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7/31
(Mon.)
- HAGIWARA SYSCOM
32MB SmartMedia "SmartMedia skeleton" sale of six colors
- Tongerin, a lime, a blue berry, a strawberry, a grape, six clear colors.
- Only 32MB of type with ID. Interchangeability is equivalent to the existing 32MB SmartMedia.
- Open price. August 1 sale.

- NIKON
Exclusive page "NIKON electronic picture homepage" establishment of a digital image apparatus center
- Collect the information on a digital camera, a scanner, a printer, etc.
- Technical information, such as software download and FAQ, is to an " electronic picture apparatus customer support ."

- CANON SALES
Digital apparatus and a digital photograph can be experienced at once.
"Canon digital house zero one Umeda" and the "Canon photograph house Umeda" simultaneous opening
- Open in "digital house zero one Umeda" which performs exhibition and sale of digital apparatus, and the "Canon photograph house Umeda" of a photogallery center on August 1.
- On foot-from Osaka station or Umeda station 4 - 5 minutes. The first floor of the Umeda DAIBIRU underground in a osaka garden city.

[Software UPDATE]
- Fuji Photo Film
- Digital camera color of No. 1 2 V2.0D update software ( Windows 95/98/2000 / for NT4.0 )
- It is 2 the digital camera color of No. 1. Profile update module (Windows 95/98/2000 / for NT4.0 )
- For digital camera color of No. 1 2 Additional template material

- DigitalCamera Photo Contest
- " Snap section " today 31 day deadline.
- Scenery and the "Nature section " reader vote are also till today.

7/30
(Sun.)
- Lexar Media
Connection cable "JumpShot cable" simple substance sale start for USB correspondence CF cards
- Put on the market independently the cable only for USB correspondence CF cards of the company.
- Real 販 of 1,980 yen. USB connection of a company CF card and PC is possible by this cable.
- When new purchase is carried out on or after August 1, it is this cable free presentation (it corresponds at a large-sized retail store).

- Yodobashi camera
By the number of pixels, and price It sells and is the renewal of line ranking (a part for 2000 year 7 month 17 - 23rd day ).
- It is rank in at 2,000,000 pixel class and a 50,000 or less yen class despite カシオ and a "QV-2300UX" first appearance.

7/29
(Sat.)
- DigitalCamera Photo Contest
- A part for 7 month of a "portrait section", an examination result announcement!

- Yodobashi camera
Digital camera Renewal of a Price table
- "COOLPIX990" It is 10,000 yen no less than fall in price, and is the level of 80,000 yen.
- Completion model a large number of selling. 16 models disappears and will change generation only in July.
- Popularity low price machine "FinePix1200" "DC215" selling end. Long-term seller "FinePix2700" is ended.
- Disappear from the model made from EPSON, and a shop front by the completion of "CP-800S" selling.

- HAGIWARA SYSCOM
SmartMedia and PC card slot loading
SuperDisk drive "DUAL SuperDisk (HBC-DSD120)" announcement
- Silver body adoption of the audio component stereo style.
- Unite SmartMedia and PCMCIA Type2 slot with SuperDisk drive.
- The connection with PC is USB (signs that the mutual copy function in this machine simple substance is not carried).
- It is an open price is over or below 29,800 yen.

7/28
(Fri.)
- Toshiba digital frontier
Skeleton SmartMedia with a character "character SmartMedia", network selling start
- Skeleton specification which printed the character of a movie or animation on SmartMedia .
- 32MB of SmartMedia with ID -- a correspondence model -- usually -- media -- being the same --.
- " sumame.com Only Internet sale by ".
- 8,280 yen. Under sale.

- Sharp
Only 5mm 110,000 pixels CMOS image sensor "LZOP3820" announcement of super-thin shape lens one apparatus
- A cellular phone and for E-MAIL terminals. 1/7 inc.type 110,000 pixel CMOS sensor loading.
- Picture size corresponds to the world common standard "CIF" (367x291 pixels) of animation image transmission.
- Wide lens loading to which the whole face is reflected from the position of 30 cm since it corresponds to a cellular phone.
- Size is  11.4x11.4x5mm and  overly a compact design.
- A system configuration is possible with two tips at put on the market on the market LSI for signal processing "LR38630" and a pair.
- For CMOS, 45mW and processing LSI are [ consumption electric power ] 30mW. The energy is saved to one fifth at the time of CCD composition.
- Sample price of 3,000 yen. The August sample, September mass production. 500,000 monthly outputs are planned.

-Yodobashi camera
Digital camera It sells and is the renewal of line ranking (a part for 2000 year 7 month 16 - 23rd day ).
- A higher rank model is non big change .

- Pretec
CMOS sensor adoption VGA  model "DC-530"
- CMOS sensor loading of VGA. Picture size is 640x480 pixels.
- A lens is the single focal type of 7.2mmFs2.0.
- 2MB of built-in memory special-purpose machine. USB transmission is possible.
- Correspond also to MP3 and WEV file.
- Power supplies are two single 3 type batteries.
- A color model is also a simultaneous announcement.

- DigitalCamera.gr.jp
The work exhibition "Germany,color and light -spring to summer -" safe end in Tokyo and the Fuji photograph salon was carried out.
There was about 5,500 persons' attendance during a term. Thank you.

Since it will go round in the Fuji photograph salon in Osaka , Sapporo , Nagoya , and Fukuoka as Mr. Kazuhisa Nishikawa's two person exhibition from now on (from September 1), I ask of you well.

