News entries for December, 2011

Olympus prepares to clean house as scandal spreads to auditors

Olympus' logo. Click here to visit the Olympus website!Seeking to make right on decades-old hidden losses, executives at Japan's Olympus Corp. created a complex web of financial transactions in Japan, Singapore, and Europe, moving bad assets off the company's books to shell companies, then returning funds to these companies through advisory fees and inflated acquisition costs, effectively correcting Olympus' own balance sheet...

Ohanaware Co., Ltd. release Fun Greetings 1.0 for Mac OS X. (Card Printing)

Ohanaware's logo. Click here to visit the Ohanaware website!Jhangle, Pingtung, Taiwan (Dec 5th 2011) -- Ohanaware, a family team specializing in intuitive photo editing software, are proud to announce the immediate release of their latest product "Fun Greetings". Fun Greetings is a user friendly Photo Greetings Card printing product for the Macintosh.

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USB-IF Announces New USB Audio/Video Device Class Specification

 

The SuperSpeed USB logo. Click here to visit the USB Implementers Forum website!Addition of A/V Capabilities Enable Comprehensive USB Solutions

BEAVERTON, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The USB-IF today announced its release of the USB-IF Audio/Video Device Class Specification. The specification supports the transfer of A/V data over USB to a wide variety of A/V devices, including cell phones, cameras, pico projectors, webcams, large...

IR hosts live Q&A on Panasonic GX1, delivers camera answers to enthusiast hordes

Panasonic returns to its GF roots with the forthcoming GX1. We've put it through its paces over the last two weeks and generally came away impressed. Curious to learn more? Burning questions left unanswered on internet forums? Then join our Live Q&A on December the 12th at noon EST.

Samsung NX200 test shots posted!

Samsung's NX200 compact system camera. Image provided by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.We've just posted a full set of test shots from a Samsung NX200 compact system camera, straight from the lab!

The NX200 is based around a new APS-C sized CMOS image sensor with a resolution of 20.3 megapixels, developed by Samsung, and offering sensitivity to a maximum of ISO 12,800 equivalent. The Samsung NX200's sensor offers swift seven frames-per-second burst shooting...

Tamron Announces The 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC (Model B011), Tamron’s First High-Power Zoom For Sony Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Cameras

A pair of Tamron's 18-200mm Di III VC lenses shown mounted on Sony NEX-series camera bodies. Photo provided by Tamron Co. Ltd.Innovative lens is lightweight, compact, and features a striking new form factor with two color options to suit the Sony mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera series design.

December 8, 2011, Commack, New York - Tamron Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of optical equipment, announced the introduction of an exciting new lens, the 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di...

The CompactFlash Association Announces the Recently Adopted XQD™ Specification as a New Memory Card Format

The XQD memory card logo. Click here to visit the CompactFlash Association's website!XQD Introduces Industry Leading Performance

CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The CompactFlash Association (CFA) is pleased to announce the release of the XQD specification as a new high performance memory card. This XQD specification is based on the PCI Express® specification, which provides a solid base for future performance scaling.

The CFA...

The CompactFlash Association Announces the First Video Performance Guarantee (VPG) Profile Specification

The CompactFlash Association's logo. Click here to visit the CompactFlash Association website!Video Performance Guarantee (VPG) Profile for Professional Video Capture Released

CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The CompactFlash Association (CFA) is pleased to announce the release of the first Video Performance Guarantee (VPG) Profile specification for CompactFlash cards. The VPG Profile 1 specification enables guaranteed sustained capture of...

Nikon P7000: Numerous bugs squashed in new firmware

Nikon's logo. Click here to visit the Nikon website!Nikon Inc. has released a new firmware update for its Coolpix P7000 digital camera that corrects a wide variety of bugs in the previous firmware version, issued almost exactly a year ago.

Nikon P7000 v1.2 improves autofocus performance by both reducing the likelihood of the camera failing to achieve an AF lock, and of an incorrect focus lock on the background, rather than...

Panasonic GH2: New firmware adds features, improves performance

Panasonic's DMC-GH2 digital camera. Click to read our Panasonic GH2 review!Panasonic has today issued a new firmware version for its Lumix DMC-GH2 compact system camera.

The Panasonic GH2 firmware v1.1 makes quite a range of changes, adding new features and improving overall performance. There's a new high bitrate 24Mbps 1080p 25fps recording mode, and support for power zoom lenses with display of focal length, zoom speed adjustment, preset step...

