Minox has today announced the DD1 Diamond. It looks exactly the same as the standard DD1, announced earlier this year, except with the addition of 8 synthetic diamonds around its edge. This is more fashion accessory than camera, so I won't bother you with the specifications. The Minox DD1 Diamond will be available from all good stockists from December 2003.

Press release:

A New Star – the new digital camera MINOX DD1 Diamond

The discovery of sparkling jewels as a standard and equal ranking element of style is currently the latest highlight from the world of fashion. Jewellery is well on the way to becoming a well established item in fashion and accessories, and commodities are experiencing a glamorous upgrading.

With an eye for fine detail and design, plus a completely new interpretation of camera aesthetics, the skilled designers at MINOX have again set a new milestone in the company’s history.

Now stylishly decorated with sparkling diamonds (synthetic ones) the new round camera is presented in a fashionable, timelessly elegant design, matching the trend for an exclusive, individual style. This reduction to a clear, graphic form makes the MINOX DD1 Diamond a much sought after design object, where function and shape blend perfectly. The heart of the camera – the lens – is the core element and also forms the major component in the quality chain. The stylish shutter release, battery compartment and USB connection are arranged as marked features on the outer rim of the camera body.

The 5-element multi-coated glass lens guarantees pin-sharp definition and brilliance of image. The combination of the 3-million-pixel memory chip (hardware resolution 2.1), the refined electronics and the specially developed software guarantees brilliant images with natural rendition.

This digital gem, fitted with diamonds, weighs just 120 g and is designed to become your very personal chronicler – accompanying you wherever you go to record those unforgettable moments.

The MINOX DD1 Diamond will be available from good stockists from December 2003.

The new MINOX DD1 Diamond – a real eyecatcher!

MINOX DD1 Diamond Specifications

Image sensor 3.0 MP, CMOS sensor (2.1 MP hardware resolution)
Image resolution 2048 x 1536 pixels
Sensitivity ISO 100
Internal memory 32 MB FLASH MEMORY
Image capacity Up to 99 images
Viewfinder Optical (Galilean-style)
Display LCD image counter, mode selection
Lens 5-element glass lens with IR filter glass
Focal length 9.6 mm (= 48 mm compared to 35 mm film)
Lens aperture F 2.8
Focus range 0.5 m to infinity
White balance Automatic
Self timer 10 seconds
Power source 1 x CR-2 battery
Auto power-off Standby mode (inactive after 1 minute)
File format JPEG
Support WINDOWS 98/SE/ME/2000/XP/MAC compatible
Computer interface USB cable
External interface USB
Dimensions 83 x 75 x 32 mm / Diameter: 75 mm
3.27 x 2.95 x 1.26 in. / Diameter: 2.95 in.
Weight approx. 120 g
Diamonds 8 (Synthetic)
System requirements • Microsoft Windows 98 SE/ME/2000/XP
• Pentium processor or more recent
• Apple Macintosh from Mac OS 9.0 upward
• 64 MB recommended
• Video with 2 MB RAM for displaying at least 16 Bit (High Color)
• CD-ROM with 4x velocity
• USB port

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