.

Fairly similar in terms of visual styling, the Coolpix L14 and L15 both feature 3x optical zoom lenses, but they're far from identical - the L15's lens is a little wider and brighter than that on the... (More)

Nikon's logo. Click here to visit the Nikon website! PRESS RELEASE: Newest Nikon Coolpix Digital Cameras Feature Enhanced Face Detection And Wireless Capabilities
00:01 EDT - Sharing and Imaging Features Make Digital Photography Easier than Ever MELVILLE, NY (August 30, 2007) - Nikon today announced the launch of eight new COOLPIX digital cameras specifically designed to give consumers freedom in their picture taking and sharing: that's freedom from wires, freedom from hours in front of a computer, and freedom from poor photos. Created in response to the growing demand... (More)

Kodak: New HD Cameras, HD Dock
00:01 EDT - Eastman Kodak Co. has today unveiled a range of digital imaging products including three digicams, a digital picture frame and a camera dock.

The Kodak EasyShare Z812 IS Zoom digital camera is closely related to the existing Z712 IS model, and couples eight megapixel resolution with an optically stabilized 12x zoom lens, 2.5" LCD display,... (More)

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

PRESS RELEASE: O'Reilly Authors to Storm Photoshop World 2007
19:10 EDT - Story to conduct live interviews with McClelland, Tapp, Aaland and others SEBASTOPOL, Calif. -- Every year, thousands of Photoshop aficionados from around the globe flock to Photoshop World, excited to hear the latest and greatest from the industry's most qualified instructors. This year's conference runs from Sept. 6 to 8 and is located at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nev. This three-day event brings... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: 2007 'Top Ten' Places to Take Great Outdoor Photos!
10:28 EDT - The National Park Foundation and Ford Motor Company encourage amateur photographers to capture the beauty of America’s National Parks and Public Lands WASHINGTON (August 22, 2007) – As the Summer travel season winds down, the National Park Foundation is proud to release their annual ‘Top 10’ list, a photography guide highlighting the very best Fall photo experiences in America’s... (More)

Kingston's logo. Click to visit Kingston's website! PRESS RELEASE: Sports Photographer Rick Maiman Shares Courtside View of US Open Tennis on 'Look Who's Using Kingston'
10:08 EDT - Tips for Better Tennis Shots and Images During this Year’s Tournament Available Online Fountain Valley, CA. – August 27, 2007 – Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced that freelance photojournalist and sports photographer Rick Maiman will provide a behind-the-scenes look at photographing the 2007 US Open Tennis Championships... (More)

Olympus' EVOLT E-510 digital SLR. Copyright (c) 2007, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. PRESS RELEASE: Olympus Sweepstakes Winners Shoot With The Pros At US Open 2007
10:03 EDT - Five Lucky Consumers Capture It All Through Exclusive Access at the World-Class Tennis Tournament CENTER VALLEY, Pa., August 28, 2007 – Olympus Imaging America today announced winners of its national sweepstakes, which is sending five lucky tennis fans and their doubles partners on a weekend getaway (August 31- September 2, 2007) in New York City to experience the fast action and excitement... (More)

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

HEWLETTPACKARD.GIF PRESS RELEASE: HP Delivers New Printers and Tools for Consumers
11:51 EDT - PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 28, 2007 -- HP today introduced several imaging and printing solutions -- including five compact photo printers, five Photosmart single-function and all- in-one printers, two Deskjet printer models and a variety of unique photo books -- all designed to make it easier for consumers to print, create and share their content in new ways. The new products are part of the company's... (More)

HEWLETTPACKARD.GIF PRESS RELEASE: HP Fuels Growth with Print 2.0, Launches $300 Million Global Marketing Campaign
11:29 EDT - NEW YORK, Aug. 28 -- HP today introduced a breakthrough printing technology, new Web-based printing services, an expanded portfolio of printers and imaging products and a host of alliances and relationships that serve the growing markets outlined in the company's Print 2.0 strategy. In conjunction with the announcements, the company unveiled a $300 million global marketing campaign, called "What do... (More)

Casio: Two new EXILIM digicams
09:00 EDT - Casio has today unveiled two new digital camera models, both of them fairly straightforward updates of existing models.

The Casio EXILIM Zoom EX-Z1080 is closely related to the EX-Z1050 model that was announced back in January. Body, sensor, lens, LCD and all the rest of the hardware look to be identical. The changes are... (More)

Monday, August 27, 2007

PRESS RELEASE: JOBO Introduces Affordable New Line of High-Resolution Digital Picture Frames
13:57 EDT - Two new JOBO 7-inch stylish digital frames feature internal memory capable of storing from 1,000 to up to 10,000 images Gummersbach, Germany (August 27, 2007) – JOBO AG introduces for the first time two new digital picture frames into the growing JOBO family of digital imaging products. The new JOBO Photo Display PDJ701 and PDJ700 both feature a 7” high-resolution and brilliant TFT-Color-LCD... (More)

Friday, August 24, 2007

Pentax's 645 Digital mockup. Copyright © 2006-2007, Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Pentax ditches 645 Digital?
15:16 EDT - An article published today by British photography magazine "Amateur Photographer" suggests that Pentax may have decided to cancel its upcoming medium format digital SLR, the Pentax 645 Digital.

