Olympus to axe 4,000 jobs worldwide

Olympus is poised to cut 4,000 jobs from its worldwide imaging business as part of a restructuring package designed to return the company to profitability.

Leica says sorry for Digital-Modul-R delays

Leica has apologised to customers for software glitches that continue to delay the launch of Leica’s Digital-Modul-R kit, which will not now be available this month as planned.

Hasselblad slashes camera prices

Hasselblad has knocked more than £1,100 off the price of its 503CW camera kit and also cut the price of its H1 and XPan II kits.

Adobe Live Show

Demonstrations of Adobe’s new image-editing software Photoshop CS2 is among sessions at the free Adobe Live show in Islington, London from 26-27 May.

Amateurs star in sale of historic pictures

Work of British amateur photographers of the 1850s and 1860s will star alongside that of other early pioneers at an auction to be held at Sotheby’s in London on 17 May.

UK Arrival for Sigma Lens

Sigma has confirmed the UK arrival of several of its recently announced lenses, including the 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC which is specifically designed for digital SLRs.

Nikon announces digital SLR lenses

Hot on the heels of the D50 and D70s SLRs unveiled last week comes a pair of new DX-format zoom lenses from Nikon – an 18-55mm and 55-200mm.

Free Hasselblad Days

Free-to-attend Hasselblad days are due to take place at Jessops stores in Birmingham and London during May.

AP Readers Hayfever Treatment

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’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.

Fuji Filmstar

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

Cameras Galore at PMA

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…

Olympus Takes It Easy

Olympus Takes It Easy

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

Nikon D2HS SLR

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 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 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.