Archive for September, 2011

Official Trade Launch of National Photography Month

National Photography Month was officially launched to the Trade at a packed Getty Images Gallery in London on 27 September, 2011.

David Honey, chairman of Photo Imaging Council (PIC) opened the proceedings and explained what the initiative was all about. PMA's Nigel McNaught explained more about how the campaign was aiming to bring the whole photo industry together.

Anna Burns of Kallaway - the PR company managing the initiative - showed what form National Photography Month was going to take and mentioned endorsements from a number of high profile people and companies.

Amateur Photographer magazine editor, Damien Demolder, also gave a short presentation and extended his backing to the campaign and encouraged all other publishers to back the initiative.

The official launch presentation can be downloaded here:

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Photo caption: David Honey, Anna Burns, Nigel McNaught and Damien Demolder at the official Trade Launch of National Photography Month.

Click here to visit the official National Photography Month website http://www.nationalphotographymonth.co.uk/index.php

Queen Elizabeth II – Ammonite Press

HRH Queen Elizabeth II was crowned Queen of the United Kingdom, and Head of the Commonwealth, in Westminster Abbey on 2 June, 1953 at the age of 27, the 40th monarch since William the Conqueror and the great-great granddaughter of Queen Victoria. She celebrated her Silver and Golden Jubilees in 1977 and 2002 respectively, her 80th birthday in 2006 and in 2012 will celebrate a 60 years on the throne, equaling Victoria as the only British monarch to have celebrated a Diamond Jubilee. During Elizabeth's long reign the world has witnessed sweeping changes, not least of which was the dissolution of the British Empire. Queen Elizabeth II – A Royal Life in Pictures records the major events of her reign, during which she has carried out her duties with a huge programme of visits in the UK as well as many foreign tours, her world travel being unprecedented by any previous monarch. In an age when photography has become the ubiquitous medium, the Queen has been one of the most photographed women in the world, with strong media interest ever since the days of her childhood as a young princess. Revealed here in almost 250 unique pictures, taken by photographers of the Press Association over a period of more than 80 years, is a fascinating documentation of the life of an extraordinary woman.

9781907708077 PB with flaps £14.99 Ammonite

Nikon D5100 – Jon Sparks

Nikon's new DSLR, the upper-entry level D5100, has many features to help you shoot exceptional still images or full HD movies. This successor to the popular D5000 features a 3-inch (7.5cm), 921k-dot, side-opening vari-angle LCD screen, with a wide view angle, which allows shooting at virtually any angle, using the Live View function. A 16.2 megapixel DX-formatCMOS image sensor delivers lifelike images with vivid colors, reduced noise and smooth tonal gradations. Its high ISO (100–6400) light sensitivity is manually extendable up to 25600 to enable faster shutter speeds for finely detailed images with minimal noise, when shooting fast-moving subjects or capturing images in low light. This complete illustrated guide to the Nikon D5100 will fully equip its readers to master this system’s exciting features and potential. It also includes a quick reference guide card which is perfect for taking into the field.

 9781907708428 PB with flaps £14.99 Ammonite

Canon Rebel T3 / EOS 1100D

Canon's Rebel T3/EOS 1100D is an entry level DSLR designed to update and replace its flagship EOS 1000D, which lacked video recording facility – the new camera includes 720p HD video. The new model incorporates improvements to sensor and picture resolution in an interchangeable lens camera that ideally suits the novice with an eye on budget. The Rebel T3/EOS 1100D includes a "guide mode" that walks the user through the camera's functions on-screen. Automatic shooting modes including Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Action and Night Scene; a quick menu screen enables adjustments according to the scene's ambience. In the Basic Zones adjustments can be made according to lighting or scene type, and ambience settings from Vivid, Soft, Warm, Intense, Cool, Brighter, Darker to Monochrome, are possible. Lighting settings offer a choice of Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, or Sunset. This complete illustrated guide will fully equip its readers to master this system’s exciting features and potential.

