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Adobe Introduces New Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Sept. 24, 2007 - Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced two major upgrades to its digital photo and video software for consumers: Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 for Windows & Adobe Premiere Elements 4 for Windows. Tight integration and a shared Organizer, with a common database accessible from either application, allow users to do more with their photos and videos. Available separately or together in a single retail package, Photoshop Elements & Adobe Premiere Elements software give photo and video enthusiasts more creative ways to organize, edit, create and share digital photos and home movies.
Sony Introduces New High-Performance D-SLR
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 5, 2007 - Sony is expanding its (Alpha) digital SLR system with the introduction of the DSLR-A700 camera, which is aimed at photo enthusiasts or serious photo hobbyists. The new model features advanced imaging technologies and ultra-responsive operation, as well as a lightweight, dust- and moisture-resistant, magnesium alloy construction common to enthusiast-class D-SLR cameras.
Panasonic Expands LUMIX SLR Line
SECAUCUS, N.J. (August 30, 2007) - Panasonic today introduced the newest member of its digital single-lens reflex (SLR) camera line, the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-L10, the company's first SLR with Face Detection. The DMC-L10 also offers an advanced 2.5 inch Live View LCD which can rotate 270 degrees, enabling versatile shooting options, and making it easy and convenient to shoot from high or low angles. Complete with a 10.1-megapixel Live MOS Sensor, the DMC-L10 includes an advanced, Supersonic Wave Filter system that prevents dust from collecting on the sensor and degrading photo quality.
HP Delivers New Printers and Tools for Consumers
PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 28, 2007 - HP today introduced several imaging and printing solutions - including five compact photo printers, five Photosmart single-function and all-in-one printers, two Deskjet printer models and a variety of unique photo books - all designed to make it easier for consumers to print, create and share their content in new ways.
Tamron AF18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II Wins EISA Award
The AF18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical IF Macro (Model A18), a lightweight, compact, and ultimate high-power zoom lens designed for exclusive use with digital SLR cameras equipped with APS-C sized image sensors, which was launched in February 2007, has been selected as the winner of the EISA Photo Award - European Consumer Lens of the Year 2007-2008.
Nikon Introduces New D300 Professional Digital SLR Camera
MELVILLE, N.Y. (AUGUST 23, 2007) - Nikon (http://www.nikonusa.com/) today introduced its most advanced DX-format digital SLR camera, the D300. Engineered with pro-level features and performance, the 12.3 effective megapixel D300 combines brand new technologies with advanced features inherited from Nikon's newly announced D3 professional digital SLR camera to offer serious photographers remarkable performance combined with agility.
Nikon Releases D3 Digital SLR Camera
MELVILLE, N.Y. (AUGUST 23, 2007) - Eight years after Nikon's D1 camera changed professional digital photography forever, Nikon today introduced the D3 - a new digital SLR camera that is poised to once again revolutionize photography for professionals. The 12.1 effective megapixel D3 features Nikon's new FX-format CMOS sensor, measuring 23.9 x 36mm, which is nearly identical to the size of 35mm film. With the fastest startup time, shortest viewfinder blackout time, and shortest shutter lag of any digital SLR camera as well as the capability to shoot up to nine frames per second at full FX-format resolution, the D3 is the world's fastest digital SLR camera in its class.
Olympus Announces 18x Optical Zoom SP-560 UZ
CENTER VALLEY, Pa., August 23, 2007 - Olympus introduces the new SP-560 Ultra Zoom digital camera, the all-in-one solution for consumers looking for power and versatility for any shooting situation. The compact SP-560 UZ blends ease-of-use with an industry-leading focal range (27mm wide-angle to 18x optical zoom), an 8-megapixel image sensor and the latest technologies to deliver superior image quality and performance.
Olympus Introduces Sleek New 790 SW
CENTER VALLEY, Pa., August 23, 2007 - Olympus today introduces the Stylus 790 SW, the newest addition to its stylish and durable Stylus SW line of digital compact cameras. Available in five stunning colors (orange, blue, lime, black and silver), the shockproof, waterproof, freezeproof and dustproof camera captures amazing images in any situation - whether it is a day of fun at the beach, an action-packed snorkel adventure, a family ski trip or a night out with friends.
Canon U.S.A. Delivers Highly Anticipated EOS 40D Digital SLR
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., August 20, 2007 - Following months of intense anticipation by Digital SLR enthusiasts worldwide, the EOS 40D DIGITAL SLR Camera from Canon U.S.A., Inc. is scheduled to begin sailing into stores in early September. Building on the success of Canon's perennially popular "prosumer" EOS 20D and 30D models, the EOS 40D advances the state-of-the-art for mid-range Digital SLR cameras, making it a natural first choice for advanced amateur photographers and entry-level professionals, and an ideal second body for more established photo pros. Indeed, given the level of feature upgrades and improvements, technological wizardry and user-requested creative controls, the Canon EOS 40D SLR's "prosumer" appellation may refer more to its accessible price point than to the exceptional quality, clarity and resolution of the images it creates.
