By Lisa Johnston
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San Francisco – Action video camera resource iON Worldwide recently introduced an Android app for its Wi-Fi-equipped Air Pro line of high-definition action sports wearable video cameras.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
Lake Success, N.Y. — Canon USA donated $100,000 on Wednesday to AmeriCares to aid in the relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy.
“On behalf of all employees at Canon USA, we extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to those affected by Hurricane Sandy,” said Joe Adachi, Canon USA president and CEO.
Commack, N.Y. – Tamron introduced this week two more lens packages for DSLR users.
Tamron’s SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD will be available in mounts for Canon, Nikon and Sony cameras for a $1,500 suggested retail, and the 90mm F/2.8 Di VC USD 90mm macro prime lens will be available for Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts at $850.
The SP 90mm F/2.8 Di VC USD macro offer vibration compensation and an ultra-silent drive system.
Ronkonkoma, N.Y. — Sigma said it is now shipping the first lens in its new Art Line — the 35mm F1.4 DG HSM.
Available in mounts for Nikon, Canon, Sony, Pentax and Sigma DSLRs, the prime lens carries an $899 estimated street price.
The 35mm F1.4 DG HSM will feature a new matte finish and overall new design concept, which includes a clearly defined category label.
The lens provides exceptional low-light performance and a pronounced bokeh effect.
Lake Success, N.Y. - Canon U.S.A., introduced Tuesday the EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM and EF 35mm f/2 IS USM lenses for its EF DSLR camera family.
Each lens is said to feature unique optical attributes for a variety of situations.
The EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM has macro shooting capabilities at the telephoto end and the EF 35mm f/2 IS USM adds Canon’s proprietary Image Stabilization (IS) to a popular prime lens focal length.
Oberkochen, Germany – Precision lens manufacturer Carl Zeiss said Tuesday that its Cinemizer OLED-based 3D capable video headset is now available in the U.S. through its North American sales agent Total 3D Solutions.
Developed several years ago, the Cinemizer has been used for a range of diverse applications including 3D gaming, dentistry, immersive learning, architectural visialisation, and remote FPV (First Person View), where it is linked to a camera on a quadrocopter, the company saide.
Tokyo – Nikon said it saw its first-half sales volume climb 26 percent with interchangeable-lens-type cameras and lenses rising 21 percent for the period ending Sept. 30.
Net sales for the first half were $4.74 billion (381 billion yen), up $703 million (56.5 billion yen) from the same period last year
Operating income was $521 million (41.8 billion yen), down $69.7 million (5.6 billion yen) from the same period last year.
New York – Samsung announced at PhotoPlus Expo here Thursday two new lenses for its NX compact system cameras, including a new 12-24mm F4-5.6 ED ultra-wide zoom lens ($599 suggested retail) and the 45mm F1.8 mid-telephoto prime lens ($299).
In addition, Samsung said it has expanded its line of advanced SD and MicroSD cards with a new Pro-series line featuring cards with capacities up to 64GB and transfer speeds up to 80MBps.
Boca Raton, Fla. — Polaroid has unveiled the Polaroid Fotobar online store offering consumers the chance to produce “museum-quality” art from their digital pictures.
The service, which can be found at PolaroidFotobar.com, offers users an easy, intuitive process for making photo prints.
A patent-pending feature called Fotomail allows users to easily and quickly upload their images captured on smart phones and cameras onto the site for onscreen customization.
Lake Success, N.Y. – Canon USA will be recognized at the 64th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards for “Improvements to Large Format CMOS Imagers for Use in High Definition Broadcast Video Cameras.”
The award will be presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) to honor Canon’s development and innovation in broadcast technology and recognize companies, organizations and individuals for breakthroughs in technology that have a significant effect on television engineering.