Panasonic Introduces SuperDisk-Based Camera

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Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
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Panasonic announced (“Panasonic Introduces New PalmCam SuperDisk(R) Digital Camera; New Camera Stores Up to 1,500 Images on 120MB SuperDisk Diskette“) their new PV-SD4090 PalmCam SuperDisk digital camera, their first digital camera based on SuperDisk storage.

The PV-SD4090 saves its images on a 120 megabyte (MB) SuperDisk diskette, which can hold up to 1,500 images. The camera is also compatible with traditional 1.44MBfloppy disks, which will hold up to 17 images.

The PV-SD4090 digital camera uses a 1.3 million-pixel charged coupled device (CCD) to take photos that are extremely crisp and vivid. These images can then be viewed onthe built-in, 2.5-inch color LCD monitor, and deleted if desired or saved for later use. To view, e-mail or incorporate preferred images into personal or business documents,remove the SuperDisk diskette or floppy disk from the camera, place it into the corresponding SuperDisk or floppy drive on a standard PC and retrieve the image file.

Photos are stored on a reusable, removable 120MB SuperDisk diskette or on a 1.44MB floppy disk in the standard JPEG format. The SuperDisk diskette holdsapproximately 1,500 digital images in Standard Resolution (640 x 480 pixels). In High Resolution, (1280 x 960 pixels), this disk will hold approximately 450 Super Fineimages or 900 Fine images. A 1.44MB floppy disk will hold approximately 17 Standard Resolution images and in High Resolution mode, it will hold 5 Super Fine imagesor 10 Fine images.

This sounds great if you have an Imation SuperDisk drive. The PV-SD4090 will ship in November and will retail for US$900.

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