Kyocera (also known as Yashica) today announced their tiny Finecam S3 digital camera, weighing at less than 200 g and just smaller than Canon's Digital IXUS (S100 ELPH) it becomes the smallest 3 megapixel digital camera available. The S3 has a metal case, 2 x optical zoom lens, SD card (MMC) storage, a 3 megapixel CCD and several manual controls. At this stage it's unclear under what name the S3 would be marketed outside of Japan.

Kyocera Finecam S3 specifications

Body material Metal
Image Sensor 1/1.8" 3.34mp CCD GRGB CFA
Image Size 2048 x 1536
1024 x 768
Image Type TIFF, JPEG
Lens 38 - 76 mm equiv. (2 x zoom), F2.8 - F3.5, 7 pieces in 6 groups
Focus Modes Auto Focus, Manual Focus, Infinity Lock
Focus Range Normal: 30 cm - Infinity
Macro: 6 cm - 30 cm
Exposure Modes Auto Exposure, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority
Metering Center Weighted Average, Spot
Shutter Speed 1 - 1/2000 sec
(8, 4, 2 sec available in shutter priority)
White Balance Six modes plus manual preset
Image Processing Colour, Sepia, Black & White
Viewfinder Optical
Flash Built-In
Flash Range Wide: 0.9 - 2.5 m
Tele: 0.9 - 2 m
Storage SD card (MMC)
Movie Mode AVI limited only by storage
Self Timer +/-2EV in 0.3 EV
LCD Display 1.5" 110,000 pixel
Play Mode One Screen, Thumbnail (six), Slide Show, Zoom (2x), Rotation
Video Out NTSC / PAL (switchable)
Power Supplied Lithium-Ion 800 mAh rechargeable battery
Dimensions 30 x 87 x 55 mm
Weight 160 g (inc. battery and media)

(Article prepared at 35,000 feet)