01/31/2005: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II Review Posted

Just posted is our EOS-1Ds Mark II review of Canon's "top of the line" professional digital SLR. It just doesn't get any better than this 16.7-megapixel camera and it can be yours for around , not including a lens!   Definitely not for the majority of our readers, but if you're a pro shooter or someone with a lot of extra pocket change and not happy with second-best then check it out !!...[read more]

01/31/2005: Fantasea FD-70 U/W Housing for Nikon D70

Fantasea Line, distributor of the world's most popular and affordable underwater photographic products, announces the release of the FD-70, an underwater camera housing, designed exclusively for the Digital SLR Nikon D-70. The Fantasea FD-70 is a compact, lightweight, injection molded polycarbonate housing with ergonomically designed handles, making it easy to hold and use. The FD-70's interchangeable port system accommodates a wide variety of SLR lenses, allowing photographers to capture the widest variety of superior underwater images. The FD-70 housing features a unique o-ring and gasket seal and is rated to a depth of 200 feet (60m). The D-70 “slides” into the FD-70 housing on a specially designed tray. Once inside the housing the latching buckles on the back door are snapped shut sealing the system with a sound watertight seal. The suggested retail price of the FD-70 is U.S. and includes standard port (18-70 mm zoom lens) and pre-paid...[read more]

01/31/2005: Casio Announces New EXILIM PRO EX-P505

DOVER, NJ, January 31, 2005 – Casio, Inc., in conjunction with its parent company, Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, has released the newest model in its popular EXILIM digital camera series. The new EXILIM PRO EX-P505 is a stylish digital camera equipped with a 5.0 megapixel imaging element and a 5X optical zoom. It not only takes superbly detailed digital photos, it is also capable of shooting extended video scenes with high-image quality. The EXILIM PRO EX-P505 will be available at retail the end of February, MSRP .99. Read the full Casio press release...[read more]

01/31/2005: Casio Announces New EXILIM PRO EX-P505

DOVER, NJ, January 31, 2005 ? Casio, Inc., in conjunction with its parent company, Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, has released the newest model in its popular EXILIM digital camera series. The new EXILIM PRO EX-P505 is a stylish digital camera equipped with a 5.0 megapixel imaging element and a 5X optical zoom. It not only takes superbly detailed digital photos, it is also capable of shooting extended video scenes with high-image quality. The EXILIM PRO EX-P505 will be available at retail the end of February, MSRP .99. Read the full Casio press release...[read more]

01/31/2005: Fantasea FD-70 U/W Housing for Nikon D70

Fantasea Line, distributor of the world's most popular and affordable underwater photographic products, announces the release of the FD-70, an underwater camera housing, designed exclusively for the Digital SLR Nikon D-70. The Fantasea FD-70 is a compact, lightweight, injection molded polycarbonate housing with ergonomically designed handles, making it easy to hold and use. The FD-70's interchangeable port system accommodates a wide variety of SLR lenses, allowing photographers to capture the widest variety of superior underwater images. The FD-70 housing features a unique o-ring and gasket seal and is rated to a depth of 200 feet (60m). The D-70 "slides" into the FD-70 housing on a specially designed tray. Once inside the housing the latching buckles on the back door are snapped shut sealing the system with a sound watertight seal. The suggested retail price of the FD-70 is U.S. and includes standard port (18-70 mm zoom lens) and pre-paid flood...[read more]

01/31/2005: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II Review Posted

Just posted is our EOS-1Ds Mark II review of Canon's "top of the line" professional digital SLR. It just doesn't get any better than this 16.7-megapixel camera and it can be yours for around , not including a lens!   Definitely not for the majority of our readers, but if you're a pro shooter or someone with a lot of extra pocket change and not happy with second-best then check it out !!...[read more]

01/21/2005: Konica Minolta Introduces DiMAGE Z5 Mega Zoom

Mahwah, NJ (January 21, 2005) – Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A., Inc. introduces the new compact DiMAGE Z5 – a superb all-round digital camera that offers a built-in 12x optical Mega Zoom lens, Konica Minolta’s proprietary Anti-Shake System, 5.0-megapixel CCD, fast overall response including Rapid autofocusing (AF), and a large 2.0-inch LCD screen for easy viewing. All of these features combine to ensure that photographers won’t miss a photo opportunity and that the subjects of their photos are big, beautiful, and shake-free. To ensure that photographers don’t miss their shot, the Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5 has a Rapid AF that’s the fastest autofocus for digital cameras with predictive focus control. Focusing in a mere 0.2 second (approximately) at wide angle and only 0.3 second (approximately) at telephoto, it’s ideal for capturing any subject, moving or still. The DiMAGE Z5 boasts a large, easy-to-view 2.0-inch LCD monitor. This makes navigating...[read more]

01/21/2005: Konica Minolta Introduces Speedy New DiMAGE Z20

Mahwah, NJ (January 21, 2005) – Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A., Inc. introduces the new DiMAGE Z20 5.0-megapixel digital camera. Featuring a built-in 8x optical zoom lens, the DiMAGE Z20 is perfect for taking high quality close-up portraits as well as distant scenic landscapes. And with the camera’s Rapid AF with Predictive Focus Control and a 0.5-second (approx.) fastest-in-class startup, photographers will be sure to captures those unexpected photographic opportunities. The Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z20’s Rapid AF combines a passive AF sensor with the video AF system, giving a fast focusing time of approximately 0.3 second in both the wide-angle and telephoto positions. The Rapid AF also has Predictive Focus Control, which predicts where a moving subject is heading and focuses accordingly. To round out the list of quick-response features, the DiMAGE Z20 has the fastest startup in its class (approximately 0.5 seconds), a short shutter-release time lag, and...[read more]

01/21/2005: Konica Minolta Introduces DiMAGE Z5 Mega Zoom

Mahwah, NJ (January 21, 2005) ? Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A., Inc. introduces the new compact DiMAGE Z5 ? a superb all-round digital camera that offers a built-in 12x optical Mega Zoom lens, Konica Minolta?s proprietary Anti-Shake System, 5.0-megapixel CCD, fast overall response including Rapid autofocusing (AF), and a large 2.0-inch LCD screen for easy viewing. All of these features combine to ensure that photographers won?t miss a photo opportunity and that the subjects of their photos are big, beautiful, and shake-free. To ensure that photographers don?t miss their shot, the Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5 has a Rapid AF that?s the fastest autofocus for digital cameras with predictive focus control. Focusing in a mere 0.2 second (approximately) at wide angle and only 0.3 second (approximately) at telephoto, it?s ideal for capturing any subject, moving or still. The DiMAGE Z5 boasts a large, easy-to-view 2.0-inch LCD monitor. This makes navigating...[read more]

