Camera Rumors, Bits, Bytes and News – Feb 18, 2011

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Apple Digital Camera Raw Update to include new cameras. To update go to Apple Menu and select “Software Update.”

CANON U.S.A. ANNOUNCES TWO NEW imagePROGRAF LARGE FORMAT PRINTERS. Canon is gearing up for WPPI which begins in just a few days out in Vegas.

All photographers are potential terrorists, say police. Isn’t that the truth? And, isn’t it that every person is a potential suspect?

Leica pledges to cut camera delays. When a camera company can’t meet demand that’s a precarious situation.

Soft Backgrounds with Small Cameras. With point-and-shoot cameras it’s often difficult to get the softness just right. Here’s a way to get the softness you need.

Leaf releases Leaf Capture 11.4.5. New software update adds features and improves performance on Leaf medium format digital backs.

3 New Brackets for Mounting DSLR Accessories. VSLR cameras need brackets that function like video configurations. With each new model the dividing line is blurring.

Nikon D4 designed by Giugiaro. Nikon may be taking a note from Leica and trying to provide even more style to high-end products.

Fuji X100 vs. Leica X1 specs comparison. The Fujifilm X100, the camera that thinks it really is a Lecia, will be inevitably compared to Leica products.

Please stop before you kill this industry! Is the wedding industry in trouble with this business model?

Something Coming March 1? Is Canon prepping an announcement next month? Right now it’s a rumor.

Pentax manager on their mirrorless camera: “We’re on it” (NC-1). Pentax keeps promising that it’s got a mirrorless something or another in the works. At the moment Pentax, Canon and Nikon are all late to the game.

Nikon Planning Embedded Sensor Fan for Cameras. Recently, a slew of new Nikon patents are being discovered, some off the wall and others seemingly catchy.