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Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 11, 2007  |  0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc.is increasing the overall performance of its
popular CompactFlash Elite Pro Flash memory cards to help amateur and professional
photographers maximize the performance from their high-end imaging devices and
digital workflow applications. With transfer rates of 25MB/second (read) and
20MB/second (write), along with capacities up to 16GB, photographers can capture
life as it happens for as long as it happens.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 10, 2007  |  0 comments

Sony's new mega-capacity Cyber-shot® DSC-T2 digital camera is an
8-megapixel model that features 4GB of internal memory and can store up to 40,000
VGA-quality photos or 1,000 8 megapixel pictures, eliminating the need to manage
multiple media cards. The camera's album folder makes it easy to organize
and access thousands of photos in-camera. Images can be viewed in chronological
order and displayed in a helpful calendar view. By installing the bundled Picture
Motion Browser software, you can also view images by events like birthdays or
Sunday BBQs.



The "sharemark" folder can store those photos and videos deemed
worthy for sharing beyond the camera onto the web. The T2 model is pre-loaded
with Sony PMB Portable software, a user-friendly application that automatically
runs when the device is connected to a compatible PC via the supplied USB cable.
The software lets you publish photos and videos directly to popular web sharing
sites, such as Crackle, Flickr, Photobucket, Shutterfly and YouTube.



The camera has a new look with a compact silver body; black LCD frame; and a
sliding lens cover available in blue, green, pink, white or black. The Sony
LCS-TWE carrying case is also available in the same colors to match the camera.
Its touch-panel LCD screen replaces small buttons with on-screen icons and a
user-friendly interface to make camera operation fast and simple. You can touch
the screen to select the subject you want to focus on (shooting mode) and where
you want to zoom in (playback mode).



Sony's distinctive "smile shutter" function makes capturing
informal portraits and family snapshots effortless. The function automatically
detects and captures a person smiling without the need to press the shutter.
If there are several people in the frame, you can select the primary subject
for the camera to watch by touching the screen. A sequence of up to six smiling
shots can be taken without the need to manually press the shutter.



Combined with such technologies as face detection, optical image stabilization
and high sensitivity (ISO 3200), the camera is equipped to capture life-like
holiday memories.



The T2 camera can be connected to the TV set via HD component cable or an HD
cradle (both sold separately). Equipped with a built-in slide show function,
the camera lets you view photos, complete with dynamic transitions choreographed
to your choice of programmed music clips or by adding your own.



The Cyber-shot DSC-T2 digital camera will ship in December for about $350. Additional
accessories will include batteries, travel chargers, sports packs and cases.
All can be purchased online at sonystyle.com, at Sony Style® retail stores
(www.sonystyle.com/retail),
and at authorized regional dealers.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 07, 2007  |  0 comments

Wintec
Industries, Inc. has been chosen by Eye-Fi, Inc. to manufacture the world's
first wireless memory card for digital cameras. The wireless memory card launched
by Eye-Fi capitalizes on Wi-Fi technology, providing camera users an effortless
way to remove virtually all obstacles for instant photo sharing. As Wi-Fi becomes
more prevalent in homes, Wi-Fi connectivity is becoming increasingly important
as a feature for consumer products. By integrating the Wi-Fi function into a
flash memory card in a standard SD form factor, the Eye-Fi Card brings wireless
connectivity to the digital camera and also operates as a conventional SD memory
card. The Wi-Fi connectivity provides an ultra-convenient way for camera users
to send photographs directly to home computers and online photo or social networking
sites for instant sharing or printing.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 06, 2007  |  0 comments

liveBooks, Inc., announced it is releasing new packages and new pricing under
the product name liveBooks Professional. The decision to revise and enhance
their product line is based on the experience of servicing thousands of photographers
over four years and
recognizing that photographers have many common needs which could be
addressed with a common feature set. In addition, they realize that each
photographer has their own individual needs which require the flexibility to
customize their web presence. Therefore, a robust feature set and custom
design time are included with all three of the liveBooks Professional packages
--
Unlimited, Select and Basic.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 05, 2007  |  0 comments

Leaf has announced the new Leaf AFi -- a next-generation, medium-format
digital camera. Specifically designed for high-resolution digital photography,
the Leaf AFi product line is comprised of three models: Leaf AFi 7, Leaf AFi
6 and Leaf AFi 5. The Leaf AFi offers up to 70 images per minute, combined with
a very large, ergonomically-designed screen and body. It incorporates the latest
Schneider Autofocus Digital (AFD) lenses. These lenses have been specifically
created for use with 30+ MP digital camera backs -- offering optimal focus
while making the best use of high-resolution CCD sensors. Based on a newly-designed
ergonomic camera body, the Leaf AFi offers myriad unique features, including:

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 04, 2007  |  0 comments

Induro has introduced several new support gear products, including a new series
of 3-Way Pan Heads, a Tilt Monopod Head and several different configurations
of Quick Release Plates.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 03, 2007  |  0 comments

Tenba has added two new collections to its rapidly-expanding line of professional
and "prosumer" photo/digital cases and accessories. The Gen-3 collection
is a group of streamlined, lightweight, urban-inspired photo and photo/ laptop
bags for the digital photographer. The second new introduction, called the Roadie
collection, is an assortment of rolling cases in various sizes and configurations,
ranging from a compact photo/laptop bag to a 48-inch long tripod/grip case.

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Joe Farace  |  Dec 01, 2007  |  2 comments

"At Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year."--Thomas Tusser

Christmas seems to have gone from a time of peace and love to one of controversy about how it's celebrated. I tend to think of the holiday in much the way the late Will Eisner expressed in his preface to The Christmas Spirit, a collection of stories featuring...

Anthony L. Celeste  |  Dec 01, 2007  |  0 comments

Adobe's Photoshop is unarguably the most popular photo editor in use today, although not everyone needs its myriad of features or is willing to spend the money to get them. There are options out there, among them Ulead's PhotoImpact 12. It's a feature-packed photo editor that may well offer you both the power and efficiency that you need, and do so at a very...

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 01, 2007  |  0 comments

My wife and I visited Prague, in the Czech Republic, in November 2006. It is a simply beautiful city, full of color, with sculptures around and at the top of a very large number of buildings. It is a great city to walk around and just look at the beauty--and the people. We went for walks every day for six days and nights, sometimes riding the tram to get farther out, and I...

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