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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Ricoh updates Caplio R5 firmware
12:28 EST - Japanese consumer electronics and office automation company Ricoh has issued updated firmware for its Caplio R5 digital camera model on its global website.

Version 1.55 of the Ricoh Caplio R5 firmware is said to improve stability of the camera's USB connection to a computer. The new version also incorporates changes from three previous firmware updates issued... (More)

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Image courtesy Canon USA Canon A530/A540 Safety Notice
11:56 EST - Just noticed a post on the site of our friends over at that Canon USA has posted a safety notice for their popular A530 and A540 digital cameras.

According to Canon's notice, the spring that holds the door open can cause a short circuit when it comes in contact with the battery plate, causing it to heat up. The issue affects cameras whose serial... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Makes Building an Online Photo Album Easy
11:26 EST - Just in Time for the Holidays - Now Simple to Share Your Priceless Pics Online SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ --® offers yet another way for you to use your domain name with the introduction of Online Photo Filer, an affordable, easy-to-use method for sharing photos on the World Wide Web. Whether you're a shutterbug or an Internet amateur, Online Photo Filer is a cinch to use... (More)

Granite Bay Software Announces the Availability of GBTimelapse
11:19 EST - GBTimelapse is a Windows application for the capture of time-lapse sequences using a Canon PowerShot Camera connected to a computer by a USB cable. The camera's settings are changed and images are captured under software control.

December 27, 2006 -- Granite Bay Software announces the availability of GBTimelapse, a remote capture program for Canon PowerShot cameras and Windows 98/ME/2000/XP. If you have a Canon PowerShot digital... (More)

Friday, December 22, 2006

Hoya, Pentax announce merger
09:15 EST - A joint press release from Hoya Corp. and Pentax Corp. has announced that the two companies plan to merge to become a single entity late next year.

Discussions are continuing between the two companies, with a definitive agreement to proceed likely to be signed next April. Should this happen, the deal would be put before shareholders of Pentax for... (More)

Thursday, December 21, 2006

akvis.gif PRESS RELEASE: AKVIS Coloriage v. 4.0: Colorize Your Memories
20:20 EST - December 2006 -- With the release of AKVIS Coloriage V.4.0. for Mac and Win, AKVIS LLC presents the cutting edge technology for automatic B&W photo colorization. The newest version offers yet more flexibility in manipulation of colors on your photo. Now it is possible to change not only the color of the object but its brightness as well; it allows colorizing B&W photos in the colors you wish regardless... (More)

STILL wanted! - A POTD for Christmas!
18:16 EST - We're still waiting for the perfect shot that says "Christmas", to post as the Photo of the Day for December 25th!

We've seen a lot of nice photos from our readers to use for our Christmas day POTD (and unfortunately two excellent ones from someone who already has a Photo of the Day for December - each person only... (More)

Light Crafts Releases LightZone 2.0.5
16:56 EST - Bug fixes and improvements to the histogram highlight this minor update.

Light Crafts today released a minor update to LightZone, its image editing software based on the Zone System. The release notes list the following changes: • Fixed a problem where thumbnail images... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Digital Foci Ships "Image Moments" Digital Photo Frame
11:45 EST - The Perfect Gift for Home or Office - with Interchangeable Frames and Wall-Mounting Los Angeles, CA, December 19, 2006 - Digital Foci, Inc. announced today that it is shipping the new "Image Moments" digital photo album frame (Model IMT-081). The perfect gift, Image Moments lets you display and share photos directly from digital camera memory cards at home or at the office on... (More)

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

belkin-sensorsol.jpg PRESS RELEASE: Delkin Announces SensorScope
21:14 EST - Company claims it's the safest and most effective system for cleaning your dSLR image sensor Delkin Devices, Inc., makers of high quality digital photography products and accessories, today announced the SensorScope System, the safest and most effective system for cleaning your dSLR image sensor. The innovative SensorScope (patent pending) is the first and only sensor inspection device in the market... (More)

Pentax posts SLR firmware updates
13:49 EST - Pentax Japan has today posted firmware updates for several of its single-lens reflex digital camera models.

Firmware version 1.02 for the Pentax K100D, K110D, *ist DS2, and *ist DL2, as well as version 1.03 for the *ist DL, and version 2.02 for the *ist DS all have the same common change. Compatibility with... (More)

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Full Nikon D40 Review posted
15:40 EST - We've been pleasantly surprised with the Nikon D40's excellent performance in low light and its simple grace as a day-to-day shooter.

