Concord Eye-Q 5062AF
Review Date: October 8th 2004
The Concord Eye-Q 5062AF has a 1/1.8", 5 megapixel CCD sensor that delivers JPEG images up to 2560 x 1920 pixels in size. There are 6 different image sizes available (2560 x 1920 (5MP), 2272 x 1704 (4MP), 2048 x 1536 (3.1MP), 1600 x 1200 (2.0MP), 1280 x 960 (1.2MP), 640 x 480 (VGA)), all in the 4:3 image ratio, and 3 different levels of compression (Fine, Normal, Economy). The camera has a 10.0mm, f/3.0 –f/6.0 lens that is equivalent to a 48mm lens on a 35mm format camera. Zooming is achieved via the 6x digital zoom. The Concord Eye-Q 5062AF has 16MB of internal memory and only supports the SD Card format.
This camera offers two metering modes (Average and Spot) and one type of focusing (Autofocus). You can select Auto Focus (from 0.6m (1.96ft) to infinity) or Macro (from 15cm (0.48 ft.)) The aperture range is f3.0– f6.0 and the shutter speed range is 4 secs. – 1/2000 sec. There are 4 ISO speeds available - Auto, 100, 200, 400. There are 4 different White Balance settings to choose from (Auto, Sunny, Fluorescent, Tungsten).
The Concord Eye-Q 5062AF has a range of scene modes - Off, Beach/Snow, Party/Indoor, Sunset, Night Landscape, Fireworks, Night Portrait, Sport - and there are 4 different picture effects - Black & White, Solarize, Sepia. The built-in flash offers a range of different modes (Auto, Red Eye Reduction, Fill in, Fill in Red Eye Reduction, Flash off) and it has a guide number of 7.50.
There is a burst mode available, which allows you to take 7 frames in 2.3 sec with 2MP resolution. To compose your images, you can use both the LCD monitor and a traditional optical viewfinder. The Concord Eye-Q 5062AF has a 1.8 inch colour TFT LCD monitor which has 134,000 pixels, and is powered by 2 x AA size alkaline batteries / Ni-MH rechargeable batteries.
The Concord Eye-Q 5062AF can record movies in AVI format with audio at QVGA (320 x 240) resolution with 30 fps. Approximately 60 seconds of footage can be stored in 16MB storage space. The video-output socket allows you to connects the camera to your television.
The camera's dimensions are 100 x 61 x 30 mm (without protrusions) and it weighs 120g (excl. batteries and memory card). There is a standard 1/4" size tripod mount (plastic) and a 10 second self-timer function.
Finally, the box kit that I reviewed contains 2xAA batteries, Video Cable, USB cable with A and mini-B connectors, Pouch, Wrist Strap, CD Rom including User's Guide in PDF format, camera driver and applications, User's Guide, a Quick Start Guide and and warranty card. You will need to invest in a few more SD Cards to store your images on, as the internal 16Mb memory can only store approximately 10 images at the 5M file quality setting.
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