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Sigma Lenses Get Nikon Update
RONKONKOMA, N.Y. — Sigma recently made a free firmware upgrade available to photographers using its lenses with a Nikon mount on the Nikon D5300 camera body.
The company said it has discovered that when paired with the D5300, Sigma Nikonmount lenses containing internal motors do not properly operate the optical stabilization and live view autofocus functions.
The issue is specific to lenses used with this particular camera.
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.
NEW YORK – The 2013 Black Friday period has taken on a different complexion from prior years when it comes to advertising and promoting digital imaging products, analysts told TWICE.
Instead of focusing on entry point-and-shoot cameras at the lowest price points, camera manufacturers are promoting more advanced offerings, including compact system cameras (CSCs), DSLRs and better-featured pointand- shoots than in the past.
NEW YORK – Nikon and Olympus recently made a couple of interesting late-year upscale camera introductions, including Nikon’s first retro-look full-frame DSLR and Olympus’ advanced Stylus point-and shoot.
Nikon’s Df full-frame DSLR takes aim at the company’s rich tradition and history, offering an advanced digital camera in a retro-styled body reminiscent of the company’s popular film-based SLRs of the past.
NEW YORK – The first Ultra High-Definition TVs are slowly rolling out across the country this year, but as with any new video format, a lack of available content has loomed as a possible deterrent to early demand. Leading digital imaging executives said their industry is already stepping up to offer part of the solution.
Typically, when a new TV format launches with a dearth of available native content to support it, manufacturers turn to products that create home-grown native- resolution content as a snack to whet early adopters’ appetites.
NEW YORK — Feeding consumer demand for full-fledged DSLRs, both Nikon and Ricoh recently introduced new models to satiate continued U.S. preferences for larger professional-looking gear.
Nikon’s D610 is the next installment in the class to the D600 and will be available at the end of the month at a $1,999 suggested retail for the body only or $2,599 for the body and an AF-S 24-85mm VR lens.
NEW YORK — Just weeks before the Photo Plus Expo 2013 was to take place here, a handful of leading camera brands ramped up their mirrorless compact camera portfolios heading into the critical holiday selling season.
Fujifilm, Panasonic, Ricoh/Pentax and Sony all offered significant new offerings that upped the value-performance equation for enthusiast- level audiences.
NEW YORK – Although the market for entry level point-and-shoot cameras is disappearing rapidly, manufacturers still see plenty of opportunity at the higher end, as evidenced by new fourth-quarter offerings from Fujifilm, Ricoh and Sony.
TWICE: What are the new revenue opportunities for 2014 and beyond?
Eliott Peck, Canon: Canon, along with the entire imaging industry, must continue to evangelize the passion and emotion of photography. Life’s precious moments should not be trusted to the storage on a smartphone or social-media site. Opportunities exist to promote DSLR cameras and lenses, demonstrate what a beautiful photo looks like when printed, show the benefits of large image sensors, as well as cameras that shoot professional- looking HD video.
TWICE: Is wireless connectivity convincing smartphone photographers to step up to better-featured products?
TWICE: What changes are taking place in retail distribution as the point-and-shoot business erodes?