Kyocera Finecam M410R Review
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Utilizing Kyocera's RTUNE Image Processing Technology, the M410R offers the world's fastest consecutive shooting of any 4.0 Megapixel digital camera. In combination with virtually non-existent shutter lag time of 0.07 second, it can capture images at an incredible, unlimited 3.3 frames per second (when used with an optional high-speed SD memory card). The M410R also offers the option of Continuous Auto Focus shooting at 2 frames per second. Even as the subject moves near or far from the camera, focus is adjusted on every image. You can fill a high speed SD memory card with continuous images and then review the images and select the ones you want to keep. And this all happens at the full 4 Megapixel resolution which allows users to create tack sharp 11" x 14" print enlargements.
The high resolution Kyocera 10X zoom lens is perfect for capturing fast action images, its long reach brings distant objects close, isolating the subject from its background. Now, you can capture your subject on the playing field in any sport without the distractions usually found. The focal length range of the lens is equivalent to 37~370mm on a 35mm SLR camera. The high-speed f/2.8~3.1 lens ensures fast shutter speeds to freeze action along with the shallow depth that helps isolate the subject. A 52mm filter adapter is supplied to accommodate tele and wide angle lenses as well as filters.
As an important factor for framing pictures, the Finecam M410R is equipped with an Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) with 300,000 high precision pixels for a true representation of your captured image. Now the photographer has the ability to see an accurate color representation with incredible detail of their framed image in "real time". The Finecam M410R incorporates a 1.5" DayFine LCD Monitor that is easy to see in the brightest of sunlight conditions. In addition to the conventional back light system, DayFine TFT (Thin Film Transistor) technology includes a special optical film and exclusive light transmission circuitry that harnesses the power of the sun by absorbing incoming light and then reflecting the light back through the LCD, adding to the brilliance and contrast of the display.
The M410R offers a vast array of very flexible functions such as preset scene modes to suit any type of shooting conditions, voice memo feature that makes it possible to record a voice message with an image, and movie mode with sound that can be recorded in VGA or QVGA resolution at 15 or 30 frames/sec. until the memory card is full. Five flash modes are available (Auto flash, Red-eye reduction auto flash, Red-eye reduction fill-in flash, Fill-in flash, Flash off), three color modes (Color, sepia, B/W), six white balance modes (Auto, Daylight, Tungsten, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Preset), five sharpness settings (+3, +2, +1, standard, -1), two chroma settings (standard, +, -) and exposure compensation (+2.0EV ~ -2.0EV) is also available.
Integrated USB 2.0 allows faster-than-ever image and movie transfers between the camera and your PC or printer. This new specification is up to 10 times faster than USB 1.0. The incorporation of "PictBridge" Photo Printing allows direct photo printing right from the camera without using your PC. PictBridge is the new communication standard for sending images direct to your PictBridge capable printer via the USB port. Quantities and sizes are selectable on the camera for transmission to the printer.
The Kyocera Finecam M410R is shipped with the highly rated Adobe Photoshop Album software, The street price Is $499.99.
Kyocera M410R and a standard CD disc for size comparison.
10X zoom / 4 Megapixel duo: Kyocera M410R and the Olympus C-765UZ.
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