 9781907708206 PB with flaps £14.99 Ammonite

Canon Rebel T3i / EOS 600D

Canon's Rebel T3i/EOS 600D is the successor to the entry level Rebel T2i/EOS 550D, yet combines some of the sophisticated features of the higher-end EOS 60D and EOS 7D models in an easy-to-use package. For point-and-shoot camera users stepping-up to a DSLR the Rebel T3i/EOS 600D's Scene Intelligent Auto mode offers scene analysis and optimized settings. It also offers a range of creative filters including grainy black and white, soft focus, toy camera and miniature effect. The picture resolution matches that of the 60D and 7D, and the new camera also offers Full HD 1080p video recording, although a lower frames per second (fps) rate of 3.7fps (the 60D attains 5.3fps; the 7D 8fps). The vari-angle 3-inch LCD screen also rotates, making it convenient when shooting above head height or at an awkward angle, when using Live. This complete illustrated guide to the Canon Rebel T3i/EOS 600D will fully equip its readers to master this system’s exciting features and potential. 

9781907708190 PB with flaps £14.99 Ammonite

Samsung Electronics unveils the Samsung MultiView MV800,

Samsung Electronics, has unveiled the Samsung MultiView MV800, with a 3.0” Wide Flip-out Display. With this launch the company is pioneering a unique new “MultiView” category to enable today’s increasingly ambitious camera user to frame the perfect shot from any angle.

The ultra slim and stylish device boasts enhanced picture quality, touch screen technology, as well as many innovative and user-friendly features to ensure that all users can relax and enjoy their shooting experience, confident of capturing even the most challenging images.

The Samsung MultiView MV800 builds on the success of Samsung 2View technology and is the first premium compact model to feature a 3.0” Wide Flip-out MultiView Touch Display. Samsung has designed the device with the user in mind, in response to evolving consumer demands in the segment for maximum flexibility, enjoyment and creativity.

The 3.0” Wide Flip-out Display opens up a world of artistic possibilities, whether it is capturing the perfect self-portrait to polish your online profile, or extreme low and high angled shots to demonstrate your photographic prowess. The unique screen tilts up and down so you can frame every shot, and easily view back your images from any perspective.

For style-conscious consumers on the lookout for sophisticated, minimalist styling, the device’s ultra- slender design and contemporary metallic finish promises to make a visual impact.

The Samsung MultiView MV800 camera offers an impressive 16.1 megapixels for premium picture quality, along with a 5x optical zoom lens to capture every detail in close-up and 26mm wide-angle lens for capturing larger gatherings in high definition. By packing this technology into a sleek and slim device, the Samsung MultiView MV800 is the ideal camera for premium-quality image capture on the move.

The innovative Live Panorama function, meanwhile, enables the easy photography of large groups by simply holding down the shutter button, then previewing the whole scene that’s been captured, via the LCD. Moreover, by simply connecting the Samsung MultiView MV800 to a 3D HDTV, images and panoramic shots can be viewed in outstanding 3D in-depth quality instantly.

And whilst the Flip-out Display means you can take shots from all angles without having to contort yourself, the unique Smart Touch 3.0 with Wallpaper user interface ensures highly intuitive operation to save your fingers the effort, allowing you to drag and scroll through menu options to launch the required feature with only one touch. Smart Touch 3.0 also keeps it fun by letting users customise their background image or wallpaper.

Nick White, Head of Digital Imaging, Samsung UK, comments: “Our aim is to continually be at the forefront of digital compact camera innovation and the breakthrough MultiView proposition offered by the Samsung MultiView MV800 is the embodiment of that goal. The camera’s unique ability to capture images from any angle, with its stylish and ultra-slim design demonstrates unparalleled Samsung innovation which we believe will appeal to every photographer, and establish a new benchmark for the industry.”

