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Vivitar's ViviCam 3715 digital camera. Courtesy of Vivitar, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Still more Vivitar: 3.3 mpix, fixed focal length
By Michael R. Tomkins, The Imaging Resource
(Monday, March 10, 2003 - 17:21 EST)

It seems to be Vivitar week as we work through the various announcements by the company at PMA, and we still have two more to come after this one!

The Vivitar ViviCam 3715 features a 3.3 megapixel CCD imager coupled with a 5.9mm fixed focal-length lens, 1.5" LCD display plus info LCD, 8MB of built-in storage plus an SD card slot, and power from AA batteries. This model should be available in April at a suggested price of about $200...

Vivitar ViviCam 3715
Courtesy of Vivitar. Click for a bigger picture!
Image Sensor 3.3 mega pixel CCD, 24-bit Color (RGB)
Image Resolution 2048 x 1536, 1280 x 960, or 640 x 480
Lens
Fixed focal length lens:
- Effective Focal Length: 7.9 mm
- Aperture: f/3.5
- Range of focus: 20” to 3’(Macro), 3’ to 6’ (Normal), 6’ to inf (Inf)
Zoom Digital: 2X (recording), up to 4X (playback)
Shutter Speed 1/2 to 1/600 second
Exposure
Automatic
Manual EV Compensation: +/-1.8 EV in .3 steps
White Balance Automatic with Manual presets for sun, shade, fluorescent, tungsten
Image LCD Display: 1.5" color TFT LCD
Status / Info LCD Displays flash mode, resolution, battery status, image count
Flash Integral, Four Modes: Auto, Fill, Off, Red-eye reduction
Self-Timer 10 sec delay
Memory
Internal: 8 MB
External: Secure digital (SD) Card up to 512 MB
File Formats JPEG (EXIF 2.2), M-JPEG
Webcam Video Frame rate 15 FPS @ QVGA
Power Save Selectable minutes
Software MGI Photo Suite SE, Photo Vista V2.02
System Requirements
PC: Windows 98 / 98SE / 2000 / Me / XP
Mac: OS 8.6 or later
Language Support English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese (Simplified & Traditional)
Connectors AC power port, USB port, Video Output (NTSC / Pal selectable)
Power
2x AA (Alkaline, Ni-MH), 1 CR-V3 Lithium, or 3.3 V AC-DC
Adapter (not included)
Certification CE, FCC, VCI
Weight 120 gm (without battery & SD card)
Dimensions 4.1” x 1.6” x 2.2” (105 mm x 41 mm x 55 mm)
More Photos
Courtesy of Vivitar. Click for a bigger picture!
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Original Source Press Release:

THE VIVICAM 3715 - 3.3 MEGAPIXEL DIGITAL ZOOM CAMERA

A stylish, compact, 3.3 MP digital camera with 2X Digital Zoom at a family-friendly price

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 2, 2003)- Vivitar Corporation announces the ViviCam 3715 product available in April 2003. The V3715 is a compact, feature-packed, 3.3 MP digital zoom camera. The V3715 is an affordable choice for anyone seeking a versatile, high quality digital camera.

The stylish V3715 is equipped with a 3.3 megapixel CCD image sensor. Its fixed-focus lens has with both macro and infinity settings, complemented with 2X digital zoom capability. Images may be reviewed on the 1.5" LCD display. Sample images from the V3715 can be viewed and downloaded from the V3715 image gallery on the Vivitar website beginning in March.

The V3715 offers imaging versatility. Users may select from three resolution settings up to 2048 x 1536. The V3715 is an ideal camera for all your digital imaging needs ranging from email and web applications to images that are ready for print. Quality 11" x 17" prints are not a problem with the V3715.

The V3715 comes with 8 MB internal memory. Memory capacity may be extended using Secure Digital memory cards. MGI Photo Suite SE and Photo Vista editing software are included with the camera.

Other features include movie mode, web cam mode, automatic white balance, exposure compensation control, built-in flash, and a 10-second self-timer. The V3715 comes with USB and video output cables to download images for viewing and editing. 2 AA alkaline batteries, or a single CR-V3 lithium pack supply power.

The suggested retail price for the camera is $199.95. The V3715 may be purchased at mass merchandisers, consumer electronic stores and other Vivitar resellers nationwide.

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