Short Report: Canon PowerShot Pro1
This compact 8-megapixel camera includes a professional-level lens
Canon went all out in the design of its new 8-megapixel PowerShot Pro1. The camera has an L-type lens—the company's pro designation. Canon has exceptionally high standards of optical quality for its L series and some very good lenses don't get the name.
Short Report: Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n
This full-frame 14-megapixel camera pushes the envelope
The Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n is designed to meet the demands of many pro shooters. A 14-megapixel CCD, improved noise reduction, larger image buffer and powerful image software for an efficient workflow make it a formidable challenger for the top digital SLR position.
Short Report: Nikon Coolpix 8700
This 8-megapixel camera packs advanced features in a small design
Designed for the serious photographer who wants extensive controls in a compact package, the 8-megapixel Nikon Coolpix 8700 delivers. Weighing only 17 ounces, it's amazing how much camera Nikon fits into such a small package. The design of the generous 35-280mm ED zoom lens includes extra-low dispersion glass, which ensures improved color accuracy and contrast. As well as including its best glass in the lens design, the camera has a precise, 256-segment Matrix metering system, a five-area autofocus sensor and an accurate flash exposure meter.
Short Report: Mirra Personal Server
Gain secure backup of your photos plus remote access as needed with this device
Backup is a little like flossing. We all know we should do it, but it just isn't a particularly fun part of photography. We'd all rather be out taking photos or working on them in our image-processing program than dealing with the details of files and being sure we've backed them up properly. Who can remember anyway?
A Flash In The Night
Create dramatic evening images with a touch of artificial light
To create exciting images at night, a flash is an indispensable tool. Stunning results are possible by simply using a camera's built-in or auxiliary flash unit. Yet there's so much more that you can do with a flash beyond merely turning it on.
July/August 2004 HelpLine
* The Honeymoon Is Over
* Batchin' It
* Megapixels And DPI