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Monday, September 30, 2002

Nikon's Coolpix 5000 digital camera. Courtesy of Nikon Inc. with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins Nikon: New Coolpix 5000 firmware
18:13 EDT - Imaging giant Nikon has released a new version of firmware for its Coolpix 5000 digital camera that breathes new life into the design with some bug fixes and new features.

First spotted by our friends at the Digital Photography Review, the new firmware version 1.7 has quite a list of changes (repeated below courtesy of Nikon), but a few stand out - most notably the addition... (More)

Saturday, September 28, 2002

Kodak's DCS Pro 14n digital SLR. Courtesy of Eastman Kodak Co., with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. EXCLUSIVE: Kodak DCS Pro 14n hands-on
05:26 EDT - Dave Etchells has just filed another report live from the Photokina show floor, and this time takes a hands-on look at Kodak's just-announced 14 megapixel digital SLR.

The article contains a number of images of the camera from different angles, as well as screenshots of the camera's menu system. There's also an in-depth commentary from Dave as to what the announcement... (More)

Friday, September 27, 2002

PRESS RELEASE: Sharp Displays the Ultimate in Design and Home Entertainment Technology at CEDIA Expo 2002
10:54 EDT - New High Definition DLP(TM) Front Projector, AQUOS(TM) Liquid Crystal Televisions, High Definition Plasma Televisions and 1-Bit(TM) Digital Audio Systems Lead Stylish, Advanced-Performance Showcase MINNEAPOLIS--Sept. 27, 2002-- Sharp Electronics Corporation will exhibit new high style, high-performance consumer electronics products designed to elevate the modern home theater at the 2002 Custom Electronic... (More)

Thursday, September 26, 2002

Sigma's SD9 digital camera. Courtesy of Sigma Corporation with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. EXCLUSIVE: Sigma SD9 comparison shots online
17:01 EDT - Dave has now filed his first report, and uploaded a large batch of images live from the Photokina show floor (or at least, a nearby Internet cafe that had better access than the press room!)

In our first article based on Dave's work, we take an exclusive look at Sigma's SD9 digital camera - including several sample photos, two of which have direct comparisons with Sony's 5 megapixel Cyber-shot... (More)

Wednesday, September 25, 2002

PRESS RELEASE: Adobe Rebrands Web Site for Designer and Developer Community
14:27 EDT - SAN JOSE, Calif. - September 20, 2002 (NASDAQ: ADBE) - Adobe Systems Incorporated, the leader in network publishing, today announced that it is rebranding its Web site for the designer and developer community. Now called Adobe Studio Exchange, the Web site enables Adobe designers and developers to upload and download thousands of easy-to-install add-ons for Adobe applications including Adobe Photoshop®,... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Ulead Image Editing Software Offers New and Improved Digital Photography Tools
14:13 EDT - PhotoImpact 8 Raises the Bar for Photo, Content and Web Creation TORRANCE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 25, 2002--Ulead Systems, Inc., a leading developer of video editing, image editing and Web graphics software, today announced the release of Ulead PhotoImpact 8, the most comprehensive mid-tier image editor for digital photography, content creation, and Web design. PhotoImpact 8 offers a suite... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Toshiba Announces Bluetooth(TM) SDIO Card for Mobile Applications
14:12 EDT - Bluetooth SDIO Card Adds Wireless Communication to Mobile Products IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC)* with its parent company, Toshiba Corporation (Toshiba) today announced the launch of a new Bluetooth(TM) SDIO card that brings wireless capabilities to mobile and digital consumer products equipped with a Secure Digital (SD) Card slot. The... (More)

The Imaging Resource's Photokina 2002 Live Coverage. Source image courtesy KölnMesse, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click here to visit our show report! Photokina Update: Announcements rolling in
01:25 EDT - The biennial Photokina show finally starts today in Cologne, Germany - and we've got our man on the scene, Dave Etchells, ready to report live from the show floor.

You could be forgiven for thinking that the show had already started, though, if you were to take a look at our Photokina Report index. We've already posted a whopping 55 news articles and press releases... (More)

Tuesday, September 24, 2002

Panasonic's DMC-FZ1 digital camera. Used by permission of, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Photokina Newsflash: New 12x zoom digital camera
16:52 EDT - The biennial Photokina show doesn't actually kick off until tomorrow in Cologne, Germany, but already the press events and sneak previews of the show floor are starting.

