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Friday, October 29, 2010

X-Rite's logo. Click here to visit the X-Rite website! PRESS RELEASE: X-Rite Announces New Camera Calibration Promotion
17:08 EDT - Free Mini ColorChecker® Classic and camera profiling software available for limited time Elmsford, NY – October 28, 2010 – X-Rite Photo Marketing announces today a new Camera Calibration Promotion. Available until December 31, 2010, customers who purchase a new X-Rite i1Display 2, i1Display LT or ColorMunki Photo from any authorized dealer in the US or Canada and register their product... (More)

Tenba's logo. Click here to visit the Tenba website! PRESS RELEASE: Tenba Expands Popular Messenger Collection with New Bags for iPad Devices and Smaller Camera Systems
16:57 EDT - Stylish urban-inspired bags provide the ultimate carry all and digital device protection for today’s on-the-go photographers Elmsford NY – October 28, 2010 – Leading the way in carrying solutions for over 30 years, Tenba announces today that is has expanded its urban-inspired Messenger collection to include a new Mini Photo/Laptop Bag and Small Camera Bag. These new bags incorporate... (More)

Mamiya RZ22 system, comprising 22 megapixel DM digital back and Mamiya RZ67 Pro-IID camera. Photo provided by MAC Group. PRESS RELEASE: Mamiya Announces New RZ22 Digital Camera
16:38 EDT - Elmsford, NY – October 28, 2010 – Mamiya announces today a new RZ digital camera designed to enable professional photographers to utilize the superior flexibility of the open-platform Mamiya RZ system, at an exceptional price. The new RZ22 Digital Camera couples the latest technological improvements of the 22 megapixel, large sensor Mamiya DM digital back with the latest Mamiya RZ67 Pro-IID... (More)

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon U.S.A. Showcases Cutting Edge Imaging Technology At PhotoPlus Expo 2010
16:19 EDT - LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., October 28, 2010 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, will be exhibiting a full range of imaging solutions, from input through output at the 2010 PhotoPlus Expo in New York City. On display in the Canon booth will be the Company’s full line of EOS DSLR cameras and lenses, VIXIA HD camcorders, imagePROGRAF large format printers, PIXMA inkjet printers, PowerShot... (More)

Lowepro's logo. Click here to visit the Lowepro website! PRESS RELEASE: New Pro Roller™ Attaché x50 Expands Lowepro’s Offerings For Traveling Photographers
11:52 EDT - With this latest addition to its popular Pro Roller™ x-Series, Lowepro brings its professional innovation to a compact and modular solution for hassle-free travel and work. (New York, NY – PhotoPlus Expo Booth #735, October 28, 2010) – Lowepro, the leading brand of protective gear for photography equipment and portable electronics, today unveiled the latest addition to its Pro... (More)

MOO's logo. Click here to visit the MOO website! PRESS RELEASE: Moo Expands U.S. Products With Stickerbooks And New White Label Presentation Boxes
11:46 EDT - StickerBooks and White Label Boxes Help Photographers Step Out Of The Box For Branding Success NEW YORK, NY, Booth #579 – October 28, 2010 – MOO, an online printing company that dreams up new ways to help people turn their virtual content into beautiful, unique print products from digital images, today announced the expansion of its U.S. offerings with the availability of StickerBooks... (More)

Sony Alpha SLT-A33 digital SLT camera.  Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Full Review update posted for Sony A33!
11:24 EDT - "Second-fastest" might sound like Sony missed a step -- until you consider that the Sony SLT-A33 is second only to its big brother, the Sony A55.

Apart from this sibling rivalry, the Sony A33 bests every other consumer SLR on the market on the basis of continuous shooting speed, with a host of special Sony features added to the bargain. Using Sony's... (More)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Samsung HZ35W digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Samsung HZ35W!
22:14 EDT - While SLR shooters talk about "vacation lenses," the one lens that they bring on vacation to do everything, now there's a new category of "vacation digital camera." The Samsung HZ35W is like that, and it does a lot more than the average SLR.

It slips into a pocket, has a 24mm wide-angle lens and an impressive 360mm telephoto range. It even sports a GPS receiver for mapping your photos after your trip. The Samsung HZ35W goes a step further,... (More)

Nikon's D7000 digital SLR. Photo provided by Nikon Inc. First test shots posted for Nikon D7000!
09:45 EDT - We've just posted our first set of test shots for the Nikon D7000 digital SLR camera, straight from the lab!

The heart of the Nikon D7000 is a newly developed, DX-format CMOS image sensor with 16.2 effective megapixel resolution, coupled to Nikon's latest-generation EXPEED 2 image processor. The pairing allows... (More)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Nikon: Software updates aplenty
19:13 EDT - Nikon Inc. has released updates for a variety of its imaging software, including Capture NX 2, View NX 2, and Camera Control Pro 2.

All three applications add compatibility with raw files generated by the Nikon D7000 digital SLR. Both Capture NX 2.2.6 and Camera Control Pro 2.8.0 also add support for Nikon's Message Center 2, an application... (More)

Eye-Fi: New firmware, features for Wi-Fi flash cards
13:48 EDT - Eye-Fi Inc. has today announced its new Eye-Fi View service, as well as new card firmware, and a variety of other new features.

