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Rollei's Prego dp5200 digital camera. Courtesy of Rollei, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Another new ultracompact - Rollei's dp5200
By Michael R. Tomkins, The Imaging Resource
(Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - 16:48 EST)

Rounding out the company's announcements in the runup to this year's Photo Marketing Association trade show in Orlando, Florida, Rollei USA has unveiled its second ultracompact digital camera model of the day.

The Rollei Prego dp5200 features a five megapixel imager and unbranded 3x optical zoom lens. Other features include an optical viewfinder and a large 2.5" LCD display, ISO sensitivities up to 200, two metering modes, SD / MMC storage, as well as USB and video connectivity. Power comes from a proprietary Lithium Ion rechargeable battery, whch is included in the product bundle along with a charger.

The Rollei Prego dp5200 will reach stores in March, with pricing in the region of $400. Full specifications and a product photo follow below:

Rollei Prego dp5200
Rollei's Prego dp5200 digital camera. Courtesy of Rollei, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
General
Camera Type Ultra Compact
Manufacturer Rollei
Model Number dp5200
Dimensions 3.5 x 2.1 x 0.9"
88.5 x 54.5 x 24.0mm
Weight 130.0 g
4.5 oz
Planned Price $400.00
Planned Availability Mar 2005
Image Capture
Sensor Type 1/2.5" CCD
5.20 megapixels (total)
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Image Dimensions 2560 x 1920 (4.9 megapixels)
2048 x 1536 (3.1 megapixels)
1280 x 960 (1.2 megapixels)
640 x 480 (0.3 megapixels)
Image Quality 3 levels
Image Preview / Review
Viewfinder Yes, Optical
LCD 2.5"
Lens
Lens Type 3x optical zoom
Focal Length 5.4 - 16.2mm (actual)
32 - 96mm (35mm equivalent)
Aperture Range f/2.8 (wide) / f/4.8 (tele) - ???
Focusing System TTL
Focusing Range Normal: 20" - infinity (50 cm - infinity)
Macro: 2.4" - 20" (6 cm - 50 cm)
Exposure
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 50, 100, 200
Shutter Speed 1/2 - 1/1000 second
Metering Modes Average, Spot
Exposure Compensation +/- 2.0EV in 1/3EV increments
White Balance Auto, , cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent 1 and 2
Internal Flash Modes: Auto, ON, OFF, red-eye reduction, night portrait
Creative
Digital Zoom 4x
Self Timer Yes, 2 or 10 seconds
Movie Format MPEG1 (AVI) with audio
640x480 and 320x240
Max. frame-rate: 0 frames per second
Storage
Recording Medium SD/MMC
File System Complies with Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF)
File Format JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
Connectivity
Video Yes, NTSC / PAL switchable
Computer USB 1.1
Other DC In
Power
Battery Type Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Form Factor Proprietary 3.7V
Product Bundle
Software MGI Photo Suite IV SE and Photo Vista 2.02
Battery / Charger Proprietary 3.7V Lithium Ion rechargeable battery and charger
Flash Memory 0.0MB
Other
Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) compliant Yes
Internal Microphone Yes
Internal Speaker Yes
Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Control No
Operating System Compatibility Windows, MacOS
 

Original Source Press Release:

Versatile new compact Rollei Prego dp5200 digital camera with 5.2 megapixels offers large and easy-to-read 2.5-inch TFT color display

The powerful new Rollei dp5200 compact camera nicely fits into the "middle class" of digital cameras: It is an attractive combination of stylish, practical design and extremely high operator comfort as well as sophisticated shooting functions. Its extra-flat, stylish metal body houses a 3x zoom lens supported by a 4x digital zoom. Additional functions include video and voice recording.

The Prego dp5200 is a very user-friendly camera. With dimensions of 88.5 mm x 54.5 mm x 24 mm and a weight of only 130g, it is compact and light, however, the 2.5-inch TFT color display gives a perfect view of subjects and settings.

The Prego dp5200 comes with a 5.2-megapixel CCD for making large prints. Its 3x HFT f/2.8-4.8 zoom lens covers focal lengths from 5.4-16.2 mm, equivalent to 32-96 mm in 35mm photography. Automatic focusing is possible from 0.5 m to infinity, macro focusing from 6 cm to 50 cm. Auto focusing is performed through the lens (TTL). In addition, the Prego dp5200 permits both average and spot metering. Available shutter speeds are from 1/2 s to 1/1000 s.

Flash, white balance and exposure compensation can be controlled either automatically or manually. Manual exposure compensation is possible in 1/3 increments over +/- 2.0 EV. White-balance presets include daylight, cloudy, tungsten and fluorescent. Flash also offers various modes, including night portraits and red-eye reduction.

Depending on the intended use of the photos and the capacity of the storage medium used, the photographer may choose between Fine, Standard and Economy image quality, which are stored on SD memory cards.

A built-in microphone and loudspeaker allow the Prego dp5200 to be used not only as a versatile still camera, but also as a mini video camera or even dictation machine. Voice recordings of up to 30 seconds are just as easy as the recording of video clips complete with sound. Video clips may be recorded with either 640 x 480 pixels or 320 x 240 pixels in MPEG1 (AVI) format. It also as a built-in self-timer with a 2 or 10-second delay.

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