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Canon: #CanonVidContest Video Contest for 13 Years of Age or Older in USA & District of Columbia: Post a 15-Second or Less Video of Yourself before 11:59 PM ET on July 26, 2015 with Answers to Questions What is Your Passion? & Why You Want to Be a YouTube Star?
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Canon: New Update Digital Photo Professional 4.3.0 (DPP 4.3.0) RAW Processing Software 07/16/2015 at No Cost: DSLR Support Includes Certain EOS Cameras, and PowerShot G7 X, PowerShot G1 X Mark II Cameras
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Nikon is the Official Partner of Fédération International de Natation (FINA) at the 16th FINA World Championships July 24-August 9, 2015 in Kazan, Russia: "FINA/Nikon GALLERY" Website Will be Launched to Showcase Images of Aquatic Sports Athletes & Championships
RICOH IMAGING UNVEILS GR II, ITS NEWEST PREMIUM COMPACT CAMERA, FEATURING WI-FI and NFC CAPABILITIES
Popular for combining exceptional image quality with outstanding portability, new functions now enable easy image sharing and expanded effects options
DENVER, CO, June 17, 2015 – Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation (Ricoh Imaging) today announced the newest camera in its GR series, the RICOH GR II, a premium compact camera with Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication (NFC) functionality. The GR II is the smallest premium compact with DSLR image quality, making it ideal for advanced photographers who want the quality of an SLR camera but the portability of a smart phone.
To manage the new built-in Wi-Fi and NFC functions, Ricoh Imaging also announced GR Remote, a web-based application which allows users to control camera settings virtually via any browser, as well as view and share images wirelessly. Image Sync, available on PENTAX DSLR models, is also supported on the new GR II. It enables GR users to easily browse and transfer images to accompanying mobile devices.
RICOH GR II
“With the introduction of the GR II, we are taking the premium compact camera to a new level, offering the key features desired by photo enthusiasts: high resolution, a wide angle lens, quick shoot time and portability,” said Jim Malcolm, President of Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation. “With its new Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities, photographers can now easily share their exceptional street and travel shots more easily, benefiting from the best of both worlds.”
LV Boost II helps you compose shots of dark scenes by brightening the scene in the display. …Without LV Boost II, the stars would have been invisible, making it impossible to recognize the true composition of the shot prior to shutter release. The settings should give you an idea of how dark the scene actually was:
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II + M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 M mode f/2.0 15sec. ISO1600 WB 3600K: Official sample image
LV Boost II which lets you display the Live View five EV steps brighter than the current LV Boost I, making it much easier to compose shots and confirm focus of darker scenes such as starscapes.
Underwater Picture Mode when combined with Underwater White Balance, adjusts settings for “perfect underwater shots no matter what PASM shooting mode you are in.“
New Underwater Picture Mode for Both Cameras
The new Underwater Picture Mode combines the wide and macro underwater modes available on previous models in one single function and makes them available in all PASM modes.
In addition to white balance, exposure and flash compensation, demanding sealife photographers can now adjust aperture and shutter speed to capture stills with “the perfect balance of vivid colours and natural underwater blue tones without the need of further image editing.“
These firmware updates will further enhance the performance of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO and M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye PRO lenses.
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II + M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO, M mode f/2.8 30 sec. ISO1000 WB 4000K: Official sample image
Advantages of registering the camera via the MyOlympus online platform:
Camera owners will be notified by e-mail that the firmware upgrades are available.
A FREE six-month warranty extension**.
** Six months on top of the statutory warranty in the country of purchase.
New OM-D firmware boosts underwater and starscape photography
06/16/2015 • New firmware updates are now available for Olympus’ top-of-the-range OM-D E-M1 as well as the OM-D E-M5 Mark II. Owners of the E-M1 can look forward to more vivid starscapes thanks to Live View Boost II. New specialist settings add to the E-M1’s and the E-M5 Mark II’s already impressive underwater repertoire.