The new Eye-Fi firmware v4.2120 brings fixes for problems where the cards would connect to distant access points when closer ones with recognized SSIDs were available, as well as for videos failing to... (More)

Tessera's logo. Click to visit Tessera's website! PRESS RELEASE: Tessera Licenses New Video Tools Solution to Fujitsu Semiconductor
13:02 EDT - Image Enhancement Technology Enables Advanced Video Capabilities in Fujitsu Semiconductor’s Milbeaut Chips SAN JOSE, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Tessera Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:TSRA) today announced that Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited has licensed Tessera’s OptiML™ Video Tools hardware acceleration technology to enhance the video and imaging capabilities in its Milbeaut chipsets.... (More)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Olympus Stylus Tough-8010 digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Olympus Tough-8010!
21:33 EDT - Easily their most rugged looking digital camera, the Olympus Stylus Tough-8010 feels like a chunk of steel.

Equipped with a 28-140mm equivalent zoom lens, the Olympus 8010 is better able to capture your outdoor adventures, and its 14-megapixel sensor promises a lot of resolution. True mechanical image stabilization... (More)

The WD TV Live Hub media center. Photo provided by Western Digital Corp. PRESS RELEASE: WD's New HD Media Center Streams Popular Movies and the Broadest Range of Personal Content WD TV® Live Hub™ Media Center With 1 TB Storage Allows Users to Centralize Video, Music and Photos and Play Full-HD 1080p Video on HDTVs Throughout the Home
17:20 EDT - LAKE FOREST, Calif., Oct 26, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Western Digital® (NYSE: WDC), the world's leader in external storage solutions and maker of the popular WD TV media player family, today introduced the WD TV® Live Hub™ media center, a Full-HD 1080p media player with a 1 terabyte (TB) built-in network hard drive that gives users the freedom to play all their personal media... (More)

Samsung's NX100 digital camera. Photo provided by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. Samsung NX100: New firmware improves autofocus
17:04 EDT - Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has published an updated firmware release for its Samsung NX100 single lens direct view digital camera that improves autofocus, and overall stability.

The Samsung NX100 firmware v01.01 is described in detail (including installation instructions) in a PDF document available from the firmware tab of the camera's Download Center page on the Samsung US... (More)

Pentax's Optio W90 digital camera. Photo provided by Pentax Imaging Co. PRESS RELEASE: Pentax Pulls Trigger On Optio W90 Mudfight Challenge: Mud Slingers Eligible For Prizes
12:32 EDT - GOLDEN, CO. (October 26, 2010)…’Need to reward a trail bud for finishing that grueling ride last weekend, or just feel like giving your ex a mud makeover? Maybe, PENTAX can help. PENTAX Imaging Company announced today the launch of the PENTAX Optio W90 MUDFIGHT CHALLENGE. Centered around the company’s award winning waterproof camera, the MUDFIGHT CHALLENGE APP dares Facebookers... (More)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Nikon's logo. Click to visit the Nikon website! PRESS RELEASE: Nikon launches my Picturetown 3D
23:23 EDT - 3D image conversion service that enables viewing of high-quality 3D images without specialized eyewear on a dedicated 3D digital photo frame October 26, 2010 -- TOKYO -- Nikon Corporation and Nikon Imaging Japan Inc. are pleased to announce the launch of my Picturetown 3D, a new 3D imaging service that offers 3D image conversion over the Internet for viewing of 3D images on a dedicated 3D digital... (More)

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV digital SLR camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Full Review posted for Canon 1D Mark IV!
21:06 EDT - When speed and quality are of the essence, the Canon 1D Mark IV digital SLR camera has what the pro photographer needs.

Its 16-megapixel sensor gives the Canon 1D Mark IV considerably more pixels than its predecessor, and the dual DIGIC 4 processors allow the camera to retain the 10 frame-per-second capture speed as well... (More)

DxOMark logo. Click to visit the website! DxOMark scores Pentax 645D SLR, Sigma 17-50 and 50-200 OS lenses
19:54 EDT - DxO Labs has added several interesting products to its DxOMark database in the last few days, including the Pentax 645D medium format digital SLR, and two stabilized Sigma lenses in Canon-mount form.

The Pentax 645D jumps straight to fourth place in DxO's overall rankings, comparing very favorably with significantly more expensive models from the likes of Leaf, Mamiya, Phase One and Hasselblad. As... (More)

Adobe's logo. Click here to visit the Adobe website! Adobe issues Lightroom 3.3, Camera Raw 6.3 RCs, Lens Profile Downloader
14:45 EDT - Adobe has today published new release candidate versions of its Lightroom, DNG Converter, and Lens Profile Creator applications, as well as its Camera Raw plugin -- and for the first time, the Lens Profile Creator includes functionality for downloading profiles created by other users.

The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.3 release candidate and Camera Raw 6.3 / DNG Converter 6.3 release candidates all add support for the same list of eight camera models from four manufacturers, as well... (More)

Nikon combats software piracy
13:29 EDT - Nikon Inc. has today published an advisory regarding pirated versions of its imaging applications being sold by unspecified third parties.

According to the announcement on Nikon's support site, the company has found unauthorized product keys for Capture NX, Capture NX 2, Camera Control Pro, and Camera Control Pro 2 being sold online. Nikon... (More)

Panasonic FZ100: New firmware
11:50 EDT - Panasonic Corp. has today released updated firmware for its Lumix DMC-FZ100 digital camera.

The new firmware carries version number 1.1, and has just one change. Banding noise in shadow areas of images is said to have been improved in the FZ100 firmware v1.1. More details on the firmware and... (More)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G AF-S lens. Lens Review: Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S
22:18 EDT - Nikon announced the new 85mm f/1.4G AF-S last August, as a replacement to the venerable 85mm f/1.4D, in existence since 1995. The new lens adds an AF-S focusing motor (and thus compatibility with all of Nikon's camera bodies), rounded diaphragm blades, weather sealing, and nano-crystal coating. The results when used wide open at f/1.4 are a bit surprising: to find out what we mean, you'll have to click here to read our full review of the lens.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Apple's Aperture 3 product packaging. Image provided by Apple Inc. Aperture 3.1 brings iLife '11 compatibility, bug fixes
02:52 EDT - Apple has released an update to its flagship imaging application, Aperture 3, which brings compatibility with the simultaneously issued iLife '11 suite.

