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MEDIA ALERT - Creative's PC-CAM 920 Slim Gets Lean And Means Business

Extremely compact, portable and light; measuring only 18mm in thickness 4 in 1- Digital Still Camera, Digital Video Camera, WebCam & Mass Storage Device

What: Creative Technology Ltd. (NASDAQ: CREAF), a worldwide leader in digital entertainment solutions for PC users, today unveiled the new Creative PC-CAM 920 Slim, its sleekest and most compact PC-CAM model to date.

Main Features: The PC-CAM 920 Slim has a tiny form factor which measures only 85 (W) x 18 (D) x 56 (H) mm, and weighs just 88g (without battery and SD card). With its sleek silver finishing, the PC-CAM 920 Slim is complete with a 2.0-Megapixel CMOS sensor and a 4X digital zoom which not only provides high quality 3.0 Megapixels still images by interpolation but also makes shooting faraway images a snap.

Users can compose their shots through the 1.5-inch TFT LCD Display. In addition, the PC-CAM 920 Slim is fitted with a fixed focus lens that enables users to frame and focus shots in Normal (1.2 m to infinity) as well as Macro (15 - 20 cm) modes. With its Macro mode activated, users can snap objects from as close at 15 cm to capture the most intricate details.

Users who wish to control their photography settings will be able to do so using controls such as exposure compensation which allows fine-tuning of the image's exposure under different lighting conditions, four different white balance preset modes - Auto, Sunny, Tungsten and Fluorescent, as well as Auto/Off Flash modes.

Doubling as a web camera, the PC-CAM 920 Slim produces impressive video quality at 640 x 480 resolutions, and compatible with popular Instant Messaging software such as MSN Messenger, NetMeeting and Yahoo Messenger.

The camera also comes with a video capture feature for recording movie clips of up to two minutes with its built-in 16MB memory (AVI-format video in 320 x 240 resolutions). Despite without ambient sound recording, users can record unlimited duration of motion video for as long as the memory card can lasts. Memory capacity is expandable up to 512MB via its SD/MMC slot. In addition, the camera can also be used as a storage device for files and images with its bundled USB cable for easy “drag-and-drop” file transfers.

The main features of the Creative PC-CAM 920 Slim include:

  • Sensor Type : 2.0 Megapixels CMOS sensor
  • Memory Type : Integrated 16MB (expansion SD/MMC slot up to 512MB*)
  • Focus : Fixed focus lens (Normal: 1.2m to infinity; Macro: 15 - 20cm)
  • Lens : F/2.8, f = 8.79mm
  • ISO : 100
  • Zoom Mode : 4X Digital
  • Flash Mode : Auto / Off
  • White Balance : Auto / Sunny / Tungsten / Fluorescent
  • EV Compensation : - 2EV to + 2EV (in 0.5EV steps)
  • Shutter Speed : 1/4 1/2000 seconds
  • LCD : 1.5” TFT display
  • Self Timer : 10 seconds
  • Auto Power Off : Approximately 60 seconds
  • Image capture : 2048 x 1536 (3MP, interpolated), 1600 x 1200 (2MP), 1280 x
    960 (1.2MP) and 800 x 600
  • Video capture : AVI (320 x 240 resolution)
  • PC-CAM mode : VGA (640 x 480), QVGA (320 x 240)
  • Battery Type : 2 x AAA
  • Dimensions : 85 (W) x 18 (D) x 56 (H) mm
  • Weight : 88 grams

*Available separately

Pricing and Availability
The Creative PC-CAM 920 Slim full-featured camera is now available at a suggested retail price of US$99.00 and includes a one-year limited hardware warranty. For more information, visit www.creative.com.

About Creative
Creative (Nasdaq: CREAF) is a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products for PC users. Famous for its Sound Blaster audio cards and for launching the multimedia revolution, Creative is now driving digital entertainment on the PC platform with products like its highly acclaimed NOMAD Jukebox. Creative's innovative hardware, proprietary technology, applications and services leverage the Internet, enabling consumers to experience high-quality digital entertainment - anytime, anywhere.

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