01/30/2004: Pentax Reduces *istD SLR By and Extends Optio Cash Back Offers

Pentax USA has reduced the retail price of the *istD SLR by and is offering an additional cash back when purchased with the Pentax-DA 16-45mm ED AL lens. This offer is valid from February 1 through June 30, 2004. Pentax USA has also extended previously announced cash back offers on the purchase of select Optio digital cameras as follows: Optio S and Optio S4, Optio 550, Optio 555 and Optio 33WR....[read more]

01/30/2004: Olympus Launches Aggressive E-System Trade-In Promotion

Olympus makes a bold statement in the digital SLR marketplace with a new trade-in retail promotion to support the award-winning E-System, the world's first all-digital interchangeable lens SLR. End-users can trade in any SLR camera - film or digital - and receive an immediate rebate on the purchase of an E-1 camera body and 14-54mm Zuiko Digital Specific Lens, effectively reducing the price for the total package to ,999. This promotion is another sign of Olympus’ uncompromising commitment to the professional photographer and the dealer network supporting pros. Available at Olympus E-System certified dealers. Now until March 31, 2004....[read more]

01/30/2004: Olympus Launches Aggressive E-System Trade-In Promotion

Olympus makes a bold statement in the digital SLR marketplace with a new trade-in retail promotion to support the award-winning E-System, the world's first all-digital interchangeable lens SLR. End-users can trade in any SLR camera - film or digital - and receive an immediate rebate on the purchase of an E-1 camera body and 14-54mm Zuiko Digital Specific Lens, effectively reducing the price for the total package to ,999. This promotion is another sign of Olympus? uncompromising commitment to the professional photographer and the dealer network supporting pros. Available at Olympus E-System certified dealers. Now until March 31, 2004....[read more]

01/29/2004: Canons New EOS-1D Mark II Digital SLR Delivers 8.2 Megapixels and 8.5fps Speed for Sports, Wedding and Portrait Photographers

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Jan. 29, 2004 - With Super Bowl XXXVIII as an imminent and fitting backdrop, Canon today announced its newest - and the world's fastest - professional digital SLR: the 8.2 Megapixel high-resolution, 8.5fps high-speed EOS-1D Mark II camera. This camera establishes new benchmarks for quick response, flexible control, imaging excellence and RAW image management (through included software solutions that rival costly stand-alones and plug-ins) for professional digital photographers whether they are capturing the next "immaculate reception" on the gridiron, or a team of bridesmaids attempting to pick off the bridal bouquet at a wedding reception. Read the Canon EOS-1D Mark II press release....[read more]

01/29/2004: Canon Adds Two New, Top-Tier Zoom Lenses To Its Arsenal Of Optical Excellence For Photo Pros And Advanced Amateurs

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Jan. 29, 2004 - The two newest members of Canon's EF lens line continue the company's tradition of providing professional photographers and amateur enthusiasts with the most innovative, peak performance lenses available. Canon's new 11x zoom seamlessly ranges from a true wide angle 28mm to an ultra-telephoto 300mm with extraordinary ease while the company's newest compact Diffractive Optics (DO) lens packs a premier 70-300mm zoom into a lightweight and compact package. Both lenses provide phenomenal flexibility, remarkable results and are invaluable additions to the camera bags of travel, nature and other "on the go" photographers. Read the Canon EF lenses press release....[read more]

01/29/2004: KODAK Ultima Picture Paper with New COLORLAST Technology Delivers Inkjet Prints that Last More than 100 Years

ROCHESTER, N.Y., January 29 — Eastman Kodak Company today introduced the world’s longest lasting inkjet photo paper — new KODAK Ultima Picture Paper with COLORLAST technology. The vast majority of prints made on this paper using photo-quality home inkjet printers will enjoy brilliant color and resist degradation longer than prints made on any other inkjet paper. When used with the latest inks from various manufacturers, photos printed on the paper will last for more than 100 years in typical home display without protection from gas and humidity. Unlike some competitive longevity claims that only consider the long-term effect of light on prints, Kodak also factors in three other variables that play a significant role in picture degradation: heat, humidity and ozone. Based on that science, Kodak formulated its new Ultima Picture Paper with COLORLAST technology for everyday home display conditions — left unprotected on a table, placed under glass...[read more]