01/21/2005: Konica Minolta Introduces Speedy New DiMAGE Z20

Mahwah, NJ (January 21, 2005) ? Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A., Inc. introduces the new DiMAGE Z20 5.0-megapixel digital camera. Featuring a built-in 8x optical zoom lens, the DiMAGE Z20 is perfect for taking high quality close-up portraits as well as distant scenic landscapes. And with the camera?s Rapid AF with Predictive Focus Control and a 0.5-second (approx.) fastest-in-class startup, photographers will be sure to captures those unexpected photographic opportunities. The Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z20?s Rapid AF combines a passive AF sensor with the video AF system, giving a fast focusing time of approximately 0.3 second in both the wide-angle and telephoto positions. The Rapid AF also has Predictive Focus Control, which predicts where a moving subject is heading and focuses accordingly. To round out the list of quick-response features, the DiMAGE Z20 has the fastest startup in its class (approximately 0.5 seconds), a short shutter-release time lag, and...[read more]

01/20/2005: Canon Announces 3.2-Megapixel Powershot A510

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Jan. 20, 2005 – Building upon the enormous success of the PowerShot A70 and A75 models, the most popular digital cameras of 2003 and 2004 in the U.S.*, Canon’s new compact 3.2 megapixel PowerShot A510 digital camera with a powerful 4x optical zoom provides consumers with a comfortable introduction to the fun and freedom of digital photography. Named for their use of AA batteries, Canon’s A-series digital cameras offer easy-to-use, high quality features to consumers looking to capture, save and share meaningful memories, personal milestones and family functions. The next generation PowerShot A510 digital camera is 13 percent smaller and 10 percent lighter than its predecessor, yet it is equipped with a longer 4.0x 35-140mm (35mm format equivalent) optical zoom lens with Canon optics for sharp images. The new lens features all-glass construction and two aspherical elements in a seven-element formula. The Canon PowerShot A510 digital...[read more]

01/20/2005: Canon Announces 3.2-Megapixel Powershot A510

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Jan. 20, 2005 ? Building upon the enormous success of the PowerShot A70 and A75 models, the most popular digital cameras of 2003 and 2004 in the U.S.*, Canon?s new compact 3.2 megapixel PowerShot A510 digital camera with a powerful 4x optical zoom provides consumers with a comfortable introduction to the fun and freedom of digital photography. Named for their use of AA batteries, Canon?s A-series digital cameras offer easy-to-use, high quality features to consumers looking to capture, save and share meaningful memories, personal milestones and family functions. The next generation PowerShot A510 digital camera is 13 percent smaller and 10 percent lighter than its predecessor, yet it is equipped with a longer 4.0x 35-140mm (35mm format equivalent) optical zoom lens with Canon optics for sharp images. The new lens features all-glass construction and two aspherical elements in a seven-element formula. The Canon PowerShot A510 digital...[read more]

01/18/2005: Digital SLR Reviews Posted

Just posted is the finalized Pentax *ist DS review with a full conclusion and more sample images. We were quite impressed by the "world's smallest and lightest dSLR camera" and are sure that Pentax will sell quite a lot of them during the upcoming year. There's a lot to like about this camera and the price is already starting to come down on it. Also posted is our Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro First Look with everything but the conclusion and sample photos - I'll post some sample photos tomorrow, the rest of them and the conclusion will come sometime in the next three weeks. This is Fuji's top of the line FinePix camera and incorporates the highest resolution SuperCCD SR II image sensor they make. Loaded with advanced features like Film Simulation modes and user-selectable Dynamic Range. And it uses a Nikon-F lens mount so the choice of glass...[read more]

01/18/2005: Digital SLR Reviews Posted

Just posted is the finalized Pentax *ist DS review with a full conclusion and more sample images. We were quite impressed by the "world's smallest and lightest dSLR camera" and are sure that Pentax will sell quite a lot of them during the upcoming year. There's a lot to like about this camera and the price is already starting to come down on it. Also posted is our Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro First Look with everything but the conclusion and sample photos - I'll post some sample photos tomorrow, the rest of them and the conclusion will come sometime in the next three weeks. This is Fuji's top of the line FinePix camera and incorporates the highest resolution SuperCCD SR II image sensor they make. Loaded with advanced features like Film Simulation modes and user-selectable Dynamic Range. And it uses a Nikon-F lens mount so the choice of glass for...[read more]

01/16/2005: Digital Outback Photo Releases EasyS Sharpening Toolkit for Windows

Digital Outback Photo launches the .95 EasyS Sharpening Toolkit that consists of a Photoshop sharpening plugin and actions that allow Winows users to fine tune their sharpening process. EasyS Sharpening Toolkit is based on the same technology used in EasyS released by DOP about a year ago but uses a more flexible toolkit approach. EasyS Sharpening Toolkit improvements: File size only limited by Photoshop, 16 bit in Photoshop CS, More easily scriptable, Fast operation and Flexible tuning (sharpening, halo control, edge masking)....[read more]

01/16/2005: Digital Outback Photo Releases EasyS Sharpening Toolkit for Windows

Digital Outback Photo launches the .95 EasyS Sharpening Toolkit that consists of a Photoshop sharpening plugin and actions that allow Winows users to fine tune their sharpening process. EasyS Sharpening Toolkit is based on the same technology used in EasyS released by DOP about a year ago but uses a more flexible toolkit approach. EasyS Sharpening Toolkit improvements: File size only limited by Photoshop, 16 bit in Photoshop CS, More easily scriptable, Fast operation and Flexible tuning (sharpening, halo control, edge masking)....[read more]

01/13/2005: Epson Introduces Perfection 4990 Photo and 4990 Pro Scanners Featuring Digital ICE Technology

Epson America Inc. introduces two new flatbed scanners, the Epson Perfection 4990 PHOTO and Epson Perfection 4990 PRO scanners, available in early March for estimated street prices of and , respectively. They include Digital ICE advanced image restoration technology from Kodak/ASF which automatically repairs scratches, tears, bends and dust from a scanned image from both film and prints and Easy Photo Fix technology for color restoration and dust removal to automatically restore faded and damaged color photographs, slides or negatives. Each scanner has a built-in 8-by-10-inch transparency unit (TPU) with a moving carriage and lamp optimized for film scans. The TPU includes film holders that support eight 35mm mounted slides, four 35mm film strips up to 24 frames, three to six medium-format frames or two 4-by-5-inch frames. It also has an 8- by-10-inch guide for transparencies and proof sheets without film holders, allowing for a larger volume of negative...[read more]

01/13/2005: Sakar Introduces 8.5 Minute AA Supersonic Charger

If you're one of those people that hates to wait and thinks that a 2-hour battery charger is slow -- then you'll love this!   Sakar International Inc. introduces the two-cell 8.5-Minute Supersonic AA Battery Charger. Sakar's special NiMH batteries charge up in just 8.5 minutes. RD4 technology accelerates charging by enabling batteries to withstand high current levels. The batteries can be recharged up to 1,000 times; even partial charges will not reduce the cell's capacity or cycle life because they are 100 percent memory-free. A green LED indicates whether the battery is charging or fully charged, and the system operates on both 100V and 240V power for worldwide use. Regular NiMH rechargeable batteries can be charged in one hour. Each 8.5 Minute Supersonic Charger package includes the charging unit and two AA 8.5 minute charging batteries for .99. Extra charging batteries are available separately for .99 for an...[read more]

