Photo Marketing Association International
Live Tradeshow Coverage
February 20-23, 2005 Orange County Convention Center, FL
Welcome to Imaging Resource’s Live PMA 2005 Tradeshow Coverage. PMA is the camera industry's most important show of the year, and we covered it like never before. You may have noticed slight delay in getting some of the usual information up, which was due to our behind-the-scenes efforts to be more thorough than ever. As you can now see, that included the ambitious goal of producing streaming videos to give our readers the feeling of being at the show. There were a few snags along the way, but that's to be expected in any new venture. Thanks to our friends at CamcorderInfo.com and DigitalCameraInfo.com for helping us up that learning curve. We've learned a lot, and hope to continue offering similar coverage of important events in the future. Meanwhile, we have a pile of products yet to post, along with more videos in the queue, so stay tuned. Check back often and feel free to look in the forums to discuss the latest news, photos, and videos.
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|Saturday, February 19, 2005|
Sony announces long-zoom DSC-H1|
16:00 EST - Sony USA has today announced its new DSC-H1 digital camera, a model that marks a step into territory from which they've been conspicuously absent until now - the so-called "SLR-style" long-zoom high-resolution digital camera.
Sony has certainly had its share of long-zoom digital cameras, but those models have either been models from the company's Mavica series (known for their floppy diskette-based storage and relatively low resolutions), or models like the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828 which have featured mid-range 5 to 7x optical zooms and high resolution, and a swivelling body design. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H1 is the first...
Sony announces two new W-series Cyber-shots|
16:00 EST - Sony USA has today taken the wraps of its Cyber-shot DSC-W5 and DSC-W7 digital cameras.
The DSC-W5 may seem familiar, as it was already announced by Sony Europe a couple of weeks ago. The W7 is largely similar to that model, but with the inclusion of a seven megapixel CCD sensor in place of the W5's five megapixel imager. The new models hint to the success of Sony's existing Cyber-shot DSC-W1 model, which launched the W series - and apparently persuaded Sony to expand the W series from...
Sony announces Cyber-shot S60, S90|
16:00 EST - As part of a batch of new digital camera announcements for this year's Photo Marketing Association tradeshow in Orlando, Florida, Sony has unveiled its new Syber-shot DSC-S60 and DSC-S90 models.
The cameras are closely related, with both featuring a similar body design, Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 3x optical zoom lens, and four megapixel imager. Unusually (and we'd say laudably, given the fact that it flies in the face of the common-place industry practice of creating multiple models with no difference beyond their imager resolution), Sony has chosen to differentiate the cameras based on their...
Sony announces Cyber-shot DSC-S40|
16:00 EST - Sony USA has today announced its new Cyber-shot DSC-S40 digital camera, a 4.1 megapixel entry level model scheduled to ship in mid-March for $199.
The S40 features a 3x optical zoom lens, branded as a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar, and similar to that used in the previous DSC-L1 model. Other features include an eye-level viewfinder, 1.5" LCD, 32MB of internal memory, and a Memory Stick slot. The internal memory is fully addressable, meaning that you can copy images from memory to Memory Stick, or transfer them from the internal memory to a computer...
Kodak: Two new EasyShare digicams, camera / printer docks|
09:00 EST - Eastman Kodak Co. has today announced two new digital cameras, the EasyShare C300 and C340.
The entry-level C300 model offers three megapixel resolution coupled with a fixed focus lens, and includes a movie clip mode. The C340 offers an all-glass KODAK RETINAR 3x optical zoom lens and five megapixel resolution, plus some manual control over ISO sensitivity, focusing mode, and metering mode. The C340's video mode is at VGA resolution with audio. The camera also includes an automatic orientation...
