By Lisa Johnston
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City of Industry, Calif. — DXG staked out an aggressive price point for its new 10-megapixel digital camera. The DXG-110 will carry an estimated street price of $169. The camera features a 2.5-inch LCD screen, 3x optical zoom lens, VGA/30 fps video capture and 32MB worth of internal memory. The camera also features face detection, AF tracking, a focus illuminator and ISO 1600. A new automatic contrast-management feature analyzes an image's contrast levels and adjusts the dynamic range in high contrast scenes. The processing is done in 12-bit resolution, according to the company. Also new is a dynamic fill light which brings out details in high contrast scenes, such as details obscured by backlighting.
Melville, N.Y. — Nikon said it would ship a new DX lens to dealers this December.
The AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G lens features the firm's Vibration Reduction optical image-stabilization technology. The 3x optical zoom lens is designed for use in the company's DX-series digital SLRs, including the D40x and new D300. The lens will retail for a suggested $199.
Lake Success, N.Y. — Canon's new "Try My Photo" program will let consumers upload images and have them output on select Canon home printers. The program will initially use the Selphy ES2 compact printer, originally announced in September. Consumers can upload a single personal image and have it returned to a domestic U.S. address free of charge. Eventually, Canon said it would expand the number of printers available for consumers to test.
Alpharetta, GA. — Peleman Industries will ship 12 new Unibind PhotoBook colors and styles to dealers this month. The do-it-yourself Unibind PhotoBooks (assembled using the firm's thermal binder and software, sold separately for $99) will get a seasonal update with six new holiday colors and styles in 4-inch by 6-inch and 8.5- by 11-inch sizes. The holiday-themed PhotoBook kits will retail for a suggested $10 and will be available through Dec. 31.
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