Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Photography Soup (7/25/07) (updated)


  • My previous post talking about the highly anticipated new Panasonic announcement has been updated with pictures of the Panasonic FZ18, FX55 and the FX33. Also updated at the RAWsumer blog. RAWsumer is relatively new blog that tries to keep track of all non-interchangeable lens cameras that support RAW.
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  • It's July 25 but where are the new Nikon cameras? Well, so far we got a press note celebrating Nikon's 90th birthday! See below.
  • Imaging Insider discusses a new design concept by Samsung, the SS700, a digital camera photo frame.
  • Don't be shy when critizing a camera with all sorts of image quality problems!
  • A dpreview forum user is giving us his hands-on impressions on the Samsung L700 and has some surprising findings.
  • Yet another Canon 40D rumor, this time from a magazine

  • Google Chatter: There has been an increase in google chatter for "Kodak Z812 IS", presumably an 8mp 1/2.5" update of Kodak's optically-stabilized long zoom series. Unless of course Kodak decides to go longer, perhaps 15x or 18x.
  • UPDATE Aug-14-2007: Kodak has quietly posted the Z812-IS on their website


  • Another source for digital photography news: Kensei News & Information Service
  • A very interesting website both on photography and on classic film cameras and equipment is PhotoEthnography.com by Karen Nakamura, a Yale professor. This is the equipment page. Also a blog. The blog features a mini-review of the Panasonic LX2 as a field camera.

    Computer-translated News from Japan
  • Happy 90th birthday Nikon! There was a news item at digitalcamera.jp celebrating Nikon's birthday. A brief history of Nikon
  • Fuji firmware update for SDHC support in F40fd, S5700 (aka S700), A900, A800 and A610.
  • Two Sigma lenses will go on sale in late August, the Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC MACRO HSM (around 69000 yen) and 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC MACRO HSM (around 79000 yen).

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