News Bits - 7 megapixel camera phone, DIWA Awards announced, FlipAlbum 6 released

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    Samsung announces 7 megapixel camera phone - Samsung SCH-V770

    Samsung has announced a new 7 megapixel camera phone at CeBIT. The new phone includes an mp3 player and business card reader. It also features a 3x optical and has a built-in flash.

    First availability will be in Asia and there are no details about availability in other markets.

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    DIWA Awards Announced

    The Digital Imaging Websites Association (DIWA) has announced theirawardsfor the top of the class cameras throughtout 2004, announcing their Platinum Award winnersat theend of the year.

    Winners:
    Platinum Award - Canon EOS 20D

    Platinum Award - HP Photosmart R707
    Platinum Award - Olympus CAMEDIA C-8080 WZ
    Gold Award - Konica Minolta Dynax 7D
    Gold Award - Canon Digitial IXUS 40/SD300
    Gold Award - Nikon Coolpix 8800
    Gold Award - Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828
    Silver Award - Olympus Mju mini DIGITAL
    Silver Award - Olympus E-300
    Silver Award - Nikon Coolpix 8400

    E-Book Systems announces the release of FlipAlbum 6

    FlipAlbum 6 allows users to easily create cross-platform photo albums and product catalogs and features E-Book Systems' patented 3-D page-flipping interface. The albums can be exported to the MPEG-2 format to be burned onto SVCDs or DVDs.

    Some new features include:

    -- New MPEG-2 format - Users can export albums to higher-quality MPEG-2 video format to create SVCDs or DVDs.
    -- Font embedding in album CDs - Recipients of album CDs will no longer need the fonts to be present in their PC to see the fonts used.
    -- New layout template feature - Users are able to select different templates to layout their folder of images.
    -- Table of contents improvements - Users can change font, size, color and style to the table of contents.
    -- GIF format support - GIF objects, including animated GIFs, can be added to pages.
    -- Crop shapes - Users are able to add their own crop shape, in addition to the default shapes provided.

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    Looks like I got some old info in there. That V1 listing was old.

    For more details on their process, check out:
    http://www.diwa-awards.com/
     
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    That Samsung camera phone really is impressive, but I wonder how well it actually functions as a phone given the fact their touting the camera aspect of it so much. furthermore, what a disaster the battery life will be if you use the flash to take a few pictures and then make an hour long phone call. The thing looks relatively slim and small for the amount of functionality so the battery can't be all that large.
     
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