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Monday, January 17, 2011

Epson Stylus Photo R3000

New features include high-capacity individual ink cartridges

SAN ANTONIO (Imaging USA, Booth #200) – Jan. 17, 2011 – Epson America today introduced its most advanced 13-inch printer to date – the Epson Stylus® Photo R3000. Designed for professional photographers and fine artists, the Epson Stylus Photo R3000 draws from the advanced technology of Epson Stylus Pro-series printers to deliver gallery-quality black-and-white output and vivid color prints. This printer also includes new features such as high-capacity individual ink cartridges, advanced media handling to support a wide range of paper types, and Ethernet and wireless-N connectivity.

Monday, January 17, 2011

SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I card

Write speeds of up to 45 MBps

Milpitas, Calif., January 17, 2011—SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), the global leader in flash memory cards, today introduced the SanDisk Extreme® Pro™ SDHC™ UHS-I card. The card features Ultra High Speed (UHS) technology from the newly released SD 3.0 specification and achieves up to 45MB/sec* read and write performance with long-term reliability by distributing data rapidly and efficiently using SanDisk’s proprietary Power Core™ Controller.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Nik Software Silver Efex Pro 2

For Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom & Apple Aperture

San Diego, CA –January 17, 2011– Nik Software (www.niksoftware.com) announces today Silver Efex Pro 2, a major upgrade to its award-winning Silver Efex Pro software, widely regarded by photographers as the leading black-and-white software solution on the market today. Silver Efex Pro 2 introduces new features that offer even more control over detail, contrast, and tonality, making it easier than ever to transform color photographs into stunning black-and-white images. Silver Efex Pro 2 includes new features such as the History Browser, Dynamic Brightness, Amplify Blacks, Amplify Whites, Soft Contrast, Fine Structure, Image Borders, and selective colorization, as well as a variety of speed and quality improvements.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

BRNO dri+Cap

Dehumidifying lens cap system for Nikon and Canon cameras and lenses

Cameras and lenses, especially modern electronically controlled ones, can be easily - and permanently - damaged by exposure to moisture. Even the condensation that can occur by going from a cool room to a hot outdoors or a cold winter day into a heated house can create condensation on a lens or in a camera. This moisture can lead to fungus or mold damage over time. Humid environments are equally a problem.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Canon's Latest Products

Cameras, lenses, printers and more

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., January 6, 2011 – Start off the New Year exploring Canon’s highly anticipated 2011 products at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES).  In booth #13396, Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging, will be showcasing recently announced VIXIA HD camcorders, PIXMA Office printers, PowerShot Digital cameras and a new professional series camcorder.  Also on display will be Canon EOS DSLR cameras and lenses, imagePROGRAF large format printers and imageCLASS laser multifunction printers.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Olympus New Camera Lineup

Including the Olympus PEN E-PL2

This week Olympus introduces new products and accessories at the 2011 International CES, including the new Olympus PEN E-PL2, the fourth generation of the award-winning PEN family of compact interchangeable lens digital cameras. This breakthrough camera expands your creative potential with Live Guide II, new in-camera creative features, new auxiliary lenses, a new Close-Up Spotlight (MAL-1) and new Olympus PENPal Bluetooth accessory. The lineup of six new Olympus cameras shines with the Olympus XZ-1, an ultra-compact with a built-in ZUIKO lens for the ultimate in high-quality, high-performance, low-light imaging.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

SanDisk 128GB Extreme Pro CompactFlash

Write speeds of up to 100 MBps

Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, January 5, 2011—SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), the global leader in flash memory cards, today announced the world’s fastest high-capacity CompactFlash® card. The latest milestone in SanDisk’s long history of industry-leading products, the SanDisk Extreme® Pro™ CompactFlash® card features 128 gigabytes (GB)1 of storage and  up to 100 megabyte per second (MB/sec)2 write speeds. With its Power Core® controller and UDMA-7 interface, the card delivers the performance demanded by high-end DSLR cameras.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Casio EX-H30

With 24mm ultra-wide-angle 12.5x optical zoom

LAS VEGAS, NV, January 5, 2011 ― Casio America, Inc. and its parent company, Casio Computer Co., Ltd., today added even more depth to its popular EXILIM® family of digital cameras with the announcement of the 16.1 megapixel EX-H30. With an impressive 24mm, ultra-wide-angle, 12.5x optical zoom lens as well as the ability to capture up to 1,000 photos on a single battery charge (*in accordance with Camera & Imaging Products Association standards), the new EX‑H30 offers the versatility that today’s travelers are looking for in a compact digital camera.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Casio TRYX

Built with distinctive, variable frame design

LAS VEGAS, NV, January 5, 2011 ― Casio America, Inc. and its parent company, Casio Computer Co., Ltd., today unveiled TRYX®, a revolutionary new camera that will allow consumers to stand out and be noticed. Strikingly different than any other camera on the market today, TRYX impresses with a distinctive, variable frame design which knows no bounds. With TRYX, consumers can do more and be prepared to capture their photographic lives in ways they were never able to before.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Casio EX-ZR100

Powered by EXILIM ENGINE HS

LAS VEGAS, NV, January 5, 2011 ― Casio America, Inc. and its parent company, Casio Computer Co., Ltd., today unveiled the 12.1 megapixel EX-ZR100, the new flagship model for the company’s popular EXILIM® family of digital cameras. Blazingly fast, the EX-ZR100 is powered by Casio’s new EXILIM ENGINE HS with dual core processors, which work together to offer consumers a high-speed shooting experience unlike any other. From high-speed image processing to slow-motion video recording, the next generation EXILIM EX-ZR100 represents a dramatic advancement beyond today’s traditional digital cameras. Also joining the EX-ZR100 is the EX-ZR10. Announced at the 2010 Photokina Expo, the EX-ZR10 is the younger sibling of the more advanced EX-ZR100, and will begin shipping in January 2011.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FH27 and LUMIX DMC-FH25

