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Monday, June 30, 2003

PRESS RELEASE: Photoflex 2003 Catalog debuts in print and on cutting-edge CD-ROM
13:37 EDT - Watsonville, Calif.-Photoflex has just published its new 2003 interactive products catalog in print and on CD-ROM to showcase its lighting products for the photography, digital-imaging, video, and film industries, President Sharon Reeves announced today. Last year, Photoflex became the first company in its industry to put its product catalog onto a CD-ROM. Titled "The World's Premier Lighting Company,"... (More)



Galerie 2.5 Released
13:35 EDT - This freeware OS X application exports an iPhoto selection as a Web page, adding a few tweaks to iPhoto's built-in HTML export.

Didier Guillion has released Galerie 2.5, a freeware program for Mac OS X to export an iPhoto selection as a Web page. The program was written in AppleScript Studio. In comparison to the iPhoto's HTML... (More)



Flipbook 1.0 Released
13:33 EDT - An OS X and Java program to combine images into animations with titles and transitions.

Jeremy Wood has released Flipbook 1.0, a "modest tool to combine still frames into animations." Flipbook can add titles and transitions (fade, push, wide, slide) to slide shows. It can also crop, rotate... (More)



Friday, June 27, 2003

Try before you buy: Sigma offers Photo Pro demo
17:47 EDT - One of the major problems users experience in selecting a digital camera is in deciding which software bundle they like.

When cameras make RAW files that few (if any) standard programs like Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro and the like can read, this problem is compounded. There's no way to try the software in most camera stores,... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: Nikon® Inc. and eBAY® team up to help members increase sales through great photography
17:37 EDT - New Agreement to Officially Kick-Off At eBay Live! Celebration In Orlando, FL, On Thursday, June 26th MELVILLE, NY, and SAN JOSE, CA - JUNE 27, 2003 - Nikon Inc. today announced an exciting and broad-reaching partnership with eBay, The World's Online Marketplace®, to become the backbone of photography education for the more than 69 million registered eBay users. To launch the relationship, Nikon... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: Olympus focuses on fashion
17:31 EDT - Leading Camera Brand Makes Design Statement with Sponsorship of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Sponsorship coincides with Olympus launch of photo industry's first all-digital SLR camera system Melville, New York, June 25, 2003 - Olympus America, Inc., a market leader in the areas of film and digital photography, announced today that it will be a sponsor and the "Official Camera" of the renowned Mercedes-Benz... (More)



iPhoto Buddy 1.1.1 Released
10:52 EDT - iPhoto Buddy allows the use of more than one photo library with Apple's iPhoto 2.0.

Rick Neil has released iPhoto Buddy 1.1.1, a free Mac OS X utility to use more than one photo library with iPhoto 2.0. "I developed iPhoto Buddy for my own use," Neil notes. "I did so partly as a programming... (More)



Interactive Solutions Updates MovieWorks
10:43 EDT - The cross-platform imaging "works" software adds drag-and-drop .DV files and improved reliability in the new release.

Interactive Solutions has released version 6.0.1 of MovieWorks Deluxe, its photo/sound/video "works" software for Macintosh OS 9 and OS X and Windows. The new version adds the ability to drag and drop... (More)



Thursday, June 26, 2003

Leica's DIGITAL-MODUL-R on the R9 35mm film camera. Courtesy of Leica, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Leica announces plans for R-System Digital Back
17:24 EDT - Leica Camera AG, one of the more famous German names in the photography world, has announced that it is planning a 10 megapixel digital back for its 35mm Leica R8 and R9 digital cameras.

Leica isn't the first to plan for 35mm camera models to offer both film and digital capabilities. Many readers will be familiar with Imagek / Silicon Film, the company behind the oft-aborted cartridge... (More)



Rune Lindman Releases QPict Update
17:18 EDT - Rune Lindman has updated QPict, his $35 Macintosh media asset manager, with a number of new features and bug fixes.

