Konica (Japan) has today announced the DG-2 digital camera, aim squarely at the construction industry this rugged digital camera with its rubber case and oversized controls can be used almost anywhere. The DG-2 has a 2 megapixel CCD and a fixed focal length (38 mm) F2.8 lens. Additionally there's also a wide angle conversion lens. The DG-2 weighs in at 79,800 YEN (approx. $650) and should be available (in Japan) in March 2002.

Interesting note: this is only Konica's second digital camera, their first the DG-1 was announced back in June 1998.

Konica DG-2 specifications

Effective pixels (JCIA) 1,950,000
Sensor 1/2" 2.1 megapixel CCD
Image pixels 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960 or 640 x 480
Lens 38 mm equiv. F2.8
Digital Zoom x1.5, x2.0, x2.5
Focus range 0.3 m - Infinity
Shutter speed 2 - 1/750 sec
Exposure Auto
White balance Auto
Flash Built-In, Modes: Auto, On, Off
Viewfinder Optical
Storage Compact Flash
Power 4 x AA batteries (NiMH recommended)
Connectivity USB and DC-IN
Dimensions 139 x 77 x 53 mm
Weight 425 g
Waterproof performance JIS grade 7