Sunday October 12, 2003
Another significant product release to emerge from CEATEC Japan 2003 is Casio's 2-megapixel Camera Phone - the Casio A5403CA. The camera has the most sophisticated specs of any such device Gizmo has encountered to date, including a 2,000,000 pixel 1/2.7 inch progressive CCD, auto-focus, digital zoom and movie recording at 15fps.
A built-in memory of 12.8MB can be boosted by the addition of a 16MB miniSD memory card and a USB docking station enables transfer of the UXGA (1600x1200) images to a computer.
The Casio phone has been released in Japan where it will be carried by service provider KDDI.
About the Author
Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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