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Panasonic Releases World's First Micro Four Thirds Camera
Smallest and Lightest Digital Interchangeable Lens Camera Available
Panasonic Releases World's First Micro Four Thirds CameraSecaucus, NJ (September 12, 2008) - Panasonic today announced the world's first Micro Four Thirds system camera, the LUMIX DMC-G1, the world's smallest and lightest digital interchangeable lens camera, weighing in at approximately 385 grams (0.85 lbs).* Based on the new Micro Four Thirds System standard, the LUMIX G1 eliminates the internal mirror structure that defines digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras, thus reducing the size and weight by nearly half.** With the mirror-less system, the G1's flange back, which is the distance between the mount and the image sensor, has been reduced from 40 mm - as specified in the Four Thirds System - to approximately 20 mm.

New 32 GB CompactFlash from SanDisk
Pro Card With Doubled Capacity and Faster Writing
New 32 GB CompactFlash from SanDiskMILPITAS, Calif. September 11, 2008 - Who says big cards can't be fast? SanDisk Corporation today announced the 32-gigabyte (GB)1 SanDisk Extreme® III CompactFlash® (CF) card, the latest addition to its award-winning SanDisk Extreme III line. Combining world-class storage capacity with fast data transfer rates, SanDisk's new memory card is designed to meet the demands of professional digital videographers and photographers. For many cards, an increase in storage capacity often comes at a cost to speed, but the 32GB SanDisk Extreme III CF card at 30 megabytes per second (MB/s) offers customers the best of both worlds.

ACDSee Releases Pro Photo Manager 2.5
Accelerates Digital Asset Management, Image Editing and Sharing
ACDSee Releases Pro Photo Manager 2.5VICTORIA, British Columbia - September 10, 2008 - ACD Systems International Inc. today released ACDSee™ Pro Photo Manager 2.5, a major update with new features designed to improve digital asset management and workflow, provide greater flexibility for image editing and offer even more options for presenting photos. ACDSee Pro 2 users are eligible for a free upgrade to this new version.

New Lexar Professional UDMA 300x 16GB CompactFlash Card
Cards with Increased Speed, Capacity and Professional-Level Performance
New Lexar Professional UDMA 300x 16GB CompactFlash CardFremont, CA, September 9, 2008 -- Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, today announced the Lexar Professional UDMA 300x 16GB CompactFlash® (CF) card, a new memory card that provides an ideal combination of increased capacity, professional-level performance and reliability. Designed for professional photographers and photo enthusiasts, this lightning-fast card is UDMA-enabled (Ultra Direct Memory Access), resulting in exceedingly fast performance. Speed-rated at 300x, which represents a minimum sustained write speed of 45MB per second, the new Lexar Professional UDMA 300x 16GB CF card dramatically reduces post-production time thanks to an improved card-to-computer transfer rate when working in conjunction with a UDMA-enabled device. In addition, the very high capacity of the card allows photographers to store more images and shoot for longer periods without interruption.

Sony Unveils First Full-Frame D-SLR
The New Flagship Full-Frame Alpha DSLR-A900 With 24.6 MP Resolution
Sony Unveils First Full-Frame D-SLRSAN DIEGO, Sept. 9, 2008 - Sony is introducing its full-frame α (alpha) DSLR-A900 camera, aimed at serious photo enthusiasts looking for traditional SLR performance with the added benefits of digital photography.

Nik Software Announces Sharpener Pro 3.0
New Sharpening Technology Gives Precise, Selective Control
Nik Software Announces Sharpener Pro 3.0Las Vegas, NV - September 4, 2008 (Photoshop World, Booth #321) - Nik Software today announced the latest version of its popular Sharpener Pro photographic plug-in for use with Adobe® Photoshop® and Apple® Aperture™. Designed for professionals and photo enthusiasts, Sharpener Pro 3.0 is the most advanced and powerful sharpening solution for photographers, eliminating the guesswork typically required for achieving superior and consistent results.

NEC Display Introduces 22-Inch Widescreen LCD
Feature-Rich Monitor That Delivers Exceptional Quality
NEC Display Introduces 22-Inch Widescreen LCDCHICAGO - September 3, 2008 - NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading stand-alone provider of commercial and residential LCD and plasma displays and projectors, announced today the launch of its new 22-inch MultiSync EA221WM widescreen LCD monitor. This is the second MultiSync EA Series product to be introduced following the launch of the 26-inch EA261WM in June.

