Thursday, October 04, 2007

Want a better camera?

The EU stands in your way:

The new EU rule states that any digital still camera with a resolution higher than 800x600 and the duration of video of 30 minutes of more (at 23 fps or higher) must now be classified as a 'video camera recorder' and hence be taxed at a higher rate. This new legislation will undoubtedly mean that any promise of serious video capture on digital still cameras becomes an even more remote possibility.
As Tim would say, can we leave now?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Does that 800x600 apply only to video? I do hope so, because 800x600 is beyond shitty resolution for original stills.

But as Tim would indeed say, can we leave now?