Digital Photography News

Nokia's wintery teaser video hints a new camera phone will be coming at MWC (Digital Trends)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Wed, 02/22/2012 - 06:11
Digital Trends - If you’re wondering why there has been such a proliferation of phone news recently, it’s because Mobile World Congress opens its doors on 27 February in Barcelona, and most major manufacturers will be there with some exciting new products.

Hands on with Messages Beta for Apple OS X Lion (Digital Trends)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Fri, 02/17/2012 - 16:15
Digital Trends - Apple recently announced the summer launch of Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and is giving users a sneak peek at what’s coming with the Messages Beta desktop app, which can now be downloaded to any Mac running Lion. That free download will disappear when Mountain Lion launches in late summer, and users who want it will have to upgrade. The basic idea of Messages is to take iOS 5′s iMessage and transplant it to the desktop while combining it with all the usual features of iChat. With Messages, you can now send messages to phones running iOS 5 from your desktop, and pick up the same conversation on your phone when you step away from your computer. Users can send unlimited iMessages to any Mac running Messages Beta or any iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch running iOS 5. The new app supports sending photos, videos, and attachments, and also includes a feature that can launch a FaceTime call. Just like iChat before, Messages Beta supports AIM, Yahoo!, Google Talk, and Jabber accounts. We took a hands-on look at the new app to see how well it performed. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 comes with Android 4.0 (Appolicious)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Mon, 02/13/2012 - 10:16
Appolicious - Days ahead of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung unveiled its latest tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0). One of its most notable features is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, making it the newest version from the Galaxy Tab line initially introduced in 2010. Built around a 7-inch 1024x600 PLS LCD display, the Galaxy Tab 2 features a 1GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM, Wi-Fi and a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera.

An ode to the Kodak cameras that would have been (Digital Trends)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Fri, 02/10/2012 - 13:35
Digital Trends - Kodak has been in trouble for awhile. Over the past few months it’s sort of reminded me of someone in a SAW movie: hacking away at his limbs to save himself. Kodak’s been slicing departments with the greater good in mind, and once it killed its sensor business, we felt like its camera division entirely wasn’t long for this world.

Kodak to stop making cameras, digital frames (AP)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Thu, 02/09/2012 - 18:16

In this Jan. 5, 2012 photo, a Kodak Easyshare digital camera is displayed at B&H Photo & Video, in New York. Eastman Kodak Co. said Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, it will stop making digital cameras, pocket video cameras and digital picture frames in order to focus on its more profitable businesses. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)AP - Picture it: Save for a few disposable point-and-shoots, Kodak is exiting the camera business.

Kodak to shutter camera business (Reuters)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Thu, 02/09/2012 - 17:17

A Kodak Retina camera is seen in a photo store in London January 19, 2012. REUTERS/Stefan WermuthReuters - Eastman Kodak Co , the inventor of the digital camera, plans to get out of that business in the first half of the year as the bankrupt company looks to cut costs.

Kodak quits the camera business (Digital Trends)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Thu, 02/09/2012 - 13:49
Digital Trends - Kodak has announced it plans to stop making digital cameras, camcorders, and digital picture frames, phasing out the products by the middle of the year. The move marks the end of an era for Kodak, taking the company out of the photography business it virtually defined during the 20th century. Kodak is currently in bankruptcy protection; it says it plans to seek out partners to license the Kodak brand for other products, and the company will still offer photo printing, desktop inkjet, and online/software services printers directly to consumers.

Canon bulks up its PowerShot series and introduces a new tough cam, the D20 (Digital Trends)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Tue, 02/07/2012 - 23:15
Digital Trends - Canon has unveiled a slew of new cameras – 10, to be specific. These include new iterations in its PowerShot A-series. We’ll spare you the specifics and offer a briefer on the new standouts.

Sony cuts annual digital camera, PS3 hardware forecasts (Reuters)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Thu, 02/02/2012 - 01:15
Reuters - Sony Corp on Thursday kept its annual LCD TV sales forecast unchanged but cut its forecasts for digital camera and PlayStation 3 hardware sales.

