Camera shipments show first growth since 2010

February 6, 2018

For the first time since 2010, annual Japanese camera and lens shipments increased in 2017 – up 3.3 percent and 0.2 percent respectively, according to the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA). Within the camera figures, compact camera shipment grew … Continue reading

Ricoh announces Pentax K-1 Mk II

February 22, 2018

Ricoh has announced the Pentax K-1 Mk II, a 36.4-megapixel full-frame DSLR camera with improved Pixel Shift technology and low-light performance with a maximum ISO 819200. The Pixel Shift Resolution System II has been improved to capture finer details and … Continue reading


Fujifilm doubles size with Xerox buy

February 9, 2018

Fujifilm has embarked on a staged acquisition of the Xerox corporation which will see it almost double its size to roughly match the scale of Canon. Xerox will first merge with a joint venture Fuji Xerox, which it operates with Fujifilm … Continue reading


New Gold Coast photo show in November

February 22, 2018

The BFP Show, a major new equipment exhibition focussing on broadcast, film and photography, is scheduled to take at the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Complex (Carrara) on November 21-25. Drones and virtual reality technology will also have a featured … Continue reading


New photo show for Darling Harbour

February 8, 2018

Ray Martin is the host for a two-day photographic conference, Aperture Australia, to be held at the newly-renovated International Conference Centre (ICC) in Darling Harbour, April 28-29. The event will comprise a series of presentations and panel discussions over two … Continue reading

New Lumix traveller has big sensor + long zoom

February 23, 2018

Panasonic has announced April availability of a real photographers’ travel camera, the $1200 Lumix TZ220, combining a 15x Leica zoom lens and a 1-inch MOS sensor. The camera also has a high resolution (2.3-million dot)  viewfinder as well as a … Continue reading



February 23, 2018

Fujifilm discontinues Superia 1600 and 800… Tamron shows off two new lenses… New Sony flash, RX0 dual camera cable Fujifilm discontinues Superia 1600 and 800 Those retailers and film users who source unavailable-in-Australia film from overseas may feel the need … Continue reading


Thumbs down to GST changes in NZ

February 22, 2018

While time moves inexorably towards the July 1 date from which GST will, according to the latest information from the Federal Government, be applied in Australia to low-value private purchases from overseas retailers, New Zealand has opted not to make … Continue reading


New premium memory brand launches

February 22, 2018

A group of former Lexar executives headed by ex-Lexar VP Wes Brewer have emerged with a new ‘son of Lexar’ premium memory card brand, ProGrade Digital. There are no plans at present to launch in Australia. The Lexar name and … Continue reading


Where are we heading?

February 9, 2018

The pic below (thanks to John Swainston) was taken at what by default would probably count, as one of the attendees noted, as the largest gatherings of the photo trade community since the funeral of Tim Jones over two years … Continue reading


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