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Digital Camera News: 6GB Gateway Photo Jukebox, Camera Raw plugin update, DIWA Gold Award for Canon Digital Rebel XT
by Ben Stafford -  5/6/2005

Increased Capacity of the Gateway MP3 Photo Jukebox

Gateway has announced that their MP3 Photo Jukebox will now be available in a larger capacity, allowing the storage of up to 2,000 images.  This device, which combines digital music playback, photo storage and a color display in a 3.4 ounce package will now have 50% more capacity and a new color scheme.  The Jukebox will be available from Gateway and electronices retailers for $249.

gateway MP3 photo jukebox

The new model, the GCM-6 provides 6GB of storage.  Pictures can be viewed on the color screen one by one or in a slideshow format.  The device has a USB 2.0 interface to allow quick transfer of images and can connect directly to some camera models without the necessity of any special adapters or cables.

Adobe Updates Their Camera Raw Plugin for Photoshop

Adobe has updated the Camera Raw Photoshop plugin to add support for some newer cameras.  The plugin now supports the Canon Digital Rebel XT, Nikon D2X, Olympus EVOLT E-300, and the  Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/cameraraw.html

Canon Digital Rebel XT (EOS 350D) Wins DIWA Gold Award

From LetsGoDigital: The Digital Imaging Websites Association (DIWA) has announced that the Canon Digital Rebel XT (EOS 350D) has won a Gold Award.  While being offered as an entry-level digital SLR, the Rebel XT outperforms some of its more expensive rivals.

Kai Thon, DIWA's test manager says: "With the EOS 350D, Canon has refined the successful pioneer and predecessor, the EOS 300D, by improving all the imperfect details pointed out by DIWA. Both the new 8.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor, similar to the one used in the Gold winning semi-professional EOS 20D and the remarkable DIGIC II image processor. Our extensive scoreboard gave results surprisingly close to those of the EOS 20D, revealing no major construction concerns. DIWA experts from Europe and USA agreed that the EOS 350D elevates the "Amateur D-SLR" class pleasantly close to professional cameras, at a fraction of the price."

http://www.letsgodigital.org/en/news/articles/story_3191.html