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The Minox MobiDV – the multimedia bundle that fits into a shirt pocket

Minox today announces its contribution to the growing family of multimedia products. The Minox MobiDV: a digital video camcorder, a digital camera, a MP3 player and a dictating device. With a flat slimline body of 16mm and weighing only 87 grams including storage card and battery, this device may follow in the footsteps of the famous Minox spy camera...

PRESS SUMMARY

Visit the Minox websiteReal innovations cannot be described in one sentence. The SD card camcorder MobiDV is no exception here with its ultimate technical features enhanced by an unusual design. The central feature is the flat and compact body which provides a pleasant, ergonomic handling of the camcorder, enabling a shake-free and easy one-hand operation, in combination with the lens that can be turned through 230 degrees. The shutter release arranged on the side is encompassed in a dial with which the camera lens can be pivoted about the horizontal axis to film or portrait the user as well, while he or she put themselves in the picture using the high quality 1.5 inch TFT display. In the area of the body the optics can be turned and “parked” to provide protection against dust and scratching.

A chip with the resolution of up to 4 megapixels provides the required detail rendition, in poor light conditions a powerful LED spotlight offers assistance for illuminating film recordings or serves as a flash while shooting pictures. The MobiDV is powered by the Li-ion battery (corresponds to the NOKIA 7210 cell phone battery), which can even be charged via the USB data cable on a notebook, for example.

Data storage is via the SD/MMC card which has a capacity of up to 512 megabytes – if that is not enough those requiring more can conceal a spare card in the body of the MobiDV. And if there is no subject available for photographing or filming, MobiDV can play up to two hours of MP3 music or make sound recordings on one battery charge.

Besides the Li-Ion battery the scope of delivery of the MobiDV includes a 128 MB SD storage card, an ever-ready case and earphones.

Technical Information MINOX Mobi DV

Functions:
camcorder, MP3 player, digital camera, voice recorder

Image Sensor:
4,0 Megapixel CMOS Sensor

Resolution:
2.340 x 1.728 pixels / 2.048 x 1.536 pixels (Still) 640 x 480 pixels (VGA) / max. 15 fps

Lens:
Fixed Focus Lens

Rotation Lens:
230°

Focussing Range:
approx. 0,80 m to infinity

Aperture:
f/3,5

Zoom:
4x digital zoom

Exposure Compensation:
EV -1,5 ~ +1,5 (in steps of 0,3 EV)

White Balance:
5 Modes für DV Camcorder + Digital Camera

Recording Quality Digital Camera:
JPEG: fine, normal, standard

Recording Quality DV Camcorder:
MPEG4: best, fine, normal, basic

Monitor:
1,5'' LTPS (Low Temperature Poly Silicon)

ISO-Sensivity:
3 Modes for DV Camcorder and Digitalkamera

Self Timer:
10 seconds

File Format:
JPEG (EXIF2.2) / ASF(MPEG4) / WAV / MP3

Connectors:
5V DC Charger (USB port), USB Line

Power Supply:
Rechargeable Li-Ionen battery

Dimensions:
103 x 62 x 16 mm

Weight:
approx. 87 g

Scope of delivery:
Rechargeable Lio-Ion Battery, Pouch, AV-cable, AV-cable, USB-cable, CD-ROM,
Instruction M Manual, Earphones, Power Supply Unit, Memory card (128 MB)

Additional information: Visit the Minox website
January 20, 2005
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