01/13/2005: Sakar Introduces 8.5 Minute AA Supersonic Charger

If you're one of those people that hates to wait and thinks that a 2-hour battery charger is slow -- then you'll love this!   Sakar International Inc. introduces the two-cell 8.5-Minute Supersonic AA Battery Charger. Sakar's special NiMH batteries charge up in just 8.5 minutes. RD4 technology accelerates charging by enabling batteries to withstand high current levels. The batteries can be recharged up to 1,000 times; even partial charges will not reduce the cell's capacity or cycle life because they are 100 percent memory-free. A green LED indicates whether the battery is charging or fully charged, and the system operates on both 100V and 240V power for worldwide use. Regular NiMH rechargeable batteries can be charged in one hour. Each 8.5 Minute Supersonic Charger package includes the charging unit and two AA 8.5 minute charging batteries for .99. Extra charging batteries are available separately for .99 for an AA...[read more]

01/13/2005: Epson Introduces Perfection 4990 Photo and 4990 Pro Scanners Featuring Digital ICE Technology

Epson America Inc. introduces two new flatbed scanners, the Epson Perfection 4990 PHOTO and Epson Perfection 4990 PRO scanners, available in early March for estimated street prices of and , respectively. They include Digital ICE advanced image restoration technology from Kodak/ASF which automatically repairs scratches, tears, bends and dust from a scanned image from both film and prints and Easy Photo Fix technology for color restoration and dust removal to automatically restore faded and damaged color photographs, slides or negatives. Each scanner has a built-in 8-by-10-inch transparency unit (TPU) with a moving carriage and lamp optimized for film scans. The TPU includes film holders that support eight 35mm mounted slides, four 35mm film strips up to 24 frames, three to six medium-format frames or two 4-by-5-inch frames. It also has an 8- by-10-inch guide for transparencies and proof sheets without film holders, allowing for a larger volume of negative scanning....[read more]

01/12/2005: Apple Releases iPhoto 5 With Advanced Editing Tools and RAW Support

Apple announced the new iLife 5 suite at MacWorld Expo and included in that package is the new iPhoto 5 with many new features, most importantly for us digital camera users it now handles uncompressed RAW images. And it has a compliment of advanced editing tools including the new Adjust tool to optimize the color balance, exposure, saturation, sharpness and more. You’ll even find tools for straightening horizons and adjusting color temperature. Import video clips and keep them organized with the still images captured at the same time / event. iPhoto 5 includes a new advanced slideshow builder which allows users to easily apply effects, transitions and durations to each individual slide. iPhoto 5 features an entirely new way to create affordable hardcover and softcover photo books, now starting as low as .99. iPhoto 5 lets users choose from stunning new book layouts, all featuring double-sided printing, and easily...[read more]

01/12/2005: Nikon Announces Pricing And Availability For D2X SLR and AF-S VR Nikkor 300mm

Nikon Inc. is pleased to announce pricing and availability for its highly anticipated D2X professional digital SLR camera. The camera will begin shipping on February 25, 2005 with a suggested street price of .95 (MSRP .95). The D2X also supports a range of exclusive options that greatly enhance the camera’s capabilities. Nikon’s newly introduced WT-2A Wi-Fi transmitter achieves full wireless remote camera control and transmission, while the revolutionary i-TTL Speedlight technology included in the D2X ensures radical new possibilities in wireless creative lighting. Nikon has also announced pricing and availability for its all-new AF-S VR Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED super-telephoto lens that features Nikon's remarkable Vibration Reduction (VR) technology. Initial deliveries of the lens will begin in January of 2005, with an MSRP of ,999.00. The AF-S VR Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED is the first lens to incorporate Nikon's new Nano-Crystal AR Coat, which demonstrates superior anti-reflective properties to...[read more]

01/12/2005: Nikon Announces Pricing And Availability For D2X SLR and AF-S VR Nikkor 300mm

Nikon Inc. is pleased to announce pricing and availability for its highly anticipated D2X professional digital SLR camera. The camera will begin shipping on February 25, 2005 with a suggested street price of .95 (MSRP .95). The D2X also supports a range of exclusive options that greatly enhance the camera?s capabilities. Nikon?s newly introduced WT-2A Wi-Fi transmitter achieves full wireless remote camera control and transmission, while the revolutionary i-TTL Speedlight technology included in the D2X ensures radical new possibilities in wireless creative lighting. Nikon has also announced pricing and availability for its all-new AF-S VR Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED super-telephoto lens that features Nikon's remarkable Vibration Reduction (VR) technology. Initial deliveries of the lens will begin in January of 2005, with an MSRP of ,999.00. The AF-S VR Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED is the first lens to incorporate Nikon's new Nano-Crystal AR Coat, which demonstrates superior anti-reflective properties to virtually...[read more]

01/12/2005: Apple Releases iPhoto 5 With Advanced Editing Tools and RAW Support

Apple announced the new iLife 5 suite at MacWorld Expo and included in that package is the new iPhoto 5 with many new features, most importantly for us digital camera users it now handles uncompressed RAW images. And it has a compliment of advanced editing tools including the new Adjust tool to optimize the color balance, exposure, saturation, sharpness and more. You?ll even find tools for straightening horizons and adjusting color temperature. Import video clips and keep them organized with the still images captured at the same time / event. iPhoto 5 includes a new advanced slideshow builder which allows users to easily apply effects, transitions and durations to each individual slide. iPhoto 5 features an entirely new way to create affordable hardcover and softcover photo books, now starting as low as .99. iPhoto 5 lets users choose from stunning new book layouts, all featuring double-sided printing, and easily place...[read more]

01/11/2005: Olympus Announces Availability Date and Specs for Zuiko 7-14mm E-System Lens

Olympus officially announced the Zuiko Digital ED7-14mm F4.0 lens at Photokina in September 2004. Today they have released the full specifications for this new E-System lens and announced its availability from the beginning of March 2005....[read more]

01/11/2005: Nikon Posts Firmware B Upgrade for D70

Nikon USA (and other Nikon offices) have posted D70 Firmware B 1.0.3 update for Windows and Mac users. The issues addressed with B firmware version 1.0.3 are: When the mode dial was set to an exposure mode (P, S, A, or M) and II selected for the Color mode setting in the Custom item of the Optimize image menu, and then an option other than Custom (such as Portrait) selected from the Optimize image menu, JPEG images captured after this procedure were recognized as having the Adobe RGB color space when opened in applications with a color-management function such as Adobe® Photoshop®. This problem has been corrected....[read more]

01/11/2005: Nikon Posts Firmware B Upgrade for D70

Nikon USA (and other Nikon offices) have posted D70 Firmware B 1.0.3 update for Windows and Mac users. The issues addressed with B firmware version 1.0.3 are: When the mode dial was set to an exposure mode (P, S, A, or M) and II selected for the Color mode setting in the Custom item of the Optimize image menu, and then an option other than Custom (such as Portrait) selected from the Optimize image menu, JPEG images captured after this procedure were recognized as having the Adobe RGB color space when opened in applications with a color-management function such as Adobe® Photoshop®. This problem has been corrected....[read more]

01/11/2005: Olympus Announces Availability Date and Specs for Zuiko 7-14mm E-System Lens