Yesterday we posted 11 items in our Monday report, and in today's report we're already up to 16 items. Recent news includes digital cameras spanning the range from entry-level ultracompacts right the way... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Dazzle(TM) Puts Digital Photos on Your TV
15:58 EDT - Digital Camera Fans Can Bypass the Computer and Display Images Directly On a Television Set FREMONT, Calif., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SCM Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCMM; Neuer Markt: SMY), a leading provider of solutions that open the Digital World, today announced the Dazzle(TM) TV Photo Show, a "no computer needed" device for viewing digital photos on a TV. The Dazzle TV Photo Show makes... (More)

The Imaging Resource's Photokina 2002 Live Coverage. Source image courtesy KölnMesse, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click here to visit our show report! Photokina: Major announcements continue
01:30 EDT - We're only a day away from the start of the biennial Photokina show about to start in Cologne, Germany, and the announcements are really heating up now.

Yesterday we posted 11 items in our Monday report, including news of 6 new digital cameras spanning the range from entry-level ultracompacts right the way up to professional digital SLRs, as well as a... (More)

Canon's EOS-1Ds digital camera. Copyright © 2002, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Detailed First Look review posted for Canon EOS-1Ds
01:00 EDT - Well, a week of leaks has stolen some of its thunder, but the camera itself is still plenty amazing - Dave (who's now left to fly out to Germany for Photokina) has just posted a detailed preview of the just-announced Canon EOS-1Ds professional SLR.

With a body and controls virtually identical to those of last year's EOS-1D, the Canon EOS-1Ds concentrates its innovation on the sensor: A *full-frame* 11.1 megapixel CMOS chip! For Canon shooters, this... (More)

Monday, September 23, 2002

Photokina report now online
03:38 EDT - With the biennial Photokina show about to start in Cologne, Germany, we've now kicked off our 2002 Photokina report.

The report begins with news of two new Sony digital cameras, two new Konica cameras and a Minolta camera. We've also moved 10 other recent announcements into the report, and we'll have a filter through... (More)

Thursday, September 19, 2002

Silicon Film's (e)film cartridge. Courtesy of Silicon Film. SiliconFilm: Back for another try?
14:42 EDT - A new backer in the form of Quest Manufacturing Inc. is resurrecting an idea that has until now been the epitome of the word "vaporware" - the (e)film cartridge that promised to bring digital capabilities to a film camera.

First announced by a company called Imagek in early 1998 (our earliest news item about the company dates to April 26th, 98), (e)film cartridges provoked much excitement from a digital imaging community... (More)

Nikon Coolpix 3500: first preview
02:16 EDT - Our good friends at Dutch website have today posted the first hands-on preview we've seen of Nikon's new Coolpix 3500 digital camera.

Unfortunately only Dutch-speaking readers will get the full benefit of the article, as it is not currently available in English - but there are several photos of the camera from angles we've not seen anywhere... (More)

Nikon's Coolpix logo. Courtesy of Nikon. Click to visit the Nikon website! Nikon updates Coolpix 2500
00:00 EDT - Nikon Inc. has today announced its new Coolpix 3500 digital camera, an update to the existing Coolpix 2500 model that bumps the resolution up to 3.2 megapixels (effective).

Most of the other specifications of the Coolpix 3500, which gets its higher resolution from a 3.34 megapixel CCD imager, are similar to its predecessor. In fact, probably the most noticeable difference... (More)

Tuesday, September 17, 2002

Casio's QV-5700 digital camera. Used by permission of, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Casio: QV5700 nears release
02:11 EDT - We told you back at the end of last month that a new digital camera was coming from Casio, and further details have now been uncovered by our friends at Dutch website

In our original item we noted that the Casio QV-5700 would have a 5 megapixel imager, USB connectivity, Type-II CompactFlash storage, and a bundle with a 1GB IBM Microdrive for around €1000. New details... (More)

Monday, September 16, 2002

The CeBIT Bilisim 2002 logo. Click here to visit the CeBIT Bilisim website! LetsGoDigital reports on CeBIT Bilisim
20:04 EDT - Mark Peters from Dutch website recently attended this year's CeBIT Bilisim eurasia trade show which took place from September 3rd to 8th in Istanbul, Turkey.