Amateur Photographer quotes Hiroshi Onoda (Pentax's European general manager for Imaging Systems) as stating that "[the] medium format digital SLR is no longer a priority for Pentax." Pentax first announced... (More)

Microsoft Updates Beta HD Photo Plug-in
11:16 EDT - Mac version provides Finder thumbnails.

Microsoft has released updated beta versions of its HD Photo Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop CS2 or CS3. The plug-in can open and save files in Microsoft's HD Photo format, also known as Windows Media Photo.... (More)

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Nikon's logo. Click here to visit the Nikon website! Nikon rocks the DSLR world - Again (UPDATED)
16:36 EDT - In a first for the company, Nikon invited over 400 members of the worldwide press to Tokyo today for the unveiling of its two new flagship DSLRs, the D3 and D300.

Editor in Chief Dave Etchells was in attendence, and came away with some general impressions of Nikon, some specific tidbits on the D3/D300, and some first-hand impressions of the new cameras.... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Boinx Releases FotoMagico 2.1
16:27 EDT - Color, iPhoto '08, iPhone, Apple TV, Web Enhancements MUNICH, Germany -- As professional photographers master digital photography more and more, their interest turns to things to do with their photos. Stunning slide shows in minutes are the speciality of FotoMagico 2. Or as Macworld says: "A photographer's dream come true". With the latest update, FotoMagico 2.1 gains the ability to non-destructively... (More)

Previews of Nikon D3 and D300 posted!
02:50 EDT - Stay tuned for more info coming over the next couple of days, but we have previews posted of both the Nikon D3 and Nikon D300...

It's certainly an incredible week for Nikon fans, we think the new Nikon D300 and Nikon D3 will prove to be little short of revolutionary. There's really a lot to these new cameras, and we have a first... (More)

Nikon announces D3 digital SLR (UPDATED)
00:01 EDT - Nikon Inc. has today announced its new D3 single-lens reflex digital camera - the company's first to feature a so-called "full frame" image sensor.

(As well as this news article, we're currently in the process of preparing a lengthy Nikon D3 preview article to make sure our readers get the full story on this important announcement!) Dubbed "Nikon... (More)

Nikon's D300 digital SLR. Courtesy of Nikon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Nikon unveils D300 DSLR (UPDATED)
00:01 EDT - Alongside the launch of its D3 digital SLR, Nikon Inc. has today announced the D300 digital SLR, a camera that contains quite a few of the features of its headline-grabbing sibling but with a much lower pricetag.

(As well as this news article, we're currently in the process of preparing a lengthy Nikon D300 preview article to make sure our readers get the full story on this important announcement!) ... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Nikon Adds Three New Super-Telephoto Lenses To Its Line Of Professional Nikkor Optics
00:01 EDT - New Lenses Feature Remarkable Optics, Vibration Reduction (VR II) and Rugged Construction MELVILLE, N.Y. (AUGUST 23, 2007) – Nikon ( today introduced three new super-telephoto NIKKOR lenses that offer professional photographers the latest innovations in lens technology and optical design. The new AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR, and AF-S NIKKOR... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Professional Zoom Lenses Enter "Prime Time" With Two New Nikkor Lenses That Rival Prime-Lens Performance
00:01 EDT - Nikon Introduces the World’s First 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle Zoom Lens with a Constant f/2.8 Aperture and a Highly Versatile 24-70mm f/2.8 Zoom, making professional lens selection easier than ever MELVILLE, N.Y. (AUGUST 23, 2007) – Nikon ( today announced two new high performance NIKKOR lenses that offer remarkable sharpness, clarity and contrast. The new AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm... (More)

Olympus' SP-560 Ultra Zoom digital camera. Courtesy of Olympus, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Olympus announces 18x long-zoom digicam
00:01 EDT - The Olympus SP-560 UltraZoom digital camera features a 1/2.35" CCD imager with a resolution of eight megapixels, coupled with an Olympus ED-branded 18x optical zoom lens with an extremely wide-ranging choice of 35mm equivalent focal lengths from 27 - 486mm and F2.8 - 4.5 maximum aperture.

There's a choice of both an electronic viewfinder (specification unknown), plus a 2.5" LCD display with a higher than average resolution of 230,000 pixels. Autofocus is via contrast detection,... (More)

Olympus' Stylus 790 SW digital camera. Courtesy of Olympus, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Olympus: New shockproof / waterproof digicam
00:01 EDT - The Olympus Stylus 790 SW digital camera is the latest in the company's popular series that features designs ensuring wherever you go - regardless of environment - your camera will go right along with you.