Olympus officially announced the Zuiko Digital ED7-14mm F4.0 lens at Photokina in September 2004. Today they have released the full specifications for this new E-System lens and announced its availability from the beginning of March 2005....[read more]

01/10/2005: New Reviews Recently Posted

Just posted is our C-7070 Wide Zoom first look. Olympus' new 7-megapixel 4x wide angle zoom semi-pro camera is loaded with exposure features and lots of high-end bells and whistles. This review will be finalized after we evaluate a full production level camera in the near future. Also posted is the Epson L-500V review, this is the first digital camera we've seen from Epson since the middle of 2001. This is a 5-megapixel 3x zoom camera with a large 2.5-inch color LCD and a durable metal body. And today we posted the Jobo GigaVu PRO review, this is a 40GB portable storage device with a 3.8-inch color LCD display. It is geared towards the professional digital SLR user and has advanced viewing features for JPEG and RAW file formats from Canon, Kodak and Nikon cameras....[read more]

01/10/2005: Trevoli Announces The First Fully Automatic Red Eye Removal

January 10, 2005 - Dallas, Texas – Trevoli, Ltd. announces the first ever fully automatic red eye removal you can buy in a consumer software product. Photo Finale Premium 3.0 has done what others haven’t been able to do: provide consumers using digital photography software with the ability to correct multiple red eyes in multiple photos with a single click. “This wasn’t an easy task, because the software must be able to distinguish red eye when a person is sitting in a bed of red or pink roses, while wearing a patterned shirt,” said Lee Whitney, Chief Technology Officer for Trevoli. “Knowing what is not red eye and maintaining the quality of the original photo is just as important as the correction process.” Other single-click features include: AutoFind of Existing Photos, AutoFix Pro Multi-Photo Correction, Photo Email w/Auto Resizing (No Email Program Required) and Multi-Photo Red Eye Removal. Many...[read more]

01/10/2005: New Reviews Recently Posted

Just posted is our C-7070 Wide Zoom first look. Olympus' new 7-megapixel 4x wide angle zoom semi-pro camera is loaded with exposure features and lots of high-end bells and whistles. This review will be finalized after we evaluate a full production level camera in the near future. Also posted is the Epson L-500V review, this is the first digital camera we've seen from Epson since the middle of 2001. This is a 5-megapixel 3x zoom camera with a large 2.5-inch color LCD and a durable metal body. And today we posted the Jobo GigaVu PRO review, this is a 40GB portable storage device with a 3.8-inch color LCD display. It is geared towards the professional digital SLR user and has advanced viewing features for JPEG and RAW file formats from Canon, Kodak and Nikon cameras....[read more]

01/10/2005: Trevoli Announces The First Fully Automatic Red Eye Removal

January 10, 2005 - Dallas, Texas ? Trevoli, Ltd. announces the first ever fully automatic red eye removal you can buy in a consumer software product. Photo Finale Premium 3.0 has done what others haven?t been able to do: provide consumers using digital photography software with the ability to correct multiple red eyes in multiple photos with a single click. "This wasn?t an easy task, because the software must be able to distinguish red eye when a person is sitting in a bed of red or pink roses, while wearing a patterned shirt," said Lee Whitney, Chief Technology Officer for Trevoli. "Knowing what is not red eye and maintaining the quality of the original photo is just as important as the correction process." Other single-click features include: AutoFind of Existing Photos, AutoFix Pro Multi-Photo Correction, Photo Email w/Auto Resizing (No Email Program Required) and Multi-Photo Red Eye Removal. Many other...[read more]

01/07/2005: Samsung Introduces 7-Megapixel Digimax V700

LAS VEGAS, N.V., (January 6, 2005) – Samsung Camera introduces the Digimax V700 - a 7-megapixel, 3x zoom digital still camera. Following the Digimax V50, introduced at CES 2004, the V700 is the latest addition to Samsung's highly successful V-Series line of high end digital cameras. Competitively priced at .99, the V700 is sure to turn heads with its unparalleled style and host of features, making it one of the most affordable, advanced point-and-shoot digital still cameras on the market today. Read the full Samsung press release...[read more]

01/07/2005: Samsung Introduces 3 New Models To Its A-Series Line Of Digital Cameras

LAS VEGAS, N.V., (January 6, 2005) – Samsung Camera is pleased to announce the introduction of 3 new models to its newly formed A-Series line of midrange digital cameras. At 5.0, 6.0 and 7.0 effective mega pixels respectively, the Digimax A5, A6 and A7 are far more than stereotypical midrange point and shoot digital still cameras as each is equipped with a wide range of the most technologically advanced and cutting-edge features available on the market. The A5, A6 and A7 are among six new, affordable digital cameras that Samsung will be introducing at this year’s CES. Read the full Samsung press release...[read more]

01/07/2005: Samsung Introduces Affordable 4-Megapixel Digimax A400

LAS VEGAS, N.V., (January 6, 2005) – Samsung Camera is proud to introduce the Digimax A400 -- a 4.0 megapixel digital camera that is big on functionality and small on price. With a host of advanced features such as 9 different and customizable photo frame modes, 5 different scene modes and 2.8x optical and 4x digital zoom, the Samsung Digimax A400 is one of the only compact digital cameras in its class to offer such an impressive combination of quality and creative control. With an estimated street price of just .99, the Digimax A400 was designed to deliver high-end performance without breaking the consumers' bank. Read the full Samsung press release...[read more]

01/07/2005: Samsung Introduces Ultra-Thin 5 Megapixel U-CA 505

LAS VEGAS, N.V., (January 6, 2005) – Thin is in at the 2005 CES show in Las Vegas, as all of the top digital camera manufacturers will be showing their slimmest, most compact models on the exhibit floor. Samsung Camera is no exception and the new Digimax U CA 505 is a perfect example of the trend toward thin this year. Sleek, compact and ultra thin (97mm x 52mm x 25mm), the new Digimax U-CA 505 packs a ton of impressive features into a stylish body that's small enough to take anywhere. A 5 megapixel camera with 5x digital zoom, the U-CA 505 is destined to become the camera of choice for style conscious consumers who travel light and want to catch life's excitement along the way. Read the full Samsung press release...[read more]

01/07/2005: Samsung Introduces Ultra-Thin 5 Megapixel U-CA 505

LAS VEGAS, N.V., (January 6, 2005) ? Thin is in at the 2005 CES show in Las Vegas, as all of the top digital camera manufacturers will be showing their slimmest, most compact models on the exhibit floor. Samsung Camera is no exception and the new Digimax U CA 505 is a perfect example of the trend toward thin this year. Sleek, compact and ultra thin (97mm x 52mm x 25mm), the new Digimax U-CA 505 packs a ton of impressive features into a stylish body that's small enough to take anywhere. A 5 megapixel camera with 5x digital zoom, the U-CA 505 is destined to become the camera of choice for style conscious consumers who travel light and want to catch life's excitement along the way. Read the full Samsung press release...[read more]

