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Monday, May 31, 2010

March POTD Winners Chosen!
11:23 EDT - We're happy to announce the monthly winners of our Photo of the Day contest for March 2010.

This unfortunately sets some kind of a record for the longest delay in formally announcing/commenting on the monthly winners in our Photo of the Day contest. The winners have long since been notified... (More)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Olapic's logo. Click here to visit the Olapic website! PRESS RELEASE: is the Ultimate Wedding Resource for Capturing and Sharing Treasured Moments
19:05 EDT - The resourceful Web site allows wedding guests to create unique wedding albums by collecting and sharing digital photos with family and friends NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE), a resourceful photo sharing Web site, officially announced today its online service of collecting and sharing high quality wedding photos. After uploading the digital photos taken at various wedding events, the bride... (More)

Kodak's logo. Click here to visit the Kodak website! PRESS RELEASE: Kodak and OfficeMax Help Consumers and Home Office Owners Save Hundreds on Ink
15:30 EDT - Leading Office Products Retailer Adds KODAK ESP All-in-One Printers and Ink to its Home Office Solutions Portfolio ROCHESTER, NY, and NAPERVILLE, IL, May 28 -- Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) and OfficeMax® (NYSE:OMX) today announced that OfficeMax is now offering KODAK AiO Inkjet printers and inks, including the new KODAK ESP Office 6150 All-in-One Printer, in nearly 900 retail locations throughout... (More)

Sony's logo. Click here to visit the Sony website! PRESS RELEASE: Sony World Photography Awards 2011
14:31 EDT - 2011 competition open for entries London to host Sony World Photography Awards ceremony World Photography Festival expands to Mexico, San Francisco, Shanghai and London Student Focus programme partners with Young Tate Online World Photography Organisation website re-launched – On the day that the Sony World Photography Awards opens for entries, the World... (More)

Plustek's OpticFilm 7400 film scanner. Photo provided by Plustek Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Plustek Announces New OpticFilm Scanner For Amateur Photographers
13:34 EDT - New model makes digitizing slides effortless for users at any level CERRITOS, Calif. (May 27, 2010) – Plustek Technology Inc. (, a manufacturer of imaging devices (including portable scanners, sheet fed/flat bed scanners, wide format scanners) and Network video recorders for IP cameras, today announced an extension to their award-winning OpticFilm line of scanners with the... (More)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Unified Color's logo. Click here to visit the Unified Color website! PRESS RELEASE: Unified Color Announces First Cycle Winners Of The "True Vision HDR Photo Contest"
22:44 EDT - Winners Eligible to Win Grand Prize of Dream Photo Expedition; Cycle Two Now Open For a Chance to Win Valuable Prizes South San Francisco, CA – May 20, 2010 – Unified Color Technologies, the HDR Experts, today announced the cycle one winners of its Unified Color True Vision HDR Photo Contest. Winners will receive prizes including a Nikon D90 kit and products from, Gitzo, Lexar, Lowepro,... (More)

Nikon's Coolpix S1000pj digital camera. Photo provided by Nikon Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Nikon COOLPIX S1000pj Recipient of Society for Information Display Gold Display Application of the Year Award
22:37 EDT - May 27, 2010 - Nikon Corporation (Michio Kariya, President) is pleased to announce that the Nikon COOLPIX S1000pj compact digital camera is the recipient of the 2010 Gold Display Application of the Year Award presented by the Society for Information Display (SID), the leading global organization dedicated to the advancement of electronic display technology. SID is the only professional organization... (More)

AKVIS Sketch v11 can be used to create pencil sketch and watercolor effects. Screenshot provided by AKVIS. PRESS RELEASE: AKVIS Sketch V.11: Transform Photos Into Pencil Drawings And Watercolor Paintings
21:15 EDT - Two New Interface Modes AKVIS releases version 11 of AKVIS Sketch for Windows and Macintosh. The software converts photos to color and B&W pencil drawings and watercolor paintings. Version 11 offers the ability to save guidings lines made by the stroke direction tool to a file (.direction format). Introduced in version 10, Stroke Direction makes the effect of a hand-drawn sketch yet more realistic... (More)

Samsonite Varadero series camera bag. Photo provided by Hama GmbH & Co KG. PRESS RELEASE: New "Varadero" Series Camera Bags from Samsonite
20:28 EDT - Put an end to black and heavy Whether shopping in the city, hiking in the mountains or on a sailing trip with business partners, the new "Varadero" camera bags from Samsonite are a reliable companion in every situation. Modern, sporty, light and yet at the same time stylish and tasteful, you will be impressed by the seven models of camera bags with their carefully thought-out details.... (More)

The United Nations Development Programme's logo. Click here to visit the UNDP website! PRESS RELEASE: UNDP Launches “We Can End Poverty” Photo Contest
18:40 EDT - Antonio Banderas judge; winning images to be exhibited during world leaders’ Millennium Development Goals Summit in September Johannesburg, 14 May 2010 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with Olympus Corporation and the Agence France-Presse (AFP) Foundation, launched the second annual Picture This photo contest today in Johannesburg, South Africa. The contest,... (More)

PMA logo. Click here to visit the PMA website! PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Photo Industry 2010: Review and Forecast Report Reveals Untapped Potential for Growth
18:10 EDT - JACKSON, Mich.– PMA – The Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations announces the availability of the U.S. Photo Industry 2010: Review and Forecast Report, Premium Edition to provide photo retailers, online service firms, and manufacturers with a key industry trends report and assist them in long-term business planning. The premium edition of the report includes extended forecasts through... (More)

Boinx Software's logo. Click here to visit the Boinx Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Boinx Software To Showcase Latest Creative Ingenuities For The Mac Platform At First Annual Boston Supermeet
18:00 EDT - Apple design award-winner to demonstrate premier videographer and photographer animation tool, FotoMagico; SuperMeet leverages BoinxTV for live broadcasts of keynote presentations and conference sessions Puchheim, Germany – May 27, 2010 – Boinx Software, a multi-award winning software developer for the Mac® platform, today announced plans to showcase its full-range of innovative effects... (More)

Premiere Pro CS5: New update
16:54 EDT - Adobe has released an update to the latest version of its professional non-linear video editing software, Premiere Pro.

The Adobe Premiere Pro Creative Suite 5.0.1 update is available for both the Windows and Macintosh platforms, with separate downloads on each platform for customers who purchased the software via electronic... (More)

Tamron's logo. Click here to visit the Tamron website! PRESS RELEASE: Tamron Announces Full-Day Travel & Landscape Photography Seminars To Be Held In Four U.S. Cities
15:37 EDT - Professional Photographer Sandra Nykerk to Present "Stepping Stones for the Photographic Trail: A Guide to the Creative Image" May 27, 2010, Commack, NY— Tamron, acclaimed for optical innovation and excellence, has just announced a full-day seminar series led by award-winning nature and landscape photographer Sandra Nykerk. The events will take place in four key U.S. cities: Seattle... (More)

Kubota Image Tools' logo. Click here to visit the Kubota Image Tools website! Kubota launches Dashboard 3 Pro, new borders and textures
01:52 EDT - Kubota Image Tools, creator of numerous plugins, presets and actions for both Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, has released several new products in the last week.

Two new Texture Tools paks offer a variety of fifty textures apiece, created by professional photographer Benjamin Edwards. The Texture Tools paks cost $149 apiece, and include Kubota's Bor-Tex dashboard... (More)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sigma DP2 digital camera. Courtesy of Sigma USA. Sigma DP2, DP2s firmware updates available
23:24 EDT - Japan's Sigma Corp has released firmware updates for the Sigma DP2 and DP2s compact digital cameras, following in the footsteps of an update issued two months ago.

The Sigma DP2 is closely related to the company's existing DP1 model, based around a 0.98" diagonal Foveon X3 image sensor, which has an effective resolution of 4.64 megapixels with full color measured... (More)

Pentax Optio H90, I-10, W90, X90: New firmware
23:02 EDT - Hoya Corp. has today released updated firmware for four of its Pentax-branded point-and-shoot digital cameras.

The new firmware versions for the Pentax H90, I-10, W90 and X90 all contain the same fixes, related to use of Eye-Fi wireless-capable Secure Digital cards with the cameras. In all cases, the new firmware... (More)

The Lensbaby Control Freak. Photo provided by Lensbaby Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Lensbaby Announces Availability of the Control Freak™
21:56 EDT - New Creative Effects lens, compatible with the Lensbaby Optic Swap System, is perfect for tabletop and macro photography Portland, OR - May 26, 2010 – Lensbaby announces today the availability of its third Creative Effects SLR camera lens, the Control Freak. The Control Freak joins the Composer and the Muse in the Lensbaby lens line-up. The Control Freak is the new evolution of the Lensbaby... (More)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370 digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Sony W370!
20:52 EDT - Leaning toward the long zoom end of the digital camera market, the Sony W370 offers a not-so-wide 34-238mm 7x zoom lens with a 14-megapixel sensor and a 3-inch LCD, all priced at about $200.

