|OREGON SCIENTIFIC LAUNCHES WORLD'S THINNEST 1.3-MEGAPIXEL CAMERA|
- 2nd Generation in the Oregon Scientific thincam™ family -
Tualatin, OR - (July 25, 2003) - Oregon Scientific, Inc. today announced the release of the world's thinnest 1.3-megapixel digital camera, the latest in the company's family of thincam™ digital cameras.
Sporting flashy features and a 8 mm super slim figure, the new Oregon Scientific flash thincam™ (Model DS6628, $149.95) follows in the footsteps of its credit-card sized, ultra thin predecessor (DS6618, $99.99). The DS6618, Oregon Scientific's first thincam™, took digital photography to a new level when it was released earlier this year. The engineer marvel of the Oregon Scientific thincam™ owns the distinction of Thinnest Camera Ever, according to Guinness World Records™.
Paul Zimmerman, President of Oregon Scientific said, "We are delighted to introduce the world to the latest technological advancement in our line of digital cameras. The Oregon Scientific flash thincam™ continues to revolutionize photography for the average consumer, offering both technical features and high quality photos in a thin, lightweight product. Thin is in at Oregon Scientific."
The new flash thincam™ is conveniently pocket-sized at 3.3" x 2.2" x .2" and weighs 2.3 ounces. The self-contained rechargeable 48mAH lithium polymer battery provides enough power to capture approximately 500 shots between recharges, and eliminates the need to ever replace the battery. The newly engineered plug-in strobe flash unit can be easily attached or removed for beautiful indoor and outdoor photographs and relies on its own AAA battery, so that it does not decrease the cameras picture taking internal battery output.
"Oregon Scientific's goal is to help users capture those priceless moments when they wish they had a camera," Zimmerman said. "We continued to stay 'in focus' with our latest thincam™. We added new features and advanced technology, while remaining very user-friendly and reasonably priced. Oregon Scientific's new dimension in picture-taking captures numerous features, but won't put a dent in your wallet."
PC and MAC compatible, the flash thincam™, like the DS6618 thincam™, attaches to a computer through a USB interface and automatically recharges the battery. Its 16 Megabyte internal memory provides storage capacity for 21 1.3-megapixel resolution pictures of 91 VGA-resolution pictures. The camera also features an SD memory card slot for expanded memory and portability.
Both Oregon Scientific thincam™ models are based on SMaL Camera Technologies ' Ultra-Pocket® digital camera technology and award-winning design and feature SMaL's proprietary Autobrite® technology, which adapts to bright lighting conditions such as backlighting or glare.
The flash thincam™ is sold with an accessory strobe flash attachment, a protective leather carrying sleeve, a hand-strap, and ArcSoft® Photo-Impression CD-ROM bundled software.
The "skinny" on the new digital camera is exceptional "exposure" for Oregon Scientific, a company long-known for its high quality craftsmanship, manufacturing and marketing of timing, weather, personal communication devices, sports and fitness products and educational learning products, which encompass the unparalleled expertise of its parent company, IDT, in manufacturing LCD screens integrated with microprocessors.
Oregon Scientific, Inc. was founded in 1991. It is a division of one of the world's premier electronics manufacturers, Integrated Display Technology, Ltd. (IDT), Hong Kong. The company is one of the world's leading designers and marketers of award-winning, upscale personal electronic products, offering five families of products that all incorporate the company's advanced liquid-crystal display (LCD) technology, for use at home, in business, while traveling and during recreational time. Oregon Scientific, Inc. is headquartered in Tualatin, Oregon. For further information on Oregon Scientific, please see the company website at www.oregonscientific.com
Autobrite® and Ultra-Pocket® are Registered Trademarks of SMaL Camera Technologies, Inc. of Cambridge, MA, USA, www.SMaLcamera.com. Guinness World Records™ is a Trademark of Guinness World Records. ArcSoft® is a registered trademark of ArcSoft, Inc.