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CompactFlash Cameras
By Chris De Herrera, Copyright 2001, 2002
Version 1.03    Revised: 5/3/2002

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Recently there has been an interest in using the Pocket PC as a digital camera.  This is a comparison of the CompactFlash Digital Cameras that are compatible with the Pocket PCs.  As of this writing these cameras are device specific.

CompactFlash Cameras

Specs/Camera Casio Hewlett Packard mmVision Palmax (URThere)



Product Name/Model # JK-710DC  F1869A iBall Camera Card PD-500C CompactCamera-130 - OCCAV CompactCamera-130- OCCAS
Compatible Pocket PC Cassiopeia E-105, E-115, E-125, EG-800 Jornada 525, Jornada 540 Casio E-200 PD-131, iPAQ Pocket PC All Pocket PCs All Pocket PCs
Image Resolution 640 x 480, 320 x 240  640 x 480 800 x 600 640 x 480 640 x 480, 320 x 200, 160 x 120 1,280 x 960, 640 x 480, 320 x 200, 160 x 120
# of Colors 24 bit  true color 24 bit  true color  24 bit 24 bit  true color 24 bit 24 bit
CCD Size 350,000 pixels       1/4" CCD 1/2" CCD 1.3 megapixels
Focus Fixed (30.7  inches to infinity), with macro option (3.9 inches)  Macro Option   5 CM to infinity 5 cm to infinity 5 cm to infinity
Light Sensitivity       5 LUX 200 LUX 200 LUX
F Stop F 2.8     F 2.0 F 2.8 F 2.8
Zoom         2 x digital 2 x digital
Image Format Jpeg, 3 levels compression     Jpeg, BMP    
Video Format Casio CMF (Mpeg 2 w/ proprietary audio compression) size 208 x 160, 160 x 112 None Proprietary video format allows for very long videos - 16 MB of ram = over 30 minutes of video, Also will support video conferencing None QQVGA 12 fps, 1/9 VGA 7fps QQVGA 15  fps, 1/9 VGA 4fps
Power         120 mA 80 mA
Pricing $199.99 $169 TBD   TBD TBD
Also, there are iPAQ Expansion Packs that have built in cameras as well.

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