The DIGIMAX PRO815 8 MP Digital SLR is equipped with a 15X optical zoom with a focal length of a 35mm equivalent 28-420mm, which is normally not possible to incorporate into one lens in an average high-end camera.
The DIGIMAX PRO 815 has 4 low-dispersion glass lenses specially manufactured to minimize chromatic aberration that can occur when wide-angle and ultra high zoom are offered at the same time.
In addition, it employs 2 aspherical lenses for the correction of spherical aberration and lateral colors for the entire zoom range from wide to tele. This world-renowned Schneider-KREUZNACH lens offers outstanding reliability.
Another feature of the DIGIMAX PRO815 is that it has the world's largest 3.5" TFT LCD used in a digital camera. With the DIGIMAX PRO815, anybody can easily take a picture and view images through its large LCD, the large LCD is also a real benefit for better composition. By using Transmissive with Micro Reflective (TMR) technology, it can still be viewed in bright conditions, coupled with the 16.7m colors.
The DIGIMAX PRO815 comes with the world's largest-capacity 1900mAh, 7.4V lithium-ion battery included. On a full charge this battery can enable shooting of up to 500 frames (based on CIPA standard), before further charging is required.
Another great feature of the DIGIMAX PRO815 is waist-level shooting, enabled by its top LCD. The 1.44"wide color TFT LCD of the DIGIMAX PRO815 displays a preview screen in real time, allowing the waist-level shooting style often adopted by professional photographers. This LCD position enables high-level shooting as well as taking pictures from various angles. The top LCD can also beused as a status LCD to display shooting data. Since the required information is available on the LCD at all times, you can shoot a subject or choose a desired function more quickly.
The High Speed mode provided by the DIGIMAX PRO815 ensures steady shooting even in tele-zoom. The camera has a high-sensitivity 2/3" CCD and a large high-performance lens.
The DIGIMAX PRO815 achieves the fastest response times in its class. Its startup & shot-to-shot speeds have been reduced to 1.0 sec. & 1.3 sec. respectively, & it delivers a fast AF speed of lower than 1.0 sec. even in tele-zoom mode.
The DIGIMAX PRO815 includes high-speed continuous shooting at 2.5 frames per second. The DIGIMAX PRO815 offers comprehensive manual photography features that should meet all the needs of aspiring photographers. Manual exposure (Aperture/Shutter/Manual) and manual focus control features are included as standard.
The DIGIMAX PRO815 is equipped with a high-powered built in flash to let you obtain a perfectly exposed picture even in dark environments. The DIGIMAX PRO815 not only has a powerful flash that allows shooting at up to 7.7 m (wide) but can also compensate a flash light by +/- 2EV. The DIGIMAX PRO815 supports video recording to VGA screen size with stereo sound.