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The Vivicam 8300s - Vivitar's entry in the 8 megapixel class

Vivitar will announce its entry in the 8 megapixel digital camera class at the CES 2005 in Las Vegas.

The VIVICAM 8300s is a super slim, feature-packed, 8.3MP zoom digital camera with a maximum resolution of approximately 3250 x 2500,and is designed as a versatile, super high quality digital camera that will be easy to carryanywhere. The VIVICAM 8300s digital camera is planned for availability in 2nd Quarter, 2005 and the suggested retail price for the camera is expected to be $599.95...

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Vivicam 8300s specifications )PDF)A stylish, slim design, 8.3 MP digital camera with 3.X Optical and 4X Digital Zoom

Vivitar Corporation announces the VIVICAM 8300s digital camera available 2nd Quarter, 2005.

The VIVICAM 8300s is a super slim, feature-packed, 8.3MP zoom digital camera with a maximum resolution of approximately 3250 x 2500,and is designed as a versatile, super high quality digital camera that will be easy to carryanywhere. With a selection of exposure modes and controls, the camera will lend itself to thecreative photographer as well as being perfect for recording everyday events. The oversize LCDdisplay can easily be used for critical evaluations during recording or playback.

The stylish VIVICAM 8300s is equipped with an 8.5 mega pixel, 24-bit color CCD imagesensor. Its 3.X optical power zoom lens ranges from 7.5 to 22.5mm, complemented by a macrofunction allowing images to be made at distances as close as 2 inches. Auto Exposure can assignshutter speeds from 1/2 to 1/1500 second using center weighted or spot metering. The cameraalso has a selectable 4X digital zoom feature which may be used during recording or playback..

In addition to outstanding still images, the VIVICAM 8300s also has movie clip capability withsound. These may be recorded at 640 x 480 or 320 x 240 at 24 fps until the memory card is full.A built in microphone and speaker allow voice memos to be added after images are recorded.

The VIVICAM 8300s is an ideal camera for all your digital imaging needs ranging from emailand web applications to images that are ready for display or print. Higher resolution ensures thatlarge print images will show greater detail.
A 64 MB Secure Digital memory card and photo editing software are included.Auto focus with both spot and multi-point metering, automatic white balance with 5 presets andmanual over ride, exposure control, built-in auto flash, and a 2, 10, or 10+2 second selectableself-timer make this a camera to express your creative spirit.

The VIVICAM 8300s comes withUSB and video output cables to download images for viewing and editing. Power is supplied bya Lithium-ion battery pack and AC adapter/charger which are included

The suggested retail price for the camera is $599.95.The VIVICAM 8300s may be purchased at mass merchandisers, consumer electronic stores andother Vivitar resellers worldwide

VIVICAM 8300s Digital Camera specifications

IMAGE SENSOR
1/1.8 CCD 24 Bit (RGB) Color
8.5 Mega pixels
IMAGE RESOLUTION- STI
MOVIE
MODE
8M, 5M, 3M, 1M, VGA
640 X 480, 320 x 240 @ 24 fps
LENS
Optical Super Zoom lens:
- Focal length: 7.5 22.5mm
- Max Aperture: f/2.8 (wide), f/4.7 (telephoto)
- Focusing range: 32 to infinity (Normal), 2 to 32 (Macro)
ZOOM
Optical: 3X, Digital:1-4X (recording),
SHUTTER SPEED
0.51/1500 second
EXPOSURE
Auto with choice of spot or multi metering. Choice of AV, Program,
TV, Sport, or Portrait shooting modes.
Manual over rides: 1/3 EV step, -2.0 +2.0 EV
WHITE BALANCE
Automatic with manual for daylight, cloudy, fluorescent, tungsten
LCDDISPLAY
2.5" Color TFT LCD
FLASH
4 Modes: Auto, Fill-in, Off, Red-eye reduction
SELF-TIMER
2, 10, or 10+2sec delay (selectable)
MEMORY
Internal: none
External: SD Card (64MB included) 512MB Maximum
FILE FORMAT
JPEG (EXIF 2.2), AVI
SENSITIVITY
Auto, ISO 50, 100, 200
POWER SAVE
1/2/3 minutes
SHOT MODE
Single shot, Self-timer, Movie with audio
SOFTWARE
MGI Photo Suite SE, Photo Vista
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS PC:
Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP
Mac: OS 9 or later
ON SCREEN DISPLAY
LANGUAGE SUPPORT
English, French Italian, German, Spanish, Chinese Traditional,
Chinese Simplified
CONNECTOR
AC power /charge / USB and Video output port with adapter
POWER
1 Lithium-ion rechargeable battery and AC Adapter/Charger
(included)
CERTIFICATION
CE, FCC, VCCI, BSMI
WEIGHT
5.5 oz 160g (with battery & memory card)
DIMENSIONS
3.7 x 2.2 x 1.1 in (91 x 57 x 27 mm)

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Additional information: Vivicam 8300s specifications )PDF)
November 24, 2004

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