The Minox DC 1222 couples a twelve megapixel CCD image sensor with a MINOCTAR-branded 4x optical zoom lens that offers 35mm-equivalent focal lengths ranging from a useful 28mm wide angle to a moderate 112mm telephoto. Maximum aperture varies from f/3.0 to f/5.8 across the zoom range. Images must be framed and reviewed on a relatively small 2.7 inch LCD display, as there's no optical viewfinder in the DC 1222's 95 x 55 x 19 millimeter, 114 gram body.
The DC 1222 looks to be aimed at keeping things simple, with no manual control over exposure, focusing, or white balance. +/-2.0 EV of exposure compensation is available in 1/3 EV steps, and white balance options include Auto plus five presets. ISO sensitivity ranges from 64 to 1,600 equivalents, as well as an Auto ISO function. For low-light shooting, there's a five-mode built-in flash strobe of unspecified range.
Images and movies are stored on SD or SDHC cards (but not the latest SDXC types), or in 32MB of internal memory. Power comes courtesy of a proprietary lithium-ion rechargeable battery. The product bundle includes Arcsoft Media Impression, Print Creations, and Panorama Maker software.
Pricing and availability hadn't been disclosed at press time.
Front and rear views of the Minox DC 1222 digital camera.
Photos provided by Minox GmbH.