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Friday, June 30, 2006

July 4th: Have your cameras at the ready!
15:27 EDT - With our American readers celebrating Independence Day next Tuesday, we felt it might be useful to pull out an old news item from our files...

We first published the following article in July 2000, but the techniques remain unchanged, and with modern digital cameras being a great improvement on those from six years ago, chances are you'll be... (More)

Canon's PowerShot SD700 IS digital camera. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Review posted for Canon PowerShot SD700 IS
14:29 EDT - The sleek, 6-megapixel Canon PowerShot SD700 IS offers some great tools for improving your photos that go beyond megapixels.

In fact, the camera might change how consumers think about taking low-light photos. Instead of "nuking" your subject in a flash of harsh light, turn on this camera's Image Stabilizer and set it to one... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Concord Camera Corp. Announces Receipt of Nasdaq Deficiency Notice
12:46 EDT - HOLLYWOOD, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 29, 2006 -- Concord Camera Corp. ("Concord" or "Company") (NASDAQ: LENS) announced today that on June 26, 2006, it received a Nasdaq Staff Deficiency Letter indicating that for 30 consecutive business days, the bid price of the Company's common stock closed below the minimum $1.00 per share requirement for continued inclusion under Marketplace Rule 4450(a)(5)... (More)

DigPhMissingMan.gif PRESS RELEASE: O'Reilly Releases "Digital Photography: The Missing Manual"O'Reilly Releases 'Digital Photography: The Missing Manual'
11:13 EDT - SEBASTOPOL, Calif. -- Just about everyone knows the appeal of digital photography today: it's instantly gratifying, endlessly creative, easy and fast to share digital pictures with others, and--to top it off--it's less expensive and less wasteful than traditional film photography. But digital photography can be overwhelming, since not everyone is familiar and comfortable with concepts like JPEG compression,... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: New Lowepro Camera Straps Give Photographers Added Mobility, Flexibility And Camera Security
11:04 EDT - Constructed From Highest-Quality Materials, Four New Models Designed for Adventure, Sports, Journalism and Studio Photography SEBASTOPOL, Calif. -- June 23, 2006 -- Lowepro, the worldwide leader of protective cases and backpacks for imaging products, is introducing four new camera straps designed with the same rugged and durable construction that has made Lowepro the leading manufacturer of protective... (More)

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Canon's PowerShot A430 digital camera. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Review posted for Canon PowerShot A430
16:49 EDT - For a very low entry fee, the Canon PowerShot A430 lets novice users enjoy the benefits of Canon imaging technology.

The A430 has a surprisingly solid build, with image quality to match. The 4.0-megapixel CCD captures excellent images, able to make sharp prints as large as 8x10 inches, while maintaining very good detail.... (More)

Boxwave's logo. Click here to visit the Boxwave website! Boxwave ships Canon SD700 FlexiSkin
16:41 EDT - Boxwave Corp. has released a new product in its FlexiSkin line that should help owners of Canon's PowerShot SD700 digital camera protect their investment.

Available in six colors - Coral Pink, Frosted Clear, Future Blue, Aluminum Grey, Jet Black, and Smoke Grey - the FlexiSkin for Canon PowerShot SD700 is a soft silicone case that fits snugly around the... (More)

Light Crafts Releases LightZone 1.4
12:41 EDT - Improved handling of large images, metadata exposrts and TIFF alpha channels highlight the release.

Light Crafts today released its $149.95 LightZone 1.4, a Macintosh and Windows photo editing tool designed so "a certain amount of intuitiveness can be regained in digital image manipulation," allowing... (More)

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

PRESS RELEASE: Sinar Bron Imaging Introduces the Sinar Emotion 75 Digital Back
16:37 EDT - Advanced Sensor and Software Technology Takes Capture Speed, Portability and Image Quality to New Heights EDISON, N.J., May 23, 2006 -- Sinar, the legendary Swiss company that pioneered the use of digital imaging technology in the professional photography market, has introduced the Sinar eMotion 75, a digital camera back designed for the location and studio photographer. Featuring a fast capture rate,... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Sinar Bron Imaging Introduces Broncolor Verso A2 Power Pack
16:34 EDT - Innovation in Professional Flash Photography Delivers Exceptional Speed, Versatility EDISON, N.J., May 22, 2006 -- Broncolor, the leader in the development of high-end professional flash and lighting systems, has announced an exciting innovation in professional flash photography with its launch of the Broncolor Verso A2 Power Pack. The new Broncolor Power Pack is an ideal lighting solution for studio... (More)

LQ Graphics Releases Photo to Movie 4.0 for Mac OS
16:26 EDT - New features include a full screen preview, drag-and-drop photo sequencing on the timeline and a photo organizer, among others.

