March 6, 2006
Digimaster X8 8.2 Megapixel Digital Camera for $ 270
Digimaster Taiwan has unveiled the X8 Titanium Silver, an 8.2 Megapixel Auto-focus Camera which will sell for only $ 270. General impression with low priced electronics is that they use substandard components. However this is not the case with the Digimaster X8 it uses an industry standard CCD sensor made by Sharp and lens unit manufactured by Samsung which are the key components in any still digital camera. Compare this with the 8 Megapixel Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N1 which retails for $ 450. The X8 has a 2.5 inch LCD screen, 32MB of internal memory, SD card slot and 3X Optical / 4X Digital zoom.
The Digimaster X8 is can record audio and video in MPEG4 format at 640 x 480 pixels. It is powered by two standard AA alkaline batteries which have juice for 175 shots with Flash. The unit measures 89 x 61 x 28 and weighs 145 grams.