Digital Camera News & Previews
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Next generation pen tablet delivers new pen technology
Vancouver, WA – Mar. 25, 2009 – Wacom today unveils the long anticipated Intuos4, a revolutionary new professional pen tablet that delivers new features and unparalleled performance to photographers, designers and artists seeking optimal control and improved productivity. Inspired by members of Wacom’s professional community, the next generation Intuos is anchored by the Intuos4’s amazing new pen performance, capable of capturing the slightest nuance of pen pressure against the tablet surface, as well as offering 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity. Other innovative product enhancements include a refined and intelligent industrial design that provides real advancements in looks, comfort and control. Specific workflow and productivity tools to savor include the customizable shortcut and modifier keys with accompanying OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) displays, which allow users to see, via the displays, what the keys are currently set to.
Canon Introduces EOS Rebel T1i
First Rebel DSLR To Feature HD Video Capture
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 25, 2009 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today introduced a new addition to its Rebel lineup, the EOS Rebel T1i Digital SLR camera, the first in the Rebel line to feature Full HD video capture. The new Canon Rebel T1i SLR incorporates some of the best technologies from the EOS 50D and EOS 5D Mark II models into an entry-level juggernaut. With a 15.1 megapixel CMOS sensor and HD video capture, along with the DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor, the Rebel T1i gives aspiring photographers plenty of reason to step-up to the latest and greatest model in the Rebel lineup.
Nik Software Updates Color Efex Pro 3.0
Now compatible with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Boston, MA (Photoshop World, Booth #411) – March 25, 2009 - Nik Software announces today that Color Efex Pro 3.0, its popular digital photographic filters for retouching and creative enhancements, is now available for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.3 and higher. The update is free to current owners of Color Efex Pro 3.0.
Tamron Develops SP AF60mm f/2.0 Di II Macro 1:1
Life-size macro lens designed for APS-C sensors
March 24, 2009, Commack, NY—Tamron Co., Ltd (Mr. Morio Ono, President), a comprehensive manufacturer of optical products with its head office in Saitama City, Japan, announced the development of the SP AF60mm F/2.0 Di II LD (IF) MACRO 1:1 (Model G005), a life-size macro lens designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras with APS-C size image sensors that offers a fast maximum aperture of F/2.0.
Digital Light & Color Picture Window 5.0
Features a host of new features
Cambridge, Mass – Digital Light & Color announced availability of the latest major upgrade of Picture Window Pro. The new edition extends the tradition of the highest image quality and full control of all image parameters in an easy to use package and at moderate cost. Now Picture Window 5.0 adds a host of new features to this powerful professional image editing program.
Vertus Play With Pictures Competition
Winner gets new iPhone
To coincide with the recent launch of Play With Pictures, a new software program that enables even first-time users to create exciting and fun image mashups and compositions, Vertus the maker of the program is running a competition the winner of which will receive a new iPhone! To enter, simply download the free trial of the software, http://www.playwithpictures.com/en/freetrial.html, knock up a composition, and submit it for consideration! You can find more details on the competition through the following link: http://blog.playwithpictures.com/journal/2009/3/16/win-an-iphone-in-week-four-of-our-gadget-give-away.html
Palm Springs Photo Festival
4th Annual Festival Starts March 29thThe city of Palms Springs welcomes Connect 09, the fourth annual Palm Springs Photo Festival. Founded by master photographer Jeff Dunas, CONNECT 09 offers the opportunity for professional and advanced amateur photographers to personally meet top photographers, museum curators, gallery directors, art directors, photo editors, publishers, advertising agency creatives, educators and industry leaders in the spectacular desert environment of Palm Springs, California.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.3 and Camera Raw 5.3
Updates are available nowAdobe has released Photoshop Lightroom 2.3 and Camera Raw 5.3, available immediately for download at www.adobe.com/downloads/updates/. The Lightroom 2.3 and Camera Raw 5.3 updates, originally posted as release candidates for community testing on Jan. 23, provide raw file support for the newly-released Nikon D3X and Olympus E-30 cameras.
ACDSee Pro 3
Latest version available for public beta testingVICTORIA, British Columbia – ACD Systems International Inc. is accelerating photography workflow with the development of ACDSee™ Pro 3, a new version now available for public beta testing. Anticipated for full release in the fall, ACDSee Pro 3 retains the same fast and flexible features photographers rely upon for their creative work and incorporates an enhanced user experience that delivers a professional level of support at a tremendous value – less than half the cost of other workflow applications.
