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Nikon Canada’s 2014 Digital Camera Holiday Lineup: For Every Photographer on Your Holiday List

Sat October 4, 2014

Nikon Canada’s 2014 Digital Camera Holiday Lineup features a range of offerings to meet the needs of every photographer on your holiday list — from the novice shutter bug to the future film director. Nikon has cameras at various price points and in assorted colours.

NEWS RELEASE

Share the gift of memories this season
with Nikon Canada’s 2014 Digital Camera Holiday Lineup

Creative, Innovative, Stylish and Compact: Digital cameras that capture the moments
that mean the most  

Mississauga, ON, October 3, 2014 – Nikon Canada is pleased to introduce its 2014 digital camera lineup, featuring a range of offerings to meet the needs of every photographer on your holiday list — from the novice shutter bug to the future film director.

“If you’re looking for a memorable gift this holiday season, Nikon Canada has you covered,” Amanda Mohammed, Manager, Communications & Nikon Professional Services, Nikon Canada. “This year, our extensive lineup includes a durable, family-friendly camera that lets everyone be a memory-keeper; an HD-SLR for the budding photographer looking to learn how to preserve life’s special moments; as well as Nikon’s newest full-frame HD-SLR, featuring built-in Wi-Fi and a tilting Vari-Angle LCD, for more experienced photographers looking to shoot from all angles. From adventurers to social media aficionados, our range of cameras includes stylish and compact designs, innovative features and creative functions for all.”

 Nikon COOLPIX Cameras

 COOLPIX S32: The Family-friendly Warrior

Nikon  COOLPIX S32, white

Nikon COOLPIX S32, white

Nikon COOLPIX S32, blue

Nikon COOLPIX S32, blue

Now everyone can help preserve family memories! There’s a lot going on during the holidays, and children are a part of it all. Hand them a camera to see the holidays through their eyes, and you’ll be amazed at what they discover. The S32’s oversized buttons are perfect for tiny hands, and its tough shell makes it durable enough to be used by every member of the family. Housed in a compact, durable body that’s waterproof (up to 10 metres), shockproof (up to 1.4 metres), and dustproof, this camera takes the worry out of photography. Its 2.7-inch LCD display supports an intuitive graphic user interface (GUI) that allows for simple navigation and several shooting and playback modes. The S32 also records Full HD (1080p) video with a built-in mic for exceptional video and audio quality.

MSRP: $129.95*. Available in white and blue.

COOLPIX P600: The Compact Zoomer

Nikon COOLPIX P600, black

Nikon COOLPIX P600, black

Nikon COOLPIX P600, red

Nikon COOLPIX P600, red


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Press Releases

Panasonic’s New State-of-the-art Welfare Technologies Include “Digital Mirror” With Cutting-edge 3D Camera Technology

Fri October 3, 2014

Rehabilitation Navigation System (Digital Mirror): Extensive menu makes physical therapy enjoyable. Image by Panasonic.

Rehabilitation Navigation System (Digital Mirror): Extensive menu makes physical therapy enjoyable. Image by Panasonic.

At both the 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists in collaboration with the 48th Japanese Occupational Therapy Congress and Expo (June 18 – 21, 2014 in Yokohama, Japan) and 41st Home Care and Rehabilitation Exhibition, H.C.R. 2014 (October 1 – 3 in Tokyo, Japan), Panasonic Corporation presented the “Digital Mirror.”

Today is World Smile Day!

This year’s theme for the Panasonic booth at H.C.R. is “Panasonic’s welfare solutions that help realize ‘a better life’ full of smiling faces.”

Panasonic is showcasing a rehabilitation navigation system for hospitals and facilities for the elderly, the “Digital Mirror,” now combined with rehabilitation training and evaluation system that comes equipped with cutting-edge 3D camera technology.

  • The Digital Mirror is a system that combines a large half-mirror with digital technologies hidden behind it to provide innovative rehabilitation navigation programs for care facilities and hospitals.
  • It allows for rehabilitation training, scientific measurements and records keeping of these measured data.
  • Individualized programs can be created per patient and quick comparisons made between past and present data.
  • It contributes to improving quality of rehabilitation along with higher worker efficiencies.

NEWS RELEASE

Panasonic’s Robotic Technology Helps Deliver “A Better Life” to the World of Welfare

Oct 03, 2014

Tokyo, Japan – Panasonic Corporation is taking part in the 41st Home Care and Rehabilitation Exhibition, H.C.R. 2014, which is being held at the Tokyo Big Sight from October 1 to 3, 2014.

