Latest photography news, camera launches, announcements and other photography stories

  • AP Readers Hayfever Treatment

    AP Readers Hayfever Treatment

    May 3, 2005

    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 x530 released by mistake

    May 3, 2005

    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.

  • HP Smartens Up

    April 23, 2005

    HP has replaced the R707 with the 6.2MP Photosmart R717. The £199 model has a brushed stainless steel front with a rubberized back, 12 shooting modes, a 1.8-inch LCD and a host of manual overrides that can be saved as custom settings.

  • Fuji Filmstar

    Fuji Filmstar

    April 23, 2005

    Fuji has launched a quartet of cameras headed by the 6.3 megapixel £299 FinePix F10, which allows you to take 500 shots on a single charge of its battery. It has no viewfinder but does have a 2.5-inch LCD.

  • Cameras Galore at PMA

    April 23, 2005

    More than 50 digital compacts and three DSLRS showcased RolleiThe What Digital Camera team spent the middle of February in search of the latest and greatest cameras at the PMA trade show in Orlando, Florida. The Photo Marketing Association’s annual camera fest drew 750 exhibitors and 30,000 visitors over five days and gave us a chance to handle the new ranges of cameras from all the major manufacturers.

  • Olympus Takes It Easy

    April 23, 2005

    Olympus has announced an easy-to-use budget model, the C-480 Zoom. Priced £159, the 4MP 3x zoom model has 15 scene modes and a 4.6cm LCD monitor.

  • Nikon D2HS SLR

    April 23, 2005

    Nikon has launched four new compacts and a Digital SLR, the D2HS. The £2500 sports pro targeted SLR model can shoot at 8fps for up to 50 images at 4.1 megapixels.

  • Konica Minolta Speeds In

    Konica Minolta Speeds In

    April 23, 2005

    Konica Minolta launched four new models with the £349 Dimage Z5, a superfast-focusing 5MP 12x optical zoom model with Antishake at the top of the list

  • Kodak Firsts

    Kodak Firsts

    April 23, 2005

    Kodak has launched seven new digicams since the turn of the year. The two new five-megapixel additions to the Z-series are the 10x zoom EasyShare Z7590 and the EasyShare Z730.