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OLYMPUS

Olympus unveiled the 12.3MP resolution four/thirds E-30 DSLR. The camera offers advanced dust reduction and in-body image stabilization, and the proprietary Olympus TruePic III+ Image Processor. What makes this camera unique though, is the addition of new art filters that allow you to create images in-camera that replicate the effects: pop art, soft focus, pale & light color, light tone, grainy film, and pin hole. The camera also features a multiple exposure function that lets you see the exposures on the LCD.

Hähnel

Hähnel designed a cable remote-control shutter release with interchangeable camera connectors for DSLRs. The shutter release comes with a 2-meter extension lead to reduce camera shake. The Hähnel Remote Shutter Release can be used from a distance of .8 meters if the extension lead isn't used, or from 2.8 meters with the use of the extension lead. The remote control provides for autofocusing before shutter release and a lock-in for continuous shutter release and bulb exposure function.

PAUL C. BUFF, INC.

Paul C. Buff introduced a new CyberSync system for radio remote control and triggering components, which uses the international standard 2.4GHz frequency band and employs 256-bit ultra-high-integrity digital encoding. CyberSync's low 1/4000-second delay time maintains camera flash sync speeds up to 1/2500 seconds. On CMOS-based DSLR cameras, CyberSync can typically use sync speeds right up to the camera's maximum recommended flash sync (around 1/250 second). The useful range of CyberSync is about 400 feet line of sight, and typically 150 feet through walls and obstructions. Built-in repeater functions allow for doubling of this range.

FANTASY ENTERTAINMENT

Fantasy Entertainment announced its new "Trio" Photo Booth, which is the latest full-sized photo booth with three customizable outputs. During the photo session, Trio captures a video clip of the end user's photo session and plays it back on an external LCD monitor immediately. The Instant Replay feature entertains users while photos are printing.

NIKON INC.

Nikon released the D3x, a full-frame FX-format DSLR, which features 24.5MP resolution and low noise capabilities. Whether creating catalogs, magazine covers, billboards, or gallery prints, the 5.94-micron pixel size and high signal-to-noise ratio produces vibrant images with high image fidelity, while reducing lost highlights and shadows and ensuring smoother tone reproduction with minimized noise. With full-resolution shooting speeds, the D3x offers up to five frames per second and 14-bit files, that when processed are approximately 138MB.

HARMAN PHOTO

HARMAN PHOTO, the digital media brand of Harman technology Limited, released a new addition to its range of inkjet papers, Harman Crystaljet RC. Like other Harman papers, Crystaljet RC is ideal for monochrome prints and offers deep blacks as well as precise detail, even in shadow areas. The paper is resin-coated rather than fiber-based, and with a 260gsm weight, it is compatible with the latest pigment- and dye-based printers. It is available in luster or gloss finish and in sizes of Letter, Ledger (B), Super B, and A2+ Plus.

   







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