7/27
(Thurs.)
- Victor
A basic DV camera ""pocket movie" GR-DVA11K" announcement of MMC correspondence
- Record of VGA still picture is possible on a multimedia card (MMC).
- The still picture record function to the memory card will be added to "GR-DVA10" of sale in March.
- 1/4inc. 680,000 pixel CCD loading. 340,000 pixels of effective pixel numbers.
- In addition to an accessories kit, a personal computer connection kit is also attached.
- 188,000 yen. The beginning sale of 8 month.

- Sony
The liquid crystal display monitor loading digital camera of world minimum maximum 軽量 is made as an experiment. UPDATE
- Small memory card "memory stick Duo" adoption.
- Sizes are 21.5x62.6x13mm and a micro model about memory stick +alpha.
- Image element is 330,000 pixels. Picture size is VGA (640x480 pixels).
- Liquid-crystal finder loading by the 0.55 type super-thin shape high-temperature Pori silicone liquid-crystal panel.
- Power supplies are 21x38x6mm and a lithium ion charge pond (capacity 210mAh) with a weight of 7g.
- Record of about 1000 sheets is possible on the memory stick Duo.
- The schedule of commercial production is not for sale.

7/26
(Wed.)
- Sony
The number of times of photography of a digital camera increases about 30%.
A single 3 type alkali dry cell "stamina alkali dry cell" announcement of large current specification
- The single 3 type alkaline battery which applied the new technology of demonstrating the large current electric-discharge characteristic and the long-term preservation characteristic.
- Raise the contact nature of a  agent and a can and reduce internal resistance of a battery.
- a digital camera  the company the electric-discharge characteristic with the conventionally high increase of 30%up achievement
- The preservation for one year or more is possible as an object for reserving. The rate of electric-discharge time maintenance in a digital camera, improvement in company conventional 35%up.
- Two-set 320 yen. The beginning sale of 9 month. Single 4 type also shifts to a performance rise article by the end of the year.

- U.S. SanDisk & TDK (PC Watch)
The patent cross license contract about flash-memory IC and a flash-memory card is concluded.
- Make a grant of a design of the flash card of SanDisk possession, and the patent license of production to TDK.
- Make a grant of a design of flash-memory related IC of TDK possession, and a card product, and the patent license of production to SanDisk.
- Hold mutually worldwide production of a flash memory, and a selling right in both companies.
- TDK develops flash-memory controller IC already controllable to 1GB. production sale  being possible .

- Olympus & Polaroid
3X Zoom camera "C-211ZOOM" announcement with a printer built-in
- The joint-development model of Olympus and the U.S. Polaroid.
- The machine with a built-in printer using 500 series in stunt film of a Polaroid company.
- CCD is a 2.1 mega pixel. Optical  3X  zoom machine (twice as many digital zoom as this).
- Price is 799 dollars. October sale.
- The confrontation machine of "Fuji Photo Film Prin-cam RP-21."

- Creative
It can use as a still picture, an animation, and a PC camera.
Multiple-purpose camera "Video Blaster WebCam Go Plus" and domestic formal announcement
- The multiple-purpose camera of 300,000 pixel CMOS sensor loading.
- Only for [ of 8MB ] built-in memories. Photography of about 400 sheets is [ at 640x480 pixels ] possible about 200 sheets and 320x240.
- Animation photography correspondence. Voice recording functional loading.
- PC connection is possible at USB. Use is possible as PC camera or a live camera.
- The pan-focus formula of focus 合わせ needlessness. Less than [ starting time 1 second ].
- 17,800 yen. The beginning sale of 8 month.

- Toshiba
Bluetooth PC wireless communication system announcement first in the world
- Build LAN by Bluetooth by the wireless station and the PC card.
- Communication speed is about 720 kbpses (at the time of asymmetrical), and about 430 kbpses (at the time of symmetry). Communication distance is about 100m.
- For PC wireless station, 70,000 yen and a PC card are 20,000 yen. The end sale of 8 month.
- Bluetooth realized at last. Also loading to a digital camera and digital PDA.

- DigitalCamera Photo Contest
- Scenery and the Nature section , reader vote start.
The application work of this month Vol.1 Vol.2 Please unite and cast your vote for one point.
- A portrait section examination result, a tonight public-presentation schedule.

7/25
(Tue.)
- Fuji Photo Film
Prior notice start which is the September appearance model in our company site FinePix.com
- It is the catch copy "with whom the September, 2000 digital camera evolves further."
- The camera and appeal which can respond to request of "he wanting the zoom lens with brighter high magnification", and "Wanting setting up exposure and shutter speed more finely."
- Signs that L type design, the shoe for external stroboscopes, the larger manual focus ring, etc. are equipped.
- Sample data is  prior  also under printing.

- Aiptek
Digital micro camera "Hyper i-cam" sale of a penny tile
- A pen size model called 12.5x3x1.5 cm.
- CMOS sensor adoption. Picture size is CIF (352x288 pixels).
- Only for built-in memories (2MB or 8MB). USB transmission is possible.
- Photography of about 2 hours is possible. It is in a standby state and is for about 2 weeks.
- Price is 999.00krs. Acquisition is possible to the mail order site of Denmark .

- German AGFA
"ePhoto CL22" "ePhotoCL20" XGA model  of The Fotokina bark in September announces.
- 1024x768-pixel XGA model which thought the print use important.
- The use by 1,300,000 pixels is possible at the processing between  by PhotoGenie software.
- The pattern of the short form model in which USB transmission is possible.

- Fuji Photo Film
A new style model is announced beforehand by the advertisement of Nihon Keizai Shimbun on 24th.
- At the style of the C-2500L style, it is the possibility size of a high magnification zoom loading machine.
- Is it a formal announcement one of these days?

