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Monday, January 31, 2005

Casio: EXILIM EX-Z55 special editions
07:51 EST - Our friends at the LetsGoDigital website have picked up news of two special edition versions of Casio's EX-Z55 digital camera.

According to LetsGoDigital, the EXILIM EX-Z55 will soon ship in two additional color schemes - "Black Panther" and "Deep Blue". First announced on August 25, 2004, the EX-Z55 updates the past EXILIM EX-Z40... (More)

Casio's EXILIM EX-P505 digital camera. Courtesy of Casio, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. 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... (More)

Saturday, January 29, 2005

ePorter announces flash card holder (UPDATED)
04:21 EST - We received an email today from the folks at ePorter Inc., announcing a new case that aims to keep your flash cards close at hand.

If you've purchased several flash cards for your digital camera, you're probably familiar with the problem - where do you store them when you're out in the field? Unless you keep your camera in a case... (More)

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)

PRESS RELEASE: New Image Processing Technology Breaks Traditional Optics Limitations Of Cameraphones
02:39 EST - DxO Aperture™ allows cameraphones to collect up to 4 times more light, extending shooting latitude to dim light environments and higher motion scenes A typical cameraphone usage… …powered by DxO Aperture: 4 times more light! Paris, France, January 25, 2005 - DxO Labs, a software editor focused on image processing research, announces DxO Aperture, a new technology that breaks... (More)

Friday, January 21, 2005

Konica Minolta's DiMAGE Z20 digital camera. Courtesy of Konica Minolta, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. 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... (More)

Konica Minolta's DiMAGE Z5 digital camera. Courtesy of Konica Minolta, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. 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... (More)

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... (More)

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Sigma's 55-200mm F4-5.6 DC lens. Courtesy of Sigma, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. 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)

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

DxO: New support for DNG, more lenses (UPDATED)
22:19 EST - A press release from French software company DxO Labs has announced that its DxO Raw Engine will be updated to support output to Adobe's DNG "Digital Negative" file format.

Availability of the update isn't yet known, but is currently slated for "early 2005". Users of the company's software will be able to process their RAW images in DxO Raw Engine, correcting for common flaws... (More)

Monday, January 17, 2005

Konica Minolta UK: New DiMAGE E50
13:13 EST - A press release today from Konica Minolta UK announces its new DiMAGE E50 digital camera, our friends at the Digital Photography Review report.

The camera, for which specs can be found in DPReview's news item, is essentially identical to Minox's DC 5222 model announced a few days ago, as well as Rollei's Prego dp5200 from last November (although... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: New lower prices on select Nikon Coolpix Digital Cameras
12:29 EST - MISSISSAUGA, ON, January 17, 2005 - Nikon Canada Inc. today announced lower MSRP's* for selected top-selling Nikon Coolpix digital cameras. New lower MSRP's*: Coolpix 4100, was $339.95, now $299.95 Coolpix 5100, was $369.95, now $339.95 Coolpix 4200, was $399.95, now $369.95 Coolpix 5400, was $679.95, now $599.95 "Coolpix cameras are loaded with advanced technology and features that even a first-time... (More)

Friday, January 14, 2005

The Imaging Resource logo. Copyright (c) 2001, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. NiMH Battery Shootout updated!
23:17 EST - After a looong hiatus, I've finally dusted off my battery test setup, and started testing NiMH AA cells again.

The latest results are posted on my NiMH Battery Shootout page, with Energizer finally edging out longtime champ Powerex for the top spot, albeit not by a large margin. Thanks to our friends at Thomas... (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.... (More)

Thursday, January 13, 2005

PRESS RELEASE: Version 2.2 of Asiva plugins released
23:08 EST - Shapiro Consulting Group, Inc. (SCGI) is announcing the release of version 2.2 of the Asiva® Sharpen+Soften, Correct+Apply Color, Shift+Gain and Selection Plug-ins for Adobe® Photoshop® 5.5 through CS, for Apple Macintosh® and Microsoft® Windows platforms. A bundled version 2.2 of these 4 plug-ins has also been released for immediate sale. All Asiva® products feature 16-bit... (More)

Review posted for Konica Minolta DiMAGE X50
17:04 EST - I've been a fan of Minolta's (now Konica Minolta's) "X" line of subcompact cameras since the original version was first introduced nearly three years ago.

