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Sunday, September 30, 2001

Fuji donates $1m to September 11th relief!
12:04 EDT - Much-needed money will go to several funds assisting victims and relief efforts...

One positive note in the wake of recent terrorist attacks on the United States has been the incredible generosity of both the public and businesses towards those affected by the disaster. One example... (More)

FLASH! First Canon EOS-1D sample photos online! (UPDATED)
01:47 EDT - We got our test unit of the EOS-1D, Dave went out to play...

It's going to take a good week or more to really delve into all the capabilities and features of the EOS-1D, but knowing how eager people are to see sample pictures from it, Dave went out today and shot... (More)

Friday, September 28, 2001

Epson invests in Applied Science Fiction!
00:21 EDT - Imaging company takes equity position in creator of Digital ICE3...

A joint press release announces that Epson America Inc. has taken an equity position in Applied Science Fiction, the company responsible for the Digital ICE family of technologies found in some film scanners.... (More)

Thursday, September 27, 2001

Sanyo announces DSC-AZ1 digicam! (UPDATED)
16:06 EDT - New model updates the existing DSC-MZ1 digital camera to 4 megapixels...

Sanyo Japan has followed up its announcement earlier today of the entry-level DSC-R1 digital camera with a second new digicam, our friends at Online Access Networks emailed to let us know. The DSC-AZ1... (More)

Pentax USA announces Optio 430!
14:20 EDT - World's smallest/lightest 4 megapixel digicam, recently announced in Germany, will reach US shores...

Pentax USA has now officially announced the Optio 430 digital camera which we first told you about when it was announced in Germany a week ago. Pricing and availability information have not yet been disclosed,... (More)

Sanyo announces new 1.3 mpix digicam!
13:46 EDT - DSC-R1 has a couple of rather unusual features for an entry-level model...

Sanyo Japan has announced a new digital camera, the DSC-R1, our friends at Online Access Networks emailed to point out. The entry-level DSC-R1 features a fixed focal length lens and 1.36 megapixel CCD... (More)

New version of ACDSee released!
01:11 EDT - Version 4.0 of popular imaging application adds almost 40 new features...

British Columbia-based ACD Systems International Inc. has announced the release of a major update to its ACDSee imaging application. ACDSee v4.0 has a range of new functionality, including: Improved image... (More)

Nikon donates cameras to UN in East Timor!
01:08 EDT - Coolpix 775 will be used by the United Nations Transitional Administration to document Timorese rebuilding process...

Nikon Inc. has distributed a press release announcing that it has donated four Coolpix 775 digital cameras to the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET). The cameras will be... (More)

PhotoAccess 'shares smiles' with charities worldwide!
01:06 EDT - Online photo-finisher announces program aimed at raising funds for charity... Corp. has announced in a press release that it has founded an initiative to assist charities worldwide, called the 'Sharing Smiles Program'. Any person involved with or attending a charity... (More)

Seybold Report Day Two
00:25 EDT - Newsletter editor Mike Pasini picks up where he left off yesterday, scanning the expo floor for interesting imaging products. New cordless pens from Wacom, a new inexpensive film scanner from Minolta, QuickTime training CDs and more fill today's report from the show.

Wednesday, September 26, 2001

Full review of Minolta Dimage Scan Multi Pro posted!
01:23 EDT - Dave Etchells gets hands-on with Minolta's high-end 4800dpi film scanner...

No doubt about it, scanners continue to improve. The latest evidence of this is our recent test of Minolta's new Dimage Scan Multi Pro. We tested the original Dimage Scan Multi over a year ago, and the... (More)

Software Review: Canto Cumulus
01:16 EDT - Mike Pasini comes to grips with his digital image collection with Canto's Cumulus...

The second thing most digicam owners discover (after they realize that they really *do* need rechargeable batteries) is that photo files need management. If you thought the shoeboxes full of photos in... (More)

Report suggests on-screen viewing threatens photo printing!
01:06 EDT - Imerge finds that whilst there's room for growth in digital photo-finishing, delays now could lead to lost revenues later...

A new report from Imerge Consulting Group entitled "Digital Kiosks - The Future Photo Print Opportunities at Retail and Photo Density Areas" looks at the future for digital photo-finishing and comes back... (More)

Digital Domain announces Profile Prism!
01:04 EDT - New software from the authors of QImage Pro creates ICC profiles for digital cameras, flatbed scanners...

