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PANASONIC ADDS A SMART AND STYLISH COMPACT DIGITAL CAMERA TO ITS LUMIX S-SERIES, COMPLETE WITH HD VIDEO

With New Panorama and Auto Retouch Modes, the LUMIX S2 Provides Advanced Photographic Features in an Easy-to-Use and Affordable Model  


LAS VEGAS, NV (January 9, 2012) – Panasonic today announces a new stylish, compact digital camera, the 14.1-megapixel LUMIX DMC-S2, with advanced features, including a 28mm wide-angle LUMIX DC VARIO lens with 4x optical zoom, Sonic Speed Auto-Focus, and MEGA O.I.S. to help reduce blurry photos due to shaking hands, 720p HD video capabilities, plus Panorama and Auto Retouch Mode. The LUMIX S2 merges essential functions and enhanced performance features into a simple and stylish design making it an appropriate camera for users with any level of photography skills.

Featuring the new Panorama Mode, the LUMIX S2 allows users to shoot a horizontal or vertical panoramic image by taking a sequence of shots of one scene and overlaying the grouping of pictures to create one panoramic shot. The new Auto Retouch Mode adjusts contrast and brightness to give a different and unique look to any photo with the press of a button.

“With Panasonic’s LUMIX S2, we are bringing to market an affordable, intuitive, compact digital camera with smart features, designed for users who simply want to take great quality photos and videos,” said David Fisher, Product Manager, Imaging, Panasonic Marketing Company of North America. “Beyond the powerful 28mm wide-angle lens and HD video, the S2 also offers excellent landscape and large group shooting with the Panorama Mode and convenient retouching with Auto Retouch Mode.”

Samsung Unites Revolutionized Design and Outstanding Performance with its Latest ST Range Compact Cameras

The new Samsung ST76 andST66 deliver flawless images from a stylish body 

LasVegas –Jan9, 2012–Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, announced today the launch of its latest STrange compact cameras: the 16.1 Megapixel ST76 and ST66. Beautifully-styled yet powerful, the range boasts sleek, modern designs that deliver flawless images,while a host of fun features help inject maximum creativity into everyday shots.

The elegant newbrushed-metal designs of the ST76 and ST66 give the range a classic, premium look that conveys a refined sense of style. All ST devices are compact enough to fit into any pocket and be taken anywhere to capture spontaneous moments,whether at the club, the beach or just spending time with friends. Each model is available in a range of vibrant and trendy colors to suit every personality with five different color versions of the ST76 and ST66.

Aided by the optical image stabilization available on the ST76, clear and steady images can now be achieved by any photographer, regardless of experience. Even when thelight begins to dim, there is no reason to slow down. The F/2.5, 25mm wideangle bright lens available on both models is ideal for low-light shooting,thanks to its superior ability to capture light and therefore clear shots in the dark. The 5x optical zoom on each model helps ensure that detail isn’t lost when zooming in for a close-up. All captured on a 16 MegapixelCCD sensor, the ST range means that brilliantly clear images can be takenanywhere and in style.

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Samsung Brings Video to Life with its Strongest Camcorder Line-up Yet

Samsung makes recording and sharing amazing video easy for everyone with three new camcorders, led by the family-friendly and ultra-connected QF20

Las Vegas–Jan9, 2012–Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, announced today the latest additions to its family of camcorders, offering a range of innovative features that appeal to film-makers of all abilities and ambitions. The new QF20 takes Samsung’s innovative Switch Grip feature one step further for even easier recording. The QF20 also introduces Wi-Fi connectivity to the camcorder line, revolutionizing the storing and sharing of movies. The F80, meanwhile, is the range’s go-anywhere family-friendly companion, while the W300’s rugged design is perfect for the on-the-road adventurer.

Flexible family fun with the Q20/QF20
The Q20 follows on from the popular and innovative Q10, incorporating the new Switch Grip II which now includes the Vertical Recording feature,increasing flexibility with three recording angles. The Switch Grip means that however the camcorder is held, the G-magnetic sensor inside recognizes the angle and turns the LCD display so it’s easy to see and control recording from any angle. The QF20 also boasts innovative Wi-Fi capability for uploading and sharing content, along with Auto-Backup to help quickly and securely backup your memories to your chosen PC.