01/29/2004: DO Labs Introduces DxO® Analyzer

Revolutionary Tool For Photography Journalists And Experts To Measure Distortion, Chromatic Aberration, Blur, Vignetting and Noise Las Vegas, NV (pre-February 12, 2004) – DO Labs, a software company focused on research in image processing to enhance image quality, today announces DxO Analyzer, a revolutionary software-based tool which automatically provides thorough analysis of five critical performance characteristics of any digital camera: Distortion, Chromatic Aberration, Blur (i.e. lack of sharpness), Vignetting and Noise. For more information visit DO Labs web site....[read more]

01/29/2004: LetsGoDigital Posts Nikon D70 Preview

Our friends over at LetsGoDigital got their hands on the new SLR and have put together a Nikon D70 Firstlook. Check it out....[read more]

01/29/2004: Canon Adds Two New, Top-Tier Zoom Lenses To Its Arsenal Of Optical Excellence For Photo Pros And Advanced Amateurs

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Jan. 29, 2004 - The two newest members of Canon's EF lens line continue the company's tradition of providing professional photographers and amateur enthusiasts with the most innovative, peak performance lenses available. Canon's new 11x zoom seamlessly ranges from a true wide angle 28mm to an ultra-telephoto 300mm with extraordinary ease while the company's newest compact Diffractive Optics (DO) lens packs a premier 70-300mm zoom into a lightweight and compact package. Both lenses provide phenomenal flexibility, remarkable results and are invaluable additions to the camera bags of travel, nature and other "on the go" photographers. Read the Canon EF lenses press release....[read more]

01/28/2004: Nikon D70, A Feature-Rich 6.1 Megapixel SLR

MELVILLE, NY, JANUARY 28, 2004 – Adding yet another groundbreaking camera to its popular D-series digital SLR line up, Nikon today introduced the highly anticipated D70™ 6.1-effective megapixel digital SLR camera. Designed for a broad range of consumers from experienced and amateur photographers to beginners taking their first steps into digital SLR photography, the D70 surges ahead with more features, more performance, and more value than any other camera in its category. Built from ground up as a digital SLR, the Nikon D70 offers tremendous value to consumers by incorporating many advanced features and new innovations that make photography with the D70 faster, easier and better. At an estimated street price under (for the body), Nikon's D70 is by far the most capable digital SLR camera body in the market today. Read the Nikon D70 SLR press release. Nikon Announces Nikkor DX 18-70 AF-S and SB-600 Speedlight MELVILLE, NY,...[read more]

01/28/2004: Nikon Coolpix 8700 - 8 Megapixel, 8x Optical Zoom - The Power of 8

Read our Coolpix 8700 First Look MELVILLE, NY, January 28, 2004 – Nikon has taken the lead in the popular and powerful “prosumer” camera category with its new Coolpix 8700 digital camera. This remarkable new product combines 8.0-megapixel resolution with an 8x Optical Zoom-Nikkor ED lens and legendary Nikon quality and design to bring experienced digital photographers the most versatile and capable compact digital camera available today. The Nikon Coolpix 8700's impressive performance and stunning images will quickly establish it as the new flagship for high-end consumer compact digital cameras. Read the entire Coolpix 8700 press release....[read more]

01/27/2004: Breeze Systems Announces New DSLR Remote Pro for Canon DSLR Users

Breeze Systems' DSLR Remote Pro allows a Canon EOS-1D, EOS-1DS, EOS 10D, 300D, Digital Rebel or Kiss Digital digital SLR to be operated tethered to a PC using the FireWire or USB cable. See large high quality previews of shots on your PC screen within seconds. Gain unrivalled control of settings for Canon cameras during tethered operation. Enable remote operation of the camera from a distance. Store images directly onto the hard disk of a PC ready for onward transmission (e.g. by FTP to a picture desk). Automate addition of IPTC data to images as they are downloaded Enable customers to view pictures while you continue shooting. Preview images in black and white or color. DSLR Remote Pro has been developed by Chris Breeze, who has established a worldwide reputation for digital camera software (including BreezeBrowser, Downloader Pro, 10DRemote, PSRemote, D30Remote) over several years. DSLR Remote Pro runs on...[read more]

