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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sigma's 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM lens. Photo provided by Sigma Corp. PRESS RELEASE: Sigma Corporation Introduces New 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC Wide Angle Lens
19:28 EDT - Company’s latest super-wide angle zoom lens offers professional photographers exceptional image quality with Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) functionality Ronkonkoma, NY, June 29, 2009 – Sigma Corporation (, a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider for some of the world's most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, has announced the availability... (More)

Cooliris' logo. Click here to visit the Cooliris website! PRESS RELEASE: Cooliris V.1.11: Smooth, Cultivated, And Fully Integrated
15:52 EDT - Cooliris is all about giving you a super-smooth experience when you’re browsing the web. That’s why in our newest incarnation, version 1.11, we’ve changed the way Cooliris interacts with you in some really fundamental but really important ways. Multitasking (or, how to do 10,000 things at once, in style) Let’s face it, we’re all busy people, and we probably have the... (More)

Talenthouse's logo. Click here to visit the Talenthouse website! PRESS RELEASE: Talenthouse Launches First Online Platform to Celebrate and Liberate All Artists
15:12 EDT - From the Vienna Symphony Orchestra to Dallas Austin, From Naomi Campbell to Dan Cameron, From Fernando Meirelles to Stephen Dorff, Artists From All Disciplines Support Talenthouse MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - June 30, 2009) - Talenthouse, the only purpose-built online platform for all artists and creatives, launched today at A global community for creative talent, initially... (More)

The PhotoPlus Expo logo. Courtesy of Photo District News. Click here to visit the PhotoPlus Expo website! PRESS RELEASE: Registration for PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo 2009 Is Now Open!
14:39 EDT - Gold Expo Pass Offers Special Access, Added Value for Early Registrants Leading Industry Trade Show Launches New Video Pavilion to Support Converging Technologies and Future Business Opportunities for Photographers New York, NY – June 30, 2009 – PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo, named “one of the top events in New York City” by Crain’s New York Business,... (More)

Getmapping plc's logo. Click here to visit the Getmapping website! PRESS RELEASE: Getmapping Reveals New ‘AZICAM' Oblique Camera System
13:46 EDT - Hartley Wintney, June 30th 2009 - Getmapping has released details of its new ‘AZICAM’ oblique camera system. The system is used to capture sharp full colour oblique digital images of towns and cities. When combined with traditional vertical imagery and desktop software users have a rich multidimensional viewing environment, that can be explored, measured and even exported for use in presentations... (More)

MvixUSA's Ultio 1080p UPnP Home Theater Media Player. Photo provided by MVIX (USA) Inc. PRESS RELEASE: MvixUSA Launches "Ultio": the Ultimate 1080p UPnP Home Theater Media Player
13:21 EDT - Mvix(USA), Inc., announces the worldwide launch of the Mvix Ultio, a Hard-Disk Based media center capable of HD digital media playback with video output as high as 1080p and supporting the largest array of AV formats and codecs ever supported by any media player. Ultio's high-end video processing not only plays Blu-Ray quality video, it allows to store entire Hi-Definition media on its internal hard... (More)

Micron's logo. Click here to visit the Micron website! PRESS RELEASE: Micron Introduces New 34-nanometer High-density Nand Products, Increasing Performance And Reducing Die Size
11:50 EDT - Lexar Media Announces New Flash Memory Cards Using Micron’s New High-Capacity 34nm NAND BOISE, Idaho and Fremont, CA., June 30, 2009 – Micron Technology, Inc. today announced mass production of new NAND flash memory products using its award-winning 34-nanometer (nm) process technology. As consumers demand increased capacity to store more music, videos, photos, and applications in ever... (More)'s logo. Click here to visit the website! PRESS RELEASE:, Trusted Sellers for Ink Cartridges, Helps Consumers Find the Best Prices on Printer Inks and Toners
11:19 EDT - The online retailer announces the launch of its new Ink and Toner Finder Hollywood, FL (PRWEB) June 30, 2009 --, one of the most trusted sellers for ink cartridges, today announced the launch of its new Ink and Toner finder to help consumers easily find the best prices on printer inks and toners, including popular HP color laserjet 3800n toner combo pack. To find the correct model and... (More)

Monday, June 29, 2009

Sony 50mm f/1.8 SAM SAL-50F18 lens. Review: Sony 50mm f/1.8
19:36 EDT - Sony's new 50mm f/1.8 lens benefits from its all-plastic construction with a very trim weight - just six ounces. Coupled with its small size and price, it may be poised to become the next lens to occupy a very small space in a Sony shooter's gear bag. Click here to read our full review of the Sony 50mm f/1.8 SAL-50F18 lens.

Zenfolio's logo. Click here to visit the Zenfolio website! PRESS RELEASE: Upload, present, and sell globally with Zenfolio.
17:17 EDT - MENLO PARK, CA – June 29, 2009 – In response to strong user demand, Zenfolio photo hosting and fulfillment company is announcing expansion outside the US, making it the most complete service of its kind available globally. Professional photographers and photo enthusiasts worldwide can now easily publish their work online with Zenfolio’s highly-acclaimed presentation engine, and sell... (More)

1clickactions' logo. Click here to visit the 1clickactions website! PRESS RELEASE: 'Intelligent' Photoshop Actions for Photographers from 1clickactions with Size-awareness and Fine Control
16:39 EDT - The new 'Pro' series actions from 1-click take actions to the next level with features and control that photographers require. Ease of use together with image size recognition and advanced features such a highlight preservation and edge protection make the 1clickPRO series a valuable addition for creative photographer using Adobe Photoshop. Wakefied, West Yorkshire (PRWEB) June 28, 2009 -- 1clickactions... (More)

Maui Photo Festival & Workshops' logo. Click here to visit the Maui Photo Festival website! PRESS RELEASE: New Developments at the Digital Photography Event You Can't Miss-- The 2009 Maui Photo Festival & Workshops
16:31 EDT - The Maui Photo Festival & Workshops, to be held September 16-20, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, has added six major presenters to its already impressive faculty of digital photography experts. There are more exciting add-on photo excursions from Haleakala to Turtle Town, too. Event sponsors include Adobe Systems, Nikon, Sony, Canon, Epson and dozens of photographic supply companies... (More)

Sanyo's logo. Click here to visit the Sanyo website! PRESS RELEASE: Progress Regarding Preparation for Tender Offer by Panasonic for SANYO Shares (Update)
15:42 EDT - Osaka, June 29, 2009 --- Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC/ TSE: 6752, "Panasonic") and SANYO Electric Co. Ltd. (TSE: 6764, "SANYO") are currently preparing for the public tender offer for SANYO shares by Panasonic (the "Tender Offer") following the conclusion of the Capital and Business Alliance Agreement announced in the press release titled "Panasonic and SANYO... (More)

Schneider Kreuznach's logo. Click here to visit the Schneider Kreuznach website! PRESS RELEASE: Schneider Group confident about the future
15:32 EDT - Strong revenues in 2008 despite difficult global economic environment. Cautious optimism for the current year. Focus on innovation and growth markets in future. Bad Kreuznach, 29.06.2009, Jos. Schneider Optische Werke GmbH in Bad Kreuznach and its subsidiaries see themselves well prepared to emerge from the economic crisis stronger than before thanks to their good position in the international market.... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: LensFlare35 Podcasts Launched with Marquis Lineup of Canon Shooters
13:10 EDT - LensFlare35 | The Weekly Show for Canon DSLR Users -- Each Tuesday, Dave Warner brings you interviews with some of the top photographers using Canon's® Digital SLR cameras. They'll share some of their coolest tips and tricks, techniques, news and accessories. Salisbury, NY (PRWEB) 23, June, 2009 - Photographer and Podcast Producer, David E. Warner, recently launched LensFlare35 to link the growing... (More)

The DXG-579VS underwater camcorder. Photo provided by DXG USA. PRESS RELEASE: DXG Submerges High Definition Video With the New DXG-579VS Underwater Camcorder
12:57 EDT - DXG Unveils New Website With Online Store Featuring Complete Product Line; Customers Receive 10% off All DXG Products Purchased in the New Store Now Through July 5th CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA--(Marketwire - June 26, 2009) - DXG, one of the fastest growing camcorder manufacturers in the U.S., today announced the first underwater video camera priced under $150 with the new DXG-579VS Underwater Value Pack.... (More)

May POTD Winners Chosen!
11:48 EDT - We're happy to announce the monthly winners of our Photo of the Day contest for May, 2009.

"Frankfurt Dawn," "Midway," and "Summer" were chosen as our May winners. Congratulations to Hans F. Daniel, Robert Buckley, and Tun Aung! Without further ado, here's the three monthly winners for May,... (More)

Friday, June 26, 2009

Canon PowerShot SD990 IS digital camera. Copyright © 2009, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Canon SD990 IS!
18:09 EDT - The 900-series of the Canon ELPH digital cameras is usually pretty deluxe, and the Canon SD990 doesn't disappoint.

