Original Source Press Release:
Kyocera readies three new digicams (UPDATED)|
(Wednesday, August 21, 2002 - 03:48 EDT)
Our friends at the Digital Photography Review website picked up on a brief statement on Kyocera Germany's website previewing three new digicams.
According to the Kyocera announcement, the three new models to be shown for the first time at the Photokina show in Germany next month are as follows:
Stay tuned for more on all of these cameras just as soon as we can tell you all the juicy details!
- Kyocera FineCam S5 - 5 megapixel (likely uses the same 1/1.8" 5 megapixel sensor as the just-announced Olympus C-5050Z)
- FineCam S3L - No further details disclosed, but could be a 3 megapixel version of the existing S4 / S5 models, since the old S3 was a different design
- Contax TVS - "5 Megapixel for ... semiprofessional use". The Contax TVS series are 35mm point-and-shoot film cameras with manual capabilities, and so we'd expect the new TVS to rival cameras such as Canon's PowerShot G2, etc.
UPDATED 2002-08-22 10:58ET: Thanks to IR reader Lee Yuan Sheng for letting us know that the Contax TVS series are a line of 35mm point-and-shoot cameras with manual capabilities, and hence are more likely to rival the top-end point'n'shoots from Nikon, Canon, etc. We weren't aware it was an existing 35mm series of cameras, and have now altered the text above to reflect this.
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|photokina 2002, 25.- 30. September|
BIG FOCUS FOR SMALL COMPANION
More and more amateurs leave their Single Lens Reflex cameras and their bulky photo cases at home and join the photo safari with ultra compact digital cameras. The Finecam S5 digital camera is a real alternative for ambitious amateur photo-graphers. Three brand new models from Kyocera will be presented at this year's PHOTOKINA in Cologne (hall 1.2,stand F29).
Kyocera increases their range of digicams with check card sized 3 and 5 Megapixel digicams.
Finecam S3L and S5 for amateur photo enthusiasts and the Contax TVS digital with 5 Megapixel for the semiprofessional use.
With the Finecam S5 - an absolute highlight of the exhibition, Kyocera presents one of the smallest and lightest digital cameras of the 5-Megapixel class.