Photokina - Fully Accepting Digital
Ricoh's new RDC-i700 is aimed primarily at the business user who wants to capture, edit and distribute its images and text over the Internet. It ships with a rechargeable lithium ion battery and charger, USB and a/v cables, and a stylus pen. For the entry-level consumer, Ricoh brought out the RDC-6000, a 2.1MP camera with a simple six-icon mode dial, three-step digital zoom and still and AVI movie modes.
Samsung contributed two new models, the Digimax 210SE and 35MP. The 210 features a 2.1-megapixel CCD and 3x optical zoom and an 8MB ComactFlash card providing from one to 30 large or five to 113 small images. The compact 35MP permits the photographer to download MP3 music files and conduct video conferencing along with the usual taking of digital photos. Its resolution is 640 x 480, and the lens is single focal length 5.8mm f/2.3.
Yashica introduced the Micro-Elite 3300, a neat 3.7 x 2.6 x 1.5-inch, 7-ounce compact featuring 3.34 MP and a 2x zoom with macro down to 3.3 inches. It accepts Type I and II CompactFlash cards and IBM Microdrive.