Despite a bigger step in version numbering compared to the previous v3.0.1, 3.0.2, and 3.0.3 releases, Aperture 3.1 doesn't bring any significant new features, but beyond the iLife '11 compatibility,... (More)

Apple's logo. Click here to visit the Apple Computer website! PRESS RELEASE: Apple Introduces iLife ’11 With Major Upgrades to iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand
00:27 EDT - CUPERTINO, California—October 20, 2010—Apple today introduced iLife® ’11, a major upgrade that gives Mac® users even more great ways to create and share photos, movies and music. iPhoto® ’11 has a whole new look, with stunning full screen modes for Faces, Places and Events. iMovie® ’11 makes it easier than ever to edit videos and quickly transform them... (More)

Friday, October 22, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: Photographer Scheduling Software Helps Better Manage Winter Holiday Photo Sessions
23:27 EDT - Photographers from coast to coast are turning to Appointment-Plus online appointment-scheduling software to effectively and efficiently manage their holiday photo sessions and customer information. PRLog (Press Release) – Oct 19, 2010 – Scottsdale, Ariz. – The fall months signal the start of the holiday season for many photographers as they begin planning and scheduling holiday... (More)

The Spider Camera Holster logo. Click here to visit the Spider Camera Holster website! PRESS RELEASE: Spider Holster Unveils The Black Widow Camera Holster To Provide Quick-draw Access To Photographers At Every Level
15:43 EDT - Lightweight and Secure, the Spider Holster Black Widow Gives Entry-Level DSLR Users Fast-Access That Compliments the Body’s Movement with a Streamlined Ergonomic Fit Ithaca, NY – October 18, 2010 – Spider Holster, a company specializing in unique holster-style carrying solutions for photographers, today announced its new Spider Holster Black Widow Camera Holster, which offers entry-level... (More)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Canon EOS 60D digital SLR camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. First test shots posted for Canon 60D!
20:59 EDT - We've just obtained a production-level Canon EOS 60D digital SLR camera, and have posted our first set of test shots, straight from the lab!

The Canon 60D is a replacement for the 2008-model Canon 50D, and incorporates a range of the company's latest SLR technology from models including the EOS 7D and Rebel T2i, as well as providing the debut... (More)

Sony's NEX-5 single-lens direct view camera with external stereo microphone accessory attached. Photo provided by Sony Electronics Inc. Sony US posts NEX, Alpha mount adapter updates
18:30 EDT - Sony Electronics Inc. has now released firmware updates for its NEX-3 and NEX-5 single-lens direct view cameras in the US market, along with an update for the related Alpha mount adapter.

The version 03 updates, which became available in certain of Sony's other global markets a week ago, bring a range of important user interface refinements to the NEX-3 and NEX-5, as well as allowing manual... (More)

ISee3D's logo. Click here to visit the ISee3D website! PRESS RELEASE: ISee3D Breaks With 100 Years Of 3D Tradition
16:27 EDT - Introduces Innovative Single Lens Capture Technology ISee3D Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ICT) today announces the availability of its breakthrough single lens 3D technology designed to usher in a new era of 3D. Existing two lens technologies suffer from cumbersome equipment, calibration issues, complex post-production work, and high costs. ISee3D removes each of these barriers by allowing users to capture 3D... (More)

Shutterfly's logo. Click here to visit the Shutterfly website! PRESS RELEASE: Shutterfly Introduces New iPad Application
13:11 EDT - Gives iPad Users Access to Shutterfly Quality Anytime, Anywhere REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct 21, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Shutterfly Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY), a leading Internet-based social expression and personal publishing service, today expands their mobile offering with the introduction of a free photo-sharing application for the iPad designed to give customers more ways to enjoy and share their photos... (More)

Devicescape's logo. Click here to visit the Devicescape website! PRESS RELEASE: Devicescape Unveils Q3 2010 WiFi Report Results
12:54 EDT - Data Capping Emerges as Major Concern Among Respondents SAN BRUNO, Calif., October 21, 2010 – Devicescape, the leader in Easy WiFi, and Eye-Fi, makers of the world’s first wireless memory card, revealed results from its third quarter 2010 WiFi Report today, providing new insight into respondents’ concerns about data capping, their device usage during travel and their expectations... (More)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

DxO Optics Pro 6 product packaging. Rendering provided by DxO Labs. DxO Optics Pro 6.5 announced
23:56 EDT - DxO Labs will soon ship an update to its flagship photo processing application, DxO Optics Pro, according to an announcement made by the company today.

