Original Source Press Release:
Minox announces tiny 2mpix digicam|
(Tuesday, August 5, 2003 - 23:00 EDT)
Minox Germany has announced a new digital camera model which offers a resolution of 2.1 megapixels in a tiny, stylish design.
The Minox DD1 has a disc-shaped body design with a 5-element multi-coated glass lens central on the front, with a small optical viewfinder above it. Arranged around the outside edge of the disc are the shutter release button (roughly level with the viewfinder), the battery compartment which dominates one side of the disc, the covered USB connection, and the tripod thread. On the reverse side of the camera is a tiny two-digit LCD display mounted centrally, and a small power / mode button directly underneath. The camera weighs 120g, and has dimensions of 83 x 75 x 32mm. Specifications courtesy of Minox follow:
|Minox DD1 |
|Image sensor ||3.0 MP CMOS (2.1 MP hardware resolution) |
|Image resolution || |
|Still image: Super High Resolution (3.0 MP): 2048 x 1536 Pixels (Interpolation) Fine High |
|Resolution (2.1 MP) or Fine Low Resolution (2.1 MP): 1600 x 1200 Pixels Super Low |
|Resolution (2.1 MP): 1600 x 1200 Pixels; Web-Cam / Video: 320 x 240 Pixels |
|Image memory (internal memory) ||32 MB (FLASH) |
|Image compression (ratio) ||super/high (3.0 MP): 1:9 / fine/high (2.1 MP): 1:5 fine/low (2.1 MP): 1:7,5 / super/low (2.1 MP): 1:12 |
|Image memory capacity ||Super High Resolution (3.0 MP): approx. 40 Fine High Resolution (2.1 MP): approx. 40 Fine Low Resolution (2.1 MP): approx. 60 |
|Main memory (camera) ||16 MB SD-RAM |
|Viewfinder ||Integrated optical viewfinder |
|LCD status display ||2 digit |
|Lens ||5 elements, glass lens element with IR filter |
|Lens aperture ||F 2.8 |
|Focal length ||9.6 mm / 0.38 inch related to small picture: approx. 48 mm / 1.89 inch |
|Focus range ||0.5 m / 3.2 ft to infinity |
|White balance ||Automatic |
|Exposure ||Auto exposure |
|Self-timer ||10 seconds |
|Power supply ||1 x CR2 battery / via USB connection (PC) |
|Menu control ||Shutter Button and On / Mode Button |
|Beep signal ||Yes |
|Automatic off ||Off mode, after 60 seconds of non-use |
|PC connection ||USB cable |
|Dimensions ||83 x 75 x 32 mm / 3.27 x 2.95 x 1.26 inch (LxHxW) |
|Weight ||Approx. 120 g / approx. 4.23 oz |
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|MINOX - a name that spells exclusiveness|
Just like the legendary MINOX spy camera which stands for fine mechanical precision in miniature size, the new MINOX DD1 also creates excitement through its unique design and technology concept. Pin-sharp definition and brilliance are guaranteed by the 5-element multi-coated glass lens. In combination with the 2.1 megapixel chip, the refined electronics and the specially developed software, you can be sure of brilliant images with natural rendition.
Concentration on essentials
This basic principle also applies to the MINOX DD1. All major functions are ergonomically designed and incorporated in the "mode" button on the back of the camera. No need to spend all your time looking up the operating instructions and you can get down to sheer photographic enjoyment straight away.
Precision that fits into every pocket.
This was the set task for the development team. And based on an entirely new interpretation of camera aesthetics the skilled designers managed once again to furnish another milestone in MINOX history. The body of the DDI is shaped as a round and flat basic form. The heart of the camera - the lens - is the core element and also forms the major component in the quality chain. The stylish shutter release, battery compartment and USB connection are arranged as marked features on the outer edge of the camera body and award the MINOX DDI the distinguished and unmistakable character that makes a classic camera. This extremely compact digital camera, which weighs just 120 grams / 4.23 oz and measures a mere 75 mm / 2.95 inches in diameter, is designed to become your very personal chronicler - which accompanies you wherever you go to record those moments that have to be captured.