Cameras & Accessories
PowerShot Offers 4 Megapixel CCD
Canon U.S.A. Inc. introduces:
* The Canon PowerShot G2 Digital Camera offers a 1/1.8-inch, 4 megapixel CCD sensor, and captures images in resolutions from 2272 x 1704 to 640 x 480, the company reports. The plug-and-play USB-compatible camera has a 7-21 mm f/2.0-2.5 zoom lens (34-102 mm in 35 mm format). It offers 13 image quality settings, including three JPEG compression formats.
Its continuous shooting modes capture up to 9 frames-per-second, and a movie mode records picture and sound at 320 x 240 for up to 30 seconds (160 x 120 for up to two minutes). It supports Canon Ex-series Speedlite flash units, and Type I and II CompactFlash memory cards, including IBM's series of Microdrives. The camera ships bundled with a 32 MB CompactFlash Card, a lithium-ion rechargeable battery, a power adapter, USB and AV cables.
* The CanoScan FS272OU is a USB-compatible desktop film scanner for use with 35mm and Advanced Photo System films.
It scans at 13/10 seconds-per-frame (35 mm / APS), with 2,720 dpi optical resolution, and 12-bit RGB input or output.
Reader Response no. 208.
Kofax Image Products Inc. and InfoCAP Tech-nologies Ltd. have released PowerFilm for Ascent Capture, an optional software module that integrates Eastman Kodak Co.'s microfilm scanners with Kofax's Ascent Capture. Ascent Capture enhances and indexes images, validates index data, and releases images and data to one or more back-end systems. It helps users migrate images from microfilm conversion systems, to supported systems.
Reader Response no. 209.
Scanners: Jetsoft Development Co. has released Art-Copy 6, software that expands the features of desktop scanners. Users can make collated copies with their TWAIN scanners, scan images to files, and scan to e-mail addresses while retaining copies of sent materials.
Reader Response no. 210.
Fax machines: Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co. announces its KX-FPC161 and KX-FPC165 plain paper facsimiles. They include copier functions, 900 MHz cordless handsets, and are Caller ID ready.
Reader Response no. 211.
ID printers: Fargo Electronics Inc. has launched its Persona C11, a color, desktop, dye-sublimation card printer. It prints continuous-tone photo ID cards edge-to-edge on standard CR-80 PVC stock (30 seconds-per-card), and has drop-in one-way ribbon loading to prevent user error (accepting 45 cards at a time).
Reader Response no. 212.
From Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co.:
* The KX-HCM10 is a standalone network camera that broadcasts 640 x 480 live video, and features a built-in Web server, control software (TCP/UDP) and e-mail software (SMTP). It requires an Ethernet connection (or router) and power source, but no direct PC connection.
Reader Response no. 220.