News entries for December, 2011

Switronix Releases V-Mount Plates For Sony F3, Red Epic And Red Scarlet Cameras

Switronix's logo. Click here to visit the Switronix website!(December 22, 2011) - Long Island, NY - Switronix is proud to oficially announce a trio of new V-mount plates for the Sony F3 (GP-S-2PTX), RED Epic and RED Scarlet cameras (GP-S-EPIC10, GP-S-EPIC20). The pair of epic plates are the only currently available plates capable of transmitting battery percentage data from RED brick batteries or Switronix...

Sigma updates SD1 firmware and Photo Pro, launches remote control software

Sigma's SD1 digital SLR. Photo provided by Sigma.Sigma Corp. has today released updated firmware for its flagship Sigma SD1 digital SLR,  an update to its Photo Pro imaging utility, and a new program that brings remote capture capabilities to the SD1.

Sigma SD1 firmware v1.04 brings improvements to accuracy of both evaluative exposure metering and autofocus, as well as better handling of saturation in highlight areas of...

Sigma Corporation of America announces “Dear Sigma” Contest winner

Sigma's logo. Click here to visit the Sigma website!Charitable photographer will use new lenses to shoot shark-diving projects for cancer survivors

Ronkonkoma, NY, Dec. 22, 2011 – Sigma Corporation of America made one photographer’s – and many cancer survivors’ – holidays a little bit brighter today when it announced the winner of the “Dear Sigma” Contest.

Brandon Bethea, of San Diego, Calif., will...

Olympus HQ raided, as company considers stock sale

Olympus' logo. Click here to visit the Olympus Global website!Authorities today raided the Tokyo headquarters of Olympus Corp., seeking evidence in the unfolding case of a long-concealed accounting fraud, according to a report from Bloomberg.

Investigators removed a significant quantity of documents for use in their investigation, as shown in footage from public broadcaster NHK, and were also said to have searched the offices of...

Amazing deal on 5D Mark II, and free overnight shipping on hundreds of products

Canon's EOS 5D Mark II digital SLR. Photo provided by Canon.Great deals are continuing to spring up, as the 2011 holiday season comes to a head.

A few days ago, we mentioned that Canon's EOS 5D Mark II digital SLR was available body-only for just US$2,099. That was a great deal in itself, but it's just been surpassed by a truly spectacular one. For that very same price of US$2,099, Adorama is now offering the 5D Mark II in a kit...

ProCamera pushes out a major update and price drop for holidays

ProCamera's logo. Click here to visit the ProCamera website!Daemgen.net announces a major ProCamera update, version 3.5, and a price-drop to £1.49 for the upcoming holiday season.

PRLog (Press Release) - Dec 21, 2011 - Mannheim – As a holiday gift to worldwide iPhoneography fans, ProCamera releases a major update – version 3.5. Continuing in the holiday spirit, ProCamera announces a promotional price drop to...

Concord Keystone Introduces Easy Shot Clip HD Digital Video Camera Outdoor & Diving Kit

Concord Keystone's logo. Click here to visit the Concord Keystone website!Camera, Housing, and Accessories Perfect For Snow Skiers And Other Sports Enthusiasts

Sunrise, FL – December 21, 2011 – The flakes are flying and conditions are right! Just in time for snow season, Concord Keystone introduces a new Easy Shot Clip HD Digital Video Camera Kit designed for outdoor conditions like skiing, snowboarding, sledding, snow...

Verbatim’s New Card Readers Transfer Digital Photos, Videos and Music Faster and Easier than Ever Before

Verbatim's logo. Click here to visit the Verbatim website!Sleek USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 universal and pocket card readers support all popular memory card formats, including Secure Digital (SD), MicroSD,  Memory Stick and many more.

Charlotte, NC, December 14, 2011 – Verbatim, the global leader in data storage technology including portable hard drives, USB flash drives, CDs, Blu-ray discs and memory cards, has...

Accessory Review: LensAlign Long Ruler Kit

Long.102x197Michael Tapes Design has released a compact Long Ruler Kit for his LensAlign MkII that eclipses the older LensAlign Pro design with its own two-piece long ruler.

The new version comes in three pieces that stack up to a 12-inch long ruler for travel. Made of flexible vinyl to make mounting in the LensAlign MkII easy, carbon fiber rods reinforce the ruler so it doesn't sag....

Animoto Announces New iPhone App That Instantly Turns Photos Into Professional-Looking Videos

Animoto's logo. Click here to visit the Animoto website!- Share Everyday Moments with Personalized Videos: On the Go Via Text, Email and Social Media -

NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Animoto, the award-winning leader in online video editing, today announced an all-new version of its free iPhone app that makes it easy for consumers to create and share stunning, professional-looking videos −...

