Olympus targets enthusiasts with E-500 SLR

Olympus will next month bolster its Four Thirds E-System digital SLR line-up with the addition of an eight-million-pixel model called the E-500 which is aimed at the enthusiast market. It has also unveiled five new E-System Zuiko lenses.

Magnum opens up historic picture archive

For the first time in its history the famed photojournalism agency Magnum Photos is to make its prints available for the UK public to view and buy. Picture credit: Steve McCurry/Magnum Photos

David Bailey bags RPS Centenary Medal

Legendary photographer David Bailey is to receive a Centenary Medal from the Royal Photographic Society in recognition of his lifetime achievements. Picture credit: David Bailey

HP to axe nearly 1,000 jobs in UK

Hewlett Packard (HP) is poised to axe 968 jobs in the UK as part of worldwide re-structuring plans that were announced in July, the company’s UK office has confirmed.

New website targets ‘public paparazzi’

Cashing in on the growing band of amateur photojournalists is a website designed to allow the ‘public paparazzi’ to sell their celebrity photos to the world’s press.

Camera to help save Brazilian rainforest

Renowned documentary photographer Sebastião Salgado is to auction his limited-edition ‘solid titanium’ Leica M7 to raise money for the Brazilian rainforest. Picture credit: Westlicht Photographica Auction

Sony unveils 10MP digital compact camera

Sony has unveiled a 10-million-pixel digital compact camera called the Cyber-shot DSC-R1 which sports an APS-C sized CMOS imaging sensor and is expected to cost around £700.

Sale of gun-style cameras to be outlawed

Cameras that look like guns could be rendered worthless to collectors from next month under new legislation which outlaws the sale of ‘realistic imitation firearms’. Picture credit: George Eastman House

Nikon poised to beat Kodak in wireless first

Nikon is set to be first to launch a consumer digital camera which has the built-in ability to transfer pictures from camera to computer or printer wirelessly using Wi-Fi technology.

Olympus reveals seven new digitals

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

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.