Sunday, April 26, 2009

Minox Digital Classic Camera Collection

I saw this at Bangsar Village last Saturday ... cute and $$$

From 1929 to the early 1950‘s, two lenses meant serious photography and Rollei were at the forefront of twin-lens cameras.

Tradition in optics and precision mechanics are common to both the Rolleiflex and Minox. With the new edition Digital Classic Camera Rolleiflex, Minox, the miniature camera specialists from Wetzlar, Germany have revised a legend.

Featuring fine body detail in either classic black or a special 'Italian' red, these cameras are highly attractive additions to the digital camera market. Tucked into the tiny DCC Rolleiflex body is an autofocus lens and a 1.1" TFT screen in the waist-level viewfinder which make the camera easy to use while achieving a resolution of up to 5 megapixels.

With this fully functioning high precision replica of the world famous Rolleiflex 6x6 camera (scale 1:2) Minox has put on the market yet another exclusive design with the technical ability to make it a perfect 'pocket' camera. Many of the functions of the camera reproduced to scale create that true retro Rolleiflex feeling when taking photos. Its also unique, no other camera maker has a camera taking images this way because just like the original Rolleiflex this camera produces square format digital photos.

The explicit detail to scale make the new MINOX DCC Rolleiflex a highly sought after product for both users and collectors. Rollei enthusiasts and collectors around the world in particular will appreciate the digitalization of one of the most famous names in the history of film photography.

View the subject on the LCD screen in the waist level finder and shoot. That‘s it, the miniSD card takes care of the rest. For the next shot the camera is manually prepared by turning the famous metal hand crank and when done the the camera is ready to shoot again. The autofocus takes care of focussing and allows close-up shots down to a highly impressive 10cm.

The 256 MB MiniSD card can store up to 250 images at the highest resolution. If you need more, the camera can take MiniSD cards up to 4 GB. Weighing in at just 100 grams the sturdy metal body shows all the style and detail you would expect from the original. The MINOX DCC Rolleiflex comes complete with a carry strap, 256 MB MiniSD card and a CR-2 Lithium battery.

Technical Data for the Rolleiflex AF 5.0

Sensor: 3.0 megapixel CMOS (square format) 5.0 megapixel, interpolated
Lens: 4.9 mm focal length with f2.8 aperture
Focussing: Autofocus from 10 cm to infinity
Shutter speeds: 1/15 to 1/2500 sec. (electronic)
Exposure: automatic
White balance: automatic
Storage medium: miniSD Card
Image resolution: 2304 x 2304 Pixels (high resolution/interpolated)
1536 x 1536 Pixels (normal resolution)
768 x 768 Pixels (low resolution)
Monitor: 1.1'' Inch TFT Colour LCD
Power supply: CR2 Battery
Dimensions: 49 x 73 x 45 mm
Weight: 100 g

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