01/07/2005: Samsung Introduces Affordable 4-Megapixel Digimax A400

LAS VEGAS, N.V., (January 6, 2005) ? Samsung Camera is proud to introduce the Digimax A400 -- a 4.0 megapixel digital camera that is big on functionality and small on price. With a host of advanced features such as 9 different and customizable photo frame modes, 5 different scene modes and 2.8x optical and 4x digital zoom, the Samsung Digimax A400 is one of the only compact digital cameras in its class to offer such an impressive combination of quality and creative control. With an estimated street price of just .99, the Digimax A400 was designed to deliver high-end performance without breaking the consumers' bank. Read the full Samsung press release...[read more]

01/07/2005: Samsung Introduces 3 New Models To Its A-Series Line Of Digital Cameras

LAS VEGAS, N.V., (January 6, 2005) ? Samsung Camera is pleased to announce the introduction of 3 new models to its newly formed A-Series line of midrange digital cameras. At 5.0, 6.0 and 7.0 effective mega pixels respectively, the Digimax A5, A6 and A7 are far more than stereotypical midrange point and shoot digital still cameras as each is equipped with a wide range of the most technologically advanced and cutting-edge features available on the market. The A5, A6 and A7 are among six new, affordable digital cameras that Samsung will be introducing at this year?s CES. Read the full Samsung press release...[read more]

01/07/2005: Samsung Introduces 7-Megapixel Digimax V700

LAS VEGAS, N.V., (January 6, 2005) ? Samsung Camera introduces the Digimax V700 - a 7-megapixel, 3x zoom digital still camera. Following the Digimax V50, introduced at CES 2004, the V700 is the latest addition to Samsung's highly successful V-Series line of high end digital cameras. Competitively priced at .99, the V700 is sure to turn heads with its unparalleled style and host of features, making it one of the most affordable, advanced point-and-shoot digital still cameras on the market today. Read the full Samsung press release...[read more]

01/06/2005: Casio Announces New QV-R62 Digital Camera Featuring 6 Megapixel CCD

LAS VEGAS, NV, January 6, 2005 – Casio, Inc, in conjunction with it’s parent company, Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced today, at the 2005 International CES Show, the QV-R62, a 6-megapixel digital camera in the popular QV-R range with improved image quality and responsiveness thanks to the incorporation of Casio’s proprietary EXILIM Engine. In addition, several new advanced features have been included to enhance overall performance. This compact model is the flagship in the QV-R series, and features a large 2.0-inch LCD screen and a 3X optical zoom lens in a compact aluminum body. The QV-R62, which is on display at Casio’s Booth # 9808, will be available at retail in January 2005, with an MSRP of .99. Read the full Casio press release...[read more]

01/06/2005: Sony Announces 4GB Memory Stick Pro (High Speed) Media

LAS VEGAS (CES Booth #N109), Jan. 5, 2005 - Sony is doubling the capacity of its flash media product line with the introduction of 4GB Memory Stick PRO™ (High Speed) media. The new 4GB media is expected to become a valuable tool for users who need to store and easily transfer large quantities of digital content, such as high-resolution digital photos and video clips. The high-capacity media features increased durability with a standard operating temperature range of -13°F to +185°F, swift data transfer speeds and compatibility with a wide selection of currently available Memory Stick PRO devices. The 4GB Memory Stick PRO (High Speed) media will be available in March for about ....[read more]

01/06/2005: Sony Announces 4GB Memory Stick Pro (High Speed) Media

LAS VEGAS (CES Booth #N109), Jan. 5, 2005 - Sony is doubling the capacity of its flash media product line with the introduction of 4GB Memory Stick PRO? (High Speed) media. The new 4GB media is expected to become a valuable tool for users who need to store and easily transfer large quantities of digital content, such as high-resolution digital photos and video clips. The high-capacity media features increased durability with a standard operating temperature range of -13°F to +185°F, swift data transfer speeds and compatibility with a wide selection of currently available Memory Stick PRO devices. The 4GB Memory Stick PRO (High Speed) media will be available in March for about ....[read more]

01/06/2005: Casio Announces New QV-R62 Digital Camera Featuring 6 Megapixel CCD

LAS VEGAS, NV, January 6, 2005 ? Casio, Inc, in conjunction with it?s parent company, Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced today, at the 2005 International CES Show, the QV-R62, a 6-megapixel digital camera in the popular QV-R range with improved image quality and responsiveness thanks to the incorporation of Casio?s proprietary EXILIM Engine. In addition, several new advanced features have been included to enhance overall performance. This compact model is the flagship in the QV-R series, and features a large 2.0-inch LCD screen and a 3X optical zoom lens in a compact aluminum body. The QV-R62, which is on display at Casio?s Booth # 9808, will be available at retail in January 2005, with an MSRP of .99. Read the full Casio press release...[read more]

01/05/2005: Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D SLR Review Posted

Just posted is our Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D / Dynax 7D review. Minolta Maxxum 35mm film users have been anxiously awaiting a digital body to mount their lenses on - the wait is over. If you like a camera with lots of knobs, dials and buttons then you'll love the Maxxum 7D. This is the only dSLR to feature a body-integral Anti-Shake stabilization system and we found that it worked as advertised. To see how the rest of the camera stacks up please read the review ......[read more]

01/05/2005: Sony Introduces Compact Cyber-shot DSC-P200

LAS VEGAS, (CES, Booth #N109), Jan. 5, 2005 – Get ready to fall in love all over again. Five years after the Cyber-shot Series first hit the market, the new DSC-P200 is expected to capture the hearts of consumers with unsurpassed grace, speed and style. Loaded with 7.2 megapixels, this compact point-and-shoot digital camera puts spectacular photos in the palm of your hand. More compact than its predecessor model, the P200 camera slips comfortably into a shirt pocket or handbag. The camera’s slimmed down design makes it even more convenient for users to snap breathtaking photos anytime, anywhere. It will be available next month for less than . Read the full Sony press release...[read more]

01/05/2005: Sony Introduces Super-Slim Cyber-shot DSC-T33

LAS VEGAS, (CES, Booth #N109), Jan. 5, 2005 – Sony’s best-selling Cyber-shot T-series of digital still cameras just got even slimmer with the introduction of the 5.1-megapixel DSC-T33 model. With a depth of just one-half inch, the new camera packs a range of powerful features into Sony’s thinnest model to date. It sports a 5.1 megapixel CCD image sensor, a large 2.5-inch LCD viewfinder, occupying about two-thirds of the back of the camera, so friends and family can gather round and enjoy images the moment they are captured. The camera maintains its trim design thanks to a Carl Zeiss 3X Vario-Tessar optical lens, which operates within the camera rather than extending out. Read the full Sony press release...[read more]

01/05/2005: Canon PIXMA iP90 Mobile Printer Supports Wireless Printing And Provides Output In A Compact Design

