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Take a 1.3-megapixel CMOS sensor, some neat image tomfoolery, 55 seconds of video with sound, a webcam mode and loads of free PC software, and what have you got? Your very own amateur film studio by the sound of it. Now that can't be right...


A 1.3-megapixel CMOS sensor might not be the stuff of legend in digital camera terms any more, but a 1.3-megapixel camera for fifty pounds certainly is and for those of you who turn your nose up at anything sub-2 megapixels, we've got two words for you: 'software interpolation'.

The StyleCam Groove takes the images rendered through its 1.3-megapixel sensor and then uses a proprietary bit of software (supplied on CD) called Picture ALIVE (Advanced Living Image Via Enhancement) to enhance the resolution to 2 megapixels. Unlike most software shenanigans, though, Picture ALIVE delivers a more natural-looking final image that doesn't look as if it's been attacked by a 2-year old with an impressive arsenal of crayons.

The onboard 16MB of memory is enough to store a massive 155 640x480 images, or 9 at the highest resolution setting and can also store up to 55 seconds of 320x240 video with sound. As you'd expect, there's also a webcam mode to make chatting face-to-face with auntie Rosa (you know, the one that used to be uncle Roger - moved to New Zealand 18 months ago) a very real possibility.

The StyleCam has a built-in flash and ships with a comprehensive suite of software, including photo and video manipulation software and a nifty program that lets you use the camera as a mass storage device for music, video, or boring old Word and Excel documents. All these features mean there's never been a better time to bag yourself a StyleCam, so isn't it about time you got a groove, erm, on. Sorry.
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    Description
    Take a 1.3-megapixel CMOS sensor, some neat image tomfoolery, 55 seconds of video with sound, a webcam mode and loads of free PC software, and what have you got? Your very own amateur film studio by the sound of it. Now that can't be right...


    A 1.3-megapixel CMOS sensor might not be the stuff of legend in digital camera terms any more, but a 1.3-megapixel camera for fifty pounds certainly is and for those of you who turn your nose up at anything sub-2 megapixels, we've got two words for you: 'software interpolation'.

    The StyleCam Groove takes the images rendered through its 1.3-megapixel sensor and then uses a proprietary bit of software (supplied on CD) called Picture ALIVE (Advanced Living Image Via Enhancement) to enhance the resolution to 2 megapixels. Unlike most software shenanigans, though, Picture ALIVE delivers a more natural-looking final image that doesn't look as if it's been attacked by a 2-year old with an impressive arsenal of crayons.

    The onboard 16MB of memory is enough to store a massive 155 640x480 images, or 9 at the highest resolution setting and can also store up to 55 seconds of 320x240 video with sound. As you'd expect, there's also a webcam mode to make chatting face-to-face with auntie Rosa (you know, the one that used to be uncle Roger - moved to New Zealand 18 months ago) a very real possibility.

    The StyleCam has a built-in flash and ships with a comprehensive suite of software, including photo and video manipulation software and a nifty program that lets you use the camera as a mass storage device for music, video, or boring old Word and Excel documents. All these features mean there's never been a better time to bag yourself a StyleCam, so isn't it about time you got a groove, erm, on. Sorry.

     

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    Package Includes:
    • StyleCam Groove
    • Wrist strap
    • Tilt/swivel base
    • 2 AA alkaline batteries
    • USB cable
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Software CD containing:
      • SiPix Picture Manager (TWAIN)
      • SiPix Camera Wizard
      • SiPix Camera Explorer
      • ArcSoft PhotoImpression
      • ArcSoft VideoImpression
      • Adobe Acrobat Reader
      • Owner's Manual (PDF)

    If you want it all, here it is! ArcSoft PhotoImpression is an easy-to-use creative design program that gives you the best of several ArcSoft offerings. Edit and retouch your photos, then add special effects or place them in cards, calendars, frames and fantasy templates. PhotoImpression also includes a wide variety of printing options.


    ArcSoft VideoImpression(TM) is an easy-to-use video and image editing software program. Create video and image files to make desktop video presentations for home, business, and the Web! You can create custom video messages, professional presentations and personal video projects with your own video clips and image files. The easy-to-use editing tools help you embellish your video with text and a variety of professional transitions and special effects.
    Technical Specification:

    Max Resolution 2 Mega Pixels enhanced resolution*
    Image sensor 1/2" 1.3 Mega Pixels CMOS
    Status display Monochrome LCD
    Internal memory 16MB built-in SDRAM
    Flash Built-in
    File formats JPEG (still) AVI (TRUE video)
    Image capacity ** VGA: 155 (640x480)
    SXGA: 32 (1280x1024)
    UXGA 9 (1600x1200)
    Video capacity ** up to 55 secs with audio (320x240)
    Audio capacity ** Up to 53 mins (bulit-in microphone)
    Video frame rate Up to 15 fps
    PC camera frame rate Up to 15 fps (640x480)
    Focus Fixed
    Focal range 43.3" ~ infinity (1.1m ~ infinity)
    Lens aperture F3.5
    Focal length 43mm equivalent on a 35mm camera
    Viewfinder Optical
    Shutter Speed 1/4 - 1/1000 seconds (electronic)
    White balance Auto
    Exposure Auto
    ISO Sensitivity Auto
    Computer interface USB 1.1
    Power control Auto off (30 seconds)
    Power source 2 x AA alkaline batteries
    USB BUS-powered
    Camera dimensions 3.5" x 2.4" x 0.9"
    90 x 60 x 24 mm
    Camera weight 63g (without batteries)


    * Interpolation through the included software
    ** Image, video and audio capacity varies

    Minimum System Requirements: Pentium PC (or equivalent) with MS Windows 98/98 Second Edition/ME/2000/XP, 64MB RAM or more, at least 90MB available hard disk space, 16-bit color display, CD-ROM drive, USB port.

    Not Mac compatible, sorry.

    Optional: 28.8kbps modem (for video conference & broadcast), Internet Service Provider (for video conference & email), Sound Blaster or 100% compatible sound card, speakers and microphone (for video conferencing).

    Technical Support:
    • Email - sipix@appello.de
    • Phone - 00 800 800 74749 (European Freephone, open weekdays 9am to 4pm). Please note, it's crucial that you dial the "00" at the beginning, otherwise you'll get through to a wrong number.
    Requires 2 x AA batteries (included).

     

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