Mark has now posted a report on what he saw at what's described by its creators as "[the] biggest Information and Communication Technologies Fair of Eurasia" - numbers aren't out for this year yet, but... (More)

Olympus' Camedia C-50 ZOOM digital camera. Used by permission of, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Olympus: Updating the Camedia C-40?
13:05 EDT - An article published by the folks behind Dutch LetsGoDigital website details an upcoming replacement for the Olympus Camedia C-40 ZOOM digital camera (known in the USA as the D-40 Zoom).

According to the article, the Olympus Camedia C-50 ZOOM has the same sensor size as the C-40, but adds to the resolution with a 5 megapixel CCD in place of the past model's 4 megapixel... (More)

(*Extensive*) First Look review posted for Canon PowerShot G3!
12:01 EDT - Canon was a day or two late getting a prototype to me, but we still managed to put together a pretty extensive "First Look" at it, including a detailed comparison table showing changes since the G2 (and G1, for the sake of history).

The Canon PowerShot G3 is an incremental upgrade from the G2, staying with the same 4MP (3.87 MP effective) sensor, but adding a 4x zoom lens and myriad control changes and feature enhancements. The result... (More)

Saturday, September 14, 2002

Fuji's FinePix logo. Click here to visit the FujiFilm website! Fuji Japan prepares F401 update
16:22 EDT - A teaser on the Fuji Japan website shows what looks to be a replacement for the FinePix F401 digital camera, a model which only recently began shipping in the USA.

Few details about the new camera (which is as yet unnamed, beyond that it will be part of the F-series) are divulged in the shockwave teaser which is currently on the site's main page and was first noticed... (More)

Friday, September 13, 2002

PDC 2150: Polaroid-badged digicam ships
21:53 EDT - Polaroid Corp. recently announced the next stage in its long-running bankruptcy proceedings, throughout which it has continued to sell its products.

Almost a year ago, Polaroid filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and last July it finally agreed to sell its assets to One Equity Partners, who are creating a new company in Polaroid's name which they will... (More)

Minox's Digital Classic Camera Leica M3. Courtesy of Minox, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Minox: Tiny new retro digital (UPDATED)
15:16 EDT - An email from frequent correspondent Peter Burian (who in turn spotted the item on alerted us to a new camera announced by Minox last month which we'd not previously seen...

The 'MINOX Digital Classic Camera Leica M3' was announced on August 6th, at the same time as the company unveiled its DC 1311, an outsourced version of Taiwanese manufacturer Premier's DC 1311. The cameras... (More)

Thursday, September 12, 2002

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! Canon EOS-1Ds: Yes, it is real
17:37 EDT - We've been receiving quite a few emails asking us for inormation as to the Canon EOS-1Ds, a new SLR model which was accidentally revealed in a press release that briefly appeared on one of Canon's European websites.

We're currently under a non-disclosure agreement regarding this camera, and intend to continue to respect this agreement regarding information that is not publicly available. Once the cat is out of the... (More)

Illustrated Seybold SF 2002 Show Report
16:25 EDT - From Apple's Jaguar to Torque Systems' invisible-pixel LCD, we cover the major news from a digital imaging perspective at this year's Seybold San Francisco.

Read newsletter editor Mike Pasini's illustrated wrap-up of his Seybold SF 2002 Report covering some amazing monitors and clever output devices good enough for photo printing -- as well as a look at what... (More)

Wednesday, September 11, 2002

Peripherals Sparkle at Seybold SF
16:06 EDT - The unusually small Expo floor held a number of interesting new hardware peripherals....

SAN FRANCISCO -- Hardware seems to have stolen the spotlight for the digital imaging audience on the Expo floor here. Innovative displays and output devices joined some new scanners to make news. Among... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Hi-Speed USB Plays 'Show & Tell' at Intel Developer Forum With First Camcorder, Native OS Support and Other Milestones
15:55 EDT - SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 11, 2002--Technology enthusiasts interested in seeing the broad deployment of Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) need look no further than Intel Developer Forum, Fall 2002 (IDF) this week in San Jose, Calif. Granted, from a pure retail perspective, they can visit the nearest computer superstore where customers are buying systems and peripherals identified... (More)

