Digital Camera News & Previews
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Lexar Professional 1000x CompactFlash
Available in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB capacitiesFremont, CA, 5 January, 2012 – Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced the industry's first 1000x memory card, the Lexar® Professional 1000x CompactFlash® (CF) card. The new card provides professional photographers and advanced photo and video enthusiasts with blazing-fast 150MB per second minimum guaranteed sustained read speed.* The Lexar Professional 1000x CF card will be available in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB capacities, and supports the VPG-20 specification, meaning the card has been tested and guaranteed for professional video capture streams at up to 20MB per second, ensuring professional-quality video at high frame rates with no dropped frames.
Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC
All-in-one zoom designed for the Sony NEX (E-mount) seriesDecember 8, 2011, Commack, New York - Tamron Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of optical equipment, announced the introduction of an exciting new lens, the 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC (Model B011). The new high-power all-in-one zoom lens is designed for the Sony NEX (E-mount) series of interchangeable-lens, lightweight and compact digital cameras. Tamron, the zoom lens pioneer, brings 19 years of high-power zoom lens development technologies to this new product. The lens will begin shipping in the U.S. December 15, 2011.
Tamron "Secrets to Better Pictures" Seminars
Free for new DSLR buyersNovember 21, 2011, Commack, New York ― Tamron will be conducting a series of complimentary seminars throughout the US at select authorized dealers. Beginning November 25, 2011 thru December 31, 2011, any customer that purchases a DSLR kit from one of 26 select retailers (*see list below) is cordially invited to attend at no charge a Tamron "Secrets to Better Pictures" Seminar during the first half of 2012.
Canon EOS-1D X
Features include 61-Point autofocus and 12 fps shootingLAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., October 18, 2011 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, is proud to introduce a completely revolutionized EOS-1D series camera, the Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR camera.* As the new leader in Canon’s arsenal of professional DSLRs, the EOS-1D X will be a high-speed multimedia juggernaut replacing both the EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D Mark IV models in Canon’s lineup. Enhancing the revolutionary image quality of the EOS-1Ds and speed capabilities of the EOS-1D series, the EOS-1D X DSLR features an 18-megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor, Dual DIGIC 5+ Imaging Processors, 14-bit A/D data conversion and capable of shooting an incredible 12 frames-per-second (fps). Canon’s EOS DSLR cameras and accessories have a long-standing legacy of providing high-quality results to professionals in a wide range of markets, including sports, nature, cinematography, wedding and commercial studios. The addition of this new model will help take this tradition to a whole new level.
Nikon Launches 1 Camera System
Features include 10.1 megapixel High-Speed AF CMOS sensorMELVILLE, N.Y. (Sept 21, 2011) – Nikon Inc. today announced a revolutionary new digital imaging system built from the ground up to empower users with new ways to tell stories through photography, driven by imaginative next-generation technology. The iconic new Nikon 1 system is designed to become one with the user and their lifestyle, providing a unique form of expression with amazing image quality, speed and portability.
ExpoImaging Rogue Gels
Provide 20 colors of stackable lighting filters in two new kitsLas Vegas, Nevada, Photoshop World — September 7, 2011 — ExpoImaging, Inc., which markets, designs, manufactures and distributes innovative camera accessories to the photographic market, today announced availability of Rogue Gels, the newest addition to its Rogue Photographic Design line of products.
Nikon To Sponsor Joe McNally's 9/11 Exhibit
"Faces of Ground Zero – 10 Years Later"MELVILLE, NY (August 16, 2011) – Nikon Inc. is the exclusive photographic equipment sponsor of the “Faces of Ground Zero – 10 Years Later” exhibit at the Time Warner Center in New York. The free exhibit, marking the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, will take place from August 24 to September 12, 2011. The exhibit features more than fifty images and videos by internationally acclaimed photographer, Joe McNally, that bring to life some of the extraordinary individuals personally impacted by the events of 9/11.
Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G
Capture detailed close-ups with a 1:1 reproduction ratioMELVILLE, N.Y. (July 12, 2011) – Nikon Inc. today introduced the new lightweight and versatile AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G lens to provide Nikon DX-format shooters macro capabilities at an affordable price point. Ideal for intimate details or general portraiture, the new AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G lens has a minimum focusing distance of just 0.53 feet (6.4 inches) to allow users to capture extreme close-up photographs and High Definition (HD) video with a life-size 1:1 reproduction ratio.
New tools for comparing cameras and lensesJune 24, 2011 – DxO Labs has announced the launch of the latest version of DxOMark (www.dxomark.com), its online, freely-accessible resource for image quality data and analysis of digital cameras and lenses. In addition to reporting on more than 1,700 lens/camera combinations, the updated DxOMark site includes new features that enable users to select cameras and lenses that meet their performance metrics, price range, and other important criteria.
