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Philips will introduce two digital cameras, the MaxCam DMVC1000 and DMVC2000

Philips will enter the digital camera arena with the twoMaxCam DMVC1000 & 2000. The cameras combine the features of a PC camera and a digital camera, have video and voice recording, still picture imaging with a built-in memory of 16MB. Both are supplied with a tripod to  have easy video chatting when connected to the PC...
Philips will introduce two digital cameras, the MaxCam DMVC1000 and DMVC2000 - digital camera and photography news


Philips will introduce two new portable PC cameras, the MaxCam DMVC1000 and DMVC2000 that combine features of a PC camera and a digital camera in one. Both cameras have video and voice recording, still picture functionality, with a built-in memory of 16MB and the thin stylish design is only 20 and 28 mm, and therefore an easy carry-around media companion.
The MaxCam cameras will be available in Europe mid 2003 at a price of Euro 149 (DMVC1000) and Euro 219 (DMVC2000).

The top of the range model DMVC2000 combines needs of business and personal digital life in one convenient device. It is not a dual mode, but in fact it is a multipurpose portable camera. The camera features a web camera, digital still camera, a video clip recorder, voice recorder and a USB storage device in a stylish compact design.

When using as an external USB storage drive, it can save at least 16MB of data and video files, such capability can be further expanded by adding an SD memory card into the camera.

The MaxCam DMVC2000 is using a true 2 Mega Pixel resolution image sensor to capture all images. Such resolution is ideal for printing out the pictured images. Therefore, even if the users want proceed for advance use of images, such as printing and enlarging, it should not be any problem as far as resolution is concerned. An LCD preview display shows all pictures stored in the camera and also allows previewing before the images are actually taken.

The DM2000 also features a burst picture mode when taking pictures. Such a feature allows picturing on moving objects. In addition, a fix focus macro lens allows users conveniently shooting a close up picture or a wide-angle picture.

The built-in microphone not only allows voice memo recording when carrying around, it also enables videoconference to be conducted by connecting the camera with a PC.

A video cable is supplied with the product to show the pictures and video clips directly on the TV.

Philips adopts the latest technology in digital media integration on the newly introduced MaxCam DMVC100. It combines necessary media taking features, such as Video, Audio, Picture and Internet live video into a slim, compact design. It provides true 1.3 Mega Pixel resolution images and hi-accuracy color reproduction capability to ensure high quality image performance, no matter on screen or on printouts.

The DMVC1000 has almost the same features as the DMVC2000, less the storage device capability and resolution.

Common features
Better yet, the "Download Express" feature allows users to have a hand-free media download operation once the MaxCam is connected to a PC. The downloaded image will be automatically categorized according to its media type and date of taking. Such a "Link-and-Forget" operation provides a maximum convenience to users.

Both models are supplied with a tripod to shoot still pictures and video clips, or have an easy video chatting when connected to the PC. A hand strap and a velvet bag are also bundled for easily carrying around while on the move.

The advanced software bundle of both models contain image editing software, and NetMeeting for Internet online video communication. All software can be used immediately after going through an easy installation set-up process.

The MaxCam cameras of Philips are suitable for both business and personal purposes, thus users will be able to record every important instance as well as sharing joys, experiences, and memories with each other. Ultimately, they will become the symbol of a digital life style and also the personal media companion.
January 29, 2003
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