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Minox has just announced the ultra-compact Minox DC 1044, a ten-megapixel digital camera featuring a 35-105mm equivalent Minoctar zoom lens and a large, 3-inch rear screen. Other features include electronic image stabilisation, face recognition and smile detection. Photos are stored on SD cards or in the 32MB internal memory. The Minox DC1044 draws power from a removable Li-ion battery and comes bundled with an ever-ready case. The camera will become available this month at a recommended retail price of €119.
Minox Press Release
MINOX DC 1044: The super-compact digital camera with 10 megapixels and an extra-large display
With its extremely slim dimensions of just 95 x 58 x 18.8 mm the MINOX DC 1044 sets standards in the segment of powerful, ultra-flat digital cameras. This is not the only reason why the new product from MINOX is so pocket-friendly: it also weighs just 116 grams making it a true lightweight. Fitted with a large 3.0 inch display, electronic face detection, smile detection and image stabilizer this handy digital camera is the ideal companion for every occasion.
The extravagant 3.0 inch TFT color display allows fast, accurate and easy assessment of the images straight after shooting, even from different angles of view. The CCD image sensor with a resolution of up to 10 megapixels and the powerful MINOCTAR lens deliver exceptional sharpness and brilliant image results. A 3x optical zoom gives the creative user plenty of scope to select details, without any loss in the resolution.
The autofocus responds quickly and accurately to any situation, and together with the short shutter response enables easy and reliable spontaneous shots and fast image sequences. The electronic image stabilizer helps the user to eliminate practically any lens shake, even in the telephoto range. This results in perfect images, also with long exposures under difficult light conditions or for macro shots, and the automatic white balance achieves optimal color rendering. For individual adjustment of the camera to the respective light conditions the user can choose from several flash functions. Also the automatic face and smile detection feature helps and speeds up the focusing of portraits and captures the shot at the right moment.
All data are stored on SD cards with a capacity of up to 8 GB (SDHC) or in the internal memory (32 MB). A digital USB port ensures fast and convenient transfer of the digital images to your computer. For a reliable source of power the DC 1044 comes with a replaceable Lithium-Ion battery.
The scope of delivery of the MINOX DC 1044 includes an ever-ready case, a Lithium-Ion battery, a USB and video cable, charger as well as the image processing software.
The MINOX DC 1044 is available from specialist dealers from October 2009.