01/23/2004: Casio QV-R51 Review Posted

Just posted is our QV-R51 review, Casio's 5-megapixel update of their QV-R40 model. It's the same size on the outside but inside it has a higher resolution imager and on the back it now sports a large 2-inch color LCD. This is a very compact and stylish camera, housed in a durable aluminum body. Check it out....[read more]

01/23/2004: Casio QV-R51 Review Posted

Just posted is our QV-R51 review, Casio's 5-megapixel update of their QV-R40 model. It's the same size on the outside but inside it has a higher resolution imager and on the back it now sports a large 2-inch color LCD. This is a very compact and stylish camera, housed in a durable aluminum body. Check it out....[read more]

01/21/2004: Smugmug Announces Online Commerce Solution for Professional Photographers to Display and Sell Prints

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF., January 21, 2004 – Smugmug today announced major upgrades for its Professional account holders, providing a personalized portfolio, online pricing and sales of digital images, with fulfillment handled by Smugmug. Smugmug's continued focus on style and ease-of-use brings the industry's leading professional photography tools together with the elegant presentation Smugmug has become renowned for. Print prices can be set individually by the image, by the gallery, by size of print, or by the owner’s total collection. Other new features include watermarking, right-click protection against downloads, and up-to-the minute online sales reports that detail which products are selling. Smugmug is the only photo sharing site that gives its professional subscribers the power to use their own custom hostnames. For example, presidential candidate Howard Dean’s Smugmug galleries can be found at http://photos.deanforamerica.com. Coupled with the ability to completely customize their Smugmug pages with their own brands, colors, graphics,...[read more]

01/21/2004: Kodak Pro Offers Discount on Pro 14n

Kodak Professional is offering an instant discount of off the invoice price of any DCS Pro 14n purchased between 1/19/04 and 3/31/04. This offer is valid at any authorized Kodak Professional dealer. This discount and other information that we've read lately leads us to believe that Kodak Pro will be announcing at least one new dSLR at PMA in a couple of weeks. We'll know for sure soon enough....[read more]

01/20/2004: Olympus Introduces Free On-Line Firmware Update Service For The E-System

Melville, New York, January 20, 2004 – Olympus America Inc. is introducing free on-line firmware update service for the Olympus E-System’s camera bodies, lenses, and flash units. The Olympus E-1 is the world’s first 100% all-digital interchangeable lens SLR. The firmware update service gives E-1 users fast and convenient access to the latest digital technologies that are an integral part of the Olympus E-System. “Olympus is committed to serving the needs of the professional photographer,” said John Knaur, senior marketing manager professional markets, Olympus America Inc. “We have designed our new firmware update service in direct response to these needs. The service is accessible through the Internet, allowing the E-1 user to easily upgrade the entire E- System.” The service begins on January 28, 2004. E-System users can update their camera bodies, lenses and flash units through the Olympus Viewer software included with the E-1 cameras or the Olympus...[read more]

01/19/2004: Casio Posts Firmware Upgrade for EX-Z4 and EX-Z4U

Casio has posted a firmware v1.02 update for their EX-Z4 and EX-Z4U cameras that: (1) Improves white balance performance and (2) Fixes a problem that occurs in the Voice Recoding Mode when memory becomes full. v1.02 firmware for EX-Z4U (U.S./N. America) v1.02 firmware for EX-Z4 (International) Hopefully this fixes the blue-cast problems that many Z4 users have been reporting....[read more]

