Posts Tagged ‘announcement’

Pinterest Strikes a Deal with Getty Images, Will Pay for Metadata

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When it comes to images, Pinterest is a bit of a copyright nightmare. It’s not unusual for people to pin photos without any information or attribution, which inevitably leads to others using or sharing the photo without permission.

Still, you have to give the company credit, it’s trying to “wake up” so to speak. In addition to a deal struck up with Flickr last year, Pinterest has just announced a new arrangement with GettyImages, in which Pinterest will pay Getty so that images from the service might be given proper MetaData. Read more…

Rumor: Nikon to Announce a Retro-Styled Full-Frame in the Next Three Weeks

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There’s no denying that the Sony a7 and a7R made quite the splash in the photographic industry both before and after their official arrival. With full-frame sensors, a mirrorless design and price tags that make at least the a7 cheaper than even the most affordable full-frame alternatives, Sony hit the trifecta.

But a new rumor seems to indicate that Nikon, at least, wants to get in on some of the action by releasing a new retro-styled full-frame that will compete directly with Sony’s offerings. Read more…

Fuji Announces the X-E2 and XQ1, Boasts the World’s Fastest Auto Focus

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We’re losing count of all the new gear announced in October so far, but one thing’s for sure: if you have G.A.S. you’re in serious trouble. Now joining Nikon’s D5300, Sony’s a7 and a7R, Panasonic’s GM1 and more are two fresh cameras from the Fujifilm camp: the X-E2 and XQ1. Read more…

Nikon Introduces a New 58mm f/1.4G Lens, Harkens Back to the 58mm f/1.2 of Old

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In the midst of all these camera announcements, Nikon has taken the time to unveil a new piece of high-end glass as well. Paying homage to a lens discontinued 15 long years ago, Nikon is bringing back the 58mm prime lens, this time with an f/1.4 aperture. Read more…

Nikon Officially Announces the D610, Adds Quiet Continuous Mode and Not Much Else

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Those who loved the D600 (and why wouldn’t you, it’s a great camera) will have no reason to dislike the D610, but Nikon might not have given you enough reason to upgrade either. The new shooter, which was unveiled at midnight last night, is a marginal improvement on the D600 that adds just a few new or improved features. Read more…

Instagram Confirms that Ads Will Soon be Showing Up in US Users’ Feeds

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We knew that it was only a matter of time before Instagram bit the bullet and started adding advertisements to the app, and now the news is official. The Facebook-owned company itself has confirmed that ads will indeed be showing up in US users’ feeds “in the next couple of months.” Read more…

GoPro Announces the Hero3+, a ‘Smaller, Lighter and Mightier’ Action Cam

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With all of these upcoming digital camera announcements rumored for October, nobody was paying particular attention to GoPro until today, when the company unveiled the followup to its popular Hero3, the Hero3+ — a smaller, lighter and more capable new offering for adventure junkies everywhere. Read more…

The OPPO N1 Smartphone is the World’s First to Feature a Rotating Camera

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Back in July, Chinese electronics company OPPO confirmed that it was working on an “N-Lens” line of camera-centric devices that would be the “most important flagship series for OPPO going forward.”

Well, the first of these devices has officially arrived, and although it is still more of a smartphone with a camera than a camera that can make calls, the phone packs some interesting features, including (according to OPPO) the world’s first rotating smartphone camera. Read more…

Fujifilm Debuts the X-A1, An Entry-Level X-Mount ILC with a Standard Sensor

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Fujifilm has some very capable X-Mount shooters in its repertoire, and today that repertoire grows with the addition of the X-A1 entry-level X-Mount interchangeable lens camera. After months of rumors and photo leaks, the official camera is finally here. Read more…

Hasselblad to Open Its First Retail Store in Tokyo

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The online shopping revolution has wreaked havoc on brick-and-mortar stores, and photography shops are no exception. If you need an example, look no further than Jessops in the UK, which is down from 187 stores to only 36, and even those are only open because of some serious funding from investor and Reality TV star Peter Jones.

Stories like that, however, don’t seem to be stopping camera companies from jumping into the retail store game. Over the past year, Canon opened its first Experience Center, Polaroid opened its first Photobar, and now Hasselblad is joining the party with its first retail store, which will be opening in a few days time in Tokyo. Read more…