• Long-zoom digital camera launched

    Canon has announced a digital camera with a 12x optical zoom lens. The PowerShot S3 IS is a successor to the PowerShot S2 IS, and is built around a six-megapixel CCD.

  • Three Ixus mini cameras debut

    Canon has launched three slimline, stylish digital cameras under its Ixus brand. The Digital Ixus 800 IS is a six-megapixel camera that manages to fit a 4x optical zoom lens with...

  • Canon upgrades EOS 20D

    As the flagship product in its new Spring line-up, Canon has announced the EOS 30D, a replacement for the popular EOS 20D digital SLR.

  • Canon launches ‘Pro’ A3+ photo printers

    The new Pixma Pro range from Canon features includes two models: the 10-ink Pixma Pro9500 and the eight-ink Pixma Pro9000. The printers won’t launch until the autumn of 2006 though.

  • Intel makes a pitch at digital entertainment

    Betting on the mobile digital entertainment market, Intel recently launched the Intel Centrino Duo Mobile Technology with three components: the Intel Core Duo processor, the mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset family, and the Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection.

  • Sony shows small high-def camcorder

    Sony will soon start selling a new consumer high-definition camcorder, its smallest and lightest to-date and a model it considers the "trump card" in its envisaged world of high-definition content creation, editing and sharing, the company said Tuesday.

  • Bainbridge to lead BBC digital marketing

    The BBC has appointed David Bainbridge, managing director of the business-to-business arm of YooMedia, to lead the marketing of its digital and new media services. The appointment follows the BBC's decision to restructure its Marketing, Communications and Audiences division, and the new post indicates the importance the Corporation places on the future of digital services.

  • Gadgets: 1GB iPod Nano review

    When Apple announced, at a special event last September, that the company was dropping the immensely popular iPod mini and replacing it with the iPod nano, many observers questioned the move. Besides replacing Apple's most popular product, the nano offered less storage space (2GB or 4GB) than the iPod mini (4GB or 6GB) at the same $199 and $249 price points. But when Apple recently announced that 14 million iPods had been sold this past holiday season, with analysts estimating that the bulk of those sales were nanos, you could almost hear Apple executives thinking, "We told you so." The iPod nano's sleek design, color screen, and new features won over even many iPod-mini-loving critics--reports of easy scratching notwithstanding.

  • Adobe Lightroom goes Intel

    Adobe has eleased an update to its photographic workflow application, Lightroom. Among the changes in Lightroom beta 2.0 is that the application is now available as a Universal Binary, which means it can run natively on PowerPC and Intel Macs.

  • Sony boosts compact camera range

    Sony has updated its W-series digital still camera line with two new models that feature large LCD (liquid crystal display) monitors and are more compact than previous models.

  • Fuji launches low-light camera

    The new FinePix F30 Zoom is the first compact digital camera to offer ISO 3200 capture at full resolution, according to manufacturer Fujifilm.

  • Panasonic unveils new cameras

    Panasonic has unveiled three digital still cameras for the global market. Among them is the DMC-TZ1, a camera that Panasonic says is the smallest camera available to offer a 10x optical zoom.

  • Ninja Tune looking for promo directors

    Electronica record label Ninja Tune is running a competition to find directors for music videos of each track on the forthcoming Loka album Fire Shepherds. It's being run in conjunction with Colchester-based media resource and facility Signals.

  • First look: Apple's Intel-powered iMac

    For now, those interested in an Intel experience with an Apple flair will have to make do with the new iMac, unveiled by Apple CEO Steve Jobs to much fanfare last month.

  • Mustang version of Java heads to beta

    Web 2.0 and expanded support for scripting languages are expected to be key themes of the planned Mustang version of Java, which is due in a beta release later this month.

  • Final Cut Studio and Aperture on Intel debut

    Apple has begun accepting orders for its crossgrade program in the US, which will update customers of its pro applications Aperture, Final Cut Studio, Logic Pro, and Logic Express to Intel-native versions. The company is expected to follow suit in the UK soon. Apple also explained its decision to only sell Final Cut Studio as a bundle, doing away with standalone sales of the individual applications.

  • Takayoshi Kishimoto joins unit9

    Takayoshi Kishimoto, formerly creative director at TYO Interactive Design Inc (TYO-ID) - a leading Tokyo-based international interactive agency - has joined London-based digital agency unit9.

  • Minghella reappointed as chair of bfi

    Oscar and BAFTA-winning British filmmaker Anthony Minghella CBE, has been reappointed chair of the British Film Institute (bfi) for a second three-year term. The bfi is funded by the UK Film Council to carry out a range of activities supporting and developing film education and culture in the UK.

  • Microwave feature film fund launches

    Film London has launched a new project designed to discover and promote a new wave of British filmmakers. The Microwave project challenges filmmakers to shoot a full length film on a micro-budget of up to £75,000 with the option of raising additional in-kind support taking the budget to a maximum of £100,000. The scheme will provide an intensive approach to filmmaking, with an emphasis on tightly focused scripts, short production schedules and commercial potential.

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