Nokia launches 41 megapixel smartphone
Nokia ushered in a new smartphone imaging technology with the Nokia 808 PureView.
The first smartphone to feature Nokia PureView imaging technologies, is said to bring together high resolution sensors, exclusive Carl Zeiss optics and Nokia developed algorithms, which will support high-end imaging experiences.
Ricoh firmware brings user-requested features to GRD IV
Ricoh has prepared a firmware update for its GR Digital IV enthusiast compact camera, based on user feedback. The update includes a series of function and user-interface tweaks to improve the camera’s behavior and the ability to save the snap-focus distance to the ADJ lever, avoiding the need to delve through the menus.
Canon EOS system celebrates its 25th anniversary
Canon celebrated the 25th anniversary of the launch of Canon’s products. Canon’s EOS system made its debut in March‘87 with the launch of the EOS 650 SLR camera and three interchangeable EF lenses.
With EOS-1D X at the apex and the newly launched EOS 5D Mark III, Canon’s rich digital SLR camera lineup serves the needs of all photographers, from the professional to entry-level.
EASTMAN KODAK sells its CCD image sensor business
Truesense Image Inc. bought the sensor business from Kodak, along with Kodak’s Building 81 at Eastman Business Park. Chris McNiffe, former head of Kodak’s image sensor solution business is now the CEO of Truesense. 200 Kodak workers were recruited in the new company.
Android-based camera from Samsung?
Samsung has refused to confirm reports on a rumoured Android-based camera. The non-denial, which says ‘it is something we are monitoring,’ comes in response to reports from Engadget that stated that the company is considering an ‘open’ camera operating system
Fujifilm develops modified sensor to fix X10 and X-S1
Fujifilm has released a statement explaining the causes of the ‘white disc’ blooming issue that affects certain images shot taken with the X10 high-end compact. The statement says the company is developing a modified sensor in response to the problem, that can also affect the X-S1 premium superzoom. X10 and X-S1 owners experiencing ‘the white disc phenomenon’ have been adviced to contact their local Fujifilm service center.