This year’s theme for the Panasonic booth at H.C.R. is “Panasonic’s welfare solutions that help realize ‘a better life’ full of smiling faces.” Panasonic’s state-of-the-art welfare and rehabilitation systems being introduced in the stage presentation and numerous assistive products for homes and facilities are drawing much attention.

Panasonic introduces the latest nursing care and rehabilitation products and systems at “Home Care and Rehabilitation, H.C.R. 2014.”

Presentation of state-of-the-art welfare technologies

On the main stage located in the center of the booth, Panasonic is introducing 3 products as part of a cutting-edge age-free solution.
The “Resyone” is an electric care bed with a section that can be separated and transformed into a fully reclining electric wheelchair to help users get out of bed. Panasonic has already begun taking orders for this product.
Moreover, by using sensing technology, Panasonic’s “Mimamori System” can keep an eye on the facility inhabitants’ movement and breathing to make sure they are safe and sound. Also being introduced is a prototype of self-reliance support robot, which helps users stand up, walk, and sit down.

On the 2 mini stages Panasonic is showcasing a rehabilitation navigation system for hospitals and facilities for the elderly, the “Digital Mirror,” now combined with rehabilitation training and evaluation system that comes equipped with cutting-edge 3D camera technology, as well as a rehabilitation training and evaluation system for tablets. And for facilities, Panasonic is demonstrating the “Aqua Heart J Series (prototype),” a barrier-free bath unit that was developed to help users be as independent as possible while taking a bath.

Rehabilitation assistant system (prototype) is an upgrade of the Digital Mirror.

Rehabilitation assistant system (prototype) is an upgrade of the Digital Mirror.


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Contests, Press Releases

City of Toronto, Parks, Forestry and Recreation Contest Update: Deadline Extended to Oct.31, 2014

Fri October 3, 2014

This is an update to the previous blog, City of Toronto, Parks, Forestry and Recreation Contest for Ontario Residents: Submit Photos Until 5:00PM on Sept.30, 2014.

  • The City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation division’s photo contest deadline has been extended from September 30 to October 31.

Good Luck! / Bonne Chance!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

NEWS RELEASE

September 30, 2014

City of Toronto photography contest deadline extended

The City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation division’s photo contest deadline has been extended from September 30 to October 31 so fall colours in Toronto’s parks, urban forests, natural environments and recreation spaces can be included.

The contest is presented by Nikon Canada. The expert guest judges are Kristian Bogner, a world-class professional photographer, speaker and Nikon Ambassador; Dr. Roberta Bondar, the first neurologist in space and Canada’s first female astronaut, whose photography has taken her to the most extreme climatic and geological locations on earth; and Moses Znaimer, media visionary, Founder/CEO of ZoomerMedia Limited and President of CARP.


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Contests, Press Releases

Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015 is Open to All: Submit Photos & Videos Online Until Dec.15, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. Japan Standard Time

Thu October 2, 2014

…For Nikon, with our pledge to be “at the heart of the image”, this is a great opportunity to champion new forms of image making, adapting to and embracing these exciting changes in the way people express their passions and beliefs through imagery…

This year for the first time, all categories in photography and video will accept entries from any digital device, including smartphones. The video category will broaden its accepted length to six to 180 seconds, and will have an independent set of judges….

We believe in the power of the image to tell stories that can’t be told any other way. The Nikon Photo Contest is a celebration of that belief and an invitation to you to share your story with the world. As our contest continues to broaden, we would be honored to have you take part.

Nikon Corporation
President and Representative Director
Kazuo Ushida
http://www.nikon-photocontest.com/en/message/

Eligibility: The contest is open to all, professional and amateur, regardless of age, sex or nationality.

  • Entrants under 18 years of age require the permission of a parent or guardian.
  • By entering the contest, entrants under 18 years of age indicate that they have obtained the permission of a parent or guardian.

Awards and Prizes

Grand Prize

  • One prize will be awarded in each of the photography and video categories.
  • Each winner will receive a trophy, an award certificate, and Nikon products equivalent to 1,000,000 yen (9193.1200 US Dollar at the current exchanges rate), 500,000 yen (4587.6200 US Dollar at the current exchange rate) in cash and the opportunity to show his or her portfolio on the Nikon Photo Contest Website.*1
  • The Grand Prize will be selected separately from the 1st place prize in each category.


