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2002 DIMA Digital Camera Shoot-Out Winners Announced
By Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Tuesday, February 26, 2002 - 17:38 EST)

ORLANDO, Fla.-- Twelve digital cameras were named winners in the 2002 Digital Imaging Marketing Association Digital Camera Shoot-Out here today at the PMA 2002 Annual International Convention & Trade Show.

Fifty-one digital camera entries and 20 manufacturers participated in the Sixth Annual DIMA Digital Camera Shoot-Out, which took place on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the DIMA Annual Conference here. The point-and-shoot cameras and prosumer/professional cameras captured images in two live-model studios, while the commercial strobe-based and scanning capture cameras captured images of two commercial product setups.

Images from the point-and-shoot cameras were printed on the Fujifilm Frontier 370 digital minilab supplied by Fuji Photo Film U.S.A. Inc., Elmsford, N.Y., USA.

Images from the prosumer/professional category were output through a PC or Mac running Adobe Photoshop 6.0 and printed in RGB on a Fujifilm Pictrography 4000 II, also provided by Fuji.

Images from the strobe-based and scanning capture commercial studio cameras were output through a Mac running Adobe PhotoShop 6.0 and printed on an Epson 10000 CMYK inkjet printer, supplied by Epson America Inc., Long Beach, Calif., USA.

Color management support for the DIMA Digital Camera Shoot-Out was provided by Gretag Macbeth, Huntington Beach, Calif.; and ITEC Colorblind, San Diego, Calif.

Professional photo equipment was supplied by Bogen Photo Corp., Ramsey, N.J., USA; Hasselblad USA, Fairfield, N.J.; and Schneider Optics, Hauppauge, N.Y. Color viewing systems providing D5000 viewing conditions were provided by GTI Graphic Technology Inc., Newburgh, N.Y. Digital media readers were supplied by Microtech International Inc., Guilford, Conn. Photo-editing software was provided by Adobe Systems Inc., San Jose, Calif. Photo trimmers were provided by Quality Mounting & Laminating Systems, North Haven, Conn.

Additional technical expertise was provided by Mark Williford, Lee Varis, Claud Jodoin, William "Spook" Bolt, and Bill Smith.

Entries were voted upon by trade attendees of PMA 2002 based on image/print quality and color accuracy. Below are the winners of the Sixth Annual DIMA Digital Camera Shoot-Out.

P O I N T   &   S H O O T
CategoryWinner
Below $100Zoran CamMini
Zoran Corp.
Santa Clara, Calif.
USA
$100 to $199Toshiba PDR-M11
Toshiba America
Irvine, Calif.
USA
$200 to $299Fuji FinePix 2600Z
Fuji Photo Film USA Inc.
Elmsford, N.Y.
USA
$300 to $499Kodak EasyShare DX4900
Eastman Kodak Co.
Rochester, N.Y.
USA
$500 to $699Epson Photo PC3100Z
Epson America Inc.
Long Beach, Calif.
USA
$700 to $899 Minolta DiMAGE 5
Minolta Corp.
Ramsey, N.J.
USA
$900 to $1,200Sony DSC F707
Sony Electronics
Park Ridge, N.J.
USA


D I G I T A L   V I D E O   C A M C O R D E R
CategoryWinner
Sony DCR-TRV50
Sony Electronics
Park Ridge, N.J.
USA


P R O S U M E R / P R O F E S S I O N A L
CategoryWinner
$1,200 to $2,499Minolta DiMAGE 7
Minolta Corp.
Ramsey, N.J.
USA
$5,000 to $9,999
Merit Award
Kodak DCS 760
Eastman Kodak Co.
Rochester, N.Y.
USA


C O M M E R C I A L   S T R O B E - B A S E D   C A P T U R E
CategoryWinner
One-Shot
Merit Award
Jenoptik Presision M6
Jenoptik Laser Optik Systeme
New York, N.Y.
USA


C O M M E R C I A L   S C A N N I N G   C A P T U R E
CategoryWinner
Scanning CaptureBetter Light Super 6K-2
Better Light Inc.
San Carlos, Calif.
USA

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