The free update improves display quality with a user-specified quality/speed setting and adds support for AAC files. Stability on Mac OS 9 is improved and many small issues have also been fixed. New... (More)



Canon Releases EOS 10D Firmware Update
11:10 EDT - USB-direct print problem and Chinese menu typo fixed.

Canon today released a firmware update for its EOS 10D digicam. According to the company, the update addresses two issues: It increases the reliability of USB communication when used with... (More)



Lemke Software Updates GraphicConverter
10:50 EDT - Version 4.7.1 of the Macintosh image editor fixes a bug in the JPEG 2000 export and a conflict with the Red Eye functions.

GraphicConverter, Lemke's $30 shareware image editor for the Macintosh, has been updated to version 4.7. The update ads a number of new features to the venerable application, prized for its ability to... (More)



Wednesday, June 25, 2003

Courtesy of Peter Burian. Olympus aims squarely at pro market, announces plans for Pro Services division.
15:37 EDT - At the Olympus press event Tuesday evening in New York City, Olympus' intentions for the E1 were made crystal-clear -- It's all about the professional market.

I attended the Olympus press event for the E1 rollout in New York City tonight (I'm writing this from my hotel room, late Tuesday evening, although it will probably be tomorrow sometime before I manage... (More)



Kodak Releases EasyShare 3.0 for OS X
12:18 EDT - Kodak releases a significant upgrade to EasyShare for Mac OS X.

Kodak today released version 3.0 of Easyshare for Mac OS X. The free all-in-one digital imaging application now supports handling up to 10,000 images and movies, on-screen album creation and DVD/CD burning.... (More)



AutoCorrect Plug-In Updated to Version 1.5
12:08 EDT - Human Software's automatic color correction, color restoration, and sharpening tool for RGB and CYMK images, improves control in highlights and shadows.

Using " intelligent image analysis in combination with techniques professionals are using in darkrooms," AutoCorrect promises to improve digital images in a single click. The new version improves control... (More)



Gamma Control 2.2 Released
11:53 EDT - A free Mac OS X utility to change monitor gamma on the fly gets an update.

Michel Fortin has released version 2.2 of Gamma Control, his free OS X utility to change monitor gamma on the fly without resorting to ColorSync's Calibration Assistant. Highlights of the new version... (More)



anytime.jpg anyTime photo Launches 'Mom Friendly' Photo Sharing and Printing Site
00:41 EDT - According to IDC, this year 12.7 million for digital cameras will be bought, and 40 percent of those buyers are going to be Moms. So anyTime photo has launched a Mom site for online photography.

As many recall from their childhood birthday parties, Mom is often the family photographer. And, as the Photo Marketing Association recently noted, it is the era of the iMom, the digital Mom that prints... (More)



ADOBE.GIF PRESS RELEASE: Adobe Delivers Free Photoshop Plug-in Technology to Exploit Performance of Apple's New Power Mac G5 Product Line
00:24 EDT - SAN JOSE, Calif. - June 24, 2003 (NASDAQ: ADBE) - Adobe Systems Incorporated, the leader in network publishing, today announced new add-on software technology designed to maximize the performance of Adobe® Photoshop® 7.0 software on Apple's just-announced Power Mac G5 product line. Available free of charge, Adobe's new Photoshop plug-in technology and software enhancement can make this industry-standard... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: Kodak CCD Image Sensor Powers First Olympus Digital-SLR Camera for Emerging Four Thirds System Standard
00:19 EDT - New KODAK KAF-5101CE Image Sensor Customized For Olympus Optical Rochester, NY, June 24, 2003 -- Eastman Kodak Company today announced that Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. of Japan has selected an enhanced version of the Kodak KAF-5101CE charge-coupled device (CCD) image sensor for its new Olympus E-1 Digital Single Lens Reflex (D-SLR) camera system, the first digital camera designed for the emerging Four... (More)



Tuesday, June 24, 2003

First Look posted for Olympus E1 SLR!
09:24 EDT - I'm afraid this is an awfully sketchy First Look, given that we had the camera in question for less than 24 hours.

