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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Nikon announces D3X digital SLR
23:01 EST - Japan's Nikon Corp. has today announced its latest flagship digital SLR, the 24.5 megapixel Nikon D3X.

Closely based on the well-received Nikon D3 which preceded it by a little over a year, the Nikon D3X ties Sony's Alpha DSLR-A900 for the title of highest resolution 35mm digital SLR. While the Nikon D3X... (More)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Canon PowerShot SX10IS digital camera. Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Test summaries posted for multiple cameras! (UPDATED)
14:15 EST - The flood of SLRs this year have put us even further behind on our review work than usual. While it'll take us a while to write and edit the review text for all the cameras involved, we have quite a body of test data collected and ready to go.

In the interests of getting data into the hands of our readers in time to help with holiday purchases, we've decided to take a few days out from normal review work to analyze the test results for a number... (More)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Canon PowerShot A470 digital camera.  Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Saving Money? See Our Top Budget Digital Camera Picks!
19:06 EST - There are a lot of low-priced digital cameras out there, but the quality ranges from pretty good to just awful. To help you find a good inexpensive camera, we rounded up a whole batch of them, ran them through our tests, and picked out the few true bargains.

Our list of qualifying cameras -- whose prices hover around $100 give or take $20 -- included Fujifilm FinePix J10, Casio Exilim EX-Z9, Panasonic Lumix LS80, Samsung S860, Kodak C813, Nikon Coolpix... (More)

Adobe Publishes Configurator User Guide, Known Issues Summary
2:51 EST - Adobe has published Adobe Configurator 1.0 User Guide, a 40-page PDF describing its free application for creating Photoshop CS4 panels. The guide includes sections on basic usage, exploring the tool set and sharing panels. While the application itself is pretty simple to use (see our preview), the guide clarifies the fine points of panel building with Configurator. The free 3.1MB download is available... (More)

Photo of Toshiba 16GB microSDHC, 16GB and 8GB SDHC cards PRESS RELEASE: Toshiba to launch industry's largest 16GB microSDHC
11:37 EST - Enhancing the lineup of the SD memory card series TOKYO-- Toshiba Corporation, a leading innovator in memory card technologies and solutions, today reinforced its memory card line-up with the launch of a 16GB microSDHC card offering the largest capacity available in the market. At the same time, the company extended its range of industry-leading memory card solutions by adding ultra fast read write... (More)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Kodak's logo. Click here to visit the Kodak website! PRESS RELEASE: Kodak Wins Prestigious 2009 Innovations Awards from International Consumer Electronics Association
16:22 EST - Honors Awarded to KODAK All-in-One Inkjet Printer and KODAK EASYSHARE Digital Frame ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 21 -- Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) has earned two Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering Awards from the International Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). The honors were announced at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Press Preview in New York City. The KODAK ESP 9... (More)

Lightboxeditpro's logo. Click here to visit the lightboxeditpro website! PRESS RELEASE: Updates Image Selection and File Delivery Service for Professional Photographers
15:02 EST - Lightboxedit Inc has announced the release of a major update to its popular web based image file delivery service specifically designed for photographers. provides an easy to use, cost effective tool for commercial photographers to display assignment images for a client to make selects, communicate editing instructions and download final high rez image files. (PRWEB) November... (More)

Missed Black Friday?
13:19 EST - The Internet still has hot deals worth checking out today, and for the rest of the month.

So if you missed Black Friday's deals, there's still time to shop online and get some great prices on digital cameras. When we looked last week, we found that most often, Internet prices handily... (More)

Black Friday Comes Early Here
1:09 EST - It was inevitable. Who wants to get up in the wee hours on Black Friday to shiver in the parking lot just to score a holiday shopping deal? Nobody. So Amazon has answered the bell by offering Black Friday deals starting today. Just visit our Black Friday page to see what's up, including Gold Box hourly deals featured from midnight to 11 p.m. Pacific Standard Time and thousands of products on sale... (More)

Adobe Releases Camera Raw 5.2 for CS4
12:59 EST - Support added for seven cameras including the Canon G10 and Panasonic LX3.

