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SiPix's SP1300 digital camera. Courtesy of SiPix with editing by Michael R. Tomkins. SiPix announces 1.3 megapixel digicam!
(Monday, June 25, 2001 - 16:20 EDT)

SP-1300 digital camera offers direct connection to SiPix's photo printers...

SiPix Inc. has today announced at PC Expo a new digital camera model, the SiPix SP-1300 'Shoot & Share'. As the name implies, the 1.3 megapixel SP-1300 features the ability to print directly from the camera (using SiPix's PocketColor 100 or 200 printers). The camera features Mass Storage Class-compatible USB connectivity, 4MB built-in memory and optional CompactFlash storage, fixed focal length lens, and compliance with DPOF (Digital Print Order Format).

Full specifications for the camera are already in our database, and highlights follow:

Specification Highlights - full specifications here
SiPix SP-1300 Shoot & Share
SiPix's SP-1300  digital camera. Courtesy of SiPix.
Model Number: SP-1300
Camera Format: Compact
Price: $179 (street)
Date Available: July 2001
Image Capture
Image Sensor: 0.313" 1.3 megapixel CCD
Image Resolution: 1280x960, 1280x960, 640x480
Focal Length (effective): 46mm (fixed focal length)
Digital Zoom: 2x
Auto Focus: Yes
Manual Focus: No
Normal Focus Range: 80 cm to Infinity; 32.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: N/A
Aperture Range: f/2.8, f/8.0
Optical Viewfinder: Yes
LCD Viewfinder: Yes (1.8 inch)
ISO Settings: 100, 200
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloud, Tungsten, Fluorescent
Manual White Balance: No
Shutter Speeds: 1/2 - 1/500 second
Exp Adj Range: +/- 2.0EV (step size unspecified)
Metering Modes: Unknown
Exposure Modes: Auto
Self Timer (seconds): 5, 10, 15 seconds
Internal Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye Reduction
Flash Range Description: Unknown
Ext Flash: No
Image Storage
Flash Memory: CompactFlash, Built-in (4MB)
Memory Included (MB): 4
File Formats: JPEG
More Information
Weight: 330 g; 11.5 oz
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Size: 123 x 71 x 47mm; 4.8 x 2.8 x 1.9in
Notes & Features: 4MB bundled memory is built-in; CompactFlash slot provides for additional storage. Complies with USB Mass Storage Class for driverless connectivity with Windows 2000 and Me. (Mac compatibility is not mentioned, but Mac OS 8.6+ is Mass Storage Class compatible). Lens is all-glass and has 5 elements. Can be connected directly to the SiPix PocketColor 100 or 200 printers for image printing. Has in-camera black and white / sepia modes. Comes bundled with hand strap, USB cable, 4 x AA alkaline batteries, quick-start guide, and software CD-ROMs. Mains power adapter (6-7V, 2A center positive) is an optional extra.
More Photos
SiPix's SP-1300 digital camera. Courtesy of SiPix with editing by Michael R. Tomkins. Click  for a bigger picture!
SiPix's SP-1300 digital camera attached to the SiPix  PocketColor 200 photo printer. Courtesy of SiPix. Click for a bigger picture!

Source: SiPix Inc.

Original Source Press Release:

SiPix Announces SP-1300 Shoot & Share Digital Camera

1.3 Mega Pixel digital camera prints directly to SiPix PocketColor 200 mobile photo printer

PC EXPO/TECHXNY, New York, June 25, 2001–– SiPix, Inc., The Digital Imaging Appliance Company, today announced the SP-1300 Shoot & Share 1.3 Mega Pixel digital camera. The SP-1300 connects directly to the SiPix PocketColor 200 for instant printing of digital photographs, without the need for a PC, creating a truly portable digital darkroom. The camera will be available in July for a suggested retail price of $179.

“The SP-1300 offers a good value for consumers,” said Michelle Lampmann, market research analyst, digital photography trends at InfoTrends Research Group, Inc. “Using the SP-1300 and the SiPix PocketColor 200 printer, users can easily print and share their digital photos in the home or office and on the go.”

An evolution in design and functionality, the camera not only prints directly on the go, but it also comes with many features usually found on expensive digital cameras. This includes a 1.8-inch LCD display, a 2x digital zoom, a manual exposure compensation button, special effects including a Black and White and a Sepia mode, 4 megabytes of internal memory, a CompactFlash slot, red-eye reduction, a dual mode self timer and is Direct Print Order Format (DPOF) compliant.

In addition, the SP-1300 includes the SiPix USB Mass Storage feature that allows users direct access to the images stored on their camera. Traditionally, the TWAIN interface has required a series of steps needed to gain access to the images. Now, Windows 98, 98SE, 2000 and ME users can use their camera like a hard drive. They can quickly transfer images from the SP-1300 to their computer without the need of a third party TWAIN application.

The SP-1300 offers one button instant printing when connected to the SiPix PocketColor 200. The PocketColor 200 is available separately for $179. The SiPix printer uses an advanced thermal color transfer method to create vivid 2-inch by 2.5-inch photos.

Support and Warranty

The SiPix SP-1300 includes a USB cable, camera strap, a quick start guide and 4 AA batteries, two CD-ROMs containing MGI PhotoSuite III SE, the SP-1300 TWAIN driver, Adobe Acrobat Reader and a PDF owner’s manual.

The camera is backed by a one-year warranty and toll free technical support offered for one year from purchase. The toll free technical support number is 1-866-888-1678, and is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific Time, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time. Lifetime technical support is available at no additional charge at 408-719-5076 with the same hours as above.

About SiPix, Inc.

SiPix, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SiPix Group Limited, is a leader in the manufacturing and delivery of digital imaging appliances for the consumer market. The company’s portfolio of innovative and intuitive image capture and image output products provides a complete product and service chain, from capture to print, and from hardware to media. SiPix enables the sharing of images instantly and globally, at an affordable price for everyone. The company is based in The Silicon Valley, with regional offices in Europe and throughout Asia. For more information, go to www.sipix.com

All trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners and are hereby acknowledged.

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