Digital Camera News & Previews
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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.
Shoots stills at up to 12 fps and captures full HD video at 60p, 60i or 24pSAN DIEGO, March 12, 2012 -- A wider palette of creative options is now accessible to more shooters with the α57 camera, the newest addition to Sony’s popular line of A-mount cameras employing Translucent Mirror Technology.
Manfrotto MVK502AM Tripod System
Supports up to 13.2 poundsLAS VEGAS, NV (April 14-April 19, 2012) – Manfrotto Distribution, world leader in the equipment and accessories industry for photography and imaging, has announced the launch of the new MVK502AM Tripod System. The system will debut at the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas.
Modular rigs for HD video DSLRs and camcordersLAS VEGAS, NV (April 14-April 19, 2012) – Manfrotto Distribution, world leader in the equipment and accessories industry for photography and imaging, has announced the launch of SYMPLA, a new family of modular rigs for HDSLR’s, and camcorders. Aimed at making the videographer’s life simpler, SYMPLA will debut at the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4
New adjustment controls maximize dynamic rangeAdobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the availability of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 software for Mac OS and Windows. Lightroom is the essential digital photography workflow solution helping amateur and professional photographers quickly import, manage, enhance and showcase their images. First released as a public beta in January 2012, the final version of Lightroom 4 is now available for US$149 for the full version and US$79 for the upgrade, providing an incredible value for photographers. Lightroom 4 introduces refined technology for superior shadow and highlight processing, ability to create photo books, additional local adjustment controls, and enhanced video support.
Manfrotto Tripod System
Lightweight, compact and sturdyLAS VEGAS, NV (April 14-April 19, 2012) – Manfrotto Distribution, world leader in the equipment and accessories industry for photography and imaging, has announced the launch of the new 701HDV, MVT502AM Tripod System. The system will debut at the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas.
New Kata Lineup
Includes video backpacks, rain covers and shoulder bagsLAS VEGAS, NV (April 14-April 19, 2012) – Manfrotto Distribution, world leader in the equipment and accessories industry for imaging, brings a stellar lineup of Kata video backpacks, rain covers and shoulder bags to the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas. Designed especially for professional videographers, Kata’s products set the standard for carrying and protective solutions.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Features a 61-Point High Density Reticular AF systemLAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 2, 2012– On the 25th anniversary of its world-renowned EOS System, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce its latest model, the new EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera. Positioned between the extremely popular EOS 5D Mark II and Canon’s top-of-the-line professional EOS-1D X model, the EOS 5D Mark III delivers superb image quality, thanks to a new 22.3-megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor, a high-performance DIGIC 5+ Imaging Processor, a 61-point High Density Reticular Autofocus (AF) System and six frames-per-second (fps) continuous shooting speed.
Multi-touch interaction, wireless connectivity and heads-up displayVancouver, Wash. – Mar. 1, 2012 – Wacom today announces Intuos5, the next generation lineup of tablets for professional photographers, designers and artists who wish to take their digital content creation to the next level. Superior new features include multi-touch gesture support for intuitive input, an Express View display to facilitate an efficient workflow and wireless capabilities for convenience and comfort. Combined with Wacom’s renowned pen pressure and tilt sensitive pen, the state-of-the-art Intuos5 inspires creativity through an immersive experience.
Tamron MyPhotoExhibits App for iPad
Dynamic 3D virtual exhibit for showcasing photosFebruary 28, 2012, Commack, NY - Tamron USA, Inc., has announced the launch of MyPhotoExhibits (MPE) app for iPad to enhance the convenience and user-friendliness of the MyPhotoExhibits site. MPE is an innovative way for photographers looking to showcase their favorite images in a unique, free online venue. Unlike traditional static online galleries, Tamron's SoHo-like MPE interface, available at http://myphotoexhibits.com, allows users to create customizable 3D exhibits with a vibrant interactive experience.