Ultra-compact digital cameras often seem to involve a lot of compromises and tradeoffs, but the new DiMAGE X50 takes very nice photos under a wide range of conditions, and offers a decent range of exposure... (More)

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

PRESS RELEASE: Olympus Announces Release Date & Specifications of Zuiko Digital ED7-14mm F4.0 Lens
21:05 EST - * The information contained in this news release applies only to the Japanese market. Olympus Imaging Corporation (President: Hiroshi Komiya) is pleased to announce the release date and specifications of the ZUIKO DIGITAL ED7-14mm (14-28mm) F4.0 Olympus E-System interchangeable lens that was announced on September 28, 2004. Details are shown below. Note: Figures in parentheses ( ) indicate equivalent... (More)

Macworld Expo: We Hit the Floor (UPDATED)
17:34 EST - We've updated our report after two days of lugging our portable publishing studio up and down the aisles of the Expo hall.

SAN FRANCISCO -- This year's show occupies only the South Hall exhibit area, but it's full. Expo PR Manager Mike Sponseller pointed out the 280 exhibitors include 20 more than last year. They've just been... (More)

Nikkei speculates on Sony's CMOS future
15:14 EST - An interesting article from Nikkei Electronics Asia looks at Nikon's D2X digital SLR, which features a CMOS image sensor from electronics heavyweight Sony.

The article, authored by Nikkei's Tomohiro Otsuki, speculates that the imager is part of a larger plan by Sony to eventually switch from CCD to CMOS imagers across its line. According to the article, Sony... (More)

Fujifilm's FinePix A330 digital camera. Copyright © 2005, The Imaging Resource.  All rights reserved. Review posted for Fuji FinePix A330
08:45 EST - This camera is the "little brother" to the A340 that we reviewed a short while ago.

The two cameras are essentially identical apart from the sensor resolution, the A340 having a 4-megapixel chip, the A330 a 3-megapixel one. Images from the two cameras were also fairly similar in terms... (More)

Nikon's D2X digital camera. Courtesy of Nikon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Nikon Announces Pricing And Availability For D2x Digital SLR Camera And AF-S VR Nikkor 300mm F/2.8g ED-IF Lens
07:00 EST - Nikon Inc. is pleased to announce pricing and availability for its highly anticipated D2X professional digital SLR camera. The camera will begin shipping on February 25, 2005 with a suggested street price of $4999.95 (MSRP $6299.95). Designed as a truly versatile workhorse camera for many professional disciplines, the 12.4 million-pixel D2X blends for the first time the high levels of resolution... (More)

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

MW2004.jpg Jobs' Keynote -- Are We There Yet? (UPDATED)
17:04 EST - Ten million iPods, but eight of them in 2004 and half of that in the last quarter. One hundred and one stores in three and a half years with one million visitors a week (20 Macworlds a week). And now the $499 Dell-killer. Is Apple there yet?

SAN FRANCISCO -- Macworld Expo opened here today with the traditional keynote review and preview of Apple products by company CEO Steve Jobs. A morning storm did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of the... (More)

Pentax's Optio750Z digital camera. Courtesy of Pentax, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Pentax Optio 750Z review posted
12:17 EST - With a 7.0-megapixel CCD, 5x optical zoom lens, exposure control ranging from fully automatic to fully manual, and a wide selection of creative modes and features, the Pentax Optio 750Z offers a lot of the functionality of higher-end digicams in a compact, easy to use package.

The camera's varying levels of exposure control suit it for any level of user, and novices will enjoy being able to slowly expand their control as they gain more experience. New Optio features such as... (More)

Monday, January 10, 2005

MW2004.jpg Our Macworld Expo Covers Begins Tomorrow
21:59 EST - It's not all about iPods, we nod grimly to ourselves, as we kayak down Market St. to the Moscone Convention Center for a peek around Macworld Expo 2005. The iPod storm has been upstaged by a real storm, flooding some city streets (and not with MP3s).

You'll notice the entrance to the South Hall has an intriguing Epson banner and we expect at least one major non-Apple software announcement. So we're anticipating some interesting news for digital photographers... (More)

CompactFlash spec gets a speed boost
13:04 EST - The CompactFlash Association (CFA) has announced that it has released a new version of its specifications for CompactFlash cards that gives the format a hefty boost in theoretical speeds.

