Raw, Unedited and Drawing Smiles: Coca-Cola Security Camera Footage Restores Faith in Humanity

Raw, Unedited and Drawing Smiles: Coca-Cola Security Camera Footage Restores Faith in Humanity

The world has become one big, giant “Big Brother is watching you.” Major cities have thousands and thousands of security cameras installed. It’s even impossible to analyze all the footage. Most of it remains unseen and gets forgotten in the abyss of huge, endless storage devices. But wait! Someone other than police and security forces […]

Interview With Stefan Daniel, Leica Director Product Management: “Next Target Non-Leica Users”

Interview With Stefan Daniel, Leica Director Product Management: “Next Target Non-Leica Users”

Stefan Daniel, head of product management at Leica, sat down with THEME to talk about Leica of the past, present and future. You’ll understand that Mr. Daniel can’t give specific answers to the questions we all want to be answered, such as “What about the M10,” “Leica’s rumored compact system camera,” and so forth. Expecting […]

New Olympus PENs: Successors to E-PL3 and E-PM1 Up Next

New Olympus PENs: Successors to E-PL3 and E-PM1 Up Next

It will still take a while. Official announcement is planned for Photokina this September in Cologne, Germany. But late prototype models of the successors to the Olympus PEN cameras E-PL3 and E-PM1 are about to be shown to trusted sources. With the updating of the mid- and lower-end PENs Olympus attempts to further differentiate and […]

Interview With Fujifilm President Shigetaka Komori: Redefining the Business of Photography

Interview With Fujifilm President Shigetaka Komori: Redefining the Business of Photography

Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) has an in-depth interview with Fujifilm’s president Shigetaka Komori, the concern director who ushered in the reorganization of Fujifilm — just to mention the introduction of two nutrition and cosmetics product lines in 2006. What, you ask, has a traditional film company to do with nutrition and cosmetics? Japan’s large […]

Michael Woodford Reaches Out-of-Court Settlement With Ex-Employer Olympus

Michael Woodford Reaches Out-of-Court Settlement With Ex-Employer Olympus

Remember, he not only uncovered an $1,7 billion Olympus accounting fraud that cost the Japanese camera-to-endoscope maker Olympus its board and reputation. He also uncovered the infamous side of corporate Japan that Olympus quickly wants to forget. Now Michael Woodford, the ousted Olympus chief executive, has reached an out-of-court settlement with his former employer for […]

Wall Street Journal: Mirrorless a New Focus for Camera Makers, Canon Says Capable of Releasing Mirrorless Now

Wall Street Journal: Mirrorless a New Focus for Camera Makers, Canon Says Capable of Releasing Mirrorless Now

You’re about to learn that mirrorless cameras sell mainly to women. A report by the Wall Street Journal’s Asia technology editor Daisuke Wakabayashi claims that 70% of the buyers of Panasonic’s mirrorless cameras are female, making the mirrorless models booming in an otherwise stagnant camera market hurt by the growing competition from smartphones. And that […]

Reuters: Camera Defies Smartphone Onslaught, Stays in Frame

Reuters: Camera Defies Smartphone Onslaught, Stays in Frame

And some thought the camera is a dying breed. The all-in-one über-smart dream device combining camera, phone, Playstation and whatever remains as desired as illusive. Or as Apple chief executive Tim Cook put it, some products should not be brought together. “You can converge a toaster and a refrigerator, but you know those things are […]

The Canon Mirrorless Rumors Roundup

The Canon Mirrorless Rumors Roundup

Sooner or later Canon has to jump into the mirrorless fray. Sure they’re losing market share. On the other hand they maneuvered themselves into a comfortable position: observe the competition’s trial and errors, learn from others’ mistakes — and proceed from there with a lineup hopefully mature, thought-out and unique enough right from the start. […]

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