7/24
(Mon.)
- The Hitachi living supply
VGA model "iNC100" announcement of liquid-crystal view finder loading
- The original-equipment-manufacturing-agreement version of MustekCo. "GSmart350."
- Color liquid-crystal view finder "cyber-display" loading.
- Photography of about 1000 sheets is possible at three single 3 alkaline batteries.
- Data preservation is a built-in memory +CF card.
- The animation photography for the longest 10 seconds is possible (400KB or more of opening of a built-in memory is required).
- By USB connection formula, use is possible also as a PC camera.
- 24,800 yen. July 25 sale.

- Zoran
The digital processor for cameras is supplied to "Minolta Camera and Dimage2300."
- Supply the highly efficient processor only for digital cameras to Minolta Camera at low price.
- Also plan the digital camera system of CMOS sensor adoption at the near future.
- COACH (Camera On A CHip) loading of the company make DSC develops "Cam-On". - design maker image link (Nagano prefecture Suwa-shi) is developed jointly. It is a design of a digital camera simple-ization.

7/23
(Sun.)
- Yodobashi  camera
By the number of pixels, and price It sells and is the renewal of line ranking (a part for 2000 year 7 month 10 - 16th day ).
- It is a "FinePix 1400Z" first appearance at a 50,000 or less yen class.

- Trigen
3.5 inches HDD case sale of USB connection formulas with MP3 reproduction function (AkibaHotLine! )
- The 3.5 inches HDD case of USB connection formulas with a built-in USB-IED conversion function.
- A battery drive is impossible although it is with MP3 reproduction function.
- 16,800 yen. 3.5 inch HDD special necessity.
- Since 3.5 inch HDD with a cheap capacity unit price can be used, the capacity of HDD is likely to become strong allies, such as note PC of insufficient feeling.

7/22
(Sat.)
- PC Watch, AkibaHotLine!
Under large event "AKIBAX" holding of Akihabara as which "CD-R Mavica" is regarded
- Sony is " "CD-R" Mavica MVC-CD1000 " exhibition of a August 1 order-received start schedule.
- Casio " QV-2300 The wrist-watch type digital camera "WRIST CAMERA" of " and subject is sent.

- BANDAI
- simple camera "C@Mail II (tentative name)" announcement VGA-ized by CF slot loading
- The inheritor machine of the number top level "C@Mail" of real selling.
- Adopt 300,000-pixel CMOS element as a image element.
- Data record corresponds also to CF card besides a built-in memory.
- QuickTime movie for 10 seconds (160x120 pixels).
- High-speed transmission is possible by USB interface loading.
- Power supplies are three single 4 alkali dry cells. .
- 9,980 yen (Mac / Win correspondence.) With [ cable software ]. November sale schedule.

- I/O data
- CF card & SmartMedia correspondence card reader writer "USB-DFRW" announcement of USB connection
- Simultaneous use is also possible at CF and the card drive both for SmartMedia.
- CFType2 correspondence. MicroDrive can also be used.
- 9,000 yen (Windows/Macintosh). The beginning shipment schedule of 8 month.

- 192MB and 256MB of mass PCMCIA Type2 memory card "PCFCA-192M", "PCFCA-256M" announcement
- 192MB type is 84,800 yen. The end sale of 7 month.
- 256MB type is 130,000 yen. The end sale of 8 month.
- They are lineup and also fullness to 16MB - 440MB.

7/21
(Fri.)
- Sony UPDATE
Vario Sonner lens loading with "T*" first in a handy cam
Mega Pixel  handycam  in which MPEG1 animation record is possible "DCR-PC110" Announce to a memory stick.

- A popular 1/4 inch 1,070,000 pixel CCD loading mega pixel DV camera.
- Curl with long-awaited "T*" Ziess VarioSonner lens (10X optics as this) is adopted.
- The animation record by MPEG1 is possible on a memory stick. Still picture record is also possible.
- Time continuation of 320x240 pixel animation 15 second, time continuation of 160x120 pixel animation 60 second.
- 520 level resolution. A still picture picture is 1,152x864 pixels of SXGA mostly.
- New active image area system adoption which can perform few photography of  at the time of hand deflection compensation.
- Automatic pop-up formula intelligent sutorobo adoption only for still picture photography.
- Highly minute 2.5 inch liquid crystal display monitor loading of 200,000 drawings.
- 235,000 yen. September 10 sale.

- Model "DCR-TRV8K" simultaneous announcement with a width type 680,000 pixel Zeiss lens
- Memory stick correspondence (still picture record of VGA).
- Power-supply kit (AC power adapter, battery pack) attachment.
- 173,000 yen. September 1 sale.

- Minds@Work
Memory-card data preservation station "Digital Wallet" sale for carrying with built-in 6GB HDD
- 2.5 inches 6GB of data preservation of the memory card with a simple substance is possible at HDD (Toshiba make) built-in.
- Interfaces are PCMCIA and USB and download and upload are possible also for either.
- The data exchange by USB course is possible at Windows and Mac both correspondences. Transmission of 1.5MB of second is possible.
- Sizes are 3.69x5.2x1.14 inches and the ひ sizes of a hand with a weight of 12 ozs (about 336g).
- The use for 200 minutes is possible for a power supply in a built-in charge pond.
- 499.95 dollars. A company site to purchase is possible.

7/20
(Thurs.)
- U.S. Apple Computer
Macworld Expo/NewYork announces many new products.
- The quiet new style G4 without a cooling fan "Power Mac G4 Cube" (G4 450Mhz/5000Mhz).
- High-end PowerMac is the dual processor of G4 at last.
- Announce the new lineup of iMac from 98,000 yen.

- Yodobashi  camera
- Rank with "Fuji Photo Film and a FinePix 40i color version", "Casio QV-2300UX", and a shop front .
- 2 sorts of color versions sale of "40 i" popular. An early stage sells, and is [ go out and ] it inevitable?
- Put on the market  2.11mega pixels  of various functions of 3X zoom of Casio.
price of 49,800 yen of a zoom machine "QV-2300UX" and a class maximum low price.
- Digital camera Renewal of price table .