The Nikon D40 is a natural fit in most hands. Its controls are where they should be for easy use, and the D40 is a well-behaved guest at parties with its soft shutter sound. A big, bright LCD is great... (More)

'Color Geek' Bruce Fraser Dies at 52
13:53 EST - A pioneer in digital imaging, Fraser explained the key concepts in plain English both on the podium and in print, while making important contributions to the essential tools professional photographers rely on.

Bruce Fraser passed away this Saturday in San Francisco after a short battle with lung cancer. He was 52. The digital imaging industry to which he made significant contributions paused to remember him... (More)

polarrose.jpg PRESS RELEASE: Polar Rose Launches Visionary Search for Online Photos
13:31 EST - New Technology Enables Advanced Face Recognition for Every Photo on the Web; Automatically Enhances Photo Search and Web Albums to Create a New Way of Discovering Information MALMO, Sweden -- Dec. 20 -- Polar Rose, a company uniquely combining automatic face recognition with 3D modeling for visual search applications, today announced its product and an open beta trial, beginning in Q1 of 2007 at (More)

Corel's logo. Click here to visit the Corel website! PRESS RELEASE: Corel® Snapfire™ DVD Maker Turns Photo and Video "Snapfire Shows" Into DVDs
12:16 EST - Now It’s Easier than Ever to Share the Magic of Photos and Videos on TV - Accompanied By Captions and Music – with Friends and Family OTTAWA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Corel Corporation (NASDAQ:CREL; TSX:CRE) today announced Corel® Snapfire™ DVD Maker, the first add-on for the new Corel Snapfire Plus – the smart alternative to traditional digital camera software. With Corel Snapfire DVD Maker, it... (More)

Monday, December 18, 2006

PRESS RELEASE: onOne Software Announces Spring 2007 Availability of Genuine Fractals 5
19:27 EST - Free upgrade available to purchasers of Genuine Fractals 4.1 or Genuine Fractals Print Pro 4.1 on or after Dec. 18 PORTLAND, Ore. -- Dec. 18 -- onOne Software, Inc., has announced the spring 2007 availability of Genuine Fractals 5. In addition, anyone who purchases Genuine Fractals 4.1 or Genuine Fractals Print Pro 4.1 on or after Dec. 18 will receive a free upgrade to Genuine Fractals 5 once it becomes... (More)

LEICA.GIF PRESS RELEASE: Extended customer service for Leica Digilux 2
16:31 EST - 12/13/2006 - Leica Camera AG is offering all owners of the LEICA DIGILUX 2 a customer service free of charge even beyond the stated warranty period. Specifically, this refers to exchanging the digital camera's sensor in the case of a rarely occurring malfunction. Leica Camera AG has opted for this extended warranty due to the fact that there have been a few reports of this malfunction caused by faulty... (More)

Friday, December 15, 2006

D80Promo150.jpg iNova Ships Nikon D80 eBook
17:27 EST - With a revised D200 eBook just out, Peter iNova has now released his Nikon D80 eBook. They're not only excellent manuals for the cameras (Canon, Nikon, Sony), but superb references on digital photography in general.

We've reviewed a couple of Peter iNova's eBooks in the newsletter (, and we keep one or two on our hard drive for reference all the time -- not to... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: New Adobe Photoshop CS3 Learning Center Launched by the National Association of Photoshop Professionals
13:48 EST - CS3 Learning Center Offers Tutorials, New Feature Overviews, Exclusive Interviews and More for the Newly-Released Adobe® Photoshop® CS3 Public Beta Preview TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) is excited to announce the launch of their most comprehensive online learning center ever in conjunction with the release of the Adobe® Photoshop®... (More)

The Late Bird Catches the Adobe Worm
01:04 EST - Late Thursday night Adobe made the Photoshop CS3 public beta available for download.

Expected to ship in final form next Spring, the beta requires a Photoshop CS2, Creative Suite, Production Studio or Bundle serial number to get a Photoshop CS3 beta serial number. Without one of these... (More)

Thursday, December 14, 2006

ps3-logo.jpg Adobe Announces Public Beta of Photoshop CS3
16:34 EST - You need a CS2 license to run it longer than two days, but the beta shows off a new interface and some significant improvements to important tools. It's the first version of Photoshop to run natively on Intel Macs, too.