LQ Graphics has released Photo to Movie 4.0 for Mac OS featuring several new timesaving features. Highlights of the new version include: • Built as a Universal Binary to run on new computers from... (More)

Toshiba announces 4GB SDHC cards
13:20 EDT - Toshiba Japan has today announced development of a range of new flash card products in both microSD and SDHC formats.

Of the two, the SDHC cards will be of most interest to digital photographers. The original Secure Digital card specification has a limitation of a two gigabyte maximum capacity, but the SDHC (Secure Digital... (More)

Fujifilm's FinePix V10 digital camera. Courtesy of Fujifilm, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Review posted for Fujifilm FinePix V10
12:45 EDT - There's a lot to like on the Fujifilm FinePix V10.

It's a sleek snapshooter with a huge, high resolution 3-inch LCD that makes composing shots on the live screen and image playback a joy. The Fujifilm V10 is also reasonably responsive, powering on quickly... (More)

Casio Europe: digicam with DivX movie mode
00:06 EDT - The European branch of electronics company Casio has announced the upcoming launch of a new digital camera model, the EXILIM CARD EX-S600D.

Nearly identical to last October's EX-S600 model, the Casio EX-S600D features but one change of note - DivX compression on movies instead of the MPEG4 used in the S600. The S600D follows in the footsteps... (More)

DivX's logo. Courtesy of DivX, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click here to visit the DivX website! PRESS RELEASE: DivX Announces DivX Certification of Casio Digital Still Camera; EX-S600D Allows Users to Create Video in the Popular DivX Format
00:01 EDT - SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 26, 2006--DivX, Inc. today announced the DivX Certification of Casio EX-S600D, the first digital still camera from Casio to include DivX technology. The EX-S600D represents a breakthrough device by allowing Casio digital camera users to natively capture videos in the extremely popular DivX format. The CASIO EX-S600D is a DivX Special Edition 6.0-megapixel Camera. Beginning... (More)

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

BIBBLE.GIF Bibble offers discount for Pixmantec users
15:15 EDT - A press release this morning from Bibble Labs, the company behind the popular RAW file converter Bibble, announces that it has launched a new competitive discount program.

From now until July 31st, 2006, customers who own Pixmantec RawShooter Premium (RSP) 2006 will be able to switch to Bibble Pro 4.8 at a $30 discount of the regular price. To take advantage of the offer,... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Digital Railroad and the Advertising Photographers of America Partner to Enhance APA Member Benefits
13:56 EDT - Alliance will provide new programs and services to increase market opportunities for advertising and commercial photographers New York, NY and White Plains, NY - June 27, 2006 - Digital Railroad, Inc., and the Advertising Photographers of America (APA) today announced they have partnered to provide new programs and services that will increase market opportunities for APA membership. The APA is the... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: World-Renowned Photographer Kevin Ames Set to Teach Nationwide Pro Digital Workflow Seminar Series Presented by Blue Pixel
13:34 EDT - Attendees Will Benefit Greatly from Hearing Valuable Secrets of Professional Digital Imaging Workflow First-Hand Annapolis, MD – June 27, 2006 – Still trying to strike the balance of efficient digital photography workflow and ending up with high-quality results? Learn how as Blue Pixel presents the Pro Digital Workflow Tour with Kevin Ames. Beginning Sunday, September 17 in Washington,... (More)

IVIEWMULTIMEDIA.GIF Microsoft Aquires iView Multimedia
12:23 EDT - "You all can continue to use and buy iView products knowing that they will be fully supported as Microsoft evolves the products in the future on both the Windows and Mac platforms," iView founder promises.