- Olympus & U.S. Polaroid
The digital camera of a new category is developed  two company .
- The U.S. Kunisaki part time Common press interview is held on the Internet from ams 8:30 on July 25.
- Exhibit an announcement and the demonstration of a new category camera at this interview (important point registration).
- It is General Manager from Olympus Side. Joe Kojima  is present.

7/19
(Wed.)
- Yodobashi camera
Digital camera It sells and is the renewal of line ranking (10-July 16, 2000 ).
- Also for this week, "Finepix 40i" is a top. It is a slim margin and "IXY DIGITAL" is the 2nd place.

- Seiko Epson
From "PM-7000C/9000C"
Ink exchange service receptionist start through which it passes fairly  paints system ink "MC-7000/9000C"
- Upgrade service in paints system ink of high durability which will sing preservation in 200.
- The ink system change to an equivalent for MC-9000C from PM-9000C is 400,000 yen.
- The change to an equivalent for MC-7000C from PM-7000C is 200,000 yen.
- After ink change cannot be printed in dye system ink of PM series.
- A deadline is till an end of the year this year. Service is the September start schedule.

7/18
(Tue.)
[Urgent news flash] (The announcement meeting hall news flash)
- KYOCERA
35mm size image sencer  loading of 6.0mega pixels
It puts on the market a lens exchange formula digital single lens reflex camera "CONTAX N DIGITAL" and next spring!


A スペック table is also exhibited.
(C)Yamada Kumio

- New Style Single-Lens-Reflex-Camera  " CONTAX N1 The digital single lens reflex camera of" base.
- A 36x24mm 6,000,000 pixel type is used for a image element. It does not declare for details.
- A lens is the mount for new N series. The lens for CONTAX645 can be used by adapter combined use.
- It cannot be equipped with the conventional CONTAX lens for manual focuses.
- shot of 4 during a second top is possible.
- A record medium is CF card. By Type2 correspondence, it corresponds also to 1GB of micro drive.
- A power supply is an exclusive charge pond.

- By question at an interview ---
"Price wants to cut 1,000,000 yen. If it can do, I want to cut 800,000 yen with the standard price."
"Sale is next spring. I want to put on the market at the latest in May."
"The notation a "imege element" leaves imagination."

- It is a 3.0mega pixel zoom machine and is "Finecam3300" simultaneous announcement. [ of the world minimum and the minimum  

- 3,340,000 pixel 2 double zoom machine.
- The 1/1.8 inch 3,340,000 pixels type of primary color systems is used for CCD.
- A lens is optical 2 double zoom equivalent to 38 to 76 mm by 35mm camera conversion. Main resolution is 200 millimeters.
- Only for a liquid-crystal formula, a finder is. The liquid crystal is 1.5 inches low-temperature Pori silicone TFT.
- It is 1/4VGA size, and animation photography functions are 15 seconds. Form is AVI.
- The memory card is CF. It corresponds also to the newest 1GB MicroDrive in Type2 correspondence.
- A power supply is the lithium ion formula of special form, and main part charge by the attached AC adapter is possible for it.
- the main part of 79,800 yen, and a class  the maximum  cheap (memory-card attachment is not carried out) The kit for PC prepares USB card reader.
- Size is 93.5x66x37.5mm, and depth is a little thicker. Weight of 200g.
- September 15 sale.


[The announcement meeting hall news flash]
- Canon
world minimum of MMC correspondence  the maximum lightweight DV camera "IXY DV" and domestic formal announcement UPDATE

- Specification for domestics of "Elura 2MC" announced in the U.S. last week.
- Develop by "IXY" brand in Japan. Three brothers of "analog digital and DV" are formed.
- CCD adopts a 680,000-pixel 1/4 inch primary color system progressive type (the number of effective pixels 360,000 pixels).
- By the "digital motor drive" function by all pixel read-out, still picture photography of second 30 top is possible.
- Save the still picture of VGA (640x480 pixels) at MMC (multimedia card) in JPEG form.
- Not the newest version that precedes despite DPOF correspondence but the Ver.1.0 first conformity.
- The main part of 210,000 yen. The accessories kit of 20,000 yen. September 1 sale.

- By question at an interview ---
"As the camera maker has made the film formula movie a long time ago, I want to develop the part which was overdue, and the orderly product and to ask a world (in video movie field)." Company management is  that it makes every possible effort", it positioning with "the digitized camcorder", and "wanting to extend DV also in the Japanese market (3%) which is a country of origin, although Europe (market share 18%), the U.S. (14%), etc. are working hard abroad", "the withdrawal from DV market not being considered", and ] a speech.

- Explain the reason not used as SD card "there is only a mass type and price is also expensive" and since "since the direction of MMC card is circulating in the market".
- "Since it stops meeting the concept of IXY DV in order to be connected with present-condition and high pixel = large-sized-ization", explain high pixel-ization of CCD.

- NIKON  [Industry information]
A digital camera enterprise is strengthened sharply.
- "D1" and "COOLPIX990" are good.
- The number of selling in the 2000 fiscal year will be 650,000 sets (increase of preceding-year 比約 60%). The amount of shipment is 40,000,000,000 yen (increase of 30%).
- As for a slight increase and a scanner, a film camera stabilizes  the current year.
- It is growth of a digital camera center from now on, and say that lineup reinforcement and fullness of an exchange lens are also aimed at.


- DigitalCamera Photo Contest
The July reader  part  vote start of a "portrait section" (up to 24th)
* It is waiting for your vote.

