July 2008 Camera Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for July 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 July of 2008

Below are the 72 Camera articles for July of 2008

Nikon D700 officially out from under wraps

Nikon's much-anticipated new full-frame DSLR, the D700, was made official this evening.

Flagship Nikon SB-900 Speedlight on the way

Launched in conjunction with Nikon's new D700 full-frame DSLR, the Nikon SB-900 Speedlight flashgun touts its wide-angle coverage and improved recycle times over previous models.

Nikon D700

The Nikon D700 full-frame DSLR camera features a 12.1-megapixel Nikon FX-format sensor, 3″ TFT LCD screen, proprietary FX-format CMOS sensor, Nikon EXPEED image processing system, a 51-point auto focus system[...]

Theoretical physics allows for “ghost imaging” through fog, smoke

The next wave in imagining, at least where surveillance and other practical technological applications are concerned, may owe more to theoretical physics than to traditional optics.

DealWatch – July 1, 2008

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

Most Popular Digital Cameras of June 2008

Panasonic remained the dominant player in our "Most Popular" rankings for the month of June, but only by the slimmest of margins.

Fuji launches line of high-style cases for its Z20fd

Three new camera pouches from Fujifilm marketed under the names Tre, Bullet, and Cubo cover a range of visual and functional styles and are designed to fit the[...]

Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd First Thoughts

The 18x zoom on the Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd may not be king of the ultrazoom hill these days, but it's hard not to be impressed by Fuji's latest offering.

GE G2 Review

GE has struggled to establish a unique identity in the digicam market. Does the new GE G2 ultracompact have the potential to be the maker's breakthrough model?

DCR Workshop: Making the most of scene presets

In this "holiday edition" of DCR Workshop, we take on one of the most mystifying aspects of the compact camera experience for casual shooters: scene presets.

Round Up: The New Instant Camera

Cell phone cameras have been stuck at the "novelty" phase, but improvements in technology and changes in the way we share images may be poised to change that.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10 Review

Sony freshens up its popular H3 ultrazoom in the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10. It may not be a new design, but any pocket camera with a fantastic 10x lens has our[...]

Canon announces plans for new Nagasaki factory

In order to meet growing demand for the company's DSLRs and compact digital cameras, Canon has announced today its intention to construct a new camera manufacturing facility in Nagasaki, Japan.

Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1

The Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 is a 6 megapixel ultrazoom with a 12x lens. The camera captures still images at a phenomenal 60 frames per second, and video at up[...]

Casio updates Exilim Pro EX-F1 firmware

Casio has made a firmware update for its Exilim Pro EX-F1 high-speed ultrazoom available for download today.

DealWatch – July 8, 2008

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

Canon Rebel XS officially launched in US

Although Canon's Rebel XS has already been released internationally in the form of the Canon EOS 1000D, the new Rebel has been officially launched in US markets today.

Kodak ESP 5 Printer Review

Kodak's latest printer/scanner, the ESP 5, features an impressive specs sheet. Can real-world performance live up to high expectations for Kodak's latest?

Kodak rolls out “world’s first” 50MP CCD sensor

Kodak's U.K. division announced a breakthrough in sensor development yesterday with the company's introduction of a 50 megapixel CCD imager.

Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd Review

Drawing heavily on its predecessor, the Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd isn't exactly an "all new" model. Is this second-generation camera capable of a first-tier performance?

Pentax Optio W60

The Pentax Optio W60 is a weatherproof 10 megapixel camera with a wide-angle 5x zoom lens. Dustproof, freezeproof, and waterproof down to 13 feet, the W60 also sports a 2.5-inch[...]

Kodak EasyShare Z1015 IS, M1093 flagship models launched

With the typical lack of fanfare that has become their signature, Kodak quietly added two new flagship cameras to their website this week.

Round Up: Photokina Dreamin’

What cutting-edge technologies will come out of Photokina 2008 to change the picture-taking world? Here are my four predictions for what we'll see in September.

Pentax Optio V20 First Thoughts

Pentax's Optio compacts have tended to fly under the radar, but if the snappy little Pentax Optio V20 is an indication of a new design philosophy, that could change.