Microsoft announced today that is completed the acquisition of iView Group Limited on June 22. iView Multimedia is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation. With the acquisition, the iView... (More)

Monday, June 26, 2006

Sony: entry-level 6mpix, 3x zoom digicam
19:41 EDT - Sony USA has quietly introduced a new digital camera model that couples a six megapixel imager with a Sony-branded 3x optical zoom lens.

There's no official press release, but brief product specifications for the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S500 are available, and the camera can be pre-ordered on The DSC-S500's lens offers from... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Adobe Acquires Technology Assets of Pixmantec ApS
13:47 EDT - SAN JOSE, Calif. -- June 26, 2006 -- Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced it has acquired the technology assets of Pixmantec ApS, makers of digital imaging software that provides advanced workflow management and processing capabilities for digital camera raw files. The acquisition strengthens Adobe's leadership position in raw processing. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.... (More)

Nikon's Coolpix S5 digital camera. Courtesy of Nikon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Review posted for Nikon Coolpix S5!
07:59 EDT - Though it might not lead the pack based on image quality alone, the Nikon Coolpix S5 has a lot going for it in a camera this small.

For starters, the Nikon S5's svelte metallic chassis is one of the thinnest I've used, making it the perfect camera to slip into your pocket and forget about until you're ready to take pictures. Its impressive... (More)

Friday, June 23, 2006

Software Review: Phanfare Releases Mac Client
22:00 EDT - New features include a few that are slated for the next release of the Windows version (in a few days).

For the last week, we've been playing with a sneak preview of Phanfare's first non-beta release of Phanfare Photo for OS X, the software that organizes your images for display on the Phanfare site. Among... (More)

Kodak's EasyShare C663 digital camera. Courtesy of Kodak, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Review posted for Kodak EasyShare C663
20:43 EDT - For an entry-level camera in its price range, the Kodak EasyShare C663 offers many top-notch features you'd find on higher-end models.

These include a 6-megapixel imaging sensor, a 3x optical Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon lens, a 2.5-inch LCD, a VGA movie mode at 24fps and Kodak Perfect Touch, a proprietary technology previously only offered... (More)

Casio's EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z70 digital camera. Courtesy of Casio, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Casio Europe: new 5mpix EXILIM ultracompact
15:48 EDT - From its European headquarters in Norderstedt, Germany, electronics company Casio has unveiled a new digital camera that looks to be based on its existing EX-Z5 model.

Priced at £229.99, the Casio EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z70 combines a 1/2.5" CCD imager with seven megapixels and an EXILIM-branded 3x optical zoom lens with a fairly standard 38 - 114mm equivalent... (More)

Bibble logo PRESS RELEASE: Bibble Labs Releases 4.8 version with Advanced Lens Correction and B&W /
09:43 EDT - AUSTIN, Texas (June 23, 2006) -- Bibble Labs, Inc. ( ) today announces the general availability of Bibble Pro and Bibble Lite Upgrade 4.8. This free upgrade is available to existing Bibble 4 license holders, and represents the third such major upgrade of 2006. New features in this release include a redesigned and more powerful Lens Correction tool enabling correction of barrel... (More)

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Olympus: New firmware for EVOLT E-300, E-330
13:19 EDT - Olympus America has today released firmware updates for two of its EVOLT-series digital SLRs.

The Olympus EVOLT E-300 was first announced back in September 2004, and was the first consumer-oriented digital SLR from the company, with some very interesting features including Olympus' dust reduction... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Direct Source Marketing (DSM) Announces Super Wide Angle Camera
12:18 EDT - Horseman SW-D Pro Widens Digital Photography CONCORD, CA, June 22, 2006 - A joint venture between Rolleiflex and Horseman today announced one of the widest angle cameras on the market, Horseman SW-D Pro, which accepts digital camera backs to give professional and high-end consumer photographers wide angle opportunities that weren't available in the past for medium format digital photography. ... (More)

Canon's PowerShot SD600 digital camera. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Review posted for Canon PowerShot SD600
09:59 EDT - While the design of the new SD600 probably won't turn a lot of heads, some of its new imaging attributes are certainly worth a second look.

