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Pentacon launches the Praktica DCZ 7.4 and DPix 5200

Pentacon expands its Praktica DCZ and DPix line of digital cameras with the DCZ 7.4 and DPix 5200. The new DCZ 7.4 is a 7.38 Megapixel digital camera with a 3x optical zoom lens (5x digital), a 2.4 inch TFT color monitor, 10.5 MB built-in memory, and a SD/SDHC card slot for still images and video clips with sound. The new DPix 5200 is a basic entry level digital camera with a 5 Megapixel CMOS image sensor, no optical zoom (only 8x digital), a 2.5 inch TFT-color monitor, 16 MB internal memory, expandable with SD cards...
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Pentacon PRAKTICA DCZ 7.4
Focal lenght 5.8 - 17.4mm
Zoom 3x optical, 5x digital
Focus system contrast auto focus
Focus range normal: 0.5 m to infinity, macro: 15 cm - 50 cm
Sensor 1/2,5" CCD, 7,38 Megapixels
Resolution 3072x2304 (7M), 2576x1932 (5M), 2048x1536 (3M), 1600x1200 (2M)
ISO speed auto, ISO 80, 100, 200, 400, 800,
Colour depth 24 Bit (RGB)
Colour effects normal, b/w, sepia
Picture sharpness high, normal, low
White balance auto, 5 manual mode
Shutter 8 - 1/1500s
Exposure auto
Exposure control +/- 2.0
Metering average, center weighted, spot
Flash auto mode, auto mode with red eye reduction, flash off mode, fill flash
Flash range 1.0 - 2.4m
Self timer 2 or 10s
Display 2,4" / 6,1 cm TFT-color monitor (110.000 pixels)
Video resolution 320x240;640x480 at 30fps with voice memory
TV system NTFS and PAL
Tripod socket ¼“
Additional features Scene mode (Sport, Sunset, Museum, Night Landscape, Snow, Fireworks, Copy, Backlight, Beach, Party); resize and rotation of the pictures
Storage 10,5 MB built-in memory, SD/SDHC-Card usable
File format JPEG, AVI, WAV, EXIF 2.2, DPOF, DCF
Interface USB 2.0, TV-Out (PAL/NTSC)
Energy source 2x AA Alkaline batteries (1.5 Volt) or Ni-Mh batteries, AC adapter (optional)
Dimensions 92x60x22mm
Weight 120g
Accessories USB cable, TV-cable, CD with driver and image software, pouch, strap, 2x AA batteries
OS requirements Windows 98SE/ ME/ 2000/ XP

Pentacon PRAKTICA DPix 5200
Focal lenght 7,12 mm
Zoom 8x digital
Focus system Fixed focus
Focus range 1,2 m to infinity, Macro 20 cm
Sensor 1/2,5" CMOS / 5,51 Mega Pixels (effective 5,03 Mega Pixels)
Resolution 4032x3024 (interpolated), 2560x1920, 2048x1536, 640x480
ISO speed 100, 200
Colour depth 24 Bit (RGB)
Colour effects normal, b/w, sepia
Picture sharpness normal, low
White balance Auto and 4 manual modes
Shutter 1/4 - 1/8000 sec
Exposure Auto
Exposure control +/- 2.0
Metering center weighted
Flash Automatic, Fill in, Flash off
Flash range 0,20 - 2,00m
Self timer 10 and 2 sec. delay, double releasing possible
Display 2,5" LTPS TFT color monitor
Video resolution 320x240 (QVGA), 640x480
TV system none
Tripod socket ¼“
Additional features voice memo
Storage 16 MB internal, expandable with SD Card
File format JPEG, EXIF 2.2, DPOF 1.1, MJPEG
Interface USB 2.0
Energy source 2 x AA
Dimensions 88 x 60 x 25 mm
Weight 86g
Accessories USB-cablel, Software-CD, pouch, strap, batteries
OS requirements Windows 2000 / ME / XP / Vista 32/64 ( Windows 98 not supported)

Additional information: Visit the Pentacon Praktica website
November 17, 2007
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