It's a low-priced tip of the hat to those who like digital cameras that shoot telephoto rather than wide-angle. Sweep Panorama is included in the Sony W370, as is 720p HD video and smile shutter functionality.... (More)

Fujifilm's logo. Click here to visit the Fujifilm website! PRESS RELEASE: Fujifilm Opens Inkjet Photo Manufacturing Plant In Greenwood, S.C.
16:48 EDT - Production to Meet Increasing Demand for Inkjet Photo Printing in North America GREENWOOD, S.C., May 26, 2010 – FUJIFILM Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc., said today that it will start producing a new inkjet photo paper at its Greenwood, S.C., campus. “We are proud to announce that we will start to produce a new inkjet photo paper in the U.S. to meet the growing demand generated by our customers’... (More)

Photoshop CS4: Updates for security, other issues
16:44 EDT - Adobe has today released updates for Photoshop CS4 on both the Windows and Macintosh platforms.

The updates are aimed at correcting critical security vulnerabilities in the previous version, which could be used by a malicious attacker to gain control of affected systems. The exploits relate to three... (More)

6Sight's logo. Click here to visit the 6Sight website! PRESS RELEASE: 6Sight explores augmented reality, 3D, and the future of photography
16:07 EDT - JACKSON, Mich. – The 6Sight Future of Imaging Conference announces the program for its 2010 event, November 15-17, at The Sainte Claire in San Jose, Calif. The conference will focus on the most important and innovative topics in imaging, including augmented reality, 3D cameras and printers, connected cameras, digital video, advanced output, surveillance, and smarter camera phones. The program... (More)

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: New Canon imagePROGRAF Models Receive Five-star Exceptional Rating From Bertl Inc.
15:51 EDT - LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., May 26, 2010 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, has received a five-star “Exceptional” rating for its new 44-inch imagePROGRAF iPF8300, 24-inch imagePROGRAF iPF6350 and the iPF6300 large format printers, from industry analysts BERTL Inc. Launched in March 2010, the new imagePROGRAF models received the highest possible rating from BERTL by delivering... (More)

CameraRenter's logo. Click here to visit the CameraRenter website! PRESS RELEASE: CameraRenter Launches Interactive Online Photo Sharing Service
14:35 EDT - Seattle Photography Start-up Changes Online Photo Sharing For Consumers SEATTLE, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- CameraRenter, a Seattle startup, announced today the launch of the first interactive online photo sharing service, giving consumers the power to eliminate the costly and time consuming aspects of professional photographers. Instead of the traditional professional photography methods, CameraRenter... (More)

Sony CX-News: CCD sensor with dual-layer microlenses
14:05 EDT - Sony Semiconductor has published detailed information on its new ICX681SQW image sensor in the company's CX-News web magazine.

The Sony ICX681SQW is said to offer the industry's smallest pixel size, at just 1.43µm diagonal, and is notable for its use of stacked microlenses. Beneath the microlens layer seen in previous designs,... (More)

Front quarter view of the Sola 600 compact imaging light. Photo provided by Light & Motion. PRESS RELEASE: Light and Motion Announces The Sola 600, a new benchmark for imaging lights
12:30 EDT - Monterey, CA May 20, 2010— Light & Motion is pleased to announce the shipping release of the all new Sola 600 compact imaging light. The Sola 600 stakes out a new category of lighting with its versatility. From compact cameras to DSLRs to video housings, the Sola 600 is the perfect companion for all of these underwater imaging platforms. The Sola packs a blistering 679 lumens of light for... (More)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Red Giant Software's logo. Click here to visit the Red Giant Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Red Giant Software Releases First iPhone App: Plastic Bullet
17:42 EDT - New Camera App with Infinite, Beautiful Possibilities San Francisco, CA, May 25, 2010 – Red Giant Software released its first iPhone app called Plastic Bullet, created by VFX Supervisor of Sin City, director, and photographer Stu Maschwitz. Adding to Red Giant’s growing line of photography tools, Plastic Bullet puts the fun, spontaneity, and surprise of plastic-fantastic toy cameras right... (More)

Topaz Labs' logo. Click here to visit the Topaz Labs website! Topaz releases DeNoise v4.1
17:33 EDT - Topaz Labs has released an update to its DeNoise Photoshop plugin, which received a major overhaul earlier this month to incorporate some of the same changes from the company's recent Clean, DeJPEG and Simplify plugin updates.

Topaz DeNoise v4.1 includes a number of changes aimed at improving image quality. These include a new noise reduction algorithm with improved color edge sharpness, and new presets which are said to provide... (More)

Leica Camera AG logo. Click to visit Leica's US website! PRESS RELEASE: New: Leica Camera Blog
16:07 EDT - Blog Offers New Avenue for Company News and Updates Allendale, NJ (May 25, 2010) - Leica Camera, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of the official Leica Camera Blog. This interactive platform provides Leica fans and followers a dynamic space for product news, developments and related events, plus stories and insights from Leica photographers. Since the launch of Leica’s Facebook fan page... (More)

Phase One's logo. Click here to visit the Phase One website! PRESS RELEASE: Phase One, a Digital Photography Leader, Acquires Microsoft's Expression Media Product
15:45 EDT - Agreement focuses on strong customer support throughout transition. REDMOND, Wash., and COPENHAGEN, Denmark - May 25, 2010 - Microsoft Corp. and Phase One A/S, a leader in digital photography, are announcing that Phase One acquired the Microsoft Expression Media product. This agreement is built on an existing strategic alliance between the companies forged in 2007 to improve digital imaging solutions... (More)

Flixtime's logo. Click here to visit the Flixtime website! PRESS RELEASE: Flixtime expands custom video creation capabilities
15:37 EDT - NEW YORK, NY, May 25, 2010 – On the heels of announcing a partnership that saw Fotolia as the first microstock to integrate an image add-in into Microsoft Office, attention is turning to another innovative product: Flixtime. A free site providing user-friendly web software to anyone who needs to create custom HD videos, has been upgraded to include: Image highlighting ... (More)

Lexar Media's logo. Click here to visit the Lexar Media website! PRESS RELEASE: Lexar Media Now Shipping 16GB and 32GB Professional 133x Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Memory Cards
12:47 EDT - Increased Capacity Enables Capture of High-Quality Images and Video with SDHC-Compatible Digital SLR Cameras Fremont, CA, May 25, 2010 – Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, today announced that it is shipping Lexar® Professional 133x Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) memory cards in 16GB and 32GB capacities to retail outlets. The Lexar Professional... (More)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55 digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Sony H55!
10:26 EDT - Those looking for a low price on a 10x pocket zoom will come across the Sony Cyber-shot H55 digital camera early in their search, as its $250 price point makes it quite attractive.

The Sony H55's zoom starts out at a wide 25mm and zooms to 250mm, and sports optical image stabilization. The 14.1-megapixel sensor and 3-inch LCD on the Sony H55 just sweeten the deal, as do Sweep Panorama... (More)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Photo Mechanic 4.6.4 released
22:33 EDT - Camera Bits Inc. has released an updated version of its workflow tool, Photo Mechanic, for both the Windows and Macintosh platforms.

Photo Mechanic v4.6.4 adds support for Raw files from Olympus' E-PL1 and E-P2 PEN-series cameras, as well as a plugin that allows Phase One TIFF files to be treated similarly to Raw files. The new version... (More)

Samsung NX10: New firmware adds features, fixes
17:06 EDT - Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has published an updated firmware release for its Samsung NX10 single lens direct view digital camera that adds several new features, as well as fixing some issues with the previous release.

The Samsung NX10 firmware v1.15 is described in detail (including installation instructions) on the UK-based Samsung Electronics website. The new firmware is said to include improvements in Secure Digital... (More)

ACD Systems' logo. Click here to visit the ACD Systems website! PRESS RELEASE: ACDSee Releases Update to Professional Photo Workflow Software, Offers Free Storage Upgrade
16:14 EDT - VICTORIA, British Columbia – May 12, 2010 – With a free update for current users and a storage upgrade offer, photographers who use ACDSee Pro™ 3 can now get even more functionality out of the leading digital imaging software that quickly processes RAW images, accelerates workflow and makes image sharing easy. ACD Systems has released a second, free Pro 3 update that provides additional... (More)

Fujifilm's FinePix HS10 digital camera. Photo provided by Fujifilm North America Corp. Fujifilm HS10 / HS11: Firmware v1.02 released
15:14 EDT - Fujifilm has today issued another update firmware release for its FinePix HS10 and HS11 digital cameras, adding several further changes to an update issued last month.