01/19/2004: Kodak Discontinues Manufacture of DCS Pro Backs

According to a news item on Rob Galbraith's, Kodak has informed dealers that they will cease the manufacturing of their DCS Pro Backs for medium format cameras. The following four models: DCS Pro Back 645C, DCS Pro Back 645M, DCS Pro Back 645H and DCS Pro Back Plus will remain available until stock is depleted. Kodak will continue making their large CCD sensors that are used in digital backs offered by other companies....[read more]

01/13/2004: Kodak To Stop Selling Film Cameras In U.S., Canada and Western Europe to Focus On Digital Cameras

According to a Reuter's article posted on the CNN Money site, Kodak announced today that it will stop selling traditional film cameras in the United States, Canada and Western Europe. This will allow them to concentrate their efforts on the more lucrative digital products. Kodak will continue selling one-time use cameras in the West and expand its sales of these and other film-based cameras and film in emerging markets where demand is on the rise. Kodak in late 2003 announced its plans to cease manufacturing slide projectors but will continue production of color slide films....[read more]

01/12/2004: Sony DSC-T1 Review Posted

Just posted is our first new camera review of 2004, the super-compact Sony Cybershot DSC-T1. The wizards of miniaturization have managed to pack a 5-megapixel imager, 3x Carl Zeiss zoom lens and a 2.5-inch color LCD into a pocket size camera. Check it out....[read more]

01/12/2004: Sony DSC-T1 Review Posted

Just posted is our first new camera review of 2004, the super-compact Sony Cybershot DSC-T1. The wizards of miniaturization have managed to pack a 5-megapixel imager, 3x Carl Zeiss zoom lens and a 2.5-inch color LCD into a pocket size camera. Check it out....[read more]

01/11/2004: Digital Wedding Forum Offers Trial Membership

The Digital Wedding Forum is now offering 30 day trial memberships to any interested photographers. The DWF is an online community of more than 600 wedding shooters focused on the equipment, business, and artistry of wedding photography. The site features very active forums on wedding and portrait photography, photoshop downloads, a critique area, galleries, and contests. The annual subscription fee is ....[read more]

01/11/2004: Epson Stylus Photo R300M Printer Review Posted

Just posted is our Epson Stylus Photo R300M review. This is Epson's first consumer-priced 6-color inkjet to use the individual ink cartridges. The R300M features a 2.5-inch color LCD for standalone printing from its four built-in card slots. It's PictBridge compatible for direct printing with many new digital cameras and also features CD/DVD printing. Check it out....[read more]

01/09/2004: Space Still Available On Digital Photography Cruise

There's still some space available on an 8-day Digital Photography & Imaging Cruise, featuring workshops for beginning and intermediate photographers, embarking from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on March 28, 2004. Attendees will have the exclusive use of a high-tech media center aboard the Carnival LEGEND where they'll learn about digital photography, imaging techniques and printing as they cruise to exotic ports in the Southern Caribbean They'll also receive valuable gifts from more than a dozen participating sponsors including Olympus and Epson. Instructors are experts in their fields and attendees receive lots of individual attention. For more information visit www.dpcorner.com/cruise....[read more]

01/09/2004: LetsGoDigital Covers the CES Show

Our friends from LetsGoDigital are covering the new products being announced at the CES 2004 Show in Las Vegas. Check out their CES Show page to see what they've covered that we haven't :-)...[read more]

01/09/2004: Space Still Available On Digital Photography Cruise

There's still some space available on an 8-day Digital Photography & Imaging Cruise, featuring workshops for beginning and intermediate photographers, embarking from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on March 28, 2004. Attendees will have the exclusive use of a high-tech media center aboard the Carnival LEGEND where they'll learn about digital photography, imaging techniques and printing as they cruise to exotic ports in the Southern Caribbean They'll also receive valuable gifts from more than a dozen participating sponsors including Olympus and Epson. Instructors are experts in their fields and attendees receive lots of individual attention. For more information visit www.dpcorner.com/cruise....[read more]

01/08/2004: New Worldwide Digital SLR Camera Forecast Reports 172% Unit Growth in 2003 - According to Research Firm, Imerge Consulting Group

