Digital Camera News & Previews
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Canon EOS M Digital Camera
The mirrorless camera features continuous autofocus and expansive lens lineupLAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., July 23, 2012 – Combining the perfect blend of advanced video features and excellent still image quality in a convenient size, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the EOS M Digital Camera. Canon has made significant advancements in the realm of professional-quality HD video capture, from advanced CMOS sensor technology to smooth, quiet continuous autofocus. Inspired by EOS technology, the EOS M leverages these core technologies and distills them down to provide outstanding video capture capabilities while retaining high-quality still image capture.
Masters of Nature Photography
Frans Lanting, Thomas D. Mangelsen and Art Wolfe team upLOS ANGELES, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time ever, three of the world's most renowned nature photographers--Frans Lanting, Thomas D. Mangelsen, and Art Wolfe--are teaming up to present a series of unique weekend events that will change the way you look at photography and what you can do with your own camera.
Phase One Digital Artist Series
Four new workshopsCOPENHAGEN, July 18, 2012 -- Phase One announced open enrollment for four new special Phase One Digital Artist Series (PODAS) Workshops -- one scheduled each month from September through December, 2012. They will be held in Namibia, Scotland, Monument Valley in Arizona, and New Zealand.
Imagenomic Introduces Noiseware 5
Features include faster processing, an improved algorithm and unlimited presetsNew York – July 12, 2012 – Imagenomic, an independent software vendor specializing in digital imagery enhancement solutions, has announced the release of Noiseware 5 plugin, the latest generation of its award-winning noise correction technology. Noiseware 5 features several new and improved enhancements, including a faster core algorithm that retains more image detail, a newly-designed user interface and controls, the ability to create an unlimited number of presets, and a new history control for an unlimited number of history steps. In addition, Noiseware 5 plugin provides 64-bit native support for Mac OS X to complement the existing compatibility for Windows systems, as well as full compatibility with Adobe Photoshop CS6.
Olympus Firmware Updates
For OM-D E-M5 and Viewer 2 SoftwareToday Olympus announces the release of new firmware for the OM-D E-M5 which offers the following improvements:
1) Improved sleep recovery operation
2) AF target indication when using C-AF+TR while shooting sequential images using Sequential L setting
3) Added function to automatically move focus to the following zoom positions when underwater macro mode or underwater wide mode is selected. (Only when M. ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50 mm F3.5-6.3 EZ is attached)
-Underwater wide mode: Wide setting
-Underwater macro mode: Telephoto setting
Wacom Cintiq 24HD touch and Cintiq 22HD
Join powerful lineup of interactive pen displaysVancouver, WA – July 10, 2012 – Tailored around the increasing demands of creative professionals, Wacom announces two new members of the Cintiq family of interactive pen displays, the Cintiq 24HD touch and Cintiq 22HD. Artists and designers now have two new options for working directly on screen. As with the Cintiq 24HD, Wacom’s latest Cintiqs feature best-in-class widescreen HD displays, ultra-wide viewing angles and premium color performance. To give professional artists and designers enhanced focus on their work and creativity, Wacom introduces the powerful combination of a precision pen and natural multi-touch. With the addition of these models to the Cintiq lineup, anyone, from freelance industrial designers sketching in a small studio to Hollywood animators creating the next blockbuster movie, can find a Cintiq that best fits their workflow.
Nik Software Releases HDR Efex Pro 2
New version offers improved interface and performanceSan Diego, CA—July 9, 2012—Nik Software (www.niksoftware.com) today released HDR Efex Pro 2, a powerful new version that enables professional and amateur photographers to create exceptional natural and artistic images. HDR Efex Pro 2 represents the next generation of high dynamic range photography that produces exceptional results. This new version not only adds a wide range of new features, but is also built on a proprietary and even more powerful tone mapping engine, providing unrivaled speed and quality. The company's patented U Point® technology enables precise, selective fine-tuning, simplifying and speeding up the process for creating extraordinary high dynamic range images. To watch videos and join live online training sessions, visit www.niksoftware.com/hdrefexpro.
Canon EOS 7D Firmware Update
Free update increases buffer capacity to 25 RAW imagesLAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., June 28, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced a firmware update for the EOS 7D Digital SLR camera that adds new functionality to improve its performance for serious photographers and semi-professional users. The update, free to all EOS 7D owners, gives the camera more advanced shooting options, including an increase in the maximum number of burst images taken in the RAW file format (from 15[i] frames to 25[ii] frames) as well as the ability to process RAW image files directly in the camera and the option to set a maximum ISO setting in ISO Auto mode. The firmware also adds the ability to adjust up to 64 audio levels manually prior to recording video, supports custom file naming, and allows for compatibility with Canon’s newly introduced, optional GPS Receiver GP-E2.
Sammon Says Socialize or Succumb
New app is called Social Media Marketing for PhotographersIn Rick Sammon latest (his 10th) app, Social Media Marketing for Photographers, this seasoned pro gets you started on social media . . . and on the all-important business side of photography, as well. The app is available for both the iPad and iPhone. It's Rick's one-hour soial media presentation that has been given around the country. Introductory price (until July 15) is $9.99. After that the price goes to $19.00. Link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/social-media-marketing-by/id534916985?ls=1&mt=8
Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM
New Thermally Stable Composite material is used in the lens barrelRonkonkoma, NY, June 15, 2012 – 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, is pleased to announce the availability of its new Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM lens starting in July 2012. Pricing is still pending.
