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Sony and FIFA Collaborate on a Range of 4K Initiatives at the 2014 FIFA World Cup™

Fri April 4, 2014

Sony CineAlta™ 4K live camera “PMW-F55”

Sony CineAlta™ 4K live camera “PMW-F55”

2014 FIFA World Cup™ is the world football’s flagship event which will be held in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July.

Sony and FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) will collaborate on a range of 4K initiatives at the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, including production of the Official 2014 FIFA World Cup™ Film in 4K Ultra HD, and produce three full matches in 4K to further promote the growth of 4K content.

This video presents “2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ – Sony One Stadium.”

  • One Stadium. A film from Sony, official FIFA Partner, to celebrate the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ football tournament.

4k coverage 2014 fifa world cup

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April 3, 2014

Sony and FIFA announce further 4K coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™

Tokyo, Japan – Sony Corporation (“ Sony” ) and FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) today announced that they will collaborate on a range of 4K initiatives at the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, including production of the Official 2014 FIFA World Cup™ Film in 4K Ultra HD, and produce three full matches in 4K to further promote the growth of 4K content. World football’s flagship event will be held in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July . Sony, an official FIFA Partner, offers a wide array of 4K products ranging from broadcast and professional solutions, to 4K- compatible consumer products such as TVs, home theat re projectors and video cameras, and provides unique and comprehensive 4K live production solutions, from shooting and production to viewing. Through the following joint initiatives, Sony and FIFA aim to further accelerate the expansion of the 4K viewing experience:


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Vote on the Finalists for the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize: Beginning on August 13, 2014

Wed April 2, 2014

The Aimia | AGO Photography Prize is Canada’s largest photography prize and one of the largest art and culture prize programs in the world. The prize awards more than $85,000 CAD in cash prizes directly to artists working in fine art photography each year, and is comprised of an annual exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), an online exhibition at AimiaAGOPhotographyPrize.com, international artist residencies, public programming, and a national scholarship program.

  • The 2014 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize long list will be announced on April 16, 2014.
  • The three runners-up each will receive $5000 CAD stipends toward the research and production of new work, and all four artists will receive six-week residencies across Canada designed in collaboration with the AGO to enrich each artist’s respective practice.

Founded in 2007, the Prize was the first major art prize in the world to invite the public to choose its winners.

  • The public is invited to vote on the finalists online beginning on August 13, 2014 at the online exhibition at AimiaAGOPhotographyPrize.com.
  • The finalists’ (shortlisted artists’) works will be exhibited at the AGO in an exhibition opening on Sept. 3, 2014.
    • Also, the public is invited to vote on the finalists inside the exhibition.
    • The public vote will decide who wins the $50,000 CAD prize.

For updates on the prize and additional information please visit AimiaAGOPhotographyPrize.com and follow @AimiaAGOPrize on Twitter.

This video presents “About the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize.”

About the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize from AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize on Vimeo.

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Aimia | AGO Photography Prize announces 2014 jury

AGO curator Sophie Hackett leads distinguished panel of jurors that includes Laurie Simmons and Okwui Enwezor

TORONTO — The Aimia | AGO Photography Prize is pleased to announce the jury of experts who will award Canada’s largest photography prize this year. Sophie Hackett, associate curator of photography at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), will lead the 2014 Prize panel which will include luminaries Laurie Simmons, a New York photography and film-based artist, and Okwui Enwezor, director of Munich’s renowned Haus der Kunst.

One of the largest art prize programs in the world, the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize awards more than $85,000 CAD in cash prizes directly to artists working in photography each year, and each year’s winner is chosen by public vote. The Prize program is comprised of an annual exhibition, an online exhibition at AimiaAGOPhotographyPrize.com, fully-funded artist residencies in Canada, public events and a national scholarship program.

“The AGO is committed to fostering an ongoing public dialogue about contemporary photography by connecting people with extraordinary images by Canadian and international artists,” says Matthew Teitelbaum, Director and CEO of the AGO. “We feel privileged to have Aimia as an equal partner in this endeavour, as our organizations share a meaningful passion for the advancement of photography and its artists both in Canada and globally. I’m delighted to welcome such distinguished jury members to this year’s prize, and I look forward to the many exciting moments to come. ”

“The Aimia | AGO Photography Prize is a springboard for Canadian and international artists who have shown extraordinary potential in the course of the past five years,” says Vince Timpano, President and CEO of Aimia in Canada. “Aimia is dedicated to supporting a dialogue around contemporary photography by creating platforms for discussion and offering support to help artists achieve their goals.”