Belmont, CALIFORNIA – January 8, 2004, A new imaging industry report by Imerge Consulting Group maintains that while ASP’s were plummeted in the low-end of the consumer digital camera market in 2003, quite the opposite was occurring in the digital single-lens reflex camera sector. Not since 1999 has a sector of the digital camera market experienced triple-digit growth like the DSLR camera market, expanding 172% year on year in 2003. "Our new report shows that in 2003, worldwide unit growth for digital single-lens reflex cameras exceeded 765,000 units, as ASP's dropped -31% associated primarily with worldwide sales of new DSLR products such as Canon's Digital Rebel, Nikon's D100 and the Olympus E-1 System. The elasticity model for vendors works well in this sector as street revenue jumped 88% even with this sudden ASP decline. Revenue for this sector is expected to be more than .5 billion USD in street...[read more]

01/08/2004: SanDisk Unveils the Highest Capacity Memory Stick PRO Storage Card in the World -- 2 Gigabytes

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 8, 2004-- SanDisk Corporation (Nasdaq:SNDK) today introduced a 2 gigabyte (GB) SanDisk Memory Stick PRO, the highest capacity available in this card format. SanDisk also introduced the first Memory Stick PRO Duo cards that it has designed and manufactured. The new cards were introduced at a press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show where SanDisk is demonstrating products in Booth #23062, South Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center. Read the entire Sandisk press release....[read more]

01/08/2004: Olympus Unveils CAMEDIA C-760 Ultra Zoom

Hamburg, 08 January 2004 – Why be content with remaining on the sidelines? Bring the action right up in front of you with extraordinary clarity. Designed for sporting events, travel, nature hikes or any occasion when a more detailed view is important, the 3.2 megapixel CAMEDIA C-760 Ultra Zoom is the smallest digital camera in the world featuring an optical 10x zoom. The C-760 Ultra Zoom gives you the flexibility needed to capture the spontaneous details of distant subjects, such as the moment in which the goalkeeper jumps to block a shot. Then, simply zoom out again to take in a broader context – the cheering fans, for example. Using the camera’s movie recording function with sound, you can capture the crowd’s enthusiasm. And it's equally practical for shooting subjects in extreme close-up, the Super Macro mode lets you shoot from just 3cm away. Read the entire Olympus press...[read more]

01/08/2004: Toshiba Introduces Worlds Smallest Hard Disk Drive, Delivering 2- & 4-Gigabyte Capacities for Mobile Digital Devices

IRVINE, Calif.--Jan. 7, 2004--Toshiba Storage Device Division (SDD), the industry pioneer in small form factor storage, today announced the development of a 0.85-inch hard disk drive (HDD), the first drive to deliver multi-gigabyte storage in a sub-one-inch form factor. Expected to be available in 2GB and 4GB capacities, Toshiba will start sampling the new drive in summer 2004, with mass production to begin in late 2004. Measuring only a quarter of the size of Toshiba's 1.8-inch drive, the 0.85-inch HDD is expected to boost the functionality of a new generation of products, including mobile phones, digital audio players, PDAs, digital still cameras, camcorders and external storage devices. Toshiba initially plans to introduce capacities of 2GB and 4GB, and anticipates achievement of even higher densities in the 0.85-inch form factor. A prototype of the 0.85-inch HDD will be shown at Toshiba's booth (#12214) on the CES show floor Jan. 8-11,...[read more]

01/08/2004: Concord Camera Corp. Ships One of the Lowest Priced 4 Megapixel Optical Zoom Digital Cameras on the Market

