Archive for Verity Burns

  • Nikon announces Coolpix P90

    Nikon announces Coolpix P90

    By 3 February 2009

    Nikon has announced the Coolpix P90, a new bridge camera that's described as having "powerful features" in a "compact and portable" body. Boasting a 24x wide angle optical zoom that offers the 35mm-equivalent of a 26mm wide-angle to a 624mm telephoto...

  • Epson announces DC-06 document camera

    Epson announces DC-06 document camera

    By 3 February 2009

    Epson has launched the ELP DC-06 document camera, set to be the first in a new range of accessories from the company, designed to work alongside projectors. Aimed at classroom and training environments, the DC-06 is a small device weighing less than 1kg,...

  • Fujinon announces 3-megapixel vari-focal lens

    Fujinon announces 3-megapixel vari-focal lens

    By 2 February 2009

    Fujinon, a company of FujiFilm USA, has announced the launch of the industry's widest 3-megapixel vari-focal lens, ahead of its unveiling at the ISC West convention in April. Previously, a fixed focal lens or lower resolution-rated vari-focal lens was...

  • Canon launches EOS Professional Network

    Canon launches EOS Professional Network

    By 2 February 2009

    Canon has launched the EOS Professional Network (EPN) across the UK & Ireland. The EPN will be made up of EOS Professional Centres and EOS Professional Stockists, and has been developed to help customers through the whole process from buying a camera...

  • Disney Interactive confirms job cuts

    Disney Interactive confirms job cuts

    By 30 January 2009

    In more depressive recession news, Disney Interactive Studios has become the latest company to cut jobs as a way to save some money. Angela Emery, vice president of communications at Disney Interactive Studios, has confirmed the layoffs will take place,...

  • Panasonic releases updated firmware for DMC-LX3

    Panasonic releases updated firmware for DMC-LX3

    By 30 January 2009

    Exactly 1 month after its last update, Panasonic has released new firmware for the DMC-LX3 camera. Version 1.2 improves the white balance flash mode setting when it is connected to the DMW-FL220 flash unit. It also ensures the proper shutter speed setting...

  • Nintendo document touts spring/summer European launch for DSi

    Nintendo document touts spring/summer European launch for DSi

    By 30 January 2009

    It seems that the first shipments of Nintendo's DSi handheld could reach British shores a little earlier than expected, if a company document is to be believed. An extract from a product briefing document on Nintendo's website clearly states a release...

  • VIDEO: Final Fantasy XIII trailer released

    VIDEO: Final Fantasy XIII trailer released

    By 30 January 2009

    Square Enix has released a new Final Fantasy XIII trailer that will give FF fans a sneak peek into what they can expect from the next instalment in the series. The trailer shows a mixture of cinematic sequences as well as some gameplay footage too, which...

  • Call of Duty 6 definitely in development

    Call of Duty 6 definitely in development

    By 30 January 2009

    It seems that we could definitely be seeing Call of Duty 6 before 2009 is out, after actor Ken Lally confirmed his involvement with the project. The studio behind COD6 (or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 if you will) Infinity Ward, had said back in August...

  • Microsoft confirms Best of Halo Xbox bundle

    Microsoft confirms Best of Halo Xbox bundle

    By 30 January 2009

    Microsoft has confirmed it is set to release a new Xbox 360 bundle in Europe, that will allow all those who've never played Halo to catch up on what they've been missing. The "Best of Halo" bundle will include a 60GB 360 Pro mode, a copy of both Halo...

  • Jessops losses narrow

    Jessops losses narrow

    By 30 January 2009

    Financial results posted by Jessops have shown the company has managed to narrow its losses seen earlier in 2008. Following some rather drastic price cuts, the camera retailer managed to pull its like-for like sales up over Christmas, and has continued,...

  • PhotoBox launches Pro Gallery service

    PhotoBox launches Pro Gallery service

    By 29 January 2009

    Online photo processor PhotoBox has launched a new service that will allow photographers to sell their pictures through their website. Pro Gallery is available to all Photobox users. Once you sign up as a gallery owner, you'll get to choose the photos...