Fujifilm FinePix HS10 / HS11 firmware v1.02 includes three new bug fixes. With the previous firmware, the HS10 and HS11 could display a battery level warning too early, and sometimes showed corrupted... (More)

The Digital Photo Academy logo. Click here to visit the Digital Photo Academy website! PRESS RELEASE: Digital Photo Academy Expands To Five New Cities: Portland, Charlotte, Tucson, Long Island, Princeton
15:04 EDT - Digital Photo Academy (DPA), the acclaimed photography workshop program, has expanded its digital photography series to five new markets this spring- Portland, OR; Charlotte, NC; Tucson, AZ; Long Island, NY (Syosset); and Princeton, NJ (Belle Mead)- and will continue to grow in 2010. Digital Photo Academy offers a series of workshop topics each month in each city including beginner, intermediate,... (More)

Adobe's logo. Click here to visit the Adobe website! Photoshop CS5 Painting Assistant turns photos into artwork
12:57 EDT - Russell Preston Brown, Senior Creative Director at Adobe Systems Inc., has released a panel that guides users through the steps of creating a painting from a photo using Photoshop CS5.

Mentioned on the blog of John Nack, Principal Product Manager for Adobe Photoshop, the new panel doesn't seem to be linked from elsewhere on Russell's site, but is now available for download as a zip... (More)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Voigtlaender Europe adds Classic Collection 90mm lens (UPDATED)
18:11 EDT - Cosina has now released its Voigtländer 90mm / F3.5 SLII APO-Lanthar Classic Collection lens, announced last February, in the European market.

Available immediately in Canon, Nikon and Pentax mounts, the Voigtländer 90mm / F3.5 SLII lens is an updated version of a previous manual focus design launched at the start of the 2000s. The new... (More)

9000F.150x141.jpg Scanner Review: CanoScan 9000F
15:32 EDT - Canon adds 9600-dpi scanning to the moderately-priced flatbed film scanner party.

Building on the CanoScan 8800F, the CanoScan 9000F ups the resolution ante with 9600-dpi optical resolution. We explain just what 9600-dpi brings to the party -- and what it doesn't -- with a revealing... (More)

Fujifilm's logo. Click here to visit the Fujifilm website! PRESS RELEASE: Fujifilm North America Corporation Announces Go Miyazaki As Division President Of Imaging And Electronic Imaging Businesses
14:51 EDT - Untitled Document VALHALLA, N.Y., May 21, 2010 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation is pleased to announce that Go Miyazaki has been named division president of the Imaging and Electronic Imaging businesses for North America. Formerly division president for the company’s Electronic Imaging Division, which delivers Fujifilm’s FinePix line of digital camera and accessory products... (More)

KoffeeWare's logo. Click here to visit the KoffeeWare website! PRESS RELEASE: KoffeeWare Photo Web Shop redefines the creation of online photo services
13:20 EDT - Strasbourg, France – May 21st, 2010 – KoffeeWare today announced the launch of its KoffeeWare Photo Web Shop. Built on a cloud based solution and relying on the online software modules developed by KoffeeWare, KoffeeWare Photo Web Shop offers a new approach for the fast and straightforward creation of powerful and up-to-date online photo services. The available tools provide for the customization... (More)

Adorama's logo. Click here to visit the Adorama website! PRESS RELEASE: New AdoramaTV Educational Videos Enhance the Adorama Learning Center
12:47 EDT - Free shows available for immediate download via the Adorama Learning Center, YouTube, iTunes and more, aim to make everyone a better photographer New York, NY (May 21, 2010) – Adorama, one of America’s premier photography and consumer electronics resellers, announces today the launch of AdoramaTV – a new video channel featuring an ongoing series of free weekly educational videos... (More)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

HP's logo. Click here to visit the HP website! PRESS RELEASE: HP Transforms Walmart Photo Departments Nationwide with “Prints in Minutes” Service and Advanced Creative Tools for Customers
21:14 EDT - HP retail publishing footprint set to grow 300 percent in 2010 PALO ALTO, Calif., May 20, 2010 -- HP today announced that Walmart is rolling out the HP “Prints in Minutes” retail publishing service in 3,600 of its stores across the United States. By the end of the summer, U.S. customers of the world’s largest retailer will be able to take advantage of a fast, high-quality photo... (More)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330 digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Sony W330!
20:32 EDT - With all the appearance and size of a pocket camera, the Sony W330 manages to please despite its lack of some of this year's gee-whiz features.

Core photo quality remains in the Sony W330, whose retained features become solid assets at $170 or less. The Sony W330's no-nonsense design is still attractive, and it slips into a pocket easily. A 3-inch... (More)

FileTagSleuth's logo. Click here to visit the Ulfwood website! PRESS RELEASE: New Free MP3 Tag and Photo Exif Viewer Launched - FileTagSleuth
16:10 EDT - Photographers and Music Fans Will Save Time and Frustration with a New and Totally Free Product, FileTagSleuth from Ulfwood Ltd. (PRWEB) May 20, 2010 -- Photographers and music fans will save time and frustration with a new and totally free product, FileTagSleuth from Ulfwood Ltd. Version 1 of FileTagSleuth enables photographers to search all of their various photo files by shutter speed, exposure,... (More)

SILKYPIX's logo. Click here to visit the Shortcut Software website! SILKYPIX extends Panasonic support
15:05 EDT - Shortcut Software International Inc has released updates to Raw image processing software SILKYPIX, extending support for two new digital camera models.

SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro v4.1.34.0 and Developer Studio 4.0 v4.0.34.0 can now accept Raw files from the Panasonic DMC-G2 and Panasonic DMC-G10 digital cameras. This brings the number of Panasonic... (More)

Red Giant Software's logo. Click here to visit the Red Giant Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Red Giant Software Launches Red Giant People
14:59 EDT - New Creative Community to Share Presets, Get Training, Be Inspired San Francisco, CA, May 11, 2010 – Red Giant Software today announced Red Giant People, a new creative community to share presets, get training, and be inspired. Visitors can enrich their Red Giant product experience with an extensive library of presets generated by Red Giant Gurus—hand-picked industry experts. Red Giant... (More)

ArcSoft's logo. Click to visit the ArcSoft website! PRESS RELEASE: ArcSoft MediaConverter 4 Now Supports New Hot Devices – iPad, Google Nexus One, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, and Motorola Milestone
14:51 EDT - FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ArcSoft, a leading provider of innovative multimedia technologies and applications, announced today that ArcSoft MediaConverter® 4, which converts and transfers your video and audio files, now supports the iPad, Google Nexus One, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, and Motorola Milestone. Other popular devices, such as the iPod, iPhone, PSP, Android phones, and Nokia phones... (More)

Fujifilm's logo. Click here to visit the Fujifilm website! PRESS RELEASE: Fujifilm's Launches Program Encouraging Students To Support Homes For Our Troops
14:42 EDT - Kids For Our Troops photojournalism fundraising contest kicks off with Build Brigade for specially-adapted home in Plainfield, Ill. for injured veteran Army SPC Frank Pierson VALHALLA, N.Y., May 20, 2010 – Fujifilm’s, in conjunction with its sponsorship of Homes For Our Troops, has launched a fundraising and photojournalism project to support Kids For Our Troops – a program... (More)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

CameraBag Desktop's logo. Click here to visit the Nevercenter website! PRESS RELEASE: CameraBag Desktop 1.5 Adds Custom Filters, Batch Processing And More
22:32 EDT - May 18, 2010 -- Nevercenter today released CameraBag Desktop 1.5, a significant free upgrade to the popular Mac and PC photo filter tool. The update introduces a new base filter and adds significant functionality such as batch processing and the saving and sharing of custom filters. CameraBag's filters are a love letter to the analog era, instantly emulating photography's most beloved and iconic... (More)

Hasselblad's Phocus 2.5 packaging. Click here to visit the Hasselblad website! PRESS RELEASE: Hasselblad releases new Phocus 2.5 featuring extended third party file support for Mac users
19:59 EDT - 11/05/2010 In addition to a range of new photographer-oriented features, Phocus 2.5 for Apple computers allows users to import RAW files from more than 150 DSLR cameras, and features support for most standard image file formats, making Phocus more flexible and powerful than ever before. Hasselblad today announced the release of Phocus 2.5 for Mac, breaking new ground by adding RAW support for more... (More)

Pixamba's logo. Click here to visit the Pixamba website! PRESS RELEASE: Pixamba transforms microstock photography image management
14:52 EDT - Innovative and feature-rich software platform for digital media management 19 May 2010. Pixamba has today launched the Pixamba Media Management platform, a powerful yet affordable digital asset management service, specifically designed to help microstock photography users to manage their portfolio of licensed stock images effectively. Pixamba Media Management Service helps users to index, store,... (More)

Digital Foci's Pearl White Photo Book. Photo provided by Digital Foci. PRESS RELEASE: Digital Foci Ships Photo Book In Elegant Pearl White For Weddings
13:58 EDT - Perfect Digital Wedding Album with Portable 8-Inch Display Los Angeles, CA, May 17, 2010 – Digital Foci, Inc., a leading provider of digital photography accessories for consumers and professional photographers, announced today that it’s shipping the new Pearl White “Wedding” Version of its popular Photo Book, a portable digital photo album with an 8-inch... (More)

Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II VC LD Aspherical IF SP AF lens. Review: Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II VC LD Aspherical IF SP AF
12:59 EDT - Tamron announced an image-stabilized version of their popular 17-50mm f/2.8 lens in September 2009 for the Nikon F-mount, and we've finally had a chance to put the lens through its paces in our test lab. A month later, it became available in the Canon EF-S mount. Is it worth the switch? Click here to read our test results for this lens at

Samsung's WB5500 digital camera. Photo provided by Samsung Electronics GmbH. Samsung WB5500: 26x megazoom digicam
01:30 EDT - Samsung has quietly unveiled a new megazoom digital camera in certain European and Asian markets, although the Samsung WB5500 has not been announced in the American market as of this writing.

