Sorry for the late reporting of this, pictures enclosed...
The new VFIR (Very Fast IR) standard promises 16MB/s
transfer, ideal for Digital Cameras.
Samsung Electronics is seeking to extend its dominance
of the memory market to flash but it has made little progress so far
as a supplier of that technology for hot MP3 audio players.
Looks like everyone will be naming their camera "CP"
from now onwards, maybe it's a marketing technique... Anyway, here's
some information on a very interesting new camera from Epson, read
To quote: "Olympus raises the bar with 2.1 million
pixels, unparalleled exposure control, and a great user interface!"
The first report of a production model Nikon Coolpix
700, the smaller brother of the outstanding Coolpix 950.
The Japanese magazine D# Dreamarts have published a
low-light shot comparison between various cameras on their website.
Increased Quality and Lower Prices Enhance Mass Market
Appeal for Digital Cameras, IDC Says. Worldwide Digital Camera Sales
Will Approach 4.7 Million Units in 1999.
The Imaging Application with Ink, Voice and Text Annotations
for the latest version of Windows CE on the Palm-size PC and Handheld
PC Pro Devices.
Those guys over at PC Watch in Japan get to play with
all the best toys!! Note that these samples are from "beta"
The Tokyo Business Show '99 was held between 18th and
21st of May. They have brief report on the Canon A50, Ricoh RDC-5000,
Epson CP800 and an interesting digital camera add-on for the Cassiopeia
People have been reporting a problem with the discussion
forums over the "NEW" tag. Here's how to resolve this.
Toshiba has developed a new IC package that's as thin
as a piece of paper. Toshiba has plans to use the technology to make
higher-capacity flash memory storage cards by next year, and claims
it can open the door to new applications. . By the first half of next
year, Toshiba plans to ship samples of a 1-Gbit SmartMedia card which
uses four stacked 256-Mbit flash devices.
Infotrends: The robust digital camera market is starting
to change the face of photography in America, according to a new forecast
report from InfoTrends Research Group, Inc. Digital camera unit sales
will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 38% through 2003, reaching
over 6 million units in North America. In 1999, revenues will grow
35% to nearly $1.2 billion.
Canon have posted english releases of their version
2.4 TWAIN drivers for the Powershot series of cameras (350, 600, A5,
A5 Zoom, A50, Pro 70). This release does seem to do some extra processing
when importing CCDRAW images.
A little background on the microdrive: When two IBM
designers started tinkering around in a motor-research project five
years ago, they weren't planning to create a new form factor around
1-inch disks. After all, the industry hadn't embraced a smaller disk-drive
format in more than a decade.
Firstly Epson announce the new Epson PhotoPC 650 which
is a 1.09 megapixel USB (using Lexar's new JumpShot CF cards) for
less than US$350! Secondly they officially announce the PhotoPC 800
(2.1 megapixel) in the US at US$699.
PC Watch Sales Charts:
In Japan, not much changes in the digital camera sales charts, Fuji
still dominate the top ten sales chart with no less than four cameras,
Olympus C-2000Z still at the top of sales and the Sony DSC-F55 is
still popular along with the Olympus C-900Z (D400). And of course
the Coolpix 950 in short supply...
Phew! - Welcome to the new single paged (no frames)
Digital Photography Review. It's been a long job but I've finally
converted all the previously framed pages in the site to non-framed,
in the process I've streamlined alot of the back-end database
design and associated scripts.
Nikon finally release the updater for Windows! It's
been a long wait for most NTSC Coolpix 950 owners, Nikon mysteriously
published the firmware updated for Mac way back but withdrew the
Windows updater. Here are the official list of bugs fixed in this
Ever wonder WHY manufacturers drop the price of