Digital Camera News & Previews
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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.
Olympus Launches Space Project
E-3 will be used to document the earthCENTER VALLEY, Pa., February 26, 2009 – Olympus Corporation commemorates its 90th anniversary by creating the ‘Olympus Space Project’ to photograph the majestic beauty of our planet and raise awareness to protect it. The company’s flagship E-3 digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera and ZUIKO digital lenses will journey to the International Space Station (ISS) on the next Space Shuttle Discovery mission.
X-Rite Presents Webinar on Color Workflow
Aimed at wedding, portrait and landscape photographersElmsford, NY – February 25, 2009 – X-Rite Field Marketing Manager Joe Brady will hold the first of a series of Webinars on “Color Workflow for the Photographer,” to educate viewers on the increasingly critical role calibration and profiling plays in the professional photographer’s workflow. Viewers can register here.
35mm Slide & Film ScannerThe New Pana-Scan™ 35mm Slide & Film Scanner enables you to quickly and easily convert your cherished slides and negatives into high resolution 5 megapixel digital images on your computer at the push of a button!
Adobe Releases Photoshop 11.0.1 Update
Fixes slowdowns and crashesAdobe has released an update to its Photoshop software, available immediately for existing Photoshop CS4 users. The Photoshop 11.0.1 update addresses key issues reported by customers that may impact performance.
Olympus E-620 DSLR
Compact body, Live View LCD, and moreCENTER VALLEY, Pa., February 24, 2009 – As children, our imaginations run wild and finger-painted artistic creations are proudly displayed on our family refrigerators. But as we grow older, we learn to color inside the lines, and have less and less time for art. We often lose touch with how satisfying it is to create something uniquely our own. Olympus delivers the new E-620 digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera to bring back that free-style experimenting and the magical feeling of being inspired by our own art.
Corel Painter 11 Unveiled Today
New version delivers enhanced brushesOttawa, ON – February 24, 2009 – Corel Corporation (NASDAQ: CREL; TSX: CRE) today introduced Corel Painter 11, the newest edition of the world's leading painting and illustration software. With more than 40 new and enhanced features, Painter 11 provides the most inventive drawing and painting tools available, making it the ultimate art studio for those ready to expand their definition of creativity.
Epson Wins Design Awards
Forum recognizes excellence in design and functionalityLONG BEACH, Calif. – Feb. 24, 2009 – Epson has been recognized with seven prestigious International Forum (iF) Design Awards for the Epson Artisan 800 and Artisan 700 premium all-in-ones, Epson WorkForce 600 and WorkForce 40 small and home office all-in-one and single function printers, Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 wide format solvent printer, Epson PowerLite 400W short-throw multimedia projector, and the Epson TM-S1000 high-accuracy check and coupon scanner.
onOne Software Plug-In Suite 4.5 and FocalPoint 1.1
Both updates are now availablePortland, OR - February 23, 2009 – onOne Software, Inc., a leading developer of time-saving software solutions for professional and advanced amateur photographers, today announced the immediate availability of Plug-in Suite 4.5 and FocalPoint 1.1. Plug-In Suite 4.5 is the latest version of onOne Software's Photoshop plug-in collection, which combines the recently announced FocalPoint 1.1, Genuine Fractals 6 Professional Edition, PhotoTools 2 Professional Edition and PhotoFrame 4 Professional Edition in addition to Mask Pro 4 and PhotoTune 2.2.
WD My Book World Edition
Automatic Continuous Network BackupLAKE FOREST, Calif. – Feb. 18, 2009 - WD® (NYSE: WDC), the world’s leader in external storage solutions, today introduced its newly redesigned My Book® World Edition™ network storage drive, simplifying the critical but tedious task of backing up an entire household’s precious files. Designed for consumers who have multiple computers on a home network, the new drive will be available in 1 terabyte and 2 terabyte capacities, and is compatible with PC and Mac® computers.
Canon Adds Tilt-Shift Lenses
Introducing the TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II and the TS-E 17mm f/4LLAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., February 17, 2009 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging and optics, today introduced two new Tilt-Shift lenses, the TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II and the TS-E 17mm f/4L. These two new L series lenses expand the Company’s extensive lens line-up of TS-E lenses giving photographers creative control over perspective and depth of field in their images. Both the TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II and the TS-E 17mm f/4L are specialty lenses ideal for landscape and architectural photography and are compatible with all Canon EOS system single lens reflex cameras.
