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DP2x Compact Camera to hit the market on April –Sigma

Written on March 29, 2011 by R. Cruise

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Sigma Corporation manufacturer and service provider of some of the most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, finally announces the pricing and availability of its new DP2x compact camera.

The DP2x was introduced by Sigma back in February, only to leave out details on the camera’s cost and availability to the market. Just recently, Sigma confirms that the high-end compact cam will be available on the last week of April, for $800.

“The DP cameras have been extremely popular with Sigma’s camera users, and we know that they will be very pleased with the latest enhancements to our DP2 series,” said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America.

Sigma DP2x features the 14-megapixel FOVEON X3® direct image sensor (2,652× 1,768× 3 layers), that’s said to be twelve times larger than those found in similarly-sized cameras, along with an Analog Front End (AFE) and high-speed auto focus. AFE is also used in the DP1x compact digital camera and SD15 DSLR and converts full color data, which the FOVEON X3® capture system records, into a digital signal. This enables the DP2X to reproduce high-definition and richly colored images. Furthermore, the new AF algorithm provides high-speed auto focus, ensuring handy shooting.

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Altek Leo Carries a 14-Megapixel Camera

Written on October 04, 2010 by Charles Bass

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Altek Leo offers a top-of-the-line camera experience. It is a mobile device which offers 14-megapixel plus Android Eclair.

Before we get to the main event, let me give you a background about Altek. Founded in 1996, Altek is a Taiwanese corporation that develops digital cameras and other technologies. The company took claim in the world’s number one original design manufacturer of digital cameras. And now, they created another exceptional product.

A mobile phone carrying an HD-capable 14 megapixel camera, a 3.2 inch WVGA multi-touch capable display and will run under Google’s Android 2.1. It also carries a Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3.5G (HSPA/WCDMA) wireless and network protocols. The gadget sports a built in GPS, accelerometer, digital compass and handwriting recognituon. It will support major audio and video formats and the internal memory is also expandable to 32GB via microSD card.

This device verged more on the camera. The Leo will make use of the 14-megapixel CCD and 3x optical zoom lens, capable of recording 720p HD digital video. And the device will hit Europe in 2011.

Official press release can be viewed here.

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