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Posted: Mar 07, 2011 1 comments

FUJIFILM North America Corporation announced the U.S. debut of its FinePix X100 premium digital camera which will begin shipping in March. The FinePix X100 is a high precision digital compact camera that combines modern technology with a traditional camera design to deliver the ultimate in image quality. Featuring an APS-C CMOS sensor (12.3 megapixel), a FUJINON 23mm Single Focal Length Fixed F2 lens, a 2.8” LCD 460K, and the world’s first Hybrid Viewfinder, the FinePix X100 captures exceptionally high quality images.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 09, 2005 0 comments

Fujifilm has introduced three new models to its digital camera portfolio, including
the FinePix S9000 and FinePix E900 digital cameras - the world's first consumer
level cameras with nine MegaPixel sensors. In addition, Fujifilm's popular S-series
line
now features the new FinePix S5200, offering five MegaPixels with a fully automatic
point-and-shoot feature set.



These three new models will feature Fujifilm's Real Photo Technology, a synergy
of the newly developed RP Processor, the 5th
Generation Super CCD HR sensor and a Fujinon lens that is said to provide many
benefits including reduced noise for sharper pictures, better low-light shooting,
faster operation and higher shutter speeds that minimize blurriness in photos
even at the high ISO setting, as achieved by the FinePix S9000 model.



The FinePix S9000 offers traditional SLR-like styling for serious photo enthusiasts
and Fujifilm's proprietary Super CCD HR (High Resolution) sensor to capture
nine million effective pixels - the first consumer digital camera on the market
to offer such resolution. In addition to increased MegaPixels, the FinePix S9000
features a new 10.7x optical zoom with a 28mm-300 wide-angle equivalent.



According to Fujifilm, users of consumer-level digital cameras found that higher
MegaPixels often meant more noise, resulting in pictures files that were big
enough for enlargements, but often lacking in sharpness. With the FinePix S9000
users are said to be able to capture beautiful digital images with very little
noise at the high ISO settings at full resolution.



Additional features of the S9000 include a tilting LCD screen for shooting from
a variety of angles, the ability to shoot in the RAW file format, dual media
slots, 30 fps video at VGA resolution, hot shoe mount for external flash systems
and ultra high resolution achieved through the electronic viewfinder.



The FinePix E900 adds to Fujifilm's current E-series lineup, providing consumers
with a powerful nine million-pixel sensor in a compact design.



Similar to its predecessors, the FinePix E900 is a point and shoot camera that
expands with users as they broaden their imaging expertise. In addition to a
4x optical zoom and large two-inch LCD screen, the FinePix E900 also caters
to users seeking more advanced features, including mode dial for easy access
to common shooting functions, RAW mode and optional lens adapters. By incorporating
Real Photo Technology, the FinePix E900 can also achieve higher shutter speeds
that minimize blurriness in photos at ISO equivalent settings as high as 800.




Availability

The FinePix S9000 will be available in early September at $699.95. The FinePix
E900 and FinePix 5200 will be available in October at $499.95 and $399.95 respectively.
The FinePix S9000 and S5200 models will ship with four AA alkaline batteries
and the FinePix E900 model comes equipped with 2 NiMH rechargeable batteries.
All three models use Fujifilm's xD-Picture Card(tm) storage media.



For more information on Fujifilm products, consumers can call 800-800-FUJI or
access the Fujifilm USA Web site at

www.fujifilm.com.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 26, 2006 0 comments

The Leica M8 marks the digitization of the famous Leica M line of rangefinder
cameras. The 10+ MP sensor, designed specifically for this camera, has a "native"
speed of 160, with a maximum ISO setting of 2500. Available later this year,
the M8 retains the classic Leica rangefinder look and feel, even down to the
baseplate cover removal for insertion of the memory card. Standard M lenses
made since 1954 will fit the mount, with a 1.33 focal length multiplication
factor. A new lens, the Tri-Elmar 16-21mm, has been introduced with the camera
as well. This, and all lenses made by Leica from July 1, 2006 onwards will have
special 6-bit coding on the bayonet ring, allowing lens data and special processing
instructions to be transferred to the image processor. Lenses made prior to
that date can be retrofitted with the coding, but can be used without it as
well.

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Staff Posted: Jul 25, 2008 0 comments

Samsung has unveiled its 2008 second-half digital camera line up with the launch
of four new models -- the TL34HD, TL9, SL310W and SL201.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 24, 2005 0 comments

DxO Labs, a software developer focused on research in image processing, has
announced the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro 2.2 software. This latest
version of DxO Labs' flagship product adds: support for the Canon EOS
1Ds Mark II. and the Adobe Digital Negative (DNG) file format as an output option.



With DxO Optics Pro 2.2, DxO Labs is simplifying its pricing structure. DxO
Raw Engine -- previously an option priced at US $119-- is being included
as a standard component of DxO Optics Pro.



www.dx.com

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 18, 2007 0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. has announced that renowned documentary and
National Geographic photographer Chris Rainier has shared new tips for lighting
under less-than-ideal conditions at Kingston's `Icons of Photography'
Web site. In this month's tip, Rainier tackles illumination challenges
he has faced in exotic locations and explains how his lighting solutions can
be applied a little closer to home.

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Staff Posted: Nov 18, 2009 0 comments

ACD Systems International Inc. unveiled ACDSee Pro 3, a new version of its leading digital image management software that retains the same fast and flexible features photographers rely upon and incorporates an enhanced user experience that delivers professional level workflow tools at a tremendous value.

