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SiPix's SCP-1000 digital camera with built-in printer. Courtesy of SiPix. SiPix announces instant print digicam!
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(Monday, June 25, 2001 - 17:02 EDT)

SCP-1000 'Shoot & Print' digicam features a built in color thermal-transfer printer...

SiPix Inc. has today announced its first instant print digital camera, the SiPix SCP-1000 'Shoot & Print'. The 0.31 megapixel SCP-1000 features the ability to print 2" x 2.5" 254dpi CMY thermal transfer prints on the built-in printer. 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 SCP-1000 Shoot & Print
SiPix's SCP-1000 digital camera with color print  shown. Courtesy of SiPix. Click for a bigger picture!
General
Model Number: SCP-1000
Camera Format: Other
Price: $299 (street)
Date Available: August 2001
Image Capture
Image Sensor: 0.333" 0.31 megapixel CMOS
Image Resolution: 640x480
Lens
Focal Length (effective): 48mm (fixed focal length)
Digital Zoom: 2x
Auto Focus: Yes
Manual Focus: No
Normal Focus Range: 60 cm to Infinity; 24.5 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: N/A
Aperture Range: f/4.0
Display
Optical Viewfinder: Yes
LCD Viewfinder: No
Exposure
ISO Settings: 100-400
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Sunset, Tungsten, Fluorescent
Manual White Balance: No
Shutter Speeds: 1/4 - 1/500 second
Exp Adj Range: N/A
Metering Modes: Unknown
Exposure Modes: Auto
Self Timer (seconds): 10 or 30 seconds
Flash
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: 320 g; 11.2 oz
Weight With Batteries? No
Size: 110 x 120 x 56mm; 4.3 x 4.7 x 2.2in
Notes & Features: 4MB of bundled memory is built-in; CompactFlash slot provided for more storage. Camera has built-in thermal color transfer printer. Prints are 254dpi CMY with protective overcoat. Paper size is 2.15" x 3.55" (54mm x 90mm); print area is 2" x 2.5" (48mm x 64mm). 20-sheet paper cartridge and color cartridge sold/replaced in one unit, at a cost of $9.99 or 3 for $24.99 (50 or 42 per print). Print time is 95 seconds per print. Can print an index print showing thumbnails of multiple images. Lens is all-glass with 4 elements. Camera is USB Mass Storage Class compliant for driverless use on Windows Me and 2000 (MacOS isn't mentioned, but MacOS 8.6+ complies with Mass Storage Class so this may work). Camera can act as a USB photo printer when connected to a PC. Comes bundled with camera strap, camera pouch, USB cable, video cable, 9V rechargeable Lithium Ion battery and charger, manual, quick-start guide, 20 sheet paper and color cartridge, software CD-ROMs.
 

Source: SiPix Inc.

Original Source Press Release:

SiPix Offers First All-in-One Digital Camera and Printer for under $300

Affordable and stylish SCP-1000 is industry’s most affordable Digital Instant Camera for business and everyday photographers

PC EXPO/TECHXNY, New York, June 26, 2001–– SiPix, Inc., The Digital Imaging Appliance Company, today announced a combined digital camera and printer, the SCP-1000 Digital Instant Camera. The marriage of a digital camera with a 2 x 2.5 inch continuous tone photo printer provides mobile professionals and photographers with an inexpensive instant digital print and share solution. The SCP-1000 will be available in August and will have a suggested retail price of $299.

The affordable SCP-1000 offers the combined benefits of a digital camera and a photo printer, without the need for a PC, creating an in-the-field Digital Instant Camera at only 50 cents per photo.

The SCP-1000 is a VGA digital still camera with four megabytes of internal memory with room for up to 56 stored images. The camera is CompactFlash ready, which provides unlimited storage when using digital media. In addition, the camera includes a 2x digital zoom, a four-mode built in flash, a dual mode self timer, manual white balance, a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and battery charger. When printing, the camera uses thermal color transfer technology to produce colorful and vibrant prints. The SCP-1000 also emulates a mass storage USB enabled device and can act as a dedicated USB photo printer with any compatible PC.

"Digital imaging has always been about capturing, printing and sharing," said
IDC research analyst for digital cameras and scanners, Chris Chute. "SiPix has fused image capture and printing, two technologies that have operated separately, into an intriguing and affordable product. The ability to capture digital pictures and print them anywhere, without having to connect to a PC, will further enable both business and consumer applications."

Whether you’re a real estate agent documenting a property, an insurance adjuster or a family member on vacation, photos can be instantly printed and given away to friends and family, or to a perspective client at the site. Not only can you print on the go, but also you’ll always have access to your digital image for later downloading or transfer when the camera is attached to a computer.

Support and Warranty

The SCP-1000 uses specially designed paper and color cartridges from SiPix. A color cartridge will be included with every 20 piece package of photo quality paper. The color cartridge takes the guesswork out of confusing ink levels as it uses advanced thermal color transfer and is designed to be replaced with each new package of paper. These packages will be available at the retail level for $9.99. Value packs will also be available, 3 packages each including 20 pieces of photo quality paper each and a color cartridge, for $24.99.

The SiPix SCP-1000 includes a USB cable, camera strap, a video cable, a 9V rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery, a battery charger, a 20-piece paper package and a color cartridge and a Quick start guide. The two CD-ROMs contain MGI PhotoSuite III SE, the SCP-1000 TWAIN driver and 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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