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Praktica announces the 4Mp and 8x zoom Luxmedia 4008

Praktica Germany announces the Luxmedia 4008, a new 4.2 megapixel and 8x zoom digital camera. The 4008 is also the first Praktica camera with the new name Luxmedia. The camera has good looks, a robust black body, features video with sound and on the back there is a 1.6 “ TFT-display. In the box you'll find the USB-cable, video-cable, batteries, camera bag, strap, software-CD. The camera will be available at the end of this month...
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Even with the body of the camera, which reminds us of a mirror-reflex-camera, the new Praktica Luxmedia 4008 is different from the digital starter camera. The robust body protects the compact technology, which covers the requirements of ambitious photographer. It is also the first Praktica camera with the new name Luxmedia.

The Luxmedia 4008 convinced because of the price-performance-ratio, which is usual for Praktica. The light intensive lens with 8 x optical zoom delivers brilliant pictures in 4.2 mega pixel CCD quality. On the back there is a 1.6 “ colored TFT-display. The extensive equipment completed numerous additional options like the video-TV output or the microphone-function. USB-cable, video-cable, batteries, camera bag, strap, software-CD



4.2 Mega pixels digital camera with 6.2 Mega pixels interpolation mode, 8x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom and 1.6” TFT color monitor

View finder

electronically, micro display (180 000 pixels)


f: 2.80-3.41 / 40-320mm


8x optical and 4x digital


system Auto focus system

Focus range

normal: 0.50m - ‡, Macro: 20-50cm

Shutter speed

1/2000 – 16 sec.

Image sensor

1/2.5” CCD sensor 4.23 Mega pixels (effective: 4.07 Mega Pixels)


3264x2448 (interpolation), 2880x2160 (interpolation), 2272x1704, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480 Pixel


Auto, ISO 50, 100, 200, 400

White balance

Auto and 4 manual modes

Continuous shooting

3 shots/sec

Exposure metering

matrix, center, spot

Exposure adjust

-2.0EV to +2.0EV, in 1/3EV steps


auto mode with red eye reduction, flash off mode, flash on mode and night scene mode

Flash range

0.90 – 3.00m

Self timer

electronic self timer about 5 or 10 sec. delay


1.6” TFT color monitor (85 000 pixel), 9 menu languages


socket ¼“


16MB built-in memory, SD/MM-Card useable

File format


File format

Audio Wave

TV function

Video out, PAL or NTSC

Video sequence

QVGA (CIF) 30 fps


USB 2.0, Video out, DC-in

Power source

4x AA Alkaline batteries (1.5Volt) or CR-V3 or Ni-MH batteries or Ni-Cd batteries


120 x 82 x 85mm




USB cable, Video cable, CD with Driver and image software, pouch, strap and 4x batteries

System requirements

Windows 98 / ME / 2000 / XP

Additional information: Visit the Praktica website
June 23, 2004
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