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Staff Posted: Nov 26, 2008 0 comments

Tamrac’s Aero Speed Pack 85 is said to be the perfect carrying solution for the photographer who prefers the comfort of a backpack, but doesn’t want to sacrifice the ability to quickly access photo gear.  To allow for this, Tamrac developed an innovative Dual Access System.  This unique system allows fast access through a side door when the pack is worn over one shoulder and brought around to the front of the body as well as traditional access to equipment through the front panel when the pack is removed.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 03, 2005 0 comments

Creo Inc. (NASDAQ: CREO: TSX: CRE) has announced the immediate availability
of the new Leaf Aptus digital camera back system. This digital camera back is
being introduced in two models: the Leaf Aptus 22 and the Leaf Aptus 17, with
resolutions of 22 million and 17 million pixels respectively. The Leaf Aptus
was designed to accommodate the needs of professional photographers. A 6 x 7
cm touch screen display enables photographers to shoot up to 1000 frames without
interruption.


Images are shot at a speed of up to 1.2 seconds per frame, and can be evaluated
and edited on the spot. A unique user button is
customizable and enables the photographer to quickly access vital image information
and perform tasks without removing his or her hands from the camera.

The Leaf Aptus further offers a range of storage methods for
any shooting situation: a standard CompactFlash card; the fast and portable
20 GB and 30 GB Leaf Digital Magazine (holds over 1000 lossless raw files);
a high-volume portable FireWire disk; and the tethered option of shooting straight
to a computer.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 10, 2007 0 comments

Lexar
Media, Inc. Has announced its new ExpressCard SSD with auto-backup software.
Roughly half the size of current PC Card solutions, the Lexar ExpressCard SSD
is a high-capacity removable solid state drive (SSD) that delivers high-performance,
lower-cost storage expansion to notebook computers. The Lexar ExpressCard SSD
comes bundled with auto-backup software, an innovative solution for protecting
laptop computer files and data that allows for automatic regular (daily, weekly,
or monthly) backup without user intervention after the initial setup. During
this setup, the user will be able to set the folder and specific file types
to be included or excluded from the backup process. In addition, this automatic
backup software can also support multiple computers by recognizing the computer
name and the appropriate backup setting for each computer.



The Lexar ExpressCard SSD is also ideal for use with Windows Vista as it is
enhanced for use with ReadyBoost, a Vista feature that improves your system
performance without having to add DRAM to your computer. The ExpressCard SSD
serves as an additional memory cache, which is a reserve section of memory that
the computer can access faster than if it were accessing data from the hard
disk drive. Additionally, the ExpressCard SSD interface supports a direct connection
to the chipset, allowing users to enjoy all of its extensive backup and ReadyBoost
capabilities without having to unplug the card after every use; users simply
keep their ExpressCard SSD in the slot as external storage.



The Lexar ExpressCard SSD is shipping in 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB capacities.



www.lexar.com

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Press Release Posted: Apr 12, 2010 0 comments

This state-of-the-art professional viewfinder camera comes equipped with new functions for making high-resolution images both digitally and on film. The RL3d, a universal camera with increased shift, enables you to take images in multiple formats up to 4x5” and digital images of over 200 MB and is light and compact, making it ideal for location photography.

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Staff Posted: Jun 17, 2009 0 comments

Tenba has introduced “Black Label”—a new collection of premium, handcrafted camera bags and satchels. The collection is said to be aimed at the professional or serious enthusiast who wants a bag with upscale design and features, highest-grade materials and robust construction.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 18, 2005 0 comments

Primera Technology's BravoPro Disc Publisher is an automated CD/DVD burning
and printing system. BravoPro copies and prints up to 100-discs per job hands-free
with both Mac and PC compatibility. BravoPro is available with two 52x CD-R
drives or two DVD±R/CD-R combination drives that record DVDs at 16x and
CDs at 32x. A 4800 dpi printer, prints full-color, photo-quality images directly
on the surface of the disc. No labels are required! Bravo II can be used as
a desktop unit or integrated in larger photographic processing and kiosk solutions.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 04, 2007 0 comments

LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling has announced the LightScribe Travel Kit that
enables users to preserve their vacation memories and add a personal touch to
their DVD and CD label designs. The LightScribe Travel Kit's DVD / CD label tips,
templates, and resources are available for free download on lightscribe.com -
just in time as people return from summer holidays.



To ensure that discs containing their travel memories stand out, customers owning
a LightScribe-enabled drive can go to the Travel Kit (www.lightscribe.com/go/create)
and download travel DVD and CD label designs, mailers, and disc sleeve designs
that reflect their favorite trip memories to share with family and friends.



With the new kit, travelers can create personalized custom designs that integrate
travel photos with text so that the discs are personalized and capture their special
memories from each unique trip. With LightScribe, photo and video CDs and DVDs
can be labeled with a memorable photo from the vacation so that the discs can
be quickly identified with a favorite visual memory.



LightScribe -- a laser DVD / CD label burning technology found in many popular
brands of disc burners, laptops and PCs -- gives people the ability to easily
burn silkscreen-quality photos, graphics, images and text directly onto LightScribe
CDs and DVDs. A simple title printed in normal mode will typically take a couple
of minutes. A fuller disc image will take approximately 15-20 minutes. LightScribe
DVDs and CDs come in gold, with CDs available in red, orange, yellow, blue and
green.



LightScribe DVD and CD label burning technology, the only widely-available embedded
disc label technology, is licensed to over 80 optical drive and media manufacturers,
software developers, media and computer brands worldwide.
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Press Release Posted: Aug 16, 2010 0 comments

PhotoReflect (www.PhotoReflect.com) is now providing new and improved tools to increase sales for the professional photographer while enriching the online experience for their customers. In particular, a new selling feature called “digital download packages” that enables photo-consumers to choose their images with the help of an online wizard, has already resulted in an empirical increase in sales volume for photographers using PhotoReflect.

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