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Panasonic Set To Ship First SD-Capable Digital Still Camera
Palm-sized camera produces 3.3 megapixel resolution

by David Nagel
Executive Producer
[email protected]

Panasonic next month will ship a new digital still camera with the capability to use SD Memory Cards, a removable flash memory disk technology about the size of a postage stamp. (The cameras will not initially include one of these cards.) The new camera, the ipalm PV-DC3000, offers a resolution of 3.3 megapixels, a 1.5" LCD screen and a 2x optical zoom (equivalent to a 32 mm to 64 mm lens on a standard 35 mm camera) and a 3x digital zoom.

The ipalm includes a USB cable for connecting to a G3 or G4, as well as Adobe PhotoDeluxe 2.0 for Mac. Other features include:

  • Automatic white balance;
  • Aperture can be adjusted automatically from F2.9 to F8;
  • Shutter speed automatically adjusted from 1/30 to 1/1,000 of a second;
  • SD card slot compatible with either SD Memory Cards or MultiMediaCards;
  • Motion image recording (12 seconds) with audio;
  • Images can be taken every 0.1 seconds at 320 x 240 resolution (up to 120 images);
  • Still image recording with audio (five seconds);
  • Burst recording (up to three images);
  • Time lapse recording.

The ipalm includes a 16 MB MultiMediaCard and will be available in October for $899.95. SD Memory Cards will be available for purchase separately. For more information, visit

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