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The 3Mp Kyocera Finecam S3L & the 5Mp Finecam S5






The 3Mp Kyocera Finecam S3L & the 5Mp Finecam S5 - digital camera and photography news

PRESS RELEASE

(System translated version from Japanese - pending English version availability)

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The digital camera "Finecam series" of KYOCERA is further substantial.
The new model which carried the "day fine liquid crystal display monitor" is put on the market.

Effective 5 million pixel and, optical [ 3 times as many as this ] zoom lens loading The smallest in the world and the maximum lightweight digital camera *1
KYOCERA Finecam S5

Effective 3,220,000 pixel and, an optical [ 3 times as many as this ] zoom lens loading digital camera
KYOCERA Finecam S3L


Sale day  End of October, 2002  

The number of effective pixels  5 million pixels  3,220,000 pixels  
Suggested retail price  88,000 yen (according to tax)  62,000 yen (according to tax)  
Selling target (domestic, overseas meter)  10,000 sets/month  30,000 sets/month  
Standard set  A main part, PC connection cable (USB cable), a video cable,
A lithium ion battery pack, AC adapter, Hand strap and SD memory card 16MB, CD-ROM  


In addition to "KYOCERA Finecam S4" on sale and "KYOCERA Finecam S3x", KYOCERA expanded lineup in the compact digital camera of this series by the injection of new model 2 model now.
Two models carried newly the TFT color liquid crystal display monitor "a day fine liquid crystal display monitor" which canceled hard to see [ of the liquid crystal display monitor in the outdoors at the time of the fine weather which was also the weak point of a digital camera until now ], and the bright legible photography of a new model was attained all day and night. Moreover, the battery had, time improved sharply and continuation reproduction time has also realized about 180 minutes.
Furthermore, it planned in various substantial functions for which the user is asking now [, such as the resizing mode which can be changed and saved in the picture size which is easy to treat with the animation function which can photo the animation with a sound for a maximum of 120 seconds, the postrecording function to in_which a voice memorandum is attached to the photographed picture and the original starting screen setting function to in_which the picture at the time of starting can be set as a favorite picture, PDA, or a cellular phone in respect of a function, ].
In the design, the stainless steel alloy cover which maintains intensity and grace at a main appearance material and which is full of a high-class feeling is adopted, and it has become the appearance which harnessed a feeling of a material fully according to hair line finish or blast finish. The pop-up stroboscope interlocked with ON/OFF of a main switch is also one of the features.
In addition, the body color of "Finecam S5" gave the stripe of black to the keynote for silver, and the body color of "Finecam S3L" prepared the model which gave the stripe of three colors of silver, blue, and red for silver at the keynote.
* This article is Germany. I send to the optical visual equipment trade fair "the photograph cinchona bark 2002" (September 25 - September 30 holding) of the largest-in-the-world scale performed in Cologne.


Finecam S5



1. 5 million pixels and the number of effective pixels optical [ 3 times as many as this ] zoom lens loading -- "smallest-in-the-world - the maximum -- lightweight *2 "

Total number 5,250,000-pixel CCD of pixels (1 / method pixel of 1.8 type positive, primary color filter use) is adopted as a 撮像 element. Highly minute and beautiful color reappearance is enabled. and the inside of 5 million pixels and the number of effective pixels optical [ 3 times as many as this ] zoom lens loading digital camera -- smallest-in-the-world - the maximum -- lightweight *2 [size: The width [ of 92mm ] x height [ of 57.5mm ] x depth of 33mm and mass [ of about 165g (according to battery) ]] were realized.
* Set in the number 5 million-pixel class of effective pixels as of September 1, 2:2002 to an optical [ 3 times as many as this ] zoom lens loading digital camera.

2. It is optical [ 3 times as many as this ] zoom lens loading of high resolution, and digital zoom combined use, and is a maximum of 12 time zoom.

An optical lens is from a wide angle with a focal length of 7.3mm to 21.9mm looking far. *3 The high resolving optical [ 3 times as many as this ] zoom lens which realized 200 or more (center) projection resolution/mm is carried. The high-definition photography for which the quality of image of a 銀塩 film is also pressed in scenery, a commemorative photo, a portrait, etc. is possible. Moreover, four aspheric surface lenses were used and a miniaturization and high performance were reconciled. Furthermore, if digital [ 4 times as many as this ] zoom is used together for optical [ 3 times as many as this ] zoom, it is possible to take a photograph as zoom a maximum of 12 times. At the time of reproduction, digital 2 double zoom is also possible.

* It is 3:35mm seal camera conversion, and is from about 35mm to 105mm.