The "SW" in the name hints at two of the camera's more unusual features - both shock- and water-proofing. As with past models, the Olympus 790SW is shockproof to the MIL-STD-810F standard... (More)

Olympus: Three new Stylus digicams
00:01 EDT - Continuing its announcements for the day, Olympus has unveiled three new digicam models for its Stylus series.

The Olympus Stylus 820 has a clean, pocket friendly chassis, and includes both an eight megapixel CCD image sensor and Olympus-branded 5x optical zoom lens - a more useful range than the 3x zooms in... (More)

Olympus' FE-270 digital camera. Courtesy of Olympus, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Olympus: Four new FE digicams
00:01 EDT - Olympus has today simultaneously announced several new digital camera models with the approachable, beginner-friendly features that are the hallmark of the FE-series.

The Olympus FE-280 combines an eight megapixel CCD imager, an Olympus-branded 3x optical zoom lens, and a 2.5" LCD display in a pocket-friendly body. The FE280 aims to keep things simple, with a... (More)

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

PRESS RELEASE: Epson Unveils Scanner Featuring 6400 DPI Resolution, Earth-Friendly LED Technology For Breakthrough Price Under $250
11:53 EDT - Epson Perfection® V500 Photo Scanner Provides Quality, Productivity, Energy Efficiency at Great Value for Advanced Amateurs and Creative Consumers LONG BEACH, Calif., Aug. 22, 2007 - Epson America, Inc. today unveils its latest scanner for the advanced amateur and creative consumer markets. The Epson Perfection® V500 Photo color scanner provides professional results with 6400 dpi optical resolution... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Fujifilm Announces Two New Promotions For Award-Winning FinePix S5 Pro
11:20 EDT - Valhalla, N.Y., August 22, 2007 - FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc. is pleased to announce a new promotion that enables professional event, school, and directory photographers to purchase an entire S5 Pro commercial studio system kit, complete with bar code reader, at a price of $2399.95. Available through authorized Fujifilm dealers, this promotion represents a savings of $360 on the original price. The S5 Pro's... (More)

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-H3 digital camera. Courtesy of Sony, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Sony launches Cyber-shot DSC-H3
21:00 EDT - The Sony DSC-H3 is the latest addition to the company's Cyber-shot H-series, forming a new entry point to the line beneath the existing DSC-H7 and DSC-H9 models.

The Sony H3 combines eight megapixel resolution with a 2.5" LCD display and a powerful Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar branded 10x optical zoom lens, offering a range from a rather tight 38mm wide angle... (More)

Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-T70 digital camera. Courtesy of Sony, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Sony announces DSC-T70
21:00 EDT - The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T70 features an eight megapixel sensor which is coupled to a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar branded 3x optical zoom and a roomy 16:9 aspect ratio 3.0" LCD display.

The DSC-T70's 38 - 114mm equivalent lens incorporates Sony's Super Steady Shot optical image stabilization to minimize blur caused by camera shake at slow shutter speeds. Other T70 features include ISO... (More)

Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-T200 digital camera. Courtesy of Sony, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Sony unveils DSC-T200
21:00 EDT - The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T200 is based around an eight megapixel sensor which is coupled to a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar branded 5x optical zoom and a gigantic (by digicam standards, anyway) 16:9 aspect ratio 3.5" LCD display.

The DSC-T200's 35 - 175mm equivalent lens incorporates Sony's Super Steady Shot optical image stabilization to minimize blur caused by camera shake at slow shutter speeds. Other T200 features include... (More)

iWatermark-Icon.png PRESS RELEASE: Script Software Releases iWatermark 3.0.11
11:34 EDT - Secure, protect and get recognition for your photos and artwork Script Software ( has announced version 3.0.11 of iWatermark for Mac and Win. If you own a digital camera and you email or put your images on the Web then anyone can take and use them for whatever they want. iWatermark gives you the protection and recognition for your digital photos and artwork. Like the master... (More)

Monday, August 20, 2007

Canon announces EOS 1Ds Mark III
02:00 EDT - Rounding out an absolutely colossal ramp of announcements from Canon this morning, the company has announced its new EOS 1Ds Mark III digital SLR.

A sibling to the 1D Mark III model that debuted last February, the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III fills out the latest generation of Canon's dual-pronged professional digital SLR lineup. (As well as this news... (More)

Canon announces EOS 40D
00:01 EDT - The rumor mill has gone into overdrive in recent weeks, and now it becomes official - Canon has today taken the wraps off its EOS 40D digital SLR.

