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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 31, 2008 0 comments

Sony Develops 35mm full size CMOS Image Sensor with 24.81 Effective Megapixel
resolution and extremely high signal conversion speed for use in Digital SLR Cameras



Sony Corporation has announced the development of a 35mm full size (diagonal:43.3mm/Type
2.7) 24.81 effective megapixel, ultra-high speed high image quality CMOS image
sensor designed to meet the increasing requirement for rapid image capture and
advanced picture quality within digital SLR cameras.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 24, 2006 0 comments

Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) has announced it has acquired the technology
assets of Pixmantec ApS, makers of digital imaging software that provides advanced
workflow management and processing capabilities for digital camera raw files.
The acquisition strengthens Adobe's leadership position in raw processing.



Pixmantec is a privately held company headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark and
currently ships the RawShooter line of digital photography software products.
Adobe plans to integrate Pixmantec raw processing technologies into Lightroom
and wherever customers will be working with raw files.



In preparation for this integration, the Pixmantec RawShooter Premium product
is being discontinued, though the free RawShooter Essentials product will continue
to be available until the Lightroom public beta program is completed. Existing
Pixmantec customers will continue to be supported by Adobe and will be provided
with an upgrade path to the Adobe digital imaging product family.



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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 30, 2008 0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. announced it has posted the latest Critique
My Image, a collection of photographs submitted by enthusiasts and pros from
around the world seeking advice from Kingston's `Icons of Photography'
on improving their skills as photographers.

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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: Nov 02, 2006 0 comments

Running November 1- 7, you can have the chance to help select the winners of the
Canon National Park Photo Contest. Of the nearly 10,000 images submitted by amateur
photographers, a panel of esteemed judges have selected 10 photographs each from
the categories of wildlife and landscape as finalists. Now Canon is looking to
the photo community to help us choose the winners.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 04, 2005 0 comments

Lexar Media, Inc. (Nasdaq: LEXR), has announced its LockTight CompactFlash security
system. It is described as an essential solution for digital photographers who
want to protect their stored digital images and information. Photographers working
in highly sensitive and vulnerable areas who require added security can leverage
the LockTight system for card level security to limit unauthorized access to
data and material stored on the card.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 08, 2007 0 comments

Olympus Imaging Corporation (President: Masaharu Okubo) is pleased to announce
the plans to significantly expand the Olympus E-System, its lineup of interchangeable-lens
digital SLRs compliant with the Four Thirds System standard. Two new cameras
are being announced today -- the E-410, an ultra-compact, ultra-lightweight
go-anywhere camera, and the E-510, a versatile, high-performance camera with
advanced functions including new Mechanical Image sensor shift image stabilization
A third, the successor to the revolutionary E-1 designed for professional use
and destined to take over as flagship of the Olympus lineup, will make its debut
this year.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 25, 2006 0 comments

PhotoKit Color 2.0 replaces PhotoKit Color 1.0, an Adobe Photoshop Automate Plug-in
that applies precise color corrections, automatic color balancing and creative
coloring effects. With a retail price of $99.95, PhotoKit Color 2.0 offers a comprehensive
set of coloring tools for Photoshop CS and Photoshop CS2 for both Macintosh and
Windows. PhotoKit Color 1.0 users can upgrade for $29.98. The upgrade will be
free to users who purchased PhotoKit Color 1.x after the public announcement date
of October 20th, 2005.



PhotoKit Color 2.0 features a preview display, so you can quickly preview the
effects before you apply them and combine effects in a single batch operation.
Included in the new effects are the Dodge and the Burn filter sets, which were
in the original PhotoKit plug-in. The Special Effects series contains many new
filters including color infrared, sunshine filters, color transfer effects and
more. The Film Effects series offers accurate simulation filters of several generic
chrome film emulsions, simulating both color and contrast. Like its predecessor,
PhotoKit Color 2.0 provides a comprehensive suite of effects that let you recreate
creative effects like black and white split toning and cross processing. All these
effects are applied as separate layers so you can make further variations, adapting
each effect to suit your own taste. With PhotoKit Color 2.0, you can enhance specific
colors in your photographs. You can make skin tones less red or lighter. With
the Blue Enhance effect you can darken a blue sky and enhance the cloud contrast.
And with the RSA Gray Balance set, you can automatically remove color casts from
almost any type of image.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 06, 2007 0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. has announced the interactive feature Critique
My Image on its web site. 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.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 21, 2005 0 comments

Extensis has unveiled Portfolio 8, the latest edition of their popular digital
asset management solution. The new version of Portfolio provides industrial-strength
workflow features to organize and share digital files with visual catalogs and
embedded metadata--making it easy to quickly find, route and distribute
valuable material like images, brochures, layouts and logos within asset creation
workgroups and externally with global partners.

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