New AgfaPhoto Cameras Debut at CES

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2012 Lineup focuses on CMOS sensors and advanced funtionality.

We are excited to have the new camera designs that take inspiration from the German roots of AgfaPhoto

RedDot Imaging, the authorized licensee of AgfaPhoto products in several territories, today announced its new line of AgfaPhoto cameras for 2012. The lineup features cameras with advanced image capture capabilities based on CMOS sensor technology and features designed to cater to every level of digital imaging enthusiast.

New for 2012, the Eleganza and Selecta camera lines were designed by Julian Schlagheck of Schlagheck Designs Germany. Schlagheck Design GmbH is a 40 year design house that has history embedded in the Agfaphoto DNA having designed multiple award-winning products in several categories for the brand. “We are excited to have the new camera designs that take inspiration from the German roots of AgfaPhoto.” added Joe Atick, Chairman and CEO of RedDot Imaging.

Consisting of 8 new models, the lineup features 4 Point-and-Shoots, 2 Bridge models, a Projector camera, and a high-definition ruggedized HD Mini-camcorder. Four of the models utilize CMOS sensors for superior image quality, lower power consumption and rapid shooting capabilities. All cameras are bundled with MediaImpression 3D Edition for Agfaphoto productivity software from ArcSoft for media management and allow users to easily convert their images and videos into 3D and view them with the included 3D glasses.

“This new line represents AgfaPhoto’s commitment to providing the best imaging experience to its customers” said Rene Buhay, President of RedDot Imaging, “The combination of CMOS technology, our 3D/productivity software bundles and German influenced designs complements that experience”.

The CMOS component of that experience includes 10 frames-per-second capture rate and full 1080p HD video on select models. All of RedDot Imaging’s innovative AgfaPhoto cameras are designed to offer full features which include embedded technologies such as face, smile and blink detection, panoramic stitching and red-eye removal as well as auto scene detection, image stabilization and auto brightness LCDs.

The entry level 14 megapixel 4X optical zoom Precisa 1430 retails for $69.99. The Optima 146 model features 14 megapixels and 5X optical zoom and sells for $89.99. The Selecta 25 model offer bridge camera features with a 14 megapixel CMOS sensor coupled 10 a 25X optical zoom with OIS at a retail of $219.99.

The three-camera Eleganza line features two 14.4 megapixel CMOS models, the 10X zoom Eleganza 200 and the 15X zoom Eleganza 315. Selling for $189.99 and $219.99 respectively. The Eleganza 145 features 14 megapixels and a 5X optical zoom at a $129.99 price point. The Projekta 147 comes in at $299.99 and offers a 14 megapixel sensor and 7X zoom with built-in DLP projector capabilities allowing images and HD video to be cast onto any surface. Finishing the line-up is the Explorer K2, which will be released later this year, a fully waterproof and shockproof rugged mini-camcorder with a 14.4 megapixel CMOS sensor, 3X optical zoom and HDMI output at $139.99.

About RedDot Imaging
RedDot Imaging, the authorized licensee for AgfaPhoto for the Americas, Australia/New Zealand, Europe, Middle East and several countries in Southeast Asia, is a privately held company headquartered in Miami, Florida, USA with product development and R&D center in Tokyo, Japan and Shenzen, China. RedDot Imaging’s core competence is in the imaging business. Its senior management team has a combined professional experience of over 100 years in the imaging industry. The company will develop and sell the AgfaPhoto product range of DSC, Camcorder and web-based photofinishing products to its core customer base of over 70,000 retail storefronts in its licensed territories.
http://www.reddotimaging.com

About AgfaPhoto
AgfaPhoto Holding GmbH, based in Leverkusen, Germany, is a consumer-imaging company with international operations. The company is a pioneer of modern photography. AgfaPhoto gives pictures a sharper overall intensity and is the ideal medium for sharing lasting memories with friends and family. AgfaPhoto offers a wide range of attractive consumer imaging products. These include digital cameras and camcorders, digital storage media, photographic film and paper, digital and classical photo frames, LCD televisions and a vast assortment of accessories and products for home and office use.
http://www.agfaphoto.com
AgfaPhoto is used under license of Agfa-Gevaert NV & Co. KG or Agfa-Gevaert NV

About Schlagheck Design
Schlagheck Design GmbH is a munich based industrial design company in Germany with international customers in all industrial areas. The range of services includes amongst others, graphic and corporate design, strategy development, engineering, prototyping and modelmaking to name a few. Schlagheck Designs philosophy has always being based on timeless and elegant design. Being proven by hundreds of design prices including Agfa products in the museum of modern Art NY.
http://www.schlagheck-design.de
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RedDot Imaging
Jeff Lengyel
Jlengyel(at)reddotimaging(dot)com

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