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Canon: Introduces Three New EF-S Wide Angle Zoom Lenses

Aug 20th. Canon has today announced three new digital SLR wide angle lenses, the EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM zoom, the EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM zoom and the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM zoom. With a digital SLR camera like the new Canon EOS 20D, the equivalent focal length in 35mm terms becomes: (1) EF-S 10-22mm (16-35mm), (2) EF-S 17-85mm (27-136mm), (3) EF-S 18-55mm (29-88mm)...See full story

Pentax: Introduces 5 Megapixel Pentax Optio S5i

Aug 24th. Pentax has today announced the 5 megapixel Pentax Optio S5i compact digital camera with a 3x optical zoom. According to Pentax, "the Optio S5i is a perfect digital camera for action photographers. The Pentax Optio S5i features a new Sport mode that sets the camera for shutter speed-priority to enable spur of the moment shooting"...See full story

Pentax: Introduces 5 Megapixel Pentax Optio X with Twist

Aug 24th. Pentax has today introduced the 5 megapixel Pentax Optio X compact digital camera with a twisting 3x optical zoom lens. With a width of just .7 inch, the Optio X features the slimmest body of all of the cameras in the Optio series. The camera also features a 2.0" LCD monitor..."See full story

Pentax: Introduces 7 Megapixel Pentax Optio 750Z

Aug 16th. Pentax has today announced the 7 megapixel Pentax Optio 750Z compact digital camera with a 5x optical zoom. The Pentax Optio 750Z has a swivelling 1.8-inch LCD and is directed towards photographic enthusiasts who seek "higher quality photographs". The body is made of aluminium alloy, and the camera features 10 shooting modes including full manual control, and a VGA (640 x 480) movie recording option at 30fps...See full story

Pentax: Introduces Two Compact, Lightweight Macro Lenses

Aug 8th. Pentax has today announced two new macro lenses designed for digital SLR's like the Pentax *ist D. The SMC PENTAX-D FA Macro 100mm F2.8 and the SMC PENTAX-D FA Macro 50mm F2.8, are part of a new series of lenses designed to optimize image quality in both digital SLR and film photography. Each of the new lightweight macro lenses features an image circle to accommodate the 35mm format and offers close-up 1:1 magnification...See full story

Nikon: and Epson Offer up to $190 US in Rebates with Coolpix 3700 and Printer Purchase

Aug 4th. Nikon USA and Epson are now offering a stackable mail-in rebate promotion on the Nikon Coolpix 3700, if purchased in combination with one of a select range of Epson inkjet printers. Qualify for a $100 US rebate from Nikon USA Inc. on the camera, and a $70 US printer rebate from Epson (some restrictions apply). By specifically purchasing the Nikon Coolpix 3700 with the Epson Stylus C84 ink jet printer, you can qualify for a total of $190 US in rebate savings...See full story

Fuji: Announces Availability and New Features for S3 Pro Digital SLR

July 28th. Fujifilm has today announced an October expected release date for the Fuji S3 Pro Digital SLR camera, the successor to the popular Fuji S2 Pro. Fuji has also announced the camera will have some new features, including Adjustable Dynamic Range and Film Simulation Modes. Updated specifications chart added...See more details here

Fuji: Announces SLR-Type Finepix S5100 and S3100 Digital Cameras

July 28th. Fujifilm has today announced the Finepix S3100 and S5100 digital cameras. The successors to the popular FinePix S3000 and FinePix S5000, these new cameras feature four megapixels of resolution, and provide 6x and 10x optical zoom respectively. Both cameras will be available at Canadian retailers in August. The S3100 will be available at an estimated street price of $399 CAN and the S5100 will be available at an estimated street price of $549 CAN...See more details here

Konica Minolta: Announces 4MP DiMAGE Z3 with 12x optical zoom

Update July 23rd. Pricing and availability info. Original Story: July 7th. Konica Minolta has today introduced the 4 megapixel DiMAGE Z3 digital camera, featuring a 12x optical Mega Zoom and Minolta's exclusive CCD-shift Anti-Shake System. This system compensates to minimize the effect of camera shake at 2-3 shutter speeds slower than on cameras without an Anti-Shake function...See full story

Sony: Announces World's First Compact 7.2 MP Digital Camera

July 21st. Sony has today introduced the Sony Cyber-shot P150 digital camera, the world's first compact digital camera with 7.2 megapixels of effective resolution, and a 3x optical zoom.The basic look and design of the DSC-P150 is very similar to the 5 megapixel Sony Cyber-Shot P100 ... See full story.

Nikon: Announces new Firmware for the D2H D-SLR

July 20th. Nikon has today announced the availability of a major firmware update (version 2.0) for the Nikon D2H Digital SLR camera. The Nikon D2H update version 2.0 provides as many as twenty improvements and changes. Among the more notable are: Improved autofocus performance, Improved auto white balance performance, changes to the CSM MENU, and support for CF memory cards greater than 4 GB... See full story.

New: A Short Course in Nikon D70 Photography Book

Just out, a Short Courses digital photography book for people who own the Nikon D70 digital SLR camera. This well written and illustrated companion guide by Dennis Curtin, helps provide answers to the questions you might have about using the Nikon D70 more info. For a list of other Short Courses digital photography books available, visit the Short Courses Web site.

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