DxO Optics Pro v6.5 will be available from early November 2010, and includes a variety of significant changes. Perhaps most importantly, Optics Pro 6.5 sports an improved raw conversion engine, which... (More)

DxO HDR plug-in product packaging. Rendering provided by DxO Labs. PRESS RELEASE: New DxO HDR plug-in for DxO Optics Pro 6.5 brings the power of multi-image processing for high quality HDR images or dramatic noise reduction
16:51 EDT - DxO HDR plug-in includes automatic alignment to merge images effortlessly and efficient ghost removal technology; leverages unsurpassed DxO Optics Pro RAW conversion and automatic optical faults corrections October 20, 2010 – DxO Labs today announced that a DxO HDR plug-in for DxO Optics Pro 6.5 will be released in November. The new DxO HDR plug-in will enable photographers to merge several... (More)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Blurb's logo. Click here to visit the Blurb website! PRESS RELEASE: Introducing Blurb Bookify, An Online Bookmaking Tool for Streamlined Photo Book Projects
17:35 EDT - San Francisco, Calif. — October 19, 2010 — Blurb®, the creative publishing and marketing platform, today announced the release of Blurb Bookify™, an online bookmaking tool designed to streamline the creation of beautiful, high-quality photo books. Within Bookify, users will find a curated collection of the most popular layouts, fonts, and design elements for book creation. Additionally,... (More)

Zenfolio's logo. Click here to visit the Zenfolio website! PRESS RELEASE: Zenfolio and ShootDotEdit Partner up to Save Photographers Time
16:59 EDT - Integrated Workflow Allows Photographers to Go from Shooting Straight to Selling Menlo Park, CA – October 19, 2010 – Zenfolio Inc. (, the premier provider of online photography presentation and sales solutions, today announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with ShootDotEdit (, the leading digital media post production service, to provide photographers... (More)

The Digital Photography Workflow Handbook, by Juergen Gulbins, Uwe Steinmueller. Image provided by O'Reilly Media Inc. PRESS RELEASE: The Digital Photography Workflow Handbook -- New from Rocky Nook
15:39 EDT - From Import to Output Santa Barbara, CA—Photography is a wonderful and rewarding hobby for millions of people. However, for a photographer's work to really stand out, two skills are necessary: creativity and technical know-how. Creativity can be difficult to learn and is largely based on talent and experience, but technical knowledge is less an art than a craft and can be learned to perfection.... (More)

Boinx Software's logo. Click here to visit the Boinx Software website! PRESS RELEASE: "You Gotta See This!" Rocks iPod Touch 4th Generation
14:12 EDT - Boinx Software helps you get in "touch" with your inner artist; create photo magic with the coolest photo app to hit the scene Puchheim, Germany – October 19, 2010 – Boinx Software, a multi-award winning developer of cool software for the Mac and iOS devices including the iPhone®, iPad® and iPod®, puts their chart-topping iPhone photography app "You Gotta See... (More)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Casio S200, Z550, Z800: New firmware available
11:35 EDT - Casio has announced updated firmware is available for its EX-S200, EX-Z550 and EX-Z800 compact digicams.

According to the company, firmware version 1.02 for the Casio EX-S200 and version 1.01 for the Casio EX-Z800 "Increases speed of review display that appears immediately after shooting an image." Firmware... (More)

Eastman Kodak Company logo. PRESS RELEASE: Kodak's Steven J. Sasson to Receive National Medal of Technology and Innovation for Invention of Digital Camera
10:29 EDT - ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 15 -- Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) today issued the following statement in connection with a news release issued by the White House naming ten eminent researchers as recipients of the National Medal of Science, and three individuals, including retired Kodak researcher Steven J. Sasson, as one of three recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the highest... (More)

Sony Corporation Logo. PRESS RELEASE: Sony and Conservation International to bring never-before-seen 3D wildlife photography to Biodiversity Convention
10:08 EDT - Joining Forces to Explore Ways for 3D Imagery to Help Achieve Conservation Sony Corporation (Sony) and Conservation International (CI) have teamed up to bring compelling wildlife photography in 3D to over 14,000 delegates at the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (COP10) taking place over the next two weeks in Nagoya, Japan. The 3D images can be viewed at the "Sony 3D Kiosk" in the... (More)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Dawn Patrol, photo copyright Shawn Barnett 2010 Nikon Lens Event - Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2010
18:53 EDT - October 6 and 7, Nikon USA hosted several editors and photographers at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2010, the World's largest hot air balloon event. The purpose was to give the editors in attendance access to the latest Nikkors, and the Balloon Fiesta offered tantalizing targets to train those lenses upon.

Though it sounds like two full days of shooting, it was really only a few hours with balloons and lenses, with photo opportunities starting at 5:00 am and ending at about 8:30 am, when the morning breezes... (More)

Sony's Alpha DSLR-A290 digital SLR. Photo provided by Sony Electronics Inc. First test shots posted for Sony A290!
17:15 EDT - We've just posted our first set of test shots for the Sony A290 digital SLR camera, straight from the lab!

Compared to its predecessor, the A230, the Sony Alpha 290 features a redesigned handgrip, which is more traditionally styled and should prove more comfortable in use. The change in grip adds around six... (More)

Canon Rebel XS / EOS 1000D digital SLR. Photo provided by Sony Electronics Inc. Canon Rebel XS / EOS 1000D Firmware Update Version 1.0.7
13:19 EDT - Canon has released firmware version 1.0.7 for the Rebel XS / EOS 1000D digital SLR. Available now via Canon Japan's website, the update corrects an infrequent error condition in the camera's file system.

Firmware Version 1.0.7 incorporates the following fixes.Fixes a rare phenomenon in which "Cannot create folder" is displayed on the camera's LCD monitor, after which shooting is no longer possible with... (More)

Sigma's 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM lens. Photo provided by Sigma Corp. PRESS RELEASE: Sigma Corporation of America announces US pricing, availability of 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM lens
11:23 EDT - Prime lens can be used on full-frame or APS-C cameras for portrait and low-light photography Ronkonkoma, NY, Oct. 14, 2010 – Sigma Corporation of America, 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 that the company’s 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM lens is now available for purchase... (More)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Pentax X90 digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Pentax X90!
23:57 EDT - The Pentax X90 digital camera takes over the reins from last year's X70 model, and stakes the company's claim for a share of the hard-fought megazoom digital camera market.