PRESS RELEASE: Kodak Expands Opportunity for Retailers Entering Digital Picture Printing Market; Extends Kiosk Range with New Digital System|
09:00 EST - Extension to KODAK Picture Maker G3 Kiosk Family and Kiosk Enhancements Help More Retailers Capitalize on Surging Global Digital Printing Market ORLANDO, Fla., February 20 — Eastman Kodak Company today announced a new, lower cost digital printing kiosk product to make it easier for traditional and non-traditional retailers alike to gain entry into the rapidly growing digital printing space.... (More)
PRESS RELEASE: Kodak Equips KODAK DLS Software Enabled Minilabs with KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology for Better Pictures|
09:00 EST - NORITSU and KIS Digital Minilabs First to Benefit from New KODAK DLS Software; Provides Improved Image Quality and Workflow ORLANDO, Fla., February 20 — Leveraging its strong relationships with Noritsu and KIS, Eastman Kodak Company today announced enhancements to both the NORITSU System 33 DLS Series and KIS System 80 DLS Series digital minilabs. Both digital minilabs will be available with... (More)
PRESS RELEASE: Kodak Extends KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology to In-Store, In-Home Digital Picture Printing Worldwide|
09:00 EST - KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology Now Available at Retail with KODAK Kiosks and DLS Minilabs, at Home with KODAK EASYSHARE Printer Dock Plus, and Online with the KODAK EASYSHARE Gallery ORLANDO, Fla., February 20 — Eastman Kodak Company today announced that its KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology would be offered across an expanded set of digital printing systems worldwide, including KODAK Picture... (More)
PRESS RELEASE: Kodak Helps Improve Productivity with New KODAK PROFESSIONAL Inkjet Photo Paper Rolls|
09:00 EST - ORLANDO, Fla., February 20 — Responding to the positive response by professional photographers to Kodak’s introduction of professional cut sheet inkjet paper in mid-2004, Eastman Kodak Company today announced KODAK PROFESSIONAL Inkjet Photo Paper in long-roll sizes for professional and advanced amateur (AdAm) photographers. The new inkjet long-roll format will further meet the demands of professional... (More)
PRESS RELEASE: Consumer Web Site Created for New IMAGELINK Print System|
09:00 EST - One-Touch, At-Home Picture Printing System Supported by Kodak, Konica Minolta, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, Ricoh and Sanyo ORLANDO, Fla., February 20 — A consumer Web site dedicated to the IMAGELINK print system, the new, multi-manufacturer specification designed to simplify at-home picture printing, will go live this March. The site — www.imagelinkprintsystem.com — includes links to compatible digital... (More)
PRESS RELEASE: Delkin Introduces SD-Xtra Card That Allows Effortless Data Transfer Between PCs and Portable Consumer Electronics|
00:51 EST - Poway CA, February 18, 2005 Delkin Devices Inc., maker of premium quality eFilm memory cards and other innovative digital photography products, today announced the SD-Xtra card which allows effortless transfers between any SD slot and any USB port. The innovative design allows photos, music or data to transfer easily without the use of a reader/writer or cables. Built into this SD card format is... (More)
PRESS RELEASE: Delkin Devices Introduces Faster, Less Expensive Cardbus Adapters Including Multi-card Version With Mac Support|
00:18 EST - Poway CA, February 18, 2005 Delkin Devices Inc., maker of premium quality eFilm memory cards and other innovative digital photography products, announces three enhancements to their line of eFilm® CardBus adapters. CardBus adapters enable memory cards to work in the PC Card slot on most Windows and Mac based laptops, and uses the high speed CardBus PCMCIA standard. New drivers are now available... (More)
|Friday, February 18, 2005|
PRESS RELEASE: Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A. Inc. releases free trial version of DiMAGE Master v1.01 software.|
10:00 EST - DiMAGE Master is optional software designed to improve the creative workflow of professional and advanced digital camera users. The software's newly developed 3D Lookup Table technology for RAW processing enables more accurate color reproduction and can process any RAW images taken by Konica Minolta DiMAGE digital cameras. Diverse image management operations, such as viewing, classifying, correcting,... (More)
PRESS RELEASE: Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A. Inc. releases an update today to its optional image enhancement DiMAGE Master software.|
10:00 EST - DiMAGE Master Ver.1.0.1 corrects for the following issues found after the initial release of DiMAGE Master Ver.1.0.0. DiMAGE Master Ver.1.0.0 might not start up on hyper-threading computers. Images with text imprint might not be printed correctly. (Mac only) Highlight area in a RAW image might have purple overcast after exposure compensation on Photofinisher window. DiMAGE Master Ver.1.0.1 is available... (More)
Kodak: Two new Z-series digital cameras|
09:00 EST - Eastman Kodak Co. has today announced two new digital cameras for the EasyShare Z-series, the EasyShare Z7590 and EasyShare Z730.
Both cameras may look familiar, and for good reason. The EasyShare Z7590 seems to be absolutely identical to the existing DX7590 model except for the name, as far as we can tell from browsing the specs. The Z730 meanwhile appears to be a five megapixel update of the existing DX7440 model; other specifications all look identical to the previous camera (even specs that commonly change with updates to...
PRESS RELEASE: SeeFile Introduces Software For Making Online Catalogs Easy And Cheap For Designers, Photographers And Labs|
01:29 EST - News Highlights... The Mac-based software allows users to easily post their photos, artwork, text files and PDFs online in minutes; As an introductory promotion, SeeFile and its dealers are combining a 10-user version of the software with Apple's new Mac mini for $995. For more information, please visit the SeeFile website (www.seefile.com) or contact their Boston offices at 617-262-2464. ORLANDO --... (More)
Epson announces RX620 all-in-one|
00:01 EST - Epson America has today announced its new Stylus Photo RX620, an all-in-one device featuring a 6-color dye-based photo printer.
