June 16, 2009: US digital specialist manufacturer Digital Foci has entered the Australian market with the release of the Photo Book, just one month after its international debut in the USA.
This innovative portable digital album contains 4GB of internal memory and supports all major file formats. The Photo Book is a slimline, high resolution display panel encased in a soft leather-like folder for a convenient, elegant photo, video or presentation slide display. An internal battery eliminates the need to deal with power cables. The 8-inch diameter colour LCD displays photos at a resolution of 800 x 600 pixels and provides more than 2.5 hours of battery life.
Users simply load photos to Photo Book’s internal memory directly from a memory card or USB Flash drive. Supported memory cards include CF, SD, SDHC, MMC, xD-Picture Card, Memory Stick, and MSPRO. In addition, users can connect Photo Book to a computer via USB and easily transfer photos, videos, presentations and music from the computer to Photo Book. A stand out feature for professional photographers and expert enthusiasts is the ability of the Photo Book to display a portfolio of thousands of photos in a range of file formats, including detail-rich raw images from a wide selection of DSLRs.
Browsing images is easy with the straightforward control panel.
Photo Book lets users organise their photos into different albums and choose a specific album to view. The “Photo Album View” displays each folder as a separate photo album, showing its folder name and a preview image of the first photo in the album. “Photo Thumbnail View” lets you browse through the thumbnails of the photos in a selected photo album. Page-turning effects make thumbing through images just like flipping through an actual photo album.
You can also display video clips and add specific music for each album to play in the background along with your slideshows. Supported video and audio formats include MJPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-4 SP, MP3, AAC and WMA. Automatic image orientation is provided based on EXIF data.
Digital Foci is distributed in Australia by GarageBrands (www.garagebrands.com.au). The Digital Foci Photo Book will be available from leading retailers such as Myer and Camera House in July 2009 at a RRP of $499.99