Archive for January, 2012

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TriPad & TriPad Traveller Announced

Dallas, TX. January 24, 2012. Dallas based Tripad LLC has announced two new retail products, they are the Tripad and Tripad Traveler. Both products are made of recycled glass and plastics. The Tripad can be use as a sturdy tripod and a portable workspace for photographers, video and creative professionals by safely connecting a laptop to a camera. While the Tripad Traveler is designed to attach a laptop or tablet on the go which allows users work anywhere in their travel, even it offers slide out extensions to attach a mouse and a drink cup in small design. The Tripad is available wit price of $99.95, while the TriPad Traveller is available with price of $59.95.


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MicroOLED Release Highest Pixel Density OLED Microdisplay

Grenoble, France, January 27, 2012. MicroOLED has released the Highest Pixel Density OLED Microdisplay which offers up to 5.4 million pixel density in 0.61-inch diagonal display. It especially designed for equipments that demanding high picture quality, such as professional camera and camcorder equipment, night vision systems and head-mounted displays used in surgery. Without present the black matrix, the new MicroOLED produces images resolution with highest quality. It make the 5.4 million-pixel 0.61 inch diagonal microdisplay most perfect to paired with equipments of defense, medical, and professional camera which demand sharp images with very smooth transitional tones.


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Pentax Announces Optio VS20

DENVER, Colo. January 25, 2012. Pentax has announced a new digital compact camera, it is the Optio VS20. This camera offers a 16-megapixel images sensor with a high-power 20X optical zoom lens (28-560mm equivalent) including a second vertical shutter-release button with zoom lever for effortless portrait oriented shooting. It comes with a new Handheld Night Snap mode to capture beautiful images with minimal blur and noise. The camera also add some features such as a large 3.0 inch LCD display, Auto Picture mode, Triple Shake Reduction, new Scene modes, and more. This camera will be available with cost of $249.95 in February 2012.


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Sony Launches Three new Digicams

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 29, 2012. Sony has launched Three new Digicams including 18 megapixel waterproof. The three new camera are the DSC-TX200V model from the ultra-thin Cyber-shot T series and the DSC-WX70 and DSC-WX50 models from the stylish. Each camera offers a high-resolution “Exmor R” CMOS sensor and an improved BIONZ image processor together enhance low light performance and give fast auto-focus. The DSC-TX200V will be available with price of $500, the DSC-WX70 will be available wit price of $230, and the DSC-WX50 will be available with price of $200 on March 2012.


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Kata Announces Photo Competition

London, 23 January 2012. Kata has announced a photography contest with theme “Take a Shot” which combines a love of photography with KATA’s high quality products. This competition invites the participants to submit photos of their KATA camera bag in their photography action. The photos can be of the Kata bag itself, carried, worn, looped on a belt or slung over a shoulder, in an exotic location or an everyday environment. The three photos out of all submissions will be chosen as the winner, and they will receive one of the latest KATA bags. For more information please visit Kata website or see the terms & conditions of the competition.


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Tokina AT-X Pro 11-16mm f/2.8 (IF) Aspherical DX II

Tokina has launched a new lens to replace their hightly regarded AT-X 11-16 f/2.8 for APS-C sensors, the new lens is the AT-X Pro 11-16mm f/2.8 (IF) Aspherical DX II. The lens offers a newly developed Silent Drive Motor for quiet auto focus and a GMR magnetic AF sensor to achieve high speed focusing. The lens construction consists of 13 images in 11 groups with minimum focusing distance of 0.3m and filter size at 77mm. It sold in Japan with retail price of ¥ 90,000 (tax not included with hood). The lens will be released for Nikon digital (APS-C) in late March 2012 while for the Canon digital (APS-C) will be released in late July 2012.


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Canon PowerShot SD990 / IXUS 980 IS

Last update (25 January’12):
- Review by PCW

Canon PowerShot SD990 (aka IXUS 980) IS features 14.7 megapixels CCD sensor, 3.7x optical zoom (35mm film equivalent: 36-133mm) with Image Stabilizer, DIGIC 4 Image Processor, Quick mode to minimize shutter lag, Intelligent contrast detection, Face detection, ISO 80-1600, and a 2.5-inch TFT pure-color LCD. The camera measures 3.81 x 2.45 x 1.10 in./96.7 x 62.2 x 27.9mm and weighs Approx. 5.64 oz./160g available in black & silver.

Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info

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Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 Launched

Las Vegas, NV (January 9, 2012). Casio has launched a new EXILIM lineup of digital cameras, it is the Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 camera. The camera offers a 16-megapixels CMOS images sensor with a 28-196mm wide-angle lens with 7x optical zoom to capture details images. It has compact size with many functions such as the background blur effect, HDR ART function, and impressive high-speed functions including allows you to record Full HD movies. With these functions, the camera will make your photography more fun. The Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 will be available in April with cost of $329.99.


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Velbon V4 Boom Arm Announced

The Velbon V4 Boom Arm is a geared/slide elevator that combined with a 180 degree tilt arm and a 360 degree horizontal pan make be an ingenious new mechanism. Made of aluminum, the Velbon V4 Boom Arm is perfect to paired with almost any tripod, thanks to the included choice of 1/4″ or 3/8″ mounting threads. In addition, it can accommodate most tripod heads via the end pedestal which as a 1/4″ screw. The Velbon V4 Boom Arm can be used for Macro work, copying and any application that will be give advantage with the camera position. It will be sold with retail price of £79.99. For more information please visit Velbon website.


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2012 IFES Photography Contest

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) from January 5 to February 16, 2012 organizes the IFES 2012 photography contest. This competition invites amateur and professional photographers to compete in this competition with democracy theme that show images of individuals taking part in the electoral process or other activities that demonstrate the values of democratic governance and citizen engagement. The contest consists of two categories: one open to the public and another open exclusively to current and former IFES employees. While the winner of each category will receive US$600.


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