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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Nikon Coolpix L110 digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Nikon Coolpix L110!
22:55 EDT - Among the smaller and lighter super-zoom digital cameras, the Nikon Coolpix L110 covers a good zoom range, from a pleasing 28mm wide-angle to a useful 420mm.

Its 12.1-megapixel sensor means that the Nikon L110's overall image quality is pretty good, producing useful prints from ISO settings as high as 3,200. The Nikon L110 is a very basic long zoom digital... (More)'s logo. Click here to visit the website! PRESS RELEASE: Makes It Easy to Create Custom Photo Collages
14:49 EDT - ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Transforming a digital photo album into a unique and memorable collage just got a lot easier thanks to, an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based startup. ScrapWalls allows users to construct shape collages out of their digital photo galleries in seconds by simply uploading their pictures and selecting a template. With more than 25 templates to choose from... (More)

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon Introduces Two New Compact XF-Series Professional Camcorders: XF105 And XF100
14:40 EDT - Both Models Feature MPEG-2 4:2:2 50Mbps Recording, Built-In 3-D and Infrared Shooting Options LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., August 31, 2010 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announces the new Canon XF105 and XF100 Professional Camcorders for mobile HD video capture in a compact form factor. Canon's smallest professional camcorders, the new XF105 and XF100 utilize the same Canon... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Celebrate Christmas and New Year in Lush Southern India with Wild Photography Holidays
14:05 EDT - Wild Photography Holidays, specialising in small-group photography holidays in wild and inaccessible places; is offering a new, deliciously different 16-day holiday in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, the heart of Southern India, over Christmas and New Year. PRLog (Press Release) – Aug 31, 2010 – Wild Photography Holidays (00354 5888939, the innovative travel company,... (More)

Seiko Epson Corporation Logo. Click to visit the Epson Japan  website! PRESS RELEASE: Epson Announces New Generation of Superior Performing WorkForce All-in-Ones Delivering the World’s Fastest Print Speeds for Small Businesses
13:25 EDT - Epson WorkForce 635, 633 and 630 All-In-Ones with Two-Sided Printing, Extra-High Capacity Ink Cartridges and 250-Sheet Input Provide for Maximum Efficiency LONG BEACH, Calif. – Aug. 31, 2010 – Epson America, Inc., a leading provider of superior performing all-in-ones for the home office and micro* business, today introduced three new all-in-ones– the Epson WorkForce® 635, WorkForce... (More)

The MPEG LA's logo. Click here to visit the MPEG LA website! PRESS RELEASE: MPEG LA’s AVC License Will Not Charge Royalties for Internet Video That Is Free to End Users Through Life of License
13:04 EDT - DENVER -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- MPEG LA announced today that its AVC Patent Portfolio License will continue not to charge royalties for Internet Video that is free to end users (known as “Internet Broadcast AVC Video”) during the entire life of this License. MPEG LA previously announced it would not charge royalties for such video through December 31, 2015, and today’s announcement... (More)

Olympus' M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f4.8-6.7 lens. Photo provided by Olympus Imaging America Inc. PRESS RELEASE: The Strong, Silent Types: Two New Powerful Olympus Micro Four Thirds™ Zoom Lenses
02:00 EDT - World’s Smallest 600mm Telephoto Zoom Lens and 80-300mm Equivalent Lenses Deliver Both Extreme Portability and Optimal HD Movie Recording CENTER VALLEY, Pa., August 31, 2010 – Olympus today announces two new lenses to its Micro Four Thirds lens family: the M.ZUIKO® DIGITAL ED 75-300 MM F4.8-6.7 and M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150MM F4.0-5.6. Both lenses feature a high-speed, silent autofocus... (More)

Olympus' PEN E-P2, black-bodied version. Photo provided by Olympus Imaging America Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Olympus PEN® E-P2: Back In Black
02:00 EDT - Exclusive New Kit Features Black PEN E-P2 Body, Black 17mm M.Zuiko Lens and Black FL-14 Flash CENTER VALLEY, Pa., August 31, 2010 – In the past year, the Olympus PEN family has won a series of high profile awards, including the CEA CES Innovations Award, the EISA Best European Camera and the Red Dot Design Award. Today, meet the newest member of the world-renowned family: the Olympus PEN E-P2... (More)

Adobe's logo. Click here to visit the Adobe website! Adobe: Lightroom, Camera Raw, DNG Converter updated
00:43 EDT - Adobe has today published new versions of its Lightroom and DNG Converter applications, as well as its Camera Raw plugin, finalizing release candidate versions unveiled three weeks ago.

All three final releases add support for the same list of new camera models, including several models that weren't mentioned in the release candidate process. These include the Canon EOS 60D, Sony Alpha... (More)

Monday, August 30, 2010

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon succeeds in developing world's largest CMOS image sensor, with ultra-high sensitivity
22:27 EDT - TOKYO, August 31, 2010—Canon Inc. announced today that it has successfully developed the world's largest*1 CMOS image sensor, with a chip size measuring 202 x 205 mm. Because its expanded size enables greater light-gathering capability, the sensor is capable of capturing images in one one-hundredth the amount of light required by a professional-model digital SLR camera. At 202 x 205 mm, the... (More)

JVC's PICSIO GC-FM2 pocket camera, front view. Photo provided by JVC U.S.A. PRESS RELEASE: Two New JVC Picsio Pocket Cameras Offer Easy Video and Photo Sharing
22:19 EDT - WAYNE, NJ, August 24, 2010 -Two JVC pocket cameras announced today bring a new level of fun and ease-of-use to making and sharing videos and photos. The new PICSIO pocket cameras, the GC-WP10 and GC-FM2, both feature Full HD video, excellent low-light performance, a three-inch touch screen for easy operation and playback viewing, and compatibility with Eye-Fi cards for Wi-Fi connectivity. And... (More)

Kodak's ESP 9250 all-in-one printer. Photo provided by Eastman Kodak Co. PRESS RELEASE: New KODAK ESP 9250 All-in-One Inkjet Printer is the Smart Choice for People Who Demand Printing Excellence
17:34 EDT - Advanced KODAK printing system with proprietary pigmented inks delivers high quality, one-touch simplicity and intelligent features, while maintaining low total running ink costs Rochester, NY, Aug 27 -- Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) today announced the newest addition to its innovative line of All-in-One (AiO) Inkjet Printers, that are intelligently designed to deliver superior performance while... (More)

Switronix's logo. Click here to visit the Switronix website! PRESS RELEASE: New DSLR Power Solution for Zoom H4N
15:32 EDT - August 30th, 2010 -- Rockville Centre – NY: Since the release of the popular PowerBase 70 for the DSLR video market, there has been a significant increase in demand for product specific regulation cables. With that in mind Switronix has released the XP-ZOOM-5, a Powertap to Zoom H4n connection 5V regulator cable. The cable allows the user to no longer be dependent on AA batteries to run the... (More)

Webshots' logo. Click here to visit the Webshots website! PRESS RELEASE: Explore Your World Through Photos with Webshots
13:54 EDT - CLEVELAND, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Have you ever browsed through a friend's vacation photos only to wish you were there, too? Everyone enjoys taking in the sights of beautiful locales and exotic settings, which is why more than 17 million people visit, an American Greetings Corporation (NYSE: AM) company, every month. Visitors can now effortlessly explore their world through photos thanks... (More)

Zoner Software's logo. Click here to visit the Zoner Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Unique 10-bit Color Support Added to Zoner Photo Studio
13:36 EDT - (Brno, Czech Republic, August 11, 2010)—Zoner Photo Studio by Zoner Software is the world's first photo manager to provide official 10-bit color support. This support enables users with compatible graphics cards and displays to view images with 10 bits per color channel, for a total of 30 bits of color outputted to the display. This continues a trend of world-class color technology in Zoner... (More)

