|Release Date in Singapore|
|Compatible memory cards||MS Duo,MS PRO Duo,MS Pro-HG Duo|
|Internal memory||31 MB|
|Display diagonal||7.62 cm (3")|
|Display resolution (numeric)||230000 pixels|
|Field of view||100%|
|Ports & interfaces|
|Focal length range (f-f)||5.2 - 78 mm|
|Filter size||7.4 cm|
|Weight & dimensions|
|Weight (including battery)||546 g|
|Light exposure modes||Aperture priority AE,Auto,Manual|
|Light exposure correction||± 2EV (1/3EV step)|
|Light exposure control||Program AE|
|Camera type||Bridge camera|
|Image sensor size||1/2.5"|
|Maximum image resolution||3264 x 2448 pixels|
|Still image resolution(s)||640 x 480,1920 x 1080,2048 x 1536,2592 x 1944,3264 x 2176,3264 x 2448|
|Image formats supported||JPG|
|Supported aspect ratios||3:2,16:9|
|Maximum video resolution||640 x 480 pixels|
|Video resolutions||320 x 240,640 x 480 pixels|
|Motion JPEG frame rate||30 fps|
|Video formats supported||MPEG1|
|Auto focusing (AF) modes||Centre weighted Auto Focus,Flexible Spot Auto Focus,Monitoring Auto Focus,Multi Point Auto Focus,Single Auto Focus|
|Macro focusing range (tele)||1.20 - ∞|
|Macro focusing range (wide)||0.01 - ∞|
|Closest focusing distance||0.01 m|
|Flash modes||Auto,Flash off,Flash on,Forced off,Forced on,Pre-flash,Red-eye reduction,Slow synchronization|
|Flash range (wide)||0.2 - 9.8 m|
|Flash range (tele)||1.2 - 6 m|
|Scene modes||Beach, Fireworks, Night, Night portrait, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Twilight, Landscape|
|Camera playback||Movie,Single image,Slide show|
|Start-up time||2000 ms|
|On Screen Display (OSD) languages||Czech, Danish, German, Dutch, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish|
|Camera file system||DCF 2.0,DPOF 1.1|
|Image quality adjustment||Contrast,Sharpness|
|Power source type||Battery|
|Battery technology||Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)|
|Battery life (CIPA standard)||280 shots|
|Battery life (max)||2.2 h|
|Number of batteries supported||1|
Reviewed on 2008-03-07
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Reviewed on 2007-09-24
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Reviewed on 2007-09-24
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Reviewed on 2007-07-18
15x Carl Zeiss Lens SteadyShot optical image stabilization Above average Macro quality Lightweight and compact Full complement of manual and auto exposure options Wide range of features Very good performance Automatic Face Detection Dynamic Range Optim......
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Reviewed on 2007-06-19
Relatively wide angle for a megazoom; tons of manual and automatic features; large, flip-up LCD; fast continuous shooting.
Small EVF; lens aberrations and vignetting; image noise and some processing artifacts; lacks hotshoe and raw file support.
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Reviewed on 2007-05-29
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Reviewed on 2007-05-11
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Reviewed on 2007-05-01
15x optical zoom with stabilisation, Large and adjustable 3in screen, Very quick focusing for a non DSLR, Closest focusing distance of just 1cm.
Noise becomes a problem above 200 ISO, Coloured fringing visible throughout range, Relatively poor battery life, No RAW, compression or NR options.
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Reviewed on 2007-07-25
15x zoom, Sharp pictures, Good noise response, Image stabilisation
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