Samsung Electronics Co.,announces the launch of the NX300, the new flagship model in its successful NX series. The NX300 once again raises the bar for compact system cameras (CSC), delivering an outstanding combination of features, functionality and style for perfect shooting in every moment. Samsung also announced the new NX 45mm F1.8 2D/3D lens, the first one-lens 3D system capable of capturing both still images and full HD movies in perfect 3D quality.
Polaroid plans to open at least ten Polaroid Fotobar locations in 2013, the first of which will be a 2,000 SF store in Delray Beach, Florida. That store, which is slated to open in February of 2013 and will serve as a model for all Polaroid Fotobar locations, has been in design and development for the past 12 months. Every Polaroid Fotobar store will be explicitly designed around the consumer experience, with the goal of helping people release their “trapped” photos and display their cherished memories in the form of premium quality art. Future store locations in 2013 include New York, Las Vegas and Boston among others.
FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced that it will launch an all-new INSTAX™ Mini 8 instant film camera as an addition to the popular INSTAX™ line beginning in early 2013. In addition to offering the user-friendly control functions, fun style, and fantastic image quality of existing INSTAX™ Mini models, the new fun and compact INSTAX™ Mini 8 line-up will feature up to five different and exciting colors: pink, blue, yellow, white and black!
FUJIFILM North America Corporation announces a new, distinctive premium digital camera that blends advanced technology with an unforgettable design to its flagship X-Series line, the FUJIFILM XF1. The FUJIFILM XF1 combines an amazingly fast and newly developed FUJINON F1.8 wide angle lens with 4x manual zoom with a large 2/3-inch 12 Megapixel EXR CMOS sensor that delivers extraordinary image quality, all in a remarkable design that is unlike any other camera.
Canon U.S.A., Inc. introduces the EOS 6D Digital SLR Camera, a versatile mid-range full-frame camera with the durability and performance professionals require and the creative imaging options serious photographers crave. Canon has coupled the incredible image quality of a newly designed 20.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+ Image Processor with the creative potential of built-in Wireless and GPS features. The camera also includes an 11-point AF array and 63-zone dual-layer iFCL metering sensor together with 1080p Full HD video capabilities, in an affordable camera body.
FUJIFILM North America Corporation introduces its second compact system camera of this year - the FUJIFILM X-E1 - a premium interchangeable lens camera system that truly exemplifies the high quality and extraordinary image resolution that the X-Series is known for among professional photographers. The FUJIFILM X-E1 utilizes the proprietary 16.3 Megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensorTM and the same X-Mount for use with FUJINON XF lenses, all in a body that is 30% smaller than the FUJIFILM X-Pro1.
Combining a stylish, lightweight design and the freedom of interchangeable lenses with large-sensor image quality, speedy AF and the introduction of Wi-Fi capability, the new Sony α NEX-5R compact system camera offers all the benefits of DSLR-style imaging in a more convenient, portable package with added connectivity. The NEX-5R camera features a newly-developed 16.1 effective megapixel Exmor® APS HD CMOS sensor - identical in size to sensors found in traditional DSLR cameras - combined with a powerful BIONZ® processor to assure richly detailed still images and crisp Full HD videos in all types of lighting conditions.
Eastman Kodak Company outlined its next steps toward a successful emergence from Chapter 11 reorganization as a company primarily focused on commercial, packaging and functional printing solutions and enterprise services. Accordingly, the company has initiated sale processes for its market-leading Personalized Imaging and Document Imaging businesses. The company believes that the sale of these assets, as well as continued cost-reduction initiatives, curtailment of its legacy liabilities, and the monetization of the company’s digital imaging patent portfolio, will be significant milestones toward completing the company’s reorganization and emergence from Chapter 11 during 2013.
Custom SLR announces the return availability of the black C-Loop Camera Strap Mount Solution, a mounting solution that allows a DSLR camera to hang safely and comfortably from virtually any strap or sling. Currently available only in its silver finish, this anodized black version of the C-Loop blends easily with the black form factor of most DSLRs. Through a partnership with photography daily deal site PhotoWhoa.com, the black C-Loop will be available exclusively on the site until September 6, 2012 for $35.00, after which it will be sold through the Custom SLR website or its distribution partners for $39.95.