The Samsung MultiView MV800 has been designed as more than just a camera - it is a creative tool for users to extract maximum enjoyment from all photographic opportunities. The Magic Frame feature includes 12 fun background templates, as well as the ability for users to customise their own. The camera’s Picture-in-Picture function, meanwhile, lets you insert one image with another, you can even use the Flip-out display to snap a self-portrait and put yourself in the picture!

Smart Filter allows users to express their own creativity, through a menu of 14 artistic effects, including the newly added Water Paint for a stylish watercolour finish or the Cartoon capability, transforming any photo into a fun animated film format. The fun doesn’t stop there - Funny Face allows you to bend, stretch and manipulate portraits of loved ones by tapping and dragging to radically distort facial characteristics, ready to share and enjoy.

The built in Pose Guide function advises users how to best get into position with line drawings on the LCD screen, so you can capture the optimum image from any angle. The device also provides the perfect picture in real time, with the easy-to-navigate Photo Editor function, allowing you to edit and rotate the image on the move. Loved ones and friends will also appreciate the Beauty Shot feature, enabling you to edit out any imperfections, resulting in a flawless photo.

The Samsung MultiView MV800 allows you to become the creative director of your own life, with innovative Storyboard Maker. Users can prepare a storyboard from the images they’ve shot by simply selecting the layout, and then placing the photos in order. Whether you’re creating a movie of a night out with friends or fantastic family holiday, see it laid out on the display as clearly as you do in your head.

To ensure you capture the best image possible to enjoy, share and impress, simply snap a wide-angle shot of a friend and the Samsung MultiView MV800 will automatically search out and capture two other strong images at different zoom ratios, giving you three great photos with one click. You of course get the last word on which of the three to select – or simply keep them all.

The Samsung MultiView MV800 also boasts HD recording capabilities, within a compact body that will fit into the palm of your hand. Enjoy consistently clear and crisp video with technology that allows you to capture special memories with a recording time of up to twice as long as standard MPEG4. The innovative zoom noise reduction technology, meanwhile, ensures that the only sound recorded will be the laughter and conversation of loved ones, not the whirring of the zoom.

The Samsung MultiView MV800’s combination of industry-leading innovation, sophisticated design and the ultimate in user-friendly features, ensure total mobility, premium picture quality and maximum enjoyment. The Samsung MultiView is the perfect tool to not just capture an image but to tell a fun and creative story on the move.

For more information on the Samsung MultiView MV800, please visit: www.samsung.com/multiview

Capture and Keep: National Photography Month to Celebrate The Value of The Photograph

- UK’s first National Photography Month to run June 2012

- Capture and keep: NPM to celebrate the value of photographs as historical records

- Highlights: the world’s largest family album, charity auction at Christie’s, nationwide public events

- Backed by National Geographic and the Royal Photographic Society

National Photography Month is the UK’s first such event dedicated to celebrating the value of photography. Organised by the Photo Imaging Council and The Photo Marketing Association, and backed by organisations from the photography world including National Geographic,  the Royal Photographic Society, photo retailers and leading suppliers of photo equipment , National Photography Month, which will run during June 2012, will feature nation-wide events, celebrity exhibitions, a mobile Capture and Keep bus, and special offers from suppliers. Highlights include the creation of the world’s largest family album, as members of the public are invited to submit family snaps for a project which will be unveiled to mark the start of events, and a celebrity auction in aid of charity (further details below).

At the heart of the campaign is the message that the importance of photography lies not just in creating good images but in the role photographs have as historical records. The nation’s images represent a vast trove of personal histories. But while we are taking more pictures than at any other time, the fleeting nature of digital images means we are printing or keeping fewer of these important documents. National Photography Month aims to encourage the nation both to get more involved in photography, and to explore new ways to capture and keep life’s most important moments.

National Photography Month highlights:

The Family of Britain

Family ‘Memory Keepers’ – often mothers – no longer have the time to create albums, and the nature of modern photography means it is easy to leave images on disk or online. To highlight the importance of these unique personal records, National Photography Month will be launched with the unveiling of the World’s largest family album. This huge project will be comprised of family portraits which members of the public will be encouraged to send in following a campaign in Spring 2012.