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Olympus SH-1 Features 24x Wide-Angle Zoom, 5-Axis Image Stabilization and Wi-Fi

Mon March 31, 2014

SMART, SLEEK AND STEADY: OLYMPUS STYLUS® SH-1 IS WORLD’S FIRST*1 COMPACT WITH MECHANICAL 5-AXIS STABILIZATION

Advanced Image Stabilization, Powerful Zoom and Wi-Fi® Sharing in a Sophisticated Design

CENTER VALLEY, P.A., March 31, 2014 – Olympus introduces a breakthrough in the long zoom category, the STYLUS SH-1®, the first compact camera equipped with optical*2 5-axis image stabilization for both still images and videos. The STYLUS SH-1’s 5-axis mechanical image stabilization, originally developed for the Olympus OM-D E-M5®  interchangeable lens camera, combined with a powerful 24x, high-powered optical zoom lens, full 1080 60p HD video and built-in Wi-Fi*3, delivers outstanding performance in a body with an elegant look and feel.

Advanced technology, including a 16-megapixel backlit CMOS sensor and the TruePic VII image processor, the same found in Olympus’ award-winning OM-D®  series of interchangeable lens cameras, work in connection with the Olympus STYLUS SH-1’s impressive 24x optical long zoom lens, (48x*4 super-resolution zoom) which covers 25mm to 600mm*5 telephoto. This combination delivers beautiful image quality with high resolution, superior color reproduction and high sensitivity.


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Olympus STYLUS TOUGH TG-3 Features Variable Macro System and Focus Stacking

Mon March 31, 2014

SHOOT AND SHARE FROM ANYWHERE: OLYMPUS STYLUS TOUGH®  TG-3 IS READY FOR ALL YOUR ADVENTURES

Advanced Rugged Performance, High-Speed Lens, Built-in Wi-Fi® and New Macro Functions Deliver Close-Up Shooting Capabilities in Extreme Conditions

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., March 31, 2014 — Olympus expands outdoor shooting and sharing capabilities in even the most challenging of conditions with the new STYLUS TOUGH TG-3. The Flagship STYLUS TOUGH TG-3 boasts a new level of performance for the Tough series of rugged cameras, with a high-speed f2.0 lens (25mm–100mm*), expanded macro photography capabilities, GPS, and built-in Wi-Fi for shooting and sharing brilliant images and 1080p Full HD Video from anywhere.

The Olympus STYLUS TOUGH TG-3 withstands extreme conditions; the camera is freezeproof to -10℃ (14°F), waterproof to 50 feet (15 m), shockproof from seven feet (2.1 m), crushproof to 220 pounds (100 kgf) and dustproof. A high-speed f2.0–4.9, 4.5–8.0mm (25mm–100mm*) wide-aperture lens combined with its TruePic VII image processor, the same found in Olympus’ award-winning OM-D® series of interchangeable lens cameras, and a 16.0 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor captures images with minimal noise, even in low-light situations.


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Nikon D600 Announcement

Sat March 29, 2014

NEWS RELEASE

Announcement Regarding the Nikon D600 Digital SLR Camera

March 28, 2014

With regard to the issue with which multiple granular black spots are reflected in images captured with the D600 digital SLR camera, Nikon sincerely apologizes for any concern and inconvenience suffered by D600 users, retailers, and all concerned.

Because Nikon takes this matter very seriously, we will continue to offer users of the D600 a special service with which cameras are inspected, cleaned, and if necessary, shutter and related components are replaced free of charge, even after the product warranty has expired. However, if a number of multiple granular black spots are still noticeable in images captured with a D600 upon which the above service has been performed several times, Nikon will replace it with a new D600 or an equivalent model.

Nikon will continue to work to improve the quality of its products and services even further.
We hope that you will continue to choose Nikon products for your photographic needs.

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Panasonic Announces Availability and Price of Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 ASPH

Wed March 26, 2014

Panasonic announced that the LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm/F1.7 ASPH. will be available in the U.S. in May with an MSRP of US $599.99.

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LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm / F1.7 ASPH.

High Speed Prime Wide-Angle Lens

NEWARK, NJ (March 26, 2014) – Panasonic is proud to announce the LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm / F1.7 ASPH interchangeable lens for the Micro Four Thirds format.  (35 mm camera equivalent: 30 mm). The new LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm / F1.7 ASPH. allows photographers to capture images with beautiful defocus features produced by F1.7 lens. The SUMMILUX 15mm lens is very compact and lightweight.  The lens will be available in the U.S. at www.shop.panasonic.com and photo specialty retailers.

The new lens system is comprised of nine elements in seven groups and uses three aspherical lenses. The aspherical lenses suppress spherical aberration and distortion effectively while realizing downsizing of the lens unit. Panasonic’s Nano Surface Coating technology is adopted to minimize the reflection at entire visual light range (380nm-780nm) by applying the extra-low refractive index coating with nano-sized structure on the surface of the lens. It results in a super clear picture with a dramatic reduction of ghost and flare. The lens incorporates a superior inner focus system, which enables excellent resolution and contrast from close-up to infinity. The inclusion of a newly developed stepping motor makes the focusing action smooth and silent for use in both photo and video recording. Notably the performance of Auto Focus (AF) is by far superior to the phase-difference AF when a fast lens with smaller aperture value is used. It is also compatible with the sensor drive at max.240 fps to take maximum advantage of cameras with high-speed AF when mounted on the cameras of LUMIX G system.