Mike Chaney of Digital Domain Inc., the makers of popular imaging utility QImage Pro, emailed to let us know that he's released a new program which will be of use to digicam and scanner owners. Profile... (More)

Seybold San Francisco 2001 Daily Coverage
00:21 EDT - Newsletter editor Mike Pasini's coverage of the Seybold San Francisco 2001 exhibition kicks off today... In the first installment, there's Ben Franklin, monsters and more!

Highlights include Apple's MacOS X update, color calibration, visual image searching, and a way to get back those photos you lost when you reformatted your memory card by mistake. Check it out!

Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Steve reviews Optio 330!
17:22 EDT - Pentax's tiny 3 megapixel digicam is the subject of Steve's Digicams' latest review...

The good folks at Steve's Digicams have unveiled the first review we've seen of Pentax's diminutive Optio 330, which was first announced back in March. The Optio 330 is a 3 megapixel, 3x optical zoom digicam... (More)

Steve's Digicams examines Toshiba PDR-M71!
16:37 EDT - Steve Sanders tries out the PDR-M71 - will 'Black Magic' have him under its spell?

Our good friend Steve Sanders of the Steve's Digicams website has posted a full review of Toshiba's PDR-M71, a camera we first broke news of back in August. Known in Germany as 'Black Magic', the PDR-M71... (More)

DPReview tries out Minolta's DiMAGE 5!
16:28 EDT - Phil Askey examines the DiMAGE 7's younger sibling...

The good folks at the Digital Photography Review website have now posted their full review of Minolta's DiMAGE 5 digital camera, the lower-resolution equivalent to the DiMAGE 7. Phil concludes: "The DiMAGE... (More)

Special "Preview" Information on Canon EOS-1D! (UPDATED)
01:15 EDT - Insights from Dave Etchells into Canon's new Pro EOS digital...

As a company, Canon is known for cautious entry into a market, followed by killer execution. Such now seems to be the case in their approach to the professional digital SLR business. When Canon announced... (More)

Friday, September 21, 2001

Microsoft announces TV photo viewer!
23:40 EDT - New floppy-based device offers a low-cost way to share photos on your TV...

Microsoft Corp. has announced its new TV Photo Viewer, a floppy-disk based device for displaying digital images on a standard television set. Targetted at digital camera owners, the TV Photo Viewer connects... (More)

Pentax prepares smallest 4mpix digicam!
23:17 EDT - Update to the Optio 330 uses new image sensor, takes the record as current smallest 4 megapixel digital camera...

Our friends at Dutch website have posted news of a new 4 megapixel digital camera from Pentax. The Optio 430 updates the previous Optio 330 model with a 4 megapixel image sensor, retaining... (More)

Thursday, September 20, 2001

September 11th - Remembering And Helping
14:30 EDT - As the search for survivors continues, the shocking news of last week's terrorist attacks on the United States still dominates news coverage and remains fresh in our minds. CNN's 'Larry King Live' yesterday carried a particularly heart-breaking interview with the head of one of the firms worst-hit by the disaster. Brokerage firm Cantor Fitzgerald's Chairman and CEO, Howard Lutnick, described how his company's offices were on floors above the level at which the hijacked aircraft crashed, effectively trapping employees and leading to a large number of dead and missing employees.

It seems likely that the company will have lost 1000 or more employees, and understandably they are struggling to cope with the devastating impact of this, both emotionally and financially. We would like to appeal to our readers, if you can even afford just a few dollars, to make a donation through the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund website. Information for employees and relatives can be found on Cantor's main website. If you know the whereabouts of any Cantor employees or are an employee who has not yet checked in with the company, you can find contact information here.

The Land Of The Free And The Home Of The Brave

For information on other ways to offer help victims of the terrorist attacks, please read our earlier news item. This item also contains an important warning against fraudulent telemarketing scams seeking to profit from the disaster, and you can find more helpful information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency website.

Full review posted for Nikon Coolpix 885!
14:03 EDT - Dave Etchells gets in-depth with Nikon's 3.2 megapixel, 3x optical zoom digicam with one-touch image uploading...

