Kyocera Japan has announced the new Finecam S3R. This is a 3 megapixel version of the S5R launched in August. As with the S5R it contains the image processor dubbed 'RTUNE' which allows the S3R to shoot at 3 frames per second until the SD card is full. This does however require a high speed SD card capable of 10 MB/sec or more. The S3R comes in 3 colours, silver, red and blue and will be available in December.

Kyocera Finecam S3R Specifications


Sensor 1/1.8" CCD, 3.3 million pixels total
Effective pixels 3.1 megapixels
Image sizes • 2048 x 1536
• 1600 x 1200
• 1280 x 960
• 640 x 480
Movie sizes • 640 x 480, 15/30 fps, with audio, limited only by storage
• 320 x 240, 15/30 fps, with audio, limited only by storage
• 160 x 120, 15/30 fps, with audio, limited only by storage
File formats • Still: JPEG (EXIF 2.2): Fine / Normal
• Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Lens • 3x optical zoom
• 35 - 105 mm equiv.
• F2.8 - F4.8
Focus range • Normal: 60 cm - Infinity
• Macro: 17 - 60 cm
Manual focus • 0.6, 1, 1.5, 2, 3, 5 m
• Infinity
Exposure modes • Program AE
• Aperture Priority AE (only two apertures)
Metering • Evaluative
• Center weighted average
• Spot
Exposure compensation • +/-2.0 EV
• 0.3 EV steps
Sensitivity • Auto
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
White balance • Auto
• Daylight
• Incandescent
• Cloudy
• Fluorescent
• Manual preset
Image parameters • Sharpness: -1 to +3
• Saturation: -1 to +1
Flash • Pop-up
• Range (wide): 0.6 - 2.5 m
• Range (tele): 0.6 - 2.0 m
• Modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction auto, Flash on, Flash off
Scene modes • Standard
• Sports
• Night view
• Night view portrait
• Macro mode
• Landscape
Continuous • 3 fps
• Limited only by capacity of SD card *
* Requires a high speed SD card, 10 MB/sec or faster
Connectivity • DC-IN
• Video out
• USB 1.1
Power • Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery
• 3.6 V, 1000 mAh
Viewfinder Optical
LCD monitor • 1.6" TFT LCD
• 70,000 pixels
Dimensions 92 x 57.5 x 33 mm
Weight (no batt) 175 g