Manfrotto's logo. Click here to visit the Manfrotto website! PRESS RELEASE: Manfrotto School of Xcellence Hosts Free Webinar on Photography as a Means of Expression
13:31 EDT - World-Renowned Photographer David duChemin to Offer Insight on How to Use Visual Language to Create Expressive Photography Ramsey, N.J. (August 27, 2010) — Manfrotto School of Xcellence, a free resource for anyone who wants to learn more about photography, is proud to announce a free webinar entitled, “IMPACT & INFORMATION: Understanding and using the visual language to create compelling,... (More)

Aptina's logo. Click here to visit the Aptina website! PRESS RELEASE: Aptina Unveils 8MB Complete Camera Solution
13:12 EDT - Company's CCS8140 Complete Camera Solution Enables Mobile OEMs to Speed Camera Design Time San Jose, CA, August 30, 2010 -- Aptina, the leading innovator of CMOS imaging technology, today announced the availability of its new feature-rich 8MP CCS8140 imaging solution. Leveraging the company's pixel, processing and packaging innovations, the CCS8140 solution combines a high-quality MT9E013 8MP CMOS... (More)

X-Rite's logo. Click here to visit the X-Rite website! PRESS RELEASE: X-Rite Showcases Innovative i1Profiler Solutions and More for Photographers at Photokina
13:04 EDT - Broad line of X-Rite solutions deliver color fidelity, reliability, and accuracy in digital imaging Grand Rapids, MI, August 30, 2010 – X-Rite (NASDAQ: XRIT), Incorporated, the world leader in color management and measurement technologies, today announced that it will be exhibiting at Photokina, the world’s leading fair for photography and imaging. Taking place in Cologne, Germany, Photokina... (More)

X-Rite's logo. Click here to visit the X-Rite website! PRESS RELEASE: X-Rite Announces Free Coloratti XritePhotoWalks during Photokina
12:58 EDT - Photographers of all levels can explore and photograph Cologne, Germany alongside photography professionals and win great prizes too GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., August 30, 2010 – X-Rite, Incorporated (NASDAQ: XRIT), the world leader in color management, measurement and communication technologies,announces its inaugural Coloratti XritePhotoWalk event-taking place next month during Photokina 2010 in... (More)

Friday, August 27, 2010

The National Association of Photoshop Professionals' logo. Click here to visit the National Association of Photoshop Professionals website! PRESS RELEASE: Free Photoshop World Expo Passes Now Available for Download on
14:41 EDT - Sponsored by Adobe®, Photoshop World Expo is the Largest Exhibition of Digital Photography and Photoshop-Related Products and Services Photoshop World 2010 -- TAMPA, Fla. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) has announced that FREE Expo passesare now available for the public to attend the 2010 Photoshop World Expo on September 2-3 at the Mandalay Bay... (More)

Olympus' E-PL1 digital camera. Copyright © 2010, Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. PRESS RELEASE: Kevin Dowling Wins Grand Prize In The Olympus PEN Your Story Challenge
14:25 EDT - Contestant’s Winning Creation Shot with the Olympus PEN E-PL1 to be Highlighted at US Open National Tennis Championships CENTER VALLEY, Pa., August 17, 2010 – Olympus announces that Kevin Dowling’s skating documentary video “Blading” is the Grand Prize Winner of the PEN your story challenge. In May, Olympus asked the public to propose what they would do with the Olympus... (More)

Panasonic's logo. Click to visit Panasonic's website! Panasonic updates PHOTOfun STUDIO
14:12 EDT - Panasonic Corp. has released updated versions of its PHOTOfun STUDIO 5.0 HD and 5.2 HD applications, which come bundled with certain Lumix digital camera models.

Panasonic PHOTOfun STUDIO 5.0 HD and 5.2 HD both correct an identical issue whereby video clips shorter than two seconds sometimes couldn't be played back by the camera, after being written back to the... (More)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM lens. Review: Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM
21:01 EDT - Sigma released several new lenses as this past year's PMA, one of which was the ultrawide zoom lens, the Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM. Essentially an APS-C version of their popular 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6, the lens uses new FLD glass elements which Sigma compares to the performance given by fluorite lenses. In our testing, we've found that there may be something to this claim: click here for our full review of the Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM.

Cosina joins Micro Four Thirds, announces first MFT lens
18:05 EDT - Japan's Cosina Co. Ltd. is preparing to release a new Voigtländer branded lens for the Micro Four Thirds mount, the company has announced today.

Cosina has simultaneously announced that it has joined the Micro Four Thirds System Standard Group, which was set up by Olympus Imaging Corp. and Panasonic Corp. back in 2008. The Voigtländer Nokton... (More)

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon to exhibit two new telephoto lenses under development
03:18 EDT - TOKYO, August 26, 2010—Canon Inc. announced today that it is developing two new telephoto lenses for use with its EOS lineup of single-lens reflex cameras—the EF500mm f/4L IS II USM and EF600mm f/4L IS II USM—and will display prototypes at the photokina 2010 photography and imaging industry trade fair between September 21 and 26 in Cologne, Germany. The EF500mm f/4L IS II USM and... (More)

Canon's EOS 60D digital SLR. Photo copyright  2010, Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Canon 60D: Advanced amateur DSLR with tilt/swivel LCD previewed
00:01 EDT - Canon USA Inc. has today announced its EOS 60D single-lens reflex digital camera, and we've just published our Canon 60D preview, filled with hands-on info.

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

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon Focuses On Professionals By Introducing Six New L-Series EF Lenses And Accessories
00:01 EDT - Canon Introduces the World's Widest Fisheye Zoom Lens, a New Telephoto Zoom Lens and Two New Super Telephoto Lenses with Optional New Extenders LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., August 26, 2010 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, rounds out its Summer product introductions with four new L-series lenses and two new accessory extenders for professionals and advanced amateurs. Leading the introductions,... (More)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

ADOBE.GIF PRESS RELEASE: Adobe Debuts Redesigned Photoshop Express Apps on
12:01 EDT - SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Adobe today announced the immediate availability of Adobe Photoshop Express Editor, Photoshop Express Organizer and Photoshop Express Uploader, a free set of integrated online apps for editing organizing, syncing and sharing photos. Available on, these renamed and redesigned apps are faster and more intuitive to use for uploading and organizing photos for easy access... (More)

HDR_Efex_Pro.140x150.jpg PRESS RELEASE: Nik Software Announces New HDR Efex Pro Software
11:46 EDT - New High Dynamic Range software offers photographers a wider range of possibilities and controls SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Aug. 25 -- Nik Software ( today announced HDR Efex Pro, a completely new HDR imaging toolkit designed to help photographers quickly and easily achieve the full spectrum of HDR enhancements from the realistic to artistic. High dynamic range photography is... (More)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Ricoh's G700 digital camera. Photo provided by Ricoh Co. Ltd. Ricoh G700: Rugged digicam for Japanese market
17:48 EDT - Ricoh Co. Ltd. has today announced a successor to its rugged G600 camera, the Ricoh G700, and aimed at use in environments such as construction, public works, disaster sites, medical facilities, and production sites.

The new Ricoh G700 is waterproof to five meters for up to two hours, and completely dustproof, meriting an IP68 rating. The G700 is also shockproof to the MIL-STD-810F, a test that requires it to be dropped... (More)

Phase One 645 camera body with V-Grip Air and Schneider Kreuznach LS 110mm f/2.8 lens attached. Photo provided by Phase One A/S. PRESS RELEASE: Phase One, Mamiya and Profoto Announce First Vertical Grip With Built-in Flash Technology
17:45 EDT - The Phase One/Mamiya V-Grip Air for Phase One & Mamiya 645DF Cameras was co-developed with Profoto COPENHAGEN, TOKYO, and STOCKHOLM, August 23, 2010 -- Phase One and Mamiya, leaders in open platform medium format digital camera systems and solutions, and Profoto, the light shaping company, today announced the Phase One/Mamiya V-Grip Air. This is the first product resulting from these companies’... (More)

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon successfully develops world's first APS-H-size CMOS image sensor to realize record-high resolution of 120 megapixels
01:16 EDT - TOKYO, August 24, 2010—Canon Inc. announced today that it has successfully developed anAPS-H-size*1 CMOS image sensor that delivers an image resolution of approximately 120 megapixels (13,280 x 9,184 pixels), the world's highest level*2 of resolution for its size. Compared with Canon's highest-resolution commercial CMOS sensor of the same size, comprising approximately 16.1 million pixels,... (More)

Sony's Alpha SLT-A55V digital SLR. Photo provided by Sony Electronics Inc. Sony A55V, A55, A33: SLR-style cameras with translucent (pellicle) mirrors
00:01 EDT - Sony Electronics Inc. has today announced three new digital cameras featuring an innovative design, adopting what the company calls a "translucent mirror", commonly known as a pellicle mirror -- and we've just posted our Sony A55V review (also covering the Sony A55), as well as our Sony A33 preview.

