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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Casio EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z55 Wins ReserveAmerica Award

May 24, 2005 | Category: News, Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z55

EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z55 Chosen “Best Outdoor Gear� in Camera Category

Casio, Inc., a leading innovator in digital cameras, was named an award winner in the ReserveAmerica 2005 Camping Gear Awards. Casio’s EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z55, a powerful, yet compact 5-megapixel digital with a large 2.5 LCD screen, earned top honors in the digital camera category for its durability, size and performance. The prestigious annual award and “best of� list is designated by editors of ReserveAmerica’s publications and by consumers who provide feedback throughout the year. ReserveAmerica is the premier access point for outdoor recreation, and is contacted by eight million consumers regarding camping reservations each year.
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Monday, May 23, 2005

New lens may revolutionize photography

May 23, 2005 | Category: News

Quebec researchers have created a new lens they say could revolutionize photography by allowing the smallest cameras to take crystal-clear zoom photos.

The new lens, one-fifth as thick as a sheet of paper, can zoom and focus with no moving parts, potentially eliminating the distortion caused by digital zoom and the bulky glass of conventional optical lens.

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Sunday, May 22, 2005

Creo Announces First Shipments of New Leaf Aptus Digital Camera Backs

May 22, 2005 | Category: News

Creo Inc. is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the new Leaf Aptus digital camera back system. This next-generation digital camera back is being introduced in two models: the Leaf Aptus 22 and the Leaf Aptus 17, with resolutions of 22 million and 17 million pixels respectively.

The Leaf Aptus was designed to accommodate the needs of professional photographers. A user-friendly and intuitive 6 x 7 cm touch screen display enables photographers to shoot up to 1000 frames without interruption. Images are shot at an unprecedented speed of up to 1.2 seconds per frame, and can be evaluated and edited on the spot. A unique user button is customizable and enables the photographer to quickly access vital image information and perform tasks without removing his or her hands from the camera.
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Have your say with Panasonic Lumix

May 22, 2005 | Category: News, Panasonic

Tell Panasonic what you value in a digital camera and we’ll pass your views on to Panasonic Lumix camera designers and engineers in Japan

Panasonic UK has given Digital Photography Now a unique opportunity to provide you, the reader, with a voice that will be heard by the key digital camera designers and engineers of Panasonic Lumix cameras in Japan. Your views will help shape the design and features of future Panasonic Lumix cameras.

Take part in the special survey and you could also win a very useful and valuable prize!
You will be entered into a random draw to win a 1 gigabyte high performance Panasonic SD RPSDK01 Pro flash memory card, capable of an astonishing 20MB/second data transfer rate. It’s worth £249.99. The draw will take place early in June and the winner will be revealed on dpnow soon after.

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Dirkon - The Paper Camera

May 22, 2005 | Category: News

Dirkon - The Paper CameraDuring the 1970s, magazines published in Communist Czechoslovakia were controlled by the state, like the majority of other enterprises. Very few good magazines were available and were difficult to get hold of, so people would borrow and exchange them when given the opportunity. This also applied to magazines aimed at young people, which was probably one of the reasons why almost everyone from my generation, when we get on to the subject of pinhole cameras, has fond memories of the cut-out paper camera known as Dirkon*, published in 1979 in the magazine ABC mladých techniků a přírodovědců [An ABC of Young Technicians and Natural Scientists].

Its creators, Martin Pilný, Mirek Kolář and Richard Vyškovský, came up with a functional pinhole camera made of stiff paper, designed for 35 mm film, which resembles a real camera. It may not be the most practical of devices, but it works!

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