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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

ADOBE.GIF PRESS RELEASE: Adobe Updates Camera Raw, DNG Converter
19:47 EST - Adobe has updated its Camera Raw plug-in for Adobe Photoshop CS2 and DNG Converter, extending Raw file support to 13 additional camera models. New cameras supported include Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi/EOS Kiss Digital X), Fuji FinePix S6000fd, Fuji FinePix S9100/9600, Leica D-LUX 3, Leica Digilux 3, Leica V-LUX 1, Nikon D80, Olympus E400, Olympus SP-510 UZ, Panasonic DMC-LX2, Pentax K100D, Pentax K110D... (More)

imagetrends.jpg PRESS RELEASE: Image Trends Announces New Fisheye-Hemi Plug-In
15:16 EST - The new company has reinvented fisheye image correction with Fisheye-Hemi -- a plug-in for people AUSTIN, Texas (Oct. 30) -- Image Trends, the provider of innovative digital imaging tools, announces today the Fisheye-Hemi Plug-In. This Adobe Photoshop Plug-in compatible filter renders an aesthetically pleasing and natural view of people. Human faces and bodies are natural and undistorted, even on... (More)

DxO's logo. Click here to visit the DxO website! PRESS RELEASE: DxO Labs Announces DxO Optics Pro V4 Support For Nikon D80 And Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Cameras
13:05 EST - DxO Labs adds highly sought-after cameras and lens combinations to its DxO Optics Pro offering New York, NY and Paris, France, October 31, 2006- DxO Labs announces today that DxO Optics Pro v4 Digital SLR and lens automatic image quality enhancement software now supports the recently released Nikon D80 and the Canon EOS 400D (also known as the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi) Digital SLR camera bodies.... (More)

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-LX2 digital camera. Courtesy of Panasonic, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Review posted for Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2
11:10 EST - The Panasonic Lumix LX2, like its predecessor the LX1, is clearly inspired by the surging popularity of widescreen (16:9) televisions.

Employing a unique set of "triple-wide" features, the Lumix LX2 combines a 28mm wide-angle Leica lens, a 16:9 wide CCD, and a 16:9 wide LCD. If you're the type who likes to count pixels, the DMC-LX2 has... (More)

Monday, October 30, 2006

Pentax's Optio A10 digital camera. Courtesy of Pentax, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Review posted for Pentax Optio A10
16:57 EST - Compact cameras keep getting more and more compact and few do "compact-ness" better than Pentax.

With the Optio A10, Pentax has packed plenty of imaging potential into a solid, sleek, well-designed camera that's small enough to toss into a bag or slide into a coat pocket. Along with an 8.0-megapixel... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Green Clean USA Offers Non-Full Frame Size Swabs
16:28 EST - SCOTTSDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 30, 2006 - GREEN CLEAN USA now offers Non-Full Frame Size Swabs. The Wet and Dry Swabs are designed to remove oils or smudges from digital camera sensors. The Wet Swab is pre-saturated with a non-toxic, alcohol free solution and the non-full frame size Dry Swab is pre-treated, lint free and highly absorbent. "Camera manufacturers are building digital cameras with smaller... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: The future of Scrapbook Creation is here!
12:47 EST - Greenstreet break with tradition by introducing a revolution in scrapbook creation - a mess free, time saving fade-proof record of precious memories for print, for the web and which can even be viewed on your TV! Cambridge. 1 November 2006. - In the age of the digital camera and camera phones we all snap away happily taking lots of pictures to remember events by. However generally these languish on... (More)

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Three more lenses posted on SLRgear!
22:20 EDT - Uber-tech Jim keeps cranking them out, today we have three more sets of test results, one Canon wide-normal zoom, and two Nikon tele zooms...

