News entries for November, 2011

FUJIFILM X-S1 - Join the X family with a power of Super Zoom

Fujifilm X-S1 digital camera. Image courtesy of FUJIFILM Corporation.November 24, 2011 — The Fujifilm X series of premium cameras has a third model — the X-S1 — and just like the two before it, this latest addition sets new standards in design and performance.

The X-S1 represents a new breed of bridge cameras. Built in Japan to exacting standards, the body has a high-quality look and feel with metal dials, a rubberised...

Dead-ended? New Software Shows a Way Out for Photo Industry

Ecce Terram's logo. Click here to visit the Ecce Terram website!HTML5-based solutions promise: less risk, more profits for retail chains, photo services

Atlanta, GA; Oldenburg, Germany - 11/24/2011. Ecce Terram, a global digital imaging solutions company with headquarters in Atlanta, GA and Oldenburg, Germany, has introduced version 2 of its Photo2lab Online Client. The new software for online photo processing and...

New Pentax K-r colors available on walmart.com

Pentax's K-r digital SLR. Photo provided by Pentax Ricoh Imaging Americas Corp.Denver, CO. (November 12, 2011)...If you dream of owning a PENTAX K-r digital SLR in a color that stands out in a crowd, your wait is over!  PENTAX RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION just announced the K-r digital SLR soon will be available exclusively on www.walmart.com in limited edition colors including pink, purple, blue, green, yellow, navy,...

Lens Review: Olympus 45mm f/1.8 ED M.Zuiko

Olympus45f18mzuikoOur lens review for today is the Olympus 45mm f/1.8 M.Zuiko. Small, lightweight, and offering a telephoto perspective you can carry around in your pocket. We've put the 45mm lens through its paces in our test lab: click here to read our full review of the M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8 ED lens.

DxO Announces Faster, Smoother Optics Pro 7 With Additional Camera Support

DxO Labs' logo. Click here to visit the DxO Labs website!With a newly-optimized interface and workflow, DxO Optics Pro 7 will be available on Nov. 30, at a special 33 percent discount.

PARIS -- Nov. 23 -- DxO Labs announces the Nov. 30 availability of DxO Optics Pro 7, a major new release of its leading image-processing software for demanding photographers. This new version, released simultaneously for...

Sony WX10 review posted!

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX10 digital camera. Copyright © 2011, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved.With a wicked-fast autofocus system driving its G-series lens, the Sony WX10 integrates quite a few of Sony's recent innovations, including iSweep Panorama, Handheld Twilight, and even a set of 3D modes. Its 16-megapixel sensor, 2.8-inch LCD, Full HD video capture, and 24-168mm lens mark the WX10 as a pocket camera with a little extra something. We were most impressed with...

Truprint wins UK photo book tax case

Truprint's logo. Click here to visit the Truprint website!An article from the UK's Daily Mail newspaper reports that photofinisher Harrier LLC--which trades under the Truprint brand--has won a court case against Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, challenging the collection of value-added taxes for sale of photo books.

Under the UK's Value Added Tax Act 1994, there are a number of exemptions to VAT for goods and services that are...

Limited Beta Release of Cinefy brings Hollywood effects to the iPhone

The App Creation Network's logo. Click here to visit the App Creation Network website!New Video Editing and Effects Platform offers Studios An Innovative New Channel for Social Marketing

PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Chairseven and App Creation Network today announced the limited beta release of Cinefy, a mobile video editing and effects platform for iPhone where users create and share videos mixed with high quality visual effects....

CEA Rewards ‘Best Shots’ in New Photo Contest

The Consumer Electronics Show logo. Click here to visit the Consumer Electronics Show website!Grand Prize Winner Receives Digital SLR and Accessories

Arlington, Va., November 21, 2011 – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today launched a digital photo contest to encourage consumers to share and display their digital photographs. The grand prize winner, to be announced January 13, 2012, at the 2012 International CES, will receive a...

Panel denies crime links in Olympus investigation

Olympus' logo. Click here to visit the Olympus website!Olympus Corp. yesterday published a statement on behalf of its third-party committee, in response to reports in the media late last week that at least US$4.9 billion was still unaccounted for, and that possible organized crime links were being investigated.

According to the statement, the six-member committee chaired by former Supreme Court justice Tatsuo Kainaka has not...