The Stylus Photo RX620, planned to retail for $299, features 5760 x 1440 dpi printing with a 3 picoliter droplet size, and 2400 x 4800 dpi scanning with a 35mm film-strip adapter (offering the ability to scan your 35mm slide and negatives). Print speed is said to be 78 seconds for an 8" x 10" photo, and the device offers borderless printing at 4" x 6", 5" x 7" and 8"...
|Thursday, February 17, 2005|
Olympus announces IR-300 digicam, DVD / CD writer (UPDATED)|
12:00 EST - Olympus has today announced two new additions to its "Total Imaging Solution".
The new products are the Olympus IsR-300 digital camera and S-DVD-100 DVD/CD reader/writer, planned to ship in April and May respectively. The $349.99 IR-300 is a five megapixel digital camera with 3x optical zoom lens, 2.0" LCD display, xD-Picture Card and 16MB internal storage, and connections for a camera cradle which provides USB, video out and DC In capability. The $399.99 S-DVD-100 meanwhile...
Olympus updates the Stylus Verve|
12:00 EST - A press release from Olympus today announces its new Stylus Verve S digital camera.
Based on the existing Stylus Verve model, the Stylus Verve S looks to be a fairly straightforward upgrade, with the changes relating to the new five megapixel image sensor (image size, burst speed, ISO sensitivity, etc.) Featuring a compact aerodynamic-looking shape and with dimensions of 95 x 56 x 28mm, the Verve S is definitely a camera that's going to grab attention whenever you use it. The Olympus...
Olympus: New 5mpix, 3x zoom compact digicam|
12:00 EST - Continuing its announcements in the runup to this year's Photo Marketing Association tradeshow in Orlando, Florida, Olympus announces its Camedia D-630 Zoom digital camera.
Coupling a five megapixel imager and 3x optical zoom lens, plus a large 2.0" LCD display, xD-Picture Card and 14MB internal storage, and power from a proprietary Li-40B Lithium Ion rechargeable battery. Olympus describes the all-metal body as having "clean, sharp lines that will appeal to the discerning eye – and hand – of the purist" The Olympus Camedia D-630 Zoom will...
Olympus announces Camedia D-595 Zoom|
12:00 EST - Olympus USA has today unveiled its new five megapixel Camedia D-595 Zoom digital camera.
Featuring a 1/2.5" 5.1 megapixel CCD imager coupled with a 3x optical zoom lens, the Camedia D-595Z also includes a 1.8" LCD display, contrast detection AF system, ISO sensitivity from ISO 50 - 400, multi-pattern metering, automatic white balance with four presets, a wide variety of scene modes, and a 320x240 QuickTime Motion JPEG movie mode. The camera stores images on xD-Picture cards...
Olympus Camedia D-545Z announced|
12:00 EST - Olympus USA has today announced its new Camedia D-545 Zoom digital camera.
Featuring a sensor resolution of four megapixels coupled with a 3x optical zoom lens, the Camedia D-545Z also includes a 1.8" LCD display, contrast detection AF system, automatic ISO sensitivity control from ISO 50 - 250, multi-pattern metering, automatic white balance with four presets, sixteen scene modes, and a 320x240 QuickTime Motion JPEG movie mode. The camera stores images on xD-Picture...
PRESS RELEASE: Olympus Announces The World’s Fastest Fixed Aperture Zoom Lenses Ever Designed For Digital Photography|
12:00 EST - Two Lenses Deliver an Unprecedented f2.0 Aperture through Entire Zoom Range, Third Lens Delivers Amazing f2.8 Aperture Over its 90-250mm (180-500mm) Range Melville, New York, February 17, 2005 – Olympus today announces the breakthrough development of the world’s fastest “Designed for Digital” interchangeable fixed-aperture wide zoom lenses. Designed for use with Olympus E-System... (More)
PRESS RELEASE: Olympus Introduces New Underwater Housings For Evolt E-300 Digital SLR, Zuiko Digital Specific Lenses, And FL-36 Flash |
12:00 EST - High Performance of a Digital SLR is Taken to a New Level with Camera Body, Lenses and Flash Reaching Depths of Up to 180 Feet in Heavy-Duty Housings Melville, New York, February 17, 2005 – Olympus today announced the PT-E01 Underwater Housing for the EVOLT E-300 Digital SLR, as well as a series of housings ports for several E-System Zuiko Digital Specific™ Lenses and the FL-36 Flash.... (More)
PRESS RELEASE: Olympus Introduces New Underwater Housings For Stylus 500 And C-7070 Wide Zoom Digital Cameras |
12:00 EST - Cameras Reach Depths of Up to 130 Feet Thanks to Heavy-Duty Housing Construction, LCD Hood Cuts Down Glare for Viewing and Shooting Images Melville, New York, February 17, 2005 – Olympus today introduced the PT-026 Underwater Housing designed for use with its Stylus 500 digital camera, and the PT-027 Underwater Housing for the C-7070 Wide Zoom. These stylish and durable transparent polycarbonate... (More)
Canon announces three new camcorders|
08:10 EST - Rounding out Canon Inc.'s Photo Marketing Show 2005 announcements for the day, the company announces three new digital camcorders.