Photodex's logo. Click here to visit the Photodex Corp. website! PRESS RELEASE: Photodex Corporation Releases Version 6.2 of the Popular CompuPic Family of Software
15:43 EDT - September 10, 2002 - Austin, TX - Photodex Corporation a leading graphics software company, today announced the release of Version 6.2 of the popular CompuPic family of digital content managers. Version 6.2 adds dozens of new features and enhancements to the world's fastest digital image viewers and managers. This release of CompuPic 6.2 adds powerful new technology, including support for the rapidly... (More)

Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! PRESS RELEASE: Canon U.S.A. Introduces Three Color Products With Innovative New Print Head Technology
15:13 EDT - Desktop Proofer, Large Format Printers Feature Canon's Newly Developed 1+- Inch Print Head Technology For Super High Speed and High Quality SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 10, 2002-- Canon U.S.A., Inc., a pioneer in the wide format printing market and a subsidiary of Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ - News), blazes the trail again today with the introduction of three new products intended for applications... (More)

Creo's logo. Click here to visit the Creo website! PRESS RELEASE: Creo Named Top Technology Company: First in BC with $1 Billion Sales
14:35 EDT - VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--Creo Inc. (NASDAQ: CREO - News; TSX: CRE - News) is pleased to be named the largest high-technology company based in BC, by T-Net British Columbia. The fourth annual list ranked the 100 largest technology companies with BC headquarters by their 2001 revenues. Creo is also British Columbia's first technology company to achieve revenue of one billion Canadian dollars. Creo... (More)

SanDisk's logo. Click here to visit the SanDisk website! PRESS RELEASE: Toshiba and SanDisk introduce next-generation 1 gigabit NAND flash device based on 0.13 micron technology
14:10 EDT - New Device Is Expected To Significantly Increase Data Storage Capabilities In Consumer And Industrial Products SUNNYVALE and IRVINE, Calif., Sep. 10, 2002 - SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) and Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) today introduced next generation single-die, 1 gigabit (Gb) NAND flash memory chip manufactured using advanced 0.13 micron process technology. The 1Gb... (More)

FotoSlate's logo. Courtesy of ACD Systems International Inc. Click here to visit the ACD Systems website! PRESS RELEASE: ACD Systems Releases FotoSlate 2.0 in French, German, Italian and Spanish
14:00 EDT - Software enables users to print high-quality layouts of digital images and photos Victoria, British Columbia - September 11, 2002 - ACD Systems International Inc. (TSE:ASA), the digital imaging company, today announced that FotoSlate™ 2.0, a software product that enables users to print high-quality layouts of their digital images and photos, will be released in French, German, Italian and Spanish... (More)

September 11th - A Time For Reflection
00:00 EDT - As readers are surely aware, today marks the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States that took place on September 11th, 2001. Along with many of you, we would like to take a moment to reflect on the events of that tragic day. We have all learned a lot about ourselves over the last year, and about how communities can draw together to overcome challenges that at first seem insurmountable.

Last September, we joined along with charitable organizations, other members of the media and many more in asking our readers to donate their time, energy and money to helping the relief efforts. Around the world people did just this, on a scale for which we can think of few precedents. Perhaps most important of all, we have proven in the last 12 months that whilst terrorists strive to harm us, they only make us - and our resolve to protect our basic freedoms - even stronger.

We would like to thank every one of our readers for the gestures and contributions you have all made, big and small, that have helped carry the world through the events of September 11th. We'd also like to remember those lost, and those who lost someone close to them.

Wherever in the world you are, we would like to ask of you to please take a moment today to reflect and remember in your own way. Most importantly, from all of us at the Imaging Resource to all of you, however you should choose to commemorate this important occasion, be safe and be strong on this day of remembrance.

Tuesday, September 10, 2002

Apple's Jaguar Blinks at Seybold SF
16:06 EDT - Newsletter editor Mike Pasini is prowling the floor Expo looking for the special imaging features touted in today's special keynote on OS X v. 10.2.

SAN FRANCISCO -- With Apple's premier presenter Steve Jobs stuck in Paris, the Seybold special keynote today was delivered by Philip Schiller, senior vice-president of worldwide product marketing. He... (More)

Concept image of the Pacific Digital MemoryFrame. Courtesy of Pacific Digital Corp., with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Pacific Digital announces the MemoryFrame
13:50 EDT - Pacific Digital Corp., a company best known for its line of DVD and CD drives, has today announced what it is calling the "world's first USB digital photo frame".