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Firmware Updates, Press Releases

New Firmware Updates Now Available for Leica T and Leica X Vario Cameras

Wed October 1, 2014

Users wishing to bring their products up to date can now download the new firmware versions 1.2 for the LeicaT (Type 701) and 1.1 for the Leica X Vario (Type 107) free of charge from the Leica website and take advantage of the enhancements.

PRESS RELEASE
25/09/2014

Firmware updates now available for the LEICA T camera system and the LEICA X VARIO

Leica Camera AG presents new firmware updates for the Leica T and Leica X Vario cameras. Users wishing to bring their products up to date can now download the new firmware versions 1.2 for the LeicaT (Type 701) and 1.1 for the Leica X Vario (Type 107) free of charge from the Leica website and take advantage of the enhancements.

Leica T

Leica T

The firmware version 1.2 for the Leica T enhances the performance profile of the camera with numerous additional features that make its handling even easier. Of particular interest to users is the new lock for the setting dial that can be activated and deactivated by touching the corresponding icon. Equally simple now is also the ability to change from Live View mode to video with a horizontal swipe across the display. In addition, the new touch-and-release autofocus function can now be selected in autofocus mode and activated with a touch.


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Press Releases

New Nikon Latin America, S.A. in Panama City: Operations Start on Oct.1, 2014

Wed October 1, 2014

Nikon's Global Network

Nikon’s Global Network

PRESS RELEASE

Nikon Latin America, S.A., a New Sales and Service Subsidiary for Imaging Products, is Established to Enhance Nikon’s Sales and Marketing Organization in Latin America

September 30, 2014

Nikon Corporation (Kazuo Ushida, President) is pleased to announce the establishment of Nikon Latin America, S.A. in Panama City, Republic of Panama. This new sales and service subsidiary has been established to fortify sales of imaging products, mainly digital cameras, and to enhance after-sales service in Latin America. Operations will commence on October 1, 2014.


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Contests, Press Releases

McAfee: Most Dangerous Celebrities Study + Most Dangerous Celebrity Sweepstakes Ends at 5 PM PDT Oct.31, 2014

Wed October 1, 2014

The McAfee Most Dangerous CelebritiesTM study revealed that an eclectic mix of comedians and musicians are among the most dangerous or riskiest online personalities which are used by cybercriminals to lead web surfers to malicious sites that deliver viruses or other malware.

  • Jimmy Kimmel, comedian and late night host of Jimmy Kimmel Live, is identified as McAfee’s most dangerous celebrity to search for online.
  • Justin Bieber was the only Canadian to crack the 50 most dangerous celebrities globally, finishing 44th.

The results of McAfee’s eighth annual Most Dangerous Celebrities study are presented below.

McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrity Sweepstakes: Red Carpet Swag

McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrity Sweepstakes: Red Carpet Swag

McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrity Sweepstakes

Share the list.
Win some red carpet swag.

THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS INTENDED FOR PLAY IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY AND WILL BE GOVERNED BY U.S. LAW. DO NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE AND LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES AT THE TIME OF ENTRY.

The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.

Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 8:00:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time (“PDT”) on October 1, 2014 and ends at 5:00:00 PM PDT on October 31, 2014 (“Sweepstakes Period”).

How to win the red carpet swag bag.

During the Sweepstakes Period, an entry is obtained when you visit www.mcafee.com/dangerous-celeb (the “Website”) and share one of the dangerous celebrities or the top ten Most Dangerous Celebrities list on Twitter or Facebook for an entry. You may share each of the ten (10) celebrities or the top 10 list on each of the two (2) social networks once per day, for a total possible of twenty-two (22) entries per day.

  • Step 1: Click the Get Started button to share the top ten list or click on your favorite celebrities to share them individually.
  • Step 2: Choose to share on Facebook or Twitter.
  • Step 3: Share the top ten list and each celebrity to get multiple daily entries.

Prizes: There are 11 total prizes (one prize per winner):

  • Red Carpet Swag: Grand Prize (1): Dell Venue™ 7 Tablet, 1-year subscription to McAfee LiveSafe™ service, Beats Solo 2.0 HD On-Ear Headphones, Anker 2nd Gen Astro3 Portable USB Charger, 1-year subscription to Spotify, $50 Zappos.com gift card, and a $20 Starbucks gift card. Approximate retail value (“ARV”): $665.97.

  • First Prize (10): 1-year subscription to McAfee LiveSafe service. ARV: $79.99 each.

Eleven winners will be selected at random from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.

Please click here to read the complete Terms and Conditions of McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrity Sweepstakes.