I also had a number of open questions about some of the features that have only *just* now been answered, but that I won't get edited into the article until I get back from the Olympus press event for... (More)



Monday, June 23, 2003

Gimp-Print for Mac OS X Updated to Version 4.3.17
12:08 EDT - The new version enhances Epson support -- adding roll feed paper handling and a new quality setting -- with preliminary support for the Epson Stylus Photo 935, and the PM-940C and PM-980C.

Gimp-Print, a suite of printer drivers for most common UNIX print spooling systems, including CUPS (implemented on Mac OS X 10.2). These drivers provide high quality printing for many unsupported printers... (More)



PDR3340s.jpg PRESS RELEASE: New Toshiba PDR-3340 3.2 Megapixel Digital Camera Combines Compact Form With Easy-to-Use, Yet Powerful Photographic Functions
09:41 EDT - NEW YORK, NY, June 17, 2003 (Digital Experience! 2003 Show) -- Toshiba Imaging Systems, a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today introduced the new PDR-3340, a pocket-sized powerhouse of a digital camera that combines a compact form factor (3.82" x 2.52" x 1.42", 5.2 ounces) with a newly developed 3.2 megapixel CCD, 6X total zoom, AVI extended-play movie mode, and the convenience... (More)



Friday, June 20, 2003

Asiva to Release Sharpen+Soften Photoshop Plug-In
15:45 EDT - Asiva's image editing technology will morph itself into the Photoshop plug-in architecture in a series of new tools to be released in the next few months.

Shapiro Consulting Group, Inc. plans a mid-July release for Sharpen+Soften, the first in a series of Photoshop plug-ins the company will release in the next few months. Sharpen+Soften (compatible iwth... (More)



ZCD35C.jpg Review Posted for Sony MVC-CD350
15:30 EDT - Sony's CD350 is the "little brother" of the CD500, with a 3 megapixel CCD and fewer bells and whistles, but the same unique CD-based image storage and a lower price.

Despite its large size, this is a great travel camera, since a mere $5 of CDs gets you well over a gigabyte of nonvolatile image storage. (Also great for businesses and schools, where multiple people need... (More)



Hamrick Software Updates VueScan
15:23 EDT - The new version fixes a problem with printer ICC profiles and another with the Microtek X6.

Hamrick Software has released version 7.6.48 of VueScan, a scanning utility for Mac OS 9 and OS X, Windows and Linux. The revision fixes printer ICC profiles and a problem with the Microtek X6.

For more information or to download the update, visit Hamrick Software.



Thursday, June 19, 2003

PRESS RELEASE: Iomega Corporation Announces New Super DVD All Format 4X Internal Drive
14:18 EDT - DVD+RW, DVD-RW, and DVD-RAM Formats Now Available in a Single Drive SAN DIEGO, June 16, 2003 - Iomega Corporation (NYSE: IOM), a global leader in data storage, today announced one of the first DVD drives to support all major DVD and CD formats, including DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW, and DVD-RAM. The new Iomega® Super DVD All Format 4X Internal Drive, on display this week at the CeBit America tradeshow... (More)



Is Your USB 2.0 Device Really Just USB 1.1?
12:27 EDT - Whether you are buying a card reader or a digicam with a USB interface, the 2.0 tag does not mean the device runs at high speed.

Since the introduction of USB 2.0, featuring transfer speeds as high as 480Mb/s, the protocol has been confused solely with its high-speed variant. In fact, according to the 2.0 specification, it encompasses... (More)



Wednesday, June 18, 2003

CANON.GIF PRESS RELEASE: Canon's new LiDE 50 scanner offers consumers fast USB 2.0 hi-speed interface in an ultra-slim design
12:45 EDT - LAKE SUCCESS, NY, June 16, 2003 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Canon Inc. (NYSE CAJ) today launched the USB 2.0 Hi-Speed CanoScan® LiDE 50 Color Image Scanner. This new flatbed unit's easy-to-use features, high resolution and fast performance come in an ultra-slim design for customers who need a full-featured scanner with a small footprint. "As a global leader in imaging technology, Canon,... (More)



inCamera_Logo105.gif Review Posted for Pictographics inCamera
12:42 EDT - Can you really profile a digicam? All the ICC profiling experts we consulted warned us there are too many variables involved. But that didn't stop Pictographics.

