Norcent's done 10-megapixels on the cheap before, but apparently, one just isn't enough. Announced today, the DCS-1050 (part of the firm's new 50 Series) will be showcased at CES and will boast a 10-megapixel sensor, a 3-inch "scratch-resistant" LCD monitor, face-detection / anti-shake capabilities, a 3x optical zoom (along with 4x of the practically worthless digital kind), red-eye reduction and 22 scene modes. Additionally, the unit even includes voice recording functionality, 16MB of internal memory, an SD / MMC expansion slot, USB / AV ports, and an MPEG-4 video capture mode that supports resolutions up to 640 x 480. Unfortunately, Norcent is trying to keep a straight face while slapping a $179.99 price tag on this thing, which just seems a touch absurd for the features, no?

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