7/17
(Mon.)
- Kodak,Canon, Fuji Photo Film, and Matsushita Electric Industrial
It decides upon the new version "DPOF Version 1.10" of "DPOF" which expanded specification sharply.
- In addition to the print directions information on the digital camera picture of Ver.1.00, add specification of an automatic transmitting picture, the information on a transmission place, and the specification information on the picture which carries out automatic reproduction.
- The extended function by "DPOF Version 1.10" is as follows.
- Multi-image print --- Two or more pictures are printed on one sheet of paper.
- Size specification print --- The size of the picture to print is specified.
- Automatic transmission --- The picture and the message which transmit to E-Mail, facsimile, file preservation apparatus, etc. are specified.
- Automatic reproduction --- A picture is specified and it is slide show reproduction automatically.
- Use Unicode for multi-language correspondence.
* A technical outline is here .

- Konica
The white ground was raised and the feeling of quality was made to raise.
Super-cool ink jet paper "Photolike QP photograph gloss thick DX"
- It is lineup as the maximum upper article of Photolike QP series.
- Use it, using RC (resin coat) stencil paper for high grace photograph printing paper conventionally somewhat thicker than elegance as a support object.
- a new fluorescence more white agent a white ground much more being white color much more being vivid.
- Improve absorption nature by improvement of an ink absorption layer. Preservation nature is improved with blot prevention technology.
- 20 A4 sizes entering is 1,600 yen. 30 A6 sizes entering is 850 yen. The end sale of 8 month.

- Sharp
High definition TFT liquid crystal display "WonderPix" series announcement exceeding CRT
- It is lineup the panel size to 6.4-28 type.
- In SXGA (1,400x1,050 pixels) and 20 types, UXGA (1,600x1,200 pixels) display is possible at 13.3 types.
- the limit of an amorphous silicon formula is approached in 6.4 types for the mobile apparatus under development super being highly minute (202ppi) realization
- With 28 types under development, it is QSXGA (2,560x2048 pixels).

7/16
(Sun.)
- Maxtor
1GB unit price of 400 yen rushes into a crack by fall in price of 60GB over HDD (Akiba HotLine! ).
- 61.4GB type "96147U8" of Maxtor and "DiamondMax 60" series is 24,500 yen.
- By low price-ization of mass HDD, 1GB hits at last, and it is 400 or less yen.

- EETimes.com
Digital camera development of the China maker and JPEG2000 base is promoted.
- Start development of ASIC for picture compression standard "JPEG2000" of next generation with the U.S. organization. The design end schedule in a year.
- To the product development which raised the affinity with radio transmission or the Internet JPEG2000 of quantity quality of image and the rate of quantity compression to the base
- already Shanghai Seagull Camera Companies several starts original-equipment-manufacturing-agreement production of a digital camera.

7/15
(Sat.)
- Canon U.S.A
A pocket size DV camera "Elura 2MC" announcement of MMC card correspondence
- Size is compacter than 1 7/8 x 4 1/8 x 3 3, 8 inches, and "SONY and PC5."
- " Which Excluded "Elura 2MC" and Card of MMC Card Correspondence Elura 2 " is also a simultaneous announcement.
- The optical [ 10 times as many as this ] zoom machine of 680,000 pixel primary color system CCD loading.
- Still picture record of VGA (640x480 pixels) on MMC card is possible (JPEG form).
- PC connection by Firewire is also possible.
- Image stabilizer functional loading also corresponding to still picture photography.
- "Elura 2MC" of 1,799 dollars will be put on the market in September. "Elura 2" of 1,599 dollars will be put on the market in October.

- U.S. Polaroid
The outline of the new product of a sale schedule is exhibited in the second half this year.
- Apply to an end of the year from the second half this year, and throw in a new product highly motivated one after another.
- VGA model with MP3 function of 249 dollars (end-of-the-year sale schedule).
- The model with optical 2 double zoom of the 2.3 mega pixel of 399.95 dollars "2300 Z" (November sale schedule).
- It is a release schedule the digital photograph printer which can print "PhotoMAX modem camera" which can be uploaded to the Internet via a telephone circuit, and radio in the second half of this year.

- Tommy & Yahoo
It ties up with Tommy, Yahoo, and the U.S. taiger electronics, and is "Yahoo!. To Digital Camera" sale
- "Night mode" which realizes photography in the darkness by the infrared sensor.
- "Alarm mode" by which automatic photography will be carried out if less than 1.2m is approached by the approach sensor.
- "PC camera mode" by the serial connection with PC.
- "Animation photography function" (AVI.) for the longest 10 seconds (eight seconds) 176x144 pixel loading.
- 250,000 pixels. 352x288 pixels. 20 sheet photography is possible only for built-in memories.
- 7,980 yen (scheduled price). October 12 sale.

7/14
(Fri.)
- PC Watch
Kumio Yamada 2mega pixel class digital camera Constant point photography picture
- 5 models ("EI-200", "C-990Z", "QV-2300UX", "IXY DIGITAL", and "DSC-S50").
- Typical comparison cut a large number printing besides constant point photography.

- Biomorphic
A 300,000-pixel 1/3 inch announcement high quality-of-image CMOS image sensor
- Also mitigate the fixed pattern noise of CMOS by quantity sensitivity.
- In order to realize color reproducibility, adopt a primary color system filter.
- Unite a double sampling (CDS), 10-bit A / D conversion, a timing circuit, etc. with a sensor, and realize with a single tip. By shipment of a 1000 piece unit, a unit price plans 14.95 dollars.
- A mega pixel (800,000 pixels and 10 bits) ,future and 1/5 inch CIF sensor and 10 bits sensor is also lineup.