It looks like this is "Nikon Week" at IR. In addition to the extensive "First Look" review of the Coolpix 5000 that we just posted, we've also completed our full review of the new Nikon Coolpix 885. This... (More)

Full review posted for Fuji FinePix A201!
13:59 EDT - Fuji's entry-level 2 megapixel digicam 'quick-reviewed' by Dave Etchells...

There's always been a "low end" of the digicam price scale, but what's new now is that there are now cameras in this category actually take very decent pictures. One of the latest is the new Fuji FinePix... (More)

Maha PowerBank review posted!
13:55 EDT - Get power for the long haul with Maha's PowerEx-branded high capacity external battery pack...

Due to changing power requirements for digicams, we've gotten a number of emails over the past months about external power-packs. In particular, some of the newer Li-Ion powered cameras don't work with... (More)

Olympus America announces E-20N!
10:00 EDT - US press release details pricing, availability for Camedia E-10 successor...

Olympus America Inc. has today announced its new Camedia E-20N, the US version of the Camedia E-20P digital camera which was announced in Europe last week. Specifications highlights can be found in our... (More)

Olympus America announces D-230!
10:00 EDT - US press release details pricing, availability for latest Brio-series digicam...

Olympus America Inc. has today announced its new Camedia Brio D-230, the US version of the Camedia C-2 digital camera which was announced in Europe last week. Specifications highlights can be found in... (More)

Wednesday, September 19, 2001

SiPix ranked Top 10 in digicam sales!
17:31 EDT - Newcomer ranks well after six months in the retail digital camera market...

SiPix Inc., the spinoff of contract manufacturer SiPix Group which was formed in January 2001, has announced a strong performance in its first six months of its first year in business. The company has... (More)

Addonics announces multi-format flash reader! (UPDATED)
14:49 EDT - New 'Pocket DigiDrive' accepts 7 different types of flash and hard-drive media...

A press release from Addonics Technologies Inc. today announces its new Pocket DigiDrive, a portable flash card reader which accepts a wide range of different media. With 4 different slots in the face... (More)

Casio QV-4000 reviewed!
12:29 EDT - Japanese manufacturer's 4 megapixel, 3x optical zoom digicam under the microscope at Steve's Digicams...

Our good friend Steve Sanders, webmaster of the Steve's Digicams website, has posted the first review we've seen thus far of Casio's QV-4000 digital camera. First announced last June, the QV-4000 features... (More)

DCRP reviews DiMAGE 7!
11:38 EDT - Jeff Keller considers Minolta's 5 megapixel, 7x optical zoom digicam...

The Digital Camera Resource Page's Jeff Keller has now reviewed Minolta's DiMAGE 7 digital camera, a 5 megapixel unit with 7x optical zoom lens that we looked at ourselves back in May. Jeff concludes:... (More)

DPReview: Nikon D1H reviewed!
11:28 EDT - Phil Askey gives Nikon's D1 upgrade a spin - how does it fare?

Our friends at the Digital Photography Review website have now examined Nikon's D1H digital camera. Phil's verdict? "Nikon took the already very good D1, fixed several of the issues surrounding it (colour... (More)

Tuesday, September 18, 2001

(Extensive) First Look review posted for Coolpix 5000!
07:10 EDT - Dave Etchells examines the latest from Nikon...

Seeing the 5 megapixel cameras coming out from Minolta, Sony, and Olympus lately, many people have been wondering what Nikon might be up to in that area. Well, wonder no more! Today, Nikon's announced... (More)

Nikon announces Coolpix 5000 digital camera!
07:02 EDT - New camera positioned between the Coolpix 995 and D1 features tilt/swivel LCD display and 5 megapixel CCD...

Nikon Inc. has this morning announced its new Coolpix 5000 digital camera, a 5 megapixel unit with 3x optical zoom, tilt/swivel LCD display and Type-II CompactFlash storage. Nikon provided us with a list... (More)

Monday, September 17, 2001

Panasonic announces Lumix DMC-LC5!
23:02 EDT - Announcement shows the fruits of Japanese company's cooperation with German camera/optics manufacturer Leica...

Panasonic Japan has today announced two new digital cameras, the Lumix DMC-LC5 and DMC-F7. Mike's a bit overloaded at the minute, but will have details of the DMC-F7 tomorrow. In the meantime we've examined... (More)

Silicon Film suspends operations!
17:08 EDT - Bankruptcy looms for company behind the long-awaited (but never released) digital film cartridges...

