Doors Swing Open for Photokina 2008
• Hotspot Access – Users who have an Eye-Fi Share card can upgrade their card to automatically upload photos away from home at more than 10,000 Wayport hotspots and through open hotspots. Annual service fee: $14.99.
- On the DSLR front, we’ve already informed of the new offerings from Canon, Nikon and Sony and the latest info from Olympus and Panasonic on the 4/3 front. Add Pentax to the mix with their new K2000 DSLR – a 10.2 MP model aimed squarely at consumers ready to make the jump from a point-and-shoot camera to a DSLR ($699 with lens). The K2000 also features Pentax newly developed Auto Picture Mode which selects from Portrait, Action, Macro, Landscape and Night Portrait modes to tailor the camera settings for myriad photo situations. Add Shake Reduction and a host of other impressive features and the K2000 presents dealers with another solid entry-level DSLR to sell.
Back to Olympus for a moment, the company announced that it is indeed developing a new interchangeable-lens digital SLR (single lens reflex) within the Olympus E-System lineup. “This new Four Thirds-compliant camera reinforces the company’s commitment to the standard,” the company said in a statement.