With a 26x optical zoom lens, the Samsung WB5500 has even more telephoto reach than the existing 24x HZ25W model, which was the company's first megazoom digicam. Known as the Samsung VLUU WB5500 in some... (More)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Olympus' E-PL1 digital camera. Copyright © 2010, Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. PRESS RELEASE: Olympus Continues To Innovate With Dynamic Marketing Campaign Featuring Augmented Reality Simulation Of The PEN E-PL1 Camera
20:57 EDT - Look What You Can Do by Virtually Test-Driving the PEN CENTER VALLEY, Pa.,– To promote the amazing Olympus PEN® E-PL1 portable camera featuring professional digital single lens reflex (DSLR) image quality, point-and-shoot simplicity and high-definition (HD) video, Olympus has created an advertising campaign as innovative as the camera itself. The campaign introduces one of the newest and... (More)

Lyra's logo. Click here to visit the Lyra Research website! PRESS RELEASE: Lyra Forecast Report Discusses the Demise of the Simple Snapshot Photo Print
17:09 EDT - Winning the Battle for Silver-Halide Print Volume Key to Survival for the Dye-Thermal Photo Media Market NEWTON, MA (May 12, 2010)—The demand for simple snapshot photo prints continues its downward spiral. Although digital image capture rates are increasing, cost-conscious consumers are printing fewer of these images. In many cases, electronic screens, photo-sharing Web sites, and low-cost... (More)

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Canon SX210 IS!
17:01 EDT - Pocket long zooms are high on the list of many shoppers these days, and the Canon SX210 takes the zoom a little longer, with a 14x zoom that ranges from 28-392mm.

The Canon SX210 also sports a 14-megapixel sensor, exceeding the competition in both zoom range and resolution. It is surprising just how close you can get with a 14x zoom, especially with a pocket digital... (More)

Olympus: A followup to the Pen story (UPDATED)
16:52 EDT - Ten months after Olympus Europe releases its stop-motion viral video, "The PEN Story", the company has launched a followup.

The original PEN Story video was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Olympus' PEN camera series, as well as the launch of its modern-day equivalent - the Olympus E-P1. Created using stop-motion... (More)

Genuine Fractals updated for CS5 (UPDATED)
16:13 EDT - onOne Software has now released an update to its Genuine Fractals plugin that brings compatibility with Adobe's recently-released Photoshop CS5.

Genuine Fractals v6.0.5 is available immediately in both Standard and Professional Edition form, for Windows and Macintosh computers. According to a blog post from Vice President of Marketing, Mike Wong,... (More)

Target's logo. Click here to visit the Target website! PRESS RELEASE: Target Enriches and Expands Electronics and Video Game Department
14:44 EDT - Reinvention Focuses on Accessibility to Simplify Shopping Experience MINNEAPOLIS, MN (May 17, 2010) - Target is reinventing the consumer electronics and video game department across stores nationwide, with a new open layout that will provide a convenient, enjoyable shopping experience, ensuring guests can easily access the information and products they want. The full chain roll-out began in April... (More)

Aptina's logo. Click here to visit the Aptina website! PRESS RELEASE: Aptina Details Image Sensor Pixel Technology Strategy
13:40 EDT - Company Enhances Aptina™ A-Pix™ FSI Technology; Plans Roll Out of BSI Solution SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Underscoring its commitment to excellence in pixel performance, Aptina, the leading innovator of CMOS imaging technology, today detailed its strategy to address the challenges designers face as the industry moves toward smaller pixel sizes. Enhancements to the company’s... (More)

Aptina's logo. Click here to visit the Aptina website! PRESS RELEASE: Third Generation Aptina™ A-Pix™ Technology Enhances Mobile Imaging Solutions
13:15 EDT - Company’s Advanced Pixel Technology Boosts Portfolio with Two New 1.4-micron Megapixel Additions SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aptina, the leading innovator of CMOS imaging technology today announced two product additions to its industry leading portfolio that leverage the company’s recent breakthrough in 1.4-micron pixel technology. The 3-megapixel MT9T113 and 5-megapixel MT9P017... (More)

Imagenomic's logo. Click here to visit the Imagenomic website! PRESS RELEASE: Imagenomic Releases Portraiture 2 Plugin For Adobe Photoshop CS5
13:09 EDT - Free Update Provides Native 64-bit Performance for Mac and Windows Users May 18, 2010 -- Alexandria, VA -- Imagenomic announced today the release of its award-winning Portraiture Plugin for Adobe Photoshop CS5, CS5 Extended, and Elements 8. This new version adds native 64-bit support for running Portraiture from CS5 on Mac OSX (10.5/10.6 – Snow Leopard), and complements Imagenomic Plugin support... (More)

Getty Images' logo. Click here to visit the Getty Images website! PRESS RELEASE: Sheds Light On Image Use Online
12:15 EDT - Online Resource Launches as Survey Finds Image Users Face Risks Through Lack of Legal Understanding SEATTLE & LONDON, May 17, 2010 - A new educational resource launches today, which aims to unravel the complexities and expose the potential legal pitfalls of image use. has been set up by Getty Images, Inc. for the good of the photographic industry. The site is designed to... (More)

Shutterstock's logo. Click here to visit the Shutterstock website! PRESS RELEASE: Shutterstock Supports Launch of
12:03 EDT - Founding partnership in educational site reflects commitment to fair and legal image usage. May 17, 2010, New York - Shutterstock announced today that it is a founding partner in, an educational resource for image buyers backed by several major stock photo agencies. was created to educate image buyers regarding the legalities of image usage and to provide... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: PMA Australia Presents Digital Life Expo tackles key trends in panel discussion
11:49 EDT - JACKSON, Mich. – Three-dimensional imaging and product advancements for professional and enthusiast photographers will be among the topics at the “Get the Picture: Trends in the Digital Photography Market” session, Thursday, June 3, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., during the PMA Australia Presents Digital Life Expo. Representatives from Canon Australia Pty. Ltd., Fujifilm Australia Pty.... (More)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Springing Into High-Gear: Canon U.S.A. Kicks-off Its 5th Annual Photography In The Parks Photo Contest
16:06 EDT - Canon's Photography in the Parks Contest adds new social networking features to this year's program allowing entrants to learn shooting tips from the pros LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., May 17, 2010 – From the eye of a storm to a flower floating down a stream, Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging, encourages Americans to acknowledge the beauty of nature and explore photography by participating in... (More)

JVC's logo. Click here to visit the JVC website! PRESS RELEASE: JVC Launches HD Everio "Power Your Passion" BlogHer '10 Sweepstakes
13:33 EDT - WAYNE, NJ, May 17, 2010 – JVC today launched the JVC HD Everio “Power Your Passion” BlogHer ‘10 Sweepstakes, which gives bloggers a chance to win an expenses paid trip to the BlogHer ’10 Conference in New York City on August 6 – 7, 2010. For the second consecutive year, JVC will provide four winners with roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations and a full registration... (More)

iStockphoto's logo. Click here to visit the iStockphoto website! PRESS RELEASE: iStockphoto Announces Plug-in That Allows Users of Microsoft PowerPoint and Word to Download iStock Photos and Illustrations Directly into Presentations and Documents
13:27 EDT - CALGARY, Alberta--(BUSINESS WIRE)--iStockphoto, the world’s busiest online stock image marketplace, today announced the immediate availability of a new plug-in that puts more than six million photos and illustrations at the fingertips of Microsoft Office users. The plug-in is available for free and can be downloaded on the iStockphoto website. It allows users to access iStockphoto images from... (More)

clickbooq's logo. Click here to visit the clickbooq website! PRESS RELEASE: clickbooq Introduces Integrated Video Feature for Photographer Websites
13:19 EDT - SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - May 12, 2010) - clickbooq, inc., a leading provider of interactive marketing solutions for professional photographers and visual artists, today announced the release of integrated video for all clickbooq websites. Clickbooq's new video feature gives users the ability to easily add multi-media to their website at no additional cost. Videos are fully integrated within... (More)