Phase One Digital Artist Series
Photography workshops for 2012COPENHAGEN, February 27, 2012 — The 2012 Phase One Digital Artist Series (PODAS) international photography workshops are now open for enrollment. Each of the ten all-inclusive photo excursions is limited to less than 25 participants. All feature a hands-on learning environment amidst breathtaking surroundings, and for the first time, French and German speaking workshops have been arranged.
Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad
App brings image-editing power to Apple iPad 2BARCELONA, Spain — Feb. 27, 2012 — At Mobile World Congress, Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq: ADBE) today announced that Adobe Photoshop Touch is now available for iPad 2, via the iTunes App Store. Adobe Photoshop Touch offers core Photoshop features, as well as new capabilities for creating and sharing in an app custom-built for tablets. The app is a central component of Adobe Touch Apps, a family of six intuitive touch screen applications, inspired by Adobe Creative Suite® software. iPad versions of the other Adobe Touch Apps are expected later this year.
Viewer application and ZUIKO 70-300mm lensToday Olympus announces a software update for the Olympus Viewer application along with a firmware update for the ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 70-300mm F4.0-5.6 lens.
DSLR takes Foveon technology creator’s name; lower price
Ronkonkoma, NY, Feb. 8, 2012 – In a personal letter to the company’s loyal customers, Sigma Corporation CEO Kazuto Yamaki today announced that, starting next month, Sigma’s 46-megapixel SD1 DSLR will be renamed the SD1 Merrill in honor of Richard “Dick” Merrill, the late co-creator of the Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor technology. The otherwise unchanged DSLR will also be sold at a lower price that reflects new efficiencies in the camera’s production.
Sigma Names Compact Cameras After Foveon Innovator
DP1 Merrill and DP2 Merrill feature 46-megapixel, full-color image sensorRonkonkoma, NY, Feb. 8, 2012 – Sigma Corporation of America (www.sigmaphoto.com), a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider for some of the world's most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, today announced the new Merrill series of digital cameras with the introduction of the DP1 Merrill and DP2 Merrill. The Merrill series is named in honor of Richard “Dick” Merrill, the co-creator of the Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor technology that powers Sigma’s unique lineup of cameras.
Features a 36.3-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensorMELVILLE, N.Y. (Feb 6, 2012) – Today, imaging leader Nikon Inc. announced the highly anticipated D800 HD-SLR, engineered to provide extreme resolution, astounding image quality and valuable video features optimized for professional still and multimedia photographers and videographers. A camera with an unmatched balance of accuracy, functionality and image quality, the Nikon D800 realizes innovations such as a high resolution 36.3-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor, a 91,000-pixel RGB Matrix Metering System, Advanced Scene Recognition System and many other intuitive features designed to create the preeminent device for the most demanding photo and video applications.
Canon EF Lenses
Three new models are availableLAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., February 7, 2012 — Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced two new versions of its coveted Wide Angle Lenses and a new version of its popular 24-70mm Standard Zoom Lens for professionals and photo enthusiasts. The new EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM and EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM lenses use a rear focusing system, high-speed CPU, and a powerful ring-type Ultra Sonic Motor (USM) with optimized AF algorithms for faster auto focusing and sharp images. With large apertures these new lenses deliver beautiful, soft backgrounds for superior image quality.
Canon PowerShot Cameras
Features include Wi-Fi, powerful optical zoom and rugged buildLAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., February 7, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the addition of four PowerShot digital cameras: the ELPH 530 HS, ELPH 320 HS, SX260 HS, and D20. Photographers no longer have to sacrifice image quality for the ability to instantly share images and videos with the use of the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS and ELPH 320 HS Wi-Fi enabled cameras. The PowerShot SX260 HS camera puts Canon’s amazing optical reach into a pocket sized camera, with a 20x optical zoom (25mm to 500mm) letting you pull subjects in close. Designed for the adventurous photographer looking to take spectacular photos, the rugged PowerShot D20 camera is ideally suited for the backpacker, snowboarder or tropical-traveler.