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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

ACDSee Pro overhauled with new features
18:53 EDT - ACD Systems Inc. has announced the release of a major update to its flagship photo management application aimed at the pro market, ACDSee Pro 3.

The latest version of ACDSee Pro is based around a new workflow design with tabs for four different main operating modes - Manage, View, Process, and Online, with each mode offering only the tools and... (More)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 digital camera.  Copyright © 2009, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Sony Cyber-shot HX1!
15:30 EDT - Sony took a different approach to maximizing the advantage of a CMOS sensor in a long zoom digital camera, while keeping the resolution low to keep expectations a bit more realistic.

The result is the Sony HX1, a 20x zoom digital camera that can do what most consumers want -- get in close -- while delivering good 11x14-inch printed results. The Sony HX1's 20x zoom ranges from 28 to... (More)

Magix's logo. Click here to visit the Magix website! PRESS RELEASE: Toshiba Adds a touch of MAGIX
14:35 EDT - New camcorders include MAGIX Movie Edit Pro Plus trial version for full HD video editing experience Toronto (Vocus/PRWEB) September 30, 2009 -- MAGIX, the market leader in video editing(1), has begun a new relationship with Toshiba, who specialize in innovative media players and camcorders. With it Toshiba will be offering a 30-day trail version of MAGIX Movie Edit Pro with every new ‘Camileo’... (More)

PhotoBin's logo. Click here to visit the PhotoBin website! PRESS RELEASE: Announces Tech-easy Photo Sharing and Archiving Site with 3-D Photo Wall
14:27 EDT - Web Site Helps Busy Families and Consumers Confidently Manage and Share Entire Photo Collections SAN DIEGO, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- today announces the launch of its photo sharing, archiving and sorting subscription products, including PhotoBin Basic, PhotoBin Plus and photo-customized merchandise. PhotoBin Basic provides free accounts for consumers new to photo sharing, while PhotoBin... (More)

August POTD Winners Chosen!
14:18 EDT - We're happy to announce the monthly winners of our Photo of the Day contest for August, 2009.

"Brown Eyes," "Manhattan Lights," and "The frog and the larva" were chosen as our August winners. Congratulations to Robyn Terrell, Neil Shapiro, and Jimmy Hoffman! Without further ado, here's the three... (More)

Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 ASPH LUMIX G lens. Review: Panasonic 20mm f/1.7
12:47 EDT - The Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 ASPH LUMIX G pancake prime lens is available as a kit lens for the new Panasonic GF-1 micro-four thirds camera. The lens is one of the smallest lenses we've tested, making an extremely compact and pocketable shooting solution. But what kind of quality can you expect from such a small package? Click here for our full review of the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 ASPH LUMIX G.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Hasselblad's H4D-60 medium format camera with lens attached. Photo provided by Hasselblad USA Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Hasselblad launches new H4D high-end DSLR, featuring revolutionary True Focus functionality.
19:48 EDT - With the release of the new H4D-60, the first H4D camera and most recent addition to the Hasselblad H System, Hasselblad marks the beginning of a new chapter in the history of medium format DSLRs. The H4D-60 will feature True Focus with APL (Absolute Position Lock), making auto-focus substantially easier and more accurate for photography professionals. As part of the celebration honoring the first... (More)

Zeiss logo. Click to visit the Carl Zeiss website. PRESS RELEASE: Perfect lighting for dramatic perspectives
15:45 EDT - Carl Zeiss presents the Distagon T* 2,8/21 with EF Bayonet Thornwood, NY – Dusk is falling in Manhattan, and a swarm of commuters on their way home are hurriedly crossing the street toward Grand Central Station. Behind them, the skyscrapers reflect the golden light of the setting sun. To capture this unique atmosphere, photographers need a fast wide-angle lens. Carl Zeiss is proud to present... (More)

Sony's logo. Click here to visit the Sony Europe website! PRESS RELEASE: The Prince's Rainforests Project and Sony Present Interactive Exhibitions of New Rainforest Imagery
15:10 EDT - Award Winning Photographer Daniel Beltrá Shares the Highlights of His Once in a Lifetime Trip Around the World's Rainforests LONDON--(Marketwire - September 29, 2009) - This Autumn, a series of state of the art exhibitions will take place around Europe to showcase stunning images taken by Daniel Beltrá, the winner of this year's Prince's Rainforests Project (PRP) Award at the Sony World... (More)

Southern California Photo Expo logo. Click here to visit the Southern California Photo Expo website! PRESS RELEASE: Southern California Photo Expo At Anaheim Convention Center Shows Consumers Ways To "Discover, Create, Share" Photos
14:40 EDT - Latest Photo Products from Leading Manufacturers and Live Seminars from World Class Photographers and Industry Experts Highlight Special One-Day Event Anaheim, CA. – September 29, 2009– PMA – The Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations will host the first Southern California Photo Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center on Saturday, February 20th. Based on the theme "Discover,... (More)

Digital Foci's logo. Click here to visit the Digital Foci website! PRESS RELEASE: Digital Foci "Photo Book" Awarded Retailer "Hot Pick" At PMA Canada Expo 2009
13:33 EDT - Los Angeles, CA, September 29, 2009 — Digital Foci, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded the PMA Canada Expo 2009 "Hot Picks" for "Photo Book" portable digital photo album. Selected as one of the "Hot Pics" earlier this year at PMA 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada, as well as at PMA Australia 2009 held in Sydney, Photo Book rose above the crowed... (More)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Phase One's 645DF medium format camera body shown with 80mm lens and camera back. PRESS RELEASE: Announcing the Phase One 645DF Medium Format Camera
17:21 EDT - The Perfect Body for your Perfect Back COPENHAGEN, September 28, 2009 – Phase One, the world’s leader in open-platform medium format camera systems and solutions, today announced the Phase One 645DF camera. Engineered in partnership with Mamiya Digital Imaging for superior quality image capture and ease of handling, it sets a new standard for high flash sync speeds – up to 1/1600... (More)

Phase One's logo. Click here to visit the Phase One website! PRESS RELEASE: Schneider Kreuznach, Phase One, Mamiya Digital Imaging Cooperate to Drive Innovations in Medium Format Digital Lenses
16:30 EDT - Expanding Range of Lens Options for Pro Photographers BAD KREUZNACH, Germany, COPENHAGEN and TOKYO, Sept. 28, 2009 — Schneider Kreuznach, Phase One A/S and Mamiya Digital Imaging, Ltd. today announced that they are collaborating on design, development, manufacturing, and delivery of superior quality, precision digital lenses for the medium format camera systems used by the world’s most... (More)

Lumenera's logo. Click here to visit the Lumenera website! PRESS RELEASE: Lumenera Corporation Helps Set Guinness World Record
15:03 EDT - CCD cameras and software used to capture world largest ground-based lunar image OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Sept. 28, 2009) - Lumenera Corporation,, a leading manufacturer and developer of high performance digital cameras and custom imaging solutions for scientific, industrial, and surveillance markets, is pleased to announce that a Guinness World Record was set for The... (More)

Think Tank Photo: New rolling camera backpack
06:12 EDT - Camera bag maker Think Tank Photo has announced the debut of its latest aircraft carry-on design, the Airport TakeOff.