  • Wildlife photography competition launches

    Wildlife photography competition launches

    By 29 January 2009

    A wildlife photography competition has been launched by Burrard-Lucas.com, a photography website set up by two brothers. With the theme purely "Wildlife Portraits", a photograph of any animal is acceptable as long as it was taken in the wild. The competition...

  • Sigma confirms price rises

    Sigma confirms price rises

    By 29 January 2009

    Sigma has announced it will increase its prices on all products on 1 February, blaming "currency fluctuations" for the hike. The specific reason was the very weak pound compared to the "unusually strong yen" - a devaluation of around 40% - which has caused...

  • Nintendo 9-month sales up 17%

    Nintendo 9-month sales up 17%

    By 29 January 2009

    Nintendo has posted its financial results for the 9 month period ending 31 December 2008, and for once, it's almost good news. Strong sales of both the Wii and DS consoles worldwide has helped the company to achieve a 17% rise in sales on the same period...

  • Sony reports 95% slump in profits

    Sony reports 95% slump in profits

    By 29 January 2009

    Sony has released figures for the quarter ending 31 December that show a 95% fall in net profit, showing all the more clearly how much the global slump has hit demand for things such as TVs and cameras. Net profits were reportedly 10.4 billion yen (around...

  • iPhoto's Faces feature can recognise cats

    iPhoto's Faces feature can recognise cats

    By 28 January 2009

    Apple disappointed pet owners everywhere when it said that iPhoto's new feature, Faces, would only work on human faces and not our favourite four-legged friends. However, those at Macworld have tested out the feature and proved the bods at Apple wrong...

  • Camera lens calendar could soon hit the market

    Camera lens calendar could soon hit the market

    By 28 January 2009

    Pop this on the list of "gifts to get a photography enthusiast". It might look like a camera lens, but if you look closely at the etchings on the rings, you'll see that each one controls an aspect of the calendar, including days, dates, months and years....

  • Kingston Digital releases new range of SDHC cards

    Kingston Digital releases new range of SDHC cards

    By 28 January 2009

    Kingston Digital has announced it is releasing a new line of SDHC video cards for use in digital camcorders. To help consumers know which size will suit their needs, the SDHC cards come with the approximate recording time in minutes on the packaging,...

  • Kodak launches C180 compact camera

    Kodak launches C180 compact camera

    By 28 January 2009

    Kodak has snuck a new camera onto their website, without even a sniff of an official announcement. The C180 adds to the Kodak's AA-based C-series, and boasts 10.2-megapixels, 2.4-inch screen, a 3x optical zoom and a 5x digital zoom. Although it seems...

  • Rankin searches for eccentric Brits for new exhibition

    Rankin searches for eccentric Brits for new exhibition

    By 28 January 2009

    Rankin has announced his latest photography project, and is looking for all the eccentricity of the UK to help compile a record of "Britons in 2009". Dubbed "his most ambitious project to date", Rankin Live! will see Rankin shoot and instantly print the...

  • eDimension launches AudioFX2 headphones

    eDimension launches AudioFX2 headphones

    By 28 January 2009

    eDimensional has announced a new addition to its line of AudioFX gaming headsets. The AudioFX2 has been redesigned from the ground up, but retains the popular force feedback feature, which creates a subwoofer bass sensation and "increased situational...

  • Sony submits patent app for touchscreen printer

    Sony submits patent app for touchscreen printer

    By 28 January 2009

    Sony has submitted a patent application in America that appears it could be planning some sort of touchscreen printer. The patent held at the US Patent and Trademark Office is titled "Image forming device, having an ejection tray, and a display is mounted...

  • Canon reports 81.5% fall in profits

    Canon reports 81.5% fall in profits

    By 28 January 2009

    Canon has reported an 81.5% fall in its quarterly profits, blaming a slow in demand for cameras and office equipment caused by the worldwide economic downturn. Operating profit at Canon was at 35.8 billion yen (around £280 million) in October-December,...

  • Nero 8 to be bundled with all Sanyo Xacti HD cameras

    Nero 8 to be bundled with all Sanyo Xacti HD cameras

    By 28 January 2009

    Nero has announced that its popular digital media software is to be bundled with all Sanyo's new Xacti HD dual cameras. The Sanya Xacti VPC-HD2000 and VPC-FH1 dual cameras will come with Nero 8 Essentials software, which helps users easily edit, author...


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