Fotodiox introduces the WonderPana 145 and WonderPana 66 Filter Systems. Designed to work flawlessly with the WonderPana Systems and compatible with others on the market, Fotodiox also introduces its new PRO line of ten neutral density filters. These ingenious lens filter systems represent the first products in the new “Wonder” line of original products planned for release by Fotodiox in the coming year. Fotodiox’s WonderPana Systems are ideal for panorama, nature, architectural, fashion and event photographers, as well as analog and digital filmmakers who are looking to better manage lighting balance.
Olympus proudly unveils the new STYLUS SP-820UZ iHS, its flagship Ultra Zoom compact camera, and most powerful optical zoom ever! The Olympus SP-820UZ iHS magnifies subjects up to 40x to capture a level of detail and emotion normally possible only with an interchangeable telephoto lens. With Super-Resolution Zoom, the focus distance is doubled, enabling up to 80x zoom magnification. Beyond its incredible zoom power, bringing the action closer from hundreds of feet away without swapping lenses, the camera’s impressive 22.4mm (equivalent to 22.4- 896mm on a 35mm camera) super wide-angle lens takes in sweeping panoramas, group portraits and up-close macro images, so sports fans, travelers and outdoor enthusiasts alike will enjoy maximum performance wherever they go.
Nikon Inc. announces the new COOLPIX S01, an ultra-compact camera that combines Nikon imaging technology, style and affordability into an ultra-mini camera body that’s easy to use. Its compact size makes the camera small enough to fit into a user’s pocket, so they can take it with them anywhere, whether spending a day on-the-go or a night out on the town. The COOLPIX S01 packs great image quality into an ultra-compact and stylish camera body, allowing users to be ready for fun and spontaneous shooting. Weighing approximately 3.4 ounces with an extremely small form factor (3.1 x 2.1 x 0.7 in.), the S01 is a versatile point-and-shoot that easily slips right into any user’s pocket.
Nikon Inc. introduces its new flagship COOLPIX camera, the P7700. This powerful and versatile point-and-shoot camera features a sharp 7.1x zoom NIKKOR ED glass lens with a maximum aperture of f/2 and a 12.2-megapixel CMOS sensor. Conveniently compact and loaded with innovative features and manual controls, the COOLPIX P7700 will capture still images and Full HD 1080p video with stunning sharpness and vivid color, whether used as the ultimate go-to travel camera or D-SLR companion.
Nikon Inc. announces the innovative COOLPIX S800c, Nikon’s first Wi-Fi compact digital camera to incorporate Nikon’s powerful camera imaging technologies and the boundless capabilities of an Android Operating System (OS). Designed for the always connected individual, the S800c delivers the high picture quality and superior performance expected from a Nikon camera coupled with communication functions and app-based versatility of a smartphone or tablet.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., announced two new additions to the Canon PowerShot digital camera lineup designed for the on-the-go photographer looking for large extended zoom in compact easy-to-use cameras. For all those times when the action is just out of reach, Canon offers two new super-zoom solutions, the new PowerShot SX500 IS and PowerShot SX160 IS digital cameras featuring an impressive 30x and 16x optical zoom, respectively. Both cameras are equipped with Canon's latest advancements in AF technology enhancing auto focus (AF) speeds over previous SX-series camerasi to capture the excitement in brilliant clarity and quality.
Photobucket Corporation unveiles an all-new user experience, addressing the major pain points behind backing up, organizing and accessing all your photos and videos. The company also released a sneak peek of the soon-to-be-released “Photobucket Stories” feature, which will transform the act of photosharing into the art of storytelling. Never before has there been a more complete, collaborative and contextual means for telling and sharing a story.
A new Model/Property Release app for iOS (iPhone and iPad) is now available from the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP). Designed for imaging professionals working in all genres of the business, this free app allows photographers to photograph the subject, customize the release for the specific licensed use of the images, have the release signed, and email a PDF version to agent, model or client. The app also includes the stock photography industry standard releases produced by Getty Images, Inc. for photographers planning to license images through a stock photography distributor or portal.
