It's taken a little more time than I would have liked but we were able to dig up a little more information on Apple's new iClick digital camera. As mentioned before we are expecting two versions a 4 and 6 megapixel, though some have said it will probably be 3 and 5. Anyway the specs are below
storage: 4GB and 6GB mini HD
connectivity: firewire and usb
the addition of firewire will be a godsend not only to increase transfer rates but to stop all that darn battery drain when plugging in your camera during transfer.
Price $399 and $599
As of today the speculation is that Apple will not include an external lcd but have an internally magnified screen. The camera design will be binocular not the standard monocular. Most prototypes have been said to sport a rounded saucer front with the binocular viewing glass in the back. This not only could change the way we look at digital cameras with the mini HD built in and the great firewire speed and power advances but the binocular viewing with the internally magnified screen could change the face of photography forever.
What are you smoking? I want some too.Originally Posted by mi5moav
Who is "we?" Where did this information come from?
I wouldn't be surprised if Apple did return to the digital camera market (remember the QuickTake camera?) -- it would make sense: iTunes + iPod, iPhoto + iClick.
Only time will tell, but some links or some information to back up claims like this sure would be nice. Or at least an explanation of who "we" are.
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Come on! I can't see why Apple would want to get into this area of business.The market is already saturated with very good product.True Apple would probably more than do justice to their design,but people might be put off by it unless they make it cross platform ala iPod.More than likely what the last poster said applies to this rumour. What ya'll been smoking?
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Can i buy some pot from you?Originally Posted by mi5moav
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I know, we all disbelieve mi5moav. Let's just take this as his very personal imagination. However: I _guess_ I'd like such a thing! A spyglass that takes 5 MP pictures, saves to a reasonably big harddrive (just like when iPod came and got rid of those small flash-type players...) and transfers at higher speeds... Makes sense to me.
And then I thought: Oh, my Sony alREADY does USB-2, which is arguably quite as fast as FW 400... So that's not _really_ an advantage... The _harddrive_ would be, of course, and the binocular thing would certainly make for 'different'. Can we say it'd take 3D photographs and Apple'd also release a holographic printer or just, what the heck, a holodeck?
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I would love a camera with FW/USB2.0 (Apple's already shown you can already have both options via a dock connector) and a hard drive (or a reasonably sized built in memory + direct transfer option to an iPod).Originally Posted by fryke
Here's a question to which I don't know the answer, but I'm sure there is one out there - why can't cameras be set to take pictures at an exact resolution? You typically just get a few preset resolutions, but what if I want to take a picture that's exactly 1332 by 832 (without having to crop in an image editing program on my PB)?
P.S. (After inhaling deeply) Wouldn't it be cool if the "binocular vision" was one of those virtual reality goggle things that allowed you to see a display as though it was bigger and further away from you than it actually was - it could be the solution to the video iPod dream. Steve Jobs has already said that no-one wants to watch video on a tiny display (I both agree and disagree with him), but I think there are a lot of people hoping that Apple is working on a way around this restriction.