The translucent mirror in the Alpha A55, A55V, and A33 remains fixed in place during operation, allowing most light to reach the imaging sensor, while a small portion is reflected to a dedicated autofocus... (More)

Sony's Alpha DSLR-A560 digital SLR. Photo provided by Sony Electronics Inc. Sony A560, A580: New DSLRs, lenses announced (UPDATED)
00:01 EDT - Alongside Sony's attention-grabbing Translucent Mirror cameras -- the A33, A55, and A55V -- Sony Electronics Inc. has today announced the launch of its new Sony Alpha A560 and A580 digital SLRs.

It's perhaps a little unfair that with its pellicle mirror siblings likely grabbing much of the headlines, attention may slip somewhat from the Sony Alpha A580 and Alpha A560, because when compared to... (More)

Sony Alpha SLT-A55V digital SLT.  Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Sony A55V! (UPDATED)
00:01 EDT - Sony Electronics Inc. has today announced three new digital cameras featuring an innovative design, adopting what the company calls a "translucent mirror", commonly known as a pellicle mirror -- and we've just posted our Sony A55V review (also covering the Sony A55), as well as our Sony A33 Hands-on Preview.

The translucent mirror in the Alpha A55, A55V, and A33 remains fixed in place during operation, allowing most light to reach the imaging sensor, while a small portion is reflected to a dedicated autofocus... (More)

Sony Alpha DSLR-A560 digital SLR.  Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Hands-on Preview posted for Sony A560!
00:01 EDT - The Alpha A560 retains its predecessor's 14.2 megapixel, APS-C sized image sensor, along with the A550's unusual secondary sensor that allows phase detection autofocusing during live view, but upgrades the autofocus system significantly. It's now based around a 15-point AF sensor, of which three are cross-type points.

In addition, the Sony A560 now allows contrast detect AF in its Focus Check live view mode. Also new to the Sony Alpha A560 is its high definition movie recording capability, at up to 1,920 x 1,080 pixel... (More)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Kodak's EasyShare M590 digital camera. Photo provided by Eastman Kodak Co. Kodak M590: Slim 5x ultracompact, plus 10-inch frame, accessories
13:33 EDT - Eastman Kodak Co. has today unveiled its EasyShare M590 camera, which the company describes as the world's thinnest to include a 5x optical zoom lens.

The Kodak M590 captures images and 720p high-def movies with a fourteen megapixel CCD image sensor. The M590's lens carries Schneider-Kreuznach branding, and provides focal lengths from a rather tight... (More)

Orange version of the Kodak PlayTouch video camera. Photo provided by Eastman Kodak Co. PRESS RELEASE: KODAK PLAYTOUCH Video Camera Lets You See and Be Seen with Intuitive 3-Inch Touchscreen and Optimized HD Playback
13:29 EDT - Kodak expands award-winning digital video camera portfolio Rochester, NY, Aug 23 -- Eastman Kodak Company today introduced the new KODAK PLAYTOUCH Video Camera, a sleek and stylish addition to its award-winning digital video camera portfolio. The pocket-size KODAK PLAYTOUCH Video Camera features a 3-inch capacitive touchscreen so consumers can easily glide through their HD videos with the swipe of... (More)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Casio's EXILIM EX-FC160S digital camera. Photo provided by Casio Computer Co. Ltd. Casio FC160S: Japanese-market camera for golfers
15:17 EDT - Casio Computer Co. Ltd. has introduced a new digital camera model in the Japanese market that's intended for a very specific demographic indeed -- golf players.

Beyond the new model number, the Casio EXILIM EX-FC160S is absolutely identical to the existing Casio FC150 in terms of hardware specification and exterior styling. The sole differences are to be found... (More)

Imaging Resource logo. Copyright ©, Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Imaging Resource: News in brief
13:36 EDT - It's been a busy week for the Imaging Resource editorial staff, with no less than fifteen new digital camera announcements to cover in the last several days.

Along with our hands-on Nikon D3100 preview, we've also posted previews for a whole raft of new compact cameras from Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, and Ricoh -- and that's left us a little behind in... (More)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ricoh's CX4 digital camera. Photo provided by Ricoh Co. Ltd. Click for a bigger picture! Ricoh CX4: Subtle tweaks for long-zoom compact
18:16 EDT - Japan's Ricoh Co. Ltd. has today announced its CX4 digital camera, a replacement for its previous CX3 model, that includes a relatively modest selection of tweaks in terms of image stabilization, noise processing, and a few other areas.

The Ricoh CX4 features the same ten megapixel, backside illuminated CMOS image sensor and 10.7x folding optical zoom lens as its predecessor. The CX4 also retains that camera's sensor shift image stabilization,... (More)

Nikon D3100: Announced, previewed
00:01 EDT - Nikon has today announced its latest entry-level digital SLR -- the D3100 -- and we've just published our Nikon D3100 preview.

The Nikon D3100 slots into the company's product line between the D3000 and D5000 models, although in some specifications it bests almost every camera in Nikon's current digital SLR lineup. The D3100... (More)

Nikon's AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G ED lens. Photo provided by Nikon Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Nikkor Legacy Continues Commitment To Optical Superiority With The Announcement Of Four New Lenses
00:01 EDT - New NIKKOR Glass Yields an Unprecedented Seven Lenses Released to Date in 2010 MELVILLE, N.Y. (August 19, 2010) – Today, Nikon Inc. announced four new lenses to the legendary NIKKOR line to meet the needs of all types of photographers, from those looking for the ideal lens for capturing memories of the school play to pro glass that captures client work in the studio. The new AF-S DX 55-300mm... (More)

Canon S95, SD4500, SX130: Three new PowerShot digicams
00:01 EDT - Canon USA Inc. has today announced three new PowerShot-series digital cameras, the Canon S95, SD4500 IS, and SX130 IS.

Of the trio, the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS is the most affordable, priced at just $250, and slated to ship later this month. The Canon SX130 IS follows in the footsteps of last year's SX120 IS model, and... (More)

selphy.2010.150x128.jpg PRESS RELEASE: Canon USA Announces New SELPHY Compact Photo Printer Making Editing and Printing Photos Easier Than Ever
00:01 EDT - Upgrades Include a New Tilt LCD Screen and Shuffle Feature LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Aug. 19 -- Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the new SELPHY CP800 Compact Photo Printer featuring a new tilt LCD screen in addition to a new Shuffle feature enhancing its ease-of-use and functionality. Following in the footsteps of the successful Canon SELPHY CP780 Compact Photo Printer,... (More)

Nikon D3100 digital SLR. Photo provided by Nikon Inc. Hands-on Preview posted for Nikon D3100!
00:01 EDT - The Nikon D3100 slots into the company's product line between the D3000 and D5000 models, although in some specifications it bests almost every camera in Nikon's current digital SLR lineup.