Version 3.0 of the CompactFlash spec offers support for a data transfer rate of 66MB/second using Ultra DMA 33 / Ultra DMA 66 modes, just over four times the current 16MB/second limit of the CompactFlash... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Digital Outback Photo released: DOP EasyS Sharpening Toolkit (PC only)
12:42 EST - Photoshop actions and plugin for $29.95 Since about a year Digital Outback Photo sells is EasyS Sharpening plugin. We now launch the EasyS Sharpening Toolkit that consists of a sharpening plugin and actions that allow end user fine tuning of their sharpening process. EasyS Sharpening Toolkit is based on the same technology used in EasyS but... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: How can your older-model digital camera find new life and bring military families closer together? 30 Minute Photos Etc & Operation Homefront Partner.
12:38 EST - (Irvine, CA) December 30, 2004 --Mitch Goldstone a well-known leader in the photo industry, is also recognized for his national grassroots campaigns, such as, which brought thousands of people to New York City to support the airlines and commerce in the Big Apple after 9/11. Among other humanitarian campaigns was last summer's which was also organized with his... (More)

Just Show Me How logo. Click here to visit the Just Show Me How website! Rob Galbraith's seminars draw nearer
12:23 EST - We told you last November that Rob Galbraith, professional photojournalist and proprietor of the Digital Photography Insights website, would soon be offering a series of seminars to teach you how to improve your imaging workflow.

Given Rob's ten years of digital photography experience, we'd expect the seminars will prove very informative. A press release today previews the "Just Show Me How" seminars, due to start in New York just... (More)

Saturday, January 8, 2005

Printer Review: Epson 2200 -- The Old Gray Mare
21:59 EST - Long lost review recovered! Well, not actually, but we did finally get around to writing up our review of the venerable Epson Stylus Photo 2200. You can bet, if we hadn't liked it, we wouldn't have kept it around so long.

In fact, you can rewrite those lyrics now. The old gray mare is still what she used to be. There are faster printers and newer ink sets, but the old gray mare can still pull a plow. Read our report. (More)

Friday, January 7, 2005

Casio announces QV-R62
14:22 EST - Casio USA has unveiled its new QV-R62 digital camera at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Announced last month in Europe, the QV-R62 is essentially identical to the company's QV-R61 model (never announced for the US market), but ships with AA alkaline batteries instead of that model's NiMH... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Casio Honored With Three CES Innovations 2005 Design And Engineering Awards
14:08 EST - DOVER, NJ - November 10, 2004 - Casio, Inc., a leading innovator in digital cameras and timepieces, has been selected to receive CES Innovations 2005 Design and Engineering Awards for three of its products. Casio's award-winning products include the EXILIM CARD EX-S100 and EXILIM PRO EX-P700 digital cameras, and the ANA-DIGI Atomic Solar G-Shock GW1200BA-1AV timepiece. These prestigious annual awards... (More)

Get your new digital SLR - in stock today!
09:16 EST - Looking to purchase a new single-lens reflex digital camera?

If so, you'll know how hard it can be to find the hottest new models in stock at a reasonable price (particularly with the holiday season just over). Imaging Resource advertiser currently has... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Olympus goes to the super bowl to launch first picture-taking digital music player
08:05 EST - Olympus m:robe - the First Digital Music Player With a Built-in Digital Camera - will be Featured in the Brand's First Super Bowl Commercials Since 1981 Melville, New York, January 6, 2005 - A wild blend of digital music, photographs and extreme alternative dance will appear on the telecast of Super Bowl XXXIX, as Olympus Imaging America Inc. launches m:robe 500, the first digital music player with... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Ritz Camera Centers Announces Installation Of Print Bars In Stores Nationwide
08:02 EST - BELTSVILLE, Md. - January 6, 2005 - Ritz Camera Centers has added another feature to their stores to make printing digital images even easier than before. Print Bars have been installed in approximately 50 Ritz Camera and Wolf Camera stores across the country, with more stores scheduled to get the print bar equipment this year. Print Bars allow customers to sit at machines to select, edit, and... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: SanDisk Demonstrates Highly Innovative SD Memory Card With Built-in USB Connectivity
01:26 EST - SanDisk Demonstrates Dual Functionality Card That Works Seamlessly In Any SD Card Slot As Well As A USB2.0 Flash Drive LAS VEGAS, NV, JANUARY 6, 2005 – SanDiskâ Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) today introduced an innovative SD™ flash memory card with built-in USB connectivity. The new product means greater convenience and cost savings for consumers who can just plug the SD card into... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Sony's New 4GB Memory Stick Pro (High Speed) Media Takes Digital Storage To The Next Level
01:09 EST - Higher Capacity Helps Store and Easily Share Digital Photos, Video and More LAS VEGAS (CES Booth #N109), Jan. 5, 2005 - Sony is doubling the capacity of its flash media product line with the introduction of 4GB Memory Stick PRO™ (High Speed) media. The new 4GB media is expected to become a valuable tool for users who need to store and easily transfer large quantities of digital content, such... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: SR Inc. releases Digi-Slave L-Ring Ultra II
01:00 EST - SR Inc. has released the Digi-Slave L-Ring Ultra II, an upgraded LED ring light that is a powerful, versatile tool for macro digital photography. The L-Ring Ultra II features: 24 oversized, super-bright LEDs for maximum power (up to 12W) Larger inner diameter that can accommodate any lens size (no more vignetting) Continuous light or flash mode Sync connector for PC or hot-shoe connection Full or... (More)