LAS VEGAS (CES Booth #11906, Center Hall), Jan. 5, 2005 — Canon's new PIXMA iP90 mobile printer offers consumers and business professionals a compact and high-speed printing solution for both their photo and document printing needs. Based on the award-winning i80 printer, the PIXMA iP90 mobile printer is loaded with new features including faster text and graphics printing speeds, new Save Black Ink Mode and a new Use Composite Black Mode. The new model offers an optional Bluetooth adapter for wireless transmission of information and a sleek body that is small enough to be transported across multiple locations — like hotel rooms and job sites — or remain stationary in the comfort of the living room. The new PIXMA iP90 printer will be available in January for an estimated selling price of .99. Read the full Canon press release...[read more]

01/05/2005: Kodaks New EASYSHARE-ONE Features 3" Color Touchscreen LCD and WiFi Networking

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5 -- Eastman Kodak Company today unveiled KODAK EASYSHARE-ONE, a new digital camera designed as much for sharing pictures as for taking them. The 4-megapixel camera is truly first-of-a-kind, with the ability to hold up to 1,500 favorite pictures for instant display on its crystal-clear, high-resolution, 3-inch touch screen display; direct picture e-mailing and online album viewing via a wireless connection to KODAK EASYSHARE Gallery (formerly Ofoto); and the capability to take high quality still pictures and video. No other digital camera gives people such extensive ability to take, organize, share and print their pictures. Read the full Kodak press release...[read more]

01/05/2005: New KODAK EASYSHARE Z-Series Digital Cameras and Printer Dock Series 3

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5 -- Building on the global success of its EASYSHARE DX7590 and DX6490 zoom digital cameras, Eastman Kodak Company today announced a new category of EASYSHARE digital cameras. The KODAK EASYSHARE Z-Series helps everyday picture takers get closer, better, more creative shots through extended zoom lenses. The KODAK EASYSHARE Z740 (10X optical zoom) and Z700 (5X optical zoom) digital cameras combine point-and-shoot flexibility and affordability with the photographic control granted by higher optical zoom ranges. Both models will be packaged with the new EASYSHARE Printer Dock Series 3, which makes real, borderless KODAK 4 x 6-inch pictures in as little as 90 seconds with just one touch. Read the full Kodak press release...[read more]

01/05/2005: Kodak Introduces EasyShare Picture Viewer

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5 -- Eastman Kodak Company is making digital picture sharing more convenient, personal and portable by introducing its new EASYSHARE Picture Viewer, a pocket-sized “digital photo album” that fits in the palm of your hand. Whether showing off recent vacation pictures, priceless memories or snapshots from life’s everyday moments, the Picture Viewer (US MSRP; available beginning in May 2005) is designed for people who love to share favorite pictures on the go. Read the full Kodak press release...[read more]

01/05/2005: Kodak Professional 1400 Digital Photo Printer

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5 -- At the 2005 Consumer Electronics Show, Eastman Kodak Company is showcasing the new KODAK PROFESSIONAL 1400 Digital Photo Printer, an affordable system for professional and Advanced Amateur (AdAm) photographers that delivers outstanding quality and durability of KODAK prints immediately. Whether in a studio or on location for proofing or at home for final printing and displaying, the robust desktop printer produces one 8x12, one 8x10, two 6x8, two5x7 or four 4x6-inch photos per sheet, and the water-resistant photos last a lifetime. The KODAK PROFESSIONAL paper and ribbon consumables are bundled in matched volumes to provide optimum color density for every print, eliminating worries associated with low ink levels. Consumables—including paper available in 50- and 25-sheet packs—are priced competitively to similar offerings on the market. Read the full Kodak press release...[read more]

01/05/2005: Seagate Announces 2.5GB and 5GB CompactFlash Photo Hard Drives

LAS VEGAS (CES), Jan. 5 -- Seagate, the world's number-one consumer electronics hard drive designer, announced today at CES that the Seagate CompactFlash Photo Hard Drive, with a massive 5GB capacity, begins shipping next month into retail stores across the country. The first 5GB CompactFlash media storage card ever introduced, the Seagate CompactFlash Photo Hard Drive offers unparalleled capacities at cost-effective price points for digital photography hobbyists and professional photographers that shoot and store large volumes of high-resolution digital photos. Available in 2.5GB and 5GB capacities, it's ideal for high-resolution, point-and-shoot and professional digital cameras with a Compact Flash type II media slot. It's also the most cost-effective solution for entertainment, gaming and PDA devices that use Compact Flash Type II media. The Seagate CompactFlash Photo Hard Drive lets photographers shoot large volumes of high- resolution pictures without changing the card -- this reduces set-up time and extends shoot...[read more]

01/05/2005: Olympus Announces The C-7070 Wide Zoom

Melville, New York, January 5, 2005 – The new C-7070 Wide Zoom from Olympus unites high-performance features and an incredible wide-angle lens in a rugged, magnesium body. The camera’s wide-angle zoom lens lets photographers frame more of a subject into their composition, and with the high-resolution 7.1-megapixel CCD, photographers can produce larger than life prints with amazing vividness. Two new Autofocus (AF) modes enable photographers to shoot fast, sharp photos of subjects in motion, so no fleeting photo opportunities get missed. The C-7070 Wide Zoom will be available in February 2005 with an estimated street price of .00. Read our C-7070 First Look or the Olympus press release...[read more]

01/05/2005: Olympus Announces The Olympus C-5500 Sport Zoom

Melville, New York, January 5, 2005 – With the release of the C-5500 Sport Zoom, Olympus delivers high-end features and functions in a camera that’s approachable enough for the everyday digital photographer. The C-5500 embodies a wealth of features including a 5.1- megapixel CCD, a large 2-inch LCD, 5x optical zoom lens (f2.8/f4.8 – f8.0, 38mm – 190mm equivalent), and an inspiring array of manual and automatic functions for straight out- of-the-box operation. The C-5500 Sport Zoom will be available in February 2005 with an estimated street price of .99. Read the full Olympus press release...[read more]

01/05/2005: Olympus Announces Entry-Level 4.0-Megapixel D-425

Melville, New York, January 5, 2005 – First-time digital camera buyers will find using the Olympus D-425 so easy they’ll wonder why they didn’t try digital photography sooner. Designed for effortless picture taking, the camera features a “One Touch” configuration, with individual buttons for shooting, reviewing and deleting images. A built-in help guide makes learning digital photography easier than ever before. And with its 4.0 megapixels of resolution and PictBridge technology, users can create, vibrant prints by connecting the D-425 directly to any PictBridge-enabled printer. The light, compact body of the D-425 makes it convenient to slip the camera in a pocket so you can take it anywhere. The D-425 will be available in January 2005 with an estimated street price of .99. Read the full Olympus press release...[read more]

01/05/2005: Olympus Announces Entry-Level 4.0-Megapixel D-425

Melville, New York, January 5, 2005 ? First-time digital camera buyers will find using the Olympus D-425 so easy they?ll wonder why they didn?t try digital photography sooner. Designed for effortless picture taking, the camera features a "One Touch" configuration, with individual buttons for shooting, reviewing and deleting images. A built-in help guide makes learning digital photography easier than ever before. And with its 4.0 megapixels of resolution and PictBridge technology, users can create, vibrant prints by connecting the D-425 directly to any PictBridge-enabled printer. The light, compact body of the D-425 makes it convenient to slip the camera in a pocket so you can take it anywhere. The D-425 will be available in January 2005 with an estimated street price of .99. Read the full Olympus press release...[read more]

