GOLDEN, CO. (June 27, 2007)….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.
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.
LONG BEACH, Calif. – Designed for Chief Memory Officers and active photo enthusiasts, Epson America, Inc. announced the Perfection V200 Photo, its newest consumer scanner featuring a high-quality 4800 dpi optical resolution – for only $99. Equipped with the ability to scan photos or film with just one touch, scan 3D objects with the unique high-rise 180-degree lid and offer features such as photo restoration and Advanced Digital Dust and Scratch Correction, the versatile Perfection V200 offers remarkable results.
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.
Fountain Valley, CA – Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, announced as part of its ‘Icons of Photography’ microsite, the interactive feature Critique My Image. Kingston is posting images at www.kingston.com/iop submitted by photographers from around the world, and had its Icons Harry Benson, Colin Finlay, Gerd Ludwig and Peter Read Miller provide constructive advice.
Blurb, the creative book publishing service, announced that it has redesigned its Web site and introduced several new features for Blurb customers who choose to share and market their books through Blurb’s Web site. Adding community-building features enables any Blurb author to communicate and connect with others, share interests, create books together, and sell those books to a wider audience.
Ottawa, Canada – June 6, 2007 – Corel Corporation (NASDAQ:CREL; TSX:CRE) today announced that it has launched http://coreldraw.com/, a new online community for users of the CorelDRAWR family of products – including CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, Corel DESIGNERR Technical Suite and CorelR DRAWingsR . This new community site is the first in a series that Corel will be launching to support its various user communities.
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.
Tamron USA, Inc. announced the 2007 photo contest for scrapbookers called “An Emotional Appeal.” This marks the second year that Tamron is conducting a photo contest aimed at the scrapbook enthusiast. “We received more than 1,300 images last year in response to our contest announcement,” stated Stacie Errera, Chief Marketing Officer for Tamron. “Andre Costantini, a professional freelance photographer living in New York City, our contest judge, had to work incredibly hard to choose a winner and just 20 favorites from the gamut of emotional images that ran from tears of joy and frustration, to grins of all sorts and much more. This was one of the most fun contests that Tamron has run and we absolutely wanted to do it again.”
Panasonic recently announced the introduction of LUMIX Digital Photo Academy, a series of workshop for all digital camera owners who want to maximize their cameras’ features and create more rewarding and enjoyable photo experiences. Digital Photo Academy is launching in 20 cities this month, including Los Angeles.