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Digital Camera News: HP Photosmart 8750 printer review, Nikon confirms two new digital SLRs, End of Contax, Win a Canon Digital Rebel XT
by Ben Stafford -  4/13/2005

HP Photosmart 8750 Printer Review

PhotographyBlog.com has posted a review of the HP Photosmart 8750 printer:

"The HP Photosmart 8750 is HP's new top-of-the-range A3+ / 19x13 inch sized inkjet printer. The HP 8750 is a 9 colour inkjet printer that allows you to print colour and black and white borderless photos at up to 4800x1200-optimized dpi. When used with the HP Photosmart 8750, the new HP

101 Blue Photo Inkjet Print Cartridge is claimed to deliver noticeable improvements in images with intense blues, including landscapes, seascapes and sports photos. The HP 8750 also promises to produce truly neutral black and white prints by using a dedicated Grey Photo cartridge. Can the new kid on the block challenge the likes of Epson and Canon and become the A3 printer of choice? Read my review to find out."

http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews_hp_photosmart_8750.php

Nikon UK confirms two new digital SLR models

Nikon UK has confirmed that two new digital SLR models will be released at the end of April 2005.  Both models will be marketed towards entry-level digital SLR users. 

The first will be a successor to the Nikon D70 - incorporating the latest technology while "retaining the functionality and quality" of the D70.  The second camera is meant for the photographer making the jump from a compact, point-and-shot to a digital SLR.  The camera will be affordable and easy to use.

Kyocera ending the CONTAX brand

In a press release, Kyocera has announced that they are terminating the CONTAX brand.  Despite a long term cooperation with Carl Zeiss, Kyocera has determined that they cannot overcome the difficulties that they would face by trying to catch up to the rapidly changing market.

Kyocera will end the shipment of CONTAX-branded camera, lenses and accessories by September 2005.  Shipment of their CONTAX 645 camera system will continue, in some markets, until December of 2005.

They will continue to offer after-sale support of their products over the maximum period of ten years.

Win a Canon Digital Rebel XT from Sync Magazine

Sync Magazine is having a contest where the winner could win a Canon Digital Rebel XT.  Just send in a photograph of a gadget-adorned, celebrity look-alike friend of yours.  Deadline is May 2nd.  To enter, head here: http://syncmag-marketing.com/lrd0_AAJXkgAARFoB