The Q20’s stylish design houses 1080i Full HD recording, 20x optical zoom and creative functions in a slim and portable form. Ideal for busy young families, it is a lightweight and easy-to-use grab-and-go companion. Samsung’s new ‘Shake It’ feature incorporated in the Q20 gives an extra sense of fun to family movies, allowing artistic effects to be added randomly with a simple shake of the camera and Art time lapse effects including reverse time lapse can allow anyone to unleash their creativity! Meanwhile the camcorder’s One Touch recording function and touch-LCD make it easier than ever to control recording and editing on-the-go.

FUJIFILM PRESENTS PREMIUM X-SERIES DIGITAL CAMERAS AT 2012 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW

Ground-breaking Technology Encased in a Beautiful Chassis of Ergonomic Perfection, Delivering Outstanding Image Quality

Valhalla, N.Y., January 9, 2012 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation is showcasing its premium, high quality X-Series digital cameras, including two brand new X-Series cameras, at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, from January 10-13. Developed to appeal to generations of advanced amateurs and professional photographers that appreciate true image quality and craftsmanship, the FUJIFILM X-Series digital cameras combine the highest caliber FUJINON lenses and custom APS CMOS sensors with the latest EXR image processing technology to deliver the ultimate in image quality.

“Since the days of film photography, Fujifilm’s history has paralleled the path of advanced amateurs and professional photographers with our endless pursuit of photographic excellence,” said Go Miyazaki, division president, Imaging and Electronic Imaging Divisions, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “We are extremely pleased with how consumers have enthusiastically accepted the FUJIFILM X100 and the FUJIFILM X10. And after listening to our customers’ needs for an interchangeable lens system camera and enhanced zoom capabilities, we are pleased to announce our newest models – the FUJIFILM X-Pro1 and the FUJIFILM X-S1 – that feature high quality FUJINON lenses with large sensors and a superb processor to deliver the ultimate in image quality.”

Fujifilm will feature the following X-Series Digital Cameras @ CES 2012:

FUJIFILM X-Pro1 Revolutionary Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera System
Building on the profound success of the FUJIFILM X100, Fujifilm proudly introduces its newest and most advanced addition to its X-Series lineup – the FUJIFILM X-Pro1 Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera System. With a brand new, custom developed 16MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensorTM, incorporating a newly developed filter array and Fujifilm’s proprietary EXR Processor technology, the FUJIFILM X-Pro1 is poised to deliver superlative image quality that will rival currently available mid and high-end DSLR models. Taking another decisive step into the premium camera market, Fujifilm has taken the X-Pro1 to the next level featuring a New 2nd Generation Hybrid Multi Viewfinder and three prime interchangeable FUJINON lenses. The lenses themselves: 18mm (27mm equivalent) f/2.0, 35mm (53mm equivalent) f/1.4 and 60mm (90mm equivalent) f/2.4, are all bright and compact and designed to deliver sharp, clear images of uncompromising quality. The X-Pro1’s magnesium alloy chassis and improved user interface is a testament to Fujifilm’s unyielding attention to quality and the photographic needs of the professionals. From the exact and deliberate placement of the buttons to the precision milled dials, the X-Pro1 beautifully encompasses all that is needed to deliver high quality photography. The FUJIFILM X-Pro1 digital camera not only promises to carve out a distinct position in the premium camera category, but it also promises to reward X-Series loyalists with a camera system that surpasses their expectations.

Samsung revolutionizes travel photography with Wi-Fi-enabled long-zoom series

The new WB850F, WB150F, and ST200F make shooting, sharing and saving amazing quality pictures easier than ever

Las Vegas – Jan 9, 2012 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, announced today the launch of a new range of Wi-Fi enabled travel zoom cameras. The WB850F, WB150F, and ST200F cameras enhance the advanced optical zoom and image quality that the WB line of cameras are known for, with Wi-Fi capability to facilitate sharing and saving images – wherever users are in the world. Housed in compact, light and durable bodies, the new zoom series from Samsung make the perfect travel companions.