Olympus OM-D E-M1
Frame starscapes better with Live View Boost II
The new firmware v 3.1 adds LV Boost II to the E-M1, which enhances the camera’s night vision capabilities. A decreased display frame rate enables a better control of even poorly lit subjects on the camera screen, making it easier to capture pin-sharp images of tiny bright points of light against dark backgrounds that are typical for beautiful starscapes. The new LV booster can be assigned to all PASM shooting modes selectively, which is particularly interesting for the studio photographer when working with a flash in M mode. Moreover, it is possible to apply Live Boost modes individually to a range of creative functions, including Live Composite and Bulb/Time modes.
Overachieve underwater with Underwater Picture Mode
DiG!C Dual image processor for even faster readout from the sensor
ISO 6400 – stills and video
Mirror Vibration Control System to suppress camera-shake blur and maintain high image quality.
Intelligent Viewfinder II with approx 100% frame coverage
150,000 pixel RGB metering sensor with infra-red sensitivity
EOS Movie Full HD recording
Uncompressed HDMI external recording with sound
High Dynamic Range mode to capture even more stunning detail
Time-Lapse Movie mode
Canon launched in February the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R high-resolution DSLRs (Digital Single Lens Reflex) cameras.
Canon recently announced that its EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R high-resolution DSLRs is now officially on sale throughout Europe.
EOS 5DS and 5DS R on sale date revealed!
Canon has announced that its EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R high-resolution DSLRs will be officially on sale throughout Europe from 15 June 2015…
Launched in February to international acclaim, the two new high-resolution cameras are among Canon’s most eagerly awaited imaging products ever and offer medium format levels of resolution with all the advantages of EOS size, handling and performance.
Available from all Canon authorised pro dealers, the two 50.6 Megapixel bodies are designed for ultimate image quality both on location and in the studio.
Canon EOS 5DS: Official sample image
The EOS 5DS is designed to offer editorial, fashion and architectural photographers the ultimate in image size and quality while minimising post-production thanks to the 50.6 Megapixel sensor with an optical low-pass filter.
The core technologies represented at the U.S. OI-Hub demonstrate the wide diversity of products and markets that Fujifilm has innovated using fundamental capabilities that stem from its photography and imaging achievements. In the OI-Hub, represented markets include energy, environment, information technology, transportation, bio-pharma and regenerative medicine, all areas where Fujifilm is leading technological innovation.
“We are very pleased to see that Fujifilm, a renowned Japanese Corporation, has decided to invest and open one of their three worldwide Technology Hubs here in Silicon Valley,” said Carl Guardino, CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.
Global Innovation Partner
“Our mission at Fujifilm is to reach out to the innovation community using the OI-Hub and then partner to bring these new Fujifilm technologies to market faster,” said Dr. Bruce Novich, division president, FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Industrial and Corporate New Business Development Division. “Fujifilm’s new OI-Hub is one of a new group of business development partnering tools. These partnering tools have been designed to drive Fujifilm’s leading edge technologies and products through conventional market barriers at an accelerated rate,” added Dr. Novich.
“Neymar Jr. Crazy Skills” is a website which reproduces the marvelous techniques of Neymar Jr. in 3D Computer Graphics with the latest Web technology.
You can view the skills of Neymar Jr. from 360 degree angle, with your smartphone and laptop computer.
Osaka, Japan – Panasonic Corporation introduced today the full reproduction of Neymar Jr.’s amazing skills, which enthralls people around the world, with super-real 3D computer graphic video. These incredible images can be viewed from a 360-degree perspective on smartphones or computers via a new webpage, “NEYMAR JR. CRAZY SKILLS”, which was globally released on Monday, June 15, 2015.