With the hitches addressed and the skids greased, we're finally starting to see some Nikon glass moving through the test lab. Today we have two favorite Nikkor tele-zooms, and a sweet little wide/normal... (More)

Friday, October 27, 2006

PRESS RELEASE: Quantum Unveils Most Extensive New Product Rollout In Company History!
10:46 EDT - QNexus PhotoPlus Expo 2006 -Quantum Instruments Inc., of Hauppauge, New York, is introducing three major new products, as well as numerous new accessories and upgrades. This marks the largest one-time line expansion in the company's history and reinforces its role as an essential supplier of professional photographic instruments: NEW Qnexus-When mounted to Quantum's new-generation Qflash 5d-R flash... (More)

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Epson's PictureMate Deluxe printer. Courtesy of Epson, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Ferrania Technologies expands inkjet products line with Compatible Print Kit
09:57 EDT - "At last, truly low cost prints at home!" Chicago, Ill. - November 12, 2006 - Ferrania Technologies (Booth #4342) is here to help retailers attending the 2006 Private Label Manufacturers Association offer their consumers the first ever paper and ink compatible replacement print kit for EPSON PICTUREMATE*. "It is estimated that there are over 10 million of these printers in US homes," stated Tom Zohn,... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Create Digital Photobooks in a flash with new kit from Ferrania Technologies
09:45 EDT - DIY photobooks represent a big new trend Chicago, Ill. - November 12, 2006 - Ferrania Technologies (Booth #4342) now has available for retailers attending the 2006 Private Label Manufacturers Association a fast and easy, do-it-yourself, instant digital photobook. This photobook comes with everything needed to create a 24-page album that holds more than 90 pictures! Take photos from any digital... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Digital Railroad Offers Support For iView MediaPro To Streamline Photographers' Workflows
09:33 EDT - Platform for Professional Photographers Provides Members Access to One Click Uploader Utility MONTEREY, Calif., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- 6SIGHT -- Digital Railroad, Inc., a leading provider of Web-based application services for the professional photography industry, announced support for iView MediaPro from iView Multimedia Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft Corp., providing its members new... (More)

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Lexar's logo. Click here to visit the Lexar website! PRESS RELEASE: Top Professionals to Share Digital Photography Insight and Experiences in Lexar's Booth at PhotoPlus Expo in New York
13:05 EDT - World Renowned Professional Photographers Vincent LaForet, Moose Peterson and Joe McNally to Share Their Work, Tips and Techniques with Show Attendees PhotoPlus Expo Booth #244 -- FREMONT, Calif. -- Lexar, a leader in advanced digital media and accessories, announced today that professional photographers Vincent LaForet, Moose Peterson and Joe McNally will present their work in Lexar's booth (#244)... (More)

ACDSEE.GIF PRESS RELEASE: ACDSee Focuses on the 'Everyday Photographer'
13:01 EDT - The company sharpens its focus on the consumer market with latest product developments VICTORIA, British Columbia -- Well-known among professional photographers for creating some of the most comprehensive photo management software tools on the market, ACD Systems is now taking aim at the consumer market with a suite of offerings perfect for the hobbyist or novice photographer. ACDSee is highlighting... (More)

NIKSOFTWARE.GIF PRESS RELEASE: New Software Bundle from Nik & iView Enhances Workflow
12:53 EDT - Nik Color Efex Pro 2.0 Select and iView MediaPro 3.0 now available together SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- October 25, 2006 -- Digital imaging software developer Nik Software, Inc., today announced an arrangement with digital asset management pioneer iView Multimedia Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft Corp., to offer a software bundle of Nik Color Efex Pro 2.0 Select Edition and iView MediaPro 3.0.... (More)

FineArtPrinting.jpg PRESS RELEASE: Fine Art Printing for Photographers: Exhibition Quality Prints with Inkjet Printers Released by Rocky Nook
12:29 EDT - SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 25 -- Until recently, turning digital images into high quality fine art prints was only a dream, but this has now become a reality. Today's digital cameras produce image data files making large-format output possible at high resolution. As printing technology moves forward at an equally fast pace, the new inkjet printers are now capable of printing with great precision at... (More)

Tow Releases Annoture, Timeatur Tools for Aperture
12:26 EDT - The two utilities enable metadata import and export between Aperture and iView MediaPro plus automatic Image Date field generation at import.

Adam Tow has updated his $15 Annoture application to version 1.0, adding support for MediaPro 3.x and Aperture 1.5 while improving copy speed from MediaPro to Aperture. At the same time, he has released... (More)

Apple Posts Aperture Software Development Kit
12:17 EDT - The Aperture SDK "lets you create plug-ins that control the entire export process from Aperture, version 1.5," according to Apple.