In addition to the Canon SD990's 14.7-megapixel sensor, 2.5-inch LCD, and 3.7x lens, this curvy little digital camera has a full Manual exposure mode that should pique the interest of photographers wanting... (More)

Manfrotto's logo. Click here to visit the Manfrotto website! PRESS RELEASE: New Manfrotto and Gitzo Service Centre
16:32 EDT - Bogen Imaging UK would like to take this opportunity to inform you of a change in our Manfrotto service centre. To further improve the service that you receive from Bogen Imaging UK, we have decided to set up one service centre that will deal with all Manfrotto and Gitzo repairs - the Manfrotto and Gitzo Service Centre will come into effect on July 1st 2009. The service centre will deal with all warranty... (More)

Manfrotto's 521PRO-i Lanc remote control. Photo provided by Lino Manfrotto + Co., S.p.A. PRESS RELEASE: New Manfrotto i-family remote controls
15:31 EDT - Compatible with the latest LANC protocols, the new range of Manfrotto i-family remotes allows perfect fingertip control. Featuring new and improved software and electronic components, the Manfrotto i-family allows you to control and maximise the zoom and focus speed introduced by the new Canon Lanc protocol (16-8 speed). The 521Pro-i and 523Pro-i are compatible with the auto focus function and AF/MF... (More)

Vision Research's Phantom v710 high-speed camera records 7,530 frames per second at 1,280 x 800 pixel resolution. Photo provided by AMETEK Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Vision Research Bolsters Advanced Phantom® v-Series With Two New Digital High-Speed Cameras New Phantom® v710 Reaches 1.4 Million Frames-per-Second Mark, Capturing World's Fastest CMOS Digital Camera Title; New Phantom® v210 Addresses Budget Constraints With Breakthrough Pricing Structure
15:10 EDT - WAYNE, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 06/26/09 -- On track for a record year of new product introductions in 2009, Vision Research, a leading manufacturer of high-speed digital imaging systems, today unveiled the Phantom® v710 and Phantom® v210 -- the latest additions to the company's renowned v-Series of advanced digital high-speed cameras. The new flagship model of the company's industry-leading... (More)

California Institute of Technology's logo. Click here to visit the Caltech website! Sony, Caltech settle infringement claim
14:47 EDT - Sony Corp. has settled a patent infringement lawsuit filed against the company by the California Institute of Technology, according to an article published by Bloomberg.

Caltech filed suit against a total of six digital camera makers, seeking royalties on 11 digital camera-related patents which it felt had been infringed upon. Details of the settlement with Sony have... (More)

Microsoft readies Bing photo contest
13:07 EDT - Software giant Microsoft is to launch a photo contest promoting its new Bing search engine on Monday.

The Bing Summer Photo Contest will be conducted through the popular Facebook social networking website, and the theme will be "Summer Travel". Photos must be submitted as unwatermarked landscape-format... (More)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Zink's logo. Click here to visit the Zink website! PRESS RELEASE: ZINK Imaging’s 2009 Zero Boundaries™ Product Design Competition Unveils Finalists and new People’s Choice Award
15:47 EDT - BEDFORD, MASS., JUNE 24, 2009 ‐‐ News Facts: ZINK Imaging, makers of the award‐winning ZINK™ Zero Ink™ digital printing technology, today publicly announced the Finalists of their first annual Zero Boundaries™ product design competition. The first annual contest attracted hundreds of registrants from around the world. A broad cross section of the global design community... (More)

OmniVision's five megapixel OV5653 CMOS image sensor is designed for use in both still and video cameras. Photo provided by OmniVision Technologies Inc. PRESS RELEASE: OmniVision Delivers Industry's Best Performing 5-megapixel Solution To DSC/DV Camera Market
14:36 EDT - 1.75μ OmniBSI technology delivers best-in-class still capture and 1080p full HD digital video SANTA CLARA, Calif., — June 22, 2009— OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced the OV5653, its latest 5-megapixel solution for the DSC and digital video market. The OV5653, based on the company’s latest 1.75μ... (More)

OmniVision's two megapixel OV2665 system-on-chip (left) and five megapixel OV5650 RAW image sensor (right) for camera phones. Photo provided by OmniVision Technologies Inc. PRESS RELEASE: OmniVision Delivers DSC-Quality Imaging To High-Performance Mobile Phone Market
14:34 EDT - Company leverages latest 1.75μ OmniBSI technology to deliver best-in-class image quality SANTA CLARA, Calif., — June 22, 2009— OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today introduced its latest imaging solution for mobile phones with the 1.75μ OmniBSI™ (backside illumination) family. Designed specifically to... (More)

OmniVision's logo. Click here to visit the OmniVision website! PRESS RELEASE: OmniVision Vice President Of Process Engineering Dr. Howard E. Rhodes To Present At 2009 International Image Sensor Workshop
14:15 EDT - SANTA CLARA, Calif., – June 22, 2009 – OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced that its vice president of Process Engineering, Dr. Howard E. Rhodes, will present “The Mass Production of BSI Image Sensors: Performance Results” at the International Image Sensor Workshop in Bergen, Norway on Thursday,... (More)

Leaf's logo. Click here to visit the Leaf website! PRESS RELEASE: Leaf Imaging -- a new Phase One company
13:28 EDT - COPENHAGEN and TEL AVIV, June 25, 2009  -- Phase One A/S, in conjunction with senior management employees of Leaf, today announced that they have created a new entity, Leaf Imaging Ltd., to purchase certain assets of the Leaf camera business.  The assets include the “Leaf” brand product names, engineering design and production tools. The new entity will also enter into an intellectual... (More)

Fujifilm logo. Click to visit the Fujifilm website! PRESS RELEASE: Fujifilm Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions In U.S. With Methane Reclamation Program
12:41 EDT - Methane Gas from Landfill Now Powering South Carolina Manufacturing Complex Valhalla, NY, June 25, 2009 – FUJIFILM today announced that its primary US manufacturing complex, located in Greenwood, S.C., has begun using methane gas from a local community landfill to power approximately 40 percent of its operations. Company officials joined local government leaders and guests to celebrate the project’s... (More)

Adobe's logo. Click here to visit the Adobe website! Adobe: Lightroom, Camera Raw updates
01:59 EDT - Adobe Systems Inc. has released updated versions of both its Photoshop Lightroom application, and its Camera Raw plugin for Photoshop, Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.4 and Adobe Camera Raw 5.4 are both available immediately on the Windows and Mac OS X platforms, and both add support for no less than 31 cameras and camera backs from Canon,... (More)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Canon PowerShot E1 digital camera. Copyright © 2009, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Canon E1!
23:01 EDT - Cute, small, and fun, the Canon PowerShot E1 brings intelligent, automatic simplicity to a, dare-we-say, adorable little digital camera body.

It's small and attractive, but it's not all about the looks. The PowerShot E1 captures clean, high-quality images with great color and exposure, boasting useful automatic tools such as Face Detection and... (More)

Pentax announces Optio W80
18:00 EDT - Pentax has today unveiled what it is referring to as its "most shock and waterproof digital camera ever", the Pentax Optio W80.

The Pentax W80 can be operated at depths of up to 16 feet for two hours, is dustproof, can withstand a drop from three feet, and functions in temperatures between 14 and 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Based... (More)

General Imaging's General Electric E1250TW digital camera. Photo provided by General Imaging Co. PRESS RELEASE: Loaded with Magic Touches, Pan-Tastic GE E1250TW Sets Sail
14:51 EDT - TORRANCE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--General Imaging has begun shipping its most feature-rich touch-screen digital camera yet, the GE E1250TW. The camera debuted on HSN on June 22 and will be available through and other retailers. The latest release in the 2009 lineup of GE-branded cameras, the E1250TW boasts next-generation touch-panel controls allowing for swiping, rotation and zoom among... (More)

Blurb's logo. Click here to visit the Blurb website! PRESS RELEASE: Blurb® Introduces PDF to Book, Delivering New Levels of Creative Control
13:56 EDT - New PDF to Book workflow allows creative professionals to design books using the design program of their choice and upload directly to Blurb for printing SAN FRANCISCO, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Blurb®, the creative publishing and marketing platform that enables anyone to design, publish, share and sell bookstore-quality books, today announced the release of PDF to Book, available immediately.... (More)

SanDisk's logo. Click to visit SanDisk's website! PRESS RELEASE: SanDisk Unveils World's Fastest 32GB SDHC Card
13:50 EDT - 30MB/s Read & Write Speeds and 32GB Storage Capacity Help Photography and Video Enthusiasts Do More With Their DSLRs PMA, Sydney, June 25, 2009 - SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK), the global leader in flash memory cards, today introduced the fastest 32-gigabyte (GB)1 SDHC card on the market. The 32GB SanDisk Extreme® SDHC card at up to 30 megabytes per second (MB/s)2 read and write speeds... (More)

The new Flip UltraHD camcorder by Pure Digital Technologies. PRESS RELEASE: Zoran Technology Helps Power Top Selling Flip Video™ Camcorders
13:28 EDT - COACH Technology Enables High Quality Video on New Flip UltraHD™ Camcorders SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - June 23, 2009) - Zoran Corporation (NASDAQ: ZRAN) announced that its COACH digital camera processor is enabling the latest Flip UltraHD™ Camcorder, the newest member in the acclaimed Flip Video™ family from Pure Digital Technologies, recently acquired by CISCO Systems, Inc. Since... (More)

Kubota Image Tools' logo. Click here to visit the Kubota Image Tools website! PRESS RELEASE: Kubota Image Tools Announces Webinar Wednesdays
13:25 EDT - Free educational webinars open to professional photographers of all levels Bend, OR (June 24, 2009) – Kubota Image Tools announces today Webinar Wednesdays – free online educational opportunities created with today’s busy digital photographer in mind. Webinar attendees will have a chance to learn tips and tricks for using the Kubota DASHBOARD, Kubota AutoAlbum, Kubota Workflow and... (More)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 digital camera. Copyright © 2009, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Panasonic: Firmware for Lumix G1 and GH1, Vario 14-140mm
11:49 EDT - As promised a week ago, Panasonic has today released firmware updates for both its Lumix G Micro System digital cameras, now available alongside a further update for the Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm F4.0 - 5.8 lens.

