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Rollei Prego dp5300 combines 5.2 Mp and a 3x zoom, voice and video recording


The Rollei websiteAugust 2004

Large-size prints of outstanding quality are no problem with a Prego dp5300. After all, it boasts an impressive 5.25 million pixels for resolution to boot. The compact and powerful digital camera with a 3x zoom lens and 4x digital zoom comes in an attractive metal housing. An integral video and voice-recording mode promises a lot of fun with your own short movie clips.  As of end of August 2004, the Prego dp5300 will be available for € 329 (including VAT).

A 1.5-inch LCD TFT color monitor and an optical real-image zoom finder make framing a cinch. And if your subjects are further away, a the 3x zoom lens plus a 2x digital zoom will bring them up close. The focal-length range of the 7.2-21.6mm f/2.8-4.7 zoom lens is equivalent to 35-105 mm in 35mm photography. Focusing is controlled automatically within a range of 0.8 m to infinity. A macrofocusing mode lets you shoot close-ups between 30 and 80 cm.
The flash, white balance and exposure compensation are controlled automatically for easy candid shooting. Moreover, there is a self-timer with a delay of 2 s or 10 s.

If you wish to take over control, for instance to make allowance for special shooting conditions, switch to manual. The built-in flash lets you choose between Forced, Off and Red-eye reduction. And if the lighting is critical, white-balance presets for daylight, cloudy, tungsten and fluorescent 1 and 2 may be the answer. Last but not least, there is the option of manual exposure compensation in 1/3 increments over ±2.0 EV.

Depending on the intended use, image quality can be set – before each shot – to Fine, Normal or Economy. The choice of single frames or continuous shooting opens up even further creative possibilities. However, there is more to this camera than just stills: If you wish to record an entire scene with sound, simply switch to the video mode of the Prego dp5300. The camera will record short video clips with either 320 x 240 pixels. A microphone is built in, and an integral loudspeaker makes sure that you won't miss the sound during playback.

The Prego dp5300 supports the JPEG (EXIF 2.2), AVI, DCF and DPOF formats. The files are recorded on SD cards with up to 512 MB or transferred to your computer or TV set via the USB or video interfaces (NTSC, PAL).

Prego dp5300

• Sensor: 1/1.8“ CCD, 5.25 megapixels
• Image resolution: 2560 x 1920 pixels, 2048 x 1536 pixels, 1280 x 960 pixels
640 x 480 pixels
• Video clips: 320 x 240 pixels
• Sensitivity: Auto, equivalent to ISO 100, 200, 400
• Image quality: Fine, Normal, Economy
• Storage medium: SD cards up to 512 MB
• LC display: 1.5“ TFT color monitor
• Built-in microphone and loudspeaker
• Recording formats: JPEG (EXIF 2.2), AVI, DCF, DPOF
• Lens: 3x 7.2-21.6mm f/2.8-4.7 HFT zoom lens (equivalent to 35-105 mm in 35mm photography)
• Zoom: Optical 3x, digital 4x
• Autofocusing: from 0.8 m to infinity
• Makrobereich: 30 cm bis 80 cm
• Shutter speeds: Automatically controlled from 8 s – 1/1500 s
• Still shooting options: Single frames and continuous shooting
• Optical real-image zoom viewfinder
• Exposure compensation: Auto, manual - ±2.0 EV in 1/3 increments
• White balance: Auto, manual – daylight, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent 1 and 2
• Flash: Auto, Forced, Off, Red-eye reduction
• Self-timer: 2 s, 10 s delay
• Interfaces: USB, video (NTSC, PAL), AC/DC
• Power supply: Li-ion battery, AC adapter
• Dimensions (mm/wxhxd): 94 x 63 x 35 (without SD card and battery)
•  Weight: 180 g
• Camera kit: Rollei Prego dp5300, USB and video cables, 1x lithium-ion battery, wrist strap, case, AC adapter, 32MB SD card, MGI Photo Suite III SE and Photo Vista software, CD with drivers and operating instructions

System requirements
• PC: Windows 98/SE/ME/2000/XP, 64MB RAM, 128MB free hard-disk space, CD-ROM drive, USB interface

• Apple Macintosh: Version 8.6 or higher, 64MB RAM, 128MB free hard-disk space, CD-ROM drive, USB interface

Additional information: The Rollei website
August 3, 2004
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