Konica (Japan) has today announced the DG-3Z digital camera, aimed at industrial use this rugged digital camera with its rubberised case and dustproofing can be used almost anywhere, it follows in the footsteps of the DG-2 of 2001 and the DG-1 of 1998. The DG-3Z has a 3.2 megapixel CCD and a 3x zoom (35-105 mm 35mm equiv.). It will cost approx. 99,800 YEN and should be available in September. At this stage we are not sure if this is a domestic only (Japan) product or will be available worldwide.

Konica DG-3Z Specifications

Effective pixels 3.24 megapixel
CCD 1/2.7 inch 3.34 megapixel primary color CCD
Image Sizes Still picture: 2,048�1,536 / 1,280�960 / 640�480 pixels
Letter mode: 1,280�960 pixels
Movie: 320�240 / 160�120 pixels
Picture mode Fine (F), normal (N)
(At the time of built-in memory 8MB use)
Still picture
2,048�1,536 pixels fine 4 / normal 8
1,280�960 pixels fine 8 / normal 14
640�480 pixels normal 41
Image types Still picture: JPEG (Exif Ver.2.2) DCF conformity *2 , DPOF *3 correspondence
Letter mode: TIFF (MMR system ITU-T.6)
Movie Mode: AVI (Open DML Motion JPEG conformity)
Recording medium SD memory card (3.3v) and multimedia card, built-in memory (8MB)
Lens Optical 3x zoom F2.6 - 4.7, f=5.5 - 16.5mm ( 35mm conversion 35 - 105mm suitable) and 5 groups 6
Focus adjustment Automatic focusing / manual focusing / fixing (snap / XXINF)
Shooting range Approximately 0.3m - XXINF (Macro : WIDE 0.01m - 0.6m / TELE approximately 0.16m - 0.6m)
Exposure control TTL-CCD photometry [ multiple (256 divisions) / central importance / spot ]
Exposure revision: Manual revision (+2.0 - -2.0EV, 1/3EV step)
Shutter < Still picture > 8, 4, 2, 1 - 1/2000 seconds (electronic shutter, mechanical shutter combined use)
< Movie mode> approximately 1/30 - 1/2000 seconds (electronic shutter)
View finder Optical
Flash Flash auto, red eye reduction, flash on, slow synch, flash off
White balance Automatic, outside, cloud, incandescent lamp and fluorescent light
Photographing mode Still picture / connected copying / S connected copying / M connected copying / scene (portrait, sport, landscape, night scene, letter and high sensitivity) / movie
LCD Display 1.6 inch amorphous silicon TFT color LCD (approx. 80,000 pixels)
External connections USB and video OUT, AC adapter
Power source Lithium ion battery (optional) and single type three batteries (alkaline / nickel / nickel hydrogen)
Standard of electric battery life Using lithium ion battery use : Continuous shooting approx. 3,500, normal shooting approx. 350
Alkaline dry cell : Normal shooting approx. 70 - 80
Size 135 (W) X 66 (H) X 66 (D) mm (lens not extended)
Weight Approximately 310g (battery, card and strap not included)
Waterproof / dustproof efficiency Waterproofing: JIS protective class 7 class, dustproof: JIS protective class 6 class