In particular, the SD600's ability to shoot relatively low-noise images at ISO 800 is a huge plus for anyone who hates shooting with a flash. In addition to selectable ISOs on the SD600 -- which include... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Tenba Announces Major New Outdoor Carry Gear Collection - Shootout
07:54 EDT - Elmsford, NY - June 21, 2006- As part of its major expansion and new product initiative, Tenba has introduced Shootout™, an advanced collection of photo/imaging carry gear and accessories aimed predominantly at serious outdoor/active photographers. The initial Shootout launch includes five Photo/Laptop Backpacks, a Convertible Photo Waistpack, a Rolling Utility Duffel and an accessory Lens/Bottle... (More)

Apple Releases Aperture 1.1.2
01:16 EDT - Improved performance, reliability -- but no details.

Apple has released Aperture 1.1.2 to address "issues related to overall reliability and performance." The company didn't elaborate except to say, "This update is recommended for all Aperture users." The... (More)

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-L1 digital camera. Courtesy of Panasonic, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Panasonic details DMC-L1 plans
22:56 EDT - Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd., whose digital cameras are sold under the Panasonic brand name, has today announced pricing, availability, and detailed specifications for its Lumix DMC-L1 digital SLR.

Compatible with Olympus' Four Thirds lens mount standard, the DMC-L1 is the company's first SLR. The L1 features a traditional, almost retro styling aesthetic and is based around the same 7.5 effective... (More)

Sabio's CM-4 network storage device. Courtesy of Sabio, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Sabio Storage Delivers Simple, Recoverable Network Storage for Photographers
13:29 EDT - Sabio CM-4 Marketed by Backdrop Outlet Sabio Storage today announced that its Sabio CM-4 Network Attached Storage system is being marketed by Backdrop Outlet. The Sabio CM-4 provides high-capacity recoverable data storage in an easy-to-use and cost-effective package. It is simple and intuitive, so it's ideal for professional and amateur photographers who need recoverable data storage, but don't have... (More)

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Kodak's EasyShare P712 digital camera. Courtesy of Kodak, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Kodak: 7mpix, 12x stabilised zoom digicam
14:29 EDT - Eastman Kodak Co. has today announced its new EasyShare P712 digital camera, which looks to update the existing P850 zoom model with a higher resolution imager.

Body styling looks much the same as in the original Kodak P850, and the P712 also includes the same image stabilised Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon 12x optical zoom lens, with its impressive 36 - 432mm... (More)

Dalsa: 111mpix CCD sensor (!)
02:23 EDT - Ever had the feeling you just weren't getting enough resolution out of your digital camera?

DALSA Corp. just might have the answer to your problems - the company has announced its successful fabrication of the world's first imager to break the 100 megapixel barrier. With a pixel size of 9µm... (More)

Monday, June 19, 2006

Fuji cuts FinePix A400, A500 pricing
15:53 EDT - Fuji Photo Film U.S.A. Inc. today lowered pricing on two of its FinePix A-series digital cameras.

Announced at the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Fujifilm FinePix A400 and A500 are both based around SuperCCD HR imagers, which use an octagonal array of photodiodes that... (More)

Friday, June 16, 2006

IVIEWMULTIMEDIA.GIF iView Releases MediaPro 3.1.1
19:55 EDT - Improved IPTC metadata support, metadata sync for more Raw formats, Windows scripting engine update and improved NEF rendering lead the list of enhancements.

iView Multimedia today released a free update to its flagship digital asset management program iView MediaPro. Version 3.1.1 provides the following improvements and enhancements: • Improved support... (More)

Thursday, June 15, 2006

PRESS RELEASE: Overall Growth in the PC and Photo Printer Market Should Be Flat or Decline between 2006 and 2010 According to Recent Research for the US
11:57 EDT - DUBLIN, Ireland -- June 15, 2006 -- Research and Markets ( ) has announced the addition of PC Printers and Photo Printers in the United States to their offering. U.S. factory sales of PC and photo printers in the U.S. in 2005 were $3.8 billion. Despite increased volume sales, dollar sales decreased 25% between 2000 and 2005 at current prices, and decreased... (More)

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Kodak's EasyShare Z650 digital camera. Courtesy of Kodak, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Review posted for Kodak EasyShare Z650
21:10 EDT - The Kodak EasyShare Z650 brings the well-known EasyShare simplicity and ease of use to the long zoom format, balancing the full complement of exposure modes with 17 Scene modes.

