Say What? Yup... they've dropped the official price to $549, other than that it's the old camera:

Agfa Corporation's Desktop Products Group (USA-DTP), a leading provider of award-winning digital cameras and desktop scanners today introduces the ePhoto 1680 LE (limited edition) - a streamlined version of the award-winning ePhoto 1680 digital camera. The ePhoto 1680 LE will be available in the U.S. in October, for the suggested price of $549.

The new streamlined version of the ePhoto 1680 includes Agfa PhotoWise(TM) (V 1.6) for accessing, managing and enhancing images, a serial cable for transferring images, a 4 MB SmartMedia(TM) card for storing images, 4 AA alkaline batteries, a cable for direct video output and a soft traveling case.

``By offering a streamlined version of the original ePhoto 1680, we are able to reduce the price,'' said Peter Spollett, National Sales Manager (USA-DTP). ``At a lower price the ePhoto 1680 is available to a whole new segment of consumers looking for a high-quality digital camera.''

ePhoto 1680 LE

The ePhoto 1680 is a feature-rich solution for professionals who use photos in their work or require high-quality images for personal use. This digital camera solution provides photo-quality, 1.3-million pixel images, in a unique, user-friendly design. Agfa's breakthrough PhotoGenie(TM) technology further expands the 1680's overall image-quality, allowing the camera to achieve an image quality of up to 1.9 million pixels.

Several key features of the ePhoto 1680 make Agfa's digital camera truly unique to the marketplace. First is the camera's FlashTrack(TM) swivel zoom lens, enabling the user to zoom up to 6 times (3x optical and 2x digital). The rotating lens (up to 280(Degree)) permits maximum flexibility when taking hard-to-get photos, while the flash remains in line with the lens at all times, ensuring proper exposure. In addition, the ePhoto 1680 includes a superior 2-inch high-resolution color LCD screen, providing crisp images for framing or playing back shots under any light conditions. The camera also provides virtually unlimited picture storage with the included 4MB SmartMedia(TM) removable flash memory card.

Not Impressed ? Me neither