Vivitar announces ViviCam 2795 digital camera! By
Michael R. Tomkins, The Imaging Resource
(Monday, February 19, 2001 - 20:05 EST)Vivitar shows digital camera with MP3 playback, video and audio recording at PMA...
Vivitar's first PMA announcement, the ViviCam 2795, features still image, video and audio recording capabilities, as well as MP3 playback. The unit, actually manufactured by Taiwanese company Premier Image Technology Corp. (better known as Pretec), features a fixed focus, fixed-focal length lens, CMOS image sensor and CompactFlash storage (alongside 2MB of built-in memory). Full specs are below, along with images of the camera in both its Vivitar and Pretec guises:
Specification Highlights - full specifications here
Vivitar ViviCam 2795
CMOS image sensor - size and resolution unknown
640 x 480
Focal Length (effective):
45mm fixed focal length
No, fixed focus
Normal Focus Range:
50 cm to Infinity; 20.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:
See Normal Focus Range
Yes (Real Image type)
White Balance Settings:
Manual White Balance:
Unknown, electronic shutter
Exp Adj Range:
Self Timer (seconds):
Flash Range Description:
Memory Included (MB):
136 g; 4.8 oz
Weight With Batteries?
91 x 80 x 35 mm; 3.6 x 3.1 x 3.4 in
Notes & Features:
Manufactured by Premier Image Technology Corp. (Pretec) of Taiwan, which also sells the camera as the Premier DC530 MP3. Can record video clips at 160 x 120 8 fps or 320 x 240 2fps. Can record audio (wav format). Uses a CMOS image sensor, resolution unspecified. Has black and white text LCD info display. Can draw power from USB port. Can play back MP3 audio files.
Original Source Press Release:
VIVITAR VIVICAM 2795 COMBINES PIX AND TUNES IN 4-in-1 DIGITAL CAMERA AND MP3 PLAYER
LOS ANGELES (February 11, 2001) - Vivitar today introduced the ViviCam 2795, the first 4-in-1 digital camera with an MP3 player. The trend-setting ViviCam 2795 is made for commuters, vacationers, teens and anyone longing for a digital camera and high quality MP3 music player in one compact and convenient device.
The ViviCam 2795 can store 29 VGA photos as JPEG images in its internal 2MB flash memory. The camera can expand its memory with Compact Flash cards. The camera has a focus-free 7.2mm lens and automatic exposure as well as a built-in flash.
The ViviCam 2795 can play back music recorded in the popular MP3 format. Ysers can store 10 minutes of MP3 files in the unit's internal memory and up to 90 minutes by adding an optional 16MB CompactFlash card. Headphones are included. Users can also record audio clips in the wav format. The camera also takes video clips at 2 pictures per second.
Additional features include an automatic power off, a tripod socket, a TWAIN driver, a black and white LCD for text display and MP3 software.
The ultra-compact camera is 3.6" x 3.1" x 1.4" and weighs 4.8 ounces. It is powered by 2 AA alkaline batteries and has an optional AC adapter that uses the built-in USB port.
The estimated retail price is $199.95. The ViviCam 2795 may be purchased at mass merchandisers, consumer electronics stores and other Vivitar resellers nationwide.
Vivitar Corporation, headquarterd in Newbury Park, California, is a world leader in the development, marketing and distribution of high quality photo, sports optics and digital products. Vivitar products have been the choice of Americans for more than 60 years.