Finecam S3L



1. 3,220,000 Pixels, Number of Effective Pixels Optical [ 3 Times as Many as this ] Zoom Lens Loading

Total number 3,340,000-pixel CCD of pixels (1 / method pixel of 1.8 type positive, primary color filter use) is adopted as a 撮像 element. Highly minute and beautiful color reappearance is enabled. an optical [ 3 times as many as this ] zoom lens -- carrying -- small - lightweight -- it is about 165g (according to battery) in [the size:height [ width / of 92mm / x / of 57.5mm ] x depth of 33mm, and mass], and is a digital camera with high cost performance

2. Optical [ 3 Times as Many as this ] Zoom Lens Loading of High Resolution

An optical lens is from a wide angle with a focal length of 7.3mm to 21.9mm looking far. *3 The high resolving optical [ 3 times as many as this ] zoom lens which realized 200 or more (center) projection resolution/mm is carried. The high-definition photography for which the quality of image of a 銀塩 film is also pressed in scenery, a commemorative photo, a portrait, etc. is possible. Moreover, four aspheric surface lenses were used and a miniaturization and high performance were reconciled. Furthermore, if digital 2 double zoom is used together for optical [ 3 times as many as this ] zoom, a photograph can be taken as zoom a maximum of 6 times. At the time of reproduction, digital 2 double zoom is also possible.
* It is 3:35mm seal camera conversion, and is from about 35mm to 105mm.


The common feature of Finecam S5 and Finecam S3L



1. Legible TFT Color Liquid Crystal Display Monitor Bright Also at Time of Fine Weather "Day Fine Liquid Crystal Display Monitor"

In order to cancel hard to see [ of the liquid crystal display monitor in the outdoors at the time of the fine weather which was the weak point of an old digital camera ], regardless of a day-and-night place, a bright legible 1.6 type TFT color liquid crystal display monitor "a day fine liquid crystal display monitor" is carried. This liquid crystal combined with the conventional back light system, 導光板 of a special optical film and exclusive use has been arranged inside, the diffusion and absorption of light which enter from the outside were suppressed as much as possible, and conspicuousness is realized by using as catoptric light efficiently. Moreover, the optical finder which considered power saving is also carried.

2. 持ち of Battery is Improvement, and Continuation Reproduction Time about 180 Minutes Sharply.

By improvement in battery capacity, power-saving of a processor, etc., a battery has "Finecam S5" and "Finecam S3L", they raise time sharply, and continuation reproduction time realizes the long time of about 180 minutes by full charge. By one charge, it is at the liquid crystal display monitor time of not using it, and the number of photography screens of about 160 screens is realized also in about 200 screens (based on the measurement standard of our company), and the time of liquid crystal display monitor use.

3. Animation Photography Function with Sound, Postrecording Function in Which Sound is Attached to Still Picture

in easy operation, for a maximum of 120 seconds, when it is 160x120 number of record pixels:, photography of the animation record with a sound (15 tops / second) can be carried out at both two models of a new model The file recorded is AVI form and is easily reproducible also in a personal computer besides the main part of a camera. *4 . The number of record pixels becomes two sorts of 160x120 and 320x240. Moreover, the postrecording function in which the sound for 30 seconds can be inputted into the photoed picture is carried. The name of a place, a name, a message, etc. will be useful to the arrangement after photography, if a memorandum inputs a sound comparatively.
*4: 4.1 or more QuickTime installation is required for reproduction with a personal computer.

4. colorful [ mode / the "macroscopic mode" etc. / which can be close photographed to about 12cm of shortest ] -- photography-function

The macro mode which can approach from the front of a lens to about 12cm (when wide at the time of a call) of shortest, and can photo the range of abbreviation 3.4cmx4.5cm in a call side is carried. Furthermore, five stroboscope modes, distant view photography Colorful photography functions, such as the mode, color mode, white balance selection, SHAPUNESU, and the degree of 彩, are carried. Exposure compensation is also possible.

5. "Original starting screen setting function" in which a favorite picture can be set as a starting screen

The function in which the photoed picture can be set as the screen at the time of camera starting is carried. It appears, whenever it turns ON a power supply, and themselves, the photograph of a sweetheart and a family, etc. can be set up and set.

6. Resizing Function Which Can be Miniaturized so that Photography Picture Can be Treated Easily

It is possible to change into the picture size of 320x240 or 160x120, and to save the picture of the big file size after photography so that it may be easy to treat by personal digital assistants and E-mails, such as PDA, (resizing). The area to resize can be chosen from three sorts, the whole picture, the area of 1/4, and the area of 1/16, and carries out area selection with the selection button of cross arrangement. When it is used combining PDA which carried SD memory card slot, it can reproduce easily in the picture size suitable for the liquid crystal screen size of PDA.

7. Recording Media are New Generation Media "SD Memory Card."

Handling is adopted ease in compact size (almost stamp size), and reliable "SD memory card" is adopted as a recording medium at high speed. They are the exchange formula record media corresponding to large-scale-izing indispensable to a MEGAPIKUSERU machine. Moreover, MMC (multimediacard) can also be used.

8. User Interface Which is Easy to Use

The information at the time of photography and reproduction and a setup are graphically displayed on a liquid crystal display monitor on the back. Operation with the selection button and the definite button of cross arrangement is possible for a setup in the colorful mode, looking at a liquid crystal display monitor. The intuitive and intelligible operation method was realized together with the menu of a layered structure.

9. Interface with Personal Computer

The USB cable for downloading mass image data to a personal computer is made the standard set. USB mass strike REJI class correspondence is carried out, and on a personal computer, high-speed reading of a picture is possible and it can reproduce lightly like a hard disk. Moreover, it can be used without installation of a driver except Windows 98, 98SE, and MacOS 8.6, being able to insert a direct USB cable.
September 25, 2002
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