News for June 2 - 12

HP recalls Photosmart R707 cameras
HP is recalling nearly 700,000 Photosmart R707 cameras dues to reports of a fire which was apparently caused when the camera was fitted with a non-rechargeable battery. A firmware update has been released which corrects the problem -- or they can contact HP to have the update carried out. The Firmware is available here.

Sony introduces Alpha DSLR-A100 digital SLR.
Sony have relased their much awaited DSLR, known as the Alpha (α) DSLR-A100, the camera is based upon Konica Minolta's Maxxum 5D/7D models. This further reinforces the continuation of the Konica/Minolta product line (which Sony bought last year) whilst bolstering Sonys Digicam offerings. In addition there are also 19 new lenses, including three from German lensmaker Carl Zeiss.
The basic specs are listed below, and if you want more details be sure to check out the reviews from Digital Camera Resource or DP Review
Alpha DSLR-A100:
10.2 effective Megapixel CCD, produces images at 3872 x 2592
Super SteadyShot CCD-shift image stabilization system
Sony/Minolta Alpha mount, supports most KM lenses and all the new Sony ones.
A hardware based Dynamic Range Optimizer.
Two dust reduction systems: special coating on sensor repels dust, and CCD "shakes" the rest off when camera is turned on/off.
2.5" LCD display with 230,000 pixels.
Enhanced full manual capability
ISO support up to 1600
RAW, RAW + JPEG support
Unlimited JPEG continuous shooting at 3 fps
Proprietary Hot shoe for external flash.
CompactFlash Type II slot; Memory Stick Duo adapter included
USB 2.0 High Speed support
Uses new NP-FM55H lithium-ion battery; 750 shots per charge
Ships in July for $899 body only or $999 with a Sony 18 - 70 mm lens