Comdex Bows Entry-level Digicams
By Grant Clauser
LAS VEGASAnother Comdex has come and gone, leaving in its wake a city of exhausted cab drivers and overworked concierges. While systems software, networking cards and other miscellaneous computing whatnot accounted for most of the Las Vegas and Sands expo centers, digital imaging, particularly digital cameras, were represented in abundance. One attendee even commented that, from his perspective as a buyer, Comdex is now more important than the Photo Marketing Association convention.
That shift illustrates the confusion over whether a digital camera should be viewed as an optical capture device or a computer peripheral. Where manufacturers place themselves on that continuum has to do in large part on the specific features of their products.