Sanyo Camera Uses iD Photo Disk for Still, Motion Images
Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. announced the IDC-1000Z "iD Shot" digital disk camera, billed as the world's first to employ the 730MB iD Photo magneto-optical disk. It enables roughly two hours of moving image recording at 160 normal mode (15 fps, 160 x 120 pixels) or about 11,000 still images (640 mode still images). It achieves "still images" at 1.5 megapixels and "moving image clips" at 30 fps with high-quality VGA images. The "iD Format" media standards were developed jointly by Sanyo, Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. and Hitachi Maxell Ltd. The IDC-1000Z iD Shot has both IEEE 1394 and USB ports. It begins selling December 8 at ¥160,000.
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