San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
LAS VEGAS – Sakar International celebrated here Wednesday the 75th Anniversary of its Vivitar brand, which Sakar founder Charles Sakar rescued from oblivion after the previous owner, Syntax-Brillian collapsed in 2008.
Since that time, Sakar International has reinvented the brand with an expanding portfolio of products for the mass market, including the new Vivitar Action camcorder (DVR785HD), designed as a high value alternative to Go-Pro HD models.
LAS VEGAS — Sony is unveiling five new compact digital cameras at International CES 2013, all of which place a strong emphasis on value and affordability.
All models are scheduled to ship to dealers in January.
The latest entry level Cyber-shot is the W170, which will carry a $99 suggested retail. It features a 16.1-megapixel CCD sensor, 5x optical zoom, 2.7-inch LCD and Steady Shot.
LAS VEGAS – Pentax (Central Hall 15113) is presenting at International CES here a full range of digital cameras from ultra-compact point-and-shoots to advanced designer-styled DSLRs and mirrorless compacts.
Among the highlights of the point-and-shoot offerings is the MX-1 (shipping in February at a $500 suggested retail) advanced high performance camera featuring auto and manual control, retro styling design, a 4x (28mm-112mm) f1.8-2.5 lens and brass covers.
LAS VEGAS – Canon is using International CES to introduce four Powershot point-&-shoot cameras highlighted by the new “N” compact model with advance WiFi connectivity.
In fact, two of the new models will employ WiFi to keep pace with imaging advances seen in the smartphone and a tablet arena.
The Powershot N and Elph 130IS are both Wi-Fi enabled and will easily link with smartphones and tablets to remote control the camera, and send and share images with friends and family without the need to connect to a PC.
Tokyo – Toshiba said Wednesday it will launch a new 20 megapixel (MP) CMOS image sensor for digital still cameras.
The chip, model TCM5115CL, is said to offer the industry's highest resolution in the 1/2.3 inch optical format, using backside illumination technology (BSI) to improve sensitivity and imaging performance.
Toshiba said sampling of the new sensor will begin at the end of January 2013 and mass production will follow in August 2013.
San Mateo, Calif. - GoPro announced today that Hon Hai Precision Industry also known as Foxconn, has acquired an 8.88 percent full-diluted stake in GoPro for $200 million, valuing the company at $2.25 billion.
GoPro is a manufacturer of wearable and gear mountable cameras are used by consumers, professional athletes, and video production professionals.
Moorestown, N.J. – iON Worldwide, makers of the iON Air Pro action video camera, introduced Tuesday iON The Game, a video camera specially designed for recording and playing back sporting activities from tennis and golf to basketball and baseball for instant analysis.
Like the original iON Air Pro, iON The Game has Full HD 1080p resolution capability is waterproof and is equipped with Wi-Fi.
Center Valley, Pa. — Olympus Imaging America has unveiled plans for an integrated multimedia campaign, featuring television and online advertising to highlight the company’s Pen E-PM2 Micro Four Thirds mirrorless compact system camera (CSC).
Olympus said its new “Capture Your Stories” campaign demonstrates how easy it is to capture great images on the go with the new Olympus Pen, simply by touching the camera’s LCD screen.
New York – Low pricing will help keep consumer electronic market revenue for manufacturers just barely above water for 2012, according to IHS iSuppli.
Jordan Selburn, senior principal analyst for consumer platforms, is forecasting a 1.4 percent increase in sales this year by OEMs as these companies zero-in on attracting customers with low-ball pricing.
Center Valley, Pa. – Olympus has introduced an M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f1.8 lens to its family of Micro Four Thirds lenses.
The 34mm equivalent lens (in 35mm film cameras) offers a bright, wide-angle, single-focal-length for snapshot street shooting, landscape photography or capturing subjects in challenging low-light environments.
The compact lens, which ships in December at a $500 suggested retail, features a metal body and a Snapshot Focus mechanism for pan focusing with a distance indicator.