Intros budget model and three with HD video
Canon announced three additions to its compact Powershot A-series cameras capable of shooting 720p HD video: the A3300 IS, A2200, and A1200 digital cameras. The new cameras offer 32 presets for different lighting and shooting situations and a blur reduction feature. A new Discreet mode turns off the auto-focus assist beam, sound, and flash, for taking pictures when those features would be a distraction. For those consumers new to digital photography, the cameras come with an easy-to-use interface for adjusting brightness, vividness and color tone.
New 64bit release offers watermark, output options
Adobe on Tuesday morning announced Photoshop Lightroom 3, an update to its digital photography workflow solution that allows photographers to quickly organize, enhance and showcase images. First released as a public beta in October 2009, the final version of Lightroom 3 introduces a completely redesigned performance-focused architecture that better handles growing image libraries and provides a more powerful raw processing engine with noise reduction and sharpening tools. Now 64-bit capable, Lightroom 3 also includes new features that optimize workflows and allow images to be shared in creative ways, including support for DSLR video files and tethered shooting on select cameras.