JOBO Introduces New Portable Photo Viewer
Easy-to-use JOBO X7 Features 7-inch display and 1GB of Internal Memory
JOBO Introduces New Portable Photo ViewerGummersbach, Germany (September 3, 2008) - JOBO AG announces a unique and very portable new addition to the growing JOBO family of digital picture frames. Featuring a 7-inch viewing screen and 1GB of internal memory capable of storing up to 10,000 images, the new wallet-like JOBO X7 Portable Photo Viewer is the perfect accessory for photographers on the go or anyone who wishes to take their favorite pictures along with them to share with family and friends.

Get Perfect Color
Color Control Freak 2008 Fall Schedule Announced
Get Perfect ColorGRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Aug. 18, 2008 - X-Rite, Incorporated (NASDAQ:XRIT) - Pantone and the color experts at X-Rite Color Services today announced the fall schedule of the company's highly popular seminar, "Color Control Freak." With a popular spring series completed, X-Rite's Color Control Freak '08 will again offer attendees an in-depth understanding of color, its value in the design process and techniques for proper reproduction.

Tamron Announces New 10-24mm Lens
A High-Performance, Compact Ultra Wide-Angle Zoom
Tamron Announces New 10-24mm LensSeptember 1, 2008, Commack, NY- Tamron Co., Ltd (Mr. Morio Ono, President) announced the SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) featuring an unprecedented 2.4X zoom ratio in its class of ultra wide-angle zoom lenses. The innovative, high-performance ultra wide-angle zoom lens (model B001) is designed exclusively for Canon and Nikon digital SLRs with APS-C sized image sensors. Pentax and Sony mount models will be announced at a later date.

Mpix Launches New and Improved Website
Mpix 2.0 Platform Makes Print Fulfillment Easier
Mpix Launches New and Improved WebsitePittsburg, Kansas, September 1, 2008 -- Mpix, a division of Miller's Professional Imaging, announces the launch of Mpix 2.0, a complete redesign and relaunch of the award-winning service for fulfilling prints and products for professional and advanced amateur photographers. The Mpix 2.0 Web site adds tools for a streamlined ordering workflow and offers additional professional products and services to save photographers time and money.

Epson Releases EX100 Portable Projector
A New Lightweight and Powerful Projector
Epson Releases EX100 Portable ProjectorLONG BEACH, Calif. - Aug. 26, 2008 - Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, today announced the Epson EX100 projector, a 3.5 pound ultra-portable multimedia projector that offers 2,700 lumens of white and color light output, XGA resolution for razor-sharp image quality and detail, and Epson's latest 3-Chip 3LCD technology.  Designed for business and mobile professionals who require a high-quality, feature-rich and lightweight projector that can be easily taken from location to location, the Epson EX100 is priced at $999 (estimated street price) and is available at OfficeMax and other leading retail locations.

New SanDisk SD Cards Built For Speed
SanDisk Extreme III 30MB/s Edition SDHC Line Delivers Peak Performance
New SanDisk SD Cards Built For SpeedTOKYO, JAPAN, August 27, 2008 - SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) today set a new speed record of 30 megabytes per second1 for SD™ flash memory cards with the introduction of the SanDisk Extreme® III 30MB/s Edition line of SDHC™ Cards. The new cards, expected to be available worldwide in September in 4-gigabyte (GB)2, 8GB and 16GB capacities, are designed to deliver peak performance when used with the new digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera, Nikon D90.

Alien Skin Software Announces Blow Up 2
Photo Resizing Plug-in for Photoshop Uses Cutting Edge Algorithm To Enlarge Photos
Alien Skin Software Announces Blow Up 2Raleigh, North Carolina - August 27, 2008 - Alien Skin Software today announces the immediate availability of Blow Up® 2, the new version of its photo resizing plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® and Photoshop Elements. Blow Up 2 takes the complexity out of preparing photos for printing with a user interface that intelligently handles resizing, cropping, and sharpening. The sophisticated enlargement algorithm produces photos dramatically sharper and more detailed than any other method.

