Announces 10.2 MP Nikon D200 Digital SLR
1st . Nikon
has today officially introduced the 10.2 megapixel Nikon D200 digital
SLR. The Nikon D200 is a successor to the popular Nikon D100 (2002)
and is positioned as an upgrade to the Nikon D70s, and will appeal
to a wide range of advanced hobby photographers, semi-professionals
and those who are looking for a durable back up to their Nikon D2X,
Nikon D2Hs or other Nikon digital SLR.
Having had only a few days so far to familiarize ourselves with
an actual pre-production Nikon D200 digital SLR combined with the
new AF-S DX 18-200mm VR IF-ED Nikkor zoom lens, we must say that
the handling and response of the Nikon D200 is quite impressive.
With a fast 0.15 second power-up, a shutter time lag of only 50
milliseconds and a shortened viewfinder blackout time of 105 milliseconds,
combined with a high-speed continuous shooting capability of up
to 5fps, the Nikon D200 is designed to allow you to capture those
sudden unexpected moments...
See our Nikon D200 First Look
Powershot SD430 Wireless Digital Camera
the recent release of the Nikon Coolpix P1
and P2, Canon has today introduced their first compact
Wi-Fi digital camera model, the Canon PowerShot SD430 Wireless (Powershot
Digital IXUS Wireless in Europe). The
Canon Powershot SD430 features a 3x optical zoom, 5.0 megapixels
of effective resolution and comes bundled with a Wireless Print
Adapter (WA-1N), which is compatible with a number of Canon's Pictbridge
Nikon D70s DSLR Compared to Canon Digital Rebel XT Side By Side
the increasing popularity of digital SLR cameras, we have had a
number of requests to update our earlier Nikon D70 vs Canon Digital
Rebel comparison to reflect the newer and current Canon EOS Digital
Rebel XT and the Nikon D70s digital SLR. Clearly existing owners
of Canon or Nikon equipment will have a strong predetermined brand
preference. For those trying to decide which camera system to buy,
however, we have now completed an overview of the Nikon D70s digital
SLR compared to the Canon Digital Rebel XT,
including a comparison between the Nikon D70s AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5
IF-ED kit zoom lens and the Canon Rebel XT EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
AF kit zoom lens...See
Announces Service Advisory on Select Powershot
has today announced a service advisory for a number of Canon Powershot
compact digital cameras, including
the Powershot A60, Powershot A70, Powershot A75, Powershot A300, Powershot
A310, Powershot SD100, Powershot SD110 and the Powershot S230. A problem
has been discovered in some of the CCDs used in these Canon digital
cameras that causes images to appear distorted or not to appear at
the CCDs used in the affected products, it has been confirmed that,
especially under high-temperature/high-humidity environments, the
internal wiring may come undone in some places.
See the Canon service advisory for more details...
P2 Digital Camera Image Samples Posted
have managed to get our hands on one of Nikon's new compact 5.1
P2 Wi-Fi enabled digital cameras. We have now posted
a few Coolpix P2 sample images in our gallery.
far the results look pretty good. The out of camera pictures shot
in plain Auto mode look nice and sharp when going direct to print,
eliminating the need for necessarily having to use a computer. You
can connect directly from the camera to a Pictbridge compatible
printer, or the optional Nikon PD-10 Wireless print adapter. We
have started working on a full review of the Nikon Coolpix P2 and
hope to have it completed soon... See
Service Advisory for S2 Pro DSLR and Select Finepix Models
has today announced a service advisory for the Fuji S2 Pro digital
SLR, and the compact FinePix A303, F410 and F700 digital
cameras. Fujifilm has found that some FinePix A303, F410, F700 and
S2 Pro digital SLR models may produce abnormal conditions in captured
images. Affected units will produce images that are completely black,
have purplish cast or multi-colour distortion. Fuji has supplied
a list of serial numbers and if your camera is included and you
are experiencing one of the image problems noted above Fuji will
perform the repair free of charge...
Evolt E-500 4/3 System Digital SLR Announced
Sept 26th. Olympus
has today announced its newest D-SLR, the 8.2-megapixel Evolt E-500,
the successor to the Evolt E-300. Looking to compete with the Nikon
D50 or the Nikon D70s and the Canon Digital Rebel XT, Olympus has
introduced the Evolt E-500 as a feature rich digital SLR at an affordable
the same eight megapixel effective sensor as the Olympus E-300,
the Evolt E-500 provides a number of improvements, including a new
49 area metering sensor, auto pop up flash, a larger 2.5" LCD
monitor and more...
