Konica Minolta has today announced support for PictBridge in their new DiMAGE Z1 and DiMAGE E323 digital cameras. PictBridge is the new industry standard for direct printing of images and allows a user to print directly from a PictBridge compatible digital camera connected via a cable to a PictBridge compatible printer without the use of a PC. "PictBridge support provides consumers with more options for sharing their digital photos than ever before," says Hidenori Toyoda, General Manager Photo Division, Minolta Europe.

Press Release:

Konica Minolta announces PictBridge support

Minolta's digital cameras already support the Epson USB DP and PIM II standards* to connect the camera directly with the printer. Now the DiMAGE Z1 and DiMAGE E323 digital cameras are also incorporate the new industry standard PictBridge for direct printing. Both 3.2 megapixel cameras were introduced in August 2003.

PictBridge is a new industry standard for direct printing of images and allows a user to print directly from a PictBridge compatible digital camera connected via a cable to a PictBridge compatible printer without the use of a PC.

"PictBridge support provides consumers with more options for sharing their digital photos than ever before," says Hidenori Toyoda, General Manager Photo Division, Minolta Europe. "We are delighted that users of our new DiMAGE Z1 and DiMAGE E323 cameras will now benefit from easily sharing prints of their digital images without using a computer."

Overview compatibility*:
DiMAGE A1 (PIM II, Epson USB DP)
DiMAGE Z1 (PictBridge, PIM II, Epson USB DP)
DiMAGE Xt (PIM II, Epson USB DP)
DiMAGE X20 (PIM II, Epson USB DP)
DiMAGE E323 (PictBridge, PIM II)

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