Monthly Archives: February 2014

Canon is considering to withdraw from the low-priced compact digital camera market

Canon is considering to withdraw from the low-priced compact digital camera market (cameras priced under $200) and concentrate on DSLR models in the future. The company is citing plummeted compact cameras sales as a result of fast growing smartphone market.

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How to follow PhotoRumors

Once a year I post the different ways to follow PhotoRumors for all new readers. Here are your choices: RSS Feed Full text PhotoRumors RSS feeds – just add the RSS feed(s) to your favorite RSS reader and you will get the latest blog posts few minutes after they are published online. PhotoRumors blog posts RSS feed […]

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What else is new?

→ Fujifilm released firmware updates for several X series cameras and Fujinon zoom lenses (X-Pro1, X-E1, X-E2, X-M1, X-A1, XC16-50mm, XF18-55mm and XF55-200mm). → Fujifilm opened a new photography boutique in Tokyo called Wonder Photo Shop (see translated press release). → CASE is an Indiegogo project for a lighter and smaller wireless camera controller. → New: SOCAM UltiMate action camera.

Posted in Amphibico, Blackmagic, Fuji, Nauticam, Panasonic | 2 Comments

Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 8.4 release candidate is now available

Adobe released Photoshop Camera Raw 8.4 RC with support for the following cameras and lenses:

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The latest patents from Olympus, Canon and Ricoh

Olympus filed a new patent for 12mm f/1.0 and 14mm f/1.0 Micro Four Thirds lenses. Canon filed a patent for a 24-85mm f/3.5-5.6 and EF24-70mm f/4L IS USM lenses. Ricoh’s latest patent is for a 24mm f/2 lens designed for APS-C mirrorless cameras (of 35mm equivalent).

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Samsung NX30 mirrorless camera now in stock

The Samsung NX30 mirrorless camera is now shipping and is currently in stock at B&H. Here are the detailed camera specifications:

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You can save up to $2,650 with the new Hasselblad bundles promotion

Hasselblad is now running a new H5D-40 and H5D-50 promotion where you can save up to $2,650 if you buy one of the specified camera/lens bundles. More information can be found here. Some of the combinations are already listed on B&H and Adorama. You can see all current rebates and promotions here.

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Phase One to be acquired by Silverfleet Capital

Silverfleet Capital  is about to acquire Phase One. The rumors are that Silverfleet Capita will buy a 60% stake in the company. Henrik Håkonsson, CEO of Phase One, justifies this operation by the need for Phase One to increase their equity to be able to grow by acquisitions.

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