Designed to come in at just a touch under the International Air Transport Association's recommended hand luggage size which is adopted by many international airlines, the Airport TakeOff weighs between... (More)

Lomography's logo. Click here to visit the Lomography website! Diana F+ lens adaptors for Canon, Nikon DSLRs
04:23 EDT - Vienna, Austria-based Lomographische AG recently announced two new adaptors that allow use of the rather unusual 'Diana F+' series lenses on both film and digital SLRs from Canon and Nikon.

The Diana camera lineup was manufactured from the 1960s thru the early 70s by Hong Kong's Great Wall Plastic Factory, during the then-British colony's heyday as a center for plastics manufacturing. Also... (More)

Breeze Systems' logo. Click here to visit the Breeze Systems website! PRESS RELEASE: Breeze Systems Release DSLR Remote Pro for Mac 1.0
01:14 EDT - 24th September 2009: Breeze Systems announce the immediate availability of DSLR Remote Pro for Mac 1.0; Mac OS X based software to control Canon DSLR cameras from an Intel Mac. Breeze Systems' highly regarded software has been used to control Canon cameras on Windows PCs since 2001. DSLR Remote Pro for Mac is the first full release of similar software for the Mac community. DSLR Remote Pro for Mac... (More)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Google's Picasa logo. Click here to visit the Picasa website! Google releases Picasa 3.5
23:31 EDT - The Picasa team at Google Inc. has released a new version of the company's popular imaging application that adds a number of new features, including automatic name tagging of photos based on the faces they contain.

Picasa version 3.5 (build number 79.67) is available for immediate download from the Google Picasa website for users on the Windows and Mac OS platforms. (Linux users currently remain on the previous... (More)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Production-level test images posted for Panasonic DMC-GF1!
20:45 EDT - We've gotten our hands on a production sample of the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1, and have posted a (nearly) complete set of test photos from it.

The constant gray skies and near-Biblical rainfall in the Atlanta area over the last week have kept us from shooting our standard far-field test, and we have yet to do our indoor portrait and low light... (More)

Full review of Olympus E-P1 (finally) posted!
20:30 EDT - It's been a long time coming, but we finally have our full review posted for the Olympus E-P1, based on a production model.

This one has been a long time coming, as it's now been almost 3 months since our first preview of the Olympus E-P1. This was a camera that we immediately fell in love with, with its gorgeous retro design... (More)

LifePics' logo. Click to visit the LifePics website! PRESS RELEASE: LifePics for iPhone, a Free iPhone Photo App Developed by LifePics, is Available from Apple's App Store
11:10 EDT - September 24th, 2009, BOULDER, Colo. -- LifePics announced today that its new iPhone app, called "LifePics for iPhone," has been approved by Apple and is now available to all iPhone and iPod Touch users for free from Apple's App Store. The LifePics for iPhone app allows users to upload photos from their iPhone or iPod Touch to their LifePics online photo account, view online albums on their... (More)

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Brawn GP Confirms Partnership With Canon for Singapore Grand Prix
10:24 EDT - Brackley, 17 September 2009 – Brawn GP is pleased to announce a new partnership with Canon Singapore Pte Ltd for the Singapore Grand Prix, Round 14 of the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship, which will be held under the floodlights of the Marina Bay Street Circuit on Sunday 27 September. The showcase event, which hosted Formula One’s first night race in 2008, will see the iconic Canon... (More)

Friday, September 25, 2009

perfectionv600.150x91.jpg Scanner Review: Epson Perfection V600
20:31 EDT - Epson has built a moderately priced LED scanner to handle slides, negatives and prints. We show you what it can do.

Epson's $250 Perfection V600 scanner is designed for the photographer who finds the Epson V700 too rich for their blood but still wants a serious photo scanner. The V600 uses an LED light source to scan... (More)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wacom's logo. Click here to visit the Wacom website! PRESS RELEASE: Wacom Adds Multi-Touch To Bamboo
23:11 EDT - Next generation Bamboo™ combines Multi-Touch and pen input, ushering in a natural, intuitive and simple way to work with computers Vancouver, WA - Sept. 24, 2009 - Wacom® today announced an exciting new computer input solution with the introduction of Multi-Touch in its new family of Bamboo tablets. Bamboo tablets are USB peripherals that deliver natural and intuitive input to desktop or... (More)

JVC's wide gamut GD-42X1 42-inch LCD monitor. Photo provided by JVC Professional Products. PRESS RELEASE: JVC Introduces GD-42X1 42-Inch LCD Monitor For Critical Monitoring Applications
20:12 EDT - PASADENA, CA (September 23, 2009) – JVC Professional Products, division of JVC U.S.A., today announced its new GD-42X1 LCD monitor, a 42-inch wide gamut HD monitor that offers native HD 1920x1080 pixel resolution with a 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. Its picture engine accurately reproduces natural colors and clear pictures with an original algorithm that analyzes color distribution in each... (More)

JVC's GD-32X1 32-inch flat panel LED monitor. Photo provided by JVC Professional Products. PRESS RELEASE: JVC Unveils Super-Slim GD-32X1 32-Inch LED Monitor With Innovative Design And Faithful Color Reproduction
20:08 EDT - WAYNE, NJ (September 23, 2009) – JVC Professional Products, division of JVC U.S.A., today announced its new GD-32X1 32-inch super-slim flat panel HD monitor. Just 1/4-inch thick at its thinnest point and weighing only 12.5 pounds, its produces vivid images with faithful color reproduction while using fewer materials to minimize its impact on the environment. Even with its thin, lightweight... (More)

JVC's SR-HD1500 Blu-ray disc and HDD recorder. Photo provided by JVC Professional Products. PRESS RELEASE: JVC Exhibits First Blu-ray / HDD Combo Recorders At DV Expo West 2009
20:03 EDT - PASADENA, CA (September 23, 2009) – JVC Professional Products, division of JVC U.S.A., launched its new SR-HD1500 and SR-HD1250 Blu-ray disc and HDD recorders at DV EXPO Sept. 23-24 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, Calif. These are the first standalone Blu-ray recorders in the United States, and feature a built-in hard disk drive for easy duplication and disc authoring without... (More)

Zacuto's logo. Click here to visit the Zacuto website! PRESS RELEASE: Zacuto USA Releases New Version of DSLR Optical Viewfinder with the Z-Finder V2
12:55 EDT - CHICAGO, IL (Sept 23, 2009) - Embracing the wave of the growing popularity of DSLR cameras, Zacuto introduces the Z-Finder V2, an optical viewfinder that allows DSLR cameras to have the correct form factor for video. Additional features of the Z-Finder includes: 3x focusable magnification, Schneider optics, a 40mm diameter lens, an adjustable (left or right) eye-cup preventing extraneous light leakage,... (More)