01/05/2005: Olympus Announces The Olympus C-5500 Sport Zoom

Melville, New York, January 5, 2005 ? With the release of the C-5500 Sport Zoom, Olympus delivers high-end features and functions in a camera that?s approachable enough for the everyday digital photographer. The C-5500 embodies a wealth of features including a 5.1- megapixel CCD, a large 2-inch LCD, 5x optical zoom lens (f2.8/f4.8 ? f8.0, 38mm ? 190mm equivalent), and an inspiring array of manual and automatic functions for straight out- of-the-box operation. The C-5500 Sport Zoom will be available in February 2005 with an estimated street price of .99. Read the full Olympus press release...[read more]

01/05/2005: Olympus Announces The C-7070 Wide Zoom

Melville, New York, January 5, 2005 ? The new C-7070 Wide Zoom from Olympus unites high-performance features and an incredible wide-angle lens in a rugged, magnesium body. The camera?s wide-angle zoom lens lets photographers frame more of a subject into their composition, and with the high-resolution 7.1-megapixel CCD, photographers can produce larger than life prints with amazing vividness. Two new Autofocus (AF) modes enable photographers to shoot fast, sharp photos of subjects in motion, so no fleeting photo opportunities get missed. The C-7070 Wide Zoom will be available in February 2005 with an estimated street price of .00. Read our C-7070 First Look or the Olympus press release...[read more]

01/05/2005: Seagate Announces 2.5GB and 5GB CompactFlash Photo Hard Drives

LAS VEGAS (CES), Jan. 5 -- Seagate, the world's number-one consumer electronics hard drive designer, announced today at CES that the Seagate CompactFlash Photo Hard Drive, with a massive 5GB capacity, begins shipping next month into retail stores across the country. The first 5GB CompactFlash media storage card ever introduced, the Seagate CompactFlash Photo Hard Drive offers unparalleled capacities at cost-effective price points for digital photography hobbyists and professional photographers that shoot and store large volumes of high-resolution digital photos. Available in 2.5GB and 5GB capacities, it's ideal for high-resolution, point-and-shoot and professional digital cameras with a Compact Flash type II media slot. It's also the most cost-effective solution for entertainment, gaming and PDA devices that use Compact Flash Type II media. The Seagate CompactFlash Photo Hard Drive lets photographers shoot large volumes of high- resolution pictures without changing the card -- this reduces set-up time and extends shoot cycles,...[read more]

01/05/2005: Kodak Professional 1400 Digital Photo Printer

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5 -- At the 2005 Consumer Electronics Show, Eastman Kodak Company is showcasing the new KODAK PROFESSIONAL 1400 Digital Photo Printer, an affordable system for professional and Advanced Amateur (AdAm) photographers that delivers outstanding quality and durability of KODAK prints immediately. Whether in a studio or on location for proofing or at home for final printing and displaying, the robust desktop printer produces one 8x12, one 8x10, two 6x8, two5x7 or four 4x6-inch photos per sheet, and the water-resistant photos last a lifetime. The KODAK PROFESSIONAL paper and ribbon consumables are bundled in matched volumes to provide optimum color density for every print, eliminating worries associated with low ink levels. Consumables?including paper available in 50- and 25-sheet packs?are priced competitively to similar offerings on the market. Read the full Kodak press release...[read more]

01/05/2005: Kodak Introduces EasyShare Picture Viewer

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5 -- Eastman Kodak Company is making digital picture sharing more convenient, personal and portable by introducing its new EASYSHARE Picture Viewer, a pocket-sized "digital photo album" that fits in the palm of your hand. Whether showing off recent vacation pictures, priceless memories or snapshots from life?s everyday moments, the Picture Viewer (US MSRP; available beginning in May 2005) is designed for people who love to share favorite pictures on the go. Read the full Kodak press release...[read more]

01/05/2005: New KODAK EASYSHARE Z-Series Digital Cameras and Printer Dock Series 3

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5 -- Building on the global success of its EASYSHARE DX7590 and DX6490 zoom digital cameras, Eastman Kodak Company today announced a new category of EASYSHARE digital cameras. The KODAK EASYSHARE Z-Series helps everyday picture takers get closer, better, more creative shots through extended zoom lenses. The KODAK EASYSHARE Z740 (10X optical zoom) and Z700 (5X optical zoom) digital cameras combine point-and-shoot flexibility and affordability with the photographic control granted by higher optical zoom ranges. Both models will be packaged with the new EASYSHARE Printer Dock Series 3, which makes real, borderless KODAK 4 x 6-inch pictures in as little as 90 seconds with just one touch. Read the full Kodak press release...[read more]

01/05/2005: Kodak's New EASYSHARE-ONE Features 3" Color Touchscreen LCD and WiFi Networking

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5 -- Eastman Kodak Company today unveiled KODAK EASYSHARE-ONE, a new digital camera designed as much for sharing pictures as for taking them. The 4-megapixel camera is truly first-of-a-kind, with the ability to hold up to 1,500 favorite pictures for instant display on its crystal-clear, high-resolution, 3-inch touch screen display; direct picture e-mailing and online album viewing via a wireless connection to KODAK EASYSHARE Gallery (formerly Ofoto); and the capability to take high quality still pictures and video. No other digital camera gives people such extensive ability to take, organize, share and print their pictures. Read the full Kodak press release...[read more]

01/05/2005: Canon PIXMA iP90 Mobile Printer Supports Wireless Printing And Provides Output In A Compact Design

LAS VEGAS (CES Booth #11906, Center Hall), Jan. 5, 2005 ? Canon's new PIXMA iP90 mobile printer offers consumers and business professionals a compact and high-speed printing solution for both their photo and document printing needs. Based on the award-winning i80 printer, the PIXMA iP90 mobile printer is loaded with new features including faster text and graphics printing speeds, new Save Black Ink Mode and a new Use Composite Black Mode. The new model offers an optional Bluetooth adapter for wireless transmission of information and a sleek body that is small enough to be transported across multiple locations ? like hotel rooms and job sites ? or remain stationary in the comfort of the living room. The new PIXMA iP90 printer will be available in January for an estimated selling price of .99. Read the full Canon press release...[read more]

01/05/2005: Sony Introduces Super-Slim Cyber-shot DSC-T33

LAS VEGAS, (CES, Booth #N109), Jan. 5, 2005 ? Sony?s best-selling Cyber-shot T-series of digital still cameras just got even slimmer with the introduction of the 5.1-megapixel DSC-T33 model. With a depth of just one-half inch, the new camera packs a range of powerful features into Sony?s thinnest model to date. It sports a 5.1 megapixel CCD image sensor, a large 2.5-inch LCD viewfinder, occupying about two-thirds of the back of the camera, so friends and family can gather round and enjoy images the moment they are captured. The camera maintains its trim design thanks to a Carl Zeiss 3X Vario-Tessar optical lens, which operates within the camera rather than extending out. Read the full Sony press release...[read more]