A press release from Irvine Sensors Corp., majority owner of Silicon Film Technologies Inc., has announced that the latter company has ceased operations. Silicon Film, formerly known as Imagek, first announced... (More)

Kodak cancels Seybold plans...
14:07 EDT - Concerns for the safety of employees and customers prompts decision...

Eastman Kodak Co. has today distributed a press release announcing that it is withdrawing its presence from the upcoming Seybold Conference in San Francisco, scheduled to take place from September 25th... (More)

Saturday, September 15, 2001

Full Review posted for Minolta DiMAGE 5!
11:50 EDT - The DiMAGE 7's lower-res sibling gets our 'Dave' treatment...

We were impressed with the Minolta DiMAGE 7 which we've reviewed previously, now we've taken a look at the near-twin DiMAGE 5. About the only significant difference between the two is the DiMAGE 5's smaller... (More)

Full Review posted for Minolta DiMAGE S304!
11:48 EDT - Dave Etchells gets hands-on with Minolta's 3 megapixel, 4x optical zoom compact digicam...

This must be "Minolta Day" at IR, with two new Minolta cameras reviewed. In the first, we've posted a full review of the Minolta DiMAGE S304. This camera packs a lot of the functions of the DiMAGE 5 &... (More)

Andromeda's Varifocus Plug-In reviewed!
11:43 EDT - Newsletter editor Mike Pasini focuses on Andromeda's graduated blur plugin...

There is a very fine line any image editor must learn to observe. It's the line beyond which believability dissolves. Image editors make it very easy to composite images, moving a gorilla shot at the local... (More)

Review: Adobe Photoshop Elements 1.0!
11:38 EDT - Mike Pasini examines Adobe's 'PhotoShop for the rest of us'...

The recent release of Adobe Photoshop Elements 1.0 is a little like seeing a mouth-watering dessert arrive at the table just after you've polished off a seven course meal. Great, but who needs it? Imaging... (More)

Toshiba USA announces PDR-M71!
11:08 EDT - Camera announced recently in Germany combines features of two previous models...

Toshiba USA has now announced its PDR-M71 digital camera, which regular readers will remember we unveiled back on August 31st after the company's German arm published details alongside the IFA trade show.... (More)

Friday, September 14, 2001

Arthur Bleich announces Fall Digiphoto 101!
7:20 EDT - We received an email from Arthur Bleich, Feature Editor of Digital Camera Magazine, announcing that he is now accepting applications for his Digiphoto 101 Fall Class which begins shortly. Arthur's class instructs both beginner and intermediate students in the technical and creative aspects of digital photography, with 10 sessions including lighting, color, texture, composition and more... The course... (More)

IBM cuts Microdrive pricing!
16:04 EDT - Retail pricing now only 37¢/MB for the highest-capacity model...

IBM's Storage Technology Division has announced price-cuts for its Microdrive line of Type-II CompactFlash hard disk drives that makes the devices even more attractive for digital camera use. Available... (More)

We Will Remember
11:25 EDT -
The Land Of The Free And The Home Of The Brave

Today has been declared a national Day of Prayer and Remembrance in the United States by President Bush, and we would ask readers to please take a moment of their time during the day to remember the victims of this international tragedy. We'd also pay tribute to the many brave heroes who are working hard at the scenes of the attacks - searching for survivors, giving medical aid, removing debris, uncovering evidence and much, much more.

We also want to alert readers to a statement that was recently made by New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. We were concerned to hear that a telemarketing agency is making phone calls, in particular targetting senior citizens, soliciting donations in the wake of the disaster. Mayor Giuliani advised that if you receive such a call, you should contact your local police department to let them know. There are apparently no official efforts to solicit funds by telemarketing, and you should not give money to anybody who phones you. If you want to offer a donation, instead read our earlier news item to find out ways in which you can do so.

Thursday, September 13, 2001

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! French website posts rumor of new digital EOS!
15:58 EDT - Chasseur d'Images, the French photography magazine and website infamous for leaking one camera announcement after another early, may have done it again...

The German website has posted an article with news that French magazine Chasseur d'Images has posted rumors of an upcoming EOS digital camera from Canon, and this story has also been reproduced... (More)

Olympus Europe announces new digicam!
11:08 EDT - Camedia C-2 / Brio D-230 is a 2 megapixel fixed focal length camera with movie capabilities...

