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The Minolta DiMAGE E223 with 2.0 megapixel for newcomers in digital photography

For newcomers in the digital photography age, Minolta launches the DiMAGE E223. It affordably offers high-quality images, carefree operation, and value-added features. With 2.0 million effective pixels is generates brilliant, high-resolution images for producing A4 size 150 dpi prints or postcard size photo-quality prints. Exposure, focus, white balance, and flash are all controlled automatically. Just simply point and shoot, and the camera will do the rest...
Minolta DiMAGE E223 website

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Langenhagen, March 2003

The new DiMAGE E223 is the perfect camera for newcomers to the digital age. It affordably offers high-quality images, carefree operation, and value-added features. With a precision electro-optical system built around a 2.1 megapixel 1/2.7-type interline primary-colour CCD, the 2.0 million effective pixels generate brilliant, high-resolution images for producing A4 size 150dpi prints or postcard size photo-quality prints.

The DiMAGE E223's 3X optical zoom is equivalent to a 38 - 114mm lens on a 35mm camera, and offers a focal range of 6.2mm to 18.6mm. The maximum aperture of ƒ/2.9 - 3.0 allows the camera to be used in less than ideal lighting conditions without the need of the flash. It can also range from wide angle for landscapes to telephoto for intimate portraits. All this combined with the resolution of the nine-element, six-group design guarantees the best results from the 2.1 megapixel CCD.

DiMAGE E223's digital zoom can extend the optical zoom's performance by three times in 0.2X increments, thereby giving the E223 the equivalent of a 342mm lens on a 35mm camera. The combined optical and digital zooms team up to provide this compact digital camera an amazing 9X zoom range.
With a lens that can focus down to 8cm (3.1in), the camera's macro mode allows small objects and details to be captured in close-up photographs.

Combining form with function, the DiMAGE E223 could not be any simpler to operate. Exposure, focus, white balance, and flash are all controlled automatically for beautiful colour pictures. Just simply point and shoot, and the camera will do the rest.

Images can be saved to a tiny, removable SD Memory card or MultiMediaCard, or to the camera's built-in 8MB memory. Images can also be transferred between the memory card and camera memory. To download photographs from the camera, simply connect the USB cable, and drag and drop the images into a computer.

Designed for optimal use, the DiMAGE E223 is not limited to capturing only still images. Audio movie clips of up to 60 seconds can also be recorded. The 320 x 240 size (QVGA) images can be replayed with the camera's colour monitor and built-in speaker.

The DiMAGE E223 is an affordable camera enabling the capture of high-quality images, is extraordinarily easy to operate, and offers fun, value-added features. With the DiMAGE E223, it has never been easier to enter the digital age.

Additional information: Minolta DiMAGE E223 website
March 2, 2003
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