The 6.1-megapixel CCD captures high resolution images that make good 11x14 prints. The Kodak Z650's color should appeal to most consumers too, as it's very bright and vibrant (a good bit more so than the... (More)

Nikon D2X, D2Hs, D200: New firmware coming
19:54 EDT - Nikon USA has posted a new document on its support website that describes upcoming firmware updates for three of its digital SLR cameras.

According to the document, available in the Nikon Knowledge Database, the firmware will see some of the updates seen in the recently-announced D2Xs digital SLR trickle down to the existing D2X, D2Hs and... (More)

Taiwanese OEMs focus on lens costs
18:56 EDT - An interesting news article from Taiwanese publication DigiTimes reports on efforts by digital camera makers in that country to cut costs and increase volume.

According to the article - coauthored by DigiTimes' Jimmy Hsu and Adam Hwang - Taiwan's top four digicam manufacturers have identified lens units as an area for cost saving. The four companies (Ability... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Examine the Factors Driving Growth in the US Digital Camera Market
14:30 EDT - DUBLIN, Ireland -- June 14, 2006 -- Research and Markets ( ) has announced the addition of Digital Cameras in the United States to their offering. Digital cameras have universal appeal, and have moved rapidly from an early adopter phase to the early stage of mass-market appeal. Even though digital camera sales now outpace sales of traditional cameras,... (More)

Infotrends' logo. Click here to visit the Infotrends website! InfoTrends sees rise in digicam repeat buying
14:13 EDT - A new study published by market research company InfoTrends has found that 34% of US digital camera owners are now repeat buyers, a 10% rise on 2004 figures.

According to InfoTrends, consumers with multiple digital cameras tend to be more knowledgeable about technology, and more likely to own other CE devices (portable music players and DVD burners being listed... (More)

Kingston Technology's logo. Click to visit the Kingston website! PRESS RELEASE: Sports Illustrated Photographer Peter Read Miller Gives Advice on Capturing the Personality of an Athlete at Kingston's Icons of Photography Web site
10:30 EDT - Award-Winning Sports Photographer Explains How to Take the Perfect Sports Portrait Fountain Valley, CA - June 15, 2006 - Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, announced that award-winning sports photographer Peter Read Miller will be the featured photographer on Kingston's Icons of Photography Web site beginning today. Each month, Kingston® spotlights... (More)

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

logo PRESS RELEASE: Adobe Incorporates Early Testers' Feedback and Additional Raw File Support in Updated Beta
17:13 EDT - SAN JOSE, Calif. -- June 13, 2006 -- Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced an update to the public beta of Adobe Lightroom, an all-new digital imaging workflow solution for professional photographers that allows them to import, select, develop and showcase large volumes of images. The latest version adds features suggested by beta testers that allow greater control over export size... (More)

Fujifilm's logo -  click here to visit the Fujifilm website! Fujifilm announces A-series waterproof housing
13:29 EDT - Fuji Photo Film U.S.A. Inc. has unveiled a new protective housing for two of its A-series digital cameras, lettings users take their cameras most anywhere they go without fear of harm.

The Fujifilm WP-FXA500 "Aquamask" waterproof housing is a transparent shell designed to fit the FinePix A400 and A500 digital cameras. It affords protection from sand, dust, dirt, and immersion in water... (More)

Monday, June 12, 2006

Fuji cuts FinePix S5200 pricing
14:48 EDT - Fuji Photo Film U.S.A. Inc. yesterday lowered pricing on its FinePix S5200 digital camera.

We reviewed the model last March, and at the time noted that: "The S5200 has a lot going for it in terms of appearance, as well, seeming for all the world like a digital SLR; this translates into a great... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: ShootSmarter Releases Digital Portrait Lighting 3 DVD
11:26 EDT - ELMSFORD, NY - June 2006 - Will Crockett, founder of, ShootSmarter University and producer of educational DVDs, has just released a 3rd level in a series of Digital Portrait Lighting DVDs entitled Digital Portrait Lighting 3. Digital photography has created an endless collection of bits and pieces of tips and techniques designed to help today's digital shooter. With so much information... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Photoshop World Conference & Expo Opens Registration With $100 Advance Sign-up Discount
11:05 EDT - Photoshop World Conference & Expo - September 7-9, 2006 - Las Vegas TAMPA, FL - JUNE 12, 2006 - Photoshop World Conference & Expo - the largest Photoshop educational event in the world - held Sept. 7-9 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas is offering an advance registration discount of $100 now through Friday, Aug. 4th. Registration is open at or by calling... (More)

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Sony DSLR-A100 sample photos available!
07:20 EDT - Some sample shots from a near-production Sony A100 are now available for your perusal!

