Pre-PMA 2002: 03:00 EST: Kyocera has today announced the new Finecam S4 (four megapixel, 3x optical zoom) and Finecam S3x (three megapixel, 3x optical zoom). The S3x is an 'improved' S3 with a new 3x optical zoom lens to replace the S3's 2x unit. Note the new pop-up flash and shifted viewfinder to make space for the larger lens mechanism.The S4 is based around a four megapixel CCD sensor and the same 3x optical zoom lens used in the update S3x. Prices in Japan for the S4 and S3x are expected to be 88,000 YEN (US$660) and 98,000 YEN (US$740) respectively.

Kyocera Finecam S3x, S4 specifications

  Kyocera Finecam S3x Kyocera Finecam S4
Color Silver / Cool lavender Black metallic
Sensor 1/1.8" 3.34 mp CCD 1/1.8" 4.13 mp CCD
Effective pixels 3.14 million (2048 x 1536) 3.87 million (2272 x 1704)
Image sizes 2048 x 1536, 1024 x 768 2272 x 1704, 1280 x 960
JPEG qualities Super-Fine, Fine, Normal
Lens 35-105 mm equiv., 3x optical zoom, F2.8 - F4.8
Focus Auto focus (contrast detect), Manual focus
Focus range Normal: 55 cm - Infinity, Macro: 12 - 55 cm
Exposure modes Programmed Auto, Aperture Priority Auto
Apertures (AP) Two: F2.8, F9.6 (@ wide angle)
Metering modes Evaluative, Center-weighted Average, Spot
Exposure compen. +/-2.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps
Shutter speed 1 - 1/2000 sec
Long exposures 8, 4 or 2 sec
Sensitivity Standard, 2x, 4x (ISO 100, 200, 400)
Movie clips AVI 320 x 240, 15 seconds max
White balance Auto, Sunlight, Incandescent, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Preset
Flash Pop-up, range approx. 0.6 - 2.5 m
Flash modes Auto, Auto red-eye reduction, Flash on, Flash off
Storage SD / MMC memory card
LCD monitor 1.5" 110,000 pixels
Connectivity USB, Video out (NTSC / PAL switchable)
Compliance PIM (Print Image Matching), DPOF, DCF
Power Supplied 900 mAh Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery
Dimensions 31.5 x 91 x 57 mm
Weight 175 g
Viewfinder Optical

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