Charity Summer Photography Exhibition

The Summer Photography Exhibition will be held in aid of national charities.  Amateur and professional photographers will be invited to anonymously submit work to be selected for an exhibition of outstanding images, selected by a committee of celebrities and professional photographers. Work will be auctioned by Christie’s with all the proceeds going to charity.

The Capture and Keep Campaign Bus

During National Photography Month a Capture and Keep bus will tour the country. A mobile shop window for photography, the bus will showcase the best British photography has to offer, run special workshops, such as how to make money from your hobby and tips from the paparazzi, and provide an on-the-ground resource for advice and inspiration. Highlights of the proposed route include:

- Portraiture workshop outside the Houses of Parliament

- Environmental photography at the Eden Project in Cornwall

- TopShop promotion at Westfield: how to look good in photos

Nigel McNaught, UK Director of the Photo Marketing Association says: ‘From mobile phones to digital cameras, we’ve never taken more pictures at any other time in history. But, ironically, we print far fewer, meaning that we’re in danger of losing a whole era of photographic records. The aim of National Photography Month is to reverse this trend so that traditions such as family photo-albums continue in their role recording vital personal histories – rather than becoming a thing of the past.’

David Honey, Chairman, PIC, says: ‘While digital photography has opened up exciting new ways for amateurs and professionals alike to harness the medium, its fleeting nature means there is a danger that these images could have no archival permanence. We want to build on the improvements in the quality of photography that these developments have created by encouraging people to think creatively about making permanent records of their images.’

Derek Birch, Trustee and Council Member, The Royal Photographic Society, says: ‘Photography as we know it was born in this country. As an organisation with a long history of exploring the potential of this amazing medium we’ll be encouraging professionals and amateurs alike to get out there and make the most of the opportunities this celebration offers.’

Justine Roberts, co-founder, Mumsnet, says: 'Today’s family life is busier than ever before. But who doesn’t love looking through old family albums? We hope this initiative will provide the means and inspiration to encourage the family ‘Memory Keeper’ – be they mothers, aunts, grandparents – to make time to create these wonderful records for today and for future generations.’

If you wish to find out more about your business can be involved, please contact Nigel McNaught on [email protected] or call 01438 840 367.

Click here to visit the official National Photography Month website http://www.nationalphotographymonth.co.uk/index.php

Samsung introduces the NX200 compact camera

Samsung Electronics has announced the launch of the new NX200, a new compact system camera that delivers professional standard photography. It features premium functions such as a 20.3 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, high speed capture (including 100ms Advanced Auto Focus), wide range ISO (100-12800), HD movie recording, and Samsung’s unique i-Function lens. With high-performance features built into a compact premium metallic design, with the NX200 you no longer have to choose between style and quality images.

The Samsung NX200 is the perfect combination of design and professional performance, delivering DSLR quality imaging in a camera that is compact and easy to use. The camera incorporates a 20.3 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor developed in-house by Samsung, ensuring a high quality image, which shows every detail and puts high performance at the fingertips of all photographers. To allow for high speed capture, the NX200 achieves 100ms Advanced AF speed and thanks to its Fast Boot and seven frames per second continuous shooting it’s the perfect way to capture that split-second action in an instant. So that you never miss a moment you can even move from shot to shot in only 400ms.

In addition, the camera’s wide range ISO (100-12800, covering seven steps) gives life-like colour and sharp details, even in dark environments or when capturing still images of moving objects. To capture movement on video, the NX200 also features 1920x1080/30p (H.264) HD movie recording and Stereo Sound for exciting and vivid video. All this is incorporated into a compact and sleek body with a premium metal design, light enough to be carried anywhere in a jacket pocket and stylish enough for a camera to be proud of.