The new firmware for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 digital camera includes three changes. As previously described, it allows use only of genuine Panasonic-branded batteries in the camera body. The company... (More)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Canon's EOS-5D Mark II digital SLR. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture! Third-party firmware extends 5D Mark II video
23:07 EDT - A project by photographer, programmer and EOS 5D Mark II-owner Trammell Hudson has brought several new features to Canon's full-frame, high-def digital SLR.

Being a third-party effort, it's important to note that the firmware - dubbed "Magic Lantern" - isn't sanctioned or supported by Canon. As with any third-party firmware, photographers considering using... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: True natural colors through high color rendering LEDs from Sharp
17:28 EDT - The new LED series from Sharp encompasses eight new white SMD chip LEDs in PLCC2 packages. Their main feature is the high color rendering index of 80 and a light efficiency of up to 90 lm/W, depending on model. Sharp offers herewith its high brightness LEDs with an optimized light quality. Hamburg, 18 June 2009 – Sharp is expanding its LED portfolio by eight new white light “high color... (More)

Sharp's logo. Click here to visit the Sharp SME website! PRESS RELEASE: Sharp Memory in Pixel LCD: Saved bits saving energy
14:51 EDT - New type of system LCDs with built-in memory capability in each pixel cuts down power consumption by factor 130 compared to standard LCDs of equal size. Hamburg, 15 June 2009 – Imagine a display memorizing the image it shows so only pixels have to be rewritten which content changes from frame to frame. Exactly such a display has recently been invented by Sharp based on the company's proprietary... (More)

Sigma's DP2 digital camera. Courtesy of Sigma, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Sigma DP2 gets another firmware update
13:39 EDT - A little under four weeks after the recent release of updated firmware for its DP2 digital camera, Sigma Corp. has today issued a new firmware version for the model.

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

AKVIS' logo. Click here to visit the AKVIS website! PRESS RELEASE: Akvis Artsuite V.5.0 Presents Hand Painted Photo Frames
12:27 EDT - AKVIS Software Inc announces the update of AKVIS ArtSuite to version v.5.0. ArtSuite is a collection of versatile effects for decoration of photos. The Standalone version offers new Hand Painted Photo Frames. These frames have been designed by artists specially for ArtSuite. Also new to version 5.0: new interface design; improved compatibility of the plugin with Photoshop CS3, CS4 on Macintosh computers;... (More)

Sony's logo. Click here to visit the Sony website! PRESS RELEASE: Sony's Digital Imaging Campaign Chases Twilight Across the Globe
11:51 EDT - Seven Football Games in Stunning Sunset Settings Provide Perfect Backdrop to Show Benefits of Latest Exmor CMOS Sensor Technology WEYBRIDGE, UK--(Marketwire - June 23, 2009) - Sony announced today its plans to stage a world first event, called Twilight Football. As the hour of twilight moves across the world, a series of seven matches will begin. Each match takes place in a location chosen to provide... (More)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Pasini Reports: HP Photosmart Premium Surfs But Will It Fly?
22:34 EDT - Touchsmart interface connects to Web to print coupons, tickets, boarding passes without a computer.

The HP Photosmart Premium printer is an all-in-one device using the company's TouchSmart Web technology to print online content without waking up your computer. It's the world's first Web-connected home... (More)

HP's Photosmart Premium printer with TouchSmart Web control panel. Photo provided by Hewlett Packard Co. HP announces Photosmart Premium all-in-one
22:33 EDT - Hewlett Packard Co. has today announced its Photosmart Premium all-in-one inkjet printer, featuring what the company calls the TouchSmart Web control panel.

Said to be the world's first web-connected home printer, the Photosmart Premium boasts both wifi and Ethernet connectivity options, plus an unusually large 4.33-inch touchscreen LCD display through which... (More)

Kodak's EasyShare S730 digital frame. Photo provided by Eastman Kodak Co. PRESS RELEASE: Unplug and Share with New Battery-Powered Digital Picture Frame from Kodak
20:04 EDT - KODAK EASYSHARE S730 Digital Picture Frame Enables Easy and Intimate Sharing of Digital Images Rochester, NY, June 22, 2009 — Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) today announced the European launch of an innovative digital picture frame that provides new ways to enjoy and share digital images. The new KODAK EASYSHARE S730 Digital Picture Frame features a built-in rechargeable battery that enables... (More)

Panasonic releases PHOTOfun Studio updates
19:01 EDT - Panasonic has released updated versions of its PHOTOfun Studio application, which comes bundled with several of the company's digital camera models.

The updates correct an issue found in both PHOTOfun Studio v2.1 and v3.0. If the user cancelled importation of images from their camera, there was apparently a problem with the message displayed in response.... (More)

Kodak's logo. Click here to visit the Kodak website! PRESS RELEASE: Kodak Retires KODACHROME Film; Celebrates Life of Oldest Film Icon in its Portfolio
18:49 EDT - Newer KODAK Films and Digital Cameras are Preferred Choice for Today’s Photographers ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 22 -- Eastman Kodak Company announced today that it will retire KODACHROME Color Film this year, concluding its 74-year run as a photography icon. Sales of KODACHROME Film, which became the world’s first commercially successful color film in 1935, have declined dramatically in recent... (More)

Hasselblad's logo, Click here to visit the Hasselblad website! PRESS RELEASE: Easy-Access Product Catalog Now Online
15:49 EDT - Hasselblad Lenses & Accessories Showcased 22/06/2009 - Hasselblad has launched an enhanced, easy-access online catalog for its H System lenses and accessories, and V System lenses and accessories. The new user-friendly Website showcase is divided into four sections: H System Lenses, H System Accessories, V System Lenses, and V System Accessories. Just scroll down for the lenses or accessories... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: UNDP launches photo contest in Africa
13:42 EDT - UNDP, in partnership with Olympus Corporation and the Agence France-Presse (AFP) Foundation, launched an Africa-based, eco-themed photo contest today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The contest, titled Picture This: Caring for the Earth, aims to profile ordinary people working to reduce the effects of climate change in their countries, cities and communities and is open to anyone residing in Africa. Entries... (More)

ACDSee's logo. Click here to visit the ACD Systems website! PRESS RELEASE: ACD Systems’ Summer Sale Features Savings on Popular Photo Management Tool
13:04 EDT - VICTORIA, British Columbia – Professional photographers take note: now is the time to save on the industry’s leading photo management software. ACD Systems International Inc., a leading developer of digital imaging software, is kicking off its special Summer Sale beginning June 11 and will be offering limited-time discounts on its popular ACDSee™ Pro 2.5 program. “The Summer... (More)

Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 OS HSM lens. Review: Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 OS
12:34 EDT - Sigma has updated its vacation lens with a bit more reach in the form of the Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM. Going from ultra-wide to super-telephoto in one single optic, it's definitely a jack-of-all-trades; is it still master of none? Check out our full review of the Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 OS HSM lens by clicking here.

Fujifilm logo. Click to visit the Fujifilm website! PRESS RELEASE: Fujifilm Activities Reflect New Unifying Theme: Every Picture Matters™
12:28 EDT - 2009 Consumer Digital Camera Line Up Promoted Through New Web Site, Advertising and Special Events VALHALLA, N.Y., June 22, 2009 – FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc., today announced a number of marketing activities tied to the common theme “Every Picture Matters,” which was developed to communicate the company’s belief that in today’s world, every single digital photograph is important... (More)

Friday, June 19, 2009

Pro9000markII.150x87.jpg Printer Review: Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II
19:39 EDT - Three times faster than the Pro9000!

Canon introduced two Mark II printers in March. The $850 Pro9500 Mark II uses 10 pigment inks and the $500 Pro9000 Mark II uses eight dye inks. Both make 13x19-inch prints. The new Pro9000 Mark II, which... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Syabas Announces Next-Generation Internet Media Streaming Settop Box
12:01 EDT - Versatile Popcorn C-200 now features Blu-ray playback support, a front panel LCD and removable drive bay for either a hard disk drive or Blu-ray player FREMONT, Calif., June 17, 2009 - Syabas, a leading provider of over-the-top settop software and hardware and makers of the award winning Popcorn Hour A-110, today announced the Popcorn C-200, a next-generation Internet settop box that streams digital... (More)

Samsung SMX-C14 ships in Korea
11:54 EDT - Last April, Samsung announced two new camcorder models destined for US shores, both sharing an unusual ergonomic design.