Red River Paper's logo. Click here to visit the Red River Paper website! PRESS RELEASE: New Textured Glossy Inkjet Paper Enhances Images, Adds Depth to Photos and Artwork
12:40 EDT - Red River Paper introduces textured glossy photo inkjet paper. 60lb. Cordovan Gloss features a unique textured surface similar to a fine leather finish. Cordovan's ability to reproduce beautiful saturated color and sharp detail is thanks to a professional quality microporous emulsion suitable for any inkjet printer. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 24, 2009 -- The photo inkjet paper market is overflowing... (More)

Shutterstock's logo. Click here to visit the Shutterstock website! PRESS RELEASE: Shutterstock Announces Acquisition of BigStockPhoto
12:31 EDT - Move signals Shutterstock's expansion into the credit-based stock photo market New York, NY (PRWEB) September 23, 2009 -- Shutterstock, the world's largest subscription-based stock photo agency, announced that it has acquired BigStockPhoto, a leading credit-based stock photo agency, headquartered in Davis, California. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. "BigStockPhoto is a leader... (More)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Samsung's logo. Click here to visit the Samsung website! PRESS RELEASE: Samsung’s New 5-Megapixel SoC Image Sensor Brings Digital Still Camera Capabilities to High-end Mobile Phones
14:03 EDT - TAIPEI, Taiwan -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor solutions, announced its newest quarter-inch optical format, 5-megapixel (Mp) system-on-chip (SoC) image sensor, the S5K4EA, which brings digital still camera functionality to high-end mobile phones. The chip was revealed at the sixth annual Samsung Mobile Solutions Forum held at the Westin... (More)

Adobe announces Photoshop Elements 8
00:04 EDT - Adobe Systems Inc. has today announced a new release of its popular consumer imaging application Photoshop Elements.

Available for both Mac and Windows computers, Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 has quite a range of new features - some shared across both platforms, and some specific to one or other operating system. Both... (More)

Adobe announces Premiere Elements 8
00:02 EDT - Adobe has today announced the latest release of its Premiere Elements video editor.

Available on the Windows platform only, Adobe Premiere Elements 8 includes a number of new features. As with the Windows version of Photoshop Elements 8 alongside which it is announced, Premiere Elements... (More)

Adobe's logo. Click here to visit the Adobe website! PRESS RELEASE: Adobe Unveils Photoshop Elements 8 & Premiere Elements 8 Bundle
00:01 EDT - Powerful Organizer and Smart Technology Take Photo and Video Editing to New Heights SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sept. 23, 2009 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 8 & Adobe Premiere® Elements 8 for Windows®, the highly anticipated new versions of the No. 1 selling consumer photo- and video-editing software*. Available as standalone... (More)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Kubota Image Tools' logo. Click here to visit the Kubota Image Tools website! PRESS RELEASE: Kubota Image Tools Announces Webinar Wednesdays Fall Schedule
15:40 EDT - Free educational webinars open to professional photographers of all levels Bend, OR (September 22, 2009) – Kubota Image Tools announces today its Webinar Wednesdays Fall schedule. These free online educational opportunities are created with today’s busy digital photographer in mind. Webinar attendees will have a chance to learn tips and tricks for using the Kubota DASHBOARD, Kubota AutoAlbum,... (More)

Nikon D300s digital SLR. Courtesy of Nikon USA, with modifications by Zig Weidelich. First Test Shots posted for Nikon D300s!
15:09 EDT - We've just posted the first set of test shots taken with our production level Nikon D300s digital SLR camera.

The Nikon D300s adds 720p HD movie capability, as well as dual Secure Digital/CompactFlash media support to Nikon's very popular D300. Other enhancements include a faster burst rate (7 fps vs 6 fps),... (More)

6Sight's logo. Click here to visit the 6Sight website! PRESS RELEASE: 6Sight Future of Imaging Conference presents top innovators of 3D imaging
14:30 EDT - JACKSON, Mich. – Two top 3D innovators from the movie industry will present their visions of the future of 3D at the upcoming 6Sight Future of Imaging Conference, Nov. 10-12, at the Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, Calif. First will be a look at the state of the art of 3D technology from Lenny Lipton, a pioneer of the electronic stereoscopic display industry and the founder of StereoGraphics... (More)

JVC's logo. Click here to visit the JVC website! PRESS RELEASE: New Feature For JVC GY-HM700 Camcorder Allows Recording Of .MP4 Files To SDHC Cards
13:54 EDT - WAYNE, NJ (September 22, 2009) – JVC Professional Products, division of JVC U.S.A., has announced a new feature of the GY-HM700 ProHD camcorder that brings further benefits to customers in their choice of workflow. As with the smaller GY-HM100 camcorder, .MP4 files can now be recorded onto the SDHC card along with .MOV files when the SxS adapter is not attached, providing great flexibility for... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Arnold & Augusta Newman Foundation And Maine Media Workshops Announce Scholarship And Prize For "New Directions In Creative Photographic Portraiture"
12:34 EDT - Gregory Heisler to Give Lecture and Joins David/Eric Newman to Honor" Father of the Environmental Portrait" During PDN PhotoPlus Expo New York, NY – September 22, 2009– PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo, has announced today that the Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation will provide details of a new prize established to identify and reward individuals who exhibit "new... (More)

Monday, September 21, 2009

The three megapixel high-definition Kodak P310 HD. Photo provided by Sakar International Inc. PRESS RELEASE: New KODAK PC/Mac Webcams from Sakar Deliver Quick-Connect to SKYPE, IM & Social Media Services
16:07 EDT - Five Models from $29.99 to $99.99, Including First True 3 Megapixel HD Webcam EDISON, N.J., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Sakar International has introduced a new line of KODAK webcams featuring one-stop, plug-and-play connectivity to the most popular instant message, Voice over IP and social media services as well as built-in photo/video management capabilities. Scheduled for fall release, the new KODAK... (More)

The Kodak Smile G150 Digital Photo Keychain. Photo provided by Sakar International Inc. PRESS RELEASE: First KODAK-Branded Digital Photo Keychain Ready to 'Smile'
16:05 EDT - Extra-Bright Portable Digital Photo Viewer from Sakar Set for September Release EDISON, N.J., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Fresh on the heels of Kodak's new "It's Time to Smile" marketing campaign comes the KODAK Smile G150 Digital Photo Keychain from Sakar International. This pocket-sized digital viewer measures up to Kodak's reputation for quality with a capacity of more than 100 images, an... (More)

AKVIS' logo. Click here to visit the AKVIS website! PRESS RELEASE: AKVIS Artwork 3.0. Your Photo In Different Painting Styles!
14:57 EDT - AKVIS Software, Inc. has released AKVIS ArtWork 3.0. ArtWork applies different painting techniques to digital pictures. Available in Mac and PC versions as a stand-alone or a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, ArtWork helps users create a masterpiece out of an ordinary snapshot. Version 3.0 offers a new painting style – Pen & Ink, as well as the possibility of converting photos into Oil Paintings... (More)

Kubota Image Tools' logo. Click here to visit the Kubota Image Tools website! PRESS RELEASE: Kubota Image Tools Announces Fall 2009 Digital Photography Bootcamp® Workshop
14:44 EDT - Digital Photography Bootcamp scheduled for November 8–13, 2009 Bend, Oregon (September 21, 2009) – Kubota Image Tools is pleased to announce its 18th Digital Photography Bootcamp workshop November 8-13, 2009. Bootcamp, taught by renowned photographer Kevin Kubota, is a 5-day workshop for professional photographers designed to supply all of the technical know-how to run a successful digital... (More)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Samyang's 14mm f2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical lens. Photo provided by Samsung Poland. Samyang prepares 14mm f/2.8 lens
14:15 EDT - Korea's Samyang Optics Co. Ltd. will soon release its latest full-frame manual focus lens, the Samyang 14mm f2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical, according to the official website of the company's Polish distributor.

