Digital Camera News & Previews
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Available in late AprilRONKONKOMA, NY, March 28, 2011 – Sigma Corporation of America (www.sigmaphoto.com), a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world's most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, today announced pricing and availability for the company’s new DP2x compact camera.
Leica Announces Firmware Update for X1
Available as a web downloadAllendale, NJ (March 28, 2011) - Leica Camera Inc. is pleased to announce a firmware update for its high-performance digital compact camera, the LEICA X1. Users wishing to benefit from the new offerings can download the firmware update from the Leica website and take advantage of new, improved features beginning Tuesday March 29, 2011.
Sigma Scholarship Voting Underway
Voting to determine top five finalistsRonkonkoma, NY, March 11, 2011 – A diverse collection of photos depicting high school student life, nature scenes, exotic foreign destinations and urban landscapes are among the hundreds of images submitted by 167 high school seniors who are competing in Sigma Corporation of America’s second annual Scholarship Contest.
Peter Read Miller Workshop
Takes place April 4-10Los Angeles, CA – March 8, 2011 -- World Class Sports Illustrated Photographer Peter Read Miller has announced he will conduct his annual Sports Photography Workshop in Denver, Colorado on April 4-10, 2011. The workshop, now in its 7th year and limited to only 25 attendees, will provide a personal and hands-on approach to teaching a variety of shooting and lighting techniques that have helped Miller's photos grace more than 100 Sport Illustrated covers. Workshop participants will have an opportunity to apply their new skills to live sporting events throughout the weeklong workshop. Photographers interested in learning more about the workshop or registering to attend can visit Peter Read Miller Sports Photography Workshop.
Heliopan Vario ND Filter
Now availableHeliopan is now shipping their new Vario ND filter, which is adjustable from 1 to 6.6 stops of ND by simply turning the calibrated rim on the filter. The Heliopan Vario ND filter is totally neutral in color and it is mounted in a black anodized brass ring that is calibrated for ease in repeating a desired density.
Heliopan Circular Polarizers
No vignetting even with extreme wide angle lensesHeliopan is now shipping their new HT SH-PMC circular polarizing filters which have a filter factor of just 2.0 (1 stop light loss) while maintaining the same polarizing effect as the regular Heliopan polarizing filters which have a filter factor of 2.5.
Sigma Scholarship Deadline Approaching
Accepting submissions through Feb. 28Ronkonkoma, NY, Feb. 16, 2011 – Time is running out for high school seniors to submit their applications for the Sigma Corporation of America scholarship contest, and vie for their chance to win $5,000 cash, and $1,000 in Sigma products.
Calumet Photographic Hosts Free Color Calibration Seminar
Friday, Feb. 18: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.Five signed copies of Al Satterwhite's book "TITANS" will be given away as door prizes at this free color calibration seminar led by Josh Fischer, education manager at Datacolor and renowned expert on color calibration.
New book from Jim M. GoldsteinEnjoy the stunning beauty of White Sands National Monument in this collection of fine art landscape photographs by San Francisco based photographer Jim M. Goldstein. This unpublished collection of fine art photographs is presented exclusively via the iPad in high definition. View and explore the high-resolution images, share artwork with friends and learn more about the amazingly dynamic environment that is White Sands National Monument, New Mexico.
Animoto Revamps Service
Features include HD video and streamlined video creation processNew York, NY (February 8, 2011) -- Award-winning online video creation service Animoto announced today that it is launching a significantly enhanced version of the popular service for photographers. Now even easier to use, the new Animoto utilizes a brand new render engine allowing for the creation of 720p HD videos and 10x faster video rendering. Also announced today is a completely redesigned Web site (www.animoto.com) designed for a smoother video creation and distribution experience.
Sony Discloses Basic Specifications of the "E-mount"
For interchangeable single lens cameras without feeSony Corporation announced today it will disclose the basic specifications of its "E-mount" for interchangeable single lens cameras, without fee, to manufacturers of lenses and mount adaptors, starting April 1st, 2011.
Sigma Updates Lenses
Lenses incorporate weather-resistant designRONKONKOMA, NY, Feb. 8, 2011 – Sigma Corporation of America (www.sigmaphoto.com), a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world's most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, has announced the pricing and availability for three lenses that incorporate the company’s new, weather-resistant design.
Canon EOS Rebel T3i & EOS Rebel T3
Plus two new speedlites and an EF-S lensLAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., February 7, 2011 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the EOS Rebel T3i and EOS Rebel T3 Digital SLR Cameras, providing numerous intelligent high-end features at attractive price points. Complementing the award-winning EOS Rebel T2i DSLR, the EOS Rebel T3i, Canon’s new flagship Rebel, offers fun and easy-to-use features for beginning photographers, and the EOS Rebel T3 provides a more attractively priced option for those looking to experience the pleasure of shooting with a DSLR camera.
