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October 10, 2012

Newsbytes: Pentax interview, LED wars, Nikon woes, Hasselblad Fashion, etc

The Newsy buffers filled up, so it is time to empty them with a new Newsbytes round-up...

News & Interviews
+ Pentax interviewed at DC Watch Impress (computer-translated) talking full frame and more [via/summary at RiceHigh]

+ more details on the Aptina 1-inch sensor via dpreview

+ curved sensor patent by Sony and discussion of iPhone 5 flare in comments at Image Sensors World

+ large format sensors get technical Emmy award via Image Sensors World

+ HTC will be getting imaging sensors from Sony and Omnivision, moving away from competitor Samsung - via ISW blog

+ Google buying Viewdle for $45 million via PMA News Line

+ Hasselblad opening a new design center in Venice (Italy) via (computer-translated)
+ Hasselblad is currently owned by the Ventizz Capital Fund private investment firm - details at
+ Grumpy Photographer comment: because fashion and design is what previously stopped most photographers from buying Hasselblad cameras ;-)

New Gear
+ Nauticam launches underwater housing for Panasonic LX7 via ePhotozine

+ Pixel King II flash trigger specifications at Lightning Rumours

+ new ION HD camera by Zeal Optics (via Foto Actualidad)

+ three new Polaroid branded (Sakar) 1080p compact video cameras via The Photography Blog

The Trouble Repor(t)
+ Nikon D800 incompatible with EyeFi cards for wireless transfers via PetaPixel

+ BBC did not find the Nikon D800 and D4 acceptable for broadcast, even though Nikon did an early victory lap - via The Phoblographer, The PetaPixel

+ latest update on the LitePanels and LED patent wars at ThePhoblographer and Planet LED

Firmware updates
+ Fuji X10 firmware available via Los Fujiguys

+ Olympus E-M5 version 1.5 via DCR et al

Website News
+ Nikonians cleared after the malware warning

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