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Contax’s i4R,

By David Ponce

Every now and then a digicam catches my eye. This particular one reminds me of an old model (non-digital) Kodak my parents used to own. It was just this shape, made from cheap plastic, with a flash on the front… ring a bell anyone? I can’t even remember what it was called.

In any case, this camera from Contax not only looks like a delicious retro monolith, it features RTUNE technology, which allows you to take up to 3 pictures per second, continuously, until your high speed SD card fills up. Also: 4 MP, Carl Zeiss lens, startup in less than a second, shutter lag of less than 0.7 seconds, and all that love.

Visit the company’s website where you can get more specs. You can also participate in a fun game called “Hunt for this thing’s price”. I, for one, got bored a little quick.

Story VIA GadgetMadness.

Updates: As per comments, it seems the unit might go for something like $300 and, uh, Contax is bankrupt? Anyone can verify this?