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Five new high definition (HD) camcorders have been launched by Samsung at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The Society for Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP) and the British Professional Photographers Associates are holding their annual convention in Hammersmith, West London, on 16-18 January 2009.

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Almost half a million pounds has been given to a team of scientists at Glasgow University to research ways that tiny 'nanostructures' can be used to improve the sensitivity of CMOS (Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor) sensors.

The Royal Photographic Society is holding its 152nd International Print Exhibition and is accepting entries up until Wednesday, 4th February 2009.

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An image of a woman walking down a street in Mozambique has won best photograph of an individual in the 2008 International Photography Contest, run by the National Geographic publication.

A limited edition of 100 new K-m entry level DSLR kits are to be launched by Pentax.

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G1, has been crowned 2008 Camera of the Year. The world's first Micro Four Thirds digital camera was chosen as the winner of the award, which is operated by imaging magazine Pop Photo, because it displayed forward-thinking technology.

Welsh student Gina Brocker from University of Wales, Newport, has been crowned Grand Prize Winner at the Nikon Discovery Awards. Ms. Brocker beat 24 other students from around the UK and Ireland to win £5000 and a D300 camera kit.

Sales of digital SLR cameras in the UK are booming, despite the credit crunch. Unit sales are now at eight times the level they were four years ago: an increase of 350,000 since 2004.

The Photographers' Gallery, the largest public gallery in London dedicated to photography, has re-opened at its new permanent site in Soho, London. The Great Newport Street galleries closed last month to prepare for the move.

German newspaper Bild has teamed up with discount supermarket chain Lidl to sell basic digital cameras to the public. The newspaper is hoping to create a legion of "citizen journalists" who will contribute images.

Nikon today unveiled the D3x, a full-frame Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera with a 24.5 megapixel resolution. Continuous shooting is available at 5fps on full resolution or 10fps at 10 megapixels.

A free internet resource has been launched at dxomark.com that allows the digital photographic community access to a comprehensive database of RAW-based sensor image quality measurements.

In a move that has generated much excitement, Sony has created a 12.25-million-pixel CMOS imaging sensor for camera phones.

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