Sanyo Unveils the iDshot QuickTime Magneto Drive Camera

Sanyo has unveiled a combined still and video digital camera that records in Appleā€™s QuickTime format.
The iDshot records to the new 730MB iD Photo magneto optical disk developed by Sanyo, Olympus and Hitachi Maxell, allowing up to 120 minutes of 160×120 resolution video at 15 frames per second or about 11,000 still images to be stored at 20Mbps.

At optimum performance the camera can shoot still images up to 1360×1024 pixels and, according to Sanyo, allows for high-speed consecutive shooting. Alternatively it can record video at 640×480 pixels at 30 frames per second, as fast as the US TV standard, NTSC.

The removable iDphoto disks are just 50mm in diameter and are priced at US$35, with UK availability and pricing yet to be disclosed. Images can be transferred to a Mac via a FireWire-compatible connection.


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