Samsung Unveils 3G/4G LTE Galaxy NX CSC Camera

Samsung Unveils 3G/4G LTE Galaxy NX CSC Camera

By Greg Tarr On Jun 20 2013 - 3:13pm

Samsung formally introduced Thursday the Galaxy NX mirrorless compact system cam
Samsung formally introduced Thursday the Galaxy NX mirrorless compact system camera with built-in 3G/4G LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity.


London — Samsung unveiled a mirrorless compact system camera (CSC) with built-in 3G/4G LTE connectivity  on Thursday.

Samsung’s Galaxy NX camera (pricing and availability to be announced later) is an interchangeable-lens cousin to the Galaxy point-and-shoot camera introduced last year.

The CSC version is powered by 1.6GHz quad-core processor and is based on the Android 4.2 platform. It features a 20.3-megapixel sensor, Hybrid Autofocus (AF) system, a 4.8-inch HD LCD touchscreen and SVGA electronic viewfinder.

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Sigma Reveals Pricing On 18-35mm F1.8 Lens

Sigma Reveals Pricing On 18-35mm F1.8 Lens

By Greg Tarr On Jun 14 2013 - 12:47pm




Ronkonkoma, N.Y. — Sigma Friday said its previously announced 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art lens will ship to dealers in early July at a $799 suggested retail.

The lens is billed as “the market’s first zoom lens to achieve a maximum aperture of F1.8 throughout the entire zoom range,” and was created for DSLR cameras with APS-C-size sensors.

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Nikon Celebrates 80M Lens Mark

Nikon Celebrates 80M Lens Mark

By Greg Tarr On Jun 13 2013 - 11:12am


Nikon's latest addition to its lens line, the 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 medium telephoto lens.


Melville, NY – Nikon said Thursday it reached the 80 millionth mark for total production of Nikkor and 1 Nikkor lenses for Nikon DSLR and mirrorless compact system carmeras, respectively.

Coincidentally, Nikkor lenses have also been produced for 80 years, the company said in a statement.

In January, Nikon announced two new additions to the current Nikkor lineup, including the AF-S Nikkor 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR, super-telephoto lens compatible with Nikon’s FX-format D-SLRs that offers the longest focal length in the history of Nikkor autofocus (AF) lenses.

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Samsung Adds 10mm F3.5 Fisheye Lens

Samsung Adds 10mm F3.5 Fisheye Lens

By Greg Tarr On Jun 11 2013 - 12:01pm

Samsung’s 10mm F3.5 fisheye will soon be coming to the NX family of mirrorless c
Samsung’s 10mm F3.5 fisheye will soon be coming to the NX family of mirrorless compact system cameras.


Ridgefield Park, N.J. — Samsung introduced Tuesday a fisheye lens for its NX series of mirrorless compact system cameras.

The Samsung 10mm F3.5 fisheye lens is billed as the smallest AF fisheye lens on the market. It offers a super-wide-angle perspective and is half the size and weight of its competitors for easier transport, Samsung said.

Pricing and availability were not announced.

The lens features an expanded field of view that is well suited to landscapes and sky shots.

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Canon Launches DSLR Video Tutorial Series

Canon Launches DSLR Video Tutorial Series

By Greg Tarr On Jun 6 2013 - 1:56pm




Melville, N.Y. — Canon USA this week launched a new tutorial video series that shows photographers how to improve their photographic abilities.

The Canon EOS 101 tutorial video series is available on the Canon Digital Learning Center and Canon’s YouTube channel, and provides entry-level Canon EOS users and budding DSLR enthusiasts guidance in enhancing their imaging skills.

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Aqueti Looks For Kickstarter Funding For ‘Gigapixel’ Camera

Aqueti Looks For Kickstarter Funding For ‘Gigapixel’ Camera

By Greg Tarr On May 21 2013 - 12:41pm




Durham, N.C. — Aqueti, a startup company looking to commercialize gigapixel photographic technology developed at Duke University, said Monday it will look to gain funding from the Kickstarter site to help evangelize its Aware gigapixel digital cameras.

The campaign, which began Monday and runs through June 19, is looking to raise at least $25,000 to tour the camera around North Carolina for three weeks.

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PMA Supports Fairness Of Online Sales Tax Legislation

PMA Supports Fairness Of Online Sales Tax Legislation

By Greg Tarr On May 16 2013 - 3:38pm




Jackson, Mich. – The imaging-industry trade association PMA issued a statement Thursday expressing support for federal legislation mandating online companies to collect state sales taxes.

Earlier this month, the United States Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act, which requires online retailers with annual revenue of more than a million dollars to collect sales tax on transactions across state lines.

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Olympus Scales Back Camera Business With Loss

Olympus Scales Back Camera Business With Loss

By Greg Tarr On May 16 2013 - 1:33pm




Tokyo – Due mainly to growth in its medical equipment businesses, Olympus said Wednesday it returned to black in fiscal year 2012.

It reported a group net profit of $78.4 million (8.02 billion yen), compared with a loss of $479 million (48.99 billion yen) in the previous year.

But company president Hiroyuki Sasa said Olympus sustained a greater than anticipated operating loss of $225 million (23.07 billion yen) from its imaging business, mainly consisting of digital cameras.

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Nikon Adds 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 Lens

Nikon Adds 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 Lens

By Greg Tarr On May 14 2013 - 12:28pm

Nikon’s 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 medium telephoto lens ($900 suggested retail) will s
Nikon’s 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 medium telephoto lens ($900 suggested retail) will ship in June as the newest lens addition for Nikon 1 series cameras.


Melville, N.Y. – Nikon introduced Tuesday its latest 1 Nikkor lens – the 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 medium telephoto lens, for the company’s popular Nikon 1 mirrorless compact system cameras.

The 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2, which is shipping in June in a choice of black or silver at a $900 suggested retail, was originally introduced as a development lens in October 2012. As a regular line introduction, the lens stands as “the fastest ever in the growing 1 Nikkor line,” Nikon said.

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Nikon Reported Higher Net Sales, Lower Profits

Nikon Reported Higher Net Sales, Lower Profits

By Steve Smith On May 9 2013 - 11:53am




Tokyo — Nikon reported that net sales rose, but net and operating profits were down by double digits for its fiscal year, ended March 31.

Nikon said in its imaging products business, the interchangeable-lens market climate “took a sharp turn for the worse from the middle of the third quarter. Additionally, the compact digital camera market continued to shrink.” Sales for its precision equipment instruments business were also off.

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