Announced right on time for Canon's by-now familiar release schedule - the EOS 10D, 20D and 30D were all announced at 18 month intervals - Canon's EOS 40D is an evolution of a camera that has proven very... (More)

Canon's PowerShot G9 digital camera. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Canon announces PowerShot G9 (UPDATED)
00:01 EDT - The Canon PowerShot G9, following on from last year's PowerShot G7 model, is visually very similar to its predecessor - the only obvious changes being a reprofiling of the handgrip and rear panel.

Under the skin, the Canon G9 offers a CCD sensor resolution of twelve megapixels (up from ten in the G7), coupled to the same Canon-branded 35 - 210mm equivalent 6x optical zoom lens with optical image... (More)

Canon's PowerShot SX100 IS digital camera. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Canon launches PowerShot SX100 IS
00:01 EDT - The Canon PowerShot SX100 IS couples an eight megapixel CCD imager sensor with an image stabilized zoom lens that offers a 35mm-equivalent focal range of 36 - 360mm - a moderate wide angle to a very useful telephoto.

With a total range of 10x optical zoom this is quite a bit more than a compact camera would offer, and the inclusion of a stabilizer should help ensure photos aren't blurred from camera shake at the telephoto... (More)

Canon: Two new SD-series Digital ELPHs
00:01 EDT - The Canon SD950 IS Digital ELPH features a compact, stylish case with rounded horizontal edges, and a retracting lens to make it pocket-friendly.

The Canon SD950 includes a twelve megapixel 1/1.7" imager and a Canon-branded 3.7x optical zoom lens covers a fairly standard range of 35-133mm equivalent, a moderate wide angle to moderate telephoto.... (More)

Canon's PowerShot A720 IS digital camera. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Canon: Two new A-series PowerShots
00:01 EDT - The Canon PowerShot A720 IS is based around the previous PowerShot A700 IS model, and a 6x optical zoom lens - an equivalent of 35 to 210mm, making the A720 excellent for all-purpose photography.

It also includes a high resolution eight megapixel sensor, more than enough for tack-sharp 11x14 inch prints with some cropping . Although the resolution has been increased from the prior A700 model,... (More)

Canon's PIXMA iP3500 photo printer. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Canon U.S.A. Adds Two New Stylish, High-Quality Photo Printers To Its Renowned Line-Up
00:01 EDT - LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., August 20, 2007 – For the at-home or small office user who wants to combine high-quality and fast photo printing with excellent text printing, the PIXMA iP4500 Photo Printer and PIXMA iP3500 Photo Printer, announced today by Canon U.S.A., Inc., are two great choices. The PIXMA iP4500 Photo Printer boasts high-resolution, fast photo printing speeds and five individual ink... (More)

Canon's PIXMA mini320 photo printer. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Canon U.S.A. Introduces New Stylish Compact Photo Printer
00:01 EDT - PIXMA mini320 Photo Printer Brings 5”x 7” Printing Capabilities to the Canon Compact Line-up LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., August 20, 2007 - Canon U.S.A., Inc. has announced an addition to its high-quality compact photo printer line-up – the PIXMA mini320 Compact Photo Printer. This compact photo printer will allow consumers to bring to life those images captured at important moments, such... (More)

Canon's PIXMA MP970 photo printer. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Canon U.S.A. Expands Its Award-Winning Photo All-In-One Printer Line With Three New Models
00:01 EDT - PIXMA MP970, MP610, and MP520 Offer Outstanding Image Quality and Ease-of-Use in a Stylish Package LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., August 20, 2007 – Canon U.S.A., Inc. has combined breakthrough printing, scanning and copying technologies with quality, speed and ease-of-use features, putting them all into sleek and sophisticated packages to deliver three new photo All-in-One (AIO) printers – the... (More)

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon U.S.A. Inc. Announces Three New Office All-In-One Printers Perfect For Home Office Functionality And Beautiful Photo Prints
00:01 EDT - LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., August 20, 2007 – Canon U.S.A., Inc. announced three new Office All-in-One (AIO) products, further expanding its current line to cover a larger variety of market segments and price points. The Canon PIXMA MX700, MX310 and MX300 Office All-in-One Printers offer printing, scanning, copying and faxing capabilities, while the PIXMA MX700 Office All-in-One Printer will also offer... (More)

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon U.S.A. Adds Remarkable Speed To Two New Stylish And Easy-To-Use Scanners
00:01 EDT - LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., August 20, 2007 – Canon U.S.A, Inc. today announced two new color image scanners to the industry’s best-selling line-up, the CanoScan 8800F and CanoScan LiDE90. In the emerging world of digital imaging, consumers desire easy-to-use products like these new Canon scanners that offer exceptional image quality in a compact and stylish design, making archiving old shoeboxes... (More)

Friday, August 17, 2007

Epson's logo. Click here to visit the Epson website! PRESS RELEASE: Epson Stylus® CX7400, Epson Stylus CX8400 and Epson Stylus CX9400Fax Offer More Features, Benefits Than Comparably Priced Competitors
10:55 EDT - LONG BEACH, Calif., Aug. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson America, Inc. is launching a line of fully featured, versatile ink jet all-in-ones that enhance productivity and convenience for the small office and home office environments. The Epson Stylus CX7400 and Epson Stylus CX8400 include a wide range of technologies optimized to fulfill virtually all day-to-day business and personal printing, copying and... (More)

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8. Copyright (c) 2007, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Full Review posted for Panasonic DMC-FZ8!
23:38 EDT - The 7.2 megapixel Panasonic DMC-FZ8 may not have the longest zoom on the block, but its 12x image-stabilized optical zoom has more than enough range to meet most photographers’ needs.

