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Minox announces the ultra-compact 6 megapixel Minox DC 6211

Minox announces the Minox DC 6211 which features a resolution of 6.2 million pixels, a 3x optical zoom as well as a generous 2.5 inch color monitor built into the elegant aluminum body. An additional highlight of the new DC 6211 is the option to shoot video clips and make voice recordings of up to 30 seconds in length, turning the camera into a mini video camera or recording device. For recording and playback the new MINOX features an integrated microphone and a built-in speaker...

PRESS SUMMARY

Visit the Minox websiteQuality with performance This new ultra-compact 6 megapixel camera is a combination of performance and elegance

High in performance and small in terms of weight and size, with its DC 6211 camera the Wetzlar, Germany based optical specialist MINOX once again ads quality and features to the growing range of compact, flat digital cameras. Featuring an image resolution of 6.2 million pixels, a 3x optical zoom as well as a generous 2.5 inch polysilicon colour monitor built into the elegant aluminum body, the DC 6211 is a quality camera where design and function are considered key.

The MINOX DC 6211 has a CCD image sensor with 6.2 megapixels and a fast and powerful MINOCTAR lens with multiple coating. The 3x zoom lens boasts an autofocus feature offering the user plenty of freedom for creative picture composition. Individually adjusted to the 6.2 megapixels sensor the MINOCTAR lens, electronics and software of the MINOX DC 6211 deliver superb images with natural colour rendition. The automatic white balance ensures optimum exposure even in difficult light and provides the user with natural colors every time and the right setting for the subject in view. The four different flash functions allow a perfect adjustment of the shot to the ambient conditions. A fast image sequence and minimal shutter release delay allow spontaneous snapshots whatever the situation.

An additional highlight of the new DC 6211 is the option to shoot video clips and make voice recordings of up to 30 seconds in length, turning the camera into a mini video camera or recording device. For recording and playback the new MINOX features an integrated microphone and a built-in speaker. Thanks to the generously dimensioned 2.5'' TFT low-temperature display several viewers can conveniently assess the image immediately from different angles during and after the shot. The anti-reflex surface in conjunction with extremely sharp and brilliant rendition permit easy reading, even in sunlight. Fast and uncomplicated transfer of the image files to the computer can be carried out via the digital USB interface on the DC 6211. Using the provided software pictures can be touched up on the PC and directly forwarded to others. The image data are stored inside the camera on a SD card with up to 1 GB capacity, the power supply comes from a powerful Lithium-Ion battery.

Extremely compact dimensions of just 88.8 x 54.5 x 24 mm and a lightweight of just 130 grams (without battery and memory card) makes the DC 6211 the perfect pocket or purse digital camera.

Included with the new MINOX DC 6211 are a power supply unit, USB and video cable, battery, wrist strap, ever-ready case as well as a user manual and CD with software and drivers.


Technical Data MINOX DC 6211

Image sensor: 1/2.5'' 6.2 megapixels CCD Sensor

Resolution: 2.816 x 2.112 pixels / 2.272 x 1.704 pixels / 1.600 x 1.200 pixels / 640 x 480 pixels

Colour: 24-bit RGB

Lens: Autofocus MINOCTAR lens

Aperture: f/2.8 ~ f/4.8 / f = 5,4 - 16,2 mm

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 metering: Spot metering/ multi metering

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: Capture mode: 3x optical zoom; 4x digital zoom/ Playback mode: 2x and 4x zoom

White balance: Auto/ Manual, pre-selection: daylight, cloudy, sunset, fluorescent, incandescent lamp

LCD: 2.5" TFT colour-display

Flash: integrated

Flash program: auto, fill-in, red-eye-reduction, night, off

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 1 GB

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

Software: MGI Photo Suite III SE, Photo Vista

Systemrequirements: 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 54.5 x 24 mm/ 3.48 x 2.14 x 0.94 inch

Weight: approx. 130 g/ 4.58 oz

In the box:  Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery, soft pouch, wrist cord, USB-cable, video-cable, USB power adapter, CD-ROM, manual

Additional information: Visit the Minox website
December 24, 2005
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