Flashpoint and HP have released a new Digita compliant digital camera, the HP C500. By supporting the Digita open software standard, users are able to add software directly to the camera itself. According to Flashpoint:
Because Digita is an open software platform, users of the intelligent HP PhotoSmart C500 digital camera can add software directly into the camera to run a variety of specialized imaging, Internet and business applications, without the need for a PC. Onboard software intelligence enables Digita-enabled digital cameras to provide real world solutions for photographers while they're in the field.
Digita is the industry's first open software-based platform for next generation imaging appliances. It allows photographers, mobile professionals, and software developers to customize and extend their product's capabilities, by adding imaging applications directly in the camera or other imaging device.
The PhotoSmart C500 digital camera is targeted for users who want exceptional quality and functionality. It features two-megapixel resolution for outstanding photo-quality images; quick, one-button, 3x-optical/2x-digital zoom; and wireless printing using HP JetSend infrared technology. The 2-inch LCD allows preview and post-view of photos, and makes it possible to run in-camera software interactively. The camera is compatible with both PC and USB-connect Macintosh systems and ships with HP photo imaging software to make editing and sharing photos quick and easy.
The HP C500 is expected to retail for US$799. You can find more information at the Flashpoint and HP web sites.