Of the three, the Canon Optura 50 and Optura 60 are closely related models, while the ZR400 (as the name would suggest) is totally dissimilar. The Optura 50 ($799) and Optura 60 ($899) look to be identical except for their choice of zoom lens - either 10x optical on the Optura 50, or 14x optical on the Optura 60. Other specs include a 1/3.4-inch 2.2 megapixel CCD imager, which gives up to an effective...
Canon PIXMA MP760 Photo All-in-One announced|
08:10 EST - Canon Inc. continues its Photo Marketing Show 2005 announcements today after a brief pause, with the introduction of the PIXMA MP760 - an all-in-one device featuring a photo printer, scanner, and memory card reader.
The Canon PIXMA MP760, scheduled to go on sale this March at a price of $299.99, features USB 2.0 High-Speed connectivity and compatibility with both Windows / MacOS. The printer section offers 600 x 600 dots per inch (dpi) for black, and 1200 x 4800 dpi for color documents, with droplet sizes of two and five picoliters in color. A 4" x 6" borderless photo is said to take 36 seconds to print,...
Canon announces EOS Digital Rebel XT (UPDATED)|
06:05 EST - Canon has today announced its new EOS Digital Rebel XT, the long-rumored "successor" to the EOS Digital Rebel - although that word is rather of a misnomer, since the original Rebel is actually to remain in Canon's lineup at a reduced price.
Slated to cost just $899 body only, or $999 as part of a kit with the EF-S 18-55mm lens (exactly the same price as the original Rebel when announced eighteen months ago), the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT is expected to begin shipping next month. The camera incorporates a whole raft of improvements (detailed further below) that, given the pricing, will have Canon's rivals paying close attention. Perhaps...
Canon announces two new Digital ELPH cameras|
06:05 EST - As part of its flood of announcements in the runup to this year's Photo Marketing Association tradeshow in Orlando, Florida, Canon Inc. has today announced two new cameras in its Digital ELPH series.
The Canon PowerShot SD400 and SD500 Digital ELPH are stylish compact models that are similar in name and size, but look quite different from each other and offer sensor resolutions of five and seven megapixels respectively. The lower resolution SD400, planned to cost $399.99, couples its imager with a 35 - 105mm equivalent 3x optical zoom lens, 2.0" LCD, optical viewfinder, SD / MMC storage,...
Canon: New EF-S lens, wireless controller (UPDATED)|
06:05 EST - Alongside today's announcement of the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT, the company has announced a new EF-S 60mm macro lens compatible with the camera (as well as the older Rebel and higher-spec EOS 20D models).
The Canon EF-S 60MM F/2.8 Macro USM lens announcement shares a press release with a new wireless controller, the LC-5, scheduled to ship in June with pricing as-yet unannounced. The LC-5 is for EOS cameras with a three-pin N3 remote socket (meaning the only camera that can use both the wireless controller and EF-S 60mm lens together is the EOS 20D). We don't currently have product photos or specifications...
Canon SELPHY CP600 photo printer announced|
06:05 EST - Canon USA has today announced a new compact photo printer model scheduled to make its debut at the Photo Marketing Association tradeshow in Orlando, Florida.
The Canon SELPHY CP600 is a dye sublimation printer which uses a protective overcoating, and is suitable for making borderless or bordered postcard, credit card label or mini label prints at a resolution of 300 x 300 dots per inch, using yellow, cyan and magenta dyes (256 levels per color). Postcard sized prints take 63 seconds, and paper / dye cartridge are sold as a package together, replaced at...
|Wednesday, February 16, 2005|
Another new ultracompact - Rollei's dp5200|
16:48 EST - Rounding out the company's announcements in the runup to this year's Photo Marketing Association trade show in Orlando, Florida, Rollei USA has unveiled its second ultracompact digital camera model of the day.
The Rollei Prego dp5200 features a five megapixel imager and unbranded 3x optical zoom lens. Other features include an optical viewfinder and a large 2.5" LCD display, ISO sensitivities up to 200, two metering modes, SD / MMC storage, as well as USB and video connectivity. Power comes from a proprietary Lithium Ion rechargeable battery, whch is included in the product bundle along with a charger....
Rollei's dk4010 long-zoom digicam|
16:40 EST - Rollei USA's third announcement of the day is the dk4010, a long-zoom digicam with a D-VarioApogon branded 10x optical zoom lens that reaches out to a maximum telephoto of 370mm (35mm equivalent).
The Rollei dk4010 offers both an electronic (ferroelectric LCD) viewfinder and 1.5" LCD display, ISO sensitivities up to 800, a choice of Program / Aperture Priority / Shutter Priority modes, SD / MMC storage, as well as USB and video connectivity. Power comes from four AA batteries, with disposable alkalines included in the product bundle. The Rollei dk4010 will go on sale in March, at a price...
