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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 08, 2007 0 comments

Nikon has introduced the new D40x digital SLR camera. The D40x maintains the
same compact size, portability and ease-of-use as its already successful sister
camera, the D40, and adds features like higher 10.2 megapixel resolution, faster
continuous shooting capability and wider ISO sensitivity.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 02, 2005 0 comments

Microsoft Corp., together with leading companies in the digital imaging industry,
today announced enhancements to the family of Windows operating systems that will
enable consumers to easily work with RAW files in current and future versions
of Windows. Working closely with digital imaging industry leaders including Adobe
Systems Inc., Canon Inc., Fuji Photo Film Co. Ltd. and Nikon Corp., Microsoft
plans to deliver native support for digital camera RAW images in the next major
version of Windows, code-named "Longhorn."



In addition, Microsoft is enhancing the digital imaging experience for Windows
XP with the upcoming availability of the Microsoft RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer
for Windows XP, allowing consumers to view thumbnails and preview and print Canon
and Nikon RAW files from Windows Explorer in Windows XP. These features, as well
as the ability to organize and edit Canon and Nikon RAW files, will also be available
in a future version of Digital Image Suite.



Microsoft also announced it is developing a certification program for third-party
RAW image codecs that will ensure their solutions provide a consistent experience
for consumers who are using RAW image files. With this new RAW support across
the Windows platform and products, Microsoft is enabling a seamless experience
for consumers working with RAW digital images and delivering an extensible architecture
for hardware and software industry partners.



Microsoft worked with imaging leaders to develop the digital camera RAW architecture
in "Longhorn" and to provide the best digital photography experience
for Windows consumers. "Longhorn" will deliver dramatic innovation
in RAW support for independent software developers, camera manufacturers and consumers.
Hardware and software partners will benefit from the standardized architecture
for image codecs, which allows them to contribute their own codecs to be certified
and implemented in Windows.



Microsoft's platform approach provides built-in support for RAW files, enabling
Windows-based applications to use all supported image types, including RAW. This
architecture enables software applications to seamlessly support new image types
upon codec certification by Microsoft. In addition, "Longhorn" will
provide an application programming interface (API) that enables software vendors
to exercise a higher degree of control over the RAW conversion in their applications,
while enabling market opportunities for professional-level conversion tools.



In addition to announcing the imaging enhancements planned for the next version
of Windows, Microsoft is helping Windows XP consumers realize the potential of
RAW files. The Microsoft RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer for Windows XP will
soon be available for free download* at http://www.microsoft.com.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 09, 2007 0 comments

Olympus has announced its new super-telephoto Zuiko Digital ED 70-300mm (f4.0-f5.6)
lens. The lens' allows users to get up-close (38 inches / 0.96 meters)
to subjects when taking macro shots. It is compatible with all E-System and
Four-Thirds system cameras. Zuiko Digital Specific Lenses each house their own
CPU and offer the user the ability to upgrade the firmware as new technology
becomes available. The ability to upgrade firmware is said to establish optimal
communication between the lens and the camera body, enabling better compensation
for common distortions such as "shading" (darkening of the edges
of an image that may sometimes occur in photographs) or "barrel distortion"
(the bowing of vertical lines).

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 31, 2006 0 comments

Lenmar Enterprises, Inc. has announced a replacement battery for the Canon Digital
Rebel XT. The Lenmar DLC-2L Li-Ion battery has a capacity of 750mHa with a company-estimated
usage of 525 images. The Lenmar DLC-2L can be used as a replacement for standard
Canon NB-2L (570mHa), and also the new Canon NB-2LH (720mHa). Street price for
the battery is about $34.99.



For a complete "Fits and Replaces" chart, visit www.lenmar.com.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 23, 2004 0 comments

MAC Group, a leading marketer of imaging equipment, has announced a broad-ranging
alliance with carrying case manufacturers Tenba and RoadWired. The three companies
will collaborate on product design and manufacturing, marketing, international
sales and distribution. Tenba is credited with developing one of the first modern,
soft-sided camera bags in 1977, and in the years since has grown to be one of
the leading brands in its field. RoadWired specializes in carrying cases and accessories
for laptop computers and other portable electronics. The MAC Group is dedicated
to marketing and distributing what it describes as "best-in-class"
products for imaging professionals and enthusiasts. The company is the exclusive
US distributor of Mamiya, Sekonic, Profoto, Monaco by X-Rite, Tenba, PocketWizard,
Toyo-View, XtremePower, Cabin and ShootSmarter.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 16, 2006 0 comments

Samsung has announced the launch of two new "S" Series models within
its Premium line of Samsung Digimax digital still cameras. The seven mega-pixel
S700 and the ten mega-pixel S1000 are full featured models with a 2.4-inch LCD
and a 3x optical zoom in both still and movie modes.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 28, 2005 0 comments

The latest addition to Corel's digital imaging portfolio, Corel Painter Essentials
3, is designed to be a complete home art studio built on the award-winning power
of Corel Painter IX. Painter Essentials 3 includes everything new users need
to get started with digital art and create stunning paintings from their photos.
With a suggested retail price of $99, this affordable software package is ideal
for digital camera enthusiasts.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 05, 2006 0 comments

dotPhoto has announced www.dotPhoto.com, a comprehensive multimedia and photo-sharing
site, which is said to automatically build communities for consumer photographers
by providing a forum where they share life's stories through their images.
The new dotPhoto.com has a redesigned `unified interface' that makes
it easy to access its features, such as My dotPhoto, My Albums, My Shows, My
Projects, and My Web Site. Other options include community photo sharing with
Top Picks, and merchandising opportunities with unique, theme-based products.
There are also in-depth, easy-to-use editing tools work on both Macs and PCs.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 10, 2008 0 comments

Nikon Inc.
has introduced the versatile AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens that
offers Nikon's proprietary Vibration Reduction (VR) technology to help
consumers snap sharper photos than ever before, even while shooting handheld.
Compact and lightweight, this affordable lens is for use with Nikon DX-format
digital SLR cameras and is the ideal focal length as a "first lens."




The 3x optical zoom offers users of Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras including
the D40, D40x, D80 and new D300 with a versatile picture angle perspective ranging
from wide angle for dramatic landscapes and interiors, to moderate telephoto
that is ideal for flattering portraits.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 28, 2006 0 comments

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