New Products From PMA in Las Vegas
March 5, 2009

The 2009 PMA Show in Las Vegas opened its doors this week and although crowds appeared perhaps a bit lighter, the atmosphere was business as usual and, thankfully, new innovation trumped talk of the deepening recession the nation is locked in.

Doors Swing Open for Photokina 2008
September 24, 2008

The bi-annual photography extravaganza known as photokina swung open its doors this week in Cologne, Germany with the usual frenzy of digital imaging-related news and announcements. We’ll provide with a quick peek at a few of the headlines from day one. - Eye-Fi Inc. (, makers of the world’s first wireless memory card for digital cameras, today announced enhancements to its family of Eye-Fi cards that will make the upload of digital photos from camera to computer twice as fast. The faster wireless speeds will also be made available to existing Eye-Fi users at no extra cost. In addition, users will be able to

WYNIT Adds Pentax
May 23, 2008

WYNIT, Inc. announced Wednesday that it has added the full line of Pentax digital camera and accessory products to its offerings. The Pentax K20D and K200D are its flagship DSLR models, but the deal also covers the Optio brand. The addition of such a major player in the photo market is great news for WYNIT and our dealers,” WYNIT vice president of marketing Jay LaBarge said as part of the announcement. “This relationship provides yet another great product line for our dealers and their customers just in time for the summer picture-taking season.” For more information on WYNIT’s offerings, visit What’s

Pentax Binocular Models
March 20, 2008

A new series of Pentax DCF SW roof-prism binoculars includes two models, 8x25 and 10x25, that offer a dual hinge design that folds to be ultra-compact. They are waterproof and nitrogen-filled for advanced waterproof capability in a slim, portable design. The PENTAX 9x28 DCF LV high-end roof-prism binoculars feature a maneuverable, lightweight, waterproof and impact-resistant design with an advanced optical system that offers a bright and clear field of view. Also introduced is the PENTAX UA-1 digital camera adapter that allows users to attach almost any compact digital camera to the PENTAX PF-80ED or PF-65ED series of spotting scopes. The PENTAX DCF SW

Digital Camera Market Heats Up
February 1, 2008

It may be the easiest $700 sale retailers make this year: Americans are hot for D-SLR cameras and manufacturers exhibiting at PMA this week in Las Vegas are introducing lower-costing, higher-performing consumer models to meet the demand. Canon’s upgrading its top-selling entry-level D-SLR, the Rebel XTi, with the new 12.2 megapixel XSi, due out in April at $799. Nikon’s in the game with the D60, a consumer D-SLR with onboard editing and a “Stop Motion Movie” feature, launching this month for $750. Sony, Samsung, Pentax and Olympus have sub-$1000 contenders too. “We’re seeing very powerful products and great prices,” says Nikon’s Senior

New Cameras Unveiled
January 24, 2008

Even though the opening of the show is still over a week away, new product announcements are beginning to slip out on the eve of PMA 2008. Despite the fact the point-and-shoot digicam market would appear to be in a tough spot with regard to stealing many headlines these days, we continues to see some interesting innovation in this market. Among several new point-and-shoot digicam announcements from Olympus comes news of a new 20X wide-angle optical zoom model (26-520mm equivalent), the SP-570 Ultra Zoom, that features 10MP resolution along with a beautifully designed outer shell. The company is also announcing a new model in

Retail Take-aways from Photoplus Expo
December 1, 2007

Incredible as it seems to those of us required to work trade show floors for business, some real people actually pay to stroll through carpeted convention halls...for fun. Case in point: Photoplus Expo (PPE), an annual conference for photographers of all levels, held at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan. About 27,000 photo pros and enthusiasts flooded PPE, crowding the Apple, Sony, Canon, Epson, Nikon, Olympus and Pentax booths, browsing 300 others, taking careful notes at tech-tip seminars and, of course, shooting everything that glistened. Though the attendees skew pro and are more likely to drop big bucks on equipment than the average

Pentax Introduces New Digital Cameras
October 4, 2007

Pentax on Monday announced the upcoming release of the Optio A40 and Optio V10, its two latest compact digital camera. The cameras both come loaded with special features, and will appear this fall. The 12-megapixel Optio A40, which features shake reduction, face recognition, and Half-length Portrait Mode, is scheduled to be released in October at a suggested retail price of $299.95. The 8-megapixel Optio V10, featuring a 3-inch LCD monitor, will arrive in November, priced at $249.95. For more information, visit

The New New
June 29, 2007

Dave and Audrey seek out the newest of the new at Pepcom Digital Experience.

FotoNation Announces Red-Eye Technology for Camera Phones
February 26, 2007

FotoNation announced Thursday what they characterize as the world’s first red-eye correction technology directly embedded into a mobile phone. The aptly named Red-Eye Correction Technology is a software solution that allows camera phone users to take red-eye-free photos on the spot without having to retouch them later on a computer. The technology; already licensed to such companies as Kodak, Nikon, Pentax, Sanyo and Samsung for use in their digital cameras; has received a European IST award. FotoNation is targeting an emerging market of mobile phones whose cameras now come with flash capability. Said FotoNation CEO Eran Steinberg, “We have