Rollei dr5100: 5mpix, 3x zoom|
16:30 EST - Rollei's second new digicam announcement of the day is the dr5100, a five megapixel camera with a D-Vario-Apogon branded 3x optical zoom lens.
Slated for March availability in the US at a price of $400, the dr5100 offers both an optical viewfinder and 1.8" LCD display, ISO sensitivities up to 1600 from its 1/1.8" CCD sensor, three metering modes, SD / MMC and 16MB built-in storage, as well as USB and video connectivity. Power comes from two AA batteries, or a proprietary Lithium Ion rechargeable (an optional extra). Full specifications...
Rollei announces dr5 digital camera|
16:22 EST - A newly restructured Rollei USA LLC today announced four new digital cameras, each covered by its own press release (and hence given separate news items on our site).
The first of the four, the Rollei dr5, is a stylish ultracompact model with five megapixel imager and D-Vario-Apogon branded 4.8xoptical zoom lens. Scheduled to reach stores in March (with pricing as-yet unannounced), the dr5 offers both an optical viewfinder and 1.8" LCD display, ISO sensitivities up to 800, three metering modes, SD / MMC and 12MB built-in storage, as well as USB and video connectivity....
PRESS RELEASE: Rollei is Back! First Single Lens Reflex Auto Focus Camera in 6x6 Medium Format to be Unveiled by Rollei at PMA |
16:09 EST - Four Other New Cameras To Be Introduced ORLANDO, FL, (February 16, 2005) - Rollei, manufacturer of the classic twin-lens 6x6 Rolleiflex that has been a workhorse and a work of art for 85 years to professionals and enthusiasts, is back in the U.S.! And in a big way. Rollei will introduce five new cameras for professional photographers and digital camera enthusiasts, at the PMA 2005 Annual Convention... (More)
Nikon announces D2Hs digital SLR (UPDATED)|
00:01 EST - Nikon USA has today announced an update to its D2H digital camera, in the form of the new Nikon D2Hs, currently slated to ship in March at an MSRP price of $3499.95.
The D2Hs, like the D2H (announced in July 2003) before it, features a 4.1 effective megapixel Nikon JFET LBCAST image sensor, in a rugged moisture / dust-sealed magnesium alloy body. Changes from the D2H include a new image processing engine (said to offer finer gradations and lower noise), a greater burst depth of 40 RAW or 50 JPEG frames, a new 3D-Color Matrix Metering II system, fine-tuned white...
Nikon announces Coolpix 5900 and 7900|
00:01 EST - Nikon USA has today announced two new Coolpix models that differ mostly in their choice of imager - either 5.1 or 7.1 effective megapixels.
The lower-resolution of the pair is the Coolpix 5900, while the Coolpix 7900 sports the higher resolution. Both cameras share a similar body with Zoom Nikkor ED 3x optical zoom lens, 2.0" LCD display, Secure Digital and 13.5MB of built-in memory for storage, USB connectivity, and switchable NTSC / PAL video output. The Coolpix 5900 will go on sale in March for $349.95, while the Coolpix 7900...
Nikon announces three new Coolpix digicams|
00:01 EST - Nikon USA has today announced three new Coolpix digital cameras, all sharing somewhat similar styling (and grouped in a single press release).
Of the three, the Coolpix 4600 and 5600 are the most closely related, sharing essentially the same body and lens, but with differing imagers. The Coolpix 4600 offers a 4.0 effective megapixel resolution, while the Coolpix 5600 boosts this to 5.1 megapixels. The differing sensors likely account for the very slight difference in effective focal lengths quoted, with the Coolpix 4600 being just a touch...
|Tuesday, February 15, 2005|
PRESS RELEASE: MediaGear's New Flash-HD to Go Wins American PHOTO Magazine's 2004 Editors Choice Award |
12:57 EST - MediaGear Inc., (www.mymediagear.com), a manufacturer and marketer of digital camera peripherals for transfer, storage, archiving, and processing of digital photos, announced today that its popular Flash-HD to Go has won the prestigious 2004 American PHOTO Editors Choice Award. The portable Flash-HD to Go is a self-contained backup solution for Flash Memory Cards that reliably and quickly stores your... (More)
PRESS RELEASE: Fujifilm Introduces Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Paper Super Type C And Type PD |
11:59 EST - More Accurate Color Reproduction, More Brilliant Whites, Improved Highlight Detail and Image Stability Valhalla, NY, February 14, 2005 - Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc., a leading provider of imaging products and services, introduces Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Paper Super Type C, and Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Paper Super Type PD at the PMA 2005 Annual Convention and Trade Show... (More)
PRESS RELEASE: Fujifilm Unveils 1GB xD-Picture Card Type M |
11:54 EST - Obtaining 1GB capacity, new architecture optimized for next generation cameras Valhalla, NY, February 14, 2005 - Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc., a leading supplier of imaging and information solutions, today announced the April availability of the Fujifilm 1GB xD-Picture Card™ Type M and will unveil the new card design at their booth at the Photographic Marketing Association (PMA) show in Orlando, Florida.... (More)
Casio announces new Exilim digicams|
11:11 EST - Casio has today announced two new ultra-compact digital camera models for its Exilim ZOOM series.
