From Picture Business: Pentax Rolls Out New Optio Camera
January 15, 2007

As for the CES show floor, we were interested to see Pentax’ come to market with a new entry-level Optio digital camera, the 7-megapixel E30, that replaces the E10 and can capture up to 760 images, they tell us, when using lithium AA batteries. The camera also sports a 3x optical zoom lens, a 2.4-inch LCD, 11MB of internal memory, and 15 scene modes. Also of note, this model is part of the industry initiative dubbed the ImageLink Print System as it is compatible with Kodak printer docks. Nice to see this kind of compatibility among manufacturers and we hope to see

From Picture Business: Digicam Au Go Go
October 5, 2006

While 10MP DSLRs made headlines throughout the week as models from Sony (Alpha), Samsung (GX-1S), Pentax (K-10D), Sigma (SD14 with the Foveon X3 imager), and Canon (XTi), joined Nikon’s D80 and Fuji’s S3 Pro in the 10MP DSLR brigade (we should also mention Leica’s M8, an interchangeable lens - Leica M mount - rangefinder model built in the traditional Leica 35mm mode), almost unnoticed was the fact the point-and-shoot market has revved all the way up to 10MPs as well. Also referred to as “Super Zooms” or “Bridge” cameras, this market now has a bushel full of 10MP offerings including new models from Sigma

Pentax Gets Rid of the Shakes
June 29, 2006

Pentax attempts to bring versatility to picture taking via shake reduction technology in its K100D digital SLR camera. A free-floating image sensor that operates by an electromagnetically controlled system compensates for any unwanted camera movement allowing for sharp, blur-free shots. The technology can be turned on or off and lies within the actual body of the camera, so users can benefit from it while using any Pentax lens. Other features found in the K100D include a 2.5-inch LCD monitor with 210,000 pixel resolution and 12x zoom and a selection of camera modes exposure, auto picture, picture and scene. The camera will be available in

Editorial Index
November 1, 2000

Company Web Site Page# Agfa 12, 14 Aiptek 14 Amana 36 Andrew Wireless 34 AOL 34 Apollo 14 Arcsoft 22 Audiovox 37 Belkin 30 CMS Peripherals 30 Compaq 14, 18 Canon 12, 14, 18, 32 Casio 12, 16, 35 DataPlay 23 Dazzle 30 DigitalMobility 34 Duracell 25 Energizer 25 Epson 14, 18, 23 Ericsson 34 Fedders North America 36 FujiFilm 12 GE Appliances 36 GN Netcom 34 Hammermill 14 Handspring 34 Hewlett-Packard 12, 14, 18, 30 Hitachi 26

Photokina - Fully Accepting Digital
November 1, 2000

COLOGNE, GERMANY—By all accounts, Photokina 2000 was a huge success. A record number of 1,663 exhibitors from 45 countries came to Cologne loaded with new goodies for all types of picture-taking fans. The electronic segment of the photo industry—now fully accepted after 10 years in attendance—responded to the growing digital market in Europe with, unofficially, the greatest number of new products among the three major groups—35mm, APS and digital. Sales volume in digital still cameras was up all over the continent (some countries reported double figures for the past year) due in part to the growing army of young, well-heeled, electronically savvy consumers

Here and Now - Digital Imaging Explosion
November 1, 2000

Today, consumers have embraced digital cameras, and it's not just the instant-gratification factor to blame. As the technology matures, prices go down and opportunities for digital-image printing and sharing increase. "Consumer acceptance always depends on consumer expectations," said Jon Sienkiewicz, vice president, digital imaging, Minolta's Consumer Products Group. "For digital still cameras, much like any type of image capture device, expectations are predicated on the intended application." Today, he said, consumers are better informed about the capabilities of digital cameras, inkjet printers are now able to produce photo-like prints, and "popularly priced" models in the 2-megapixel range provide good image quality. "The expectations curve

Digital Imaging - Sharing the Stage at Photokina
November 1, 1998

By David Miller While electronic imaging is becoming increasingly visible at major photographic trade shows, it still had to share the spotlight with conventional photo film products at Photokina '98. The trend here was toward higher-end products, although the popular 35mm point-and-shoot camera continued to make up the greater part of new product introductions. Significantly, their contributions to the digital still camera category also continue to grow. With more exhibition space given to the strictly electronic companies, they were, nevertheless, content to expand existing lines and concepts. Mega pixels and miniaturization were the dominating factors. Casio introduced its QV-7000SX digital camera featuring 1.3 million mega pixels and

Megapixels Storm PMA Show
March 1, 1998

NEW ORLEANS--The slowly but steadily growing pressure of electronics imaging products at the Photographic Marketing Association's (PMA) annual new product bash was readily apparent. And it was not only the fact that more traditional film camera manufacturers are beefing up their digital product input. The number of primarily electronic companies taking space at PMA is definitely on the rise. Also apparent is the increasing number of megapixel (one million pixel) digital still cameras popping up. Miniaturization is a growing factor -- in all three types of cameras: digital, 35mm point and shoot and Advanced Photo System (APS)--along with the appearance of more APS units coming