Olympus Europe has today announced the new Camedia C-2 digital camera, the Digital Photography Review website reports. To be known as the Brio D-230 in North America, the camera features a 2.14 megapixel... (More)

Wednesday, September 12, 2001

Olympus announces 5 megapixel SLR!
20:26 EDT - Camedia E-20P features SLR-style design, 5 megapixel CCD and some interesting features...

Olympus Europe has today announced the new Camedia E-20P digital camera, the website reports. Featuring a 5 megapixel CCD image sensor and an SLR-style design, the E-20P has some pretty... (More)

Stunned nation awakes to a very different world... (UPDATED)
5:02 EDT - The events of the last 24 hours have been very traumatic for the United States and for the world. As the full magnitude of yesterday's terrorist attacks came to light, people of all nationalities watched TV coverage in stunned disbelief, and many wept. This disaster has affected those both inside our nation and beyond, with airports and public buildings in other countries closing down and stock markets... (More)

Tuesday, September 11, 2001

Thoughts and prayers
13:33 EDT - It was with great shock that we woke up this morning to news of numerous terrorist attacks on the United States. If you are not aware of the situation, you can find ongoing coverage at Yahoo; in a nutshell, three aircraft have been hijacked and crashed into New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington DC. We've also seen reports of a fourth hijacked aircraft crashing and possible bomb explosions, and the entire US is grinding to a halt as all airports and many goverment offices and public buildings have been closed, and all inbound aircraft diverted to Canada.

We're at a loss for words right now as we try to understand exactly what has happened - not even a year ago we stood at the top of the World Trade Center ourselves, and we have friends in New York who we pray have not been involved in this tragedy.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the countless people who have been affected by these terrorist acts, and the families of those who have died. The only way we can think of in which readers can assist is by giving blood - with what we'd expect to be large numbers of people who will need blood transfusions every little bit is likely to help.

Fuji announces FinePix 2800 Zoom!
04:00 EDT - As promised, Fuji USA announces 2 megapixel 6x zoom compact digicam...

As mentioned in our news item of last night, Fuji Photo Film USA Inc. is this morning unveiling its new FinePix 2800 Zoom digital camera. Featuring a compact chassis, 6x optical zoom, and 2.11 megapixel... (More)

Monday, September 10, 2001

Fuji FinePix 2800 Zoom to be announced!
23:15 EDT - FinePix 2800 Zoom to be announced tomorrow morning will feature point'n'shoot design with a 6x optical zoom and electronic viewfinder...

Some 5 1/2 hours or more (we're not sure how long actually, we only just saw it) before our NDA time of 3AM Eastern time tomorrow, we just spotted that the folks at the Digital Photography Review have... (More)

NEWSFLASH: Ricoh announces its first 4 mpix digicam!
19:08 EDT - Dutch website posts first news we've seen of the Ricoh Caplio RR1 digital camera...

Our friends in Holland at bilingual website, which publishes articles in Dutch and English, have uncovered news of a new digital camera from Ricoh. The Ricoh Caplio RR1 looks to be a combination... (More)

SanDisk Memory Sticks: Lexar responds!
01:46 EDT - Comments from the only third-party manufacturer of Sony's Memory Stick flash cards on their rival's announcement makes for interesting reading...

On Thursday of last week we published news from flash manufacturer SanDisk Corp. that the company would soon begin selling rebadged Sony-manufactured Memory Stick flash cards under its own name. The announcement... (More)

Full review of Olympus D-370 posted!
01:28 EDT - Entry-level 1.3 megapixel digicam 'quick-review' now online...

After a round of fairly high-end pro-oriented products (the Nikon scanners, Epson 1280 printer), it's almost a relief to lay hands on a simple point & shoot for a change! The Olympus D-370 is a nice little... (More)

Picture Information Extractor updated!
01:19 EDT - PIE v3.2 adds slide shows, subfolder transfer, Canon .THM support and more...

PicMeta Software's Holger Jungk emailed with news of an update to imaging utility Picture Information Extractor (PIE). If you're not familiar with the program, PIE has quite a few useful features. It transfers... (More)

New version (1.5.0) of ImageBuddy released!
01:03 EDT - New version of Mac viewer/printer app adds multi-line captions and more...