I just got back Friday from a press trip where we were able to shoot with a near production-level sample of the Sony A100 d-SLR, with several different lenses as well as with a couple of Sony's wirelessly-controlled... (More)

Friday, June 9, 2006

Canon's PowerShot A540 digital camera. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Review posted for Canon PowerShot A540
17:24 EDT - Featuring a 6.0-megapixel CCD a 4x lens and a full range of exposure control, the PowerShot A540 is another fine addition to Canon's A-series of digital cameras.

Built on the same long-tested design as many A-series predecessors, the Canon A540 offers a lot in its compact package. Its combination of automatic and manual features make it very approachable for novices,... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Digital Photo Scrapbook Design Contest With $10,000 In Prizes
08:11 EDT - Official "2006 Adobe Photoshop Elements Techniques Scrappy Awards" Contest Tampa, FL - June 8, 2006 - In just 23 days the "2006 Scrappy Awards," ( ) the first scrapbook design contest held exclusively for Adobe Photoshop Elements users, will stop accepting entries. The deadline for entries is 12:00 midnight EST, June 30, 2006. "This is an excellent... (More)

Thursday, June 8, 2006

Panasonic's logo. Click here to visit the Panasonic website! Panasonic 4GB SDHC cards near market
19:01 EDT - Regular readers may remember last March we told you that Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. - better known by its Panasonic brandname - had officially announced it was developing Secure Digital cards with a capacity of four gigabytes.

The news came as part of the announcement of Panasonic's Lumix DMC-L1 digital SLR, which will be compatible with the new cards. The original Secure Digital card specification has a limitation of a two... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic Launches SD Memory Card Lineup Compliant with Class 2 SD Speed Specification
17:01 EDT - Osaka, Japan , June 8, 2006 -- Panasonic, the leading brand for which Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. is known, today announced the launch of a new SD Memory Card lineup compliant with the Class 2 SD Speed Class specification designated by the SD Card Association. Sales of the new lineup are scheduled to begin in August 2006. The SD Speed Class specifications were established to standardize... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Boinx FotoMagico 1.7 Works with Apple Remote, GarageBand
12:54 EDT - MUNICH, Germany -- June 8, 2006. FotoMagico 1.7 taps into more Apple Technologies: The Apple Remote allows you to wirelessly control your presentation, GarageBand has been tied in closer to help you in creating great sound tracks and with extended Drag & Drop functionality, adding any image, sound or text to your slideshow has become easier than ever. Apple Remote Control Using the Apple Remote control... (More)

Wednesday, June 7, 2006

PRESS RELEASE: Magix Introduces Goya Multimedia
15:37 EDT - Edit, Backup, and Burn Your Music, Video, Photos, & Other Documents Miami, FL, June 7, 2006 - MAGIX announced today Goya Multimedia, the most comprehensive one-stop burning suite for photos, videos and music. Goya Multimedia is the perfect platform for editing, backing up, and burning multimedia content and data. Its online virtual hard drive, MAGIX SecuDrive, also makes it a valuable backup tool... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: AOL Pictures Photo Sharing Site to Add New In-Store Printing Service With Walgreens
14:04 EDT - Consumers Can Order Prints Online, Then Pick Up Orders In As Little As One Hour at Virtually Any Walgreens Store DULLES, Va. -- June 7, 2006 -- AOL announced today a partnership with Walgreens that will enable users of its free AOL Pictures online photo service to order prints online and then pick them up at virtually any of the more than 5,200 Walgreens locations across the U.S. The new retail photo... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: dotPhoto Unveils Next Generation of Leading Photo Sharing Site
13:33 EDT - Consumers take center stage at, where digital images become the dynamic building blocks for an exciting, interactive Web community that celebrates the power of personal stories Trenton, N.J. - June 1, 2006 - Today dotPhoto announced the highly anticipated launch of the next generation of its flagship consumer service:, the most comprehensive multimedia and photo-sharing... (More)

Hewlett Packard's Photosmart R707 digital camera. Copyright © 2004, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. HP Photosmart R707: New firmware prevents fire hazard
00:00 EDT - A joint press release issued by Hewlett Packard Co. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is advising the public about a potential issue with HP's Photosmart R707 digital camera.

