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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 21, 2006 0 comments

Fujifilm has announced the launch of the FinePix S9100, the latest model in
Fujifilm's SLR-styled digital camera line-up and successor to the FinePix
S9000. The FinePix S9100 features a 10.7x Fujinon optical zoom lens, nine MegaPixel
Fujifilm Super CCD sensor and ISO 80-1600 capabilities.



The camera's high sensitivity range, made possible by Fujifilm's
Real Photo Technology, enables FinePix S9100 users to capture images using natural
light in a wide variety of lighting conditions. In addition, Fujifilm's
Picture Stabilization technology uses the heightened sensitivity of the FinePix
S9100 and high-speed shutter settings to reduce blur caused by camera shake
and subject movement. This easy-to-access feature is selectable on the mode
dial and allows the FinePix S9100 to choose the correct light sensitivity and
best-matching shutter speed automatically for the highest quality digital pictures.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 20, 2006 0 comments

Specially designed for digital SLR cameras with an APS-C size image sensor,
this large aperture f/2.8 lens has a compact and lightweight construction of
76.3mm (3.0") in diameter, 132.6mm (5.2") in length and weighing
just 780g (27.5oz) (Nikon Mount).

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 19, 2006 0 comments

Eastman Kodak Company has announced four new innovative and user-friendly products
to the C and V lines of EASYSHARE Digital Cameras, including The KODAK EASYSHARE
V705 Dual Lens Digital Camera -- the world's smallest ultra-wide-angle
optical zoom digital camera, and the KODAK EASYSHARE C875 Zoom Digital Camera,
with 8.0 MP, 5X all glass SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH optical zoom lens.



Kodak designed the V705 to include KODAK RETINA Dual Lens Technology, which
touts two 7 MP sensors, anti-blur technology and KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology.
The V705 offers 5X optical zoom range and automatically adjust its setting when
choosing from 22 scenes and three color modes. Picture takers can even capture
up to 180 degrees with only 3 shots. The video features include the ability
to record VGA video (640 x 480) at 30 fps with sound, and convenient on-camera
video editing tools can be used to trim clips and create prints from video (4,
9 or 16 up), plus view and share single frames.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 18, 2006 0 comments

Three Ultra Hi-Definition photo printers from Epson are said to deliver the
ultimate professional-level prints to the home photo enthusiast at amazing print
speeds. The Ultra Hi-Definition product line consists of the Epson Stylus Photo
R260 and R380 photo printers, along with the Epson Stylus Photo RX580 photo
all-in-one.



A key component of the new product line is Claria ink, the latest in Epson's
long line of ink innovations, which is said to deliver superior image quality
with Ultra Hi-Definition richness, depth and clarity. With Claria ink and a
newly designed print head, these products deliver the fastest photo print speeds
of any previous Epson model, and print longevity that is superior to lab photos.


The Ultra Hi-Definition product line offers automatic photo correction, which
automatically adjusts improperly lit photos and corrects skin tones for better-looking
prints. All three models also print directly on ink jet printable CDs and DVDs
without messy labels.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 15, 2006 0 comments

Apple has unveiled the new Mac Pro, a quad Xeon, 64-bit desktop workstation
featuring two new Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors running up to 3.0 GHz and
a new system architecture that delivers up to twice the performance of the Power
Mac G5 Quad. With advanced performance, greater expansion, higher performance
graphics options and unprecedented customization, the newly designed Mac Pro
is the ideal system for the most demanding user. The introduction of the Mac
Pro marks the completion of a rapid and seamless transition for Apple, with
the entire Mac family now using Intel's latest processors.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 14, 2006 0 comments

Zeiss ZF is a new range of interchangeable lenses for Nikon SLR cameras, both
analog and digital. ZF lenses bring the highly acclaimed Carl Zeiss image quality
to the Nikon SLR camera system, which has been the preferred equipment of millions
of professional and ambitious amateur photographers for decades. ZF lenses can
also be used on the Sinar m professional digital camera and a multitude of industrial
video cameras using 3rd party lens adapters.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 13, 2006 0 comments

The
Zeiss Ikon SW is compatible with M bayonet mount lenses, and was designed specifically
for use with one of the ZEISS high performance super-wide angle lenses: Distagon
T* 2.8/15 ZM or one of the Biogon T* types from the ZEISS ZM range.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 12, 2006 0 comments

Beginning in June 2006, the Carl Zeiss Camera Lens Division assumed full responsibility
for the distribution of its products in the United States and Canada. The division
is implementing this measure in preparation for the launch of the new ZF lenses
for Nikon SLR & DSLR cameras and other future product lines. The company's
new sales department will also be responsible for the Zeiss Ikon camera system
previously distributed by a partner. The product line available for this rangefinder
camera includes ZM lenses, a unique line of premium ZEISS M bayonet lenses.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 11, 2006 0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc.will feature renowned Brazilian photographer
Claudio Edinger on its Icons of Photography Web site. Frequently referred to
as the "Master of the Essays" for his natural ability to tell a
complete and detailed story through photographs, Edinger will share some of
the techniques he feels have made him successful and believes can be applied
to anyone. Edinger will also share his thoughts on digital imaging and how it
has changed his professional career--becoming an essential and exclusive part
of his equipment lineup.



This month, Edinger shares some of his thoughts, philosophies and shooting styles
which allow him to separate his commercial photography from the journalism he
finds himself doing for TIME Magazine and other news publications.



