Both Japan Today and Japan Times websites have a story from Kyodo News about a prototype Fujifilm digital camera that has integrated Wi-Fi. The prototype was displayed at the Wireless Japan 2003 exhibition for information technology business. It has a three megapixel sensor and a Wi-Fi LAN card with a transmission capacity of 11 megabits per second (802.11b). Fujifilm said plans for the camera, including price and when it will go on sale, have yet to be determined.

With the wireless LAN access function, users do not need cable connections or memory card readers to transfer pictures to PC's or using printers, Fuji Photo officials said.

The prototype can also send pictures to printing companies via access points in public places, they said, adding that sending one picture takes only seconds and that transfers from computers to cameras are also possible.

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