That claim might be a little misleading; other digital picture frames such as Kensington's (now-discontinued) 'Digital Photo Album' and 'Digital Photo Album Plus' have had USB connectivity before. The... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: MINOLTA-QMS Sponsors Grand Prize in Seybold Seminars 2002 Digital Art Contest
10:47 EDT - SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 10, 2002--MINOLTA-QMS, Inc.: Highlights MINOLTA-QMS provides magicolor® 2210 Color Laser Printer to winner of Digital Art Contest. Prize donation exhibits company's support and dedication to advancement of the digital art form. Sample print to feature grand prize-winning entry in the Digital Art Gallery at Seybold San Francisco. MINOLTA-QMS, Inc. today announced... (More)

Minolta's logo. Click here to visit the Minolta website! PRESS RELEASE: Minolta announces new driver software
09:00 EDT - San Francisco, CA (September 10, 2002) - Minolta Corporation introduces today "DiMAGE Scan", new driver software that can be used with the Minolta DiMAGE Scan Multi PRO, DiMAGE Scan Elite II, Dimâge Scan Multi, and Dimâge Scan Multi II film scanners. The new Minolta DiMAGE Scan driver software will be bundled with the DiMAGE Scan Multi PRO and DiMAGE Scan Elite II. In addition, the driver... (More)

Minolta's DiMAGE 7Hi digital camera. Courtesy of Minolta, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Minolta Announces DiMAGE 7 Update
07:00 EDT - Japanese camera company Minolta Corp. has today announced an update to its DiMAGE 7 series of digital cameras at the Seybold San Francisco trade show.

Whilst the DiMAGE 7Hi is fairly similar to the existing 7i model, Minolta must consider it to be a quite significant update, as it will apparently continue to sell both models alongside each other. Changes... (More)

Monday, September 9, 2002

Epson's logo. Click here to visit the Epson web site! PRESS RELEASE: Epson Print Academy to Teach Advanced Amateur Photographers How to Create Incredible Digital Prints Using Latest Printing Technology
17:03 EDT - Leading Professional Photographers to Share Techniques, Tips in National School LONG BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 9, 2002-- Advanced amateur photographers and photo enthusiasts across the country can learn from the pros how to use the latest digital printers from Epson to create the highest quality photographs. Some of today's most admired professional photographers will share their techniques... (More)

ACDSee's logo. Click here to visit the ACD Systems website! PRESS RELEASE: ACD Systems Signs Licencing Agreement With Fujitsu Siemens Computers
13:18 EDT - ACDSee 3.1 and ACDSee Mobile for Windows CE bundled with new Fujitsu Siemens Computers Pocket LOOX PDA Victoria, British Columbia - September 9, 2002 - ACD Systems International Inc. (TSX:ASA), the digital imaging company, today announced that ACDSee™ 3.1 and ACDSee Mobile for Windows CE will be bundled with the new Fujitsu Siemens Computers' handheld computer, the Pocket LOOX. Pocket LOOX... (More)

Kodak's DC5000 digital camera. Copyright © 2000, The Imaging Resource.  All rights reserved. Kodak announces worldwide DC5000 recall
13:12 EDT - Eastman Kodak Co. has today announced a voluntary worldwide recall of some 75,000 DC5000 digital cameras after 12 customers reported receiving electric shocks whilst changing the batteries, installing / removing the memory card or connecting / disconnecting the USB cable.

Of the 12 reports, six came from customers in the USA, where Kodak is cooperating with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in announcing the recall. None of the reports suggested any serious... (More)

inSilicon's logo. Click here to visit the inSilicon website! PRESS RELEASE: inSilicon Rolls Out USB On-The-Go for SOC Designs
12:53 EDT - Enables USB Point-to-Point Connectivity for Portable Electronics SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 9, 2002--inSilicon Corporation (Nasdaq:INSN - News) -- a leading provider of connectivity intellectual property (IP) technology for complex systems-on-chip (SOC) -- today announced the availability of its USB On-The-Go (OTG) Controller Subsystem for consumer electronics and PC peripherals. ... (More)