The Casio Exilim ZOOM EX-Z750 is a 7.2 megapixel, 3x optical zoom camera with 2.5" LCD and optical viewfinder, and USB 2.0 High-Speed connectivity, planned to cost $449.99. The EX-Z57 is a 5.0 megapixel, 3x optical zoom model with no optical viewfinder, but a slightly larger 2.7" LCD display, featuring USB connectivity via a bundled cradle, and is slated for a $399.99 pricetag. Both cameras...
PRESS RELEASE: Olympus Announces One Gigabyte xD-Picture Card And New Mobile USB Reader/Writer Exclusively For xD Media |
00:01 EST - USB Reader/Writer is an Inexpensive Way to Upgrade xD Card to a Portable Storage Device Capable of Sharing Images, Music, Video and Documents Melville, New York, February 15, 2005 – Olympus today announced the release of a One Gigabyte xD-Picture Card™ and a new Portable USB Reader/Writer for xD media. As one of the world's smallest storage media for digital cameras and digital voice... (More)
|Monday, February 14, 2005|
PRESS RELEASE: Konica Minolta Introduces DiMAGE Transfer Software For Studio Photography|
10:00 EST - Mahwah, NJ (February 14, 2005) – Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A., Inc. introduces DiMAGE Transfer – a free software download from the Konica Minolta Web site for Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D users. Konica Minolta’s new DiMAGE Transfer makes it easy for studio photographers to transfer images directly to their PC’s hard drive via a USB cable when shooting with Maxxum 7D. In addition to enabling the... (More)
Pentax announces new *ist DS variant (UPDATED)|
01:06 EST - Pentax's third pre-PMA announcement of the day isn't a new camera per se - instead, the company is to release a new variation on an existing model.
The Pentax *ist DS, first announced last September in a black bodied version, will soon ship in another version sporting silver and black body panels. Specifications of the *ist DS Silver are otherwise identical to the existing version. Pricing and availability for the Pentax *ist DS Silver have not yet been announced. Full specifications for the *ist DS can be found in our earlier news item.
Pentax announces Optio S5n (UPDATED)|
01:01 EST - In its second new camera announcement of the day, Pentax has today announced a new five megapixel model for its Optio S series.
The Pentax Optio S5n digital camera couples its 5.25 megapixels (total) CCD imager with an smc Pentax 3x optical zoom lens equivalent to 35.6 - 107mm on a 35mm camera. As with other recent S-series models, the lens features Pentax's unusual "sliding lens system", which removes elements from the optical path as the lens retracts, allowing a slimmer profile when the camera is powered off....
Pentax announces Optio 50 (UPDATED)|
00:52 EST - Pentax has today announced a new five megapixel digital camera model aimed at entry level users.
The Pentax Optio 50 digital camera couples its 5.19 megapixels (total) CCD imager with a 3x optical zoom lens equivalent to 32 - 96mm on a 35mm camera. Other features include a 1.8" LCD display with 130,000 pixels, actual-image viewfinder, four-mode internal flash, five scene modes, USB and video connectivity, SD / MMC and 12MB of built in memory for storage, and power from two AA batteries....
|Sunday, February 13, 2005|
Sigma announces thirteen new lenses|
19:00 EST - Sigma Corporation of Japan has today announced a whopping thirteen new lenses in the runup to this year's Photo Marketing Association Spring tradeshow, to be held in Orlando, Florida.
Of the thirteen lenses, three are designed with a reduced APS-C image circle and are solely for use on digital SLRs, while the remaining ten are 35mm lenses and can be used on either film or digital SLRs. Eight of the new lenses are zooms, while the remainder are primes (fixed focal length lenses) varying from 30mm to 800mm focal lengths. Pricing and availability information are not available at this...
|Saturday, February 12, 2005|
PRESS RELEASE: ConvertToBW Pro v3.0 for Mac OS X|
14:35 EST - theimagingfactory has just released ConvertToBW Pro v3.0 for Mac OS X. ConvertToBW Pro is a Photoshop plugin for highly customized color to B&W conversions mimicking conventional photography techniques. This popular plugin has now been updated to version 3.0 for Mac OS X. Featuring a completely redesigned user-interface experience, this next major incarnation of the plugin includes a variety of workflow-oriented... (More)
|Friday, February 11, 2005|
Epson announces Stylus Photo R1800 (UPDATED)|
00:01 EST - Epson America Inc. has today announced a new photo printer for its Stylus Photo line.
