FROM NIKCANON CORP.
Dr. Ellen K. Rudolph
Reporting from a container ship in international waters off the coast of Japan (AP)
The system will retail for the remarkable price of US $1,999.00 without the requirement to purchase additional accessories as all system functions are built-in, thanks to the new NIKCANON Imaging Chip (NIC) which is no larger than the head of a pin. Lots of trees in 3rd World countries have been felled in order to produce this new technology, but such is life.
With its spectacular 16,000 ppi capabilities and completely wireless interface, the NIKCANON 22c eliminates all but the most basic user parameters and turns every user, regardless of age or proclivity, into a bona fide pixel professional.
Indeed, with this innovative system we now have the technology at our fingertips to mirror, make, remake, manage and completely manipulate the world around us in startling ways. No longer are we bound to arcane distinctions between what is real and what isn’t – WYSIWYG is suddenly replaced by WYWIWYS (What You Want Is What You See). This is most amazing!
Exactly what functions come packaged with the NIKCANON 22c ? Here is a partial list from the NIKCANON CORP Technical Support Team:
01-an automated DNA-based Owner-ID Recognition (OIDR) ON/OFF switch
02-an automated pixel stabilizer button for aerials and rapid action shooting environments
03-a voice-activated audio record system
04-a REM-activated focusing mode
05-a REM-activated, automated, low-light/bright-light pixel sensitivity range
07-a solar-activated automated recharging capability
08-an atomic clock
09- variable (10-50 gigabyte) chip-based (NIC) memory storage capabilities, eliminating the need for external memory cards
10-an automated self-cleaning/repair function
11-built-in mini-DVD-Write/Play options
12-a user-based retinal remote control center for wireless operation up to one mile
13-a 24 to 48-bit resolution dial
14-long-distance, high-power laser flash technology with the built-in 22c mini TTL strobe
15-pulldown © keyboard entry
16-motion detector with alarm option
17-built-in wireless modem with FTP options
18-A fractal imbed option
19-automatic diopter adjustment in increments from –8 to +8
20-noise-free ISO equivalencies from 25-to-3600
21-voice-activated frame protection
22-voice-activated language selection
23-a password-protected system refresh button
24-automatic internal temperature controls
25-a tilt/shift/DOF control center
26-a panoramic control center for focal lengths from 14-50mm
27-built-in slideshow capabilities with sound and projection options
28-wireless connection to live cams/TV/satellite imaging systems
29-up to 16,000 ppi interpolated format and file sizes with upgradable ColorSync technology
30-approximately 13.5 frames per second in Continuous Shooting mode
31-a built-in file naming convention with pulldown keyboard entry
As if that were not enough! Pixel professionals everywhere will be thrilled with the capabilities of this space-age system even without the NIKCANON 22c’s non-removable, lightweight, fixed-aperture f/1.4 14-400mm SLR zoom. It is enough to loose sleep over.
The only downside, according to NIKCANON CORP, is that the system weighs in at a hefty 55 lbs.
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© 2001 Dr. Ellen K. Rudolph