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Want a camera that can take more punishment than you? Olympus’s latest mju Tough model can cope with water (lots of it) shocks sub-zero temperatures and high loads. Yes but can it take good pictures? Paul Burrows finds out.
Following the D300S Nikon’s ‘big pixels’ D3 gets the ‘S pack’ upgrade boosting its high ISO performance and adding HDV recording capabilities. A good thing made better reports Paul Burrows.
With 35mm-based D-SLRs being used for applications which were once the domain of larger format film cameras the tilt/shift lens has renewed importance and Nikon is offering the convenience of auto aperture control. Report by Paul Burrows.
A reformulated Lucia inkset and new print heads give Canon’s new 24-inch format inkjet printer the potential for formidable imaging performance. Report by Trevern Dawes.
You’d think Photoshop could now do everything that’s asked of it but onOne says its plug-ins are as much about making these capabilities more accessible as about expanding them. Report by Paul Burrows.
Samsung is expecting big things of its ‘APS-C’ format interchangeable lens compact and aggressive pricing is going to help along with having a bigger sensor than the Micro Four Thirds models. Report by Paul Burrows.
The ‘independents’ offer some interesting alternatives to the standard zoom and Sigma has made its 17-70mm model even more appealing by adding optical stabilisation. Report by Paul Burrows.
Advances in inkjet printing may be becoming more incremental than monumental but there’s still a need to remain competitive hence Canon’s upgrade of its pro-level A3+ model. Report by Trevern Dawes.
Now largely a German venture Hartblei has gone to Zeiss to make the optics for its ingenious 360-degree rotating tilt/shift lenses for 35mm SLR/D-SLR systems.
The digital compact camera market is more fiercely competitive than ever but Ricoh had carved out a nice little niche for itself with models aimed primarily at enthusiasts and pros. Report by Paul Burrows.
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