Panasonic has had a sponsorship agreement with Neymar Jr. since 2010, and his greatest appeal, of being able to excite and delight people with his awe-inspiring, top caliber techniques, represents what the company aims to do, to bring a sense of “wonder” through its products and services. Inspired by Neymar Jr.’s fantastically imaginative “CRAZY SKILLS,” Panasonic has set out to offer a groundbreaking viewing experience, allowing the public to appreciate his genius from never-before-seen angles. Videos of special plays from Neymar’s past matches have been selected and archived as motion capture data, and using the latest graphic technology, these true-to-life 3D images are shared with people around the world.
“NEYMAR JR. CRAZY SKILLS,” is a unique stage for Neymar Jr., where users can enjoy his amazing skills from every possible angle on smartphones and computers with compatible browsers. It is free to use, and currently three plays are available for viewing, in Japanese, English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Going forward, new plays chosen by the football website, “Goal.com” and football celebrities will be updated regularly, and by the end of 2015, 6 more additional play will be available. Continue Reading »
Canon U.S.A. Takes The Field At Yankee Stadium For The 12th Annual Canon Promotional Night
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, the New York Yankees and Canon Celebrate Home Run Efforts Made to Help Bring Missing Children Home
MELVILLE, N.Y., June 16, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the New York Yankees teamed up for the 12th annual Canon Promotional Night at Yankee Stadium on June 9 to raise awareness about the importance of child safety.
During a pre-game ceremony against Washington, Joe Warren, executive vice president and general manager, Corporate Human Resources, Canon U.S.A., Inc., presented to John Walsh, co-founder of NCMEC, a check in the amount of $456,566, representing the cumulative amount of money raised and donated and the approximate retail value of product donated by Canon U.S.A. to NCMEC in 2015. To celebrate the joint efforts made to help keep children safe, the first 18,000 fans that entered the Stadium received a Canon and Yankees co-branded baseball cap.
“A picture is the most powerful tool that law enforcement has in the search for a missing child and thanks to Canon’s efforts to raise awareness, families all across the country are more knowledgeable and better prepared to take action if their children were to be missing,” said Linda Krieg, acting CEO, NCMEC. “We are grateful to Canon for their partnership and longstanding commitment to child safety.”
“Our partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children has helped educate the public about the issue of missing children and child victimization,” said Kotaro Fukushima, senior director and general manager, Corporate Communications, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Through the support of the New York Yankees, we are able to reinforce how digital photographs can quickly and effectively locate missing children. We are honored to celebrate our successes together in helping to keep our children safe.” Continue Reading »
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-CM1: LUMIX Communication Camera CM1
The following video presents Panasonic LUMIX CM1 Connected Camera Product Overview:
The LUMIX CM1 is an Android™ platform connected camera with smartphone features and apps. Its wireless features include Bluetooth®, WiFi NFC and cellular* enabling the ultimate in camera / phone mobility. First and foremost, it’s a powerful point-and-shoot camera with outstanding optical and sensor technology that will be sure to please the demands of any photographer.
* Consult your mobile wireless carrier service plans and network compatibly prior to purchasing.
**Android Platform Apps may be subject to mobile network download and data charges, consult carrier plan for details.
Panasonic has announced that the LUMIX DMC-CM1, the world’s only 1-inch senor camera with an android operating system and unlocked GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) smartphone functionality, is now available nationwide.
This slim profiled 20 megapixel camera is available at Panasonic.com and LUMIX authorized retailers.
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-CM1: LUMIX Communication Camera CM1; top view
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 135.4 x 68.0 x 21.1 (Body 15.2) mm (5.33 x 2.68 x 0.83 (0.60) inch)
WeightApprox. 203 g without UIM Card and microSD Memory Card (0.45 lb)
Approx. 204 g with UIM Card and microSD Memory Card (0.45 lb)
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-CM1: LUMIX Communication Camera CM1
Panasonic’s DMC-CM1 Makes Welcome Arrival to the U.S.
