An anonymous contact has let me know that Olympus will be releasing a new camera named the D450Z, it will apparently be the same form factor and resolution as the ever popular D400Z (AKA. C900Z) but will feature much faster operation and new burst mode operable in any resolution. This info should become more apparent towards the end of August, suggested retail price will be around the $500 mark.
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Congratulations to the following people, who won an Olympus C-2000Z in the contest that we participated in along with Imaging Resource and DC Resource:
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Dimage EX Zoom 1500 Places First in Digital Camera Shoot-Out and Dimage EX Wide 1500 Wins Most Innovative Product
In Japan, not much changes in the digital camera sales charts, the Nikon Coolpix 950 in short supply leaves it stuck down in 4th place, the Coolpix 700 starts to climb the chart.
Simple Technology, Inc. today announced the availability of three new high-capacity ATA flash cards in 512MB, 800MB and 1024MB (1GB) capacities. The PC Cards are available in Type I, II and III form factors, respectively, and are ideal for notebook computers, digital still cameras, handheld computers, and other portable devices.
Olympus America Inc., Digital & Imaging Systems Group, the world leader in film and filmless photography, today announced 32MB SmartMedia cards under the Olympus brand. Also announced was a compatibility program bringing 32MB card compatibility to legacy filmless digital cameras and the P-330 Instant Photo Printer.
Nick over at PixelZone has published the first samples from the Nikon D1 courtesy of Nikon Canada (note: they are scans of prints from the D1).
In Japan, Fuji dominate the top ten sales chart, Olympus C-2000Z still at the top of sales and the Sony DSC-F55 is still popular along with the Olympus C-900Z (D400).
Ed Hamrick, author of the excellent VuePrint and VueScan has just released a new version (3.0) of VueScan which offers support for the Minolta Dimage Scan Dual film scanner which can support both 35mm and APS film.
Steve's been busy again! This time he's had his hands on the wonderful Kodak Pro DCS620 (which I've previously reviewed) and the new 340MB IBM Microdrive which he tests in the DCS620 and a Canon Pro 70.
Sneak preview: Kodak DC240 & DC265 specifications
Outpost are now accepting pre-orders for the Nikon Coolpix 950 & 700
The ePhoto CL30 & CL50 announcements force recommended price of 1680 down to $699
In a slight departure from Digital Photography (just for a second)
Another 50+ photographs from the STUNNING Pro 70, I'm really liking this camera.
Reader Joseph Luk has produced a comparison page between these two Canon cameras.
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Agfa Improves a Popular ePhoto Camera by Adding Style and Reducing Cost. The ePhoto 780c ships in a metallic blue housing and will be available in the U.S. for the suggested price of $199.
New 2.3 Million Pixel MX-2900 Sports 3x Optical Zoom, Adaptable Lens and Flash Features Building upon its prior digital imaging success stories, Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc., announced today its latest innovation in digital camera performance and design -- the Fujifilm MX-2900, a new double mega-pixel model featuring a 2.3 million pixel resolution and a 3x optical zoom lens.
Not much change other than the arrival of the Coolpix 700 at number eight and the BIG slide of the Fuji MX700.
The Japanese site PC Watch have posted a "mini report" and some sample images from the Kodak DC240 including a rather strange mis-coloured image.
"Version 1.0.3 Firmware Upgrade provides a number of performance and reliability improvements including: Elimination of the Red -> Magenta Color Shift External Flash Sync is now active for all photos when this option is enabled"
Agfa Offers Free 4 MB SmartMedia Card and Premium Quality AgfaJet With Purchase Of ePhoto CL50 from Shopping.com. This special bundle is exclusive to those customers who purchase the ePhoto CL50 from Shopping.com, and make their purchase on, or after, Friday, June 4, 1999. The offer will be available until supplies last.
This thanks to Steves Digicams:
Unity Digital announced the "ProPower Pack", a compact external battery pack for digital cameras that delivers 2.45 amp hours of sustained power. The ProPower Pack significantly increases the number of photographs that a digital camera can take without replacing the camera's internal batteries. Using Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery cells in a genuine leather pack, the ProPower Pack clips onto the photographer's belt and delivers nearly ten times more shots than using typical AA Alkaline batteries.
This from James Wakefield over at Focus-Online:
Just posted is our latest review which is of the Olympus C-2000Z, it fits into the same class of cameras as the Nikon Coolpix 950 and the two are often compared. "When the Olympus C-2000Z was announced it surprised some people, everyone was expecting Olympus to release a 2 megapixel 3x zoom digicam to match Nikon, but most expected it to follow along the lines of the popular D600/D620L (C1400XL) digital SLR."
Agfa Offers Free ePhoto Digital Cameras With Purchase of Select DuoScan Scanners
Japan's Sanyo Electric Co Ltd , Olympus Optical Co Ltd , and Hitachi Maxell Ltd said on Tuesday they have jointly developed a new high-capacity memory disc for use in next-generation digital cameras.
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SST (Silicon Storage Technology, Inc., Nasdaq:SSTI) today announced it has expanded its CompactFlash card family to include 32 MByte and 48 MByte density cards. The new cards are based on SST's patented ATA controller technology and flash memory design expertise. Because of this technology, SST's CompactFlash cards offer the industry's fastest sustained write performance, up to 1.4 MByte/sec. This speed benefits users of CompactFlash cards in applications such as digital cameras, where a faster write performance leads to significantly lower set-up time between pictures. With the addition of these new products, SST's CompactFlash card family now includes cards ranging in densities from 4 to 48 MBytes.