CameraTown.com launches with the goal of “Developing the Photographer in You”

Cameratown.com (http://www.cameratown.com), Digital Photography and Imaging web site, was launched last week with its eye on the occasional picture taker, photography hobbyist, as well as the professional photographer. The site simplifies photography by guiding visitors to the information they’re looking for in an easy-to-use format. From one site you can now link to how-to guides, tutorials, buyer’s guides, and articles relating to photography from around the globe. Cameratown.com also provides daily photography and imaging news, listing of free photo software, and links to the latest professional reviews, newspaper articles, firmware updates and online user manuals from around the web.

(PRWEB) July 29, 2004 -- Cameratown (http://www.cameratown.com), a new digital photography and imaging information web site, gives consumers, photo enthusiasts, and professional photographers a meeting place to find the information they need - quickly and easily. "In the first week of our official launch, on July 22, 2004, we have served up over 50,000 page views, showing the consumers desire to learn more about digital photography, " according to founder, Ron Risman. According to InfoTrends, Consumer digital camera sales are expected to reach 22.8 million in 2004, a unit growth rate of 42% over 2003.

Cameratown.com links you to the world of digital photography information

- Link to professional reviews from around the web
- Get the Latest Information on new product introductions
- Get rebate information on current cameras and printers
- Download the latest firmware for your camera
- Find compatible accessories for your digital camera
- Photography related Newspaper articles from around the world
- Learn how to take better pictures
- Link to online product manuals for your camera
- Visit our list of free photo editing software
- Get questions answered in our Photography discussion forums
- Daily listing of photography deals from around the web
- Find lower prices on cameras and accessories

"We constantly search the web for the latest digital camera news, reviews, articles, tutorials, buyer’s guides, accessories, free software and camera deals, so that you don't have too. We then present this information with an interface designed to help you find the information you want - quickly and easily.” says Ron Risman – founder of Cameratown.com

Get the latest information on new product introductions
Read the latest digital photography news from around the world. Updated throughout the day, Cameratown.com has the most up-to-date news for anyone interested in photography and digital imaging.

Find the LOWEST prices on digital photography gear
Cameratown.com has teamed up with Pricegrabber to make it easy for you to find the lowest prices on digital cameras and accessories. Our camera area will help you save money on the latest cameras, or head over to the accessories area to find compatible accessories for your camera.

Camera Rebate Center
We know that many of you end up purchasing product without realizing there was a mail-in rebate available for it. Click on over to Cameratown.com today to check out the latest product rebates from Nikon, Canon, Epson, Panasonic, Olympus and others.

Download the latest FIRMWARE for your camera
Many digital cameras have internal software that is upgradeable by the manufacturer. This downloadable software is called "Firmware" and it allows the manufacturer to add features or fix problems found after a model already left production. Check our site today to see if your camera has a firmware update available.

Find accessories for your digital camera
Maybe you're looking for a gift for that special someone, or maybe you’re looking for a specific accessory for your camera, such as a battery or extra memory, but aren't sure which models are compatible. Click on over to Cameratown.com, select your camera, and a list of accessories - all neatly presented by category - will be at your fingertips, along with a listing of retailers and their prices.

Read articles on photography from around the world
We realize that most of you don't have the time to search the web, looking for interesting articles about digital photography and imaging, so we have done it for you. Throughout the day we search online newspapers for articles relating to digital photography and imaging. We then present these articles in an easy to find format.

Learn how to take better pictures
Digital photography is turning the average consumer into a better photographer. Instant feedback allows you to see what went wrong so that you can fix it before moving on. Cameratown.com has searched the web for articles and tutorials to help you get the most from your digital camera. Learn the best way to shoot sports, night scenes, family photographs, pet photographs, auction photographs. Learn the affects that changing the aperture or shutter of your camera will have.

Get an online product manual for your camera
We know how much fun it is to sit and read a manual when you first purchase a product. It's about as much fun as pulling a splinter from your finger. We also know how hard it is to find that manual when you want to find out how a specific function works. Come to Cameratown.com and we’ll link you to the product manual for your camera. *Due to the size of most of the manufacturer product manuals we do recommend a broadband connection.

Download a variety of FREE photo editing software
No such thing as free? Cameratown.com has listings of truly free software that will help you manage, enhance and share your photographs. These are not shareware or "spy ware" titles, but full-blown applications from companies such as Kodak, Adobe, Club Photo and others.

Get answers to your photography questions in our forums
Cameratown.com hopes it will become your photography community. Our forums area is just beginning since we just launched our site, but please use it to post any questions you may have. We will try to answer your questions, if others don't get to it first. It's free and may become addicting.

Find DEALS on Digital Photography Products
While Camertown.com helps you to review, find and learn about cameras, we also thought it would be nice to let you know about special offers that retailers online are offering. We’ll help you save money on your next purchase.

About Cameratown.com
Cameratown.com is a digital photography and imaging website run by Ron Risman, a veteran of the photography industry for the past 8 years. Officially launched on July 22, 2004, our mission is to help “Develop the Photographer in You”. Cameratown.com makes it easy to get the latest photography and imaging news, professional product reviews, tutorials, newspaper articles, product manuals, firmware updates, free photography software, and special deals from around the web. Find camera and scanner specifications from Canon, Casio, Epson, Fuji Film, Hewlett-Packard, Kodak, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, Sigma, Toshiba and others. Cameratown.com can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.cameratown.com.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Ronald Risman
Cameratown.com
603.964.6862
http://www.cameratown.com

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