Veo has announced a 1.3 megapixel camera that makes use of the Secure Digital (SD) card slots on most handhelds. A version for some iPAQ Models is available now, a version for other Pocket PCs will be available soon; a Palm OS one is expected next month.
This camera ise capable of taking 24-bit color photos at up to 1280 by 1024 pixels. Users can save them as standard JPEG images. In addition to being able to take still images, this peripheral is able to capture video clips.
Other features include adjustable focus for close-up shots or landscapes, digital zoom for photos, and a swivel lens for self-portraits or forward-facing photos.
HP is currently offering a version of this, which is calls the iPAQ photosmart mobile camera, for $130. It is available on the HPshopping.com web site.
A version for other Pocket PCs, called the Photo Traveler 130S, will cost $100 and will be available at major retailers in mid-November. Veo hasn’t released a full list of Pocket PCs that this device will be compatible with, but says it will definitely work with the Dell Axim X3 Series and the Toshiba e400 and e800. It is expected to support both Pocket PC 2002 and Windows Mobile 2003 models.