Its 26x optical zoom lens might not be the most powerful in its class, but it matches up closely to the range provided by most of its competitors. The Pentax X90 digital camera includes some important... (More)

Pentax's 645D digital SLR. Photo provided by Hoya Corp. Pentax 645D to ship in US market
20:43 EDT - Pentax Imaging Co. has announced that its medium format Pentax 645D digital SLR, which began shipping in Japan last May, will soon be coming to the US market.

Based around a Kodak KAF-40000 CCD image sensor, the Pentax 645D offers 40 megapixel resolution, and a 4:3 aspect ratio. As compared to a 35mm full-frame image sensor with 3:2 aspect ratio, the KAF-40000... (More)

Ricoh G700SE: Rugged digicam comes to the USA
13:52 EDT - Ricoh Americas Corp. has today announced planned availability of the Ricoh G700SE in the US market.

Recently announced in Japan, the Ricoh G700SE is a variant of the ruggedized G700 digital camera with added connectivity options. The Ricoh G700SE retains its sibling's impressive waterproof, shockproof,... (More)

The AG-AF100 AVCCAM HD camcorder features a Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Photo provided by Panasonic Solutions Co. PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic Announces December Delivery, Pricing For AG-AF100 4/3” Professional High-Definition Camcorder
01:18 EDT - Best-in-Class 4/3” Sensor Delivers Depth of Field and Field of View Similar to that of 35mm Movie Camera; Camcorder Uses Low-Cost Still Camera and Film-Style Lenses SECAUCUS, N.J. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Panasonic Solutions Company today announced that the AG-AF100, the industry’s first professional micro 4/3-inch video camcorder optimized for high-definition video recording, will start... (More)

Class On Demand's logo. Click here to visit the Class On Demand website! PRESS RELEASE: Class On Demand Ships "Complete Training For Adobe Premiere Pro CS5"
00:44 EDT - From editing to output, the second of four new training titles from Class on Demand's new Adobe CS5 training series is a comprehensive overview of the popular new editing suite Hoffman Estates, IL – October 12, 2010 – Class on Demand™, a provider of professional educational products for creative and IT markets, is pleased to announce "Complete Training for Adobe Premiere Pro... (More)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

AKVIS logo. Click to visit their website! PRESS RELEASE: AKVIS NatureArt v.1.0: Bring Nature To Your Photos!
20:28 EDT - AKVIS announces the release of a new program, AKVIS NatureArt 1.0. AKVIS NatureArt is an excellent tool for imitating the magnificence of natural phenomena on your digital photos. You can choose from six nature effects: Rain, Sun, Water, Lightning, Clouds, and Fire. AKVIS announces the release of a new program, AKVIS NatureArt 1.0. AKVIS NatureArt is an excellent tool for imitating the magnificence... (More)

Boinx Software's logo. Click here to visit the Boinx Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Boinx Engineers Roll Out FotoMagico 3.6: Creative Storytelling At It's Finest
16:47 EDT - Award-winning slideshow generator sports new iMediaBrowser 2 integration with added Flickr support; FotoMagico Remote iPhone app now available for just $4.99 PRLog (Press Release) – Oct 13, 2010 – Puchheim, Germany – Boinx Software, a multi-award winning developer of iPhone and Mac software for creative people, announces exciting updates to its popular FotoMagico slideshow generator,... (More)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Singular Software's logo. Click here to visit the Singular Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Calling All Adobe Premiere Mac OS X Users: Singular Software Invites You to the PluralEyes Public Beta
17:34 EDT - PRLog (Press Release) – Oct 12, 2010 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Singular Software™, developer of workflow automation applications for digital media, has launched the PluralEyes® for Adobe® Premiere® Pro Creative Suite (CS) versions 4 and 5 for Mac® OS X public beta program. Designed with time-conscious video professionals in mind, PluralEyes provides valuable... (More)

Kingston's logo. Click to visit Kingston's website! PRESS RELEASE: Kingston Increases microSDHC Card to 32GB
15:08 EDT - Large Capacity Card Perfect for Content-Rich Smartphone Use Fountain Valley, CA -- October 6, 2010 -- Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it will ship its first 32GB microSDHC Class 4 card on Monday, October 11th. The ultra-large 32GB microSDHC card is the perfect mobile storage... (More)

Lensbaby's Scout with Fisheye. Photo provided by Lensbaby. PRESS RELEASE: Lensbaby Introduces Scout™ with Fisheye -- A Fun Fisheye Lens with Unique Close Focus and Flare Capabilities
12:55 EDT - Lensbaby's newest lens gives photographers a versatile and affordable option for Fisheye photography, plus access to all of the unique creative photography effects offered within the Lensbaby Optic Swap™ System Portland, OR – October 12, 2010 – Lensbaby today announces the release of Scout with Fisheye, a fun and affordable manual focus Fisheye SLR camera lens available in mounts... (More)

Nikon's logo. Click to visit the Nikon website! PRESS RELEASE: Nikon’s My Picturetown Photo Storage And Sharing Experience Is Enhanced With Appealing New Features For Effortless Photo Sharing And Management
11:00 EDT - New PhotoMovie Lets Consumers Create and Share Their Favorite Images Set to Music Just in Time for the Holiday Season Melville, N.Y., October 12, 2010 – Today, Nikon Inc. launched a new version of its image sharing and storage service, my Picturetown, with improved sharing and creativity tools. The site features design, navigation and functionality improvements to enhance the user’s... (More)

Olympus SP-800UZ digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Olympus SP-800UZ!
10:48 EDT - Things have really gotten competitive in the megazoom digital camera market this year, with almost all the big names in imaging competing for a slice of one very hot pie. The Olympus SP-800UZ has one of the most powerful lenses of the bunch, offering an incredible 30x zoom range that reaches all the way out to a jaw-dropping 840mm-equivalent telephoto.

