PMA Event is Now Called CliQ

PMA has rebranded its annual photo tradeshow event as CliQ.  So, we’ll be referring to what was previously known as “PMA 2011″ as “CliQ 2011″ going forward – although, you’ll have to excuse me if I mess up the letter casing on CliQ from time to time.  (They don’t really think of the editors at the keyboard, do they?)

I think Jeff Revell over at PhotoWalkPro has a pretty good perspective on this rebranding, which is worth a read if you’re interested in the nuts and bolts of this type of thing.

For those looking for the official line, you can read the press release below. [Read more…]

Sony CLM-V55 Official Details and Images Released

Sony just dropped the official details and product photos of the new 5-inch CLM-V55 monitor for Alpha DSLRs – or just about any other DSLR with an HDMI-out.

Sony CLM-V55 Key Features

  • Clip-on attachment for Sony hot shoe or standard ISO hot/cold shoe
  • 5-inch WVGA LCD (800 x 480 resolution)
  • Tilt/swivel mount
  • Pixel magnification for 1:1 zoom of HD image
  • 16:9 and 4:3 on-screen markers
  • Brightness, contrast, colour tone (phase), colour temp and auto dimmer controls
  • Mono speaker
  • Headphone jack
  • Volume control
  • Battery (included) or AC powered
  • LCD hood included
  • Available March 2011

More details and images below. [Read more…]

Olympus TG-610 and TG-310

Olympus announced the waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof TG-610 and TG-310 at CES 2011 last week.  Both cameras feature a 14MP sensor and the ability to capture 720p HD video.  The TG-310 offers a 3.6x optical zoom lens, while the TG-610 steps up to a 5x optical zoom.

The TG-610 also offers a high resolution 3-inch LCD at 920k-dot res, while the TG-310 has a 230k-dot res 2.7-inch LCD.  Both models are compatible with SDXC memory cards.

Both cameras are waterproof down to 16 feet, shockproof at up to 5 feet drops and freezeproof down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit.

The TG-610 should be available in February at an initial retail price of $299.99.  Check availability on

The TG-310 should also be available in February, but at a lower initial retail price of $199.99.  Check availability on

More details in the press release below. [Read more…]