Wednesday, January 5, 2005

Sony announces Cyber-shot DSC-T33 (UPDATED)
20:32 EST - Sony USA has today announced its new Cyber-shot DSC-T33 digital camera in the runup to this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

An update to the DSC-T3 model that was announced last August (but never offered in the USA), the DSC-T33 is visually very similar to that model - only slight styling tweaks differentiate the two. These... (More)

Sony announces Cyber-shot DSC-P200 (UPDATED)
20:31 EST - Sony's second digital camera announcement of the day in the runup to the Consumer Electronics Show is the Cyber-shot DSC-P200.

As with the other announcement, the P200 is a minor update to an existing model - in this case updating the DSC-P150 with cosmetic changes and a slightly larger LCD. Where the P150's LCD was a 1.8"... (More)

EASYSHARE-ONE.jpg Behind the Kodak Wi-Fi Digicam
18:17 EST - Kodak's introduction today of its $699 EasyShare-One Wi-Fi digicam comes 30 years after it concocted "the world's first known operational electronic CCD still image camera" ( With a 100x100-pixel sensor that required 23 seconds to record an image to cassette tape, that pioneering effort may seem forgettable. But that anniversary was one of the first things Kodak's Michael McDougall mentioned in our December phone interview to discuss the company's latest digicam. McDougall is the director of products and services for Kodak's worldwide public relations in digital and film imaging systems.

From McDougall's point of view, the new EasyShare-One is another pioneering effort. Just how that's so isn't immediately obvious. It's easy to dismiss the EasyShare-One as a 4-Mmp, 3x zoom digicam with... (More)

Kodak's EasyShare-One digital camera. Courtesy of Eastman Kodak Co., with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Kodak announces wireless-ready digicam (UPDATED)
15:35 EST - In its third new digital camera announcement of the day, Eastman Kodak Co. has launched its new EasyShare-One digital camera - a model with the interesting ability to share images wirelessly.

The EasyShare-One isn't the first digital camera to do so - we've seen solutions using both 802.11b wireless LAN and BlueTooth technology in the past from manufacturers such as Ricoh (whose RDC-i700 could... (More)

Kodak announces two new EasyShare digicams (UPDATED)
15:33 EST - Eastman Kodak Co. has today announced two new digital cameras that it says mark the launch of a new category in its EasyShare digital camera lineup.

The Kodak EasyShare Z740 features a 10x optical zoom (38 - 380mm equivalent) Kodak Retinar lens that accepts 55mm filters, along with a 5.0 effective megapixel imager, 1.8" indoor/outdoor LCD display,... (More)

Kodak's EasyShare Picture Viewer. Courtesy of Eastman Kodak Co., with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Kodak announces pocket-sized picture viewer (UPDATED)
15:26 EST - Eastman Kodak Co. has today announced its new EasyShare Picture Viewer, a small 2.4 ounce (68 gram) device that allows EasyShare camera users to display their images for friends and family.

