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Photokina 2002 - September 22, 2002
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Lexar's Write Acceleration logo. Courtesy of Lexar, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click here to visit the Lexar website! Lexar announces write-accelerated CompactFlash
21:18 EDT - Flash manufacturer Lexar Media Inc. has today announced its new write-accelerated technology for CompactFlash cards.

Write-accelerated cards (or WA cards for short) are identified by the logo at the top of this news item, and require a camera that is write-acceleration compatible to gain any speed advantage. When the card is inserted and the camera switched on, card and camera both perform a handshake to see if the other is WA-compatible, and if both are then the technology is used. If one half of the equation... (More)



Minolta's DiMAGE Xi digital camera. Courtesy of Minolta, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Minolta announces DiMAGE Xi digital camera
18:00 EDT - Minolta Corp. has today announced an update to its DiMAGE X digital camera, dubbed the DiMAGE Xi.

The most obvious change in the new model is a 3.2 megapixel (effective) CCD in place of the previous model's 2.11 megapixel imager. Other changes include the digital zoom (now 2x or 4x), a choice of ISO settings up to ISO 400, and a doubling of the bundled memory from an 8MB Secure Digital card to a 16MB card. The body size and weight, lens, LCD display, etc. are all retained from the previous model.... (More)

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