AKVIS' logo. Click here to visit the AKVIS website! PRESS RELEASE: Akvis Artwork 3.5. Transform Your Photos Into Paintings!
13:10 EDT - AKVIS announces the release of ArtWork version 3.5. ArtWork transforms photos into paintings using various techniques. An ordinary photo can be turned into a work of art. ArtWork is available in plug-in and standalone versions for Windows and Mac. Version 3.5 introduces the ability to save guiding lines to a file (.direction extension), making it easier to continue editing a photo later. The plug-in... (More)

Leica Camera AG logo. Click to visit Leica's US website! PRESS RELEASE: NEW: The LEICA SUMMILUX-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH.
11:33 EDT - The reference standard for Leica M photography Solms, Germany (May 16, 2010) - Leica Camera AG presents the LEICA SUMMILUX-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH, a revised version of the Leica M rangefinder system’s popular wide-angle lens. The LEICA SUMMILUX-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH. sets a whole new standard in the fast wide-angle lens portfolio, utilizing the latest developments in the fields of optics and precision... (More)

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon U.S.A. Congratulates "House" On Completing The First Network Television Episode Shot On A Canon DSLR
11:25 EDT - The Season Finale of HOUSE was shot entirely on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Canon EF lenses LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., May 17, 2010 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, would like to congratulate the cast and crew from the hit series HOUSE on filming the entire season finale episode on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II. This crowning achievement marks the first network television prime time... (More)

Ricoh's GXR digital camera, shown with optional APS-C sensor / 50mm equiv. lens module attached. Photo provided by Ricoh. PRESS RELEASE: Ricoh releases function-enhancing firmware updates for GXR and GR DIGITAL III
11:20 EDT - Tokyo, Japan — May 17 — Ricoh Co., Ltd. (President and CEO: Shiro Kondo) announced today that it will release on May 19 the first function-enhancing firmware update for the high-image-quality GXR compact digital camera (launched December 2009) and the second function-enhancing firmware update for the GR DIGITAL III (launched August 2009). Ricoh's function-enhancing firmware updates are... (More)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Sigma's APO 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM lens. Courtesy of Sigma, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM for the Sony and Pentax Mounts
00:54 EDT - May 14, 2010 -- The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of the new APO 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM for Sony and Pentax cameras. This telephoto zoom lens incorporates Sigma’s original OS (Optical Stabilizer) function. It offers the use of shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower. As compensation for camera shake is visible in the viewfinder, the photographer can easily check... (More)

Friday, May 14, 2010

onOne Software: Versace webinar, CS5 compatibility update
16:47 EDT - onOne Software has announced the second in its new series of free webinars, scheduled to take place on Monday, May 24th at 11am Pacific time.

The second in the onOne University Pro Webinar series will feature fine art photographer Vincent Versace, and will introduce attendees to onOne's FocalPoint 2 software. Vincent's demonstration will explain... (More)

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Canon SD1300 IS!
16:40 EDT - When you're looking for a safe choice in a digital camera for only a little money, it's always a good idea to check out the low-end of the Canon ELPH line.

Though the Canon SD1300 is the first of the ELPH digital cameras to dip below the $200 mark, it still has what you need to get good quality shots from a pocket camera. The Canon SD1300 has a small, smooth,... (More)

Koodibook's logo. Click here to visit the Koodibook website! PRESS RELEASE: The Newest (and Coolest) Photo Book Start Up
14:16 EDT - The UK's newest (and coolest) social networking business has finally launched. KoodibooK is an easy and fun way of sharing photos with friends and family, either in a unique and stunning 3D effect on-line or as a printed photo book. (PRWEB) May 13, 2010 -- After two years of development and the last few months of testing with users in various parts of the world, KoodibooK, a new photo book business... (More)

X-Rite's logo. Click here to visit the X-Rite website! PRESS RELEASE: X-Rite Introduces Next Generation Color Profiling Solution for Pre-press, Publishing, Digital Printing and Photo Markets at IPEX 2010
13:25 EDT - New i1Profiler and PANTONE Link offer unprecedented color quality for up to 8 color printing workflows, iterative profiling, ease of use, peer-level workflow exchange, QA validation and verification against ISO, color bridging tools and spot color accuracy GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 14 2010 – X-Rite, Incorporated (NASDAQ: XRIT), the world leader in color management, measurement and communication... (More)

The Retrospective camera shoulder bags (background) and lens changer shoulder bags (foreground) feature tough, understated designs in either Pinestone Cotton canvas, or Black Poly Spun canvas. Photo provided by Think Tank Photo LLC. PRESS RELEASE: Think Tank Photo’s New Retrospective™ Soft-sided Camera and Lens Shoulder Bags
13:01 EDT - Think Tank Photo to Donate A Percentage of Sales to Fifty Crows Foundation SANTA ROSA, CALIF – Created as an homage to classic photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank, Think Tank Photo has created five soft-sided shoulder bags in its new Retrospective™ series. Designed for the professional photographer that wants to remain inconspicuous in any situation, the three... (More)

Think Tank Photo's logo. Click here to visit the Think Tank Photo website! PRESS RELEASE: Think Tank Photo Launches Fundraising Initiative In Support of Fifty Crows Foundation
12:51 EDT - SANTA ROSA, CALIF – Think Tank Photo today announced that it is dedicating a percentage of sales of its newly launched Retrospective™ line of shoulder bags to Fifty Crows Foundation. Fifty Crows Foundation aims to bridge the gap between venues and distribution mediums for documentary photography, and to encourage public dialogue on the issues raised through the photography. Andy Patrick,... (More)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Adobe Labs Posts Camera Raw 6.1 Release Candidate
22:16 EDT - The update includes the new lens correction functionality first seen in Photoshop CS5.

Adobe has announced the immediate availability of Camera Raw 6.1 Release Candidate at Adobe Labs. Highlights of the update include: • Newly supported camera models include: Canon EOS 550D (Digital... (More)

PHANFARE.GIF PRESS RELEASE: Phanfare Announces All-New Web Photo Organizer
22:07 EDT - Company now offers a photo and video organizer on the web that rivals that offered by desktop software PRINCETON, N.J. -- Online photo hosting company Phanfare has announced a significant upgrade to their Web-based photo organizing experience. The new web version of the Phanfare organizer, available immediately at, provides an experience that mimics the interactivity and immersiveness... (More)

Boingo Wireless' logo. Click here to visit the Boingo website! PRESS RELEASE: Samsung Bundles Boingo Wi-Fi with New Digital Camera
18:56 EDT - Samsung ST5500/CL80 Includes Three Months of Free Boingo Wi-Fi; This Marks Boingo’s Foray into Network-Enabled Cameras May 12, 2010 06:25 AM Eastern Daylight Time -- LOS ANGELES -- (EON: Enhanced Online News) -- Boingo Wireless, the global leader in Wi-Fi, today announced that Samsung’s new Wi-Fi enabled digital cameras will be pre-loaded with Boingo software, allowing customers to connect... (More)

Sony's Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX card in 32GB capacity. Photo provided by Sony Sony Electronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. PRESS RELEASE: Sony Speeds Up Storage Media With New High Performance Memory Stick
14:54 EDT - 30MB/Second Making Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX the Fastest Consumer Memory Cards from Sony PARK RIDGE, N.J., May 10, 2010 -- Digital photographers have come to expect top performance from their equipment. Quick response and high quality image capture are not just features of their digital cameras, but also functions of the memory cards on which they record. Sony Electronics will be enhancing its... (More)

Pentax's K-x digital SLR. Photo provided by Pentax Imaging Co. PRESS RELEASE: TIPA Names Pentax K-x Camera Best Entry Level DSLR
14:38 EDT - GOLDEN, CO (May 12, 2010)…PENTAX Imaging Company announced that the PENTAX K-x digital SLR camera, first launched in October 2009, received a Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) award for Best DSLR Entry Level in Europe 2010. The award attributes the camera’s well-balanced combination of advanced features and exceptional basic specifications in a compact, lightweight and maneuverable... (More)

Datacolor's logo. Click here to visit the Datacolor website! PRESS RELEASE: Datacolor® Seeks Inspirational Reflections of the Big Apple with ‘Real New York’ Photo Contest Launching at 2010 New York Photo Festival
14:23 EDT - Contest Winner Will Be Awarded Trip to 2010 Photokina Trade Show in Germany Lawrenceville, NJ – May 12, 2010 – Datacolor®, the global leader in digital color management technology, today announced the launch of an online photo contest called ‘Real New York,’ to be kicked off in conjunction with the 2010 New York Photo Festival (NYPH) which begins today in Brooklyn, NY.... (More)