SanDisk's logo. Click here to visit the SanDisk website! PRESS RELEASE: SanDisk taps Denali Software to deliver design simulation models to Speed Integration of Flash Memory into Consumer Devices
12:42 EDT - Denali Software Offers Simulation Models for Flash Products Including CompactFlash and NAND Flash SUNNYVALE, CA, Sep. 9, 2002-SanDisk Corporation, the leading provider of flash storage cards and technologies, (NASDAQ: SNDK) and Denali Software, Inc., the leader in memory system design and verification, today announced a collaborative effort to develop simulation models for SanDisk's NAND flash memory,... (More)

Lexar's logo. Click here to visit the Lexar website! PRESS RELEASE: Lexar Media Demonstrates Fastest Certified "Hi-Speed USB" Flash Drive at Intel Developer Forum (IDF) Fall 2002
12:37 EDT - USB Implementers Forum, Inc. Features Lexar Media "Hi-Speed USB" Flash Drive as First in Category at IDF Fall 2002 FREMONT, CA., September 9, 2002 -- Lexar Media, Inc. (Nasdaq: LEXR), a leading developer of flash mass storage systems and an innovator of high-performance digital media and accessories, introduces the fastest certified Hi-Speed USB Flash Drive at the Intel Developer Forum Fall 2002.... (More)

Sunday, September 8, 2002

Sony announces new Memory Stick accessories
12:45 EDT - Sony Japan has announced several new accessories to allow its Memory Stick cards to be read in a Type-II PCMCIA slot and over a USB 2.0 connection.

According to a page linked to by our friends at the MSAC-US2, MSAC-US20 and MSAC-US7 USB 2.0 readers will go on sale first from October 12th. They'll be followed on November 9th in Japan... (More)

Saturday, September 7, 2002

Full set of test shots posted for Sony DSC-F717!
16:48 EDT - Sony was unusually quick getting me a production model of the F717, and I've now shot and posted a full set of test photos from it.

Sony got me a full-production model of the F717 much faster than I'd expected, and I've responded in kind by getting all my standard test photos shot and analyzed in jig time. They're all up now, on the... (More)

Casio's logo. Click here to visit the Casio website! PRESS RELEASE: Casio, Inc. Debuts 2.0 Megapixel Ultra Slim EXILIM Digital Cameras
14:29 EDT - EXILIM Line Combines Fashionable, Wearable Technology with High Quality Photography, Video Capability and Easy Downloads; The New EX-M2 Model Adds Audio & MP3 Feature DOVER, N.J., Aug. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Image is everything.... Casio, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Company, Ltd. Tokyo, today announced the expansion of the recently introduced EXILIM camera series, its new premier credit... (More)

Veo's logo. Click here to visit the Veo website! PRESS RELEASE: Veo Ships Disney Magic Artist Click-N-Go Photo
14:10 EDT - SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Veo(TM), a company focused on creating and marketing exceptionally user-friendly digital imaging products, today announced the availability of the Disney Magic Artist Click-N-Go Photo, the first in a planned line of children's PC camera products to be introduced under the Disney Magic Artist brand. The Click-N-Go Photo is designed to bring families together... (More)

eCom Ecom's myPhotoZip logo. Click here to visit the myPhotoZip website! PRESS RELEASE: Impressive Debut of eCom eCom's MyPhotoZip Grabs Industry Attention
14:02 EDT - MPZ Featured as Shareware Pick of the Week PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 3, 2002--eCom eCom, Inc. (OTCBB:ECEC - News) today announced that its new photo compression product, MyPhotoZip(TM) (MPZ), has drawn rave reviews from digital camera users who have praised the software's powerful 300:1 compression ratio and easy-to-use features. MPZ's growing popularity has gained attention... (More)

Nikon's logo. Click here to visit the Nikon website! PRESS RELEASE: Nikon Creates 'How To' Program on Digital Photography Traveling To 25 Cities Nationwide
13:52 EDT - Two New Digital Courses, Nikon School Digital 101(SM) and Nikon School Advanced Digital Workflow(SM) Drive Home Essentials of Digital Photography MELVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Nikon® ( ), the world leader in photography, today announced the launch of a new digital photography curriculum to its popular Nikon School, making it one of the most comprehensive photography... (More)

