Digital Camera News & Previews
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Sony 3D Digital Cameras
Features include Background Defocus and AVCHD VideoSAN DIEGO, July 7, 2010 – Sony today unveiled two new Cyber-shot® digital still cameras (models DSC-TX9 and DSC-WX5) that are the world’s smallest 3D cameras, capturing 3D images with a single lens system using a sweeping motion.
Camera firmware updateSony has made available a firmware update for the NEX-3 and NEX-5 cameras on the Sony support site (http://esupport.sony.com/).
Lexar Media Multi-Card 24-in-1 USB Reader
Allows concurrent downloads and card-to-card transferFremont, CA, June 24, 2010 – Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, today introduced the Lexar® Multi-Card 24-in-1 USB Reader. Featuring five slots and supporting 24 popular memory card formats, the newest reader is an all-in-one solution enabling concurrent downloads and card-to-card file transfer. The highly versatile card reader was developed with a unique pop-up design, which allows the card slots to be protected when not in use, and comes equipped with a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable. The reader makes it easy to quickly download photo, video, music, and other files from nearly any memory card to a host computer. For additional information about the Lexar Multi-Card 24-in-1 USB Reader, visit www.lexar.com.
Alien Skin Software Exposure 3
Adobe Photoshop CS5 64-bit supportRaleigh, North Carolina – June 22, 2010 – Alien Skin Software today announces the immediate availability of Exposure® 3, the new version of its photography effects plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop®. Exposure provides accurate film simulation and a wide range of creative effects in a simple interface.
Klinko and Indrani
New Bravo show starts TuesdayFor photographers, it's rare that they're ever in front of the camera, but that's exactly what happens to Markus Klinko and Indrani in the new Bravo reality series, "Double Exposure." We can't wait to start watching them as they capture the world of celebrity.
onOne Software Adds CS5 Support
For free software versionsonOne Software, Inc., a leading developer of innovative, timesaving solutions for professional and advanced amateur photographers, today announced that PhotoFrame 4.5.1 Free Edition and PhotoTools 2.5.3 Free Edition now include support for the new Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Photoshop CS5 Extended software.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3
Advances image quality and workflow flexibilitySAN JOSE, Calif., - June 8, 2010 - Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 software for Windows and Macintosh, the essential digital photography workflow solution that allows photographers to quickly organize, enhance and showcase their images from one application.
Adobe Expands Photoshop.com
New content and resourcesAdobe has expanded the scope of its current Photoshop.com website, creating a destination for its passionate customers to find the latest resources and information about the Photoshop family of products. With millions of registered users and monthly visitors, Photoshop.com has become a popular Web-based tool for organizing, editing, sharing and storing photos. In addition to hosting its free online editor, Photoshop.com will now offer access to inspiration, tutorials, product information, trials and purchase details, news and more.
Vimeo Festival + Awards
Celebrates creative online videoNEW YORK, June 3, 2010 – Vimeo®, an operating business of IAC [NASDAQ: IACI], opened the submissions window today for the Vimeo Awards, which honors creative and original online videos and the people that create them.
Imagenomic Portraiture for CS5
Supports 64-Bit for Mac and WindowsMay 18, 2010 -- Alexandria, VA -- Imagenomic announced today the release of its award-winning Portraiture Plugin for Adobe Photoshop CS5, CS5 Extended, and Elements 8. This new version adds native 64-bit support for running Portraiture from CS5 on Mac OSX (10.5/10.6 – Snow Leopard), and complements Imagenomic Plugin support for 64-bit Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems, which were released in 2009.
Sony NEX-5 and NEX-3
New interchangeable lens digital camerasSAN DIEGO, May 10, 2010 – Sony today introduced two innovative α (alpha) compact interchangeable lens digital cameras (models NEX-5 and NEX-3) that provide the quality of a digital SLR in a compact body that is easy to slip into a small purse or jacket pocket for ultimate portability.
Sony Develops Hi-Def Camcorder
With interchangeable lens systemSony is also developing a new AVCHD high-definition camcorder featuring an interchangeable lens system. The camcorder, which will be available this fall, will be compatible with “E Mount” interchangeable lenses developed for Sony’s newest digital still cameras (model NEX-5, NEX-3), as well as many “A Mount” interchangeable lenses used by the existing “α” DSLR camera lineup via a mount adapter.
