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Samsung unveiled Tuesday five new point-and-shoot cameras, highlighted by a range of models that include embedded GPS geo-tagging.
Samsung also expanded its HZ-series of high-zoom digicams by two models. The 12-megapixel HZ35W and HZ30W offer Schneider lenses with elongated zoom ranges starting at a wide-angle 24mm extending to an optical zoom range of 15x.
Pricing was not disclosed on any of the new models.
Looking to get better attention in the U.S. for its advances in digital photography, Panasonic will use the upcoming PMA Show to announce a $30 million national advertising and promotional push behind its 2010 Lumix digicams that will feature an expanded assortment of compact point-and-shoot models.
Preparing for the PMA Show in Anaheim, Calif., Pentax introduced three digital cameras with edgy designs to break away from the silver camera look.
The new models include the Pentax Optio I-10, H90 and E-90.
The Optio I-10 offers one of the company's more unusual designs, inspired by the look of classic film-based SLR cameras.
AVID Technologies has introduced three consumer-focused editing and creation tools for home-based videographers and musicians, alike.
In video, the company’s Pinnacle video-editing group unveiled the 14th edition of the popular Studio video-editing software, dubbed the Studio HD ($49 suggested retail), joined by the step-up Studio Ultimate ($99) package and the Studio Ultimate Collection ($129), the latter offering a full range of easy-to-use, professional-level plug-ins and tools.
General Imaging, which is the licensee of the GE digital camera brand in the United States, said it will soon ship its GE J-series digital camera line, including models J1050 and J1250.
Both point-and-shoot digital cameras come with a package of features, including pan-capture panorama for seamless, wide-angle shots; auto scene detection; blink, smile and face detection; image stabilization; and in-camera red-eye removal.
Online photo service Snapfish by HP has partnered with Walmart and New York drug store chain Duane Reade to offer the ability to pick up lab-quality photo prints or photo cards ordered on Snapfish.com.
The service will enable customers to order prints online and pick them up at a local store within an hour. The program will be offered at 3,350 participating Walmart stores nationwide, Snapfish said.
Sony Electronics recently introduced a multitasking digital photo frame and printer combination that will allow users to display their digital snapshots and make printouts for friends and family.
The S-Frame DPP-F700 is billed as an all-in-one device that allows photo lovers to display their favorite photos and make an instant print copy for interested friends and family.
Listening to suggestions of photographers and Micro Four Thirds camera enthusiasts, Olympus released last week the E-P2 Pen-style camera, which offers a handful of more professional level extras to the compact E-P1 introduced five months earlier.
Casio recently introduced what it is calling “the world's toughest camera” in the Exilim G EX-G1.
The digital camera was said to have been developed with “endurance engineering as its cornerstone.”
The EX-G1, which will ship in December at $300 suggested retail, is the first in the company's new Exilim G camera line and features a 0.78-inch (19.9-mm) slim-line, low-profile, stainless-steel frame design.