Las Vegas, NV – January 8, 2004 - Concord Camera Corp. today announced at CES shipment of their new 4 Megapixel 3x optical zoom point & shoot digital camera, the Concord Eye-Q 4360z. With a suggested retail price of , the Concord Eye-Q 4360z delivers exceptional price/performance. Targeted at cost-conscious consumers who want a high quality, high resolution digital camera at a low-cost, the Eye-Q 4360z features a 4 Megapixel CCD sensor, advanced optics, a 3x optical zoom and 6x digital zoom (18x total zoom), exposure control, and 30 frames per second AVI video. The Concord Eye-Q 4360z includes two rechargeable NiMH AA batteries, a four battery charger and a power meter which continuously displays battery-life on the 1.5” TFT LCD screen indicating when to change batteries. Housed in a compact body, the Concord Eye-Q 4360z offers 16MB of internal memory for picture taking even without an SD memory...[read more]

01/08/2004: Panasonic Debuts Next Generation Lumix Digital Still Cameras

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (January 7, 2004) — Panasonic, the first consumer electronics company to feature world-renowned Leica DC lenses in its digital still cameras and camcorders, today announced its new Lumix digital camera line for 2004. The DMC-FX5 features 4.2-megapixel resolution and a 3x Leica DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens with Optical Image Stabilizer to help prevent jitter and a real-time histogram to indicate exposure status. The compact and lightweight, models DMC-LC50 and DMC-LC70 are great for both the beginner and experienced photographer. The DMC-LC70 boasts a CCD with an effective pixel count of 4.0 mega pixels, and the DMC-LC50 has an effective pixel count of 3.2 mega pixels. Each offers 3x optical zoom; Panasonic’s high-performance Venus Engine LSI; 8-1/2000 seconds shutter speed; MEGA BURST recording; QuickTime motion image recording and many more advanced features. Read the entire Panasonic press release....[read more]

01/08/2004: Nikon Announces New Coolpix 2200 and Coolpix 3200

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, MACWORLD CONFERENCE & EXPO, Booth 1129, January 8, 2004 – Nikon Inc. announces its new Nikon Coolpix 2200 and Nikon Coolpix 3200 compact digital cameras. The 2- and 3-megapixel cameras are the latest additions to the Coolpix (www.nikoncoolpix.com) consumer line of products. Both cameras are very portable and capable, sharing a slim, new Coolpix body design, ultra-fast operation and a host of new and enhanced features to help digital snap-shooters get the best possible pictures out of their camera. Read the entire Nikon press release....[read more]

01/08/2004: KODAK EASYSHARE LS743 and LS753 Digital Cameras

LAS VEGAS, January 8 — Eastman Kodak Company today announced two stylish additions to its EASYSHARE digital photography system, the KODAK EASYSHARE LS743 and LS753 zoom digital cameras. Both combine compact design, enhanced sharing features, superb image quality and professional-quality SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH C-VARIOGON 2.8X compact optical zoom lenses. Their sleek aluminum bodies are the size of a small mobile phone, pictures can then be shared anytime on the cameras’ large, 1.8-inch high-resolution indoor/outdoor LCD screens. The Share button also allows individuals to immediately select photos for printing and even e-mailing, with up to 32 e-mail addresses stored in the cameras' memory. Read the entire Kodak press release....[read more]

01/08/2004: Olympus Unveils Digital Camera Accessories for C-5060 Wide Zoom

Melville, New York, January 8, 2003 – To accompany the release of the new C-5060 Wide Zoom camera, Olympus America delivers an assortment of high-quality, affordable accessories designed to allow photographers to do more with their camera. The accessories range from wide and telephoto conversion lenses and power battery holder to flash systems and underwater housings that elevate the digital experience to a new level of sophistication and convenience and extend the possibilities and shooting pleasure even further Read the entire Olympus press release....[read more]

01/08/2004: Casio Introduces QV-R51 -- 5.0 Megapixel with Large 2.0" LCD Screen and Improved Battery Life

LAS VEGAS, NV, JANUARY 8, 2004 – Casio, Inc., in conjunction with its parent company, Casio Computer Company Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, announced the latest addition to its popular QV digital camera series with the new 5 megapixel QV-R51 at the International CES 2004 Show that opened in the Las Vegas Convention Center here today. The QV-R51 will be available at retail in mid-January, MSRP .99. Read the entire Casio press release....[read more]

