Extract of news from UKpix.com
Olympus E-450: An upgrade of the company's tiny DSLR has been launched. The E-450 is basically the same as the previous E-420 but has 3 Art Filters, a new processor and improved LCD. Expected to cost £450 and be available in May.
Canon EOS 500D: a new DSLR has been launched. Called the EOS 500D (Rebel T1i), it has a 15.1 mp APS-C CMOS sensor and HD video recording. It will cost £869.99 and be available in May. The US price tag is expected to be $799.99. The huge difference in price is the subject of a debate in Amateur Photographer magazine, with Canon responding to criticism from UK customers.
Leica D-Lux 4: firmware has been upgraded to improve auto white balance and auto focus. Now available from the Leica website.
Olympus E620: There is now a picture gallery available at dpreview.com
Voigtlander: Bessa III: The Bessa III has been priced at 1,999 euros and is expected next month.
Leica R: Leica has decided to discontinue the R-Series manual SLR. A new R-system is expected following the development of the company's S2 digital offering.
Panasonic DMC-GH1: Only five months after launching the micro four thirds G1, Panasonic has revealed an HD version with video recording. It is a 12.1 megapixel camera with 1080/24p or 720/60p HD video with continuous auto focus. Two new lenses are launched, the LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm/F4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S. and the
LUMIX G VARIO 7-14mm/F4.0 ASPH.
Hands on review of the GH1 available at www.dpreview.com
Canon: AF fix and firmware update for Canon EOS-1D cameras. Go to the Canon website.