Another consumer electronics firm crossed into computer technology territory today, as Konica announced it will launch its version of a "megapixel" digital camera tomorrow.
The Japanese camera company said it will introduce its first consumer digital camera, the Q-M100, at the Photo Marketing Association convention tomorrow in New Orleans.
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The Q-M100 features 1.08 million-pixel resolution, which still does not equal the picture quality of traditional photographs, but is among the highest-resolution digital cameras for amateurs on the market.
Konica's Q-M100 features an auto-focus lens with 2X zoom, a 1.8-inch LCD monitor to view the images, a built-in video port, a 4MB Compact Flash memory card that can store up to 50 images, and Adobe's PhotoShop image editing software. The Q-M100 uses JPEG file compression to transfer images to a PC.
Konica did not reveal how much the Q-M100 would cost.