Adobe Releases Camera Raw 5.2 for CS4 Late yesterday, Adobe released Camera Raw 5.2 for Creative Suite 4 and DNG Converter 5.2. The new version of Camera Raw replaces the one installed with either CS4... (More)

Monday, November 24, 2008

PRESS RELEASE: Photobook Self-Publishing Expert Will Join 2009 DSLR Photography Workshop Cruise
22:05 EST - Christine Walsh-Newton, a photographer and designer of more than 30 photography books using Blurb's print-on-demand software and services will join four other pros on a 2009 DSLR Photography Workshop Cruise departing Ft. Lauderdale March 29 - April 6 for St. Maarten, St Lucia and St. Kitts in the Southern Caribbean. Walsh-Newton, who is a member of the Blurb Nation, a group of top professional... (More)

5D Mark II: US shipments imminent
18:09 EST - Canon is to begin the first shipments of EOS 5D Mark II digital SLR to its dealer network tomorrow, according to our good friend Rob Galbraith.

Citing Canon's Chuck Westfall, Technical Advisor for the company's Professional Products Marketing Division, the article on Rob's site suggests that the first 5D Mark II bodies might be arriving in US... (More)

HANNspree SD80M4MB 8 PRESS RELEASE: HANNspree Introduces New Digital Picture Frame Lineup
15:30 EST - Priced starting at $49.99 (MSRP), HANNspree’s new line of digital picture frames allows consumers to display treasured memories without breaking the bank IRVINE, Calif., -- Nov. 24, 2008 -- HANNspree North America, Inc., a leading developer of lifestyle and design-centric consumer electronic products, today announced the availability of two digital picture frame products offering a host... (More)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Panasonic 45-200mm f/4-5.6 LUMIX G VARIO lens. Review: Panasonic 45-200mm f/4-5.6 LUMIX G VARIO
20:54 EST - The second lens released by Panasonic in the micro four-thirds format, the 45-200mm f/4-5.6 OIS complements the G1's kit lens to produce a large range of zoom coverage. The 45-200mm f/4-5.6 OIS is only slightly bigger than the 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6, but packs a lot of performance. To read our full review of this lens, click here.

Canon Updates Rebate Info
10:31 EST - Rebate checks can now be cashed. Returned checks will be replaced and return charges reimbursed.

Canon has updated its Rebate Info page following the bankruptcy filing of Continental Promotion Group, which was handling its rebate claims. At issue are a number of rebate checks issued by CPG. The latest... (More)

Friday, November 21, 2008

New firmware: Speedlight SB-900 flash
16:02 EST - Nikon has released updated firmware for its SB-900 Speedlight flash strobe on its support website.

The Nikon SB-900 was introduced in July 2008, and Nikon states that version 5.02 of firmware includes two changes as follows: "With uninterrupted shooting with the SB-900 set to i-TTL mode, images captured... (More)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Newsletter Exclusive: 2008 Camera and Grab Bag Gift Guides!
20:42 EST - It's not too late to subscribe to our free newsletter in time to get Friday night's issue with our Holiday Gift Guides.

In this week's issue, we've got another exclusive: our 2008 Holiday Gift Guides. Our Camera Gift Guide lists the top digital cameras in a wide range of categories with links to each review and the average... (More)

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! Canon: statement on rebate firm bankruptcy
17:48 EST - Canon USA has today released an official statement updating customers on how to proceed in the wake of rebate fulfilment company CPG's bankruptcy filing.

