Looks like everyone will be naming their camera "CP" from now onwards, maybe it's a marketing technique... Anyway, here's some information on a very interesting new camera from Epson, read on...
Today Epson announced the CP-800 2.1 Megapixel digital camera. Brief details so far are that it has a basic resolution of 1600 x 1200 which can be increased to 1984 x 1488 (3 megapixels) by use of interpolation software called HyPict (which works on a similar basis to Agfa's Photogenie). (Note from Phil: Remember folks, you can't create detail you didn't capture)
- 2.14 Megapixel 1/2" CCD
- Image sizes: 1984 x 1488 HyPict interpolated, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480, 1984 x 744 panorama mode, 1600 x 600 panorama mode
- Various picture modes: Sports, Portrait, Scenery, Burst, Monochrome, Macro
- Image format: JPEG EXIF 2.1, conformity to new DCF and DPOF (digital print order format) standardsSpecial panorama mode which "clips" 25% top and bottom from the image
- Lens: 38mm (35mm equiv) F2.4
- Digital zoom: 2x (yurch)
- Aperture range: F2.4 - F8
- Shutter range: 1/2s - 1/750s (1/30s minimum for flash)
- Time lapse support
- Viewfinder: Optical
- Exposure compensation: +/-2.0EV in 0.2EV steps
- Aperture and Shutter priority
- Focus: Auto / Manual
- Auto/Manual white balance
- "High Sensitivty mode": ISO 200/400
- Playback: 9 or 4 thumbnails
- Playback zoom: 2x from any one of 16 "positions"
- Slideshow playback to TV
- Voice recording
- USB interface (Ideal for Windows98 / iMac)
- Storage: Compact Flash
- Included: USB cables, four NiMH AA batteries and charger, software, 8MB CompactFlash card
It's still not clear when the camera will be available in Japan (this was a Japanese announcement) and we can expect at least two months after that date for general worldwide release.
More CP-800 photos over at PC Watch.