Tenba Black Label Camera Collection
Handcrafted camera bags and satchelsElmsford NY, March 1, 2009 – Tenba has introduced “Black Label”—a new collection of premium, handcrafted camera bags and satchels. The collection is aimed at the professional or serious enthusiast who wants a bag with upscale design and features, highest-grade materials and robust construction.
Multi-Function Calibration ToolLAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – March 2, 2009—Datacolor, a global leader in digital color management technology, today announced SpyderCube™, the first all-in-one RAW calibration device for fast and accurate whitepoint correction as well as bracketed adjustments for highlights and blacks. For years, photographers have relied on traditional flat gray cards to establish proper white balance in a wide range of shooting environments. Today, these professionals require new techniques to meet the changing dynamic of photography and new digital workflow processes. Capturing appropriate information at the time of image exposure will greatly reduce time and effort in the post-production process and ensure true color rendition and image detail.
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH1
New Micro Four Thirds CameraLas Vegas, NV (March 3, 2009) – Panasonic today introduced the DMC-GH1, the newest member of the company’s revolutionary LUMIX G Micro System – a new digital interchangeable lens camera system that delivers professional-level features and performance in a compact and easy-to-use camera body.
Offers 8 TB of capacity and faster transfer speedsLAS VEGAS – (PMA BOOTH # R260) -- March 3, 2009 - WD® (NYSE: WDC), the world’s leader in external storage solutions, today announced that WD ShareSpace™ network storage systems now offer 8 TB (terabytes) of capacity, up to 30 percent faster transfer speeds, and DLNA media streaming capabilities. Combined with its ease-of-use and small footprint, WD ShareSpace is now a more compelling solution for small offices and digital media enthusiasts who want to store, protect and share massive amounts of content.
Nik Software Plug-in Update
Viveza now available for Lightroom 2Las Vegas, NV (PMA Booth #U221) – March 3, 2009 – Nik Software announces today that Viveza, its popular digital photographic plug-in filter is now available for Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 2 and higher. The update is free to current owners of Viveza.
Casio High-Speed EXILIM Cameras
EX-FS10 and EX-FC100LAS VEGAS, NV, MARCH 3, 2009 — Casio America, Inc. and its parent company, Casio Computer Co., Ltd., released some exciting details about its upcoming digital camera models today. Soon to be released are the slim, compact High Speed EXILIM models EX-FS10 and EX-FC100 featuring high-speed burst shooting faster than an SLR camera.
Nik Software Available at Apple Stores
Updates are available nowLas Vegas, NV (PMA Booth #U221) – March 2, 2009 – Nik Software, Inc. announces today that its award-winning line-up of photographic plug-ins for Adobe® Photoshop®, Photoshop Elements and Apple® Aperture® are now available for purchase through Apple sales channels. The full range of Nik Software products is now available online at Apple.com. Apple stores that focus on supporting graphics and photographic professionals now also carry the Nik Software’s Complete Collection for Aperture. This specially priced bundle of all Nik Software plug-ins includes Dfine 2.0, Viveza, Color Efex Pro 3, Silver Efex Pro and Sharpener Pro 3.
Sony Spotlights Latest Cyber-shot camera at PMA
Introduces new DSC-HX1LAS VEGAS (PMA #F171), March 2, 2009 – Sony is exhibiting an array of new digital imaging products here at the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) 2009 International Convention, including the new Cyber-shot® camera (model DSC-HX1) with “sweep panorama” technology.
Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR
Features new Super CCD EXR sensorValhalla, N.Y., March 2, 2009 – FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc. today announced that the Digital Imaging Marketing Association (DIMA) has named Fujifilm’s new FinePix F200EXR digital camera a 2009 Innovative Digital Product Award winner. Today’s announcement was made at the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) trade show and convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Lensbaby 0.42x Super Wide Lens
Designed for all Lensbaby lensesLas Vegas, NV (March 2, 2009) PMA Booth #M230 – Lensbaby announces today a new 0.42x Super Wide Lens for use with their new line of selective focus lenses – The Composer™, The Muse™, The Control Freak™ and their companion Lensbaby Optic Swap System™ consisting of Double Glass, Single Glass, Plastic, and Pinhole/Zone plate interchangeable optics.
ACDSee Pro for Mac
App enters beta testingVICTORIA, British Columbia – The wait is over for professional photographers who want a faster, affordable, all-in-one photography workflow system to use on their Macs. ACD Systems International Inc. today opened beta testing for its new ACDSee™ Pro Photo Manager for Mac, the first version of the company’s acclaimed Pro Photo Manager software for Mac applications.