The statement can be read in full on the Canon USA website. Instructions to customers holding rebate checks or intending to apply for rebates are as follows: "If you are holding or receive a rebate check... (More)

Microtek's logo. Click here to visit the Microtek website! PRESS RELEASE: New focus in North American market for Microtek International, Inc.
15:23 EST - Los Angeles, CA -- November 20, 2008 -- Microtek, a world-leading manufacturer of digital imaging products, announced today a change in its sales strategy for digital imaging products in North America. For the North American market, Microtek is moving from an emphasis on selling a wide portfolio of consumer and professional scanners and digital imaging products to an exclusive emphasis on developing... (More)

Infotrends' logo. Click here to visit the Infotrends website! PRESS RELEASE: InfoTrends Releases Landmark Study on Digital SLR Market
14:57 EST - (Weymouth, MA) November 13, 2008. . . According to new research from InfoTrends, Digital SLRs (DSLRs) are emerging as an area of rapid growth within the digital camera industry. Lower selling prices, a greater range of models, and better distribution have contributed to the growth in this market. Vendors and service providers that can provide solutions for how consumers connect, share, and create... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: onOne Software Offers Free Holiday PhotoFrames
13:13 EST - New holiday frames, textures, layouts, backgrounds, and adornments available for all PhotoFrame 3 and 4 owners PORTLAND, Ore. -- November 20, 2008 -- onOne Software, Inc., a leading developer of innovative software tools for photographers, today announced the availability of holiday-themed frames, textures, layouts, backgrounds, and adornments for their award-winning Photoshop plug-ins, PhotoFrame... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Lucidiom APM Network Data Shows Brisk Sales for Creative Photo Products
11:36 EST - Personal Publishing Photo Products Pay Off in Tough Retail Climate Vienna, Va., Nov. 20, 2008 – Photo retailers offering a wide variety of creative photo products like photo books, calendars and folded cards are enjoying a strong fourth quarter despite a tough economic environment, according to the latest APM Network data from Lucidiom.  Year-over-year data for the month of October... (More)

Rebate fulfilment company files for bankruptcy
00:33 EST - CPG Marketing Co. Inc. and Continental Promotion Group Inc., two companies responsible for providing rebate fulfilment services to a wide range of companies, have this week filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy.

According to a report in the Tampa Bay Business Journal, the companies have together laid off 17 employees and have liabilities in the tens of millions of dollars. Our friends at the Digital Photography... (More)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

TDK's logo. Click here to visit the TDK website! PRESS RELEASE: TDK Launches U.DMA 6-Compatible Industrial CompactFlash Cards and High-Reliability Solid State Drives of RA8 Series
18:02 EST - Embedding TDK GBDriver RA8 NAND controller makes possible high-speed, long-life, reliable CFG8A CompactFlash Cards and SDG8A series of HD-compatible Flash discs. November 17, 2008 - TDK Corporation announced today that it will begin sales in December 2008 of the CFG8A series of U.DMA 6-compatible CompactFlash (CF) cards and the SDG8A series of Parallel ATA (PATA) compatible solid state drives (SSD)for... (More)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Adobe Releases Configurator for Photoshop
20:14 EST - Build your own Photoshop Panels by simply drag-and-dropping commands, tools, etc.

Adobe has released Adobe Configurator for Photoshop CS4, available immediately as a free download from Adobe Labs. Configurator, an open-source Adobe AIR-based application, allows users to create and... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Think Tank Photo Airport Backpacks Feature Enhanced Security
17:10 EST - Backpacks Maximize Photographer Air Travel Options SANTA ROSA, CALIF -- Think Tank Photo has enhanced the security features of its lineup of backpacks. With these new design solutions, photographers can now carry their bodies, lenses, and accessories onto aircraft with different carry on requirements, legally store them in overhead bins or under the seat, and secure them to immovable objects once... (More)

School of Visual Arts' logo. click here to visit the School of Visual Arts website! PRESS RELEASE: School Of Visual Arts To Offer MPS In Digital Photography Online / Summer-Residency
15:17 EST - SVA Makes Practice-Based Education Globally Accessible Online Information Session: Monday, December 8, 6:30 - 8:30pm Register at New York, NY—November 12, 2008—Beginning in the fall of 2009, the School of Visual Arts (SVA) will offer the Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Digital Photography Online/Summer-Residency degree. Expanding on the success... (More)

