Jan 27, 2005

Rollei dr5 5mp Digital Camera Annouced

Digital Camera Websites is reporting that Rollei has announced a new 5 megapixel digital camera.

Rollei add an ultra-flat model with 5 megapixels to their line of digital cameras

The Rollei dr5 redefines the concept of the "go-everywhere camera". With 25 mm, it is not only ultra-flat and will therefore fit any shirt pocket without a bulge, but its neat metal body also makes it a pleasure to look at. However, the digital camera has more to offer than a mere good look: Instant readiness and minimal shutter lag makes it an ideal candid camera. The camera with its wealth of practical features and sophisticated technology is available from March 2005 for Euro 299.

While the Rollei dr5 is thrifty when it comes to size, its technical features are impressive: It comes with a high-performance D-VarioApogon HFT zoom lens with focal lengths from 4.6 to 22.2 mm (equivalent to 28-135mm in 35mm photography). The Rollei dr5 has a powerful 5-megapixel CCD. Its 4.8x optical and 3.6x digital zoom will capture even far-away subjects in impressive size. An optical viewfinder allows rapid framing. Alternatively, a brilliant 1.8" LCD monitor may be used for both framing and displaying subjects.

The camera is very flexible above all in the close-up range, allowing photographers to take fascinating close-ups from as near as 1 cm to 13 cm from the lens. Focusing may be either manual or automatic, with the additional option of varying the focus zone.

But close-ups are only one of the strong points of the Rollei dr5. Thanks to its instant readiness, the camera is ideal for spontaneous candid shooting and capturing elusive subjects: It is ready to shoot in a mere 0.8 second. And its shutter lag is no more than 0.10 second. In addition to single frames, it also allows continuous shooting to capture complex motion sequences. A self-timer mode with either 2s or 10s delay gives additional creative freedom.

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