Canon buys Sun Studios

April 16, 2014

Canon Australia has purchased Sun Studios, with the studio and equipment rental business continuing on as a part of the Canon Professional division. The deal was concluded on April 1. Peter Osborne will stay on in his role as general … Continue reading


Canon casts wide net with Shine ‘platform’

April 16, 2014

Canon Australia has launched Canon Shine, ‘a major engagement platform aimed at putting power back into the picture and sparking a nationwide movement of meaningful photography.’ Canon aims to reach more than 80 percent of the Australian adult population via … Continue reading


Mirrorless models on the move

April 11, 2014

The ILCs are coming! Global shipments of mirrorless interchangeable cameras enjoyed a resurgence in February, according tor figures published by Japan’s Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) – and the Australian market contributed to the rise in activity. CIPA’s figures show mirrorless interchangeables … Continue reading

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Pentax 645Z sports 51MP CMOS sensor

April 16, 2014

The long-awaited, much-rumoured Pentax 645Z medium format camera has been announced, with local availability from June/July. The 645Z is similar in design to the 645D, but there the similarity stops. The 645Z has an CMOS image sensor – 51 megapixels – and … Continue reading


Retail history lost and found

April 11, 2014

A collection of stories on the history of the Australian photo retail industry on the IDEA website which disappeared a year ago has resurfaced.* The material returned when IDEA updated its website for the Melbourne Digital Show. The history, along with … Continue reading


Short Exposures: April 11

April 11, 2014

Turning to white…Back up, buddy…New member joins M43 gang… Turning to white Canon has recalled a batch of 14,000 PowerShot SX50 HS compact digital cameras in the US  due to a potential eye and skin irritation issue, and has issued a Service Notice on its Australian … Continue reading


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