Konica Photo Imaging
has introduced two new high resolution Digital Revio Mega Pixel cameras with 4.13, and 3.34 mega pixel CCDs, equivalent to 4.0 and 3.0 effective megapixels. They’re compatible with Mac OS 8.6 and 9.x, but the company hasn’t mentioned Mac OS X compatibility.
Robert Striano, president and chief executive officer of Konica said the Digital Revio KD-400Z and KD-310Z are the world’s smallest digital cameras in their class, as well as the world’s first digital cameras that offer both SD/MMC Memory Card and Memory Stick storage. With the proper media reader, you should be able to get your digital photos from the cameras into Mac OS X.
The Digital Revio KD-400Z has a stainless steel alloy body, sliding lens cover and 3X optical Hexanon zoom lens (equivalent to 39-117mm on 35mm film camera). Operation recording modes include: single, macro, self-timer, landscape, 2X digital zoom, sepia, movie, voice memo and resize. The latter lets you downsize an image so that it can be easily transmitted.
The camera also features an imaging processing system with automatic exposure, focus and white balance. This Konica original computing program processes CCD data at a high speed based on original algorithms, assuring ideal image capturing conditions and faithful reproduction of the subject being captured, Striano said. The Digital Revio is also fitted with a new signal-processing engine.
In addition to recording images, the Digital Revio KD-400Z can record and playback short AVI video “movies” with sound, as well as voice memos. It has an LCD monitor, flash, USB interface, rechargeable lithium-ion battery with recharging unit, AC adaptor and blue LED indicators.
The KD-400Z is Exif 2.2 compatible. Simpler images that print out at a higher quality, with additional attachment of information, are possible because of this new Exchangeable Image File Format for digital still cameras, Striano said. For image manipulation, the KD-400Z package includes Adobe’s Photoshop Elements.
The Digital Revio KD-310Z is the world’s smallest camera in the 3.34-megapixel, 3X zoom class, Striano said. With the exception of the 3.34- megapixel and red LED indicators, the camera has the same features and functions as the KD-400Z.
Both cameras are due this summer. Pricing has yet to be announced.