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...
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....