In August, Sharp will launch the world's first video camera that uses the MPEG-4 digital video compression standard, the company has announced.
The Internet ViewCam (VN-EZ1), will be priced at $1299 and will feature a 4.5cm LCD monitor and a 270 degree rotating lens. The camera weighs in at 148g and is pocket-sized, for portability, says Sharp.
SmartMedia flash memory cards are used for storing video taken on the Internet ViewCam, which comes with a 4MB card. According to Sharp, up to two hours and 17 minutes of "moving picture data" can be stored on a 32MB SmartMedia card when using the Long Play mode at a resolution of 160 x 120.
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