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Polaroid i1032Ever since we published our review of the Polaroid i1032 – the camera has been surprisingly difficult to buy – so much so that it seems like nobody sells it anymore! However, due to the camera being released under a number of different brands and model names, it has re-appeared, this time even cheaper. The Advent MP-10 is available for under £110 (£120 in store) from PC World.

The i1032 is a budget 10 megapixel digital camera with a 3x optical zoom lens and a 2.4″ screen – it’s also known as the Praktica Luxmedia 10-X3 (also seen in Gold), BenQ C1000, Rollei da1325 Prego, Advent MP10 to name a few.

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Polaroid i1032We’ve just published our latest review of the Polaroid i1032 – a budget 10 megapixel digital camera with a 3x optical zoom lens and a 2.4″ screen – it was one of the first compact 10 megapixel digital cameras announced and since then, a number of clones seem to have arrived, the Praktica Luxmedia 10-X3 (also seen in Gold), BenQ C1000, Rollei da1325 Prego, Advent MP10 to name a few. Available from £125, can such an inexpensive digital camera produce the results you want? Find out in our review:

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Polaroid a520m PinkPolaroid have announced four special edition pink digital cameras in order to raise breast cancer awareness, the four cameras are available in Pink, Light Pink, or Magenta, and feature 5 – 7 megapixels, 0 – 3x optical zoom lens, and 2 – 2.5″ screens.

“On September 25, 2006, Elizabeth Hurley and Polaroid will team together to further breast cancer research by contributing $60,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). The contribution presentation will take place at a highly-publicized event in New York City which includes a special ceremony that will illuminate the General Motors building in beautiful hues of pink. In addition, Polaroid is committed to raising breast cancer awareness by introducing a line of pink digital cameras.”

BenQ C1000Trusted Reviews have published the first on-line review of the new 10 megapixel BenQ DC C1000 – it has a 3x optical zoom lens, and a 2.5″ screen. It appears to be very similar to the Polaroid i1032, Praktica Luxmedia 10-X3 etc. I guess one way of choosing between them would be based on colour, especially with Praktica showing a Gold version:

“The DC C1000 is its latest model, and it’s quite a beast. In line with current market trends it has a 10.1-megapixel CCD, a 3x optical zoom lens, 2.5in LCD screen and a range of manual exposure options and programmed scene modes that will tempt any keen photographer. It is well made, attractively designed, and has a list price of just £189.99, which compares favourably with the likes of the Casio EX-Z1000 (£242).”

Praktica in Gold
Parktica were showing their top of the range 10 megapixel digital camera in Gold – the camera features a 3x optical zoom lens, a 2.4″ screen and appears to be identical to the Polaroid i1032 (apart from the Gold obviously!).

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Praktica Luxmedia 6105
Another familiar looking digital camera, the Praktica Luxmedia 6105 with a wide-angle 4.8x optical zoom lens, looks very similar to the Ricoh Caplio R1v.

Rollei DA1325LetsGoDigital have details of three new Rollei digital cameras – the Rollei da1325 Prego – a 10 megapixel digital camera has a 3x optical zoom lens, a 2.5″ screen and takes AA batteries, it’s also available as the Polaroid i1032, BenQ C1000, etc. Two other cameras announced by Rollei are the Rollei da7325, with 7 megapixels, a 3x optical zoom lens, and a 2.5″ screen, and the Rollei da5325, with 5 megapixels, a 3x optical zoom lens, and a 2.5″ screen. All cameras take AA batteries.

Polaroid a520Engadget have details of the new Polaroid a520 – a budget 5 megapixel CMOS sensor digital camera – it features no optical zoom – a 2″ screen, 16mb of built in memory, an SD card slot, and a VGA video mode. The camera is expected to be available for $85 in October.

AgfaPhoto DC-735
AgfaPhoto have announced the return to the digital camera market, plawa have been liscensed to produce digital cameras using the well recognised Agfa name, they currently appear to be involved in production? / distribution of Polaroid digital cameras. There are plans to release a number of digital cameras priced from €99 to €200. The first camera, the DC-735, features a 7 megapixel sensor, a 3x optical zoom lens, a 2.5″ screen, a metal body and lithium-ion rechargable battery.

“The digital camera specialist plawa has been granted an exclusive license for AGFAPHOTO digital cameras effective today, when the agreement came into force. The license was granted by Cologne-based AgfaPhoto Holding GmbH.

Agfa has been one of the most prominent names in the photography industry for over a century. According to a digital camera survey conducted by Stern magazine in 2004, Agfa has an 83 percent brand awareness, making it the second best known camera brand.” (via LetsGoDigital and Engadget)

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AgfaPhoto Holding CEO Dr. Frank Nellissen noted the following: “In plawa we’ve found a licensee that has the product and marketing acumen in this key product sector that is needed for success in this aggressive and fast moving market. The AGFAPHOTO brand is all about providing photo retailers with quality cameras at good prices. plawa has decades of marketing and manufacturing experience with cameras and is a known quantity in the industry, making them the perfect partner for us”.

“Market success will be decided in the high volume price segment ranging from 99 to 199 euros for five to ten megapixel digital cameras. We will be launching a line of cameras with features of varying scope in September. We will also be unveiling the first AGFAPHOTO digital cameras for partners and industry professionals at photokina in Cologne,” noted Michael Roessler, CEO of plawa-feinwerktechnik GmbH & Co. KG.

plawa hopes to gain a five percent market share in the medium term on the basis of outstanding products, the robust AGFAPHOTO brand and an enticing warranty and technical support package. plawa will be marketing AGFAPHOTO digital cameras in Germany, while the other European markets will be serviced by distributors.

When it comes to product development, plawa has extensive experience with leading Asian production and technology partners such as Flextronics, which is already on board as the partner for the new product line.

Press Release at PRNewsWire