Digital Camera News & Previews
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Fujifilm 2011 Digital Cameras
Sixteen new modelsFujifilm North America Corporation announced an exciting new digital camera line-up -- 16 new digital cameras offering consumers a variety of high-tech features at a range of price points.
Digital Anarchy Backdrop Designer
The plugin is for Adobe Photoshop CS5San Francisco — Jan. 5, 2011 — Digital Anarchy, a leading provider of smart image enhancement software for photographers and digital artists, today announced the availability of their Backdrop Designer plugin for Adobe Photoshop CS5. The software creates beautiful resolution-independent digital backdrops, very similar to expensive muslin drapes used in a photography studio. Backdrop Designer 1.5 is fully compatible with Photoshop CS5, Photoshop CS4 and 64-bit systems.
PocketWizard for Nikon
MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 RadiosSo. Burlington, VT – January 5, 2011 – PocketWizard, the industry leader in wireless control and synchronization of cameras, flash and light meters, announces its MiniTT1 Transmitter and FlexTT5 Transceiver for the Nikon DSLR camera system. Sales of the Nikon versions in the U.S. are expected to begin January 2011. Canon-compatible versions are available now.
Tenba Expands Roadies Lineup
Photo/Laptop cases upgraded for travelElmsford NY – January 5, 2011 – Leading the way in carrying solutions for over 30 years, Tenba announces that is has expanded and upgraded its line of durable and weather-resistant Roadie II Photo/Laptop Cases. Roadie rolling cases allow photographers to take their equipment off their neck, shoulders and back, and put it all on wheels.
Corel VideoStudio Pro
Takes advantage of the power of Intel's new chips
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA--(Marketwire - Jan. 5, 2011) - CES
Corel today announced that it is building new versions of Corel® VideoStudio® Pro and Corel® WinDVD® Pro optimized for 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors – codenamed Sandy Bridge – to give users an even more fun and enjoyable video experience. Upcoming versions of VideoStudio Pro and WinDVD Pro will take advantage of the power of Intel's new chips to deliver enhanced performance and 3D capabilities.
Compact Wi-Fi enabled cameraCES, Las Vegas – January 4, 2011 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, announced today the launch of the new SH100, a compact Wi-Fi enabled camera that delivers great shots that you can share over the internet and social networks with your friends and family, from wherever you are in the world. The SH100 is set to be Samsung’s leading fully connected camera in 2011, building on the success of the company’s wirelessly connected cameras to date and allowing Samsung to take a dominant position within this growing market.
Light Painting Workshop
With Harold RossHarold Ross, light painter extraordinaire, is running a still life workshop in February for photographers interested in learning about light painting. Harold uses the technique in studio and outdoors, for both his personal fine art work and for commercial assignment photography. For more info, check out www.lightpaintingworkshops.com.
DAIWA DST-73 Broadcast Tripod
With fluid pan headThe new DAIWA DST-73 tripod has a professional true-fluid pan head with industry standard 75mm ball mount. The tripod can handle up to 7kgs (15 pounds) of camera and equipment.
DAIWA DST-43 Broadcast Tripod
With fluid pan headThe new DAIWA DST-43 tripod has a professional true-fluid pan head with 60mm ball mount. The tripod can handle up to 4kgs (8.8 pounds) of camera and equipment.
Lexar 133x SDXC Memory Cards
Available in 64 GB and 128 GBLas Vegas, NV, January 3, 2011 – Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, today announced new Lexar® Professional Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) memory cards. The new high-capacity Lexar Professional 133x SDXC cards enable the capture, storage, and transfer of extended lengths of 1080p high-definition (HD) video and continuous, rapid-fire image capture in a single, high-performance solution.
Mirrorless interchangeable lens cameraRidgefield Park, New Jersey – December 28, 2010 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the launch of the NX11 - the latest addition to the highly successful NX family of cameras. The NX11 contains a feature set similar to Samsung’s first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, the NX10, however the NX11 is also compatible with the new i-Function lens that was introduced for the NX100. The NX11 will come complete with an 18-55mm i-Function lens, as well as two new i-Function lenses, a 20mm pancake and a 20-50mm zoom silver color lens. The launch reinforces the company’s commitment to leading innovation in the compact system camera market.
