PC Watch's resident pro photographer Yamada reports from the Japan Electronics Show 1999.

Sony are showing off their next generation 3.2 megapixel CCD (ICX252 @ 2088 x 1550 - we reported on this CCD about a month ago), and the guts of their upcoming DC-PC100 DV / digicam. Sharp also had a 3.1 megapixel CCD (RJ21P3BAOPT) on show. (Both of these CCD's are ~ 1/2")

Philips have a 6 megapixel CCD and Sanyo have a BIG 2/3" 2 megapixel CCD and a 0.8" organic EL LCD display for use in viewfinders (jointly developed with Kodak).

Matsushita (Panasonic) showed some odd looking digicams using their new SD flash storage cards (yes another new storage standard). Sony also showed a chunky MiniDisc digicam. Going back to storage Sanyo showed the 730MB iD magneto-optical disk.