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Contax announces stylish i4R and the compact with a twist U4R

Contax announces two new digital cameras. The Contax i4R is very small at less then 94mm long and 21mm thin. The i4R gives the user the impression that they are holding something that resembles a high-end perfume atomizer, a style first seen with the Toshiba T30.
The Contax U4R is only 19mm thin and the rounded edge design can easily fit into a shirt pocket or bag for easy of portability...
Contax announces stylish i4R and the compact with a twist U4R - digital camera and photography newsContax i4R - Overview

Photographer's Dream, Carl Zeiss Tessar T* 6.5mm F/2.8 Lens

The Contax i4R offers a Carl Zeiss Tessar T* 6.5mm lens (equivalent to approx 39mm in 35mm film format) consisting of 4 elements in 3 groups and includes two aspheric and one high index lens element. The Carl Zeiss Tessar T* 65.mm f/2.8 lens has been developed specifically for digital usage and achieves outstanding color reproduction and rich color gradation. In addition, Carl Zeiss' special multi-layer T* coating dramatically reduces flare and ghosting which results in crisp, ultra sharp images. For greater control, the i4R has the ability to focus down to an amazing 5cm (2 inches) in macro mode (lens element surface to subject distance).

The i4R also incorporates 6x digital zoom and includes up to 8x digital zoom in playback mode.

Contax i4R specifications


Contax U4R - Overview

The Contax U4R offers a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* 5.8-17.4mm f2.8-4.7 lens (equivalent to approx. 38mm to 115mm in 35mm film format) consisting of 6 elements in 6 groups and includes three aspheric and two high index lens elements. This Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* 5.8-17.4mm lens has been developed specifically for digital usage and achieves outstanding color reproduction and rich gradations. In addition, Carl Zeiss' special multi-layer T* coating dramatically reduces flare and ghosting which results is crisp, ultra sharp images. For greater creative control, 28mm filters can be used via the included filter adapter.

The U4R also incorporates a 3x optical zoom and 6x digital zoom for a maximum of 18x total zoom and includes up to 8x digital zoom in play back mode.

Contax U4R Specifications
September 28, 2004
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