Advanced photographers ready to step up to a full-frame DSLR know that it's nice to save a little cash for lenses, and Nikon's new D610, which ships in late October, comes at a relatively affordable $2000 for the body only. That's $100 less than its predecessor, the D600, and significantly less than many of its competitors, including Nikon's own 36.3 megapixel D800 ($2700), the Canon EOS 5D Mark III ($3399), and Sony's Alpha SLT-A99 ($2800).
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Heeding the call of photographers since the dawn of Creative Cloud, Adobe has launched a new photography program specifically targeting Photoshop and Lightroom users. For $10 per month, it offers an extremely sweet deal to photographers who have no use for 80 percent of what the current Creative Cloud subscripton provides.
Sony's new high-concept Cyber-shot QX lens cameras may look like a gigantic lens you place on top of your smartphone screen--which, oddly, you actually can do. But in reality, each of the two models, the higher-end QX100 and the smaller but farther-zooming QX10, is a standalone camera that will fit into a decent-sized pocket all by itself. The real advantage with these lens cameras--announced at the IFA consumers electronics show in Berlin--is that you can use either one with your smartphone to shoot photos with excellent image quality and resolution, in effect transforming your smartphone into a high-quality point and shoot.
Perfectly Clear 3.3, the latest update to Athentech's universal image editor for the iPhone and iPad, seeks to distinguish itself from a raft of similar programs on the strength of its algorithms. While it provides some of the same image editing tools as its competitors, and is the fuel behind SmugMug's Camera Awesome, its unique and powerful method of improving flawed images often sets it apart from the crowd. But not always, at least not on the first go.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 is a camera that aspires to be a telescope.
Adobe is shipping Acrobat XI, a new version of its cross-platform PDF authoring and viewing software, featuring augmented tools for cloud services such as online forms and digital signatures.
Recent versions of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash Professional--the company's high-profile Creative Suite applications--have security vulnerabilities on both Mac and Windows platforms. Late Friday night, Adobe confirmed its plan to issue free patches to fix the problems in all three applications--a reversal of its previous strategy that would have forced users to pay for a CS6 upgrade in order to rectify the problems.
While Adobe software engineers were hard at work pushing out brand new mid-cycle upgrades of Creative Suite applications, the business department was trying to figure out a way to make purchasing those professional applications more flexible and affordable for its target audience of artists and designers.
For most people, Wallaby conjures up images of a kangaroo-like creature. In the halls of Adobe, though, Wallaby has taken on a more technical identity.
Lexmark has launched Genesis, the latest addition to its lineup of Web-connected, all-in-one inkjet printers.
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