Encouraged by its experience with the Lightroom public beta, Adobe has announced it will offer a public beta of Photoshop CS3, the next version of the company's professional image editing software. The... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Online Photoshop CS2 For Beginners Course Now Available At Photoshop Training
14:47 EST - New Web-Based Course by Dave Cross Teaches the Fundamentals of Photoshop to Users of all Skill Levels TAMPA, FL - Dec. 14, 2006 - The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) -- the world's leading educational and training resource for Adobe® Photoshop® -- proudly announces the release of Photoshop CS2 for Beginners, a 21-day online training course on (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Lowepro Celebrates 40 Years Of History With Fundraising Initiative For Polar Bear International
14:05 EST - Company Pledges Cash Donation from Sale of Special Anniversary Bag Sebastopol, CA - December 12, 2006 - Lowepro, the worldwide leader of protective cases and backpacks for imaging products, notebook computers and personal electronics, today announced a philanthropic partnership with Polar Bears International (PBI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the worldwide conservation of the polar bear.... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Micron Acquires Avago Technologies' Image Sensor Business
11:22 EST - Boise, Idaho, December 11, 2006 - Enhancing its position as the world's leading supplier of CMOS image sensors, Micron Technology, Inc., today announced the acquisition of Avago Technologies' image sensor business. The acquisition provides Micron with an experienced imaging team, select imaging products and intellectual property relating to Avago's image sensor business. The Avago imaging team joining... (More)

Photodex's logo. Click here to visit the Photodex Corp. website! PRESS RELEASE: Every Picture Tells a Story with the New ProShow(R) Gold 3.0
10:59 EST - Photodex(R) Corporation releases the next generation of its award-winning slide show software, ProShow(R) Gold 3.0. Austin, TX (PRWeb) December 14, 2006 - Photodex Corporation has announced the release of the next generation of its award-winning slide show software. ProShow Gold is the industry-leading slide show creation software for consumers. Its ease-of-use and rich feature set have made it an... (More)

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

ArcSoft's logo. Click here to visit the ArcSoft website! PRESS RELEASE: New Version: ArcSoft® PhotoStudio® Darkoom 1.5
13:03 EST - Provides expanded RAW format support and important new photo processing tools FREMONT, CA- Dec 12, 2006 -- ArcSoft, Inc. released today ArcSoft® PhotoStudio® Darkroom 1.5, a new version of its popular image editing application that provides non-destructive photo processing for RAW, JPEG, and TIFF image files. The program offers professional photographers and photo hobbyists a complete set... (More)

Sony's logo. Click here to visit the Sony website! PRESS RELEASE: Sony Launches Photo Go Image Management and Editing Software
12:26 EST - A New Fun, Fast and Easy Way to Organize, Edit and Share Digital Photos Is Now Available MADISON, Wis., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Media Software, a leading provider of creative editing software applications, today unveiled a new way to edit and share photos with a product called Photo Go(TM) software. The new image editing and management software provides a fun, fast and easy way to organize, edit... (More)

This Just In: Ho Ho Ho
11:06 EST - Flickr can dress your photo in the holiday spirit.

Just add a photonote to your Flickr portrait shot and the service dresses it with either a nice, fluffy Santa Beard guaranteed to frighten small children or a red Santa hat that comes without batteries.... (More)

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Discover Bettina & Uwe's Favorite Editing Tools
23:46 EST - The Steinmueller's reveal all their secret weapons -- and bundle three eBooks at an attractive price!