Apple today released a software development kit to create plug-ins for Aperture 1.5 that can control the export process. With the new SDK, developers can write plug-ins that: • Control the visibility... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: LQ Graphics Updates Mac Photo to Movie
12:10 EDT - LQ Graphics, Inc. has released Photo to Movie for Mac OS 4.0.3. The new version fixes numerous issues and adds "some cool new features," according to the company. New features include: • Added scrubber for use during full screen preview • Added option to full screen preview for looping the movie • Added audio scrubbing in both regular and full screen preview • Added ability... (More)

Photo by Shawn Barnett, Copyright 2006 Imaging Resource. Pentax K100D Final Review Posted
11:25 EDT - We've completed the full review of the Pentax K100D, a camera that we think is a real sleeper hit in the DSLR arena.

With its full range of manual and preset automatic exposure modes, the Pentax K100D is suitable for the full range of experience levels, including anyone already owning a digital point-and-shoot, and it... (More)

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Nikon's D80 digital SLR. Courtesy of Nikon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Full Production Update for Nikon D80 Review!
13:23 EDT - Having now thoroughly tested a production sample of the Nikon D80, all our initial impressions have been confirmed, and we can give it our wholehearted endorsement.

By any measure, the Nikon D80 is a superb photographic tool, offering value well beyond its relatively modest price point. It delivers a huge step up in virtually every parameter relative to the earlier... (More)

mp-microtek.jpg Microtek Announces ArtixScan M1 4800-dpi Scanner
12:14 EDT - Touted as the successor to the i900 and featuring the same dual-bed design, the M1's increased resolution makes it a film scanner that can do reflective art, too. At $699, release is scheduled for February.

When we spoke with Microtek's Parker Plaisted about the M1 a few days ago, one of the first things we asked him was, "So what's wrong with the i900?" If you read our review (,... (More)

Redlake's EP16000. Courtesy of Redlake, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Redlake Introduces Five New High Resolution Cameras for Demanding Industrial and Scientific Applications
12:10 EDT - Unique Active and Passive Cooling Designs, Separate and Isolate Electronics from Image Sensor Yielding Superior Image Quality Tucson, AZ - Redlake announces the launch of its newest industrial cameras, the EC16000, EP16000, EM16000, EP11000, and EM11000 models. "With the introduction of 5 new camera models, Redlake has completed the most comprehensive high end product range in the history of the... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Integration's New LED Driver Enhances Flash Power in Camera Phones
11:05 EDT - The IA2521 Power Management IC Provides the Industry's Highest Flash Performance at Lowest Cost, Enabling Superior Picture-Taking Quality MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Integration Associates, a high performance analog, mixed-signal semiconductor solutions provider for wireless, wireline, and power management applications, announced today the launch of the IA2521 Camera Flash LED Driver,... (More)

Monday, October 23, 2006

ATP's logo. Click here to visit the ATP website! PRESS RELEASE: ATP Announces Class-6 ProMax SDHC 4GB Memory Card First Class-6 SDHC Card to Pass SDA Interoperability Testing By Major DSC/DVC Makers Panasonic, Canon, Casio and Nikon
12:40 EDT - ATP Electronics Inc., the industry leading manufacturer of flash media storage products, announced the release of a Class 6 ProMax SD High Capacity (SDHC) 4GB memory card Sunnyvale, CA (October 23, 2006) - ATP Electronics Inc., the industry leading manufacturer of flash media storage products, announced the release of a Class 6 ProMax SD High Capacity (SDHC) 4GB memory card. This SDHC card, strictly... (More)

Kodak's logo. Click here to visit the Kodak website! PRESS RELEASE: New 16 Megapixel KAI-16000 Interline CCD Sensor Offers Unsurpassed Image Quality and High Speed
11:29 EDT - ROCHESTER, NY, October 17, 2006 - Eastman Kodak Company continues its leadership position in image sensor technology with the release of the KODAK KAI-16000 Image Sensor, offering the highest resolution interline transfer CCD image sensor available for commercial and industrial markets. Building on Kodak’s robust CCD technology, which already includes the highest resolution sensors for the digital... (More)

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Adobe to Release Lightroom 4.1 Today
19:20 EDT - Four improvements highlight today's update.

