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Kodak sue Panasonic and JVC over camera patents

Kodak sue Panasonic and JVC over camera patents

By 27 July 2007

Kodak has moved to stop the company behind Panasonic and JVC infringing patents found in its digital cameras. The camera company is suing Japan's Matsushita for infringing patents including ones for an "electronic camera utilizing image compression and... >>

General Electrics to enter the digital camera market

General Electrics to enter the digital camera market

By 16 February 2007

With an out of left field announcement, General Electrics is to enter the digital camera market with the General Imaging Co. The eight new GE digital cameras will debut at PMA in Las Vegas during 8-11 March. The headline product will be a 12Mp model,... >>

Kodak and Sony sign technology agreement

Kodak and Sony sign technology agreement

By 3 January 2007

As reported on our sister site, photographypress.co.uk, Kodak has said it signed a licensing pact with Sony that settles a dispute over digital camera and imaging technology patents, and grants each company access to the other's patents. Kodak also announced... >>

Pentax and optical glass maker Hoya to merge

Pentax and optical glass maker Hoya to merge

By 21 December 2006

The latest camera manufacturer merger will take place next October between optical glass maker Hoya and Pentax. The two companies will become known as Hoya Pentax HD on 1 October, after the contract is signed in April. The last major merger in this industry... >>

Digital camera sales exceeding expectation

Digital camera sales exceeding expectation

By 21 December 2006

Despite predictions that digital camera sales would slow this year and start to plateau, analysts at NPD say that sales in the US have exceeded expectation, and may indeed reach a record high. Last year sales increased by only 22% through the end of November,... >>

Four Thirds manufacturers publish joint catalogue

Four Thirds manufacturers publish joint catalogue

By 20 October 2006

Olympus, Panasonic, and Sigma are now jointly publishing a catalogue of their interchangeable lenses. All three manufacturers make lenses according to the Four Thirds system, which is an open standard so that lenses and camera bodies are interchangeable.... >>

Canon supports WWF with adopt an animal bundles for Christmas

Canon supports WWF with adopt an animal bundles for Christmas

By 12 October 2006

Canon has teamed up with the WWF to offer buyers of certain PowerShot cameras a free WWF Adoption Box. People who buy the PowerShot A530, A540, A630, A640, or A710iS, or those who A530 and CP720 or A430 and CP720 bundles will receive an Adoption Box.... >>

Panasonic backs UNESCO World Heritage photographic project

By 27 September 2006

Panasonic is backing a unique project to document photographically the world’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Using Panasonic Lumix cameras, a team of 20 photographers across the globe will set out to document the sites, their visitors, and the interaction... >>

Nikon's DSLR sales may be catching up with Canon

By 5 July 2006

The DSLRs that Nikon released last year are performing even better than expected, as Nikon's head of camera unit said the company is shipping 35% more units year-on-year. In 2005, Canon held over 50% of the market share, with Nikon's share amounting to... >>

HP launches 100 new products

HP launches 100 new products

By 2 June 2006

HP launched 100—count 'em—products for the autumn, including four new cameras and a raft of photo printers. Amongst the innovations in the new products are the first touch-screen LCD on an HP Photosmart printer, a 10MP compact camera, and a printer... >>