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Taiwan market: Digimaster to launch 8.2-megapixel digital camera for US$270
Matt Liang and Jimmy Hsu, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES

HIM Technology (formerly TaiwanSoft Technology), a vendor of digital consumer electronics under the Digimaster brand name, on February 8 unveiled its X8 Titanium Silver, an 8.2-megapixel auto focus digital camera equipped with a Samsung camera lens unit, for launch in the Taiwan market on February 15 at a recommended retail price of NT$8,690 (US$270).

The X8 Titanium Silver is much cheaper than Japanese-branded 8-megapixel digital cameras which currently sell for between NT$15,000-17,000 (US$464-526) in the local market, local retail channels indicated.

X8 Titanium Silver specifications

Item

Details

Image sensor

1/1.8-inch CCD made by Sharp

Resolution

8.2 megapixels

Screen

2.4-inch 112,000-color TFT-LCD

Zoom

3x optical; 4x digital

Memory

Embedded 32MB flash, compatible with external SD card of up to 1GB; able to record MPEG4 video/audio

Battery

Alkaline AAx2, with life of taking 388 8-megapixel photos or 175 8-megapixel photos using flash lamp or recording 640×480-pixel video/audio for 20 minutes and 41 seconds

Dimension (W×H×D mm)

89×60.5×28.1

Weight (not including battery and SD card)

145 grams

Source: HIM Technology, compiled by DigiTimes.com, February 2006

The Digimaster X8 Titanium Silver 8.2-megapixel digital camera
Photo: HIM Technology

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