New from Red River Paper
Polar Matte Magnum Card StockDALLAS, TX, June 16, 2011 - Inkjet printer users have long sought paper with a sturdy weight and feel. Heavy paper communicates a sense of value and artistic importance.
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF3
Weighs just 7.83 ounces and features smart touch-screen controlsSECAUCUS, NJ (June 13, 2011) – Panasonic today announces its latest compact system camera (CSC), the mirror-free Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF3 is the company’s smallest and lightest digital interchangeable lens camera with a built-in flash*1, with its body size comparable to that of a smartphone and weighing just 7.83oz (body only), less than a standard 8oz cup of coffee. The Panasonic’s LUMIX GF3 realizes all the features desired from a traditional DSLR interchangeable lens camera, only it accomplishes them in an ultra-compact body that is lightweight and simple to master.
Leica 25mm F1.4 Prime Lens
Compatible with Panasonic LUMIX G SeriesSECAUCUS, NJ (June 13, 2011) – Panasonic today announced a new interchangeable Micro Four Thirds lens, the LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25mm/F1.4 ASPH. (H-X025), compatible with the company’s LUMIX G Series of compact system cameras (CSC), including the LUMIX GF3, which was also announced today. The LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25mm / F1.4 ASPH. lens features outstanding brightness of F1.4, and despite the high-performance, it also remains incredibly compact and lightweight. The lens’ brightness allows for a beautiful soft focus when shooting both photos and videos – without having to rely on a flash.
Sony α35 (SLT-A35)
Features Translucent Mirror Technology for accurate continuous autofocusSAN DIEGO, June 8, 2011 -- Light, compact and easy to use, Sony’s new α35 (SLT-A35) interchangeable lens camera brings pro-style shooting speeds and diverse creative options to photographers of all abilities. Building on the acclaimed α33 and α55 models, the α35 camera with Sony’s Translucent Mirror Technology allows responsive, accurate continuous autofocus - whether shooting high-speed still photos or recording full HD movies.
Features 16.2 megapixels, HD video and friendly interfaceSAN DIEGO, June 8, 2011 – Sony’s new α NEX-C3 is the world’s smallest, lightest interchangeable lens camera with an APS-C sized sensor. Offered in a range of stylish colors, the NEX-C3 brings the promise of DSLR-quality photography to the millions of consumers looking to take professional-looking photos without the size and bulk of traditional DSLR cameras.
British Journalist Wins Arnold Newman Award for Portraiture
Jason Larkin wins for his series "Past Perfect"New York, NY – PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo has announced today that British documentary photographer, Jason Larkin, is the winner of the 2011 Arnold Newman Award for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture. Larkin's winning image series, titled "Past Perfect," examines how the museums of Egypt use different styles of curating to present exhibits depicting the past to contemporary audiences. Larkin’s work was selected from a large pool of entrants who requested consideration for the Newman Prize from their entries to PDN’s Photo Annual competition. Larkin will receive a $15,000 cash award and an exhibit of his winning picture series at the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland, Maine from July 2 -- November 27, 2011.
Panasonic LUMIX G3
Features a 16-megapixel sensor and 1920x1080 full HD videoSECAUCUS, NJ (May 12, 2011) – Panasonic today announces a new addition to the LUMIX G Series of Compact Systems Cameras (CSC), the LUMIX DMC-G3, the company’s smallest and lightest digital interchangeable lens camera with a viewfinder to date*1. This new class of CSC offers a lighter weight and smaller size not seen in traditional DSLRs, thus providing greater portability and creative control.
Willard S. Boyle, Father of Digital Eye, Dies at 86
By Douglas Martin/The New York TimesWillard S. Boyle, who won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics for helping to develop a device that is at the heart of virtually every camcorder, digital camera and telescope in use, died on Saturday in Truro, Nova Scotia. He was 86. (In the photo, Boyle, left, is with George E. Smith in 1974. Their work on the charge-coupled device won them a Nobel Prize in 2009.)
Adobe Photoshop Touch Apps for iPad
Available in the iTunes App StoreSAN JOSE, Calif., — May 10, 2011 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of the Adobe® Photoshop® Touch apps – Adobe Color Lava, Adobe Eazel and Adobe Nav – for Apple iPad in the Apple App Store. These three apps from Adobe were developed using the Photoshop Touch Software Development Kit (SDK) to demonstrate the potential for new interaction between Photoshop and tablet devices.
Rob Sheppard's Digital Landscape
A new app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod TouchThe Magic of Landscape Photography boils down key landscape photography tips you need to know in order to take better pictures of landscapes and is based on Rob Sheppard's book, The Magic of Digital Landscape Photography, Lark Books, 2010.
Canon Announces New Media Types
For large-format printersLAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., April 27, 2011 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the addition of two new media types for use with Canon’s award-winning imagePROGRAF large format printers, Premium Glossy Paper 2 (280 gsm) and Premium Semi-Glossy Paper 2 (280 gsm).