Digital Camera News, 1/3/08

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Pharos Trips & Pics provides portable photo geotagging solution

We’ve seen a couple of new photo geotagging (where geographic data is added to an image file, allowing users to store and sort pics by location) solutions hit the market in the last few weeks. California-based Pharos is the latest contender to enter this arena, with the announcement today of their new Pharos Trips & Pics geologger.

Pharos Trips & Pics

According to Pharos, Trips & Pics uses a pocket-size 20-channel GPS receiver that runs on a rechargeable li-ion battery. Trip logs can be uploaded from the unit to any PC using the supplied software, and then imported along with JPEG photos from any digital camera into Microsoft Streets & Trips, Google Earth, Google Maps, or Pharos’ own mapping software.

Trips & Pics should start appearing in stores this month. MSRP is $89.95.

Kodak EasyShare C813 released

Kodak didn’t wait for the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show, which starts on Sunday, to go ahead and release a new ultra-compact. The slim Kodak EasyShare C813, which is already hitting stores in a bundle with Kodak’s G610 printer, provides a basic feature set at a budget price: 8.2 megapixels, a 3x zoom, a 2.4-inch LCD, and sensitivity to ISO 1250.

Kodak EasyShare C813
The AA-powered Kodak uses the SD memory format, and features 16 MB of internal memory as well. The basic design appears to be nearly identical to several other compacts already in the Kodak lineup.

No big news to the photographic world here, but if you’re looking for a low-price, pocket-size compact, it might be worth checking out.


Corsair to debut 32 GB USB flash drives at CES

Need a backup solution for all of your photos that you can carry with you in your pocket? Technology company Corsair may have the answer in its new 32 GB Flash Voyager and Flash Survivor USB drives, which it plans to formally release at CES next week.

Targeted as a back-up solution for multimedia users, with enough storage space for more than 16 full-length, hi-def movies, the rugged key-chain size drives are both bootable and large enough to hold full versions of applications and operating systems. Both drives sport a rugged design, and the aluminum-encased Flash Survivor is also touted as waterproof.

Corsair Flash Survivor 32 GB

While Corsair isn’t the first company to hit the market with a 32 GB USB flash drive, anticipated retail prices of around $230 for the Voyager and $250 for the Survivor make these offerings some of the most cost-effective mobile storage solutions yet for users with lots of data to store.


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