The D3100 is based around a brand new Nikon-designed, DX-format, 14.2-megapixel CMOS image sensor, whose output is passed to Nikon's latest generation EXPEED 2 image processor. Compared to the D3000, this... (More)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

icorrect_portrait_box.150x151.jpg PRESS RELEASE: PictoColor Releases iCorrect Portrait 2.0 Color Correction for Photoshop CS5 With 64-Bit Compatibility
19:42 EDT - Windows Version of new plug-in featuring award-winning skin tone color correction now includes PictoColor's noise reduction and sharpening technology for optimum image quality BURNSVILLE, Minn. -- Aug. 18 -- PictoColor Software, a leading developer of innovative, time-saving solutions for professional and advanced amateur photographers, has released iCorrect Portrait 2.0 Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop... (More)

Olympus' FE-4050 digital camera. Photo provided by Olympus Imaging Corp. Olympus: Seven new compact cameras
15:22 EDT - Olympus Europe and Asia have today announced no less than seven new cameras -- the Olympus µ-7050 (aka Stylus-7050), FE-5050, FE-5040, FE-4050, T-110, T-10, and FE-48.

The Olympus T-10 provides ten megapixel resolution, and an unstabilized, Olympus-branded 3x optical zoom lens. Images and movies are framed and reviewed on the T-10's 2.4-inch LCD display, and stored... (More)

Epson.PX820FWD.150.104.jpg PRESS RELEASE: Contemporary 4-In-1 From Epson Is Designed For Sophisticated Home Users
12:27 EDT - Epson launches the Epson Stylus Photo PX820FWD -- the flagship wireless model of its extensive consumer inkjet range. August, 18 2010 -- This all-in-one printer comes fully loaded with features, including the latest high speed WiFi, automatic document feeder and double-sided printing and can print, scan and copy in high definition. With a contemporary look and feel, it's designed to fit easily into... (More)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

mg8120.150x102.jpg PRESS RELEASE: Canon U.S.A. Announces Two New PIXMA Printers With Innovative Intelligent Touch System and Full HD Movie Print
12:36 EDT - LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Aug. 17 -- Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the addition of the new PIXMA MG8120 and PIXMA MG6120 Wireless [1] Photo All-In-One printers with a new, ground-breaking Intelligent Touch System improving the overall user experience with new technologies that have not been seen before in desktop printers. In addition to the new Intelligent Touch System,... (More)

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon U.S.A. Announces New EOS 7DSV (Studio Version) DSLR Camera With New Optional Canon Barcode Solution To Help Streamline Data Management For Large Scale Environments
09:43 EDT - New “Locking” Feature is Included in The EOS 7D Studio Version For Administrative Control Over Camera Functionality LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., TBD – For wedding and portrait photographers, one of the most enjoyable parts of a project is the actual photographic element with the laborious work starting when the time comes to organize files, edit and ultimately provide the finished product. To... (More)

Fuji REAL 3D W3: twin-lens digicam gets an update
01:00 EDT - Japan's Fujifilm Corp. has today launched the Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1, an update to last year's 3D-capable REAL 3D W1 camera.

As compared to its 2009 sibling, the Fuji FinePix W3 features a restyled body that's lighter and sleeker, and has a completely overhauled rear panel. The Fuji W3 retains its predecessor's unusual optical... (More)

Nikon's Coolpix S1100pj digital camera. Photo provided by Nikon Inc. Nikon S1100pj, S5100: Two new Coolpix digicams
00:02 EDT - Nikon Inc. has today announced two new digital cameras that refresh existing models -- the Coolpix S1100pj replacing the S1000pj, and the Coolpix S5100 updating the S570.

The Nikon Coolpix S1100pj is Nikon's second camera to include a built-in projector. Compared to its predecessor, the S1100pj's projector has increased brightness, allowing greater range (and hence a larger... (More)

Nikon logo. Click to visit the Nikon website! PRESS RELEASE: Free download of ViewNX 2 available today
00:01 EDT - Nikon's image browsing and editing software with improved editing and printing functions for still images and movies Greater collaboration with my Picturetown, Nikon's image storage and sharing service August 17, 2010 -- TOKYO -- Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that ViewNX 2 is available for free download from the following Nikon website beginning today. ViewNX 2 is the comprehensive new... (More)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon products selected for prestigious EISA awards in Europe
11:41 EDT - TOKYO, August 16, 2010—The European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA), composed of 50 special interest magazines from 19 countries focusing on photography, A/V products, home theatres, and mobile devices, has recognized three Canon products with prestigious "Best Product" awards. The Canon EOS 550D (Canon Rebel T2i in the Americas and EOS Kiss X4 in Japan) was named European Camera... (More)

Nikon logo. Click to visit the Nikon website! PRESS RELEASE: Nikon D3S Digital SLR camera and AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II interchangeable lens for SLR cameras receive EISA awards
11:27 EDT - August 16, 2010 - Nikon Corporation (Makoto Kimura, President, Tokyo) is pleased to announce that the Nikon D3S digital SLR camera is the recipient of the European Professional Camera 2010–2011 and the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II interchangeable lens for SLR cameras is the recipient of the European Professional Lens 2010–2011, both awards presented by the European Imaging and Sound... (More)

Fujifilm's logo. Click here to visit the Fujifilm website! PRESS RELEASE: Fujifilm's digital camera FinePix HS10 Wins EISA "European Super Zoom Camera 2010-2011" Award
11:18 EDT - FUJIFILM Corporation (President and CEO: Shigetaka Komori) is delighted to announce that the award-winning FinePix HS10 has been crowned "European Super Zoom Camera 2010–2011" by judges at the esteemed European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) awards. Commenting about the award, EISA jury said: "Despite the huge 30x optical zoom range, which stretches from 24–720mm*1,... (More)

Panasonic's logo. Click to visit Panasonic's website! PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic Receives Triple EISA Awards for the Digital Imaging Products
11:09 EDT - European Multimedia Camera 2010-2011: LUMIX DMC-G2 European Travel Compact Camera 2010-2011: LUMIX DMC-TZ10(ZS7) European Camcorder 2010-2011: Camcorder HDC-TM700 Panasonic today has announced that the company has been awarded a total of five EISA Awards (three for the digital imaging products and two for the AV products) this year, the highest number of awards it has ever received in a single... (More)

Friday, August 13, 2010

MG2550.150x91.jpg Printer Review: Canon PIXMA MG5220
21:09 EDT - Canon has redesigned its WiFi multifunction device line with a piano black finish. But there's more to this redesign than meets the eye.

Designed to be equally at home in the college dorm or home office, the WiFi MG5220 offers a quick photo-quality printer (including a versatile card reader), a competent reflective scanner that can handle... (More)

Olympus' logo. Click here to visit the Olympus website! PRESS RELEASE: Olympus PEN E-PL1 For Dummies Guide Makes Capturing Amazing Images Easier Than Ever
19:01 EDT - For Dummies® releases guide to using latest consumer friendly Micro Four Thirds digital camera by Olympus Hoboken, NJ (August 13, 2010) – Today a new guide makes it even easier to shoot digital single lens reflex (DSLR) quality images and High-Definition (HD) video with the user-friendly Olympus PEN. The Olympus PEN E-PL1 is among a new breed of digital cameras (the first priced at a consumer... (More)

Ooyala's logo. Click here to visit the Ooyala website! PRESS RELEASE: Ooyala Unveils iPhone App for Mobile Video Publishing
18:12 EDT - With OoyalaDirect, Publishers Can Record and Publish Video Directly from Their iPhones MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Ooyala, the leading end-to-end online video platform provider, today unveiled OoyalaDirect, an iPhone application that makes it easy for Ooyala publishers to record and publish high-quality videos directly from their phones. “But capturing and publishing high quality... (More)

Singular Software's logo. Click here to visit the Singular Software website! PRESS RELEASE: Singular Software To Unveil Brand New Product Line For European Market At 3rd Annual Amsterdam Supermeet
11:40 EDT - Hot off the NAB trail with multiple awards in tow; award-winning software developer will present new and enhanced HDSLR editing applications at widely popular networking event for post professionals Vancouver, British Columbia – August 12, 2010 – Singular Software, award-winning developer of workflow applications for post-production, has announced that they will exhibit at the world-renown... (More)

ADOBE.GIF PRESS RELEASE: Photoshop Express Released for iPad, iPhone
00:40 EDT - Adobe has announced the immediate availability of Photoshop Express for iPad and iPhone. Formerly known as Mobile, the newly-branded application now brings quick and easy photo editing organizing and sharing technology to the iPad. 450 Photoshop Express for iPad delivers all of the popular photo-editing features iPhone users have enjoyed, such as Crop, Rotate and Flip, as well as... (More)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The chocolate version of the Pentax K-x digital SLR with 18-55mm kit lens. Photo provided by Pentax Imaging Co. Pentax USA: New K-x body colors
14:36 EDT - Pentax Imaging Co. has announced the addition of four new body colors for its K-x single-lens reflex digital camera, increasing the number of available body colors in the US market to twelve.

