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Minox DC1011 Carat

Ilse Jurrien
Photokina report
Friday 15th, September 2006
Posted by: Ilse Jurrien

In this case all that glitters is gold, plus diamonds that have created the elegant Minox DC1011 Carat compact camera. Unique jewels stirs all kinds of emotions and the gold and diamonds used in this fully working digital camera make it an unusual and even unique piece of camera jewel. There are 10 genuine diamonds surrounding the lens as a marker of its uniqueness which, coupled with the camera body coated with gold, presents an innovative, powerful digital camera with a magnificent 10 Megapixel image resolution. With the new Minox DC1011 Carat digital compact camera taking digital photographs is an exclusive pleasure that promises brilliant and satisfying images at the same time.

Minox DC1011 Carat

Minox DC 1011 Carat - Design
Minox designers have long understood the need to develop unique lifestyle cameras for a demanding market that is always looking for something beyond the norm. After all, the gadget and jeweler market is full of unique and exciting ‘lifestyle’ product, so today, why not digital cameras. Because of the inside workings of a camera there are a limited number of materials that quality cameras can be manufactured from, gold being one precious metal that suits camera production very well.

Minox DC1011 Carat camera - Special edition
Each camera is finished by hand and so could be considered a work of art in camera production. The Minox DC 1011 special edition has a gold plated outer skin of 24 carat gold with ten 2mm diamonds at 0.03 carat each adorning the lens. This very unique look certainly does make the DC 1011 Carat stand out in a crowd. Add the outstanding technical features of the camera and its real value becomes evident. Very impressive resolution via the fast Minoctar lens and integrated picture stabilization which together make photography a satisfying pleasure. The 10 Megapixels guarantee that large enlargements or even extreme sectional enlargements in poster-size are a reality.

Minox Carat digital camera - User interface
From auto focus to aperture setting up to white balance, the automation of the camera takes care of all the important settings. If wanted, the user can also take control of all the features and let creativity take its course. Practical, ergonomically-formed features and a logical menu guide complete the well thought-out concept of the Minox DC 1011 Carat.

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Minox DC1011 Carat - LCD monitor
The user can always keeps track of settings, subject and image by the generously sized and sharp 2.5 inch TFT color display, which has a special coating for minimizing reflections of direct solar radiation. If the display is not going to be used then an optional optical viewfinder with optical zoom is available. A digital zoom of up to 10.4 can act as a supplement to the triplicate zoom to enhance creativity.

Minox DC 1011 compact camera - Video and Accessories
Picture files, optional video clips with VGA-resolution or voice-notes are stored on Secure Digital cards with a capacity of up to 2GB. In addition the camera is equipped with a memory of 32MB. With a built-in USB 2.0 port all data quickly can be transferred to a computer. A removable lithium ion battery ensures the power supply. All that you would expect in a ‘normal’ aluminum body digital camera. The Minox DC1011 Carat is supplied in an elegant wooden box, with an ever-ready case, wrist strap, lithium ion battery, power supply unit, USB- and AV-cable, a manual as well as software for picture preparation on a PC.

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