TWICE RSS Feed http://www.twice.com/digitalimaging-rss.xml en Eyefi Adds New Cloud Service http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/eyefi-adds-new-cloud-service/110625 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-head-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mountain View, Calif. – Camera connectivity resource Eyefi revealed Thursday a new cloud-linked service it said gives cameras “smartphone-like” image sharing convenience. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-article-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_article_image" width="191" height="253" alt="" src="http://www.twice.com/sites/default/files/8Eyeficard.PNG?1397756080" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-label">Upload Video Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" alt="" src="http://www.twice.com/sites/default/files/imagefield_default_images/256640-Bluray.jpg?1343954366" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Mountain View, Calif. &ndash; Camera connectivity resource Eyefi revealed Thursday a new cloud-linked service it said gives cameras &ldquo;smartphone-like&rdquo; image sharing convenience.</p> <p>The new Eyefi Cloud offering automatically synchronizes photos to mobile devices to view, edit, and manipulate them on and offline.</p> <p>The Eyefi service automatically takes transfers, organizes, syncs, and shares and image anytime, anywhere for instant access by smartphones, tablets, PCs or smart TVs, the company said.</p> <p>Eyefi Cloud is a private photo-centric cloud service designed to deliver superior image quality without the time-consuming processes of manually sending images one by one to multiple devices.</p> <p>Eyefi Cloud, works with the Eyefi Mobi wireless SD card and Eyefi Mobi apps.</p> <p>The Eyefi Mobi wireless SD memory card for introduced in June 2013 as a device for simple, instant image transfer from digital cameras to mobile devices.</p> <p>The new Eyefi Cloud service works with it as well as all new mobile apps for iOS and Android based smartphones and tablets.</p> <p>Together, the <a href="http://www.eyefi.com/"><u>Eyefi</u></a> product line-up &ldquo;combines camera quality and mobile convenience with the power of the cloud for the over 500 million digital camera owners throughout the world,&rdquo; the company said.</p> <p>&ldquo;Photo lovers know that life&rsquo;s most important moments should be captured using a digital camera but it&rsquo;s difficult to access those shots until long after the images are taken,&rdquo; said Matt DiMaria, Eyefil CEO. &ldquo;Eyefi Cloud makes those highest-quality shots available within seconds of them being captured, so photographers can immediately enjoy quality images on the beautiful displays of their smartphone, tablet, PC or smart TV.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Eyefi Mobi SD memory card begins the image transfer process within milliseconds of a photo being captured on a digital camera.</p> <p>Images are automatically and securely transferred to Eyefi&rsquo;s mobile apps for iOS and Android devices.</p> <p>Eyefi apps intelligently organize and transfer the images, in full-resolution, to Eyefi Cloud.</p> <p>For photographers with multiple cameras, Eyefi Cloud automatically merges photos into a single, organized collection.&nbsp; The entire collection is then available on all connected user&rsquo;s devices.</p> <p>For customers that do not wish to transfer images over the Internet, Eyefi also introduced Eyefi Desktop Transfer apps for the PC and Mac platforms.</p> <p>Eyefi Desktop transfer sends images directly from a digital camera equipped with Eyefi Mobi SD memory card to a PC or Mac without the need for a physical cable.</p> <p>Transferred images are stored on the user&rsquo;s PC or Mac in a file location of their choice where they can be enjoyed, edited or archived.</p> <p>Along with Eyefi Cloud, the company introduced a new logo.</p> <p>Eyefi Mobi wireless SD memory card pricing begins at $49 for the 8GB edition.&nbsp; Customers will find the new Eyefi Mobi apps in the Apple app store, Google Play app store and Amazon Kindle app store.</p> <p>Included with the new apps, is a three-month membership to the Eyefi Cloud once they activate a new account.</p> <p>Existing Eyefi Mobi card customers can simply download the new apps and receive a three-month membership.</p> <p>Twelve-month memberships start at $49 for an unlimited number of photos.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class='sharethis-buttons'><span st_url="http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/eyefi-adds-new-cloud-service/110625" st_title="Eyefi Adds New Cloud Service" class="st_twitter_hcount" displaytext="Tweet"></span><span st_url="http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/eyefi-adds-new-cloud-service/110625" st_title="Eyefi Adds New Cloud Service" class="st_sharethis_hcount" displaytext="ShareThis"></span><span st_url="http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/eyefi-adds-new-cloud-service/110625" st_title="Eyefi Adds New Cloud Service" class="st_fblike_hcount" displaytext="Facebook Like"></span></div><div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-post-date"> <div class="field-label">Post Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Apr 17 2014 - 1:32pm</span> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:35:07 +0000 gtarr 110625 at http://www.twice.com Fujifilm Adds Tele-Conversion Lens http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/fujifilm-adds-tele-conversion-lens/110616 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-head-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Valhalla, N.Y. – Fujifilm North America introduce Wednesday a tele-conversion lens designed for its X100 and X100S interchangeable-lens camera series. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-article-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_article_image" width="1250" height="1306" alt="Fujifilm’s TCL-X100 tele-conversion lens ($349 suggested retail) was designed fo" src="http://www.twice.com/sites/default/files/8TCL-X100.jpg?1397680503" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fujifilm’s TCL-X100 tele-conversion lens ($349 suggested retail) was designed for use with its X100 and X100S interchangeable-lens cameras. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-label">Upload Video Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" alt="" src="http://www.twice.com/sites/default/files/imagefield_default_images/256640-Bluray.jpg?1343954366" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Valhalla, N.Y. &ndash; Fujifilm North America introduce Wednesday a tele-conversion lens designed for its X100 and X100S interchangeable-lens camera series.</p> <p>TCL-X100 tele-conversion lens will be available in May in silver and black at a $349 suggested retail. It will attach directly onto the camera to multiply the fixed focal length by approximately 1.4x, converting it from 23mm (35mm in 35mm equivalent) to a 33mm fixed focal length (50mm in 35mm equivalent).</p> <p>The conversion lens offers <a href="http://www.fujifilmusa.com/">Fujifilm&rsquo;s</a> optical quality to deliver high image resolution, even at the F2.0 wide open aperture setting, while using a special HT-EBC multi-layer coating to minimize ghosting and flare, and retaining all the original optical characteristics of the X100 and X100S, the company said.</p> <p>Fujifilm said that for proper results using the TCL-X100, the camera&rsquo;s firmware should be updated (X100: ver2.10 or later /X100S: ver1.20 or later). This will help the camera indicate the option to be selected via the function (Fn) button, and then select the &ldquo;Tele- Conversion Lens&rdquo; option in the Fujifilm X100/X100S&rsquo;s shooting menu.</p> <p>The TCL-X100 is compatible with the X100/X100S&rsquo;s hybrid viewfinder and enhances functionality by retaining the auto focusing speed and offering a 5.5-inch macro shooting distance.</p> <p>With the optical viewfinder selected, icons showing the edge of the frame are displayed, while selecting the electronic viewfinder gives users a 100 percent field of view, the company said.</p> <p>The TCL-X100 design seamlessly blends with the look and feel of the X100/X100S, and is manufactured using the same materials, textures, colors and finishes as the X100/X100S, Fujifilm said.</p> <div class='sharethis-buttons'><span st_url="http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/fujifilm-adds-tele-conversion-lens/110616" st_title="Fujifilm Adds Tele-Conversion Lens" class="st_twitter_hcount" displaytext="Tweet"></span><span st_url="http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/fujifilm-adds-tele-conversion-lens/110616" st_title="Fujifilm Adds Tele-Conversion Lens" class="st_sharethis_hcount" displaytext="ShareThis"></span><span st_url="http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/fujifilm-adds-tele-conversion-lens/110616" st_title="Fujifilm Adds Tele-Conversion Lens" class="st_fblike_hcount" displaytext="Facebook Like"></span></div><div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-post-date"> <div class="field-label">Post Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Apr 16 2014 - 4:34pm</span> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:35:26 +0000 ljohnston 110616 at http://www.twice.com Tamron Realigns Sales Regions http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/tamron-realigns-sales-regions/110584 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-head-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Commack, N.Y. — Tamron USA said Monday it has restructured the company’s U.S. operations, merging the responsibilities of the previously separate consumer and industrial sales under two new regional sales managers. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-article-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_article_image" width="214" height="96" alt="" src="http://www.twice.com/sites/default/files/Tamron.JPG?1397494619" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-label">Upload Video Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" alt="" src="http://www.twice.com/sites/default/files/imagefield_default_images/256640-Bluray.jpg?1343954366" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Commack, N.Y. &mdash; Tamron USA said Monday it has restructured the company&rsquo;s U.S. operations, merging the responsibilities of the previously separate consumer and industrial sales under two new regional sales managers.</p> <p>Under the new structure, recently appointed senior managers Gregg Maniaci and Daniel Davies are now responsible for both the photo imaging optics and the industrial optics divisions of <a href="http://www.tamron.com/">Tamron USA</a>.</p> <p>Maniaci was promoted to senior manager, Eastern region, and Daniel Davies was promoted to senior manager, Western region, each of whom will oversee sales activity for both the photo imaging and industrial optics divisions in their respective territories.