Reduces Price on EOS 20D and Canon Rebel XT Digital SLR's
Sept 8th. Canon
Canada Inc. and Canon USA have now lowered the manufacturer's recommended
retail price (MSRP) on the Canon EOS 20D. The price has also come
down on the Canon Digital Rebel XT digital SLR in Canada by $100
CAN. A quick survey of Canadian retailers this morning had the 8MP
Canon Digital Rebel XT digital SLR kit with EF-S 18-55mm lens selling
for up to $150 CAN less than last week...
full story and new prices
Cyber-shot DSC-R1 10.3 Megapixel Digital Camera
Sept 8th. Sony has today introduced the very unique Sony
Cyber-shot DSC-R1 digital camera, offering
10.3 megapixel resolution from an APS-C size CMOS sensor combined
with a fixed Carl Zeiss T* 24-120mm f/2.8 - 4.8 equivalent optical
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 is the first non interchangeable lens digital
camera on the market to feature a much larger digital SLR type APS-C
size image sensor compared to the image sensors found on the average
prosumer digital camera, let alone offering 10.3 megapixel effective
Operations in Canada
Sept 7th. Konica
Minolta has today announced that by
the end of this month, Konica Minolta Photo Imaging Canada, Inc.
will cease its operations in the Canadian market. All other world-wide
Konica Minolta subsidiary¡¯s and companies will remain operational.
Konica Minolta Holdings Inc says it has decided to liquidate the
wholly-owned Canadian unit that sells digital cameras because of
stiffer competition... See
Reduces Price on D50 Digital SLR and Select Coolpix Models
Sept 1st. Both
USA and Nikon Canada Inc. have today lowered the manufacturer's
suggested retail price (MSRP) on the Nikon D50 Digital SLR and its
available Nikkor lens kit combinations. At
the same time, Nikon has reduced the suggested retail price on some
of their existing Nikon Coolpix cameras, including the Nikon Coolpix
full story and new prices
P1 and P2 Wi-Fi
Enabled Compact Digital
has today introduced the Nikon Coolpix P1 and Coolpix P2 compact
digital cameras, offering 8.0 and 5.1 megapixel resolution respectively.
The Nikon Coolpix P1 and Coolpix P2 are two of the first consumer
digital cameras on the market to provide the advantage of built-in
Wi-Fi LAN support (IEEE802.11b/g), offering new picture-taking potential
and image transfer convenience. Wireless transfer allows the photographer
to send pictures from the memory card or the camera¡¯s internal
memory direct to a selected computer on command. Another option
on the Coolpix P1 and P2 allows for the automatic transfer of each
picture as soon as it is shot...
L1 6.2 MP
5X Optical Zoom
has today introduced the Nikon
Coolpix L1, a lightweight compact digital camera, featuring 6.2
megapixel resolution, a large 2.5-inch LCD monitor, and a 5x optical
(38-190mm in 35mm terms) Nikkor zoom lens.
The Nikon L1 is a user-friendly entry level digital camera aimed
mainly at family and travel photographers... See
6.0 MP Ultra-Slim Coolpix S3
has today introduced the Nikon Coolpix S3, an ultra slim compact
digital camera, featuring 6.0 megapixel resolution, a large 2.5-inch
LCD monitor, and a 3x optical (35-105mm in 35mm terms) Nikkor ED
zoom lens. The
Nikon Coolpix S3 features an attractive, sleek black aluminum exterior,
and is very slim and compact (89.9 x 57.5 x 19.7mm)...
SP-500 6MP 10x Optical Zoom Digital
has today introduced the 6.0
megapixel SP-500 digital camera,
featuring a large 2.5-inch
LCD monitor and a powerful 10x optical zoom lens (38-380mm in 35mm
equivalent). The Olympus SP-500 incorporates
a lightweight body design with a comfortable grip, and includes
a total of 27 different selectable shooting modes... See
SP-350 and Olympus SP-310 Digital
has today introduced a new SP series of digital cameras, with the
models being the compact 8.0 million pixel Olympus SP-350 (black)
and the 7.1 million pixel SP-310 (silver). Both cameras feature
monitor and a 3x optical zoom lens (38-114mm in 35mm equivalent).
Besides automatic shooting and 24 scene modes, the
Olympus SP-350 and SP-310
allow you to select from Aperture Priority or Shutter Priority shooting
modes, and also provide a Manual Exposure
greater creative control...
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