Adobe announce it will be posting Photoshop Lightroom beta 4.1 today at 5:00 p.m. Pacific time. Photoshop Lightroom beta 4.1 includes the following revisions: • Resolves external editor conflict... (More)

DigPhotoExpTechn.jpg PRESS RELEASE: O'Reilly Releases Second Edition of Digital Photography Expert Techniques
19:13 EDT - SEBASTOPOL, Calif. -- Who doesn't crave higher megapixels, interchangeable lenses, and larger, noise-free sensors? With huge price drops in digital single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras, folks in record numbers are rushing to buy these tricked-out devices. Yet many owners of pro-quality digital SLRs find it daunting to acquire the technical know-how necessary to get the most out of their new gear and software.... (More)

Two more lens tests, an update, and a retest posted to!
14:37 EDT - A longer delay than I'd intended, but two really sweet lenses posted for your consideration. (And a retest plus half of another one...)

A variety of things kept me from getting the lens test results posted that I'd wanted to last week, but I'm hopefully making up for it today, by posting results for two of the lenses most-requested by... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: PictoColor Releases iCorrect OneClick Automatic Digital Photo Color Correction Plug-in
13:28 EDT - New plug-in offers Photoshop Elements and Paint Shop Pro Users Fast, Easy, Accurate Color Correction with Just One Click Burnsville, MN, October 17, 2006 - - PictoColor Corporation announces the release of iCorrect OneClick, the latest addition to its award-winning family of digital photo color correction plug-ins. The new point-and-click color correction tool is PictoColor's fastest, easiest, and... (More)

Olympus' logo. Click here to visit the Olympus website! PRESS RELEASE: Olympus Canada Reinforces Commitment to Consumers
11:43 EDT - Canadian Service Centre Opened and Website Launched MARKHAM, ON, Oct. 19 /CNW/ - Olympus Canada Inc., a precision technology leader, designing and delivering imaging solutions in healthcare, life science, and photography, today announced the launch of a digital camera Service Centre in Markham, Ontario and a new Canadian website . "Olympus is committed to serving the Canadian... (More)

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Nikon's Coolpix P3 digital camera. Courtesy of Nikon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Review posted for Nikon Coolpix P3
14:22 EDT - While it's a little bigger than the increasingly popular stylecams, the Nikon Coolpix P3 is rich with the features discerning shooters want.

The real attraction of the Nikon Coolpix P3 is you can go a bit beyond its automatic control, creating rather than merely capturing images. Nikon's Feature System helps the novice use the Coolpix P3, but... (More)

Leica launches two new promotions
10:33 EDT - Leica Camera AG has announced two new promotions that could help its North American customers save some money on R- and M-system products.

Photographers purchasing any new Leica M lens in the months of October through December 2006 will receive 2 vouchers worth $125 towards the addition of a 6-bit code to existing M lenses (making them suitable... (More)

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

s-maha800S.jpg PRESS RELEASE: Affordable '8x' Eight Slot Smart Charger from Powerex
14:11 EDT - LA VERNE, Calif. -- Oct, 14, 2006 -- Maha Energy, the maker of Powerex batteries and chargers, introduces a new, affordable eight cell smart charger for AA and AAA batteries. The "8x" campaign targets prospective users who need to charge more than four batteries offered by the typical charger. Suitable applications include photographic flashes, camera battery grip, and more. Click for Product Brochure... (More)

CANTO.GIF PRESS RELEASE: Cumulus 7.1 Caps a Summer of Successful Product Launches for Canto
10:58 EDT - Cumulus 7.1 offers significant improvements and new features to the Cumulus 7.0 product line. BERLIN, Germany, 17 Oct. 2006 -- Cumulus 7.1, the latest version of Canto's award-winning Digital Asset Management software, is available for immediate download, Canto announced today. Cumulus 7.1 brings product fixes and updates across the entire product line. Cumulus users can now personalize Native Client... (More)

Monday, October 16, 2006

PRESS RELEASE: Annual Convention Attendance Set To Hit All Time High
11:15 EDT - The SWPP & BPPA's 2007 Annual Convention is set to receive over 5000 delegates and takes place at the purpose build Hotel and Convention Centre at the Novotel London West from January 10th - 15th. With a huge list of cutting edge speakers from 4 continents this event promises to be the biggest event of it's kind ever staged in the UK. Convention bookings have rocketed in the last few weeks and... (More)

