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  • Konica Minolta unveils Dynax 5D digital SLR

    Konica Minolta unveils Dynax 5D digital SLR

    July 14, 2005

    Konica Minolta is poised to release a 6.1-million-pixel digital SLR called the Dynax 5D – billed as a lighter, smaller, easier-to-use version of its award-winning brother, the Dynax 7D.

  • Rollei digital camera duo zoom in

    Rollei digital camera duo zoom in

    July 14, 2005

    Rollei has unveiled two new digital compact cameras – an eight-million-pixel model and a six-million-pixel model – each sporting a 3x zoom and 2.5in LCD screen.

  • 5MP underwater digital camera surfaces

    5MP underwater digital camera surfaces

    July 13, 2005

    Planning a diving holiday this summer? Then you may be interested in a new five-million-pixel underwater digital camera called the ReefMaster DC500 which has just surfaced from Sealife.

  • Nationwide photography threat uncovered

    July 12, 2005

    Freedom to take photographs in public parks, gardens and on beaches around the UK is under threat from a new government-backed scheme to crackdown on paedophiles.

  • HP unwraps four new scanners

    HP unwraps four new scanners

    July 11, 2005

    Hewlett-Packard (HP) has today revealed four new flatbed scanners which are due for UK release in August, each featuring a built-in transparency adapter.

  • News networks seek London blast photos

    July 7, 2005

    Television news networks are urging the public to send in digital photographs that capture the scenes of this morning’s blasts in central London.

  • UK Photomarathon set for 13 August

    July 7, 2005

    Billed as a ‘photo competition with a twist’ is this year’s Photomarathon which takes place in Cardiff on Saturday 13 August, organisers have confirmed.

  • BBC Countryfile comp opens for entries

    BBC Countryfile comp opens for entries

    July 6, 2005

    Enthusiast photographers are urged to enter this year’s BBC Countryfile Photographic Competition, which carries the theme ‘Water’. Picture credit: Angela Nicholson

  • Leica Digital-Modul-R arrives in UK

    Leica Digital-Modul-R arrives in UK

    July 5, 2005

    After a six-month delay Leica has finally announced UK delivery of the Digital-Modul-R – a digital back for the Leica R8 and R9 SLRs.

  • Former UK trade chief loses cancer battle

    Former UK trade chief loses cancer battle

    June 28, 2005

    Frank Hatton – a man who spent more than 50 years in the photographic industry and who established the Photo Marketing Association’s (PMA) UK office - has died.

  • Times exposes hottest photo talent

    Times exposes hottest photo talent

    June 27, 2005

    A 23-year-old photographer from London has won this year’s Times/Tabasco Young Photographer of the Year Award – the most hotly fought contest in the competition’s history. Picture credit: Clara Molden

  • ‘World’s first’ pinhole camera balloon race

    ‘World’s first’ pinhole camera balloon race

    June 23, 2005

    A pinhole camera ‘balloon race’ is due to take place on Saturday 2 July to promote a month-long exhibition of pinhole photography in Wiltshire. Pinhole picture credit: Chris Gatcum

  • Support grows for AP’s photo rights campaign

    Support grows for AP’s photo rights campaign

    June 22, 2005

    There is growing support for AP’s campaign against measures that threaten photographers’ right to take pictures in public. This follows an announcement by London Mayor Ken Livingstone - backed by the Metropolitan Police - that photographers using digital cameras and camera phones to take pictures of children in London’s parks and other public spaces could be paedophiles.