Here is our list of cameras and tools we checked
out at PMA. THis was the PMA of the 8MP digicams:
Looks as if all manufacturers use basically the same chip from Sony.
But only Sony uses it's 4 color RGBE sensor.
The other manufacturers use a RGBG version.
Clearly one of the PMA highlights.
- 70-300mm DO IS lens (great travel lens, spec)
If the optical quality of this lens is as good as Canon says then
it is the #1 travel lens.
We will follow DXO closely as this may be a breakthrough in image
quality improvement by using a software. We
hope to get a beta soon (the raw version will
- New Polaroid x530 consumer camera with Foveon sensor announced
- Adobe Camera Raw will support the X3 Foveon file format later
Fuji just announced the new S3. 6MP might be surprisingly low
resolution for 2004 DSLR but if it really captures
significant more dynamic range then it may
even be a break through for digital. Too bad
that we have to wait till fall 2004.
- Profile Maker 5 announced (with new camera profile module
and new camera target)
- Digilux 2. We like the simplicity of this camera
- Maxxum 7 Digital SLR announced
for fall (with anti shake sensor)
- DiMAGE A2 can be a great 8MP digicam
- Anti Shake sensor
- 900,000 pixel EVF (best in its class)
- Non crippled raw support
- Swivel viewfinder
If the image quality is good then this camera is a
The D70 looks really good and is a better D100 in
terms of image quality and flash support
- AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Nice focal range range
May be a good 8MP digicam too
Also an 8MP digicam
We only saw a mockup. This can the a landscape
- Cybershot F828 was already in the market
Our top picks:
- Canon 1D MarkII
- Nikon D70
- DXO software
- Konica Minolta A2
- Leica Digilux 2
- Phase One P20/25