Minox: Two new digicams, 2 and 5 mpix|
(Tuesday, December 9, 2003 - 20:58 EST)
Minox Germany has announced two new models for its digital camera lineup - one a very slight cosmetic alteration of an existing Minox camera, and the other a rebadged model we've seen under a number of other names already.
First up is the "Minox DD1 Diamant", a variation on the Minox DD1 we told you about last August. The camera is near-identical to its style-conscious predecessor, the only addition being 8 synthetic diamonds spaced equally around the outside edge of the camera body. Full specifications for the two megapixel, fixed focal length DD1 digital camera can be found in our earlier news item, and a picture of the DD1 Diamant is below:
Meanwhile, a second announcement from Minox is that of the DC 5211 digital camera. This 5 megapixel, 3x optical zoom digital camera may look familiar - because it is already available under a number of other names. Vivitar's ViviCam 3930, Gateway's DC-T50, Toshiba's PDR-5300 and BenQ's DC-C50 - and probably other cameras we've not noticed - are all closely related to the new Minox model. The base design is the Premier DC5330 (or possibly the DC5331, we're not certain of the difference between the two) from Taiwanese manufacturer Premier Image Technology Corp..
An image of the Minox DC 5211 can be seen in the coverage from our friends at LetsGoDigital.nl; full specifications which (barring minor firmware and styling-related changes) should be much the same as the DC 5211 can be seen in our coverage of the past DC5330-based camera announcements.