Their inCamera digicam profiling utility makes it easy to create ICC profiles that are surprising useful in the studio or on location. And then, too, you've probably got one camera in which conditions... (More)



Review Posted for HiTi 640PS Dye Sub Printer
12:32 EDT - We've expanded our recent newsletter review of the new HiTi 640PS to include screen shots of new controller functions and screen shots of the beta Mac driver, as well as detailed product shots.

When it comes to sequels featuring impossible acrobatics, great hacking and spectacular special effects, the HiTi 640PS does not take a back seat to The Matrix Reloaded. Check it out!. (More)



WebPics 2.6.1 Fixes Import Crash
12:20 EDT - The latest release fixes "a nasty, but minor, crashing bug" found in the iPhoto import feature.

WebPics is an OS X application to build and upload Web pages from iPhoto albums or other collections of digital images. The pages feature thumbnails automatically linked to the full-sized images and captions... (More)



ZeboPhoto Updated
12:05 EDT - The shareware Macintosh image viewer/editor now includes a full-screen movie player and on-the-fly image adjustment during slide shows.

ZeboPhoto 1.3 has been released, adding full-screen movie playback and the ability to lighten, darken or resize and scroll an image during a slide show. The Macintosh (OS 9 or X) shareware utility for... (More)



Studio Manager 4.3 Released
11:56 EDT - Tokerud Consulting Group has released version 4.3 of Studio Manager, their $695 Mac and Windows software for managing a creative service business based on FileMaker Pro. The update adds four access levels to enhance security and tracks access privileges.

Studio Manager handles job cost tracking, scheduling, time sheets, estimating, invoicing, contact management, receivables/payables, purchase orders, mail log, and security. The product, whose interface... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: Canon's two new color Bubble Jet printers offer stylish performance, simplicity and quality at an entry level price
11:43 EDT - LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. June 16, 2003 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ) today introduces two new desktop color bubble jet printers - the Canon i250 and i350. Designed to deliver crisp text, clear web pages and quality photos at a value price, these two printers feature advanced MicroFine Droplet TechnologyTM high color resolution and photo and web printing software. "By including... (More)



Tuesday, June 17, 2003

Exif Untrasher Updated
12:15 EDT - A free Mac OS utilty to undelete images from digicam storage media gets a minor update.

Carsten Blüm has updated Exif Untrasher, his free OS X utility to restore images deleted from memory cards. The update (http://q41.de/downloads/exif-untrasher) makes minor fixes in German localization.... (More)



PDR-M500s.jpg Toshiba's New M Series Digicams Boasts 40x Zoom
11:48 EDT - Both the 2-Mp and 3.2-Mp models use a Canon 10x optical zoom lens which, combined with digital zoom, extend their reach to 40x zoom. At $349 and $449 respectively, both digicams are expected to ship in early July.

Toshiba introduced its new M Series today at the Digital Experience show in New York City. The new digicam line features two multi-featured digital cameras with 10x optical zoom Canon lenses, 2.5-inch... (More)



Sigma Introduces Super Wide-Angle Zoom Lens
11:17 EDT - Sporting a 24mm wide-angle focal length and a fast f2.8 aperture, Sigma's new zoom mounts on Sigma, Canon, Nikon, Minolta and Pentax cameras.