Beyond this attention grabbing optic, Olympus has clearly tried to differentiate its flagship megazoom from the competition. To achieve this, it's gifted the Olympus SP-800UZ with a sturdy metal body,... (More)

Monday, October 11, 2010

HDR Efex Pro product packaging. Rendering provided by Nk Software Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Nik Software Releases New HDR Efex Pro™ Software
20:35 EDT - High Dynamic Range software offers photographers vast new possibilities and incorporates U Point® powered selective controls San Diego, CA – October 11, 2010 – Nik Software today began shipping HDR Efex Pro, a completely new High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging solution designed to help professional and amateur photographers quickly and easily achieve a full spectrum of HDR enhancements.... (More)

The limited edition white version of Samsung's NX10 single-lens direct view camera. Photo provided by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. PRESS RELEASE: Samsung Integrates Pioneering I-Function Lens Technology For Full NX Range
17:32 EDT - Firmware Upgrade for NX10 Gives Users the Perfect Picture at Their Fingertips Ridgefield Park, NJ (October 11, 2010) –Samsung Electronics. Co. Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technology, today announced a firmware upgrade for its NX10 mirrorless camera that will ensure compatibility with Samsung’s innovative new i-Function lens technology, putting the perfect... (More)

The hipix logo. Click here to visit the hipix website! PRESS RELEASE: hipix™- Radically Reduces Still Image Size with New Compression Technology for Web, Social Networks, Digital Cameras and Cellular Devices
15:17 EDT - - hipix™ for mobile and PC environments signals new era in image transfer - LONDON -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Human Monitoring Ltd today announced the global availability of its new hipix™ still image compression technology. hipix™ enables users to send (and store) high resolution images at between 15% and 50% of the size of normal compressed (jpeg) files! hipix™ works on Windows,... (More)

Image Stabilization Testing, version 2.0
10:51 EDT - We've revived image stabilization (IS) testing over on SLRgear, using a simpler process, but still using the all-important quantitative measures to decide thresholds between various levels of blurring.

After almost a year of not having posted any image stabilization (IS) test results on SLRgear, we had to finally admit that schedule and limited resources meant there wasn't any way to integrate our uniquely... (More)

Sigma APO 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens. Review: Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO
10:43 EDT - At PMA 2010, Sigma Corporation announced an image-stabilized version of their 70-200mm lens series: the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO is the result, a complete overhaul of the design. Notable features include a new body design, two new 'FLD' lens elements which Sigma indicates should offer performance on par with Fluorite lens elements, and of course, Optical Stabilization (OS) technology. We've put the lens through its paces in our lab: click here to read our full review of this lens.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Updated: Canon Pixma MG5220 Review
01:14 EDT - We made our first Movie Print on the MG5220 and live to tell about it.

Canon's innovative Movie Print software requires a recent version of Canon's Image Browser (free with Canon cameras) and an Intel processor. We've updated our review with our notes on Movie Print, including... (More)

Friday, October 8, 2010

Adobe Photoshop Elements 9: The Missing Manual, by Barbara Brundage. Image provided by O'Reilly Media Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Photoshop Elements 9: The Missing Manual -- New from O'Reilly
15:32 EDT - Sebastopol, CA—Elements 9 offers much of Photoshop's power without the huge price tag. It's an ideal tool for most image-editing buffs—including scrapbookers, photographers, and aspiring graphic artists. But Elements still doesn't come with a decent manual. Photoshop Elements 9: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly Media, $44.99 USD), will help you get the most out of the program, from the basics... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: PMDA Seeks Photographers For 2010 Portraits Of Love Project
14:35 EDT - Local Studios Encouraged to Donate Time and Resources Until Nov. 30, 2010 to Help Deliver 10,000 Family Portraits to Deployed Military Personnel in Time for the Holidays Woodbury, NY October 5, 2010 – The PhotoImaging Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMDA) today announced that it is calling for volunteer studio photographers throughout the country to participate in its annual Portraits... (More)

Nikon logo. Click to visit the Nikon website! PRESS RELEASE: Nikon sponsors the International Children's Conference on the Environment and offers special programs
14:24 EDT - October 7, 2010 -- Nikon Corporation (Makoto Kimura, President, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo) sponsors the International Children's Conference on the Environment (Kodomo COP10 in Aichi-Nagoya) that discusses the conservation of biodiversity in Nagoya, Aichi, from October 21 to 25 in conjunction with COP10. Nikon offers unique events as part of our social contribution activities. Nikon has decided to sponsor this... (More)

LifePics' logo. Click to visit the LifePics website! PRESS RELEASE: LifePics Releases Plug-in for Adobe Lightroom, Allowing Users to Order Prints Locally
13:57 EDT - BOULDER, CO--(Marketwire - October 7, 2010) - LifePics today announced the release of its Adobe Lightroom plug-in, which enables Lightroom users to order prints of their Lightroom photos through local photofinishers in the LifePics Retail Network. The plug-in was developed by a third party through the LifePics OPEN program, a public API program that allows developers to create mobile and software... (More)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Zoom Q3HD Handy Video Recorder. Photo provided by Zoom Corp. / Samson Technologies. PRESS RELEASE: Zoom Launches Q3HD Handy Video Recorder – The Only Point and Shoot to Record HD Video & HD Audio
21:29 EDT - Q3HD records in stunning 1080p at 30 fps or 720p at 30 and 60 fps. Hauppauge, NY – October 4, 2010 – Zoom, makers of award-winning stereo recorders, is excited to announce the new Q3HD Handy Video Recorder – the only handheld to record both HD video and HD audio (24-bit/96kHz). The Q3HD takes Zoom’s renowned audio technology and combines it with crystal clear 1080p video... (More)

