EU camera tax to hit top-spec models


camera-tax.jpgGet ready to pay the cheese-eating pen-pushers in Brussels an extra 4.9% for the privilege of owning a decent camera soon, thanks to the EU giving the go-ahead for a new tax on still cameras that are also capable of recording top-quality video.

The video recorder tax already exists – its charged on all recording electronics – but the ever-increasing quality of still camera video footage has brought the tax hammer down on top-spec cameras too.

The EU has decided that any camera capable of recording more than 30 minutes of continuous footage at a resolution of more than 800 x 600, or at over 23 frames a second, is now subject to the particularly mean video tax.

Via (Yahoo)

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