With dimensions of 3.4" x 2.3" x 0.5" (87 x 58 x 12 mm), the EasyShare Picture Viewer accepts images on SD / MMC cards, or via a USB connection from Windows 2000 / XP PCs (Macs are not... (More)

T-Mobile's logo. Click here to visit the T-Mobile website! PRESS RELEASE: T-Mobile USA Enables KODAK EASYSHARE-ONE Digital Camera Owners to Share Pictures 'On the Go' at More than 5,000 T-Mobile HotSpot Locations Nationwide
15:25 EST - People Can Quickly and Conveniently Share Digital Pictures Directly from New Wi-Fi Enabled Camera LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5 -- Eastman Kodak Company and T-Mobile USA Inc., which operates the largest carrier owned Wi-Fi (802.11b) wireless broadband network in the United States, today announced an agreement to simplify online picture sharing using Wi-Fi outside of the home or office. Owners of the new KODAK... (More)

IMAGELINK logo. Courtesy of Eastman Kodak Co., with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Kodak Introduces First Printer Dock and Digital Cameras Compatible with IMAGELINK Print System
15:25 EST - New KODAK EASYSHARE Printer Dock Series 3 Supports Forthcoming Cameras from Kodak, Konica Minolta, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, Ricoh and Sanyo LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5 -- Adding to its award-winning line of EASYSHARE printer docks, Eastman Kodak Company today announced the first model to support the IMAGELINK print system, making possible one-touch printing from multiple brands of digital cameras. The new KODAK... (More)

Kodak Professional's 1400 Digital Photo Printer. Courtesy of Eastman Kodak Co., with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: New KODAK PROFESSIONAL 1400 Digital Photo Printer Delivers Durable, High-Quality Photos Immediately at Home, in Studio or on Location
15:24 EST - Easy-to-Use, Affordable Thermal Printer Ideal for Professionals, AdAm Photographers LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5 -- At the 2005 Consumer Electronics Show, Eastman Kodak Company is showcasing the newKODAK PROFESSIONAL 1400 Digital Photo Printer, an affordable system for professional and Advanced Amateur (AdAm) photographers that delivers outstanding quality and durability of KODAK prints immediately. Whether... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: KODAK Products Win Prestigious Awards at 2005 International Consumer Electronics Show
15:20 EST - EASYSHARE Printer Dock Plus, EASYSHARE DX7590 Camera and KODAK Picture Maker Receive Innovations 2005 Design and Engineering Awards LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5 -- Eastman Kodak Company's continued innovation in the digital imaging industry secured top honors during the opening of the 2005 International Consumer Electronics Show, where the company won multiple high-profile awards for its consumer digital imaging... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Kodak Unveils First-of-its-Kind Wireless Digital Photography System at 2005 International Consumer Electronics Show
15:16 EST - New KODAK EASYSHARE-ONE Digital Camera, Wi-Fi-Enabled EASYSHARE Printer Dock Plus Expand Boundaries of Picture Sharing LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5 -- On the eve of the 2005 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Eastman Kodak Company introduced a groundbreaking wireless digital photography system, giving people the freedom to share pictures whenever and wherever they wish. At the heart of the system... (More)

Kodak's EasyShare Gallery logo. Courtesy of Eastman Kodak Co., with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: OFOTO Service Renamed KODAK EASYSHARE Gallery
15:13 EST - Change Reflects Continued Integration into the KODAK Family of Digital Photography Products; Service Will Maintain Complete Set of Products LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5 -- Eastman Kodak Company and its online photo service subsidiary, Ofoto, Inc., today announced that the service will change its name to KODAK EASYSHARE Gallery, effective March 31. This powerful new name builds on the success of the award-winning... (More)