</p> <p>&nbsp;&ldquo;As the pace of business in both the B-to-C and B-to-B areas of our operations quickens, we have streamlined the company to a structure that allows sales and profit management of both divisions under one senior manager for each region,&rdquo; said Tak Inoue, Tamron USA president and CEO. &ldquo;This change will allow us to react more quickly to the changing business climates in both areas and will provide the company with even better management of profits and customer relations to ensure a healthy outlook in the coming years.&rdquo;</p> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 225px;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/8TamronManiaci(1).PNG" style="width: 100px; height: 149px; float: left;" /></td> <td> <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/8TamronDavies.PNG" style="width: 100px; height: 150px; float: left;" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><strong>Gregg Maniaci, Tamron&rsquo;s new Eastern region sales manager</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Daniel Davies, Tamron&rsquo;s new Western region sales manager</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Maniaci is a 26-year photo industry veteran. He first joined Tamron USA as the New York Metro photo imaging sales representative in May 1995 after several years of photo specialty retail experience.</p> <p>He was promoted to Eastern regional sales manager of the photo imaging division in December 1998, and in 2009 he also assumed the role of Mid-Western Regional sales manager until the two regions were combined in January this year.</p> <p>Davies joined Tamron&#39;s Japanese headquarters in February 2010 as a mechanical design engineer for the industrial optics division. After six months of training in lens design and manufacture, he was sent to the San Francisco sales office to assume responsibility for OEM industrial optics sales in North America. In his new role, Davies will oversee sales of photo imaging optics and industrial optics for the western half of the U.S. from Tamron USA&#39;s San Francisco sales office.</p> <p>Ruth Cox, Western regional sales manager of the photo imaging optics division, will report to Davies.</p> <div class='sharethis-buttons'><span st_url="http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/tamron-realigns-sales-regions/110584" st_title="Tamron Realigns Sales Regions" class="st_twitter_hcount" displaytext="Tweet"></span><span st_url="http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/tamron-realigns-sales-regions/110584" st_title="Tamron Realigns Sales Regions" class="st_sharethis_hcount" displaytext="ShareThis"></span><span st_url="http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/tamron-realigns-sales-regions/110584" st_title="Tamron Realigns Sales Regions" class="st_fblike_hcount" displaytext="Facebook Like"></span></div><div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-post-date"> <div class="field-label">Post Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Apr 14 2014 - 12:52pm</span> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:55:56 +0000 ljohnston 110584 at http://www.twice.com Sigma To Ship 50mm F1.4 Lens http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/sigma-ship-50mm-f14-lens/110573 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-head-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ronkonkoma, N.Y. — Camera lens and accessories manufacturer Sigma of America introduced the 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art fixed-focal-length lens to its Global Vision Art lineup </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-article-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_article_image" width="608" height="435" alt="Sigma will soon ship its new 50mm F1.4 lens ($949 street retail)." src="http://www.twice.com/sites/default/files/8Sigma50mm.PNG?1397242084" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sigma will soon ship its new 50mm F1.4 lens ($949 street retail). </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-label">Upload Video Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" alt="" src="http://www.twice.com/sites/default/files/imagefield_default_images/256640-Bluray.jpg?1343954366" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ronkonkoma, N.Y. &mdash; Camera lens and accessories manufacturer Sigma of America introduced the 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art fixed-focal-length lens to its Global Vision Art lineup</p> <p>The 50mm F1.4 lens will be available later this month at $949 expected street price.</p> <p>Sigma called the lens a pro-level performer for full-frame DSLRs that is ideal for video, portraits, landscapes, studio work and still life.</p> <p><a href="http://www.sigmaphoto.com/">Sigma</a> said it redesigned and re-engineered the 50mm F1.4 lens with SLD glass and has optimized it for rich peripheral brightness, with improved large aperture performance by positioning wide elements into the front groups.</p> <p>Other updates include an improved autofocus algorithm for smoother focusing and a floating focusing system to reduce lens movement while focusing.</p> <p>As part of the Global Vision line, the lens features a new matte finish, and undergoes proprietary modulation transfer function (MTF) &ldquo;A1&rdquo; testing before being shipped.