August 2008 Camera Articles

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

Below are the 83 Camera articles for August of 2008

Canon, Nikon DSLRs offer highest customer satisfaction

California-based research firm J.D. Power and Associates reported yesterday that consumers ranked DSLRs from Canon and Nikon highest for customer satisfaction over the past year.

Pentax Optio E60

The Optio E60 is a 10.1 megapixels digital camera featuring an optical 3x zoom lens, supports AA batteries, Auto Picture mode and Face Recognition AF & AE.

Most Popular Digital Cameras of July 2008

After big month-to-month changes seen in the last few cycles, things have mostly settled down for the moment on our "Most Popular" list.

Round Up: Cut the Cord

Direct-from-camera wireless image transfer has been languishing for years, but the future of pocket cams may be tied to Wi-Fi.

Canon PowerShot SD790 IS Review

The Canon PowerShot SD790 IS, sports a unique control layout. Can the rest of the latest Digital ELPH live up to high expectations?

UPDATED: Lowepro expands eco-friendly bag lineup

Camera bag manufacturer Lowepro has announced two new product lines - including a line of eco-friendly electronics pouches - as well as additions to three of its most popular existing[...]

Rob Galbraith: Canon EOS 1D focus issues finally resolved?

Rob Galbraith's name is likely familiar to those who've followed developments with Canon's EOS 1D Mark III and EOS 1Ds Mark III professional DSLRs.

Olympus and Panasonic join forces to develop Micro Four Thirds standard

Olympus and Panasonic have revealed details about a joint venture that has the potential to change the advanced compact camera landscape: Micro Four Thirds.

Noise Ninja now available for Apple Aperture

PictureCode's Noise Ninja noise reduction system is now available as a plug-in for Apple Aperture.

DealWatch – August 5, 2008 brings you the hottest camera deals of the week from the coolest brick-and-mortar retailers.

Epson P-6000, P-7000 offer mobile photo storage/viewing

If you're a working photographer who does lots of on-location shooting - or if you're just looking to add to your list of dream photo gadgets - Epson may be[...]

DCR Workshop: Digital Crop Factor Demystified

We get to the bottom of the confusion and misinformation surrounding digital crop factor in this month's DCR Workshop installment.

Camera phone sales to double by 2012

Research firm InfoTrends published findings from a report entitled "Worldwide Camera Phone Forecast: 2007-2012" last week that suggest the number of camera phones sold will nearly double by 2012.

Sony announces Cyber-shot DSC-T77 touch-screen ultracompact

Sony has expanded its T series, as well as its range of automated shooting functions, with the addition of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77.

Sony expands portable photo library concept with Cyber-shot DSC-T700

Sony's 10.1 megapixel touch-screen ultracompact, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700, brings advanced portable photo viewing functions to the T series.

Coolpix S710, S560 join Nikon’s ultracompact fleet

Nikon is providing information on two new pocket cameras set to go on sale next month: the premium Coolpix S710 and the budget-friendly Coolpix S560.

Nikon adds to Wi-Fi enabled offerings with Coolpix S610c

A new Wi-Fi enabled point-and-shoot, the Nikon Coolpix S610c, becomes the latest such camera to join Nikon's ultracompact lineup.

Touch-screen trifecta: Nikon Coolpix S60 launched

In an interesting turn of events, tonight's third new release with a touch interface isn't a Sony: it's the Nikon Coolpix S60.

Nikon Coolpix P6000 pushes the advanced compact envelope

A 13.5 megapixel sensor, a 4x Nikkor zoom, and built-in GPS top the spec sheet for Nikon's latest flagship compact, the Nikon Coolpix P6000.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

The T77 features a 10.1 megapixel CCD sensor, 4x Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar optics with image stabilization, a large touch-screen LCD, and a Bionz image processor packing Sony’s latest image capture[...]

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700

The Cyber-shot T700 features 10.1 megapixels, 4x optical zoom, SteadyShot optical image stabilization and an effective range of 35-140mm.

Nikon Coolpix S710

The Coolpix S710 features 14.5 megapixels, 3.6x optical zoom, a 3.0-inch LCD, aperture priority, shutter priority, and full manual exposure modes.

Nikon Coolpix S560

The Coolpix S560 features 10 effective megapixels, a 5x optical Zoom-NIKKOR lens, Optical Vibration Reduction, Image Stabilization technology, 2.7-inch LCD monitor and 15 user-friendly scene modes.

Nikon Coolpix S610c

The Coolpix S610c is Wi-Fi enabled and features 10 megapixels, a 3.6x optical Zoom-NIKKOR wide-angle glass lens, and a 3.0-inch LCD screen.

Nikon Coolpix S60

The Nikon Coolpix S60 features 10 megapixels, a 5x optical Zoom-NIKKOR lens, Nikon’s imaging processing concept, 3.5-inch touch-screen LCD and Optical VR Image Stabilization.

Nikon Coolpix P6000

The Coolpix P6000 features 13.5 megapixels, built-in GPS unit, 4x Nikkor optic lens, a 2.7-inch LCD, my Picturetown connectivity and Nikon’s EXPEED image processing.

