During this week’s Photokina imaging show in Germany, Concord Camera Corp. unveiled three new
digital cameras, including one that breaks the US$100 price barrier. The company’s 3346z ($119.99) and 3043 ($99.99) models are 3-megapixel cameras with 4x digital zoom, an SD card slot, 16MB internal memory and video capture capabilities. The difference lies in the 3346z’s additional 3x optical zoom, seven scene modes and AF assist lamp. The 3346z can also capture video in AVI format while the 3043 is limited to VGA resolution at up to 15 frames per second.
Meanwhile, the 4340z ($149.99) is a 4.2-megapixel camera that features 3x optical and 4x digital zoom, a macro mode for shooting subjects as close as four inches away, video capture at QVGA resolution and up to 24 frames per second and a long shutter mode that keeps the shutter open for up to eight seconds. It uses two AA batteries and comes with a USB cable.
Concord expects to ship all three cameras in November. The company had not yet updated its Web site with current product information as MacCentral posted this article.