Canon U.S.A. Releases New Line-Leading 21.1-Megapixel, Full-Frame EOS-1Ds Mark III Digital SLR
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., August 20, 2007 - The new 21.1-megapixel, full-frame Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III Digital SLR camera brings the power of Canon U.S.A., Inc.'s professional imaging excellence and innovation into sharper focus than ever before. While Canon's EOS-1D series has dominated the 35mm-based professional Digital SLR market for the past six years, the new EOS-1Ds Mark III Digital SLR takes Canon's pro-digital prowess into and the realm of high-fashion and commercial photo studios where bulkier, medium-format cameras previously reigned.
Canon U.S.A.'s New PowerShot G9 Camera Combines Creative Control With Compact ConvenienceLAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., August 20, 2007 - Canon U.S.A., Inc. announced today that its acclaimed G-series has a new top-of-the line model - the PowerShot G9 digital camera. The PowerShot G9 digital camera offers serious shooters and value-minded professionals a feature-packed camera with many of the advanced photographic capabilities of a high-end Digital SLR camera, in a lightweight, compact package at an affordable price.
Canon U.S.A. Introduces Two New Digital ELPH Cameras
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., August 20, 2007 - Canon U.S.A., Inc. today introduced two new compact PowerShot Digital ELPH Cameras - the top-of-the line 12.1-megapixel PowerShot SD950 IS Digital ELPH and the status-setting 8.0-megapixel resolution PowerShot SD870 IS Digital ELPH. Both cameras still have the alluring charm and color that keep them ahead of the aesthetic curve, but now they are also loaded with advanced features and functions, making them perfect for the trend-setting techie. For the consumer attending a sunny backyard soiree, a relaxing respite getaway or an electrifying night on the town, these two Digital ELPH cameras continue to hold court as the perfect combination of beauty and brains. Canon's PowerShot Digital ELPH cameras verify the adage that you can never be too (feature) rich or too stylishly thin.
Canon U.S.A. Adds Two New Stylish, High-Quality Photo Printers To Its Line-Up
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., August 20, 2007 - For the at-home or small office user who wants to combine high-quality and fast photo printing with excellent text printing, the PIXMA iP4500 Photo Printer and PIXMA iP3500 Photo Printer, announced today by Canon U.S.A., Inc., are two great choices. The PIXMA iP4500 Photo Printer boasts high-resolution, fast photo printing speeds and five individual ink tanks to deliver professional performance. The PIXMA iP3500 Photo Printer offers four individual ink tanks and a 4-inch x 6-inch photo lab quality borderless print in less than approximately 50 seconds, all at a value price point.
Nik Software Dfine 2.0 Now Available
San Diego, CA - August 7, 2007 - Nik Software Inc. today announced that its award-winning noise reduction software tool Dfine 2.0 is now available for sale from specialty camera retailers in the U.S. or direct from Nik Software (http://www.niksoftware.com/) at a suggested retail price of $99.95. Designed to improve image quality, Dfine 2.0 now includes Nik Software's patented U Point technology for selective editing control and a completely new user interface that is easier to use and improves workflow for busy photographers.
Panasonic Unveils New LUMIX Digital Camera
SECAUCUS, N.J. (July 24, 2007) - Panasonic today expanded its LUMIX family of digital still cameras with the introduction of the LUMIX DMC-FZ18, an 8.1 Megapixel compact camera with an impressive 18x optical zoom. In addition to a premium 28mm wide-angle LEICA DC lens, the DMC-FX18 joins the LUMIX DMC-FX33 and DMC-FX55 as the first Panasonic digital cameras to offer the revolutionary Intelligent Auto Mode, which include Face Detection, Intelligent Scene Selector and Continuous Auto-focus functions, allowing users to easily capture clear, professional-quality images in any situation or setting.
Pentax Releases Entry-Level K100D Super D-SLR
GOLDEN, CO. (June 27, 2007)â¦.PENTAX Imaging Company announced the PENTAX K100D Super digital SLR with innovative features usually found on more advanced, higher-priced cameras. The newest member of the K Series of digital SLRs combines the PENTAX Shake Reduction (SR) system, an innovative Dust Removal (DR) system, and full compatibility with PENTAX SDM lenses.
New DxO Optics Pro v4.5 Features Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Plug-in
Paris, France - June 26, 2007 - DxO Labs today announces the immediate availability of the new version of its flagship product - DxO Optics Pro v4.5 - for both Windows and Macintosh computer systems. Enriched with exclusive features including an Adobe Photoshop Lightroom plug-in, DxO Optics Pro v4.5 software demonstrates DxO's continued commitment to providing photographers worldwide with an unrivalled set of digital imaging software tools.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.1 Now Available
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.1 is now available as a free upgrade for existing users, with added functionality and support for Windows Vista. Lightroom 1.1 adds a flexible image management system for multi-computer workflows, improved noise reduction and sharpening, and raw file support for 13 additional digital cameras from leading manufacturers including Canon, Nikon, Olympus, and Phase One.
Olympus Embraces Underwater, Dive Community With New Camera Housings
CENTER VALLEY, Pa., June 4, 2007 - Olympus gears-up for summer with new underwater housings and accessories for its digital cameras - from point-and-shoot to D-SLR (digital single lens reflex). For millions, the peak travel season of June through August means fun in the ocean, lake or pool. Weekend sun worshipers to serious divers can easily capture their adventures beneath the surface (down to depths of 40 meters / approximately 133 feet) using the new Olympus housings.