Photo Finale updates Prestige Photo Books offering News 

Photo Finale updates Prestige Photo Books offering

Photo Finale announced updates to its Prestige Photo Books product line, just in time for the holidays. All Prestige Layflat and Prestige Press books are packaged in classy black matte “sneak peek” envelope box, making it easy to open and preview the new book, then package it right back and secure with the included sticker, and give as a gift.... Read More
Sony debuts triple-lens Xperia 5 II New Products 

Sony debuts triple-lens Xperia 5 II

Sony Electronics announced the Xperia 5 II (mark two), leveraging many of the features from the Xperia 1 II, including a triple-lens camera with ZEISS optics, calibrated specifically for the Xperia 5 II. All three lenses are paired with 12 MP sensors. Also included are the Photography Pro feature (with technology from Alpha brand series cameras), the Cinematography Pro feature... Read More
ZY Optics releases Mitakon Speedmaster 17mm f/0.95 for Micro Four Thirds News 

ZY Optics releases Mitakon Speedmaster 17mm f/0.95 for Micro Four Thirds

Zhongyi Optics (ZY Optics) has released the Mitakon Speedmaster 17mm f/0.95 for Micro Four Thirds (MFT) cameras. Mitakon Speedmaster 17mm f/0.95 III is now available for a recommended retail price of $399. The Mitakon 17mm f/0.95 is a compact prime characterized by its bright f/0.95 aperture for working in low-light conditions. Similar to their 25mm f/0.95, the new lens also... Read More
Empire State Building Observatory offering free engagement photos Oct. 10 Promotions 

Empire State Building Observatory offering free engagement photos Oct. 10

The Empire State Building (ESB) Observatory announces couples throughout the Tri-State area can receive complimentary photography on Oct 10, 2020, with the purchase of tickets to its Observatories. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., a professional photographer will be available on the Building’s famed 86th Floor Observatory to capture up to five photos for each couple. “For close to ninety years, the... Read More
Vecnos launches ultra-slim 360-degree camera IQUI designed for easy shooting and sharing New Products 

Vecnos launches ultra-slim 360-degree camera IQUI designed for easy shooting and sharing

Vecnos Inc. announced the availability and specifications of its ultra-slim, 360-degree IQUI camera, designed for use with the previously launched IQUISPIN app. The new IQUI camera and IQUISPIN app provide a completely new experience for consumers, making the creation of and sharing one-of-a-kind 360 images a snap. The camera-app duo overcomes the significant limitations associated with sharing 360-degree photos over... Read More
Canon releases production version of EOS webcam app for Windows Updates 

Canon releases production version of EOS webcam app for Windows

Canon USA Inc. released the production of its EOS Webcam Utility software. Now Canon users can officially make a $2,000 camera rig behave like a $79 webcam. The beta version was downloaded more than 700,000 times since April, the company said. The company also revealed a macOS version is in development. A total of 42 Canon EOS and PowerShot cameras,... Read More
The Dead Pixels Society podcast: Graphics, photo and lenticular printing with Stan Freimuth, Tracer Imaging Opinion Podcasts 

The Dead Pixels Society podcast: Graphics, photo and lenticular printing with Stan Freimuth, Tracer Imaging

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Stan Freimuth, chairman of Tracer Imaging, a leading provider of lenticular prints. Freimuth discusses his long industry career, spanning the photofinishing, graphic arts, and digital imaging, with companies including Pako Corp., Fuji Photo Film USA, Presstek and now Tracer Imaging. In particular, Freimuth talks about how different photo companies in the... Read More
Nikon introduces ultra-wide NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S and powerful NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S lenses New Products 

Nikon introduces ultra-wide NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S and powerful NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S lenses

Nikon Inc. unveiled two additions to the NIKKOR Z lens lineup: the ultra-wide-angle NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S and the NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S fast-aperture prime lens. “This is an exciting time for Nikon lens technology as we lead the way in providing the most incredible optics available today,” said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President, Nikon Inc. “The highly anticipated NIKKOR Z... Read More
VR headset market growth expected despite short-term decline, according to IDC Market research News 

VR headset market growth expected despite short-term decline, according to IDC

The market for virtual reality (VR) headsets is expected to decline 6.7% in 2020 before returning to double-digit growth of 46.2% in 2021, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Quarterly Augmented and Virtual Reality Headset Tracker. The market has faced a temporary setback this year as supply chain disruptions impacted volumes in the early months and expected product transitions have... Read More
NRF: August retail sales grow as pandemic recovery continues   Market research 

NRF: August retail sales grow as pandemic recovery continues  

Retail sales continued to recover from the coronavirus pandemic in August, showing a gradual improvement from July and larger gains year-over-year, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). “While August retail sales numbers were a bit mixed, we believe the consumer is resilient and is in good shape as we head into the holiday season,” NRF President and CEO Matthew... Read More
MailPix peel-and-stick photos featured on “The Today Show”` News Press releases 

MailPix peel-and-stick photos featured on “The Today Show”`

MailPix, the photo-printing, canvas and gifting site, was featured Sept. 16, 2020, on “The Today Show” as part of the “Work from Home” segment with lifestyle expert Jill Martin.  MailPix Peel & Stick prints are available in more than a dozen sizes, up to 36×48 inches. Just start with MailPix’s fun and creative templates and create perfect wall decals by... Read More
GoPro debuts HERO9 Black New Products 

GoPro debuts HERO9 Black

GoPro, Inc. announced its new camera, HERO9 Black featuring a new sensor delivering 5K video and 20-megapixel photos, next-generation video stabilization with in-camera horizon leveling, a new front-facing display, a larger rear display, 30% more battery life, and a Max Lens Mod accessory that brings Max HyperSmooth video stabilization and Max SuperView ultra-wide-angle photo and video to HERO9 Black. HERO9... Read More
Sigma teams with photo dealers to donate more than $93,000 News Promotions 

Sigma teams with photo dealers to donate more than $93,000

Sigma Corporation of America announced $93,798 has been donated to 20 community-based charities in partnership with 18 retail partners in the “Focused on the Fight” community giveback campaign. Five percent of all sales of Sigma cameras, lenses and photographic accessories sold between April 1 through June 30, 2020, have been accumulated and donated to local non-profit community organizations selected by the... Read More
Photo app maker Lightricks launches Beatleap music video app New Products 

Photo app maker Lightricks launches Beatleap music video app

App publisher Lightricks – makers of Facetune and Videoleap – launched a new app, Beatleap, in collaboration with music-tech company Epidemic Sound. Beatleap presents audio-driven video editing by automatically matching songs with clips in seconds. Utilizing machine learning, the app determines the exact moment to slow down or speed up a user’s video to align with the beat of the music. Fueled by... Read More
Sony introduces small and light Alpha 7C camera and zoom lens New Products 

Sony introduces small and light Alpha 7C camera and zoom lens

Sony Electronics Inc. announced the Alpha 7C full-frame camera (model ILCE-7C), the FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 zoom lens and HVL-F28RM flash. The company claims the Alpha 7C is the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame body. It has advanced AF, high-resolution 4K video capabilities and more. “We are committed to creating the best tools possible, based on the needs of our customers,”... Read More
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