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Rollei announces new 6.3 megapixel Prego dp6300

Rollei Germany is steadily expanding its consumer digital camera line. The 4 megapixel Rollei dcx400 is now topped by the Prego dp6300, a compact 6.3 megapixel digital camera with a 3x optical zoom lens. The camera's solid metal housing features a spacious 2-inch LCD and a viewfinder with diopter adjustment. Your images are stored on an SD-Card (32 MB card included). Other features are a built-in speaker and microphone for video and voice-recording...
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6.3 megapixels and a 3x zoom lens for top results with the new Rollei Prego dp6300.

The imposing panorama from your last holiday, poster-size. A candid shot of your girlfriend, A3-size. Whoever would like to blow up his or her digital photos should turn to a high-pixel camera. Like the powerful new Rollei Prego dp6300 with its 6.3 megapixels. In its stylish and rugged stainless-steel body, with a 3x zoom lens and a 4x digital zoom as well as numerous custom modes and manual settings, the Prego dp6300 makes professional-quality photos accessible to amateur photographers.

The versatility of the Prego dp6300 is hard to beat: If you wish to send your friends a brief video message or record a particularly memorable scene from your holiday trip, capture a video clip with 320x240 pixels – even with sound because a loudspeaker and microphone are built in. Your video clips or photos can be recorded on SD cards with up to 512 MB and transmitted to a computer or TV set via the USB or video port (NTSC, PAL). And of course, there is an ample choice of recording formats: from JPEG (EXIF 2.2) and TIFF right up to AVI.

Optimum image quality is ensured by a 6.3-megapixel CCD sensor plus a high-quality zoom lens f/2.8-4.7 with focal lengths from 7.2 to 21.6 mm (equivalent to 35-105mm in 35mm photography). In addition to its 3x optical zoom, the Prego dp6300 has a 4.4x digital zoom. Depending on the intended use, pictures can be taken with fine, coarse or standard resolution or in TIFF mode (only with 2816x2116 pixels).

Automatic focusing is possible from 0.8 m to infinity, macrofocusing from 9 to 80 cm. Shutter speed is controlled automatically from 8s to 1/1500 s. An easy-to-read 2.0" TFT color monitor displays the different settings. An optical real-image zoom viewfinder with eyesight correction makes for easy framing.

There is an ample choice of individual settings that can be varied for each photo. Thus you can choose between single frames and continuous shooting (five images) or bracketing (-0.67 EV, 0 EV and +0.67 EV). A dial controls shooting modes such as programmed AE, AV, TV, manual, portrait, sports and night. A built-in flash unit comes in handy when the light is low; it can be set to Auto, Off, Forced or Red-eye reduction. White balance with an auto mode plus presets for manual, daylight, cloudy, tungsten and fluorescent tubes 1 and 2 takes care of precise color balance even in critical lighting conditions. Exposure can be compensated either automatically or manually in one-third increments over +/- 2.0 EV.


• Sensor
1/1,8“ CCD, 6.3 M pixels CCD

• Image resolution
2816 x 2112 pixels
2272 x 1704 pixels
1600 x 1200 pixels
640 x 480 pixels

• Video Clip (with sound)
320 x 240 pixels

• Film speed setting, auto
equivalent to ISO 50, 100, 200

• Image quality
fine, standard, rough, TIFF (only adjustable with 2816 x 2112 pixels)

• Image storage
SD-Card up to 512 MB

• LCD monitor
2.0“ TFT colour monitor

• Recording format
JPEG (EXIF 2.2), AVI, DCF 1.0, DPOF 1.1, TIFF

• Lens
3x zoom lens
7.2 – 21.6 mm f/2.8 – 4.7 HFT (equivalent to 35 – 105 mm in 35mm format)

• Zoom
3x optical, 4.4x digital

• Focus range
autofocus 0.8 m to ‡

• Macro range
9 cm to 80 cm

• Shutter speed, automatically 8 – 1/1500 s

• Optical real-image zoom viewfinder with diopter adjustment

• Exposure
single and continuous shooting
(5 pictures), bracketing (-0,67 EV, 0 EV, +0,67 EV)

• Exposure compensation
auto, manual +/-2,0 EV in 1/3 increments

• Exposure modes
Program AE, AV, TV, manual, portrait, sport, night

• White balance
auto, manual, daylight, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent 1 + 2

• Flash
auto, forced, off, red-eye reduction

• Self timer
2 s, 10 s delay

• Built-in microphone and loudspeaker

• Interface
USB, video (NTSC, PAL), AC/DC

• Power Source
1x Li- Ion rechargeable battery, AC adapter

• Dimensions (w x h x d)/weight
94 x 63 x 35 mm/ 180 g (without SD-card and batteries)

• Contents
Rollei Prego dp6300, USB and video-cable, 1x Li-Ion rechargeable battery, 32MB SD card, Ac-adapter, strap, pouch, software Mr. Photo, Image Folio, CD-ROM with drivers, instruction

System requirements

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

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

Additional information: Visit the Rollei website
June 29, 2004
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