Digital Camera News & Previews
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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.
Panasonic LUMIX To Launch Digital Photo Academy
Panasonic LUMIX will launch the Digital Photo Academy, a series of workshops for all digital camera owners who want to maximize their cameras features and create more rewarding and enjoyable photo experiences. The academy, offering courses at three different levels, will roll out in 20 cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco, in May 2007. Courses in each city will be taught by a local professional photographer, giving students ongoing access to photo experts and resources in their own community.
Panasonic Unveils 12.2-Megapixel Camera With 28mm Wide-Angle Leica lens
SECAUCUS, N.J. (May 21, 2007) - Panasonic today expanded its LUMIX family of digital cameras with the introduction of the compact LUMIX DMC-FX100, the world's first to feature 12.2 Megapixel resolution with a 28mm wide-angle. The newly developed and exclusive 28mm wide-angle LEICA DC lens features 3.6x optical zoom, f/2.8 brightness, 1/1.72-inch large CCD and Intelligent Image Stabilization with Mega O.I.S. and Intelligent ISO Control. The LUMIX DMC-FX100 will be equipped with a 2.5-inch LCD screen, and its slim lightweight design makes it extremely portable and stylish.
Canon's New PowerShot S5 IS And SD850 IS Digital ELPH Cameras Set New Standards
Lake Success, N.Y., May 7, 2007 - From soccer moms snapping still photos and movie clips of their kids from the sidelines with a single digital camera to party-goers wanting to capture important moments on the social scene with a discreet digital camera that can unobtrusively slip into a clutch purse or shirt pocket, Canon's market-leading line of PowerShot cameras fits any lifestyle. Adding to the breadth of an already auspicious product portfolio, Canon U.S.A., Inc. is proud to announce the PowerShot S5 IS and PowerShot SD850 IS Digital ELPH cameras.
Canon's New HR10 HD Camcorder Offers Convenience Of Recording To DVD
Lake Success, N.Y., May 7, 2007 - Creating High Definition (HD) home movies is now super-simple with the introduction of the HR10 High Definition Camcorder from Canon U.S.A., Inc. This Canon HD camcorder calls on the Company's optical heritage, proprietary CMOS image sensor and HD expertise to help users effortlessly create and share High Definition movies on convenient DVD discs.
onOne Software Now Shipping Genuine Fractals 5 and Genuine Fractals Print Pro 5
Portland, OR - April 27, 2007 - onOne Software, Inc., announces today the immediate availability of its Photoshop CS3 compatible Genuine Fractals 5 and Genuine Fractals Print Pro 5 Photoshop plug-ins. Featuring improved scaling technology, faster performance, several new features, a new user interface and greater ease of use, Genuine Fractals 5 now enables users to enlarge their digital images over 1000% (10,000% area equivalent) with no loss in image quality.
Pinnacle Systems Introduces the Next Generation of Video Editing Software
Tewksbury, Mass., April 24, 2007 - Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID), today announced that its Consumer division, Pinnacle Systems, Inc., is launching the next-generation Pinnacle Studio line of video editing software, the first choice in consumer video editing software solutions. Slated to reach store shelves in May 2007, the Pinnacle Studio 11 family is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of video enthusiasts with three products - Studio, Studio Plus and Studio Ultimate.
Digital Film Tools Releases Adobe CS3 and Avid Intel Mac Compatible Software
April 21, 2007 -- Digital Film Tools releases new versions of 55mm, Digital Film Lab, EZ Mask, Light, Ozone, Snap and zMatte for Adobe Photoshop versions 7 through CS3 and Photoshop Elements as well as new Intel Mac compatible versions of 55mm, Digital Film Lab, Composite Suite, and zMatte for Avid Editing Systems -- specifically Avid Media Composer 2.5.1 and higher and Avid Xpress Pro 5.5.1 and higher.
LaCie Delivers 26-inch Widescreen LCD
PORTLAND, OR (April 2007) - LaCie today announced its first wide format, wide gamut LCD. The LaCie 526 Monitor, a 25.5" LCD in the new 500 Series range, is ideal for digital photography, prepress, CAD, video editing and creative design. It offers a combination of the best LCD panel technology available and advanced calibration tools for professional applications where color accuracy is a critical requirement.
Transcend Announces 8GB SDHC Card
Taipei, April 17, 2007 - Transcend Information, Inc., a global leading company in flash memory cards, is very pleased to announce its 8GB high-speed SD High Capacity (SDHC) Class 6 card. Formatted in FAT32, the SDHC is the new generation of SD cards (Version 2.0) that can reach up to an enormous 32GB capacity.
Adobe CS3 Now Shipping
SAN JOSE, Calif. - April 16, 2007 - Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of the highly-anticipated Adobe® Creative Suite® 3 Design Premium and Standard editions and Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium and Standard editions. This revolutionary release of brand-new, tightly integrated, design and development software unites the best of Adobe and former Macromedia® product innovation to provide designers and developers worldwide with a broad spectrum of creative options.
Adobe Launches Photoshop CS3
SAN JOSE, Calif. - March 27, 2007 - Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the Adobe® Creative Suite® 3 product line, a revolutionary offering of tightly integrated, industry-leading design and development tools for virtually every creative workflow. Adobe's new Creative Suite 3 line-up unites the best of Adobe and Macromedia® product innovation to provide designers and developers with a broad spectrum of creative options for all facets of print, web, mobile, interactive, film, and video production.
2007 Festival of the Photograph: June 7-9, 2007, Charlottesville, Virginia
Premiering June 7- 9, 2007, The Festival of the Photograph will showcase the work of many of the world's most celebrated photographers and exciting new artists, with images ranging from the fields of photojournalism to fine art.
Panasonic And Leica Announce First Leica D Lens With Up To 300mm Range
Las Vegas, NV (March 7, 2007) - Panasonic and Leica Camera today announced that they have launched the development of a new Leica D large-diameter telephoto zoom lens, specifically designed for Panasonic's first digital SLR camera, the LUMIX DMC-L1 and other Four Thirds System compatible digital SLR cameras. The new LEICA D VARIO-ELMAR 14-150mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ lens will also feature Panasonic's MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) and become the first Leica D lens with range up to 300mm*.