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Konica's KD-500Z digital camera. Courtesy of Konica Corp., with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Konica's new 5mpix digicam
By Michael R. Tomkins, The Imaging Resource
(Monday, September 23, 2002 - 02:46 EDT)

A second announcement from Konica Corp. today marks a new resolution high for the company, with a 5 megapixel addition to the only series of digicams that couples both Memory Stick and Secure Digital storage...

The KD-310Z and KD-400Z cameras currently share that honor, and both were announced at last year's PMA show. Now, the Digital Revio KD-500Z will round out the line with a 5.23 megapixel imager. As well as the unusual combination of Memory Stick and Secure Digital slots, the KD-500Z will keep the same 39 - 117mm Hexanon 3x optical zoom lens of the lower-res models. The body color will apparently be changed from silver to black, based on the product photo.

Full specs courtesy of Konica Germany follow (apologies for the extremely low resolution product image above, which will be replaced as soon as we get a better one):

Konica Digital Revio KD-500Z
Type Digital still camera with zoom lens
Record Resolution 5.0 megapixel
Image Sensor 1/1.8" 2,690 x 1,944 pixel (5.23 megapixel CCD)
Image Size
2,592 x 1,944 pixel
2,048 x 1,536 pixel
1,600 x 1,200 pixel
640 x 480 pixel
Movie w/ sound (max. 30 sec.): 320 x 240 pixel
Compression Fine / Normal
File Format
Still Image: JPEG (Exif v2.2)
DCF* (Version 1.0); DPOF** (Version 1.1)
Movie: AVI (MotionJPEG compatible)
Sound: WAVE compatible
Storage Medium
Internal Storage: 2MB
SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick
Hexanon Zoom Lens F2.8 (wide) / F4.9 (tele)
8 - 24mm (equivalent to a 39 - 117mm zoom lens on a 35mm film camera)
Aperture Range F2.8 / 4.7 (wide angle); F4.9 / 8.2 (telephoto)
Focusing CCD - image, center-weighted, spot
Focusing Range
0.5m - infinity (wide angle), 0.8m - infinity (tele)
Macro: 0.06m - infinity (wide angle), 0.5m - infinity (tele)
Exposure Control Program Exposure (EV3 - EV15.5)
Still Image: 1 - 1/2000 second
Movie: 1/30 - 1/5000 second
Viewfinder Real-Image Optical Zoom viewfinder
Flash Built-in flash with automatic control of intensity, recharge time: approx. 5 sec., range approx. 0.5 - 3.5m (wide), 0.5 - 2.0m (tele); red LED in the viewfinder lights when charging
White Balance Automatic white balance; manual: Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent
Record Functions Red-eye reduction, manual flash, night photo, flash off, macro, infinity focus, self-timer (3 or 10 seconds), digital zoom (2x, 3x), movie (320 x 240 pixels, max. 30 seconds with sound), sepia, black & white
Customisation Contrast, sharpness, white balance, exposure compensation (4 steps)
LCD Monitor 1.5" TFT LCD display (low-temperature polysilicon), backlit
Playback Single, Index, Slideshow, Digital Zoom; Movie, Audio, Copy Function, Format
Image Deletion Single image, selected images, all images, format
LEDs LED for self-timer, focus assist
Sound Shutter, warning beep
Automatic Data Recording Minute, Hour, Day, Month, Year, up to the year 2050
Power Supply 3.6V Lithium Ion Battery Pack, bundled AC adapter
Input / Output USB
Operating Environment 0° - 50°C (Humidity: 20% - 80%)
Dimensions 94 x 56 x 29.5mm (excluding projections)
Weight 198 grams (without battery / flash card)
Standard Accessories Lithium-Ion battery, charger, AC adapter, USB cable, strap, 16MB memory card

Source: Konica Corp.

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