News   

Personal loans for Canon store customers

January 24, 2017

Canon Australia is to commence offering finance to its Canon store online shoppers via ‘marketplace lender’, SocietyOne. Customers will have the option to pay for their goods with a personal loan ‘tailored to their individual credit histories’, rather than via … Continue reading

CES: Three new cameras, lenses from Panasonic

January 5, 2017

Panasonic showed several new cameras at CES 2017, including the much-rumoured Lumix GH5, the entry-level Lumix GX850, the Lumix FZ80 (60x superzoom) and new Leica and Lumix G lenses. The 20-megapixel GH5 records 4K 10-bit 4:2:2 25/30p video to SD Card, … Continue reading

ID Station Gen 2 launches

December 7, 2016

Brands Australia has announced a second generation of the ID Station passport photography package – ID Station Generation 2, with customised direct capture and system integration, as well as full email ability in each country’s template. ‘This (direct capture) is … Continue reading

News   

The Digital Show dumped

January 9, 2017

IDEA Australia has cancelled plans to hold The Digital Show in 2017 and ‘has no plans for future events of this kind’. IDEA Australia President, James Murray, said while The Digital Show in its various formats has served the industry … Continue reading

CES 2017: Kodakit here

January 6, 2017

Kodak has announced it will be operating its Kodakit ‘on-demand photography service platform’ in Sydney and Melbourne, as part of an expansion across 37 countries and 92 cities, including New York, San Francisco, Paris, London, Hong Kong and Delhi. ‘Kodakit … Continue reading

Fujifilm refreshes X-series cameras

January 24, 2017

Fujifilm has announced two X-series upgrades featuring a new 24-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor  – the fixed lens X100F and the X-T20. The new sensor utilises 91 total points, including 49 phase-detection points, for improved focusing. Combined with the … Continue reading

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2016 – the rear view

January 12, 2017

We look back at 2016, with a few glances forward to the year in front of us.   DSE down and out The new year started with a bang from more than just fireworks as Dick Smith Electronics collapsed. our … Continue reading

Research   

Smartphone snapping promotes camera purchase

January 11, 2017

US-based market researcher Infotrends (now Keypoint Intelligence) has conducted a survey of recent camera releases, noting a significant drop in the total number of new models in 2016. Infotrends analyst Carrie Sylvester found that 57 models were introduced last year, down … Continue reading

PC’s 2017 PRODUCT COMPENDIUM

January 10, 2017

PhotoCounter is compiling a 2017 press release compendium – somewhere you can come to grab the full press announcement supporting a new camera or lens release. A .PDF or .DOC is provided when applicable, and if we can’t supply a … Continue reading

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SHORT EXPOSURES

January 9, 2017

Ektachrome re-entry…Darkness at noon with extreme ND filter…Photoshop alternatives gaining ground…Canon USA upgrades photo book business… Ektrachrome re-entry Eastman Kodak Company has announced an aspiration to re-introduce the venerable Ektachrome slide film in both 35mm and Super 8 formats. If … Continue reading

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