Sony wins five EISA awards

Weybridge, 15 August 2007 – Sony technological innovation has once again been recognised by the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA). This year the EISA judging panel has made no less than four awards to Sony Europe in categories spanning home entertainment, digital imaging and in-car navigation. A fifth award was made to Sony Computer Entertainment Europe for PLAYSTATION®3.

EISA Awards 2007-2008 have been made to Sony Europe for these products: European Green Television (Sony BRAVIA KDL-40D3000); European Video Projector (Sony BRAVIA VPL-VW60); European HD Camcorder (Sony Handycam® HDR-SR8E); and European Portable Navigation (Sony NV-U92T). PLAYSTATION®3 was winner of the European Media Center category.

“It’s immensely gratifying to have the skill and passion of our designers and engineers recognised by the world’s largest and most prestigious multimedia magazines association”, commented Fujio Nishida, President, Sony Europe. “At Sony we take pride in creating products that transcend their basic function to create an emotional connection with the user. This year’s award‑winning innovations are a perfect demonstration of this ‘Sony Spirit’ in action.”

EISA is the largest editorial multimedia organisation in Europe, with a membership of nearly 50 Audio, Mobile Electronics, Video and Photo magazines drawn from 19 European countries. This year’s award winners were selected after the deliberations of a judging panel comprising journalists and independent technical experts.

The 2007-2008 EISA Awards will be presented at a special Gala Event on September 1st, 2007.

Epson V500 white-LED scanner launched

15th August 2007 – The Epson Perfection V500 Photo scanner is designed to meet the needs of the advanced amateur photographer. With its compact and stylish black exterior, 6400dpi optical resolution and high compression PDF scanning, the Epson Perfection V500 Photo meets the photo and film reproduction needs for the home, office or school. Continue reading »

Where it started – 1994/5

This article – much more like today’s personal blogs – was included in the December 1995 contents of the Photon website. It looked back on one year, since the first day I connected to Internet in December 1994. At the time, I had absolutely no idea of the value of Photon. I learned to write HTML pages in the week before Christmas and put together then first Photon ‘pilot issue’ over the holiday break. Before this, I had no dial-up account and no knowledge of WWW. By mid-1995 Photon was in the world’s top ten websites, rated as third most popular website globally by Yahoo! and receiving more hits than Microsoft or Apple websites, or The White House, from its original hosting URL of

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MacLive Expo – London Oct 07

MacLive Expo 25th – 27th October 2007. Olympia, National Hall, London

Opening hours are 10.00am – 6.00pm Thursday 25th and Friday 26th, and 10.00am – 5.00pm Saturday 27th. Entry to the Show is free for the first 5,000 pre-registered visitors, so register now and save £15.00. For more information or to pre-register, log on to

The first day of the event is geared towards professional users and the following two days focus on consumer issues.

Microstock analysis

We have come across this site which presents an exceptional analysis of microstock sales:

Not that, in your editor’s opinion, the results are all that wonderful – it would be easy enough to secure the same monthly earnings from a single direct sale to any publication, and it’s more interesting by far to try to place work directly with clients, talk to them, deal face to face or by email. But this is the best and most detailed analysis of microstock we have yet seen.


Canon EOS 1n-RS (Photon magazine, February 1996)

BACK in 1996, David Kilpatrick and Andy Aitken reviewed the latest Canon for David’s Photon magazine. It has something which the Canon EOS 1D MkIII of 2007 also features – 10 frames a second. But to achieve this it had to sacrifice focus tracking and use a pellicle mirror, with the lens permanently stopped down during fast sequences. This article makes interesting reading in the light of developments since in the digital domain. Continue reading »

Judging colour in the darkroom

David Kilpatrick explains why controlled conditions are important and shows an example of a ring-around chart – something to keep pinned on your darkroom wall, made from your own test negatives or slides. This article was first published in 1996, and the principles if not the identical corrections can be applied to making inkjet tests from digital images. It is still most relevant to darkroom colour printing, for those who want to keep this art alive.

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Sony and ASDA team up in UK for photoprinting service

ASDA and Sony launch fastest digital photo printing service on the market

Britain’s second largest supermarket chain invests in multi-million pound deal to install 260 kiosks in 130 stores across the UK to maximise customer convenience and profits

LONDON, 20th June 2007 – By the end of 2007, ASDA customers will have access to the fastest digital printing facilities on the market with new Sony printing kiosks. The Sony kiosks utilise state-of-the-art printing technology to create standard 4×6″ photos at market leading speed.

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