Announced in September 2009, the Pentax K-x replaced the K2000 in the company's lineup. The K-x takes some of the features of the the company's prosumer K-7 model, and places them in a more consumer-friendly... (More)

onOne Software's logo. Click here to visit the onOne Software website! PRESS RELEASE: onOne Software Announces Free Pro Series Webinar Schedule
12:43 EDT - Free webinars led by award winning photographers provide inspiration and tips on using onOne Software in their workflow. Portland, OR– August 10, 2010 – onOne Software, Inc., a leading developer of innovative, timesaving solutions for professional and advanced amateur photographers, today announced its upcoming schedule of free Pro Series Live Webinars. Acclaimed photographers and Photoshop... (More)

Sony E-mount 18-200mm nears market
12:37 EDT - Sony Japan has published availability information for its SEL18200 E-mount lens, indicating that the model will soon be available in that market.

Announced alongside the NEX-3 and NEX-5 camera bodies in mid-May 2010, the Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens (SEL18200) offers the most telephoto reach of any E-mount lens yet announced, and includes... (More)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Nik Software's logo. Click here to visit the Nik Software website! Nik Software updates Viveza 2
14:17 EDT - Nik Software Inc. has released an updated version of Viveza 2, its powerful color and light adjustment plugin for Adobe's Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as Apple's Aperture.

Nik Software Viveza v2.003 is available immediately for both Macintosh and Windows, and is now 64-bit compatible on both platforms. In addition, the new release fixes unspecified minor bugs in the previous... (More)

Easypano's logo. Click here to visit the Easypano website! PRESS RELEASE: Easypano Releases Panoweaver 7 beta for MAC
13:21 EDT - Panorama software-Panoweaver 7 beta for MAC is available. PRLog (Press Release) – Aug 10, 2010 – Panorama software-Panoweaver 7 beta for MAC is available. Have a try at New features: Hotspot in panorama (New) Insert hotspots in panorama and add actions to them. Supported actions include linking to Pop Up Image and linking to URL. Tripod... (More)

Pentax updates RAW codec software
13:01 EDT - Pentax has today released an updated version of its RAW codec software for the Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems.

Pentax RAW codec enables preview of photos captured as Raw files using the explorer in Windows Vista and Windows 7, without the need to process the files first. The software continues to be compatible... (More)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Casio EXILIM EX-FH100 digital camera. Copyright © 2010, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Express Review posted for Casio FH100!
17:23 EDT - With a 24-240mm lens perfect for shooting landscapes, portraits, and even distant action, the 10x Casio EX-FH100 offers a few high-speed surprises under its sturdy-yet-pocketable skin.

This unique digital camera's high-speed modes will let you choose just how you want to capture each type of scene, with high-speed still shooting or high-speed video. Firing up the Casio FH100's 40-frame-per-second... (More)

Adobe: Lightroom, Camera Raw, DNG Converter release candidates
16:03 EDT - Adobe has today published new release candidate versions of its Lightroom and DNG Converter applications, as well as its Camera Raw plugin.

All three updates add support for the same list of new camera models, and further improve support for a couple of existing models. The Lightroom 3.2 and Camera Raw 6.2 release candidates also add a large... (More)

The Tamron SP AF70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD (Model A005) lens. Photo provided by Tamron Co. Ltd. PRESS RELEASE: Tamron Announces Release Of A Full Size Premium Telephoto Zoom -- The Tamron Superior Performance SP 70-300mm Di VC USD (Model A005) For Nikon Mount
14:30 EDT - An Extra Low Dispersion (XLD)1 lens made from high-grade materials delivers best-in-class resolution while Tamron’s own Ultrasonic Silent Drive (USD)2 and Vibration Compensation (VC) make the lens fast, quiet and easy to use August 10, 2010, Commack, NY – Tamron announced another advance in the company's pursuit of high resolution images in the telephoto lens category with the release... (More)

WiebeTech's logo. Click here to visit the CRU-DataPort website! PRESS RELEASE: RTX™220-QR Enclosure with RAID Offers Huge Storage in Small Footprint
13:44 EDT - VANCOUVER, WA – August 9, 2010 – Portable storage with RAID has never been more affordable and easier to use with the newly reengineered RTX220-QR HDD enclosure from WiebeTech, a brand of CRU-DataPort. As a direct replacement for the RTX200H-QR, the RTX220-QR provides a fast way to mirror (RAID 1), stripe (RAID 0) or create a quick backup disk. Additional features of the dual TrayFree™... (More)

The WPPI Roadtrip logo. Click here to visit the WPPI Roadtrip website! PRESS RELEASE: WPPI’s Second Annual Road Trip Starts This Month
13:27 EDT - Beginning Monday, August 23rd, WPPI takes its professional photography education on the road Culver City, CA (August 10, 2010) – Following its 30th anniversary this year, Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) announces that its second annual WPPI Road Trip is set to begin on Monday, August 23rd. Taking the fun and excitement of its annual convention and trade show in Las... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Photography Trainer App for iPhone and Android Enables Photographers to Unleash the Power of Their D-SLRs
13:20 EDT - The Growth in D-SLR Purchases Has Photographers Seeking New Ways to Learn Photography New York, NY (PRWEB) August 5, 2010 -- Trailblazer Media announces the launch of the “Photography Trainer” app for iPhone and Android. The significant increase in D-SLR sales over the last several years has led to consumers looking for innovative ways to learn photography and how to use their cameras.... (More)

Autodesk's logo. Click here to visit the Autodesk website! PRESS RELEASE: Autodesk Fluid FX App Now Available on App Store
13:17 EDT - New App Based on Autodesk Maya Software Brings Hollywood Blockbuster Effects to iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad LOS ANGELES -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- at SIGGRAPH -- Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) today announced its Autodesk Fluid FX App is now available on the App Store. The app brings the fun and excitement of Hollywood visual effects to the iPad, iPod touch and iPhone by letting users play with a wide variety... (More)

Gear Keeper's logo. Click here to visit the Gear Keeper website! PRESS RELEASE: Gear Keeper® Retractable Camera Tether Keeps Cameras Handy When Your Hands Are Busy
12:38 EDT - Ventura, Calif. – Anyone who spends time doing outdoor activities knows how frustrating it can be to come across a perfect photo opportunity only to miss it because you can’t find your camera. But with a retractable tether from Gear Keeper on your camera, capturing that amazing moment is as easy as grab, point, snap and let go as the camera automatically retracts to its secured position.... (More)

Seiko Epson Corporation Logo. Click to visit the Epson Japan  website! PRESS RELEASE: New Epson WorkForce 320 and Epson WorkForce 325 All-in-Ones Deliver Superior Performance and Efficiency for Start-Ups, Home-Based Businesses
12:22 EDT - LONG BEACH, Calif. – Aug. 10, 2010 – Epson America, Inc., a leading provider of superior performing desktop printing solutions, today introduced the Epson WorkForce® 320 and Epson WorkForce 325, two entry-level printer/copier/scanner/fax all-in-ones for home-based businesses at an affordable price. With a 30-page automatic document feeder for increased efficiency, Epson’s exclusive... (More)

Monday, August 9, 2010

iStockphoto's logo. Click here to visit the iStockphoto website! PRESS RELEASE: iStockphoto Relaunches Website with a Modern Look, Improved Navigation and Strong Focus on the Customer
16:40 EDT - CALGARY, Alberta -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- iStockphoto today unveiled a redesigned version of the world’s most popular stock multimedia marketplace, The new site offers a clean, contemporary look and feel, and reflects more than a year of customer-focused usability research and design. The new site was built using an innovative back-end architecture laying the framework for... (More)

