Sanyo Japan has today announced the DSC-AZ1 digital camera which has a 4.1 megapixel CCD and a 2.8x (Canon) optical zoom lens with an automatic cover. The AZ1 features a metallic case, optical viewfinder, 1.8" TFT LCD and supports CompactFlash Type I or II (including Microdrive). It weighs in at 280 g (10 oz) and is priced at 99,800 YEN (approx. US$840). It's not clear at this stage whether this is a domestic market (Japan) only model.
Sanyo DSC-AZ1 specifications
|CCD||1/1.8" 4.1 megapixel (3.92 megapixels effective)|
|Image sizes||2288 x 1712, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480|
|Image sizes (interpolated)||3264 x 2448, 2880 x 2160|
|Image types||JPEG, TIFF|
|Lens||2.8x optical, 35 - 98 mm (equiv.), F2.9 - F4.8|
|Digital Zoom||Up to 4.0x|
|Focus range||Normal: 50 cm - Infinity
Macro: 10 cm - Infinity (Wide), 25 cm - Infinity (Tele)
|Auto Focus modes||Area, Spot|
|Sensitivty||Auto (100 - 400), 100, 200, 400|
|Shutter speed||16 - 1/1000 sec|
|Exposure compen.||+/-1.8 EV in 0.5 EV steps|
|Exposure modes||Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Full Manual|
|Best Shot Selection||2 x 2 selection of image to choose from|
|Noise reduction||Yes (enable / disable)|
|White balance||Auto + 5 presets|
|Continuous shooting||Up to 10 frames|
|Auto bracketing||Yes, up to 7 frames (-1.5 to +1.5 EV in 0.5 EV steps)|
|Movie mode||640 x 480, 320 x 240, 160 x 120, with audio|
|Voice annotations||Yes up to 15 minutes|
|Compliance||EPSON Print Image Matching|
|LCD||1.8" TFT 110,000 pixel|
|Connectivity||USB, AV out (NTSC / PAL switchable)|
|Power||2 x AA NiMH rechargeable batteries included|
|Storage||Compact Flash Type I / II (Microdrive supported)|
|Dimensions||106 x 41 x 63 mm|
|Weight (inc batts)||280 g|
|Availability||November 2001 - Japan|
|Price||99,800 YEN (approx. US$840)|
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