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Rollei announces 5 MP Prego dp5200 with 2.5" TFT monitor

Following last months announcement of the dr5100 and dk4010 Rollei today announced the new Rollei dp5200, a compact camera that nicely fits into the "middle class" of digital cameras: It is an attractive combination of stylish, practical design and extremely high operator comfort as well as sophisticated shooting functions. Its extra-flat, stylish metal body houses a 3x zoom lens supported by a 4x digital zoom. The Rollei Prego dp5200 will be available from mid November 2004 for € 329 (incl. VAT)...

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Visit the Rollei webstiteVersatile new compact Rollei Prego dp5200 digital camera with 5.2 megapixels offers large and easy-to-read 2.5-inch TFT color display

The powerful new Rollei dp5200 compact camera nicely fits into the "middle class" of digital cameras: It is an attractive combination of stylish, practical design and extremely high operator comfort as well as sophisticated shooting functions. Its extra-flat, stylish metal body houses a 3x zoom lens supported by a 4x digital zoom. Numerous additional functions include the possiblity of video and voice recording. The camera will be available from mid November 2004 for € 329 (incl. VAT).

Whoever is looking for a camera that is particularly easy to use will enjoy picture-taking with the Prego dp5200. With dimensions of 88.5 mm x 54.5 mm x 24 mm and a weight of only 130 g, it is remarkably handy and light in weight. What's more, its generously dimensioned 2.5-inch TFT color display gives a perfect view of subjects and settings.

The technical specifications packed into the compact metal body leave nothing to be desired: The Prego dp5200 comes with a 5.2-megapixel CCD that easily copes with the requirements made of even large-format prints. Its 3x HFT f/2.8-4.8 zoom lens covers focal lengths from 5.4-16.2 mm, equivalent to 32-96 mm in 35mm photography. Automatic focusing is possible from 0.5 m to infinity, macrofocusing from 6 cm to 50 cm. Autofocusing is performed through the lens (TTL). In addition, the Prego dp5200 permits both average and spot metering. Available shutter speeds are from 1/2 s to 1/1000 s.

Flash, white balance and exposure compensation can be controlled either automatically or manually. Manual exposure compensation is possible n
1/3 increments over +/- 2.0 EV. White-balance presets include daylight, cloudy, tungsten and fluorescent. Flash also offers various modes, including night portraits and red-eye reduction.

Depending on the intended use of the photos and the capacity of the storage medium used, the photographer may choose between Fine, Standard and Economy image quality. In conjunction with a 512MB SD memory card, the Economy setting will give a very large number of images.

A built-in microphone and loudspeaker together with suitable technology allow the Prego dp5200 to be used not only as a versatile still camera, but also as a mini video camera or even dictaction machine. Thus, brief voice recordings of up to 30 seconds are just as easy as the recording of video clips complete with sound. The latter my be recorded with either 640 x 480 pixels or 320 x 240 pixels in MPEG1 (AVI) format. A built-in self-timer with a 2 or 10-second delay makes natural group pictures child's play.

Specifications Rollei Prego dp5200

• Sensor: 1/2.5“ CCD, 5.2 megapixels
• Image resolution: 2560 x 1920 pixels, 2048 x 1536 pixels, 1280 x 960 pixels, 640 x 480 pixels
• Video clips: 640 x 480 pixels, 320 x 240 pixels, MPEG1 (AVI)
• Sensitivity: Auto, quivalent to ISO 50, 100, 200
• Voice recording: 30 seconds
• Image quality: Fine, Standard, Economy
• Storage medium: SD cards up to 512 MB
• LC display: 2.5“ LTPS TFT color monitor
• Microphone and loudspeaker built in
• Recording formats: MPEG1 (AVI), JPEG (EXIF 2.2), DCF 1.0, DPOF 1.1
• Lens: 3x zoom lens 5.4-16.2mm f/2.8-4.8 HFT (32-96mm in 35mm photography)
• Zoom: Optical 3x, digital 4x
• Autofocus: 0.5 m to infinity
• Macrofocusing: 6 cm to 50 cm
• Focusing: Automatic, through the lens (TTL)
• Average and spot metering
• Shutter speeds: Automatically controlled from 1/2 s – 1/1000 s
• Exposure compensation: Auto, manually in 1/3 increments over +/- 2.0 EV
• White balance: Auto, manual; daylight, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent 1 and 2
• Flash: Auto, ON, OFF, red-eye reduction, night portrait
• Self-timer: 2s, 10s delay
• Interfaces: USB, video (NTSC, PAL), AC/DC
• Power supply: 3.7V li-ion battery, AC adapter
• Dimensions (mm/wxhxd): 88.5 x 54.5 x 24
• Weight: 130 g
• Camera kit: Rollei Prego dp5200, USB- and video cables, 1x lithium-ion battery, wrist strap, case, AC adapter, MGI Photo Suite IV SE and Photo Vista 2.02 software, CD with drivers, operating manual

System requirements
• PC: Windows 98/SE/ME/2000/XP, USB interface CD-ROM drive
• Apple Macintosh: Version 8.6 or higher, USB interface, CD-ROM drive

Subject to change without notice

Additional information: Visit the Rollei webstite
November 8, 2004
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