"For my personal work," said Edinger, "I like to photograph
small universes, where the human element is special, even exceptional and I
can stop and talk to the people. With my work, I try to understand what the
human being is, why we are here, and mainly, who I am. The journalistic pictures,
on the other hand, require agility and quickness, especially with specific assignments."



"Digital imaging has changed the way I shoot and the way I see,"
Edinger continued. "I rely on different things today, including my Kingston
media cards. When I was shooting film, I had a favorite type like many photographers.
Media cards today are no different. It really comes down to who you trust so
you can concentrate on the art."



"When it comes to equipment, the real key is what you feel comfortable
using and trust to help you get the job done," said Jaja Lin, Flash memory
marketing manager, Kingston. "Kingston's reputation and longstanding
heritage as a worldwide leader and provider of `everything memory'
has become the basis for the relationship with world class photographers we
enjoy today. It is a great honor to be associated with these photographers--and
a great responsibility. And certainly one we don't take lightly,"
added Lin.



Born in Rio de Janeiro and raised in Sao Paulo, Edinger moved to New York when
he was 24 years old. After 30 years of admiring Rio, Edinger released the book
"Rio," nominated as one of the best of the year by Photo District
News in 2001 and American Photo magazine in 2003. At that time, Edinger defined
the photo essay as, "An attempt of picking up the dream, the utopia, that
place where, as the chamber of secret of each one of us, where we go to reload
ourselves to continue. The place where we get undressed and find ideally the
fraternity and the sameness: the beach."



Every month Kingston spotlights a world-class photographer who provides helpful
tips and interesting anecdotes for taking better pictures. Photographers previously
featured at Kingston.com include Colin Finlay, Douglas Kirkland, Barbara Bordnick,
Chris Rainier, Peter Read Miller, Gerd Ludwig and Harry Benson. These accomplished
Icons of Photography deliver useful suggestions that photo enthusiasts at all
levels can apply to their own photography as they learn to make digital imaging
a natural part of their workflow, or learn a unique process or trick the Icon
has provided to give them a competitive edge.



Kingston will introduce a new photographer with their featured photographic
tip, gallery of images, calendar of events and biography around the 15th of
each month. Photographers and consumers can read the latest tips and view images
by visiting http://www.kingston.com/digitalmedia/iop

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 08, 2006 0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc.announced it is upgrading its "Ultimate"
line of CompactFlash memory cards by preloading the cards with Ontrack's
EasyRecovery Professional software version 6.1. Kingston's Ultimate line
of Compact Flash cards is targeted for professional and advanced amateur photographers.


The Ontrack EasyRecovery Professional software provides data recovery capabilities
for lost digital photos. In addition, Kingston will increase the sustained write
speed on its 2/4-GB CompactFlash Ultimate cards from 100x to 133x and will add
a new 8-GB capacity card with a write speed of 133x to the line.


EasyRecovery Professional version 6.1, the latest data recovery software from
Ontrack, is designed to retrieve photos that have been corrupted or accidentally
deleted. EasyRecovery Professional provides a complete, easy-to-use interface
to recover photos, providing photographers with added peace of mind and greater
image protection.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 07, 2006 0 comments

The new Nikon D80 replaces the D70 and D70s, and becomes Nikon's mid-level
DSLR aimed squarely at photo enthusiasts and advanced amateurs. Having had a
brief time with the camera at a one-on-one session with Nikon, there are many
aspects that are marked improvement on the successful D70s, and some that come
as bonus features for a camera at this price range. We'll have a full
test as soon as we get our hands on a production sample (as we don't test
prototypes) but in the meantime here's the skinny on some of the camera's
features.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 06, 2006 0 comments

Olympus Imaging America Inc. has introduced the new 2 GB Type M-Series xD-Picture
Card, called the M2 GB, an advanced ultra-compact memory media designed for digital
cameras. The M2 GB has the greatest storage capacity in the xD-Picture Card series
and is scheduled to go on sale in August 2006.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 05, 2006 0 comments

Fujifilm has responded to this influx of high-resolution pictures by providing
a media card that doubles the memory capacity of the current 1GB product. Like
the 1GB xD-Picture Card, the 2GB version is lightweight and compact--one
of the smallest media cards available. In addition to the added memory, it has
quick reading and writing speeds for a smoother digital photography experience.
The 2GB xD card will be available in September.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 01, 2006 0 comments

Casio, Inc. has announced the release of the EXILIM Card EX-S770. TheEX-S770
shoots 7.2-megapixel still images and records high-quality movies in MPEG-4
format. In addition, it features Casio's Super Bright 2.8-inch wide-screen
LCD but still retains the ultra-slim card size of its predecessors. Its wide-screen
display employs a 230,000-pixel LCD that boasts a maximum brightness of around
1100cd/m2--more than bright enough to see outdoors on a sunny day. Casio
has also added new functions to make the most of the EX-S770's new wide
screen. The EXILIM Card EX-S770 is available in three colors: silver, blazing
red, and graphite blue.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 31, 2006 0 comments

MediaStreet Inc.is expanding its line of digital photo frames with the introduction
of its "Pure eMotion 128" digital picture frame. The highly versatile
digital frame offers an aesthetically appealing alternative to traditional slide
shows by allowing users to present their musical slideshows without the aid
of a computer or other playback devices.

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