Slim camera with 24X zoom functionRidgefield Park, New Jersey – December 28, 2010 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, announced today the launch of the new WB700, the ultra-slim camera with an impressive 24X zoom function, capable of delivering superb quality images whether your subject is near or far.
Firmware update FW 126.96.36.199 is now availableSolms, Germany (December 22, 2010) - Leica Camera AG has released a new firmware update for the Leica S-System. All LEICA S2 and S2-P cameras will now be supplied with the latest firmware version. Users wishing to bring their camera up-to-date can now download the firmware update from the “Owners Area <https://owners.leica-camera.com/en/login> ” on the Leica website and take advantage of the latest improvements.
Using light tools to create a mini studioControlling light. That's what elevates a photograph above the crowd. Check out this video that shows the wealth of light modifiers and tools made by Chimera for ideas that will take your photographs to the next level.
Tamron 18-270mm Di II VC PZD Lens
High-power zoom weighs just 15.9 ouncesDecember 9, 2010, 2:00am EST, Commack, NY –Tamron Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of optical equipment, announced the release of yet another groundbreaking lens: the world’s most compact, lightweight lens with a 15x zoom ratio1, featuring a 62mm filter diameter, VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization and Tamron’s first standing wave ultrasonic motor system for SLR lenses, PZD (Piezo Drive) 2. The 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD (Model B008) DSLR ultra-high-power zoom lens for Canon and Nikon mounts will be released December 20, 2010, with the development of a Sony compatible mount at a later date. This is the second lens released to commemorate Tamron Co., Ltd.'s 60th anniversary. The SP AF70-300mm Di VC USD best-in-class telephoto zoom was released this summer.
Adobe Releases New Updates
For Lightroom 3.3 and Camera Raw 6.3Adobe today announced the Lightroom 3.3 and Camera Raw 6.3 updates are available for immediate download on Adobe.com. Originally posted as release candidates on Adobe Labs, the final updates bring raw file support to 15 new popular camera models including Nikon D7000 and Canon Powershot S95, as well as lens profiles for over 60 new Nikon, Canon, Pentax and Sigma lenses. Available on Adobe Labs, the Lens Profile Downloader 1.0 - a free companion application to Lightroom 3, Photoshop CS5 and Camera Raw 6 - allows customers to search, download, rate and comment on over 300 lens correction profiles provided by the community. Photographers can create custom profiles for their own lenses and share them with the user community.
Canon Offers Locking Mode Dial
Modification is for the EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 7DEffective December 6, 2010, Canon will start to provide as a chargeable service, a locking mode dial modification for the “EOS 5D MarkII” and “EOS 7D” digital single-lens reflex cameras.
Sigma Scholarship Contest
Now accepting applicationsRonkonkoma, NY, Nov. 30, 2010 – Sigma Corporation of America is currently accepting photo and application submissions for its second annual Scholarship Contest. The contest, which will award $6,000 in cash and photography gear, is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue a photo-related career.
Sony Issues Firmware Update
For NEX-VG10Sony has just issued a firmware update for the Sony NEX-VG10E camcorder that enables autofocus with Alpha-mount SLR lenses equipped with SSM or SAM motors. Covering 14 lens models, AF compatibility also requires a separate update for the LA-EA1 Mount Adapter.
The firmware is available now for free download from Sony's website. (www.sony.com/support)
PhotoKit SHARPENER 2.0
From PixelGeniusNovember 16th, 2010, Pixel Genius, LLC. announces PhotoKit SHARPENER™ 2.0, a new update slated to ship by the end of the 4th quarter, 2010. PhotoKit SHARPENER 2.0 is an Adobe Photoshop Automate Plug-in designed to bring optimum image sharpening to both scanned and digital captures. With a retail price of $99.95, PhotoKit SHARPENER 2.0 offers a simple but effective digital image sharpening workflow for Photoshop CS3, CS4 and CS5 for both Mac and Windows (both 32-bit and 64-bit in CS5 for Mac and 32-bit and 64-bit in Windows CS4 and CS5). PhotoKit SHARPENER 2.0 supports 8 and 16 bit RGB and Greyscale images.