What do Bettina and Uew Steinmueller use to manage the Digital Workflow? The renowned photo couple reveal all in their Most Used Tools of 2006 essay at (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Sharpcast Connects iPhoto Albums Effortlessly to Web, PCs, Mobile Phones
23:33 EST - Sharpcast Photos iPhoto uploader is an ideal solution for people who use both a Mac and a PC; Delivers a completely new way to back up and share photo albums online PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Dec. 12 -- Sharpcast today introduced a completely new and effortless way for Mac owners to back up and share their iPhoto albums online and to view their iPhoto albums on a mobile phone or Windows-based PC. With the... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Photodex Releases Next Generation of ProShow Producer
23:29 EST - Innovative New elease Includes Chroma Key and Masking Tools, Keyframing Controls and Expanded, Popular Output Options Like Adobe Flash, QuickTime and HD Video. AUSTIN, Texas -- Dec. 12 -- Photodex Corp. today announced the release of the next generation of its award-winning slide show software for professional photographers. The all-new ProShow Producer 3.0 expands upon the already impressive list... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Acolens Demo Now Available
23:21 EST - HAMBURG -- Dec. 12 -- The software for correction of optical deficiencies in professional photography, Acolens, is now available as a free download in a demo version. Acolens, which was introduced in July and awarded with the "Star Award -- Highlight of Photokina 2006," can now be downloaded by photographers for free at the company's Web site With this move the company... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: X-Rite Ships the Eye-One iSis
23:18 EST - Automated color for the photo, prepress and print professional GRANDVILLE, MICH -- Dec. 12 -- X-Rite announces immediate availability of Eye-One iSis, the company's latest automated color chart reader. It's based on award-winning Eye-One technology, now built into a platform for maximum automation and minimum user intervention. The unit is so simple to use, there's not even a button, users insert... (More)

Wanted - A POTD for Christmas!
21:01 EST - While we don't want to skew the submitted photos *entirely* toward the holiday season, we'd like to find one definitive photo to put up as the Photo of the Day for Christmas Day.

We've seen a few holiday-themed photos come through the POTD inbox (as witness the lovely shot by Elizabeth Johns, showcased today (Tuesday) and a whimsical one from Lana Arcemont coming up on the 15th),... (More)

Olympus SP-510 UZ Review Posted
15:47 EST - The latest camera in the Olympus ultra zoom arsenal is the 7.1 megapixel Olympus SP-510 UZ.

The Olympus SP-510 features a 10x optical zoom lens that's equivalent to 38-380mm in 35mm format. The Olympus SP-510 employs Olympus BrightCapture technology with ISO sensitivity ranging from 50 to 4000... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Straight Talk from O'Reilly's Digital Photography Masters
11:39 EST - SEBASTOPOL, Calif. -- It makes total sense with prices of digital cameras rapidly shrinking that more folks than ever will be wrapping and unwrapping these fervently craved devices in the weeks to come. Yes, such pixel-packed stocking stuffers possess seductive new features yet trying to create artful and arresting images straight out-of-the box can be frustrating. Happily, next month digital camera... (More)

Monday, December 11, 2006

Apple Releases Aperture 1.5.2
19:26 EST - A wide range of reliability fixes and performance tuning is included in the 131-MB download.

Apple today released Aperture 1.5.2 via Software Update or the Aperture download page. According to the release notes, the 131-MB update "addresses issues related to overall reliability and performance... (More)

Extensis Discounts Portfolio 8 Upgrades
19:21 EST - An upgrade to Portfolio 8 is available at a 20 percent discount through Dec. 31 in anticipation of the company's plans to drop support for prior versions April 30, 2007.

Extensis announced today that it will no longer support Portfolio 7 and earlier versions of its digital asset management software "as of April 30, 2007." The company said they will no longer offer phone... (More)

Sony, SanDisk cooperate on faster flash
11:57 EST - California-based SanDisk Corp. and Japan's Sony Corp. have today announced development of a new flash memory format dubbed "Memory Stick PRO-HG".

To be available only in the Memory Stick Duo form factor (about half the size of a full-sized Memory Stick), the new cards will retain backward compatibility with regular Memory Stick Duo devices with... (More)

Friday, December 8, 2006

Shop With Imaging Resource This Season
21:26 EST - Our Buy Now page provides a portal to three indispensable resources for your holiday shopping. And when you use them, you help support this site. Can't beat that!

Imaging Resource delivers a wealth of, well, resources to help you learn about cameras, printers, scanners, software and accessories. But we also offer a few new buying resources, conveniently arranged... (More)

pro9000.jpg Printer Review: Canon PIXMA Pro9000
21:05 EST - It's big. It's beautiful. And the dye-based prints it makes are big and beautiful, whether you print them on glossy sheets or the new fine arts papers this PIXMA printer can handle in sizes up to 13x19.

It took two printers to replace Canon's beloved i9900, the 13x19-inch printer whose lifespan extended well into the PIXMA era. But Canon's two new PIXMA 13x19 printers carry the torch well. The Pro9000,... (More)

Nikon's Coolpix S7c digital camera. Courtesy of Nikon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Hands-on Preview posted for Nikon Coolpix S7c
16:30 EST - The Nikon Coolpix S7c taps into some smart electronics to compensate for the compromises inherent in small camera design.