Samsung’s innovative new SMART Wi-Fi technology aims to change the way consumers take pictures, share and store them. With the new Samsung SMART long-zoom cameras, users no longer have to worry about unearthing a tangle of cables to transfer their images over to their hard drive by using the Auto Backup function. They can also take advantage of integrated free storage space from Samsung’s AllShare Play and Microsoft® Sky Drive® to make their photo accessible anywhere.

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Verbatim’s New Store ‘n’ Go Micro USB Drive Plus Delivers Rugged Portable Storage

Verbatim’s ruggedized Store ‘n’ Go Micro USB Drive Plus offers go anywhere storage in a compact size Complete line of storage solutions showcased during CES 2012

Las Vegas – January 9, 2012 – Verbatim, the global leader in data storage technology including portable hard drives, USB flash drives, CDs, Blu-ray discs and memory cards, announces its new Store ‘n’ Go Micro USB Drive Plus, a rugged portable solution perfect for storing music, videos, school projects or photos that conveniently clips onto key chains, binders, notebooks and more.

“The new Micro USB Drive Plus is an eye-popping way of carrying files while on the go,” said Mark Rogers, Verbatim Product Manager, Flash Memory Products. “Whether you are a student, businessman, photographer or road warrior, Verbatim’s Micro USB Drive Plus is the perfect USB for you – just clip it on your key ring and carry your files with you.”

Available in several storage capacities, from 4GB-32GB, this sleek and small USB drive is compatible with all USB ports, allowing Verbatim to offer its premier storage solutions to both Mac and PC users. The ultra-compact Micro USB Drive Plus features a USB 2.0 interface with a USB connector protected by a flexible cover built to withstand rough handling and comes in multiple color options.

Tiffen Captures Imaginatio​n With Versatile Optical Filters at CES 2012

The new Tiffen Variable ND filter product line delivers seven Neutral Density Filters in one; company rolls out price-optimizing Digital Light Control Kits for photographers and DSLR Shooters 

Las Vegas, NV – January 9, 2012 – The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer and distributor of award-winning accessories for the still imaging, video, motion picture and broadcast markets, is showcasing the new Tiffen® Variable ND Filter line at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at booth 31133. Introduced in August 2011, the high-performance Tiffen Variable ND offers both photographers and videographers convenience in price and performance by combining seven ND filters into one high-performance optical filter. "Good photography is all about controlling light, and the Variable ND allows you to do this with great ease and flexibility. By controlling light, you're able to control your depth of field and aperture — both being integral parts of the creative process," says Jill Conrad, product manager for Tiffen. "What makes our filter stand out from the rest is the manufacturing. The Tiffen Variable ND is made with high-quality optical glass using Tiffen's established ColorCore™ technology. Many variable NDs on the market today use plastic or resin for one or sometimes both of the optical elements. Compared to glass, plastic and resin do not provide optimal image quality." In addition to showcasing new Variable ND Filter size options, Tiffen is offering specially priced Digital Light Control Kits — a collection of high-performance Tiffen Optical Filters that are ideal for DLSR shooters and videographers.

Tiffen Variable ND Filter
Incorporating seven ND filters into one, the Tiffen Variable ND Filter is all about versatility and convenience. Designed for use by photographers and videographers, the all-in-one ND filter means more space in the camera bag and less time changing filters when shooting. Jill adds, "More than a photographic tool for controlling depth of field and exposure, the Tiffen Variable ND is sought after by DSLR shooters as well because it is fast and easy to use. It is small, lightweight, and does not require additional accessories such as a matte box — giving outstanding value with unparalleled performance."

