Photographers force new police guidelines

Photographers force new police guidelines

Press photographers have claimed a victory after forcing the Metropolitan Police to issue new guidelines concerning police treatment of snappers covering news events.

Police deploy ‘James Bond’ camera

Police are using a miniature camera built into a special pen to record their handwritten notes while on the beat – to save time on paperwork later.

Pentax poised to launch 10MP SLR

Pentax has showcased a mocked-up version of a new 10-million-pixel digital SLR it expects to launch this autumn. Also on display at this week's PMA trade show in Florida is the Pentax 18MP 645 Digital camera (pictured) – a model…

Epson scanner targets enthusiasts

Epson has unwrapped a pair of new flatbed scanners including one aimed specifically at photography enthusiasts and advanced amateurs called the Perfection V700 Photo.

Samsung launches its second DSLR

The second digital SLR to emerge from the alliance between Samsung and Pentax is the six million Samsung-branded GX-1L which is due out in March priced £500.

Ricoh releases budget-priced 6MP

Ricoh has today unveiled a pocket-sized 6.1-million-pixel digital compact camera called the Caplio RR630 which is due out next month priced £129.99.

Diana paparazzi breached privacy, court rules

Diana paparazzi breached privacy, court rules

Three photographers have been convicted of breaching French privacy laws on the night Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed died in a car crash in 1997. The snappers were given a token fine of one euro under a ruling announced…

Digital virgin lands national honours

A retired doctor who had never before used a digital camera has won a major prize in a nationwide travel competition with his brand new Nikon D70. Picture credit: KK Aravind

DSLR output to soar 23.4% this year

Japan’s production of digital SLRs with interchangeable lenses will rise by 23.4% this year, meaning that 4.68m kits will be shipped from factories, according to new trade figures.

£1.68m picture shatters world record

A new world record was last night set for a photograph sold at auction when a picture by US photographer Edward Steichen sold for the equivalent of £1.68m - nearly three times its pre-sale estimate. A private collector bought the…

Tamron 17-50mm DSLR lens zooms in

Independent lens maker Tamron has today unveiled a 17-50mm zoom lens specifically designed for use with digital SLRs that have an APS-C size imaging sensor.