AgfaPhoto has announced the DC-600uw rugged compact camera. It is claimed to be water-resistant up to 10 meters and can withstand pressure of up to two bar (29psi). Its exterior is designed to protect against dust and dirt. The camera has a 6MP sensor, a 2.4" LCD and includes Face Tracking and video recording for easy sharing on YouTube. Priced at €149, it will be made available next month.

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AgfaPhoto digital cameras go for a swim

Uhingen, Germany, June 29th; 2009: AgfaPhoto presents the AgfaPhoto DC-600uw, its new underwater and outdoor camera. The AgfaPhoto DC-600uw digital camera can withstand pressures of up to two bar, and is water-resistant at depths of up to 10 meters.

The new DC-600uw takes videos with sound in YouTube format, which can then be immediately uploaded to any compatible online platform.The AgfaPhoto DC-600uw can now be purchased for 149 euros (manufacturer’s suggested retail price, including value added tax).

Refined technology, with an aquatic look
Using the AgfaPhoto DC-600uw is incredibly easy, even when snorkeling and diving. The unique red quick selection button allows for quick change from land mode to underwater mode, while the 2.4 inch display helps select what to shoot.

The camera’s face tracking function automatically recognizes faces, and brings them into clear focus. With its easily distinguished glowing blue color, five-times (5X) digital zoom, six megapixel resolution, high degree of light sensitivity up to ISO 1600, and support for the most common scene modes, the new AgfaPhoto DC-600uw is the right choice for any summer vacation. A strong partner on land too

The AgfaPhoto DC-600uw is also ready for any outdoor adventure. Whether mountain biking or playing volleyball at the beach - the camera’s robust construction protects it if accidentally dropped, and also protects it against dust and dirt.

The AgfaPhoto DC-600uw weighs 131 grams, and fits easily into almost any pocket or bag. Included with the AgfaPhoto DC-600uw is a carrying case, a carry strap, a USB cable and video cable, two AA batteries, an instruction manual, and a software CD-ROM. Additional color variants will be available in July 2009.

AgfaPhoto DC-600uw specifications

Sensor

• 6.0 million pixels
• CCD

Image Sizes • 3680 x 2760
• 2816 x 2112
• 2048 x 1536
• 640 x 480
Movie

• 640 x 480
• 320 x 240

File Format

• Still : JPEG (DCF), EXIF 2.2, DPOF 1.1, PictBridge 1.0
• Video: AVI

Lens • 6.09mm (approx. 36.5mm in 35mm format)
Digital zoom approx. 5X
Focus Range • Macro: 20 cm
• Normal: 120 cm ~ infinity
Scene modes

• Portrait
• Landscape
• Night scenery
• Sunset
• Back light
• Fireworks
• Candle light
• Beach
• Auction
• Under water

Metering

• Multi-segment
• Spot

Exposure compen.

• +/-2 EV
• 0.5 EV increments

Sensitivity

• Auto
• 100 - 1600

Shutter speed

• 1/1000- 8 sec.

Aperture values F3.2 - F7.0
White balance • Auto
• Daylight
• Cloudy
• Sunset
• Tungsten light
• Fluorescent light
• Manual Setting
LCD monitor • 2.4" TFT LCD
Flash • Built-in (Auto, off/on, Red-Eye reduction, slow sync.)
Connectivity

• DC Input
• AV Output
• USB 2.0 High speed

Storage • Built-in Memory (approx. 32MB)
• SD/SDHC Memory Card
Power • 2 x AA Batteries
Dimensions 101 x 61 x 32 mm
Weight (with battery) Approx. 131g (4.7oz)

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