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon celebrates production of 40 millionth EOS-series SLR camera
11:31 EDT - TOKYO, May 13, 2010—Canon Inc. announced today the achievement of a new camera-manufacturing milestone as combined production of the company's EOS-series film and digital single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras passed the 40-million mark. Production of the EOS SLR camera first began in 1987 at Canon Inc.'s Fukushima Plant (now Fukushima Canon Inc.), and then later moved to Canon Inc., Taiwan; Oita... (More)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Leica Camera AG logo. Click to visit Leica's US website! PRESS RELEASE: The Leica Photo Scavenger Hunt At The New York Photo Festival
15:58 EDT - Grab a Leica M9 Camera to Track Down the Day’s Best Picture Leica Camera Inc. has partnered with the New York Photo Festival to offer photography enthusiasts the opportunity to experience firsthand a Leica M9 professional-grade camera. Attendees are encouraged to seek out their inner artist and experiment with the most advanced camera technology available today. Photo enthusiasts... (More)

MediaShow Espresso product packaging. Rendering provided by CyberLink Corp. PRESS RELEASE: CyberLink MediaShow Espresso 5.5 Optimizes Video for the Apple iPad™
15:08 EDT - TAIPEI, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW) is pleased to announce that their high performance video conversion software, MediaShow Espresso, has been updated with output options optimized for the Apple iPad™. MediaShow Espresso is designed to provide the fastest and easiest way to convert any video into format optimized for a wide range of media players, mobile phones, or for... (More)

The SIGGRAPH 2010 logo. Click here to visit the SIGGRAPH 2010 website! PRESS RELEASE: SIGGRAPH 2010 Technical Papers Focus on Technology and Advanced Techniques
14:24 EDT - CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The SIGGRAPH 2010 Technical Papers program is the premier international forum for disseminating new scholarly work in computer graphics and interactive techniques. Topics range from a new application for browsing street-level imagery to new advancements in architecture demonstrating that curved surfaces can be just as rigid as traditional designs. A total of 390 submissions... (More)

ArcSoft's logo. Click to visit the ArcSoft website! PRESS RELEASE: ArcSoft Demonstrates Its Latest Imaging Embedded Solutions at the 2010 Embedded Systems Expo (ESEC) in Japan
14:02 EDT - TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ArcSoft, Inc., a leading provider of innovative multimedia technologies and applications, will be presenting its Embedded Imaging Technologies at the 2010 Embedded Systems Expo (ESEC). The latest embedded and desktop technologies demonstrated at the three-day show include: Sim3D™ — ArcSoft’s in-house 2D to 3D technology, transforming 2D photos and movies... (More)

ArcSoft's logo. Click to visit the ArcSoft website! PRESS RELEASE: ArcSoft Launches Pet Detection Technology — Automatically Detects Dogs’ and Cats’ Faces on Capture Devices
13:46 EDT - Pet Detection Technology Demonstrated at ESEC 2010 in Japan TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ArcSoft, Inc., the world-leading multimedia software provider, launched today the new embedded technology for capture devices — Pet Detection. The Pet Detection engine enables imaging devices to locate and center on a dog's or cat’s face, automatically and accurately. Through this amazing technology,... (More)

Samsung's TL225 digital camera. Photo provided by Samsung Electronics America Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Samsung Partners with Alicia Keys to Promote Award-Winning DualView Compact Digital Cameras
13:13 EDT - Thirteen-Time Grammy Award-Winning Singer Alicia Keys Puts Samsung DualView on Center Stage RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, announced a partnership with thirteen-time GRAMMY award-winning singer, songwriter and musician, Alicia Keys to promote the widely popular Samsung DualView family... (More)

Fotolia's logo. Click here to visit the Fotolia website! PRESS RELEASE: Fotolia releases localized upgrade of first-to-market image plug-in for Microsoft Office 2010
12:15 EDT - May 12, 2010, New York, NY, USA – With the launch of Microsoft Office 2010, Fotolia's first-to-market image add-in for Microsoft Word 2010 and Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 officially goes global. Now available in 12 languages and 10 countries and regions, Fotolia has massively increased the multimedia functionality of the first microstock plug-in, with HD videos and subscription images available... (More)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Canon's PowerShot SD4000 IS digital camera. Photo provided by Canon USA Inc. Canon SD4000 IS: PowerShot with BSI sensor, priority modes
14:41 EDT - Canon USA Inc. has today announced its SD4000 IS digital camera, the first PowerShot Digital ELPH model to feature aperture- and shutter-priority shooting modes -- not quite fully manual, but offering rather more control over the look of images than was previously possible.

The Canon SD4000 IS is also the first ELPH model to feature a backside-illuminated CMOS sensor, which should translate to improved sensitivity (or reduced noise at the same sensitivity). Sensor resolution... (More)

Sony Alpha NEX-5 digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Full Review posted for Sony NEX-5!
08:57 EDT - The SLD camera the US has been waiting for? Introducing the Sony NEX-5 and Sony NEX-3!

SLD (Single-Lens Direct view, aka "Mirrorless") cameras have been big in Japan and Europe for a while now, but have gotten off to a slow start with US consumers. We suspect this may be about... (More)

Sony's NEX-5 single-lens direct view camera with external stereo microphone accessory attached. Photo provided by Sony Electronics Inc. Sony NEX-5 and NEX-3: World's smallest SLD digicams reviewed
01:00 EDT - Sony Electronics Inc. has today announced its Sony NEX-5 and NEX-3 single-lens direct view cameras, the final production versions of a concept camera the company first showed at this year's Photo Marketing Association tradeshow -- and we've just published our Sony NEX-5 review (while our Sony NEX-3 review is set to follow imminently).

The Sony NEX-3 and NEX-5 are said to be the world's smallest and lightest interchangeable lens digital cameras as of early May 2010, and we'd believe it. The design goal for the NEX-3 and NEX-5 was to... (More)

Sony developing E-mount APS HD camcorder
00:00 EDT - Things look set to heat up in interchangeable lens video, with the announcement today that Sony is developing a new interchangeable lens camcorder.

Sharing compatibility with the same brand new E-mount lenses just unveiled for its single-lens, direct view NEX-3 and NEX-5 cameras, the new camcorder will also feature the same APS-C sized, "Exmor"... (More)

Monday, May 10, 2010

AIPP-2010-150x75.GIF PRESS RELEASE: New Categories Established For Australia's Most Recognised Professional Photography Awards
13:42 EDT - Aspiring photographers from around Australia are currently preparing their entries to the most coveted professional photography awards, the 2010 Canon AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards. The Australian Institute of Professional Photography has added five new categories for the awards including: • Sport Category • Travel Category • Fine Art Category • Family Category... (More)

PANASONIC.GIF PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic to Establish Global Consumer Research Center
13:35 EDT - OSAKA, Japan -- Panasonic Corp. has announced its plan to establish a Global Consumer Research Center in its head office in Osaka by the end of March 2011, aiming to enhance its capability to design and develop products that meet with local needs. Panasonic said it intends to become the No. One Green Innovation Company in the electronics industry by 2018, as well as to implement a business paradigm... (More)

FUJIFILM_3.GIF PRESS RELEASE: Fujifilm Introduces Dye Sublimation 3D Printer to the UK
13:32 EDT - New 3D Print System introduces faster service time, reduced print costs and improved variety of 3D print products Fujifilm UK Ltd. has announced the launch of the 3D Print System, its radical new 3D printer which promises to bring the enjoyment of 3D images to a wider audience than ever before, introducing many significant improvements to consumers over Fujifilm's current 3D print service. The compact... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: WirelessHD Next Generation Standard Now Available
13:23 EDT - WirelessHD 1.1 Specification Supports 3DTV, HDCP 2.0, Data Applications and Data Rates in Excess of 10 Gbps for Consumer Electronics, Mobile and Personal Computing Devices SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- The WirelessHD Consortium, the first and largest 60 GHz initiative worldwide and the only wireless standard that provides wireless lossless A/V support, today announced immediate availability of the WirelessHD... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: SiBEAM Announces World's First Dual Mode WirelessHD/WiGig RF Transceiver and Development Kit
13:21 EDT - First and Only Company to Ship 60 GHz WirelessHD Chipsets Encourages Market Growth for Consumer Applications Through Vast Support of 60 GHz Wireless Standards and Specifications SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- SiBEAM, Inc., the leading innovator of millimeter wave (mmWave) solutions and developer of high-speed wireless communications platforms, today announced availability of the world's first WirelessHD/WiGig... (More)

OLYMPUS.GIF PRESS RELEASE: Olympus Pen Camera Shoots, Stars in 'Look What You Can Do' Campaign
13:12 EDT - Digital SLR Imaging Quality, Point-and-Shoot Simplicity and High-Definition Video of the New Olympus PEN E-PL1 Camera Proven in Television, Print, Online Advertisements CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- Demonstrating that seeing is believing, the new Olympus PENR E-PL1 both shoots and stars in a new, integrated multimedia strategy featuring television, print and online advertising. Many of today's consumers... (More)