Canon's 2009 PowerShot Lineup
Ten new cameras offer an array of optionsLAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., February 17, 2009 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today introduced 10 new PowerShot cameras that offer an array of photographic options for the entry-level consumer right up to the photo enthusiast. Whether on a family vacation, swimming in an ocean or out for a night on the town, the new line-up of PowerShot digital cameras enable consumers to customize their photographic experience to their personality with color, style and features galore.
Fujifilm Unveils New Product Lineup
Fujifilm's Full Range of Imaging Solutions Presented at PMA 2009Valhalla, NY, February 17, 2009 – FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc. is showcasing a broad spectrum of imaging solutions at the PMA 2009 Annual Convention and Trade Show under its banner, “Fujifilm. Expand the World of Imaging". Fujifilm continues to deliver unique and creative products and services that can help its customers to maintain and expand their revenue streams, even as the challenges of a tough economy and changing photographic imaging market increase.
onOne Software’s PhotoTools 2 Now Available
Software adds new features and effectsPortland, OR – February 17, 2009– onOne Software, Inc., a leading developer of time-saving software solutions for professional and advanced amateur photographers, today announced the immediate availability of PhotoTools 2 Standard and Professional Edition. PhotoTools 2 is a flexible yet powerful plug-in for Adobe Photoshop CS2, CS3 and CS4 that utilizes the power of Photoshop Actions to provide a range of imaging tools including effects, corrections and production automation in a full-featured interface.
Sony Adds Intelligent Auto Technology To Cyber-shot Cameras
Three key technologies make the cameras "smarter"SAN DIEGO, Feb. 17, 2009 – Sony today announced five new Cyber-shot cameras (models DSC-T900, DSC-T90, DSC-W290, DSC-W230 and DSC-H20) that make it easier to take the best pictures without changing settings. The intelligent auto mode, available on the T900, T90, W290 and H20 models helps “think” for you and detect scene conditions then adjust settings, especially in difficult lighting scenarios.
Epson and PolyVision Join Forces
To Donate Equipment to the Florida Digital Educator ProgramsLONG BEACH, Calif. and SUWANEE, Ga. Epson America Inc., the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, and PolyVision, that recently introduced ēno™, the world’s most advanced interactive whiteboard, today announced the donation of 10 new Epson PowerLite® W6 multimedia projectors and 10 new ēno interactive whiteboards to the Florida Digital Educator program’s Master Digital Educators.
New Nikon Fast Lens
Introducing The AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8GMELVILLE, N.Y. (Feb. 8, 2009) – Nikon Inc. today announced the AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G lens, which is the first fixed focal length, fast-aperture DX-format lens that affords photographers superb image quality along with the creative possibilities and versatility of the classic 50mm focal length (FX-format equivalent of 52mm). When mounted on a DX-format camera body, it enables photographers to document their world with a lens that produces a picture angle similar to the field of vision as seen through the human eye. Whether new to D-SLRs or a seasoned enthusiast, users will appreciate the extreme low-light performance and the expanded ability to dramatically separate the subject and background with the new 35mm DX lens’ wide f/1.8 aperture.
New Tiffen Apple App
Image Enhancement Tool for iPod and iPhoneHauppauge, NY – February 3, 2009 -- The Tiffen Company, a Long Island based leading manufacturer and distributor of photographic accessories, announced a special version of its award-winning Tiffen Dfx Digital Filter Creative Effects software, for Apple® iPhone® and iPod Touch® owners.
New Rugged Panasonic Camera
Withstands Water, Shock, Dust and Shoots HD VideoMIAMI, FL (January 27, 2009) – Panasonic today introduced the LUMIX DMC-TS1, the world’s first*1 waterproof, shockproof and dustproof digital camera*2 to also feature AVCHD Lite High Definition (HD) video recording capabilities*3. The TS1’s tough and rugged design makes it the ideal choice for active users needing the ultimate hybrid for capturing both still and motion images during outdoor activities. The LUMIX TS1, with a 12.1 megapixel resolution, features a 28mm wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens, a 4.6x optical zoom and Panasonic’s proprietary iA (Intelligent Auto) mode, making this an easy-to-use, yet powerful camera that packs advanced imaging features.