Digital Photo Expo 2000
Snapshots from the Show
by Rick Smith (May 20, 2000)
Canon EOS - all digital!
Canon EOS (rear)
David Metz demonstrates Canon's macro capability with the new EOS
Kodak exhibit of camera internals
This display exposes the pre-production bodies, electronic modules, imaging array wafers (large shiny circles) and the imaging array chips for 3 Kodak Professional cameras. From left to right they are the Kodak DCS560, DCS620 and DCS315.
Kodak 620 Professional camera, based on the Nikon F5 body
Dennis Biela demonstrates the Histogram feature of the Kodak Professional camera
Fuji FinePix S1 Pro
Read our coverage from PMA 2000 describing the FinePix S1 Pro. This camera won the Digital camera Shootout at PMA 2000 in the Professional category, under $5,000 price class.
Fuji FinePix S1 Pro (rear)
Read our coverage from PC Expo 1999, when I first saw the Nikon D1.
Foveon digital camera
While I didn't run this $27,000 digital camera/laptop combination through its paces, I feel that it should be able to remove the "surprise" aspect of digital photography -- when you think you did everything right and the image looks great in the tiny display, only to find a different problem when you open the file on a larger monitor, in Photoshop. By viewing the image on a huge laptop screen (relative to any digital viewfinder), these problems can be easily eliminated, simply by making adjustments and reshooting the picture again.
Foveon digital camera (rear)
Foveon camera (detail)
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