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New Family of Digicams, Panasonic Introduces iPalms

New Products

May 2001

Olympus America Inc. introduced the first member in its new family of point & shoot digital cameras, the Camedia Brio D-100. The Brio D-100 features a 1.3 MP CCD, offering a maximum resolution of 1280 x 960 pixels. Featuring a 5.5mm f2.8Ð11 Auto Focus Olympus lens with digital 2X telephoto, and two frames per second Burst mode. To make downloading simple, the Brio D-100 USB AutoConnect technology allows users to plug the camera directly into any USB-configured computer.

Schneider Takes The Glare Out

Schneider Optics is introducing its new 95mm Slim-Line Circular Polarizing Filter for use with medium-format and large-format lenses, or any other lenses having a 95mm diameter threaded barrel. B+W Slim-Line Polarizing Filters are made of optical glass that is precision ground and polished for plane parallelism, the company said, adding all are tested with a laser interferometer to ensure flatness and the perfect parallel relationship of both sides.

Ink Jet Canvas

BF/Ink Jet Media has introduced Artist Grade Millenium Canvas, a cotton weave paper for use on wide-format digital printers. The Artist Grade Millenium Canvas has a more typical texture than other canvases. The paper is coated with a flexible, water resistant polymer and a new kaolin-based inkjet pigment and is available in 24- to 60-inch rolls. For more information, call BF/Ink Jet Media at 770.719.2051.

Panasonic will begin shipping its new 3.3 Mega Pixel iPalm digital cameras this spring. Models PV-DC3000-A and PV-DC3010 utilize the new Secure Digital media card. The new cameras come with an AC adapter, ArcSoft editing package. The PV-DC3000-A includes a 16MB SD Memory Card and the PV-DC3010, with a 32MB SD Memory Card, additional photo editing software titles and long-life Ni-MH batteries and quick charger.

The iPalm digital cameras feature a memory card slot that is compatible with either SD Memory Cards or a MultiMediaCard. For more information, visit

New from RoadWired is the Photo/Video Pro bag with over 24 pockets and compartments. The bag can accomodate a complete 35mm, digital or video camcorder system. The bag is fully lined with Velcro-compatible material for custom compartmentalization. An oversized main weather flap covers the bag and secures with a 4-point closure system. One of the cargo pockets features a built-in drawstring pouch for exposed film and the other a pouch for a cell phone. For more information, visit

Rexam Image Products has extended its line of professional quality, resin-coated photobase papers to include a photobase specifically designed for use with Hewlett-Packard DesignJet 5000, Encad NovaJet and ColorSpan ink jet printers. The 7-mil photobase is available in both high gloss and low glare.

Rexam Image ProductsÕ new photobase media provides improved whiteness and color gamut, and an extremely smooth surface for high photographic resolution. Both "EN5000" photobase papers feature RexamÕs latest topcoat formulation that offers state-of-the-art lightfast characteristics when combined with many popular UV-resistant dye-based inks.

Case Logic has added to its collection of digital camera bags, with the DS line. The DS-1 is for compact digital cameras, the DS-2 for compact to medium-sized cameras and the DS-3 for larger cameras. Each of the bags offer an accessory pocket to safely store digital media. All bags feature thick closed-cell foam for extra padding. For more information, visit

CDÕs Burn On With New Mavicas

Sony ElectronicsÕ new CD Mavica digital still cameras, the MVC-CD200 and MVC-CD300, with 2.1 and 3.3 MP resolution, respectively, capture photos and MPEG video. SonyÕs new CD Mavica cameras record images to an 8 cm CD-R or CD-RW disc. The MVC-CD300 features a 3X Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar zoom lens. A new chassis design make these models the most compact Mavica cameras ever. The cameras will be available in June. For more information, visit

SeaLife introduced a new version of its popular ReefMaster camera with a clear Lexan housing. The ReefMaster CL features push button operation, a built-in flash, and automatic film advance. The ReefMaster CL is a fully automatic underwater 35mm camera that is waterproof to 164 feet. The wide-angle 35mm lens is focus free from 3.5 feet to infinity. The camera can be removed from its housing to be used on land as a normal 35mm point and shoot camera. For more information, visit