Canon U.S.A. Introduces The Highest Image Quality Powershot Digital Camera, The G1 X, And Feature-Packed ELPH Series Cameras

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., January 9, 2012 – Continuing to revolutionize the digital camera market, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the introduction of a new flagship PowerShot model, the PowerShot G1 X, in addition to two stylish PowerShot ELPH models, the ELPH 520 HS and ELPH 110 HS. The PowerShot G1 X camera will feature a 1.5-inch, 14.3-megapixel CMOS sensor, the largest sensor to date for a PowerShot model, delivering approximately nine times more light sensitivity and helping to produce amazing depth-of-field and high-quality images in tough low-light conditions. For those users looking for a camera with advanced features in a compact form both the PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, the world's thinnest 12x optical zoom with a 28mm lens1, and PowerShot ELPH 110 HS feature a sleek design and compelling creative capabilities.

"The new additions to our PowerShot lineup further demonstrate Canon's commitment to delivering users innovative imaging products," said Yuichi Ishizuka executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "These sleek and compact cameras bring together powerful features, intuitive controls and unrivaled portability while maintaining high image quality."

The Power of DIGIC 5
 Living up to its reputation as a leader in the digital camera marketplace, Canon has incorporated the DIGIC 5 image processor into the HS SYSTEM for all three models. Achieving better quality images in low-light settings, boasting faster operation and providing improved color accuracy, the DIGIC 5 image processor ensures users are able to produce high-quality images in the most difficult of lighting conditions. The processor will also enable the PowerShot G1 X camera to utilize the High-Speed Burst HQ2 feature allowing photographers to shoot images at high speeds at full resolution to capture the perfect moving shot. Additionally, to ensure images are crisp and clear, advanced noise reduction and a smarter multi-area White Balance can be utilized to achieve accurate color reproduction for a balanced image.

2012 Hasselblad Masters Awards Winners Revealed

Hasselblad Masters Awards Winners Revealed 09/01/2012 Celebrating the best in photography and the tenth anniversary of the competition, Hasselblad has announced the 11 recipients of the Masters Award.

Hasselblad today announced the eleven winners of the prestigious Masters Award, one for each of eleven categories. A distinguished and diverse panel of international judges representing different sectors of the photo industry selected the winning images.

As always, the decision-making process was challenging due to the high volume and high quality of submissions, but jury members approached their task with enthusiasm and great interest, acknowledging the importance of the Masters awards program. Photographer and Grand Jury member Colin Prior explains that, "The Hasselblad Masters Competition is a showcase for photographic excellence and provides both up and coming and established photographers the opportunity for their work to be seen like no other." Australian portrait photographer Anne Geddes was excited to participate as a judge in this year's awards saying that, "It was an honor to be invited to participate as a jury member and to be able to give back to the photographic community."

For the second year in a row, the public was invited to vote for their favorite images-a practice that especially appealed to Grand Jury member Thomas Gerwers, Editor-in-Chief of ProfiFoto Magazine. "What is unique is that the public can view and judge the participating pictures online, so the Hasselblad Award is not happening in a black box but is all transparent," says Gerwers. He also comments that, "What I like is that Hasselblad has opened the contest for all kinds of professional photography, even for those which have not been taken with a Hasselblad."

Sony Unveils New, High-Speed XQD™ Memory Cards

1Gbps high-speed and superb reliability create new possibilities for advanced shooters

PARK RIDGE, N.J. -- Giving photo enthusiasts and professional photographers a new level of speed and performance, the new Sony XQD™ memory cards support the recently adopted XQD specification for high-speed, high-performance digital image capture.

Using the XQD memory cards, XQD compatible high-end DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera users can capture up to approximately 100 frames in RAW format in continuous shooting mode. In addition to outstanding high-speed data transfer capability, the new cards are highly reliable to protect users’ data and images.

“Advanced shooters want to capture the moment in the highest quality possible, and that often means dealing with massive files like RAW images,” said Viviano Cantu, Director of Consumer Media for Sony Electronics. “Memory card technology has done a great job of keeping pace, but these new cards give an entirely new meaning to speed and performance.”

The new Sony cards are based on the XQD memory card specification, which the CompactFlash Association recently approved and licensed as an open format. With its ultra high write-speed performance, and when using Nikon’s new DSLR “D4,” the XQD memory card can record up to approximately 100 frames in RAW format in continuous shooting mode*.

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