The Samsung SMX-C10 and Samsung SMX-C14 camcorders are scheduled to ship here from next month, but the buying public in Korea has a bit of a head start. According to a Korean-language press release on... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Karizma Express to Expand Their Horizon Nationally Join Hands with Franchise India
11:36 EDT - June 18, 2009 - Karizma Express has been redefining the concept of personalized photo albums, photo books, keep sakes, portfolios, memorabilia and innovative customized gifting solutions in India for the last 25 years and further to expand their horizon nationally, company joined hands with the largest integrated franchise and retail solution provider Franchise India.. To further strengthen the reach... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: 360Works Releases ScriptMaster 3 - New Version of Free FileMaker Plugin
11:32 EDT - [] Atlanta, Georgia - 360Works, a leading FileMaker product developer and innovator, has released ScriptMaster 3, the latest version of its popular free FileMaker plugin. Like all 360Works plugins, it runs on both Windows and Mac OS X. The updated plugin adds new modules which enable developers to effortlessly manipulate and compress files, perform AES encrypt and decrypt functions, capture... (More)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

LifePics' logo. Click to visit the LifePics website! PRESS RELEASE: LifePics Announces Winners of its National Photography Month Photo Contest
17:32 EDT - June 17th, 2009, BOULDER, Colo. -- LifePics recently asked consumers who use LifePics retail photo sitesto submit their own photography work as entries in its National Photography Month Photo Contest. Thousands of photos were submitted. The winner and nine finalists were announced via an email from Digi Pixels, LifePics' mascot and photography expert who emails photo tips to LifePics consumers twice... (More)

University of Toronto's Rogers Department of Electrical Engineering logo. Click here to visit the Rogers Department of Electrical Engineering website! PRESS RELEASE: Light sensor breakthrough could enhance digital cameras
16:41 EDT - TORONTO, ON - New research by a team of U of T scientists could lead to substantial advancements in the performance of a variety of electronic devices including digital cameras. Researchers created a light sensor - like a pixel in a digital camera - that benefits from a phenomenon known as multi-exciton generation (MEG). Until now, no group had collected an electrical current from a device that takes... (More)

Adobe's logo. Click here to visit the Adobe website! PRESS RELEASE: Adobe Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2009 Results
16:02 EDT - SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 16, 2009 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced financial results for its second quarter ended May 29, 2009. In the second quarter of fiscal 2009, Adobe achieved revenue of $704.7 million, compared to $886.9 million reported for the second quarter of fiscal 2008 and $786.4 million reported in the first quarter of fiscal 2009. “We are pleased... (More)

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS digital camera.  Copyright © 2009, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Canon SD880 IS!
12:13 EDT - If you're looking for an excellent pocket digital camera at a good price, your search is over. The Canon PowerShot SD880 IS has a nice 28mm wide-angle lens, a 4x zoom, a very clean 10-megapixel sensor, and clean, sharp corners even at wide angle.

The Canon SD880's shape is excellent, its color is appealing, and it functions like you'd expect. Rather than tiny buttons on the back, the Canon SD880 has nice big ones, easy to see and activate. It even... (More)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Casio EX-F1: New firmware, remote control software
17:49 EDT - Casio Japan has today released new firmware and software for its EXILIM Pro EX-F1 digital camera.

The Casio EX-F1 hit the market in March 2008, and couples a high-speed six megapixel CMOS image sensor with a a 12x optical zoom lens, electronic viewfinder, and 2.8" LCD display. Capable of shooting... (More)

Tamron's SP AF60mm F/2.0 Di II LD (IF) MACRO 1:1 lens. Photo provided by Tamron Co. Ltd. PRESS RELEASE: Tamron Introduces SP AF60mm F/2 Di II MACRO 1:1
17:24 EDT - Life-size macro lens designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras with APS-C size image sensors* that features a fast maximum aperture of F/2 SAITAMA CITY, June 16, 2009 - Tamron Co., Ltd is pleased to announce the release of the SP AF60mm F/2 Di II LD (IF) MACRO 1:1 (Model G005), a life-size macro lens designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras with APS-C size image sensors* that offers a fast... (More)

Photobucket's logo. Click here to visit the Photobucket website! PRESS RELEASE: Photobucket’s New Search Tool Focuses on Fun
17:11 EDT - Powered by Microsoft Silverlight, Photobucket Visual Search makes it easier to browse billions of photos on popular image-hosting site REDMOND, Wash. — June 16, 2009 — Photobucket has gained enormous popularity as an image-hosting and slideshow-creation site since it was launched in 2003. Today it hosts close to 8 billion photos, with dozens more pouring in by the second. Browsing through... (More)

Shutterfly's logo. Click here to visit the Shutterfly website! PRESS RELEASE: Shutterfly Introduces Private Video Sharing Service for Its Award Winning Share Sites
17:01 EDT - Company Enhances Memory Sharing Experience by Enabling an Easy Way for Friends, Families and Groups to Post Personal Videos REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jun 15, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY), the leading Internet-based social expression and personal publishing service, today announced the launch of Shutterfly Video, which makes it easy to share video privately and safely with friends,... (More)

Acronova Technology's Xymba XB47LS CD/DVD Publisher. Photo provided by Acronova Technology. PRESS RELEASE: Acronova Technology Unveils Xymba XB47LS CD/DVD Publisher, Automatically Burns and Directly Labels Discs in One Pass
16:46 EDT - North Brunswick, NJ 17th June 2009 – Acronova Technology, Inc. unveils Xymba XB47LS, the automated CD/DVD publisher that works with a desktop or laptop computer and software to continuously burn and label discs for on-demand publishing applications such as electronic content management, data backup, archiving, healthcare, marketing, and audio/video distributions. Xymba XB47LS has two built-in... (More)

Think Tank Photo's logo. Click here to visit the Think Tank Photo website! PRESS RELEASE: Think Tank Photo Releases Multimedia DSLR Video Produced By Emmy® and Pulitzer Prize Winners
16:40 EDT - Emmy® Award winning multimedia producer Dai Sugano and Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Deanne Fitzmaurice have collaborated on a short video featuring Think Tank Photo's new Multimedia DSLR bag system. Set in San Francisco's Chinatown, the video features Fitzmaurice utilizing Think Tank's Multimedia Wired Up Collection system to capture still, audio, and movement in a rich urban setting. Santa... (More)

Cisco's logo. Click here to visit the Cisco website! PRESS RELEASE: Flip Video™ Introduces Next-Generation Personal Video Sharing
16:23 EDT - Latest FlipShare™ software makes it simple to share video publicly, privately, or with groups June 16, 2009 - San Francisco, CA - Taking video sharing to a new level, the makers of Flip Video today announced the latest version of its on-board FlipShare software that makes sharing personal video easier than ever before. FlipShare now gives users the ability to publish personal video channels... (More)

Leica Camera AG logo. Click to visit Leica's US website! PRESS RELEASE: LEICA D-LUX 4 ‘Safari’ announced
16:12 EDT - New special edition features olive green finish Leica Camera AG, Solms, presents a new special edition in the D-Lux 4 series: the LEICA D-LUX 4 ‘Safari.’ Following the introduction of the Leica M8.2 ‘Safari’ at the beginning of this year, the LEICA D-LUX 4 ‘Safari’ is the first compact Leica camera with the same olive green outdoor look. This special limited edition... (More)

Nik Software's logo. Click here to visit the Nik Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Nik Software Announces Lightroom® Update to its Complete Collection of Five Award-Winning Digital Photographic Filters
14:43 EDT - “Complete Collection Ultimate Edition” adds Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom support San Diego, CA (June 17, 2009) — Nik Software today announced that its popular Complete Collection, which bundles all of the company’s award-winning digital imaging software tools at an affordable price, has been updated to include Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 support. The “Complete... (More)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Avanquest's SendPhotos logo. Click here to visit the SendPhotos website! PRESS RELEASE: Avanquest SendPhotos Responds to User Community Feedback With Significant Changes to Free, Public Beta 2 Version
13:35 EDT - SendPhotos Beta 2 Incorporates More Intuitive Interface, Greater Accessibility From iPhone, New Mac Plug-in and Management of Leading Social Networks, Including Facebook, MySpace and Picasa DENVER, CO and PARIS--(Marketwire - June 15, 2009) - Avanquest Software, a leading developer and publisher of business and consumer software, today announced that the teams responsible for developing its Avanquest... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Hazelmail iPhone App Instantly Turns Photos Into Postcards - Then Prints, Stamps, And Mails Them For You
13:06 EDT - App is free to download, includes one free postcard, and can be used from anywhere in the world Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 10, 2009-- A new iPhone app debuting today instantly turns photos taken on an iPhone into personalized postcards -- and then prints, stamps, and mails them for you with just the touch of a keystroke. Created by HazelMail, the ingenious app is a boon for travelers, as well as... (More)

PocketWizard's logo. Click here to visit the PocketWizard website! PRESS RELEASE: PocketWizard Introduces the ZoneController
12:56 EDT - Controls three independent groups of lights from camera position. Elmsford, NY – June 16, 2009 –To make multiple light set-ups easy to adjust when using the ControlTL™ system, PocketWizard introduces the ZoneController. The ZoneController gives the photographer control over three independent zones of light whether working in E-TTL or manual mode. The PocketWizard ZoneController will... (More)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 digital camera. Copyright © 2009, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Panasonic: New firmware locks out third party batteries
12:30 EDT - Panasonic Japan has released updated firmware for numerous of its digital cameras which prevents the use of third-party batteries that the company says may "not meet the rigid safety standards Panasonic uses".

