June 2008 Camera Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for June 2008. If you are looking for an article on a particular day or on a particular topic, you can use the menu on the right to narrow your search

Camera Articles for June of 2008

Below are the 67 Camera articles for June of 2008

Round Up: Enough gimmicks, give me a camera!

Anyone shopping for a new compact digital camera today is quickly overwhelmed with features most photographers couldn't even imagine ten years ago. The problem is that these features all basically[...]

Casio Exilim EX-Z80 Review

The 8.1 megapixel Casio Exilim EX-Z80 is the latest slim camera from Casio to offer a mostly conventional feature set in a handsome package at a great price.

Most Popular Digital Cameras of May 2008

There's a new sheriff in town: the Nikon Coolpix P80 deposed the current version of Panasonic's perpetually popular TZ camera for the top spot on our "Most Popular" list during[...]

Fujifilm FinePix S5700

The FinePix S5700 is a 7.1-megapixel digital camera with 10 x optical zoom, picture stabilization mode, intelligent flash and electronic image stabilization.

GE E1235

The E1235 is 12-megapixel resolution digital camera with 3x optical zoom, 4.5x digital zoom, aspheric all-glass lens, and a 2.7 high-resolution LCD screen.

Pentax DA 17-70mm f/4 SDM lens launched

Pentax has announced a new high-grade consumer zoom lens today, the Pentax DA 17-70mm f/4 [IF] SDM.

Round Up: The Megapixel Cold War

Is it possible that the compact camera megapixel wars have finally reached a fragile detente?

New TechnologyGuide Site Launched – DesktopReview.com

We have some exciting news for casual fans and loyal members of the TechnologyGuide family of sites: we have launched a brand new site, DesktopReview.com!

DCR Workshop: Shot Composition 101

So you've mastered your camera's basics. What now? Some shot composition fundamentals can help take your pictures to the next level.

Epson announces $99 photo all-in-one

In a press release yesterday, Epson unveiled the flagship model in a new line of all-in-one printers.

Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd First Thoughts

The Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd is hoping that its claim as the world's smallest 10 megapixel camera with a 12x zoom is enough to grab some attention.

Nikon Capture NX 2 editing software launched

Nikon made details about its latest photo editing and RAW conversion software, Capture NX 2, available to the public this week.

Brick-and-mortar camera shops building presence online

How does a traditional "brick-and-mortar" electronics store survive in a market that's come to be dominated by the internet? If data on the photography industry from PMA's latest marketing research[...]

Reuters: “Lost cameras ‘phone home’ to catch thieves”

A story on Reuters.com yesterday credits an Eye-Fi Wireless SD Card with helping to catch a pair of camera theives.

Alien Skin Image Doctor 2 Software Review

Alien Skin's Image Doctor 2 is a set of five plug-in filters designed to speed up the process and improve results when taking on common image editing tasks.

Round Up: Digital Square Dancing

Even in the digital age, square-format photography is still alive and kicking.

Shopping for Father’s Day? Check out our current Buyer’s Guide

Not sure what to get for dad? With Father's Day only a week away, it might be time to take a digital stroll over to our most recent Digital Camera[...]

Nikon Coolpix P80 First Thoughts

There are a lot of good ultrazooms out there, but if initial impressions hold up, the Nikon Coolpix P80 looks like it can hang with the best of them.

Olympus E-520 Review

Has the Olympus E-520 found the secret recipe for cooking up the perfect all-around consumer DSLR?

Photosimile 5000 automates 3D product photography

Information on this odd-looking device has been floating around for awhile now, but official word hit today that Ortery's Photosimile 5000 has been launched.

It’s official: Canon Rebel XS announced

Canon's latest entry-level DSLR - the 10.1 megapixel, live-view equipped Rebel XS - made its media debut this evening.

Canon unveils Speedlite 430EX II flash unit

In conjunction with its Rebel XS release, Canon has unveiled the second generation of its Speedlite 430EX external flash unit - the Speedlite 430EX II.

Olympus E-520

The E-520 is a 10 megapixel SLR with Built-in Image Stabilization, 11-point multi-area autofocusing, High Performance Imaging, Flash Operation, ISO Sensitivity, and 49-point Multi-Pattern Metering.

Canon Digital Rebel XS

The Rebel XS features a 10.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, 7-point wide area AF system with center f/5.6 cross-type sensor, a 2.5 LCD screen with Live View shooting and up to[...]

Epson launches Stylus S20 for UK customers

Epson UK announced the launch of a new budget-minded personal photo and document printer, the Epson Stylus S20, this afternoon.

Western Digital unleashes high-speed 1TB hard drive

It's as if Western Digital had digital photographers in mind when they conceived of the new Caviar Black 7200 RPM hard drives.

Round Up: Mom and Pop take on the internet

Local camera shops are going online, leaving those of us with fond memories of our favorite local stores to wonder what's lost and what's gained in the process.

Sony developing back-illuminated sensor

Take everything you know about digital camera sensors and turn it around. That's what Sony is doing in developing a new 5 megapixel CMOS imager.

Nikon Coolpix P80 firmware updated

Nikon has published a firmware update for its Coolpix P80 ultrazoom.

New Nikon full-frame DSLR images leaked?

This one's stretching the limits of plausibility, but stranger things have happened: images of an alleged mid-level, full-frame DSLR - the Nikon D10 - surfaced this week and are currently[...]

Mountainsmith Sideline II Camera Bag Review

Mountainsmith's new DSLR gear hauler walks away with the award for ruggedness in our bag review torture tests.

Olympus provides white balance fix for E-3 in firmware update

Olympus has added a new firmware version for its E-3 professional DSLR to its international support site.

