Articles tagged "agfa"

AgfaPhoto brand makes a comeback with budget cameras and digital albums

French company GT Company has licensed the AgfaPhoto brand and launched a range of new budget products.

Report: Agfa Vista film is no more, stock drying up world-wide

According to Japan Camera Hunter, Agfa Vista color negative film is no longer being produced. The site says the information was confirmed by ‘reliable industry sources,’ and that supplies are drying up around the world.

AgfaPhoto announces DC-600uw rugged compact
AgfaPhoto has announced the DC-600uw rugged compact camera. It is claimed to be water-resistant up to 10 meters and can withstand pressure of up to two bar (29psi). Its exterior is designed to protect against dust and dirt. The camera has a 6MP sensor, a 2.4" LCD and includes Face Tracking and video recording for easy sharing on YouTube. Priced at €149, it will be made available next month.
Agfa near the end
Germany photographic company AgfaPhoto is likely to close down by the end of the year, making around 1700 of its workforce redundant, reports Talks with UK company Photo-Me International about a possible takeover were rejected by the creditors because the offer "contained too many points that were unacceptable". AgfaPhoto has been operating under bankruptcy protection since May, when it filed for insolvency. The company will end operations at the end of the year, after all its stock has been used.
AgfaPhoto files for insolvency

After years of struggle, the writing could finally be on the wall for AgfaPhoto as it files for insolvency. The consumer imaging business announced 4,000 redundancies in 2001 to concentrate efforts on digital imaging. However, three months previously it had decided to abandon production of digital cameras. Agfa-Gevaert sold AgfaPhoto to a group of investors in a management buy out/in in November, 2004, but still provides distribution, order fulfillment, after sales and other services to the company until the end of the year.

Agfa lays off 4,000 to concentrate on digital

Agfa (Agfa-Gevaert NV) has today announced it plans to lay off 4,000 employees (20% of its global work force) to concentrate on digital imaging. This is kind of interesting after they were quoted back in July as saying "No more digital cameras". Agfa-Gevaert Chief Executive Ludo Verhoeven said the company, best known for its photographic films, needed to invest more in new technologies, such as digital imaging. "We can only grow if we are profitable,'' Verhoeven told the VRT television network.

Agfa say 'no more digital cameras'

According to an article on 'The Register' dated 20th July, Agfa has told its resellers in Europe, "...not to expect any more digital cameras." The story also says that Agfa has decided to pull out of the low end scanner market due to current market downturn. The company does intend to continue making high-end scanners. This is hardly surprising when you consider the lack of any interesting digital camera products from Agfa in almost two years.

Agfa CL30 AC adapter recall

Agfa today released a recall notice on the optional ePhoto AC Adapter for the Agfa ePhoto CL30. "These ePhoto AC-adapters may cause the batteries to overheat, leak acid and possibly explode. Your AGFA ePhoto CL30 digital camera is NOT being recalled, and may continue to be used without concern as long as you do not use the recalled ePhoto AC-adapter WHILE batteries are installed in the camera."

Agfa announces the ePhoto CL18
Agfa today announce their palm-sized "dual use" digital camera it's only VGA (640 x 480) and has a built-in 2MB memory (enough for 32 images) or it can be used as a webcam with ArcSoft VideoImpress or Microsoft NetMeeting. Available end of May 2000, priced at US$149. "made on earth by man" - uh huh.
Agfa ship ePhoto CL30 Clik!
(Actually this is more of an Iomega press release...) Iomega Corporation (NYSE: IOM), a leader in smart, portable storage solutions, and Agfa Corporation's Desktop Products Group (USA-DTP), a leading provider of award-winning digital cameras and desktop scanners, today announced that Agfa is shipping the first ever digital camera with a built-in Iomega Clik!(TM) drive, called the ePhoto CL30 Clik! digital camera. This ePhoto CL30 Clik! digital camera will allow consumers to save approximately 60 megapixel, or near 35 millimeter quality, images on one removable 40MB Clik! disk that is about as affordable as purchasing and developing a roll of film, but has the added bonus of being reusable.
Agfa cuts price of ePhoto CL50 to $549
No doubt in the face of stiff competition, Agfa have decided to drop the price of this 1.3 megapixel 3x zoom digicam (looking a little aged now).
At long last and after a lot of anticipation Agfa have sealed their tie-up with Iomega with a real product. It's a 1 megapixel digicam with a fixed lens, the damage? $549!! Yeah.. right. Here's what they say:
Say What? Yup... they've dropped the official price to $549, other than that it's the old camera:
Agfa Improves a Popular ePhoto Camera by Adding Style and Reducing Cost. The ePhoto 780c ships in a metallic blue housing and will be available in the U.S. for the suggested price of $199.
The ePhoto CL30 & CL50 announcements force recommended price of 1680 down to $699
Agfa Offers Free 4MB SmartMedia Card and Paper
Agfa Offers Free 4 MB SmartMedia Card and Premium Quality AgfaJet With Purchase Of ePhoto CL50 from This special bundle is exclusive to those customers who purchase the ePhoto CL50 from, and make their purchase on, or after, Friday, June 4, 1999. The offer will be available until supplies last.
Ever wonder WHY manufacturers drop the price of products?... hmmm.
Steve Sanders posts Agfa CL-50 user review
Steve Just posted another user review, this time it's the Agfa ePhoto CL-50, he says "There are some positives here, really! I bought the camera (tried to get a loaner from Agfa but they said no twice -- guess now I know why) for only $525 from and there's a $100 mail-in rebate for U.S. buyers until August 31, 1999. $425 for a brand new and fully warrantied 1.3 megapixel camera with a 3x optical zoom and 2-inch LCD ain't bad. I would have to recommend that most people spend a little more and get the ePhoto 1680 instead, it just works better. "