Kodak's Wi-Fi card. Courtesy of Eastman Kodak Co., with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Kodak Adds WiFi Support to Best-Selling EASYSHARE Printer Dock Line; Transfer and Print Pictures from Any Room in the House
15:12 EST - LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5 -- Helping people share their pictures from any room in their house, Eastman Kodak Company today introduced WiFi support for its EASYSHARE Printer Dock Plus snapshot printer. The KODAK Wi-Fi card will be available this June for US$99 (MSRP). After inserting the Wi-Fi (802.11b) card into the Printer Dock Plus, pictures from a docked EASYSHARE digital camera can be transferred wirelessly... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Kodak Leads Imaging Industry in Driving Wireless Picture Sharing and Printing
15:11 EST - KODAK EASYSHARE-ONE, WiFi-Enabled EASYSHARE Printer Dock Plus Add to Growing Kodak Portfolio of Wireless Products and Services LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5 -- Building on its leadership role in making digital photography easy, Eastman Kodak Company is highlighting a range of new wireless-enabled digital photography products and services at this week's 2005 International Consumer Electronics Show (Kodak Booth... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Seagate Set To Ship 5GB CF Photo Hard Drive For Digital Cameras
13:49 EST - Highest capacity and best value for photography and other CompactFlash applications LAS VEGAS-05 January 2005- Seagate, the world's number-one consumer electronics hard drive designer, announced today at CES that the Seagate CompactFlash Photo Hard Drive, with a massive 5GB capacity, begins shipping next month into retail stores across the country. The first 5GB CompactFlash media storage card ever... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: REALVIZ Launches Stitcher Express 1.0
12:49 EST - New Stitching Product Enables Professional & Amateur Photographers to Create Superb Panoramas From Simple Photos in Just a Few Clicks Sophia Antipolis, France (January 5, 2005) - REALVIZ, a leader in image processing software development, has announced the release of a brand new stitching product called Stitcher Express. REALVIZ Stitcher Express draws on the award-winning technology of Stitcher 4.0,... (More)

Olympus' Camedia C-7070 Wide Zoom digital camera. Courtesy of Olympus, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Olympus announces Camedia C-7070 Wide Zoom
12:44 EST - Olympus America has today announced its C-7070 Wide Zoom digital camera, which looks to be closely related to the company's existing C-5060 Wide Zoom model.

Where the C-5060 Wide Zoom featured a 5.1 effective megapixel CCD imager (2592 x 1944 pixels), the C-7070 Wide Zoom updates this to 7.1 effective megapixels for a resolution of 3072 x 2304 pixels. The... (More)

Olympus announces Camedia C-5500 Sport Zoom
12:41 EST - Olympus America has today announced a new model for its Camedia series of digital cameras, in the form of the Olympus Camedia C-5500 Sport Zoom.

The C-5500 features a 5.1 effective megapixel imager coupled with a 38 - 190mm equivalent 5x optical zoom lens. Other features include a 30fps QVGA movie mode with digital image stabilisation, optical... (More)

Olympus announces Camedia D-425
12:39 EST - Olympus USA has today announced its new Camedia D-425 digital camera, aimed at first-time digicam buyers.

The new model features a 4.0 effective megapixel CCD image sensor, coupled with a 36.7mm-equivalent fixed focal-length lens. Other features include a 4x seamless digital zoom, 1.5" TFT LCD display,... (More)

Tuesday, January 4, 2005

Pentax's OptioWP digital camera. Courtesy of Pentax, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Pentax announces OptioWP digital camera
19:16 EST - Pentax USA has today announced a new digital camera in the runup to the annual Consumer Electronics Show, due to commence on Thursday Jan 6th in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Pentax OptioWP sits alongside the existing Optio33WR and Optio43WR models in Pentax's lineup. Where those models are designed to be water-resistant though, the OptioWP is certified as a "JIS... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: SanDisk Donates $200,000 To Tsunami Relief Efforts
14:20 EST - SUNNYVALE, CA, JAN 4, 2005-SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) announced today that its Charitable Fund has donated $200,000 to eight different organizations that are working in relief efforts to aid the victims of the Southeast Asia earthquake and tsunami. The funds were allocated through the Community Foundation Silicon Valley. "The need to respond quickly to a crisis such as this tsunami disaster... (More)

Sanyo's Xacti DMX-C4 digital cameracorder. Courtesy of Sanyo, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Sanyo brings C4 "cameracorder" to USA
13:21 EST - Sanyo USA has announced its new VPC-C4 "cameracorder" in the run-up to this year's Consumer Electronics Show (starting Thursday Jan 6th in Las Vegas, Nevada).

The VPC-C4 looks to be identical to the existing DMX-C4 model sold in Japan. First announced for the Japanese market back in August of last year, the VPC-C4 features a four megapixel imager and 5.8x optical... (More)

Monday, January 3, 2005

December 2004 Photo of the Day Winners Announced!
11:43 EST - Our celebrity judge Gary Bernstein has perused last month's daily winners, and selected the three that "grabbed" him the most. Here's Gary...

Gary Bernstein's comments: Talk about a strong collection of images! It was very difficult to select the best of the best, I assure you. But let's get down to it--and let me tell you how I went about... (More)

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