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DC 9011 WP has 9MP resolution, submerges to 3 meters

By Adorama News Writer

March 1, 2010

Minox has jumped into the pool, joining the increasingly saturated field of underwater cameras with the DC 9011.


The DC 9011 WP sets new standards in digital photography with MINOX. Boasting a sturdy body that is waterproof up to a depth of three meters this compact digital camera repels dust, water, sand and salt. Specially designed for extreme conditions and rough environments it is a must-have for those who like to lap up the sun on the beach, for lovers of water sports and outdoor enthusiasts. It also reprepresents a highlight for all extreme athletes. Apart from opening up new opportunities when out canyoning, diving or sailing, the MINOX DC 9011 WP excels as the perfect photographic tool for daily use, featuring an outstanding resolution of 9 megapixels that guarantees brilliant images that are rich in detail. This means that the user can also count on perfect enlargements, even in poster size.

The camera's ergonomic, slim and sporty dimensions of just 96 x 65 x 25 mm make it a perfect companion in every way. When shooting pictures underwater the powerful 2.5 inch color monitor really stands out, providing clear visibility of the composed subject, even underwater. The menu layout is logical and straightforward. There are 8 subject programs to choose from, depending on the situation.

The scope of delivery of the new MINOX DC 9011 WP includes a camera pouch, strap, software, USB-cable and 2x AAA batteries.

Technical Data MINOX DC 9011
Image Sensor     9.0 Megapixel CMOS-Sensor
Resolution (Pixels)     Still: 3968 x 2976, 3472 x 2604, 2816 x 2112, 2304 x 1728, 1600 x 1200 , 640 x 480
Movie: 640 x 480, 320 x 240
Colour     12-Bit RGB
Lens     Autofocus MINOCTAR-Objektiv
Aperture range     f = 3,0
Focal length     7.9 mm (corresponds with 45 format)
Shutter speed     1 – 1/2000 sec.
Zoom     6x digital
Scene mode     8 scene modi
White Balance     Auto, Manual: Incandescent, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent
Screen     2,5“ TFT-LCD
Flash     integrated
Flash programs     Auto, Fill-In-Flash, On/Off
Exposure     Auto exposure / Manual ± 2,00 EV in 1/3 steps
ISO     Auto, ISO 64/100/200/400/640
Self-Timer     10 sec / 2 sec
Memory     Internal memory 16 MB / external memory with SD/SDHC cards up to 8 GB
Language     English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Chinese (traditional and simplified)
Software     Media One Gallery
System requirements     Windows 2000/XP; Mac OS 9.0 or later version
Connectors     USB 2.0 (high speed)
Power     Alkaline Battery (AAA x 2)
Dimensions     3.77 x 2.56 x 0.98 inch / 96 x 65 x 25 mm
Weight     4.2 oz / 119 g

The above is an unedited press release provided by Minox Germany.


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