introduces the new Kodak DCS Pro 14n digital SLR camera with a
35mm-sized CMOS sensor and 13.89 megapixels in resolution. This
means photographers will regain the benefits of true wide-angle
lenses. The camera features the Nikon F lens mount and a magnesium
body. A FireWire port and CompactFlash Types I and II and IBM
MicroDrive slot is accompanied by a SD/MMC card slot for additional
storage. Images can be saved as DCR raw files or Kodak Professional
Extended Range Imaging (ERI) JPEGs. The Kodak DCS Pro 14n will ship
Manufacturer: Eastman Kodak Company
added to its extensive line of Coolpix digital cameras with the new 4.0 megapixel Coolpix 4300. The Coolpix 4300 features a 3x optical zoom-Nikkor lens, with the equivalent of a 38-114mm zoom range in a 35mm camera. Other features include full automatic mode, 12 scene modes, a macro mode, and manual controls. The Coolpix 4300 uses CompactFlash cards for image storage and is compatible with optional telephoto, wide-angle, fisheye converter lenses, and Nikon's Slide Copy Adaptor.
Manufacturer: Nikon Inc.
has introduced its Epson Stylus Pro 10600 wide-format printer. Images can be printed up to 44-inches wide at true 1440x770 dpi resolution. The Stylus Pro 10600 offers users three different six-color ink solutions to choose from—Archival Ink, Photographic Dye, and Epson's new UltraChrome inks. The printer, configured to that particular ink solution, can handle a wide range of media, in roll form or cut sheets. An optional Fiery Spark Professional 2.0 Adobe PostScript 3 Software RIP with Pantone Color Matching from EFI is available; additional RIPs will be available from other third-party manufacturers.
Manufacturer: Epson America Inc.
expandsits line of tripods and monopods with the introduction of the Sunpak EZEE POD Monopod. The EZEE POD Monopod features Sunpak's interchangeable UT series 3-way pan head that has a quick release and bubble level. The EZEE POD Monopod can also accept other Sunpak accessories, such as their new Compact Ball Head. The monopod's height range is 22.8-inches to over 62-inches. A carry strap is included for convenience, as is a second quick-release mounting plate. Available through ToCAD America.
expands its line of 35mm lenses with two new zooms. The SMC-FA 28-90mm, f/3.5-5.6 is compact and lightweight, with a minimum focusing distance of 1.3 feet. The SMC-FA 28-105 is also a lightweight, compact lens with macro shooting at a minimum focusing distance of 1.65 feet. The lens features a minimum aperture of f/3.2-4.5. A flower-shaped lens hood comes with the lens and features a polarizing filter adjustment window.
Manufacturer: Pentax USA
added two new cases to
the line of Transpac equipment cases with the new Transpac
Multi-Kit case. This case can carry up to three complete lighting
kits. The Transpac Multi-Kit case features In-Line skate wheels for
smooth rolling, and the interior features seven zip-covered
compartments plus moveable, padded dividers and Velcro straps. The
Single-Kit case houses a single lighting kit within its protective
adds to its extensive digital camera line with the new PowerShot G3. The PowerShot G3 offers 4 megapixels of resolution, a 4x optical/3.6x digital zoom, RAW image capture, and movie recording up to three minutes. The PowerShot G3 has lots of features for creative photography, including enhanced photo effects and first- or second-curtain flash sync. A new image processor, called DIGIC (Digital Imaging Integrated Circuit), improves picture quality, autofocus performance, and processing speed. The camera offers five flash modes and direct printing capability with Canon dye-sub and Bubble Jet Direct printers.
Manufacturer: Canon U.S.A., Inc.
has begun shipping two new veloCD rewriters, including a portable model. The veloCD (Model FP-241032), is an external CD burner, utilizing Firewire/IEEE-1394 for a fast connection to computers. The perfect "go anywhere" CD burner, it connects easily to desktop or notebook computers. The 40X veloCD USB 2.0 burner (model UE-40128) is a fast drive using the USB 2.0 connection to a computer. The USB CD burner is also compatible with the older USB 1.1 port connection.
Manufacturer: TDK Electronics Corp.
introduces the SENergy 981, 19-inch LCD monitor with sRGB color matching modes and a 170- degree viewing angle. The monitor offers tilt, swivel, height, and pivot adjustments, integrated stereo speakers, and 16.7 million true colors (24-bit technology). The SENergy 981 is VESA wall/arm mount ready and Kensington Lock Port Compliant for security.
Manufacturer: Princeton Graphics Systems, Inc.
introduced the "Pop-Up Room in a Bag, " an instant change anywhere, anytime dressing room for indoor or outdoor location shoots. Setting itself up in seconds once it's popped out of its handy carrying bag, the Pop-Up Room in a Bag weighs only three pounds, folds flat for travel and convenient storage, and has three weight bags, four tie-down ropes, and stakes for windy days.
Manufacturer: Arbella Enterprises