Jeff Thoman of KepMad Systems was in touch over the weekend with news that he's released a new version of ImageBuddy, the Macintosh image-viewing/printing application. ImageBuddy v1.5.0 adds the ability... (More)

Saturday, September 8, 2001

LetsGoDigital rounds up flash readers!
18:33 EDT - Dutch website summarises flash card reader options from 12 companies...

Our friends at in Holland have posted on their website a summary of various flash card readers available from 12 different manufacturers. The 'Cardreader Survey' provides brief specs as... (More)

Friday, September 7, 2001

Full Review: Nikon Super Coolscan 8000 ED!
01:40 EDT - Rounding out our reviews of Nikon's new scanner models, Dave Etchells looks at Nikon's top-end 4000dpi pro film scanner...

This completes our roundup of Nikon's new scanner models, and it looks like we've finished up with a bang. (Figuratively speaking, of course.) The Super Coolscan 8000 ED handles both 35mm and medium-format... (More)

Full Review posted for Nikon Coolscan IV ED film scanner!
01:37 EDT - Nikon's 2900dpi ICE3-equipped 35mm/APS film scanner gets the 'Dave' review treatment...

We reviewed Nikon's new Super Coolscan 4000 ED scanner a couple of months back, now have completed our analysis of its "little brother", the Coolscan IV ED. It looks like a lot of the capabilities of the... (More)

Maha's Powerex C-204 NiMH / NiCD battery charger. Copyright (c) 2001, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Maha/PowerEx C-204 battery charger reviewed!
01:34 EDT - Tired of replacing those useless alkaline batteries that your digicam burns up in minutes? Look no further than the first in our new series of reviews seeking solutions to the power dilemma...

Well, after reviewing multi-thousand dollar scanners and high-end digicams, you might think that a $25 battery charger would be a bit of a come-down. Actually, the C-204 NiMH/NiCd battery charger is every... (More)

Thursday, September 6, 2001

DigitalPortal unveils digital minilab!
23:27 EDT - SanDisk / PhotoMe joint venture brings Digital Minilab to market...

DigitalPortal Inc., the joint venture between SanDisk Corp. and Photo-Me International which we first told you about in August 2000, has announced in a press release that it has now brought its first digital... (More)

Kodak announces new inkjet papers!
18:24 EDT - Micro-porous media in 'Instant-Dry' line claimed to offer best-in-class qualities...

Eastman Kodak Co. has today announced a new line of inkjet paper dubbed 'Instant-Dry'. Two products are available in the line, Kodak Professional Instant-Dry Photographic Glossy Paper and Kodak Professional... (More)

Sony F707 - full production review!
17:25 EDT - Digital Photography Review first to finalise their review of Sony's just-announced digicam with production model samples...

Our friends at the Digital Photography Review website have now updated their review of Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-F707 digital camera, first announced on August 21st, with sample images from a full production-level... (More)

SanDisk to rebadge Sony Memory Sticks!
17:12 EDT - Flash manufacturer to sell Sony-manufactured Memory Sticks under its own brand-name, develop and separately manufacture next-gen Sticks...

A press release from flash memory manufacturer SanDisk Corp. and electronics giant Sony Corp. announces that the former will sell Sony-manufactured Memory Stick media under its own brand-name. The SanDisk-badged... (More)

DCRP reviews DSC-P5!
14:43 EDT - Sony's diminutive digicam finds praise from Jeff Keller...

Our friends at the Digital Camera Resource Page have now posted their full review of Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-P5 digital camera, which was first announced late last month. Jeff obviously enjoyed his time... (More)

Minolta DiMAGE S304 gets 'DPReviewed'!
12:15 EDT - Phil Askey delivers the first full review of Minolta's 3 megapixel, 4x optical zoom digicam...

The fine folks over at the Digital Photography Review website have posted the first full review we've seen thus far of Minolta's DiMAGE S304, a model whose announcement was somewhat overshadowed by the... (More)

Wednesday, September 5, 2001

Epson promotes PRINT Image Matching!
17:00 EDT - Imaging company launches website, sweepstakes to promote color-matching technology; software updates add to PIM-capable printers...

A press release from Epson America Inc. announces that it has launched a new website covering its PRINT Image Matching technology. The PRINT Image Matching site includes white papers and FAQs on Epson's... (More)

Digital Eye posts F707 samples! (UPDATED)
14:29 EDT - David Kamanski publishes sample images from Sony's DSC-F707 digital camera...