Designed with two extra-low dispersion and two hybrid aspherical lens elements, the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 lens is capable of focusing as close as eleven inches (28 centimeters). The lens has 14 elements... (More)

Friday, September 18, 2009

Adobe's logo. Click here to visit the Adobe website! Adobe co-founders receive National Medal
16:39 EDT - Adobe Systems founders and chairmen of the board Dr. John E. Warnock and Dr. Charles M. Geschke are among the 2009 recipients of an award bestowed by the United States government.

Together, Xerox PARC alumni Warnock and Geschke co-founded Adobe in December 1982, with the company's first product being the PostScript page description language. In the years since, the company has... (More)

Phanfare's logo. Click here to visit the Phanfare website! Phanfare adds Raw storage, dropboxes and more
02:22 EDT - Archival photo and video hosting website Phanfare has announced the addition of several new features to its service, including the ability to store Raw files.

Phanfare's update allows Raw images to be uploaded from both the PC and Mac clients, the Phanfare website, and even using plugins for Adobe's Lightroom or Apple's Aperture applications. Phanfare doesn't... (More)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Blurb's logo. Click here to visit the Blurb website! PRESS RELEASE: Blurb® Announces Call for Entries in Best Blurb Books Photography Book Contest
21:11 EDT - First Annual Juried Contest Seeks Best Family, Pet and Travel Photo Books; Offers Three $3,000 Grand Prizes, Three $1,000 Runner-up Prizes SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Blurb®, the creative publishing platform that enables anyone to design, publish, market and sell professional-quality books, seeks entries for the first-ever Best Blurb Books Contest. Photo books can be entered at (More)

Super Talent's logo. Click here to visit the Super Talent website! SuperTalent PCIe SSDs near ship date
19:36 EDT - San Jose-based Super Talent Technology Corp. has announced that it will soon beging shipping its PCI Express solid-state disks - an insanely fast (if semi-insanely pricey) hard drive alternative.

Is your Photoshop swap drive short on space or feeling a little sluggish? How about a drive with multiple terabytes of space, offering read/write speeds measured in the gigabytes per second? Solid State... (More)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 digital camera. Copyright © 2009, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Panasonic: New Micro Four Thirds firmware
18:00 EDT - Panasonic has released firmware updates for both of its currently available Lumix G Micro System digital cameras, as well as a further update for the Lumix G VARIO 45-200mm F4-5.6 ASPH. Mega O.I.S lens.

Release notes for the new v1.4 firmware for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 digital camera describe two changes as compared to the previous release. Auto focus performance for low-contrast subjects is said... (More)

Western Digital's logo. Click here to visit the Western Digital website! PRESS RELEASE: WD® Unveils Redesigned My Book® Essential™ and My Book for Mac® Drives With New WD SmartWare™ Software
14:42 EDT - Helping Consumers Keep Their Digital Lives Safe in One Place LAKE FOREST, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WD® (NYSE: WDC), the world's leader in external storage solutions, today introduced its new, smaller, sleeker My Book® Essential™ and My Book for Mac® desktop external hard drives equipped with the new WD SmartWare™ software and hardware-based encryption. The... (More)

ABBYY's logo. Click here to visit the ABBYY website! PRESS RELEASE: ABBYY Launches Next Evolution of FlexiCapture® Software for Document and Form Processing
14:12 EDT - Highly Scalable and Intelligent Solution for Automating Data and Document Capture Processes across Organizations of Any Size and Type Moscow, Russia (September 15, 2009) — ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture, and language software, today announced the worldwide availability of ABBYY FlexiCapture 9.0, the next evolution of its dynamic data and document capture solution.... (More)

The DXG-125V HD camcorder. Photo provided by DXG USA. PRESS RELEASE: DXG Introduces the All-Terrain, Weather-Proof DXG-125V HD Camcorder for Sports and Outdoor Enthusiasts
13:58 EDT - New Mini Camcorder Features Rugged Design, Candy Bar Form Factor and True HD Video CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA--(Marketwire - September 17, 2009) - Whether mountain biking in Tahoe, sailing on the Atlantic, or skiing on Mount Hood, the DXG-125V ( HD camcorder is a must-have companion to capture each exhilarating moment. Available at retailers today for $139.99, the new DXG-125V features a... (More)

4D Medical Systems' logo. Click here to visit the 4D Medical Systems website! PRESS RELEASE: 4D PhotoStation™ Launched in U.S.
13:34 EDT - Eliminates Complexities of Digital Photography, Generates Revenue for Medical Practices OAK RIDGE, TN--(Marketwire - September 17, 2009) - 4D Medical Systems, Inc. announced the U.S. launch of the 4D PhotoStation™ System today. The 4D PhotoStation System eliminates the costs and complexities of digital photography in the medical practice while increasing photo-imaging revenue opportunities.... (More)

Redrock Micro's logo. Click here to visit the Redrock Micro website! PRESS RELEASE: Redrock Micro Updates video DSLR rigs with Carbon Fiber, Adds 20 New Accessories and Enhancements
13:02 EDT - New gear delivers ultra-light weight, new rig for weddings/events, and retains affordability Hollywood, CA (September 17, 2009) — Redrock Micro, the leading provider of cinema accessories for digital filmmakers, today announced a wide range of new accessories to enhance video DSLRs. Collectively these new accessories significantly reduce weight and increase the options available to exactly match... (More)

Pentax K-x digital SLR announced, previewed
00:00 EDT - Pentax Imaging Co. has today announced its second new single-lens reflex digital camera model of the year, the Pentax K-x.

The K-x replaces last year's K2000 model in the company's lineup, and continues the same hyphenated naming schema that debuted for the US market with the company's flagship DSLR, the Pentax K-7. (In markets... (More)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

X-Rite announces ColorChecker Passport
23:18 EDT - X-Rite has announced its latest ColorChecker profiling product, the ColorChecker Passport.

