Fuji Japan announces IR card photo printer|
(Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 16:18 EDT)
A press release on Fuji Japan's website yesterday announced a new card photo printer that can receive images wirelessly from a camera-equipped cellphone over an infrared link.
The product is likely still some way from reaching the market in Japan, let alone overseas. Fuji notes that the product name, price and availability date for that country haven't yet been decided. Brief specifications have been provided, however.
The printer has a resolution of 254 dots per inch, 256 levels per color, and prints JPEG files to ISO 800 instant film. The high sensitivity of the film helps save power, extending battery life from 2 x CR2 batteries to 100 prints. Power consumption is rated at 3.5 watts, and the printer has dimensions of 117.5 x 41.5 x 105.5mm. Weight including battery and film comes to 250 grams.
A final detail is that the printer saves the last image in its memory, so a touch of the "reprint" button allows you to make multiple copies of a single image. There's also buttons to lighten or darken a print...