01/08/2004: Sony Streamlines MiniDV Camcorder Line Leaving Room For Quality And Ease Of Use

LAS VEGAS (CES, Booth #N109), Jan. 8, 2004 - Sony Electronics, by far the U.S. camcorder market leader, is continuing to improve and simplify the video capture experience as illustrated by today's introduction of six new Handycam® MiniDV camcorder models. In addition to changing their look, Sony has advanced some of the special Handycam camcorder features for all its MiniDV camcorders. One in particular is the new NightShot® Plus system that allows for recording in darkness while delivering more natural color to video. Read the entire Sony press release....[read more]

01/08/2004: Casio Introduces QV-R51 -- 5.0 Megapixel with Large 2.0" LCD Screen and Improved Battery Life

LAS VEGAS, NV, JANUARY 8, 2004 ? Casio, Inc., in conjunction with its parent company, Casio Computer Company Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, announced the latest addition to its popular QV digital camera series with the new 5 megapixel QV-R51 at the International CES 2004 Show that opened in the Las Vegas Convention Center here today. The QV-R51 will be available at retail in mid-January, MSRP .99. Read the entire Casio press release....[read more]

01/07/2004: Konica Minolta Introduces Affordable New DiMAGE Scan Dual IV Film Scanner

Las Vegas, NV (January 7, 2004) – Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A., Inc. introduces the new easy-to-use DiMAGE Scan Dual IV film scanner, a successor to the popular DiMAGE Scan Dual III. The new Konica Minolta DiMAGE Scan Dual IV incorporates a number of features found only on high-end scanners, allowing it to faithfully and accurately reproduce film images into digital files quickly and easily. In addition, it uses a new high performance 3-line color 3200 dpi CCD sensor and an advanced optical system specifically designed by Konica Minolta for film scanning. This enables this affordable 35mm and Advanced Photo System film scanner to deliver high image quality. Read the entire Konica Minolta press release....[read more]

01/07/2004: Fantasea Underwater Housing for Nikon Coolpix 3100 and Coolpix 2100 Digital Cameras

Fantasea Line, distributor of the world's most popular and affordable underwater photographic products, has announced the addition of a new underwater camera housing, the Fantasea CP-3, for the Nikon Coolpix 3100 and Coolpix 2100 digital cameras. The Fantasea CP-3 housing is rated to a maximum working depth of 130'/40m underwater. It's an injection molded plastic housing, constructed to take the rigorous environments that underwater photographers and outdoor photographers experience, and will protect digital cameras in these demanding activities. The housing offers push button controls that will provide access to the cameras most important controls and features. The CP-3 is a compact ergonomic design for easy one-hand shooting. Its operation is equally simple, as photographers need only to open and close one latch to insert the camera into place, without any mounts, screws, or gear alignments to bother with before shooting. The suggested retail price of the CP-3 is .95,...[read more]

01/07/2004: Rob Galbraiths PC Performance Report

Pro photojournalist Rob Galbraith has posted an in-depth Processing Performance report to answer the question - What is the fastest computer platform for pro digital photographers - Mac or PC ?   Rob has gathered up four of the fastest Mac and PC desktop computers currently available and sets out to answer that burning question, once and for all. Does Power Mac beat the Pentium, click and find out!...[read more]

01/07/2004: Adobe Photoshop CS Tryout Available

Ever wondered why all of us so-called "experts" love Photoshop but didn't want to spend a zillion dollars to find out?   Good news - Adobe has now made a 30-day tryout version of Photoshop CS available for download - Mac and Windows versions available. A word of warning though, after using it for 30 days you're not going to want to be without it - of course that's why they're doing it in the first place....[read more]

