Cinematographers: Samsung and Joseph Gordon-Levitt need your help to shoot a crowd-sourced 4K film with the Samsung NX1!



Over the years, we’ve seen more than a few celebrity camera endorsements: In the last decade, there was a long tradition of celebs signing deals to promote digital cameras, some more successful than others. Now, Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung has signed a deal of its own with Hollywood actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, looking to promote its impressive flagship Samsung NX1 compact system camera through a crowd-sourced short film project that could land one of five Samsung NX1 kits in your hands.

Celebs and digicams…

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Firmware Friday: Sigma dp2 Quattro gets in-cam raw processing; Coolpix L30 / S2800 lens problem fixed



After a few weeks with few camera updates, Firmware Friday is rather busier this week, with news of four newly-updated camera models — although in one case, the new firmware is thus far only available at retail. This week, we have news of new firmware from Nikon, Samsung, and Sigma to discuss.

We’ll start with Sigma, since its update seems the most significant. (And it also adds new features, something we always love to see in a firmware update.) The Sigma dp2 Quattro firmware version 1.03 update, shipped yesterday, fixes…

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Money-saving deals appear for Nikon D750, Coolpix A



If you’re shopping for a deal on a new DSLR kit or large-sensor compact, Nikon has some new offers that may picque your interest. The company’s impressive, recently-launched Nikon D750 full-frame DSLR can be picked up alongside a variety of FX-format and DX-format lenses for a combined savings of up to US$900, while the APS-C sensor-shod Nikon Coolpix A compact is now selling at some 45% below its original launch price.

For the Nikon D750, a selection of instant rebates ranging from US$100 to US$200 per lens purchased along…

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Professional Photographers of America Announces Photographers of the Year

Winners will be honored at Imaging USA 2015 in Nashville ATLANTA, Ga. (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Professional Photographers of America (PPA) announced today its Diamond Photographers of the Year. The winners achieved PPA’s highest competition honor at the International Photographic Competition (IPC) in August and will be honored and have their work displayed at Imaging…