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|
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