Going Digital - Minox DM 1

MINOX DM 1: A portable Multimedia electronic compendium.

The new Minox DM 1 is crammed full of usable features which allow you to digitally record almost any occasion. A 3.2 MP digital still camera, digital video recorder and digital dictaphone comprise the recording capabilities and these are all fitted into a slimline body measuring just 17 mm thick and weighing less than 95 grams, which can easily fit into a shirt pocket or fashion handbag.

 

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In addition to the above features, an MP3 music player is included so you can while away long journeys and still stay entertained as it has an integrated speaker and headphones included with it. It has 128 MB of internal memory for storage and external SD cards (up to 1GB) can be used for recording on when this has been used up. The DM-1 will also play movies and photos you may have taken with another camera using an SD card so its oversized 2 TFT screen can be used to show friends what they have missed. It can double as a webcam when attached to a computer via the included USB cable and can also be re-charged from a computer using this cable or from the mains using the supplied adapter.

The 3.2 MP CMOS chip can be interpolated up to 6 MP on the stills camera and the 4x digital zoom gives plenty of freedom for image composition. The digital video camera uses new technology to provide up to 12x digital zoom. The lens is housed in a rotating barrel assembly which gives plenty of opportunity for candid shots and self portraits but also ensures that the lens surface can be hidden away for protection from dust and scratches when not in use.

The digital video function now stores the images using the latest MP4 compression so you retain the video quality on a much smaller amount of disk space than previously possible making it easier and quicker to email your videos to friends and family.

The DM 1s power supply is the same battery found in most recent Nokia mobile phones so they are easy to obtain and can be swapped between products in the case of a low-battery emergency on one or the other!

Besides the Li-Ion battery, mains adapter and USB cable the scope of delivery of the MINOX DM1 includes an ever-ready case as well as headphones.

Technical Information MINOX Mobi DV

Functions:
DV Camcorder, MP 3 Player, Digital Camera, Voice Recorder, LED-Spot, SD/MMC Card Reader, USB Disk, Web-Camera, MPEG4 Player
Image Sensor:
6,0 MP CMOS Sensor
(3,2 MP hardware resolution)
Resolution:
2.816 x 2.112 / 2.592 x 1.944 / 2.304 x 1728 2.048 x 1536 pixels (HW Interpolation) 1.600 x 1.200 / 1.280 x 960 / 800 x 600 / 640 x 480 pixels 640 x 480 pixel (VGA) / max. 10-15 fps 320x240 (CIF) / max. 30 fps
Lens:
Fixed Focus Lens
Rotation Lens:
230
Focussing Range:
approx. 0,80 mm to infinity
Aperture:
f/3,5
Shutter Speed
2 Modes for Digital Camera and DV Camcorder
Digital Camera: Auto / Manual (1/2000-1/8 sec)
DV Camcorder: Auto / Manual (1/200-1/2 sec)
Zoom:
Still: 4x digital zoom
Video: maximum 12x (6x sim. optical zoom, 2x digital zoom) in QVGA mode
maximum 6x (3x sim. optical zoom, 2x digital zoom) in VGA mode
Exposure Compensation:
EV -1,8 ~ +1,8 (in steps of 0,3 EV)
White Balance:
6 Modes for DV Camcorder and Digital Camera
Recording Quality Digital Camera:
JPEG: fine, normal, standard
Recording Quality DV Camcorder:
MPEG4: best, fine, normal, standard, economy
Monitor:
2,0" LTPS (Low Temperature Poly Silicon) TFT LCD
ISO-Sensivity:
5 Modes for DV Camcorder / 4 Modes for Digital Camera
Self Timer:
10 seconds
File Format:
JPEG (EXIF2.2) / ASF(MPEG4) / WAV / MP3 / WMA
Connectors:
5V DC Charger (USB port) (5 V / 500 mA) / USB Line
Power Supply:
Rechargeable Li-Ion battery (3,7 V / 780 mA)
Dimensions:
105 x 64 x 17 mm
Weight:
approx. 94 g
Accessories:
Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery, ever-ready case, wrist cord, USB-cable, internal memory, optional external memory with SD cards up to 1 GB, manual, CD-ROM, earphones

 


Last updated 1st December 2007