Sony Alpha DSLR-A350 First Thoughts

With an articulating screen a two-sensor live view system, could the 14.2 megapixel Sony Alpha DSLR-A350 be the live-view DSLR we've been waiting for?

Sigma updates SD14 firmware

Sigma has released a firmware update for its SD14 DSLR.

Fifteen manufacturers join forces to develop TransferJet specs

Fourteen electronics manufacturers have agreed to join Sony in developing specifications for it's high speed, close proximity wireless file transfer technology, TransferJet.

Round Up: RAW Deal

The number of proprietary image formats keeps growing, in spite of viable open-source alternatives. Does a unified RAW format have a chance?

Pentax Optio V20 Review

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. presents photographers’ views of the Olympics

Kodak is presenting several unique photographic perspectives on the ongoing 2008 Olympics in Beijing on a new section of its website devoted entirely to the games.

National Geographic launches International Photography Contest 2008

As of August 1, National Geographic magazine has opened its International Photography Contest 2008 for submissions.

Canon Pixma MP480, MP190 expand budget-friendly printing options

Canon has added to its Pixma multifunction printer/scanner all-in-ones today with the official launch of the Pixma MP480 and Pixma MP190.

Fujifilm FinePix J150w offers affordable wide-angle shooting

Fuji has updated its budget-minded J-series ultracompacts today with the announcement of the FinePix J150w.

Fujifilm FinePix F60fd with 12 megapixel “Super CCD” announced

In an announcement this morning, Fuji has shared details about a forthcoming addition to its FinePix F series compacts - the Fujifilm FinePix F60fd.

Fujifilm launches high-def FinePix S2000HD

Fuji has officially unveiled its new compact ultrazoom, the Fujifilm FinePix S2000HD, and several key updates showed up on the specs sheet this time around.

Lenovo laptop offers photographer-focused features

Lenovo has announced a new ThinkPad workstation, the W700, with several key features that should appeal to photographers on the go.

Pentax: sales declines, stagnant growth in Q2

Pentax, and parent company Hoya, are the latest players in the digicam market to report sales declines and stagnant overall growth.

Flickr updates geotagging functions

Photo sharing site Flickr has simplified adding geographic information to uploaded images, according to information published on

Kingston launches 32 GB, Class 4 SDHC

Kingston has added the largest card yet available in its Elite Pro line of flash memory today with the introduction of the Kingston 32 GB Elite Pro SDHC card.

DealWatch – August 13, 2008 brings you the hottest camera deals of the week from the coolest brick-and-mortar retailers.

Free Eye-Fi hotspot access, geotagging for SmugMug members

Wireless SD card maker Eye-Fi has partnered with photo sharing service SmugMug to provide geotagging as well as a year of free Wayport hotspot access for SmugMug members.

Nikon Coolpix S52c Review

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

New Polaroid instant-print cameras on the horizon

Polaroid confirmed plans last month to launch the first digital take on the instant print camera concept for which the historic company is known by the end of 2008.

DCR is now on Flickr

Interested to see what we've been up to between reviews? Check out our latest photo uploads - including new shots this week from the Panasonic LX3 - on Flickr.

Plug-in pandemonium: Vertus and Imagenomic offer pro plug-in bundle

Imaging software developers Vertus and Imagenomic have teamed up to offer significant savings on a bundle of their most popular professional imaging plug-ins for Photoshop.

X-Rite fleshes out details on laptop-embedded color calibrator

The color management experts at X-Rite put a press release on the wire yesterday with some additional details about integrated color management system featured in Lenovo's forthcoming ThinkPad W700 mobile[...]

Round Up: The Equipment Obsession

Go on and admit it: if you spend time reading camera review websites, you're almost certainly guilty of obsessing over equipment.

Head to Head: Nikon D60 vs. Olympus E-420

It's style versus substance as these two diminutive DSLRs face off in this month's Head to Head comparison.

DealWatch – August 19, 2008 brings you the hottest camera deals of the week from the coolest brick-and-mortar retailers.

Canon ships 100 millionth PowerShot

Canon has reached a significant milestone this week with the shipment of its 100 millionth point-and-shoot digital camera.

Ricoh updates R8 with 10 megapixel R10

The U.K.'s is reporting that Ricoh has announced a new 10 megapixel advanced compact, the Ricoh R10.

Olympus rolls out new FE-series ultracompacts

Olympus has expanded its popular, cost-conscious FE line today with the addition of the super-slim Olympus FE-360 and the 5x zoom FE-370.

Pentax DA 17-70mm f/4 lens review gallery posted

Our Pentax DA 17-70mm f/4 lens review is still in process, but in the meantime we've posted a gallery of preliminary shots taken with this lens.

Olympus FE-360

The FE-360 features 3x optical zoom, 8 Megapixels, face detection technology, Digital Image Stabilization with up to ISO 1000 and a 2.5 LCD display.