Highlights of the new design include: 24mm focal length with a fast f2.8 maximum aperture; A special low dispersion glass element and two aspherical lenses to compensate for color aberration, as well... (More)



Monday, June 16, 2003

Kowa's TD-1 Super Telephoto Zoom digital camera / spotting scope. Courtesy of Kowa, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Kowa delays its TD-1 Spotting Scope digicam
13:25 EDT - Readers who followed our coverage of the annual Photo Marketing Association tradeshow earlier this year will remember we told you about a rather unusual device on the way from Japanese optics manufacturer Kowa Co. Ltd.

The "Kowa TD-1 Spotting Scope / DSC" features a three megapixel digital still camera built into a spotting scope, offering the ability to take digital photos at focal lengths equivalent to 450 - 1350mm... (More)



Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-P10 digital camera. Courtesy of Sony Corp., with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Review posted for Sony DSC-P10!
13:12 EDT - Sony's "compact P-series" digicams have always struck me as having a nice form factor, slim enough to fit into most any pocket, yet elongated enough that there's plenty of camera for your hands to grab onto.

They have a nice feature set too, and generally very good image quality. The DSC-P10 is the latest addition to the line, a 5 megapixel model with a sharp lens and nice features. In my testing, I felt that... (More)



Sony's Mavica MVC-CD500 digital camera. Courtesy of Sony Corp., with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Full-length review posted for Sony CD-500!
13:11 EDT - Sony's CD-based Mavica cameras are unique creatures in the digicam market, boasting essentially "infinite" storage on low-cost CD-R/RW discs.

At the top of the line, Sony's new CD500 model offers a five megapixel sensor, sharp 3x zoom lens, and nifty features like Hologram Autofocus and MPEG Movie VX (for movie recording up to 640x480 pixels,... (More)



Friday, June 13, 2003

Johnston Publishes 'The Empirical Photographer'
19:31 EDT - The 37th Frame's Mike Johnston is taking pre-publication orders for his forthcoming book, The Empirical Photographer.

The book is a selection of 14 of Johnston's non-technical photographic essays since 1984. Orders for the $14.50 tome are now being accepted for delivery within 10 weeks. "It was when I was researching... (More)



Rumor Mill: New Nikon Mount Coming?
11:33 EDT - Is Nikon developing a larger lens mount to accommodate full-frame CCDs? One of Germany's biggest photo magazines seems to think so.

The latest Contaxinfo.com newsletter attributes Color Foto, published in Germany, as the source for news of a redesigned Nikon lens mount. The new mount, to be introduced later this year, will handle full-frame... (More)



Carphone Warehouse to Install Kodak Photo Kiosks
11:22 EDT - Carphone Warehouse, a British phone retailer, has partnered with Kodak to provide instant photo prints in their stores, according to a story posted today by europemedia.net. The company hopes to spur sales of camera-phones with the new service.

By September, customers in Britain, France and Spain will be able to upload photos from their phones via infra-red or Bluetooth and get a print for 1.42 euros. According to the story two-thirds of Carphone... (More)



Thursday, June 12, 2003

PRESS RELEASE: Sony to start mass production of mobile Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) Display next Spring Sony's original full-color "Super Top EmissionTM*" panel structure enables higher picture quality and thinner panel
16:28 EDT - Tokyo, Japan -- Sony Corporation today announced the start of mass production of "Super Top EmissionTM" Active-matrix Full-color Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) Display panels from Spring 2004. Production will be initially for the supply of display panels for mobile devices, and Sony will make a capital investment of approximately 9 billion yen to establish an OLED mass production line in ST-LCD... (More)



Mulligan Updates myPhoto Album Software
11:07 EDT - Michael Mulligan today released myPhoto 1.2, a free PHP program to automatically create photo albums directly from iPhoto for Web sites running Apache and PHP.

"All you have to do is plug in your digital camera, import your photos as you normally would into iPhoto, organize them, add whatever captions you want, and voila! Your photos are on your Web page!" according... (More)



Mossberg Reviews Epson Disc Printers
10:54 EDT - How well do Epson's Stylus Photo 900 and 960 print directly on CDs and DVDs?