- Yodobashi camera
Memory card Renewal of a sales price table
- The price of 340MB of CF Type2 HDD "IBM and MicroDrive" and no less than 14,000 yen fall, and it is 34,800 yen.

7/13
(Thurs.)
- Sony
Palm OS loading machine "PEG-S500C" "PEG-S300" formal announcement [ of memory stick correspondence ]
- Two sorts ("PEG-S500C" of the color version, and "PEG-S300" of monochrome).
- It is substantial by the conventional Palm system in the communication function which was weak. Communication with a cellular phone is possible by the attached adapter.
- Memory stick slot equipment (8MB card attachment). MG type un-corresponding.
- A picture display by installed software "PictureGear Pocket" is possible.
- AVI, MPEG1, QuickTime correspondence animation reproduction software "gMedia (G media)" loading.
- Open price. September 9 sale.

- Yodobashi camera
Digital camera The number of pixels, and renewal of the ranking by price (a part for 09th day on July 03, 2000 - )
- By the quantity pixel system, "FinePix 40i" and "FinePix4700Z" monopolize the first place and the second place.
- The motion which was conspicuous in 2,000,000 pixels and the 50,000 or less yen section.

- Viking Components
1GB of super-mass PCMCIA Type2 Flash memory-card announcement
- Realize a total of 2GB in the Kodak DCS series of two slots.
- In the company, it is lineup PCMCIA Type2 of present and 448MB to a maximum of 1GB card.

- InfoTrends Research Group
The low price digital camera market in Europe, 55% of an every year of growth and prediction
- The digital camera below 1000 Euro (about 100,000 yen) in Europe will be 3,800,000 sets in 2000. If it will become 19,000,000 sets 2005, it will predict.
- The models below 200 Euro (about 20,000 yen) will be 10,000,000 units in 2005 (Toy system camera is removed).
- A common consumer will shift to a digital camera in these five years. If a film camera is exceeded, it will predict.
- PC saturation level in Western Europe is 30% over. A cellular phone is 47%.
- Gain about 55% of a market share at three companies, Olympus, Kodak, and Fuji Photo Film.

7/12
(Wed.)
- Sony
1/2.7 inch 2,110,000 pixels of 8cmCD-R adoption
Mavica with 10X functional loading [ as this ] zoom "CD-R" "MVC-CD1000", a domestic formal announcement
- Adopt 156MB of 8cm CD-R disk as a record medium. Storage is possible as a last record medium.
- A maximum of 160 sheets record of 1600x1200-pixel data is possible.
- After final can be read at a CD-ROM drive in recent years the great portion of .
- Data use is possible by making USB connection of a camera and the PC also in front of final.
- CD-R disk is 500 yen per sheet 8 cm. It is a five sheet set and is 2,200 yen.
- A base model is put on the market on the market "MVC-FD95."
- 175,000 yen. August 1 sale. Order-received production.

- Olympus
It corresponded to the "scanning talk photograph" print order.
New site "visual town.com (visualtown.com)" establishment
- The new site of Olympus which covered the print order by Web, data storage, the gallery, etc.
- Correspond to Web order of the "scanning talk photograph" print which prints sound and a picture simultaneously (a scanning talk is required for reproduction separately).
- For a standard member, a fee is the moon of 500 yen. A trial member is moon fee no charge. Only for registration, admission is.
- Prints are the basic charge of 400 yen, and the mailing cost of 500 yen (standard member). L seal of 40 yen, 2L seal of 120 yen. The scanning talk photograph of 10 yen is added.
- Till the end of September, it is the charge of a print, and a basic charge half the sum by opening commemoration.

- Yodobashi camera
Digital camera Renewal of sales price table
- The completion of "FinePix 4700Z black body" selling.

7/11
(Tue.)
- Yodobashi camera
Digital camera It sells and is the renewal of line ranking (a part for 9th day on July 3, 2000 - ).
- It is the second week of the "FinePix 40i" sale, and is the first place.
- It is few the number of "IXY DIGITAL" arrival-of-goods sets, and is the 3rd place.

- Toshiba and Microsoft
It decides upon the specification of the liquid-crystal display for the terminals only for eBOOKs in cooperation. It agrees by the commercial-production target in a year.
- Liquid-crystal specification decision of the terminal for digital books by the Internet distribution "eBOOK."
- The display method is the color display by low-temperature Pori silicone TFT. Size is 7.7 inches (20 cm of diagonal lines). - The numbers of display pixels are 640 pixels of width, and 960 pixels of length.
- Density is 150 pixels per inch. Clear type technology realizes display quality about the same as photogravure printing.
- Also a possibility of evolving into the standard handy terminal for a digital picture display.

- Kodak
Quality paper "Expert series" only for photograph picture outputs Five sorts are addition-announced.
- By the shape of a field, or the base material, it is lineup five sorts, a "crystal" (gloss film) type, a resin (printing paper) type, a double-sided semi gloss type, a thick gloss type, and a gloss type.
- In addition to A6, A4, A3, etc., size also prepares printing-paper sizes, such as a cabinet size and 6 OFF.
- Add the "super-thick gloss paper" suitable for the "using-up pack" for a little print, and the photograph mailbox card.
- It will put on the market one by one from the beginning of August.

[Software UPDATE]
- Seiko Epson
"PM-9000C Windows-NT4.0 ドライバ" Ver.3.14

7/10
(Mon.)
- Jasc
The popular picture processing software "Paint shop Pro" Ver.7 Bata version public presentation
- Public presentation only for English version Windows. Free download is possible (about 30MB).
- It is new equipment an advanced automatic compensation function, bloodshot-eyes compensation by one click, a noise compensation function, etc.

