Compact digital camera news

  • SLRs erode medium-format lead in sensor quality

    SLRs erode medium-format lead in sensor quality

    It looks like Canon and Nikon weren't blowing smoke when they said their high-end SLR cameras will compete with medium-format digital cameras used almost exclusively by professionals.

  • Tests show ups and downs of Four Thirds cameras

    Tests show ups and downs of Four Thirds cameras

    DxO Labs on Tuesday released new sensor test results for three cameras — Panasonic's G1 and Olympus' E-520 and E-410 — that show both the advantages and disadvantages of the Four Thirds standards the companies use. 1

  • Better JPEG standard due in 2009

    Better JPEG standard due in 2009

    JPEG XR, an image format created by Microsoft that promises a number of advantages over JPEG, has cleared a key standardisation hurdle.

  • Adobe tests support for Nikon's top-end D3X

    Adobe tests support for Nikon's top-end D3X

    Adobe Systems on Friday issued near-final release candidate versions of Lightroom 2.3 and the Camera Raw 5.3 Photoshop plug-in, software that can support Nikon's new top-end 24.5-megapixel D3X camera and Olympus' mid-range 12.3-megapixel E-30.

  • New firmware for Canon 40D and Nikon D3, D700

    New firmware for Canon 40D and Nikon D3, D700

    The top two SLR makers have released relatively minor firmware revisions for three cameras, Nikon's higher-end full-frame D3 and D700, and Canon's prosumer-grade EOS 40D.

  • Nikon's new SLR leads the pack for sensor quality

    Nikon's new SLR leads the pack for sensor quality

    It's not a surprise that the Nikon D3X, the company's brand new 24.9-megapixel SLR, tops DxO Labs' sensor performance test. What is a surprise is the margin by which it leads its rivals from Canon and Sony.

  • XDepth Raw Converter up for grabs (and free)

    XDepth Raw Converter up for grabs (and free)

    Trellis Management has announced the availability of the XDepth Raw Converter for Windows, available free of charge for both personal and professional use.

  • Transformer-looking rig for dSLR film-makers

    Transformer-looking rig for dSLR film-makers

    With more and more shutterbugs using the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and the Nikon D90 to make short films, it was inevitable that camera rigs would be redesigned to accommodate these cameras.

  • Polaroid PoGo camera

    Polaroid PoGo camera

    People are still lamenting the passing of Polaroid Instant Film into history, but thanks to technology featured in its tiny portable PoGo printer launched in 2008, the company is offering a new shoot-and-print option: the Polaroid PoGo Instant Digital Camera. 13

  • Canon fix looks good for SLR's 'black dot' glitch

    Canon fix looks good for SLR's 'black dot' glitch

    Canon on Wednesday released new firmware for its EOS 5D Mark II camera that the company said "improves and mitigates" the "black dot" problem that marred some images from the high-profile, high-end SLR.

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