Grundig shows its first digicam at IFA 2001!|
(Monday, August 27, 2001 - 13:34 EDT)
Dutch website uncovers news of Grundig's initial entry in the digital camera market, the Grundig Picca DMC 5100...
Our good friends at Dutch website LetsGoDigital.nl have now posted their first news report from the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) 2001 exhibition in Berlin, Germany, which runs from August 25th to September 2nd... In their initial post, they detail a new digital camera from Grundig AG, a company best known for its audio-visual products.
Grundig's first entry into the digital camera marketplace will be in the form of the Picca DMC 5100 digital camera, a 1.3 megapixel unit which also doubles as an MP3 player, voice recorder and tethered USB webcam. The DMC 5100 features MultiMediaCard / Secure Digital storage slot, built-in flash and fixed focal length (fixed focus?) lens. No LCD is included for framing or reviewing images - instead, an info LCD is provided to confirm camera status and setup. A real-image optical viewfinder provides for framing... The battery portion of the camera can swivel, allowing the camera to be tilted forward or backwards without falling over when being used as a webcam.
The Grundig Picca DMC 5100 will go on sale this November in Europe, at a price of around €261 (US$237.54) Visit LetsGoDigital.nl to see their exclusive pictures of the camera - thanks to them for allowing us to use the picture below for our own news coverage...