- Yodobashi camera
Memory card Renewal of salse plice table
- CF card made from SanDisk, large price reduction. A mass card is 5,000-6,000 yen fall in price at a stretch.
- It is fall-in-price tendency despite the SmartMedia made from HAGIWARASYSCOM being small.
- Sony 64MB memory stick mist and fall in price.

7/09
(Sun.)
- Yodobashi camera
Digitalcamera renewal of a salse plice table

- Matsushita Electric Industrial (Akiba HotLine! )
It ranks with an one side 4.7GB of type new DVD-RAM drive, and a market.
- The new standard corresponding to DVD-RAM Ver2.0 standard of 4.7GB of one side, and 9.6GB of both sides.
- It is few and the amount of shipment of a new disk is scarcity value.
- 2.6/5.2GB of DVD-RAM of former is also possible for use. PD is un-corresponding.
- It is an attachment formula outside SCSI type, and salse plice is over or below 58,800 yen.

- DigitalCamera Photo Contest
- Under the reader vote enforcement to a theme section .
A vote deadline is to 7/9. A result announcement will be a ten day schedule.

Information of work exhibition holding
- "Photo-exhibition Kobe and the color and light" (Kobe 3 Miya and the Kobe international hall 11 F) without a film
It is under holding till Thurs., June 29 to Tue., July 11.
- Today 7 month 9 day(Sun.) 14:00 The mini-off meeting was held by the Kobe hall set.
Thank you for participation.

- Work exhibition by world-PowerShot S20 of the evolving digital photograph -
"25 hour" Nishikawa Kazuhisa / "Kobe and stationary time" Yamada Kumio
Osaka Umeda and the Canon salon (under until July 6 - 12 holding)

7/08
(Sat.)
- Yodobashi camera UPDATE
- Rank with "FinePix S1Pro", "Dimage 2300", "pen tack EI-200", and a shop front.
- S1Pro and salce plice appear from 298,000 yen and the time of sale by setup which cuts 300,000 yen.

- Digital camera Renewal of a salse plice table
- It is 20,000 yen fall in price to "Fuji PR-21", and a breath.
- Completion model a large number of selling. 3,000,000-pixel "EPSON・CP900Z", noted opportunities "Sony and DSC-D770", etc. disappear all at once.

7/07
(Fri.)
- Sharp
The transmission-and-reception unit "GP2W0112YP" announcement only for IrDA1.2 LowPowers in which 1.8V drive of the industry minimum is possible
- The micro IrDA unit in which the low voltage drive for a cellular phone or PDA is possible.
- Take into consideration the cooperation with the information apparatus including a digital camera.
- Realize about 1/2 power-saving-ization of the conventional machine.

- NIKON
Picture management reference software for business "NIKON picture filing software PC-Archive 1.2" announcement
- With keeping on PC the attribute information and the thmnail picture of picture data of external media, it is a lot of pictures database-ization.
- It is the customer management tool for photo studios "a studio partner" a bundle (Office 97/2000 necessity).
- To Operation, it is "Oracle8 of Database Engine. i Personal Edition" is required.
- "Oracle8 150,000 Yen, i It is 219,000 yen with Personal Edition." July 19 sale.

- Yodobashi camera
By the number of pixels, and price It sells and is the renewal of line ranking (a part for July on June 26, 2000 - 2nd day ).
- a 3,000,000 pixel opportunity -- a new product "FinePix 40i" "DSC-F55V" first appearance
- A part (a part for 6 month 19 - 25th day) for last time is also simultaneous public presentation .

7/06
(Thurs.)
- Matsushita Electric Industrial
A mega pixel CCD loading DV camera "DIGI-CAM NV-C7" announcement of SD memory-card correspondence
- The mega pixel DV camera of 1/3.8 inch 1,020,000 pixel CCD loading.
- Right direction conversion of a pixel generates 1200x900 pixels and the still picture of 1,080,000 pixels. A still picture and an animation realize 520 level resolution.
- The extensive angle photography equivalent to 34mm at the time of a still picture by 4th page aspheric-surface-lens loading is possible.
- Still picture record corresponds to SD card and MMC card.
- Music reproduction of AAC compression is also possible.
- 235,000 yen. September 1 sale.

- Sharp
A 1/4 inch announcement 680,000 pixel progressive scan CCD "RJ3471AAOSB"
- The 1/4 inch 680,000 pixel progressive type for DV cameras (merit method pixel).
-outside "liquid-crystal digital view cam VL-MR1" loading CCD of June 19 sale izing.
- Improve the electric charge density of senser and an electric charge transmission part to 1.7 times as many as this.
- Minimize the invalid domain of an on-tip lens. It is the rate of condensing 1.2X.
- Raise level drive frequency to 1.8 times as many as this, and realize 60 frames/all pixel read-out of a second by the animation.
- Sample price of 5,000 yen. A sample will be in mid-July. The August mass-production start.

- NIKON
The accessories sale delay for COOLPIX is announced formally.
- "remote code MC-EU1" "slide copy adapter ES-E28" "wide converter WC-E63" "3X tele four sorts of sale time of converter TC-E3ED" the "September time" from "one of these days sale" change
- Explain "the result which the delay not expected to development produced although it was under effort zealously toward production start immediate by our company", as a reason for delay.

- Canon
3 models of steppers of large-sized 300mm wafer correspondence are announced.
- Semiconductor manufacture more efficient than the conventional 200mm (8 inches) wafer is possible.
- Realize 26x33mm big-screen exposure and a maximum of 0.11-micron high density.
- "FPA-5000AS2" of a top model is 1,700,000,000 yen. "FPA-5000ES3" is 950,000,000 yen.