KODAK logo PRESS RELEASE: Kodak Takes Action Against Samsung and LG For Patent Infringement
00:53 EST - Kodak Asserts that Samsung and LG Camera Phones Infringe its Digital Camera Patents ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 17 -- Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) announced today that it has filed complaints against Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and other related entities for infringement of Kodak patents. The Kodak actions specifically allege that Samsung and LG camera phones infringe Kodak digital camera patents.... (More)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700 digital camera. Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Sony T700!
15:46 EST - The new flagship Sony T700 is one of the most attractive ultracompact digital cameras around, worthy of Sony's offer to engrave it for you.

But inside the Sony T700 is pretty impressive, too, with a Bionz processor, optical image stabilization, face detection that can tell an adult from a child, and smile technology that knows a grin from... (More)

Fujifilm logo. Click to visit the Fujifilm website! PRESS RELEASE: Fujifilm Announces Executives Changes
13:35 EST - Hiro Sakai Assumes Global Role, Ryutaro Hosoda Named To U.S. Post Valhalla, NY, November 17, 2008 -- FUJIFILM Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, has announced several changes in executive level management, effective November 1, 2008. Ryutaro Hosoda has been named President, FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation and President and CEO, FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc.  Mr. Hosoda succeeds Hiro Sakai, who has... (More)

GigaTribe's logo. Click here to visit the GigaTribe website! PRESS RELEASE: GigaTribe Launches Web 2.0 File Sharing Service In The U.S.
13:31 EST - Share Large Files: Videos, Photos, Music, & More Totally Private & Encrypted -- Free! Gigatribe's 900,000 Members Share Files For Free With Unlimited File Sizes & Users Through The Internet In An Easy-To-Use Peer To Peer Environment November 17, 2008, Suresnes, France –GigaTribe, the revolutionary free Web 2.0 file sharing software community launched today GigaTribe... (More)

Adobe Releases Pixel Bender
10:48 EST - CS4 plug-in accelerates filters by using the Graphics Processing Unit and multi-core CPUs

Adobe has released its free Pixel Bender plug-in, which "provides automatic runtime optimization on heterogeneous hardware" to run Photoshop filters much faster than they have ever been run before. The... (More)

DxOMark logo. Courtesy of DxO Labs. Click here to visit the DxOMark website! Image Quality: What's Really Going on in the Sensor? (A solution is at hand)
07:00 EST - The real story of image quality starts with the sensor. Until now, we've had only a limited ability to analyze image quality at the RAW level. A new, free information resource from DxO Labs promises to change all that starting today.

When it comes to digital camera image quality, much of what separates one camera from another ultimately comes down to how well the sensor, signal amplification, and readout circuitry do their jobs. Clever... (More)

DxO Labs Logo. Click to visit the DxOMark website! PRESS RELEASE: DxO Labs Introduces, a free RAW image-quality database
07:00 EST - Introducing, the first digital camera benchmark based on RAW image quality Created by leading image science company DxO Labs, this free online resource delivers in-depth, objective RAW-based image quality data to enable fair analysis and comparison of digital cameras San Diego, California, USA, and Paris, France -- Nov 17th, 2008 -- At the Image Sensor 2008 conference in San Diego,... (More)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Sony's logo. Click here to visit the Sony website! PRESS RELEASE: Sony Commercializes World's First(*1), Industry Leading Resolution(*1) 12.25 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor "Exmor™" for Mobile Phones
16:57 EST - Also announces 8.11 / 5.15 effective megapixel CMOS image sensor and lens modules realizing image quality equivalent to compact-type digital still cameras Tokyo, Japan –Sony Corporation today announced the commercialization of "IMX060PQ", a new type 1/2.5 CMOS image sensor "Exmor™" for use in camera enabled mobile phones that leverages Sony's proprietary formation... (More)

Nikon's Coolpix P6000 digital camera. Courtesy of Nikon, with modifications by Zig Weidelich. Nikon P6000 firmware version 1.1
10:15 EST - Nikon has released firmware version 1.1 for the Nikon Coolpix P6000 digital camera. Available now via Nikon USA's support website, the update corrects a couple of issues.

