You learn something new everyday, right? Today, Minox is my lesson. I had never heard of Minox until I saw the press release below. It’s not this particular camera that really intrigued me though. Minox has a pretty cool company history:
There’s always a clever mind behind every classic design. And the MINOX story must always be told with reference to the name, Walter Zapp. The legendary designer who wrote photographic history with his revolutionary invention of the first Ur-MINOX in 1938. The ingenious idea was to be seen in its dimensions. A camera smaller than a cigar and weighing less than a cigarette lighter. And featuring an excellent lens. This was a stroke of lasting genius – as the MINOX ECX and the MINOX CLX Special Edition still proof today. And of course, it was no surprise to see these miniature cameras with the 8 x 11 mm film format go on to become world famous as espionage cameras.
The MINOX DC 7022 Slim brings a stylish new dimension to compact digital cameras, literally and figuratively. It measures just 3-¾” x 2-1/8”, it’s less than one inch thick, and it weighs only 4.4 oz. Despite its small size, it has an extra-large display monitor.
Dressed in a smooth, black-anodized aluminum body, the DC 7022 is a very stylish, attractive pocket-friendly companion, with technical qualities to match.
Resolution to 7 megapixels ensures razor-sharp images, and the large 3-inch TFT display, which takes up almost all of the camera’s back, makes it a cinch to frame your shots just right. And when reviewing what you shot, the images are easy to see from various angles. The auto-focus 28mm wide-angle MINOCTAR lens, with 4X optical zoom, delivers exceptionally sharp and brilliant images. And you will appreciate the very short shutter delay.
Even at its full telephoto range, there’s no need to worry about camera shake – this MINOX camera has an electronic stabilization system. An integrated flash program offers a range of functions, and you also can adjust the sensor sensitivity from ISO 50 to 1600. Shutter speeds range from a full second to 1/1500, so you know that you can freeze even fast-action scenes, crisp and clear.
In addition to its 32-megabyte internal memory, the MINOX DC 7022 takes SD memory cards up to 4 gigabytes. It’s powered by a rechargeable lithium ion battery, and the camera comes with a wrist strap and a convenient carrying case. MSRP is $399.
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