The Minox DC 8122 is a new 8.1 megapixel camera with 6x zoom and image stabilizer. Price and availability to be announced.
Minox Press Release
For the new MINOX DC 8122 our slogan is: “Take a look – its worth it”! For any macro, zoom or portrait snapshot – the innovative optical system allows close focussing to just 20 millimetres with a 6x optical zoom, giving outstanding versatility. The small and handy Minox 8122 offers a wide range of applications for both for the casual and creative photographer with 8 mega pixels. A new standard feature is protection against blurred images, especially when using the long zoom range, by the built-in image stabilizer. Any unintentional shaking of the DC8122 as the shutter is released is registered by the electronics and automatically balanced. The CCD image sensor with a resolution of 8.1 million pixels provides all the necessary performance. The high-speed autofocus MINOCTAR lens ensures that detailed images are produced so big enlargements of excellent quality can be expected. Lens, image sensor and software are perfectly coordinated to ensure sharp, brilliant and true colour images, even under difficult light conditions.
Aperture and shutter speed may be selected individually if required. Also, different programmes support the user in special situations. For example a portrait, sport or night-time mode is selectable, otherwise the automatic mode controls all settings from sharpness to the correct exposure, ensuring a perfect result. An automatic white balance adapts to the individual light conditions in daylight or artificial light.
Motif selection and subsequent image assessment are extremely convenient with the 2,8” TFT colour display on the rear of the MINOX DC 8122. Thanks to its anti-reflex coating it is also easy to read from different viewing angles, even in sunlight. With the slim and elegant aluminium body measuring only 93 x 57 x 28 millimetres, the DC 8122 is one of the smallest cameras in 8 mega pixel range.
Video clips in VGA resolution are available without any time limit dependent on memory. The actual possible length of the video relies on the capacity of the inserted memory card. The MINOX DC 8122 has a SD card slot for cards of up to 1 GB as well as an internal memory of 32 MB. For recording and playback of videos and voice recordings, the camera features an integrated microphone and a built-in speaker. The power supply comes from a changeable Lithium-Ion battery.
Complete with the MINOX DC 8122 are an ever-ready-case, wrist strap, USB and video cable as well as a CD with software and user manual.
Technical Data MINOX DC 8122
Image Sensor: 8.1 Mega Pixel. 1/1.8 inch CCD
Resolution: 3.264 x 2.448 pixels / 2.560 x 1.920 pixels / 1.600 x 1.200 pixels / 640 x 480 (still) 640 x 480 pixels / 30 fps (AVI) (Video-Clip)
Colour: 24-bit RGB
Lens: Autofocus MINOCTAR lens
Aperture: f/2.8 ~ f/4.8
Focusing range: 2 cm to infinity (Wide Angle) 0.7 m to infinity (Tele) 0.3 m to infinity (Standard)
Exposure: Auto / Portrait / Landscape / SCN / Movie / Sport / AV / TV / Manual / Program
Exposure-correction: -2.0 ~ +2.0 EV (1/3 EV steps)
Focal length: f/7.8 mm ~ 46.8 mm (corresponds to 37–222 mm with 35 mm format)
Shutter speed : 1/2 ~ 1/1500 secZoom: capture mode: 6x optical / up to 8,5x digital playback mode: 2x, 4x and 8x digital
White Balance: Auto, Manual: Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Incandescent
LCD: 2.8“ LTPS-TFT colour-LCD (230K resolution)
Flash program: Auto, Forced, On/Off, Red-Eye-Reduction,
Voice record: Voice recordings up to 30 sec can be added to every photo
Self-Timer: 10 sec, 2 sec, 10+2 sec
File format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2), DCF, DPOF, AVI, TIFF
Image quality: Fine / Standard / Economy
Memory: internal memory 32MB, (26MB free for images) external memory with SD card up to 1GB
Language English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Netherland, Danish
Software: Driver: for PC and Mac AP: Photo Explorer 8.0 and Photo Express 5.0
System requirements: Windows 98/98SE/2000/ME/XP; Mac OS 9.0 or later version
Connectors: AC-DC-port, USB-2.0-port, Audio/Video-output (NTSC or PAL)
Power: rechargeable Li-Ion Battery, AC-DC-Adapter (5 V)
Dimensions: 93 x 57 x 28 mm
Weight: approx. 164 g