And while the telephoto lens may be the driving force behind your interest in this digital camera, the FZ8 has a long list of features that are equally as enticing. Full manual controls and fine-tuning... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Photoshelter to Host First-Ever Industry Town Halls Discussing the Business of Photography in the Digital Era
12:36 EDT - 'Photography 2.0' Speakers Include Over 30 Photographers and Buyers from the Front Lines of American Photography NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 16 -- Photography industry leader PhotoShelter has teamed up with Hewlett-Packard, JPG Magazine, liveBooks, Samy's Camera, X-Rite and others to produce "Photography 2.0," the first-ever series of traveling photography town hall meetings designed to bring together active... (More)

Samsung's logo. Click here to visit the Samsung website! PRESS RELEASE: Samsung Camera Goes Live With New Web Site
10:12 EDT - Improved Navigation and Exciting New Interactive Functions Highlight New Web Site Secaucus, NJ (August 15, 2007) - Samsung Camera is proud to announce its new consumer Web site, at Redesigned from the ground up, the new Samsung Web site puts an array of product information in a detailed and easy-to-navigate format right at users' fingertips, and seeks to engage visitors with... (More)

Samsung i70 PRESS RELEASE: Samsung Digital camera's Samsung i70 Scoops Top "EISA AWARD"
09:51 EDT - The i70 has won an EISA Award for European Design, the highest authority for technology awards in Europe Its revolutionary design has caught the European eye Samsung Techwin (represented by Lee Joonggoo, www. has announced that its Samsung i70 digital camera, released in the first half of the year, has taken top honours at the prestigious EISA (European Imaging and Sound Association)... (More)

Olympus' EVOLT E-510 digital SLR. Copyright (c) 2007, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. PRESS RELEASE: Olympus E-510 wins EISA Award
09:41 EDT - Hamburg, 15 August 2007 - With its winning combination of cutting-edge technology, exceptional image quality and superb ergonomic handling, the Olympus E-510 has secured the prestigious EISA "European Consumer Camera 2007-2008" Award. The innovative D-SLR, which is based on the Four Thirds System, boasts Live View capabilities for the optimal framing of compositions and also features a built-in image... (More)

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Fujifilm's FinePix S5 Pro digital SLR. Courtesy of Fujifilm, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Fujifilm's FinePix S5 Pro Receives EISA Award as European Advanced Camera of the Year 2007- 2008
20:55 EDT - Fujifilm Corporation (President and CEO: Shigetaka Komori) is delighted to announce that its FinePix S5 Pro has been voted European Advanced Camera of the Year 2007-2008 by the prestigious European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA), the largest editorial multimedia organization in Europe, with a membership of 50 audio, mobile electronics, video and photo magazines drawn from 20 European countries.... (More)

Pentax's K10D single-lens reflex digital camera. Courtesy of Pentax, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: The PENTAX K10D Digital SLR Camera Wins "EISA European Camera of the Year 2007-2008"
20:49 EDT - PENTAX Corporation is pleased to announce that the PENTAX K10D lens-interchangeable digital SLR camera, first launched in the European market in November 2006, was selected as the "EISA European Camera of the Year 2007-2008" by the prestigious European Imaging & Sound Association (EISA). EISA is an organization comprised by nearly 50 leading Photo, Video, Audio, Home Theater, and Mobile Electronics... (More)

Sony's logo. Click here to visit the Sony website! PRESS RELEASE: Sony Scoops Five EISA Awards
20:48 EDT - Sony technological innovation has once again been recognised by the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA). This year the EISA judging panel has made no less than four awards to Sony Europe in categories spanning home entertainment, digital imaging and in-car navigation. A fifth award was made to Sony Computer Entertainment Europe for PLAYSTATION®3. EISA Awards 2007-2008 have been made... (More)

Kingston's logo. Click to visit Kingston's website! PRESS RELEASE: Photographers Around the World Look for Answers, Tips from Kingston Technology's 'Icons of Photography'
15:12 EDT - Global Audience Pose Myriad of Questions to World-Class Photographers Fountain Valley, CA - August 15, 2007 - Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it has posted the latest installment of Ask the Icon, an interactive feature that is part of Kingston's 'Icons of Photography' microsite. Questions submitted by photographers from France, Denmark,... (More)

Kodak blog compares CCD, CMOS
12:35 EDT - An interesting entry posted today on Kodak's amusingly titled "A Thousand Nerds" blog compares CMOS versus CCD image sensors.