As a result, the Coolpix S7c is as attractive for its image quality as it is for its styling. The hidden benefit is that you can send the images from any T-Mobile HotSpot to anyone with an email address.... (More)

lightzone.jpg Light Crafts Releases LightZone 2.0.3
14:44 EST - The new version supports the Fujifilm S9000's Raw images, improves browser performance, fixes a few bugs and has new help files for the Colro Balance and Copy/Paste tools.

Light Crafts today released version 2.0.3 of LightZone, its Zone System-based image editor. Highlights of the free update follow: Camera Support • Fuji S9000 RAW images are now supported Fixes... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: onOne Software Offers Pro Photo Essentials Bundle
14:33 EST - Included are all four onOne Photoshop plug -- ins and iView MediaPro 3 at a reduced price PORTLAND, Ore. -- Dec. 8 -- onOne Software, Inc., announces today availability of the new "Pro Photo Essentials" software package featuring onOne Software's Genuine Fractals 4.1, Mask Pro 4, Intellihance Pro 4.1 and PhotoFrame Pro 3 Photoshop plug-ins and iView MediaPro 3 digital asset management software. "At... (More)

Thursday, December 7, 2006

Sigma postpones SD14 SLR
21:46 EST - Sigma has posted a press release on their site announcing the postponement of the Sigma SD14 digital SLR until mid-March of 2007.

Written as a letter to Sigma customers, the announcement states that they have encountered a problem with the SD14 hardware, and "after careful investigation and many attempts at a solution, we have come... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: LaserSoft Releases SilverFast 6.5
17:42 EST - LaserSoft Imaging today released SilverFast 6.5. Apart from many improvements and enhancements, the new version implements "outstanding new features to support your creativity and productivity when using SilverFast software," according to the company. Enhancing the Dynamic Range of Scanners SilverFast's Multi-Exposure generates 8-bit Raw scans that are then calculated using variable exposures. The... (More)

Fujifilm's FinePix Z5fd digital camera. Courtesy of Fujifilm, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture! Fujifilm announces Z-series with face detection
16:56 EST - Featuring a 6.3 megapixel Super CCD HR imager in place of the 5.1 megapixel sensor used in the previous Z3 model, the Fujifilm FinePix Z5fd retains the same Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens and much the same styling as its predecessor.

Another significant change in the Fuji FinePix Z5fd is the addition of the company's Face Detection functionality, first seen in the FinePix S6000fd model. Achieved with a dedicated LSI chip in the camera,... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Scoopt Invites Flickr Community to 'Snap, Tag, Sell'
14:47 EST - Scoopt seeks to release the untapped value of pictures on Flickr Scoopt, which licenses amateur content to mainstream media and emerging markets, is inviting Flickr members to tag their images with keyword "scoopt." This enables Scoopt to push tagged images to buyers in direct response to demand. Scoopt will also encourage buyers to use Flickr as a commercial image resource. Scoopt founder Kyle MacRae... (More)

Fujifilm's FinePix S5 Pro digital SLR. Courtesy of Fujifilm, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Fujifilm announces S5 Pro pricing, availability (UPDATED)
00:00 EST - In the runup to the Photokina trade show held in Germany last September, Fujifilm announced its development of the FinePix S5 Pro, the latest model in its FinePix S-series of single-lens reflex digital cameras.

Today, the company has reiterated the specifications announced at that time (with a few more points detailed, such as ISO sensitivity options) - and for the first time provided full information on pricing... (More)

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Photo by Mike Pasini, Copyright, 2006 Hands-on Preview posted for Olympus Stylus 740
16:16 EST - Slim and light, the Olympus Stylus 740 has stunningly good looks, a unique menu system, a 5x zoom, and an all-weather chassis.