01/05/2005: Sony Introduces Compact Cyber-shot DSC-P200

LAS VEGAS, (CES, Booth #N109), Jan. 5, 2005 ? Get ready to fall in love all over again. Five years after the Cyber-shot Series first hit the market, the new DSC-P200 is expected to capture the hearts of consumers with unsurpassed grace, speed and style. Loaded with 7.2 megapixels, this compact point-and-shoot digital camera puts spectacular photos in the palm of your hand. More compact than its predecessor model, the P200 camera slips comfortably into a shirt pocket or handbag. The camera?s slimmed down design makes it even more convenient for users to snap breathtaking photos anytime, anywhere. It will be available next month for less than . Read the full Sony press release...[read more]

01/05/2005: Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D SLR Review Posted

Just posted is our Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D / Dynax 7D review. Minolta Maxxum 35mm film users have been anxiously awaiting a digital body to mount their lenses on - the wait is over. If you like a camera with lots of knobs, dials and buttons then you'll love the Maxxum 7D. This is the only dSLR to feature a body-integral Anti-Shake stabilization system and we found that it worked as advertised. To see how the rest of the camera stacks up please read the review ......[read more]

01/04/2005: Pentax Introduces Water-Proof 5-Megapixel OptioWP

January 4, 2005 — CES 2005 — PENTAX introduces the amphibious OptioWP digital camera. With a sleek, elegant exterior, 5.0 megapixels and a 3X zoom, the PENTAX OptioWP captures high quality images on land and up to three feet underwater. The OptioWP is the perfect digital camera for active people who snorkel, ski, sail, surf and participate in a variety of outdoor activities or simply find themselves in a monsoon. PENTAX keeps the OptioWP dimensions to a mere 4x2x0.9 inches and only 3.6 ounces. Despite the diminutive size, the OptioWP features a generous 2.0 inch low reflection LCD, 10MB built-in memory, quick start-up, an ultra fast nine point autofocus, and it capture movies at 30 frames per second in JPEG format. Read the full Pentax press release...[read more]

01/04/2005: Concord Camera Announces Blister Pack & Holiday Blow-Out Prices For 3-6 Megapixel Digital Cameras

Las Vegas, NV - Concord Camera Corp., a leader in award-winning, high-quality, easy-to-use, popularly priced digital cameras, announced today at CES new easy-to-reach consumer-friendly clamshell blister pack packaging and lower post holiday blow-out pricing for their award-winning lineup of 3, 4, 5, and 6 Megapixel digital cameras. The convenient newly designed Concord clamshell- shaped packaging now makes it easier for consumers to purchase higher end cameras at more affordable prices -- without waiting for sales staff. In addition, retailers can increase sales and impulse buying by stocking cameras up front where consumers can easily buy, instead of hiding the cameras behind hard-to-reach display cases. Read the full Concord press release...[read more]

01/04/2005: Concord Camera Announces Blister Pack & Holiday Blow-Out Prices For 3-6 Megapixel Digital Cameras

Las Vegas, NV - Concord Camera Corp., a leader in award-winning, high-quality, easy-to-use, popularly priced digital cameras, announced today at CES new easy-to-reach consumer-friendly clamshell blister pack packaging and lower post holiday blow-out pricing for their award-winning lineup of 3, 4, 5, and 6 Megapixel digital cameras. The convenient newly designed Concord clamshell- shaped packaging now makes it easier for consumers to purchase higher end cameras at more affordable prices -- without waiting for sales staff. In addition, retailers can increase sales and impulse buying by stocking cameras up front where consumers can easily buy, instead of hiding the cameras behind hard-to-reach display cases. Read the full Concord press release...[read more]

01/04/2005: Pentax Introduces Water-Proof 5-Megapixel OptioWP

January 4, 2005 ? CES 2005 ? PENTAX introduces the amphibious OptioWP digital camera. With a sleek, elegant exterior, 5.0 megapixels and a 3X zoom, the PENTAX OptioWP captures high quality images on land and up to three feet underwater. The OptioWP is the perfect digital camera for active people who snorkel, ski, sail, surf and participate in a variety of outdoor activities or simply find themselves in a monsoon. PENTAX keeps the OptioWP dimensions to a mere 4x2x0.9 inches and only 3.6 ounces. Despite the diminutive size, the OptioWP features a generous 2.0 inch low reflection LCD, 10MB built-in memory, quick start-up, an ultra fast nine point autofocus, and it capture movies at 30 frames per second in JPEG format. Read the full Pentax press release...[read more]

01/03/2005: PMA Data Watch: Digital Camera Trends - 2004 and Beyond

According to the recently completed "2003-2004 PMA U.S. Industry Trends Report: Retail Markets" digital camera sales are estimated to have grown 30 percent in 2004 to 25.1 million units and accounted for 67 percent of all camera sales. Digital camera penetration is expected to be slightly above 40 percent of the U.S. household population compared to almost 30 percent in 2003. These positive trends are expected to continue through 2005 and 2006, and then unit sales are projected to peak in December 2006 when household penetration is anticipated to reach 63 percent. Sales will continue as consumers upgrade or buy additional cameras, but replacement cycles will lengthen as further improvement of features will have less of an impact on consumer satisfaction. For example, upgrading from a 2-megapixel camera to a 4-megapixel camera provides substantially more benefit to consumers than switching from a 6- to 8-megapixel model since the difference...[read more]

01/03/2005: PMA Data Watch: Digital Camera Trends - 2004 and Beyond

According to the recently completed "2003-2004 PMA U.S. Industry Trends Report: Retail Markets" digital camera sales are estimated to have grown 30 percent in 2004 to 25.1 million units and accounted for 67 percent of all camera sales. Digital camera penetration is expected to be slightly above 40 percent of the U.S. household population compared to almost 30 percent in 2003. These positive trends are expected to continue through 2005 and 2006, and then unit sales are projected to peak in December 2006 when household penetration is anticipated to reach 63 percent. Sales will continue as consumers upgrade or buy additional cameras, but replacement cycles will lengthen as further improvement of features will have less of an impact on consumer satisfaction. For example, upgrading from a 2-megapixel camera to a 4-megapixel camera provides substantially more benefit to consumers than switching from a 6- to 8-megapixel model since the difference in...[read more]

01/01/2005: LetsGoDigital CES 2005 Show Coverage and Contest

Our good friends over at LetsGoDigital.nl will be covering the CES 2005 Show as it unfolds from January 6 thru 9, 2005 in Las Vegas. Click here to visit their CES 2005 News Page. They also have a "guess the cameras" contest running and some lucky person will get a 1GB SanDisk Ultra II CompactFlash card. Details on the contest can be found on the main CES 2005 page....[read more]

01/01/2005: LetsGoDigital CES 2005 Show Coverage and Contest

Our good friends over at LetsGoDigital.nl will be covering the CES 2005 Show as it unfolds from January 6 thru 9, 2005 in Las Vegas. Click here to visit their CES 2005 News Page. They also have a "guess the cameras" contest running and some lucky person will get a 1GB SanDisk Ultra II CompactFlash card. Details on the contest can be found on the main CES 2005 page....[read more]