The timing is relevant, given Kodak's recent introduction of the EasyShare C513 digital camera - the company's first use of a CMOS image sensor in an EasyShare digicam. Among the more interesting points... (More)

Fujifilm launches S5 Pro promotions
11:40 EDT - Fujifilm USA Inc. has announced two new promotions for the FinePix S5 Pro digital camera on its US website.

Customers purchasing any new Fuji FinePix S5 Pro body-only kit (UPC number 074101-40330-5) from a US authorized dealer can get a free copy of Fujifilm HyperUtility HS-V3 and a free Pantone Huey kit which... (More)

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

14:37 EDT - Full-Motion Video in Near DVD Quality with Sound, 5 Megapixel Photos, & Digital Voice Recorder for Only $149 City of Industry, CA, August 13, 2007 - DXG USA (, one of the fastest growing digital camera manufacturers, announced today the new DXG-572V digital camcorder that records full motion MPEG-4 video in near DVD-quality and captures 5 Megapixel photos with full clarity and... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Flash panorama publishing software - Panorama2Flash is released
13:22 EDT - Shanghai, China, August 13th, 2007 -- Easypano releases a new product - Panorama2Flash. This software mainly helps to convert panoramic images to Flash panoramas. Panoramic images can be spherical and cylindrical. Spherical panorama refers to an image with 360 degree field of view horizontally and 180 degree field of view vertically. Cylindrical panoramas are 360 degree horizontally but less than... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Flash virtual tour software Tourweaver 3.00 is released
13:21 EDT - Shanghai, China, August 13th, 2007 - Easypano has released Flash virtual tour software Tourweaver 3.00. This edition introduces Flash virtual tour output and .swf formats for preloading and pop-up detail image of the virtual tour. Full screen display of the scene viewer and map viewer is supported, and the map can be shown in the top right corner when the scene viewer is under full screen. Tourweaver... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Nikonians, Rocky Nook to Launch Nikonian Press Books
13:01 EDT - Titles gears for pros and advanced amateurs will go beyond the technical manuals, cutting through the jargon. SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Aug. 14 -- In a joint statement, and Rocky Nook has announced they have joined forces. The international community of Nikon enthusiasts partnered with the Santa Barbara-based photography publisher to launch a new program of books for photographers geared... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Pandigital Ships One Millionth Digital Photo Frame
12:49 EDT - Company Points to Market Leadership and High-Quality, Easy-to-Use Product Line DUBLIN, Calif., Aug. 14, 2007 -- Pandigital today announced that it has shipped its one millionth digital photo frame since it began selling the products less than a year ago, in August 2006. Pandigital credits its industry-leading position and sales success to its feature-rich product line that boasts a stylish, upscale... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Deadline Extended for Art of Digital Show
12:38 EDT - The deadline for entries has been exended to August 20 for the Art of Digital Show, an international exhibition of digital art taking place Oct. 6 to Nov. 11 at the elegant Lyceum Theatre Gallery ( in the historic Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego, Calif. The opening reception gala on Saturday, Oct. 6 promises to be a world class event. The Art of Digital... (More)

Monday, August 13, 2007

Zink's logo. Click here to visit the Zink website! Zink: More details on upcoming products
16:05 EDT - Regular readers may be familiar with Waltham, MA-based Zink Imaging, a company we first mentioned back in February when it debuted a new "inkless" printing technology.

Since then, there's been little news from Zink, save for the purchase in late June / early July of a factory previously operated in North Carolina by Konica Minolta Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc. We understand... (More)

Friday, August 10, 2007

Leica's Summarit-M 90mm f2.5 lens on the Leica M8 digital rangefinder. Courtesy of Leica, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Leica launches Summarit-M lens lineup
16:31 EDT - Leica Camera Inc. has announced four new lens models that form a new "Summarit-M" lineup that the company says "brings famous Leica quality and a superb price/performance ratio to a broader market".

To be manufactured at the company's factory in Solms, Germany the new lenses are expected to start shipping around November 2007. The four models are for use with Leica M-mount cameras, and all are fixed... (More)

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Nikon patents full-color RGB sensor
17:14 EDT - Our friends over at the Digital Photography Review website have picked up on an interest patent from Japan's Nikon Corp.

