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Olympus releases new flagship ToughMarch 2, 2011 - 4:30 pm
The TG-810 is 10m waterproof and 100kg crushproof

Olympus released a new flagship Tough compact camera.
The new TG-810's main feature is that it is crushproof to a weight of 100kg, so an adult can tread on it and it’ll keep going fine. Thanks to double-durable lens and port technology, the TG-810 is also waterproof to 10m, shockproof, freezeproof and scratch resistant. It's also the first camera DomePort has heard of with built-in depth sensor for warning you if you go too deep. The i-Underwater Snapshot, one of four underwater settings, detects when the camera is submerged and adjusts white balance automatically to ensure correct exposure, also in optional 3D.
The TG-810 also features three-sensor GPS & Electronic Compass. The new tough compact has high-resolution glare-resistant HyperCrystal III LCD. It also features 5x wide optical zoom lens (28-140mm).

The OLYMPUS TOUGH TG-810 is available for €299 from mid-March 2011.

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Sealife announced the Mini II underwater cameraFebruary 24, 2011 - 4:33 pm
The new SPY mode offers multiple timed exposures

Sealife announced the Mini II underwater camera depth tested waterproof to 130 feet= The new Mini is rubber armored for a sure grip and shockproof tested up to 6ft/2m. It is designed for SCUBA divers, snorkelers and boaters, as well as othewr outdoors enthusiasts.
The camera offers large, wide-spread controls for easy operation and no complicated menus. The Easy Setup on-screen guide ensures the camera is set correctly for pictures on land or underwater. No more blue pictures with the Dive and Snorkel modes with underwater color booster.

The Sealife Mini II offers a SPY mode. it lets the camera ti take continuous pictures at set time intervals. This way the diver is able to capture pictures when it's hard to get close to the subject. Sealife offers an optional wide angle lens which allows close up pictures to within 1ft / 30cm and increases the shooting angle by 33%. The SeaLife Digital Pro Flash can also be used with the Mini II.

The new Mini will be available in March 2011


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2011 Our World Underwater winners announcedFebruary 23, 2011 - 11:08 am
Anatoly Beloshchin gets Best of Show

The 2011 Our World Underwater international underwater photography and video competition winners have been announced. The competition is one of the biggest in the world and celebrates and highlights the art of underwater photography as well as the beauty of the ocean.  This year over $75,000 of world-class prizes were awarded. As with all events, 15% of entry proceeds will be donated to marine conservation efforts.
The winners were announced live on stage during the Our World Underwater film festival in Chicago (February 18 & 19, 2011). Anatoly Beloshchin from Russia won the Best of Show for his 1st place image from the new Commercial, Conceptual and Fashion category. The Macro catefories were topped by Indra Swari Wonowidjojo (Super Macro Traditional), Shen Collazo (Macro Traditional), Uwe Schmolke (Macro Unrestricted) and Marcus Commodore (Compact Macro). Keri Wilk's crocodile shot won Wide Angle Traditional and Mark van Coller topped the Wide Angle Unrestricted category. The Wide Compact prize went to Oktay Calisir. Bruno Moors won the Novice category with an amazing moray eel portrait.

See the winning photos.

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Ikelite adds a couple of TTL housings for high-end compactsFebruary 22, 2011 - 2:09 pm
Housings for Panasonic LX5 and Nikon P7000 are available

Ikelite announced the release of a couple of new housings for high-end compacts - Panasonic LX5 (#6171.05) and Nikon Coolpix P7000 (#6182.70).
The #6171.05 housing for Panasonic LX5 is announced to be the most compact Ike housing offering true TTL. The Ikelite proprietary conversion circuitry allows two-way communication between the camera and Ikelite Substrobes providing true Panasonic TTL exposure. In addition to providing the accurate automatic exposure, this ensures a faster recycling time and longer camera battery life as compared to fiber optic TTL systems.
All camera controls except the Flash Open Switch are fully functional through the housing and depth rated to 200ft (60m). Two 12-24 threaded mounts on the bottom of the housing allow for the secure attachment of optional trays and lighting accessories.

The #6182.70 housing for Nikon Coolpix P7000 is a classing Ike compact housing offerd with TTL circuitry and single tray and handle.

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Sigma releases a new stabilized version of its 105mm macro lensFebruary 9, 2011 - 4:32 pm
A new 12-24 sigma lens will also be available

Sigma annaounced a new version of its 105mm macro lens. The new MACRO 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens will feature Sigma’s proprietary Optical Stabilisation system, rounded 9 blade diaphragm and splash proof design.

The successor to the Sigma MACRO 105mm F2.8 EX DG, introduced to market in June 2004 is a large aperture medium telephoto macro lens incorporating a Special Low Dispersion (SLD) lens and one high refractive index SLD lens for correction for all types of aberration and distortion. The new lens features a floating focusing system moving two different lens groups in the optical path to different positions. This system compensates for astigmatic aberration and spherical aberration and provides extremely high optical performance from infinity to 1:1 Macro. The lens has a Super Multi-Layer Coating for reduction of flare and ghosting and enfanced contrast.

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Equinox announces Canon EOS 5D Mark II HD Video HousingFebruary 9, 2011 - 3:54 pm
The housing is made to fit a 16-35mm lens

Equinox Housings released a High Definition housing for the popular Canon EOS 5d Mark II full frame dSLR camera.
The housing weighs 12lb and is neutrally buoyant underwater. It is made to fit a 16-35mm lens but it may be customiozed to fit other lenses too. It provides the followingcontrols: Shutter Button, Menu Button, Menu Select & Scroll and PLa.
The Equinox HD Video Housing for Canon EOS 5D Mark II is available at a price of $1,599.

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Canon announced two entry-level dSLRSFebruary 7, 2011 - 9:23 am
EOS 600D is the new flagship Rebel

Canon announced today the EOS 600D | Rebel T3i and EOS 1100D | Rebel T3 entry level Digital SLR Cameras. The EOS 600D will be Canon's new upper entry level flagship Rebel, offering easy-to-use features for beginning photographers. The EOS 1100D will provide a more attractively priced option for beginners.

Canon EOS 600D | Rebel T3i
Aiming to make everyone a better photographer Canon has enhanced the capabilities of the EOS 600D's automatic mode with new Scene Intelligent Auto technology, re-branding the green mode dial setting with a boxed "A+" design. This new camera setting now takes Picture Style into account as part of the camera's "Auto" setting. By analyzing faces, colors, brightness, movement, and contrast, the camera will dynamically adjust picture-style parameters to match the subject and control vividness. On the new EOS 600D, Picture Style Auto is also taken into account as part of the new Scene Intelligent Auto technology. So when the camera is photographing a face it will reproduce more natural skin tones or blue skies for more vivid landscapes, a flashy red car for more saturated color and evening sunsets for more expressive images.

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