Sigma DP1 Firmware Update v1.03

Version 1.03 of the Sigma DP1 firmware adds an ISO 50 capability and display icons while in Grid Display mode.

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 Review

If you're looking to move into a DSLR and aren't wedded to any particular brand, there's a lot to like about the Sony Alpha DSLR-A200.

Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS First Thoughts

The Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS packs a long zoom, plenty of resolution, and SLR-like styling. So what's not to like?

Round Up: The work of a lifetime

Some photographers are on a quest for the perfect shot. Others of us would be happy just to find the perfect camera bag.

Pentax K20D firmware version 1.01 launched

Pentax has updated the firmware for its K20D semi-pro DSLR.

Head to Head: Canon PowerShot SD890 IS vs. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150

PowerShot. Cyber-shot. This month's Head to Head comparison pairs two heavyweights of the lightweight camera world.

LaCie launches tiny 1TB drive

LaCie has announced the launch of its latest Little Big Drive portable storage solution, the 1TB Little Big Drive Quadra.

Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd Review

With its 12x zoom, the Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd is almost small enough to qualify as a "pocket ultrazoom." Unfortunately, this tiny camera struggles to make a big impression.

Eye-Fi rolls out two new wireless SD cards

Eye-Fi, maker of the noted Eye-Fi Wireless SD Card, has added two new products to its lineup.

Western Digital spins 1TB and 2TB backup solutions

Not to be outdone by other recent high-capacity storage system announcements, Western Digital has released 1TB and 2TB versions of its My Book Mirror Edition.

HP display promises breakthrough in color control

There was little of direct interest to photographers on display at HP's "Connecting Your World" event in Berlin last week, but a new LCD may prove to be the next[...]

New Fujifilm CFs to offer 310x transfer speeds

In a press release from its U.K. division, Fujifilm has announced the launch of a full line of ultra-fast CompactFlash cards.

Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM Lens Field Test

We get a first look at one of the most highly anticipated pro lenses of the year, the impressive and imposing Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM.

New pro-grade Sony flash coming in September

In anticipation of its forthcoming full-frame professional DSLR, Sony has announced specs on a new high-end flash unit, the Sony HVL-F58AM.

NBR publishes summer travel guide

The folks at our sister site, NotebookReview.com, have published a guide with some great accessories for traveling with portable electronics - including some great suggestions for camera-related travel.

Canon PowerShot SD770 IS Review

Canon's classic box and circle takes another trip around the block in the snap-happy Canon PowerShot SD770 IS.

Color-managed photos supported in Firefox 3

The latest version of Mozilla's popular browser adds color management tools for accurately viewing web images with embedded ICC profiles.

Pentax printing division sold to Brother

Pentax's new parent company, HOYA Corp., has decided to divest the brand of its mobile printing division.

Round Up: Finally, I get it!

Consumer DSLRs have threatened to make ultrazooms obsolete for years, but before you write them off maybe it's time to give long-zoom cameras another chance.

Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS Review

There's a lot to like about the Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS, but do too many quirks get in the way of what the Z1012 does well?

Picnik.com, ffffound.com on Time’s “Top 50 Best Websites”

Two unique photo-related sites earned spots on Time.com's list of

Panasonic updates Lumix TZ4/TZ5 firmware

Panasonic has provided a firmware update for its Lumix TZ4 and Lumix TZ5 cameras.

DealWatch – June 24, 2008

DigitalCameraReview.com brings you the hottest camera deals of the week from the coolest brick-and-mortar retailers.

Nikon Capture NX 2 software available for purchase

According to an announcement this week, retail versions of Nikon's Capture NX 2 image editing software are now available from authorized Nikon dealers and the manufacturer's online store.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ50 Review

Panasonic's wireless wonder, the Lumix DMC-TZ50, combines TZ5 performance with the unique ability to transfer images straight from the camera using built-in Wi-Fi.

A-DATA unveils new “world’s fastest” 350x CF

Coming on the heels of Fujifilm's announcement of the world's fastest CF card, A-DATA has deposed the previous record holder in short succession with 350x CFs.

OWC launches high-capacity 7200 RPM external drives

Traveling photographers take note: Other World Computing (OWC) has launched what is the "highest capacity 7200 RPM portable bus-powered storage solution" currently on the market, the OWC Mercury On-The-Go 320[...]

Zeiss unveils Distagon T* 18mm f/3.5

Lens manufacturer Zeiss has launched its latest premium offering for K- and F-mount SLRs, the Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 3.5/18.

Western Digital Passport Essential Hard Drive Review

Looking for a simple, portable photo backup solution? The compact and colorful Western Digital My Passport Essential is definitely worth taking for a spin.

Guardian MAXimus provides 300 GB, 10,000 RPM external storage

NewerTech has launched an external storage solution sporting mirrored 300 GB, 10,000 RPM Western Digital VelociRaptor drives - the Guardian MAXimus 300 GB.

Editor’s Choice, June 2008: Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

With it's compact size and low price, Sony's A200 is the entry-level DSLR that makes expensive compacts hard to justify - making it our Editor's Choice pick of the month.

Adobe Camera Raw 4.5 beta now available

Adobe has made a candidate version of its latest Camera Raw plug-in for Photoshop available via the Adobe Labs website.

Round Up: Travels with Art

Reflections on shooting Yosemite with renowned travel/nature photographer and Travels to the Edge host Art Wolfe.

Nikon Coolpix P80 Review

The Nikon Coolpix P80 establishes itself as a basically sound ultrazoom - if not the runaway champion in its class that we'd initially hoped for.


The GE G2 is an 8 megapixel ultracompact with an internal-contained 4x zoom, a 2.7-inch LCD, electronic image stabilization, and high-sensitivity shooting up to ISO 1600.