The firmware is available - or soon to be so - for Panasonic cameras which use three specific battery packs. According to Panasonic, third-party versions of these packs sometimes fail to include devices... (More)

Kodak's logo. Click here to visit the Kodak website! PRESS RELEASE: KODAK Imaging Technology To Explore Moon
12:28 EDT - KODAK CCD Image Sensors To Help Create Comprehensive Atlas of the Moon’s Features in NASA’s New Phase of Space Exploration ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 15 -- With this week’s scheduled launch of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, imaging technology from Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) will again play a key role in the exploration of our solar system. Using images captured by KODAK CCD Image... (More)

Kodak's logo. Click here to visit the Kodak website! PRESS RELEASE: Kodak Debuts New Prepress Automation and Proofing Solutions for Commercial Printers at PRINT 09
12:27 EDT - CHICAGO, June 16 -- Commercial printers attending PRINT 09 will learn about a number of new prepress solutions from Kodak designed to further automate the platemaking process and enable high-quality color proofing for a range of print materials, from marketing collateral and ads to direct mail and publications. Automation provides a key opportunity for commercial printers to reduce their own costs... (More)

Kodak's logo. Click here to visit the Kodak website! PRESS RELEASE: New KODAK NEXPRESS SE Digital Production Color Platform Delivers Unmatched Productivity and Image Quality
12:26 EDT - CHICAGO, JUNE 16 -- Kodak’s new NEXPRESS SE Platform delivers the best digital color production on the market for commercial, photo, and in-plant printers. Building upon the proven reputation of the NEXPRESS family of products, the KODAK NEXPRESS SE Platform of Digital Production Color Presses delivers the next generation in color quality, performance, and reliability. The SE Platform also enables... (More)

ExpoImaging's logo. Click to visit ExpoImaging's website! PRESS RELEASE: ExpoImaging Supports Expansion of Honl Photo Speed System Product Line
12:25 EDT - New Filters and Carrying Bag Diversify Honl Photo Offerings Watsonville, CA (PRWEB) June 15, 2009 -- ExpoImaging Inc. (, developer and distributor of innovative camera accessories including the Honl Photo Speed System, Ray Flash Ring Light Adapter, ExpoDisc Digital White Balance Filter and ExpoAperture2 Depth-of-Field Guide, today announced its support of the expansion of the Honl... (More)

Olympus' E-P1 digital camera. Photo provided by Olympus Imaging America Inc. Olympus' first Micro Four Thirds digicam announced, previewed (UPDATED)
01:01 EDT - Olympus Imaging America Inc. has today unveiled the Olympus E-P1 digital camera - both the company's first Micro Four Thirds format digicam, and the current world's smallest interchangeable lens digital camera.

With eye-catchingly retro styling that harkens back to the company's tiny Olympus Pen camera series that launched fifty years previously, the Olympus P1 offers a lot of camera in a very small package.... (More)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Kopin's logo. Click here to visit the Kopin Corp. website! PRESS RELEASE: Kopin Announces New Breakthrough in Shrinking Display Size
14:42 EDT - High-Density Displays and Patents Strategically Position Kopin in High-Resolution Electronic Viewfinders for Camera Systems TAUNTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 11, 2009-- Kopin Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), the leader in microdisplays for consumer and military applications, today announced a breakthrough in further shrinking the size of its color displays. By shrinking the color dots to a mere 2.9... (More)

Pentax K20D digital SLR. Copyright © 2009, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. PRESS RELEASE: Pentax Offers $100 Instant Rebate On K20D Body And Lens Kits
14:04 EDT - GOLDEN, CO (June 12, 2009)…PENTAX Imaging Company has announced a $100 INSTANT REBATE PROGRAM effective June 12 – June 20, 2009 on the K20D body and two lens kit configurations. The award winning, weather and dust resistant PENTAX K20 features 14.6 megapixels, a PRIME engine processor, and Shake Reduction that works with every PENTAX lens ever produced. Consumers who purchase these products... (More) PRESS RELEASE: snapizzi Enhances Photo Technology to Automatically Collate Various Photos of a Single Athlete from Multiple Photographers
13:32 EDT - Improved Tags Used to Provide Participant Photos for Boston's Vision 5K Santa Barabara, CA (PRWEB) June 12, 2009 -- Online photo site snapizzi, the one-stop shop for portrait and event photographers, today announced that its newly upgraded IZ tag™ technology was successfully used to provide a personalized photo gallery for each participant at the 2009 Vision 5K held at Boston College on June... (More)

Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG Aspherical HSM lens. Review: Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6
11:11 EDT - Sigma's 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG Aspherical HSM ultrawide-angle zoom lens has held the record since 2003 as the widest zoom lens for a full-frame SLR camera. So what does 12mm look like on a full-frame SLR camera body? Click here to read our full review of the Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM lens.

Olympus E-620 digital SLR camera. Copyright © 2009, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. First Test Shots posted for Olympus E-620!
10:55 EDT - We've just posted the first set of test shots taken with the Olympus E-620, with more to come in the following days.

The Olympus E-620 brings the 12.3 effective megapixel Live MOS image sensor from the mid-range E-30 digital SLR into a more affordable body. Where the E30 is priced at $1,300, the E-620 has a significantly... (More)

Friday, June 12, 2009

Fujifilm Japan announces FinePix Z300
20:53 EDT - Fujifilm Corp. has today announced a new Z-series FinePix digital camera from its worldwide headquarters in Japan.

The Fujifilm FinePix Z300 is due to ship in that country from June 20th 2009, just over a week from now. Sensor resolution is ten megapixels from a 1/2.3" RGB CCD image sensor, while the stylish... (More)

PercepTool updated to v1.5.5
20:31 EDT - We recently told readers about a new Adobe Photoshop plugin from photographer George DeWolfe, intended for use with black & white photographs.

"PercepTool" adjusts the look of images so as to mimic the human brain's own processes, based on an idea prompted by Polaroid's Dr. Edwin H. Land. Released for both Windows and Mac OS X systems,... (More)

Magix's logo. Click here to visit the Magix website! PRESS RELEASE: MAGIX Provides Atmosphere to Your Audio Dubbing
20:08 EDT - LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Audio dubbing is not only an important function for dubbing foreign language movies. Audio dubbing also underlines the overall effect of each movie. Adding sounds and music is therefore highly recommended when editing videos. Movie recordings of bustling cities, a cosy living room fireplace or a thunderstorm: street noise, fire crackling or rain pouring down accompanied by... (More)

Hasselblad H3D DSLR logo, Click here to visit the Hasselblad website! PRESS RELEASE: Now available! Phocus 1.2 for Mac
19:59 EDT - 08/06/2009 Hasselblad has released Phocus 1.2 software for Apple Mac computers, featuring a number of major enhancements. Phocus 1.2 has been substantially improved with regards to tethered shooting, image export and processing, and has been equipped with several brand-new features and workflow enhancements. Among the highlights: Speed & Performance - improved tethered capture, viewer performance,... (More)

Mamiya's M31 digital back on the Mamiya 645AFD II medium format camera body. Photo provided by Mamiya Digital Imaging. PRESS RELEASE: The New M Series Digital Backs M18, M22 and M31
19:50 EDT - Mamiya Digital Imaging is proud to announce our new M series digital backs, consisting of three new models: the M18, M22 and M31, the latest additions to our digital line-up. The M series digital backs have all been designed for compatibility with Mamiya's 645AFDIII. Through use of the specifically designed digital back adapter HX701, the backs can also be attached to our famed RZ Pro IID. The M18... (More)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Casio announces EXILIM EX-H10
18:06 EDT - Casio Computer Co. Ltd. has today announced the EXILIM H10, a new long-zoom digital camera.

The Casio EXILIM Hi-Zoom EX-H10 is based around a twelve megapixel image sensor behind a 10x optical zoom lens with a generous 24mm wide angle. The long-zoom Casio H10 doesn't include any form of true... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: Enter Your Best Snapshots in the American Humane Association’s Pets & Pals Photo Contest™
15:08 EDT - DENVER, June 1, 2009 -- Starting Monday, June 15, 2009, the American Humane Association will accept entries for its 2009 Pets & Pals Photo Contest™. This popular annual competition encourages photographers of all skills levels to send in shots of animals in four categories. Enter as many photos as you like for a shot at a Grand Prize of $1,000. The call for entries will run only until July... (More)

Kata's logo. Click here to visit the Kata website! PRESS RELEASE: Kata's PR Bags: Grab Your Gear and Go!
13:37 EDT - 06-04-2009 - For the reporter or anyone else who is always on the move, Kata presents the Photo Reporter series of bags (PR-420, PR-440 and PR-460). You can always be ready to grab your camera and go at a moment’s notice to get that split-second shot. The Kata PR bags find the perfect balance between gear protection and light-weight design. Each bag can be adapted to each person’s individual... (More)

Praktica celebrates anniversary with new digicam, online museum
13:12 EDT - Germany's PENTACON GmbH is celebrating the 60th anniversary of its PRAKTICA brandname with a new digital camera model.

