Going Digital - Minox Digital Classic Camera Leica M3 (1.3 Megapixel)

Digital world novelty - Classic meets Digital: the new MINOX Digital Classic Camera Leica M 3 (English version)

No. 6 August 2002

Digital world novelty - Classic Meets Digital:
The MINOX Digital Classic Camera Leica M3

A unique synergy of digital photography and nostalgia – there is just no better way to describe this world novelty presented by the Wetzlar camera manufacturer, which will be on show for the first time at the photokina 2002. MINOX has equipped this miniaturized LEICA M3 classic camera of the fifties with a digital interior. Extravagance and outstanding precision mechanics have always belonged to the values fostered by MINOX, and which are now being transferred to the ever growing digital world.

Simple and fast to operate, meaning that the new MINOX Digital Camera Leica M3 is also ideal for beginners entering the world of digital photography and guarantees unlimited photographic fun for all with its innovative, striking looks.

With a resolution of 1.3 million pixels it is able to capture impressive images. All pictures are internally stored an can be downloaded onto a PC in a fast and easy manner using the USB cable which comes with the camera, and then processed with the provided software. The clearly laid out LCD display on the camera back presents information on the number of shots taken, at any time.

"In today's fast-moving age", says MINOX general manager, Thorsten Kortemeier, "it's good to recollect the good things of the past – and where there's a possibility to combine these with the practical advantages of the latest digital technology, this is going meet with great enthusiasm among many users."

The many details in the metal housing, which accentuate the design, make this new MINOX DCC Leica M 3 a very special item and an absolute eye-catcher among digital cameras. The exceptionally compact dimensions will make this unique digital masterpiece a constant companion, ready for action whatever the situation.

It's a MINOX – a digital one!

Product Specification

Digital Classic Camera Leica M3

Image sensor 1.3M CMOS sensor
Image resolution Still picture: 1280 x 960 pixels
Video conference: 320 x 240 pixels
Internal memory for image storage 32MB FLASH MEMORY
Image capacity 99 images for 32MB FLASH MEMORY
High: 60 images based on 500 KB
Low: 99 images based on 320 KB
Viewfinder Optical,built-in reverse Galiean filter
Status LCD 2 digit LCD
Flash Compatible with Classic Camera Flash
Lens 5 elements glass lens with IR filter
glass, 10,6 mm
Lens aperture F3.0
Focus range 1.5m – infinity
White balance Automatic
Exposure Auto exposure
Self-timer 10 seconds
Power source 1 x CR2 battery
USB cable
Auto power-off Stand by mode
(After 30 seconds inactivity)
File Format JPEG
Support WINDOWS 98/SE/ME/2000/XP/MAC compatible
Computer interface USB
Camera dimension 65mm(L) x 48mm(W) x 44mm (H)
Camera weight 95g

 Microsoft Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP
 Pentium Processor or later
 64 MB recommended
 Video with 2-MB-RAM for displaying at least 16 Bit (High Colour)
 CD-ROM with 4x velocity
 One free USB-port

Instruction manual in German, English and French, article from Popular Photography & Imaging 2003/03

Leica M3 1.3Mp

03/01/09 257EUR
03/06/11 368USD
03/06/16 137.60EUR
03/06/17 160EUR
03/06/19 112GBP
03/06/22 125GBP
03/11/05 159EUR
04/01/11 70.51USD
04/01/18 155EUR
04/03/15 148.50GBP
04/04/19 72.55EUR
04/06/19 170USD
04/10/23 151USD
06/03/18 121EUR
06/05/21  97EUR
06/06/12 42.50EUR
06/1/26 92USD
07/02/15 103GBP
07/02/16 71.50GBP
07/02/21 51GBP
08/08/18 53GBP

Last updated 29th September 2008