Panasonic Updates Firmware for G1, GF1, GH1
1:05 EDT - Panasonic Updates Firmware for G1, GF1, GH1 Panasonic has released firmware updates for its DMC-G1 (v1.5), DMC-GF1 (v1.2) and GH1 (v1.3) Micro Four Thirds bodies. G1 Version 1.5 addresses the following issues: • Improved operation menu for image stabilizer ([OFF] will be added under [STABILIZER] only when LUMIX G VARIO 14-42 mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS014042) is attached). •... (More)

fantasea.gif PRESS RELEASE: Fantasea 'Eyes' Grow Bigger With New Underwater Optic Accessories
10:52 EDT - Fantasea Line has announced the release of new Fantasea Eyes, quality underwater optic products designed to be compatible with almost any housing in the market, including Fantasea, Canon, Fujifilm, Sony, Olympus, Sea&Sea and more. With the release of these new lens accessories and expansion of the Fantasea Eyes product line, Fantasea enables more photographers to enhance and improve their images at... (More)

DXO_3.JPG PRESS RELEASE: DxO Optics Pro v6.2 Released With 2000 Lens-Camera Combinations
10:42 EDT - Support for Canon Rebel T2i and 1D Mark IV, Nikon D3s and Sony A450; Both Mac and Windows support; Exceptional 30 percent discount through June 15 DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro v6.2 for Windows and Mac, providing Mac users with powerful Raw conversion and advanced optical corrections, along with a more intuitive interface. DxO Optics Pro v6.2 now supports Canon 550D... (More)

Friday, May 7, 2010

NEC-2009-150x41.GIF PRESS RELEASE: NEC Display Solutions Unveils Updates to Professional Desktop Display Products
21:39 EDT - New MultiProfiler Software, Updated Version of SpectraViewII Software Showcase the Features of the MultiSync PA Series CHICAGO -- NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD and projector solutions, has announced several updates to its professional display portfolio, including the addition of the new 27-inch MultiSync PA271W display to the MultiSync PA Series, the first... (More)

MIT_2010.70x70.jpg PRESS RELEASE: MIT Museum Receives 70 Years of Polaroid History in Donation from PLR IP Holdings
21:35 EDT - Collection Includes Hundreds of Artifacts from Original Polarized Lens to the Evolution of the Digital Instant Camera CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- MIT Museum announced today that PLR IP Holdings, LLC (PLR), the owner of the Polaroid brand, has donated a collection of classic Polaroid products and prototype designs from its 73-year archive. The archive of Polaroid history and artifacts contains some of the... (More)

Ricoh's GXR digital camera, shown with optional APS-C sensor / 50mm equiv. lens module attached. Photo provided by Ricoh. Ricoh: More details on long-zoom GXR module
14:09 EDT - Japan's Ricoh Co. Ltd. has provided further details on the third camera module for its unusual Ricoh GXR camera system, which features interchangeable lens / sensor / image processor combinations that slot onto the front of the GXR camera body.

The GXR body itself consists of only the LCD display, a flash strobe and hot shoe, microphone and speaker, secondary image processor, miscellaneous connectivity, battery and flash slots, plus the various... (More)

Olympus' E-P1 digital camera. Photo provided by Olympus Imaging America Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Apple expands RAW support to more Olympus models
13:29 EDT - Apple announces Aperture 3 software update for PEN cameras Editor's note: We don't normally edit press releases, but, as an alert reader point out to us, this particular release is a bit inaccurate. The software updates by Apple that it discusses aren't actually new releases/versions of Aperture 3, but rather Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Updates for Aperture and iPhoto, which simply extend RAW... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Photo Show Nears Sell Out
13:18 EDT - Issued by PMA Australia: 7/5/10 - Exhibition space at the Digital Life Expo to be held next month in Melbourne is now 98% sold. Organisers are delighted with the response. Said PMA, Peter Rose, “We always thought that bringing the show together in the height of the Great Financial Crisis was always going to be a bit of a challenge. However, the response has more than well and truly exceeded... (More)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

WD's TV Live HD Media Player. Photo provided by Western Digital Corp. PRESS RELEASE: WD TV™ Live HD Media Player is the First Network Media Player Compatible With Windows 7
23:51 EDT - Consumers Can Use 'Play To' Feature to Stream Music, Videos and Picture Files Stored on Their PCs and Home Network to Their Big Screen TVs LAKE FOREST, Calif., May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WD® (NYSE:WDC - News), the world's leader in external storage solutions, today announced that the WD TV Live HD media player, featuring network capability and Full-HD 1080p resolution, is the first network... (More)

Darbee's logo. Click here to visit the Darbee website! PRESS RELEASE: Seeing Is Believing With Breakthrough Digital Imaging Technology From DarbeeVision
23:03 EDT - Proprietary Darbee Visual Presence Brings Unparalleled Realism to Images in Real-Time ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwire - April 28, 2010) - We've all heard the phrase, "You know it when you see it." Seeing is believing, and your viewing experience is enhanced when your eye knows it 'looks good.' That's why high definition has become the standard by which all others are judged, and its proliferation... (More)

Topaz DeNoise's packaging. Click here to visit the Topaz Labs website! Topaz DeNoise v4 released
19:38 EDT - Topaz Labs has announced an update to its DeNoise Photoshop plugins, incorporating some of the same changes from its recent Clean, DeJPEG and Simplify plugin updates, along with some further changes.

As with the other plugins, Topaz DeNoise v4.0's user interface has been redesigned, and now features collapsible side panels and parameter tabs, allowing the workspace area to be maximized. Sliders can... (More)

Leaf's logo. Click here to visit the Leaf website! PRESS RELEASE: Leaf Imaging Assumes Full Responsibility For Service And Technical Support Of All Leaf Digital Camera Backs Worldwide
12:53 EDT - TEL AVIV, May 6, 2010 -- Leaf Imaging is happy to announce that on May 10, 2010, it will assume full responsibility for service and technical support of all Leaf digital camera backs, including legacy Leaf products and Leaf AFi camera systems. Leaf Imaging has signed an agreement with Eastman Kodak Company, according to which all technical service and support responsibilities are being transferred... (More)

ViewSonic's logo. Click here to visit the ViewSonic website! PRESS RELEASE: Viewsonic® Puts Choices In The Picture With A Suite Of New Digital Media Albums
12:45 EDT - ViewSonic’s digital media albums offer rich features and innovation at all price points WALNUT, Calif. – May 4, 2010 – ViewSonic® Corp., a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, today announced the availability of a new suite of digital media albums. From the feature-rich VFM842-12, VFM842-52 and VFM1042-52 digital media albums,... (More)

AKVIS-2009-150x87.GIF PRESS RELEASE: AKVIS Multibrush 5.0: Photo Retouching and Creative Drawing Made Easy
12:04 EDT - AKVIS releases AKVIS MultiBrush v5.0 for Windows and Macintosh. Version 5.0 is a major leap forward from previous versions. It not only offers tools for easily retouching and enhancing photos, but now also includes drawing tools and the ability to edit a photo in layers. It is available as a standalone application as well as a plug-in for the most popular photo editors. Since AKVIS MultiBrush is an... (More)

Hamrick Software Releases VueScan 8.6.29
11:54 EDT - Improve automatic cropping and a fix for Canon scanners on OS X highlight the new release.

Hamrick Software has announced the release of VueScan 8.6.29, its scanning application supporting over 1,200 scanners on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. Highlights of the new version include: • Improved... (More)

9000F.150x141.jpg PRESS RELEASE: Canon Introduces 9600-dpi Canoscan 9000F
11:25 EDT - $250 flatbed film scanner features FARE 3 and seven EZ buttons LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. -- Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the launch of the CanoScan 9000F Color Image Scanner featuring the highest-resolution to date for a Canon scanner product. This high-speed CCD scanner with built-in professional film scanning is ideal for consumers interested in preserving their work... (More)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The 67th annual Pictures of the Year International competition logo. Click here to visit the POYi website! PRESS RELEASE: New POYi Program Gives Emerging Photojournalist the Incentive of a Lifetime
17:03 EDT - Amateur Photographer to Receive $10,000 for Documentary Project COLUMBIA, MO--(Marketwire - April 29, 2010) - For some it might be a passion, for others a hobby and to a few, maybe a dream not yet accomplished. Now, with the assistance of a new project from Pictures of the Year International (POYi), a program of the Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI), amateur and semi-professional photographers... (More)

FlashFoto Inc.'s logo. Click here to visit the FlashFoto website! PRESS RELEASE: FlashFoto, Inc. Releases Yearbook Auto-positioner
15:44 EDT - New image processing library automatically positions and auto-flows student photos into yearbooks. Oakland, CA, May 5th 2010 — FlashFoto, Inc today announced the immediate availability of the Yearbook Auto-positioner software library. Yearbook Auto-positioner completely automates the arduous task of placing and positioning thousands of student portraits. The process of placing thousands... (More)

Imagenomic's logo. Click here to visit the Imagenomic website! Imagenomic details CS5, LR3 compatibility
15:40 EDT - Imagenomic has published a support document detailing its plans for compatibility with Adobe's recently-released Photoshop CS5 and upcoming Lightroom 3 applications.

