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Contax TVS Digital shown at Photokina

Oct 1, 2002 at 21:13 GMT

Photokina 2002: About a month ago we first heard of the Kyocera Finecam S5 and some hint of a new Contax TVS Digital. At Photokina Kyocera / Contax took the covers off a pre-production TVS Digital, and a stylish looking compact digital camera it is too! As far as we can tell the five megapixel TVS Digital is based on the Finecam S5 digital engine but has a different lens, which is labelled "Carl Zeiss" (not the same Carl Zeiss lens as the Sony's?;) UPDATED: Specifications confirmed and updated.

Contax TVS Digital Specifications


Sensor 1/1.8" 5.2 megapixel CCD
Effective pixels 5.0 million
Max image size 2560 x 1920
Other sizes • 1600 x 1200
• 1280 x 960
• 640 x 480
Lens

• Carl Zeiss 3x optical zoom
• 35 - 105 mm equiv.
• F2.8 - F4.6

Digital zoom x1.3, x1.6, x2, x3, x4
Focus distance • Normal: 60 cm - Infinity
• Macro: 15 - 60 cm
Focus modes • Auto focus (Wide / Spot)
� Manual (8 steps)
� Macro
Exposure modes • Auto
• Manual
Shutter speed • Auto: 1 sec - 1/2000 sec
• Long exp: 2, 4 or 8 sec
Apertures • Wide: F2.8, F3.3, F4.0, F4.7, F5.6, F6.7
• Tele: F4.8, F5.6, F6.7
Exposure comp. +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3 EV or 0.5 EV steps
Exposure bracket • 0.3, 0.5 or 1.0 EV steps
White balance • Auto
• Manual preset
• Sunny
• Incandescent
• Cloudy
• Fluorescent
WB Bracketing Yes
Image control • Sharpness: +3 to -1
• Color: +1 to -1
Viewfinder Optical (83% frame coverage)
LCD Monitor • 1.6" TFT LCD
• 85,000 pixels
Storage SD / MMC card
Flash • Pop-up
• Modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction, Fill-In, Flash Off, Slow Sync
Remote release Yes
Movie clips • 320 x 240 up to 30 sec
• 160 x 120 up to 120 sec
Connections • USB 1.1
• A/V out
Power Lithium-Ion 3.7 V, 1500 mAh rechargeable battery (charger included)
Dimensions 112 x 60 x 33 mm
Weight (no batt) 210 g