The PRAKTICA luxmedia 12-03 is very closely related to the company's existing luxmedia 8403 model - indeed, the product page accidentaly hints at the link by including the older model's product number... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: InView & StockView 5.5 incorporates PLUS.
12:28 EDT - Saugatuck, Michigan, June 10, 2009 - With the release of InView & StockView 5.5, HindSight Ltd introduces a number of new capabilities, most notably, the integration of PLUS as part of a new Licenses module. The software is the only desktop business management program for photographers to include such a feature. PLUS is The Picture Licensing Universal System, an international non-profit initiative... (More)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

DxO Optics Pro v5.3.4 released
17:49 EDT - DxO Labs has today released the latest version of its photo processing application, DxO Optics Pro.

The new release - Optics Pro v5.3.4 - includes support for seven new cameras from Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Pentax and Sony. Alongside the release, the company has also updated its DxO Mark website to include... (More)

Fantasea's Remora slave flash strobe with flash diffuser and focus light. Photo provided by Fantasea Line. PRESS RELEASE: Fantasea Line Releases New Remora Slave Flash
16:46 EDT - Fantasea Line is pleased to announce the release of the new Remora Slave Flash, which has been especially designed for compact digital housings. The Fantasea Remora Flash features 4 different pre-flash settings, to cover the needs of all compact digital cameras in the market, including Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus, Fuji, Kodak, Panasonic and more. The flash features a guide number of 20, and therefore... (More)

Fantasea's logo. Click here to visit the Fantasea website! PRESS RELEASE: Fantasea Line Releases New Underwater Camera Housings
16:33 EDT - The FA-480 Underwater Housing for the Canon PowerShot A480 Digital Camera The FL-19/20 Underwater Housing for the Nikon Coolpix L19 and L20 Digital Cameras New Housings Provide Access to All Cameras Controls and Functions Fantasea Line announces the release of two new housings specifically designed for the Canon PowerShot A480 and the Nikon Coolpix L19/L20 digital cameras. The new housings, depth... (More)

Eye-Fi's logo. Click here to visit the Eye-Fi website! PRESS RELEASE: Eye-Fi unveils 4GB wireless memory card with RAW image support
14:33 EDT - The Eye-Fi Pro Card Supports Transfers without the Need for a Router or Internet; Users Can Now Select What Uploads MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 10, 2009 — Eye-Fi Inc. today unveiled the Eye-Fi Pro, a new wireless SDHC memory card for digital cameras that allows professionals and photo enthusiasts to automatically upload images straight from their camera to their computer and the Web. Available... (More)

Western Digital's logo. Click here to visit the Western Digital website! PRESS RELEASE: WD® Unveils World's First 4 TB External Hard Drive for Creative Professionals and Mac® Computer Enthusiasts
14:06 EDT - New My Book Studio Edition Dual-drive External Storage Systems Deliver a Perfect Blend of High Performance and Power Conservation LAKE FOREST, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WD® (NYSE: WDC), the world's leader in external storage solutions, today introduced its new 4 terabyte capacity My Book® Studio Edition II dual-drive storage systems, which are designed to seamlessly work with Mac®... (More)

Idruna's Pocket Phojo, shown running on the Compaq iPaq. Courtesy of Idruna Software Inc. with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Idruna adds Eye-Fi Pro Support and Remote Editing to its Pocket Phojo 6.0 Photography Software for Windows Mobile
13:49 EDT - Temecula, CA, June 10th 2009 –Idruna is pleased to announce version 6 of its unique Windows Mobile software for real time digital photography transmission. Currently in use by newspapers, news agencies, military, and police forces around the world, Pocket Phojo can have a photo transmitted from anywhere in the world to where it is needed within moments of it being taken. Pocket Phojo in conjunction... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: World's fastest camera relies on an entirely new type of imaging
13:07 EDT - Ultrafast, light-sensitive video cameras are needed for observing high-speed events such as shockwaves, communication between living cells, neural activity, laser surgery and elements of blood analysis. To catch such elusive moments, a camera must be able to capture millions or billions of images continuously with a very high frame rate. Conventional cameras are simply not up to the task. Now, researchers... (More)

Youtils' logo. Click here to visit the Youtils website! PRESS RELEASE: Who Is Using Your Images on the Web? New Youtils Analytics Platform Support for Creative Commons Attribution License
11:47 EDT -, an online service offering online image and photo usage measurement, announced today the expansion of its web image usage measurement platform for the Creative Commons Attribution license. Youtils enables image owners to track how their online images and photos are being used on sites hosting their content. Menlo Park, CA (PRWEB) June 10, 2009 --, an online service offering... (More)

MyHeritage's logo. Click here to visit the MyHeritage website! PRESS RELEASE: MyHeritage Launches a New Version of its Photo Service, Making it Easier for Families to Share, Organize and Present their Photos Online
11:36 EDT - New features include photo uploads from mobile devices, a new and improved interface for automatic photo tagging and new photo slideshows. MyHeritage, one of the world's most popular family Web sites, today announced a new version of its innovative photo offering, making it even easier for families to share, organize and present their photos online. MyHeritage is a network of 32 million family members... (More)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 digital camera. Copyright © 2009, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Full review posted for Panasonic GH1!
21:18 EDT - While it's technically not a digital SLR, the Panasonic GH1 kept us quite busy going over the myriad features of this refined interchangeable-lens digital camera.

With live view, fast autofocus, a swiveling LCD, a 12-megapixel sensor, optical image stabilization, several video modes, and impressive printed output, there's a lot to cover on the Panasonic Lumix GH1.... (More)

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Notice regarding start of construction of Nagasaki Canon
12:44 EDT - TOKYO, June 5, 2009—Canon Inc. announced today that it would begin construction of Nagasaki Canon Inc. (President: Hiroyuki Wakasa; Location: Higashi Sonogi-gun, Nagasaki Prefecture) in July this year with the aim of starting operation in April of next year. Original plans for Nagasaki Canon, which will produce digital single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras and compact digital cameras, had called... (More)

Trust's logo. Click here to visit the Trust website! PRESS RELEASE: Trust takes care of your holiday photographs
12:22 EDT - Are you one of those people who take hundreds of photographs when they are on holiday? Somebody who takes more photographs than can fit on a memory card? Then Trust has the ideal accessory for you: the Trust All-in-1 Slimline Cardreader. Dordrecht, June 2009 – Taking 300 photographs every day in search of that one photograph that perfectly represents your holiday feeling. Of course you have... (More)

Nikkor 105mm f/2D AF DC lens. Review: Nikon 105mm f/2 DC
12:14 EDT - Nikon's 105mm f/2D AF DC employs "Defocus Control" to allow the user to alter the nature of out-of-focus elements in a photograph. It's also renowned one of Nikon's sharper lenses; does it live up to its reputation? Click here to read our full review of the Nikkor 105mm f/2D AF DC lens, including a special interactive graph showing the effect of the Defocus Control feature.

Nikon's Coolpix L100 digital camera. Photo provided by Nikon Inc. Coolpix L100: New firmware adds NiMH support
12:12 EDT - Nikon has announced a new version of firmware is on the way for its Coolpix L100 digital camera, alongside the release of Nikon-branded NiMH rechargeable batteries.

Availability for the firmware update is slated to coincide with that of the batteries and charger, due later this summer. The only information on the update currently available is that it will enable... (More)

Panasonic's HDC-TM10 camcorder. Photo provided by Panasonic UK Ltd. PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic Introduces The World's Lightest* High Definition Camcorders
11:17 EDT - New HD Camcorders Weigh 0.5 LB, Packed with Easy-to-Use, Advanced Features Secaucus, NJ (June 8, 2009) – Panasonic today announced the release of two of the world’s lightest*, High Definition (HD) camcorders – the HDC-SD10, which uses an SDHC/SD Memory Card  as recording media, and the Twin Memory Type HDC-TM10, which records onto both an 8 GB** Built-in Memory and an SDHC/SD... (More)

PhotoOne's logo. Click here to visit the PhotoOne website! PRESS RELEASE: Announcing Powerful Software Integration Between Leading Photography Software Firms
11:05 EDT - LabPrints and PhotoOne have integrated their software to address the photographer's workflow requirements. This software model is the first of its kind, allowing photographers access to a complete set of software tools, storefront, and lab integration, while coordinating it all through their studio management software. Cohoes, NY and Avon, CT (PRWEB) June 9, 2009 -- Leading photography software firms,... (More)

Unified Color's logo. Click here to visit the Unified Color website! PRESS RELEASE: Unified Color Unveils an Updated Version of its HDR PhotoStudio Image Editing Software
10:03 EDT - Improved workflow and new operations of color tone equalizer, color tuning, and white balance make HDR PhotoStudio™ the premier color management application. South San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 9, 2009 -- Unified Color announced today an upgrade to its innovative digital imaging software, HDR PhotoStudio™. New color management and workflow features give the users more control over image... (More)

Magix's logo. Click here to visit the Magix website! PRESS RELEASE: MAGIX Introduces its New Professional Editing Software -- Video Pro X 1.5 with Full Vimeo Support
09:48 EDT - MAGIX, the market leader in video editing software releases Video Pro X 1.5, a program for professional video editing and post production. MAGIX Video Pro X is the most complete solution for editing High Definition (HD) recordings from multiple cameras, creation of professional special effects, and detailed audio dubbing, mastering now with full Vimeo support. Toronto, ON (Vocus/PRWEB) June 9, 2009... (More)