Canon Telephoto Lenses
New EF 500mm F/4L and EF 600mm F/4LLAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., February 7, 2011 — Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced two new versions of its popular Image Stabilizer (IS) super-telephoto lenses. The EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM and EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM super-telephoto lenses deliver incredible image quality at all apertures for professional photographers and filmmakers. It has been 11 years since Canon initially introduced its Image Stabilized 500mm and 600mm lenses and in that time the Company has listened to feedback from professionals and worked to implement their most desired enhancements.
New models feature HS System and full HD videoLAKE SUCCESS, N.Y.,February 7, 2011 – When capturing a surprise wedding engagement on Valentine’s Day or a friend’s birthday celebration in a dimly lit lounge, a high-performance camera with extraordinary features is essential to enhance the ambiance of these moments. Helping to better capture the moment, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced four new PowerShot Digital cameras: the PowerShot SX230 HS, ELPH 500 HS, ELPH 300 HS and ELPH 100 HS models. With these new introductions, Canon debuts the world’s thinnest 24mm wide angle, 5X Optical zoom model1, the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS, along with a Canon-first, GPS-equipped camera, the PowerShot SX230 HS model. In addition, all four cameras come equipped with Canon’s HS SYSTEM for exceptional shooting in low-light, Full 1080p HD video, new Movie Digest Mode and 32 Smart AUTO scenes.
Samsung PL20 and ES80
Compact point-and-shoot camerasSEOUL, Korea – February 7, 2011 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced two new compact cameras, the PL20 and ES80 –stylish point-and-shoot cameras which will bring fun and great quality photography to everyone. The cameras make clear, sharp images accessible to all users, through a combination of high-quality features and cutting edge innovation, all at an affordable price.
Panasonic LUMIX FX78
Features Leica 24mm f/2.5 lensSECAUCUS, NJ (January 25, 2011) – Panasonic today expands its LUMIX FX-Series of stylish and compact digital cameras, with the LUMIX FX78, which features a new Smart Touch operation on the large 3.5-inch 16:9 aspect LCD, allowing for intuitive touch operation, including Touch AF, Touch Zoom, Touch Shutter, and Touch Playback. The LUMIX FX78 also incorporates a new LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMARIT, 24mm ultra-wide angle lens that has a 5x optical zoom with F2.5 aperture. The 24mm wide-angle lens offers approximately 213% larger viewing space when compared to a traditional 35mm camera. This high-performing lens has been designed to fit the slim body while still offering exceptional photo and video quality. With its wide and bright lens, the LUMIX FX78 excels when shooting dynamic landscapes and in low-lit situations.
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS10
Features Leica 24mm lens and built-in GPS FunctionsSECAUCUS, NJ (January 25, 2011) – Panasonic today introduced the LUMIX DMC-ZS10 as the newest member of its acclaimed LUMIX ZS-Series of digital cameras that has won worldwide popularity for its versatile lens from ultra wide-angle to long zoom. The LUMIX ZS10 continues its versatility with a 24mm ultra-wide-angle and powerful 16x optical zoom LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens – and it features full-High Definition 1920x1080 video recording capability, a newly-adopted large 3.0-inch, 460,000-dot Smart Touch Intelligent LCD – which allows for Touch Zoom, Touch Auto Focus (AF), Touch Shutter, and Touch Playback. The LUMIX ZS10 also features a built-in GPS (Global Positioning System) function allowing geotagged images to be pinpointed via online maps and easily shared with friends and families.
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TS3
Adds full HD video recording and 3D photo modeSECAUCUS, NJ (January 25, 2011) – Panasonic today introduces the LUMIX DMC-TS3, specifically designed for active users who want to capture high-quality photos and 1920 x 1080 full-High Definition videos, incorporating a powerful rugged design and new outdoor-friendly features, such as a built-in GPS function, a compass, altimeter and barometer. The new 12.1-megapixel LUMIX TS3 further strengthens its toughness, when compared to its LUMIX TS2 predecessor, and is now waterproof to approximately 40 feet (12m)*1; shockproof to approximately 6.6 feet (2m) *2; freezeproof to 14ºF (-10 degrees C); and dustproof*1.
Portable video monitor gives big, high-resolution view of footageA new clip-on LCD monitor from Sony gives DSLR camera owners a bigger, better view of their footage while shooting HD video.