Reuters man clinches top photographer title

Reuters photographer Jeff Mitchell has won the award for the best press photographer in a competition that rewards the cream in photographic journalism throughout the UK and Ireland. Picture credit: Jeff Mitchell/Reuters

Rare picture boosts London photo bid

Rare picture boosts London photo bid

Cash from the sale of a precious photograph will be used to kick-start a project aimed at helping the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television (NMPFT) showcase its historic collection in London.

Olympus launches 5MP compact for £130

Destined to be one of the cheapest 5.1-million-pixel digital compact cameras on the market is the Olympus C-180, which is due in shops this month priced around £130.

BBC sets digital photography challenge

Photography enthusiasts are urged to take part in a digital photography competition that aims to build – via an online gallery - ‘a digital picture’ of Britain in 2005. Picture credit: Eamonn McCabe

Coolpix S2

The latest Coolpix camera to emerge from Nikon’s digital compact stable is the 5.1-million-pixel Coolpix S2, priced a penny under £300.

Olympus to axe 4,000 jobs worldwide

Olympus is poised to cut 4,000 jobs from its worldwide imaging business as part of a restructuring package designed to return the company to profitability.

Leica says sorry for Digital-Modul-R delays

Leica has apologised to customers for software glitches that continue to delay the launch of Leica’s Digital-Modul-R kit, which will not now be available this month as planned.

Hasselblad slashes camera prices

Hasselblad has knocked more than £1,100 off the price of its 503CW camera kit and also cut the price of its H1 and XPan II kits.

Adobe Live Show

Demonstrations of Adobe’s new image-editing software Photoshop CS2 is among sessions at the free Adobe Live show in Islington, London from 26-27 May.

Amateurs star in sale of historic pictures

Work of British amateur photographers of the 1850s and 1860s will star alongside that of other early pioneers at an auction to be held at Sotheby’s in London on 17 May.

UK Arrival for Sigma Lens

Sigma has confirmed the UK arrival of several of its recently announced lenses, including the 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC which is specifically designed for digital SLRs.

Nikon announces digital SLR lenses

Hot on the heels of the D50 and D70s SLRs unveiled last week comes a pair of new DX-format zoom lenses from Nikon – an 18-55mm and 55-200mm.

Free Hasselblad Days

Free-to-attend Hasselblad days are due to take place at Jessops stores in Birmingham and London during May.

AP Readers Hayfever Treatment

Photographers out and about this spring may benefit from a product designed to treat hayfever that has been invented by an AP reader.

Polaroid x530 released by mistake

POLAROID’S x530, the first compact digital camera to feature Foveon’s X3 imaging sensor, has been recalled owing to a ‘technical issue’, according to a report that has appeared on the internet.