Epson responds on HEIF files

September 11, 2017

When Apple announces its new iOS11 operating system for iPhones and iPads this week, one of the changes is the abandonment of the JPEG file format in favour of a new image file format, HEIF (High Efficiency File Format). To … Continue reading

Sony announces RX0 uber actioncam

September 1, 2017

Sony has announced October availability for the RX0, the first actioncam member of its RX high-performance compact camera family, at an RRP of $1049.  This is how Sony sees the new model being put to use: ‘Designed to facilitate creative photographic … Continue reading


‘Click and collect’ mutually beneficial

August 30, 2017

Retailers are starting to realise the benefit of combining online and in-store shopping. And by encouraging you to buy online first and collect later, these businesses are saving in a number of areas. Despite historically lagging behind the rest of … Continue reading

Olympus announces E-M10 Mark III

September 1, 2017

Olympus Australia has announced mid-September availability of its latest entry-level mirrorless compact, the E-M10 Mark III, with an body only RRP of $999.  The body is compact but incorporates an easy-to-hold grip and nice chunky buttons and dials for ease of … Continue reading


Ebay touts for pre-Amazon business

August 31, 2017

There’s been a lot of often hyperventilated discussion about how local retailers should prepare for the coming of The Grim Reaper Amazon Australia.   So it was with interest we noted here at PhotoCounter a spot of ‘reaching out’ from Ebay, whose … Continue reading

Sony RX10 IV shoots 24 fps

September 15, 2017

Sony has announced the Cyber Shot RX10, a high-end compact camera with a 20.1-megapixel CMOS sensor and 24-600mm f2.4-4 fixed lens, will be available from October with an RRP of $2599. The RX10 has the same Bionz x processor featured … Continue reading


1X camera, 2X lenses from Fujifilm

September 7, 2017

Fujifilm has done a press release dump on us! Products include a new X-E3 camera ($1799 with 23mm lens) and a 45mm f2.8 lens ($2699). There is also an 80mm f2.8 macro lens ($1899), news of a new RAW conversion … Continue reading


Canon makes Kogan authorised dealer

September 1, 2017

Prominent, ASX-listed Australian-based grey marketer Kogan/Dick Smith is now in the odd position of being a Canon Australia Authorised Dealer, while otherwise parallel importing other photographic brands, including major competitor Nikon. While it charges GST on Canon cameras and lenses, … Continue reading


Good IDEA: Industry event in 2018!

August 31, 2017

IDEA is in the early stages of planning an industry event – although considerably smaller in scope than previous Digital Shows – to take place in Sydney or Melbourne in 2018.   IDEA flagged a forthcoming outline of its new … Continue reading


Major US supplier Wynit fails

August 31, 2017

Wynit, one of the leading suppliers to photo specialist stores closed its headquarters in Greenville, South Carolina, without warning last Friday, August 25. Wynit supplied leading photo brands such as Olympus, Epson, DJI, SanDisk, Wacom, Lowepro, Kodak and Pelican to … Continue reading


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