Mini Camera Jerry
SiPix Inc. has introduced the Stylecam, a palm-sized digital camera weighing 2.6 ounces (wow!). The Stylecam will include 8mb of memory that can hold up to 180 images. Stylecam features four modes: USB video, video conferencing, digital still and SiPix's Streaming Snapshot. It'll be in stores this month for approximately $70.
Santa's on the way
Many digital imaging equipment manufacturers are cutting prices as the holiday season approaches. Nikon, Epson, Fuji, Toshiba, and Kodak, to name a few, have dropped prices on some of their consumer grade digital cameras and imaging equipment. In addition to the price cuts, some companies are also offering manufacturers rebates. That equipment you've been wanting is about to be priced at a more affordable level. It's going to be a colorful Christmas!!
New digital camera from Polaroid, the PhotoMAX PDC 1320
Polaroid launched the PhotoMAX PDC 1320, a consumer grade megapixel camera. The camera incorporates both megapixel (1,280-by-960) and VGA resolution modes, allowing the user to optimize image capture for printing or online sharing, a 2X digital zoom, and three flash modes. The PhotoMAX PDC 1320 also features 8 MB of internal memory, a CompactFlash removable memory slot and a USB interface for downloading images. The camera will retail for around $199.99.
Digital Camera output Continues to explode
The growth wasn't as big as in the previous year, but the global output of 18.73 million digital cameras is a 38% increase over last year. According to an article in AsiaBizTech, the digital camera market remains strong as other PC related equipment is expected to be flat or in the red. Among the reasons for brisk sales are a falling trend in prices, a broader range of models, and novice users' strong demand for digital equipment.
Photoflex introduces MovieDome softbox line
Photoflex Inc. announces MovieDome, a line of softboxes that accommodates large, open-faced lights of up to 6,000 watts.
Aimed at the video, film, and digital imaging industries, the new MovieDome softboxes feature heat vents on all four sides and a wider rear profile than most other softboxes, cooling hot lights and keeping them a safe distance from the interior fabric. The highly reflective, silver interior fabric is also new, and offers an exceptional degree of heat resistance while ensuring maximum output from any light source, the company says.
The new MovieDome is available in three sizes: medium (24-by-32-by-22 inches/60-by-80-by-55 cm), large (36-by-48-by-29 inches/90-by-120-by-75 cm), and extra large (54-by-72-by-38 inches/135-by-180-by-95 cm).
Wolf Camera completes sale to Ritz Camera
Wolf confirmed its sale to Ritz Camera as of Oct. 1. A message at the corporate headquarters informs customers the offices were closed as of Oct. 2 and directs them to Ritz headquarters. Wolf Camera said a limited number of corporate staff would work through early 2002 as part of the transition and wind-down team.
In a letter signed by Wolf Camera chairman Chuck Wolf, the company notified customers their information would be transferred to Ritz Interactive, an affiliate of Ritz Camera. Ritz Interactive intends to continue operation of the Wolf Camera.com website in its current form and under the current domain name of www.wolfcamera.com and has already added "A Ritz Interactive Website" to the wolfcamera.com site.
New, from Canon USA
4 megapixel PowerShot S40, and 3.2 megapixel S30 digital still cameras. Both cameras feature a 7.1-21.3, 3x optical zoom lens, 3-point autofocus, movie mode, and 13 shooting modes from fully automatic to fully manual. The cameras will be available in late October for around $799 (S40) and $599 (S30). Canon has also unveiled the new S820D Bubblejet photo printer capable of producing full size 8.5 x 11 inch prints, up to 2,400 by 1,200 dpi. It'll be priced around $399.
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