November 27, 2002
We have added the DigiSnap 5700 to our remote line-up! It is the same device as the DigiSnap 5000, but fits the 5700.
Thanks for your continued support!
October 31, 2002
Firmware 2.5 is now available! E-mail [email protected] for an upgrade. Please include your DigiSnap serial # and we will send you the upgrade via e-mail. You find the serial # by connecting your DigiSnap to your terminal program and pressing the letter D and enter.
August 13, 2002
The DigiSnap 2000 has been reduced in price to $109.
July 29, 2002
See the August 2002 magazine, Parachutist, for an article about Digital cameras and the DigiSnap for sky divers.
July 26, 2002
On Monday, we will begin selling the new DigiSnap 5000!
The DigiSnap 5000 is a cable release adapter. This adapter allows the Coolpix 5000 to be controlled via a low cost shutter relase cable, such as the Canon RS-60E3. . The price for the DigiSnap 5000 is $55. We also sell the Canon RS-60E3 for $25.
June 10, 2002
The SnapUSB manual has been added to the website...under site map....manuals. The SnapUSB is not currently compatible with the Nikon 5000.
April 3, 2002
We have added a few new products. The SnapUSB and assorted cables to use with it, as well as a high quality foot switch for triggering the 2200. See the buy it now page. More details will be coming later.
March 21, 2002
The fix is in for the version 1.50 through 1.56 versions of firmware. E-mail us with your model number (found when DigiSnap is hooked to Hyperterminal menu...press D and model # will appear). E-mail us if you would like us to e-mail you the new firmware version: [email protected]
March 17, 2002
Warning: The advanced time lapse features may have a bug in it. If your firmware version is 1.50 or higher do not use it. We will have a fix out in the near future.
We also just had a bug reported in the power save option. It may disable communication with the terminal.
Also, some users have recently reported double characters with Hyperterminal. If you find this, uncheck the local echo on Hyperterminal and please let us know what operating system you are using. We suspect it may be a Windows XP problem.
January 14, 2002
New application notes added. John Hart from the University of Colorado, has written about synchronizing strobes with stereo cameras. He writes " In our laboratory at the University of Colorado we have tested parallel triggering a pair of 5 megapixel Nikon Coolpix 5000 digital cameras. This camera is fired by a serial-protocol remote controller, the Digisnap 2200, using a StereoSnap cable splitter. For applications in fluid dynamics, of viewing turbulent flows at different angles, or in 3D, it is important that the cameras fire simultaneously. In these tests two cameras are attached to the same controller. They then shoot images of a rapidly rotating wheel (going at 4 Hz.) The images are read to get the interval between pictures taken by the two cameras. In all these tests the cameras are first commanded to go into a preset mode, where all the focusing and exposure controls are locked. Then they are fired (i.e. the command is sent for them to fire). There was not very significant differences when using aperture priority vs. fully manual modes of operation. The report here is for aperture (A) priority........" See: http://www.crystalcanyons.net/Pages/TechNotes/CP5000.shtm.