The Passport consists of a rugged plastic case which contains three targets - X-Rite's ColorChecker White Balance, ColorChecker Classic and ColorChecker Creative Enhancement targets. The case not only... (More)

Tenba's logo. Click here to visit the Tenba website! PRESS RELEASE: Tenba Skooba Adds Ultralight Backpack and Roller to Checkthrough® "Checkpoint-Friendly" Laptop Bag Collection
16:09 EDT - Elmsford, NY, September 16, 2009 – Skooba Design has again expanded its original Checkthrough® “checkpoint-friendly” laptop bag collection, with the addition of an ultralight backpack and a rolling laptop/business case. Checkthrough bags are specially designed and tested to pass through airport security x-ray screening without having to remove the computer. According to the company,... (More)

GigaTribe's logo. Click here to visit the GigaTribe website! PRESS RELEASE: Gigatribe Announces Version 3 - Must-Have Free Social Community Software To Share Unlimited Large Files With Friends
14:07 EDT - September 16, 2009, Suresnes, France -- GigaTribe announced today the availability of GigaTribe Version 3 free file sharing software -- the must-have solution for online social communities to securely share unlimited amounts of photos, videos, music, and other files with their “tribe” of friends, in a private, fully-encrypted peer-to-peer environment. Online social... (More)

Light Crafts' Aurora logo. Click here to visit the Light Crafts website! PRESS RELEASE: Light Crafts Introduces Aurora Quick Fix, A Powerfully Simple Free Photo Editing Solution for Consumers Who Share Photos Online
10:29 EDT - Aurora Quick Fix Features Powerful Relight Editing Tool PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Light Crafts today announced the introduction of Aurora Quick Fix, free powerfully simple photo editing, sharing and publishing software designed for consumers who are looking to quickly edit photos and share them online. Aurora Quick Fix is available immediately at and is free to... (More)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR digital camera. Copyright © 2009, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Fuji F200EXR!
22:59 EDT - Fujifilm is always looking for ways to make digital cameras work more like film, working on both color and dynamic range to emulate and exceed the abilities of the once ubiquitous medium, so it's not a surprise to see them put their latest SuperCCD into their latest F-series pocket camera.

The Fujifilm F200EXR has a high-tech sensor that can output a 12-megapixel image or a 6-megapixel image made with both high and low-sensitivity pixels in an effort to deliver quality low-light performance.... (More)

Sinar's logo. Click here to visit the Sinar website! Spinoffs see Sinar brand continued
16:01 EDT - With supplier Franke & Heidecke having closed down, followed by parent company Jenoptik AG's announcement that it planned to exit the medium-format camera business, July 2009 was a difficult month for Sinar AG.

More positive news is now coming to light, however, with reports that Sinar has now been spun off into two separate entities. First, a management buyout saw Sinar's manufacturing capabilities integrated... (More)

Adobe's logo. Click here to visit the Adobe website! Adobe: Lightroom, Camera Raw, DNG Converter updates
14:27 EDT - Following on from its recent release candidates, Adobe Systems Inc. has published updated versions of its Lightroom, Camera Raw and DNG Converter software.

All three add support for Raw files from five new cameras manufactured by Nikon, Olympus and Panasonic. The new releases of Lightroom and Camera Raw also include a couple of bug fixes. In full, the list... (More)

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-GF1 digital camera. Photo provided by Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co. Panasonic GF1 Video Page updated - Motion artifacts begone!
1:31 EDT - Thanks to reader Andrea Menzo, for pointing out that the horrific motion artifacts we saw on the Panasonic GF1's AVCHD-format video output were caused by the popular AVC media player software that we used to play them back.(!) VLC is arguably the most popular cross-platform media player capable of understanding AVCHD-format files, but it apparently has a major bug in how it handles motion encoding... (More)

Polylooks' logo. Click here to visit the Polylooks website! PRESS RELEASE: Deutsche Telekom Launches Polylooks Online Photo Agency in UK
13:31 EDT - New Microstock Site Offers Wider Exposure for Professional Photographers and Talented Amateurs London, 15 September, 2009. German online photo agency Polylooks, which is backed by Deutsche Telekom, has launched its service in the UK. enables professional and talented amateur photographers to sell their images to publishers, advertisers and creative agencies. Polylooks will provide... (More)

Epson's Perfection V600 Photo scanner. Photo provided by Epson America Inc. Epson announces Perfection V600 Photo scanner
12:17 EDT - Epson America Inc. has today announced its new Perfection V600 Photo scanner, which slots below the existing V700 and V750 models in the product line. The Epson V600 offers an optical resolution of 6,400 x 9,600 dpi, and a Dmax of 3.4.

For photographers, the V600 includes a built-in TPU, allowing scanning of both 35mm slides and negatives, as well as medium format panoramic film up to 6 x 22cm. Digital ICE for Film technology helps... (More)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Olympus E-P1, M.ZUIKO lenses: New firmware released
22:34 EDT - Olympus Japan has today released updated firmware for its E-P1 Micro Four Thirds digital camera, as well as its 17mm and 14 - 42mm M.ZUIKO lenses.

The updates bring the Olympus P1 camera body and both lenses to firmware version 1.1, and are intended to be applied simultaneously. In all cases, the intent of the firmware updates is said to be improved... (More)

Sigma logo. Click to visit Sigma's website! PRESS RELEASE: Sigma Corporation announces availability of new 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS telephoto lens
21:20 EDT - Wide focal range captures diverse subject matter, compact construction allows for easy travel Ronkonkoma, NY, Sept. 14, 2009 – Sigma Corporation (, a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world's most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, is pleased to announce the new 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS lens. This compact, telephoto... (More)

Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM lens. Review: Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM
16:02 EDT - During PMA 2009, Sigma released an update to its popular ultra-wide angle zoom lens in the form of the 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM. The lens is slightly bigger and heavier, taking a larger size of filter (82mm) but providing a constant f/3.5 aperture. We've finished putting the lens through its paces in our labs: is it worth the upgrade? Click here to read our full review of the Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM lens.

