Impress PC Watch's resident photography Yamada reports from PMA 2000, he breaks news of Minolta's new digital camera the Dimage 2300 and a new 3.34 megapixel Toshiba PDR-70. There's also some coverage of Fuji's new compact FinePix 1400Z (looking for all the world like an Olympus D-450Z).


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Minolta Dimage 2300

Yamada repots that Minolta sprung a surprise with the sudden (unsuspected) announcement of the 2300, a 2.3 megapixel model. That it's price is very low at US$499 for a 2.3 megapixel digicam.

It has a 1.4x and 2x digital zoom (which kinda suggests it's a fixed lens) and a body weight of just 200g, dimensions are 114 x 35 x 65 mm. It has a 1.8" LCD and is capabale of shooting 2 scenes per second.


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Fuji FinePix 1400

Fuji introduce this new 1.3 megapixel 3x zoom lens. The size is comparatively compact and priced at a low US$499. Yamada sees this model as a strategic move by Fuji against the over popular Olympus D-450Z range...


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Toshiba PDR-M70

This new camera from Toshiba brings them up to the 3.34 megapixel level with a 3x optical zoom, priced at around US$1,000. The optics similar to that found on the Olympus C-3030Z (in size / diameter), processing is fast. The M60 was also on show, a 2.3 megapixel 3x optical zoom, priced at around US$700.