Wednesday, August 26, 2009

August 2009

Adobe DNG release v5.5 'release candidate'

Adobe has announced release candidates of v5.5 DNG and ACR raw converter.
It is available for immediate download from Adobe Labs. The update is tested but the version is not yet finalised.

There is support for more cameras: Olympus E-P1 digital Pen; Nikon D300s; Nikon D3000; Panasonic DMC-FZ35

Adobe Labs download

Canon launches PowerShot G11

Canon has unveiled the G11 high-end compact camera to replace the G10. The 14.7mp sensor has been changed to a high-sensitivity 10MP CCD sensor. The lens remains at 28-140mm equivalent, but the new camera gains a tilt and swivel LCD and reduces in size by 2.8 inches.

There is also a dual anti-noise system and the Digic 4 processor.

Canon site

Leica S System specs

Leica has revealed the specifications of its medium-format digital camera. The S2 will have Kodak CCD sensor at a massive 37.5 megapixels.

A basic camera with one lens is expected to cost a whopping $30,000 and be available in October.

Leica site

Olympus Pen E-P1 review
Attach lots of lenses, including Leica, Voigtlander and Olympus OM1
Olympus Pen E-P1 review

Nikon world first: camera with projector
The world's first first projector camera has been announced by Nikon. The Nikon S1000pj projects images up to 40in at a maximum of about 2 meters (about 6ft). There is a 5x zoom lens (28-140mm, 35mm equivalent) and a 12.1mp sensor.
More details at the dpreview site

Firmware update Canon EOS 50D
Canon has released new firmware for the 50D DSLR. Available for download from Canon.
Firmware download

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