Travel Zoom Shootout posted!

IR's 2011 Travel Zoom Shootout Contenders.There's nothing better than a Travel Zoom digital camera when you're on a trip. You can pack light and yet take comfort that you have the equivalent of at least a 300mm lens in your pocket, as well as a nice wide-angle lens. But picking the right Travel Zoom camera can be a hassle. What features are most important? How well do they work? Which will capture the best images?...

Nikon updates Capture NX, ViewNX

Nikon's logo. Click here to visit the Nikon website!Nikon USA has today released updates to both of its imaging utilities, Capture NX and ViewNX, bringing new features and bugfixes aplenty.

Perhaps most significantly, Capture NX 2.3.0 adds native 64-bit support for Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Mac OS X. ViewNX 2.2.5 continues to operate in 32-bit mode only, however.

Courtesy of Nikon, the full list of changes in Capture...

Ricoh: New firmware for GR Digital IV, CX6

Japan's Ricoh Co. Ltd. has today announced new firmware for two of its fixed-lens camera models, the Ricoh GR Digital IV and Ricoh CX6.

Ricoh GR Digital v1.17 firmware includes four main changes. With the flash strobe set to Auto, images shot under backlit conditions should yield better results. The optional AF distance display now stops at the position of focus lock...

Unified Color updates HDR Expose, 32 Float, offers launch discounts

HDR Expose 2 and 32 Float v2 product packaging. Source images provided by Unified Color Technologies.San Francisco-based Unified Color Technologies has announced updates to its flagship HDR imaging application and 32-bit Photoshop color editing plugin, as well as special launch pricing for both products valid through year's end.

HDR Expose 2 follows in the footsteps of last year's HDR Expose, and 32 Float v2 is an update of a Photoshop plugin that debuted a month later....

Oloneo® Makes HDR Photography Accessible to All With the Launch of Oloneo HDRengine™

Oloneo's logo. Click here to visit the Oloneo website!HDR enthusiasts and novices can now benefit from the fastest, most advanced HDR tools packaged in a simple-to-use, affordable yet highly creative application.

Paris, France – December 16, 2011 – Oloneo today announced the immediate availability of Oloneo HDRengine, the fastest and most accessible HDR application to easily create superior HDR photos....

New: Leica Camera Announces S2 Firmware Update FW 1.0.2.0

Leica's logo. Click here to visit the Leica website!Latest update supports the Leica Elmarit-S 30mm f/2.8 ASPH wide-angle lens

Solms, Germany (December 19, 2011) - Leica Camera AG continues its commitment to the ongoing development of the Leica S medium format system with a new firmware update, FW 1.0.2.0. This fifth firmware update is specially developed for the use of the camera with the new Leica...

DxO Optics Pro v7.1 supports 5 additional cameras and achieves a landmark 5,000 DxO Optics Modules

DxO Labs' logo. Click here to visit the DxO Labs website!The new version features enhanced stability and even faster processing speed.

Special 33% discount good through December 24, 2011.

December 19, 2011 - DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro v7.1 for Mac and Windows. Both the Standard and Elite editions of version 7.1 support five additional cameras: the Sony Alpha 65, the...

Panasonic, Samsung, SanDisk, Sony and Toshiba Join Forces to Collaborate on Next Generation Secure Memory Solution

Five Companies plan to jointly form 'Next Generation Secure Memory Initiative'

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Panasonic Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SanDisk Corporation, Sony Corporation and Toshiba Corporation today announced that they have reached an agreement in principle to collaborate on a new content protection technology for flash...

Accessory Review: CRU-DataPort ToughTech Duo

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Tired of burning CDs? Those DVDs filling up just as fast? Weary of stacking up external USB drives? It happens to everybody who takes digital photos.

Maybe you're looking for a portable, affordable storage solution that even has some data protection built in? We've found one for you.

Usually a solution like this is complicated and expensive. But CRU-DataPort has...

CyberLink Launches Public Beta of PhotoDirector 3

CyberLink's logo. Click here to visit the CyberLink website!Multimedia Leader Offers Consumers an Exclusive Preview of the New Dimension in Photography Workflow Software

Taipei, Taiwan—December 15, 2011—CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW) today unveiled a new public beta program of its industry-leading photo workflow software, PhotoDirector 3. PhotoDirector 3 Beta can be downloaded for free and includes a wide array of...