A Canadian photographer and DPReview member found the patent, which is entitled "Color Separation Device of Solid-State Image Sensor", and posted mention of it in the site's forum. First filed in December... (More)

EXTENSIS.GIF PRESS RELEASE: Extensis Ships Portfolio Server 8.5
10:42 EDT - Adds Seamless Integration with Adobe Creative Suite 3 PORTLAND, Ore. -- Extensis, a brand of Celartem Inc., has released Portfolio Server 8.5, a major upgrade to its Portfolio Server creative assets management product line. Portfolio Server 8.5 is the hub of Extensis' open system providing new capabilities to CS3 workgroups in need of a flexible archive and automated web delivery asset system. As... (More)

Wednesday, August 8, 2007's logo. Click here to visit the website! SLRGear: Choosing your next lens
17:12 EDT - An article on how to choose your second (or third or fourth) lens...

Today we have an article that's been languishing in my editorial inbox for months, that I finally used some plane time on my quasi vacation this week to finish off. Which lens should you buy next? The... (More)

Olympus' logo. Click here to visit the Olympus website! PRESS RELEASE: Olympus E-410 & E-510 Firmware Upgrades
09:36 EDT - One of the advantages of the 100% digital design of the E-series DSLR cameras from Olympus is that components can be updated (lenses, flashes and bodies) via a software connection to the Internet long after they've been purchased. So, when better system performance is available via enhancements to firmware, users will be able to get more out of their Olympus E-System equipment. Olympus has announced... (More)

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Olympus' EVOLT E-510 digital SLR. Copyright (c) 2007, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Full Review posted for Olympus EVOLT E-510!
23:55 EDT - With just the right combination of features and a mature set of lenses, the Olympus E-510 gives the Four-Thirds system a strong contender in the ongoing battle of the digital SLRs.

No longer trying to forge new body shapes, Olympus has crafted the E-510 to fit the hand well and lead the pack with innovative features. While matching the competition's standard specs of a 10 megapixel... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: PictoColor Releases inCamera® 4.5 Digital Camera and Scanner ICC Profiling Software Plug-in for Photoshop CS3
16:50 EDT - New version is fully compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS3 and offers native support for Intel-based Macintosh computers August 7, 2007-Burnsville, MN-PictoColor Corporation, a leading developer and distributor of color management products, has released inCamera® 4.5 for Photoshop CS3, a new version of it's acclaimed digital camera and scanner ICC profiling plug-in. This proven digital camera... (More)

Apple Releases iLife '08
15:24 EDT - Major updates to iPhoto and iDVD highlight the release. Aperture update required for compatibility with the new suite.

Along with the introduction of aluminum and glass iMacs, Apple today released an update to iLife, its suite of applications designed to manage "the digital life." Among the updated applications both iPhoto... (More)

Nikon Releases Capture NX 1.2 Update
14:45 EDT - Faster opertions and interface refinements highlight the new version.

Nikon has released version 1.2 of Capture NX for both Mac OS X and Windows. Improvements include faster processing and interface refinements. The complete list of changes follows: Mac Highlights The... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Wal-Mart Premieres Personal Photo DVD Movies
13:11 EDT - Announcing: myMovieMaker by aVinci Experience BENTONVILLE, Ark., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) and Sequoia Media Group today announce the launch of myMovieMaker, a new product now available at all Wal-Mart stores that instantly transforms consumer digital photos into personalized DVD movies. For the first time, consumers can create professional personalized DVD movies right... (More)

Nik Software's logo. Click here to visit the Nik Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Nik Software Dfine® 2.0 Now Available Bringing Revolutionary Noise Reduction Features to Adobe® Photoshop®
12:25 EDT - Award-winning U Point® technology, combined with intelligent image processing core, top list of new features San Diego, CA – August 7, 2007 - Nik Software Inc. today announced that its award-winning noise reduction software tool Dfine 2.0 is now available for sale from specialty camera retailers in the U.S. or direct from Nik Software ( at a suggested retail price of... (More)

Pentax launches photo gallery
10:13 EDT - Pentax Imaging Co. has launched a new gallery website to highlight photographs by photographers using Pentax equipment.

Online now at, the Pentax Photo Gallery features an attractive flash-based design and (at launch) some 2,500 photos from over 300 photographers in more than 40 countries. New... (More)

Monday, August 6, 2007

PRESS RELEASE: SeeFile and Intelligent Gadgets Collaborate at Siggraph 2007
19:07 EDT - Complete collaboration bundle, including software packages, server and one terabyte of storage hardware, priced at $1,995 LOS ANGELES, Calif. and BOSTON, Mass. -- -Intelligent Gadgets (, the creators of advanced collaborative digital media review and approval tools and SeeFile (, a developer of web server software for sharing media files, today announced... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Digital Foci Announces Image Moments Rebate Offer
16:44 EDT - Save $30 on Award-Winning Image Moments Digital Photo Frame Los Angeles, CA, August 6, 2007 - Digital Foci, Inc. introduced today a limited time rebate offer for the popular award-winning "Image Moments" digital photo album frame (Model IMT-081). Customers who purchased Image Moments from July 5, 2007-September 30, 2007 can mail in a rebate form for a $30 rebate, reducing the... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: DXG Usa Announces "Short Shorts" YouTube Video Contest
16:23 EDT - Win "Funniest Video" or "Best Music Video" Using Your DXG Camcorder or Camera Grand Prizes of 2 DXG-505V or DXG-589V Gaming Camcorder/Cameras 6 Runner-Up Prizes of Popular DXG-506V Camcorder/Cameras City of Industry, CA, August 6, 2007 - DXG USA, one of the fastest growing digital camera manufacturers, announced today the DXG "Short Shorts" YouTube Online Video Contest. "Short... (More)

