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Sanyo announces DSC-AZ1 (4mp)

By dpreview staff on Sep 27, 2001 at 04:00 GMT

Sanyo Japan has today announced the DSC-AZ1 digital camera which has a 4.1 megapixel CCD and a 2.8x (Canon) optical zoom lens with an automatic cover. The AZ1 features a metallic case, optical viewfinder, 1.8" TFT LCD and supports CompactFlash Type I or II (including Microdrive). It weighs in at 280 g (10 oz) and is priced at 99,800 YEN (approx. US$840). It's not clear at this stage whether this is a domestic market (Japan) only model.

Sanyo DSC-AZ1 specifications

CCD 1/1.8" 4.1 megapixel (3.92 megapixels effective)
Image sizes 2288 x 1712, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480
Image sizes (interpolated) 3264 x 2448, 2880 x 2160
Image types JPEG, TIFF
Image ratio 4:3
Lens 2.8x optical, 35 - 98 mm (equiv.), F2.9 - F4.8
Digital Zoom Up to 4.0x
Focus range Normal: 50 cm - Infinity
Macro: 10 cm - Infinity (Wide), 25 cm - Infinity (Tele)
Auto Focus modes Area, Spot
Sensitivty Auto (100 - 400), 100, 200, 400
Shutter speed 16 - 1/1000 sec
Exposure compen. +/-1.8 EV in 0.5 EV steps
Exposure modes Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Full Manual
Best Shot Selection 2 x 2 selection of image to choose from
Noise reduction Yes (enable / disable)
White balance Auto + 5 presets
Continuous shooting Up to 10 frames
Auto bracketing Yes, up to 7 frames (-1.5 to +1.5 EV in 0.5 EV steps)
Movie mode 640 x 480, 320 x 240, 160 x 120, with audio
Voice annotations Yes up to 15 minutes
Compliance EPSON Print Image Matching
Viewfinder Optical
LCD 1.8" TFT 110,000 pixel
Connectivity USB, AV out (NTSC / PAL switchable)
Power 2 x AA NiMH rechargeable batteries included
Storage Compact Flash Type I / II (Microdrive supported)
Dimensions 106 x 41 x 63 mm
Weight (inc batts) 280 g
Availability November 2001 - Japan
Price 99,800 YEN (approx. US$840)
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