Nikon: new firmware for 1-mount zooms

Nikon's logo. Click here to visit the Nikon website!Nikon Inc. has today issued firmware updates for three of its Nikon 1-mount lenses, which were announced last September alongside the J1 and V1 compact system cameras.

The firmware covers all three zoom models in the series, all of which feature the company's Vibration Reduction technology, with only the 1 NIKKOR 10mm f/2.8 pancake prime not included in the update...

Software Review: Arcsoft’s Perfect365

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Arcsoft has just released Perfect365, a new portrait retouching application that runs on Windows and iOS. While offering some standard tricks of the trade like face reshaping, teeth whitening, eye brightening and blemish removal, it goes a bit further. Read our review to see just how much further.

Bargain Watch: Nikon P7000 for $249 on Amazon

Here's a quickie Gold Box deal for today only on Amazon.com: a Nikon P7000 for $249.00, half off the original $499.00 list price. Note: This deal has expired, but the P7000 is still listed pretty low, now selling for $279.

ZurbeautyThe Nikon P7000 is a camera that we liked, but didn't give it a Dave's Pick primarily for its slow interface and slow shot-to-shot speed. We did like...

Russell Brown shines his flashlight on Photoshop Touch

Adobe's logo. Click here to visit the Adobe website!In a newly-released demonstration video Russell Brown, Senior Creative Director at Adobe Systems Inc., shows off a rather cool trick for relighting photographs in Adobe Photoshop Touch.

The video, which can be seen on the blog of Adobe's John Nack, details a clever combination of layers, the camera fill feature, and a flashlight. It's an effect that--while it could be...

Fujifilm’s digital camera X100 wins iF Product Design Award of iF Design Awards 2012

Fujifilm's FinePix X100 digital camera. Photo provided by Fujifilm Corp. Click to read our Fuji X100 review!November 21, 2011 -- The premium compact digital camera X100 by Fujifilm Corporation (President and CEO: Shigetaka Komori) has won the iF Product Design Award in the iF Design Awards 2012, i.e. industrial design awards organized by iF International Forum Design GmbH. The iF Product Design Award, established in 1953, is one of the most prestigious...

Nikon J1 review posted!

Nikon's J1 digital camera. Photo provided by Nikon Corp. Click to read our Nikon J1 review!Nikon bided its time before entering the compact system camera market, and when it finally did so last September, wasn't afraid to take a path untrodden.

The Nikon J1 adopts a rather smaller sensor than its main rivals, but in doing so also offers a worthwhile savings in weight and size--not only for the camera body, but perhaps more importantly for its lenses. That's not...

Bargain Watch: Canon S95 for $289.99 on Amazon!

Down $10 from Friday, the Canon S95 is now on sale for $289.99 on Amazon. This is one of our favorite cameras of 2010, whose initial price was $399.95. As I said back then, "I'm extremely fond of the small form factor and rock-like feel and finish to the Canon S95. It is solid, has good heft, and looks like it means business." Click here for our link to the Canon S95 on...

Software Review Update: DxO FilmPack 3.1

DxO Labs' logo. Click here to visit the DxO Labs website!We update our FilmPack review, trying out the latest enhancements -- and revealing one trick.

DxO has updated FilmPack to version 3.1 with several enticing enhancements:

  • A collection of 25 "Creative Renderings," otherwise known as presets. Among them are vintage effects, color nuances, sepia variations, partial desaturation, all intending "real emotional impact." All...

Sony Opens Doors To New Shopping Experiences In Houston, New York And Southern California

Sony's logo. Click here to visit the Sony website!SAN DIEGO, Nov. 18, 2011 -- Sony Electronics is opening the doors to more stores with the new design concept introduced earlier this year in the Century City area of Los Angeles.  The new design introduces a brand new customer experience from Sony, including a world class design that truly embodies the best Sony has to offer from electronics to music,...

Kodak seeks Gallery buyer, says WSJ

Kodak's logo. Click here to visit the Kodak website!Less than two weeks after announcing that it had divested itself of its image sensor division, Eastman Kodak Co. may again be looking to sell one of its businesses, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

With camera and film sales falling and the company working on shifting its consumer focus towards inkjet printing, Kodak recently reported a third-quarter loss...