PMA 2002: DIMA, the Digital Imaging Marketing Association have announced the winners of the 2002 Digital Camera Shoot-Out. They are the Kodak DCS 760, Minolta DiMAGE 7, Sony DCR-TRV50, Sony DSC F707, Minolta DiMAGE 5, Epson Photo PC3100Z, Kodak EasyShare Dx4900, Fuji FinePix 2600Z, Toshiba PDR-M11 and finally the Zoran CamMini.

2002 DIMA Digital Camera Shoot-Out winners announced

Twelve digital cameras were named winners in the 2002 DIMA Digital Camera Shoot-Out today at the PMA 2002 Annual International Convention & Trade Show in Orlando, Fla., USA.

Fifty-one digital camera entries and 20 manufacturers participated in the 6th Annual DIMA Digital Camera Shoot-Out, which took place on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the DIMA Annual Conference in Orlando. The point-and-shoot cameras and prosumer/professional cameras captured images in two live-model studios, while the commercial strobe-based and scanning capture cameras captured images of two commercial product setups.

Images from the point-and-shoot cameras were printed on the Fujifilm Frontier 370 digital minilab supplied by Fuji Photo Film U.S.A. Inc., Elmsford, N.Y., USA.

Images from the prosumer/professional category were output through a PC or Mac running Adobe Photoshop 6.0 and printed in RGB on a Fujifilm Pictrography 4000 II, also provided by Fuji.

Images from the strobe-based and scanning capture commercial studio cameras were output through a Mac running Adobe PhotoShop 6.0 and printed on an Epson 10000 CMYK inkjet printer, supplied by Epson America Inc., Long Beach, Calif., USA.

Color management support for the DIMA Digital Camera Shoot-Out was provided by Gretag Macbeth, Huntington Beach, Calif.; and ITEC Colorblind, San Diego, Calif.

Professional photo equipment was supplied by Bogen Photo Corp., Ramsey, N.J., USA; Hasselblad USA, Fairfield, N.J.; and Schneider Optics, Hauppauge, N.Y. Color viewing systems providing D5000 viewing conditions were provided by GTI Graphic Technology Inc., Newburgh, N.Y. Digital media readers were supplied by Microtech International Inc., Guilford, Conn. Photo-editing software was provided by Adobe Systems Inc., San Jose, Calif. Photo trimmers were provided by Quality Mounting & Laminating Systems, North Haven, Conn.

Additional technical expertise was provided by Mark Williford, Lee Varis, Claud Jodoin, William "Spook" Bolt, and Bill Smith.

The entries were voted upon by trade attendees of PMA 2002, based on image/print quality and color accuracy.

Below are the winners of the 6th Annual DIMA Digital Camera Shoot-Out:

Point-and-Shoot Categories and Winners

Below $100
Zoran CamMini - Zoran Corp., Santa Clara, Calif., USA

$100 to $199
Toshiba PDR-M11 - Toshiba America, Irvine, Calif., USA

$200 to $299
Fuji FinePix 2600Z - Fuji Photo Film USA Inc., Elmsford, N.Y., USA

$300 to $499
Kodak EasyShare Dx4900 - Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, N.Y., USA

$500 to $699
Epson Photo PC3100Z - Epson America Inc., Long Beach, Calif., USA

$700 to $899
Minolta DiMAGE 5 - Minolta Corp., Ramsey, N.J., USA

$900 to $1,200
Sony DSC F707 - Sony Electronics, Park Ridge, N.J., USA

Digital Video Camcorder

Sony DCR-TRV50 - Sony Electronics, Park Ridge, N.J., USA

Prosumer/Professional Categories and Winners

$1,200 to $2,499
Minolta DiMAGE 7 - Minolta Corp., Ramsey, N.J., USA

$5,000 to $9,999 (Merit Award)
Kodak DCS 760 - Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, N.Y., USA

Commercial Strobe-Based Capture Winners

One-Shot (Merit Award)
Jenoptik Presision M6 - Jenoptik Laser Optik Systeme, New York, N.Y., USA

Commercial Scanning Capture Winners

Scanning Capture
Better Light Super 6K-2 - Better Light Inc., San Carlos, Calif., USA