Panasonic's new rugged compact cameras go where camera phones fear to tread (Digital Trends)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Tue, 01/31/2012 - 06:16
Digital Trends - Fighting to remain relevant in a camera phone driven world, Panasonic has announced two new point-and-shoot compact cameras that offer something most smartphones don’t — durability in tough environments.

Sony wants to upgrade the point-and-shoot with new Cyber-shot lineup (Digital Trends)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Mon, 01/30/2012 - 14:25
Digital Trends - Today Sony launched three new pocket cams, despite the decreasing interest in this sector. Next-generation digital cameras (Micro four thirds and other non-traditional interchangeable lens system devices) coupled with the effects of full-frame DSLRs and smartphones have eroded the entry-level point-and-shoot market significantly.

Feature phones still exist, but the definition is changing (Digital Trends)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Wed, 01/25/2012 - 06:36
Digital Trends - When you’re a phone geek it’s easy to get tied up with thoughts of 4-inch-plus touchscreens, big megapixel cameras and multi-core processsors; effectively forgetting the low-end of the market entirely.

Does the future iPhone include Lytro's technology? (Digital Trends)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Tue, 01/24/2012 - 15:59
Digital Trends - If we can say anything about Steve Jobs, it’s that his death was premature. The Apple innovator had a lot of ground left to cover and was likely only getting started revolutionizing the face of consumer electronics in numerous ways and fields. A new book detailing some of this unfinished innovation, Inside Apple, reveals that Jobs had plans to impact the digital photography industry.

Experts see tough road for Kodak to reinvent self (AP)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Thu, 01/19/2012 - 21:05
AP - Even in bankruptcy, Kodak boasts some enviable strengths: a golden brand, technology firepower that includes a rich collection of photo patents, and more than $4 billion in annual sales of digital cameras, printers, and inks.

Experts see tough road for Kodak to reinvent self (AP)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Thu, 01/19/2012 - 18:07
AP - Even in bankruptcy, Kodak boasts some enviable strengths: a golden brand, technology firepower that includes a rich collection of photo patents, and more than $4 billion in annual sales of digital cameras, printers, and inks.

Focus on past glory kept Kodak from digital win (Reuters)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Thu, 01/19/2012 - 12:10
Reuters - Eastman Kodak Co's long decline that culminated in a bankruptcy filing on Thursday can be traced back to one source: the former king of photography's failure to reinvent itself in the digital age.

Kodak: legendary photographic company files for bankruptcy (Digital Trends)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Thu, 01/19/2012 - 03:05
Digital Trends - The once mighty photographic company Eastman Kodak announced late Wednesday that it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after years of dwindling sales as it failed to respond to developments in the digital age.

Paul McCartney Fans: Meet Your Nirvana (Mashable)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Fri, 01/13/2012 - 18:54
Mashable - Get ready Paul McCartney fans: HP and McCartney's company have launched a cloud-based music sharing site for anyone wanting to immerse themselves in his digital library. "The digital library can store the estimated million (plus) items from McCartney’s expansive personal collection, which spans more than five decades," says Scott Anderson, vice president of Customer Communications at HP. "The site is a vehicle for Paul McCartney fans to view new photographs, videos, news of what’s happening, accounts of what happened, and backstage moments."

Kodak sues Fujifilm as stock slumps (AP)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Fri, 01/13/2012 - 17:09
AP - Eastman Kodak Co. is suing Fujifilm Corp., claiming that some of its Japanese rival's cameras infringe its patented digital-imaging technology.

Kodak reorganizes as two business units, sues Apple and HTC (Digital Trends)

Yahoo Digital Photography - Wed, 01/11/2012 - 12:51
Digital Trends - Beleaguered imaging company Kodak, one of the most recognized names in the photography and film industry, has announced a broad new reorganization that shrinks the company from three business units to two in an effort to improve operational efficiency and cut costs. At the same time, Kodak is suing Apple (again) and smartphone maker HTC, claiming their mobile devices infringe on Kodak patents.
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