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DIR December 2017 Editor’s Note: Saluting Our Dealers

We are so proud to present our 2017 Dealer of the Year Award to Midwest Photo. As we think about which retailer to acknowledge...
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Midwest Photo: DIR’s 2017 Dealer of the Year

A family-owned business with traditional values, Midwest Photo has thrived by embracing change and focusing on relationship building. “He’s like a rock star. Customers would...
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Making the Distinction between 360º and Virtual Reality Cameras

The consumer electronics industry is evolving every day, and the world of cameras is no exception to this trend. We’re seeing incredible things happen...
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Kasper Nymann: DIR December 2017 Instagram Photographer

Kasper Nymann, based in Denmark, is DIR’s December 2017 featured Instagram photographer. “Photography has always been an interest of mine, and in 2010 I became...
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Strategy Session: Midwest Photo

Stu Appelbaum was a pretty tough act to follow. According to his son Moishe, it wasn’t unusual for his dad to have  phones on...
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Selective Focus: A Silver Lining in a Previously Cloudy Forecast

Every so often I check the Japan Camera Industry (CIPA) stats to see just how the camera industry is faring. Visits over the past...
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Social Networking for Success: Facebook

When we talk about social media, we need to talk about creating not just a great sales and marketing tool but also a photo...
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DIR Dec. 2017 Tech Trends: Sales of 360º Cameras Soar

Port Washington, NY—The December 2017 Tech Trends involves the 360º camera market. With a number of virtual reality as well as augmented reality headset...
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76% of Consumers Purchase Products Found on Social Media: Curalate

Philadelphia, PA—A new survey released by Curalate highlights how social media content is becoming the new storefront. According to the research firm, 76% of...
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CTA Innovation Awards Honorees, Digital Imaging, CES 2018

 The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced the Best of Innovation winners as well as honorees for CES 2018. The annual CES Innovation Awards program...
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CTA Unveils 2018 CES Ambassador

Arlington, VA—The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) revealed that former NBA superstar, and now full-time investor and entrepreneur, Baron Davis will be the CES Ambassador...
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CES 2018 Preview: Keynote Addresses

Under the banner “CES stands for innovators and the promise and power of technology,” the CES 2018 keynote addresses will showcase six global industry...
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Kingston Celebrates 30 Years in Data Performance Technology

Fountain Valley, CA—Kingston Digital, Inc., the flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., exhibited at Supercomputing 2017 (SC17). A provider of flash memory...

Canon Hits EOS Camera & EF Lens Production Milestone

Melville, NY—Canon USA announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., has reached two major production milestones: a combined production of the company’s film as...
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Shoulderpod Expands Mobile Line with Professional Accessories

Upper Saddle River, NJ—A manufacturer of high-quality tools for photographers, filmmakers, journalists and travelers, Shoulderpod enhanced its family of professional equipment for mobile cameras...
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Polaroid Original Reintroduces SX-70 Instant Camera – Autofocus

Enschede, Netherlands—At the Polaroid company meeting in 1972, Edwin Land stepped onto the stage, pulled a camera out of his pocket and took five...
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Anthropics Technology Offers PortraitPro 17

London, UK—Anthropics Technology released the updated PortraitPro 17, the latest version of their intuitive portrait retouching software. The program includes new tools such as...
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Rent a Hasselblad Service Launches

Union, NJ—Hasselblad, a leading manufacturer of medium-format cameras and lenses, is introducing the Rent a Hasselblad service. The program was created to enable photography...
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The Imaging Alliance Salutes Photographers Who Give Back

Woodbury, NY—On the evening of November 6, 2017, the imaging industry gathered at the SVA Theatre in New York City to once again pay...
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Adorama Offers Vyze Consumer Financing Program

New York, NY—A provider of cloud-based financing technology solutions for retailers, Vyze announced that Adorama launched a private-label credit program on the Vyze platform....
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DxO Upgrades RAW Converter Software as DxO PhotoLab

San Francisco, CA—DxO released DxO PhotoLab, formerly DxO OpticsPro, its RAW conversion software for Mac and PC. DxO PhotoLab introduces a local retouching solution...
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Canon XF405, XF400 & Vixia HF GX10 4K UHD Camcorders

Melville, NY—Canon USA expanded its video camcorder lineup with three additions: the XF405, the XF400 and the Vixia HF GX10 4K UHD camcorders. All...
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Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS Full-Frame Lens

New York, NY—Sony Electronics introduced the latest addition to its full-frame E-mount lens lineup: the FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS standard zoom lens (model...
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Nikon Inc. Names New President/CEO

Melville, NY—Nikon Inc. formally announced the appointment of Bo Kajiwara as the new president and chief executive officer of Nikon Inc., the subsidiary of...
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Tenba Unveils Special Edition DNA Messenger Camera Bags

North White Plains, NY—Since 1977, Tenba has made carrying solutions for professional photographers and filmmakers. Now, to celebrate its 40th anniversary, the company is...
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Nikon School 2017–2018 Expands Online Classes & Local Seminars

Melville, NY—Nikon revealed its Nikon School 2017–2018 program schedule. The program offers a variety of courses and interactive workshops developed to appeal to photographers...
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Sirui USA Launches Mobile Accessories Line

Verona, NJ—Sirui USA launched a line of mobile accessories developed to help broaden the creativity of smartphones for photography and videography. The line consists...
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Mobile Photo Connect Rebrands as Visual 1st Conference

San Francisco, CA—Affirming that visuals are at the core of how consumers communicate and retain their memories, Mobile Photo Connect re-branded as Visual 1st....
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Canon Adds Two Pros to Explorers of Light

Melville, NY—Canon USA added two photographers, Barbara Davidson and Terrell Lloyd, to its Explorers of Light program. The new members expand the range of...
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Photo Printing and Merchandise Market Trends: Technavio

Toronto, ON—Technavio’s report on the global photo printing and merchandise market provides an analysis of the important trends expected to impact the market from...

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