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August 30, 2012

Newsbytes: Pentax discounts, Canon .eu warranties, Wikipedia mega-contest, GIMP native Mac, K30 ebook, etc

A number of news items have filled up the news buffers. Time to empty the newsy buffers with a new Newsbytes round-up:

+ Pentax USA announces via press release price drops across the board starting September 1st, 2012. We'll have to wait for actual prices to adjust on September 1st for most of the models, but one that is fairly certain is the 645D body will drop to $8800 (price-check on Sept-1st at Amazon and B&H Photo and Adorama). We will monitor the rest of them and post updates starting Sept-1-2012.

+ the previously mentioned in computer-translated form Sony 12mp 1/1.7" sensor is now available in the english speaking version of CX News (via ISW blog)

+ Canon Europe increases warranty of expensive gear (1D X and C, Cinema C-models) to two years via CPN Europe

+ Wikipedia launches largest photography contest ever via dpreview

+ GIMP now a native Mac OS app via Peta Pixel, Pop Photo, Techmeme

+ Dxo Optics Pro supports more new cameras (RX100, K30) etc via dpreview

+ Pentax K30 e-book coming in early September by Yvon Bourque

+ cloud hungry? the new Samsung Galaxy Camera will include 50GB of Dropbox storage - via Pocket Lint

+ new NPD study says mirrorless awareness incresing via PhotoXels

+ inside baseball: camera manufacturers get first ever Special Advisor to PMA Committee via PMA News Line

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