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Concord's Eye-Q Go 1300 digital camera. Courtesy of Concord Camera Corp., with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Concord: Two new ultra-compact digicams!
By Michael R. Tomkins, The Imaging Resource
(Thursday, March 7, 2002 - 20:57 EST)

Eye-Q Go gets an update to 1.3 megapixels...

In the second of today's items in our PMA wrap-up from Concord Camera Corp., we take a look at two new ultra-compact digital cameras based on the existing Eye-Q Go model. Both featuring 1.3 megapixel CMOS imagers and 44mm-equivalent fixed focus lenses, the Eye-Q Go LCD and Go 1300 differ only in their image review choices. As the name would suggest, the Go LCD features a 1.6" LCD display, whilst the Go 1300 uses an electronic viewfinder... Other features shared by the cameras include 8MB of built-in memory, MMC/SD card slots, USB and TV out connectivity (with options for serial, bluetooth and IrDA!), a built-in flash and both video / webcam capabilities.

For full specifications, read on... Apologies for the picture quality of the images below; Concord's booth was not the best-lit and in the rush to another appointment Mike didn't get time to check the images for proper exposure. Sorry!

Concord Eye-Q Go 1300 /LCD
Concord's Eye-Q Go LCD digital camera. Copyright © 2002, Michael R. Tomkins. All rights reserved.
Lens9.9mm f/3.2 glass lens, 5 elements in 5 groups (Equivalent to44mm lens on 35mm format)
FocusingFixed focus
Outdoor (flash off): from 1.4m to infinity (with aperture,f/5.6)
Indoor: from 1.4m to 3.2m (with aperture f/3.2)
Macro: from 0.65m to 1.4m (with aperture, f/8)
Image SensorCMOS (1288x968 active pixel), Pixel Pitch 6um x 6um, 9.67mmarray Diagonal.
Image Size7.7 x 5.8 mm
Image QualityThree different image qualities to be selected by user. Allimages are 1.3MP with 3 different JPEG compression ratios.
Fine - 1280 x 960, JPEG 5.5:1
Standard - 1280 x 960, JPEG 12:1
Economy - 1280 x 960, JPEG 24:1
Sensor Output1288 x 968, 24 bit color depth output
SensitivitySensitivity ISO100 equivalent with -2EV latitude (increasegain to ISO400)
Exposure1/14s to 1/1000s with Auto exposure, Auto white balance
Internal Storage8MB non-volatile memory:
Super High Quality - 16 images
High Quality - 32 images
Normal Quality - 60 images
Removable StorageMMC / SD card slot
Output file formatJPEG compression
Optical ViewfinderReversed Galilean type with 85% coverage and 0.45xmagnification
Image Review1.6" TFT color LCD (LCD model only); QVGA Color Micro-displayviewed through viewfinder eyepiece with 2x enlargement. (1300model only).
On Screen Display (OSD) Menu on LCD (LCD model only)Frame counter, battery status, flash mode, self timer, imagequality, TV mode, live video mode, storage, image deleteindicator, 2X digital zoom
Status LCD (1300 model only)Frame counter, Flash states (Auto Flash and No Flash),Self-timer, Image quality, Image transfer symbol (IrDA or Serialor Bluetooth), Battery indication, Macro, Delete Picture, MMC/SDcard insertion, TV output, Video Clips, Continuous Shooting(Z-Time), 2X Digital Zoom
Frame CounterLCD, counting backwards
Self-timerApprox. 10 s delay with blinking red LED (7 s slow and 3 sfast)
Flash Unit
  • Flash Off mode (out door, with the selection switch is set to"OUTDOOR")
  • Auto Flash (with the selection switch is set to "INDOOR" or"MACRO")
  • Note: When USB is plugged-in, strobe flash charging isdisabled
  • 3m (1oft) maximum distance
  • Charge time is less than 6 seconds at room temperature whenusing new Kodak battery
Power SourceOne CR123 Lithium Battery
Battery LifeUp to 160 Pictures (approx.)
Power ManagementAuto power off after 1 minute of inactivity
Size86mm x 61mm x 30mm
Weight115g (without battery and MMC or SD card)
ConnectivityUSB connector direct to PC
MMC / SD card slot to accept MMC or SD card
Video connector direct to TV (NTSC or PAL)
Serial, IrDA (Optional)
View to TV modeTo record live video on VCR, Composite NTSC or PAL TV output(Set by Factory)
Web Cam & Video modeWDM for mini port stream driver
Sys. RequirementsCompatible with either Windows 98, 2000, ME, XP
PC SoftwareTWAIN driver, WDM driver for PC

CD-ROM including multilingual user manual PDF format
Mini-USB cable, TV cable
Wrist strap
CR123 Lithium battery
Multilingual user's guide & Quick Start
Warranty Card

Concord's Eye-Q Go LCD digital camera. Copyright © 2002, Michael R. Tomkins. All rights reserved.
Concord's Eye-Q Go 1300 digital camera. Copyright © 2002, Michael R. Tomkins. All rights reserved.
Concord's Eye-Q Go 1300 and LCD digital cameras. Copyright © 2002, Michael R. Tomkins. All rights reserved.

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