Posts Tagged ‘announcement’

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…

Olympus Unveils the E-M1, Its New High-End Micro Four Thirds Camera

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The Olympus OM-D E-M5‘s retro styling drew a lot of looks when the camera was first announced back in February 2012. Glowing reviews of the camera subsequently showed that it was more than just a pretty face.

Today, Olympus has finally unveiled a followup camera to continue the new OM-D line: the E-M1.
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Canon Revamps Point-and-Shoot Lineup, Unveils New PowerShot G16

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Last night was packed full of announcements from Canon, as the Japanese company saw fit to announce four new point-and-shoots (including a new flagship), update the PowerShot N and release a new lens in one fell swoop. Read more…

Nikon Unveils 18-140mm Lens, Speedlite, and Superzoom in One Fell Swoop

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There’s nothing like the smell of fresh press release in the morning, and earlier today, Nikon decided to send two our way. The releases contain info about three new products that Nikon is announcing all at the same time: a new DX format lens, a small speedlight, and a 14x superzoom compact camera. Read more…

Sigma Announces Conversion Service for Switching Lenses Between Mounts

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The rumor was true — kinda. Sigma today announced a new Mount Conversion Service for its Global Vision line of lenses that will allow photographers to convert their lens lineups to different mounts if they ever decide to change camera brands (e.g. Canon to Nikon and vice versa).

Unlike what was previously rumored, it’s not a free service: the conversion will cost you a pretty penny — just not as much as you’d pay to buy a new copy of the lens.
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Hasselblad Quietly Announces the Stellar, an RX100 With an Expensive Makeover

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About a week ago, the first images of Hasselblad’s upcoming compact camera, the Stellar, leaked onto the Internet amongst rumors that it would essentially be a Sony RX100 with some very exotic housing materials and a much steeper price tag. Basically, people were thinking the RX100 would be to the Stellar what the NEX-7 was to the Lunar.

Now that the camera is official (one day earlier than expected) all of the assumptions seem to have been correct. Read more…

Canon’s 11-22mm f/4-5.6 Wide Angle for the EOS M Will Not be Coming to the US

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About a month ago, almost every Canon website announced the release of the brand new EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM wide angle for the company’s mirrorless EOS M. We say almost because, at the time, no pricing or release date details had come down the pipe from Canon USA.

As it turns out, that’s because the new lens for Canon mirrorless aficionados won’t be arriving stateside at all. Read more…

Fuji Officially Unveils the X-M1, an Entry Level X-Series ILC for the Masses

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Fujifilm’s newest creation, the X-M1, was outed last week when photos of the entry-level X-Series interchangeable lens camera (ILC) leaked onto the web. But while the photos did reveal that the camera would pack a serious punch in a tiny package (in large part due to the lack of a built-in viewfinder), many of the camera’s specs and features were still unknown.

Well, the day has arrived for Fuji to make the camera official, and along with some high-res press images, we’re also getting a full breakdown of specs, pricing and an expected release date. Read more…

Instagram Video Has Arrived, Complete With Image Stabilization and New Filters

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Earlier this week, we reported on rumors that Facebook was planning to unveil Vine-like video for Instagram on June 20th. Well, if you take a quick look at your calendars, you’ll see that the fateful day has arrived, and the expected announcement along with it: Instagram video is now a reality. Read more…

Samsung Announces the Galaxy NX: An Android-Powered Mirrorless Camera

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Samsung today officially announced its new Galaxy NX mirrorless camera, the Android-powered mirrorless camera that leaked onto the web one week ago. The Galaxy NX is the world’s first interchangeable lens camera that features 3G and 4G wireless connectivity.
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