Friday, October 13, 2006

Courtesy of Nikon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Nikon Teams With Designer Zac Posen to Create an Exclusive Limited Edition COOLPIX Camera Accessory
13:19 EDT - Inspired by Retro Camera Cases, Posen Designs Must Have Accessory for Nikon's COOLPIX Style Series Digital Cameras MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Nikon is at the intersection of high fashion and high-technology this fall with a new partnership to provide a stunning look for style conscious and tech savvy digital camera users. Nikon and Zac Posen, House of Z, LLC, announce the creation of... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: DSLR Photography & Imaging Workshop Will Cruise The Western Caribbean March 8-16, 2007
09:39 EDT - DSLR photography, Photoshop, and printing will be the focus of an eight-day workshop cruise embarking from Ft. Lauderdale, FL to Belize, Costa Rica, and Panama in the Western Caribbean, March 8-16, 2007. The workshop is the seventh in a highly successful series and is limited to 20 attendees who will participate in lectures, demonstrations, hands-on use of equipment, and critiquing sessions in a relaxed... (More)

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Panasonic: New DMC-L1 firmware
10:28 EDT - Panasonic Japan yesterday released updated firmware for its Lumix DMC-L1 digital SLR.

Firmware version 1.1 for the DMC-L1K includes five main changes as follows: Makes it possible to shoot while RAW photo data is being saved. Improves focusing performance when shooting low-contrast subjects.... (More)

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! Canon Celebrates 10th Anniversary of ELPH Line By Unveiling Bejeweled Cameras
18:28 EDT - Canon celebrated the 10th Anniversary of their popular ELPH camera line in style yesterday by unveiling a new custom-designed, jewel-studded digital ELPH.

Canon will be giving away ten of the limited edition digital ELPHs in a customer sweepstakes later this fall. The company will also auction off five bejeweled cameras in Las Vegas in early 2007 to benefit... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: New Duracell(R) Chargers Provide More Convenience for Gadget-Loving Consumers
03:03 EDT - BETHEL, Conn., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Duracell today announced two new Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery chargers that deliver greater convenience along with industry-leading safety technology. With over 152 million Americans carrying personal entertainment devices(1), the new products are designed to meet power and lifestyle demands stemming from the constant use of high-drain devices like digital... (More)

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

PRESS RELEASE: iView Releases MediaPro 3.1.2
11:05 EDT - iView Multimedia has released a free update to its flagship digital asset management program iView MediaPro. The first comprehensive update since iView's acquisition by Microsoft this summer, iView MediaPro 3.1.2 delivers significantly more robust performance, including clearer error reporting and improved memory handling for both Mac and Windows customers, as well as a number of minor feature enhancements.... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Logitech NuLOOQ Navigator Now Supports Windows, New Applications
11:00 EDT - FREMONT, Calif. -- Oct. 9, 2006 -- Logitech (SWX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) today announced that its award-winning NuLOOQ navigator, originally released with support for the Mac OS and Adobe Creative Suite 2 as part of the NuLOOQ Professional Series bundle is now available unbundled and with added support for Windows XP, and a host of additional applications. The NuLOOQ navigator is an innovative device... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Mac Photo-Sharing Utility PictureSync V1.6 Released
10:56 EDT - PictureSync version 1.6 introduces reliability and functional enhancements including a fully Universal build, geocoding with Google Earth, support for Lightroom, and updated support for Aperture. As with prior versions its features may be used free or purchased for $14. The previous version, 1.5, was released in January. Further details of changes may be found at (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Pandigital Makes Digital Photo Frames the Must-Have Gift for the Holidays
10:39 EDT - Pandigital digital photo frames are the industry's first with 64-128MB of internal memory and multiple USB ports; New frames are feature-rich, easy-to-use, and elegantly showcase digital images LAFAYETTE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pandigital today unveiled its premiere line of eye-catching digital photo frames that -- unlike any other photo frames on the market -- come with 64-128MB of internal memory,... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Asia-Pacific Camera Phone Market Tops 600 Million Units in 2010, Says New Lyra Report
08:42 EDT - Lyra Research, the digital imaging authority (, forecasts that the installed base of camera phones in the Asia-Pacific region will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.9 percent from 2005 to 2010, topping 600 million camera phones in 2010. Lyra's new report Pictures at Hand: 2006 Worldwide Camera Phone Market Report presents a worldwide view of camera phone and image capture... (More)

Monday, October 9, 2006

Nikonians posts 'kina wrapup
19:56 EDT - The fine folks over at Nikonians - the worldwide home for Nikon photographers - have now posted their final blog update from the Photokina tradeshow.