The Stylus 740's 2.5 inch screen is bright and vibrant indoors, but more difficult to use outdoors, even on cloudy days. We were impressed with its high ISO images and its digital image stabilization feature,... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Iridient Digital Releases RAW Developer 1.6.1 for Mac OS X
16:03 EST - Iridient Digital has released RAW Developer 1.6.1, an update to our critically acclaimed RAW image conversion software for Mac OS X. This update fixes a bug in the previous 1.6 release which can result in reduced image quality in some circumstances. The update also brings support for the Nikon D40, Pentax K10D and Samsung GX-10 models and improves the camera default settings for the Canon 1Ds. RAW... (More)

DXO_2.GIF PRESS RELEASE: DxO Labs Bundles Optics Pro With iView MediaPro
16:00 EST - DxO Labs has announced a software special offer of DxO Optics Pro v4.1 with iView MediaPro 3.1. This special offer combines the leading automatic digital image enhancement software with state-of-the-art digital asset management software to streamline the workflow for digital photographers. The DxO Optics Pro v4.1 and iView Media Pro 3.1 software special offer will be available for purchase until December... (More)

mrp-kubota.jpg PRESS RELEASE: Kubota Image Tools Announces 'Artistic Tools' Vol. Three
15:55 EST - New Photoshop Actions provide unprecedented creative image enhancements for the busy professional photographer BEND, Oregon -- Kevin Kubota, Idea Guy of Kubota Image Tools, has created another set of image enhancement software Actions for Adobe Photoshop. After the highly-acclaimed introductions of Artistic Tools Volume One and Two and Production Tools Volume One, the release of a third set of Artistic... (More)

PNY's logo. Click here to visit the PNY website! PRESS RELEASE: PNY Technologies Unveils 4GB SD High Capacity Flash Card
09:26 EST - PARSIPPANY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PNY Technologies®, Inc. today announced upcoming availability of their 4GB SD™ High Capacity (SDHC™) card. Based on the SD Association Specification Version 2.00, the new SD memory card allows users to select a memory card according to the performance needs of their storage-intensive applications, such as high-resolution digital images and HD video... (More)

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Microsoft's logo. Click here to visit the Microsoft website! PRESS RELEASE: Microsoft Introduces Expression Studio, Enhances Family of Professional Design Tools
22:32 EST - Expression Web shipping, Expression Media announced; latest technology previews deliver product and new platform advancements with first CTP of WPF/E. REDMOND, Wash. - Dec 4, 2006 - Microsoft Corp. today announced significant product line enhancements along with pricing and availability of the Microsoft® Expression® Studio for creative professionals. The quality of user experience is emerging... (More)

Canon Rebel XT body available for under $500
17:12 EST - We don't normally mention stuff like this, but I think it's something of a milestone when a high quality SLR drops so low.

The 8 megapixel Canon Digital Rebel XT body only can be purchased for just under $500 at several retailers, both black and silver models. Those already owning a few Canon-mount lenses might want to take... (More)

Image by Mike Pasini, Copyright, 2006 Nikon Coolpix S10 Hands-on Preview posted
12:00 EST - Shooting with the Nikon Coolpix S10 was fun. Any camera this small that can both swivel and reach out to 380mm equivalent has to stimulate enjoyment in its owner.

Coupled with Nikon's innovative digital features -- including face recognition, Best Shot Selector, and D-Lighting -- the Coolpix S10 could only be bettered by a camera with image stabilization. Well,... (More)

Monday, December 4, 2006

PRESS RELEASE: Free DxO Optics Pro Upgrade Increases Speed and Functionality of Award-winning Automatic Digital Image Enhancement Software
15:00 EST - DxO Optics Pro v4.1 improves speed and fluidity for greater comfort and productivity. DxO Optics Pro v4.1 is compatible with the all-new DxO FilmPack and is immediately available for Windows and Mac users. PARIS, France -- Dec. 4 -- DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro v4.1 -- an upgrade to the recently released DxO Optics Pro v4, the company's flagship automatic digital... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Digital Still Camera Market Pauses at $18 Billion Plateau
09:36 EST - Emphasis shifts to enhanced image processing and 'hybrid' still/video models Scottsdale, Arizona --- November 30, 2006 --- After years of spectacular growth, the market for digital still cameras appears to be leveling off at about $18 billion per year now that most photographers and camera-toting consumers have switched from film to digital photography, concludes IC Insights' new 2007 IC Market Drivers... (More)

Friday, December 1, 2006

Image by Shawn Barnett, Copyright, 2005 Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd Hands-on Preview posted
18:00 EST - For users who are considering a digital SLR but aren't quite ready to take the plunge, the Fujifilm Finepix S6000fd offers a compelling argument for staying with an all-in-one.

From a distance -- and even from up close, actually -- it's easy to mistake the Fuji S6000fd for a digital SLR, though the camera's 10.71x (28 - 300mm) lens is not detachable. Nice touches like a rubberized... (More)

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