ArcSoft's logo. Click to visit the ArcSoft website! PRESS RELEASE: ArcSoft Launches Its Latest File-Conversion Software — MediaConverter 7
15:43 EDT - Turn your 2D photos and videos into 3D! FREMONT, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- ArcSoft, Inc., the world-leading multimedia software provider, announced today the release of a new version of its popular file converter application — ArcSoft MediaConverter® 7. Updates include enhanced device support, optimized conversion speed and quality, and can now turn your 2D photos and videos into 3D... (More)

Autodesk's logo. Click here to visit the Autodesk website! PRESS RELEASE: Easily Create 3D Models from Photographs with Autodesk’s Project Photofly
15:28 EDT - Project Photofly Brings Automatic Calibration to Image-Based Modeling (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Autodesk, Inc., a leader in 2D and 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, announces the availability of Project Photofly, a technology preview of a web service that allows users to easily create 3D models from photographs using the cloud. Project Photofly is currently available for free* on Autodesk... (More)

AV3 Software's logo. Click here to visit the AV3 Software website! PRESS RELEASE: AV3 ‘get’, For Apple Final Cut Pro Now Available for Download
15:11 EDT - Award Winning Dialogue Search Tool Enjoys Positive Accolades ANDOVER, England & ATLANTA -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- AV3 Software, a media software developer and electronic download store, and Nexidia, the market-leading provider of audio search and speech analytics solutions, today announced the general availability of ‘get.’ “I’m still picking jaws up off the floor after giving... (More)

X-Rite's logo. Click here to visit the X-Rite website! PRESS RELEASE: X-Rite Announces August Webinars
15:05 EDT - Free online educational tutorials provide photographers with basic information, insights, and tips to achieve color control, consistency and creativity in their workflow Elmsford, NY – August 9, 2010 – X-Rite Photo Marketing announces its upcoming schedule of Webinars that have been developed to address specific color management topics and are designed to appeal to both professional and... (More)'s logo. Click here to visit the website! PRESS RELEASE: Winning Photographer Gets One Week in Bhutan Plus Photography Equipment in Scholarship Competition
14:48 EDT - SYDNEY, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- World Nomads, National Geographic Channel and JoJo's Adventures Bhutan are offering a budding photographer the chance to go on assignment with renowned wildlife photographerJason Edwards to the Kingdom of Bhutan. In addition to an all-expenses-paid assignment for a week in Bhutan, the qualifying candidate (minimum age 18 and fit for trekking) will receive AU$2,000 worth... (More)

Phase One's logo. Click here to visit the Phase One website! PRESS RELEASE: Phase One Launches Survey of Expression Media Owners
13:51 EDT - COPENHAGEN, August 9, 2010 – Phase One has launched a survey designed to better understand the needs and preferences of all Expression Media owners. Information gathered will be used in planning future product development. Expression Media is a leading digital asset management application used to catalog and organize large numbers and varieties of digital files – including photos, video... (More)

Olympus' logo. Click here to visit the Olympus website! PRESS RELEASE: Olympus Puts Purchasing Power In The Hands Of Consumers With Robust New E-Commerce Site
13:14 EDT - The Olympus Store’s Live Chat and Advanced Search Make Online Shopping Fun and Easier Than Ever Before CENTER VALLEY, Pa., August 9, 2010 – Today, Olympus Imaging America Inc. is proud to announce the launch of the Olympus Store, a new, e-commerce website that makes shopping for Olympus products fun and easier than ever before. The site is easy to navigate and helps consumers find the... (More)

Rollei's logo. Click here to visit the Rollei USA website! PRESS RELEASE: Trade show preview: Rollei’s latest scanners
12:20 EDT - Hamburg -- Rollei will be presenting a whole new generation of slide and photo scanners at the IFA and Photokina trade shows this year. As the market leader in this product segment in Germany, Rollei is continuing to focus on versatile, easy-to-use scanners that stand out thanks to high scanning speeds. Photo treasures from the past can thus be digitalised quickly and easily. Rollei is celebrating... (More)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Leica updates M9 firmware
15:43 EDT - Leica Camera AG has released new firmware for its M-series rangefinder digital camera, the Leica M9.

Firmware version 1.138 for the Leica M9 includes a variety of improvements and bug fixes. Running the new firmware, the M9 should now offer more accurate automatic white balance when using power saving... (More)

PicsWare's logo. Click here to visit the PicsWare website! PRESS RELEASE: PicsWare Provides Picture Taking, Tagging and Searching for Freedom Alliance Golf Classic
15:18 EDT - PicsWare helps sponsor the Freedom Alliance Golf Classic, a fundraiser supporting the troops and families of the military, by providing picture taking, tagging, searching and downloading through on-site touch screen kiosks. PRLog (Press Release) – Aug 06, 2010 – York, PA August 6, 2010 – PicsWare provided its portable photo tagging solution that sends pictures to download-on-demand... (More)

The Epson Artisan 835 all-in-one. Photo provided by Epson America Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Epson’s New Artisan All-in-One Printers Offer Superior Performance, Image Quality, Convenience, and an Eye-Catching Design
14:54 EDT - Artisan 835 and Artisan 725 Deliver Unbeatable Features and Fit the Décor of any Room LONG BEACH, Calif. – Aug. 4, 2010 – Epson America, Inc., a leading provider of superior performing desktop printing solutions, today introduced its new line of Artisan® all-in-ones – the Artisan 835 and Artisan 725. With image quality preferred by consumers 3-to-1 over the competition1... (More)

Eye On Marketing book cover. Photo provided by Rodney Washington Consulting. PRESS RELEASE: New Book Reveals To Professional Photographers How Easy It Is To Keep One Eye On Marketing
13:54 EDT - At the end of the day photographers are creative service professionals who earn their living by expressing their vision for their clients. Now there's a book that focuses on the need to get results quickly – 1 lesson, 1 action, 1 day at a time. PRLog (Press Release) – Aug 06, 2010 – Eye On Marketing: 41 Days From Struggle And Confusion To Clarity & Profits - "Discover how... (More)

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon Aids Flooding Relief Efforts in Pakistan
13:46 EDT - Since late July, heavy rainfall in northwest Pakistan has caused massive flooding in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa province and other regions, resulting in extensive damage and loss of life. We at Canon extend our heartfelt condolences to all those affected by this disaster and our thoughts go out to the victims and their families. Although the road to recovery will be challenging and take time, we hope that... (More)

Datacolor's logo. Click here to visit the Datacolor website! PRESS RELEASE: Capture All the Abundant Colors of Summer While Saving the Green in Your Wallet
13:44 EDT - Datacolor® Offers Price Reduction on Select Spyder Calibration Solutions and Added Savings with Limited Time Mail-In Rebate Offer on Spyder3Studio SR™ Lawrenceville, NJ – August 6, 2010 – Datacolor®, a global leader in color management solutions, today announced a price reduction on select products from its Spyder line of calibration solutions. Effective immediately, Datacolor... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Renowned underwater photographer, David Doubilet is confirmed as keynote speaker at WildPhotos 2010
13:36 EDT - Compéred by BBC Springwatch Chris Packham, WildPhotos 2010 promises to be as inspirational as ever with many of the best nature photographers confirmed for the photography symposium at the Royal Geographical Society, London, 22 & 23 October 2010. PRLog (Press Release) – Aug 06, 2010 – Compéred by BBC Springwatch presenter Chris Packham, WildPhotos 2010 promises to be... (More)

Tether Tools' logo. Click here to visit the Tether Tools website! PRESS RELEASE: Tether Tools® Launches New Tether Table® Aero Series
12:43 EDT - Provides Ultimate Versatility for Professional Photographers Phoenix, AZ – (August 2, 2010) – Phoenix, Arizona based Tether Tools® introduces the Tether Table® Aero Series, a new product line designed to help professional photographers meet their tethered photography needs . The lightweight, versatile table attaches to any studio light stand or tripod providing... (More)

EMS Internet's logo. Click here to visit the EMS Internet website! PRESS RELEASE: PhotoCart by EMS Internet Ltd
12:28 EDT - EMS Internet Ltd are proud to launch a new product providing an online Photograph Shop for UK Photographers. PRLog (Press Release) – Aug 06, 2010 – Sell Photos online with PhotoCart by EMS Internet! EMS Internet Ltd are proud to launch a brand new product for Photographers. Over the last ten years EMS Internet have built up a large portfolio of affordable website products for British... (More)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Ricoh CX1, CX2, CX3: New firmware available
15:28 EDT - Japan's Ricoh Co. Ltd. has announced updated firmware releases for its closely related CX1, CX2 and CX3 digital cameras.