Modifications enabled with version 1.1 firmware:When pictures were taken with the wide conveter WC-E76 and the Wide angle converter and Distortion control items in the shooting menu set to On, the effects... (More)

Smartparts' logo. Click here to visit the Smartparts website! PRESS RELEASE: Smartparts WiFi Digital Picture Frames Feature Seamless Integration With Microsoft's Windows Live FrameIt Service
00:44 EST - New Service Allows Consumers to Send Customizable News, Weather, Traffic and Images Directly to Smartparts Wireless Digital Picture Frames Totowa, N.J. (November 13, 2008) - Smartparts, Inc., today announced that its WiFi enabled digital picture frames, the 32 inch SP3200WF and the eight inch SPX8WF, are now fully integrated with Microsoft Corp.'s new Windows Live FrameIt service. The latest... (More)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 digital camera. Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Panasonic G1 Full Review Complete!
16:39 EST - We've completed our full review of the Panasonic DMC-G1 Micro Four Thirds camera, and we're happy to say that our early impressions were borne out by our subsequent tests of the production model.

Our early impressions of the Panasonic G1 were quite positive, and subsequent in-depth testing of a full production sample confirmed that it's an excellent little camera. While it can't quite compete at... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: M-Rock Introduces Fashionable Camera Pouches
14:49 EST - M-Rock Camera Bags Corp. is pleased to introduce the Milan 661 and Paris 662 compact electronic pouches. The Milan 661 (above) holds point-and-shoot cameras, cell phones, MP3 players and other compact electronics up to one inch deep and the Paris 662 offers a little extra room for slightly larger items. Both pouches provide stream-lined and scratch free storage of your electronic item and are perfect... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Pandigital Supports Microsoft's Windows Live FrameIt
14:41 EST - New FrameIt Application part of Microsoft Windows Live will let Consumers Enjoy Photos and Information Wirelessly Streamed to Pandigital Digital Photo Frames DUBLIN, Calif., Nov. 12 -- Pandigital today announced that it will support Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Live FrameIt application, enhancing consumer's enjoyment of their digital photo frame and extending the ways consumers use them with wireless... (More)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Review: Panasonic 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS
22:15 EST - The kit lens to Panasonic's new micro-Four Thirds G1 camera, the 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS is the probably the smallest zoom lens we've ever tested. At a mere 7 ounces, the 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS almost feels like a toy, but its solid construction and excellent test results suggest otherwise. To read our full review of this lens, click here.

Tamron's logo. Click here to visit the Tamron website! PRESS RELEASE: Tamron USA Announces The 2009 Tamron User Photo Contest Theme: Americana - Photographs That Define American Culture
18:37 EST - The Tamron User Entering the Best Image of Americana Will Receive a Tamron AF18-270mm VC Lens November 12, 2008, Commack, NY— Baseball, apple pie, diners, drive-ins, folk art. From its music to its main streets, America is defined by its history and its present, how we live and breathe within the fabric of our society. Enter the 2009 Tamron User Photo Contest and showcase your image... (More)

