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George Schaub Posted: May 24, 2013 Published: Apr 01, 2013 2 comments
In an attempt to connect everything electronic, this year’s CES/PMA show in Las Vegas was awash in “smart” TVs, tablets, and various and sundry devices that can link to your device—be it phone, tablet, or camera—and allow you to access “image content” anywhere, anytime. There was also a rash of rough cameras, a 3D lens for still and video, new ways to customize your camera, and a major boost in USB storage and memory card speed. Following are some photo tech highlights.
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The Editors Posted: Mar 09, 2016 0 comments

We’ve been at the WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) show in Las Vegas all week touching and trying out the latest photo gear. One camera  we were particularly excited to see in person is the long awaited Pentax K-1 full frame DSLR.

The Editors Posted: Oct 23, 2016 0 comments

Shutterbug was on hand at the PhotoPlus Expo show, which wrapped up in New York City wrapped up yesterday, where we got to touch, try and test out some of the hottest new photo gear out there.

The Editors Posted: Oct 24, 2015 0 comments

At the PhotoPlus Expo 2015 show in New York City this week, we met up with Wasim Ahmad from Canon who showed us all the key features of the brand new 20-megapixel Canon PowerShot G5 X compact camera in this short take video.

The Editors Posted: Mar 14, 2016 0 comments

We wrap up our video coverage of the WPPI show in Las Vegas last week with this hands-on look at the new Nikon D500, a relatively compact APS-C sensor-based DSLR aimed at photo enthusiasts and aspiring pros.

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Dec 01, 2002 0 comments

Compact 35mm And APS Camera Formats

Although digital equipment received most of the attention at the photokina show, over 80 percent of North American households still own and use at least one conventional camera. Granted, the demand for new...

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Ron Leach Posted: Sep 21, 2016 0 comments

MeFOTO has launched a new line of compact, rugged tripods that feature a Bluetooth remote, a precision ball head, a secure leg-lock system, and removable center columns for taking selfies. The versatile "Air" tripods (and a monopod) are available in three sizes, and all come with a spring-loaded phone adapter for selfies.

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Frances E. Schultz Posted: Dec 01, 2002 0 comments

Darkroom Products

Every photokina it seems that fewer and fewer companies show new darkroom products. Unlike film, where technology is constantly advancing, darkroom technology is more static. The basic design of the photographic enlarger hasn't changed much since the earliest days...

Jack Neubart Posted: Aug 21, 2012 Published: Jul 01, 2012 4 comments

It wasn’t too long ago when the use of a CMOS chip in a digicam was a sign of a cheapie camera. Well, the tide has changed, with CMOS today reflecting the highest level of capture in our newest digital point-and-shoots. Yes, there continue to be CCD holdouts even in innovative designs, but the writing is on the wall, spelling an eventual fade-out of the Charge-Coupled Device. And today, the Backside Illuminated (BSI, or simply “backlit”) CMOS sensor is slowly but surely moving into center stage—at least among small-sensor point-and-shoots, for improved light reception at the sensor, hence clearer, tonally fuller, and more detailed images. We’re also seeing quite a few long-zoom models and more GPS-enabled cameras, with a digital compass to boot, mostly in travel/outdoors-oriented designs. The “rugged” category continues to grow, as well as features such as sweep panorama mode (just swing around with your finger continually on the button) and touchscreen displays. But perhaps the new feature that stands out most is Wi-Fi capability. One camera is even Android-powered. The latter may not be smartphones, but they certainly appear to be the smart way to go for the wireless generation. With those trends in mind here’s our roundup of the digicam class of 2012. (Please note that this report contains both cameras on the market as of spring 2012 and those announced to be available when this article goes to press. Check with the various manufacturers for current availability.—Editor)

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Jack Neubart Posted: Jun 01, 2004 0 comments

Everywhere you turned throughout the big PMA halls you'd find more and more accessories for digital photography. Perhaps the biggest category was new memory cards and drives, storage devices, and portable memory download solutions. And then there were the increasing numbers of devices for both...

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Joe Farace Posted: Jun 01, 2004 0 comments

Digital back makers for medium and large format cameras happily search for the ultimate image-making machine. In my view, they may be cheerfully unaware that the devices they are busily producing may not have anything to attach them to in a few years because no company is making affordable, under $2000...

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Joe Farace Posted: May 01, 2001 0 comments

"The software stopped working when I upgraded from Windows 92 to Windows 95."
"You sharpened this photograph? I didn't know you could do that."
"If we go digital, what are we gonna do with all our old film processing equipment?"
"I gotta get a...

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Joe Farace Posted: Jun 01, 2004 0 comments

Tired of wimpy 13x19" prints? Find that 16x20" output is nice but just doesn't have the impact of say, 18x24"? HP's Designjet 130 printer produces larger sizes (up to 24") without unloading the standard tray, and the rear path accommodates thick media, too.

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Joe Farace Posted: Dec 01, 2000 0 comments

Photokina 2000 is a combination trade show and circus, where all of the photographic--digital and otherwise--manufacturers parade their wares on the biggest midway this side of the Rhine. This was my first trip back in 22 years, and my have things changed!

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George Schaub Posted: Jun 01, 2005 0 comments

The annual Photo Marketing Association (PMA) Show is the US market's introduction to new products and services that will be appearing on store shelves and, increasingly, Internet sales shops in 2005. Coming on the heels of last year's photokina, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and the hoard of other trade shows that litter the calendar of late, this, the...

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