</p> <p>It has 13 elements in eight groups, compared with the previous eight elements in six groups, and it also has improved close focusing at 15.7 inches and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:5.6, the company said.</p> <div class='sharethis-buttons'><span st_url="http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/sigma-ship-50mm-f14-lens/110573" st_title="Sigma To Ship 50mm F1.4 Lens" class="st_twitter_hcount" displaytext="Tweet"></span><span st_url="http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/sigma-ship-50mm-f14-lens/110573" st_title="Sigma To Ship 50mm F1.4 Lens" class="st_sharethis_hcount" displaytext="ShareThis"></span><span st_url="http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/sigma-ship-50mm-f14-lens/110573" st_title="Sigma To Ship 50mm F1.4 Lens" class="st_fblike_hcount" displaytext="Facebook Like"></span></div><div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-post-date"> <div class="field-label">Post Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Apr 11 2014 - 2:47pm</span> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:48:48 +0000 ljohnston 110573 at http://www.twice.com Nikon Adds Android Coolpix, DX Zoom Lens http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/nikon-adds-android-coolpix-dx-zoom-lens/110558 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-head-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Melville, N.Y. -- Nikon introduced Thursday an Android-powered Coolpix S810c point-and-shoot camera and a lightweight 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 telephoto zoom lens for DX-format D-SLRs. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-article-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_article_image" width="3500" height="2450" alt="Nikon&#039;s Coolpix S810c" src="http://www.twice.com/sites/default/files/8NikonS810c.jpg?1397144923" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nikon’s new Coolpix S810c ($349.95 suggested retail) point-&amp;-shoot features a Wi-Fi connectivity, Android apps, a 3.7-inch touchscreen LCD and 12x Nikkor optical zoom. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-label">Upload Video Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" alt="" src="http://www.twice.com/sites/default/files/imagefield_default_images/256640-Bluray.jpg?1343954366" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Melville, N.Y. -- Nikon introduced Thursday an Android-powered Coolpix S810c point-and-shoot camera and a lightweight 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 telephoto zoom lens for DX-format D-SLRs.</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.nikon.com/">Nikon</a> Coolpix S810c will be available in May in black and white at a $349.95 suggested retail price. The AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G will ship in May with an $899.95 suggested retail.</p> <p>The S810c features built-in Wi-Fi, runs the Android OS, and includes access to apps through Google Play.</p> <p>It is equipped with a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and 12x Nikkor optical zoom lens and 24x Dynamic Fine zoom. The camera includes Lens-Shift Vibration Reduction (VR).</p> <p>The S810c&rsquo;s ISO sensitivity ranges up to 3,200, and supported video resolution tops out at 1080p. The camera includes a 3.7-inch touchscreen LCD monitor</p> <p>The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR, is billed as a versatile and lightweight telephoto zoom lens for DX-format cameras. It features a 16.7x zoom range and is well suited for close-ups, landscapes, portraits, architecture, stills or Full 1080p HD video capture.</p> <p>The lens is 30 percent lighter than the previous 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G lens</p> <p>Other features include VR and four stops of stabilization.</p> <div class='sharethis-buttons'><span st_url="http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/nikon-adds-android-coolpix-dx-zoom-lens/110558" st_title="Nikon Adds Android Coolpix, DX Zoom Lens" class="st_twitter_hcount" displaytext="Tweet"></span><span st_url="http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/nikon-adds-android-coolpix-dx-zoom-lens/110558" st_title="Nikon Adds Android Coolpix, DX Zoom Lens" class="st_sharethis_hcount" displaytext="ShareThis"></span><span st_url="http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/nikon-adds-android-coolpix-dx-zoom-lens/110558" st_title="Nikon Adds Android Coolpix, DX Zoom Lens" class="st_fblike_hcount" displaytext="Facebook Like"></span></div><div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-post-date"> <div class="field-label">Post Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Apr 10 2014 - 11:48am</span> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:50:23 +0000 John Laposky 110558 at http://www.twice.com Adachi, Ishizuka Get New Canon USA Titles http://www.twice.com/retailing/people/adachi-ishizuka-get-new-canon-usa-titles/110535 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-head-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Melville, N.Y. – Yoruku Adachi, formerly Canon USA president and CEO, has been appointed Canon USA’s new chairman and CEO, and Yuichi Ishizuka, Canon USA imaging and imaging technologies and communications group executive VP and general manager, has been named the company’s new president and COO. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-label">Upload Video Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" alt="" src="http://www.twice.com/sites/default/files/imagefield_default_images/256640-Bluray.jpg?1343954366" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Melville, N.Y. &ndash; Joe Adachi, formerly Canon U.S.A. president and CEO, has been appointed Canon U.S.A.&rsquo;s new chairman and CEO, and Yuichi Ishizuka, Canon U.S.A. Imaging Technologies and Communications Group executive VP and general manager, has been named the company&rsquo;s new president and C.O.O.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>In his new position, Ishizuka will be involved in the management of <a href="http://www.canonusa.com/">Canon&rsquo;s</a> new business projects while continuing his current responsibilities overseeing the camera, video and inkjet printer groups.</p> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 500px;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width: 227px;"> <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/8CanonAdachi.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 243px; float: left;" /></td> <td style="width: 239px;"> <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/8CanonIshizuka.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 301px; float: left;" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 227px;"> <p><strong>Joe Adachi, Canon U.S.A.&rsquo;s new chairman and C.E.O.</strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 239px;"> <p><strong>Yuichi Ishizuka, Canon U.S.A.&rsquo;s new president and C.O.O.</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class='sharethis-buttons'><span st_url="http://www.twice.com/retailing/people/adachi-ishizuka-get-new-canon-usa-titles/110535" st_title="Adachi, Ishizuka Get New Canon USA Titles " class="st_twitter_hcount" displaytext="Tweet"></span><span st_url="http://www.twice.com/retailing/people/adachi-ishizuka-get-new-canon-usa-titles/110535" st_title="Adachi, Ishizuka Get New Canon USA Titles " class="st_sharethis_hcount" displaytext="ShareThis"></span><span st_url="http://www.twice.com/retailing/people/adachi-ishizuka-get-new-canon-usa-titles/110535" st_title="Adachi, Ishizuka Get New Canon USA Titles " class="st_fblike_hcount" displaytext="Facebook Like"></span></div><div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-post-date"> <div class="field-label">Post Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Apr 8 2014 - 3:01pm</span> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:08:36 +0000 ljohnston 110535 at http://www.twice.com Sony Unveils A7S ILC Supporting UHD Capture http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/sony-unveils-a7s-ilc-supporting-uhd-capture/110520 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-head-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Las Vegas – Sony used the start of today’s National Association of Broadcasters convention introduce a pro-level video-centric A7S mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera (ILC) that includes a full-frame sensor capable of recording up to 4K Ultra HD resolution video. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-article-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_article_image" width="970" height="646" alt="Sony’s professional class A7S mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera includes a " src="http://www.twice.com/sites/default/files/8SonyA7s.jpg?1396896123" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony’s professional class A7S mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera includes a full-size sensor that will support Ultra HD video recording. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-label">Upload Video Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" alt="" src="http://www.twice.com/sites/default/files/imagefield_default_images/256640-Bluray.jpg?1343954366" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Las Vegas &ndash; Sony used the start of today&rsquo;s National Association of Broadcasters convention to&nbsp;introduce a pro-level video-centric A7S mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera (ILC) that includes a full-frame sensor capable of recording up to 4K Ultra HD resolution video.&nbsp;</p> <p>The camera, which looks like the previous A7 and A7r mirrorless ILCs, differs by the addition of up to QFHD-level (3,840 by 2160 pixels) video capture, in addition to offering an expanded 50 to 409,600 ISO range.</p> <p>Using a full-frame 12.2-megapixel 35mm Exmor CMOS sensor and new Bionz X image processor, the A7S is billed as &ldquo;the world&rsquo;s first camera to utilize the entire width of a full-frame image sensor in 4K video acquisition, and does this without cropping or line skipping as it can read and process data from every one of the sensor&rsquo;s pixels,&rdquo; according to a Sony statement. &ldquo;This allows 4K video shooters to utilize all of the artistic and creative benefits provided by the unique sensor.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.sony.com/">Sony</a> said the new sensor was designed to collect more light than traditional cameras for highly detailed, low-noise images, &ldquo;even in the darkest environments.&rdquo;</p> <p>Pricing on the camera is to be announced later.</p> <p>The A7S will output 4K Ultra HD video in the XAVC S recording format. The camera also supports AVCHD and MP4 codecs.</p> <p>The A7S supports a host of frame rates and&nbsp;will&nbsp;record FullHD at 60p, 60i, 30p and 24p frame rates.