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Argus Camera's logo. Courtesy of Argus Camera. Click here to visit the Argus Camera website! Argus announces new 2mpix digicam
(Sunday, November 3, 2002 - 16:12 EST)

A press release from Illinois-based Argus Camera announces its new 2.1 megapixel DC-3550 digital camera.

We've yet to receive a product photo or in-depth specifications, but a few basic details can be gleaned from the release:

Argus DC-3550
Sensor 1/2.7" CCD
Sensor Resolution 2.1 megapixels
Optical Zoom 3x
Digital Zoom 2x
Focus Auto
Storage 8MB Internal
CompactFlash slot
LCD 1.8"
Viewfinder 1:1 optical
Flash Built-in auto
Exposure Auto
Movie Mode Yes (AVI)
Warranty One year

The camera, which should ship this month, has a suggested retail price of $249.99.

Original Source Press Release:

Argus Levels Playing Field with Affordable 2.1 Megapixel Camera

New Argus DC-3550 Boasts High-End Features at an Affordable Cost

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 28, 2002--The days of having to spend hundreds of dollars on a multi-megapixel camera are gone with the release of the Argus DC-3550. This latest development from Argus, a leading provider of quality digital, 35mm and Advanced Photo System (APS) cameras, has leveled the playing field, making high-quality digital cameras affordable for most consumers.

The DC-3550 has all the features you would expect from a high-end 2.1 megapixel digital camera including a built-in auto flash, eight megabytes of internal memory, a compact flash memory slot, a 3X optical zoom auto focus lens, a 2X digital zoom lens a 1.8-inch color LCD screen, a CCD 2.7 sensor, and a one-year warranty - all for less than 249.99

In addition, the camera's 1:1 optical viewfinder, auto exposure and AVI exposure capabilities enhance its performance and make it easy to use.

"Digital photography has finally reached the point to where it can provide high-quality photos that are computer friendly at an affordable price," said Bill Pearson, President of Argus Camera. "Now everyone can produce great looking pictures for their photo albums in addition to sending snapshots to friends and family via the Internet."

Affordable at a suggested retail price of $249.99 the DC-3550 is available in November 2002 at most major retailers in the U.S.

Argus Camera is based in Elk Grove Village, Ill., in suburban Chicago. Founded in 1936, the company introduced the first low-cost 35mm camera to the world and has been named the "Great American Camera Company" by the Smithsonian Institute. Today, the company offers a wide range of photographic products and supplies, including 35mm cameras, APS cameras, single use type cameras, power zoom cameras, digital cameras and other imaging products and accessories. Argus cameras are sold in such retail outlets as Kmart, Ritz Camera, Office Max, Ames, Meijer, Fred Meyer, ShopKo, Camera World, Bartell Drug, and on the Internet at www.800.com. For more information on Argus and its full line of products, call 1.847.228.5300; write 1100 Howard Street, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007; email to [email protected]; or visit the company's Web site at www.arguscamera.com

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