According to the release, the 679,000 R707 cameras shipped worldwide (224,000 of which were sold in the USA) can potentially catch fire if some non-rechargeable batteries, including the Duracell CP-1,... (More)

Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Kingston: 8GB CompactFlash card
16:44 EDT - Memory company Kingston Technology has unveiled a new CompactFlash card that takes its product line out to a new capacity high.

The Kingston CF/8GB-S CompactFlash Elite Pro card offers a whopping eight gigabytes of storage space, and 45x transfer speeds. 'x' speed ratings derive from the days of early CD-ROM drives, where a single-speed... (More)

Monday, June 5, 2006

Sony's Alpha DSLR-A100 digital SLR. Courtesy of Sony, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Hands-on preview posted for Sony Alpha DSLR-A100!
18:26 EDT - Sony, the digital camera market's number two player overall, has finally thrown its hat into the ring with the big SLR makers.

Their first SLR is from a collaboration with Konica Minolta that leverages on that company's 21-year-old MAXXUM/DYNAX line. The first Alpha in the system is called the DSLR-A100, a 10.2 megapixel, three-frame-per-second... (More)

Sony announces Alpha DSLR-A100
18:17 EDT - Sony Electronics Inc. has today announced its first single-lens reflex digital camera, dubbed the α (greek lower-case letter "Alpha") DSLR-A100.

Sony - a dominant force in the point-and-shoot digicam market - first announced its plans to launch a digital SLR last January, shortly after purchasing parts of Konica Minolta's camera business including... (More)

Friday, June 2, 2006

Sony's DSC-W100 digital camera. Copyright © 2006, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100
16:23 EDT - Featuring an impressive 8.1-megapixel CCD, 3x optical zoom lens, and a well-designed user interface, the Cyber-shot DSC-W100 offers quite a bit in its small package.

Novices and advanced amateurs alike will appreciate its point-and-shoot automatic and full manual exposure control, and its six pre-programmed scene modes help with more tricky subjects. The large, bright... (More)

Canon's PowerShot A700 digital camera. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Review posted for Canon PowerShot A700
16:14 EDT - Featuring a 6x optical zoom, 6.0-megapixel CCD, automatic, partial, or fully manual exposure control, and a wide range of preset shooting modes, the Canon A700 is another fine addition to Canon's A-series of digital cameras.

Built on the same long-tested design as many A-series predecessors, the Canon PowerShot A700 offers a lot in its compact package. Its combination of automatic and manual features make it very approachable... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Adobe Photoshop TV Reaches 2 Million Downloads in a Single Month Video Podcast Illustrates Popularity of Podcasting as Media Alternative
14:58 EDT - (Tampa, Florida - June 1, 2006) The producers of the highly trafficked video Podcast, Adobe Photoshop TV ( report today that their weekly presentation has been downloaded over two million times in the month of May 2006, drawing more individual viewers than a typical NHL playoff game broadcast*. Featuring Dave Cross, Matt Kloskowski and best-selling author Scott Kelby, Photoshop... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: CEA Announces Formation of Digital Imaging Division; Division Participation Open to New and Existing CEA Members
13:30 EDT - ARLINGTON, Va. --(Business Wire)-- June 2, 2006 -- Today, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA(R)) announced the formation of the Digital Imaging Division--a new membership division for companies with interests in the digital imaging category. To date, digital imaging has been represented within CEA as a special interest group (SIG) formed in May 2004 with 17 founding members. The exploratory... (More)

Thursday, June 1, 2006

Nikon unveils D2Xs digital SLR
00:01 EDT - Nikon Inc. has today unveiled a new professional digital SLR closely based on its existing D2X model, the Nikon D2Xs.

As with the original D2X, the D2xs featuring a 12.4 megapixel CMOS sensor, and offers five frames per second shooting plus the ability to shoot even faster - up to eight frames per second - by switching... (More)

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