PMA 2001 - February 11, 2001
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Minolta's new digital cameras.  Copyright (c) 2001, Michael R. Tomkins, all rights reserved. Minolta Dimage S304, S5, S7 - details and lots of pics! (UPDATED)
16:39 EST - As PMA starts, Minolta shows three new digital cameras - and we have details along with lots of exclusive pictures!

Minolta has for the first time officially shown three new digital cameras at PMA 2001... The Dimage S304, Dimage 5 and Dimage 7 digital cameras are being shown under glass with limited specifications available, but we are proud to bring you numerous exclusive sample pictures of all three cameras below! The Dimage S304 features a 3.3 megapixel 1/1.8" CCD image sensor, 4x optical zoom lens equivalent... (More)

ELPH-Size Digital Prints!
16:36 EST - One of the smaller Canon products introduced at PMA this year is the Card Photo Printer CP-10. Sporting a slick translucent blue case and a tiny 4.2 x 4.9 x 1.8-inch footprint, the CP-10 is a perfect fit for the new PowerShot A20, A10, and S300 ELPH digital cameras. When connected via a dedicated interface, the cameras and printer make beautiful thermal-dye-sub prints together -- high-quality output, about the size of a credit-card! (More) Provides Online Marketing Services for Professional Photographers
13:10 EST - Professional photographers are quickly learning that marketing on the 'net is key to survival in the digital age, but not everyone has the Internet savy -- or the bucks to hire a professional -- to launch their own photography websites. has come to the rescue with a new Professional Studios hosting service. Not only do they post your images in a personal online photo gallery, they also offer e-commerce solutions, print processing, order fulfillment, and customer service. It's a photographer's marketing dream come true! (More)

PMA show officially opens, much more news on the way!
10:40 EST - The PMA 2001 show officially opens today, and we have lots more news on the way for you... We attended the DigitalFocus press event last night, and saw quite a few new products including Fuji's FinePix 2300 and 6800 Zoom, Toshiba's new PDR-M61 and PDR-M65, two new digital cameras from SiPix, Nikon's D1X, Epson printers, Canon scanners and more! To get you started whilst we're working on our coverage, here's a photo of the entrance to the DigitalFocus 2001 event - an incredible ice sculpture with real flowers frozen inside it, which doubled as a bar!

Digital Focus 2001 - the incredible ice sculpture / bar at the entrance to the event. Copyright (c) 2001, Michael R. Tomkins. All rights reserved.

Epson Photo Printers Cross the Atlantic! (UPDATED)
10:36 EST - You read about them here in early January: Three new Epson printers with high-resolution borderless printing, priced for the consumer and prosumer markets! First announced by the European and Japanese press (with slightly different designations), now they've made their American debut, and we have the full scoop.

Epson America announced its official U.S. launch of three new printers this week, featuring the company's patented BorderFree print technology for creating photorealistic borderless prints on the desktop. The Epson Stylus Photo 780, 890, and 1280 printers provide 2,880 x 720 dpi resolution, six-color ink, and Epson’s advanced Micro Piezo ink-jet technology for virtually continuous-tone quality... (More)

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