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  • Leica says sorry for Digital-Modul-R delays

    Leica says sorry for Digital-Modul-R delays

    May 17, 2005

    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 slashes camera prices

    May 3, 2005

    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

    Adobe Live Show

    May 3, 2005

    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

    Amateurs star in sale of historic pictures

    May 3, 2005

    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

    UK Arrival for Sigma Lens

    May 3, 2005

    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

    Nikon announces digital SLR lenses

    May 3, 2005

    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 Hasselblad Days

    May 3, 2005

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

  • AP Readers Hayfever Treatment

    AP Readers Hayfever Treatment

    May 3, 2005

    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 x530 released by mistake

    May 3, 2005

    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.

  • HP Smartens Up

    April 23, 2005

    HP has replaced the R707 with the 6.2MP Photosmart R717. The £199 model has a brushed stainless steel front with a rubberized back, 12 shooting modes, a 1.8-inch LCD and a host of manual overrides that can be saved as custom settings.

  • Fuji Filmstar

    Fuji Filmstar

    April 23, 2005

    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

    April 23, 2005

    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 camera fest drew 750 exhibitors and 30,000 visitors over five days and gave us a chance to handle the new ranges of cameras from all the major manufacturers.

  • Olympus Takes It Easy

    April 23, 2005

    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

    April 23, 2005

    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 Speeds In

    April 23, 2005

    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 Firsts

    April 23, 2005

    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.

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