Sony opens third Sydney outlet

(Pic source: Camera House website)
October 26, 2016

Sony is opening a new permanent retail ‘kiosk’ at Castle Towers shopping mall in the Sydney northern suburb of Castle Hill next Saturday, October 29 to offer Sony products ‘at a great price’. The outlet will retail cameras as well … Continue reading


New printers, ‘variable media’ from DNP

October 28, 2016

DNP snuck under the PhotoCounter radar with two interesting new dye sub printer releases at Photokina – one producing panoramas up to 8×32-inches and the other boasting a 20 percent speed increase on its predecessor. DNP is also breaking new … Continue reading


IPS offers free dry lab ‘health checks’ and new inks

October 20, 2016

Independent Photographic Supplies (IPS) has announced a free dry lab health check service for all photographic dry lab owners in Australia and New Zealand, and has also taken on distribution of Champion Digital Inks for Noritsu dry labs, with both … Continue reading


David Stallard new Camera House chairman

October 27, 2016

At the Camera House (Raleru Limited) AGM, David Stallard was elected chairman, replacing Lance Miller, who stepped down as a board director as well. Nigel Roper also stepped down as a director, with two new members of the board elected: … Continue reading


Amazon Australia not if but when

October 13, 2016

On September 21, when Amazon in the US announced Amazon Prints, its entry into the consumer photo services market, the share price of the leading standalone online photo services business, Shutterfly, experienced the largest single-day fall in its stock price … Continue reading


Kodak pops up with new logo, smartphone

October 28, 2016

Eastman Kodak (as opposed to Kodak Alaris) impinged on the awareness of the photographic industry this month with the announcement of a Kodak Ektra smartphone,  and a weird new logo. The Android-based Kodak Ektra is basically a brand licensing deal … Continue reading


Ringfoto: Marching forward despite industry trends

October 28, 2016

At the recent Photokina in Cologne, Australia’s John Swainston spoke to Rainer Schortt, the chairman of the Supervisory Board of European Photo retail Giant, Ringfoto. Here he reports exclusively for PhotoCounter: In speaking to Ringffoto’s Rainer Schortt you realise the … Continue reading



October 28, 2016

Delays possible for Olympus, Sony…. Fujifilm USA sues grey market resellers… DJI zooms in… Canon reveals three new pro papers Delays ahead of Olympus, Sony Olympus Australia is yet to reveal a release date for the E-M1 Mk II, but … Continue reading


US moves on Print

October 24, 2016

The photographic community in the US, led by Professional Photographers of America (PPA), is banding together to promote the printing of photographs in an ongoing campaign dubbed The Print Movement. While the PPA’s primary objective is to encourage Americans to … Continue reading


Industry honours Michaels centenary

October 14, 2016

Lat night several hundred colleagues, customers, staff, friends and family attended a function to celebrate Michaels Camera Video and Digital’s 100th anniversary trading from the same address on the corner of Lonsdale and Elizabeth Streets in Melbourne – Michael’s Corner. … Continue reading


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