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The New MINOX DC 5222 digital camera with 5.2 Megapixels and an oversized 2.5 inch monitor

Minox announces the 5 megapixel DC 5222 digital camera, a follow on the Minox DC 5211. Although the new DC 5222 digital camera is more compact 88.5 x 54.5 x 24 mm (vs. 93.0 x 58.0 x 35)  the newborn comes with a spacious 2.5 inch LCD, one inch more than the DC 5211. The camera features 3x optical zoom, USB 1.1 and its SD card (max. 512 MB) you can store voice recordings with each image and also record video clips of up to 30 seconds duration...

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Visit Minox's websiteWith their new DC 5222 digital camera, MINOX once again incorporates the latest compact digital camera technology and features while still retaining the company ethos of combining modern technology with the smallest functional design. An oversized 2.5” LCD monitor features prominently on the back of the camera and all controls sit comfortably on the camera and are easy to use.


The camera has a 5.2 Megapixel CCD sensor and fast multi-coated MINOCTAR autofocus lens with macro feature. The 3x optical and 4x digital zoom offers the user plenty of freedom for everyday photography.

The seven white balance and four flash modes combine to ensure correct exposure and true colour reproduction on images in numerous difficult lighting conditions. A fast image sequence and minimal shutter release delay allow spontaneous snapshots whatever the situation. The Minox DC 5222 will also record video clips of up to 30 seconds duration and can therefore also be used as a mini video camera.

An unusually large LCD colour monitor measuring 2.5” allows easy viewing of the subject matter both before and immediately after the shot, and thanks to its brilliance and sharpness can also be easily viewed in bright lighting conditions. The USB interface of the MINOX DC 5222 allows for fast downloading of the image files to the computer. Using the supplied software, the images can be touched up on a computer if necessary and then printed or e-mailed to others.

Handily compact dimensions of just 88.5mm x 24mm x 54.5mm and its sensible features make the Minox DC 5222 an ideal compact digital camera to take with you wherever you go.

Minox DC 5222 Specifications:

Image Sensor:
1/2.5'' 5.2 Mega Pixel CCD Sensor

Resolution:
2.560 x 1.920 pixels / 2.048 x 1.536 pixels / 1.280 x 960 pixels / 640 x 480 (still) 640 x 480 pixels / 320 x 240 pixels (Video-Clip)

Colour:
24-bit Color (RGB)

Lens:
Autofocus MINOCTAR lens

Aperture:
f/2.8 ~ f/4.8

Focusing range:
0.35 m to infinity (Macro Tele)
0.06 m to infinity (Macro Wide Angle)
0.50 m to infinity (Wide Angle, Tele)

Exposure:
Auto / Portrait / Landscape

Exposure correction:
-2.0 ~ +2.0 EV (1/3 EV steps)

Focal length:
f/5.4 mm ~ 16.2 mm (corresponds to 32 - 96 mm with 35 mm format)

Shutter speed:
1/2 ~ 1/1000 sec

Zoom:
3x optical Zoom; 4x digital Zoom (capture mode); 2x and 4x Zoom (playback mode)
White Balance:

Auto, Manual, Pre-selection: Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Incandescent

LCD:
2.5" LTPS-TFT colour-LCD

Flash:
integrated (Flash range 0,5 m - 2.7 m)

Flash program:
Auto, Red-Eye-Reduction, Off, Fill-in

ISO sensitivity:
50/100/200; Auto: ISO 50-200

Voice record:
Voice recordings can be added to every photo

Self timer:
10 sec, 2 sec, 10+2 sec

File format:
JPEG (EXIF 2.2), DCF, DPOF, AVI

Image quality:
Fine / Standard / Economy

Memory:
external memory with SD card up to 512 MB

Language support:
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified)

Software:
MGI Photo Suite III SE, Photo Vista

System requirement:
Windows 98/98SE/2000/ME/XP; Mac OS 8.6 or later

Connectors:
DC-port, USB-1.1-port, Audio/Video-output (NTSC or PAL)

Power:
rechargeable Li-Ion Battery, AC-DC-Adapter (5 V)

Dimensions:
88.5 x 24 x 54.5 mm

Weight:
approx. 130 g

Scope of delivery:
Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery, soft pouch, wrist cord, USB-cable, video-cable, USB power adapter, CD-ROM, manual, 32MB SD card

Additional information: Visit Minox's website
January 15, 2005
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