Apple Launches Digital Camera for Macintosh and Windows Personal Computers - 02/1994
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Path: network.ucsd.edu!agate!howland.reston.ans.net!cs.utexas.edu!not-for-mail From: [email protected] (Peter Zan) Newsgroups: comp.sys.mac.announce Subject: Apple Intros Digital Camera Followup-To: comp.sys.mac.hardware Date: 17 Feb 1994 02:10:38 -0600 Organization: Apple Computer, Inc. Lines: 79 Sender: [email protected] Approved: [email protected] (Comp.sys.mac.announce Moderator) Message-ID: <[email protected]> NNTP-Posting-Host: cs.utexas.edu Contact: Natalie Barreiro Regis McKenna Inc. 408-974-3118 or Michelle Soleau Regis McKenna Inc. 415-354-4465 Apple Launches Digital Camera for Macintosh and Windows Personal Computers QuickTake 100 Delivers Price/Performance Breakthrough; Offers Fastest Way to Bring Images into Documents TOKYO, Japan, February 16, 1994 -- Apple Computer, Inc., today announced the QuickTake* 100, a digital color camera that makes it easy for people to bring photographic images into their computer without film development or scanning. Priced at just $749 (US), the QuickTake 100 delivers fast, digital color image capture that was once available to professionals only. A lightweight, portable device for use in mainstream business, education and design the QuickTake 100 will work with both desktop and portable models of Macintosh( and Windows computers. The camera features point-and-shoot simplicity and includes the basic set of functions that users have come to expect from an automatic camera such as, automatic exposure, a built-in flash and focus-free operation. Within seconds, images can be downloaded from the camera into any standard software application for use in business documents, presentations, reports or design projects. Easy Operation and Connection to Personal Computers The QuickTake 100 is designed for ease of use and fast, quality capture of natural images. To use the camera, users simply complete three easy steps: point and shoot a picture, load images into the computer and manipulate the images as desired. Point and Shoot a Picture Weighing only a pound with its batteries installed, the QuickTake 100 is portable and easy to use. It comes equipped with a built-in automatic flash and easy-to-read icons that monitor the flash, battery, number of pictures, selected resolution and self-timer. The QuickTake 100 captures images in two sizes, 320x240 and 640x480 pixels, and stores those images in internal memory until users are ready to download them. The camera's memory can store up to 32standard-resolution images or eight high-resolution images. The QuickTake 100, which runs on standard AA batteries, includes three NICAD batteries and an AC battery recharger. Load Images into the Computer To load images into the computer, users simply plug a serial cable into the printer or modem port and run the installed QuickTake software. Images are transferred within seconds. The camera's software control panel offers drag-and-drop copying of images or direct import into any common publishing software program. Manipulate the Image Once the image is loaded into the computer, users can adjust and manipulate it in a variety of ways. For example, images can be cropped, rotated or scaled to different sizes. QuickTake 100 Availability Apple, the sole supplier of the QuickTake 100, plans to make the product available through Apple authorized resellers and Apple direct sales channels. The Macintosh version of the QuickTake 100 camera is expected to ship worldwide in late March of 1994. The Windows version is scheduled for worldwide release in June, 1994.