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Vivitar's ViviCam 2795 digital camera (shown with DC530 labelling from its OEM manufacturer Premier), front view. Copyright (c) 2001, Michael R. Tomkins, all rights reserved. Click for a bigger  picture! 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
Vivitar's ViviCam 2795 digital camera, front  view. Courtesy of Vivitar Corp. Click for a bigger picture!
General
Model Number: 2795
Camera Format: Compact
Retail Price: $199
Date Available: 2001-02-10
Image Capture
Image Sensor: CMOS image sensor - size and resolution unknown
Image Resolution: 640 x 480
Lens
Focal Length (effective): 45mm fixed focal length
Digital Zoom: Unknown
Auto Focus: No, fixed focus
Manual Focus: No
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity; 20.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: See Normal Focus Range
Aperture Range: F2
Display
Optical Viewfinder: Yes (Real Image type)
LCD Viewfinder: No
Exposure
ISO Settings: Unknown
White Balance Settings: Auto
Manual White Balance: No
Shutter Speeds: Unknown, electronic shutter
Exp Adj Range: Unknown
Metering Modes: Auto
Exposure Modes: Auto
Self Timer (seconds): 10 seconds
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Off
Flash Range Description: Unknown
Ext Flash: No
Image Storage
Flash Memory: Built-in, CompactFlash
Memory Included (MB): 2
File Formats: JPEG
More Information
Weight: 136 g; 4.8 oz
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Size: 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.
More Photos
Vivitar's ViviCam 2795 digital camera (shown with  DC530 labelling from its OEM manufacturer Premier), front view. Copyright (c) 2001, Michael R. Tomkins, all rights reserved. Click for a bigger  picture!
Vivitar's ViviCam 2795 digital camera (shown with  DC530 labelling from its OEM manufacturer Premier), rear view. Copyright (c) 2001, Michael R. Tomkins, all rights reserved. Click for a bigger  picture!
Vivitar's ViviCam 2795 digital camera (shown with  DC530 labelling from its OEM manufacturer Premier), left view. Copyright (c) 2001, Michael R. Tomkins, all rights reserved. Click for a bigger  picture!
Vivitar's ViviCam 2795 digital camera (shown with  DC530 labelling from its OEM manufacturer Premier), top view. Copyright (c) 2001, Michael R. Tomkins, all rights reserved. Click for a bigger  picture!
Premier's DC530 MP3 digital camera; identical to  the Vivitar ViviCam 2795 except for the logo. Copyright (c) 2001, The Imaging Resource, all rights reserved. Click for a bigger picture!
 

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.

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