Walt Mossberg of the Mossberg Solution reviews CD and DVD disc printing on the Epson Stylus Photo 900 and 960 printers. The review (http://ptech.wsj.com/archive/solution-20030611.html) covers both Windows... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: PhotoSpray 1.5 Photo-Realistic Painting Plug-in for Mac OS 9 & X (Carbon), Windows provides realistic painting directly inside Adobe Photoshop/Elements or other Graphic Applications
10:51 EDT - SARATOGA, Calif. -- Adding to its line of filter plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop, Human Software is releasing PhotoSpray version 1.5 for Mac OS 9 & X (Carbon), also available on Windows® Me/NT/2000/XP. The new PhotoSpray comes as a filter plug-in compatible with applications supporting Photoshop 5.5 and more plug-ins-kind such as Photoshop 5.5 to 7, Elements, Corel PhotoPaint, Jasc PaintShop 6 and... (More)



Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Kyocera's FineCam S5 digital camera. Courtesy of Kyocera Germany, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Review posted for Kyocera Finecam S5!
17:59 EDT - Kyocera seems to be making strides in their subcompact digicams.

I frankly wasn't terribly impressed with their S3 and S4 models, but the S5 has significantly improved image quality and color rendition, and the battery life seems to be better as well. It could really... (More)



Tuesday, June 10, 2003

Sony Launches Qualia Brand of High-End Products
21:31 EDT - Doing what they do best, Sony unveiled Qualia, a new line of high-end consumer electronics products including a tiny digicam, that feature unparalleled style. Nobuyuki Idei, Sony chief executive, had let drop at a Tokyo May 2001 news conference the high-end brand would be launched this June. And today was the day.

Four products introduced the new line, which is initially available on in Japan: The Qualia 016 digicam, a 2-megapixel unit weighing just 50 grams and measuring 69x24x17mm, half as heavy as the Cybershot... (More)



EasyPhoto Automatically Resizes Images
12:09 EDT - Big Green Software has released EasyPhoto 1.2.5. The drag-and-drop Macintosh application rotates, resizes and saves email-sized images in over 30 formats.

Option include direct downloading from a digicam in OS X, setting a file size limit or a quality setting for resized images. A surprising large number of image editingn options are also available include... (More)



Free Multi-Monitor Calibration Tool Released for OS X
11:41 EDT - Boxwork has released Gammawork, a free monitor calibration tool for Mac OS X. According to the company, "Gammawork lets a user set a monitor's colors to make certain they will correspond to those of another device, such as a printer."

Gammawork can adjust up to four monitors, independently setting the red, green, and blue color channels on each display. It can also save and quickly load configurations and has a custom screen saver to... (More)



UMAX Ships 2.0-Mp Digicam/Webcam/MP3 Player for $149
11:07 EDT - UMAX Technologies, Inc. today announced the AstraPix 540, a 2-megapixel digicam that can morph into a camcorder, Web cam or MP3 player -- without morphing your wallet for more than $149.

The metallic AstraPix 540 features a self-timer, optical viewfinder, 16-level digital zoom that captures images at 1600x1200 pixels. The camera can also capture AVI video clips at 320x240 pixels at 15... (More)



Monday, June 9, 2003

Creo's Leaf Valeo 22. Courtesy of Creo Inc., with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Creo Announces First 22 Million Pixel Camera Back with Portable Power and Large Format Solution: Leaf Valeo 22
18:06 EDT - Vancouver, BC, Canada - (June 9, 2003) - Creo Inc. (NASDAQ: CREO; TSX: CRE) announces the Leaf™ Valeo 22 digital camera back for in studio and portable shooting. It utilizes a newly developed 22 megapixel CCD that is designed for medium and large format photography. In studio, the Leaf Valeo 22 camera back features live video view and electronic shutter control. On location, the Leaf Valeo 22... (More)



PRESS RELEASE: New release of The Panorama Factory supports virtual tours
17:23 EDT - Pittsburgh, PA - June 9, 2003--Smoky City Design, LLC today released version 3.0 of The Panorama Factory, its industry leading software product for creating panoramic images. Version 3.0 adds new features for creating web-based virtual tours, including image "hotspots" to navigate from image to image and web page creation from templates. Image processing time has been decreased by up to 40%. New... (More)



Survey reminder: Today's the last day!
14:45 EDT - We told readers a few days ago about a survey being run by Future Image, a research body whose reports are read by many in the imaging industry.