Our friends at the Digital Eye website have posted four sample galleries (40 images in total) shot using Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-F707 digital camera. The camera still has pre-production firmware according... (More)

Tuesday, September 4, 2001

HP, Compaq announce merger plans!
19:22 EDT - New $87 billion company would bear HP name; ~10% of combined workforce would be laid off...

Computing giants Hewlett Packard Co. and Compaq Computer Corp. have announced plans to merge in a deal that would create a new company with revenues of over $87 billion. Existing HP shareholders would... (More)

DPReview examines Coolpix 885!
17:40 EDT - Phil Askey gets hands-on with Nikon's 3 megapixel, 3x optical zoom digicam...

Our friends at the Digital Photography Review website have now posted their full review of Nikon's Coolpix 885 digital camera. Phil concludes: "[At] $600 (I'm sure we'll see it for less before long) it... (More)

Minolta announces DiMAGE E203! (UPDATED)
16:36 EDT - New digicam looks to share its roots with Konica's Digital Revio KD-200Z...

Our friends at the website have uncovered news of a new digital camera from Minolta Europe. Officially announced on August 31st, the Minolta DiMAGE E203 press release doesn't offer very complete... (More)

Monday, September 3, 2001 September 2001 edition online!
12:42 EDT - posts September 2001 edition; 5 new camera reviews, a look at filters and digital cameras, and a good selection of reader photos...

The fine folks at bilingual website have now posted their September 2001 edition... Reviews this month include the Sony DSC-S85 and MVC-CD300, Olympus D-510 / C200, Kyocera Finecam S3 and... (More)

Sunday, September 2, 2001

Olympus announces Camedia D-40!
10:00 EDT - As promised, Olympus America announces 4 megapixel ultra-compact digicam...

As mentioned in our news item of last night, Olympus America Inc. is this morning unveiling its new Camedia D-40 Zoom digital camera, the first ultra-compact 4 megapixel digicam to be announced thus far... (More)

Saturday, September 1, 2001

Olympus to announce 4 megapixel ultra-compact!
23:54 EDT - Confusion over NDA sees us scooped by European websites; after a scramble to remove details they've not mentioned, we're now posting the same info...

Olympus will tomorrow announce its new Camedia D-40 digital camera, and we have prepared our usual in-depth coverage of the announcement for you. Unfortunately it seems that (as so often happens), there... (More)

Epson Stylus Photo 1280 review posted!
10:09 EDT - Dave Etchells puts Epson's wide-format 6-color photo printer to the test...

Continuing to work our way through Epson's line of photo printers (3 down, one more to go in the current batch), we've just posted our review of the wide-format (13" wide paper capacity) Stylus Photo 1280.... (More)

Reviewed: Pictographics iCorrect Pro
10:03 EDT - Mike Pasini explores a color correction plugin from Pictographics...

Color correction is one of the biggest bugaboos for amateur digital photographers. It's easy enough to know something's not quite right, but often difficult to "describe" the problem to your editing software.... (More)

Andromeda LensDoc reviewed!
10:00 EDT - Mike Pasini and Stephanie Boozer defeat distortion with Andromeda Software's LensDoc...

Geometric distortion (barrel and pincushion distortion) is a perpetual problem in consumer-level digicam lenses. Barrel distortion (the edges of the image bulging outward) in wide angle shots is often... (More)

Software Review: Nik Sharpener!
09:53 EDT - Mike Pasini examines TECHnik's image sharpening tool...

Image sharpening is one of the least-understood aspects of digital photography. It's also one of the most mis-applied by folks with partial understanding. Nik Sharpener is a dedicated tool that de-mystifies... (More)

DCRP examines Coolpix 775!
09:45 EDT - Jeff Keller gets hands-on with Nikon's mid-range digicam...

The folks at the Digital Camera Resource Page have now posted their review of Nikon's Coolpix 775 digital camera, a model that was first announced back in April of this year. It seems Jeff wasn't too... (More)

Steve's Digicams - Coolpix 885 first look!
09:34 EDT - Steve Sanders examines Nikon's latest 3 megapixel, 3x optical zoom digicam...

Our friends at Steve's Digicams have today posted their first-look at Nikon's just-announced Coolpix 885 digital camera. Steve's is the first review we've seen, and whilst he's not had the camera long... (More)

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