Imagenomic's product line includes Noiseware (standalone, or as a plugin for Photoshop CS or Elements), Portraiture (as a plugin for both Aperture, and Photoshop CS, Elements, or Lightroom), and RealGrain... (More)

Epson's Stylus NX420 all-in-one. Photo provided by Epson America Inc. PRESS RELEASE: New Epson Stylus NX420 is Industry’s First Wireless-N All-In-One Under $100
13:46 EDT - LONG BEACH, Calif. – May 5, 2010 – Epson America, Inc., a leading provider of superior performing desktop printing solutions, introduced the first $99 all-in-one with built-in wireless-n1 (IEEE 802.11n) that offers superior performance and print quality over competitive models in its price range2. The affordable and easy-to-use Epson Stylus® NX420 printer/scanner/copier is designed... (More)

Tiffen's Dfx v2 software packaging. Image provided by The Tiffen Co. PRESS RELEASE: Tiffen Dfx Software Update For Adobe® Creative Suite 5
13:25 EDT - Hauppauge, N.Y., May 3, 2010 – The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award winning accessories for the still imaging, motion picture and broadcast markets, today announced the release of new Dfx 64 bit plug-ins for Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro and Photoshop CS5 on both Macintosh and Windows. “We are pleased to announce the release of the new installers for Adobe CS5 users,”... (More)

Dropbox's logo. Click here to visit the Dropbox website! PRESS RELEASE: Dropbox Unveils Dropbox Anywhere: Bringing the Desktop to Any Device, Any App, Anywhere
12:19 EDT - Dropbox now available for Android, iPad and BlackBerry New Dropbox mobile API and developer program for iPhone, iPad and Android apps QuickOffice, DataViz, GoodReader, FuzeMeeting and others announce Dropbox-enabled applications SAN FRANCISCO, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Dropbox, the leading provider of Internet file synchronization, sharing and security services, today announced the release of Dropbox... (More)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Full Review posted for Panasonic G2!
23:47 EDT - Now with a new touch interface, the Panasonic G2 replaces the very first Micro Four Thirds mirrorless interchangeable lens digital camera, the G1.

When we first saw the Panasonic G2's features demonstrated, it seemed like more of an overall upgrade, but it's more of an evolution to the design, resulting in little change from an imaging standpoint,... (More)

Zoner Software's logo. Click here to visit the Zoner Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Zoner Software Launches New Product: Zoner Photo Studio Free
17:21 EDT - (Brno, Czech Republic, May 3rd, 2010)—Zoner Software, an innovative graphics software company, announces the launch of Zoner Photo Studio Free. This software helps users easily manage pictures, edit them, and share them online with family and friends at home and around the world. "Many of us here take pictures, so we know people want fast, efficient software that helps them share great... (More)

Zoner Software's logo. Click here to visit the Zoner Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Zoner Software expands its social web presence for digital photography fans
16:20 EDT - (Brno, Czech Republic, May 3rd, 2010)—Alongside Zoner Software's release of Zoner Photo Studio Free, the free edition of its flagship photo workflow software, the company has launched a new web-communities project entitled I Love Photography, led up by the new The activities in the project are aimed not only at users of Zoner Photo Studio, but also at digital photography fans... (More)

The PhotoPlus Expo logo. Courtesy of Photo District News. Click here to visit the PhotoPlus Expo website! PRESS RELEASE: Exhibitor Magazine's National Trade Show Survey Rates PDN PhotoPlus Expo Among Highest For Exhibitor ROI For 3rd Consecutive Year
15:46 EDT - Survey Says Trade Show's "Net Buying Influence" and "Total Buying Plan" Among Attendees Soars While National Average Dips New York, NY – May 4, 2010– Exhibitor Magazine, the recognized leader in trade show and event management education, announced the results of its annual trade show survey and found that once again PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo was... (More)

Fujifilm's logo. Click here to visit the Fujifilm website! PRESS RELEASE: Start Shooting Photos Your Way: Fujifilm And Rite Aid Introduce
15:25 EDT - Grand Prize Winner will Receive $5,000 and an Array of Photo Gifts Valhalla, N.Y., May 4, 2010 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation and Rite Aid Corporation today announced the launch of, a seasonal photo competition for budding and experienced photographers. From today until June 26, visitors are encouraged to register, submit photos and vote for their favorites in three... (More)

Epson's Workforce 520 All-in-One. Photo provided by Epson America Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Epson WorkForce 520 All-in-One Delivers Superior Performance, Speed and High Image Quality for Small Business
15:18 EDT - LONG BEACH, Calif. – May 4, 2010 – Epson America, Inc., a leading provider of superior performing desktop printing solutions, introduced the world’s fastest all-in-one in its class1 - the Epson WorkForce® 520. With professional image quality, built-in Wi-Fi®, a 30-page automatic document feeder and the ability to scan directly to PDF and e-mail, the WorkForce 520 is specifically... (More)

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon U.S.A. Breaks Ground On New Americas Headquarters In Melville, N.Y.
14:52 EDT - State-of-the-Art Facility Is Being Designed To Meet LEED Gold Certification Standards MELVILLE, N.Y. – May 3, 2010 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a worldwide leader in digital imaging and advanced office solutions, today broke ground on its new North and South American headquarters campus in Melville, N.Y. The new facility will be a model for environmental stewardship and innovation and will... (More)

Seiko Epson Corporation Logo. Click to visit the Epson Japan  website! PRESS RELEASE: New Epson Perfection V33 and V330 Photo Scanners Deliver Impressive Image Quality and Exclusive Combination of Scanning Tools for $89-$119
13:44 EDT - Exclusive Scanning Technologies and Bundled Software Include: ArcSoft Scan-n-Stitch Deluxe Software, Digital Dust Removal, Color Restoration Technology and More LONG BEACH, Calif. – May 4, 2010 – Building on its heritage of manufacturing industry-leading digital imaging products, Epson®today announced two all-purpose scanners that provide unique and intelligent imaging technologies... (More)

Pentax's Optio W90 digital camera. Photo provided by Pentax Imaging Co. PRESS RELEASE: Outside Magazine Names Pentax Optio W90 Gear Of Year Winner
12:55 EDT - GOLDEN, CO (May 4, 2010)...PENTAX Imaging Company announced that the PENTAX Optio W90 digital camera is an OUTSIDE MAGAZINE Gear of the Year Award winner. The Gear of the Year Award is announced in the Spring/Summer 2010 Outside Buyer’s Guide hitting newsstands today and remains available through September of this year. "This is one cool camera,” said Buyer's Guide editor Sam Moulton.... (More)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Adobe Creative Suite 5 packaging. Click here to read our Photoshop CS5 preview! PRESS RELEASE: Adobe Lens Profile Creator released
17:00 EDT - Adobe Systems Inc. has now released its Lens Profile Creator utility, which can be used to make lens correction profiles compatible with its just-shipped Adobe Photoshop CS5 application, as well as the upcoming Camera Raw 6.1 and Photoshop Lightroom 3 releases. Available to download immediately from Adobe Labs, the Lens Profile Creator is designed to make it comparitively easy for end users to create... (More)

Olympus' E-PL1 digital camera. Copyright © 2010, Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. PRESS RELEASE: Olympus Launches The "Pen Your Story Challenge"
14:00 EDT - Submit Your Proposal on YouTube for an Opportunity to Win an Olympus PEN E-PL1 Camera and $5,000 to Show What You Can Do CENTER VALLEY, Pa., May 3, 2010 - Olympus wants to know: What you would do if you had the amazing new Olympus PEN® E-PL1 portable camera featuring professional digital single lens reflex (DSLR) image quality, point-and-shoot simplicity and high-definition (HD) video, along... (More)'s logo. Click here to visit the website! PRESS RELEASE: Releases 10 Adobe Creative Suite 5 Essential Training Titles
13:01 EDT - Adobe CS5 Advanced Courses Available on Same Day as Software Release CARPINTERIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE), the award-winning online training provider of computer skills education for consumers, businesses and schools, announces the release of 10 courses covering the products in Adobe® Creative Suite® 5 released today. Course topics include Photoshop® CS5, Dreamweaver® CS5,... (More)

Olympus 9-18mm f/4-5.6 M.Zuiko lens. Review: Olympus 9-18mm f/4-5.6 M.Zuiko
11:06 EDT - The Olympus PEN series of digital camera came with a new style of zoom lens - the M.Zuiko - created specifically for the micro four-thirds mount. We've finished our review of the wide-angle zoom, the Olympus 9-18mm f/4-5.6 M.Zuiko Digital. The lens is unusual in that it retracts for storage, creating an extremely compact camera / lens combination. How does the lens perform? Click here for our full review of this lens.

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