01/07/2004: Canon USA CES 2004 Announcements

LAS VEGAS (CES, CANON BOOTH # 13227), Jan. 7, 2004 – Canon's three new digital camcorders expand ease-of-use and dramatically enhance the capability and affordability of video for entry-level users. In stores beginning in March for estimated selling prices of , and , Canon's ZR80, ZR85 and ZR90 models pack advanced features into a sleek, compact design that allows consumers to capture and print memorable milestones and everyday events with ease. Read the entire Canon ZR press release. MultiPass MP390 Printer/Scanner/Fax LAS VEGAS (CES, CANON BOOTH # 13227), Jan. 7, 2004 – Canon's new MultiPASS™ MP390 Multifunction desktop photo printer delivers an end-to-end business solution for the home, small-office and home office users with high-quality photo printing, copying, scanning and newly added fax capabilities. Built into a stylish and compact design, the MultiPASS MP390 allows users to manage their desktop space by combining many office functions into a single...[read more]

01/07/2004: Konica Minolta Introduces Affordable New DiMAGE Scan Dual IV Film Scanner

Las Vegas, NV (January 7, 2004) ? Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A., Inc. introduces the new easy-to-use DiMAGE Scan Dual IV film scanner, a successor to the popular DiMAGE Scan Dual III. The new Konica Minolta DiMAGE Scan Dual IV incorporates a number of features found only on high-end scanners, allowing it to faithfully and accurately reproduce film images into digital files quickly and easily. In addition, it uses a new high performance 3-line color 3200 dpi CCD sensor and an advanced optical system specifically designed by Konica Minolta for film scanning. This enables this affordable 35mm and Advanced Photo System film scanner to deliver high image quality. Read the entire Konica Minolta press release....[read more]

01/05/2004: The Epson P-1000 Photo Viewer Is The Ultimate Digital Camera Companion

LONG BEACH, Calif., January 5, 2004 Digital photographers will welcome the arrival of the EPSON P-1000, a new device for viewing, storing and sharing photos that incorporates a high quality Epson 3.8" LCD screen for the best image quality. Digital photography is evolving and changing as are many photographers' needs. Epson is helping to address these changing needs with the EPSON P-1000 photo viewer. This device gives photographers the ability to view details of their images with an LCD screen that sets it apart from any other product of its kind. Epson is a leading producer of LCD modules and has incorporated this technology expertise into devices such as AV projectors, digital cameras, cellular telephones and Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs). With Epson's introduction of the first LCD digital quartz watch over 30 years ago, to recently becoming the world leader in cellular telephone LCD displays, the EPSON P-1000 is...[read more]

01/05/2004: Nikon Announces New And Enhanced Suite Of Coolscan High-Speed Desktop Film Scanners

San Francisco, CA, MacWorld Conference & Expo, Booth 1129, January 5, 2004 - - Nikon has answered the calls of photo hobbyists, professional photographers and graphics professionals with the next generation of Coolscan desktop film scanners - the Coolscan V ED, Super Coolscan 5000 ED and the Super Coolscan 9000 ED. The new film scanners are loaded with features and benefits designed for a wide range of users, including Applied Science Fiction's™ Digital ICE4™Advanced technology, Nikon's exclusive Scan Image Enhancer™ and other 'one-button-simple' solutions. The new lineup of Coolscan products will help small and large businesses to streamline their operations and increase productivity while giving home users and hobbyists an affordable solution to revitalize, restore and save precious family memories. Read the entire Nikon press release....[read more]

01/05/2004: Nikon Announces New And Enhanced Suite Of Coolscan High-Speed Desktop Film Scanners

San Francisco, CA, MacWorld Conference & Expo, Booth 1129, January 5, 2004 - - Nikon has answered the calls of photo hobbyists, professional photographers and graphics professionals with the next generation of Coolscan desktop film scanners - the Coolscan V ED, Super Coolscan 5000 ED and the Super Coolscan 9000 ED. The new film scanners are loaded with features and benefits designed for a wide range of users, including Applied Science Fiction's? Digital ICE4?Advanced technology, Nikon's exclusive Scan Image Enhancer? and other 'one-button-simple' solutions. The new lineup of Coolscan products will help small and large businesses to streamline their operations and increase productivity while giving home users and hobbyists an affordable solution to revitalize, restore and save precious family memories. Read the entire Nikon press release....[read more]