All three firmware updates include a fix for a problem shared by all three models, whereby the distortion correction function failed to operate in some circumstances. For the CX1 and CX2, an issue with... (More)

The VPC-CA102YL Dual Camera Xacti flash camcorder. Photo provided by Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd. PRESS RELEASE: SANYO Takes Underwater Full HD Video to a Whole New Level
15:11 EDT - 1080 Full HD Videos and 14MP Photos from Ten Feet Underwater to the Top of the Slopes August 5, 2010 -- Chatsworth, CA, August 5, 2010 – SANYO North America Corporation (SANYO), introduces a new waterproof Full HD (1920 x 1080) Dual Camera Xacti, model VPC-CA102YL, for active lifestyles. The new Dual Camera can be used to record over 480 minutes of 1080 Full HD video on a single 64GB SDXC memory... (More)

Phoozl's logo. Click here to visit the Phoozl website! PRESS RELEASE: Phoozl Kicks Off "Mission Blue"
14:34 EDT - Virginia, August 4, 2010 -- The new photo-gaming site Phoozl announces its first participatory mission: Mission Blue. Introduced in the site's Missions game category, Mission Blue is a whimsical assignment challenge for photo enthusiasts to contribute and share their images that feature the color blue. Photographers submit their images via the PhoozNews blog pages and receive feedback and critiques... (More)

Photodex: New ProShow StylePacks
14:15 EDT - Photodex Corp. has announced a new StylePack for users of its ProShow Gold and ProShow Producer slideshow products.

The ProShow Escapes StylePack offers twenty five new style sets, each consisting of a title option, two single image enhancements, and a multi-photo montage, compatible with both standard 4:3 and widescreen... (More)

Plustek SmartPhoto P60 photo scanner. Photo provided by Plustek Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Plustek Announces Easy To Use Compact Photo Scanner
14:07 EDT - Plustek launches first photo scanner in U.S. market - simple to use and no additional software required CERRITOS, Calif. (August 5, 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 the SmartPhoto P60, the latest offering from Plustek’s... (More)

Kolo's logo. Click here to visit the Kolo website! Kolo offers monthly photo contest
13:38 EDT - Photo album supplier Kolo LLC has announced a monthly photo contest running through December 2010, and offering over $1,000 in cash prizes, price a variety of Kolo merchandise.

The Kolo Monthly Photo Contest has a different theme each month, with the August theme being "Nature". Each month, entrants can submit up to ten photos matching the theme, and 15 winners will... (More)

Datacolor's logo. Click here to visit the Datacolor website! PRESS RELEASE: Winners Announced in First Annual Datacolor ‘Real New York’ Photo Contest
12:40 EDT - Hundreds of Entries Received for Inaugural Event; Pros and Casual Photographers Alike Capture Authentic NYC Lawrenceville, NJ – August 4, 2010 – Datacolor®, a global leader in color management solutions, is pleased to announce today the winners of its online photo contest, the ‘Real New York.’ Hundreds of photographers participated, submitting entries that captured the... (More)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Rollei's Compactline 360 TS digital camera. Photo provided by Rollei GmbH. PRESS RELEASE: Trade show preview: Rollei travels through time
22:45 EDT - Hamburg, 2 August 2010 -- It is only a few weeks until the start of the IFA and Photokina 2010, during which Rollei will be focussing on its 90th anniversary. In addition to the presentation of new products, Rollei will also be using the trade shows to travel through time with its visitors. The Rollei team has thus retrieved some old treasures and extremely rare pieces from the archives and created... (More)

LizardQ's logo. Click here to visit the LizardQ website! PRESS RELEASE: Fast panoramic camera captures 100 megapixel HDR images
21:49 EDT - The new panoramic camera by LizardQ quickly and automatically captures full spherical panoramic images with high dynamic range (HDR). It delivers a resolution of 100 megapixels in about one minute and features a single pushbutton for easy operation. PRLog (Press Release) – Aug 04, 2010 – Based on state-of-the-art professional DSLR camera equipment, the LizardQ panoramic camera delivers... (More)

The shockproof, waterproof Oregon Scientific ATC9K records HD video and five megapixel stills, and can record geolocation data with an optional accessory. Photo provided by Integrated Display Technology Ltd. Oregon Scientific launches high-def action camera
19:43 EDT - Hong Kong-based Integrated Display Technology Ltd. has launched a new high definition video / still camera aimed at sporty types, which will be available under its Oregon Scientific brand name.

The Oregon Scientific ATC9K All-Terrain Video Camera has a five megapixel 1/3.2-inch CMOS image sensor, and has a fixed focus, fixed focal length lens with an F3.2 aperture, and while no focal lengths... (More)

PhotoDeck's logo. Click here to visit the PhotoDeck website! PRESS RELEASE: PhotoDeck: New Service Empowers Photographers with Their Own E-Commerce Photography Website
13:35 EDT - As more and more photographers turn to direct image licensing, PhotoDeck™ offers a customizable photography website platform to share their work and sell at their own prices – with no commission. PARIS -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Today is the official launch of PhotoDeck™, a service designed to offer photographers a brandable e-commerce solution for presentation and distribution of their... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Photography tour exploring Bhutan from 2-9 November 2010 with Uma Paro, Como Hotels & Resorts
13:20 EDT - Uma Paro, COMO Hotels’ Bhutanese retreat, is offering the chance to explore the Kingdom of Bhutan, camera in hand, guided by experienced Bhutanese photographer Ugyen Wangchuk. The tour will take place this November 2-9. PRLog (Press Release) – Aug 04, 2010 – Uma Paro, COMO Hotels’ Bhutanese retreat, is offering the chance to explore the Kingdom of Bhutan, camera in hand, guided... (More)

Nikkor AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR II lens. Review: Nikon 16-35mm f/4G ED VR II AF-S
11:06 EDT - Released earlier this year, the Nikon 16-35mm f/4G ED VR II AF-S is the first ultrawide, full-frame zoom lens to include image stabilization. There's a lot of technology built in to the lens to combat chromatic aberration; we put the lens through its paces in our test lab to see how it handles. Click here to read our full review of this lens.

Samsung PL90: Consumer compact cuts out cabling
10:30 EDT - Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has today announced its PL90 digital camera, an affordable compact camera that helps you pack light when traveling.

The Samsung PL90 has an unusual design that incorporates a retractable USB jack into the camera body, allowing it to be plugged directly into a computer without the need for a cable -- at least, if the... (More)

DXG's logo. Click here to visit the DXG website! PRESS RELEASE: DXG Camcorders Now Available in Canada
10:19 EDT - Lifestyle Camcorder Manufacturer Brings Stylish, Affordable, High-Definition Pocket Camcorders to Canadian Market and Will Open New Distribution Warehouse in Toronto CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- DXG, one of the fastest growing digital camcorder manufacturers in the U.S, today announced that select styles of its high definition, affordable pocket camcorders are now available to Canadian... (More)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Casio Z800, S200: A duo of affordable new compacts
21:58 EDT - Casio has today introduced two new digital cameras for its EXILIM series, both entry-level units with affordable pricing.