</p> <p>The camera allows switching between Full-Frame and APS-C crop mode, which also provides support for 720/120p recording and slow-motion playback.</p> <p>Support for&nbsp;professional XLR microphones and video/audio controls is also provided.</p> <div class='sharethis-buttons'><span st_url="http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/sony-unveils-a7s-ilc-supporting-uhd-capture/110520" st_title="Sony Unveils A7S ILC Supporting UHD Capture" class="st_twitter_hcount" displaytext="Tweet"></span><span st_url="http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/sony-unveils-a7s-ilc-supporting-uhd-capture/110520" st_title="Sony Unveils A7S ILC Supporting UHD Capture" class="st_sharethis_hcount" displaytext="ShareThis"></span><span st_url="http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/sony-unveils-a7s-ilc-supporting-uhd-capture/110520" st_title="Sony Unveils A7S ILC Supporting UHD Capture" class="st_fblike_hcount" displaytext="Facebook Like"></span></div><div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-post-date"> <div class="field-label">Post Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Apr 7 2014 - 2:41pm</span> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:42:35 +0000 ljohnston 110520 at http://www.twice.com iON Re-Signs With Team Lucas For Racing http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/ion-re-signs-team-lucas-racing/110519 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-head-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Corona, Calif. – iON Cameras is kicking off its second year as the official point-of-view “POV” camera of Team Lucas and Lucas Oil Studios for 2014. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-article-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_article_image" width="583" height="314" alt="The iON Air Pro 3 point-of-view video camera" src="http://www.twice.com/sites/default/files/8iONAirPro3.PNG?1396895515" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The iON Air Pro 3 point-of-view video camera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-label">Upload Video Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" alt="" src="http://www.twice.com/sites/default/files/imagefield_default_images/256640-Bluray.jpg?1343954366" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Corona, Calif. &ndash; iON Cameras is kicking off its second year as the official point-of-view &ldquo;POV&rdquo; camera of Team Lucas and Lucas Oil Studios for 2014.</p> <p>Team Lucas is a &ldquo;grassroots&rdquo; advertising and marketing platform created by Lucas Oil that the company claims reaches hundreds of millions of consumers a year.</p> <p>As part of a new marketing partnership, iON cameras will continue to support and appear at all motorsports events and properties operated by Lucas Oil.</p> <p>Scheduled activities include the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Modified Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship and the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series.</p> <p>iON cameras are also used during all events and for broadcasts originating from both the Lucas Oil 1-10 Speedway in California and the Lucas Oil Speedway in Missouri.</p> <p>Lucas and iON also recently teamed to produce <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-9Acsm3QhQ&amp;feature=youtu.be">a racing video</a>.</p> <p>iON is a technical partner to the Lucas Oil-owned and operated production facility, Lucas Oil Production Studios, which will use&nbsp; iON Air Pro, Speed Pro, Adventure and other iON cameras to capture POV camera footage at all Lucas motorsports events, the companies said.</p> <p>The footage will then be aired during the events and used in the production of live and taped broadcasts that air across five networks: CBS, CBS Sports, NBC, NBC Sports and the Lucas Oil-owned MAVTV cable network.</p> <p>&ldquo;The picture qualities of the iON Cameras are amazing,&rdquo; said Bob Patison, <a href="http://www.lucasoil.com/">Lucas Oil</a> executive VP and MAVTV president. &ldquo;The stability and the structure of the cameras enable us to greatly enhance the viewer experience, creating an interactive environment that drives more viewers to our programming.&rdquo;</p> <p>Lucas event drivers and personnel will be using the top-of-the-line iON Air Pro 3, latest top-of-the-line POV camera, feature a 12-megapixel sensor, 120 fps HD video and 160-degree lens.</p> <p>Video clips from Lucas Oil racing events will be available on social-media channels, offering racing enthusiasts a view of racing from the driver&#39;s perspective.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&ldquo;Team Lucas events and Lucas Oil Production Studios produce some of the most exciting racing on the planet,&rdquo; said Giovanni Tomaselli, iON America CEO and founder. &ldquo;iON point-of-view cameras are an important component of the Lucas Oil production values and we are thrilled to be working with Lucas Studios to help make possible state-of-the-art motorsports coverage across a wide variety of broadcast platforms.