Kodak EasyShare M1093 IS

The EasyShare M1093 IS is a 10 megapixel camera with 3X optical zoom, image stabilization, 3.0 in. wide-angle viewing LCD, Smart Capture feature, HD pictures and video and Li-Ion rechargeable[...]

Olympus Stylus 1020 Review

With a 7x zoom, the 10 megapixel Olympus Stylus 1020 packs a long-reach punch not seen in many ultracompacts.

Phase One pushes the envelope with 60.5 megapixel sensor

Today, Denmark-based Phase One has launched a 645 medium-format system, the P 65+, sporting a 60.5 megapixel CCD imager.

DealWatch – July 15, 2008

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

Sigma updates DP1 firmware

Sigma has released a firmware update for its large-sensor 14 megapixel compact camera, the DP1.

Casio Exilim EX-Z150

The Exilim EX-Z150 features a 3.0-inch TFT color display, 8.1 Megapixel CCD-Chip, 28 mm wide-angle lens, 4x optical zoom and Image Stabilisation system.

Ultra-slim Casio Exilim EX-Z150 announced

Vying for position in the ultra-competitive ultracompact market, Casio announced a well-speced addition to its lineup this week, the Casio Exilim EX-Z150.

Samsung launches moderately priced SL models

In an early morning announcement, Samsung has rolled out a pair of new SL models: the feature-rich SL310W and the budget-minded SL201.

Samsung TL9 camera/media player concept announced

The 10 megapixel, 5x zoom Samsung TL9 is a multifunction camera/media player providing camera, camcorder, and MP3 and video player capabilities in a single device.

Smart Touch goes touch screen in new Samsung TL34HD

The 14.7 megapixel Samsung TL34HD brings more touch screen technology to the ultracompact world with the latest iteration of Samsung's Smart Touch interface.

Kodak, CVS partner on photo album printing kiosks

Forget printing photos: Kodak's latest drugstore kiosk can now create entire bound photo albums in a matter of minutes.

Head to Head: Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd vs. Olympus SP-570 UZ

Kings of the mega-ultrazoom realm, the Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd and the Olympus SP-570 UZ square off in this month's Head to Head comparison.

Samsung SL201

The Samsung SL201 is an ultra-slim, compact point-and-shoot featuring 10.2 megapixels, a 3x optical zoom lens and large 2.7-inch intelligent LCD.

Samsung SL310W

The SL310W features 13.6 megapixels, Dual Image Stabilization, 2.7 inch LCD, and a 3.6x, 28mm wide-angle optical zoom lens.

Samsung TL9

The TL9 is an ultra compact, 10.0 megapixel digital camera featuring a 2.7 inch LCD, internal 5x optical zoom and Dual Image Stabilization.

Samsung TL34HD

The TL34HD features 14.7 megapixels, 3.6x optical zoom Schneider lens, 720p high-definition resolution, H.264 compression, and a Smart Touch 2.0 interface three-inch hVGA LCD screen.

Fujifilm FinePix Z20fd Review

Has Fuji really upped the ante with their latest budget-minded Z-series release, the Fujifilm FinePix Z20fd?

Digital Foci Photo Safe II provides on-the-road image backup

When it comes to backing up your photos on the road, there's a new game in town: the Digital Foci Photo Safe II.

Round Up: Who’s driving this bus?

Although it seems to be hard to find consumers itching for more megapixels from small cameras, it looks like we're again headed full-steam in that direction.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37 made public

The 10.1-megapixel Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37 is a light update to the tiny FX35, offering more zoom range and more features in an equally tiny package.

Panasonic launches enthusiast-focused FX150 ultracompact

A 14.7-megapixel sensor, a wide-angle Leica lens, manual exposure control, and RAW shooting should give the sleek Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150 broad appeal.

Lumix FZ28 updates Panasonic’s 18x ultrazoom

Panasonic has announced a 10.1 megapixel overhaul to its popular FZ18, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28.

Panasonic focuses on advanced shooters with Lumix LX3

A phenomenal 24mm f/2.0 Leica lens and a redesigned sensor could make the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 the "Canon G9 killer" Panasonic fans have been waiting for.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 First Thoughts

We spent some hands-on time with the new LX3, and bring you a first look at sample images from the most powerful Lumix compact yet.

