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  • Exclusive: NMPFT to change its name

    Exclusive: NMPFT to change its name

    March 14, 2006

    The National Museum of Photography, Film and Television (NMPFT) is preparing to change its name as part of plans to expand its remit, AP has learnt.

  • Press win World Cup pictures battle

    March 13, 2006

    A ban on the publication of digital images showing action from the World Cup football tournament in Germany has been lifted after a five-month battle between the press and FIFA.

  • Ilford comp aims to boost b&w use

    Ilford comp aims to boost b&w use

    March 10, 2006

    Ilford Photo has launched an annual Student of the Year competition with a theme designed to make b&w an ‘integral’ part of future professional photography. Picture credit: Klaus Thymann

  • Photographers force new police guidelines

    March 9, 2006

    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 deploy ‘James Bond’ camera

    March 7, 2006

    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 poised to launch 10MP SLR

    March 1, 2006

    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 first announced last year.

  • Epson scanner targets enthusiasts

    Epson scanner targets enthusiasts

    February 28, 2006

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

  • First digital SLR from Panasonic as Leica endorses Four Thirds

    First digital SLR from Panasonic as Leica endorses Four Thirds

    February 27, 2006

    Panasonic has revealed its first digital SLR - a 7.5 million pixel Four Thirds model called the Lumix DMC-L1 which was built in a tie-up with Olympus. And Leica has effectively endorsed the Four Thirds standard by announcing a 14-50mm Four Thirds lens, developed in partnership with Panasonic.

  • Samsung launches its second DSLR

    Samsung launches its second DSLR

    February 23, 2006

    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 releases budget-priced 6MP

    February 23, 2006

    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

    February 22, 2006

    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 earlier today by a Paris appeals court - overturning earlier judgments and marking the end of a long legal battle for Jacques Langevin, Christian Martinez and Fabrice Chassery.

  • Fuji buys 22% stake in drugs company

    February 22, 2006

    The continuing decline in the film market has prompted Fuji to buy a 22% share in a drugs company, claim Japanese press reports.

  • Canon revamps EOS 20D to launch £1099.99 EOS 30D

    Canon revamps EOS 20D to launch £1099.99 EOS 30D

    February 21, 2006

    Canon has today launched a new digital SLR called the EOS 30D, a revamped version of the EOS 20D which was launched in 2004. It will be out next month at a body only price of £1099.99.

  • Digital virgin lands national honours

    Digital virgin lands national honours

    February 20, 2006

    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