One lucky participant is going to win 20 free prints in any combinations of sizes of their choice, from a selection of 4" x 6", 5" x 7" or 8" x 10". Your answers could help shape the future of digital... (More)



Thursday, June 5, 2003

SiPix's StyleCam DV100. Courtesy of Foxlink Peripherals Inc., with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Sipix announces StyleCam DV100
15:46 EDT - Foxlink Peripherals Inc., the company behind the SiPix brandname, has announced a new "multi-functional pocket-sized DV camera that captures motion pictures, still images and voice annotation."

With a resolution of 1.3 megapixels, the SiPix StyleCam DV100 captures still images at a resolution of up to 1280 x 1024 pixels from a CMOS imager. No zoom lens is provided - the DV100 has a 4-element... (More)



Tuesday, June 3, 2003

Minolta's DiMAGE Xt digital camera. Courtesy of Minolta, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Review posted for Minolta DiMAGE Xt!
15:37 EDT - Since the first DiMAGE "X" camera, the design has been one of my favorite subcompact digicam models.

They snap good-looking photos, and are one of the ultimate "take anywhere" digicams. (In our own family, our DiMAGE Xi is always the digicam my teenaged boys vie over to see who gets to bring it on any... (More)



Konica's KD-510Z: full specs
15:27 EDT - As we told you last night, Konica Japan has now announced its KD-510Z digital camera.

The Konica website was unfortunately completely deluged in customers trying to download the 20 large sample images that were released alongside the announcement, and swiftly brought to its knees, figuratively... (More)



Konica's KD-510Z digital camera. Courtesy of Konica, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Konica announces the KD-510Z digital camera (UPDATED)
02:12 EDT - We told readers on Friday of last week that Japanese camera manufacturer Konica Corp. was planning to release a new digital camera shortly, and on schedule the company has unveiled the new Konica KD-510Z.

Unfortunately the company's server is absolutely crawling at the moment, doubtless deluged with people trying to find information on the new model (a measure of the success of their teaser campaign, we're... (More)



Kodak's EasyShare CX6330 digital camera. Courtesy of Kodak, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Kodak announces 2, 3, 4mpix EasyShare digicams
02:00 EDT - Eastman Kodak Co. has announced three new EasyShare digital cameras, expanding its lineup of entry-level, easy-to-use digicams with models that range from two to four megapixels.

Of the three cameras, perhaps the most interesting is the EasyShare DX6440, an update to the EasyShare DX6340 that keeps the former camera's 4x Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon zoom lens, but extends resolution... (More)



Monday, June 2, 2003

Canon's PowerShot G5 digital camera. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Canon PowerShot G5: Full specs, sample images (UPDATED)
03:14 EDT - A little over an hour ago we told readers about the Canon PowerShot G5 digital camera, as it was announced by other sites in Europe and the US, as well as Canon's own BeBit website.

At the time we had little information available beyond the European press release, but have since compiled full specifications from Canon BeBit. We can also now point readers to the very first sample... (More)



Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! Canon announces the PowerShot G5
02:00 EDT - Canon has today announced its new PowerShot G5 digital camera, a model some readers may already have known was on the way, since details were briefly (and accidentally) leaked on a Canon Europe website just recently.

The PowerShot G5 is essentially a 5 megapixel version of the existing PowerShot G3, with a black body. The camera uses the exact same f2.0 4x optical zoom lens as its predecessor, and should be similar... (More)

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