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Minox DC 5211

By dpreview staff on Dec 9, 2003 at 22:23 GMT

Our friends over at Lets Go Digital and DCViews have news about another Minox digital camera, the DC 5211. The new MINOX DC 5211 has a CCD image sensor with 5.25 megapixels as well as a fast high-performance MINOCTAR lens with multiple coating. The 3x zoom lens boasts an autofocus feature and gives the photographer freedom for creative picture composition.

Press release:

Compact digital camera with over 5 million pixels: the new MINOX DC 5211

A new top class digital camera is being launched on time for Christmas by MINOX, the traditional camera manufacturers from Wetzlar. 5.25 million pixels, 3x zoom, compact dimensions and an elegant all-metal body make this small and powerful digital camera a prestigious item for all discerning photographers.

The new MINOX DC 5211 has a CCD image sensor with 5.25 megapixels as well as a fast high-performance MINOCTAR lens with multiple coating. The 3x zoom lens boasts an autofocus feature and gives the photographer freedom for creative picture composition. Thanks to the individual adjustment to the 5.25 megapixel sensor and in coordination with the electronics and software of the MINOX DC 5211, the MINOCTAR lens provides highly dynamic images with natural color rendition. The automatic white balance ensures the right exposure, even in difficult light conditions, so that the user always has natural colors and the correct setting for the subject in view. Also the four flash functions provide optimal adjustment of the shot to the outside conditions. Shutter speeds and apertures can be selected manually.

Although the DC 5211 is very compact in size, it has a 1.5’’ TFT color monitor which allows immediate image assessment during and after the shot. A fast image sequence and minimal shutter release delay permit spontaneous candid photography in any situation.

The MINOX DC 5211 has a digital USB interface for uncomplicated transmission of the image files to the computer. The provided software enables the touching up of the images on the PC and direct mailing to friends.

With its extremely compact dimensions of about 93 mm x 35 mm x 58 mm the new MINOX DC 5211 belongs to the class of small and powerful Digital Cameras.

MINOX DC 5211 Specifications

Image Sensor 1/1.8’’ 5.25 mega pixel CCD Sensor
Image resolution 2,560 x 1,920 pixels / 2,048 x 1,536 pixels /1,280 x 960 pixels / 640 x 480 (still) / 320 x 240 / 160 x 120 (moving)
Colour 24-bit Color (RGB)
Lens Autofocus MINOCTAR lens
Aperture f/2.8 ~ f/4.7
Focusing range 0.30 m to infinity (Macro Tele)
0.09 m to infinity (Macro wide angle)
0.80 m to infinity (Standard)
manual focussing possible
Exposure Program/TV/AV/Manual/Portrait/Sports/Night
Exposure Compensation Manual: 0,5 EV Stepp, -2.0~+2.0 EV
Image capturing Single/Continuous/Auto exposure
Focal length f/7.2 mm~21.6 mm (corresponds to 105 mm with 35 mm format)
Shutter speed 8 ~ 1/1500 sec
Zoom 3x optical zoom and 2x digital zoom (c mode); 2x and 4x zoom (playback mode)
White Balance Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent 1, FluoresceDaylight, Cloudy, Manual
LCD 1,5“ color TFT
Flash Integrated
Flash programme Auto, Fill-In, OFF and Red-Eye-Reduction
ISO sensitivity 100~400(Auto),100/100-200/100-400 except Auto
Voice record Voice recordings can be added to every photo
Self Timer 10 sec., 2 sec., 10+2 sec., Interval up to 10 sec.
File Format JPEG (EXIF 2.2), DCF, DPOF, M-JPEG, AVI
Memory External memory SD card up to 512 MB. Fine/Normal/Basic 13/26/52 images (by 16MB SD card)
Language support German, Engl., J, F, I, Sp, POR, Chin(Traditional), Chin. (Simplified)
Software MGI Photo Suite III SE, Photo Vista
System requirement Windows 98/98SE/2000/ME/XP; Mac OS or later
Connectors DC-IN port, USB- Video output (NTSC/PAL selectable)
Power Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery, AAdapter (5 V)
Dimensions 93 x 35 x 58 mm / 3.7 x 1.4 x 2.3 in
Weight approx. 170 g, 6.0 oz.
Scope of delivery Rechargeable Lithium Ion battery, ever-ready case, wrist cord USB-cable, video cable, CD-ROM, manual, SD card (16 MB)

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