6mpix Panasonic digicam on the way?|
(Tuesday, May 25, 2004 - 18:06 EDT)
A report from the Chinese-language newspaper "Economic Daily News", detailed in an article from digitimes.com, suggests that Panasonic (and probably other manufacturers) will soon begin sales of a 6 megapixel digital camera sourced from Taiwanese manufacturer Ability Enterprise Co. Ltd.
According to the digitimes article, Ability (also known as ABiCO) is aiming its new model at channel distributors in the US and Europe in the second half of this year. The camera is rumored to have MPEG4 video support, but further details aren't disclosed.
According to the company's website, ABiCO has supplied Casio with digital camera models including the Exilim EX-Z3 and EX-Z4, as well as the QV-R40. DigiTimes' article suggests that 90% of ABiCO's sales are accounted for by digital cameras, since the company acquired ViewQuest Technologies in January 2003.