Several major imaging companies announced new products at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas yesterday, in advance of the Photo Marketing Association’s Trade Show at the end of February.
January 7, 2005: Several major imaging companies announced new products at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas yesterday, in advance of the Photo Marketing Association’s Trade Show at the end of February.
The new camera can store up to 1,500 favourite pictures for instant display on its high-resolution, 3-inch touch screen display and offers direct picture e-mailing and online album viewing via a wireless connection to the Kodak EasyShare Gallery (formerly Ofoto). The same Kodak Wi-Fi card that provides the EasyShare-One camera with wireless capabilities can now be used with the recently introduced EasyShare Printer Dock Plus. The new camera is scheduled for release in North America in June, with the optional Kodak Wi-Fi card to be sold separately.
Sanyo displayed its latest Xacti pocket-sized, high-resolution 4.0 megapixel digital camera and full-motion MPEG-4 camcorder. The new VPC-C4 offers built-in digital image stabilisation and includes an interpolation feature that allows users to convert the CCD’s 4-megapixel resolution (effective) to a recorded equivalent of eight megapixels. A trans-reflective 1.8-inch TFT LCD color monitor allows for shot framing and playback. Compact enough to fit into a pocket or purse, the VPC-C4 records both digital still images and video onto a standard SD flash memory card. Image files are uploaded via a USB 2.0 connection.
Sony announced two new Cyber-shot cameras, the 5.1-megapixel Cyber-shot DSC-T33 and the 7.2-megapixel Cyber-shot DSC-P200. Both feature only minor cosmetic changes upon previous models, the P200 being an upgrade to the P150 with a larger LCD screen and the T33 offering slight differences in colour and styling to the T3. Sony has also added a 4 GB Memory Stick Pro card to its line-up, doubling the capacity of its largest card. Due for release in March, its price is quoted at around $US900. A new MSAC-PC4 Memory Stick PC Card Adaptor was also announced. Due to ship in February, it will allow users to access Memory Stick media through the PC Card type II slot on a notebook computer.