The NX200 also enables state of the art usability through Samsung’s i-Function 2.0 lenses, which allow the user to control a range of parameters from the lens without having to take their eye off the shot. The NX200 is fully compatible with the wide range of nine different i-Function lenses, which enable toggling between shutter speed, aperture, EV, WB, and ISO quickly, and easily through the button and ring on the lens. With the upgraded i-Function 2.0 on the NX200, users can also control six different Smart Filters and the intelli-Zoom function from the lens whilst in Lens Priority Mode. New lenses for the i-Function system include 18-200mm, 16mm, 60mm and 85mm focal lengths.   

Nick White, Head of Digital Imaging, Samsung UK comments: “With the NX range we have pioneered the compact system camera that allows any user to get the results that they’ve always wanted from their pictures without having to manage complicated controls or carry heavy, clunky equipment. The NX200 is the next step in providing the ambitious amateur with first-class picture quality through the combination of professional standard features such as a 20.3 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, high speed capture, wide-range ISO and HD movie capabilities. With technology like this built into a stylish and compact body, the NX200 is the ultimate camera for achieving professional quality in a compact camera.”

He continued: “The NX200 represents Samsung’s continued commitment to leading the way in making cutting-edge technology fit the needs and knowledge of the consumer, providing technology does not need to be complicated to deliver great results, every time.” 

Effortless creativity

One of the key ways in which Samsung’s NX200 stands out is by making it easy for users to realise their own creativity through a range of fun and easy-to-use features and settings. The camera features ten different Smart Filter effects, six of which can be easily accessed through the i-Function lens, allowing the user to capture a uniquely creative image of their object without having to take their eye off it to change the filter. The new NX200 also includes Magic Frame technology, which enables the user to encapsulate their pictures with thirteen different frames, from magazine covers to holiday themes for fun sharing of images with family and friends.

Professional standards made simple

With its Smart Panel, the NX200 makes taking perfect pictures simple and fuss-free. The high-quality images captured can be viewed in brilliant quality on the 3.0” VGA AMOLED display and intuitive control comes through the camera’s Smart Panel which features a Hot Key, enabling users to jump easily to key functions without the need to scroll through menus to get to their desired shot.

Expanding horizons

The NX200 enables users to capture even more from their experiences by using new features and cutting-edge Samsung technology. The new Panorama function means that users can take lengthened shots of large objects or turn the image into a 3D scene, bringing the object to life. To capture even more of the moment for posterity, Samsung has also added the Sound Picture function to the NX200, so that a snippet of sound can be recorded to accompany a still image to add even more memories to a photograph.

Fujifilm announces the new X10

Fujifilm is proud to announce the addition of a new premium compact camera to its digital camera line up for autumn 2011. The X10 features a large 2/3" 12 megapixel EXR-CMOS sensor and a high-definition F2.0 wide-angle and F2.8 telephoto Fujinon 4x manual zoom lens (28-112mm)*[1], characterised by its brightness and superb picture quality right up to the edge of an image.

The X10 is a highly advanced compact camera with specifications that follow in the footsteps of the multi award-winning Fujifilm X100 (released in March 2011): the ultimate in refined design, components, functions and specification. Featuring a bright optical zoom viewfinder with a wide viewing angle, the X10 allows users to enjoy the pleasure of photography via a traditional viewfinder, providing all the benefits and ease of composition that this brings.

Thorough attention to detail is evident as soon as you take hold of the X10’s stunning body. With its upper control deck and base manufactured from lightweight, yet ultra strong, die-cast magnesium alloy; and mode dials and lens ring featuring their quality, aluminium milled, textured finish. The intuitive operability of the various dials and shutter-release button is also apparent with the manual zoom lens doubling up as an on/off power switch, ensuring you can react quickly to potential photo shooting scenarios as they occur.