Newark, NJ (June 15, 2015) – Panasonic has announced that following a successful initial launch phase of the LUMIX DMC-CM1(CM1), the world’s only 1-inch sensor camera with an Android operating system and unlocked GSM smartphone functionality, it will now be available nationwide. The CM1 will be available at shop.Panasonic.com and LUMIX authorized retailers.
The LUMIX DMC-CM1 is unique in that despite its stylish slim profile allowing it to fit neatly into a pocket; a 1-inch high sensitivity MOS sensor and LEICA DC lens are able to produce high quality images that even rival those of a bulky DSLR.
The 1-inch 20 Megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor is normally only available in high spec compact cameras but because of the size, it offers outstanding low light performance with minimum noise levels – even at high ISO. The LUMIX DMC-CM1 produces crisp, highly dynamic images full of intricate details and accurately rendered soft focus. The award winning LUMIX CM1 will ship with Android 4.4 KitKat*.
The following video presents Sigma Aizu, Chapter II:
Starting with the「Sigma Global Vision」released at Photokina 2012, the movie「SIGMA Aizu, Japan」has produced a sensation and made a big hit.
This time, we are pleased to introduce the sequent of the movie「SIGMA Aizu, Japan」.
Our products are somehow imbued with the essence of our homeland, blessed as it is with clean air and water, and focused, hard-working people. To pursue optimal quality, the vast majority of Sigma’s manufacturing right down to molds and parts – is carried out under an integrated self-manufacturing production system, within the company.
We sincerely invite you to enjoy this exclusive movie embodies the craftsmanship that thrives in Aizu factory.
Sigma recently announced the new dp0 Quattro compact digital camera, the fourth compact camera in the Quattro series.
The SIGMA dp0 Quattro integrates the Foveon X3 direct image sensor (generation name : “Quattro”).
The “SIGMA dp0 Quattro” incorporates a high performance 14mm F4 lens (equivalent to a 21mm lens on a 35mm SLR [Single Lens Reflex camera]), which is designed to maximize the Quattro sensor’s performance.
Sigma also announced the pricing and availability of the Sigma dp0 Quattro as follows.
To be available in the United States in late July for the street price of $999.
To be available in the UK (United Kingdom) towards the end of June at the suggested retail price of £899.99 .
SIGMA dp0 Quattro
Furthermore, Sigma announced a new kit for the SIGMA dp0 Quattro and LCD View Finder.
Sigma LCD VIEW FINDER: LVF-01
Sigma’s exclusively designed LCD View Finder LVF-01 for the dp Quattro series will be bundled with the camera in this kit.
SIGMA dp0 Quattro with LCD View Finder Kit
By attaching the LCD View Finder to the dp Quattro camera’s LCD display, it cuts off outside light and magnifies the LCD display 2.5 times* to allow photographers to check the focusing and framing more easily.
Global launch date: July 2015
It is exclusively designed for Quattro series and achieves clear visibility by incorporating a high performance lens and coating. Similar to the viewfinder of a DSLR, it is possible to hold it stably, thus reducing camera shake, and look at the detail of the image. Its diopter adjustment range is from -2 to +1.
* The magnification ratio was calculated based on the standard ratio measurement for a loupe.
June 12, 2015
Sigma Corporation of America Announces Pricing and Availability of dp0 Quattro Camera
Fourth camera in the Quattro series to be available in late July
RONKONKOMA, N.Y.—Sigma Corporation of America, a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world’s most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, announced the pricing and availability of the fourth compact camera in the Quattro series, the Sigma dp0 Quattro. The dp0 Quattro camera will be available in the United States in late July for the street price of $999.
“The dp0 Quattro specifically offers wide-angle capabilities combined with the high resolution sensor that makes this camera ideal for landscape and architecture photographers.”
The dp0 Quattro incorporates a fixed, high performance 14mm F4 lens, which is equivalent to a 21mm lens on a 35mm DSLR and is optimized to maximize the performance of the series’ Foveon “Quattro” Direct Image sensor. The Quattro line is great for photographers seeking the utmost in image purity, and the 14mm F4 lens is designed to take full advantage of the exceptional detail and color captured by the Foveon Quattro sensor.
