Digital Photography News

SanDisk Adds Powerful Productivity Software to Its Cruzer Titanium USB Flash Drive

CruzerSync and Cruzer PocketCache Make Durable USB Flash Drive a Virtual Work Station On the Go

SUNNYVALE, Calif.-May 4, 2004-SanDisk Corporation (Nasdaq:SNDK) today announced that it is bolstering its top-of-the-line Cruzer(R) Titanium USB portable flash drive with two powerful software programs that allow users to carry their important Microsoft(R) Outlook(R) information, access and edit it from other Microsoft(R) Windows(R)-based personal computers, and efficiently back up their files from any source. The programs were designed exclusively for SanDisk and are available only on Cruzer Titanium USB flash drives.

Kodak Expands EASYSHARE System

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 4 -- Eastman Kodak Company today unveiled additions to its EASYSHARE consumer digital photography system that further simplify picture taking and sharing, led by a second generation EASYSHARE printer dock that works with multiple brands of digital cameras. The redesigned product allows people to make real, waterproof KODAK 4x6-inch photos at home in as little as 90 seconds.

Canon 1D MK II and Canon 1D Hands On Comparison

Canon 1D And Canon 1D Mark II Hands On Comparison

By Jason Stoller

After shooting the 1D for a little over 2 years I was very anxious when the 1D MK II was announced and I could not wait to get it and compare it to the 1D. The 1D MK II was a camera that represented to me that best of what the 1D could offer as well as some much needed extra resolution that the 1Ds along with some added extras designed to make the 1D MK II more versatile and valuable to the photographer who can use and appreciate the features.

Olympus Announces E-1 Rebates

OLYMPUS ANNOUNCES REBATE FOR ZUIKO DIGITAL SPECIFIC LENSES™ FOR THE
E-SYSTEM AND NEW PRICE FOR E-1 DIGITAL SLR BODY

Rebate Offer on Lenses Valid From May 1 to July 31, 2004

Melville, New York, May 1, 2004 – Olympus America today announced a rebate on five Zuiko Digital Specific Lenses™ for the E-1 Digital SLR System. Starting May 1 and continuing through to July 31, 2004, purchase one of the select Zuiko Digital Specific Lenses from an authorized E-Professional System Dealer and get cash back from Olympus. The company also announced today a new estimated street price for the E-1 Digital SLR body of $1499.00, down from $1799.00.

A rebate form for this special offer is available from an authorized E-Professional dealer, or online at www.olympusamerica.com/rebate.

PictoColor Releases CorrectPhoto

An easy-to-use tool kit for managing, correcting, preserving and sharing digital photos featuring award-winning iCorrect® point-and-click™ color correction technology

April 30, 2004—Burnsville, MN, USA, PictoColor Corporation has released CorrectPhoto, an easy to use digital photo tool kit for managing, correcting, preserving and sharing digital photos. With its built-in Windows® Explorer, CorrectPhoto provides direct access to Windows XP file management and digital media tools enabling users to transfer their photos to their computer in a snap, find and view their photos as well as copy, rename, or move to new working folders for a truly organized workflow.

Rayovac and Sanyo Form Relationship to Advance In-Cell Battery Recharging

MADISON, Wis., April 28 -- Rayovac and Sanyo have formed a strategic relationship with the objective of expanding the presence of rapid-charging batteries in the $5 billion worldwide rechargeable marketplace. Rayovac Corp. (NYSE: ROV), marketer of a top-selling rechargeable battery brand in the United States and Europe, and Sanyo Mobile Energy Company, an in-house company of Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in rechargeable battery technology, have recently entered into a technology and manufacturing agreement to develop additional applications and markets for the next generation of Rayovac's patented I-C3(R) (In-Cell Charge Control) technology for Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries.

Canon Reports 17.1% Profit Increase of $795 Million For First Quarter 2004

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—April 27, 2004—Canon U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ - news) and a leader in imaging technologies, today announced Canon Inc. first quarter 2004 consolidated net sales of 798.1 billion yen (US$ 7,529 million), which represents a year-over-year increase of 9.1% over the first quarter of fiscal year 2003.

Iomega Ships New Floppy Plus 7-in-1 Card Reader

SAN DIEGO, April 26, 2004 ­Iomega Corporation (NYSE: IOM), a global leader in data storage, today announced availability of the new Iomega® Floppy Plus 7-in-1 Card Reader. Iomega’s new host-powered drive is ideal for photographers and mobile users, bundling a convenient 1.44 MB floppy drive with the seamless capability to read and write all of the most common flash media formats.

The World's First Email-Sized Photo Album

Turn Your Digital Photos Into Email-Sized Photo Albums (Photo2Album - 100 Photos in 1MB)

AvailaSoft announces immediate availability of Photo2Album, new software for Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP that lets users design a 3D digital photo album that can store over 100 photos in less than 1MB for easy sharing via email.

With digital photography already an indispensable part of life today, consumers are taking millions of photos daily. Sharing photos, however, is a problem. Online web galleries are slow, cumbersome and hard to use. CD-ROMs are hard to pass around to friends and family, and you can only email a few photos at a time.

Adobe Camera Raw 2.2 Update Adds Canon 1D Mark II Support Among Other Digital Cameras

Adobe has just released version 2.2 of their Camera Raw" plug-in. The updated version adds RAW support for the following digital cameras: Canon PowerShot Pro1, EOS-1D MARK II; Kodak DCS Pro 14nx, DCS Pro SLR/n; Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2; Nikon D70, Coolpix 8700: Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom; and Sigma SD9 and SD 10. You can download the the new ACR 2.2 plug-in here.

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