Kyocera's logo. Click here to visit the Kyocera website! PRESS RELEASE: KYOCERA Develops World's Fastest Inkjet Printhead
14:41 EDT - Enhanced Device Offers High-Speed, High-Resolution, Full-Color Printing at 150 Million Dots Per Second Japan Graphic Arts Show 2009 - KYOTO, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kyocera Corporation (President: Tetsuo Kuba) today announced that it has developed the world's fastest* inkjet printhead — the key component in inkjet printing equipment. Each nozzle in the new KJ4 Series printhead ejects ink at... (More)

SanDisk's logo. Click to visit SanDisk's website! PRESS RELEASE: SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash Memory Card Raises Bar For Professional Grade Performance, Capacity And Reliability
13:09 EDT - World's Fastest High-Capacity Memory Card Features SanDisk Power Core Controller That Optimizes Card Endurance and Boosts Read/Write Speed to up to 90MB/s Milpitas, Calif., Sept. 14, 2009 - SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), the global leader in flash memory cards, today introduced a new line of SanDisk Extreme® Pro™ CompactFlash® memory cards, setting a new standard for fast, reliable,... (More)

Zeiss logo. Click to visit the Carl Zeiss website. PRESS RELEASE: Infinite perspectives for full-frame DSLRs
12:17 EDT - Carl Zeiss presents the Distagon T* 3,5/18 wide-angle lens with EF bayonet mount OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 14.09.2009. - Whether shooting the elegant lines of the Eiffel Tower or the vast expanses of the Grand Canyon, both situations require a lens field wide enough to reveal the unique and full dimensions of each image. With the new Distagon T* 3,5/18 from Carl Zeiss, EOS camera users now have an ultra-wide-angle... (More)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Total Production of NIKKOR Lenses for Nikon SLR Cameras Reaches Fifty Million PRESS RELEASE: Total Production of NIKKOR Lenses for Nikon SLR Cameras Reaches Fifty Million
16:51 EDT - MELVILLE, N.Y. (Sept. 10, 2009) - Nikon Corporation (Michio Kariya, President) is pleased to announce that as of August 2009 total production of NIKKOR lenses, interchangeable lenses for Nikon SLR cameras, reached fifty million. Total production of NIKKOR lenses reached forty-five million in August 2008 with production of an additional five million over the past year. Nikon (then Nippon Kogaku K.K.)... (More)

Digieffects' logo. Click here to visit the Digieffects website! PRESS RELEASE: Digieffects Launches Camera Mapper Plugin for After Effects
16:40 EDT - Developed in Close Collaboration with VFX Industry Guru Mark Christiansen Wilmington, NC - September 09, 2009 - Digieffects®, a developer of popular visual effects software plugins, today announced that Camera Mapper is available for purchase. Camera Mapper, a plugin for Adobe After Effects, allows you to simulate a 3D scene from 2D stills or footage. It allows you to isolate one or several objects... (More)

Electrophysics' AstroScope 9350NIK Night Vision Module.  Photo provided by Sofradir EC. PRESS RELEASE: Night Vision Module for Nikon dSLR Cameras Enhances Night-time Performance
13:50 EDT - Night Vision for Nikon D3 and D700 Cameras Fairfield, NJ (Sept 8, 2009) – Electrophysics, a Sofradir EC company, has introduced a new high performance night vision module for use with Nikon full-frame digital SLR cameras such as the Nikon D3 and D700 Cameras. These digital cameras deliver bright high resolution green images of night-time scenes having a full image format and edge-to-edge sharpness... (More)

FlashPipe's logo. Click here to visit the FlashPipe website! PRESS RELEASE: FlashPipe software released by ddisoftware, Inc.
13:36 EDT - ddisoftware, Inc., creator of Qimage photo printing software, is proud to introduce a brand new indispensable tool for your digital photography toolbox! FlashPipe, a highly capable and user configurable flash card file transfer program, has just been released. We've done our homework and have designed FlashPipe to be more than just a data "piping" application. The days of copying/pasting files from... (More)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Chromaticity's logo. Click here to visit the Chromaticity website! PRESS RELEASE: Chromaticity and FineEye Color Solutions to Showcase Software for G7 Extreme
20:42 EDT - See the first enabling technology for G7 Extreme™ and Extended Gamut Printing (EGP), in FineEye's booth (#4443) of the south hall at Print '09 in Chicago on September 11-16. Grand Rapids, MI. and Mountain View, CA. (PRWEB) September 8, 2009 -- Chromaticity, the leader in distribution and deployment of color management and digital imaging technologies, and FineEye Color Solutions will be showing... (More)

InvenSense logo. Click here to visit the InvenSense website! PRESS RELEASE: InvenSense™ Unveils World’s First Digital Dual-Axis Gyroscope For Camera Phones And Digital Still Cameras
17:14 EDT - New IDG-2000™ Family Enables Wider Adoption of Optical Image Stabilization with Next Generation Digital Interface in Ultra-Small 4x4x0.9mm Solution SUNNYVALE, Calif., September 8, 2009 – InvenSense, Inc., the leading provider of MEMS-based motion processing products for consumer electronics, today announced the new IDG-2000™ dual-axis MEMS gyroscope, its next-generation IDG™... (More)

Tonsho's logo. Click here to visit the Tonsho website! PRESS RELEASE: New Email Photo Service Helps Professional Photographers Beat the Slump
16:13 EDT - Tonsho has launched a new email service, 'Tonsho Photo', to help professional photographers maximise their sales in a time when bookings and sales are down. Photography is at the luxury end of disposable income spending and many photographers have reported a decline in business during the recession. Distinguishing itself from web-based solutions, Tonsho Photo utilises Tonsho's large file sending technology... (More)

6Sight's logo. Click here to visit the 6Sight website! PRESS RELEASE: 6Sight Future of Imaging Conference spotlights 3D, on-demand printing, Mobile Imaging 2.0, and the rise of the amateur photographer
15:46 EDT - JACKSON, Mich. – The future of imaging will be in more dimensions, when you want it, and in more places. That’s the key theme of the upcoming 6Sight Future of Imaging Conference, Nov. 10-12, at the Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, Calif. The conference features four main topics: The advent of 3D imaging, the on-demand printing revolution, synergies between camera phones and social... (More)

Animoto's logo. Click here to visit the Animoto website! PRESS RELEASE: Animoto Incorporates Video Clips, Empowering the Next Generation of Digital Storytelling
13:51 EDT - Video clips from the iPhone 3GS, Flip, and digital cameras can now be mixed into Animoto videos, giving users the power of a film production studio within the familiar Animoto ease-of-use NEW YORK, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Animoto(R) ( videos today get a game-changing upgrade: users will now have the ability to easily incorporate video clips alongside their photos to create stunning... (More)

Leica announces full-frame M9
02:49 EDT - Leica Camera AG has unveiled its latest M-series rangefinder digital camera, the Leica M9.

Based around a Kodak KAF-18500 CCD image sensor with an offset microlens design and approximately the same dimensions as a frame of 35mm film, the Leica M9 takes over the crown as the smallest full-frame... (More)

Leica Camera AG logo. Click to visit Leica's US website! Leica announces fixed-lens APS-C compact
02:47 EDT - Like Sigma's DP1 and DP2 before it, the newly announced Leica X1 couples a fixed focal length lens with a much larger image sensor than is found in the typical compact digital camera.

The Leica X1 is based around a twelve megapixel APS-C sized CMOS imager with Bayer RGB filter. The X1's lens offers a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 36mm, and a maximum aperture of f/2.8. ISO sensitivities... (More)

Kodak's logo. Click here to visit the Kodak website! PRESS RELEASE: KODAK CCD Image Sensor Powers New LEICA M9 Digital Camera
02:45 EDT - Full 35mm-sized Sensor Brings New Level of Performance and Image Quality to Leica Customers ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) is again supplying the CCD Image Sensors that lie at the heart of the latest digital camera from Leica Camera AG. The KODAK KAF-18500 Image Sensor was developed specifically for the newly announced LEICA M9, the latest member in Leica’s... (More)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM lens. Review: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
14:08 EDT - Introduced in 1995, the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM rounds out Canon's lenses in the 70-200mm category, offering image-stabilized and f/4 versions of the lens. There's plenty of choice available in the 70-200mm range: should Canon shooters be considering this option? Click here to read our full review of the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM lens.