SIGMA dp0 Quattro
“Each camera in the dp Quattro series provides photographers with an option for their unique photographic needs,” said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. “The dp0 Quattro specifically offers wide-angle capabilities combined with the high resolution sensor that makes this camera ideal for landscape and architecture photographers.” Continue Reading »
The following video presents OLYMPUS TOUGH TG-860:
TOUGH TG-860: The ultimate action hero
With its solid dust/splash/shock/freezeproof construction, the TG-860 gives you the freedom to shoot in all weather conditions. The optional sport holder easily attaches to your rucksack or belt and features a front shutter button that allows you to take photos with just one hand and thus even one-handed selfies. All in all: the new TG-860 is as tough as you are!
Olympus invites Olympus fans, who are residents of the United Kingdom, to enter the #OlympusSummerSelfie competition to win an Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860!
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860, orange
There are two ways to send Olympus your “Ultimate Summertime Selfie” with the hashtag #OlympusSummerSelfie and a comment to sum up your summer adventures.
Calling All Olympus Fans- Show Us Your Tough Side!
To celebrate the toughest camera on the market we are launching our #OlympusSummerSelfie competition, which gives one very lucky photographer each month the chance to walk away with their very own TG-860!
We are calling on you to push your adventures to the limit and share with us your Ultimate Summertime Selfie. So whether you’ll be diving deep underwater, abseiling down cliffs or simply enjoying the British summer sun-comment below with your best selfie to sum up your summer adventures!
For a chance to win simply tweet or send us a photo on Facebook of your summer selfie with #OlympusSummerSelfie, simple!
The Fujifilm X-T10 is a more affordable version of the X-T1. It features the same 16.3MP sensor and fast AF, delivering image quality that rivals and even bests that obtained from some enthusiast and top-end DSLRs. It features a huge, very high resolution and extremely fast refresh OLED EVF, focus peak highlight and Digital Split Image assist for manual focusing. It's fast and handles superbly with direct control dials. Beginners get the addition of Scenes Modes and Advanced SR Mode.
Nikon ups the ante with their newest affordable full-frame DSLR, the Nikon D750. It features some of the most advanced features on its high-end full-frame DSLRs in an affordable, weather-resistant body. The D750 features 24.3MP on a FX-format CMOS sensor, 6.5fps burst, ISO 100-12800, 51 point AF system, dual card slots, Full HD (1080p) video at 60/50/30/25/24p with stereo sound, a tiltable LCD and built-in Wi-Fi.
The Fujifilm X-A2 targets the beginner photographer desiring to upgrade from their smartphone to a mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera. The X-A2 boasts outstanding image quality, with low noise at high ISOs. A bonus: flip the LCD all the way up to face forward and the camera automatically enters into face and eye detection mode for easy selfies. A Mode Dial gives ready access to AUTO and Scene Modes to beginners while PASM modes and RAW modes are available to advanced users.
The Panasonic Lumix GM5 is ultra compact but accepts interchangeable lenses on a Micro Four Thirds mount, and delivers excellent DSLR-level image quality and performance. It features a high resolution EVF, is fully-featured and is customizable to the way you like to work.
FUNDAMENTALS If you are new to digital cameras, first read up on Digital Camera Fundamentals to understand the important features you should pay special attention to when comparing digital cameras.
BUYER'S GUIDE We have taken the mystery out of the selection process in our Digital Camera Buyer's Guide. Here, you'll find the best digital cameras in four categories. Select the digital camera that is right for you in 4 simple steps.
TUTORIALS After you have bought your digital camera, go through our Digital Photography Tutorials for some tried and tested tips on taking good pictures. You can take better pictures. We plan to regularly add new articles covering a wide range of subjects to this section.