Imaging Resource video guru Andrew Alexander had the pleasure of meeting with Bo Stahlbrandt, Nikonians co-founder at the show - and of course video footage can be found on our own Photokina video page.... (More)

Myphotopipe's logo. Click here to visit the Myphotopipe website! PRESS RELEASE:, Inc. Begins Trading on OTC After 10:1 Reverse Stock Split.
09:10 EDT - Internet 2.0 web site for digital photographers continues growth, expansion, and launches new services for digital photographers. Atlanta, Georgia. After successfully completing a share exchange with Hampden Group, Inc., today began trading on OTC under the symbol OTC: MPPC. ( is a leading provider that meets the needs of serious amateur and professional... (More)

Friday, October 6, 2006

Photo Talk Radio: Photokina Summary
17:30 EDT - Imaging Resource Senior Editor Shawn Barnett will be making a guest appearance this Saturday on Photo Talk Radio, a live Internet talk show hosted by Howard Lipin and Michael A. Garcia.

Topics of discussion for the show will include Shawn Barnett's summary of Photokina 2006. Listeners will also have the opportunity to call and talk with Shawn during the show (which broadcasts live on... (More)

Pentax K10D: Official samples online
10:07 EDT - The first official sample images from Pentax's upcoming K10D digital SLR have now been released in Japan and Europe.

The images are all shot with a camera using firmware v1.00. Pentax Japan has four images, all containing EXIF information. Three of the pictures were shot at ISO 100 while the fourth is at ISO 200. Pentax... (More)

Thursday, October 5, 2006

PRESS RELEASE: Sales Of Digital Cameras Smash 20 Million Mark In UK
09:57 EDT - Average Price Of Digital Camera Falls £295 Since Introduction 02.10.2006 - Sales of digital cameras in the UK have broken the 20 million barrier for the first time, reports leading market research firm GfK today. Introduced in 1997, two thirds of all households now own a digital camera. The market is worth almost £1 billion annually, with 3.3million digital cameras sold this year already.... (More)

Nikon's logo. Click here to visit the Nikon website! Nikon: New firmware, software updates
08:26 EDT - Nikon USA has over the last few days released new firmware for its D2X, D2Hs and D200 digital SLRs, along with corresponding updates for the Nikon Capture and Camera Control Pro applications.

Available from Nikon USA's websites, the new Nikon D200 Firmware update 2.0.0 is avaialble for both Windows and Macintosh platforms, and includes two main changes: Image authentication item has been added... (More)

Wednesday, October 4, 2006

PRESS RELEASE: Spitfire Photo Pro Offers Integrated Print Fulfillment and Introduces SpitfirePrints
10:40 EDT - New, affordable options for e-commerce-enabled photo databases SAN FRANCISCO, October 4, 2006. -- Virtual Moment, LLC announced today the expansion of the Spitfire Photo Pro image management system to include a flexible new store front for selling photos online. This new feature includes integration with a partner print lab to offer a wide range of professional quality prints and photo merchandise.... (More)

Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Two more lens tests posted to!
19:09 EDT - Jim's been working overtime in the lens lab, so we have results on two more lenses to share with you, and more on the way!

This time, we have two lenses that turned out to be unexpected bargains. The Canon EF 35mm f/2 is a "plastic fantastic" model, but actually outshoots (or at least equals) much more expensive glass, as... (More)

Monday, October 2, 2006

Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-T50 digital camera. Courtesy of Sony, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Hands-on preview posted for Sony DSC-T50
06:47 EDT - We had this model for only a short time, so couldn't conduct our full set of tests on it.

It uses the same lens and imager as the Sony T10 though, so you can refer to that review for specific performance details. The main thing that's different with the Sony T50 is that it uses a touch-screen... (More)

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