Shoot 16.1-megapixel images with 28mm wide-angle

LAS VEGAS, NV (January 5, 2011) – Panasonic today introduced two sleek and stylish digital cameras to its 2011 LUMIX line – both of which are ideal for sophisticated users who want rich and easy-to-use features delivered in a small and attractive package. The LUMIX DMC-FH27 and LUMIX DMC-FH25 shoot high-quality 16.1 megapixel images and combine a 28mm wide-angle*1 LEICA DC lens with a powerful 8x optical zoom to take amazing photos. Redesigned with an easy-to-hold grip and slim and stylish profile, both models feature large Intelligent LCDs, 720p High Definition (HD) video recording and an advanced iA (Intelligent Auto) for ease of use.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FP7 and LUMIX DMC-FP5

Slim shooters feature thin 4x optical zoom lens

LAS VEGAS, NV (January 5, 2011) – Panasonic today introduced two ultra-slim LUMIX models to its 2011 line, perfect for consumers seeking a fashionable camera with loads of advanced photo and video features. The LUMIX DMC-FP7 (16.1 megapixel) and LUMIX DMC-FP5 (14.1 megapixel) maintain their slim profiles by incorporating an ultra-thin 4x optical zoom lens** with folded optics. Complete with a sleek mirror finish on the LUMIX FP7 and a matte finish on the FP5, both cameras have high-performing features that complement the design, such as 720p High Definition (HD) video recording, large touch-control LCDs and easy-to-use settings like Intelligent Auto (iA).

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Samsung DualView Compacts

Feature innovative dual screen technology

CES, Las Vegas – January 5, 2011 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, announced today the launch of three new DualView compact cameras, reinforcing the company’s ownership of this area of the market and taking dual screen technology to the next level. The new ST700, PL170 and PL120 offer a unique combination of high image quality, fun and engaging special features, and complete usability, which together with Samsung’s innovative dual screen technology adds up to a premium compact camera package for easy to capture self portraits.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Samsung SMX-F50 series

Lightweight, compact camcorders

CES, Las Vegas – January 5, 2011 -  Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, announced today the launch of its SMX-F50 series, the camcorder designed to capture and enjoy special family moments within a compact, high performing, affordable and convenient design. The latest camcorder maintains Samsung’s pioneering design and quality, with an impressive 65x zoom lens, while incorporating additional high-end features including SD Memory and the first Smart Background Music (BGM) in a family camcorder.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Samsung HMX-H300 series

Three-inch touch screen LCD and 30x optical zoom

CES, Las Vegas – January 5, 2011 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the launch of the new HMX-H300 series, the camcorder designed to give families the very best in Samsung technology within an easy-to-use, durable product. Featuring long battery life, a 3” touch screen LCD, and 30x optical zoom, the HMX-H300 series combines high quality core technologies with easy-to-use features that make the HMX-H300 series fun to use, as well as the ideal camera to have on hand when capturing special family events.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Samsung HMX-P300 and HMX-P100

New One Touch Sharing feature

CES, Las Vegas – January 5, 2011 -Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the launch of the two latest point-and-share camcorders in its 2011 portfolio. The Full HD HMX-P300 and HMX-P100 have been designed for those who love sharing videos with friends and family, and enjoy capturing film spontaneously and uploading just as quickly. Stylish, pocket-sized and affordable, the HMX-P300 and HMX-P100 have been created to be carried anywhere, and make uploading and sharing special moments both easy and fun. 

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Panasonic LUMIX FH-Series

With newly-developed retractable, wide-angle lenses

LAS VEGAS, NV (January 5, 2011) – Panasonic today introduces two slim and stylish digital cameras to its highly-successful LUMIX FH-Series. The ultra-compact 16.1 megapixel LUMIX DMC-FH5 and 14.1 megapixel LUMIX DMC-FH2 both feature newly-developed retractable, high-quality 28mm wide-angle LEICA DC lenses with a 4x optical zoom. With the new retractable lens, the LUMIX FH5 and LUMIX FH2 have approximately 20% slimmer profiles than their predecessors, while still maintaining exceptional performance. Both models also record 1280 x 720p High Definition (HD) video.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Samsung WB210 and PL210

Long zooms and special effect filter technology

CES, Las Vegas – January 5, 2011 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, has today announced the launch of the WB210 and PL210 – two high zoom, wide angle cameras which boast intuitive features that make it easier than ever to take great pictures on the go. Both cameras have been designed to deliver clear and detailed pictures, all packed into a sleek and super-portable body.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Tenba Expands Roadies Lineup

Photo/Laptop cases upgraded for travel

Elmsford NY – January 5, 2011 – Leading the way in carrying solutions for over 30 years, Tenba announces that is has expanded and upgraded its line of durable and weather-resistant Roadie II Photo/Laptop Cases. Roadie rolling cases allow photographers to take their equipment off their neck, shoulders and back, and put it all on wheels.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

PocketWizard for Nikon

MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 Radios

So. Burlington, VT – January 5, 2011 – PocketWizard, the industry leader in wireless control and synchronization of cameras, flash and light meters, announces its MiniTT1 Transmitter and FlexTT5 Transceiver for the Nikon DSLR camera system. Sales of the Nikon versions in the U.S. are expected to begin January 2011. Canon-compatible versions are available now.

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