Image Trends' logo. Click here to visit the Image Trands website! ImageTrends: new versions of three apps
06:00 EDT - Regular readers of the Imaging Resource news page may remember several programs from Austin TX-based Image Trends Inc. which we've covered in the past, all receiving new versions today.

Image Trends' standalone SensorKleen application was first unveiled at the Spring 2007 Photo Marketing Association tradeshow back in early March. The program makes light work of retouching digital SLR... (More)

Friday, August 3, 2007

PRESS RELEASE: Photo Backup 2.6.0 Creates Photo Archives Immune to Photo Organizing and Editing
11:20 EDT - Photo Backup ensures that photo archives are full and up-to-date even if photos are moved, renamed or edited. It organizes the archive according to unique file signatures, rather than file names and folders. This means that photos are identified by their contents, making the archive independent of any organizing and editing. Bariloche, Argentina -- August 3, 2007 -- Photo Backup 2.6.0 does 'backup... (More)

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Diary: Kodak EasyShare 5300 All-in-One Printer
23:50 EDT - Display Prints, Batch Printing, Bluetooth & More

The first two installments in our Kodak EasyShare 5300 All-in-One Printer diary rolled right off our fingertips. There was a lot to say right away. But this one has taken a while. You might say it's been... (More)

Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-T5 digital camera. Courtesy of Sony, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Sony: potential issue for DSC-T5 digicam
18:32 EDT - A notice posted today on the Sony US website describes a problem said to occur on certain of the company's DSC-T5 model digital cameras, and promises a free repair.

According to the Sony Electronics Inc. notice (which is mirrored by a similar notice on the Sony Global website), the metal plating on the bottom of early production run DSC-T5's can peel away from the... (More)

PNY's logo. Click here to visit the PNY website! PRESS RELEASE: Pny Technologies Announces The First, 4-in-1 Mobile Media Kit
14:05 EDT - PARSIPPANY, N.J. -August 2, 2007 - To simplify the use of and get the most out of today's latest mobile devices, PNY Technologies®, Inc. introduced the first, 4-In-1 Mobile Media Kit. Now, users can choose a single memory device to work with virtually all digital cameras, mobile phones, PDAs, MP3 players, laptops, smart phones or any device that supports an SD card or USB drive - allowing them... (More)

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Digital photo podcasts gain recognition
21:06 EDT - Several podcasts that cover digital photography have been recognized in the nominations for the in the third annual Podcast Awards.

Run by Podcast Connect, Inc., the Podcast Awards allow podcast broadcasters and listeners alike to nominate and vote for their favorite podcast in 22 different categories. Of interest to fans of digital... (More)

FotoNation logo. Click to visit FotoNation's website! PRESS RELEASE: FotoNation Partners With 6Sight Future Of Imaging Conference To Find The World's Foremost Facial Imaging Scientists
16:15 EDT - As Part of 2007 "Digital Eye" Theme, Attendees to Hear from Top Researchers San Mateo, CA, August 1, 2007 - FotoNation®,, a world-leading independent provider of embedded imaging solutions for the digital camera industry, announced today a partnership with Future Image Inc., PMA and the Association of Imaging Executives (AIE) for the 2007 6Sight® Future of Imaging... (More)

Fujifilm's logo. Click to visit the Fujifilm USA website! PRESS RELEASE: Fujifilm Launches Z-Inspiration Photo Contest And New Website
15:45 EDT - Grand Prize Winners To Be 'Hooked Up' With VIP Trip To New York City Valhalla, N.Y., August 1, 2007 - FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc. today launched its Z-Inspiration Photo Contest in celebration of the recently announced FinePix Z10fd, the brand-new digital camera designed specifically for the social networking lifestyle of today's digital natives. The Z-Inspiration Photo Contest calls for Generation 'Z'-ers... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Photoshop® World Advance Registration Discount Expires August 3, 2007
15:08 EDT - Photoshop World Conference & Expo - September 6-8, 2007 - Las Vegas TAMPA, FL - Aug. 1, 2007 - Photoshop World's "Early Bird" discount - $100 off the price of registration - expires as of Friday, August 3. This outstanding money-saving offer is extended to Photoshop® users of all skill levels interested in attending the largest Photoshop educational event in the world sponsored by Adobe Systems... (More)

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