HP's logo. Click here to visit the HP website! HP ships new Photosmarts, announces partnerships
12:53 EDT - HP has announced that several new Photosmart all-in-one printer models are now shipping, including what it has referred to as the world's first web-connected home printer.

The HP Photosmart Premium printer with TouchSmart Web was announced last June, and includes an unusually large 4.33-inch touchscreen LCD display through which users can download and interact with applications... (More)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Samsung's HZ25W digital camera. Photo provided by Samsung Electronics America Inc. 24x zoom Samsung HZ25W announced
22:58 EDT - With a 24x optical zoom lens, the Samsung HZ25W digital camera is the company's first megazoom model, with the most wide-ranging lens it has previously offered being the 15x zoom of the Pro815 some four years ago.

The Samsung HZ25W goes head to head with the Kodak Z980, Nikon P90, Olympus SP590 and Pentax X70 digital cameras. Of these, three use what looks to be the same 26 - 624mm equivalent, f/2.8 - 5.0 lens,... (More)

DATACOLOR-2009-150x20.GIF PRESS RELEASE: Datacolor's New Spyder3Express Makes Color Calibration Of Computer Monitors Easy As 1-2-3
14:27 EDT - Latest Technology Makes it Work; Simple User Interface Makes it Easy Lawrenceville, NJ, September 8, 2009 - Datacolor is combining its intimate knowledge of the photographic digital workflow with a longtime heritage as an innovator in color management systems to develop an advanced, yet easy-to-use monitor calibration system for consumers and photo enthusiasts.  Datacolor realizes that everyone... (More)

DxO Labs Logo. Click to visit the DxO Labs website! PRESS RELEASE: DxO Optics Pro v5.3.5 supports the Sony Alpha 850 and 85 new DxO Optics Modules
12:27 EDT - Paris, France - September 7, 2009 - DxO Labs is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 5.3.5 of its DxO Optics Pro software. This new version supports the Sony Alpha 850 (Elite Edition), along with 85 new DxO Optics Modules. Another feature is better noise control for images taken at high ISO with the Sony Alpha 900. The new DxO Optics Modules cover fisheye lenses, wide-angles,... (More)

Think Tank Photo's logo. Click here to visit the Think Tank Photo website! PRESS RELEASE: Think Tank Photo Launches New Website
11:50 EDT - Award-winning camera bag company Think Tank Photo today announced the launch of its newly redesigned website. Think Tank Photo aims to extend the company's reach by serving a broad audience of professional, prosumer, and serious amateur photographers and other visual journalists. Santa Rosa, Calif. ( About Blast Advanced Media Founded in 1999, Blast Advanced Media is a website... (More)

Friday, September 4, 2009

Sigma logo. Click to visit Sigma's website! PRESS RELEASE: Sigma announces 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS lens
20:25 EDT - The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the new 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS.  This telephoto zoom lens incorporates Sigma’s original OS (Optical Stabilizer) function and is housed in a compact construction.  The OS function offers the use of shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible.  It makes telephoto shooting easy for many types of photography... (More)

DATACOLOR-2009-150x20.GIF PRESS RELEASE: Datacolor Ultimate Workflow Solution With New Spyder3Studio SR
17:23 EDT - Lawrenceville, NJ, August 26, 2009 - Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, continues its long heritage for providing photographers, photo enthusiasts, and other creative artists, with precision color management solutions with the introduction of its new Spyder3Studio SR calibration system. The new system is built on the solid foundation of Datacolor's extremely popular, and highly... (More)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Corel's Digital Studio 2010 product packaging. Photo provided by Corel Corp. PRESS RELEASE: Introducing Corel® Digital Studio™ 2010
21:42 EDT - Finally, Photo and Video Come Together in an All-New Creative Experience on the PC Ottawa, Canada - September 02, 2009 - Corel Corporation (NASDAQ:CREL) (TSX:CRE) today introduced its all-new photo and video product, Corel® Digital Studio™ 2010. Now it is simple, fast and fun for everyone to enjoy and share their favorite photos and videos all within one integrated and engaging environment.... (More)

Sony's logo. Click here to visit the Sony Europe website! PRESS RELEASE: Win tickets to the 2010 FIFA World Cup with your best football image
19:56 EDT - Sony World Photography Awards calls all sports and photography enthusiasts Do you love sport?  Are you passionate about photography?  Would you like to go to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, sponsored by Sony? As sports fans get ready for the biggest football event of next year, the Sony World Photography Awards – one of the largest global photographic competitions – is looking to uncover... (More)

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon U.S.A., The Pro Football Hall Of Fame And Archie Manning Kick Off The "Why Do You Love Football" Photo Challenge
17:19 EDT -  Grand Prize Winner Will Be Awarded a Trip for Four to Super Bowl XLIV and Winning Photo Could Be Displayed in the Pro Football Hall of Fame   Product Donation to be made to NFL Youth Education Towns (NFL YETs) LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., September 3, 2009 – Canon U.S.A., Inc, a leader in digital imaging, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame are inviting football fans to express their love for... (More)

Kubota Image Tools' logo. Click here to visit the Kubota Image Tools website! PRESS RELEASE: Secret Italy - The Photography Workshop with Kevin Kubota
15:56 EDT - Tuscany, Italy workshop to take place May 2-8, 2010 Bend, OR – (September 3, 2009) – Kubota Image Tools announces Kevin Kubota’s 5th creative Italy professional photography workshop. This inspiring 7-day photography workshop (May 2-8, 2010) includes several exciting photo excursions, classroom instruction, photography critiquing and more. The 2010 Secret Italy professional photography... (More)

Toshiba's Camileo H30 digital camcorder. Photo provided by Toshiba UK. PRESS RELEASE: Toshiba updates Camileo HD camcorder series with the launch of three new models
15:45 EDT - Core FactsToshiba today announced the launch of a trio of new Camileo Full HD digital camcorders – the Camileo S20, H30 and X100 models – all of which offer Full HD resolution (1920x1080p). Camileo S20 launches as one of the slimmest HD camcorders in the world. Camileo H30 combines functionality with ease of use. Toshiba adds X100 model to the Camileo range, combining features and functionality... (More)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tamron's SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II VC LD Aspherical [IF] lens. Photo provided by Tamron USA Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Tamron Launches Fast SP AF17-50mm With Vibration Compensation For Nikon DX-Format DSLRs
22:53 EDT - Groundbreaking high-speed, high-definition f/2.8 standard zoom features Tamron’s Vibration Compensation (VC) image stabilization mechanism September 1, 2009, Commack, NY— Tamron USA, Inc. announced the release of the SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II1 VC LD Aspherical [IF] (Model B005), a high speed f/2.8 wide-to-moderate-telephoto zoom lens designed exclusively for Nikon-mount digital SLR cameras... (More)

Imaging Resource logo. Copyright ©, Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. July POTD Winners Chosen!
18:40 EDT - A few days later than planned thanks to the onslaught of camera announcements, we're happy to announce the monthly winners of our Photo of the Day contest for July, 2009.