PMA logo. Click here to visit the PMA website! PRESS RELEASE: Plan now for an all-new PMA 2011
16:35 EDT - JACKSON, Mich. – The PMA 2011 International Convention and Trade Show returns to Las Vegas, Nev., at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, on September 8-10, 2011, with an expanded educational program and interactive exhibition plan. PMA 2011 will educate dealers on how to expand the expertise of their staff, how to use the products they sell, and how to become more effective at the... (More)

Front view of the NA-645DF housing alongside the Phase One 645DF camera. Photo provided by Nauticam USA. PRESS RELEASE: Innovation Underwater
16:01 EDT - Nauticam NA-645DF Housing for PhaseOne 645DF Nauticam proudly announces the NA-645DF Housing for the PhaseOne & Mamiya 645DF cameras with Phase One P+ Digital Backs. This camera and housing package redefines professional underwater imaging, setting new standards for the highest resolution, fastest flash sync speed, and greatest dynamic range available in any underwater camera system. Phase... (More)

Ricoh's GR Digital III x Stussy edition. Photo provided by Stussy Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Ricoh Releases Third Function-Enhancing Firmware Update For GR Digital III
14:07 EDT - Tokyo, Japan, October 7, 2010—Ricoh Co., Ltd. (President and CEO: Shiro Kondo) today announced the October 8, 2010 release of the third function-enhancing firmware update for its GR DIGITAL III, a high-image-quality compact digital camera launched in August 2009. Ricoh's function-enhancing firmware updates are developed in response to opinions and requests received from a large number of... (More)

Nikon D3100 digital SLR camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. First test shots posted for Nikon D3100! (UPDATED)
10:26 EDT - We've just posted our first set of test shots from the Nikon D3100 digital SLR camera, straight from the lab!

The D3100 DSLR slots into Nikon's product line between the D3000 and D5000 models, and is based around a brand new Nikon-designed, DX-format, 14.2-megapixel CMOS image sensor, whose output is passed to... (More)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Panasonic's LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm / F4.0-5.8 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. lens. Photo provided by Panasonic Corp. Panasonic 14-140mm lens firmware released
20:43 EDT - Panasonic Corp. has now released a firmware update for its LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm F4.0-5.8 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. lens, whose development was first revealed during the Photokina tradeshow.

The new LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm firmware v1.3 makes two changes, as compared to the previous v1.2 release from November 2009. Autofocus performance is said to have been improved, and the time taken... (More)

Nikon logo. Click to visit the Nikon website! PRESS RELEASE: Nikon Helps Young Photographers Gain Valuable Career Experience And Prepare For An Evolving Media Landscape At Barnstorm XXIII
20:06 EDT - Nikon Supports 100 of the World’s Most Promising Young Photojournalists Through Sponsorship of the Lucie Award Winning Eddie Adams Workshop JEFFERSONVILLE, N.Y. (Oct. 6, 2010) - From October 8-11, Nikon will sponsor 100 of the world ’s most promising young photojournalists in upstate New York for the 23rd Eddie Adams Workshop, also known as “Barnstorm.” Renowned and award-winning... (More)

The m/s Paul Gauguin. Photo provided by Paul Gauguin Cruises. PRESS RELEASE: Photo Workshop Will Cruise from Tahiti to South Pacific Islands, Capturing Digital Images for Fine Arts Book About French Polynesia
15:47 EDT - Limited to 20 photographers, workshop attendees will spend two weeks In one of the most remote and beautiful parts of the world- the Marquesas, Tuamotus and Society Islands The magical islands of the South Pacific that inspired great artists and writers to create with brush and pen will be eyed anew by the digital cameras of photographers attending the 10th Annual Digital Photo Workshop Cruise sailing... (More)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Leica Camera AG logo. Click to visit Leica's US website! PRESS RELEASE: The Leica M9 Neiman Marcus Edition
17:32 EDT - Limited Edition Camera Only Available Through the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book Allendale, NJ (October 5, 2010) – Leica Camera AG is pleased to be included in the 84th edition of the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book as one of the coveted Neiman Marcus “Fantasy Gifts.” The Leica M9 Neiman Marcus Edition is available in a limited edition of only 50 pieces exclusively through the Neiman... (More)

PictoColor's logo. Click here to visit the PictoColor website! PRESS RELEASE: PictoColor Software Releases Windows Version of iCorrect OneClick 2.0 Color Correction Plug-in for Photoshop CS5 Including full 64-Bit Compatibility
17:27 EDT - New plug-in featuring highly acclaimed one-click color correction now includes additional color temperature adjustment, tinting, and sharpening technology for optimum image quality October 6, 2010—Burnsville, MN, USA. PictoColor Software, a leading developer of innovative, time-saving color correction solutions for professional and amateur photographers, has released iCorrect OneClick 2.0 Plug-in... (More)