The Casio S200 and Casio Z800 are closely related, sharing the same lens, image sensor, image processor, and much of their firmware functionality. The S200 and Z800 share a 4x optical zoom lens that has... (More)

Kodak's logo. Click here to visit the Kodak website! PRESS RELEASE: KODAK Picture Saver Scanning System Enables Businesses to Generate Revenue from Rapid Photo Capture of Consumer "Printed Memories"
17:14 EDT - Rochester, NY, August 3 -- Kodak expands its offerings in the photo capture category for the retail and niche service markets with the release of the KODAK Picture Saver Scanning System PS410 and PS810. Businesses gain a service-driven revenue opportunity when they use these systems to help consumers digitize “printed memories”—photo prints, picture collections and keepsake documents.... (More)

Rollei's logo. Click here to visit the Rollei USA website! PRESS RELEASE: 90 years of Rollei -- starting off the anniversary year 2010
17:00 EDT - Hamburg, 2 August 2010 -- The tradition-rich brand Rollei celebrates its 90th anniversary this year and can look back over a history that is closely entwined with the history of photography. Numerous technical innovations, such as the twin-lens Rolleiflex, have proved to be truly trend-setting throughout the world over past 90 years, becoming the "measure of all things" for professional... (More)

Noise Industries' logo. Click here to visit the Noise Industries website! PRESS RELEASE: Noise Industries Ships FxFactory Pro 2.5
16:51 EDT - Latest FxFactory Pro release boasts 8 brand new plug-ins and an enhanced slideshow generator for the ultimate creative control Boston, MA – August 3, 2010 – Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, is pleased to announce the release of FxFactory Pro 2.5 for Apple® Final Cut Pro®, Motion®, Final Cut Express®, and... (More)

Practical HDRI: High Dynamic Range Imaging using Photoshop CS5 and Other Tools, by Jack Howard. Image provided by O'Reilly Media Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Practical HDRI, 2nd Edition -- New from Rocky Nook
15:29 EDT - High Dynamic Range Imaging Using Photoshop CS5 and Other Tools Santa Barbara, CA—Practical HDRI, 2nd Edition (Rocky Nook, $34.95 USD), by pro photographer Jack Howard, leads you into the new frontier of high dynamic range imaging (HDRI), a multishot technique used to digitally capture, store, and edit the full luminosity range of a scene in ways not possible in a single captured image. Fully... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Beta release of Panoweaver 7.0 and Tourweaver 6.0
13:51 EDT - Panoweaver 7.00 provides hotspot in panorama, customization of toolbar and context menu, and large size panorama stitching. Tourweaver 6.00 introduces Google Maps support, various cool virtual tour effects, and Standalone Swf virtual tour output. PRLog (Press Release) – Aug 03, 2010 – Panoweaver 7.00 beta: Based on 6.00 version, Panoweaver 7.00 provides more great features like hotspot... (More)

The SIGMA APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens. Photo provided by Sigma Corp. Click for a bigger picture! PRESS RELEASE: Sigma Corporation's new APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens now available
12:22 EDT - Second-generation, zoom lens now optically stabilized and built with “F” Low Dispersion glass Ronkonkoma, NY, Aug. 2, 2010 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world's most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, has announced that its new, optically stabilized APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens,... (More)

AKVIS' logo. Click here to visit the AKVIS website! PRESS RELEASE: AKVIS Retoucher v.4.0. Restoring Damaged Photographs and Removing Irrelevant Objects
12:10 EDT - August 2010 - AKVIS announces the release of AKVIS Retoucher 4.0 for Windows and Macintosh. The program can restore damaged photos by removing dust, scratches, stains, and by reconstructing the missing parts of a photo automatically. The new version has become yet more efficient - it allows small and large objects to be removed, thus improving the composition of your photos - removing date stamps,... (More)

HindSight's logo. Click here to visit the HindSight website! PRESS RELEASE: METAmachine 2 is released with an Introductory Discount
11:42 EDT - METAmachine adds enhanced licensing and keywording. Saugatuck, Michigan, August 2, 2010 -- Already recognized as a powerful desktop utility for editing metadata in images, METAmachine 2 represents a significant upgrade with major enhancements to its licensing and keywording capabilities. New in version 2 are the PLUS Manager and the Keyword Manager and a 5x speed boost for Macintosh computers with... (More)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Topaz releases DeNoise v5.0
22:26 EDT - Just three months after the release of Topaz Labs DeNoise v4, the company has today released another major update to its DeNoise Photoshop plugin.

Topaz DeNoise v5.0 includes a number of changes aimed at improving processing speed and noise processing capabilities, as well as increasing the maximum image size which the plugin can process. Speed... (More)

Shutterfly's logo. Click here to visit the Shutterfly website! PRESS RELEASE: Shutterfly, AYSO Partner to Create Share Sites for over 50,000 Soccer Teams across the Country
21:33 EDT - Shutterfly Selected as Official Provider of Online Photo Services to AYSO teams REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFLY), the leading internet-based social expression and personal publishing service, today announced a partnership with the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), the leading youth soccer organization in America. Through this partnership, when an AYSO... (More)

Apple's logo. Click here to visit the Apple Computer website! PRESS RELEASE: Raw Compatiblity Update extends OS X digicam support
20:58 EDT - Apple has released a new Raw Compatibility Update for its Mac OS X operating system that adds support for several camera models from Canon, Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung, and Sony. Apple's Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3,3 is available for download immediately. Apple's Knowledge Base includes articles covering Raw compatibility with Mac OS X v10.5 and OS X v10.6, including a full list of... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Images-n-Stuff Announces NEW Photo Announcement and Invitation Magnet Packs
20:49 EDT - Creative and Personalized Way to send Save-the-Date, Baby Announcements, or Wedding or Baby Shower Invitations. Show off your personal style with invitations or announcements that are unique to you because they feature YOUR PHOTO! PRLog (Press Release) – Aug 02, 2010 – These Custom Photo Magnet Invitation and Announcements go one step above traditional Save-the-Date, Wedding and Baby... (More)

Corel's logo. Click here to visit the Corel website! PRESS RELEASE: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 Now Offers Direct Integrated Access to Online Photo Sites
20:02 EDT - FREE Update to Award-Winning Graphic Design Software Connects with Third-Party Content Providers; Offers Expanded File Format Support Ottawa, ON -- July 28, 2010 -- Corel Corporation today announced the introduction of a free update for CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X5, the company's flagship graphic design software. Available as a free download from Corel's website, Service Pack 1 (SP1) includes... (More)

Unified Color's logo. Click here to visit the Unified Color website! PRESS RELEASE: Unified Color Technologies Announces 32 Float™
17:44 EDT - New Plug-in Provides Complete 32-Bit Color Editing Functionality To Photoshop Users South San Francisco, Calif. – AugUST 2, 2010 – Unified Color Technologies, the experts in high dynamic range imaging (HDR), today announced the launch of 32 Float, the industry’s first HDR-specific plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® that brings 32-bit color controls and editing tools to Photoshop... (More)

Olympus' E-P2 digital camera. Copyright  2009, Imaging Resource. PRESS RELEASE: Olympus celebrates 70 per cent market share in the 'mirrorless' camera category by offering a two year Australian warranty across its PEN range
12:51 EDT - Sydney, Australia 2 August 2010: In celebration of recently released GfK figures reporting Olympus' 70 per cent market share in the 'mirrorless' camera category[1], Australians looking to buy a PEN camera can now walk away with the extra confidence of a two year Australian warranty. An Australian first, the two year warranty offered by Olympus presents a great incentive for Australians to buy cameras... (More)

DxO Labs Logo. Click to visit the DxO Labs website! DxO: ~100 new correction modules
12:46 EDT - DxO Labs has released a vast selection of new lens correction modules for use with its flagship photo processing application, DxO Optics Pro, with the bulk of the additions aimed at Canon and Nikon users.

The almost 100 new modules cover a variety of prime and zoom lenses, coupled with 33 different camera bodies from Canon, Nikon, Olympus and Sony. The vast majority of the new modules are available for... (More)

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