Eye-Fi announces new partnerships with Adobe, Nikon

Eye-Fi has announced new partnerships providing direct-upload access from its Wi-Fi enabled memory cards to both Adobe Photoshop Express and Nikon's my Picturetown.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 is a 10.1 megapixel compact camera with a 2.5x, f/2.0 Leica zoom lens. A high-resolution 3-inch LCD, full manual controls, a hot shoe, film emulator and[...]

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 is an 18x ultrazoom with an optically stabilized 27-486mm f/2.8-4.4. A 10.1 megapixel CCD imager captures stills up to 3648×2736 pixels, and HD video at 1280×720.[...]

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150

Manual exposure control and RAW shooting top the list of what makes the high-end Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150 unique. Imaging is accomplished via the FX150’s 3.6x Leica lens and 14.7 megapixel[...]

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37

Update to the popular FX35, the 10.1 megapixel Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37 features a 5x zoom with 25mm wide-angle coverage. HD video capture, high-sensitivity shooting to ISO 1600, Intelligent Auto mode,[...]

DealWatch – July 22, 2008

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 First Thoughts

Just when it seemed we surely must have reached the end of the parade of current digital ultrazooms, here comes the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50.

New firmware for Samsung GX-20 now available.

Samsung has rolled out a minor firmware update for its Pentax K20D-based DSLR, the Samsung GX-20.

Lowepro Nova 160 AW Camera Bag Review

Lowepro's newest small bag, the Nova 160 AW, offers photographers everything they need for a compact camera kit in one easy-to-use weatherproof design.

Canon second-quarter income down 13 percent

We'd seen preliminary signs of a slowing global economy begin to affect the imaging market, but quarterly financials from industry leader Canon put some hard numbers to this trend.

Nikon Coolpix S52c First Thoughts

Nikon returns with another familiar looking Wi-Fi enabled Coolpix S camera, the Nikon Coolpix S52c. Has Nikon ironed out wireless performance in version three?

Round Up: Get your next DSLR at…Home Depot?

With all of the odd camera news that's come floating across my desk in the last few days, it's felt a bit like "cameras in strange places" week at DCR.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170 Review

We were impressed with Sony's 8.1 megapixel Cyber-shot W150. So how does the 10.1 megapixel Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170 compare to its lower-res sibling?

Nintendo announces Wii-focused photo printing service

In partnership with Fujifilm, Nintendo is rolling out a new online photo printing option for Japanese users of the company's popular Wii video game console.

Social networking sites support 40 percent of online photo sharing

According to a report out this week, social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace host roughly 40 percent of all images uploaded to web.

Pentax Optio E60 joins the manufacturer’s entry-level line

Pentax has launched the latest entry-level model in its basic Optio E series, the Pentax Optio E60.

Adobe goes live with Photoshop Lightroom 2

Image editing software maker Adobe has launched the latest version of its Photoshop Lightroom package of workflow and RAW processing tools.

DealWatch – July 29, 2008

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

Vivitar ViviCam 7500i

The ViviCam 7500i is a 7.0 Megapixel digital camera with 3x Optical Zoom, 5x Digital Zoom, a 3.0 LCD Monitor, MP3 Player, Personal Media Player and SD Card Support.

Editor’s Choice, July 2008: Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd

Perhaps the best value among current ultrazooms, the scrappy, nimble Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd is this month's Editor's Choice selection.

Tamron developing 15x zoom for Canon, Nikon SLRs

In an announcement today, third-party lens maker Tamron unveiled plans to develop a 15x wide-angle zoom for SLRs.

Fujifilm to roll out FinePix Z200fd to U.S. market

The Fujifilm FinePix Z200fd was announced in Europe in May. As of this morning, Fuji gave word that the camera will make it to the American market as well.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 Review

A 15x zoom, an innovative tilting LCD, excellent performance, and mini-DSLR styling. What's not to love about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50?

Nikon offering “Buffer Memory Expansion Service” for D3

Nikon's European support site is providing details about a new service upgrade for its D3 professional SLR.