Instaprints.com, an online marketplace for buying and selling Instagram photos as framed prints, canvas prints, greeting cards and posters, launched a compelling new product which allows Instagram users all over the world to now buy and sell their photos as metal prints. Each Instagram photo gets infused directly onto a thin sheet of aluminum and delivered to the buyer as a ready-to-hang work of art.
Nikon Inc. announced the expansion of the popular Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens System with the addition of the Nikon 1 J2 camera and the 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens to provide users with amazing image quality and stunning 1080p HD video in a portable, powerful package. The Nikon 1 System, including the new Nikon 1 J2 and the 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm lens, is engineered from the ground up to give users the freedom to capture and connect with others to share life experiences.
Nikon Inc. introduced the new COOLPIX L610, an affordable compact digital camera featuring an impressive 14x optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens and an Easy Auto Mode to help ensure the capture of stunning photos and Full HD (1080p) video. Whether shooting on vacation in the tropical sun or capturing a night game from the stands, the 16-megapixel backside illuminated CMOS sensor helps conquer challenging lighting conditions for picture-perfect memories. The COOLPIX L610 offers performance and versatility not commonly found among affordable super zoom cameras.
Focal Press, a leading publisher of media technology books, announces that celebrated documentary photographer and best-selling author Stephanie Calabrese Roberts’ new book, “Lens on Life: Documenting Your World Through Photography,” is now available for purchase. The book is available on TaylorandFrancis.com, Amazon.com, and BN.com (ISBN: 9780240821146) for $29.95.
Focal Press announces the availability of “Elevate the Everyday: A Photographic Guide to Picturing Motherhood,” a technical and inspirational guide that aims to encourage mothers to view their daily lives with an artistic eye to capture their journeys through motherhood. Author Tracey Clark is a photographer, mother, educator and founder of Shutter Sisters, the online collaborative photo blog for women. Laced with beautiful imagery of childhood, this new photography book builds off of those past titles by offering poignant real-life imagery, authentic stories of motherhood, and creative guidance for mothers with a passion for photography.
Samsung Electronics America Inc. announces that it is now shipping the sleek NX1000, the most budget-friendly of the NX SMART cameras, the first compact system cameras (CSC) with built-in Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi connectivity is available at the touch of a button, thanks to a dedicated Smart Link Hot Key on the top of the NX1000 that makes sharing and storing photos simple and easy.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the EOS M Digital Camera. Canon has made significant advancements in the realm of professional-quality HD video capture, from advanced CMOS sensor technology to smooth, quiet continuous autofocus. Inspired by EOS technology, the EOS M leverages these core technologies and distills them down to provide outstanding video capture capabilities while retaining high-quality still image capture. When shooting still images, the EOS M camera's 18-megapixel APS-C-sized CMOS image sensor provides a shallow depth of field, incredible low-light image quality and a wide dynamic range to capture rich gradation and detail.
Samsung Electronics America Inc., announceds the availability of the MV900F, the latest digital camera to join the company’s Wi-Fi enabled SMART line-up. Following the success of Samsung’s MV800, the MV900F also features Samsung’s innovative 180-degree MultiView display, making it easy to capture and share creative self-portraits from any angle. The MV900F’s shooting flexibility does not end with its rotating display. With Samsung’s unique Gesture Shot, which uses motion-sensing technology, users can zoom and snap a photo with simple hand motions from across the room.
Panasonic announces a new addition to the popular line of LUMIX G series cameras, the LUMIX DMC-G5. The newest Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera offering from Panasonic, the LUMIX G5, features a newly integrated 16.05-megapixel Live MOS sensor and redesigned Venus Engine to render clear, crisp images in both photo and video recording. Featuring a compact, lightweight body with built-in flash, the LUMIX G5 boasts ultra-high mobility while offering users powerful camera performance which achieves spectacular image quality, realizing true-to-life photo details through excellent resolution, image rendering and color production.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., introduces the Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR camera.* 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.
Nik Software has introduced a simple yet powerful tool for enhancing photos on Apple's iPad no matter if the source of the phot was a DLR or a smartphone. You can use a variety of filters and tools to do basic chores like cropping and correction of contrast and brightness to using filters that give special looks like "Grunge", "Vintage" and "Drama" to your photos for just $4.99. The application use's Nik's U Point technology that lets you change lighting, color along with other adjustments just by touching and swiping the screen.