Archive for Verity Burns

  • Asus launches super-slim Eee PC 1008HA

    Asus launches super-slim Eee PC 1008HA

    By 4 March 2009

    Asus has launched the super-slim EEE PCT 1008HA, a netbook measuring just 1-inch thick at its thinnest part. Channelling more than a hint of the Apple's MacBook Air, the 1008HA weighs in at just 1.1kg and looks rather swish in a white "pearlescent" casing....

  • Sony launches two portable photo printers

    Sony launches two portable photo printers

    By 4 March 2009

    Sony has announced the DPP-FP97 and DPP-FP67, two new portable printers for photo printing on-the-go. Both models produce 4 x 6-inch photo prints, however the DPP-FP97 model prints photos in about 45 seconds, while the FP67 model takes around 63 seconds....

  • JVC launches Everio X hybrid camcorder

    JVC launches Everio X hybrid camcorder

    By 4 March 2009

    JVC has announced the Everio GZ-X900, also known as the Everio X, a new hybrid, dual-use camera that combines 9-megapixel photos with full HD video. Described as "about the size of a chunky smart phone", the Everio X is designed to be small and portable...

  • Pretec launches two memory cards with "world first" claims

    Pretec launches two memory cards with "world first" claims

    By 4 March 2009

    Pretec has launched two new memory cards, both with claims of "record breaking" specs. First up is the world's first 32GB SDXC card, a next-generation card that can hit read/write speeds of 50MB/s, and will be able to reach capacities of 2TB in the future....

  • Eye-Fi cards get video support

    Eye-Fi cards get video support

    By 4 March 2009

    Eye-Fi has announced two new wireless SD memory cards that will upload content directly from your PC or digital camera to the Internet. Both photos and videos can be automatically uploaded to popular sites like Flickr and YouTube. "The magic of Eye-Fi’s...

  • Sony reveals six new Alpha lenses coming

    Sony reveals six new Alpha lenses coming

    By 4 March 2009

    Sony has confirmed in a press conference that it will be introducing six new lenses for its Alpha line of DSLR cameras. The lenses were shown briefly in a slideshow, however no detailed specs were announced. The new lenses in the full photo below apparently...

  • Panasonic announces Lumix G Vario 7-14mm.F4.0 ASPH lens

    Panasonic announces Lumix G Vario 7-14mm.F4.0 ASPH lens

    By 3 March 2009

    Panasonic has unveiled the Lumix G Vario 7-14mm.F4.0 ASPH, a new interchangeable ultra wide-angle zoom lens. Despite its zoom range of 7-14mm (35mm camera equivalent of 14-28mm), the new lens is still compact and lightweight for casual on-the-go use,...

  • Panasonic launches Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm

    Panasonic launches Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm

    By 3 March 2009

    Panasonic has launched, the Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm/F4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S., a standard interchangeable zoom lens that adopts the Micro Four Thirds standard. The lens features an inner focus direct-drive linear motor for focusing, which allows for...

  • Lomography launches Chromiacs range

    Lomography launches Chromiacs range

    By 3 March 2009

    Lomography has launched a new limited edition range of some of its most popular cameras decked out in chrome - fittingly named "Chromiacs". The cameras included in the range are the Lomo Colorsplash, Diana F+, Fisheye 2 and Supersampler. All four cameras...

  • Casio launches Exilim EX-Z29 in US

    Casio launches Exilim EX-Z29 in US

    By 3 March 2009

    Casio has launched the EX-Z29, a new compact addition to the Exilim range. Boasting 10.1 megapixels, a 3x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom, the EX-Z29 promises to be as user-friendly as other models in the Exilim range, and offers many of the same functions...

  • Adobe releases final Lightroom 2.3 and Camera Raw 5.3 updates

    Adobe releases final Lightroom 2.3 and Camera Raw 5.3 updates

    By 3 March 2009

    Adobe has now announced a final release for the Lightroom 2.3 and Camera Raw 5.3 updates. The updates were originally posted as release candidates for community testing, and following good feedback, have now been released to the general public. Camera...

  • Sigma launches 50-200mm F4-5.6 lens

    Sigma launches 50-200mm F4-5.6 lens

    By 3 March 2009

    Sigma has launched the 50-200mm F4-5.6 DC OS HSM telephoto zoom lens with optical stabiliser. The lens features special low dispersion glass in the front lens group and an inner focusing system, as well as "Super Multi-Layer" coating to reduce flare and...

  • Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM lens unveiled

    Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM lens unveiled

    By 3 March 2009

    Sigma Corporation has unveiled the new 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM large aperture standard zoom lens. The lens incorporates Sigma's optical stabilisation function, which can be used on Sony and Pentax cameras even if the camera body features its own anti-shake...

  • Sigma announces 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM lens

    Sigma announces 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM lens

    By 3 March 2009

    Sigma has announced the 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM. The super wide-angle lens has a maximum aperture of F3.5 throughout the entire zoom range making it a good choice for indoor shooting, and has a wide angle of view from 102.4 degrees. Two "Extraordinary...

  • Pentax-DA15mm F4ED AL Limited lens released

    Pentax-DA15mm F4ED AL Limited lens released

    By 3 March 2009

    Pentax has announced the smc Pentax-DA15mm F4 ED AL Limited lens, designed for use with Pentax DSLR cameras. The new ultra-wide angle lens offers the equivalent to a 23mm angle of view in the 35mm format, making it a good choice for capturing landscapes...

  • AgfaPhoto unveils Optima 830UW outdoor camera

    AgfaPhoto unveils Optima 830UW outdoor camera

    By 3 March 2009

    AgfaPhoto is set to launch a new outdoor camera at PMA 2009, in the form of the Optima 830UW. Waterproof, freezeproof and shockproof, the 830UW can be used for underwater to depths up to 10 metres, take photos in temperatures down to -5 degrees and withstand...

  • AgfaPhoto launches DV-5580Z camcorder

    AgfaPhoto launches DV-5580Z camcorder

    By 3 March 2009

    AgfaPhoto has launched the high definition DV-5580Z camcorder at PMA 2009. With a maximum of 1440 x 1080 pixels and 30 frames per second for video, you'll also be able to take still images at 8 megapixels. There's a 5x optical zoom, and optional 4x digital...

  • Sony unveils Cyber-shot HX1 high-zoom camera

    Sony unveils Cyber-shot HX1 high-zoom camera

    By 3 March 2009

    Sony has unveiled the high-zoom Cyber-shot HX1 at PMA 2009, the range's new flagship model which promises to combine high speed shooting with "extraordinary" image quality. Offering a 20x optical zoom range, the HX1 is a bridge camera that boasts an effective...

  • Pentax announces superzoom X70

    Pentax announces superzoom X70

    By 2 March 2009

    Pentax has launched the X70 superzoom digital camera, a bridge cam which boasts a 24x optical zoom lens and wide-angle to super-telephoto coverage. With 12 megapixels, SLR-like styling and flexible exposure modes, the Pentax X70 is being aimed at intermediate...

  • Pandigital launches "thinnest ever" digi frame

    Pandigital launches "thinnest ever" digi frame

    By 2 March 2009

    Pandigital has launched its new PanTouch Clear 10.4-inch digital photo frame PMA 2009, that it is touting as the thinnest digi frame on the market. Measuring a third of an inch thin, the PanTouch Clear has a high definition display and full touchscreen...

  • More GTA promised for PSP

    More GTA promised for PSP

    By 2 March 2009

    Sony has promised that gamers will see Grand Theft Auto make a return to the PSP in the future. The handheld has previously seen two GTA releases, but has lost out more recently with the upcoming release of GTA: Chinatown Wars on the Nintendo DS. "No...

  • Gigabyte launches new mice and keyboards

    Gigabyte launches new mice and keyboards

    By 2 March 2009

    Gigabyte has launched new peripherals at CeBIT 2009, with four new products covering keyboards and mice on show for visitors this year. First up is the Gigabyte GM-M8000 laser gaming mouse. Aimed at professional gamers, it boasts a high performance laser...

  • AgfaPhoto launches sensor 830s and 530s

    AgfaPhoto launches sensor 830s and 530s

    By 2 March 2009

    AgfaPhoto has launched two new cameras at PMA 2009 which utilise the company's trademark "red sensor button" first seen in 1969. The sensor 830s and 530s will be the first digital cameras from the company to feature the red sensor button, which will apparently...

  • Blurb launches Photography.Book.Now competition

    Blurb launches Photography.Book.Now competition

    By 2 March 2009

    Blurb has launched the second Photography.Book.Now International Juried Competition, offering $25,000 for the best self-published photography book. Noted photography book expert Darius Himes will serve as lead judge for the second year, with a panel of...

  • Samsung announces NX series hybrid camera range

    Samsung announces NX series hybrid camera range

    By 2 March 2009

    Samsung has launched its new family of hybrid digital cameras at PMA 2009 in Las Vegas. The NX series will aim to bridge the gap between camera types and offer the image quality of a DSLR with the portability of a compact. Like a DSLR, the NX series will...


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