Monday, June 8, 2009

LaCie's logo. Click here to visit the LaCie website! PRESS RELEASE: LaCinema Classic Bridge: Create Your Own Media Player
14:15 EDT - Play movies, music, and photos on any TVConnect via HDMI and experience 1080p upscalingBrowse media easily with remote control and graphic interfaceAdd multimedia player capability to existing storage solutions Today LaCie announced an economic way to add media player functionality to existing storage devices. LaCinema Classic Bridge enables users to leverage the investments already made on internal... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Qsoft, Inc. Releases Version 4.0 of K-Rate Picture Rating Script
11:43 EDT - Qsoft Inc. today released the latest iteration of its popular picture rating script, K-Rate version 4.0. K-Rate emulates "Hot of Not" photo rating web sites and is the most advanced of its kind on the market. Chantilly, Va (PRWEB) June 6, 2009 -- Qsoft Inc. today released the latest iteration of its popular picture rating script, K-Rate version 4.0. K-Rate emulates "Hot of Not"... (More)

Movavi's logo. Click here to visit the Movavi website! PRESS RELEASE: Movavi Launches New Movavi VideoSuite 7
11:13 EDT - Movavi, a leading developer of multimedia processing tools, today launched the latest version of its flagship product Movavi VideoSuite 7. Moscow (PRWEB) June 6, 2009 -- Movavi, a leading developer of multimedia processing tools, today launched the latest version of its flagship product Movavi VideoSuite 7. Key improvements in the product, largely driven by user feedback, include optimization for... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: New Digital Imaging Technology is Empowering Libraries in the Preservation & Archival of Valuable Book Collections
10:36 EDT - Digitizing library assets, making the information readily available and preserving for generations to come is a top priority for many libraries. Thanks to advancements in digital cameras, new imaging technology is empowering libraries in the preservation of millions of rare collections. Bohemia, NY (Vocus/PRWEB ) June 8, 2009 -- Digitizing library assets, making the information readily available and... (More)

Canon PowerShot D10 digital camera. Copyright © 2009, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Canon D10!
09:12 EDT - Finally, a waterproof digital camera that looks the part: the Canon PowerShot D10.

Capable of diving to 33 feet, falling from four feet, and withstanding temperatures of 14 degrees Fahrenheit, the Canon D10 is ready to weather some tough conditions; tougher than most digital cameras.... (More)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

PNI Digital Media's logo. Click here to visit the PNI Digital Media website! PRESS RELEASE: PhotoChannel Networks Inc. Changes Name to PNI Digital Media Inc.
12:12 EDT - VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 5, 2009) - PNI Digital Media (TSX VENTURE:PN)(OTCBB:PNDMF) ("PNI" or "PhotoChannel" or the "Company"), the leading innovator in digital photography and media solutions for retailers, announced that PNI will officially change its name from PhotoChannel Networks Inc. to PNI Digital Media Inc. effective Monday June 8th, 2009.... (More)

Friday, June 5, 2009

Photo Mechanic 4.6.1 released
22:12 EDT - Camera Bits Inc. has announced the release of a new version of its Photo Mechanic workflow software.

The original workflow application for high-throughput photo editing and processing, Photo Mechanic was widely use by photojournalists and professional photographers years before the advent of Lightroom,... (More)

Accessory Review: Datacolor SpyderCube
7:18 EDT - Datacolor has developed a lightweight doohickey to make tonal and color adjustments almost as simple as painting by the numbers. Take a shot with the SpyderCube in it and you can adjust your image to eliminate even extreme color casts and optimize contrast in your image editor. The SpyderCube's trick, which goes beyond a simply gray card, is to provide references in any image for absolute black, spectral... (More)

Zacuto's DSLR Rapid Fire in use. Photo provided by Zacuto USA. PRESS RELEASE: Zacuto Releases New Lightweight DSLR Gorilla Kits
14:21 EDT - CHICAGO, IL – June 4, 2009 - Zacuto released today three new DSLR Gunstock Shooter rigs and a new video Introducing DSLR Gorilla Kits.  The Rapid Fire, Quick Draw, and Tactical Shooter are innovative lightweight DSLR Gunstock Shooters which are part of the new line called Gorilla Kits. The brand new rigs have been developed to be lightweight, inexpensive and infinitely adjustable. ... (More)

Lensbaby's logo. Click here to visit the Lensbaby website! PRESS RELEASE: Lensbaby Announces the New Muse™ PL Mount Lens
12:28 EDT - New Selective Focus Lens Now Available for Movie Cameras and Video Cameras Los Angeles, CA (June 5, 2009) Cine Gear Expo Booth #T7 – Lensbaby announces today the new PL mount version of its selective focus (SLR) lens, the Muse. The new Muse PL features the Lensbaby Optic Swap System™ and is specially designed for use with PL mount motion image capture cameras.  The new Muse PL will... (More)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

FolioLink's logo. Click here to visit the FolioLink website! PRESS RELEASE: FolioLink Unveils Exciting BIG Photography Websites
20:45 EDT - FALLS CHURCH, Va., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- FolioLink, the popular online website service for photographers, announced the immediate availability of scaling technology in their latest FLASH design. With scaling websites, photographers no longer have to choose between large or small images for their online portfolios. Instead, photographers upload big images that display beautifully on large screens... (More)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 digital camera. Copyright © 2009, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Full test results posted for Panasonic GH1!
16:35 EDT - We've just posted full test results including detailed image analysis, performance and Imatest results for the Panasonic GH1 hybrid digital camera.

We'll be posting our full review soon, adding our usual User Report, Pros/Cons and Conclusions, as well as more details on the Lumix GH1's video capabilities. In the meantime, though, enjoy our full Panasonic... (More)

LaCie's logo. Click here to visit the LaCie website! PRESS RELEASE: LaCie Enhances the LaCinema Black Series: LaCinema Black PLAY and RECORD
15:52 EDT - Easy-to-use wireless HD media players. Play HD movies, photos, and music on your HDTV. Access digital content on your home network. Control your TV experience: play, pause and record. Today LaCie announced the latest products to expand their range of Wireless HD media players – LaCinema Black PLAY and LaCinema Black RECORD, Design by Neil Poulton. The new LaCinema Black products are built... (More)

Zacuto's logo. Click here to visit the Zacuto website! PRESS RELEASE: Zacuto to showcase 30 new items at CineGear
13:30 EDT - June 3, 2009 – Chicago, IL – This year’s CineGear expo will be groundbreaking for Zacuto while they exhibit 30 recently released products. The newest items to be showcased are the innovative light weight DSLR Gunstock Shooters which are part of the new line of Gorilla Kits. These created specifically for “on-the-go”, “run’n’gun”, “gorilla... (More)

Viewbook's logo. Click here to visit the Viewbook website! PRESS RELEASE: accelerates workflow with Adobe Lightroom2 plugin
12:04 EDT - Rotterdam, June 3, 2009 -, the innovative online image presentation service has today released a plugin for Adobe Lightroom2, allowing professional photographers to deliver presentations with ease and a smooth delivery workflow. Photographers that use Adobe Lightroom2 can now export their images directly to and create professional online presentations instantly from their... (More)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

LOOK3: Festival of the Photograph logo. Click here to visit the LOOK3: Festival of the Photograph website! PRESS RELEASE: PhotoShelter & LOOK3: Festival of the Photograph launch YourSpace Online photography exhibit
22:17 EDT - Photographers everywhere can now submit photos for display at LOOK3 & online Charlottesville, VA, June 1, 2009 -- LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph today opened submissions for YourSpace Online – a new feature that will enable photographers worldwide to participate in this year’s festival. Photographers everywhere may submit images to be projected live via large screens at the festival... (More)

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft's logo. Click here to visit the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft website! PRESS RELEASE: Mini beamer in a cellphone or PDA
19:01 EDT - Looking at photos on a cellphone display can be somewhat arduous. A new mini beamer will make it easier. The beamer is so small that it can be integrated in a cellphone or a PDA. As it does not need an extra light source it also conserves the battery. A summer barbecue by the lake – as the sausages sizzle on the grill some of the party would like to watch the soccer on TV. Today, a choice has... (More)

Exposure Manager's logo. Click here to visit the Exposure Manager website! PRESS RELEASE: ExposureManager Adds Topps® Amateur Sports Cards to Product Line
14:05 EDT - School sports photographers have a new professional tool designed to increase sales opportunities thanks to easy-to-use templates Torrance, CA (June 3, 2009) – ExposureManager (, a customizable full-service online sales resource for professional photographers, is excited to offer Topps Amateur Sports Cards to its clients. “We are always on the lookout for quality... (More)

Scrapbooking Alley's logo. Click here to visit the Scrapbooking Alley website! PRESS RELEASE: Ritz Interactive Launches New Website –
13:56 EDT - ScrapbookingAlley’s launch activities include a 20% off all products promotion, free shipping on all orders, regardless of order amount, plus customers pay no sales tax. IRVINE, Calif., June 3, 2009, – Ritz Interactive, Inc., the e-commerce network that includes,, and other leading online shopping sites, announced today the launch of their... (More)

Panasonic Lumix Vario G 14-140mm f/4-5.8 HD OIS lens. Review: Panasonic 14-140mm f/4-5.8 HD OIS
12:45 EDT - Bundled as the kit lens with Panasonic's new GH1, the Lumix G VARIO 14-140mm f/4-5.8 was designed with a new focus motor to provide quick and silent autofocusing - which also works while making movies, an absolute must for the GH1. Panasonic continues to pack a lot into its tiny micro-four-thirds lenses; does this one do as well as previous efforts? Click here to read our full review of the Panasonic 14-140mm f/4-5.8 HD lens.

