Olympus has announced a string of new digital compacts, among them an eight-million-pixel model called the SP-350 and the 6MP mju Digital 600.

AP reader wins £45k in copyright payout

A freelance photographer has won £45,000 in an out-of-court settlement after a three-year copyright battle with the English Basketball Association (EBA), the sport’s governing body.

Mamiya has revamped its 645 AFD medium format camera to launch the 645 AFDII - boasting improvements such as faster focusing and 36 custom settings.

BBC News has defended the free use of amateur photographs on its website insisting that most contributors have no interest in making money from the pictures.

Dixons is to axe sales of 35mm film cameras from its high-street shops claiming there is now ‘no real difference’ in quality between film and digital.

Casio has bolstered its Exilim family of digital compacts with four new cameras including a 7.2-million-pixel model - all due out next month.

Kodak hopes to challenge consumer digital SLRs with a new 8-million-pixel digital compact called the EasyShare P880 which it hails as a cheaper, less bulky alternative.

Surfing photographers in Devon are appealing for help in tracing £13,000 worth of camera gear stolen from a car parked outside a house in Barnstaple. Picture credit: Matt Samuel/extremeboardshots.com