"Jump Together," "Forever Yours," and "Wahweap Hoo Doo" were chosen as our July winners. Congratulations to Kyaw Thar, Robyn Terrell, and Julie Furber! Without further ado, here's the three monthly winners... (More)

Bogen Imaging's logo. Click here to visit the Bogen Imaging website! PRESS RELEASE: Bogen Imaging Hosts Free Fall Foliage Photo Tips Webinar
18:39 EDT - Photographer Adam Barker to Share Tips on Capturing the Color of the Fall Season Ramsey, N.J. (August 31, 2009)—Bogen Imaging, a leading distributor of top quality photographic support products and accessories in North America, announces a free webinar titled “Capturing the Brilliance of Fall: Roundtable with Adam Barker.”  Part of the company’s Bogen Café series... (More)

CEIVA's logo. Click here to visit the CEIVA website! PRESS RELEASE: Help CEIVA® Choose Winners of Summer Fun Photo Contest
18:07 EDT - Cast Your Vote for Your Favorite Photo Now! LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- CEIVA Logic, Inc., inventors of the connected digital photo frame, has announced the 20 spectacular finalists in this year's Summer Fun Photo Contest. Everyone, young and old, is invited to help CEIVA® pick the winner! Simply log on to to cast your vote for the best summer fun photo! One... (More)

Fujifilm logo. Click to visit the Fujifilm website! PRESS RELEASE: Executive Changes At Fujifilm USA Imaging Division
17:49 EDT - Masato "Mark" Yamamoto Named Division President, Manny Almeida Rejoins Company as Vice President, General Manager Valhalla, NY, August 31, 2009 -- FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc. has announced several changes in executive level management, effective August 31, 2009. Masato “Mark” Yamamoto has been named Division President, Imaging Division. Manny Almeida assumes the role of Vice President,... (More)

Kodak's logo. Click here to visit the Kodak website! PRESS RELEASE: Kodak’s New All-in-One Inkjet Printers Deliver Lab-Quality Prints and $110 Average Annual Savings on Ink Costs1
17:25 EDT - KODAK Printers Offer Lowest Total Ink Replacement Cost in the Industry Rochester, NY, September 2, 2009 — Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: EK) invites consumers to print, copy, scan and save with its new KODAK ESP 3250 and ESP 5250 All-in-One (AiO) Printers.  The ESP 3250 and ESP 5250 Printers join Kodak’s innovative line of printers that are revolutionizing the inkjet business by offering... (More)

Skip's Network logo. Click here to visit the Skip's Network website! PRESS RELEASE: Marketing Essentials International Announces Skip's Network
16:48 EDT - New resource center provides the best business support and referrals for every area of business in the photography industry Akron, Ohio (September 2, 2009) – Marketing Essentials International Inc. (MEI) announces Skip’s Network, a resource center for recommended business assistance in virtually every area of business in the photography industry. “I’ve spent my entire adult... (More)

Unibind's logo. Click here to visit the Unibind website! PRESS RELEASE: Unibind Launches New Line Of Casemaking & Binding Systems At Print 09 Show
15:07 EDT - CaseMaker 750A & BCC10 Create Personalized Hardcover Books at 400 Books/Hour Environmentally Friendly Machines Work Together at the Same Speed for Minimal Cost & Labor September 2, 2009, Alpharetta, GA -- Peleman Industries, Inc., manufacturer of the award-winning Unibind high-quality binding, laminating and presentation product line, announced today that it will debut its... (More)

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-GF1 digital camera. Photo provided by Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 announced, previewed
00:00 EDT - Panasonic has today announced its latest and most compact offering for the Micro Four Thirds format, the Lumix GF1 - and we've just posted our hands-on Panasonic GF1 preview.

A clear competitor to the Olympus E-P1, the Panasonic GF1 is very similar to that camera in terms of both size and weight. The two cameras use slightly different Panasonic N-MOS image sensors, but both... (More)

Panasonic LUMIX G 20mm/F1.7 ASPH (bottom) lens. Photos provided by Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co. PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic Adds Two New Interchangeable Lenses To Its LUMIX G Series Digital Camera System, Including World's First Leica Micro Four Thirds Lens
00:00 EDT - World’s first Leica Micro Four Thirds lens Compatible with Panasonic’s Award-Winning LUMIX G Series of Digital Cameras, Plus a New, Ultra Lightweight  F1.7 Lens Secaucus, NJ (September 2, 2009) – Today, Panasonic introduced two new Micro Four Thirds digital interchangeable lenses – the LUMIX G 20mm/F1.7 ASPH, a compact and lightweight “pancake” lens with outstanding... (More)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

DxO Optics Pro v5.3.5 released
12:31 EDT - DxO Labs has updated its photo processing application, DxO Optics Pro, to support a newly announced camera from Sony.

DxO Optics Pro now supports the Sony Alpha A850, a full-frame digital SLR that's closely related to the Alpha A900, but with a more affordable body-only pricetag of $2,000. An interesting forum post from... (More)

Epson's Stylus Pro 3880 printer. Photo provided by Epson America Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Epson Expands Its Award-Winning Large Format Printer Lineup with New 17-Inch Epson Stylus Pro 3880
11:57 EDT - Compact 17-Inch Printer Delivers Unparalleled Print Quality and Performance with Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta Ink and New AccuPhoto HD2 Image Technology LONG BEACH, Calif. – Sept. 1, 2009 – Epson America today introduced its most sophisticated 17-inch printer to date – the Epson Stylus® Pro 3880. Replacing its popular predecessor, the Epson Stylus Pro 3800, the compact... (More)

Canon's EOS 7D digital SLR. Photo provided by Canon USA Inc. EOS 7D: Canon's 18mpix APS-C DSLR announced, previewed
00:00 EDT - Canon USA Inc. has today announced its new EOS 7D single-lens reflex digital camera, as well as three new lenses, a new battery grip, and a new wireless file transmitter - and we've just posted our hands-on Canon 7D preview.

Positioned alongside the existing EOS 5D Mark II and above the EOS 50D, the Canon EOS 7D marks the launch of a new model line for the company's EOS series. In front of an APS-C sized CMOS image sensor... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Canon U.S.A. Introduces Three New EF And EF-S Lenses, Including The First Camera Lens Featuring Hybrid Image Stabilization
00:00 EDT - Introducing the EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, and EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lenses LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., September 1, 2009 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, continues its advancement of EOS lens technology with the introduction of three new EF and EF-S lenses – EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM and the EF-S 18-135mm... (More)

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