Good Luck!

NEWS RELEASE

MCAFEE REVEALS JIMMY KIMMEL AS THE MOST DANGEROUS CYBERCELEBRITY OF 2014

Justin Bieber Tops List of Most Dangerous Canadians

MARKHAM, ON, October 1, 2014 – Jimmy Kimmel, comedian and late night host of Jimmy Kimmel Live, replaces Lily Collins (Mirror, Mirror) as McAfee’s most dangerous celebrity to search for online. For the eighth year in a row, McAfee researched popular culture’s most famous to reveal the riskiest personalities on the web. The McAfee Most Dangerous CelebritiesTM study revealed that an eclectic mix of comedians and musicians are among the most dangerous.


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Press Releases

GoPro: New HERO4 Black, HERO4 Silver and HERO Cameras

Tue September 30, 2014

NEWS RELEASE

GoPro Introduces HERO4: The Most Powerful GoPro Lineup, Ever

HERO4 Black: 2x the Performance of the Previous Black Edition GoPro, now featuring 4K30, 2.7K50 and Ultra High Speed 1080p120 Frames per Second Video Capture

HERO4 Silver: Professional Quality Capture with Built-in Touch Display Convenience

SAN MATEO, CALIF. (September 29, 2014) – GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRO), enabler of some of today’s most immersive and engaging content, today unveiled HERO4, the highest performance line of capture devices the company has ever made. HERO4 is available in two editions, HERO4 Black at MSRP $499 and HERO4 Silver at MSRP $399. GoPro’s Emmy® Award-winning imaging technology combines with enhanced ease-of-use and powerful new features such as 4K30, 2.7K50 and 1080p120 video capture (Black) and built-in touch display convenience (Silver), to make it easier than ever for consumers to self capture and share stunning, professional quality content of their favorite experiences.

HERO4 Black delivers 2x the performance of its best-selling predecessor and now captures cinema-quality 4K video at 30 frames per second (fps), 2.7K video at 50fps and 1080p video at a blistering 120fps, virtually eliminating rolling shutter in most scenarios while allowing for time-bending slow motion effects. HERO4 Black also features an entirely redesigned audio system that captures high fidelity sound with 2x the dynamic range of previous models. Additional enhancements include improved image quality, low light performance, highlight moment tagging and an improved user interface that allows for easier discoverability and access to key features and controls. The HERO4 Black is simply the highest performance GoPro yet.

HERO4 Silver delivers the same professional image quality as HERO4 Black less some of the higher performance video capture modes including 4K30, 2.7K50 and 1080p120. HERO4 Silver includes a brilliant built-in touch display for those who value convenience and ease-of-use over the no-holds-barred performance of the HERO4 Black.

The new HERO4 line will be available October 5 on GoPro.com and at select retailers worldwide.


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Press Releases

CONTACT Photography 2015 Featured Exhibitions: Send a Submission by the Deadline of Nov.14, 2014 by 5PM

Mon September 29, 2014

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival invites you to be a part of CONTACT, either as an Open Exhibition or a Featured Exhibition.

  • Open Exhibitions are non-juried, while Featured Exhibitions are subject to a submission process.
  • All participants for Open Exhibitions  and  Featured Exhibitions must register with CONTACT on their website.
    • Please note you must register on their website before submitting a proposal and registration fees apply for both types of exhibition.

Registration and Call for Submissions recently started.

NEWS RELEASE

September 25, 2014

contact photography festival logo

 

Visitors at the opening of SHERP: Long Wanderings in Northern Kenya, by Jordan Campbell, at the Alliance Française Gallery, a CONTACT 2014 Featured Exhibition.

Visitors at the opening of SHERP: Long Wanderings in Northern Kenya, by Jordan Campbell, at the Alliance Française Gallery, a CONTACT 2014 Featured Exhibition.

Call for Submissions: CONTACT 2015 Featured Exhibitions

Submission Deadline: November 14, 2014 by 5PM
The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival is a month-long event devoted to celebrating and fostering the art and profession of photography. The Festival is now accepting Featured Exhibition proposals for its 2015 edition.

The Featured Exhibition program is a prominent component of the Festival that showcases high-calibre exhibitions of work by Canadian and international artists. Each year CONTACT selects a broad spectrum of projects by emerging and established artists working in a range of subject matter. These exhibitions are positioned within the forefront of the Festival’s programming and communications, including the CONTACT magazine, website, and promotional materials.

