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P.M. BRIEFING : 2 Firms Plan Instant Photos for TV

<i> From Times wire services </i>

Toshiba Corp. and Fuji Photo Film Co. said today that they will jointly develop a new type of electronic camera that can show photos on TV monitors immediately after the picture is taken without processing.

A similar camera was introduced by Sony Corp. last year, but the Toshiba-Fuji system is aimed at recording images as digital signals, enabling easy transmission of pictures using personal computers and telephone lines.

Digital electronic signals will be stored on a floppy disc inside the camera. Because it is recorded digitally, pictures can be stored in personal computers, Iijima said.

The camera will be too costly for broad commercialization.

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