October 20, 2011 - 08.00 GMT Over the past months we received a lot of feedback on the demise of DCViews, from disappoitment to non-belief. In many reactions hope was expressed that the site could be revived in one way or another.It's therefore with the greatest of pleasure that we announce today that DCViews will be back on the web. Arthur Hanson has taken it upon him to revitalize the site while maintaining the high standard and quality. You will see the results of his enthusiasm soon and we wish him and all of you many more years in the great world of digital photography. Sebastian
July 28, 2011 - 09.00 GMTSome fifteen years ago, Kodak announced the first sub-$1000 digital camera with zoom lens and external storage: the Kodak Digital Science DC50. In spite of its initial hefty price tag, the Kodak DC50 has been the first step into digital photography for many amateurs and professionals. Our review, to celebrate 10 years digital photography published in 2006, illustrates how digital cameras have evolved from Digital Science into Easy Sharing by comparing properties, features and images of the vintage Kodak DC50 to the V550 (2006)..
July 27, 2011 - 08:30 GMTThe new Olympus SP-810UZb Ultra Zoom offers a fast, wide 1:2.9-5.7 24-864mm zoom lens and 14 megapixel image sensor, and is the smallest compact camera currently on the market with a zoom factor over 30, which makes it the ideal travelling companion. The new SZ-11 offers 20x optical zoom and a 14 megapixel sensor. It is a compact camera that is perfect for travel and sports events. The VG-145 comes in a stylish and slim full metal body, and is equipped with a 14 megapixel CCD too, 5x optical zoom from 26mm.
July 25, 2011 - 07:00 GMTSony Europe today introduces the Cyber-shot DSC-TX55 (leaked earlier last week), the thinnest camera in the world (12.2 mm slim with an 8.3cm OLED touch-screen) with Full HD video, and the new Cyber-shot WX30 with Full HD video too and a 7.5cm touch-screen. Both cameras feature a 16.2 megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, plus new By Pixel Super Resolution technology that boosts zoom range to 10x without quality loss at the sensor's maximum resolution of 16.2 M pixels. The TX55 and WX30 will be available from September.
July 23, 2011 - 10:15 GMTSigma releases a new firmware update for the DP1x and DP2x. The DP1x firmware brings you:1. RAW+JPEG concurrent recording & enhanced focus frame2. Enhanced high AF speed and improved LCD Image quality3. Capture priority mode and Enlarge Display function 4. Focus mode changed to enhance DP2x integration5. A phenomenon which produced noise under certain conditions is fixedThe new firmware for the DP2x brings you improvements 1 and 5 mentioned above.
October 21, 2011 - 12.00 GMTGreetings, all. My name is Arthur Hanson and I will be acquiring and taking over the running of the DCViews website. I am passionate about photography and think DCViews is a fantastic resource and thrilled at the opportunity to work on DCViews.In terms of going forward I have a lot of ideas for the website, but I want to assure people the core of the website will remain the same with the same great information and content.
July 27, 2011 - 09:00 GMTSony expands its S-Frame digital photo frames series with three models that feature an energy-saving timer that's kinder on your pocket and the environment. The timer can be set to switch the photo frame into power-saving standby mode any time it''s not needed. The HD1000 and HD800 can play HD videos shot in AVCHD mode, including Full HD clips shot at smooth, progressive 50p frame rate. They can also replay MPEG4, MPEG1 and Motion JPEG videos. Available in September for prices from $119.99 to $169.99.
July 26, 2011 - 09:30 GMTTrigger Trap is an open-source project for photographers and geeks initiated by Haje Jan Kamps. He is currently seeking your help in collecting funds that will be spent on developing, prototyping, and manufacturing the product in two versions: a PRO and a DIY model. Trigger Trap is a universal camera trigger that makes it easy to trigger your camera any way you could possibly think of. The Trigger Trap will support triggering Laser, Sound, Time and even an Aux port is available for those not satisfied by these standard options.
July 21, 2011 - 08:15 GMTOlympus releases firmware vers. 1.1 for the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II and M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-150mm F4.0-5.6 lenses. The update improves the AF speed for the E-P3 camera. Olympus also releases a new version of Digital Camera Updater and an update.for the Olympus Viewer 2 with these improvements:â€¢ Added the function to upload movies to YouTube. â€¢ Support for RAW files from the latest cameras â€¢ Added Art Effect options in RAW and Image Edit. â€¢ Startup and Browse window performance.