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Kyocera FineCam S3 Zoom

Kyocera packs 3 megapixels into the smallest zoom-equipped digicam yet. Too cool!

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 7/1/2001

Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Kyocera FineCam S3


Model Name:

Kyocera FineCam S3 
Model Number: S3 
Camera Format: Ultra Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $750.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available: 2001-04-30
Remote Control: No 
Remote Control Type: n/a 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material: Metal 
Operating System:  
Weight: 5.6 oz (160 g)
Weight With Batteries? checked 
Size: 3.4 x 2.2 x 1.2 in.
(87 x 55 x 30 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 2048x1536, 1024x768
Movie Resolution:  
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 3.24
CCD Size (inches):  
CCD Filter Type: RGBG 
CCD Manufacturer:  
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio:  
Quality Levels: 3
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 38 - 76 mm
Zoom Ratio: 2.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 1.3x, 1.6x, 2x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Contrast detection 
Auto Focus Assist Light? No 
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range: 90 cm to Infinity
36.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 6 - 90 cm
2.4 - 36.7 in
Min Macro Area:  
Min Aperture: f/6.2
Max Aperture: f/2.8
Aperture Range Description: F2.8 (wide) / F3.5 (telephoto) - F6.2 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: Real Image type 
Optical VF Accuracy:  
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy:  
LCD Size (inches): 1.5
LCD Resolution: 110,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Max Playback Zoom: 2.00
ISO Settings: 64, 128, 256
ISO Rating Max: 256
Number of White Balance Settings: 5
White Balance Settings: Auto, daylight, tungsten, cloudy, fluorescent 
Manual White Balance: No 
Longest Shutter Time:
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/2000 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: Center-weighted, spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: No 
Full Manual Exposure: No 
Self Timer:  
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes:  
Flash Modes:  
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters):  
Flash Range Description: 0.9 - 2.5 meters 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash:  
Ext Flash Connection:  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD/MMC 
Other Memory Types:  
Memory Included (MB): 16.0
Uncompressed Format: TIFF 
CCD Raw Format: No 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format: AVI 
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial
Other Connection: DC In 
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility:  
Performance Timing
Startup Time:  
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record:  
Record -> Play (max res):  
Record -> Play (min res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE:  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus:  
Shutter Lag, Prefocus:  
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format:  
Cycle Time Max Res:  
Cycle Time Min Res:  
Buffer Frames, Max Res:  
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Sec @ Max Res:  
Movie Sec @ Min Res:  
Download speed, KB/second:  
Battery Form Factor:  
Usable Battery Types: 3.6V Lithium Ion battery 
Batteries Included: 3.6V Lithium Ion battery
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features: Bundled with video cable, Lithium ion battery pack, AC adaptor, hand strap, and 16MB MultiMediaCard. Maximum auto exposure is 1 second, exposure of 2, 4 and 8 seconds possible manually. Aperture priority mode allows selection of apertures F2.8 or F6.2. Camera looks to be identical to Konica's Digital Revio KD-300Z and Maxell's ZD3 but with slight cosmetic differences.  
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL:  
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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