Get Going Training's logo. Click here to visit the Get Going Training website! PRESS RELEASE: Download Photoshop 101 Class Video Tutorials Now from the Professor and Skip Class; Learn Photoshop On Your Mac, PC or iPhone / iPod Video
12:01 EDT - announces the release of affordable tutorial video for beginners to intermediate users of Adobe's Photoshop CS Series, The "Get Going With Photoshop CS 101" video tutorial is designed to help you "Get Going" FAST with Photoshop. Get rid of the manual and start learning visually today. The "Get Going With Photoshop CS 101" class is available as a QuickTime... (More)

Sharp's logo. Click here to visit the Sharp website! Sharp shows five-color LCD prototype
02:35 EDT - At the Society for Information Display's 2009 Display Week in San Antonio TX, Sharp Corp. is exhibiting a prototype LCD display said to be capable of displaying nearly all colors found in the real world.

The 60.5 inch display has a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels and eschews the traditional three-color subpixel arrangement in favor of five colors per pixel. On top of Red, Green and Blue as per current... (More)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Photodex logo. Click to visit the Photodex website. PRESS RELEASE: Creativity Meets Simplicity: Photodex® Releases a New StylePack for ProShow® Producer 4.0
22:39 EDT - The New ProShow StylePack Volume 2 includes 25 high-impact styles that add a contemporary and sophisticated twist to any show. Designed exclusively for ProShow Producer 4.0 users, the new StylePack offers captivating animations and effects with no hard work or time commitment on the users end. Users simply preview a style and click to apply it to a slide. Austin, TX, May 28, 2009 - Photodex Corporation... (More)

PNI Digital Media's logo. Click here to visit the PNI Digital Media website! PRESS RELEASE: PNI Digital Media Places 5th Overall in the 21st Annual Profit 100 Ranking
16:44 EDT - Continued Strong Results Position PhotoChannel as one of the Fastest-Growing Companies in Canada VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 1, 2009) - PNI Digital Media (TSX VENTURE:PN)(OTCBB:PNWIF), ("PNI" or "PhotoChannel"), the leading innovator in digital photography and media solutions for retailers, announces that it has placed 5th overall in the 21st annual Profit 100... (More)

Marketing Essentials International's logo. Click here to visit the MEI website! PRESS RELEASE: Marketing Essentials International Announces “Skip’s Summer School ‘09”
15:07 EDT - Inaugural event for professional photographers of all levels takes place August 16-19, 2009 in Las Vegas, NV Akron, Ohio (June 2, 2009) – Marketing Essentials International Inc. (MEI) ( announces “Skip’s Summer School ‘09”, open to professional photographers of all levels. Summer School is the first photography workshop of its kind to create a series of... (More)

Bogen Imaging's logo. Click here to visit the Bogen Imaging website! PRESS RELEASE: Wildlife Conservation Society Photographer to Share Photo Tips and Experiences in Free Bogen Imaging Webinar
14:32 EDT - WCS Staff Photographer Julie Maher Will Share Tips and Tricks for Better Wildlife Photography Ramsey, N.J. (June 2, 2009)-- Bogen Imaging, a leading distributor of top quality photographic support products and accessories in North America, announces a free webinar titled “A Budget Safari – Wildlife Photography at Your Local Zoo: Roundtable with Julie Larsen Maher.” Part of the company’s Bogen... (More)

Tamron's logo. Click here to visit the Tamron website! Tamron 10-24mm coming to Sony, Pentax
13:07 EDT - Tamron's 10-24mm wide-angle zoom lens, which first shipped in Nikon-mount form late last year, will soon be coming to two new lens mounts according to a brief press release issued by the company.

The Tamron SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical [IF] lens model B001 initially shipped for Nikon-mount cameras with built-in motor from October 23rd 2008. A Canon-mount variant followed from March... (More)

Transcend's PF730 digital photo frame. Photo provided by Transcend Information Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Transcend Reveals New Full-featured 7" Digital Photo Frame - PF730
12:34 EDT - Jun 1, 2009 - Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend®), a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, recently introduced a stunning new 7-inch Digital Photo Frame, the PF730. This elegant photo frame not only displays photos brilliantly, but also contains a wealth of useful functions that add extra convenience to any digital lifestyle. Great Looks and Advanced Display Features Transcend’s... (More)

Transcend's logo. Click here to visit the Transcend website! PRESS RELEASE: Transcend to showcase exciting products at Computex 2009
12:13 EDT - Jun 1, 2009 - Computex 2009, the largest IT tradeshow in Asia, will take place at the Taipei World Trade Center in Taiwan from June 2–6. At Computex 2009, Transcend will showcase its incredible array of cutting-edge products, including top-quality memory modules, USB flash drives, flash memory cards, MP3 players, portable hard drives, solid state drives, digital photo frames and accessories.... (More)

Blurb's logo. Click here to visit the Blurb website! PRESS RELEASE: Blurb® Introduces Blurb BookSmart® 2.0, New 12x12 Large Square Book Size
11:34 EDT - Upgraded software provides more control over book design process, elevates bookmaking experience for creative professionals San Francisco, Calif. – June 2, 2009 – Blurb®, the creative publishing and marketing platform that enables anyone to design, publish, share and sell bookstore-quality books, today announced the release of Blurb BookSmart® 2.0, and introduced its new 12x12... (More)

Canon EOS 5D Mark II digital SLR. Copyright © 2009 The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. 5D Mark II: New firmware now available
00:36 EDT - Canon USA has now published the recently announced firmware update for its EOS 5D Mark II digital SLR which enables manual exposure during video capture.

As well as the manual exposure video functionality, EOS 5D Mk II firmware v1.1.0 includes fixes to the lens peripheral illumination correction, auto lighting optimizer, battery information display, and... (More)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Panasonic LX3: New firmware
13:10 EDT - Panasonic Corp. has released an updated firmware version for its Lumix LX3 digital camera.

Version 1.3 of firmware for the Panasonic LX3 includes several improvements related to the camera's white balance, focus, exposure and lens systems. The Automatic white balance performance is said to... (More)

Sony's logo. Click here to visit the Sony website! PRESS RELEASE: Sony World Photography Awards 2010
12:15 EDT - The 2010 Sony World Photography Awards are open for entries from today, Monday 1 June 2009. With categories for both professional and amateur photographers, the Sony World Photography Awards is one of the world’s largest photographic events.  The awards are a platform for both established and emerging photographers and in 2009 the competition attracted over 60,000 entrants from 139 different... (More)

ColorMunki Photo logo. Click here to read our ColorMunki Photo review! PRESS RELEASE: $50 Rebate in USA on ColorMunki Photo
12:06 EDT - Elmsford, NY – June 1, 2009 – X-Rite Photo, distributed by MAC Group, is pleased to announce a $50 mail-in rebate for ColorMunki Photo, the innovative new way to bring your photos from from screen to print with color perfection. ColorMunki Photo is an integrated hardware and software product for use with Macintosh and Windows computers, and assures you the colors you see on your monitor... (More)

onOne Software's logo. Click here to visit the onOne Software website! PRESS RELEASE: onOne Software Announces New iPhone Application
11:42 EDT - Next-generation remote release enables photographers to use the Apple® iPhone® or iPod® Touch to control their Canon EOS DSLR camera via a WiFi enabled computer Portland, OR – June 1, 2009 – onOne Software, Inc., a leading developer of time-saving software solutions for professional and advanced amateur photographers, today announced a new application to remotely control Canon... (More)

Sony Ericsson's Satio camera phone. Rendering provided by Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB. PRESS RELEASE: Visual communication like never before with the Sony Ericsson Satio
01:04 EDT - Get the ultimate multimedia experience with Satio. Feast your eyes on movies, TV-series’ and video clips thanks to the 3.5 inch screen and crystal clear 16:9 widescreen format – just like watching them live. A friend pulling a funny pose? Snap them with the amazing 12.1 megapixel camera and share the picture with friends. London, UK – May 28, 2009 – Sony Ericsson today announced... (More)

HDMI logo. Click here to visit the HDMI Licensing website. PRESS RELEASE: HDMI Licensing, LLC Announces Features Of The Upcoming HDMI Specification Version 1.4
00:40 EDT - Enhancements Include Networking, Audio Return Channel, 3D Capability, Improved Performance and New Connectors SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 27, 2009 – HDMI Licensing, LLC, the agent responsible for licensing the High-Definition Multimedia Interface® (HDMI®) specification, today announced the features that will be incorporated in the upcoming HDMI 1.4 specification. This latest version of the... (More)

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