Flip MinoHD digital camcorder. Photo provided by Pure Digital Technologies Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Pure Digital Introduces Flip MinoHD™ - the World's Smallest HD Camcorder
17:00 EST - 3 oz. camcorder puts the power to shoot and share stunning HD video in your pocket SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The maker of Flip Video™ -- the best-selling family of affordable and simple-to-use digital camcorders -- today introduced its latest breakthrough product: the Flip MinoHD. The world's smallest high definition camcorder at just over three oz., this remarkably slim... (More)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Personal Life Media's logo. Click here to visit the Personal Life Media website! PRESS RELEASE: “Digital Photography Life” Show Launches on Personal Life Media Podcast Network
17:48 EST - Creators of “The Digital Photography Show” bring Podcast Award-nominated formula to new network. Los Altos, CA (PRWEB) November 11, 2008 -- Personal Life Media™, Inc. (PLM) a publisher of lifestyle podcasts and blogs for people on the leading edge of culture, is pleased to announce the addition of “Digital Photography Life: Make Every Shot Count” to the network. This... (More)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Foveon's logo. Click here to visit the Foveon website! Foveon acquired by Sigma
21:31 EST - Japan's Sigma Corp. has today announced its acquisition of sensor developer Foveon Inc., the company behind the X3 image sensors featured in all Sigma digital cameras.

Foveon first announced its development of the X3 CMOS image sensor at the Photo Marketing Association tradeshow in the spring of 2002. While other color image sensors are capable of recording only one... (More)

ViewSonic's logo. Click here to visit the ViewSonic website! PRESS RELEASE: ViewSonic Introduces Two Sleek Digital Photo Frames for the Holidays
16:52 EST - Picture-perfect design includes touch-screen technology and piano-black finish Walnut, CA - November 10, 2008 - According to a recent iSuppli1 study, the digital photo frame market will see worldwide growth of 78.3 million frames sold by 2011, partially fuelled by the product segment's popularity around holiday seasons. To provide consumers with affordable choices for gift giving this year,... (More)

Jobo's logo. Click here to visit the Jobo website! PRESS RELEASE: JOBO Announces Two 8.4-inch High-Resolution Digital Picture Frames
13:30 EST - New stylish digital frames feature internal memory capable of storing from 800 to up to 8,000 images Gummersbach, Germany (November 10, 2008) – JOBO AG introduces today two new digital picture frames into the growing JOBO family of digital imaging products. Available later this month, the new JOBO Photo Display PDJ801 and PDJ800 both feature a 8.4” high-resolution and brilliant... (More)

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Nack Updates Status of Configurator, Pixel Bender, Camera Raw
3:56 EST - In a blog entry late yesterday, Adobe Photoshop Product Manager John Nack updated readers on the status of Configurator and the new Pixel Bender filter gallery for Photoshop CS4. "We decided to give both tools a little extra bake time," Nack wrote, "so look for them to appear on Adobe Labs within the next two weeks." At the same time, he revealed there will be a Camera Raw update for CS4 "that'll... (More)

Reichmann Interviews Wilhelm
15:48 EST - Spend an hour with two very interesting gents.

At the Luminous Landscape today, Michael H. Reichmann has posted an uncut version of his interview with Henry Wilhelm, founder of Wilhelm Imaging Research, which is famous for its work on print permanence.... (More)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Review: Canon 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
20:30 EST - Tipping the scales at almost ten pounds, the Canon 800mm f/5.6L IS USM is the largest lens we've ever tested. The Canon 800mm f/5.6L IS USM will test everything you know about photography: it demands the sturdiest of tripods, a strict shooting technique, and a camera that can benefit from its excellent optics. To read our full review of this lens, click here.

Samsung to spin off digicam business
17:09 EST - Korea's Samsung Techwin Co. Ltd. is set to make its camera business a separate company, according to a report from Reuters today.

