May 8, 2006 - 09.15 GMTRicoh announces the water, dust and shock resistant Ricoh Caplio 500G wide. Ricoh is one of the few manufacturers to offer digital camera with a 28mm wide-angle 3x zoom lens. The Caplio 500G, the successor to the Caplio 400G, starts off with the same set of features as its predecessor, functions for linkage with Construction CALS and other business systems. It goes further, however, with new features, such as more rugged impact resistance, a flash range of 10m, and an antiblur function...More
May 5, 2006 - 07.10 GMTSony has released firmware update version 2.0 for the Cyber-Shot DSC-H2. Sony has recently discovered a problem in the DSC-H2 where SanDisk Memory Stick Pro Duo media may not be recognized. When inserting or removing a Memory Stick Pro Duo made by SanDisk, an error message to reinsert the Memory Stick appears. Only a few number of cameras are affected by this issue. Read the following section to check whether your camera is affected...More
May 3, 2006 - 18.00 GMTCasio unveils the EXILIM EX-Z5, a perfect companion for this summer. With its matt-brushed, black surface it is a well-designed eye-catcher. The new Z5 comes with 5 mega-pixel resolution, 3x optical zoom, and a 2.5-inch TFT color display to view the photos in comfort. A Rapid Flash function allows you to take three pictures with flash in succession in only one second. The EX-Z5 delivery package includes a lithium-ion storage battery, USB docking station and a camera bag. The Casio EXILIM EX-Z5 is available from the end of May 2006...More
May 3, 2006 - 12.00 GMTThe Nikon Coolpix S5 is an ultra thin 6-megapixel model with a stylish metal body. As spring is in the air weve taken the S5 out for a series of colorful shots. It turns out to be a very solid portable digital camera which would make a nice addition to the familys photographic gear or be the perfect choice as an elegant ladies camera, to capture the kids at play or to record snapshots on holiday. Read more about our findings at our Nikon Coolpix S5 review or see the Dutch version of the Nikon Coolpix S5 test.
May 6, 2006 - 08.00 GMTFrom May 1st through May 31st Microsoft organizes the Future Pro Photographers Photography Contest. For college and university students a chance to kick start their career, to win a portfolio review at Corbis, a grand prize of $20,000 cash or a digital prize package worth over $5,000, co-sponsored by Canon, Dell, and Epson. Each entrant may enter a maximum of three digital photographs in any of these categories: Nature & Landscape, People & Portraits and Fine Art...More
May 2, 2006 - 19.40 GMTFujifilm has posted an article on their website on the Real Photo Technology noise reduction system found on Fujifilms FinePix V10 and FinePix F30 digital cameras. Fujifilm matches high light sensitivities with faster shutter speeds for less blur in photos. Marrying high light sensitivities with faster shutter speeds is a tried-and-true technique used by advanced photographers to reduce blur that works not only in camera shake situations, but also when the subject is in motion - an additional benefit of Real Photo Technology...More
April 25, 2006 - 07.30 GMTMamiya, manufacturer of leading medium format cameras, such as the digital Mamiya ZD, has announced that its Optical Equipment Division will be transferred to a new company on September 1, 2006. The new company, Cosmo Digital Imaging Company, was formed by Cosmos Scientific Systems, a leading company in IT technology. Building on Mamiyas reputation and world wide distribution network, the new company will be able to achieve an even higher level of customer satisfaction. Service of Mamiya products will also be handled by Cosmo Digital Imaging...More
April 22, 2006 - 09.00 GMTSharp will introduce into the Japanese market the "Internet AQUOS" LCD TV. Users can view HDTV broadcasts with superb image quality, and use the remote control unit to quickly display websites associated with TV programs while they are being viewed and enable on-line purchases of products related to the show at that moment. Users can also record entire HDTV broadcasts, as well as store photo images taken with digital cameras and music downloaded from the Internet on the approximately 500GB hard drive built into the integrated PC unit...More