Olympus FE-370

The FE-370 features 8 Megapixels, a 5x optical zoom lens, Dual Image Stabilization, Intelligent Auto Mode and a 2.7 LCD.

EX-Z300, EX-Z250, and EX-Z85 join Casio Exilim Z series

Shoppers seeking ultracompact options will soon have a few more choices, thanks to three new Exilim Z-series digital cameras from Casio.

Better Beamer Flash Extender Review

The Better Beamer is the gold standard for flash extenders. So how (and how well) does this odd looking contraption work, and why do you need one? Read on...

Microsoft launches Photosynth, free 3D image rendering technology

Microsoft's long-promised 3D, 360-degree image rendering technology became reality yesterday with the official launch of its Photosynth technology.

Nikon D700 First Thoughts

Nikon's latest full-frame camera, the Nikon D700, packs a serious punch in a more cost-conscious package than the D3; we've got the shots to prove it.

Round Up: The best 2008 Olympic photos

If you love sports and you love photography, it doesn't get much better than the Olympics. We've picked some favorite photo sites from the 2008 games.

Olympus slims down with Stylus 1040

The 10.1 megapixel, 3x zoom Olympus Stylus 1040 represents the slimmest - and perhaps the most stylish - Stylus ultracompact to date.

First-ever tap interface debuts in Olympus Stylus 1050 SW

Olympus is inviting shooters to "tap into worry-free fun" with the waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof, tap controlled Olympus Stylus 1050 SW.

Olympus goes ultra-small with 20x zoom SP-565 UZ

Olympus has taken the performance and specs of one of our favorite ultrazooms, the SP-570 UZ, and put it all in a more compact package: the Olympus SP-565 UZ. [...]

Epson launches new photo/film scanner

On Friday, Epson released their latest budget friendly photo scanner: the Perfection V300.

Canon targets “tweens” with PowerShot E1

The Canon PowerShot E1 is a 10 megapixel compact aimed at capturing the interest of younger shooters seeking a fun, colorful, high-spec camera.

Canon updates SX line with PowerShot SX110 IS

Canon has added a second-generation model to its SX line today with the announcement of the Canon PowerShot SX110 IS.

Canon PowerShot A1000 IS, A2000 IS revamp popular “A” models

Canon is reworking its popular PowerShot A series of affordable, feature-rich compact cameras to include two new 10 megapixel models.

Semi-pro Canon EOS 50D officially announced

The Canon EOS 50D hasn't exactly been a well kept secret, but that doesn't make this attractively priced 15.1 megapixel advanced DSLR any less exciting.


Casio EOS 50D

The Canon EOS 50D is a 15.1 megapixel “prosumer” DSLR and the first camera to employ Canon’s DIGIC IV image engine. Specs and features include 6.3 fps high-speed shooting, maximum[...]

Canon EOS 50D

The Canon EOS 50D is a 15.1 megapixel “prosumer” DSLR and the first camera to employ Canon’s DIGIC IV image engine. Specs and features include 6.3 fps high-speed shooting, maximum[...]

Canon PowerShot A2000 IS

Slated to replace the current mid-level A720 IS, the A2000 IS features a stabilized 6x optical zoom covering an equivalent range of 36-216mm and a 10 megapixel CCD sensor. A[...]

Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

The Canon PowerShot A1000 IS is a 10 megapixel compact digital camera with a 4x optical zoom, optical image stabilization, a 2.5-inch LCD, and several scene presets. Designed to be[...]

Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 launched

Imaging software giant Adobe has rolled out the next version of its consumer-grade Photoshop image editing application, Photoshop Elements 7.

Movie-ready Nikon D90 announced

Nikon leads the way into DSLR-based video capture with the 12.3 megapixel, HD-movie capable Nikon D90. Best part? It should take great still pics, too.

Eye-Fi, Nikon collaborate to get the D90 “Eye-Fi Connected”

Third-party wireless image transfer solution manufacturer Eye-Fi has collaborated with Nikon to bring semi-integrated Wi-Fi image uploading to Nikon's latest DSLR, the D90.

Nikon D90

The Nikon D90 is a “prosumer” DSLR with a 12.3 megapixel CMOS sensor, 3.0-inch LCD, 11-point AF, expanded sensitivity to ISO 6400, and live view. It’s also the first DSLR[...]

Canon Pixma MP980, MP620 offer new AIO photo printer options

Canon announced two new additions to their "All-In-One" (or AIO) inkjet printer line on Tuesday morning. The PIXMA MP980 and MP620 feature Wi-Fi connectivity, fast print speeds, Auto Photo Fix,[...]

Sony targets “innovation enthusiasts” with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T500

Sony's latest touch screen ultracompact, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T500, takes aim at sophisticated shooters seeking high-quality video capture.

Digital Camera Buyer’s Guide: Fall 2008

It's back to school season, which means great deals on digicams. With that in mind, we've compiled the fall edition of Buyer's Guide.

Round Up: 50D vs. D90

It's been a big week in the camera world, with new prosumer DSLRs from both Canon and Nikon. Which manufacturer stands to gain more from this week's announcements?