Main features 

Newly-developed F2.0 wide-angle and F2.8 telephoto, bright FUJINON 4x optical manual barrel zoom lens

The X10 features a newly-developed high-definition Super EBC (Electron Beam Coating) FUJINON*[2] lens which achieves superb clarity over the whole of the image. The lens consists of 11 glass lens elements in 9 groups, including 3 aspherical glass lens elements (6 sides) and 2 extra-low dispersion lens elements.  The result is an ultra bright lens with a wide-angle maximum aperture of 2.0 and telephoto maximum aperture of 2.8. 

With its all-metal lens barrel you are guaranteed a smooth zoom action which helps you compose your photos quickly and easily.  In addition, the camera’s power switch has been deftly built into the manual barrel zoom to facilitate fast responses and to help you avoid missed photo opportunities. 

Featuring a newly developed Optical Image Stabilisation mechanism, you can rest assured that any lens aberration is kept to an absolute minimum and image resolution is maximised making the most of the sensor performance and delivering high quality images.

The lens is capable of taking super-macro shots as close up as 1cm.  This function can also be combined with 7-blade aperture to deliver a stunning soft-focus “bokeh” effect perfect for shooting portraits using the telephoto zoom.

Combining a bright optical viewfinder with a wide viewing-angle and a manual barrel zoom lens

Fujifilm’s engineers have used an arrangement of 3 aspherical lenses plus a special dach prism configuration to deliver a viewfinder with superior brightness and a superb field of view with its extra wide viewing angle, and all whilst still maintaining a compact camera size.  This, combined with the Manual Barrel Zoom functionality, makes a real difference and brings a welcome old-style photographic feel to the X10.

Newly-developed large 2/3" 12 megapixel EXR-CMOS sensor and advanced EXR Processor

The X10 features a newly-developed large 2/3" 12 megapixel EXR-CMOS sensor with approximately twice the sensor area, and approximately 2.5 times the pixel area, compared to existing Fujifilm camera models*[3]

This bespoke EXR-CMOS sensor combines Fujifilm's proprietary EXR technology (which can select the optimum shooting mode from the three options below SN / DR / HR), with CMOS technology to provide bright, sharp images in all shooting conditions.

SN High Sensitivity and Low Noise mode - produces clear and sharp high-sensitivity images whilst keeping the noise levels low, and is an ideal choice for capturing night scenes or indoor situations with poor lighting

DR Wide Dynamic Range mode - delivers a much increased dynamic range (up to 1600%) delivering rich gradations and detail in both the shadows and highlights

HR High Resolution mode - takes full advantage of the 12 megapixel resolution to reproduce the finest details in landscape and portrait scenes, perfect for use on bright clear days

In addition the X10 features a high-speed EXR-CMOS sensor and EXR processor which facilitate high-speed continuous shooting at up to 7 frames per second at the full 12 megapixel resolution (L size), and 10 frames per second at the reduced resolution M size. 

Plus a 49-point matrix contrast AF which provides high-speed and high-precision auto focusing thanks to the fast CMOS capabilities and the advanced EXR Processor's AF system.  

With its super speedy shutter-release time lag of approx. 0.01 seconds, the X10 can capture even the most fleeting of photo opportunities. And it’s also worth mentioning that it features best-in-class*[4] 1080p Full HD movie recording capabilities. 

The X10’s elegant design has inherited the look and feel of the X100, along with its "made in Japan " seal of quality

Manufactured from strong, yet lightweight, die-cast magnesium alloy, the X10’s upper control deck and camera base are perfectly designed and add a real sense of style and glamour to the camera. On top of this the exquisite notches of the exposure compensation dial and the satisfying torque feedback produced by the hidden metal ball in the click-stop mechanism ensure the quality of craftsmanship is truly apparent.

Fujifilm's unique functions for adjusting image quality

EXR-Auto – for the automatic optimisation of the sensor and the camera settings

The X10 not only offers “EXR-Auto” intelligent scene recognition (which adjusts camera settings to suit sunsets, blue skies, greenery, beaches, snow, etc.), and also detects people and identifies difficult to photograph backlight conditions, but now, it even has the ability to detect subject movements. The intelligent EXR-CMOS Sensor automatically selects the optimum shooting mode from a total of 99 different variations; this enables it to capture any kind of scene perfectly in even the most difficult shooting conditions.

