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Minox announces 8 megapixel DC 8011 digital camera

Minox announces the DC 8100 digital camera. The camera is fitted with an 8.0 megapixel CCD sensor, electronic face detection feature and image stabilizer, as well as a 4x optical zoom 28 mm wide angle lens. Furthermore, it features a 2.7 inch TFT LCD color monitor and has an internal memory of 32 megabyte. Image data can be stored on the SD card with a capacity of up to four gigabytes. The power supply is provided by a high-capacity lithium ion battery. The Minox DC 8100 will carry a price tag of about 180 euro...

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Minox DC 8011 specificationsHighlight of the digital compact class: the new MINOX excels in performance, comfort and design

Fitted with an 8.0 megapixel CCD sensor, electronic face detection feature and image stabilizer, as well as a 4x optical zoom, the new MINOX DC 8011 provides ultimate convenience for digital photography. Besides boasting an exceptional performance this new MINOX stands out with its great looks and dimensions: measuring just 94 x 55 x 24 mm and weighing in at 132 grams it is an absolute highlight in the digital compact class. The elegant, black anodized aluminum body of the DC 8011 is also perfect to hold. Thanks to its pocket-friendly dimensions it can be packed away almost anywhere for transportation.

The optimized high-power and multicoated MINOCTAR lens of the MINOX DC 8011 even offers the photographer a 28 mm wide angle (with respect to the 35 mm format) and thus not only greater flexibility when selecting subjects for the standard picture format. In the optional 16:9 mode this short focal length is ideal for expressive wide-format photography. With its 4x optical zoom the lens provides enormous reserves already when selecting the image detail. For getting the subject in view and assessment of the image result after the shot the DC 8011 features a 2.7 inch TFT LCD color monitor.

The automatic program selection and an autofocus feature that is fast and precise in any situation enables spontaneous candid photography and a fast picture sequence. Beyond this, the user can rely on a variety of exposure programs in special situations. The white balance is automatic or adjusted manually to suit the respective light conditions in daylight or in artificial light. Several flash functions also permit further individual setting of the camera.

To make sure that camera shake does not impair the image results in the telephoto range (down to 112 mm), the DC 8011 features an electronic image stabilizer. In doing so, the electronic system registers any unintentional shake of the camera body and balances this automatically during the shutter release.

The required power is supplied by the CCD sensor. This feature also supports long exposures under difficult light conditions or macro shots. The image data are stored on the SD card with a capacity of up to four gigabytes (SDHC), in addition to this the DC 8011 additionally features an internal memory of 32 megabyte. The power supply is provided by a high-capacity lithium ion battery. For fast and easy transfer of the image files to a computer the camera has a digital USB 2.0 port.

The the new MINOX DC 8011 comes with a power pack, USB and video cable, lithium ion battery, strap, ever-ready case as well as a manual and a CD-ROM with software.

Additional information: Minox DC 8011 specifications
April 4, 2008
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