Leica Camera Offers Firmware Update 1.176 For The Leica M9 And M9-P

Leica's logo. Click here to visit the Leica website!Allendale, NJ (December 6, 2011) - Leica Camera, Inc. announces the latest firmware update, 1.176, for the Leica M9 and M9-P, the world’s smallest, full-frame digital system cameras.  Users wishing to benefit from the new offerings can download the firmware update from the Leica Camera website.

Firmware update 1.176 eliminates a rare fault occurring...

Camera & Photo Imaging Show: CP+ 2012

The CP+ 2012 logo. Click here to visit the CP+ 2012 website!World Premiere – The power of photography to bring the world together

November 30, 2011 -- CP+ Division -- The Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) (JCII Bldg. 25, Ichiban-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Japan; President: Makoto Kimura) will hold the CP+ 2012 Camera & Imaging Show from February 9 (Thursday) to 12 (Sunday), 2012, at the Pacifico...

Sony NEX-5N review posted!

Sony's Alpha NEX-5N compact system camera. Photo provided by Sony Electronics Inc. Click to read our Sony NEX-5N review!Sony made quite a splash with its aggressively-styled NEX-5 system camera back in mid-2010, and while the succeeding Sony NEX-5N digital camera is no longer the company's flagship system camera, it builds upon its predecessor with quite a selection of upgrades and new features.

There's a new image sensor and processor that bring a wider sensitivity range and support for...

Referral program launched by pan-Asian stock photo company, Photokore

Photokore's logo. Click here to visit the Photokore website!Photokore announces the launch today of a referral program whereby members can earn a percentage of sales made by artists, and/or purchases made by image buyers. This marks the first pan-Asian stock photography referral program.

PRLog (Press Release) - Dec 01, 2011 - Photokore, Asia’s fasted growing stock photography company, announced the launch...

iStockphoto Unveils Aggressive New Referral Program

iStockphoto's logo. Click here to visit the iStockphoto website!New Program, Among the Highest Paying in the Industry, Gives Referrers a Choice of $20, 20 Credits or 20% Commission Plus 10 Free Credits to Newly Referred Customers

CALGARY, Alberta--(BUSINESS WIRE)--iStockphoto today announced an aggressive new referral program that rewards participants with their choice of $20, 20 credits or 20 percent commission...

Epson Offers Twelve Incredible Deals for the Holidays

Epson's logo. Click here to visit the Epson website!LONG BEACH, Calif. – Nov. 30, 2011 – Starting Dec.1 and continuing through Dec. 24, holiday shoppers and deal seekers will be overjoyed with a series of great deals offered on EpsonStore.com.  By signing up to receive e-mail alerts about the deals presented with tongue-in-cheek animation using characters from the classic fable, “The Tortoise and the...

Hasselblad gets festive with half-price lens deal

Hasselblad's logo. Click here to visit the Hasselblad website!29/11/2011 Hasselblad is offering customers who buy a new H4D-40 camera with an 80mm lens the chance to buy a second HC/HCD lens of their choice at a massive 50% discount.

The exclusive Christmas/New Year deal means that a photographer opting for an HCD 4-5.6/35-90mm zoom lens could save up to € 2.650 / GBP 2,397 / USD 3,747 overall on the purchase.

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Lens Review: Canon 300mm f/2.8 IS II USM

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Lens. Image courtesy Canon USA.Canon updated its line of mid-range telephoto prime lenses in August of 2010 - the 300mm and 400mm f/2.8 lenses, specifically - and we've put them both in the lab to see what's new. The Canon 300mm f/2.8 IS II USM lens has been completely redesigned, incorporating a laundry list of changes that look to have been drawn from real-world feedback and improvements in Canon's...

Software Review: Adobe Carousel

Adobe-carousel.150x150We're responsible for three of the over a million downloads of Adobe's free Carousel software for OS X and iOS. And we figure that's about average because not only does the software run on all your devices but you don't want to be without it. Read our review to find out why we think it's the form fun will take in the future.

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Software Review: Datacolor SpyderGallery

Photo.spydergallery.150x122Datacolor has developed a free app for owners of its Spyder3 colorimeter. Unfortunately, it's a bit confusing to get going. But that's where we come in. We calibrate an iPad and show you what the difference is in our review of SpyderGallery.