In terms of ISO settings, the X10 can capture shots between ISO 100 for well lit conditions and top picture quality, and ultra-high ISO 12800*[5] for the most minimal of lighting conditions.  If the correct exposure cannot be obtained with the selected ISO setting, the ISO Auto Setting function adjusts it automatically between 100 and 3200.

For those of you that like to experiment, the X10 offers Fujifilm's unique Film Simulation modes, reflecting the company's background in photographic films.  Eight settings are available, including Velvia / PROVIA / ASTIA which allow you to reproduce the well-known tones of highly popular colour reversal films, as well as X10 expands the scope of photo expression with Monochrome Mode that can be fine-tuned with R / Ye / G filter settings.

In addition to Auto White Balance, the X10 provides a choice of 9 white balance presets to compensate for the colour of different light sources. Users can also set a Custom White Balance using a grey card or other surface, or select the optimum Kelvin value.

The X10 also features detailed image adjustability settings with options including "Colour" to adjust colour strength, "Highlight Tone" / "Shadow Tone" to adjust contrast in highlight / shadow sections, and "Sharpness" to sharpen or soften pixel edges.

Finally there is a Noise Reduction Adjustment function to set the strength of noise reduction at five different levels according to the users' emphasis on whether to prioritise high resolution or low noise.

Other notable features on the X10

4x optical zoom featuring Fujifilm’s new Intelligent Digital 2x Telephoto zoom technology, doubling the telephoto capabilities and providing up to an 8x zoom

Diverse manual shooting modes that can be selected according to scene type (Program / Aperture Priority / Shutter Speed Priority / Manual)

Power start-up within approx. 0.8 seconds using on/off switch built into lens ring (must be in Quick Start mode) perfect for capturing any unexpected photo opportunities

Motion Panorama 360 for seamless 360-degree panoramic shooting

Manual pop-up flash with a range of 7 metres

High-contrast and wide viewing-angle 2.8" 460K dot high contrast LCD monitor that provides excellent view-ability even if you’re outdoors in bright sunlight

Electronic horizon levelling gauge to check the camera is being held on the level, and histogram display to check image gradation

Four diverse auto bracketing functions for exposure, ISO sensitivity, dynamic range and film simulat

RAW shooting and in-camera RAW processing (plus SilkyPix RAW conversion software is supplied in-box)

Premium Accessory Line-up

RETRO LEATHER CASE - BLACK

To perfectly compliment the look and premium quality feel of the X10 camera body, a retro leather "quick shot" case with matching strap has been designed which fits the X10 like a glove. Made out of luxurious black leather it has been created with uncompromising attention to detail, ensuring the ultimate ease of use and practicality.

LENS HOOD

Precision milled from metal, a lens hood with adapter ring will be available. The adapter ring is also compatible with commercially sold 52mm filters and lens caps.

TTL FLASH

Compatible with Fujifilm’s EF-20 (Guide No.:20) and EF-42 (Guide No.:42) flash guns.

Canon PIXMA printers now support AirPrint wireless print for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch

Canon has today announced that select new models of the Canon PIXMA All-In-One inkjet printer line-up will now support AirPrint, wireless printing for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. AirPrint allows users to wirelessly print photos, emails, web pages, and other documents without the need to install device drivers, saving time and making for a seamless user experience.

AirPrint will initially be supported in three recently launched models from the Canon PIXMA line-up, the PIXMA MG8250, MG6250 and MG5350. Moving forward, AirPrint will be supported in the majority of Canon PIXMA inkjet printers launched from this date onwards.

AirPrint works with iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPod touch (3rd generation and later) running using iOS 4.2 or later.