The new Minox DC1211 is a twelve-megapixel digital compact camera featuring a metal body, 5x optical zoom and optical image stabilisation. Measuring 98.7x59.7x23.4mm and weighing in at just 128g, the Minox DC 1211 is compact and lightweight, and sports a multicoated, 34-170mm equivalent Minoctar lens. The camera has the usual feature set consisiting of face recognition, smile detection and the ability to shoot standard-definition VGA video clips. Framing and image review is done by way of a generous 3-inch TFT LCD screen. The maximum ISO sensitivity setting is limited to a sensible ISO 800. The Minox DC 1211 draws power from a Li-ion battery, and records photos and videos on SD cards, with 32MB of internal memory provided to fall back on, should your card fill up. The camera is becoming available from specialist dealers this month, at a suggested retail price of €199.
Minox Press Release
The new MINOX DC 1211: compact and powerful
With 5x zoom and optical image stabilizer
Highest digital performance in a compact design: the new MINOX DC 1211 not only boasts extremely compact dimensions of just 98.7 x 59.7 x 23.4 mm, it also stands out with its superb design, camera features and performance potential. These include a resolution of 12 megapixels, 5x optical zoom, a large 3.0 inch display, electronic face recognition, smile detection, optical image stabilization as well as a panorama and continuous shooting function. Incorporated in an elegant metal body the new DC 1211 gives the user plenty of scope for creative competition and is a stylish and high-power companion for every occasion.
Core features of the MINOX DC 1211 include the CCD image sensor with a resolution of up to 12 megapixels, as well as the powerful, multicoated MINOCTAR lens. Perfectly coordinated, also with the signal processing of the camera, they deliver pin-sharp and brilliant images. The generously dimensioned 3.0 inch display with individual brightness adjustment makes it easy to select subjects reliably, even from different angles. With its 5x optical zoom function the lens already offers plenty of scope when selecting image details.
The autofocus reacts quickly and with precision in any situation, and together with the short shutter delay spontaneous snapshots and fast image sequences can be taken reliably and with ease. The new optical image stabilizer assists the photographer and helps compensate camera shake, especially with long focal lengths. It also enables perfect imaging results with long exposures in difficult light conditions or when taking macro shots. The automatic face recognition ensures perfect focusing and exposure for one or several faces, and the smile detection feature recognizes and captures smiling faces with sharp definition. The burst function enables the shooting of several images in immediate succession. Another feature of the new DC 1211 is a shooting mode for video clips.
All audio and video data are stored on SD cards of up to 8 GB (SDHC), or in the internal 32 MB memory. A PictBridge interface makes it possible to connect the DC 1211 directly to peripheral equipment and print out pictures without requiring a computer. The power supply is from a rechargeable Lithium ion battery.
The scope of delivery of the new MINOX DC 1211 includes a case with wrist strap, USB and video cable, Lithium ion battery as well as a charging cable.
The MINOX DC 1211 is available from specialist dealers from October 2009.