&rdquo;</p> <div class='sharethis-buttons'><span st_url="http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/ion-re-signs-team-lucas-racing/110519" st_title="iON Re-Signs With Team Lucas For Racing" class="st_twitter_hcount" displaytext="Tweet"></span><span st_url="http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/ion-re-signs-team-lucas-racing/110519" st_title="iON Re-Signs With Team Lucas For Racing" class="st_sharethis_hcount" displaytext="ShareThis"></span><span st_url="http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/ion-re-signs-team-lucas-racing/110519" st_title="iON Re-Signs With Team Lucas For Racing" class="st_fblike_hcount" displaytext="Facebook Like"></span></div><div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-post-date"> <div class="field-label">Post Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Apr 7 2014 - 2:31pm</span> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:32:31 +0000 ljohnston 110519 at http://www.twice.com Ricoh Adds Q7 Premium Kit http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/ricoh-adds-q7-premium-kit/110460 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-head-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Denver – Ricoh Imaging Americas introduced this week the Pentax Q7 Premium Kit, featuring the company’s diminutive interchangeable-lens camera with four high-performance lenses and accessories. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-article-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_article_image" width="413" height="273" alt="Ricoh said this week it is offering a limited-edition Pentax Q7 interchangeable-" src="http://www.twice.com/sites/default/files/7RicohQ7.PNG?1396549520" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ricoh said this week it is offering a limited-edition Pentax Q7 interchangeable-lens camera kit ($1,199 suggested retail) including four lenses. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-label">Upload Video Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" alt="" src="http://www.twice.com/sites/default/files/imagefield_default_images/256640-Bluray.jpg?1343954366" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Denver &ndash; Ricoh Imaging Americas introduced this week the Pentax Q7 Premium Kit, featuring the company&rsquo;s diminutive interchangeable-lens camera with four high-performance lenses and accessories.</p> <p>The limited-edition Q7 Premium Kit will be available at <a>US.Ricoh-Imaging.com</a> in late April for a $1,199 suggested retail.</p> <p>Available in a limited quantity of 1,000 units worldwide, the Pentax Q7 premium kit includes the following items:</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Pentax Q7 camera body (black body color)</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Pentax-01 standard prime (black)</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Pentax-02 standard zoom (black)</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Pentax-06 telephoto zoom</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Pentax-08 wide zoom</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; MH-RB40.5 metal hood for 01 (black)</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; PH-RBB40.5 plastic hood for 02</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; PH-RBA40.5 plastic hood for 06</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; PH-RBF49 plastic hood for 08</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Pentax-100 PL polarizing filter</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; O-CB133 camera bag special kit box</p> <p>Kit accessories include a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, battery charger, AC power cord, USB cable, CD-ROM software and strap.</p> <p>The Q7 weighs 7 ounces and is small enough to fit in a pocket. Features include a 1/1.7-inch, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, high sensitivity shooting up to ISO 12,800 and enhanced Q Engine.</p> <div class='sharethis-buttons'><span st_url="http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/ricoh-adds-q7-premium-kit/110460" st_title="Ricoh Adds Q7 Premium Kit" class="st_twitter_hcount" displaytext="Tweet"></span><span st_url="http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/ricoh-adds-q7-premium-kit/110460" st_title="Ricoh Adds Q7 Premium Kit" class="st_sharethis_hcount" displaytext="ShareThis"></span><span st_url="http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/ricoh-adds-q7-premium-kit/110460" st_title="Ricoh Adds Q7 Premium Kit" class="st_fblike_hcount" displaytext="Facebook Like"></span></div><div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-post-date"> <div class="field-label">Post Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Apr 3 2014 - 2:24pm</span> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:25:49 +0000 ljohnston 110460 at http://www.twice.com Olympus Adds TG-3, SH-1 Stylus Cameras http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/olympus-adds-tg-3-sh-1-stylus-cameras/110432 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-head-text"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Center Valley, Penn. — Olympus has introduced the Stylus Tough TG-3 all-weather point-and-shoot camera and Stylus SH-1 advanced super-zoom point-and-shoot. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-article-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_article_image" width="207" height="119" alt="Olympus’ new Stylus Tough TG-3 all-weather camera features built-in Wi-Fi and GP" src="http://www.twice.com/sites/default/files/7OlympusTG3.PNG?1396288501" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Olympus’ new Stylus Tough TG-3 all-weather camera features built-in Wi-Fi and GPS support with a 6.9x optical zoom lens. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-label">Upload Video Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" alt="" src="http://www.twice.com/sites/default/files/imagefield_default_images/256640-Bluray.jpg?1343954366" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Center Valley, Penn. &mdash; Olympus has introduced the Stylus Tough TG-3 all-weather point-and-shoot camera and Stylus SH-1 advanced super-zoom point-and-shoot.</p> <p>The Olympus TG-3 will ship in June at a $349 suggested retail, and will be available in a choice of black and red.</p> <p>The Stylus SH-1 will be available in May in black, white and silver at a suggested retail of $399.</p> <p>The TG-3 camera features a high-speed f2.0 lens (25mm&ndash;100mm 35mm equivalent), expanded macro photography capabilities, GPS, and built-in Wi-Fi for shooting and sharing images. It also captures video in FullHD 1080p resolution.</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.olympus.com/">Olympus</a> TG-3 withstands extreme conditions; the camera is freeze-proof to 14 degrees F, waterproof to 50 feet, shock-proof from 7 feet, crush-proof to 220 pounds and dust-proof.</p> <p>The camera includes a 16-megapixel CMOS image sensor, TruePic VII image process, and the 25mm-100mm equivalent f2.0&ndash;4.9 lens.</p> <p>A Variable Macro System includes a Microscope mode to capture photos&nbsp;at 0.4 in / 1 cm to infinity, focal length 30-100mm(equivalent). At full extension, the lens magnifies subjects up to 6.9x (optical) and up to 13.8x with Super Resolution Zoom.</p> <p>Other features include built-in Wi-Fi with QR code setup, free Olympus Image Share app for iOS or Android mobile devices for Live View display on the phone screen, and onboard GPS to document locations on the map and display and record landmark information with the shot.</p> <p>A built-in manometer records elevation and water depth and displays a warning when approaching a depth of 50 feet. An e-compass offers information on direction, latitude and longitude.</p> <p>A new Focus Stacking function captures eight different shots continuously, while shifting the focus from the foreground to the background.</p> <p>It extracts and merges only those areas of each image that are in focus and produces a single photo with a focus that spans several centimeters.</p> <p>Focus bracketing is also available for post-processing.</p> <p>A new Underwater Macro uses the macro photography capabilities to optimize the white balance, color saturation and contrast in underwater scenes.</p> <p>The camera includes a 3-inch 460,000-dot LCD monitor.</p> <p>Other features include a time-lapse movie function and interval shooting function for automatic sequential shooting from 1 second up to 24 hours with a maximum of 99 shots.</p> <p>An optional LED&nbsp;Light Guide is available to evenly illuminate close-up subjects.</p> <p>Meanwhile, the Stylus SH-1 long zoom point-and-shoot is billed as the first camera equipped with optical five-axis image stabilization for both still images and videos.</p> <p>The mechanical image stabilization system combines with the 24x, high-powered optical zoom lens for capture steady stills and FullHD 1080/60p videos with built-in Wi-Fi.</p> <p>The lens features digital super-resolution zoom to 48x, covering a 25-600mm equivalent telephoto range.</p> <p>The camera is equipped with a 16-megapixel backlit CMOS sensor and the TruePic VII image processor.</p> <p>The Stylus SH-1 design is patterned after the popular Olympus Pen interchangeable-lens-system cameras. The top and main controls are built with aluminum alloy.</p> <p>Other features include built-in Wi-Fi with QR-code setup, free iOS/Android app for Live View and control from the remote screen, and a 3-inch 460,000-dot LCD screen.</p> <p>The SH-1&rsquo;s Advanced Movie mode includes 240 fps (or 120 fps in 720p) high-speed recording, which allows users to capture subjects that move at split-second speeds, and 60 fps HD recording.</p> <p>A Photo &amp; Movie Capture mode allows users to simultaneously capture full-res still photos while recording FullHD video. Other features include Time-Lapse Movie, expanded creative capabilities include an Interval Shooting function for a maximum of 99 shots; high-speed burst shooting for capturing up to 11 fps in full resolution; manual mode; Live Guide for adjusting color and brightness via touch sliders; an electronic level gauge; and touchscreen controls for autofocus area and shutter release.</p> <div class='sharethis-buttons'><span st_url="http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/olympus-adds-tg-3-sh-1-stylus-cameras/110432" st_title="Olympus Adds TG-3, SH-1 Stylus Cameras" class="st_twitter_hcount" displaytext="Tweet"></span><span st_url="http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/olympus-adds-tg-3-sh-1-stylus-cameras/110432" st_title="Olympus Adds TG-3, SH-1 Stylus Cameras" class="st_sharethis_hcount" displaytext="ShareThis"></span><span st_url="http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/olympus-adds-tg-3-sh-1-stylus-cameras/110432" st_title="Olympus Adds TG-3, SH-1 Stylus Cameras" class="st_fblike_hcount" displaytext="Facebook Like"></span></div><div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-post-date"> <div class="field-label">Post Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mar 31 2014 - 1:54pm</span> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:55:35 +0000 ljohnston 110432 at http://www.twice.com