Here is our regularly updated round-up of the month's news snippets from near and far, this month: February 2005:
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Joshua Waller, Digicamreview, reviews the Canon Digital Ixus 500 and the Kodak Easyshare DX7590, a 5 megapixel digital camera with a 10x optical zoom lens, and a large 2.2" screen
Julian Tan, Shuttertalk, reviews the Ricoh Caplio R1V - a 5 megapixel compact digicam with a wide angle 4.8x optical zoom lens.
Mark Goldstein, PhotographyBLOG, reviews the Casio Exilim Pro EX-P700
Joshua Waller, digicamreview, reviews the Ricoh Caplio R1v - the new 5 megapixel digital camera from Ricoh with a 4.8x wide optical zoom lens, and a 1.8" screen.
Mark Goldstein at PhotographyBLOG reports that a modified version of the Canon EOS 20D DSLR has been released in Japan. The new model is designated 20Da and has been optimised for infra-red photography.
Mark Goldstein, PhotographyBLOG, reviews of the Casio Exilim Zoom
Hans Wind, over at dcviews, reviews the Olympus E-300
Mark Goldstein, over at PhotographyBLOG, reviews the Fujifilm Finepix E500 digital camera
Julian Tan, over at Shuttertalk, reviews the Canon PowerShot Pro1
Mark Goldstein over at PhotographyBLOG reviews of the Olympus Mju Mini Digital digital camera
Joshua Waller over at digicamreview.co.uk reviews the Olympus Camedia C-470 - a 4 megapixel digital camera with a 3x optical zoom lens, and a 'high-contrast' 1.8" screen.
Over at DigicamReview.co.uk Josh Waller has been testing the BenQ DC E40 - a unique 4 megapixel digital camera with a touch screen which lets you 'scrawl' on the pictures.
Photographyblog reviews the new Konica Minolta Dimage A200 eight megapixel prosumer camera. How does it compare with the existing A2 model? Mark Goldstein finds that the camera takes great pictures but he's less impressed by the its low light focus performance and the electronic viewfinder. Read his full review and find out if this is the camera for you.
WIN WIN WIN! We are pleased to announce joint-effort with Photographyblog to draw attention to our respective newsletter competitions. This month dpnow has a very handy and versatile Vosonic VP6210 X's Drive up for grabs - it's a compact portable external hard disk drive, memory card reader, image viewer, video clip player and MP3 player and all new and existing subscribers this month can have a chance of winning one - all you need to do is follow some simple instructions. This month's dpnow prize draw is open to all dpnow visitors, without geographic restriction.
Photographyblog also offers prizes for its newsletter subscribers. This month Photographyblog editor, Mark Goldstein has amassed 1,000 A5 Colour Posctards, 1000 A6 Colour Postcards and "Adobe Photoshop CS One-on-One" by Deke McCelland, totalling around £600 in value to be won. We urge you to visit the Photographyblog newsletter page where you will find full details of the prizes available and how to enter.
For all our entrants this month - good luck!