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Pocket PC SD camera

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This is a neat gadget – the SDCam is a camera for Pocket PCs with SD I/O ports. The camera is korean, and the pages are all in Korean, so if someone has a translation of the information posted on the page, I would be very happy to get it :-)

The basic info about the camera is:

It has a CMOS image capture chip (which should make it cheap to produce), and it can take pictures in 800×600, 640×480 and many other lower res modes. It has 2x and 4x digital zoom, video capture with audio, timer and many other neat features. Its on my christmas list already :-) hehe. Available for PocketPC 2000/2002

[Via Pocket PC Thoughts]

[UPDATE]

Thanks to Ronald, I found this very interesting SD Camera at Expansys, with support both for Palm and Pocket PC:

Spectec SD Camera for PPC and Palm. Looks like a must have — putting it on the top of my birthday/santa list ;-) — Only problem is that its not shipping. I found a posting on one of the Palm sites from August 2002 stating that it would soon ship.

Could someone please let me know how fast/slow soon is?

20 replies on “Pocket PC SD camera”

Ok…this has gone far enough…I shall find this camera and bring it to the people. Check back in early December!

~J

Almost boys and girls found a working email address for the developer and they are going to send me info between now and the 1st of the year……

~j

Any feedback from the guys at Korea yet? How long do we have to wait for this puppy to be available to us in stores?

Still waiting…..Might also have the exact same product from another maker….Stay tunned.

~J

p.s. happy new year

Hey!

Anyone knows if i can create some sort of video conferencing with this SD camera? or the impact it will have once attached to the pocket pc… will it slow down the pocket pc? if so, by how much? what about the amount of memory that it takes for the installation and functioning?

Would someone know if this camera works with a TungstenW and has drivers available that allow one to hotsync it to a Macintosh for saving / (printing) pictures? Please respond directly to Email address. Thanks a lot.

Would someone know if this camera works with a TungstenW and has drivers available that allow one to hotsync it to a Macintosh for saving / (printing) pictures? Please respond directly to Email address. Thanks a lot.

You can order a variety of PPC cameras here: http://store.yahoo.com/lifeview-usa/iacom.html

I personally use the FlyCAM-CF 1.3M to take class notes. It does exactly what I need it to. It isn’t good enough for most photographic puposes. It has a flaw in that it is hard to focus. The software doesn’ give you any good means of judging on the low-res screen if your high-res image will be in focus. I wrote to both LifeView (hardware provider) and IAstyle (software provider) but neither appear to have read my suggestion that they add a “focus mode.”

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