Saturday, May 16, 2009

Camera News: April 2009

Extract from Camera News at

APRIL 2009

Canon: Amateur Photographer magazine reports that Canon has issued a warning over some G10 cameras producing 'lines' on photos.

Canon: Firmware for EOS 50D, 450D, 1000D announced.

A voigtlander M-mount adapter for the Micro Four Thirds system launched.

Ricoh: Firmware release for GR Digital II.

Noise Ninja: The brilliant noise-reduction software from PictureCode has been update. Version now Noise Ninja v2.2.0.

Phase One:
A medium format back with 40mp resolution announced by Phase One. It costs an arm and a leg, though, at 14,990 euros or for a complete camera system at 16,990 euros. Start saving!

Nikon D5000: Nikon has announced the introduction of another entry-level DSLR, the D5000. It will have a 12.3 mp sensor, a 2.7in 'vari-angle' flip-out screen, live view and 'HD' movie mode. Placed between the D60 and D90 cameras, it is expected to be a rival to Canon's 500D. Due out next month (May) and expected to cost £719.99.

Preview samples images are at

Olympus E-3: firmware update. Download and install using Olympus Master or Studio software.

Pentax K20D: firmware update. Go to the Pentax website.

Voigtlander: the Voigtlander Bessa III might not be launched in the UK, according to a news item in Amateur Photographer magazine. It is expected in Europe next month (May).

Phase One: an updated version of Capture 4, PRO and DB RAW workflow software has been announced.

Olympus E-30: the company has posted a firmware update for the E-30 DSLR. It can be installed via Olympus Master or Studio software.

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