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Minox DC1011 Digital Camera

Mark Peters
Photokina report
Friday 15th, September 2006
Posted by: Mark Peters

This is top drawer digital compact camera digital photography with a highly impressive resolution of 10.1 Megapixels and equipped with almost every feature that could be expected in a modern compact camera, the new Minox DC1011. Despite its pocket-size dimensions and lightweight elegant aluminum body, the Minox DC 1011 digital camera has a high class lens and an extremely powerful CCD image senor. This combination ensures brilliant image quality and terrific detail in every shot. Photography with the Minox DC1011 compact camera is exciting as it can cover any number of unexpected possibilities. And with 10 Megapixels, large enlargements or prints in poster size are no longer a problem with a digital camera.

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Minox DC 1011 camera - Settings
For just about every shot the Minox DC1011 is simple to use but very precise. Whether in automatic mode with auto focus, aperture setting and white balance where the photographer may concentrate solely on his subject or in manual mode where he can control all the important features, the possibilities to introduce individual creativity are immense. Various selectable scene modes provide basic settings, for example night-time or portrait. Practical and ergonomically designed menu settings and a systematic menu complete the very well laid out features of the Minox DC1011.

Minox DC1011 digital camera - Resolution and Image sensor
What can help when looking for detail in an image is the 10.4 digital in addition to the 3x optical zoom which provides an enormous resolution. As a protection against blurred images when using the long zoom range, the Minox DC1011 has a built-in electronic image stabilizer. The camera sensor acts like a third hand when shaking of the Minox DC 1011 is registered when the shutter is released. A micro processor calculates edges and contours and allocates any blurred pixels to smooth them automatically. This feature also comes in very handy under difficult light conditions, for long-time exposures or hand-held macro shots.

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Minox DC1011 compact camera - LCD display and Viewfinder
The generously dimensioned, brilliant and sharp 2.5-inch TFT colour display allows a clear view of all you want to see. It is also possible for several people to conveniently view the shots from different angles as a special anti-reflex coating minimizes reflections in bright sunlight. Additionally, the Minox DC1011 boasts an optical viewfinder which is highly desirable to many photographers.

Minox DC1011 - Video and Accessories
The images, video-clips with VGA resolution or voice recordings are stored on Secure Digital cards with a maximum capacity of 2GB. Additionally, the Minox DC 1011 comes with an internal memory of 32MB. Fast and uncomplicated transfer of the image files to a computer can be carried out via the digital USB interface. The power supply comes from a replaceable powerful Lithium-Ion battery. Complete with the Minox DC1011 are a Lithium-Ion battery, mains adapter, an ever-ready-case, wrist strap, USB and video cable as well as a CD with software and user manual.

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