Not to be left behind in the supertelephoto zoom department, Sigma literally one-ups one of its main rivals with the announcement of two different 150-600mm zoom designs.
The software for editing and cataloging photos supports raw image formats from 20 new cameras, corrects lens flaws with Leica and other lenses, and supports Apple's high-resolution displays.
An update means iPhoto, Aperture, and other software can handle Nikon's hot full-frame SLR and three new Canon PowerShot models that arrived at the Photokina show. Apple now supports raw photos from 283 cameras.
Fujifilm Canada Web site posts product pages for unannounced cameras.
Lightroom and Photoshop get support for the Olympus E-P1 and its rival, the Panasonic GF1, along with new Nikon SLRs.
The release candidate of a Photoshop plug-in lets those with Nikon D3000 and D300s SLRs and Olympus' E-P1 handle those cameras' raw image formats.
A prototype from Casio can take 60 6-megapixel pictures a second, and a high-speed video mode can shoot at 300 frames per second.
The price is high for Olympus' first Micro Four Thirds camera, but the hybrid camera design holds promise for the industry.
Sigma's 18-200mm zoom lens, with optical stabilization to counteract camera shake, gives Canon SLRs an answer to Nikon ultrazoom.
It's hard to stand out in the compact-camera crowd, so manufacturers are trying bolder ideas like GPS, high-speed video, and high-end sensors.