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Manfrotto KLYP+ System Accessories and App for the iPhone

Wed March 26, 2014

New Manfrotto KLYP+ system accessories and app transforms an iPhone camera from a point-shoot to an all-in-one photography kit. The KLYP+ system accessorizes smartphones with a set of three interchangeable lenses, LED light and a tripod mount, assists to take the best shots of everything from your lunch to your friends! The protective bumper, kickstand and lanyard protects from drops and scratches and secure the device for the best Instagram pic. iPhone 5/5s users can capture and share videos and photos on the go.

Features of the the KLYPapp+ includes:

  • Noise-activated shutter release for hands-free pictures
  • Set focus and exposure manually
  • Easy-to-use post-production software  lets you apply filters, frames, and watermarks to photos and videos
  • Add time lapse and stop motion effects to your videos

Cases are available in black, white, pink and red and the suggested retail price for accessories start at $59.95.

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MANFROTTO’S REVOLUTIONARY KLYP+ SYSTEM LETS YOU TAKE BETTER PHOTOS WITH YOUR IPHONE CAMERA

TORONTO, ON., March 26, 2014 – Gentec International, the exclusive Canadian distributor of Manfrotto products, announces the new KLYP+, an all-in-one photographic solution to enhance the capability of your iPhone camera. The KLYP+ system lets you accessorize your smartphone with a set of three interchangeable lenses, a brand new LED light, and a tripod mount. This compact, user-friendly system was designed by Manfrotto exclusively for iPhone 5/5s users who love to take photos or record videos to share with friends.


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FUJIFILM Canada Announces “Walk in the Park” Tour with the Fuji Guys and L’Expert Fuji 2014

Wed March 26, 2014

Fujifilm “Walk in the Park” tour in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada April 5, 2014

Fujifilm “Walk in the Park” tour in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada April 5, 2014

YouTube’s the Fuji Guys invite photographers to join them for a “walk in the park.”

FUJIFILM Canada is excited to announce the “Walk in the Park” tour with the Fuji Guys and L’expert Fuji, hosts of Fujifilm’s’s popular YouTube channel.  They’ll be making stops across the country and asking photographers to join them for a walk in the park.

The highlights of this tour include:

  • special appearances by the highly-acclaimed FUJIFILM X-T1, the full line of X Mount lenses, and a host of other Fujifilm X cameras; and
  • photography tips, tricks and how to use the latest technology will also be covered.

Tour Locations and Dates

Dates* and locations are as follows:


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Panasonic Announces HX-A500 (A500): The World’s First 4K 30p Wearable Camera

Tue March 25, 2014

Panasonic HX-A500: The World’s First 4K 30p Wearable Camera

Panasonic HX-A500: The World’s First 4K 30p Wearable Camera

Today, Panasonic announced that the world’s first 4K / 30p Wearable Camera, the HX-A500, will be available in the U.S. at the beginning of July.

  • The A500 features Wi-Fi and NFC to connect to your phone, incredible image quality and straightforward functionality.

This video presents “[NEW] Panasonic 4K Wearable Camera HX-A500.”

  • Panasonic is introducing a new 4K Wearable Camera HX-A500.
  • In addition to the 4K video recording capability, the new HX-A500 features rugged design of 3m/9.8ft waterproof and dustproof.
  • The main unit incorporates a display for easier control.
  • It comes with Wi-Fi / NFC technology to encourage an expanded way of use as well as sharing the video after shooting.

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PANASONIC ANNOUNCES THE HX-A500

The World’s First 4K 30p Wearable Camera

NEWARK, NJ (March 24, 2014) – Panasonic Corporation, a leader in video technology is pleased to announce the world’s first 4K/30p Wearable Camera, the HX-A500 (A500). Featuring Wi-Fi® and NFC to connect to your phone, incredible image quality and straightforward functionality, this wearable camera enables you to capture scenes that puts viewers right there, in the thick of the action. The A500 will be available in the U.S. at the beginning of July at www.shop.panasonic.com and photo specialty retailers.

The main unit is separate from the lens unit, meaning you can mount the lens at face level and perform hands-free shooting. Small and lightweight, the lens unit is comfortable to wear, making it easy to capture point of view sports or your daily adventure.

The A500 features gorgeous 4 K/30p image quality, allowing you to capture beautiful video with heightened realism. With a powerful lens, sensor and engine, you can now enjoy clean and clear low-noise video. The A500 comes standard with the newly designed main unit with an LCD and other features that improve operability. Via your smartphone or tablet, you can also quickly and easily upload your video to the internet. Panasonic designed the A500 wearable camera so that users can simply shoot and enjoy sharing, high-quality action video.


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