Canon PowerShot SD4000
First Digital ELPH to offer a high-sensitivity systemLAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., May 11, 2010 – Placing top-level Canon features in a modern, stylish frame, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the newest addition to the PowerShot Digital ELPH camera series- the Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS Digital ELPH camera. This new powerhouse point-and-shoot camera is the first of the Digital ELPH series to offer a high-sensitivity system, known as Canon’s HS SYSTEM, with a CMOS sensor and bright f/2.0 lens. Offering consumers the most enhanced image quality available in an ELPH series camera, these features help to capture those wonderful moments in low-light conditions. The PowerShot SD4000 IS Digital ELPH camera also has high definition (HD) movie-shooting capabilities, providing an additional option for cataloging memorable events. Primarily, the new PowerShot SD4000 IS is great for any user with an attention for up-to-date functionality and style.
Sigma Announces Scholarship Winner
Prizes include $1,000 in Sigma gearRonkonkoma, NY, May 10, 2010 – Jamie Russell’s gritty black-and-white images of a bleak city landscape helped her beat out 121 other candidates to win the first-ever Sigma Corporation of America Scholarship Contest.
Lexar Professional Cards Now Available
Increased speed and performanceFremont, CA, April 27, 2010 – Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, today announced the availability of the award-winning Lexar® Professional ExpressCard™ CompactFlash® (CF) Reader and the Lexar Professional 600x and 300x 32GB CF cards in traditional and online retail channels. For additional information about the Lexar Professional 600x and 300x CF cards or the ExpressCard CF Reader, visit www.lexar.com.
Nikon Releases New Pro Lens
AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR IIMELVILLE, N.Y. (April 27, 2010) – Today, the evolution of the super telephoto lens continues as Nikon Inc. announced the new AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II lens which delivers optical excellence and stunning image quality for professional photographers. Ideal for bringing to life exquisite detail for sports, nature and travel photography, this new lens affords a constant maximum aperture of f/4 and rugged construction for maximum versatility. Continued refinements and new technologies such as Vibration Reduction (VR) II, Nano Crystal Coat, and optimized autofocus (AF) modes enhance functionality and improve performance for discerning FX and DX-format photographers.
Adobe Posts Final Updates
For Lightroom 2.7, Camera Raw 5.7 and DNG Converter 5.7Adobe today released final versions of Lightroom 2.7, Photoshop Camera Raw 5.7 and DNG Converter 5.7, available for immediate download on Adobe.com. The updates add raw file support for nine new popular camera models, including the Canon EOS 550D, Sony A450 and Olympus E-PL1. A full list of the newly supported cameras is below.
WD Photos Photo Viewer App
For iPhone and iPod TouchLAKE FOREST, Calif., April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WD today introduced WD Photos photo viewer, an iPhone®/iPod Touch® app for use with its My Book® World Edition™(1) and WD ShareSpace network drives, that lets users access up to 250,000 of their favorite photos from anywhere in the world. The WD Photos photo viewer app allows users to easily log in to their drive from anywhere so they can view their entire photo library.
Kubota Image Tools Bootcamp
May 16-21, 2010Kubota Image Tools is pleased to announce its 19th Digital Photography Bootcamp workshop May 16-21, 2010. Bootcamp, taught by renowned photographer Kevin Kubota, is a 5-day workshop for professional photographers designed to supply all of the technical know-how to run a successful digital portrait/wedding studio; at the same time, it encourages continued development of a photographer’s unique style and creativity.
Olympus PEN Firmware Update
Improves autofocus performanceCENTER VALLEY, Pa., April 15, 2010 – Olympus today announces the release of new firmware that improves auto focus performance for still images and high-definition (HD) video recording for the Olympus PEN E-P1, E-P2 and E-PL1 cameras. The firmware update will also enable the menu and recorded image to be displayed on the E-P2 and E-PL1 LCD while the VF-2 electronic viewfinder is in use.