The Epson Stylus Photo R1800 features a 5760 x 1440 dpi resolution, 1.5 picoliter droplet size, eight ink colors using UltraChrome Hi-Gloss inks, and a print longevity claims to be from 104 to 200 years on a variety of Epson paper types. Print speeds are said to be 42 seconds for a 4" x 6" print, and 111 seconds for an 11" x 14" print, and the R1800 offers borderless printing for...
|Tuesday, February 8, 2005|
Panasonic: Two new long-zoom Lumix digicams|
15:24 EST - The final two of five digital camera announcements today from Panasonic couple 4.0 and 5.0 effective megapixel CCD imagers respectively with a powerful 12x optical zoom lens manufactured with input from Leica Microsystems IR GmbH.
The lower-resolution Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ4 is almost identical to its higher-resolution DMC-FZ5, with the exception of the latter's larger LCD display, microphone (for movies and audio clips), sensor difference, and a slight difference in ISO ratings possible. The DMC-FZ4 features a a 1.5" LCD display with 114,000 pixels, while the DMC-FZ5 upgrades this to a a 1.8" LCD display with 130,000...
Panasonic: Two new LZ Lumix digicams|
10:24 EST - As part of its five digital camera announcements for the day, Panasonic has unveiled two closely related models featuring an image-stabilised 6x optical zoom lens coupled with 4.0 and 5.0 effective megapixel CCD imagers respectively.
The lower-resolution Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ1 is almost identical to its higher-resolution DMC-LZ2 sibling, with the exception of the latter's microphone (for movies and audio clips), sensor difference, and a slight difference in ISO ratings possible. Both cameras forgo any form of optical viewfinder in favor of a 2.0" LCD display with 85,000 pixels. Images are stored on SD and MMC memory cards,...
Panasonic: New 4mpix image stabilised compact digicam|
10:22 EST - Panasonic has today announced a new digital camera model featuring an image-stabilised 3x optical zoom lens coupled to a 4.0 effective megapixel CCD imager.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS1 forgoes any form of optical viewfinder in favor of a 2.0" LCD display with 85,000 pixels. Images are stored on SD and MMC memory cards, or in 14MB of internal memory. The camera offers USB 1.1 connectivity, as well as NTSC / PAL switchable video output. Power is supplied by two AA batteries, with disposable Oxyride batteries included in the camera bundle. The Panasonic...
Fujifilm announces FinePix F10 (UPDATED)|
00:01 EST - Fuji Photo Film USA Inc. has today unveiled a new compact camera model that combines a 6.3 effective megapixel SuperCCD HR imager and Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens.
Other features of the Fujifilm FinePix F10 digital camera include image resolutions up to 2848 x 2136 pixels, ISO sensitivities up to 1600, a choice of 64 Multi Point TTL, Average or Spot metering, VGA movie mode, and Natural light, Sports, Portrait, Night scene, or Landscape scene modes. Further hardware features include a built-in flash, xD-Picture Card storage, and a large 2.5" LCD display....
Fujifilm announces FinePix Z1|
00:01 EST - Fuji Photo Film USA Inc. has today unveiled a new ultracompact camera model featuring a 5.1 megapixel SuperCCD HR imager and Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens.
Other features of the Fujifilm FinePix Z1 digital camera include image resolutions up to 2592 x 1944 pixels, ISO sensitivities up to 800, 64-zone TTL metering, VGA movie mode, and Natural light, Sports, Portrait, Night scene, or Landscape scene modes. Further hardware features include a built-in flash, xD-Picture Card storage, and a large 2.5" LCD display. The Fujifilm FinePix Z1 will ship in...
Fujifilm announces two A-series digicams|
00:01 EST - A press release from Fuji Photo Film USA Inc. today expands its A-series of FinePix digital cameras for the budget-conscious to include two new models.
Both cameras are obviously closely related; the camera body is essentially identical, and the main differences appear to relate to a slightly different sensor resolution. The Fujifilm FinePix A345 is a 4.1 megapixel model, while the A350 boosts this to 5.2 megapixels. Other features shared by both cameras include xD-Picture Card storage, 3x Fujinon zoom lens, 1.7" LCD display, real-image optical...
|Wednesday, February 2, 2005|
Sony Europe unveils Cyber-shot DSC-W5|
11:20 EST - A new digital camera model that briefly appeared on (and just as quickly disappeared from) consumer electronics giant Sony's shopping website SonyStyle a few days ago has now been officially announced by Sony Europe in Berlin.
