Concord Eye-Q 5345Z Review

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Concord 5345z


Review posted 05/17/04

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The Concord 5345z digital camera packs a 1.6" LCD screen, 5-megapixel CCD resolution and 3x optical zoom lens into a compact, stylish and durable aluminum body. The camera's sensitive controls are designed to react quickly to user commands resulting in effortless picture taking. The camera also features a continuous shooting mode and is able to snap three shots, one right after the other. AVI video clips can be shot at 15 frames per second in the QVGA mode, the length limited to a maximum of 60 seconds.

The 5345z also includes useful features such as One-Touch buttons that let you start the camera up in either record mode or play mode instantly. The camera's NICESHOT Mode with 19 settings built in to let you take clear, beautiful shots in even the most challenging of lighting conditions. And it comes with everything needed to take photos right away. It's pre-loaded with 9.7MB of internal memory, so there's never a problem if you forget to bring an SD memory card or run out of space in your cards. The camera will automatically save images to internal memory if no card is inserted. The Concord 5345z also includes two rechargeable NiMH AA batteries and a battery charger.

Advanced photographers will appreciate the power that they get with center weighted, spot and multi-pattern metering for fine-tuning the focus and exposure of shots, as well as user selectable ISO, user selectable White Balance, Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 EV steps, DPOF support for printing, and a Macro Mode to 10-70cm - all providing the maximum flexibility for shutterbugs wishing more control.

The 5345z is priced at just $379.99 and is available now.


Concord 5345z Features:

  • Compact and durable aluminium body measures only 3.5 x 2.4 x 1.3 inches
  • 5-megapixel resolution for images up to 2560x1920 pixels
  • 3x optical zoom 39-117mm equivalent in 35mm photography
  • 1.6-inch color LCD
  • One-touch direct REC/PLAY mode access buttons
  • 0.1-second (approximate) playback image scroll time
  • 5-point Multi Auto Focus, Multi or Spot options
  • 19 NICESHOT Mode presets for most any lighting conditions.
  • Multi, Center-weighted or Spot metering
  • 320x240 full motion video for up to 60 secs.
  • Adjustable sharpness, saturation and contrast
  • Shutter speeds: 1/8 - 1/2000 seconds (automatic)
  • White balance: auto, 4 presets and manual
  • Two AA-size NiMH 1800mAh batteries and charger included
  • 10MB memory builtin plus SD/MMC Memory Card Slot
  • Exif 2.2 Print and Epson PIM II compatible
  • USB Direct-Print Support






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The 5345z and a standard CD for size comparison.





The Concord 5345z and the Casio QV-R51.

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Concord 5345z Specifications

Sensor: 1/1.8-inch CCD (5.36 million total pixels; 4.9152 million effective pixels)
Image File Record Format: Snapshots: JPEG (Exif. Ver. 2.2), DCF standard, DPOF compliant
Movies: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Recording Medium: Built-in flash memory (9.7MB), SD memory card/Multi Media card
Recorded Image Sizes:  
Snapshots  
Image Size
(Pixels)

Resolution

Approximate Memory Capacity
(Images) Built-in 9.7MB Memory

2560 x
1920

Fine

4

Normal

5

Economy

7

2560 x
1712
(3:2)

Fine

4

Normal

5

Economy

8

2048 x
1536

Fine

5

Normal

7

Economy

14

1600 x
1200

Fine

8

Normal

12

Economy

24

1280 x 960

Fine

13

Normal

20

Economy

35

640 x 480

Fine

46

Normal

61

Economy

98

Movies
 
Image Size
(Pixels)

Maximum
Movie Length

Approximate Memory Capacity
Built-in Memory (9.7MB)

320 x 240

60 seconds

60 seconds

* Matsushita products. Capacity differs according to manufacturer.
   
Lens: F2.8(W) to 4.9 (T); f=8(W) to 24(T)mm (equivalent to approximately 39.0 to 117.0 mm when converted to 35mm film)
Zoom: 3X optical zoom; 4X digital zoom (12X total when optical and digital zoom are used in combination.)
Focusing: Contrast type Auto Focus (selectable between spot and multi); macro mode; infinity mode; manual focus; focus lock
Approximate Focus Range: Normal: 60cm to infinity; Macro: 10 to 70cm
Exposure Control: Metering: Multi-pattern by imaging element, center-weighted, and spot
Control: Program AE; Exposure Compensation: -2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Shutter: CCD electronic shutter/mechanical shutter; 1/8 to 1/2000 shutter speed ( 20 secs including Night mode)
Aperture: Auto; F2.8/F4.9(W), F4.9/F8.4(T)
White Balance: Auto; Fixed (4 modes); Manual
Sensitivity: Auto, ISO50, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400
Recording Functions: Snapshot; Movie; Macro; NICESHOT, saturation/contrast/sharpness setting
Self-timer: 10 seconds or 2 seconds
Built-in Flash: Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Flash Off, Red Eye Reduction
Approximate Range: 0.6 to 3.2 meters (W); 0.6 to 1.8 meters (T)
Viewfinder: Monitor screen and optical viewfinder
Monitor Screen: 1.6-inch digital interface TFT color LCD (85K pixels; 354�240)
Playback Functions: Still/movie; 4X zoom; 9-image screen
Other: 10 language setting; Trimming; resize; histogram; grid; copy; rotate
Input/Output Terminals: External power (DC3V); USB (Mini-B) terminals
Power Requirements: AA size Nickel metal-hydride battery x 2; AA size lithium battery x 2; AA size Alkaline battery x 2. Rechargeable battery included.
Approximate Battery Operation: Not specified
Continuous Image Playback: Not specified
Dimensions: 3.48" (W) x 2.38" (H) x 1.31" (D) (excluding projections)
Weight: Approximately 5.93 oz (excluding batteries and accessories)
Bundled Accessories: Nickel metal-hydride battery x 2; Battery charger; USB Cable; Strap; CD-ROM; camera pouch
Specifications are as represented by the manufacturer.




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