Concord Keystone's logo. Click here to visit the Concord Keystone website! PRESS RELEASE: Concord Keystone Introduces Watersports Accessories Kit
15:20 EDT - Waterproof Housing Unit for The Easy Shot Clip™ Ultra Mini Digital Video Camera HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Concord Keystone Trading, LLC announced today the debut of the Watersports Accessories Kit, a waterproof housing unit specifically designed for use with the Easy Shot Clip™ Ultra Mini Digital Video Camera. The products will be offered through the company's website,... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: International Press Association Announces Their Not Another Photo Contest, Contest
14:56 EDT - Almost $8,000 In Prizes IPA's first contest includes Amateur and Pro categories and is just in time for the holidays. Keyport, New Jersey…October 1, 2010…International Press Association (IPA) has announced a unique photo contest to help launch their new Member Support Blog on their web site and encourage photographers and journalists not familiar with IPA to visit their website and... (More)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Seiko Epson Corporation Logo. Click to visit the Epson Japan  website! PRESS RELEASE: Epson Sets New Industry Benchmark with Epson Stylus Pro 7890 and 9890 Debut
13:22 EDT - New 24-Inch and 44-Inch Printers Offer the Ultimate Combination of Performance and Value CHICAGO (Graph Expo, Booth 617) – Oct. 4, 2010 – Epson America today announced the Epson Stylus® Pro 7890 (24-inch) and 9890 (44-inch) for photographers and proofing professionals, offering Epson’s latest technology achievements in the sub-$3,000 and $5,000 price categories. These new printers... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Epson Ushers in Future of Computer-to-Plate Printing with Epson DirectPlate Technology
11:53 EDT - Epson Stylus Pro 7900CTP System Brings Affordable Aluminum Press Plate Solution to Small and Medium-Sized Print Shops CHICAGO (Graph Expo, Booth 617) – Oct. 4, 2010 – Epson is redefining how computer-to-plate (CTP) technology is used by small and medium commercial print shops with a new technology called Epson DirectPlate Aluminum. Taking advantage of a recent breakthrough in chemical... (More)

Fujifilm's logo. Click here to visit the Fujifilm website! PRESS RELEASE: Fujifilm Supports National Breast Cancer Foundation With New Digital Camera Bundle And Photo Prints
11:39 EDT - Bright Pink Packaging Promotes Revitalized "Images of Health" Web Site VALHALLA, N.Y., October 1, 2010 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced a new pink digital camera bundle that will benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (NBCF), a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading knowledge and fostering hope in the fight against breast cancer. The camera... (More)

Panasonic's logo. Click to visit Panasonic's website! PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic Announces Digital Photo Frame - Complete With Stereo Sound System For Playing Photos Music And Videos With Exceptional Quality
11:31 EDT - New Panasonic MW-20 is a Versatile and Stylish Multimedia System, Compatible with iPod Touch® and iPhone® for Convenient Playback SECAUCUS, NJ (October 4, 2010) – Panasonic today announced the MW-20, a digital photo frame that doubles as a stereo sound system, complete with iPod Touch® and iPhone® compatibility – using the supplied cradle to display photos and play music... (More)

Sigma Corp.'s logo. Click here to visit the Sigma website! PRESS RELEASE: Sigma Corporation of America announces grand prize winner of its Momtographers’ photo contest
11:08 EDT - Christine Blaylock of Illinois wins $2,500 cash for her winning photo of 2-year-old daughter Ronkonkoma, NY, Sept. 29, 2010 – Christine Blaylock’s photograph of her two-year-old daughter wearing a tiara, intended for an invitation for her second birthday party, is the winner of the grand prize in Sigma Corporation of America’s ‘Momtographers’ Photo Contest.’ Blaylock,... (More)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Canon PowerShot S95 digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Canon S95!
23:53 EDT - The quest to build the better high-quality pocket digital camera continues with the Canon PowerShot S95, with its 10-megapixel sensor and fast, f/2.0 lens.

Among its premium-quality competitors, the Canon S95 is the smallest digital camera with such a fast lens. Its understated, stealthy appearance will be popular with street photographers and the Canon S95's... (More)

"Best Brands" ranking includes imaging heavyweights
18:03 EDT - Brand management company Interbrand recently released its eleventh annual "Best Global Brands" list, compiled based on its proprietary methodology that assesses economic profit, the brand's role in purchase decisions, and its ability to deliver future earnings.

A press release from Canon U.S.A. Inc., detailing the company's ranking on the list, tipped us off to the news, and the full list can be seen on Interbrand's site. While none of the companies on the list... (More)

Panasonic's logo. Click to visit Panasonic's website! Panasonic preps Lumix camera phone
15:35 EDT - Panasonic Japan has unveiled a teaser website providing brief information on an upcoming cell phone model that will bear the company's well-known Lumix brandname.

The strategy mirrors that used by rival Sony Ericsson, which began using Cyber-shot branding on certain cell phone models in 2006, drawing on the association with Sony's popular compact digital camera... (More)

Canon PowerShot G12 digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. First test shots posted for Canon G12!
13:50 EDT - We've just posted our first set of test shots for the Canon PowerShot G12 digital camera, with more test images to come over the next few days.

The Canon PowerShot G12 is a replacement for last year's PowerShot G11. Like that camera, the PowerShot G12 offers the combination of a ten megapixel CCD sensor and a DIGIC 4 image processor. The G12 also... (More)

The Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute logo. Click here to visit the ASTRI website! PRESS RELEASE: AP Photonics (A New Subsidiary Of API) Licenses Ground-Breaking Camera Phone Technology From ASTRI
02:06 EDT - [Hong Kong, 30 September 2010] The Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) held a special ceremony today (30 September) to formally license its home-grown anti-shaking compact camera module technologies to AP Photonics Limited (APP), a newly established Hong Kong-based company tapping into the global camera phone market. APP was founded as a subsidiary of Automated Precision,... (More)

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