09/28/2000: Imaging-Resource Posts New Reviews

Dave Etchells emailed to let me know that he had just posted two new user reviews, the Kodak DC5000 a super-rugged weather-proofed version of the popular DC280 Zoom. And the Olympus C-211 Zoom a 2-megapixel digicam with a builtin Polaroid printer....[read more]

09/28/2000: Perspective Correction with Photoshop

Uwe Steinmueller the Editor of Digital Outback Photo an online outdoor nature digi-photo e'zine tells me that our readers should be interested in his new Step-by-Step introduction to "Perspective Correction with Photoshop" which was just published. You'll also find a growing collection of digi-photo portfolios on his site and new photo submissions are always welcomed. Nikon D1 users will be interested in the recently posted Bibble 2.0 review -- if you don't already know about this program, you should!...[read more]

09/26/2000: Fujifilm FinePix 40i User Review Posted

I just posted the Fuji FinePix 40i user review and samples pictures. This is a very small camera that makes very big pictures and it can also be used as an MP3 audio player too....[read more]

09/22/2000: Pentax EI-200 First Look Posted

I just posted our Pentax EI-200 first look report with a starter set of sample pictures. So far I am most impressed with this camera, especially its color rendition. The sample pictures I took today were shot mostly under overcast skies and look almost as if they had been shot on a sunny day. I can't wait to give it a good workout on one of our typically sunny days. The statement "when it rains it pours" also has to do with cameras received for review as we now have the new Fujifilm FinePix 4900 Zoom and the FinePix 40i, the Ricoh RDC-6000 and the Pentax EI-200 in-house. So far the big, or should that read the "small" surpise is just how small the Fuji FinePix 4900 Zoom with the 6x optical zoom really is. Here's it is in Dannee's hand to give you an idea of its compact size....[read more]

09/21/2000: New Mailing List for Epson Stylus Photo 1270/870/875DC Users

A new mailing list devoted the the EPSON 1270/870/875DC printers has been established at EGroups.com. By subscribing to this mailing list, you can choose to receive a daily digest, read posts at the eGroups website at your leisure, or receive each and every post individually. You may join by going to: http://www.egroups.com/subscribe/EPSONx7x_PrintersThis list is intended as a resource for owners, users, consumers, or potential buyers of EPSON's 870, 1270, or 875DC inkjet printers. This list is not moderated and will cover any topics related to these printers, including (but not limited to): the orange-shift, protection of prints, profiling, print display, third party media, third party inkset alternatives, EPSON Corporate policies regarding these printers, use of these printers for proofing, artwork, graphic and photo reproduction, testing of prints, inksets, and media, software and hardware issues, drivers, etc. I Invite you to join! Keith Krebshttp://www.p-o-v-image.com...[read more]

09/20/2000: PC Watch Photokina Coverage

Over at the Japanese PC Watch web site they have posted a page full of new products from Photokina 2000. There are the only pictures I have seen so far of the new Pentax pro SLR with the 6-megapixel imager, photos of Konica's new digicams, photos of the recently announced Canon G1 which we will have in here next week for review. And speaking of reviews, we just got the Pentax EI-200 in today so those of you that have requested a review of it -- it's coming very soon....[read more]

09/19/2000: Fujifilm's New FinePix 4500

Fujifilm Japan today announced the super-compact (86x71x31mm) FinePix 4500 with a 2.4-megapixel SuperCCD imager that delivers up to an 2400 x 1800-pixel image. It uses SmartMedia cards and has both an optical viewfinder and a 1.8-inch color TFT LCD. A fixed focal length lens equivalent to a 36mm lens on a 35mm camera. It may be tiny but it's packed with features; macro focus down to 6cm, 320 x 240 AVI movie clips, auto white balance and seven presets, 4-mode intelligent builtin flash, ISO sensitivity of 200, three sizes of JPEG images with three different quality levels. Comes with an 8MB SM card, two AA size NiMH batteries and charger....[read more]

09/08/2000: Sharp, Kodak To Jointly Manufacture Digital Cameras

NEW YORK, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Eastman Kodak Co. (NYSE:EK - news) and Sharp Corp. said on Friday they agreed to jointly manufacture digital cameras. Sharp will be the original equipment manufacturer in Japan for "lower-end" cameras to be sold in the United States under the Kodak brand name. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. "We are seeking expansion of the (digital camera) line into lower-end cameras," priced under , said Kodak spokesman Paul Allen. Kodak's new line of digital cameras will be used largely for sending digital images via electronic mail or for posting on Web pages, Allen said. Previously Kodak had focused on pricier, high-resolution, mega-pixel digital cameras for high-quality prints. Both companies said they would seek to expand the alliance into new products in the future. The deal is the first of its kind for Kodak and Sharp....[read more]

09/05/2000: Conexant Imaging Chip to Cut Camera Costs - Sub-US Megapixel Digicams on the Horizon

Following the acquisition of Sierra Imaging Inc, Conexant Systems Inc has introduced an imaging solution that combines Sierra's digital image processors and image management software with its new complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) image sensors. It is claimed to be industry's first complete imaging solution for entry-level 1.3 megapixel digital still camera and dual-mode PC cameras, allowing OEMs to bring to market sub-US megapixel digital still cameras. The CX20450 CMOS image sensor is a 1.3-megapixel sensor that supports 27 frames-per-second (fps) video operation compared to competitive products that only support video frame rates of 9 fps with 1,280 x 1,024 colonized pixels. The sensor uses a 5.6 micorn pixel, which allows for the use of industry standard near half-inch optical format lenses. It features an integrated 10-bit analog-to-digital converter, all timing circuitry, and operates from a single 3.3V power source, and progressive scan output, standard color filters and microlenses that...[read more]