Friday, September 6, 2002

Kyocera's logo. Click here to visit the Kyocera website! PRESS RELEASE: Ben M. La Marca named President of Kyocera Optics, Inc.
17:42 EDT - SOMERSET, NJ - Ben M. La Marca, an imaging industry veteran, has been appointed President of Kyocera Optics, Inc. ("KOI"). In his new position, La Marca will be responsible for KOI's operations and the North American digital imaging market strategy for the award-winning Kyocera family of imaging solutions sold under the Contax, Kyocera Yashica and Kyocera Finecam brands. "Ben La Marca brings a track... (More)

Pixami's logo. Click here to visit the Pixami website! PRESS RELEASE: Pixami Launches Turnkey Service for Personal Photo Calendars, Cards and Books
15:55 EDT - -- Will Offer Free to Photo Sites for Upcoming Holiday Season PLEASANTON, Calif. - September 4, 2002 - Pixami, the leading developer of online digital imaging products, today announced that it would begin offering complete printing fulfillment services. The service, called Pixami Photo Products, includes Pixami's award-winning front-end design software, plus printing, binding, and shipping of... (More)

Nikon's logo. Click here to visit the Nikon website! PRESS RELEASE: NikonNet and "Legends Behind The Lens" feature the work of White House Photojournalist Kevin T. Gilbert in September
15:51 EDT - MELVILLE, NY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2002 - This September, NikonNet and its inspiring monthly Legends Behind the Lens series ( ) will examine the work of Kevin T. Gilbert, an award-winning photojournalist and former President of the White House News Photographers' Association (WHNPA) who is now sharing his passion for digital photography with others through a new digital curriculum at... (More)

Lexar's logo. Click here to visit the Lexar website! PRESS RELEASE: Lexar Media Expands Intellectual Property Portfolio With Acquisition of More Than 30 Additional Patents and Patent Applications
15:04 EDT - FREMONT, California, September 6, 2002 - Lexar Media, Inc. (Nasdaq: LEXR), a leading developer of flash mass storage systems and an innovator of high-performance digital media and accessories, today announced that it has acquired the flash-related intellectual property portfolio of MemQuest, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, MemQuest, Ltd., a developer of solid state storage media products based... (More)

Sinar announces 20 mpix medium format back!
13:45 EDT - A press release from Sinar AG of Switzerland announces that it is to sell a 20 megapixel digital back for medium format cameras based on a near 645-frame sized CCD sensor from Kodak.

Details are in the press release below, but there's no mention as yet of pricing or availability. Its probably a case of "If you have to ask, you can't afford it", though - even with the KAF-22000CE 50... (More)

Wednesday, September 4, 2002

Sony's DSC-F717 Digital Camera. Copyright © 2002, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Sony US announces DSC-F717
16:32 EDT - We told you on Monday's US Labor Day holiday about the DSC-F717 digital camera announced by Sony Europe and Japan, and at the time noted that it would also be unveiled Stateside after the holiday.

That has now happened, in a press release we're reproducing below. Specifications and lots of info can be found in our earlier news item and detailed First Look review, but two important points have been... (More)

Recent reviews on the site
15:56 EDT - Over the last few days, we've added or updated several different reviews on the site which Mike hasn't had time to mention.

If you keep a close watch on the 'What's New' page (definitely worth doing) you may already have seen these, which we've also retrospectively linked into the news page now: MASSIVE Comparometer Update;... (More)

Mike's back, albeit typing slowly :)
14:13 EDT - As readers may have noticed in an earlier news item, your humble news editor managed to fracture his right elbow on Sunday. I've spent the last couple of days out of commission, but the flood of news doesn't slow for me, and I have lots of news items to catch up on.

My apologies if commentary on the news is kept rather brief, and I rely on press releases to do the talking more than I normally like to. We try to offer insights beyond the press releases, but being behind already, and only able to type left-handed through a haze of pain medication, it will probably take a week or two to get back to my normal routine...

Thanks are due to Dave for covering the Sony announcement in my absence, literally having received the half-completed item from me on a couple of hours' notice as I rushed out the door to the hospital!

Monday, September 2, 2002

Sony announces the DSC-F717: A significant upgrade to the F707, AND a detailed First Look review!
00:25 EDT - Sony makes a number of tweaks, adds features to the F707, to come up with the just-announced DSC-F717...

Dave here, pinch-hitting for News Editor Mike T, who apparently just broke his arm tonight. (Not a good thing for a News Editor to do.) Hence, some of the details of this piece could be a bit garbled,... (More)

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