Updating the popular DSC-W1 model, the DSC-W5 is set to ship later this month across Europe, with pricing set at €370 (roughly equivalent to US$483, ignoring exchange rate fluctuations, taxes and duties). Note that a significantly lower US price was shown on the SonyStyle site when the camera was accidentally posted there, but as the camera has not yet been announced in this region, we don't currently...
|Tuesday, February 1, 2005|
Canon replaces PowerShot A85|
07:17 EST - Canon Inc. has today announced a new digital camera model that updates an existing model in much the same fashion as a similar announcement a couple of weeks ago.
The PowerShot A510 was a replacement for the PowerShot A75, and featured overhauled styling, a more powerful zoom lens, and improved power consumption. The new PowerShot A520 replaces the PowerShot A85 model announced last July, and features near-identical updates to the styling, the same updated zoom lens, the same SD / MMC storage slot (instead of CompactFlash on the A85), and the same reduction...
Casio announces EXILIM Pro EX-P505 (UPDATED)|
07:42 EST - Casio worldwide has today announced a new digital camera model that marks the Japanese manufacturer's first footsteps into the SLR-style digicam arena.
The Casio EXILIM Pro EX-P505 features a five megapixel CCD imager coupled with coupled with a 5x optical zoom lens. Unusually for the form factor, the camera forgoes any optical or electronic viewfinders in favor of the tilt/swivel 2.0" LCD display which is also used for image review. Other features include a pop-up flash, full manual controls, 7.5MB of built-in storage as well as SD / MMC card...
|Wednesday, January 26, 2005|
PRESS RELEASE: Enhancements to KODAK PROSHOTS System Provides Broader Print-Ordering and Creative Options for Pro Photographers and Labs|
02:57 EST - Greater Product Range, Overall Ease-of-Use Contribute to Improved Workflow ROCHESTER, January 25, 2005 ¾ Eastman Kodak Company today introduced new versions of KODAK PROSHOTS Studio Software Suite v6.3, KODAK PROSHOTS Basics Software v2.0 and KODAK PROSHOTS Online Services v7.0 that, via labs, will provide photographers with a broader range of templates for their print ordering process. Photographers... (More)
Konica Minolta announces DiMAGE Z20|
07:59 EST - The second announcement from Konica Minolta USA today is an update to the existing DiMAGE Z10 model that replaces that model's 3.2 megapixel imager with a 5.0 megapixel type.
The camera retains the same 8x optical zoom lens, electronic viewfinder and 1.5" LCD display as its predecessor. Other features include a burst mode of 1 frame per second, full manual controls, internal flash, 15fps VGA movie mode, 14.5MB of built-in memory and Secure Digital removeable storage, NTSC / PAL video and USB connectivity, and power from four AA batteries. Pricing and availability...
Konica Minolta announces DiMAGE Z5|
07:04 EST - One of two new announcements from Konica Minolta USA today in the runup to this year's Photo Marketing Association trade show in Orlando, Florida sees the company updating its DiMAGE Z3 model with a higher-resolution imager and larger LCD display.
Where the DiMAGE Z3 was a four megapixel camera with a 1.5" LCD display, the DiMAGE Z5 features a five megapixel imager and 2.0" LCD. The camera shares the same Konica Minolta GT APO 12x optical zoom lens and anti-shake system as its predecessor, along with a video AF system that the company says is the fastest in its class. Other features include an electronic viewfinder, burst mode of...
|Thursday, January 20, 2005|
Canon announces PowerShot A510 digital camera|
06:24 EST - Canon USA has today announced a new digital camera for its PowerShot A-series that couples a 3.2 megapixel imager with a 4x optical zoom lens.
With styling reminiscent of recent A-series cameras including PowerShot A75 model (which Canon notes the A510 follows in the footsteps of), the A75 draws power from two AA batteries in place of the four used in past models - but apparently should offer similar battery life thanks to reductions in power consumption. Thanks to the reduction in batteries and a change to Secure Digital media instead of...
|Wednesday, January 19, 2005|
PRESS RELEASE: Four New DC lenses for “Konica Minolta” digital SLR camera|
19:00 EST - Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the availability of four pieces of compact-lightweight DC lenses (18-50mm F2.8 EX DC, 18-50mm F3.5-5.6 DC, 18-125mm F3.5-5.6 DC, 55-200mmF4-5.6 DC) for Konica Minolta digital SLR camera. These lenses are exclusively designed for digital SLR cameras. The image circle that DC lenses create is large enough to cover these smaller APS-C image sensors adequately.... (More)
Epson announces Perfection 4990 scanners|
01:48 EST - Epson America has announced two new flatbed scanner models targetted at advanced amateurs and graphic professionals.
The Epson Perfection 4990 Photo and 4990 Pro are essentially the same scanner with differing software bundles. The scanner itself has an optical resolution of 4800 x 9600dpi, and is 16-bit internally/externally. It can scan 8" x 10" transparencies, and comes with holders for eight 35mm slides, three to six medium format (120/220mm, 2 1/4", or 6 x 12cm) frames, or two 4" x 5" frames. According to Epson...
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