Requirements:
The call for submissions is open to proposals for solo or group exhibitions on any subject matter, and to all photo-based practices. To be eligible, shows must take place during the month of May, and must have a confirmed exhibition space. Priority will be given to those presenting in professional-quality spaces.

Submissions must include:

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Articles, Press Releases

Stylish Camera Bags (Pour Homme) by POMPIDOO

Thu September 25, 2014

POMPIDOO Homme (PH) Amsterdam

POMPIDOO Homme (PH) Amsterdam

POMPIDOO, producer of stylish camera bags for women, recently launched a new line specially designed for men – POMPIDOO Homme (PH).

PH Amsterdam is durable, stylish and fully functional. Featuring premium distressed leather and equipped to handle all photography needs, this camera bag will keep photo gear protected and organised.

Special and innovative material XRD® Extreme Impact Protection foam is used in the walls of the bag and throughout the compartments to ensure phenomenal level of safety and protection.

PH Amsterdam features an easy access front pocket organizer with hook closure and can hold a DSLR camera with lens attached and 1 or 2 additional lenses/flashes, a tablet or small laptop, mobile phone, wallet, memory cards and will even have leftover space for some personal items.

PRESS RELEASE

2014, September, 16

HANDSOME DEBUT: POMPIDOO HOMME (PH) MAKES ITS WAY

Protection: Pompidoo’s Amsterdam Camera Bag with XRD® Impact – Quite simply your super hero

Pompidoo’s NEW Amsterdam Camera Bag for men sports a quality, stylish exterior yet beneath its quintessential, classical good looks delivers a functional, high impact resistant interior constructed from high end XRD® Technology. XRD® Impact Protection makes it its business to provide a phenomenal level of impact protection that belies its slim, flexible appearance. The result: a good-looking, high quality bag made with luxurious butter-soft leather that offers leading edge protection for your camera and accessories thanks to the unique attributes of XRD® Technology.


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Press Releases

New Manfrotto 190X Series Tripods and X-PRO 2-Way Head Available in Canada at the End of Sept.2014

Wed September 24, 2014

Manfrotto 190X

Manfrotto 190X

Gentec International will be distributing two new Manfrotto products at the end of September: the Manfrotto 190X Series Tripods and the Manfrotto X-Pro 2-Way Head.

Elevate your action photography skills with Manfrotto’s new 190X Series Tripods, photography accessories with sleek, stylish Italian design. When you’re in the studio, the 190X Series Tripod easily offers an array of creative options with a ground level adaptor that allows the tripod to reach ultra-low positions. Take the 190X Series Tripod to the streets or field with the Easy Link attachment, which allows photographers to attach an LED light or reflector and turn any space into a pop-up studio.”

  • The 190X Series Tripods and kits start at $219.95, and will be available in Canada at the end of September.

For avid birdwatchers and budding videographers, Manfrotto’s new X-Pro 2-Way Head is a lightweight option that delivers functional versatility to users. Weighing in at 1.54 lbs., the X-Pro 2-Way head also offers a fluidity selector, allowing the photo pro to choose their desired fluidity and, “thanks to the the X-Pro 2-Way Head’s 200PL plate, birdwatchers won’t miss a moment when switching from photo to video.”

  • The X-Pro 2-Way Head retails for $189.95, and will be available in Canada at the end of September.

To learn more about Gentec International, please visit www.gentec-intl.com and www.facebook.com/GentecInternational.

NEWS RELEASE

THE NEW MANFROTTO 190X SERIES TRIPODS AND X-PRO 2-WAY HEAD

TORONTO, ON., September 23, 2014Gentec International, the exclusive Canadian distributor of Manfrotto photo and video products, announces the launch of the new 190X Series Tripod and the X-PRO 2-Way Head.


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Press Releases

McAfee Canada: Availability of 2015 Security Suites with Improved Protection to Safeguard Your Devices and Digital Lives

Mon September 22, 2014

NEWS RELEASE

McAfee delivers new security suites to protect consumers’ devices and digital lives

2015 products accelerate device performance, offer improved malware detection to protect and meet needs of always-connected consumers

MARKHAM, ON, September 22, 2014 – McAfee Canada, part of Intel Security, today announced the availability of 2015 consumer security suites, with improved protection to safeguard consumers’ ever-evolving digital lives. The new product line includes McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2015, McAfee Internet Security 2015, McAfee Total Protection 2015, and the McAfee LiveSafe™ 2015 service that protects a customer’s data and identity across all the PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets they own.


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