Nikon Announces The D90
World's First D-SLR With HD Video Capture
Nikon Announces The D90MELVILLE, N.Y. (Aug. 27, 2008) - Nikon Inc. today announced the D90, a digital single lens reflex (SLR) camera that redefines the creative boundaries of digital photography allowing photographers to easily create stunning still images and High Definition (HD) movie clips with sound-with the same camera. A host of Nikon core technologies were leveraged to develop the D90's scope of versatility, calling on years of photographic and optical expertise. Whether consumers are graduating from an advanced compact digital camera or are a seasoned D-SLR enthusiast, the Nikon D90 emphasizes brilliant image quality and versatility with its exclusive advanced Scene Recognition System, intuitive creative controls, blazing fast performance and the industry-first ability to create HD movie clips at 720p in the new D-Movie mode.

Canon Introduces The New EOS 50D D-SLR
Canon’s New DIGIC 4 Image Processor Fuels the 15.1 Megapixel Resolution, Expanded ISO Range and Enhanced Noise Reduction of the New EOS 50D Digital SLR
Canon Introduces The New EOS 50D D-SLRLAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., August 26, 2008 - With the demand for digital SLR cameras reaching unprecedented levels, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, is answering the call with the announcement of the next evolution in advanced amateur digital SLR photography, the EOS 50D Digital SLR Camera with 15.1 megapixel resolution and Canon's new DIGIC 4 image processor. Designed to offer extraordinary quality and image control for the advanced photographer with a passion for the art, the Canon EOS 50D Digital SLR camera includes an expanded ISO range, improved noise reduction, and in-camera photo editing features. Canon has loaded the EOS 50D camera with a number of enhancements and some trickle-down technology from Canon's professional Digital SLR cameras, as well as a new Creative Auto Mode (CA) that gives users more creative flexibility to make image setting adjustments conveniently without the need to be a photo expert.

Adobe Releases Photoshop Elements 7 & Premiere Elements 7
Makes Editing and Sharing Memories Easier Than Ever Before
Adobe Releases Photoshop Elements 7 & Premiere Elements 7SAN JOSE, Calif. (Business Wire EON) August 25, 2008 -- Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced two major upgrades for hobbyist digital photo and video enthusiasts: Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 7 and Adobe Premiere® Elements 7 for Windows® with new Photoshop.com membership. Available as a standalone product or as a single retail bundle package, the revolutionary products allow for instant access to the best photo and video options for designing unique and meaningful creations.

M-ROCK Announces New Backpacks
Secure Photo Backpacks That Carry All
M-ROCK Announces New BackpacksM-ROCK is excited to announce the brand new Zion 525 & McKinley 526 camera backpacks. The Zion and McKinley are identical except the McKinley includes large roller wheels and locking telescope handle. The backpacks include a modular interior with a removable Accessory Bag and spare dividers for three set up options. The basic set up is for a regular or Pro DSLR camera with up to a six inch lens attached, with room for an additional two to four lenses or photo accessories. The Accessory Bag above can hold more electronics, personal items or hiking gear. Replace the Accessory Bag with the extra dividers will allow you to load use all of the interior space for extra photographic supplies and load your SLR camera with up to a nine inch lens attached. The removed Accessory Bag has Web & Velcro arms below that can securely attach to the fabric handle on top of the backpacks.

New Entry-Level Studio Lighting
Calumet Releases Genesis Studio Lighting Kits
New Entry-Level Studio LightingCHICAGO, January 29, 2008 - Calumet Photographic invites the emerging photographer to enter the world of studio lighting with the extremely affordable, and yet sophisticated self-contained flash units. The Genesis 200w/s and 400w/s monolights provide you with all the power and lighting control that you will need to create professional-looking portraits and great still-life tabletop photographs. They will provide you with recycling times as low as one second. The Genesis flash units' 5-volt sync voltage is even safe for today's digital cameras.

Hensel Announces Beauty Dish
The New 22" ACW Beauty Dish EH Creates Great Light Anywhere
Hensel Announces Beauty DishOur popular Beauty Dish // Now with even more uses. The metal body is designed to accommodate a large honeycomb with a diameter of 22"/56 cm. This makes targeted light possible and increases the possible applications. The metal honeycomb clicks into the edge of the newly developed reflector and is held in place by two metal clips for simple handling and effective performance.


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