Epson Japan today announced their prosumer entry to the 3.34 digital camera market with the CP-900Z. It features a fast 3x F2.0 - F2.5 lens (sounds like that Canon unit which has been on several other digicams), a 3.34 megapixel imager along with a 4.8 megapixel interpolated "mega mode".

Epson CP-900Z specifications

CCD 1/1.8" 3.34 megapixels
Image sizes 2048 x 1536, 1024 x 768.
2048 x 768 (Panorama)
2544 x 1904 (HyPict interpolated)
2544 x 952 (HyPict panorama)
Image modes JPEG, TIFF, QuickTime
ISO (sensitivity) 100, 200, 400
Lens 3x Zoom lens (34 - 102mm, 35mm equiv). F2.0-F2.5
Digital Zoom 2x
Shooting range Normal: 50cm - Infinity, Macro: 6cm - 50cm
Shutter speed range 8s - 1/750s
Aperture range F2.0, F2.3, F2.8, F4.0, F5.6 and F8.0
LCD monitor 1.8" TFT
Storage CompactFlash (16MB card supplied)
Shooting modes Program AE, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority
Burst mode QuickTime 320x240 15fps up to 25secs
Exposure compensation +/-2.0EV in 0.5/0.2EV steps
White balance Full Auto, Preset, 4 settings
Self-timer 10 secs
Flash Built-in & Synch terminal
Flash range 0.5m - 4.2m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Slow-Sync, Anti-Red-Eye, External
Interface USB & Serial
Video output Varies by region
Misc Voice recording function (WAVE file)
Power requirements 4 x AA Alkaline or NiMH (charger and NiMH batteries supplied)
Timing Storage times: JPEG ~1.0s, HyPict ~ 14s, TIFF ~32s
Dimensions 108 x 89 x 65 mm
Weight (no batteries) 365 g
Est Price ~US$ 1100 (128,000 YEN)
Release date March 11, 2000 - Japan

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