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Nikon announces six new additions to COOLPIX line-up

Nikon's latest raft of COOLPIX compact digital cameras share a number of new features designed to give snap-happy consumers better results including smile detection, blink warning and "Scene Auto Selector Mode" which automatically selects the right scene mode according to shooting conditions. The flagship COOLPIX P6000 also offers image stabilization and GPS for geotagging of your best shots, the COOLPIX S60 gets a touch-screen interface, the COOLPIX S610c includes Wi-Fi transfer capabilities and the S710 boasts an impressive 14.5 megapixel resolution.  Read More

Canon VIXIA HF11

August 8, 2008 Canon today introduced three new camcorders in their VIXIA range, each capable of recording Full HD (1920 x 1080) to internal storage or an SDHC card at 24Mbps - the highest possible quality that the AVCHD format allows. The VIXIA HF11 features an internal 32GB flash drive, while the HG20 and HG21 pack 60GB and 120GB hard drives respectively - at the cost of a larger frame.  Read More

Epson P6000 photo viewer

Epson has unveiled its new generation of multimedia photo viewers promising outstanding screen quality, security and portability. The P-6000 and P-7000 provide photographers with a compact, on-location back-up and viewing solution with 4-inch LCD screens, significantly faster transfer speeds than previous models and up to 160GB capacity.  Read More

Leaf's 56-megapixel AFi 10

August 1, 2008 We brought news of Hasselblad's 50-megapixel H3DII-50 earlier in the month - now Leaf has announced the 56-megapixel AFi 10 medium-format digital camera. The AFi 10's True Wide Frame (TWF) 56x36 mm sensor delivers 56 megapixel resolution across the entire width of the 6x6 sensor area. This technology, found in the AFi 10 imaging module and Aptus 10 camera back, is also compatible with over 80 large-format cameras.  Read More

Overpainted masterpieces revealed

July 31, 2008 All artists suffer for their work, very few become successful and sadly, even fewer artists become successful in their own lifetime. Given the price of canvas, many paintings were painted a second time, and many famous works of art still conceal previous works by the same artist. Now a new technique based on synchrotron radiation-induced X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, is unveiling the paintings that were underneath in full colour and will greatly facilitate the study of other 'over painted' works of art in the future. The new technique was recently applied for the first time to the painting “Patch of Grass” by Vincent van Gogh, revealing a portrait of a woman underneath.  Read More

The PENTAX Optio E60

July 29, 2008 PENTAX today announced the Optio E60 compact digital camera, offering 10.1 megapixels and 3X optical zoom for a measly US$140.  Read More

Image Credit: NASA Images

July 28, 2008 NASA has partnered with the non-profit Internet Archive to create NASA Images, a publicly-available resource currently featuring 21 NASA image collections.  Read More

Hitachi's DZ-BD10H Blu-ray camcorder

July 25, 2008 Hitachi today announced the release of the DZ-BD10H Blu-ray camcorder, capable of recording Full HD (1920x1080) onto its 30GB hard disk, an SDHC card or a recordable Blu-ray disc.  Read More

H3DII with the GIL GPS recording device attached

July 15, 2008 The latest addition to high-end camera specialist Hasselblad’s H-Series is the H3DII-50, and yes, the 50 in the camera’s model number does refer to 50 megapixels thanks to Kodak’s 50 megapixel 36×48mm sensor. This sensor is twice the physical size of the largest 35mm DSLR sensors with Kodak stating that, "at 50 [megapixels] the sensor captures digital images with unprecedented resolution and detail. For instance, with a 50 megapixel camera, in an aerial photo of a field 1-½ miles across, you could detect an object about the size of a small notebook computer (1 foot by 1 foot)." In addition to the increased resolution, the new sensor also provides the foundation for the development of advanced lens performance and optical corrections.  Read More

Nikon D700

The D700 is Nikon’s soon-to-be-released, top of the line digital camera for non-professional photographers. Packing a whopping 12.1 megapixels, the D700 offers superior picture quality throughout a wide ISO sensitivity range.  Read More

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