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Konica's logo. Click here to visit the Konica website! Konica announces credit-card digicam
By Michael R. Tomkins, The Imaging Resource
(Monday, September 23, 2002 - 01:49 EDT)

Tokyo-based Konica Corp. has today announced a new credit-card shaped digital camera with an LCD display, the Konica Revio C2.

Powered by two AAA batteries, the Revio C2 is an impressive 13.5 millimeters thick, and somehow finds room to fit a 1.6" LCD display into its tiny package. As you'd expect on a camera this small, the 1.2 megapixel CMOS imager is coupled with a fixed focal-length, fixed focus lens. Specifications courtesy of Konica Germany follow:

Konica Revio C2
Type Digital still camera with LCD monitor
Record Resolution 1.2 megapixel
Storage Medium Internal Memory, approx. 14MB
Storage Capacity*
1280 x 960 pixel (Superfine), 27 images
1280 x 960 pixel (Fine), 55 images
640 x 480 pixel (VGA), 110 images
320 x 240 pixel (Movie), 6 clips
File Format
Still Image: JPEG-compatible (Exif v2.2), DPOF compatible**
Movie: AVI (MotionJPEG)
File System DCF (Design rule for Camera File system)***
Image Sensor 1/3.4" CMOS image sensor, total resolution: 1280 x 960 pixels (1.22 megapixel effective)
Lens F2.8 / 4.5mm lens (equivalent to a focal length of 37mm with a 35mm camera), built-in lens cover (also functions as an on / off switch)
Focusing Fixed focus (manual override for macro photography possible)
Focus Range
Standard: 0.6m to infinity
Macro: 0.3m to 0.6m
Shutter Electronic shutter, speed: approx. 1/15 to 1/6600 sec.
Exposure Control Program Exposure, Center-Weighted
White Balance Automatic white balance
Viewfinder Optical viewfinder
Flash Built-in flash, recharge time: approx. 6 sec., range approx. 0.6 - 2 meters; red LED in the viewfinder lights when charging
Record Modes Still image, movie (320 x 240 pixel); self-timer; auto flash, manual flash control, choice of resolution (superfine, fine, standard), digital zoom (2x), exposure compensation (-1.5 to +1.5EV), macro
Playback Playback (Single, Index, Slideshow), Delete (Single, All Images), Playback Zoom (2x), DPOF selection
Customisation Quick Review, Sharpening (Normal, Hard, Soft), USB (Transfer / PC Camera), Date / time, LCD brightness, beep on / off, language (Japanese, English, French, German)
LCD Monitor 1.6" LCD monitor
Input / Output USB connection
Power Supply AAA alkaline batteries: 2 cells (standard accessory); rechargeable AAA NiMH batteries: 2 cells (optional accessory)
Battery Life 100 images (when LCD Monitor is switched on), 150 images (when LCD Monitor switched off), 45 minutes (continuous playback)
PC Connection USB transfer, web camera mode
Dimensions (W x H x D) 85.8 x 55.8 x 13.5mm (without LCD, lens or other projections)
Weight 70 grams (without batteries)
Standard Accessories Strap, USB cable, 2 x AAA alkaline batteries, CD-ROM, operating instructions
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Source: Konica Corp.

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