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Seagate 750GB External Hard Drive

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First-ever 750GB External Hard Drive can Store it all – Your Entire Digital Music, Movie, Photo and Data Libraries in the Same Desk Space as a Stapler

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SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif.—27 April 2006— Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX), the world’s number one hard drive maker, today introduced the world’s first three-quarter Terabyte external hard drive – the Seagate 750GB Pushbutton Back-up Hard Drive. As the newest addition to Seagate’s award winning line of consumer products, the stylish 750GB Pushbutton Back-up Hard Drive is designed to offer the most convenient way for consumers to store all of their treasured digital content right on their desktop. For the first time, digital aficionados can easily manage their ever-increasing digital content on one small desktop device that can hold all of the following: 15,000 digital songs, 15,000 digital photos, 50 hours of home videos, 50 computer games, and 25 DVD movies – with 300GB of additional space left over to easily backup their notebook and desktop computers. What previously would have resided on multiple hard drives in a large enclosure on the floor has now been replaced by Seagate with a sleek, stylish desktop design that takes up as little space as a tape dispenser.

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TIPA Awards 2006

The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) has announced TIPA Award-winners 2006. For those who have never heard about the award, TIPA Awards is the European ‘Oscar’ of the Photo and Imaging Industry.

Tipa Awards

Here are the winners:

- Best Digital SLR – Entry Level: Nikon D50
- Best Digital SLR – Expert: Nikon D200
- Best Digitals SLR – Professional: Canon EOS 5D
- Best Superzoom Digital Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1
- Best Ultra-compact Digital Camera: Canon Powershot SD630/Ixus 65
- Best Compact Digital Camera: Fujifilm Finepix F30
- Best Multimedia Digital Camera: Samsung Digimax i6
- Best Imaging Innovation: Live View system of the Olympus E-330

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Canon PowerShot SD600 / IXUS 60 – Review @ CNET

CNET have recently posted a review of Canon PowerShot SD600 / IXUS 60, a 6.0 megapixels point-and-shoot digital camera (released on 21.02.06) featuring 3x Optical Zoom lens (35 – 105mm equivalent), a 2.5″ LCD screen, and a real image optical view finder. They gave the camera 78 out of 100 and write;

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“…the most important aspect of the camera is photo quality, and this compact shooter delivers in almost every respect. Besides exhibiting Canon’s signature smooth, noiseless images at ISO 80 and ISO 100, the SD600 manages very well to as high as ISO 800, a sensitivity many compact digitals don’t even reach. At that speed, the SD600′s pictures are noisy but in an unobtrusive, almost filmlike way; ISO 800 images on the SD600 actually look a bit better than many other cameras’ images shot at ISO 400. The SD600′s ISO 200 shots are almost indistinguishable from those taken at ISO100, and its ISO 400 images are still very usable, though noise starts to become noticeable at that setting.”

>> Canon PowerShot SD600 / IXUS 60 Review Roundup and Sample Pictures
>> Canon PowerShot SD600 / IXUS 60 Latest Price

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Panasonic DMC LX-1 – Review @ ImagingResource

Imaging Resource recently posted their review on Panasonic DMC-LX1, a 8.4 megapixels camera with CCD chip, RAW support, true native 16.9 wide aspect ratio sensor, and an optical image stabilization. In conclusion they wrote:

Panasonic Lumix DMC LX1

“The Lumix LX1′s images are pretty sharp, with virtually no artifacts from over-eager sharpening or edge enhancement on the camera’s part. (Edge enhancement creates the illusion of sharpness by enhancing colors and tones right at the edge of a rapid transition in color or tone. Too much can coarsen or obscure fine details though.)…The Panasonic LX1 is an excellent little camera, and clearly one of the best bargains on the market in light of its resolution, color, and rich feature set. Its wide angle lens and 16:9 aspect ratio will make it an excellent landscape and vacation camera, making your photos feel like stills from a movie. Hikers should take note. With a Leica lens and a solid built, it is a strong value, and a “Dave’s Pick” to be sure. There’s really nothing else quite like it.”

>> Panasonic Lumix DMC LX-1 Review Roundup & Sample Pictures
>> Panasonic Lumix DMC LX-1 Latest Price

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Nikon D200 – Review @ Shutterbug

Shutterbug’s George Schaub has posted a review of the Nikon D200, a Digital SLR camera with a 10.2 megapixel CCD sensor, 5 frames per second with bursts up to 37 JPEGs (Fine-Large) or 22 NEF (RAW) images and a large 2.5″ LCD screen.

Nikon D200

Pros: Superb lens, with manual focus ring and mechanical zoom feature, Ultrahigh 10-megapixel resolution, gorgeous colors, snappy contrast, superlative image quality at ISO 160-400 with or without flash, Better than average digital noise control at ISO 800 and 1600 for a prosumer digicam, Includes the most important features for serious photography

Cons: Some exposure and White Balance problems in low light, but can be solved with overrides, Long shutter speed NR system is too aggressive; avoid using this feature when possible, In camera sharpening algorithm does not produce ideal results in large prints, Can shoot only three JPEGs in a sequence; in raw capture, no Continuous advance and slow data recording due to (uncompressed) 20MB file size”

>> Nikon D200 Review Roundup and Sample Pictures
>> Nikon D200 Latest Price

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Video Tutorial: Photoshop TV Episode 27

Photoshop guys have recently released episode 27 of Photoshop TV. In this episode you will learn how to make a photo ‘jump’ out of its border, using Smart Objects, a cool cut-out technique, and a funky photo-in-a-photo technique

Canon PowerShot A540 – Review @ PopPhoto

PopPhoto’s Bill Schiffner has reviewed the Canon PowerShot A540, a 6.0 megapixels (CCD sensor) point-and-shoot digital camera featuring 4x Optical Zoom lens (35-140mm equivalent) and a 2.5″ LCD screen.

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“Like other models in the PowerShot line, the A540 is still very ergonomic, but it is a bit boxier than other models in its class. While it is small enough to fit in a coat pocket, it’s still large enough to offer a comfortable fit in your hands. The larger handgrip makes the option of one-handed shooting easy, although we recommend using both hands when shooting for steadier images. The intuitive menus are very easy to navigate and allow for quick changes to camera settings via the Function menu. As with most models in the Canon A-series, the controls are well placed throughout the body — all within the reach of either your thumb or index finger.”

>> Canon PowerShot A540 Review Roundup & Sample Pictures
>> Canon PowerShot A540 Latest Price

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HP Photosmart R927 – Review @ DigitalCameraReview

DigitalCameraReview have recently posted a review of HP Photosmart R927, an 8-megapixels point-and-shoot digital camera equipped with 3x optical zoom and 3 inch LCD screen.

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The HP Photosmart R927 provides a vast array of options and capabilities neatly packaged into an easy to use device. It’s solid enough for advanced use, and easy enough that someone with no prior experience can pick it up and go. All in all, I’d call it a very worthwhile camera for the money, whether you’re looking for a simple and effective means of snapping a few casual pictures, or you’re an hobbyist wanting more powerful equipment without sacrificing usability.”

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