The new company is to be called Samsung Digital Imaging, notes the article authored by Reuters' Rhee So-eui and Ken Wills. The spin-off is expected to be completed as of Feb. 1, 2009. Samsung Digital... (More)

Zink's logo. Click here to visit the Zink website! PRESS RELEASE: ZINK Imaging and TOMY Company, Ltd. Deliver First ZINK™-Enabled Product From Partnership
12:58 EST - Partnership Delivers the Innovative Xiao™ TIP-521 Digital Camera With Built-In ZINK™ Printer BEDFORD, MA--(Marketwire - November 6, 2008) - ZINK Imaging and TOMY Company, Ltd., today publicly announced the availability of the first ZINK™-enabled product resulting from their longstanding partnership -- the xiao™ TIP-521 Digital Camera with Built-in ZINK Printer. The xiao™... (More)

or-xs1000d.jpg PRESS RELEASE: O'Reilly Publishes 'The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS/1000D Companion'
11:17 EST - Packed with Practical Advice You Can Take Anywhere SEBASTOPOL, Calif. -- If you're thinking about investing in a new Canon Rebel camera, you'll definitely want to check out the latest books from O'Reilly's popular Companion series. Noted photographer Ben Long's The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS 1000D Companion ($24.99) serves as a full-on photography class built specifically around the XS. Ben also... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Open Door Networks Updates Mac Envision
11:08 EST - iPhone app sparks Mac app's revival ASHLAND, Ore. -- Nov. 6 -- Open Door Networks today announced version 1.2 of its Envision Web-image browser for Macintosh. The new version is the latest effect of an "Envision revival" brought about by the success of iEnvision, the iPhone and iPod touch version of the product. Envision for Macintosh, version 1.2, available immediately, provides greatly enhanced... (More)

Sigma DP1 digital camera. Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Sigma DP1 Firmware Update
09:23 EST - Firmware Ver.2.00 for the Sigma DP1 is now available for download. This firmware update should be applied to any DP1 camera that has firmware Ver.1.04 and lower. If your camera already has firmware Ver.2.00, you do not need this update.

SIGMA DP1 firmware [Ver.2.00] Benefits of this firmware update:It is possible to allocate different functions to each of the Digital Zoom buttons.When the image is magnified in the review display, the... (More)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-G1 digital camera. Courtesy of Panasonic, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Full Panasonic G1 Test Results Analysis posted!
16:24 EST - We've completed our analysis of our test shooting and performance measurements with the Panasonic DMC-G1 Micro Four Thirds camera, and have to say we're fairly impressed with this little camera.

As we noted in our preliminary performance report, the Panasonic G1 isn't quite as quick on the draw (shutter lag) as typical consumer DSLRs, but it's not all that much slower, either. - And, oddly, it... (More)

Photofun's logo. Click here to visit the Photofun website! PRESS RELEASE: Photofun Launches Revolutionary New High Quality "Pure" Photo Album - with Transparent Image Background Capabilities
12:53 EST - Photofun's "Pure" Photo Album is the world's FIRST mass-produced PHOTO-PAPER processed album. The Pure Photo Album is made entirely from high quality photo-paper, so the photo-images (cover and inside pages) are reproduced in amazing color fidelity and clarity. The Album application allows PNG file uploads. These PNG files can be placed over existing theme backgrounds or photos, so that... (More)

Olympus announces E-30 DSLR
00:00 EST - Olympus has today announced its first mid-range single lens reflex digital camera, in the form of the new Olympus E-30.

The Olympus E30 is based around a 12.3 effective megapixel N-MOS image sensor and a Four Thirds-format lens mount. The E-30 features a live-view function, allowing images to be framed either on a 2.7"... (More)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Apple Releases Digital Camera Raw Compatibility 2.3
19:52 EST - Adds support for Canon 50D, Nikon D90, among others.