- Casio
Page forum establishment only for wrist-watch type digital cameras

7/05
(Wed.)
- Sony
CD-ROM Dense Twice Which Realized Large Scale of 3 GB, CD-R, and New Rank for CD-RW "DDCD"
- A new standard extends CD-ROM / CD-R / CD-RW standard. Extension, a track pitch, and pit length are reduced error correction and an address system, and record capacity of 1.3GB is realized.
- Correspond also to copyright protection technology.
- Perform a license from September Sony and Philips after standard determination this year.

- Yodobashi camera
- Digital camera It sells and is the renewal of line ranking (a part for July on June 26, 2000 - 2nd day ).
- Also for this week, "IXY DIGITAL" is a top. They are the second place and large good fight by "FinePix 40i" first appearance.
- A part (a part for 6 month 19 - 25th day) for last time is also simultaneous public presentation .

- Matsushita Electric Industrial
It is the shopping site "PanaSense" of our company, and is download selling start of the software for animations.
- Shopping Site " PanaSense It is download sale at ".
- Continuation use with purchasing a release key is possible for software after the trial employment period on 30th.
- the first cartridge animation synthesis software three sorts (for Windows 98 SE) of the edit software "VideoGift" (2,200 yen) animation correspondence homepage creation software for "CN-Stage" (3,000 yen) video mail "VideoPoster" (2,000 yen)
- It is selling start from July 7.

- DigitalCamera Photo Contest
"Scenery and Nature section" (a part for 26 [ 2000/06/] deadline) Result announcement!
* The amount of reader vote considers as an honor prize presently (since you are not, please approve of a prize).

- Under the reader vote enforcement to a theme section . A vote deadline is to 7/9. A result announcement will be a ten day schedule.

7/04
(Tue.)
- Seiko Epson [Industry information]
Active reflective color liquid crystal for animation correspondence pocket terminals
It large-sized-new-factory-builds to the Toyoshina place of business toward a "MD-TFD" production capability expansion.
- 1/10 or less energy saving of the active drive system of the others despite an active matrix drive system is realizable. It is mass-production-ization the MD-TFD (Mobile Digital-Thin Film Diode) type reflective formula liquid crystal completely.
- It corresponds to color-ization of the next generation animation correspondence pocket terminals, such as i mode, EZweb, and J-sky.
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It is compatible in the drawing speed and the low power which can correspond to the animation correspondence service to be started during the 2001 fiscal year.

- ACCESS JUST System , Plaza Create , Metz
Application-software supply incorporation procedures for NonPC information household electric appliances, such as a digital camera, a digital cellular phone, etc.
- Supply the applications for information household electric appliances, such as a cellular phone, and car Nabih, a digital camera.
- Build common form "ApplicationBed" and develop soft in general.
- Establish a portal site in a common establishment company, and sell correspondence software via a network.
- Plaza Create which manages a palette plaza as a position of Metz and input-and-output service of application takes charge. graphic system software and contents.

7/03
(Mon.)
- Takagi industry
The 350,000 pixel simple model "PDC-35" Mac correspondence version sale
- the main part of a camera as usual coming out USB driver for Mac being new appending
- Only for the object for Windows, attached software is as usual.

- Melco
The price of SmartMedia and CF card is reduced about 33% of the maximum.
- The price of 128MB of CF card of 3,400 yen fall, and it is 38,600 yen.
- The price fall with 64MB of 3,500 yen ID, and SmartMedia is 19,000 yen. 32MB is 8,800 yen.
- HDD, MO, and CD-RW are also simultaneous price reductions.

- iomega
It is 250MB of Zip disk without PC from the memory card.
The digital album "FotoShow image center" announcement in which carrying which can carry out data preservation is possible
- Save data of SmartMedia or CF card without a personal computer with one button at Zip.
- A picture display in a television screen is possible. "The slide projector of a digital time", and positioning.
- 250MB of USB connection It can use as Zip drive and data transmission is possible to PC.
- PictureIQ Corporation の software is adopted. Retouch processing of bloodshot-eyes compensation, color compensation, rotation, etc. is possible at easy operation.
- A drive with the external power supply of 12V is possible.
- It is reference exhibition at PC Expo. This autumn sale schedule.

-Yodobashi camera
"FinePix4700Z", "FinePix1400Z", and salse plice reduction
- FinePix4700 at last the price fall 84,800 yen
- 5,000 yen falls and FinePix1400Z is 39,800 yen.

- Renewal of a digital camera DigitalCamera salse plice table

DigitalCamera Photo Contest
- A "theme section" is the 24:00 deadline of today .
- Reader vote of "scenery and the Nature section" is also till today .
(The examination result of a said-division gate is a open schedule to Tue., the 4th)

7/02
(Sun.)
- Lexar Media (Akiba Hotline! )
It ranks with the 8X CF card "MCF-48x8" of USB correspondence, and a shop front.
- 48MB of high-speed type.
- It is salce plice of 14,800 yen.with USB connection cable "JumpShot." A card simple substance is salce plice of 13,800 yen.

7/01
(Sat.)
- Yodobashi camera
- Rank with a "FinePix 40i" and "CAMEDIA C-990Zoom" shop front.
- Salse plice is "40i " is 69,800 yen. " C-990Zoom " is 59,800 yen.

- Renewal of a digital camera salse plice table

- Samsung
Digital 350,000 pixel cellular-phone CDMA "SCH-V200" announcement with a camera
- 350,000 pixel sencer element adoption.
- Record of 20-26 sheets is possible only for built-in memories. Macro mode .
- 1.5 inch color TFT liquid crystal display monitor built-in. Use is possible as a finder.
- The photography for 200 minutes is possible with a mass battery at a standard battery for 130 minutes.
- Size is 119x47x23.5mm. 150g.
- In the Republic of Korea, it will be sale start from June.

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