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New HTC One Flagship Smartphone with Bokeh Camera and Open Camera API and microSD slot (up to 128GB), March 25, 2014
Apple and Samsung may have been moving smartphones by the millions, but it was HTC One (M7) that won most of the critical acclaim in 2013. Today HTC announced their new flagship, the HTC One (M8). From a photography perspective,... Continue

New Samsung NX Mini camera is officially announced, March 18, 2014
It looks like Samsung is taking a page from its smartphone strategery and transferring it to their NX interchangeable lens cameras. Today Samsung announced the new "NX Mini" iLC camera, with a 3-inch twist-and-shout screen on the back, a 20.5mp... Continue

It Pays To Complain: 500px now gives photographers 70% of revenue, March 10, 2014
500px generated a big controversy among photographers rights advocates (eg photographers) when it announced in early February that photographers would only get 30% of the revenue from every sale. A firestorm ensued, and finally, the fruit of the complaint labor... Continue

Sony and Panasonic agree on Archival optical discs (coming Summer 2015), March 10, 2014
Taking pictures is where the fun is, but the hard truth is that every photographer has to wear a mini IT system administrator hat in order to deal with backups and backups of backups and even more backups. And G-d... Continue

HTC bucks trend, continues with Ultrapixels as it teases new HTC One flagship, March 10, 2014
Whle most Android smartphone manufacturers are obsessed with increasing the megapixel count, HTC is bucking the trend with its Ultrapixels technology and judging by the new official HTC teaser for the upcoming highly-anticipated new HTC One flagship phone, HTC will... Continue

Getty Images adopts the YouTube approach, Image Embeds for the Web and Social Media, March 6, 2014
Getty Images is trying a new approach to the way its images are (mis)used by the free-content-hungry internet denizens, they are going YouTube-style, by having an "Embed" option for Getty Images, so people can embed them (non-commercially) on their social... Continue

Free Adobe Photoshop Express adds In-App Purchases (Filters and NR), March 6, 2014
Adobe is slowly building up its mobile imaging app arsenal as it is faced with hundreds (if not thousands) of mobile imaging apps already in the marketplace. Yesterday they launched Revel on Android (Google Play) and today they have added... Continue

Mozilla launches new JPEG encoder that reduces file size 10% on average, March 5, 2014
JPEG has been attacked from all sides, yet it remains (for a variety of reasons) the main digital image format on the interwebs. So the good digital hippies at Mozilla decided to help squeeze some compression juice out of JPEGs.... Continue

Android imaging apps: Adobe Revel arrives at Google Play (free to use; must sign-up/sign-in), March 5, 2014
The Adobe Revel mobile photography app is no longer an iTunes exclusive. The app is now available to download for free at the Google Play. It is free to use, however, you must sign-up or sign-in with an existing Adobe,... Continue

New crafty adaptive Pentax K mount adapter ring for older Pentax DSLRs/SLRs, March 5, 2014
And now some crafty work in the world of mount adapters. Singapore-based Adaptive, as their name suggests, is releasing their first Pentax K mount adapter ring that allows the mounting of various lenses from other mounts (Nikon F, Olympus OM,... Continue

Customizable cameras coming for select Fuji X cameras (fixed or iLC), March 5, 2014
Fuji is jumping in on the camera customization game. At The Photography Show in Birmingham::UK they showed various cameras from the X line-up (interchangeable or fixed lens) available in custom colors and skins. This is a financial savvy move by... Continue

Price Announcement: Hasselblad H5D-50c (CMOS sensor Medium Format) for $27,500, March 3, 2014
One of the early themes of 2014 is the arrival of CMOS sensors for Medium Format cameras with Pentax, Phase One and Hasselblad making product announcements. Today we find out the price of innovation. Hasselblad issued a press release revealing... Continue

New Nikon D4s full frame speed demon 16mp DSLR [with hands-on preview and interview!], February 24, 2014
Sports photographers, start your engines! Nikon is now officially announcing a new speed demon DSLR, the "D4S", with a 16mp 35mm full frame sensor! It has an early March (March 6) release estimate with a starting price of $6500 for... Continue

New Nikon Imaging Software: Capture NX-D (in beta and available to download), February 24, 2014
In addition to the new D4s DSLR, Nikon also announced a new (currently in beta) version of their Capture software, the new NX-D. This continues to be free software and replaces Capture NX2. Details at Nikon.com. If you are a... Continue

Smartphone Photographers: new 128GB Sandisk microSDXC card revealed, February 24, 2014
If you are a smartphone photographer and want to take even more pictures without having to change memory cards midstream or do some cloud-syncing that uses up your monthly data allotment, Sandisk has announced at the 2014 Mobile World Congress... Continue

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