Apple today released Digital Camera Raw Compaibility 2.3 to extend Raw file compatibility for Aperture 2 and iPhoto '08 to the following cameras: • Canon EOS 50D • Nikon D90 • Sony A900... (More)

301tipsbook.jpg PRESS RELEASE: '301 Inkjet Tips and Techniques' Chosen as a Winner in a National Best Books 2008 Competition
13:46 EST - NEW YORK, N.Y. --, the premiere online magazine and review Web site for mainstream and independent publishing houses, announced the winners and finalists of The National "Best Books" 2008 Awards on Oct. 20. Over 500 winners and finalists were announced in over 140 categories covering print and audio books. Awards were presented for titles published in 2008 and late 2007. 301 Inkjet... (More)

Phanfare logo PRESS RELEASE: Phanfare Introduces Photo Books and Holiday Cards
13:36 EST - Phanfare has announced it is now selling a full line of photo books, holiday cards, photographic prints and archive DVDs in time for the holiday season. If you are the type of person who likes to jump right in, check them out at Photo Book Phanfare custom designed a high quality photo book product "that is a perfect complement to the clean display and archival storage... (More)

rn-d300.jpg PRESS RELEASE: Rocky Nook Publishes 'Mastering the Nikon D300'
11:28 EST - A wealth of information and insights for owners of this powerful new camera SANTA BARBARA, Calf. -- In Mastering the Nikon D300 (Rocky Nook, $39.95 USD), author Darrell Young leads you on an exploration of the features and capabilities of the powerful new Nikon D300 camera. Loaded with a wealth of information and professional insights, this book surpasses the basic user manual by providing step-by-step... (More)

ADOBE.GIF PRESS RELEASE: New Storage Options for Photoshop Elements 7 and Premiere Elements 7 Customers
11:19 EST - Available now, Photoshop Elements 7 and Premiere Elements 7 customers with Basic and Plus membership can purchase additional storage options. Available pricing and options are as follows: Basic membership: • A total of 20 GB for $19.99/year • A total of 40 GB for $39.99/year • A total of 100 GB for $99.99/year Plus membership: In addition to receiving exciting benefits... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Innovative M-Rock Camera Backpacks Now In Stock
11:15 EST - M-Rock's brand new Zion 525 and McKinley 526 camera backpacks are now in stock and available for purchase. The Zion and McKinley are identical except the McKinley includes smooth roller wheels and locking telescope handle. Both are full of details and user-friendly features. The backpacks include a modular interior with a removable Accessory Bag and additional dividers for three set up options. The... (More)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Canon EOS 50D digital SLR camera. Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Full Review posted for Canon 50D!
17:26 EST - Many features stand out to make the Canon EOS 50D a great digital SLR camera.

What will really catch and hold users is the impressive image quality they'll get from the Canon 50D across the standard ISO range of 100 to 3,200. The Canon 50D's new gapless microlenses allow greater... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Shoot, Share and Show Off: Motozine ZN5 Debuts in North America at T-Mobile USA
17:16 EST - Mobile imaging experience redefined with Motorola and Kodak technology LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. -- Nov. 3 -- Motorola, a leader in wireless communications will bring the mobile imaging powerhouse, Motozine ZN5, to North America today, available exclusively for T-Mobile USA customers. Created in collaboration with Kodak, the world's foremost imaging innovator, Motozine ZN5 combines a high-quality phone and... (More)

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon U.S.A. Is Looking To Find America’s Next Big Pop Star With The “So You Want To Be A Pop Star?” Contest
14:25 EST - -Nationwide Contest Awards the Experience of a Lifetime Along with PowerShot Cameras- Do you want a taste of pop star stardom? Canon U.S.A. is looking to turn this dream into a reality for three lucky people. Three finalists will be selected to receive the ultimate Pop Star Experience in New York City, a pair of Z100’s Jingle Ball tickets and a PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital ELPH camera. While... (More)

Western Digital's TV HD Media Player. Courtesy of Western Digital, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: WD TV™ HD Media Player Brings Digital Media Collections to the Big Screen
13:11 EST - New Product Turns WD® My Passport™ Portable Drives into HD Media Players LAKE FOREST, Calif., Nov. 3 -- WD® (NYSE: WDC), the world's leader in external storage solutions, today introduced a simple way for consumers to play their stored digital content on their HDTV in Full-HD 1080p resolution. The WD TV™ Media Player connects to a user's TV or home theater and plays digital... (More)

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