Canon EOS Rebel T4i DSLR
Plus two new STM lensesLAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., June 8, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced a new flagship model in its most popular EOS Rebel line, the Canon EOS Rebel T4i Digital SLR Camera. The new EOS Rebel T4i features incredible image quality with an 18-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, DIGIC 5 Image Processor that helps capture all the action with high-speed continuous shooting of up to five frames per second (fps) and an extended ISO range of 100–12800 (expandable to 25600 in H mode) that gives photographers the opportunities to take the EOS Rebel T4i into more shooting situations than ever before.
Incorporates weather-resistant featuresDenver, CO (May 21, 2012) – PENTAX RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION today announces the introduction of its new weather and dust resistant digital SLR camera – the PENTAX K-30. Ideal for photographers with active outdoor lifestyles, the new PENTAX K-30 combines a compact, lightweight body with many advanced features found only in higher end DSLR camera models, such as a weather, dust and cold resistant body, a glass prism optical finder with 100% field of view, state-of-the-art autofocusing, and full HD video recording capabilities.
Pentax-DA 50mm f/1.8 lens
Compact, lightweight autofocus lens for Pentax K-Mount camerasDenver, CO (May 21, 2012) – PENTAX RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION today announces the introduction of its new smc PENTAX-DA 50mm f/1.8 medium-telephoto autofocus lens, which is designed exclusively for use with the company’s K-mount interchangeable-lens (ILC) digital cameras. Thanks to state-of-the-art optical design technology from PENTAX, the lens’ image coverage is optimized for PENTAX K-mount ILC cameras to deliver sharp, clear images from edge to edge. With a sleek, modern look and a lightweight body, the new PENTAX-DA 50mm f/1.8 lens was designed with versatility and flexibility in mind and is ideal for photographers of varying levels, from amateurs to professionals.
Adobe Creative Suite 6 Now Available
Adobe Creative Cloud Coming May 11
SAN JOSE, Calif. — May 7, 2012 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 software. The CS6 product line includes powerful new releases of Photoshop®, InDesign®, lllustrator®, Dreamweaver®, Adobe Premiere® Pro, After Effects®, Flash® Professional and other products as well as four suite versions – Creative Suite 6 Design & Web Premium; Creative Suite 6 Design Standard; Creative Suite 6 Production Premium; and Creative Suite 6 Master Collection.
Features include 24.2-megapixel high resolution and wireless connectivity to mobile devicesMELVILLE, N.Y. (APRIL 19, 2012) – Today, imaging leader Nikon Inc. introduced the new 24.2-megapixel Nikon D3200 HD-SLR; a camera designed for photo enthusiasts ready to step up to a D-SLR or for the busy family memory keeper with an active lifestyle who demands a camera that can keep pace. From low-light to fast action, the D3200 delivers the amazing image quality Nikon is known for, either indoors or outside. Whether new to photography or upgrading from a point-and-shoot, the D3200 features Nikon’s acclaimed instructive Guide Mode to help unleash the photographer in everyone. From candid action shots to staged portraits that flatter, the Nikon D3200 provides the power to capture every moment easily and beautifully with stellar image quality and in stunning Full HD (1080p) video.
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G
Latest addition to FX-format f/1.8 prime lensesMELVILLE, N.Y. (April 19, 2012) – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the wide-angle AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G, a fixed focal length lens with a large maximum aperture to carry on the legacy of superior NIKKOR imaging technology for enthusiasts and professionals. With a large maximum aperture of f/1.8 and Nikon’s exclusive Nano Crystal Coat to reduce ghost and flare, the 28mm FX-format lens offers stunning sharpness and versatility for both photos and HD video.
Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD
High-speed standard zoom with built-in Vibration CompensationApril 5, 2012, Commack, NY －Tamron USA, Inc. announced the SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007), the world's first1 full-size high-speed standard zoom lens equipped with VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive), with resolution at the top of its class, will be available starting April 26, 2012 in Canon mount with Nikon mount following. Delivery of the Sony mount version has not been released.
Photoshop CS6 Beta Now Available
First major release since April 2010Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe Photoshop CS6 beta, a preview of what’s to come in the next release of the industry standard in digital imaging, is available as a free download from Adobe Labs. Customers can download the beta, try out the experience and provide feedback to the product team. Packed with groundbreaking new innovations, features and incredible performance enhancements, Photoshop CS6 beta is available for the Mac OS and Microsoft Windows platforms. The final release is expected in the first half of 2012.
Olympus E-5 and PEN Updates
Stabilizes operation when using SDXC cards; improves external flashToday Olympus announces the release of new firmware for the E-5, E-P3, E-PL3, E-PM1 and E-PL2 that stabilizes operation when using SDXC cards larger than 48 GB and, for the E-PL3 and E-PM1, improves external flash operation in RC mode.
Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2,8/15
Features large 110-degree angle of view and fast f/2.8 apertureThe super wide angle Distagon T* 2,8/15 will be available with an EF (ZE) or F bayonet (ZF.2). With an extra-large angle of view of 110 degrees in combination with a fast f/2.8 aperture, the lens enables the features for dramatic perspectives and performance demanded by the most ambitious landscape and architectural photographers. With a unique ability to capture events in a natural and extraordinary manner, it is also an ideal companion for advertising, journalism and commercial photography.