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Keep abreast of the photography industry's latest news. From new camera equipment to imaging software updates our digital photo newswire covers it all.

Friday, September 12, 2008

The First Micro Four Thirds Lenses

Two New Lenses for Panasonic G1

SECAUCUS, NJ (September 12, 2008) – Panasonic today announced the world’s first interchangeable lenses designed for the new Micro Four Thirds System. The LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S will be the standard kit lens with the LUMIX DMC-G1, the world’s first Micro Four Thirds System digital camera, which also debuted today. In addition, the LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm/F4.0-5.6/MEGA O.I.S. telephoto lens, also designed for the Micro Four Thirds format, offers an enhanced zoom range for use with the DMC-G1 and other cameras based on the new standard.
 

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Panasonic Releases World’s First Micro Four Thirds Camera

Smallest and Lightest Digital Interchangeable Lens Camera Available

Secaucus, 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. 

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

New 32 GB CompactFlash from SanDisk

Pro Card With Doubled Capacity and Faster Writing

MILPITAS, 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.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

ACDSee Releases Pro Photo Manager 2.5

Accelerates Digital Asset Management, Image Editing and Sharing

VICTORIA, 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.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Sony Unveils First Full-Frame D-SLR

The New Flagship Full-Frame Alpha DSLR-A900 With 24.6 MP Resolution

SAN 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.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

New Lexar Professional UDMA 300x 16GB CompactFlash Card

Cards with Increased Speed, Capacity and Professional-Level Performance

Fremont, 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.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Leaf Launches New Medium Format Camera Line-up

Six Total Products Including Camera Systems, Camera Backs and New Software

Elmsford, NY – September 9, 2008 –Leaf, developer of the world's most advanced medium format digital camera solutions, today announced an entirely new family of medium format cameras and camera backs that enhance flexibility and usability for professional photographers. In addition to offering unequalled image quality with up to 56 megapixel resolution, the new line-up delivers many new features. These include a 56 millimeter wide ‘True Wide Frame’ sensor, Leaf Verto internal sensor rotation for easily changing orientation and Leaf SensorFlex technology which lets photographers pre-select image size and capture speed.

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Nik Software Announces Sharpener Pro 3.0

New Sharpening Technology Gives Precise, Selective Control

Las 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.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

JOBO Introduces New Portable Photo Viewer

Easy-to-use JOBO X7 Features 7-inch display and 1GB of Internal Memory

Gummersbach, 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.
 

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

NEC Display Introduces 22-Inch Widescreen LCD

Feature-Rich Monitor That Delivers Exceptional Quality

CHICAGO - 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.

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