Digital Camera News: Red, Blue Pentax WPi, DxO Labs Add Support for Nikon D200 and Canon EOS 1D Mark II N

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Pentax Optio WPi Available in Red and Blue

Pentax has announced that their Optio WPi is now available in red and blue, but only through  If you want to give your lover the red one for Valentine’s Day (or blue for that matter), you can order one by February 7 to arrive in time for V-Day.

Also, stay tuned for our full review of a blue Optio WPi (no, it’s not really different than the others).

DxO Optics Pro v.3.5 Adds Support for Nikon D200 and Canon EOS-1D Mark II N

DxO Labs has announced that their DxO Optics Pro v3.5 now supports the Nikon D200 and Canon EOS-1D Mark II N digital SLRs.  Optics Pro is a automatic image quality enhancement software package to enhance images taken with specific optics and provides noise and exposure corrections for most cameras and lenses on the market.

To evaluate a fully functional demonstration of DxO Optics Pro v3.5 can be found at

Phase One to Increase Production of P-series Digital Backs

Orders have exceeded expections of Phase One’s P 30 and P 45 digital backs.  Introduced in December, over 1000 units have already been shipped.  The increased production will meet the current order commitments by the end of April.

Phase One is also introducing the P 21 digital back.  It will be available in March 2006.  The P 21 will be able to shoot 60 images per minute.  The processed image files weigh in at 54MB.

For more information see, the Phase One press release (PDF).

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